Machu Picchu Adventure

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Machu Picchu Adventure - G Adventures
Machu Picchu Adventure - G Adventures
Anne "To see the world through the eyes of another is a gift, and to be able to present that gift, G Adventures employs guides native to Peru, a visit to a village they support that reflects the culture and heritage of Peru, and offering history, expeditions, an understanding of politics, attitudes, geography and understanding traditions of the different cultures found in Peru. It's seen via train trave..."
12 reviews
+6 Destinations
Andes Mountains


  • Shop in Cuzco's artisan market
  • Explore the impressive Pisac ruins
  • Ride a train through Urubamba Valley
  • See Machu Picchu in person
Age range
12 to 70 year olds
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Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Local Transport, Plane
Start and end in Lima! With the in-depth cultural tour Machu Picchu Adventure, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Lima, Peru and 5 other destinations in Peru. Machu Picchu Adventure is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • NN
    Written on March 29, 2018
    2.0 - Rather poor

    The hotel in Lima was so bad we all booked another hotel for the last night of the trip. The rest of the hotels were not quite as bad but could have been alot better. Communication was poor... we rarely knew what was happening and no-one showed up to collect us at the airport so we had to ring g adventures to find them. They refused to bring us to our new hotels (everyone on the trip changed hotels. 14 people in total) so we all had to pay for taxis. We were told breakfast was included on the trip but then charged for basic extras in some places. No denying Peru is an incredible country but for the money I paid for this trip... the service received was poor and completely unacceptable!!! If you have any decency you should be offering us all a partial refund or credit for how bad this was in parts!!
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  • S
    Written on March 14, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    I recently returned from the 8 day "Machu Picchu Adventure" small group tour and I was pleasantly surprised with most of the trip. The tour guides we had were excellent, there was a good mix of planned activities and free time, the group we had was a great mix of young people along with older people, singles, couples, etc. and overall it has been one of the best trips I have had. Below I go into more depth about the pros/cons Cons -Accomodations were very basic and varied widely room to room and across the trip. I honestly expected slightly nicer accomodations, but considering the 8 day trip was only $1499 USDI guess thats what you get. In Lima we stayed at Casa Bonita which was honestly the worst experience. The rooms were dirty (there were stains on the comforters and pillow cases) and the AC in most of the rooms didn't work, but the worst part about it was that most of the staff was not helpful or friendly. The other hotels were all slightly better as the staff at those were friendlier and the rooms were slightly better, but again just below what my expectations were. -We never got a detailed itinerary prior to the trip. The only thing we received was what is visible online. -We didn't have a lot of time to adjust to the altitude in Cusco -Some of the restaurants our tour guides suggested were too touristy Pros -The guides were incredible. They were all knowledgeable about the history and were friendly and welcoming. One of my friends left her phone on a tuk-tuk and our guide was able to call and get in touch with the driver who immediately brought the phone back to us before we got on the train to Machu Picchu. She didn't have any coins or small bills on her to tip the tuk-tuk driver (As suggested by the guide would be nice) so he paid for her instead with no expectation that she should pay him back. -the itinerary was a nice mix of structured activity and free time. We did A LOT in a short amount of time, but it was very rare that I felt outright exhausted by our schedule. When that moment came I had plenty of free time to sleep and recharge -the people we traveled with were awesome. It was mostly young travelers (22-30), but there were some older people in our group as well that fit in great -the transportation was better than expected - our buses, trains, and planes were all clean, on time, and spacious. -even though the hotels left a lot to be desired they were all in very good locations - safe and close to the city centers so that most everything we wanted to do was walkable. If you are looking for a reasonably priced adventure with some great people and can't take a lot of time off of work then this 8 day trip is for you just make sure you set your expectations for the hotels low. If you are extending on either side in Lima I'd highly suggest not booking at Casa Bonita if that is where you stay as well.
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  • RD
    Written on February 16, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Machu Picchu Adventure was everything I was expecting. Hotel Transfers on time, Hotels were great location, clean and staff very friendly. The small quaint towns of Cusco, Ollantaytambo and Aguas Callientes (Machu Picchu) offered lots of history and fascinating shops. Plenty of Restaurants to taste the local cuisine. As a mature traveler I found the pace of this tour great. Our guide David was very knowledgeable and helpful. Sacred Valley was interesting but of Machu Picchu was the highlight.
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  • AS
    Written on December 11, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    The tour was OK and of the right size. Everything was well organized and went without any problems. Our guide was good and helpful. We enjoyed our trip very much
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  • Machu Picchu Adventure reviewer 5
    Written on October 13, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great tour, tour guide Alex was excellent
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  • KD
    Written on August 28, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had a great trip with G Adventure. Everything is well organized. The tour guide is very helpful and informative. The transportation was convenient and on time.
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  • SD
    Written on April 28, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was our second G adventures trip and it was the most amazing trip to hike to Machu Picchu.
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  • Machu Picchu Adventure reviewer 8
    Written on February 12, 2016
    1.0 - Bad

