Simply Peru Overview
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Embark on a comfort-style journey through Peru and into Bolivia
Set off on an inspiring small group adventure from Cuzco to La Paz that takes in the highlight attractions of this intriguing part of the world. Scour the indigenous markets of Cuzco for colourful handicrafts, watch the Andes reveal itself on a scenic train ride through the Sacred Valley and be awestruck by the sight of Machu Picchu. Encounter Quechua culture in Puno, spend the night on one of Lake Titicaca's islands and be charmed and intrigued by La Paz. With an itinerary designed to really get you under the skin of these destinations, this trip is sure to leave you astounded by the mystery and magic of Peru and Bolivia.
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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.
The Sacred Valley was once the heartland of the Inca Empire and now contains picturesque villages and impressive archeological sites. Located in the Urubamba Valley, the city of Ollantaytambo is an incredible archeological site and the starting point of the classic Inca Trail trek.
Today we travel by train along the Urubamba river to Aguas Calientes. Sitting at the base of Machu Picchu in a picturesque valley, Aguas Calientes takes its name from the numerous hot springs that are dotted throughout the area.
Rise early for the chance to watch Machu Picchu's imposing structure emerge from the mist in the morning light. Learn about the sight's history on a tour with a local guide, then return to Cuzco for some further time getting to know this charming colonial city.
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. Crossing the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and has some fascinating islands and hefty-sized frogs living within its waters.
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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