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All-inclusive Peruvian adventure including an LGBT+, guaranteed full ship charter Amazon River cruise and culminating with a comprehensive Machu Picchu experience.

As the face of travel continues to evolve, so should the nature and value of enriching travel programs being offered. Peru is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world offering a unique combination of nature, wildlife, archaeology and cultural heritage.

Brand g Vacations is pleased to introduce our popular Amazon and Machu Picchu program again in 2024. The cruise portion is operated aboard the luxurious Delfin III, which offers some of the most spacious accommodations along the Amazon River. This smartly designed, 44-passenger, colonial-style vessel, provides the ultimate in comfort, with five-star amenities.

Our custom designed land program provides authentic, educational, and culturally-enriching encounters daily. Few trips offer as rich an experience of Peru’s diverse natural and cultural treasures.

Begin in the cosmopolitan city of Lima, known for its vibrant food scene. Fly to Iquitos where you will embark a luxury riverboat that takes you deep into the rain forest within the Amazon Basin. Home to a staggering array of wildlife, the Peruvian Amazon boasts nearly a thousand species of birds alone. Enjoy fine wine and famous Peruvian cuisine while enjoying the company of your fellow LGBT + travelers. After disembarkation, we will continue on to the Sacred Valley near the Inca capitol of Cusco. From here, we board the Sacred Valley train for a scenic journey to Machu Picchu, the mystical stone city built by the Incas in the 15th century. Afterwards, return to Cusco, where you’ll enjoy two luxurious nights at the centrally- located Palacio del Inka hotel and guided tours of the most significant Inca sites before departing for your flight home.

It’s the perfect combination of inspiring places and rich history in the comfort of an all-gay environment.

Luxury Level: ***** Five Star       
Activity Level: Moderate to High       
Guest Count: 44

Highlights

  • Lima: sightseeing with a local guide; visit Archbishop’s Palace, Government Palace, San Francisco Monastery and Larco Herrara Museum
  • Iquitos: visit the Manatee Rescue Center
  • Cruise: 4 night cruise in a deluxe, outside suite cruising the Peruvian Amazon River aboard the Delphin III. Welcome cocktail & dinner; guided sightseeing each day with a local naturalist by skiff boats during the day and evening; native village visit.
  • Sacred Valley: visit Ollantaytambo with its huge Incan fortress rising from the edge of town
  • Machu Picchu: board the train for the scenic journey to Aguas Calientes; sightseeing of the ruins with a local guide
  • Cusco: sightseeing with visits to Santo Domingo Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman fortress and the Pre-Columbian Art Museum

Huayna Picchu Climb

****Limited availability, reserve early for your best chance of getting a spot for this adventure. Names are submitted to the government of Peru at the beginning of December 2023. Entries beyond that point will likely not be approved.

For many trekkers, climbing Huayna Picchu is one of the highlights of a visit to Machu Picchu. The views of the Citadel and surrounding landscape are extraordinary from the top and well worth the climbing effort.

From a distance Huayna Picchu looks like a technical climbing endeavor, but is in fact just a steep hike with some sections that will require the use of both hands and feet to scramble upwards, but no technical skills or climbing tools. There are sections that include railings and cables for support.

Anyone with a decent level of fitness and moderate constitution for heights can climb Huayna Picchu (if you are afraid of heights or susceptible to vertigo then this climb is probably not for you). There are areas that are exposed to steep drops, so caution should be taken throughout the climb, keeping a good distance between climbers in front and behind you. This is particularly true if the trail is wet.

The total ascent is just over 1,000 feet (360m) with the summit at a steep angle above the city. As Huayna Picchu is so close to the city complex it provides a fantastic birds-eye view, and the climb itself provides brilliant vistas of the city from various angles. This perspective is very difficult to appreciate whilst walking within the Citadel.

From the summit, the scale and ingenuity of Machu Picchu and its various structures and terraces is fully revealed. The sheer magnitude and complexity of the site provides for a humbling view. There are also terraces and temple remnants that crown the mountain’s summit, and will leave you questioning how the Inca managed to build these structures.

You have an opportunity to participate in this unique once-in-a-lifetime experience on the morning of your second day at Machu Picchu. Only a certain number of permits are issued for this excursion and they fill quickly. Therefore, we cannot guarantee any space until it is officially reserved. If you are interested, we encourage you to sign up early.

DAY AND TIME OF EXCURSION: Your day begins with departure from the hotel at 5:30am and the actual climb will begin at 7:00am, on your second day at Machu Picchu. You will be back down from the mountain by approximately 11:30am.

Inclusions

  • 2 nights deluxe hotel accommodations in Lima including welcome reception and daily breakfast
  • Guided tour of Lima including welcome lunch
  • Domestic flight from Lima to Iquitos, the gateway to the Amazon
  • 4 night deluxe Amazon cruise including all meals (Guaranteed all-LGBT+ charter)
  • Cruise includes local pisco-based cocktails, local beers, and local sodas with lunch and dinner as well as house wine with dinner
  • All excursions during cruise
  • Domestic flights from Iquitos to Cusco
  • Transfer to Sacred Valley
  • 3 nights deluxe hotel accommodations in the Sacred Valley including daily breakfast, one lunch and one dinner. Guided tours in the Sacred Valley
  • Peru Rail Vista Dome Train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu with lunch upon arrival to Machu Picchu Village
  • 2 visits to Machu Picchu
  • One night hotel accommodation in Machu Picchu village, including breakfast and dinner
  • Peru Rail Vista Dome train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo and motor coach to Cusco
  • 2 nights deluxe hotel accommodation in Cusco, including breakfast, one dinner and one lunch
  • Half day city tour of Cusco and half day tour of the the Sacsayhuaman fortress
  • Lunches and dinners on land include: two glasses of local beer, house wine or soft drinks

Bookings for the 2024 Amazon Cruise & Machu Picchu Discovery start at $6,699 Cabins to $8,099 Suites. Please contact us directly at alan@conciergetravel.cc or +17132530041 for real-time availability of spaces and for reservations.

Travel the Globe We can’t say enough great things about Concierge Travel. We’ve traveled the globe with you every year (sometimes 2x a year) for the past 10 years. Your attention to detail from the 1st phone call to gather trip info all the way to debarkation is superb. The Boyz of Concierge Travel are always friendly and accommodating in every situation. We look forward to booking our next trip with you.

Mike Annis and John Hall

Mike Annis and John Hall