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Discovering The Lost City:  Machu Picchu

September 14th thru 21st, 2025

Itinerary

 

Day 1   Lima, arrive at any time.  

The adventure begins today. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. Your G Representative will review the details of your tour.

         Options: Lima City Tour, Bike Miraflores and Barranco

 

Day 2   Lima/Cusco, fly to Cusco. 

Meals included: Breakfast

Options: City Tour.  Walk around the Plaza de Armas, Visit Qenqo, Koricancha, the Cathedral, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, and the archaeological site of Sacsaywaman. Wear comfortable shoes and arm yourself with a city map and set out to explore.

 

Day 3   Cusco/Sacred Valley. 

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).

Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit| Your G for Good Moment Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Options:  Hike to the Ollantaytambo and look over the ruins.

 

Day 4   Sacred Valley/Aguas Calientes

Journey to Aguas Calientes and opt to visit the local hot springs and hit the market.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • Options:  
    Hot Springs Visit

    Aguas Calientes

    6USD per person

    Soak your sore muscles in the local hot springs for which the town, Aguas Calientes, was originally named.

  • 1-Day Inca Trail Hike

    Inca Trail6h-8h

    Traverse cloud forests while enjoying spectacular views on this '1-day Inca Trail' trek. Start by disembarking the train at km 104. Follow the local guide as the trail rises steeply up into the mountains and winds past the archaeological sites of Wiñay Wayna and Inti Pata. Gain insight into the fascinating culture of the Incas en route to the trek's culmination at the Sun Gate. Enjoy a packed lunch along the way, and reach the Sun Gate in the late afternoon. Enjoy free time to explore a bit of Machu Picchu before the guided tour the following day. After, take one of the blue buses from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes to spend the night in a hotel in town. Opt to visit nearby hot springs to soak sore muscles, if time permits.

    **Please note this must be pre-booked as it requires an Inca Trail permit, which is on request and subject to availability. Please speak to your GCO or travel agent for more information.

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Day 5   Machu Picchu/Cusco

Start early to visit the 'Lost City' of Machu Picchu. Tour the ruins with an expert guide before returning back to Cusco.

Start early to catch the sunrise at the top. Take the bus up to the historic spiritual centre of the Incas, the 'Lost City' of Machu Picchu. Tour the ruins with an expert guide then explore on your own.

Later, return by train to Ollantaytambo and meet a private vehicle to head back to Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast

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    • Day 6   Cusco
      • There's plenty to see and do in Cusco, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like visiting Museo Inka, Museo de Historia Regional, and whitewater rafting. 
      • Meals included: Breakfast
      • Options:  
      • Mountain Biking

        Cusco

        Take to two wheels and head out into the hills around Cusco for some nature-meets-adrenaline fun. Try a trip to the Sacred Valley, perhaps, visiting an Inca ruin along the way.

        Inka Museum

        Cusco

        10PEN per person

        Get ready to explore the artifacts from the Inca Empire, including mummies, jewelry, skulls, and ceramics at this museum of archaeology.

        Cusco City Tour

        Cusco

        45PEN per person

        Enjoy a half-day tour of Cusco's main sights. Walk around the Plaza de Armas (main square) and explore this city steeped in one of the world's most alluring and ancient cultures. Visit Qenqo, Koricancha, the Cathedral, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, and the archaeological site of Sacsaywaman.

        Horseback Riding

        Cusco

        150PEN per person

        Hop in the saddle and explore Cusco’s archaeological sites by horseback on a 3.5 hr tour – no previous experience needed. Dress for the weather, and bring sunblock and a hat, just in case.

        Rainbow Mountain Hike - Full-day Trip

        Cusco7km

        Lookout over these colourful Andean mountains striped with maroon, turquoise, lavender, and gold. The sediment, elevation, and proximity to the ocean create a landscape that has to be seen to be believed. Get started early to drive around 2 hours to the starting point of this challenging, yet rewarding full-day hike. Reaching 5,029m (16,500 ft) this 14km hike is no walk in the park, but these unique mountains do not disappoint.

