Departures: Saturdays weekly
A real kaleidoscope of the Andes - Peru – Bolivia
Begin this amazing adventure by heading direct to Lima. Here you will spend two night's to recover from the jetlag and time to explore this capital of Peru – known as City of Kings. From here, it’s into the Amazon Jungle for an encounter you won’t forget! Fly to remote Puerto Maldonado on the Rio Madre de Dios - a tributary of the Amazon (still unspoiled), where animal and bird spotting is among the best in South America.
Next we find ourselves with so much to see and do as you explore Cusco the Inca temples and quaint cobble-stone villages, where life goes on as it did so many years ago. Arrive into beautiful red-tiled Cusco, fabled Navel of the Universe, to explore the Inca Empire – still alive today – and prepare to hike the legendary Inca Trail to the 'Lost City of the Incas', Machu Picchu. For those not wishing to take up the challenge of the Inca Trail we have an exciting alternative programme.
Across the altiplano to Puno, on the shores of tranquil Lake Titicaca, where you can experience life on the floating reed islands while visiting the Uros Indians. Stop overnight in sleepy Copacabana on the lake where you have the option to visit the scenic and tranquil Island of the Sun – legendary birthplace of the sun as it rose out of the lake.
We then take a picture postcard route to La Paz situated at 3900 metres above sea level and where ancient cultures meet the new millineum. This bustling city is unique, with bowler-hatted ladies selling their fruit and veges on the pavement outside towering skyscrapers.
ALL flights within South America 4dinners, 4 lunches
ALL transport (boats, buses, taxis, trains etc) ALL accommodation with breakfasts
ALL entrance fees as per itinerary ALL camping fees, tents, sleeping mats on the trek
ALL national park entrance fees ALL food during Inca Trail
ALL sightseeing as per itinerary ALL transfers as per itinerary
Services of experienced local guides Inca Trail Services of English speaking local guides
Services of porters to carry gear on Inca Trail NB: 4.5kg limit on all treks. rest of gear left at hotel
Does not include:
Tips allow USD160 per person
Insurance - Laundry - Personal Spending - Medical Expenses
We use comfortable 3 star hotels throughout . All rooms have your own private bathroom . Hotels are chosen for their location and service and most would have free WIFI
It is customary in Latin America to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is an expected - though not compulsory - component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels.
Personal Spending :
We suggest allow for US$35-45 per day to cover incidentals, laundry, meals not included