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Walk in the footsteps of the Incas & live it up on this 11 day adventure. Experience the Colca Canyon, see the King of the Andes at Condor Cross & get up close to the locals & their unique way of life on Lake Titicaca’s floating islands. Pump up the volume in Cusco where action & adventure await, then wrap up the experience at Machu Picchu. Wash it all down with some Pisco Sours & good times in Peru’s awesome spots. You can choose to either trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, or take it easy & go by train.
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Day 1 - Lima
Steeped in Spanish colonialism yet buzzing with modern metro vibes, Lima is sure to ignite your love for Peru. Spend your morning marvelling at lavishly decorated churches and an underground tunnel cemetery overflowing with bones or catacombs, then hit the Barranco district this afternoon to get a feel for its bohemian ambiance. A stroll over the Bridge of Sighs is also a must.
Day 2 - Lima to Arequipa
The town of Arequipa, or La Ciudad Blanca, is both culturally and aesthetically astounding. A city tour will get you orientated, taking in highlights including the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Plaza de Armas, then this evening is all about something we reckon you’re going to love…food.
Day 3 - Arequipa to Colca Canyon
After a journey of windswept landscapes, sandstone cliff & stops for hot coca tea, you will arrive at the highest point of your entire journey, which at 4910 metres/16,108ft above sea level is the same height as Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak. Those jaws will be on the floor as you catch the first glimpse of this epic natural masterpiece.
Day 4 - Colca Canyon to Puno
This morning promises to be pretty mega as you hop out of bed in search for the King of the Andes, otherwise known as the Andean Condor, which boasts a mega 3-metre wingspan. Yet more natural beauty will be dished up this afternoon as you pull in to Puno, located on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
Day 5 - Puno
Jumping in a triciclo (a three-wheeled bike taxi) you’ll bump your way down to the port and get our first taste of life on the Lake (fun fact – Lake Titicaca is South America’s largest freshwater lake). After exploring, you’ll then jump back on the boat and make for the Uros Islands, or as they’re more commonly called, the floating islands. Stepping off the boat you’ll feel like you’re walking on a water bed – unsurprising given the islands are made entirely from reeds.
Day 6- Puno to Cusco via Raqchi
Heading out of Puno this morning you’ll make your way to Pukara to visit a small museum offering up archaeological findings and Peru’s iconic ceramic bulls.
Ancient Incan culture suggests that the Raqchi ruins are sacred for their powerful healing waters.
Day 7 - Cusco
Another day, another incredible Latin American destination to uncover; today it's sun up 'til sun down in Cusco. Shop for artisan jewellery and woodworks, roam the cobble-stone streets or just stroll the San Pedro markets eating cacao buds and sipping on coca leaf tea.
Day 8 - Cusco to Sacred Valley
An iconic symbol of Peru, you’ll be stopping off at a llama farm to show some love to these furry favourites up close Throughout the journey, play close attention to your surrounds – there’s the chance to spot the Incan farming technique of terracing, as well as the ‘salineras’ (salt mines). Your explorations of the Sacred Valley will begin with a guided tour of the Pisac and Ollantaytambo ruins.
Day 9 - Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes
Train to Aguas Calientes, the starting point for the magnificent Machu Picchu.
Day 10 - Machu Picchu to Cusco
Built around 1450 at the height of the Incan Empire, Machu Picchu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the seven wonders of the new world.
Day 11 - Depart Cusco
Having bonded deeply over the moving spiritual quest time to say your goodbyes.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on a solo traveller. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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