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RETREAT TO THE MAGICAL LAND OF PERU

EXPLORE MACHU PICCHU

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Delve into the historical mysteries and cultural treasures of Peru on this compact adventure. Discover UNESCO World Heritage sites—including the mountaintop citadel of Machu Picchu and historic Cusco—alongside knowledgeable local guides. Travel across the snowcapped peaks of the Andes, and get a glimpse of the ancient traditions that continue to endure in the misty valleys.  Join us as we unravel the historical mysteries and cultural wonders of this extraordinary destination, where every step leads to a new discovery.

TRIP OVERVIEW

  • Journey through the enchanting landscapes and rich heritage of Peru with our own private National Geographic CEO (Chief Experience Officer).

  • Embark on a spectacular train ride to Machu Picchu and explore the fabled Inca citadel with a guide.

  • Discover the archaeological treasures of the Sacred Valley, from the farming terraces of Moray to Pisac’s sprawling ruins.

  • Traditional Andean Experience, exclusive to National Geographic Journey travelers tour of Parque de la Papa, a rural community working to preserve traditional methods of potato cultivation.

  • Enjoy time to explore Lima, Peru’s bustling capital, and experience the charms of historic Cusco, the heart of the ancient Inca Empire.

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This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you don't want to miss.  

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"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."

LOST CITY, FOUND

Machu Picchu is undeniably a must-visit destination for all travelers. Nestled on a high ridge above the Sacred Valley it endures as an extraordinary testament to the Inca civilization. Often called the "Lost City of the Incas," it's worth noting that the Incas themselves always knew of its whereabouts. Fortunately, their descendants have graciously opened its doors to the world, allowing us to explore, learn, and immerse ourselves in the profound tranquility that envelops this sacred site. If you feel lost, this is an incredible opportunity to discover and reconnect to the light within.

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10 Mysterious Lost City
1 Hotel Antigua Miraflores Lima
2 Sunset in LIma, Peru
San Martin Square, in Lima, Peru
3 Hotel Mabey Urubamba
4 Day 2 Moray Ruins
5 DAY 3 Pisac Ruins Guided Tour
6 Climb aboard Inca Rail
7 DAY 4 HOTEL TAYPIKALA
8 Magical World Wonder
9 The Lost City
12 Explore Cusco, Peru
13 Time to Register

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS LIMA TO LIMA
We highly recommend that you fly in one day prior

APRIL 20-27, 2024

$2,499 Per Person Double Occupancy

$350 Deposit - Final Payment Due 60 days prior

 EARLY PRICING GOOD UNTIL DECEMBER 12, 2023 

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WHY I CHOSE
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEY WITH G ADVENTURES

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort. They also believe in responsible travel. What does that mean, you ask? It's about having the time of your life while doing good along the way. When you glance at your itinerary, take note of the "G for good" & and "Highlight" moments; these moments are supporting the local community. As a further commitment to sustainability, for each day you travel, a tree will be planted in your name in communities around the world. If you embark on an eight-day journey, you'll contribute to planting eight trees. When there are 16 of us on this adventure, together, we'll plant 48 trees. Currently, 1,373,792 trees and counting.

Highlights

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

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"Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else."

