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Trip Extensions

Nazca Lines & Paracas

Duration: 3 days

In this coastal desert region you can find traces of ancient cultures, study the mysterious designs of the  Nazca Lines, and watch the sea lions as they frolic in the Paracas National Park.

Colca Canyon Adventure

Duration: 3 days

This short excursion to Arequipa and the Colca Canyon takes you to one of the world’s deepest gorges and the “Cruz del Condor” where you can scan the skies for a glimpse of the majestic birds.

Lake Titicaca

Duration: 3 days

Extend your trip to the famed Lake Titicaca, located in the Andes between Peru and Bolivia. It is the highest navigable lake in the world, and South America’s largest freshwater lake. The trip takes you to the islands of Uros and Taquile.

Lima

Duration: 1 days

If you have time in Lima, enjoy a tour of the city, or venture out a little further for a wildlife boat trip around Isla Palomino.

Peru Amazon Adventure

Duration: 4 days

Tambopata is one of the world's most diverse wildernesses and also one of the best preserved. This 4-day adventure is a unique rainforest experience and a perfect compliment to any trip in Peru.

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.

Day 1: lima

Upon arrival in Lima, you will make your way to the Ramada Costa del Sol which is across the street from the airport for your overnight.

Lodging
Costa del Sol

Day 2: cusco

The colonial city of CuscoThe colonial city of Cusco

Your day begins with an early morning flight to Cusco, high in the Andes, where you will be met and transferred to your local hotel. Enjoy an easy afternoon walking tour of the ancient city. From the Plaza de Armas, you can visit many of the city’s historical sites, see Incan stone walls serving as the foundations of Spanish architecture, and view the cathedral built atop the ruins of an Incan temple. For lunch and dinner, enjoy the variety of great places to eat in the city. (To start acclimatizing to the high altitude, don’t overdo it on your first day, and drink plenty of water.) Stay overnight in Cusco for two nights. [Altitude 10,990’]

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
local hotel in Cusco

Day 3: cusco ruins/jakima project of chincheros

Visit the nearby ruins of CuscoVisit the nearby ruins of Cusco

This morning you will have a guided tour of the four extraordinary nearby ruins, Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay. Cusco was the head of the Incan Empire and was built in the shape of a puma. The city itself is the puma’s body, and the enormous Sacsayhuaman ruins represent the head and teeth. The largest and most impressive of Sacsayhuaman’s original rocks are still in place, though only about 20% of the entire site remains today. Qenko, meaning zig-zag, consists of a large limestone rock covered with carvings with mysterious caves and alters below, and its zig-zag walls and channels are thought to have been used for ritual sacrifices. Puca Pucara, or red fort, is a small site that appears red when viewed in the right light. Tambo Machay, another small site, is known locally as “El Bano del Inca,” or the Incan bath, as it has beautiful ceremonial stone fountains and bathing pools.

 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
local hotel in Cusco

Day 4: cusco/ollantaytambo

Today head further into the Sacred Valley to visit the sites of Maras and Moray. Since Incan times, local people have collected salt from the terraces of Maras. This site is not on the main tourist trail, but the natural formation is spectacular. Wind your way through the salt pans and take an easy walk down to the floor of the Urubamba River Valley. Also see evidence of Incan crop experimentation at the circular agricultural terrace at Moray before returning to Ollantaytambo (aka, Ollanta).

Ollanta is remembered as one of the few places where the Spanish lost major battles during their conquest of the continent. Climb 200 steps straight up a stone stairway to the top of the huge Incan fortress, where you will be rewarded with great views. The unfinished temple at the top was still being built when the Spanish eventually succeeded in conquering the area. This site offers an excellent example of Incan city planning: each cancha (block) had one entrance to the central courtyard, from which individual homes were entered. By the end of today you will have a much more sophisticated understanding of the structure of Incan communities.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
local hotel in Ollantaytambo

