Inca Explorer Guided Tour (31 Days)

A real kaleidoscope of the Andes – Peru – Bolivia – Argentina

This ‘off the beaten track’ adventure gives you the opportunity to explore bustling colourful Andean markets and villages of rural Peru and Bolivia, where you will discover the mysteries of the Inca Empire, still alive today.

Visit Ballestas Islands, Peru’s mini Galapagos and the mysterious Nasca Lines. Visit the white city of Arequipa and the amazing Colca Canyon to spot the Condors. Marvel at the workmanship and energy of magical Machu Picchu in Peru. Highlights also include the charming colonial city of Cusco – Heart of the Inca Empire. Wonder at the remarkable monument of Sacsayhuaman, villages of Chinchero, Ollantaytambo and Pisaq.

Visit the sacred island of the Incas in Lake Titicaca. Travel overland from La Paz through the incredible salt flats of Bolivia (stay in a hotel made of salt). Then into northern Argentina to experience the stunning Humahuaca Gorge, colonial Salta, and the stunning Calchaqui Valley.

Finish up in style in Buenos Aires

Group size based on a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 15.

(I)    It is NOT compulsory - to have Yellow Fever Inoculation for this trip
(II)   Visas are NOT required for entry for NZ passport holders
(III)  It IS advisable to have hepatitis A & Typhoid inoculations on this trip
(IV)  Due to the high altitude travelled on this trip we require a doctor's certificate for anyone over the age of 60yrs.

There wil be no unpleasant surprises once you are in South America - you know before you leave exactly what this trip will cost! As such you dont need to reach into your money belt all the time to pay for 'EXTRAS' like some companies do. 

We pride ourselves on being totally upfront before you leave. Compare our inclusions for yourself – detailed on our Trip Dossier.

We want your adventure to be as hassle-free as possible – so you can expect the following on the ‘Inca Explorer’.  


- All flights between Lima & Buenos Aires  

- ALL transport (boats, buses, taxis, trains, etc.)   

- ALL accommodation with breakfasts (twin share)   

- ALL transfers as per itinerary

- ALL entrance fees as per itinerary                       

- Services of English speaking local guides 

- ALL sightseeing as per itinerary                           

- ALL national park entrance fees                

- Farewell dinner & Tango show in Buenos Aires     

- Breakfast daily, plus 3 Lunches and 1 dinner

- Latin Link Tour Manager ( subject   to a minimum of  6  persons  travelling )


- Local Airport taxes

- Tips, allow USD$150

- Insurances

- Laundry

- Personal Spending

- Medical Expenses

What Our Clients Are Saying;

"My thanks for organising my excellent trip to South America. Pretty well everything went according to plan and I enjoyed it enormously. Frank was an excellent tour leader and contributed a lot to our enjoyment of the tour."

Bryan A -Inca Explorer 13

"Gary, this was an excellently crafted agenda put together by you and Russell. It matched any of my previous experiences from tall ships voyage crew in the Pacific and Antarctic to trekking in the Sahara and low Himalaya, and I am indeed indebted to you for such a successful outcome."

John H – UK – Inca Explorer 09

 "I have had a really good time and will treasure the memories. It was the little people we met up in the Andes.  Have lots of great photos." 

Laura S – Christchurch – Inca Explorer 09

 A thoroughly enjoyable trip especially the Inca Trail and also a special mention to the local guides employed by you. Their knowledge and quality of service was excellent.  We are convinced that the South American journey is right up there amongst the best of our overseas trips. Thanks again for a grand holiday. 

Jack & Joan – Dunedin – Andes Overland

"It’s hard to put in a few words how much I did enjoy the trip so thankyou for such a great trip and the wonderful memories."  

Janet – Wellington – Andes Overland

"Great holiday. Enjoyed travelling without worry in an unpredictable continent.  Lots of fun and many different experiences. Thanks a million."  

Pauline – Christchurch - Incas & Llamas

"It was a hard month but one hell of an education for two green Kiwis not having travelled – but set them up and we’ll be in for another round."  

Kelvin & Margie – Wellington - Incas & Llamas

It was an incredible adventure.  The colours and contrasts of South America will remain a memory for many years to come.  I hope to return. 

Alison – Timaru – Amazon to Andes


Inca Explorer

27 Nights /28 Days

Mysterious Nasca & Ballestas Islands; Machu Picchu – legendary ‘Lost City’ of the Incas; Inca Trail – follow the Inca Footsteps (optional); Cusco – Capital of the Inca Empire – a true experience; Sacred Valley of the Incas, Colca Canyon – home of the mighty Andean Condor; Lake Titicaca – the floating reed islands and Uros Indians; La Paz – city of contrasts and colour; Isla del Sol – where the Inca king was born; The incredible salt flats of Bolivia, Salta & the ‘Train to the clouds’; Buenos Aires – stylish Paris of the South.

Abbreviated Itinerary:

DAY 1: Lima

DAY 2: Lima City Tour

DAY 3: Lima - Paracas

DAY 4: Paracas - Nasca

DAY 5: Nasca - Arequipa

DAY 6: Explore Arequipa

DAY 7: Colca Canyon

DAY 8: Colca -Cusco 

DAY 9: Cusco

DAY 10: Cusco - Sacred Valley

DAY 11: Sacred Valley/Day 1 Inca Trail

DAY 12: Train to Aguas Calientes/Day 2 Inca Trail

DAY 13: Bus to Machu Pichu/Day 3 Inca Trail

DAY 14: Cusco/Day 4 Inca Trail

DAY 15: Cusco - Puno

DAY 16: Uros Islands - Copacabana

DAY 17:  Copacabana - Isla del Sol - La Paz

DAY 18: La Paz City Tour

DAY 19: La Paz

DAY 20: La Paz - Uyuni-Salt Flats

DAY 21: Uyuni-Purmarmarca

DAY 22:  Purmarmarca

DAY 23: Purmarmarca - Salta

DAY 24: Salta

DAY 25: Salta - Cafayate

DAY 26: Cafayate -Salta-Buenos Aires

DAY 27: Buenos Aires

DAY 28: Depart Buenos Aires

Detailed Itinerary & Prices

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