Peru

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Highlights

• Travel to Lake Titicaca
• Cuzco — the oldest inhabited city in South America
• Train to Machu Picchu
• Boat trip to Ballestas Islands
• Fly over the Nazca Lines
• Stay at an Amazon rainforest lodge
• Visit the Uyuni Salt Falts

Fact File

• 21 Days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start in La Paz, Bolivia, finish in Lima, Peru
• All meals included
• Includes Inca Trail permit fee if choosing to hike the trail
• Includes 5 domestic flights
• Activity Level: 3

 

Discover breathtaking Machu Picchu, relax in the tranquillity of Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca and discover wildlife in the dense Amazonian jungle. From the Andes to the Amazon, experience diverse culture, rugged geography and rich history on this 20-day journey through Peru and Bolivia.

Beginning in La Paz, Bolivia, visit the Murillo Museum to learn about local customs and explore the market district for some unique finds. Next we visit the Uyuni Salt Flats before traveling across the 12,500-foot high Altiplano mountain range. Take in spectacular views of the Royal Cordillera peaks before boarding a small vessel to cross a narrow strait to the rugged Copacabana Peninsula.

On Taquile Island, explore hilltop shrines and commune with the Taquile Indians who invite us into their homes for an overnight stay. Explore the old streets of Cuzco, bordered by Incan-era stone walls — the ruins of former palaces. Travel by train down the gorge of the roaring Urubamba River to Machu Picchu — the famous “Lost City Of The Incas” and a phenomenal archeological site. For the more adventurous, hike the steep trail up Huayna Picchu for a spectacular view over the ruins. Take a mountain flight over the Andes to Puerto Maldonado and canoe up the Tambopata River to our Amazon rainforest lodge.

Fly from the Amazon to Lima and continue along the coast to the Paracas Peninsula, where we board a boat that takes us to the volcanic island of Ballestas. The island is home to a wildlife refuge of sea lions, Inca terns, Humboldt penguins and large flocks of gannets and pelicans.

Board a plane for a 90-minute flight over the Nazca Lines — a remnant of the civilizations that prospered along the Pacific coast before the arrival of the Europeans.

FROM: $6695  $5690

DATES, PRICES & AVAILABILITY

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Accommodations

Comfortable hotels/lodges with private washrooms. Features 1 night homestay with limited facilities on Taquile Island.

Comfort notes

13 days over 9,000 feet. Some rough/winding roads and long drives. Temperature ranges from cool to hot and humid.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in La Paz, Bolivia
Day 2: La Paz — Murillo museum, Valley of the Moon
Day 3: To Uyuni Salt Falts
Day 4: La Paz
Day 5: Copacabana, Lake Titicaca
Day 6: Taquile Island
Day 7: Taquile Island, Puno
Day 8: To the Inca Capital of Cuzco
Day 9: Cuzco — Tambo Machay, Kenko, Sacsayhuaman
Day 10: Cuzco
Day 11: Pisaq & Ollantaytambo
Day 12: Arrive at Machu Picchu — the Lost City of the Incas (or join a trek to Machu Picchu)
Day 13: Machu Picchu/Sacred Valley, to Ollantayatambo
Day 14: Fly to the Amazon, Canoe up the Tambopata
Day 15: Lake Condenado — Giant River Otters, Caiman, Piranha
Day 16: Tambopata River — Observation Tower, Shaman’s Medicine Garden
Day 17: To Paracas
Day 18: Ballestas Islands
Day 19: Fly over Nazca Lines
Day 20: Lima city tour, Gold Museum
Day 21: Departure
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