Peru & Inca Trail Bolivia Ecuador Amazon by Intrepid Travel

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peru incan encounter comfort plus local payment us$300 physical culture shock 9 days lima to cuzco itinerary day 1 lima arrive early to enjoy an afternoon orientation walk through lima s historic centre this was once the richest and most powerful city in the americas and it was said that some paths were even paved in silver days 2-3 amazon jungle fly to the amazon and take a motorised canoe deep into the rainforest explore the rainforest with local guides who will share their knowledge of the surrounding wildlife there are plenty of opportunities to spot pink river dolphins giant otters and colourful toucans days 4-5 cuzco journey to the heart of the inca empire cuzco this lovely city also has fantastic examples of spanish colonial architecture take a guided walk past inca walls and charming churches and learn about this city s fascinating past and present don t miss the inca sun temple now a convent and church day 6 sacred valley spend a day in the sacred valley an oasis of green among the dry andes visit the colourful market town of pisac and spend the night in ollantaytambo home to some of the inca s best stonework days 7-9 machu picchu/cuzco take a train ride to aguas calientes our base for exploring machu picchu depart early the next day to see ruins bathed in morning light and spend the day among the ancient palaces and temples of this incredible site relax at the end of the day in a thermal bath before returning to cuzco accommodation comfortable hotels 6 nts jungle lodge 2 nts transport private minibus plane train boat canoe walking group size max 12 meals 8 breakfasts all meals while in the jungle budget allow us$175 for meals not included departs selected fri notes a return cuzco-lima flight can also be arranged but must be requested at time of booking 2007 start 19 jan 16 feb 16 mar 23 mar 13 apr 20 apr 11 may 18 may 08 jun 15 jun 06 jul finish 27 jan 24 feb 24 mar 31 mar 21 apr 28 apr 19 may 26 may 16 jun 23 jun 14 jul 13 jul 03 aug 10 aug 31 aug 07 sep 28 sep 26 oct 23 nov 21 dec 21 jul 11 aug 18 aug 08 sep 15 sep 06 oct 03 nov 01 dec 29 dec 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 12 jan 26 jan 09 feb 23 feb 08 mar 22 mar 05 apr 19 apr 26 apr 03 may 17 may 24 may 23 may 30 may 06 jun 13 jun 20 jun 27 jun 04 jul 31 may 07 jun 14 jun 21 jun 28 jun 05 jul 12 jul sacred valley kate booth · experience the amazon jungle · enjoy a guided tour of cuzco · explore the ruins of the sacred valley · see the extraordinary machu picchu gky trip code majestic peru comfort plus local payment us$400 physical culture shock 15 days ex lima itinerary days 1-2 lima/pisco enjoy a guided tour through lima s historic centre head south to pisco home to pisco sour and launching pad for the ballestas islands day 3 nazca sail up close to sea lions and penguins in the ballestas islands then head into the desert to see the mystical nazca lines day 4 puerto inca travel down peru s rugged desert coast to puerto inca walk along the coastline to watch sea lions laze in the sun days 5-6 arequipa take a half day tour of this pretty andean city then enjoy free time to visit the peaceful santa catalina monastery days 7-8 lake titicaca head out across the lake to encounter intriguing island communities and spectacular views days 9-10 cuzco travel across the llama-dotted plains of the altiplano to cuzco the next day is free to explore this delightful city or to visit the ruins of sacsayhuaman a massive clifftop fortress days 11-12 sacred valley/aguas calientes wander through vibrant markets and incan ruins of the sacred valley before taking the train to aguas calientes the gateway to machu picchu day 13 machu picchu/cuzco the ancient `lost city of machu picchu must be seen to be believed back in cuzco enjoy a final evening to absorb the charm of this captivating city days 14-15 lima return to lima and if time permits pick up some souvenirs at the mercado del indios in miraflores accommodation comfortable hotels 14 nts transport minibus plane train boat walking group size max 12 meals 13 breakfasts budget allow us$300 for meals not included departs selected sun 2007 start 14 jan 21 jan 25 feb 04 mar 08 apr 15 apr 22 apr 20 may 27 may 03 jun finish 28 jan 04 feb 11 mar 18 mar 22 apr 29 apr 06 may 03 jun 10 jun 17 jun 01 jul 08 jul 15 jul 12 aug 19 aug 26 aug 14 oct 21 oct 25 nov 02 dec 15 jul 22 jul 29 jul 26 aug 02 sep 09 sep 28 oct 04 nov 09 dec 16 dec 2008 06 jan 13 jan 20 jan 17 feb 24 feb 02 mar 30 mar 06 apr 13 apr 20 apr 27 apr 20 jan 27 jan 03 feb 02 mar 09 mar 16 mar 13 apr 20 apr 27 apr 04 may 11 may 11 may 18 may 25 may 01 jun 08 jun 25 may 01 jun 08 jun 15 jun 22 jun machu picchu hugo torres · watch sea lions at play on the ballestas islands · visit locals on the uros islands of lake titicaca · wander the inca ruins of the sacred valley · experience the wonder of machu picchu gkp 27 trip code