Our signature lesbian adventure through The Amazon, Andes And beyond!
From the depths of the Amazon to the heights of the Andes, this eye-opening escape is tailor-made for women, hosted by one of our Lesbian Brand Ambassadors and featuring a local female guide. Dine at one of the best restaurants in Lima (incidentally owned by a woman), discover majestic Machu Picchu, and get to know locals at every turn. It all adds up to a luxurious trip at an easygoing pace with a friendly group.
- Who’s it for? Lesbians
- Countries visited: Peru
- Duration: 8 Nights/9 Days
- Starts in: Lima
- Ends in: Cusco
- Group size: Min 4; max 16
- Accommodations: 4-Star+ Hotels, Luxury Jungle Lodge
- Physical Rating: 2/5
- Theme: Culture
- Activities: Food Tours, Hiking, Wildlife
- Taste Lima’s world-famous food, including dinner by one of the city’s best female chefs
- Enjoy female-led city tours
- Visit a popular lesbian-owned bakery where you’ll get to meet the owner and taste her cupcakes (not a euphemism)
- Be awakened by the sounds of the Amazon rainforest animal orchestra
- Wander the sumptuous city of Cusco
- Admire the might of the Inca empire in the Sacred Valley
- Stroll the geometrically perfect city of Ollantaytambo
- Meander the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu
- See how local women live in the countryside at a weaving community with a chance to shop for handmade souvenirs.
DATES AND PRICES
Hola! Welcome to Peru. We have no activities planned today until our Group Meeting at 2 PM in the hotel lobby. You’ll meet your Brand Ambassador and Host Tanya, Alejandrina your Group Leader, and fellow travelers to discuss our adventure. From there we’ll walk through gorgeous Miraflores and Barranco with a stop at “Miss Cupcakes” en route. The bakery’s lesbian owners serve up Lima’s sweetest bites and are passionate supporters of campaigns for autism and same-sex civil unions. You will also visit MATE, the Mario Testino Museum. This non-profit museum promotes Peruvian artists and culture throughout the world while introducing Lima to the best international contemporary art and photography. Tonight’s Welcome Dinner is at Kjolle. This restaurant is the vision of Pía León, one of Latin America’s Best Female Chefs.
Our day begins with a two-hour flight to Puerto Maldonado, a gateway to the Amazon Jungle. From here we’ll climb aboard a motorized canoe and ride the Madre de Dios River to our hacienda for the next two nights. After lunch, we’ll take a walk through the property’s nature trails, where you’ll learn about the rainforest, its transformation by human beings, and its relevance to the world. At dusk, we’ll climb aboard the canoe again for a twilight river safari celebrating the river’s nocturnal creatures. Our day ends with cocktails and snacks around the bonfire before dinner in the grand dining room.
After a hearty buffet breakfast, we’ll trek into Tambopata National Reserve and learn what makes Madre de Dios the biodiversity capital of Peru. Look for the endangered giant river otter, blue and yellow macaw, red howler monkey and black caiman. Lunch awaits back at the lodge, then it’s off to the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway. Climb a 91ft/28m tower into the canopy before you cross seven hanging bridges. Enjoy breathtaking vistas and photograph white-throated toucans, three-toed sloths, woodpeckers, trogons and squirrel monkeys. A “Rainforest at Night” safari wraps up the day of adventure, with dinner served at the lodge.
Today we return to Puerto Maldonado by canoe then board a flight to Cusco, South America’s oldest continually inhabited city. To adjust to the altitude (3,400m/11,200m), we’ll take it easy this afternoon, with a short orientation walk and a visit to San Pedro market. This evening you’re free to explore the town, enjoy the hotel’s gorgeous amenities, or join the group for an optional dinner.
This morning we’ll head to the Sacred Valley on the outskirts of town. We’ll visit a farming community en route before we arrive in Ollantaytambo. This geometrically perfect town is a magnificent example of Inca’s urban planning. Take time to explore, and don’t miss the fortress above the town. The entrance fee is included and it’s worth the visit. Tonight we’ll enjoy an incredible included meal. Please note: we’ll safely leave the bulk of our luggage here for the next few days until we return from Machu Picchu. Out Adventures will provide you with compact duffel bags.
Our day begins by riding the rails aboard the charming 360° Machu Picchu Train through the Urubamba Valley. Glass panels in the ceiling let you soak in the views en route to Aguas Calientes, the closest civilization to Machu Picchu. Rest up this afternoon, as we have a full-day visit to the ancient civilization tomorrow, or treat yourself to a sneak peak tonight. A group dinner is included at the hotel.
This morning we’ll depart around 5:30 AM and make our way along the notoriously windy road to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, a guide will introduce us to the ancient ruins. Looking down at the site against a backdrop of forested mountains is breathtaking: no matter how many photos you’ve seen, you can’t prepare yourself for the beauty before you. Enjoy an optional lunch before we board the train and return to Cusco. Enjoy the luxe accommodations at the hotel tonight.
Today we have a Workshop on Colonial Cuzqueña Glassed Ceramics, a traditional art form. You’ll lathe, enamel and paint traditional toritos and caballitos (little bulls and horses) of Pucará during a 3-hour experience. The rest of the day is at your leisure until our delicious Farewell Dinner at MAP Cafe, located on the patio of the Pre-Columbian Museum of Art.
There are no activities planned today, so you are free to explore the city and depart at your leisure.
- Arrival & departure transfers to/from Out Adventures’ joining/finishing point hotel
- 1 Local Female Guide and 1 Out Adventures Lesbian Host from beginning to end of the tour
- 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
- Lima orientation walking tour
- Flights from Lima to Puerto Maldonado, and on to Cuzco
- Cuzco orientation walk
- Pisco sour lesson
- Gratuities for drivers, day/city guides, hotel porterage and included meals
- Visit to a community in the Sacred Valley
- Guided Amazon Jungle walks
- Private, guided tour of Machu Picchu
- Signature Out Adventures duffel bag
- Bottled water on all bus rides
- Train trip between Aguas Calientes and Ollantaytambo on the Vistadome train
WHAT ISN’T INCLUDED?
- International Airfare
- Travel Insurance is mandatory for all travelers. Click here for more details.
- Gratuities for Group Leader ($45-$90 USD)
- Meals & Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
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