G Adventures Resumes Operations in Peru

G Adventures Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

G Adventures is resuming operations in Peru as of 01MAR 2023.

As previously reported by Open Jaw, Peru has seen a wave of political protests that began in DEC 2021 leading to the closures of airports, rail routes and the iconic tourist destination of Machu Picchu. The site has since reopened as of 15FEB.

According to G Adventures, it has been looking to relaunch trips as "quickly as possible" to help support the local communities and businesses in Peru that depend on tourism for income.

“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,” says Sarah Miginiac, G Adventures’ general manager for Latin America.

According to Miginiac, the Inca Trail which leads to Machu Piccu is usually closed in FEB due to annual maintenance, so travellers will be able to climb the trail once G Adventures relaunches operations.

"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,” Miginiac added.

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 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. From CAD $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. This also includes the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu - this ten day Peru adventure includes iconic spots from the Amazon to the Andes. From CAD $3,149 per person for a 10-day trip.

The Inca Trail - Travellers can lace up their hiking boots and take on the 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 views as they enter the ancient citadel via the Sungate at sunrise on the final morning. Price: From CAD $1,719 per person for a seven day trip.

For more information on G Adventures, visit its web site.

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