Peru Inca Trail + Amazon Extension

Magnificent Machu Picchu
Sunset over the Amazon
Colca Canyon
Trekking the Inca Trail
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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.

Amazon Extension
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.

  • South America
  • Puerto Maldonado
  • Puno
  • Paracas
  • Sillustani
  • Altiplano
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Peru
  • Machu Picchu
  • Cusco
  • Arequipa
Tour Types
  • Active
  • Small Group
  • Cultural
  • Rafting
  • Scenic
  • Wildlife
  • Discovery
  • Adventure
Day 1: Join tour Lima

Day 2: Visit Pachacamac. Drive to Paracas National Park

Day 3: Optional boat trip to Islas Ballestas. Continue to Nazca

Day 4: Follow coastal road to Puerto Chala

Day 5: Journey through the Andean mountains to Arequipa

Day 6: Explore Peru's 'White City'. Visit Santa Catalina Convent

Day 7: Ascend to the Altiplano and town of Chivay

Day 8: Walk by Colca Canyon. Drive to Lake Titicaca

Day 9: Boat to Taquile. Stay in island village house

Day 10: Island walk. Return to Puno by boat

Day 11: Drive through mountains to Ollanta via Sillustani funeral towers

Day 12: Free day in Sacred Valley. Optional whitewater rafting

Day 13: Commence Inca Trail. Walk to Llaqtapata ruins

Day 14: Follow river to Wayllabamba village. Continue to Llulluchapampa

Day 15: Cross 'Dead Woman's Pass' (4200m). Through cloudforest to Phuyupatamarca

Day 16: Arrive to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate

Day 17: Revisit Machu Picchu. Return to Ollantaytambo by train.

Day 18: Walking tour of Cusco. Visit to Sacsayhuaman

Day 19: Fly to Puerto Maldonado. Travel to lodge by minibus and canoe

Day 20: Visit parrot clay lick and Tres Chimbadas Lago. Take a jungle night walk

Day 21: Hike through jungle to mammal clay lick. Learn about local exotic fruits

Day 22: Early morning boat to Puerto Maldonado and end trip at airport

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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28-Mar-2020 for 21 Nights Visit Website
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Difficulty:Moderate to Challenging
Meals:Breakfast: 21 Lunch: 6 Dinner: 7
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