Day 5: ollantaytambo/llactapata - begin trek

The trek beginsThe trek begins

This morning your guide will met you at the hotel to begin your day. We will leave later than everyone else to stay out of sync with other tourists. Spend some time getting last minute supplies in Ollantaytambo. After lunch you'll begin your trek from Pisca K'uchu! Walk along the banks of the Urubamba River and stop for the night at Llactapata. Here you'll camp beside some spectacular ruins which, if you have the energy, you can explore. (Time: 5-6 hours, Distance: 11 km). [9146']

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Tented camping

Day 6: llactapata/llulluchapampa

A view of the campA view of the camp

Get an early start for your day of climbing Inca stairs through lush tropical forests and small villages and trekking over rivers and streams until you reach your camp in a valley near Llulluchapampa. The trail winds slowly uphill through a small forest to reach the site of Patallacta. After a short visit you continue up the Cusichaca Valley, passing houses of settlers to finally reach the Andean community of Huayllabamba. From here the trail ascends steeply to a large pampa below the first pass, where you will camp. This camp hosts wild llamas and has a breathtaking view of Mt. Huayanay. Along the trail up this narrow hanging valley, you can begin to see a cloud forest that harbors the Queñua tree. Llulluchapampa is a bare area above the forest with good camping, but please be aware that it gets very cold at night. This is a long uphill day of trekking. (Time: 6 hours, Distance: 9 km) [12,073']

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Tented camping

Day 7: warmiwañusca pass/phuyupatamarca

Beautiful sites along the trailBeautiful sites along the trail

This morning, continue your trek through cloud forests along mountain streams and old Inca trails. The trail ascends at a typical angle of 30 degrees across the hillside of Puna grassland as you leave the campsite behind, bringing you to the Warmiwañusca Pass, or "Dead Woman's Pass," the highest point of the trek [13,819']. The trail descends to the Pacaymayo River and then climbs slowly past Runkuraqay ruins. You finally reach camp at Phuyupatamarca, which means “the town at the edge of the clouds” in Quechua. Take things very slowly and carefully today. Most people experience minimal altitude discomfort. (Time: 8 hours, Distance: 14 km) [11,975']

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Tented camping

Day 8: phuyupatamarca/winay wayna/machu picchu

The ruins at Winay WaynaThe ruins at Winay Wayna

Wake up very early this morning so that you can negotiate an Incan stone tunnel and follow a buttress along a ridge-top to the ruins of Phuyupatamarca. Mt. Salkantay is prominent from this perspective. The trail winds sharply down a series of Incan steps and flagstone paths through thickening cloud forest to the well-restored Inca ruins of Wiñay Wayna. After a two-hour walk through cloud forest, you reach the Intipunku, or Gate of the Sun, the main entrance to Machu Picchu. You will have some time to admire the ruins before you continue to your hotel. Stay overnight in Aguas Calientes (Upgrade to the Sanctuary Lodge). [9,000’ to 7,900’ at Machu Picchu]

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Local hotel in Aguas Calientes

Day 9: machu picchu/urubamba valley/cusco

Explore Machu PicchuExplore Machu Picchu

Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins with time afterwards for individual exploration. Be sure to read about Machu Picchu in advance to fully appreciate your guide's expertise. Stumbled upon by accident in 1911, it remains a mysterious site, as there are no Spanish records, Incan legends, or oral histories which describe its exact purpose. Elegant ornamental stonework hints at the possibility of Machu Picchu's importance as a ceremonial center. You will have the option to climb the steep path to Huayna Picchu for a spectacular view of the ruins. This afternoon, take the four-hour ride back to Cusco on the train through the spectacular scenery of the Urubamba Valley. You will be met at the station and transferred to your local hotel.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
local hotel in Cusco

Day 10: cusco/lima/onward

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima. Time permitting, enjoy a tour of the city of Lima while you wait for your late night departure. On your tour, you will visit the Plaza de Armas, the newly refurbished main square, where you will appreciate the majestic colonial architecture. You can see the Government Palace where Francisco Pizarro took up residence in 1538, and the cathedral/museum that houses Pizarro's remains. You may also visit the Archbishop's Palace with its beautiful balconies, the catacombs and library of the San Francisco Church and Monastery, and Plaza San Marin. Finally, you might also opt to visit the Gold Museum or the Larco Herrera Museum, which has 45,000 pieces, mainly pottery, that were excavated by Peruvian archaeologist Rafael Larco Hoyle. Then enjoy dinner before going back to the airport for your flight home.

