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CAD $ USD $2499.00
$750.00 deposit required.
Remaining balance collected 60 days prior to departure.
Explore Lima's historic centre and great cuisine • Hike the 4-day Inca Trail through the Sun Gate to Machu Picchu • Wander the atmospheric streets of Cuzco • Admire the might of the Inca empire in the Sacred Valley • Become versed in the fusion of Incan and Spanish colonial architecture •
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OUT Adventures is proud to travel with more gay groups to Peru than any other Gay & Lesbian tour operator. You'll experience colonial and gay-welcoming Lima, the charm and history of Cuzco, the stunning Sacred Valley and for the Grand Finale - Machu Picchu! Along the way you'll be accompanied by an OUT Adventures guide, you'll stay at gay-welcoming accommodations that have been hand-picked by our team of experts and you'll enjoy the best of Peruvian cuisine. Worried about roughing it? Don't be! This active trip for gay men, their friends and family features some of our favourite 3 and 4 star hotels, and yes, some camping. Well, glamping actually. Our crew of guides, porters and cooks will make your Inca Trail experience is like no other.
• Group leader from beginning to end of tour
• 8 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 5 Dinners
• Lima orientation walking tour
• Flight from Lima to Cuzco
• Cuzco orientation walk
• Visit to a community in the Sacred Valley
• 4 day all-inclusive, fully supported Inca Trail hike
• Private, guided tour of Machu Picchu
• Train trip between Aguas Calientes and Ollantaytambo on the Vistadome train
• Visit to ruins of Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo and Tambomachay
• Travel insurance package covering medical, trip interruption & baggage loss. Click here for more info
*for a more detailed itinerary, view our trip notes
• International Airfare
• Arrival/Departure Transfer
• Meals and activities not outlined in itinerary
Hotels (5 nights), Camping (3 nights)
We have carefully chosen these gay-welcoming properties with you in mind. They have the right balance of comfort while still being locally owned.
Sleeping - This trip has three nights of camping. All tents are set up by guides/porters and sleeping pads are provided.
Food - During the trek on this trip there is a private dining tent with a fully supported cooking staff. Three meals per day are provided on the trek portion of this trip.
Luggage - During the day while on the trek, porters will carry your duffle bag. This bag is provided the night before the trek begins, and has a 6kg limit (including clothes, supplies and your sleeping bag). The only thing you will need to carry is a day-pack.
Be prepared for some serious physical activity. This includes treks of up to 6 hours per day at high altitudes. The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy your holiday.
Expect to rough it every now and again, whether it's very simple group-share accommodation while camping, a mix of private minivan and train travel, and the occasional cold shower.
Maximum of 16 travellers per group. Departure is guaranteed, subject to 4 people travelling.
Allow USD $500 for meals not included.
The Inca Trail is a moderate 4 day hike at high altitude.
Should you choose not to hike the Inca Trail, please advise us in writing at the time of booking, so alternative arrangements can be made. Without prior warning, local fees may apply.
Important information regarding new regulations and booking procedures for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Welcome to Peru! There are no activities planned until our group meeting this afternoon, followed by an orientation walk in the upscale area of Miraflores. Before our included group dinner at a gay-welcoming restaurant, your private OUT Adventures guide will take you on a tour of the historic centre of Lima. Up for a few drinks tonight? Great, we'll head out to the best gay bar in town! In Lima we use a four-star boutique hotel that is just two years old, and is centrally located.
Today we have an early morning flight to South America’s oldest, continually inhabited city, Cusco (also spelled Cuzco). We'll go on an orientation walk, and test our hands at chocolate making! We'll stay at a charming new boutique hotel built in a beautiful colonial building in the heart of Cusco.
This morning we'll travel to the Sacred Valley which has long been known as a lush, fertile area, and the main source of food for the high Andes. We'll visit a farming community before heading to our cozy hotel in Ollantaytambo - a geometrically perfect town known for the huge terraces that guard the ancient temple that overlooks the valley. This evening you'll enjoy our cozy bed and breakfast located in the centre of Ollantaytambo.
Trek along one of the trails that once linked the Inca Empire. The ancient paths wind past mountains, across high plateaus and through dense cloud forest and temple ruins. Climb over challenging mountain passes, including Dead Woman's Pass, and camp out in the evenings. On the final day, climb the steps to Intipunku, the Sun Gate, and watch magnificent Machu Picchu rising from the mist. Rest for a moment before striking out to uncover the mystery of these amazing Inca ruins. Travel back to Cuzco by train and private transfer.
On your last full day in Cuzco, visit the ruins of Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo and Tambomachay, then enjoy your final group dinner at a cozy, quirky restaurant featuring Peruvian art and excellent cuisine. You are free to depart at any time on day 9. We hope you enjoyed your time in Peru with OUT Adventures.
San Francisco, USA
|"The combination of unspoiled natural scenery, physical challenge, and insight into an incredible way of life so different from my own made this trip one of the most enriching experiences of my life."|
|"Experiencing a great vacation can be hard, particularly if you're single. So many things can go wrong - or at least not right. With Out Adventures, it seems they cut the variables down. I had a great time with an amazing group of guys that happened to be gay. Peru was an incredible place to visit and the place, combined with my travel companions, allowed for a very fulfilling trip on a social and personal level. The planning and pace of the trip made my time in Peru feel comfortable and easy. I would recommend Out Adventures and the Peru trip to anyone."|
|"This trip to Peru surpassed my wildest expectations. Not only did I have a chance to do things I never thought I would do, I met an amazing bunch of guys who kept me laughing the entire time."|
Ed Broach & Caleb Webb
Beverly, MA, USA
|"The trip really exceeded our expectations -- Cynthia was fantastic, Peru was beautiful, and the experience was once in a lifetime!"|
New York, USA
|"One of the best vacations I've ever had. Active is the only way to go. Some people like to "do nothing" on their vacations. I'd much rather do something on my vacation. In fact that would be the perfect tag line. OUT Adventures - Do Something!"|
New York, USA
|"Fantastic trip. My buddy and I had a great time. We visited the Amazon basin, did the Inca Trail and witnessed Machu Picchu. All were really great. We had a great time and relished the time away from NYC. I'll definitely travel with Out Adventures again."|
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