What's the best way to experience Peru and Bolivia? This Overland adventure!
This adventure takes you through the centre of ancient Inca heartlands on a short but sweet Overland tour. Travel through Peru and Bolivia and discover the secrets of these mystical places as you explore the streets of Cuzco, trek along ancient Inca pathways, visit the islands dotting Lake Titicaca and ramble over the impressive Machu Picchu ruins. From the once mighty Inca capital of Cuzco to the breathtaking altitude of La Paz, discover the history and beauty of these two mighty nations on this Overland adventure.
This trip requires Inca Trail Permits. View permit availability here.
Fall in love with magical Cuzco, high in the mountains of Peru
Follow in ancient footsteps on an Inca trek
Discover the mystery of crumbling Machu Picchu
Visit the ancient funerary towers of Sillustani
Set sail on the waters of Lake Titicaca
Discover the remote beauty of the Island of the Sun
Climb through the jumble of twisting streets in La Paz
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 (http://www.intrepidtravel.com/pdf/inca-advisory/community_trek_peru.pdf) at the time of booking. If you do not indicate a preference, the Quechua Community Trek (http://www.intrepidtravel.com/pdf/inca-advisory/community_trek_peru.pdf) 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 (http://www.intrepidtravel.com/pdf/inca-advisory/community_trek_peru.pdf) 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 (http://www.intrepidtravel.com/pdf/inca-advisory/community_trek_peru.pdf).
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.
4. Please be aware that while hiking the Inca trek or the Quarry trek that you may be joined by passengers from other Intrepid & Geckos groups.
On June 30th Peruvian authorities released a new list of regulations for visiting Machu Picchu, which came into effect from July 1st. The main points impacting our visits are:
1. There is now a time limit to visit the citadel. Morning visitors must exit the site by 12pm and afternoon visitors by 4.30pm
2. Visitors must complete a designated circuit, in one direction only. Exiting and re-entering the site is not permitted and, upon completion, visitor must exit the site. There is no allowance for personal exploration of the site any longer.
Overall we support these changes as they help preserve this invaluable archaeological site. While this somehow restricts the amount of time we are now allowed to spend in Machu Picchu, we’ll do all possible to maximise your time there and make sure you have the best possible experience.
Our Cuzco to La Paz trips score an average of 4.3 out of 5 based on 10 reviews in the last year.
Great adventure. Excellent crew. Good company.
Review submitted 27 Jul 2017
This Cuszo to La Paz trip has many high points, literally and figuratively. High Altitude trekking is hard but so rewarding--many folks of all ages and fitness levels on our trip suffered from altitude sickness hiking near 16,000 feet (4700 meters). Don't underestimate how much work it is to hike at 50% less oxygen than sea level. But if you're up for the high country, it's extraordinary.
Review submitted 10 Dec 2016