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Peru on a Shoestring - G Adventures
Peru on a Shoestring - G Adventures
Greta "This was an amazing tour, exposing us to a range of Peru's geography and culture. There is a lot of travel involved, so be well-rested before you go. The night buses are very comfortable, but a long day followed by a night on a bus followed by another long day with a very early start can be wearing. You might need to supplement your breakfast, usually it is flat bread and jam, not a lot of prot..."
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6 reviews
Starts
Lima
+8 Destinations
Andes Mountains
Ends
Cuzco
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Highlights

Start in Lima and end in Cuzco! With the in-depth cultural tour Peru on a Shoestring, you have a 14 day tour package taking you from Lima to Cuzco and through Lima, Peru and 7 other destinations in Peru. Peru on a Shoestring is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay, Camping, Sleeper Bus
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Local Transport

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  • Peru on a Shoestring reviewer 1
    Written on December 18, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Great guide but too much draining travel - would be nice to stay in fewer places but for longer
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  • Peru on a Shoestring reviewer 2
    Written on May 24, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had a fantastic guide and group of people to spend time with. The itinerary was fast paced but covered many must see places in Peru, the G Adventures porters on the Inca Trail were amazing and provided us with really nice meals (I heard the same about the Lares Trek). Average age of the group was late 20s and a mix of solo travellers and pairs. Highly recommended!
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  • GK
    Written on August 25, 2016
    3.5 - Good

    Very fun! Great tour group. CEO and all other guides were very helpful, caring, informative, and friendly. The arrangement for bus times & check-in times to the hotel could have been arranged better so we could check-in right after we arrive from the bus. the Lares Trek was very well done and organized. Tons of activities packed into the tour group, although we had to pay extra for those. It seemed that the overall cost of this trip seemed overpriced (esp considering it was expensive to start off with), as it did not account for many meals, tips, and activities (we had to pay extra for that).
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  • Peru on a Shoestring reviewer 4
    Written on May 26, 2015
    3.5 - Good

    Guide: The guide was awesome, knowledgeable and kind. She made great recommendations and was extremely friendly and helpful. She definitely went out of her way to be accommodating and always checked in with everyone on a personal level to see how they were feeling. Extremely organized and intelligent! Food: The food was not very good and most of the restaurants that we went to were a bit pricy and too traditional. The large group dinners took almost 2 hours to get our food, and there should have been more options or recommendations for places to eat rather than "we are all going here at this time". Transportation: The night buses were very comfortable, and the transportation was well organized and usually on time. However, I found that the nature of this trip was too fast paced. We took a long bus trip to another location or city almost every day. It proved difficult to find time to relax, actually enjoy the city and explore a bit, eat meals at regular times, or have a shower. In the future, I would spend 2-3 days in each city rather than doing the compressed trip. The constant transportation was exhausting and not relaxing and I ended up coming home very sick. Accommodation: The hotels were a great value for money and the continental breakfasts were a great addition - especially where there were eggs and fruit included. The only recommendations that I would have would be to have the group show up at the hotels when the rooms are ready for check in, and stay in hotels that have a back-up hot water heater as most everyone was taking cold showers due to the large number of people all showering at the same time.
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  • Peru on a Shoestring reviewer 5
    Written on April 10, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    My guide was fantastic, and made the whole trip. The whole trip was definitely worth whike abd I woukd definitely uee G Adventures again.
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  • Peru on a Shoestring reviewer 6
    Written on September 9, 2012
    4.5 - Excellent

    This was an amazing tour, exposing us to a range of Peru's geography and culture. There is a lot of travel involved, so be well-rested before you go. The night buses are very comfortable, but a long day followed by a night on a bus followed by another long day with a very early start can be wearing. You might need to supplement your breakfast, usually it is flat bread and jam, not a lot of protein - but the fresh juices are amazing. Be very diligent and adamant about no meat if you are vegetarian. The Inka Trail is phenomenal - amazing views, amazing food, amazing people - but make sure you have something to put under your nose (like Vicks or some other methol) to wipe out the smell of the squat toilets you will need to use along the way. Finally, the guides are wonderful, deserving of your respect. I felt safe at all points of this tour, learned a lot about Peru and about myself, and have 9 new friends
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1 Lima
  2. Day 2 Lima/Nazca
  3. Day 3 Nazca/Arequipa (1D)
  4. Day 4 Arequipa
  5. Day 5 Arequipa/Chivay (1B)
  6. Day 6 Chivay/Cusco (1B)
  7. Day 7 Cusco
  8. Day 8 Cusco/Ccaccaccollo (1B, 1L, 1D)
  9. Day 9 Ccaccaccollo/Ollantaytambo (1B)
  10. Day 10 Inca Trail (1B, 1L, 1D)
  11. Day 11 Inca Trail (1B, 1L, 1D)
  12. Day 12 Inca Trail (1B, 1L, 1D)
  13. Day 13 Machu Picchu/Cusco (1B)
  14. Day 14 Cusco (1B)

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  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
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    • April 1, 2016

      Do you organize optional tours and extra nights of accommodation?

      We can definitely organise the optional tours and an extra night of accommodation for you once we have your preferred date of travel and have received confirmation from G Adventures of your place on that tour. Optional extras are added on at time of confirmed booking and deposit.

    • April 1, 2016

      Is the Nazca Lines excursion optional?

      Yes. The Nazca Lines excursion is a full day option that starts and ends in Lima.

    • April 1, 2016

      Where can I find more detailed information about this tour?

      A trip note - which contains essential information about your trip will be given to you. Information such as the daily itinerary, where to meet on the first day, what time the trip starts, how to get to the joining point hotel, included activities, visa information, etc will be mentioned in there. Please contact us for this.

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    Typhoid
    Recommended for Peru. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
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    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Peru. Ideally 3 months before travel.
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    Recommended for Peru. Ideally 1 month before travel.
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    Recommended for Peru. Ideally 10 days before travel.

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    Location
    Lima is the starting point and Cuzco is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 28 April 2018 the full payment of $1,458 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1458 for Peru on a Shoestring, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,525 km.
    • Lima (Peru)
    • 386 km
    • Nazca (Peru)
    • 404 km
    • Arequipa (Peru)
    • 95 km
    • Canon del Colca (Peru)
    • 95 km
    • Arequipa (Peru)
    • 325 km
    • Cuzco (Peru)
    • 44 km
    • Ollantaytambo (Peru)
    • 67 km
    • Inca Trail (Peru)
    • 42 km
    • Machu Picchu (Peru)
    • 67 km
    • Cuzco (Peru)

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