Itinerary

ITINERARY DETAILS

To view details, click on the number to open, it is best to also close each item and then move to the next. You can also do a word search within the itinerary (For example, "Hotel"). You can also print a detailed schedule; however, please note this is updated monthly. Linh will have a final printed copy for you to travel with. 
  • How does class drop in work?
    Classes are virtual via Zoom Drop-in anytime select "Book Now" Book a session - $11.11 You will receive a confirmation email automatically with a link to join the zoom class, if you don't see it, check the promotions, junk, or spam folder. You will also receive a reminder email 24 hrs prior to class. Can't find the email SEARCH for email from appointments@wixbookings.com REGISTER EARLY, Please note the system will not allow you to book a class after the start time. Breatheee you can, you will, you got this! How to avoid missing class register early, once you have the link you can always join late.
  • How does the monthly membership work?
    Save money with a monthly membership. Each month your membership will bill automictically until canceled. $24.99 Replays are included. Classes are offered via Zoom Tue & Thu 8:00 am & 4:00 pm Every time you want to take a class you will need to "Book Now" You will receive a confirmation email automatically with a link to join the zoom class, if you don't see it, check the promotions, junk, or spam folder. You will also receive a reminder email 24 hrs prior to class. Can't find the email SEARCH for email from: appointments@wixbookings.com REGISTER EARLY, The system will not allow you to book a class after the start time. Breatheee you can, you will, you got this! Hint: register early, once you have the link you can always join the class late. You can find all the classes you have booked under your members area. - Look at the upper right-hand corner of the website "LOG IN" If you are using your phone expand the three lines, for the drop-down menu. You can reschedule book classes in this section Replay are located under: Book Online - Treasure chest of Replays Go there now
  • How do I find the MEMBER AREA?
    Look at the upper right-hand corner of the website "LOG IN" If you are using your phone expand the three lines, for the drop-down menu.
  • Where do I find the LINK TO JOIN classes I registered for?
    You received a confirmation email automatically with a link to join the zoom class, you will also receive a reminder email 24 hrs prior to class. Don't see it, check the promotions, junk, or spam folder. Still can't find the email SEARCH for email from Linh appointments@wixbookings.com You can also find ALL classes you registered for under members area - upper right hand corner of website (if on your phone 3 lines) - My Bookings
  • How do I reschedule or cancel a class I already booked?
    Go to member's area (upper right-hand corner of the webisite) Click the arrow for the drop-down menu - My bookings - cancel or reschedule booking
  • How do I watch REPLAYS of weekly classes
    Replays are available to those with a Kundalini Monthly Membership. To watch the replay’s go to the BOOK ONLINE section at the top. Treasure Chest of Replays Click Here to go there now
  • How do I cancel or suspend my monthly membership?
    Life flows like a river, and sometimes that flow guides us in new directions. If you feel the call to release your membership, we honor your path and make the process as smooth as possible. A note before you cancel should your path lead you back to our doors, we welcome you with open arms. However, the landscape of our offerings might have changed, and your previous rate may not be available if you decide to rejoin in the future. You can cancel your membership anytime through the members area or by sending an email to: Linh@LinhJames.com Membership Cancellation Timing: Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours before the next billing date to avoid further charges. Confirmation: You'll receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of your cancellation request. If you don't receive this email, please contact us immediately. Late Cancellation: If you cancel less than 72 hours before your billing date, you will be billed for one additional month. To find your billing date "Log IN" member's area (upper right hand corner of the website Click the arrow for the drop-down menu. Suspension Loving Pause for Healing If life's twists and turns bring you a moment where yoga must wait, we understand. Should you find yourself facing a medical situation, such as an injury or illness, that whispers for you to pause, we're here to hold space for your journey back to wellness. Eligibility: A gentle pause in your membership is welcomed with a doctor's guidance suggesting a rest from yoga. Process: Simply email us sharing your situation and the supporting medical note with us. We'll embrace your needs, tailoring the suspension to the healing timeline your body whispers for.
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8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS LIMA TO LIMA
We highly recommend that you fly in one day prior

APRIL 20-27, 2024

$2,499 Per Person Double Occupancy

 EARLY PRICING GOOD UNTIL DECEMBER 12, 2023 

$350 Deposit - Final Payment Due 60 days prior

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

Included/Not Included

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Arrival transfer

  • Accommodation: Hotels (7 nts).

  • Transport: Private van, train, plane.

  • Internal flights (Lima/Cusco)

  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities 

  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1-lunch, 1-dinner

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Traditional Andean Experience, Urubamba

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Cusco Planetarium, Cusco

  • Your G for Good Moment: Parque de la Papa (Potato Park), Pisac

  • Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay

  • Your Discover Moment: Cusco

  • Two-day Sacred Valley tour including Ollantaytambo, Moray, and Pisac ruins and pre-Inca salt pans

  • Traditional pachamanca-style dinner

  • Scenic train and guided tour of Machu Picchu

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare to and from the destination

  • Minimum medical and emergency evacuation insurance

  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance

  • Visas - U.S. citizens traveling to Peru do not need to obtain a visa if their stay is under 183 days. 

  • Any activity not described in What's Included

  • Meals on your own

  • Gratuities

MINIMUM TRAVEL INSURANCE REQUIRED

  • A minimum level of medical and emergency travel insurance is required in order to travel with National Geographic Journeys. When selecting a travel insurance policy, you must have medical coverage, and we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue.

  • We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment, loss of luggage, and personal effects.

"Don't fill your life with days; fill your days with life."

