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Essential
Peru

October 14 - 23, 2023

In Peru, adventure awaits at every turn, from the verdant valleys and jagged peaks of the Andes to the narrow cobblestone streets of Cusco. Experience the country’s most iconic sights on this action-packed journey. Immerse yourself in the Amazon during a stay at a jungle lodge, and venture to the Sacred Valley to discover enchanting Inca ruins and timeless indigenous traditions. Embark on one of the world’s most memorable hikes—the Inca Trail—or experience the spectacular train ride to the iconic citadel of Machu Picchu.

 

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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 9 Nights accommodations
  • Private air conditioned transportation
  • Breakfast each morning
  • 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • English speaking guide throughout
  • Cusco Planetarium, Cusco
  • Traditional Andean Experience, Urubamba
  • Parque de la Papa (Potato Park), Pisac
  • Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products
  • Arrival transfer
  • Three-day (2nts) Excursion to an exclusive rainforest lodge
  • Sacred Valley tour
  • Choice of four-day Inca Trial hike with local guide, cook, and porters or Cusco/Aguas Calientes stay with scenic train
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Local guides throughout, specialist Inca Trail guide on hike, Inca guides.
Itinerary
Day 1
Women's Travel Club Essential Machu Picchu
Welcome to Peru!

Upon arrival at the airport today you will be met by a local guide and transfer to your hotel.
The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your tour leader will review the details of your tour.
Accommodations: Hotel Antigua Miraflores

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Essential Machu Picchu
LIMA/TAMBOPATA

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized canoe to our comfortable lodge, situated near the Tambopata National Reserve in the Amazon rainforest. Spot local bird species along the lush shores of the Tambopata River en route to the lodge, and set off on an evening walk with a naturalist guide before dinner, keeping an eye out for some of the rainforest’s nocturnal creatures.

After a brief stop in town to store large luggage, drive to the pier and travel by covered motorized boat to the jungle lodge. En route, spot bird species typical of the local river and forest edge. The Tambopata Rainforest area holds the world record for the most bird sightings in one area. Local community members make up the majority of lodge staff, including multilingual naturalist guides. Take the opportunity to learn about the area’s rich flora and fauna and locals' extensive use of medicinal plants and other forest plant resources through traditional techniques for building, fishing, and hunting. Enjoy a welcome drink and orientation. Before dinner, head out for a night walk around the lodge grounds.
Accommodations: Tambopata G Lodge

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Essential Machu Picchu
TAMBOPATA

Spend the day exploring the thriving ecosystems of the rainforest with our lodge’s naturalist guides. Scan the treetops for toucans, howler monkeys, and sloths, and glide along oxbow lakes on canoes for a chance to glimpse river otters, turtles, and, if we’re lucky, anacondas. After dinner, embark on a river tour by motorized canoe on the lookout for caimans, the smaller cousins of alligators, which are often found hiding near the muddy banks.

Head out early to catch the jungle at its wildest (and coolest). Walk slowly through the forest searching for wildlife before heading out on an oxbow lake by canoe. Search for anaconda, the elusive giant river otter, or black caiman. Even if you don't spot these shy creatures, there are plenty of birds, interesting plants, and other animals about.
Accommodations: Tambopata G Lodge

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Essential Machu Picchu
TAMBOPATA/CUSCO

Travel out of the jungle by boat and catch a flight from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco, soaring above the Andes into Peru’s Inca heartland. This evening, visit the Cusco Planetarium for a presentation on the skies of the Southern Hemisphere, and learn about the vital role that astronomy played in the lives of the ancient Inca. Weather permitting, peer through the planetarium's telescopes for a dazzling look at the stars.

Afternoon arrival into the Inca capital. Time for strolling around the plazas and markets. Admire the cobblestones streets, and visit some museums and Cathedral.
Accommodation: Taypikala Hotel Cusco

Day 5
Women's Travel Club Essential Machu Picchu
CUSCO/URUBAMBA

Drive to the scenic Sacred Valley for a full day of exploration with a local guide. Tour the G Adventures–supported Parque de la Papa, or Potato Park, a rural Andean community working to preserve hundreds of varieties of native potato. During this exclusive experience, you'll walk through the park to learn about potato cultivation, traditional weaving, and the importance of both these practices to Andean culture.

