Peru & Inca Trail Bolivia Ecuador Amazon by Intrepid Travel

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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 surviving examples of the impeccable incan urban planning wander among the gigantic stone terraces to fortress ruins perched high above the river days 7-10 inca trail take an incredible journey along the ancient trail of the incas trek through mountain scenery lush cloud forest and past ancient ruins to the extraordinary `lost city of machu picchu the going can be tough at times but is all made worthwhile by the sight of the fabled incan temples at sunrise on the fourth morning day 11 cuzco colourful and exciting cuzco offers a wealth of historical sites layer upon layer beneath beside and even within the beautiful spanish colonial architecture remain extraordinary reminders of the incan empire see worlds collide at the coricancha complex or head to the massive fortress of sacsayhuaman that looms over the city days 12-13 amazon jungle head to the jungle to experience one of the world s most dynamic ecosystems with its enormous range of wildlife including monkeys anacondas and exotic birds days 14-15 lima leave the jungle and return to civilization for a change of pace head down to miraflores to wander among the upmarket boutiques or watch the surf crashing on the sand below from the clifftop walkway accommodation simple hotels 8 nts camping 3 nts jungle lodge 2 nts homestay 1 nt transport public bus plane train walking boat canoe hiking group size max 12 meals all meals included while in the jungle on the inca trail and during the lake titicaca homestay budget allow us$170 for meals not included departs selected mon notes for further details and specific notes regarding hiking the inca trail please see the special inca trail information page p37 2007 start 29 jan 26 feb 26 mar 02 apr 23 apr 30 apr 21 may 28 may 18 jun 25 jun finish 12 feb 12 mar 09 apr 16 apr 07 may 14 may 04 jun 11 jun 02 jul 09 jul 16 jul 23 jul 13 aug 20 aug 10 sep 17 sep 08 oct 05 nov 03 dec 31 dec 30 jul 06 aug 27 aug 03 sep 24 sep 01 oct 22 oct 19 nov 17 dec 14 jan 2008 14 jan 28 jan 11 feb 25 feb 10 mar 24 mar 07 apr 21 apr 28 apr 05 may 19 may 28 jan 11 feb 25 feb 10 mar 24 mar 07 apr 21 apr 05 may 12 may 19 may 02 jun 26 may 02 jun 09 jun 16 jun 23 jun 09 jun 16 jun 23 jun 30 jun 07 jul · enjoy a guided tour of lima s historic centre · cruise across lake titicaca · step back in time in the sacred valley · trek the inca trail · see the sunrise over machu picchu · explore the amazon jungle travelling with intrepid has been a very positive experience the trip was well planned they were very reliable in terms of organisation itinerary and standard i would recommend intrepid to people who want to enjoy their trip and not to worry about organisational details ilaria cardani intrepid traveller top floating island lake titicaca ruth dickinson below amazon boat lychota moloney gsd 23 trip code