Few trips to Peru and Bolivia can possibly offer so much variety in less than 3 weeks. From the buzzing Lima, we fly across the backbone of the Andes to our rustic Amazon jungle lodge and with our naturalist guides explore this tropical rainforest. While in Cusco and the Sacred Valley we wander the Andean markets and discover a variety of Spanish colonial and ancient Inca heritage. Hiram Bingham's rediscovery of Machu Picchu high in the Andes in 1911 revealed an incredible Inca architectural masterpiece, and this startling find provides a grand finale to our trek along the Inca Trail. On the trail, our unsurpassed expertise in organising treks in the Andes means we know the quietest places to camp, as we ascend from the jungle to the snow capped Andean peaks to complete our spectacular approach to Machu Picchu. Travelling to Lake Titicaca, we visit the Uros Indians who live on floating reed islands, before continuing across the dramatic Altiplano to the thriving Bolivian capital of La Paz.
|DAY 1||Join Lima|
|DAYS 2/3||Fly to Puerto Maldonado, transfer to jungle lodge|
|DAY 4||Fly to Cusco|
|DAY 5||In Cusco|
|DAY 6||Drive to Sacred Valley|
|DAY 7||Day walk in Sacred Valley|
|DAYS 8/10||Commence trek along Inca Trail|
|DAY 11||Trek to Machu Picchu|
|DAY 12||At Machu Picchu, return to Cusco|
|DAY 13||In Cusco|
|DAY 14||Transfer to Puno|
|DAY 15||Boat trip on Lake Titicaca, overnight in homestay|
|DAY 16||Return to Puno and drive to Copacabana|
|DAY 17||Drive to La Paz|
|DAY 18||In La Paz|
|DAY 19||In La Paz, trip concludes|
This trip was a dream come true with adventure, excitement and beauty around each corner.
It was also everything I would come to expect from World Expeditions in every way...this is my third trip with World Expeditions and have heard from many others...word and mouth is your best advertisement.
Great Itinerary, A trip for the Adventure seeker, Great organization, Incredible Guides (Tony in Peru and Juan in Bolivia), Small groups as promised, Great and abundant food which also catered for my special needs, Good equipment and accommodation when needed, Good transfers, Reliability.