Andes Adventure

I had an amazing trip! A once in a lifetime experience, and memories I will cherish forever ... the entire experience from booking to trekking was exceptional, I couldn't expect higher standards.

Gabrielle Johnston | North Ryde, Australia
 
 

Inca Highlands and Lakes in Comfort

Beginning in Peru's capital city of Lima we visit Larco Herrera Museum before taking our short flight across the snow covered Andes to Cusco. We head straight to the beautiful town of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley, where we visit the citadel above the village and then drive up the lovely Patacancha Valley to the small hamlet of Marcacocha to learn about the rich tradition of Andean back-strap loom weaving. The picturesque journey to Aguas Calientes is fully appreciated from the carriages of the Vistadome train, before we make our way to the enchanting ruins of Machu Picchu for a guided tour where we learn about the mystery of Peru's lost Inca citadel in the clouds from our expert World Expeditions leader. After we return to Cusco, we settle into this wonderful city for a few days to discover the amazing churches and palaces and incredible Inca stonework. We then take the famous Orient Express Andean Explorer train journey across the altiplano between mountains and across rolling plains to the magical shore of Lake Titicaca, where we'll visit the Uros islands.Throughout this journey we stay in very well-appointed and unique hotels.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Lima
DAY 2 In Lima, visit the Larco Herrera Museum
DAY 3 Fly to Cusco and drive to the Sacred Valley
DAY 4 In Ollantaytambo
DAY 5 Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes and a short bus ride to Machu Picchu
DAY 6 Return to Machu Picchu to further explore the site and to walk round to the Inca Bridge along a superb section of classic Inca Trail. Afternoon Vistadome train back to Sacred Valley and drive to Cusco
DAY 7 Tour of Cusco and Sacsayhuaman
DAY 8 In Cusco
DAY 9 'Orient Express Andean Explorer' train to Puno
DAY 10 Private visit to the Uros islands and the 'Yavari' (a mid 19th steam boat on Lake Titicaca)
DAY 11 Drive to Sillustani, continue to Juliaca airport for flight to Lima where trip concludes

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Trip Code: LIL
Trip Grading: Adventure Touring
Duration:  11 days
Activities:  Day Walking Adventure Touring
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Next Trip:  02 May 2014
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price: $4,390.00 NZD

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S Inti Raymi Festival Surcharge Twin Applies for trips in Cusco 22-24 June NZ $250
S Inti Raymi Festival Surcharge Single Applies for trips in Cusco 22-24 June NZ $420
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The Himalayan Trust UK