Peru & Inca Trail Bolivia Ecuador Amazon by Intrepid Travel

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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 around one of the deepest canyons in the world keep an eye out for the majestic condor days 8-10 puno/lake titicaca take a boat across the seemingly infinite waters of lake titicaca stop off at the floating reed islands of the uros people then be immersed in the rural life and traditions of the peruvian highlands at an overnight homestay days 11-12 cuzco this beautiful town was considered the navel of the inca empire and has a fascinating mix of colonial buildings and inca foundations visit coricancha once the inca sun temple and now incorporated into a spanish church days 13-16 inca trail retrace the steps of the incas on a trek to the `lost city of machu picchu enjoy the lush mountain scenery as we trek over passes and past waterfalls villages and ancient ruins this is one of the highlights of any journey through peru day 17 cuzco enjoy a free day to head out to the imposing sacsayhuaman fortress or see the inca baths at tambo machay days 18-19 amazon jungle travel top garden area machu picchu ruth dickinson below blessing ceremony lake titicaca juliette lewis accommodation simple hotels/guesthouses 13 nts jungle lodge 2 nts overnight bus 1 nt homestay 1 nt camping 3 nts transport public bus plane walking train boat hiking canoe group size max 12 meals all meals while in the jungle at homestay and on the inca trail budget allow us$250 for meals not included departs most mon selected sat notes for further details and specific notes regarding hiking the inca trail please see the special inca trail information page p 37 trip code · soak up the history in lima s plaza mayor · unearth the secrets of the nazca desert · explore the `white city of arequipa · see the condors of colca canyon · visit the uros islands on lake titicaca · trek the inca trail to machu picchu · experience life in the amazon jungle this trip was excellent ­ good itinerary superb guide great group shirley selden intrepid traveller from the high andes to the lowlands of the amazon jungle explore a region of incredible biodiversity and spot colourful birds multi-coloured orchids and maybe even a jaguar days 20-21 lima return to the city of the kings for some more sightseeing a delicious bowl of ceviche and a final pisco sour gsa 24