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real life experiences south america intrepid europe is about more than just the sights discover the sounds scents tastes and feel of every place you visit too to get that first-hand real life experience we travel in small groups and we don t do coaches we get with the locals taking trains and taking the trouble to interact for the variety of trip styles please see guide on page 5 400 300 200 100 0 its sheer diversity makes travelling through south america an inspiration from the lost cities of the inca deep into the heart of the amazon rainforest and south to the rugged peaks of patagonia this extraordinary continent is filled with beauty adventure and intrigue 40 30 20 10 0 400 300 200 100 0 40 30 20 10 0 temp 40 30 20 10 0 galapagos rain 400 300 200 100 0 40 30 20 10 0 400 300 200 100 0 jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec indicative temperature guide celsius max min indicative rain guide millimetres

south america andean landscape hugo torres the inca trail peru in depth peru encompassed lares trek andes and the amazon peruvian highlights incan encounter majestic peru peruvian pathways peru amazon extension independent inca trail across the andes ­ southbound vilcanota llama trek complete peru galapagos inca trail peru in depth galapagos galapagos majestic peru homeland of the incas inca highland trek sacred land of the incas inca highlands beyond inca trail information page ecuador unplugged ecuador adventure 22 23 24 25 25 26 27 27 28 28 29 30 31 31 32 32 33 34 35 35 36 37 38 39 galapagos islands adventure galapagos adventure ­ 7 days galapagos adventure ­ 6 days ecuador discovery wild ecuador ecuador amazon extension ecuador ecolodge extension highlights of bolivia across the andes ­ northbound bountiful brazil spirit of the south ­ westbound patagonian wilderness south america encompassed iguazu falls extension spirit of the south ­ eastbound rhythms of the south

peru peru is quite simply a traveller s dream it s a land of dense jungles lost cities andean peaks urban beaches and ancient ruins a visit to the lost city of machu picchu is a must and reaching it is an adventure in itself either by train from the colonial gem of cuzco or trekking along the famous inca trail or the less-travelled alternative the lares but peru offers so much more spot exotic jungle wildlife in the amazon explore the islands of lake titicaca by reed canoe or get a birds-eye view of the mysterious nazca lines on a plane ride peru encompasses the whole world in one country and is sure to live long in the memory james thornton uk sales co-ordinator the inca trail active plus local payment us$300 physical culture shock 8 days lima to cuzco departs every mon selected sat itinerary day 1 lima the plaza mayor in the heart of lima s historic centre is an excellent place to get a feel for peru s colonial past nearby the museo de la inquisicion offers an insight into the

peru peru in depth original plus local payment us$250 physical culture shock 15 days ex lima itinerary day 1 lima wander among the colonial buildings of the historic centre and visit the iglesia de la merced to see the faithful kiss the cross of the venerable padre urraca days 2-4 lake titicaca big blue sky vast expanses of water and fascinating island cultures await at lake titicaca spend the night as guests of local families and get an insight into life on the altiplano day 5 cuzco enjoy a spectacular day s travel from puno the highest point of this adventure to cuzco watch the vast altiplano with its mountain backdrop roll by day 6 sacred valley the lush fertile plains of the sacred valley a rarity in the high andes have supplied cuzco with produce since ancient times travelling down the valley stop by the pretty village of pisac famed for its colourful artisan markets and inca citadel after stocking up on coloured beads and ponchos continue on to ollantaytambo one of the few

peru peru encompassed original plus local payment us$400 physical culture shock 21 days ex lima departs most mon sat itinerary day 1 lima our adventure begins in peru s cultural and financial hub enjoy a guided walk through the city and take the time to pay tribute to lima s founder francisco pizarro at his tomb in la catedral day 2 pisco head down the coast to pisco famous for its eponymous cocktail the pisco sour the following morning there is an optional visit to the ballestas islands to get up close to the resident sea lions and penguins days 3-4 nazca take an optional flight over the desert to see the enormous animals and symbols etched into the nazca desert day 5 arequipa standing at the foot of the snow-capped el misti volcano arequipa s architecture is as beautiful as its surroundings explore the whitewashed spanish colonial buildings that give the city its nickname the white city days 6-7 colca canyon spend time acclimatising in hot thermal baths before taking short hikes

peru lares trek active plus local payment us$300 physical culture shock 8 days lima to cuzco departs most fri itinerary day 1 lima arrive in time for an afternoon orientation tour of lima s historic heart wander under hundreds of ornate balconies and admire the beautiful colonial buildings day 2 cuzco relax among the churches that surround the central plaza or explore the incan spiritual sites of sacsayhuaman and tambo machay day 3 sacred valley overflowing with andean charm incan ruins and stunning scenery the sacred valley awaits start up a poncho collection at the artisan markets ramble over imposing fortress ruins and spend the evening in the ancient town of ollantaytambo days 4-6 lares trek after a morning in the village of qeshwarani head up through the valley to the indigenous community of cuncani camp in the shadow of snow-capped mountains cross over high passes and admire stunning views of mount veronica descend through a landscape dotted with llamas to camp by the beautiful

