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G Adventures is relaunching its operations in Peru from March 1, 2023, the tour operator announced Monday (Feb. 27).
With supporting local communities at the heart of its business, the adventure operator has been poised to relaunch trips as quickly as possible to help support the local communities and businesses in Peru that depend on tourism for income.
The news comes after the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, which closed amid escalating anti-government protests, reopened earlier this month.
“The last few months have been very challenging in Peru, with local communities and businesses that were pushing to get started following the pandemic being hit with another tourism dip. Our team on the ground has been monitoring the situation closely - including the reopening of Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail - to ensure we could relaunch as quickly as possible once it was safe to do so,” said Sarah Miginiac, G Adventures’ general manager for Latin America.
With the usual closure of the Inca Trail in February, travellers will be able to hike the trail after its annual maintenance, Miginiac said.
"There will be some small itinerary adjustments in areas such as Puno while we continue to monitor the situation, but most of our itineraries will run as normal."
Trips available include:
Amazon Riverboat in Depth - Meandering through the waterways of the Amazon jungle aboard the 28 passenger Amatista, travellers will spend time with the on-board naturalists, learning about the rainforest’s incredible fauna and flora. Highlights include a night time boat ride through the Pacaya Samira National Reserve - Peru’s largest national park and home to more than 200 bird and 10 primate species, to spotting pink dolphins as they play in the river. Price: From $3,929 per person for a nine day trip.
The Inca Journey - Cooking classes in Cusco, ancient archaeological sites, community-focused restaurants, Indigenous weaving experiences, hot springs, local markets, night time caiman spotting in the Amazon, riverboat trips and time to unwind in a hammock listening to the sounds of the jungle. Not to mention, the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu - this ten day Peru adventure certainly packs a punch and includes the very best from the Amazon to the Andes. Price: From $3,149 per person for a 10-day trip.
The Inca Trail - Celebrated as one of the world’s most iconic hikes, travellers can lace up their hiking boots and take on the mighty Inca Trail. Running over seven days, starting and ending in Cusco, the trip sees them stepping onto ancient routes, trodden by the Inca themselves as they make their way to Machu Picchu. Hiking along high Andean paths, camping along the way, they will be rewarded with breathtaking views as they enter the ancient citadel via the Sungate at sunrise on the final morning. Price: From $1,719 per person for a seven day trip.
Prices are based on trips booked before March 31, 2023 and departing before October, 31, 2023. Prices are also in Canadian dollars and do not include international flights.
For more info, visit www.gadventures.com.
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