A unique glimpse into the heart and soul of South Americas’ premier destination, Peru. An vibrant ancient land brimming with biodiversity, traditional folklore, rich cultural heritage and majestic natural wonders. Begin your journey in the gastrological capital of Lima before exploring the depths of the Andes at Colca Canyon and its soaring Condors.
Explore the traditional villages of Puno along Lake Titicaca & the islands of Uros before immersing yourself into the sights and sounds of the Inca capital of Cusco. No trip to Peru is complete without stepping into the site of its legendary ruins, Machu Picchu, most deservedly one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Trip Duration: 12 days
Grade Adventure touring, Activities Adventure Touring
Summary: 11 nights in tourist class lodges and hotels
Arrival into Arequipa and transfer to hotel.
From your hotel in Arequipa, you will be driven past the three volcanoes, Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu and through the National Reserve of Aguada Blanca where you can see vicuñas, llamas and alpacas. Arrive in the town of Cabanaconde to begin the five hour trek into the Canyon. The overnight camp will be in Llahuar where the River Colca meets the River Huaruro. There will be opportunity to enjoy the thermal baths, fish for trout and see the natural geysers.
After breakfast you will be driven across the Altiplano to Cusco. This drive will take you through sleepy Andean villages, past spectacular snow-capped mountains, sheer cliffs and rampaging rivers. Stops along the way include the atmospheric towns of Pucara and Andahuaylillas, and the pre-Inca ruin of Raqchi. Arrive in the famous city of Cusco in the early evening. Includes lunch. Available alternative: Luxury Andean Explorer Train can be booked for an extra charge. Monday-Wednesday-Saturday (November to March) or Monday-Wednesday-Friday-Saturday (April to October). For more information, please ask our sales consultant.
Arrive at Cusco and transfer to hotel.
This afternoon travel by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
Transfer from the Ollantaytambo train station in Sacred Valley to Cusco.
Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machu Picchu District
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