Andean Discovery (Southbound)

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Run by: G Adventures

Reference number: JML

From: £1384.65

Take the party to new heights in the rarefied air of the Andes. With other young travellers not afraid to try new things, you’ll journey from the enigmatic Nazca Lines to the lost city of Machu Picchu and onward to incredible La Paz. You’ll commune with the condors in Colca Canyon and feel like a local while crashing at a small village homestay at Lake Titicaca. Think of this as three weeks of climbing higher, going further, and pushing boundaries on the roof of South America.

Day 1 Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Lima/Paracas (1B)

Free morning in Lima before travelling by bus to Paracas.

Day 3 Paracas/Nazca (1D)

Optional visit to Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the oasis of Huacachina.

Day 4 Nazca/Arequipa

Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines. Overnight bus to Arequipa.

Day 5 Arequipa

Opt to visit the Santa Catalina Convent or a local hot spring.

Day 6 Arequipa/Colca Canyon (1B)

Take a full-day tour of the spectacular Colca Valley, and opt for a soak in hot springs.

Day 7 Chivay/Arequipa (1B)

Set out looking for the majestic soaring condors over Colca Canyon. Head back to Arequipa to enjoy the city in the evening.

Day 8 Arequipa/Cusco (1B)

Explore Arequipa and opt to take a city tour. Take an overnight bus to Cusco.

Day 9 Cusco

Free time to explore Cusco. Opt for a city tour or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking.

Day 10 Cusco (1B)

Enjoy another free day in Cusco.

Day 11 Cusco/Ollantaytambo (1B)

Learn about the Sacred Valley en route to Ollantaytambo. Opt to take a Sacred Valley tour with a visit to a G Adventures-supported women’s weaving co-op.

Day 12 Inca Trail (1B, 1L, 1D)

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the hike begins.

Day 13 Inca Trail (1B, 1L, 1D)

Start early to climb the long steep path to WarmiwaÑusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.

Day 14 Inca Trail (1B, 1L, 1D)

Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through cloud forest on the gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley.

At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the WiÑay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).

Day 15 Machu Picchu/Cusco (1B)

The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake up around 03:30 and walk to the checkpoint. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and free time to explore. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows.

Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.

Day 16 Cusco (1B)

Free day to explore more of Cusco or just relax.

Day 17 Cusco/Puno (1B)

Travel through the high Altiplano region to travel to Puno on Lake Titicaca.

Day 18 Puno/Lago Titicaca (1B, 1D)

Guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a local village.

Day 19 Lago Titicaca/Puno (1B, 1L)

Visit the floating islands of Uros. Optional visit to the Sillustani burial site.

Day 20 Puno/La Paz (1B)

Cross over into Bolivia for a night out in the highest city of the trip. Oxygen bar anyone?

