Itinerary

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      USD $2,935
      CAD $2,975
      AUD $3,090
      EUR €2,085
      GBP £1,850
      NZD $3,665
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      CHF FR2,570
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    • Explorer, German Bilingual
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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 Sacred Land of the Incas.
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Day 1 Lima

Arrive in Peru's sprawling capital, Lima, and unravel its fascinating history on a walking tour around the city's major sights. The vibrant suburb of Miraflores is full of cafes, bars and restaurants, so why not use the free time to sample some local culinary delights.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 2-3 Amazon Jungle

Fly to the frontier town of Puerto Maldonado and travel by canoe into the dense Amazon Jungle. Macaws, monkeys, peccaries, jabirus, otters and thousands of butterflies all coexist in this amazing ecosystem. Learn about the medicinal properties and practical uses of native plants from a local guide.
ACCOM: Jungle Lodge - 2

Day 4 Cuzco

If Lima is Peru's head, Cuzco is definitely the country's heart and soul. A town perfectly suited to exploration by foot, discover the central plaza's ornate colonial churches and then head for the impressive Inca ruins dotting the city's outskirts.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 5 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Travel by private bus through the lush terraces of the Sacred Valley, stopping en route at a local village to gain an insight into traditional Inca culture. Meet friendly locals on a community visit before spending the night in the ancient town of Ollantaytambo – one of the few places where the Incas defeated the Spanish.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 6-9 Inca Trail/Machu Picchu

Accompanied by porters, cooks and a local guide, embark on a four-day trek along the iconic Inca Trail. Take in the astounding panoramas on offer along the high plateaux, hike through dense forests and stop to observe the crumbling ruins of ancient villages and temples. After all that hard work, take some time to explore awe-inspiring Machu Picchu – an unforgettable sight.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 3, Hotel - 1

Day 10 Cuzco

Get reacquainted with Cuzco, browsing the food stalls of the central market, picking up some colourful woollen garments or soaking up the atmosphere in one of the town's many quaint cafes.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 11-13 Puno/Lake Titicaca

On the border of Bolivia and Peru, Puno and mystical Lake Titicaca are nestled 3,800 m above sea level, making Lake Titicaca the world's highest navigable lake. Cruise to the incredible floating Uros Islands, constructed entirely from reeds, and sail to Taquile Island, where the community's men craft handmade woolens. Make new friends and enjoy local hospitality on a family homestay.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1, Hotel - 2

Days 14-15 La Paz

Travel to Bolivia's capital, La Paz, and hit the markets for some souvenir shopping. Don't miss the Witches' Market, which sells a quirky collection of herbs, folk remedies, amulets and other items used in traditional rituals.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1