We’ll also visit the fascinating Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo and Pisac, and enjoy a meal at the Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosqo.
Accommodations: Villa Urubamba

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Essential Machu Picchu
INCA TRAIL

Set out on the iconic Inca Trail, departing Urubamba by van to the starting point of the trek. Immerse yourself in the enchanting Andean countryside, hiking along meandering streams and crossing remote mountain villages and ancient ruins as we get warmed up for the more challenging days ahead.

Trek through beautiful scenery, with a variety of flora that changes with the seasons, passing several smaller ruin sites like Llactapata.
Accommodations: Camping

Day 7
Women's Travel Club Essential Machu Picchu
INCA TRAIL

Today, we ascend the long, steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass—the highest point on the Inca Trail, at 4,198 meters (13,769 feet). Enjoy stunning views of the Sacred Valley as you make your way up the rugged terrain, and aim to reach our camp by early afternoon. Rest and relax at camp the remainder of the day.
Accommodations: Camping

Day 8
Women's Travel Club Essential Machu Picchu
INCA TRAIL

Today we’ll cross two spectacular passes. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, one can catch a glimpse of the snowcapped peaks of the Cordillera Vilcabamba. Continue through cloud forest on a gentle climb to the second pass, and arrive at the misty Inca ruins of Phuyupatamarca at 3,650 meters (11,972 feet), known as "the city above the clouds.” We will either camp here or settle at a further spot, near the beautiful terraces of the Wiñay Wayna ruins, at 2,650 meters (8,694 feet).
Accommodations: Camping

Day 9
Women's Travel Club Essential Machu Picchu
MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO

The final day of our hike begins before dawn. Reach the Sun Gate—the last checkpoint on the Inca Trail—in time to witness daybreak over Machu Picchu. This 15th-century Inca citadel was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911 and excavated with support from National Geographic. Hike down for a guided tour through the temples and terraces of this breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site before catching a bus to the frontier town of Aguas Calientes, where we’ll have free time for lunch. Continue by train to Cusco.
Accommodations: Taypikala Hotel Cusco

Day 10
Women's Travel Club Essential Machu Picchu
CUSCO

Depart at any time.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Double Occupancy - $3739 CAD per person, sharing a room - Approx. $2912 USD
Single Occupancy - $4528 CAD per person, your own room - Approx. $3530 USD

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Payment of $350 due at time of booking
Final Payment due - August 15, 2023

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

Demanding Activity
Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 members
Maximum - 16 members

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • Gratuities
  • Tour host
  • Departure transfer

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed.

Arrive to Lima (LIM)
Depart from Cusco (CUZ)

Please complete the form to request flight options for your tour. The Women's Travel Club Flight Department will work with you to arrange the best options. Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.

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Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
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Accommodations
Women's Travel Club Essential Machu Picchu
Hotel Antigua Miraflores

an authentic introduction to Peru’s rich cultural heritage. Enjoy the elegance and character of a turn of the century mansion with all the comforts and amenities of a fine hotel and the warmth and charm of a colonial B&B. Tasteful decor, attention to detail, and our staff’s attentive and friendly service will make your stay with us, in the heart of cultural Lima, unforgettable.

Women's Travel Club Essential Machu Picchu
Tambopata G Lodge

The remote location of our ecofriendly Tambopata Ecolodge, 68 kilometers by land and river from the nearest town, deep in the forest and close to natural oxbow lake ecosystems, means that the most remarkable natural attractions of the South American rainforest can be reached easily in half-day or full-day guided ecotourism excursions, while evenings can be spent relaxing and enjoying our hotel standard facilities and services.

Women's Travel Club Essential Machu Picchu
Taypikala Hotel Cusco

t is located in a quiet and cozy place, very close to the famous Qorikancha Convent or Temple of the Sun, just three blocks from the Plaza de Armas (Huacaypatta) and easily accessible for the transfer of tourists. Mission "Promote a good service to the guest with a personalized treatment to make him feel like in his own home, in an atmosphere of tranquility and comfort in the majestic capital of the Inka empire." Vision "Achieve the preference and satisfaction of our customers, exceeding their expectations of a good service."

Women's Travel Club Essential Machu Picchu
Villa Urubamba

Enjoy a country atmosphere with all the amenities specially designed for your comfort. Forget your hectic routine and immerse yourself in the wonders that are waiting to be discovered by you, with a personalized service where you become our main guest. Make Villa Urubamba the starting point to acclimatize to the altitude and start your great adventure...