Peru & Ecuador Adventure Itinerary

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      USD $3,230
      CAD $3,445
      AUD $3,585
      EUR €2,495
      GBP £2,145
      NZD $4,250
      ZAR R32,620
      CHF FR3,075
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      PEN 0 Chan Chan Archaeological Site
      USD $30 Quito City Tour
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,230
      CAD $3,445
      AUD $3,585
      EUR €2,495
      GBP £2,145
      NZD $4,250
      ZAR R32,620
      CHF FR3,075
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Peru & Ecuador Adventure.
Lake Titicaca

Mitad del Mundo

Days 1-2 Quito

Arrive in Quito, Ecuador's multifaceted capital. Kick off this Latin American adventure exploring cobblestone streets in the Old Town or head to a funky bar in Quito's modern area.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 3-5 Amazon Jungle Lodge

Learn the secrets of the Amazon rainforest and the medicinal uses of plants on a local-guided tour of the jungle.
ACCOM: Homestay - 2, Jungle Lodge - 3

Days 6-8 Banos

With two free days in Banos, you might want to watch sunrise from the thermal springs or experience an adrenaline rush high in the Ecuadorian Andes. Banos has long been a favourite place to travel in Ecuador and it's not hard to see why.
ACCOM: Hostel - 3

Days 9-10 Cuenca

Wander cobblestone streets and admire the red-tiled roofs, flower markets and plazas of Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 11-12 Zorritos

Cross the border from Ecuador to Peru and spend a free day relaxing on Mancora beach, surfing or taking an optional boat tour through the mangrove swamps to search out local birdlife.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

Days 13-14 Chiclayo- Trujillo

Travel through the Sechura Desert to see the 'surfing' fishermen of Huanchaco. Explore the historical city of Trujillo.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 15-16 Lima

Wander the well-preserved historical centre of Peru's capital, Lima.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight bus - 1

Day 17 Pisco

Head to the Plaza de Armas for some tasty local cuisine or a Pisco sour - Peru's national drink made from a special type of brandy.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 18 Nazca

Opt to visit the Ballestas Islands, a famed wildlife haven, before heading to the Nazca Lines to discover ancient mummies and mysterious colossal etchings.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 19-20 Arequipa

Journey to Arequipa and see why it's nicknamed the 'White City'.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 21-22 Colca Canyon/Arequipa

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 23-24 Cuzco

Get acquainted with the intriguing blend of Inca and Spanish cultures and discover some of Cuzco's lesser-known sights on a guided walking tour.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 25 Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley was once the heartland of the Inca Empire and now contains picturesque villages and impressive archaeological sites. Located in the Urubamba Valley, the city of Ollantaytambo is an incredible archaeological site and the starting point of the classic Inca Trail trek.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 26-29 Inca Trail/Machu Picchu

Walk one of the world's most sought-after treks – the Inca Trail. Spend four days walking through cloud forests, exploring ruins and trekking through some of Peru's most breathtaking scenery. On the last day, wake early and arrive at Machu Picchu as the sun comes up, taking time to soak up the atmosphere before tourists get there.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 3, Hotel - 1

Day 30 Cuzco

Relax in a cafe back in Cuzco or hit the mountain tracks on a daring bike ride.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 31-33 Puno/Lake Titicaca

Stop in at Puno, the folklore capital of Peru. Take a boat tour of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake, and experience local life at a homestay.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1, Hotel - 2

Days 34-36 La Paz

Travel to Bolivia's eclectic capital La Paz. Browse the Witches' Market for everything from woolly hats and alpaca gloves to potions and incantations to cure any ailment. Perhaps celebrate the end of this Peru and Ecuador Adventure with a night on the tiles.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2