Meals
Breakfast

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
$3,395
Domestic flights not included. Please ask for current costs.
Single Supplement:
$575
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Plan your trip around weekly small group departures
Custom & private on your dates

Need to Know

This trip operates as a custom & private adventure around frequently scheduled trail departures. Your activities before and after the hike can be fully customized, but on the actual hike you may be joining up to 30 other people and following a set itinerary. If you wish to do the trek privately, please let us know.

The Amazon 4-day Adventure Extension
Fly from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, and spend three nights at a rustic eco-lodge on the Tambopata River. Return to Lima and connect to international flights home.

Other Extensions include:
Lake Titicaca, Nazca Lines & Paracas, Colca Canyon Adventure, Isla Palomino excursion from Lima, and more.

For more details, please request our Peru extension trip notes or click the Extension links on this page.

Duration:
10 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●○○○○
(see full descriptions)
Tents & comfortable hotels
Activity Level:
●●●●●
(see full descriptions)
Strenuous hiking at high altitude
Group Size:
4-16
This trip operates as a custom adventure around frequently scheduled trail departures. Your activities before and after the hike can be fully customized, but on the actual hike you may be joining other people and following a set itinerary.
Terms & Conditions: 

Peru Terms & Conditions

Please note that this trip operates under different payment and cancellation policies than those described in our complete Terms & Conditions as noted on our website and elsewhere. Please review the complete Terms & Conditions prior to submitting a deposit. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Deposit and payment schedule
A non-refundable twenty-five percent (20%) deposit per person per trip or the applicable amount based on the trip and the proximity of the departure date. A second deposit of $1,000 per person is due four months prior to departure, and final payment for land arrangements is due 60 days prior to departure. Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted via our website. Full payment schedule and cancellation penalties are described in our Terms and Conditions as noted on our website and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

Insurance
While we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations for all of our trips, note that for this particular trip, COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL INSURANCE IS COMPULSORY FOR MOST PERU TRIPS! It is the client’s sole responsibility to ensure that they carry the correct and sufficient comprehensive travel and medical travel insurance for themselves and any dependants/traveling companions. This insurance should cover, but not be limited to, cancellation and curtailment, baggage loss or damage, medical expenses, emergency travel, repatriation with assistance and personal accident. It should be taken out prior to leaving their country of residence. Please contact Journeys for assistance in choosing a policy.

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

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The colonial city of Cusco
The colonial city of Cusco
Visit the nearby ruins of Cusco
Visit the nearby ruins of Cusco
The trek begins
The trek begins
A view of the camp
A view of the camp
Beautiful sites along the trail
Beautiful sites along the trail
The ruins at Winay Wayna
The ruins at Winay Wayna
Explore Machu Picchu
Explore Machu Picchu

Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The classic high-route trek with full logistical support and reserved camps

overview

Follow the famous Inca Trail to the lost city of Machu Picchu. An ancient road lined with settlements through the Sacred Valley, the “Classic” four-day trek offers beautiful views of snowcapped mountains, high cloud forests, and treasured Incan ruins.  Our version offers superior leadership, private camps, and full services which allow you to enjoy the experience without the austerity and sanitation complications of budget trips. This route takes you over high passes and is a challenging trek. The itinerary begins spending two days in Cusco, and arrives at Machu Picchu through the spectacular Gate of the Sun.

