Tourist hostspots such as Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail were closed in January due to ongoing political crisis.
With the current political situation showing some signs of stability, G Adventures has quickly relaunched trips in a bid to help support the many local communities and businesses in Peru that rely on tourism for income.
“The last few months have been very challenging in Peru, with local communities and businesses who were pushing to get started following the pandemic, being hit with another tourism dip,” says Sarah Miginiac, G Adventures’ general manager for Latin America.
“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 safe to do so.”
“With trips available across our Active, Classic, 18-to-Thirtysomethings, Roamies and Marine travel styles, there’s something for every type of traveller; from active lovers wanting to hike in the Andes, to wildlife aficionados looking to cruise along the Amazon waterways. Plus, with the usual closure of the Inca Trail in February, travellers will be able to hike the iconic trail after its annual maintenance.
“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,” she continues.
Available trips include the seven-day Amazon Riverboat in Depth, a journey through the Amazon jungle aboard the 28 passenger Amatista. Highlights include a night time boat ride through the Pacaya Samira National Reserve and spotting pink dolphins and hiking the famous Inca Trail.