Our retreat schedule is already filled with a wide range of guided tours, providing you with unforgettable experiences in the heart of Peru. Suppose you're looking to enrich your journey further. In that case, we offer a selection of additional activities that will allow you to dive even deeper into the local culture and natural beauty of this remarkable destination. 

 

Did you know? Most communities around the world do not benefit from tourism. To support the local community,  some optional activities can only be booked and paid for upon your arrival in Peru. This approach allows us to directly contribute to the local economy and ensure that your participation benefits the people and places you'll encounter during your stay.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:


LIMA

  • Lima Cooking Class (4hrs) $79.00 can be prebooked/paid in advance. 
     

Can only be booked/paid at the destination.

  • Lima City Tour (40 USD per person) 

  • Bike Miraflores and Barranco (35USD per person) 

  • Huacas and Larco Museum by Night (90USD per person)

  • MALI & Peruvian Paso Horse with dinner (90USD per person)

 

AGUAS CALIENTES

  • Inca Trail - 1-Day Inca Trail Hike $299 MUST be booked ASAP; limited permits.

CUSCO

  • Cusco Cooking Class $46.00 can be prebooked/paid in advance.

Can only be booked/paid at the destination.

  • Cusco City Tour (45PEN per person)

  • Inka Museum (10PEN per person)

"Investment in travel is an investment in yourself."

FAQ's

FAQ'S

Can we assist with the Airline ticket?
You will book your flight independently.  When booking, use the name exactly as it is on your passport.  If you need assistance booking, I can assist you.

I chose JetBlue because they give more legroom, free WiFi, and a bunch of other perks.  Below is my flight information, which includes the pre-night recommendation.  If you choose this option, you must pay for one extra night at the hotel.

JetBlue 

 

LAX to LIM - April 19, 2024

LIM to LAX - April 27, 2024 

  • Flights

  • LAX-FLL,  Apr 19, 7:30am (B6 1700)

  • FLL-LIM,  Apr 19, 5:59pm (B6 1825)

  • LIM-FLL,  Apr 27, 11:40pm (B6 1824)

  • FLL-LAX, Apr 28, 9:40am (B6 2801)

What is the total cost of the trip?

Estimated total cost of trip. 

$2,499 8 days / 7 nights Lima to Lima Retreat package

$1,000 Airline estimate

     100 extra night room estimate

$3,599 Estimated Total 

$500 - $600 spending money for meals, optional tours, and tips.

​Do I need travel insurance? 

Yes, all travelers must have emergency medical insurance that covers emergency evacuation and repatriation up to at least $200,000. Your CEO will be checking this when you arrive.  Please bring a copy of your travel insurance with you. We also strongly recommend purchasing an all-inclusive plan that covers cancellation/interruption insurance.

To take advantage of the full benefits of travel insurance, it is essential to get travel insurance within 10-14 days (depending on the company) of the first payment made for your trip.  You may lose some extra benefits if you do not do this. 

For your convenience, below are options for you to review.  

Are any inoculations required? 

Please consult with your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information and recommendations. To see recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

HEALTH
 

You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure.  Let your doctor know that your Adventure travels to high altitudes. This is medically defined as anything over 8,000 feet (2,440 meters). Most people can travel to 8,000 feet with minimal effects. However, everyone reacts to altitude differently, and altitude sickness can affect some people irrespective of fitness and age. Please consult your physician for details on how to prepare best and what to do in the unlikely event you are affected on your Adventure.

 

While traveling, we recommend that you carry a First Aid kit, hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes, and any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that we are often in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons, our leaders are prohibited from administering any drug, including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. G Adventures reserves the right to exclude any traveler from all or part of a trip without refund if, in the reasonable opinion of our CEO, they cannot complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group.

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, entry requirements and restrictions dictated by foreign governments can change frequently and irrespective of your intended date of travel. These requirements and restrictions may depend on different factors,  such as your country of residence, passport nationality, destination, and transit points, as well as previous travel history. Given these considerations, it is the traveler’s responsibility to research and understand the latest travel and health requirements and restrictions.

What are the passport and visa requirements?

All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum of 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements. It is your own responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. Visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check the information yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements.

Visas - U.S. citizens traveling to Peru do not need a visa if their stay is under 183 days.  This information can change at any time.  You are responsible for verifying Visa requirements. 

How many people are expected on this retreat? 

This will be a small group of only 12-14 people.

