Discover Incan heartlands on this Overland Bolivia and Peru tour

Journey through the Inca heartlands on this express Overland tour of Bolivia and Peru. Unlock the secrets of the mystic sights as you hike along historic Inca pathways, discover isolated islands dotting Lake Titicaca, ramble over the ruins of Machu Picchu and explore the streets of Cuzco. From the breathtaking altitude of La Paz to the once mighty Inca capital of Cuzco, discover the history and beauty of these two great nations on this unforgettable trip.

This trip requires an Inca Trail Permit. To view permit availability click here.

Start
La Paz, Bolivia
Finish
Cuzco, Peru
Countries
Bolivia,
Peru
Themes
Overland
Code
GDOO
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 22
Carbon offset
346kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Climb through the jumble of twisting streets in La Paz
  • Discover the remote beauty of the Island of the Sun
  • Explore the floating Uros reed islands
  • Set sail on the waters of Lake Titicaca
  • Discover the mystery of crumbling Machu Picchu
  • Go hiking in the footsteps of the Incas
  • Visit Cuzco, a delightful 'city in the clouds' of Peru

Itinerary

Arrive early in La Paz and ramble through the jumble of twisted streets, stare up at the snow-capped mountains or shop in the eclectic markets, including the Witches' Market.
Discover Copacabana, a picturesque town situated on the shores of Lake Titicaca with an amazing Moorish style cathedral. Hike over the car-free Island of the Sun and discover its scenic heart. Widely believed to be the birthplace of Inca culture, there are plenty of ruins to explore.
Meet the locals of the floating, man-made Uros islands on Lake Titicaca.
Spot the ancient funerary towers of Sillustani rising from the windswept antiplano. Then travel to Cuzco where there are plenty of adventure activities on offer.
Follow ancient footpaths through the Andes on a four-day alternative Inca trail trek that winds through traditional Quechua communities. Pass soaring mountain peaks, trek amid grazing herds of llamas and camp beside ancient forests. Meet the locals and discover lesser-known Inca pathways before descending into the Sacred Valley to explore the massive Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo.
Rise early to discover the ruins of Machu Picchu bathed in the golden morning light. Spend a memorable day in the 'lost Inca city' - perhaps hiking to the Sun Gate to enjoy the spectacular views. For those wishing to unwind post-trek, seek out bustling markets and cosmopolitan Cuzco cafes.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Boat, Overland vehicle, Train
Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (3 nights), Hotel (8 nights)
Included activities
  • Alternative Inca Trail and Quechua Community trek
  • Cuzco Visitor Ticket
  • Isla del Sol boat trip
  • Sillustani Ruins and Museum w/Guide
  • Tour of the Sacred Valley, Sacsayhuaman and Ollantaytambo
  • Uros Island boat trip on Lake Titicaca

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This trip requires an Inca Trail Permit. To view permit availability click here.

For information about altitude sickness click here


Important 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 notes

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Reviews

Our La Paz to Cuzco trips score an average of 4 out of 5 based on 1 reviews in the last year.

La Paz to Cuzco , April 2015