TORONTO — G Adventures is relaunching its operations in Peru starting this Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
The good news comes shortly the reopening of Machu Picchu, on Feb. 15. Closed for many weeks due to civil unrest in part of Peru, the Inca site’s reopening brought cheers from Canadian tour operators.
The March 1 restart coincides with the reopening of the Inca Trail, which closes for routine maintenance every February. Machu Picchu’s reopening includes limited train service until demand increases.
Even as Peru takes steps to reopening key sites like Machu Picchu, the Canadian government continues to warn visitors to exercise a high degree of caution when travelling to Peru. Canada also has a regional advisory for the country, recommending that Canadians avoid non-essential travel to Arequipa, Cuzco (including the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu), Ica and Puno.
Canada’s advisory for Peru travel can be found here.
“WE CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION”
Sarah Miginiac, G Adventures’ general manager for Latin America, says that with supporting local communities at the heart of G Adventures’ business, the company has been poised to relaunch trips as quickly as possible.
“The last few months have been very challenging in Peru, with local communities and businesses that were pushing to get started following the pandemic being hit with another tourism dip. 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 it was safe to do so,” says Miginiac.
“With trips available across our Active, Classic, 18-to-Thirtysomethings, Roamies and Marine travel styles, there’s an adventure for every type of traveller; from active lovers wanting to hike in the Andes through to wildlife aficionados looking to cruise the Amazon waterways.”
There will be some small itinerary adjustments in areas such as Puno, she added. “G Adventures continues to monitor the situation, but most of our itineraries will run as normal.”
Trips available include the nine-day Amazon Riverboat in Depth (from $3,929 per person); The Inca Journey (10 days from $3,149 per person); and The Inca Trail (seven days from $1,719 per person). Prices do not include international flights and are based on trips booked before March 31, 2023 and departing before Oct. 31, 2023.