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Peru, Lost Civilizations, Lima to La Paz

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 23 day(s)
Group Size: 8 - 20 people
Destination(s): Peru   Bolivia  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History   Hiking & Trekking  
Season: May - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3225 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3225 US Dollar (USD)

From the colonial capital of Lima on the Peruvian coast right through to the cultural capital of La Paz in the Bolivain Highlands this tour of Peru and Bolivia will take you back to a time to when the region was ruled by ancient civilizations. From the Nazca people and the Incas through to the period of Spanish conquest Peru is a land rich in history and culture.

From an abundant coastline to desert dunes rich in archeological treasure, from lush green cloud forests to beautiful colonial cities, from majestic Inca ruins to the remote islands of Lake Titicaca we will explore a truly remarkable region. Abounding in natural beauty and alive with a vibrant and colorful culture this journey through Peru and Bolivia will be an exhilarating and unforgettable experience.

Tour Itinerary:

Days 1–4: We leave Lima, the colonial capital of Peru, and head out along the coast to the Paracas Marine reserve, the most important wildlife sanctuary on the Peruvian coast. A short drive inland takes us to Huacachina, a tiny desert oasis nestled amongst huge sand dunes, and to Nazca, named after the ancient culture that inhabited the area in around 200 AD. We will take a flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines that, to this day, remain unexplained by scientists and archaeologists alike.

Days 5–8: We visit the fascinating Chauchilla cemetery, and stop at the ancient Inca port of Puerto Inca, before climbing in altitude to arrive in Arequipa, a beautiful city surrounded by spectacular mountains. Explore the Monastery of Santa Catalina and visit "Juanita" – the Ice Princess, a frozen Inca sacrifice recently discovered at the summit of Mount Ampato. We then arrive at Colca Canyon, arguably the world's deepest canyon, and home to numerous Andean Condors.

Days 9–12: We will take an early morning trip to view the Condors circling on the thermals rising up from the canyon floor and enjoy some time hiking in the area. Traveling through the Peruvian high country, we arrive in Cusco, the archaeological capital of the Americas, and our base to explore the Inca culture and the famous ruins of Machu Picchu.

Days 13–16: After exploring Cusco we head off into the Sacred Valley of the Incas to visit the colonial village of Pisac, famous for its lively market, and the massive fortress of Ollantaytambo. Following the footsteps of the ancient Incas we walk the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu. You will be amazed and intrigued to learn all there is to know about this mysterious race from your local guide.

Days 17–23: Returning from Machu Picchu we have some time to relax in Cusco before driving south across the Andean plains to arrive on the shores of Lake Titicaca. We will visit floating reed islands and have a chance to experience the local culture with an overnight Island home stay. Visit Taquile Island, famous for its traditional handicrafts and isolated way of life, before finally leaving Peru and crossing into Bolivia to arrive in La Paz, our final destination.

Note: Due to tight regulations on the Inca trail availability is limited on a first in first served basis only. We cannot guarantee your place until we have received your booking and deposit and have processed the request for an Inca Trail ticket. To ensure your space on the trail we advise you book early. However if space is unavailable we offer alternative treks which all include a visit to the ruins Machu Picchu.

Dates:
- 26 May - 17 June
- 14 July - 5 August
- 1 September - 23 September.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation:
* 18 nights in comfortable tourist class hotels and guesthouses
* 3 nights camping on the Inca Trail
* 1 night local home stay
- Transport in our custom built all-terrain expedition vehicles
- 22 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 15 dinners
- Expert Western tour leader and local guides throughout
- Experienced Western driver/mechanic
- All National Park entrance fees
- Paracas Marine Reserve – Paracas
- Ballestas Islands Boat trip - Paracas
- Pisco vineyard tour – Ica
- Sand Buggy desert excursion – Huacachina
- Fossil tour - Ica
- Nazca Flights – Nazca
- Chauchilla Cemetery - Nazca
- City tour – Arequipa
- Flight of the Condors – Colca Canyon
- Hiking – Colca Canyon
- Walking Tour - Cusco
- Sacred Valley tour
- Inca trail to Machu Picchu (or alternative)
- Overnight Lake Titicaca Excursion – Puno.

Price Excludes:
- Local payment 750 USD.

About This Supplier
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Location: England
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2010
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We offer small group overland trips is custom built, deluxe expeditions vehicles throughout South America including the more off-the-beaten-track areas, ranging from 12 to 26 days. Also, custom designed tours for individuals or small groups which we can tailor to your exact needs. With over 14 years experience running...

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