    we wanted to go to machu pichu hiking the inca trail. the gadventures website indicated they had 7 spots available. so we put a deposit down. we were told we would receive an email confirming the details of the trip. we never received a response email so we had to call them. that's when we found out that even though they advertised spots available, g adventures did not have permits to hike the inca trail. at that point in time they tried to book us on a different machu pichu trip. the classic bait and switch. when we asked for our deposit to be refunded we were told our deposit would be a lifetime deposit that we could use at any time. we told them we wanted our deposit refunded anyway. they refused. we had to file a dispute with the credit card company to try and resolve the matter. we were never told the policy of a non refundable deposit, they never got back to us, it was only through our initiative that we were able to ascertain all the facts and details. i can only imagine how things would be if we hadn't called them. even though we never traveled with them, the lack of communication and forthrightness makes me feel very uncomfortable doing business with them.
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  • LS
    Written on December 29, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    The G Adventure guides are so amazing. They know everything about the area
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  • AR
    Written on December 29, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

    To see the world through the eyes of another is a gift, and to be able to present that gift, G Adventures employs guides native to Peru, a visit to a village they support that reflects the culture and heritage of Peru, and offering history, expeditions, an understanding of politics, attitudes, geography and understanding traditions of the different cultures found in Peru. It's seen via train travel, walks and climbs, free time, and most important, a day in Machu Picchu, highest and most sacred Inca home. G Adventures not only taught Inca, they made it a part of one's soul.
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  1. Day 1 Lima
  2. Day 2 Lima/Cusco (1B)
  3. Day 3 Cusco/Ollantaytambo (1B, 1L)
  4. Day 4 Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes (1B)
  5. Day 5 Aguas Calientes/Cusco (1B)
  6. Day 6 Cusco (1B)
  7. Day 7 Cusco/Lima (1B)
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  • July 1, 2016

    Can you please indicate what hotels are included?

    All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details 4-6 weeks before departure. Under the "What’s Included" tab on each tour page, you can find general info about the accommodations used on the tour before you book.

  • January 1, 2016

    Could we finish the tour at Cusco and not having to return to Lima?

    Yes you can finish the tour in Cusco, however the tour price will most likely not be changed for your early departure from the tour.

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Start and end in Lima.
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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 29 June 2018 the full payment of $1,439 is necessary.
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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 $1439 for Machu Picchu Adventure, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
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Covering a total distance of approx 1,309 km.
  • Lima (Peru)
  • 578 km
  • Cuzco (Peru)
  • 24 km
  • Sacred Valley (Peru)
  • 21 km
  • Ollantaytambo (Peru)
  • 30 km
  • Aguas Calientes (Peru)
  • 8 km
  • Machu Picchu (Peru)
  • 67 km
  • Cuzco (Peru)
  • 578 km
  • Lima (Peru)

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