Day 21 La Paz

Depart at any time.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
29/09/2018 19/10/2018 0 £1699.00
06/10/2018 26/10/2018 0 £1699.00
13/10/2018 02/11/2018 0 £1699.00
16/10/2018 05/11/2018 1 £1699.00
20/10/2018 09/11/2018 0 £1699.00
23/10/2018 12/11/2018 0 £1699.00
27/10/2018 16/11/2018 0 £1699.00
03/11/2018 23/11/2018 1 £1699.00
10/11/2018 30/11/2018 0 £1699.00
17/11/2018 07/12/2018 0 £1699.00
20/11/2018 10/12/2018 1 £1699.00
24/11/2018 14/12/2018 14 £1444.15
27/11/2018 17/12/2018 0 £1699.00
01/12/2018 21/12/2018 10 £1749.00
08/12/2018 28/12/2018 2 £1749.00
11/12/2018 31/12/2018 6 £1749.00
15/12/2018 04/01/2019 1 £1749.00
22/12/2018 11/01/2019 9 £1749.00
25/12/2018 14/01/2019 0 £1749.00
29/12/2018 18/01/2019 13 £1749.00
01/01/2019 21/01/2019 6 £1384.65
05/01/2019 25/01/2019 12 £1384.65
08/01/2019 28/01/2019 8 £1384.65
19/01/2019 08/02/2019 1 £1384.65
22/01/2019 11/02/2019 16 £1384.65
29/01/2019 18/02/2019 9 £1384.65
02/02/2019 22/02/2019 18 £1384.65
16/02/2019 08/03/2019 9 £1384.65
19/02/2019 11/03/2019 13 £1384.65
23/02/2019 15/03/2019 0 £1384.65
02/03/2019 22/03/2019 9 £1444.15
09/03/2019 29/03/2019 11 £1444.15
12/03/2019 01/04/2019 17 £1444.15
16/03/2019 05/04/2019 12 £1444.15
23/03/2019 12/04/2019 11 £1444.15
26/03/2019 15/04/2019 13 £1444.15
06/04/2019 26/04/2019 11 £1384.65
09/04/2019 29/04/2019 18 £1384.65
13/04/2019 03/05/2019 5 £1384.65
16/04/2019 06/05/2019 14 £1384.65
20/04/2019 10/05/2019 17 £1384.65
27/04/2019 17/05/2019 13 £1384.65
30/04/2019 20/05/2019 18 £1384.65
04/05/2019 24/05/2019 18 £1384.65
07/05/2019 27/05/2019 14 £1384.65
11/05/2019 31/05/2019 15 £1384.65
14/05/2019 03/06/2019 17 £1384.65
18/05/2019 07/06/2019 12 £1384.65
21/05/2019 10/06/2019 15 £1384.65
25/05/2019 14/06/2019 14 £1384.65
28/05/2019 17/06/2019 18 £1384.65
01/06/2019 21/06/2019 18 £1384.65
08/06/2019 28/06/2019 14 £1384.65
11/06/2019 01/07/2019 18 £1384.65
15/06/2019 05/07/2019 18 £1384.65
18/06/2019 08/07/2019 18 £1384.65
22/06/2019 12/07/2019 12 £1384.65
25/06/2019 15/07/2019 18 £1384.65
29/06/2019 19/07/2019 16 £1384.65
06/07/2019 26/07/2019 12 £1486.65
09/07/2019 29/07/2019 18 £1486.65
13/07/2019 02/08/2019 18 £1486.65
16/07/2019 05/08/2019 13 £1486.65
20/07/2019 09/08/2019 17 £1486.65
27/07/2019 16/08/2019 16 £1486.65
30/07/2019 19/08/2019 14 £1486.65
03/08/2019 23/08/2019 16 £1444.15
06/08/2019 26/08/2019 15 £1444.15
10/08/2019 30/08/2019 15 £1444.15
13/08/2019 02/09/2019 16 £1444.15
17/08/2019 06/09/2019 17 £1444.15
20/08/2019 09/09/2019 18 £1444.15
31/08/2019 20/09/2019 18 £1444.15
03/09/2019 23/09/2019 15 £1444.15
04/09/2019 24/09/2019 0 £1444.15
07/09/2019 27/09/2019 16 £1444.15
10/09/2019 30/09/2019 16 £1444.15
14/09/2019 04/10/2019 17 £1444.15
17/09/2019 07/10/2019 18 £1444.15
21/09/2019 11/10/2019 13 £1444.15
24/09/2019 14/10/2019 18 £1444.15
28/09/2019 18/10/2019 15 £1444.15
05/10/2019 25/10/2019 18 £1444.15
12/10/2019 01/11/2019 18 £1444.15
15/10/2019 04/11/2019 18 £1444.15
19/10/2019 08/11/2019 17 £1444.15
22/10/2019 11/11/2019 18 £1444.15
26/10/2019 15/11/2019 18 £1444.15
29/10/2019 18/11/2019 18 £1444.15
02/11/2019 22/11/2019 16 £1444.15
09/11/2019 29/11/2019 17 £1444.15
19/11/2019 09/12/2019 17 £1444.15
23/11/2019 13/12/2019 18 £1444.15
26/11/2019 16/12/2019 18 £1444.15
30/11/2019 20/12/2019 18 £1444.15
07/12/2019 27/12/2019 13 £1486.65
10/12/2019 30/12/2019 18 £1486.65
14/12/2019 03/01/2020 18 £1486.65
21/12/2019 10/01/2020 18 £1486.65
28/12/2019 17/01/2020 18 £1486.65
11/01/2020 31/01/2020 18 £1629.00

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