Peru on a Shoestring

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Peru on a Shoestring - G Adventures
Peru on a Shoestring - G Adventures
11 reviews
+10 Destinations
Andes Mountains


Start in Lima and end in Cuzco! With the discovery tour Peru on a Shoestring, you have a 14 day tour package taking you from Lima to Cuzco and through Lima, Peru and 9 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
Hotel, Home-stay, Camping, Sleeper Bus
Max Group Size
Train & Rail
Travel style
Discovery, Mountain Hikes, Hiking & Trekking, Christmas & New Year
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 Lima
  2. Day 2 Lima/Nazca
  3. Day 3 Nazca/Arequipa (1D)
  4. Day 4 Arequipa
  5. Day 5 Arequipa/Colca Canyon (1B)
  6. Day 6 Colca Canyon (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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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

11 Reviews

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  • LT
    Written on April 25, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Karina did an amazing Job! I enjoyed how she structured the days and kept us together as group. She was always full of positive energy, but totally authentic!

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Happy to hear it - thanks Laura.
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  • GF
    Written on December 3, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    Good trip. Very full on but enjoyable

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the review Gary!
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  • A
    Written on October 31, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had the most amazing time and loved the tour!

    G Adventures commented on this review
    YES! Thank you!
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  • Peru on a Shoestring reviewer 4
    Written on April 15, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Had an amazing time travelling Peru with a small group. It is a lot to fit in a short amount of time, but was absolutely worth it!

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  • D
    Written on April 5, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    Our guide for the tour and Lares trek was amazing. Included meals were never that good except on the trek when they were amazing!

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  • Peru on a Shoestring reviewer 6
    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 7
    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... Read more

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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.... Read more

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  • Peru on a Shoestring reviewer 9
    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... Read more

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  • Peru on a Shoestring reviewer 10
    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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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • 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.

    • Is the Nazca Lines excursion optional?

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

    • 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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    About the countries

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    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Recommended for Peru. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Peru. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Recommended for Peru. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Peru. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Recommended for Peru. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Recommended for Peru. Ideally 10 days before travel.


    Lima is the starting point and Cuzco is the endpoint.
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    For any tour departing before 24 September 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 24 September 2019, a minimum payment of $99 is required to confirm your booking with G Adventures. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 1,536 km.
    • Lima (Peru)
    • 386 km
    • Nazca (Peru)
    • 404 km
    • Arequipa (Peru)
    • 95 km
    • Canon del Colca (Peru)
    • 95 km
    • Arequipa (Peru)
    • 84 km
    • Chivay (Peru)
    • 241 km
    • Cuzco (Peru)
    • 8 km
    • Ccaccaccollo Community (Peru)
    • 46 km
    • Ollantaytambo (Peru)
    • 67 km
    • Inca Trail (Peru)
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