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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 22 day(s)
Group Size: 6 - 12 people
Destination(s): Peru  
Specialty Categories: Inca Trail hike   Hiking & Trekking  
Season: October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3995 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3995 US Dollar (USD)

There is moderate walking involved like you would do every day, though it can be a bit tougher with the altitude in areas like Cuzco, Puno and the Colca Canyon. Accommodation is simple but comfortable with en-suite rooms. Hotels are chosen for their safety, location, ambiance and friendly staff. There may be a multi-share night (triple or quad) at the homestay on Lake Titicaca.

The Inca Trail trek can be challenging due to the high altitude and a moderate to good level of fitness is required for you to get the maximum enjoyment from the trek. Typically each day on the trail involves 6-8 hours of hiking over altitudes of up to 4200 m (13776 ft). As all levels of fitness are catered for, you do have the option of spending extra nights in Cuzco then taking the train and to overnight in Aguas Calientes and meet up with hikers on the morning of day 17. This will all be pre arranged for you by S.E.T.

Tour Highlights:
- Mysterious Nazca, home to ancient cultures and the Nazca Lines
- Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, the deepest canyon in the world and a chance to see condors
- An overnight excursion to the islands of Lake Titicaca
- Experience the 4 day Inca Trail which leads us to the incredible site of Machu Picchu
- Travel to the depths of the incredibly diverse Amazon Rain Forest.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1 Lima, arrival day - You are free to arrive and check in at any time. Includes B, D

Day 2 Lima – A chance to get rid of jet lag and experience the sights and sounds of Lima. We’ll take you on a city tour and then show you our favourite spots in the suburbs of Barranco and Miraflores. Includes B,

Days 3-4 Pisco, Nazca - We travel onto Pisco for the night. Famous for Peru's national drink "Pisco Sour", we will be able to sample some fantastic seafood and local cuisine complimented by a Pisco Sour and life on the coast. An early rise on day 4 will enable us to enjoy a boat trip to the Ballestas Islands, then continuing through the desert onto Nazca, the home to the mysterious Nazca lines. Includes B,

Days 5-6 Arequipa – a long travelling day to arguably Peru's most beautiful city. Arequipa exhibits delightful colonial past. Situated under the volcano "El Misti", stroll around the city enjoying the local museums, churches, convent and sample some of the many superb regional dishes. Includes B,

Days 7-9 Colca Canyon, Puno - Colca Canyon, home to the famous Andean Condor. View these birds close up, as they soar above us while on the edge of the canyon. Visit local villages, soak in thermal baths and sample the life, music and spectacular scenery. We continue through to the city of Puno on Day 9. Includes B,

Days 10-11 Puno, Lake Titicaca - From the shores of magnificent "Lake Titicaca", we board a boat bound for the floating islands of Uros and the islands of Amantani and Taquile, along the way learning of the legends and the ways of the lake and its people where life has remained relatively unchanged over the centuries. An overnight home stay will allow us to live with a family on the islands. Includes B,L,D

Days 12-13 Cusco, Ollantaytambo - An early morning bus takes us to the imperial city of the Incas, Cusco. Rich in history and surrounded by ancient Inca sites, churches and museums and markets, there is plenty for all to do and see. On day 13 we head out to explore the Sacred Valley before embarking on the Inca Trail.

Days 14-17 Inca Trail - Our day begins on the ancient trail of the Incas with a local guide, cook and porters to ensure an enjoyable hike through spectacular scenery, taking in Inca sites on the way. Ending with an early morning arrival to the sun gate of Machu Picchu and a guided tour of this incredible Inca site. We have most of the day to enjoy this special place, descending later in the afternoon to catch a train back to Cusco. Includes B,L,D

Special Note : Due to new Inca Trail regulations and the restriction of the number of hikers allowed to be on the trail at any one time, an alternative Inca Trail may have to be used. These hikes are as spectacular as the Inca Trail with far, far less people, ending below the site of Machu Picchu. Sunrise can still be seen at Machu Picchu, with an early rise on Day 17, and a hike up to the entrance of the site.

Day 18 Cusco - Free time to explore this beautiful city with great shopping, or just relax in one of the many cafes and soak up the special atmosphere, which makes Cusco truely unique place. Includes B,

Days 19-21 Iquitos Jungle Excursion - An early morning flight takes us from Cusco via Lima to the Amazon city Iquitos. Travelling by motorized canoe to our jungle lodge deep in the Amazon Rainforest where our local guides will share with us there knowledge of the rich bird, animal and plant life that make the jungle an unforgettable experience. We return to Iquitos late on day 21, and spend the night in this vibrant jungle town. Includes B,

Day 22 Iquitos- Departure Day. Hasta Luego y Gracias Amigos.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Guided tour of the Uros Islands and Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca
- Guided boat trip to the Ballestas Islands
- Guide tour of Nazca and pre Inca burial site, and ceramic studio
- Optional 4-day Inca Trail or similar hike with local guide, cook, and porters
- Optional train to Machu Picchu if not walking the Inca trail
- The Colca Canyon
- Guided tour of Machu Picchu
- Iquitos Amazon Excursion
- Bilingual guides
- All airline flights within Peru
- All land transport during the itinerary
- The cost of entry for all scheduled excursions
- All meals as listed breakfast, lunch, dinner
- All hotel accommodations
- Transfers from your international flight to your hotel.

Price Excludes:
- Departure taxes
- Local payment to be made on day 1 of the tour as part of overall trip cost of USD450.

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