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overview

Follow the famous Inca Trail to the lost city of Machu Picchu. An ancient road lined with settlements through the Sacred Valley, the “Classic” four-day trek offers beautiful views of snowcapped mountains, high cloud forests, and treasured Incan ruins.  Our version offers superior leadership, private camps, and full services which allow you to enjoy the experience without the austerity and sanitation complications of budget trips. This route takes you over high passes and is a challenging trek. The itinerary begins spending two days in Cusco, and arrives at Machu Picchu through the spectacular Gate of the Sun.

Continue to detailed itinerary...

itinerary

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.
  • Day 1: lima

    Upon arrival in Lima, you will make your way to the Ramada Costa del Sol which is across the street from the airport for your overnight.

    Lodging
    Costa del Sol
    Show on a map
  • Day 2: cusco
    The colonial city of CuscoThe colonial city of Cusco

    Your day begins with an early morning flight to Cusco, high in the Andes, where you will be met and transferred to your local hotel. Enjoy an easy afternoon walking tour of the ancient city. From the Plaza de Armas, you can visit many of the city’s historical sites, see Incan stone walls serving as the foundations of Spanish architecture, and view the cathedral built atop the ruins of an Incan temple. For lunch and dinner, enjoy the variety of great places to eat in the city. (To start acclimatizing to the high altitude, don’t overdo it on your first day, and drink plenty of water.) Stay overnight in Cusco for two nights. [Altitude 10,990’]

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    local hotel in Cusco
    Show on a map
  • Day 3: cusco ruins/jakima project of chincheros
    Visit the nearby ruins of CuscoVisit the nearby ruins of Cusco

    This morning you will have a guided tour of the four extraordinary nearby ruins, Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay. Cusco was the head of the Incan Empire and was built in the shape of a puma. The city itself is the puma’s body, and the enormous Sacsayhuaman ruins represent the head and teeth. The largest and most impressive of Sacsayhuaman’s original rocks are still in place, though only about 20% of the entire site remains today. Qenko, meaning zig-zag, consists of a large limestone rock covered with carvings with mysterious caves and alters below, and its zig-zag walls and channels are thought to have been used for ritual sacrifices. Puca Pucara, or red fort, is a small site that appears red when viewed in the right light. Tambo Machay, another small site, is known locally as “El Bano del Inca,” or the Incan bath, as it has beautiful ceremonial stone fountains and bathing pools.

     

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    local hotel in Cusco
    Show on a map
  • Day 4: cusco/ollantaytambo

    Today head further into the Sacred Valley to visit the sites of Maras and Moray. Since Incan times, local people have collected salt from the terraces of Maras. This site is not on the main tourist trail, but the natural formation is spectacular. Wind your way through the salt pans and take an easy walk down to the floor of the Urubamba River Valley. Also see evidence of Incan crop experimentation at the circular agricultural terrace at Moray before returning to Ollantaytambo (aka, Ollanta).

    Ollanta is remembered as one of the few places where the Spanish lost major battles during their conquest of the continent. Climb 200 steps straight up a stone stairway to the top of the huge Incan fortress, where you will be rewarded with great views. The unfinished temple at the top was still being built when the Spanish eventually succeeded in conquering the area. This site offers an excellent example of Incan city planning: each cancha (block) had one entrance to the central courtyard, from which individual homes were entered. By the end of today you will have a much more sophisticated understanding of the structure of Incan communities.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    local hotel in Ollantaytambo
    Show on a map
  • Day 5: ollantaytambo/llactapata - begin trek
    The trek beginsThe trek begins

    This morning your guide will met you at the hotel to begin your day. We will leave later than everyone else to stay out of sync with other tourists. Spend some time getting last minute supplies in Ollantaytambo. After lunch you'll begin your trek from Pisca K'uchu! Walk along the banks of the Urubamba River and stop for the night at Llactapata. Here you'll camp beside some spectacular ruins which, if you have the energy, you can explore. (Time: 5-6 hours, Distance: 11 km). [9146']

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Tented camping
    Show on a map
  • Day 6: llactapata/llulluchapampa
    A view of the campA view of the camp

