Lima to La Paz Overview

Travel from Lima to La Paz and fall in love with Incan South America. Complete the Inca Trail trek, visit Arequipa, Nazca, Lake Titicaca, Cuzco and more.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,620
      CAD $1,655
      AUD $1,690
      EUR €1,235
      GBP £1,010
      NZD $2,005
      ZAR R15,065
      CHF FR1,420
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $1,150
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,670*
      CAD $2,792*
      AUD $2,850*
      EUR €2,002*
      GBP £1,705*
      NZD $3,247*
      ZAR R26,230*
      CHF FR2,349*
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Trip Validity

  • 2011-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Be romanced by the magical Inca lands between Bolivia and Peru

Travel through the awesome Andes on this Overland adventure. Unlock the secrets of many mystical sights as you explore the isolated islands dotting Lake Titicaca. Hike along the historic Inca Trail, be amazed by the Nazca Lines, ramble over the ruins of Machu Picchu and explore the streets of Cuzco. From the breathtaking highs of La Paz to the colonial sights of Lima, journey through Bolivia and Peru and discover two South American gems.

  • Climb through the twisting streets of La Paz
  • Complete the iconic Inca Trail trek
  • Cruise the reed islands of Lake Titicaca
  • Discover the wild beauty of the Island of the Sun
  • Learn local song and dance at a Peruvian village homestay
  • Spot wildlife on the Ballestas Islands
  • Spy huge condors sailing high above Colca Canyon
  • Visit the ancient funerary towers at the Chauchilla Cemetery

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Lima, Peru
  • Finish:

    La Paz, Bolivia
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with facilities) (7 nts), Homestay (1 nt), Hotel (13 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Overland vehicle, Train
  • Included activities:

    Alternative Inca Trail and Quechua Community trek, Ballestas Island tour, Chauchilla cemetery, Colca Canyon entrance, Isla del Sol boat trip, Paracas National Park, Raqchi Artisan Centre and ruins, Sillustani Ruins and Museum w/Guide, Tour of the Sacred Valley, Sacsayhuaman and Ollantaytambo, Uros Island boat trip on Lake Titicaca

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    635kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. This trip is run by our experienced overland partner Dragoman. 2. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights. 3. You need to choose whether you wish to hike the Classic Inca Trail or the Quechua Community Trek at the time of booking. If you do not indicate a preference, the Quechua Community Trek will be confirmed automatically. Classic Inca Trail permits are sold on a request basis only. Once deposit is paid and passport details provided, Intrepid will endeavour to secure a permit for you. If Classic Inca Trail permits are unavailable by the time you book, you will be booked on the Quechua Community Trek instead. The Classic Inca Trail closes in February to allow cleaning and restoration works. If the trek portion of your trip starts in February you will be automatically booked to hike the Quechua Community Trek . Should you choose not to hike at all, please let us know in writing at the time of booking so alternative arrangements can be made. Without this prior warning, local fees may apply.

  • Trip price from

    USD $1,620
    CAD $1,655
    AUD $1,690
    EUR €1,235
    GBP £1,010
    NZD $2,005
    ZAR R15,065
    CHF FR1,420
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    USD $1,150
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  • Total price from

    USD $2,670*
    CAD $2,792*
    AUD $2,850*
    EUR €2,002*
    GBP £1,705*
    NZD $3,247*
    ZAR R26,230*
    CHF FR2,349*
    *
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  • ‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.
  • Per day from:

    USD $121
    CAD $126
    AUD $129
    EUR €91
    GBP £77
    NZD $147
    ZAR R1,192
    CHF FR106
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Lima to La Paz Summary

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Day 1 Lima

Lima is a large, fascinating hotchpotch of architectural styles, coastal scenes, world cuisines, impressive museums, traditional culture and modern arts and nightlife.

Day 2 Paracas/Ballestas Islands

Home to a large number of birds and wildlife species, Paracas National Reserve helps preserve Peru's marine ecosystem and the cultural heritage of the Paracas people. With birds circling ahead, a dramatic coastline with stone arches and caves, and animals galore lazing on rocks and beaches, the Ballestas Islands are a visual feast.

Day 3 Nazca

Rebuilt completely after a devastating earthquake in 1996, Nazca is home to the mysterious Nazca Lines and a city of colourful houses with a pretty main square.

Day 4 Puerto Inca

Puerto Inca is a tiny, sandy place with an abundance of ruins and beautiful coastal scenery to enjoy.

Days 5-6 Arequipa

The beautiful 'White City' of Arequipa is surrounded by volcanoes, is rich in Spanish colonial architecture and abounds with local culture and cuisine.

Days 7-8 Chivay/Colca Canyon

Known for its love of karaoke, Chivay is a small town located near the Colca Canyon with an interesting market and some relaxing hot springs close by. Over twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, and with Andean Condors soaring high above, the Colca Canyon commands reverie.

Day 9 Raqchi Homestay

Traditional houses, customs and handicrafts are a signature part of Raqchi, a small village just outside of Cuzco.

Days 10-11 Cuzco

Cuzco is the gateway to Machu Picchu and a city with majestic architecture, impressive ruins, a lively town centre and cultural significance around every cobblestone corner.

Days 12-15 Classic Inca Trail/Quechua Community Trek/Ollantaytambo

Winding around mountains, through valleys and up steep slopes, the iconic Inca Trail is a series of beautiful vistas and challenging hikes all the way to Machu Picchu.

Days 16-17 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Built sometime in the 15th century and rediscovered in 1911, the staggering ruins of Machu Picchu were thought to be an estate for the Incan emperor, Pachacuti. A World Heritage site set among red-green hills with ruins scattered close by, Cuzco is impressive in every way - be it history, culture, nightlife or architecture.

Day 18 Puno

Puno is a colourful town on the Peruvian shores of Lake Titicaca, expect to see traditionally dressed locals, chaotic markets and, if lucky enough, even dancing in the streets.

Days 19-20 Lake Titicaca/Copacabana

A lovely little town situated between two hills and looking out over Lake Titicaca, Copacabana has beautiful scenery and coastline, great eateries and a fascinating religious culture.

Days 21-22 La Paz

Built in a canyon, the unique and bewtiching city of La Paz is filled with steep, cobbled streets, fascinating markets, evident tradition and captivating sights.
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    • GDOKC
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,620
      CAD $1,655
      AUD $1,690
      EUR €1,235
      GBP £1,010
      NZD $2,005
      ZAR R15,065
      CHF FR1,420
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $1,150
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,670*
      CAD $2,792*
      AUD $2,850*
      EUR €2,002*
      GBP £1,705*
      NZD $3,247*
      ZAR R26,230*
      CHF FR2,349*
      *
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‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.