Nazca Lines & Colca Canyon
Leaving Lima, we drive via Paracas to Nazca where we can view the mysterious Nazca Lines - huge, geometrical figures cut into the stony desert floor (800 AD). Driving into the highlands, we see the sights of Arequipa (2350m) and journey to the Colca Canyon, one of the most impressive on the planet.
Lake Titicaca & the Altiplano
We travel across the Andes to Lake Titicaca, passing jagged snow-capped peaks. We take a boat out to Taquile island, exploring pre-Inca ruins and overnighting with the local Indian community. Then we drive across the high Altiplano, pausing at the pre-Inca temple of Raqchi, to Cusco (3400m), the Inca 'Navel of the Universe'.
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
We explore this fascinating city on foot and visit the great Jaguar Fortress at Sacsayhuaman. Our 5-day trek on the old Inca Trail to Machu Picchu slowly crosses the scenic Andean landscape of snowy peaks and lush tropical forests. We'll stop along the way at remote sites like Runkuraqay and Sayaqmarka, ruins that can only be reached on foot. Finally, we feast our eyes on Machu Picchu, the most astounding feat of stone engineering in ancient America.
Flying to Puerto Maldonado, we journey by boat deep into the Amazon rainforest where we will explore jungle-lined rivers banks by dugout canoe as well as spot local wildlife on foot. There's also plenty of time to relax and soak up the surroundings.
Like this itinerary but don't want to trek?
It is possible to book this tour and select not to walk the Inca Trail, whilst our companions are trekking we'll spend 4-days exploring and relaxing from our comfortable base in the Sacred Valley. With trips out to Ollantaytambo, Maras and Moray and the chance to go white water rafting (optional), there's plenty to do and time to unwind afterwards. Call 0844 499 0901 to book your place and make sure you mention at the time that you don't want to trek.
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
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|17-Oct-2020 for 21 Nights||Flight Included||
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