    Get an early start for your day of climbing Inca stairs through lush tropical forests and small villages and trekking over rivers and streams until you reach your camp in a valley near Llulluchapampa. The trail winds slowly uphill through a small forest to reach the site of Patallacta. After a short visit you continue up the Cusichaca Valley, passing houses of settlers to finally reach the Andean community of Huayllabamba. From here the trail ascends steeply to a large pampa below the first pass, where you will camp. This camp hosts wild llamas and has a breathtaking view of Mt. Huayanay. Along the trail up this narrow hanging valley, you can begin to see a cloud forest that harbors the Queñua tree. Llulluchapampa is a bare area above the forest with good camping, but please be aware that it gets very cold at night. This is a long uphill day of trekking. (Time: 6 hours, Distance: 9 km) [12,073']

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Tented camping
    Show on a map
  • Day 7: warmiwañusca pass/phuyupatamarca
    Beautiful sites along the trailBeautiful sites along the trail

    This morning, continue your trek through cloud forests along mountain streams and old Inca trails. The trail ascends at a typical angle of 30 degrees across the hillside of Puna grassland as you leave the campsite behind, bringing you to the Warmiwañusca Pass, or "Dead Woman's Pass," the highest point of the trek [13,819']. The trail descends to the Pacaymayo River and then climbs slowly past Runkuraqay ruins. You finally reach camp at Phuyupatamarca, which means “the town at the edge of the clouds” in Quechua. Take things very slowly and carefully today. Most people experience minimal altitude discomfort. (Time: 8 hours, Distance: 14 km) [11,975']

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Tented camping
    Show on a map
  • Day 8: phuyupatamarca/winay wayna/machu picchu
    The ruins at Winay WaynaThe ruins at Winay Wayna

    Wake up very early this morning so that you can negotiate an Incan stone tunnel and follow a buttress along a ridge-top to the ruins of Phuyupatamarca. Mt. Salkantay is prominent from this perspective. The trail winds sharply down a series of Incan steps and flagstone paths through thickening cloud forest to the well-restored Inca ruins of Wiñay Wayna. After a two-hour walk through cloud forest, you reach the Intipunku, or Gate of the Sun, the main entrance to Machu Picchu. You will have some time to admire the ruins before you continue to your hotel. Stay overnight in Aguas Calientes (Upgrade to the Sanctuary Lodge). [9,000’ to 7,900’ at Machu Picchu]

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Local hotel in Aguas Calientes
    Show on a map
  • Day 9: machu picchu/urubamba valley/cusco
    Explore Machu PicchuExplore Machu Picchu

    Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins with time afterwards for individual exploration. Be sure to read about Machu Picchu in advance to fully appreciate your guide's expertise. Stumbled upon by accident in 1911, it remains a mysterious site, as there are no Spanish records, Incan legends, or oral histories which describe its exact purpose. Elegant ornamental stonework hints at the possibility of Machu Picchu's importance as a ceremonial center. You will have the option to climb the steep path to Huayna Picchu for a spectacular view of the ruins. This afternoon, take the four-hour ride back to Cusco on the train through the spectacular scenery of the Urubamba Valley. You will be met at the station and transferred to your local hotel.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    local hotel in Cusco
    Show on a map
  • Day 10: cusco/lima/onward

    You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima. Time permitting, enjoy a tour of the city of Lima while you wait for your late night departure. On your tour, you will visit the Plaza de Armas, the newly refurbished main square, where you will appreciate the majestic colonial architecture. You can see the Government Palace where Francisco Pizarro took up residence in 1538, and the cathedral/museum that houses Pizarro's remains. You may also visit the Archbishop's Palace with its beautiful balconies, the catacombs and library of the San Francisco Church and Monastery, and Plaza San Marin. Finally, you might also opt to visit the Gold Museum or the Larco Herrera Museum, which has 45,000 pieces, mainly pottery, that were excavated by Peruvian archaeologist Rafael Larco Hoyle. Then enjoy dinner before going back to the airport for your flight home.

