Cradle to the vast Incan Empire, the largest in pre-Colombian America, Peru's power and gold attracted the Spanish conquistadores who used it to fund their own vast empire in the Americas. As a result colonial gems like magnificent Cuzco were built on Incan foundations, making for a fascinating hybrid culture. Peru is peppered with Incan sites, but none so famous as the lost city of Machu Picchu, whose breathtaking image seems to grace every brochure and travel book. Peru has been blessed with natural gifts as well: a huge chunk of Amazon rainforest falls within its bounds, and visitors can hike through jungle, trek in the Andes, and surf the northern beaches all in the same week. Cap it off with Lake Titicaca, one of the highest lakes in the world, and you've only just begun to scratch the surface.
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Big on comfort for those short on time, this journey offers an intriguing combination of natural wonders and local cultures. Whether you’re scanning the canopy for wildlife from the comfort of our intimate and exclusive G Lodge Amazon, embracing cultures past and present in the former Inca capital of Cuzco or choosing to hike the Inca Trail or catch the scenic train, this is the once-in-a-lifetime adventure for you! Because we run our own treks, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment so that you’re free to enjoy the the majesty of Machu Picchu.
Highlights: Spotting wildlife at the exclusive G Lodge Amazon, exploring the Incan city of Cuzco, conquering the Inca Trail or enjoying the scenic train to Machu Picchu.
The Inca Journey (SPIJ)
This tour will introduce you to the best of Peru, from ruins high in the Andes to wildlife deep in the Amazon. Embrace cultures past and present in Cuzco before travelling by rail to Machu Picchu. With years of experience, we directly employ the finest guides so that you'll see the best of the region. And, with no hiking, you’ll have lots of time to explore ruins, museums and markets. Following your visit to the Andes, travel deep into the Amazon to explore the jungle.
Highlights: Exploring the Sacred Valley ruins and bargaining in local markets, enjoying the view from the train to Machu Picchu, tracking wildlife at our exclusive G Lodge Amazon, learning traditional weaving at the Women's Weaving Co-op
Spend eight days exploring the "land of the Incas" including Lima, Lake Titicaca, Cuzco and two unforgettable train journeys. Take a tour of the highest lake in the world and discover the unique city of Puno before hopping on the Andean Explorer train for the scenic journey into the Andes to Cuzco. Explore Cuzco and the Sacred Valley and continue on by rail to unrivaled, Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Inca's. This tour gives you the very best of Peru by train.
Highlights: Witnessing traditional life on Lake Titicaca, exploring ruins and haggling at local markets in the Sacred Valley, taking in the views from the train to Machu Picchu.