Peru & Inca Trail Bolivia Ecuador Amazon by Intrepid Travel

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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 spanish inquisition and the beautiful monasterio de san francisco houses some fascinating catacombs day 2 cuzco to the incas cuzco was the navel of the world to the modern-day traveller it is the doorway to a fascinating incan past take the opportunity to visit the former temple of the sun sacsayhuaman and tambo machay a shrine dedicated to the forces of water day 3 sacred valley explore the colourful artisan markets and inca ruins of pisac before arriving in the picturesque town of ollantaytambo impressive ancient and picturesque this is one of the few surviving examples of the inca s impeccable urban planning days 4-7 inca trail/cuzco trek along ancient paths past mountains across high plateaus and through dense cloud forest on the final day climb the steps to intipunku the sun gate and watch the sunrise over awe-inspiring machu picchu we return to cuzco in the afternoon day 8 cuzco our escapade comes to an end today but if you would like to stay longer there s plenty to do take the time to visit the cathedral or the museo inka for a more active farewell to peru go white water rafting down the urubamba river or mountain biking through the sacred valley accommodation hotels 4 nts camping 3 nts transport plane train minibus hiking walking group size max 16 meals all meals while on the inca trail budget allow us$75 for meals not included departs every mon selected sat notes 1 for further details and specific notes regarding hiking the inca trail please see the special inca trail information page p37 2 a return cuzco­lima flight can also be arranged but must be requested at time of booking trip code top looking down on machu picchu ruth dickinson below colourful kids lychota moloney · explore the historic centre of lima · see how the incas lived in the sacred valley · trek the inca trail to machu picchu · wander the atmospheric streets of cuzco gxb 22