Peru & Inca Trail Bolivia Ecuador Amazon by Intrepid Travel

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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 the ruined city of chan chan and see the `surfing fishermen of huanchaco days 15-17 lima check out the museums explore the colonial streets and head out in the evening to experience lima s exciting nightlife day 18 pisco it s hard to know what pisco is most famous for the beautiful ballestas islands or peru s national drink the pisco sour day 19 nazca visit the ancient nazca cemetery complete with 1,500-year-old mummies and see the mysterious nazca lines on an optional flight over the desert days 20-24 arequipa/colca canyon take an excursion to colca canyon one of the deepest in the world or sit back and relax in a cafe on arequipa s main plaza days 25-27 cuzco/ollantaytambo discover the colourful markets incan ruins and colonial history of cuzco and the sacred valley days 28-31 inca trail trek along ancient trails through mountain scenery and lush cloud forest a challenging few days are rewarded with the awesome sight of machu picchu at sunrise days 32-34 lake titicaca the world s highest navigable lake is home to many distinct tribal groups including the uros people who live on islands made from reeds days 35-36 la paz if multi-coloured scarfs hats with flaps alpaca gloves and woven bags are on your shopping list then you have reached paradise accommodation simple hotels 25 nts overnight buses 3 nts camping 3 nts jungle lodge 3 nts homestay 1 nt transport public bus train plane hiking walking group size max 12 meals all meals while in the amazon jungle on the inca trail and at the homestay budget allow us$650 for meals not included departs selected fri notes 1 some nights accommodation may be multishare 2 for further details and specific notes regarding hiking the inca trail please see the special inca trail information page p 37 2007 start 23 feb 09 mar 18 may 08 jun finish 30 mar 13 apr 22 jun 13 jul 27 jul 10 aug 21 sep 12 oct 14 dec 31 aug 14 sep 26 oct 16 nov 18 jan 2008 04 jan 07 mar 28 mar 25 apr 08 feb 11 apr 02 may 30 may 30 may 04 jul 20 jun 25 jul top inca trail campsite hugo torres below wildflowers hugo torres · soak up the colonial atmosphere of quito · go wild in the amazon · get active in banos · wander the cobbled streets of cuenca · kick back on peruvian beaches · knock back a pisco sour in pisco · visit the mysterious nazca lines · spot condors in colca canyon · trek the inca trail to machu picchu · cruise across lake titicaca · visit the world s highest capital city this trip also runs in reverse ­ see trip code grv p45 grk trip code 30