​​What if I don't know anyone going on the Retreat? 

A phenomenal group of like-minded people will surround you. A close-knit community will quickly develop and last beyond our time together!  

I didn't see any mention of yoga.

This is a National Geographic Journey. They carefully curate our schedule with many great adventures. When the time feels right, we will do yoga or meditation. My vision is that yoga will be somewhere out in nature where we can take in the beauty of this magical land. Imagine practicing yoga amidst stunning landscapes, feeling the energy of the mountains as you find your inner balance.

Will there be wifi available? 

In some areas, Wi-Fi may be accessible, while in others, the connection might not be as reliable. However, I encourage you to contemplate whether you truly need a constant connection to the digital world during your journey. Sometimes, embracing the opportunity to unplug and immerse yourself fully in the present moment can lead to a more profound and spiritual experience. Nature and travel offer a chance to connect with the world on a different level, free from the distractions of the online realm. So, perhaps the better question is not about the availability of Wi-Fi, but whether you're open to disconnecting and allowing yourself to be fully present and engaged in the journey itself."

Are gratuities included? 

No, more details are below under spending money.

What to bring

What to Pack:

Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cool, especially at night. April is the beginning of the dry season; it has been known to get around eight days of rain throughout the month. It is considered the best time to travel to Peru as there are few crowds. But given the country’s topography, you must be prepared to find different weather conditions as you travel from one region to another.

  • Layered clothing, including lightweight and moisture-wicking materials, is essential to adapt to changing weather conditions.

  • Sturdy and comfortable shoes or hiking boots are necessary for exploring the site and hiking in the surrounding areas.

  • Remember sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the strong sun at high altitudes.

  • Pack a waterproof jacket or poncho, just in case. 

  • Daypack

  • Daypack / Rain Cover: if you are not bringing a poncho

  • Refillable water bottle

  • First-aid Kit

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Outlet adapter and, depending on what you bring, maybe an adapter/converter.
     

Documents To Pack:

  • Passport / With photocopies

  • Travel Insurance / CEO will be checking them on arrival

  • Vouchers and pre-departure information / we will explain later

 

Do I need to bring my yoga mat?

Yes, however, I am thinking more of a yoga towel.  Something you can easily carry for that moment of inspiration. We will talk in more detail as we get closer to the date.

Laundry
Some of our hotels offer laundry facilities for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry, so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.

Spending Money
Every traveler is different, and therefore, spending money requirements will vary. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

MONEY EXCHANGE/ CREDIT CARD

  • The currency in Peru is the Nuevo Sol (PEN).
     

  • Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances. Visa cards are the most widely accepted cards. While ATMs are widely available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work in Latin America. Check with your bank.

  • You should be aware that to purchase products or services on a credit card, a fee of 5%-10% usually applies. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money; a combination of US dollar cash and cards is best.

 

  • Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds. 

  • We do not recommend bringing traveler's cheques as they are very difficult to change in the country.

INSIDER TIP: Please be advised that slightly torn notes, notes that have been heavily marked, or notes that are faded, may be difficult to exchange. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition, in denominations lower than $100(or equivalent).

As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often, we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com

EMERGENCY FUND
Please also ensure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex., a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!

TIPPING
It is customary in Latin America to tip service providers, such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is an expected - though not compulsory - component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip when there is an opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use.

 

Recommendations for tipping

  • Drivers and local guides would range from $5-10 USD per day depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture.

  • Also, at the end of each trip, if you felt your G Adventures CEO did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference; however, as a guideline, $20-25 USD per person per week can be used.

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:


LIMA

  • Lima Cooking Class (4hrs) $79.00 can be prebooked/paid in advance. 
     

These can only be booked/paid at the destination.

  • Lima City Tour (40 USD per person) 

  • Bike Miraflores and Barranco (35USD per person) 

  • Huacas and Larco Museum by Night (90USD per person)

  • MALI & Peruvian Paso Horse with dinner (90USD per person)

 

AGUAS CALIENTES

  • Inca Trail - 1-Day Inca Trail Hike (6-8 hrs) $299 MUST be booked ASAP; limited permits.
    This is not an easy hike; you must prepare for it. 

CUSCO

  • Cusco Cooking Class $46.00 can be prebooked/paid in advance.

These can only be booked/paid at the destination.

  • Cusco City Tour (45PEN per person)

  • Inka Museum (10PEN per person)

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