GOOD Travel is proud to have partnered with Gregory Russell to bring you this once-in-a-lifetime trip to Peru. The majestic Andes, inspiring local artisans and the most delicious food in the world are just a few of the reasons why we know you'll love Peru!
Dates: May 19-26, 2018
Size: Maximum of 15 participants + trip facilitators
Location: Lima - Cusco - Chinchero - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Earlybird Cost: $2,899 including all accommodation, meals, activities and travel within Peru
May 19th: Arrival in Lima
On arrival into Lima, you'll be met by a GOOD Travel representative and taken to your accommodation. You'll have the afternoon to rest and then we'll enjoy a welcome dinner at one of Lima's most renowned restaurants.
May 20th: Lima
We'll visit a local co-operative that makes traditional Peruvian ceramics. We'll have the opportunity to paint our own ceramic to keep as a souvenir and share a typical Peruvian meal with the artists. We'll spend the rest of the day exploring Lima, including some of the local markets.
May 21st: Travel to Cusco
In the morning, we'll take a short flight to Cusco. We'll have the rest of the day to rest, acclimatize to the altitude and explore the beautiful streets of the city.
May 22nd: Chinchero
We will visit the community of Chinchero to take a weaving class with a non-profit organization. This organization promotes the empowerment of weavers through the sustainable practice of Peruvian ancestral textiles.
May 23rd - May 24th: Machu Picchu
We'll travel by train with a tour company focused on sustainable tourism to the village of Aguas Calientes at the foot of Machu Picchu. We'll get an early night and the following day we'll wake early to watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu. After plenty of time to explore, we'll return in the afternoon to Cusco.
May 25th: Cusco
In the morning, we'll visit the Huchuy Yachaq community center to learn about how the donation portion of this trip is being used to empower children, youth and families. We'll have the afternoon to rest and do some shopping at fair trade stores and local markets. In the evening, we'll enjoy a special farewell dinner and dancing!
May 26th: Farewell
The trip ends here in Cusco.
Every aspect of the trip has been designed to ensure that the local community, economy and environment benefit from your visit. Throughout this trip. we will be staying in accommodation and working with tour companies that are proactively supporting the local community and environment. In addition, $100 of your trip fee will be donated directly to a local community project. You will have the opportunity to visit this project during the trip to learn more about their inspiring work and how your donation is making a difference.
The trip will be led by Eliza Raymond from GOOD Travel and Gregory Russell. In addition, several local guides will be involved in every aspect of the trip.
Earlybird Cost: The total trip cost is $2,899 and includes the following:
Please note that the following are not included and are your responsibility to arrange:
The cost for this trip is $2,899.
The non-refundable deposit of US$500 will confirm your spot on the trip. Note that this trip is limited to 15 participants so spaces will be allocated on a first-in, first-served basis. If your deposit is received once the trip is already full, you will be provided with a full refund and given priority on our next trip to Peru.
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