Peru Explorer

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Trip Overview

Duration

10 Days

Activities

Boating/Rafting
Cultural
Hiking
Wildlife Viewing

Physical Rating

Easy–Moderate

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A Tightly Woven History

Peru Explorer is an immersive journey that plants you deep in the rainforest, mystical history and the surreal story that is Machu Picchu. The treasures are found in an offering to the Earth Mother (Pachamama), dark Peruvian chocolate, buzzy markets, brilliant macaws, giant otter sightings and the woven secrets of Awamaki community in the Sacred Valley.


A seriously Sensory Experience

Chocolate, Canopies and Caimans

In the canopies above, we watch for the blur of toucans, swinging spider monkeys and curious capuchins. At night, an orchestra of croaking frogs swallows up the darkness. At the river’s edge, we seek out the red gleam of a caiman’s eyes and travel by canal boats and motorized canoes into the splendor of Sandoval Lake. Visit Lima and Cusco, enjoy an interactive cooking class and take a bean-to-bar chocolate-making workshop. Learn about the history and heritage found in the woven textiles of the Awamaki women’s cooperative and feel the grandeur of the Temple of Qoricancha and Machu Picchu.

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We got to see a lot on this tour which I really appreciated. I loved the feminist and women connections—the shaman, Mama Seldonia and Awamaki collective was a huge highlight. The food was unbelievable! So good! The chance to be with women and connect with women in Peru was invaluable and that is what makes your company unique. Thank you for a trip of a lifetime!”

Wilhelmine H.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Lima

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  • Day 2

    Into the Amazon

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  • Day 3

    Exploring the Rainforest

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  • Day 4

    Amazonian Delights

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  • Day 5

    Cusco

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  • Day 6

    Into the Cocina

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  • Day 7

    Sacsayhuaman

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  • Day 8

    Ollantaytambo

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  • Day 9

    Machu Picchu

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  • Day 10

    Departure

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What’s Included

  • checkmark icon Accommodations: twin-share rooms at a hotel for three nights and at Sandoval Lake Lodge for three nights
  • checkmark icon Nine breakfasts, five lunches, two boxed lunches and six dinners
  • checkmark icon Airfare: Lima–Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Maldonado–Cusco
  • checkmark icon Scenic train to and from Aguas Calientes
  • checkmark icon Air-conditioned, private vehicle transfers throughout the itinerary
  • checkmark icon Stress-free airport transfers
  • checkmark icon One awesome English-speaking guide (throughout) in addition to local guides
  • checkmark icon Machu Picchu entrance and guided tour
  • checkmark icon Applicable entrance/admission fees
  • checkmark icon One sweet chocolate-making workshop
  • checkmark icon Interactive Peruvian cooking class with a top chef
  • checkmark icon Mother Earth offering with local shaman
Please Note:

All applicable taxes are included in the trip price.

Optional single private upgrade, subject to availability.

Itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather and other environmental conditions. Please review our Booking Terms.

Trip Details

Know Before You Go

Click HERE for all of the logistical details you’ll need to know prior to departure—including the packing list, arrival and departure details and suggested tipping information.

This trip starts in Lima, Peru (airport code: LIM) and finishes in Cusco, Peru (airport code CUZ).

The Chocolate Workshop

This chocolate workshop is not 100% Wild Women exclusive. We will be in a class with other participants outside of our group.

Repacking in Puerto Maldonado

Once we arrive in Puerto Maldonado, we repack our gear, choosing only the items that are necessary for the next three nights in the Amazon (this will help keep the boats and cargo light). Rest assured: the rest of our luggage will be stored safely and securely until our return!

Repacking for Machu Picchu

We also need to repack for Machu Picchu and our one-night stay at El Mapi Boutique Hotel. This will be easy! Pack your pajamas, toiletries and daypack essentials to explore the Lost City. The rest of our luggage will remain securely at the hotel. INCA RAIL carriages and vans do not have luggage racks on board. Each travel ticket entitles passengers to board the train/vans with only one piece of hand luggage (backpack, handbag or laptop) weighing no more than 17 lbs (8 kg). The dimensions must be no more than 46 linear inches or 118 linear cm (height + length + width).

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu regulations require all visitors to follow a predetermined timed route within the site. This route must be followed in one direction only, and once the guided visit commences, exiting and re-entering the site is not permitted. Once the guided visit concludes, visitors must exit the site as personal exploration of Machu Picchu is not permitted.

The Wild Women Way

If you’re wondering how we roll, it’s together. The Wild Women Way is our modus operandi, our mantra and our rock solid foundation. You can learn more about our Wild Ways HERE.

How We Support You

Ready for a big adventure? We’re in it together. On this trip, we see and do so much, and you’re never alone. If you would like to experience the best of a country and dive deep into culture, nature and beauty, then this trip is for you!

Like all our trips, this trip can be scaled to suit different abilities and comfort levels. If you have concerns or reservations about your ability to complete or enjoy this trip due to any physical or medical reasons, please contact us and let’s talk about it.

What the Trip Entails

You should be comfortable or open to the following:

  • checkmark icon Waking up very early on a few mornings
  • checkmark icon Dealing with altitude
  • checkmark icon Days that are jammed with activity and days that are laid-back 
  • checkmark icon Walking at a slow to medium pace on uneven terrain
  • checkmark icon Sleeping under mosquito nets in an open-walled room in the Amazon 
  • checkmark icon Being in narrow canal boats and motorized canoes on open lakes
  • checkmark icon A menu of unfamiliar foods
  • checkmark icon Physical Rating: Easy – Moderate (Trips typically involve 3 to 5 hours of daily activity.)
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