Peru & Inca Trail Bolivia Ecuador Amazon by Intrepid Travel

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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 urubamba river downstream to ollantaytambo follow the heritage trail that leads out from the ancient plaza through backstreets and inca houses where locals still reside and climb up to the spectacular fortress ruins to admire flawless inca stonework day 7 machu picchu take an early train ride to machu picchu the most famous symbol of the inca empire nestled between towering peaks and plunging valleys machu picchu is believed to have been a country retreat for inca nobility exploring the extraordinary sprawl of palaces and temples is unforgettable days 8-9 cuzco return to cuzco where there is plenty of time to visit the city s many museums and shop for souvenirs days 10-11 lake titicaca spend a day soaking up spectacular scenery and visiting the island communities that call this home days 12-13 lima return to lima for a final look at this fascinating city wander among the boutiques of miraflores or lounge about in a cafe in trendy barrancas lake titicaca hugo torres accommodation hotels 10 nts jungle lodge 2 nts transport minibus plane train boat canoe walking group size max 12 meals all meals while in the amazon jungle budget allow us$250 for meals not included departs selected fri 2007 start 19 jan 16 feb 16 mar 23 mar 13 apr 20 apr 11 may 18 may 08 jun 15 jun finish 31 jan 28 feb 28 mar 04 apr 25 apr 02 may 23 may 30 may 20 jun 27 jun 06 jul 13 jul 03 aug 10 aug 31 aug 07 sep 28 sep 26 oct 23 nov 21 dec 18 jul 25 jul 15 aug 22 aug 12 sep 19 sep 10 oct 07 nov 05 dec 02 jan 2008 04 jan 18 jan 01 feb 15 feb 29 feb 14 mar 28 mar 11 apr 18 apr 25 apr 09 may 16 may 16 jan 30 jan 13 feb 27 feb 12 mar 26 mar 09 apr 23 apr 30 apr 07 may 21 may 28 may 23 may 30 may 06 jun 13 jun 20 jun 27 jun 04 jul 04 jun 11 jun 18 jun 25 jun 02 jul 09 jul 16 jul · discover colonial history in lima · experience the amazon jungle · explore the sites of the sacred valley · witness the aweinspiring machu picchu · visit the reed-made uros island · cruise on lake titicaca trip code gki peru amazon extension independent per person twin share physical culture shock 6 days ex cuzco departs daily subject to availability itinerary days 1-2 cuzco/puerto maldonado meet the lodge staff at puerto maldonado airport and travel by motorised canoe to posadas amazonas jungle lodge days 3-4 posadas amazonas lodge explore the nature reserve with a local guide and discover strange trees exotic flowers and animals ­ see if you can spot a sloth and perhaps take the opportunity to fish for piranhas float on an oxbow lake keeping an eye out for giant river otters and see red and green macaws and parakeets at a parrot clay lick on a visit to an ethnobotanical centre there is the opportunity to learn about the medicinal properties of local plants days 5-6 puerto maldonado/cuzco travel back down the river to puerto maldonado to take your flight out of the jungle amazon wilderness lee bethune accommodation hotel 2 nts posadas amazonas jungle lodge 3 nts transport plane boat canoe walking group size max 12 meals 3 breakfasts 3 lunches 3 dinners budget allow us$110 for meals not included departs daily subject to availability notes drinks and tips extra while at the jungle lodge trip code · visit a parrot clay lick · cruise down rivers in canoes gam 28