peru peruvian highlights original plus local payment us$300 physical culture shock 21 days ex lima itinerary day 1 lima explore lima s historic centre the plaza mayor with its churches museums and carved balconies jutting out over the street this is an excellent place to get a feel for peru s colonial past day 2 pisco head to pisco the jumping off point for the nearby ballestas islands and birthplace of the national drink the pisco sour days 3-4 nazca many have tried to unravel the mystery of the nazca lines and at various times they were thought to represent an astronomical chart giant calendar or even the markings of aliens whatever they are the enormous shapes are best seen from the air day 5 arequipa visit the peaceful santa catalina monastery or soak up the beautiful views in this picturesque city days 6-7 colca canyon travel to chivay where you can enjoy hot thermal baths and peruvian music descend into one of the deepest canyons in the world and keep an eye out for the

peru incan encounter comfort plus local payment us$300 physical culture shock 9 days lima to cuzco itinerary day 1 lima arrive early to enjoy an afternoon orientation walk through lima s historic centre this was once the richest and most powerful city in the americas and it was said that some paths were even paved in silver days 2-3 amazon jungle fly to the amazon and take a motorised canoe deep into the rainforest explore the rainforest with local guides who will share their knowledge of the surrounding wildlife there are plenty of opportunities to spot pink river dolphins giant otters and colourful toucans days 4-5 cuzco journey to the heart of the inca empire cuzco this lovely city also has fantastic examples of spanish colonial architecture take a guided walk past inca walls and charming churches and learn about this city s fascinating past and present don t miss the inca sun temple now a convent and church day 6 sacred valley spend a day in the sacred valley an oasis of green

peru peruvian pathways comfort plus local payment us$400 physical culture shock 13 days ex lima itinerary day 1 lima wander through the historic centre for a glimpse of lima s grand colonial past this was once the richest and most powerful city in the americas and while the streets may not be paved in gold it is said that the path to the former palace of the viceroy was once paved with silver bars days 2-3 amazon jungle take a motorised canoe to our rainforest base from here explore the rainforest with local guides who are keen to share their knowledge of the surrounding fauna and flora it may even be possible to see colourful macaws and mighty anacondas days 4-5 cuzco the continent s oldest continually inhabited city cuzco is steeped in inca legend and spanish history admire the cathedral visit the churches of la comania and san francisco and don t miss the imposing inca fortress sacsayhuaman day 6 sacred valley for the archaeology buff the sacred valley is a gold mine follow the

peru independent inca trail independent per person twin share plus local payment us$100 physical culture shock 7 days ex cuzco departs daily subject to availability itinerary days 1-2 cuzco spend time relaxing acclimatising and exploring the fascinating city of cuzco the `navel of the incan empire and one of the oldest continually-inhabited cities in the world there are many incan and colonial sights to see including the imposing fort of sacsayhuaman and the sun temple coricancha once plated in gold and used for solstice ceremonies other options include a day tour through the ruins and market towns of the sacred valley or for an active warm up for the trek ahead spend a day rafting or mountain biking days 3-6 inca trail/cuzco accompanied by a local guide cook and porters hike the inca trail trek along ancient paths through the cloud forest and mountain scenery setting up camp each night the trek is challenging at times but the scenery is more than worth it as is the goal on the

south america across the andes ­ south basix plus local payment us$400 physical culture shock 36 days quito to la paz itinerary days 1-2 quito surrounded by snow-capped volcanoes quito is possibly the most attractive city in south america explore the market-filled streets and soak up the colonial atmosphere of the barrio historico on a guided tour days 3-5 amazon jungle from our base at an eco-lodge deep in the jungle explore the surrounding nature and keep an eye out for armadillos honey bears sloths toucans jaguars and bats days 6-7 banos high in the ecuadorian andes banos is an ideal place for a bit of outdoor adventure optional activities include mountain biking and rafting a dip in the hot springs is the perfect way to end an active day days 8-9 cuenca visit the stunning catedral nueva take a day trip through the primeval landscape of cajas national park or visit the ruins of the inca s second capital ingapirca days 10-14 mancora/trujillo chill out on peru s best beaches visit

south america vilcanota llama trek active plus local payment us$100 physical culture shock 8 days ex cuzco itinerary day 1 cuzco why not arrive a few days early to acclimatise charming cuzco is a lovely place to spend a few days getting used to the altitude with ancient inca sites beautiful colonial churches a colourful market and a wide central plaza to explore day 2 ocongate head east to the traditional highland town of ocongate camp by the mapoche river and prepare for the exciting trek ahead day 3 pacchanta with llamas carrying the camp gear climb steadily through the rolling hills enjoying views of the snow-dusted nevado ausangate camp by the hot springs of pacchanta a dip in their steamy waters is the perfect way to end the day day 4 jampa pass the route to the magnificent jampa pass is filled with glaciers lakes shepherds huts and grazing vicunas trek beneath the towering west face of the jatunjampa peaks day 5 acero the scenery becomes even more beautiful on the descent