Explore Ecuador & Peru

16 days*
From 29690 SEK
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Overview
Experience some of South America’s incredible sites on a 16-day adventure that brings together the awe-inspiring landscapes of Ecuador and the vivid cultures of Peru. Explore the Amazon rainforest and sleep under its living, orchestral canopy during two days at our jungle lodge; follow in the footsteps of the Incas at iconic Machu Picchu; and feel at home among the people of the Sacred Valley. From the cacophony of the Amazon to the silent beauty of the Andes, echoes of this experience will resound long after the trip is over.
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Overview

  • Departs/Ends: Quito to Lima
  • Travel style: National Geographic Journeys
  • Physical rating: 2
  • Age requirements: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
  • Trip type: Max 16, Avg 10.

What you get

  • Accomodation: Hotels (11 nts), historic hacienda (1 nt), jungle lodge (2 nts), hot springs resort (1 nt).
  • Transport: Private van/bus, boat, plane, train, walking.
  • Meals: 15 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Team leader: CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Extras

  • The international flight to and from start and finish city is not included in the tour price. Allow USD460-600 for meals not included.

Map & Itinerary

Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 Quito/Otavalo
Drive to the highlands with a stop at the community of Peguche for a local lunch. Continue to Otavalo and visit the famous handicraft market. Stay the night at a historic highlands hacienda. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 3 Otavalo/Papallacta
Visit the home and studio of Don Miguel to learn how the Indigenous people of the Otavalo region have used the backstrap loom to create their woven goods. Continue to the Papallacta Hot Springs Resort for a dip in hot springs, optional spa treatments, and hiking excursions. There is plenty of time to soak, relax, and enjoy the mountain views. Meals included: breakfast
Day 4 Papallacta/Tena
Visit the Guango private cloud forest reserve for a walk with your CEO to learn about the unique flora and fauna of the region. Enjoy a visit to Misahualli to visit the cheeky Capuchin monkeys who call this town home. Continue to Tena to catch our motorized canoe to the Amazon lodge. Settle in and receive a briefing from a local naturalist guide about the lodge and area. After, embark on a night walk with the naturalist guide to learn about the nocturnal creatures of the Amazon. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 5 Tena
Depart early by canoe to visit a parrot clay lick (Saladero). With our naturalist guide, view parrots and parakeets who gather to eat the mineral-rich clay which helps them digest fruit and seeds. Return to the lodge for breakfast then continue on to visit AmaZOOnico, an animal rescue centre that rehabilitates, reintroduces, and cares for animals who are victims of illegal trafficking. Later, enjoy a unique cultural experience at a local family’s home. Meet the family to learn about their traditions and what daily life is like in the Amazon. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 6 Tena/Baños
Depart the Amazon to Baños, a stunning town surrounded by volcanoes. Along the way, visit the Omaere Ethnobotanical Park and discover ethnobotany — the study of the relationship between cultures and the plants around them. Meals included: breakfast
Day 7 Baños
Free day to explore Baños where there are numerous optional activities such as hiking, horseback riding, visits to hot springs, and mountain biking. Meals included: breakfast
Day 8 Baños/Quito
Drive back to Quito along the scenic Avenue of Volcanoes with a visit to Cotopaxi National Park en route. Enjoy stunning views of the perfectly shaped volcano (it's one of the highest active volcanoes in the world). Meals included: breakfast
Day 9 Quito/Lima
Catch a flight to Peru and transfer to our hotel in Lima. Meals included: breakfast
Day 10 Lima/Urubamba
Board an early flight to Cusco then head to the scenic Sacred Valley. Explore the pre-Inca salt pans of Las Salineras and tour the Maras and Moray ruins. Enjoy a traditional pachamanca-style meal of local specialties. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 11 Urubamba
Continue exploring the Sacred Valley with a visit to the “Parque de la Papa” (“Potato Park”). An exclusive experience for Journeys travellers and part of G Adventures for Good, you'll walk through this rural community with a local guide to learn about potato cultivation, weaving, and the importance of both to Andean culture. Also, explore the Ollantaytambo and Pisac ruins and visit the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosqo. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 12 Urubamba/Aguas Calientes
Catch an early transfer to Ollantaytambo station and board the scenic train to Aguas Calientes with the option to visit the market. Meals included: breakfast
Day 13 Aguas Calientes/Cusco
Enjoy a guided tour of the Machu Picchu ruins. Get free time to explore on your own or take an optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco by train. Meals included: breakfast
Day 14 Cusco
Explore historic Cusco with options to visit museums or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or mountain biking. This evening, take in a different view of the night sky at the Cusco Planetarium. Enjoy a presentation on the southern sky, contemporary astronomy, and the ancient Inca relationship with the cosmos. Check out the on-site museum and use their telescopes to admire the stars. Meals included: breakfast
Day 15 Cusco/Lima
Fly back to Lima and spend an afternoon in Peru's bustling capital. Meals included: breakfast
Day 16 Lima
Depart at any time. Meals included: breakfast
Dates & Prices
All years
03 Jan 2020
18 Jan 2020
29690 SEK
1 left
  • Departs from: Quito
  • Ends in Lima
Price per person 29690 SEK
31 Jan 2020
15 Feb 2020
29690 SEK
2 left
  • Departs from: Quito
  • Ends in Lima
Price per person 29690 SEK
27 Mar 2020
11 Apr 2020
29690 SEK
1 left
  • Departs from: Quito
  • Ends in Lima
Price per person 29690 SEK
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Overview

Experience some of South America’s incredible sites on a 16-day adventure that brings together the awe-inspiring landscapes of Ecuador and the vivid cultures of Peru. Explore the Amazon rainforest and sleep under its living, orchestral canopy during two days at our jungle lodge; follow in the footsteps of the Incas at iconic Machu Picchu; and feel at home among the people of the Sacred Valley. From the cacophony of the Amazon to the silent beauty of the Andes, echoes of this experience will resound long after the trip is over.