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    • Day 7   Cusco/Lima

      •    Head to the airport and fly back to Lima.  Free time in Lima to explore!

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    • Day 8   Depart Lima any time.

       

LOCATIONS

  Locations:

Lima, Peru

Cusco

Sacred Valley

Aguas Calientes

Machu Picchu

AGES

18+

COST

USD 1,679.00 per person
Based on Double occupancy 
and a minimum of 8

to a maximum of 16

*Does not include airfare to Lima (Approx USD 800.00)

 

My Own Room

(single supplement) 

USD 399.00 per person
Maximum number of

MOR's = 5

 

Deadline: June 12th, 2024

Skydiving

June 15th, 2024

Skydive Alabama

 

      • June 15th, 2024 - Full-day Trip

        We feel that our skydiving center is one of the best, combining excellent staff, state-of-the-art equipment, and great facilities. At Skydive Alabama, we believe that the future of skydiving is in you: the future skydiver. Come and be a part of our great sport!

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      • Skydive from 14,000 feet at approximately 120 miles per hour.  Skydive Alabama is located in Cullman, AL.  You must be 19 years of age, weight limit under 260 pounds.  This will be a tandem jump for first timers.

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LOCATIONS

  Locations:

Meet at Bowers Park in the parking lot in front of the pool on June 15th, 2024 at 8am.

AGES

19+

COST

USD: $290

Deposit: $50

Deadline: June 3rd, 2024

 

Ocoee River Rafting

August 23rd-24th, 2024

Rafting the Ocoee, Over-night Trip

 

For an unforgettable day of adventure on the Ocoee River, double your excitement with a whitewater rafting trip that combines Upper and Middle sections of the river. The Upper Ocoee features the Olympic Section which was the whitewater rafting course during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Experience the thrill of challenging rapids like Let’s Make a Deal, Slam Dunk and Humongous. After completing the Upper, stop for a well deserved rest and enjoy a catered lunch prepared on site right by the river before the Middle Section continues. Space is limited on these trips so plan early!

  • Minimum age: 12 years
  • Recommended for: First timers to veterans
  • Excitement level: Medium to higher intensity
  • Trip length: 10 miles
  • Total trip time: 6 hours
  • Time on the River: 4.5 hours
  • Lunch is included
  • Waiver requirement: All participants are required to sign a waiver
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  • Lodging

    Enjoy views of beautiful Lake Ocoee, also known as Parksville lake, along with the surrounding Chilhowee, Big Frog, and Sugarloaf Mountains.  At night the Marina lights provide their own magical charm augmented by the seasonal serenade of the Katydids and Jarflys and the relaxing Firefly display. While our motel dates back to the 1950’s, the rooms have been updated with new decor offering our guests a unique blend of the old and the new. Lodging guests may now fish and picnic on a deck over the water equipped with a picnic table and gas grill.  In addition to our motel, we offer several fully equipped cabins.  For those of you who travel with your dogs, we have a limited number of rooms that are dog-friendly.  Please note that Motel units are on a smaller scale and were constructed in the 50’s.  Each room is laid out differently and offers its own unique charm.  Whether you are in our neck of the woods to whitewater raft along the Ocoee River or to try a new afternoon adventure, like a stand-up paddle boarding experience we’d be honored to have you stay at Lake Ocoee Inn & Marina.  Are you a fun-seeking family or a connected group of coworkers, a solo traveler seeking adventure in the Smokies or someone simply hoping to surprise their significant other with a romantic weekend away? If so, then we have what you’re looking for.

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LOCATIONS

  Locations:

Meet at Bowers Park in the parking lot in front of the pool on Friday 2pm, August 23rd, 2024.

 

AGES

12+

COST

USD: $260

Deadline July10th, 2024

 

Mark Harrison

Director of Aquatics & Outdoor Pursuits