    Meals
    Breakfast

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
$3,395
Domestic flights not included. Please ask for current costs.
Single Supplement:
$575
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Plan your trip around weekly small group departures
Custom & private on your dates

Need to Know

This trip operates as a custom & private adventure around frequently scheduled trail departures. Your activities before and after the hike can be fully customized, but on the actual hike you may be joining up to 30 other people and following a set itinerary. If you wish to do the trek privately, please let us know.

The Amazon 4-day Adventure Extension
Fly from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, and spend three nights at a rustic eco-lodge on the Tambopata River. Return to Lima and connect to international flights home.

Other Extensions include:
Lake Titicaca, Nazca Lines & Paracas, Colca Canyon Adventure, Isla Palomino excursion from Lima, and more.

For more details, please request our Peru extension trip notes or click the Extension links on this page.

Duration:
10 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●○○○○
(see full descriptions)
Tents & comfortable hotels
Activity Level:
●●●●●
(see full descriptions)
Strenuous hiking at high altitude
Group Size:
4-16
This trip operates as a custom adventure around frequently scheduled trail departures. Your activities before and after the hike can be fully customized, but on the actual hike you may be joining other people and following a set itinerary.
Terms & Conditions: 

Peru Terms & Conditions

Please note that this trip operates under different payment and cancellation policies than those described in our complete Terms & Conditions as noted on our website and elsewhere. Please review the complete Terms & Conditions prior to submitting a deposit. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Deposit and payment schedule
A non-refundable twenty-five percent (20%) deposit per person per trip or the applicable amount based on the trip and the proximity of the departure date. A second deposit of $1,000 per person is due four months prior to departure, and final payment for land arrangements is due 60 days prior to departure. Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted via our website. Full payment schedule and cancellation penalties are described in our Terms and Conditions as noted on our website and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

Insurance
While we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations for all of our trips, note that for this particular trip, COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL INSURANCE IS COMPULSORY FOR MOST PERU TRIPS! It is the client’s sole responsibility to ensure that they carry the correct and sufficient comprehensive travel and medical travel insurance for themselves and any dependants/traveling companions. This insurance should cover, but not be limited to, cancellation and curtailment, baggage loss or damage, medical expenses, emergency travel, repatriation with assistance and personal accident. It should be taken out prior to leaving their country of residence. Please contact Journeys for assistance in choosing a policy.

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

Trip Extensions

Nazca Lines & Paracas

Duration: 3 days

In this coastal desert region you can find traces of ancient cultures, study the mysterious designs of the  Nazca Lines, and watch the sea lions as they frolic in the Paracas National Park.

Colca Canyon Adventure

Duration: 3 days

This short excursion to Arequipa and the Colca Canyon takes you to one of the world’s deepest gorges and the “Cruz del Condor” where you can scan the skies for a glimpse of the majestic birds.

Lake Titicaca

Duration: 3 days

Extend your trip to the famed Lake Titicaca, located in the Andes between Peru and Bolivia. It is the highest navigable lake in the world, and South America’s largest freshwater lake. The trip takes you to the islands of Uros and Taquile.

Lima

Duration: 1 days

If you have time in Lima, enjoy a tour of the city, or venture out a little further for a wildlife boat trip around Isla Palomino.

Peru Amazon Adventure

Duration: 4 days

Tambopata is one of the world's most diverse wildernesses and also one of the best preserved. This 4-day adventure is a unique rainforest experience and a perfect compliment to any trip in Peru.

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The most indulgent accommodations arranged specially for private trips.
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Match the trip’s intensity to your ability and motivation.
●○○○○ Gentle
Easy walking, with opportunities for low-key physical activity.
●●○○○ Active
Energetic exploration with optional day hikes, leisurely cycling, or light canoeing.
●●●○○ Vigorous
Day-long active excursions and options for demanding activity in varied environments.
●●●●○ Challenging
Strenuous hiking or other intense activity that may be at high altitude or over rough terrain.
●●●●● Demanding
Multi-day trekking and other activities requiring endurance or strength. Steep trails. No technical expertise necessary.
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