Is this trip for me?

  • Departs/Ends: Quito to Lima
  • Travel style: National Geographic Journeys
  • Physical rating: 2
  • Age requirements: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
  • Trip type: Max 16, Avg 10.

What you get

  • Accomodation: Hotels (11 nts), historic hacienda (1 nt), jungle lodge (2 nts), hot springs resort (1 nt).
  • Transport: Private van/bus, boat, plane, train, walking.
  • Meals: 15 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Team leader: CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Extras

The international flight to and from start and finish city is not included in the tour price.

Allow USD460-600 for meals not included.

Map & Itinerary
Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 Quito/Otavalo
Drive to the highlands with a stop at the community of Peguche for a local lunch. Continue to Otavalo and visit the famous handicraft market. Stay the night at a historic highlands hacienda. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 3 Otavalo/Papallacta
Visit the home and studio of Don Miguel to learn how the Indigenous people of the Otavalo region have used the backstrap loom to create their woven goods. Continue to the Papallacta Hot Springs Resort for a dip in hot springs, optional spa treatments, and hiking excursions. There is plenty of time to soak, relax, and enjoy the mountain views. Meals included: breakfast
Day 4 Papallacta/Tena
Visit the Guango private cloud forest reserve for a walk with your CEO to learn about the unique flora and fauna of the region. Enjoy a visit to Misahualli to visit the cheeky Capuchin monkeys who call this town home. Continue to Tena to catch our motorized canoe to the Amazon lodge. Settle in and receive a briefing from a local naturalist guide about the lodge and area. After, embark on a night walk with the naturalist guide to learn about the nocturnal creatures of the Amazon. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 5 Tena
Depart early by canoe to visit a parrot clay lick (Saladero). With our naturalist guide, view parrots and parakeets who gather to eat the mineral-rich clay which helps them digest fruit and seeds. Return to the lodge for breakfast then continue on to visit AmaZOOnico, an animal rescue centre that rehabilitates, reintroduces, and cares for animals who are victims of illegal trafficking. Later, enjoy a unique cultural experience at a local family’s home. Meet the family to learn about their traditions and what daily life is like in the Amazon. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 6 Tena/Baños
Depart the Amazon to Baños, a stunning town surrounded by volcanoes. Along the way, visit the Omaere Ethnobotanical Park and discover ethnobotany — the study of the relationship between cultures and the plants around them. Meals included: breakfast
Day 7 Baños
Free day to explore Baños where there are numerous optional activities such as hiking, horseback riding, visits to hot springs, and mountain biking. Meals included: breakfast
Day 8 Baños/Quito
Drive back to Quito along the scenic Avenue of Volcanoes with a visit to Cotopaxi National Park en route. Enjoy stunning views of the perfectly shaped volcano (it's one of the highest active volcanoes in the world). Meals included: breakfast
Day 9 Quito/Lima
Catch a flight to Peru and transfer to our hotel in Lima. Meals included: breakfast
Day 10 Lima/Urubamba
Board an early flight to Cusco then head to the scenic Sacred Valley. Explore the pre-Inca salt pans of Las Salineras and tour the Maras and Moray ruins. Enjoy a traditional pachamanca-style meal of local specialties. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 11 Urubamba
Continue exploring the Sacred Valley with a visit to the “Parque de la Papa” (“Potato Park”). An exclusive experience for Journeys travellers and part of G Adventures for Good, you'll walk through this rural community with a local guide to learn about potato cultivation, weaving, and the importance of both to Andean culture. Also, explore the Ollantaytambo and Pisac ruins and visit the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosqo. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 12 Urubamba/Aguas Calientes
Catch an early transfer to Ollantaytambo station and board the scenic train to Aguas Calientes with the option to visit the market. Meals included: breakfast
Day 13 Aguas Calientes/Cusco
Enjoy a guided tour of the Machu Picchu ruins. Get free time to explore on your own or take an optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco by train. Meals included: breakfast
Day 14 Cusco
Explore historic Cusco with options to visit museums or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or mountain biking. This evening, take in a different view of the night sky at the Cusco Planetarium. Enjoy a presentation on the southern sky, contemporary astronomy, and the ancient Inca relationship with the cosmos. Check out the on-site museum and use their telescopes to admire the stars. Meals included: breakfast
Day 15 Cusco/Lima
Fly back to Lima and spend an afternoon in Peru's bustling capital. Meals included: breakfast
Day 16 Lima
Depart at any time. Meals included: breakfast
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Dates & Prices
All years
Jan 03
03 Jan 2020 18 Jan 2020
16 days
1 left
29690 SEK
  • Departs from Quito
  • Ends in Lima
Price per person 29690 SEK
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Jan 31
31 Jan 2020 15 Feb 2020
16 days
2 left
29690 SEK
  • Departs from Quito
  • Ends in Lima
Price per person 29690 SEK
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Mar 27
27 Mar 2020 11 Apr 2020
16 days
1 left
29690 SEK
  • Departs from Quito
  • Ends in Lima
Price per person 29690 SEK
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