Following the government's announcement that fully vaccinated Canadians will no longer need to quarantine on return to Canada, G Adventures is announcing more flexible booking conditions for travellers with rebooking of itineraries now possible up to just 14 days before a tour’s departure date.
The new Book with Confidence policy will include Inca Trail bookings made from July 1, 2021, for when trips resume on the trail from Aug. 7, 2021.
The small group adventure operator is encouraging travellers to book their bucket list trip along Peru’s most iconic trekking route as soon as possible, as the trail will be running at 50 per cent capacity, meaning groups will have no more than eight travellers on each departure.
Permits are on sale now for the 2021 season "but will likely sell out fast," G Adventures says.
The Inca Trail tours join G Adventures’ list of more than 200 trips departing in August, as more destinations are opening up and keen to welcome travellers who are ready and able to travel back into their communities.
There are also currently 165 tour departures available in the month of July.
G Adventures’ updated ‘Book with Confidence’ policy now enables travellers to cancel and rebook their trip up to 14 days before departure, which is one of the most flexible cancellation policies in the industry.
The updated conditions apply to tours booked from 01 July, 2021 up until 31 December, 2021, for departure dates up until 31 December, 2022.
David Green, vice-president commercial at G Adventures, says he believes the relaxation of the Book with Confidence policy will further encourage travellers to make a booking now to travel when they can, and that the Inca Trail will prove to be a popular choice.
“We’ve seen a welcome increase in bookings and search interest in the past two weeks, and we expect this to continue as customer confidence returns and pent-up demand for long-awaited holidays is realized. We also know our travellers are looking for more active trips and bucket list adventures, so being able to bring back the Inca Trail with more booking flexibility is ideal. Travellers keen to do this hike will want to be quick to secure their permits to enjoy the Inca trail while it operates at half the standard capacity," Green said.
“At G Adventures we have been running trips since September 2020, so as soon as travellers are ready to book, we are ready to take them on a life-changing adventure. We anticipate demand is going to return very fast from this point forward, so if travellers want to take a trip, and know when they want to go, now is the time to lock in those dates while supply is there."
Example Inca Trail itineraries that are available to book now include:
Inca Discovery - Perfect for those looking to experience the region’s archaeological and cultural treasures in a short amount of time, this adventure includes a four-day trek along the Inca Trail, one of the world’s best-known hikes. Priced from $1,649pp for an eight-day trip from Lima to Cusco, departing from 07 August, 2021.
Classic Peru - This compact tour of the archaeological highlights and cultural treasures of the Andean highlands has it all. Cruise Lake Titicaca and experience rural life with a homestay in a small village. Wander the cobblestoned streets of Cusco before breaking a sweat hiking mountain passes along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Priced from $2,699pp for a 12-day tour from Lima to Cusco, departing from 21 August, 2021.
Absolute Peru - Scan the canopy for wildlife from the comfort of the intimate and exclusive G Lodge Amazon, contemplate mountain vistas or take an optional flight over the Nazca Lines, and hike the Inca Trail. This epic journey explores the geography, culture, and history of Peru. Priced from $4,149pp for a 21-day trip from Lima return for departures from August 07, 2021.
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