Central & South America 2017 by Intrepid Travel

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 back to main menu cuzco peru peru majestic peru machu lima picchu aguas calientes inca trail ollantaytambo sacred valley paracas 15 days lima to lima cuzco nazca the giant desert inscriptions of the nazca lines are one of peru s great unsolved mysteries the best angle to behold them from is above on an optional flight lake titicaca puno arequipa a trip through peru wouldn t be complete without a visit to the sacred valley and machu picchu enjoy a guided tour around the ruins as well as plenty of free time spend a full day exploring the floating islands of lake titicaca and taquile island with the chance to meet the local uru people comfort ggkp maximum group size 12 day 1 lima arrive in lima peru’s elegant coastal capital uncover the treasures of this intriguing city on a guided walking tour which starts off from the bustling downtown hub of plaza mayor day 2 paracas watch peru’s landscape stream by on the way to beautiful paracas wildlife enthusiasts can spend an afternoon scanning the waters and skies of the paracas national reserve home to sea lions and dolphins it also boasts one of the world s highest concentration of marine birds day 3 nazca sample peru’s tipple of choice straight from the source at a pisco distillery before a boating expedition around the wild ballestas islands visit nazca s mysterious earth etchings or view them from the air – the best way to see them days 4-5 arequipa explore the ‘white city’ of arequipa – a dazzling city constructed largely from the region’s pale volcanic rock days 6-7 puno/lake titicaca learn about pre-inca burial rites at the funerary towers of sillustani en route to puno visit the floating reed islands of the uros people on a boat tour of lake titicaca browse handmade crafts on taquile island famous for its knitted goods that custom dictates can only be made by men days 8-9 cuzco join the throngs at the san pedro market drop into the coca museum or take a stroll out to the stone ruins dotting the outskirts of this lively city day 10 sacred valley/ollantaytambo meet the locals of the sacred valley on a community visit and learn about their lifestyle and customs admire the perfectly geometric ollantaytambo ruins day 11 aguas calientes soak up the laidback atmosphere of aguas calientes in preparation for visiting machu picchu days 12-13 machu picchu/cuzco enjoy a guided walk through the ‘lost city of the incas’ learning the history of ancient machu picchu and marvelling at its structure and setting days 14-15 lima return to lima for a final night hotel 14 nts 14 breakfasts 1 lunch 1 dinner plane private vehicle train boat view dates and prices discover more trips and detailed information about this destination at intrepidtravel.com/peru 19