Inca Explorer

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Run by: G Adventures

Reference number: SPING

From: £1949.00

Be dazzled by Peru’s myriad treasures on a 15-day tour of its highlights. Encounter the vibrant local culture of Lake Titicaca, walk the halls of a historical convent in colonial Arequipa, and delight in views of the Sacred Valley from the comfort of the train to Machu Picchu. Marvel at the strange, mysterious beauty of the Nazca Lines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whether watching for wildlife or exploring Incan culture, strike travel gold in this incredible country.

Day 1 Lima

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 Lima/Paracas (1B)

Travel to Paracas National Park. Relax in this sleepy seaside town and sample Peru’s national drink, the Pisco Sour.

Day 3 Paracas/Nazca (1B)

Visit the Ballestas Islands by boat to view sea lion colonies, penguins, and other bird life. Visit the Tacama Winery, one of South America’s oldest. Join an on-site expert and learn about the production of wine and spirits in Peru, then enjoy a tasting. Continue south in the afternoon to Nazca with a stop at the Huacachina sand dunes and oasis.

Day 4 Nazca (1B, 1D)

Tour a pre-Inca cemetery in Nazca to view 1,500-year-old mummies, bones, and pottery on the desert floor. Also visit a nearby pottery studio for a demonstration by a local artist. In the evening, enjoy a traditional pachamanca-style dinner. Option to take a flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines.

Day 5 Nazca/Arequipa (1B, 1L)

Full day of driving down the coast to the colonial city of Arequipa.

Day 6 Arequipa (1B, 1L)

Enjoy a city tour, including a visit to the historic convent of Santa Catalina. Dig into Arequipa’s renowned regional cuisine with a cooking class led by a chef at a traditional “picanterÍa” restaurant. Try local favourites like “cuy” (guinea pig), Rocoto Relleno (stuffed spicy peppers) and sample a glass of “chicha”.

Day 7 Arequipa/Cusco (1B)

Fly to Cusco and explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 8 Cusco/Urubamba (1B, 1L)

Enjoy a full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley including the Pisac and Ollantaytambo ruins. Visit the “Parque de la Papa” (“Potato Park”), exclusive to Journeys and part of G Adventures for Good – walk through this rural community with a local guide to learn about potato cultivation, weaving, and the importance of both to Andean culture. Also, enjoy lunch at the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosqo, an indigenous village.

Day 9 Urubamba/Aguas Calientes (1B)

Travel by train and enjoy stunning scenery following the Urubamba River Valley to Aguas Calientes. Option to visit the local hot springs and market. Those who have purchased and pre-booked the ’1-day Inca Trail’ hike will disembark the train at 104km and trek to the Sun Gate for their first glimpse of Machu Picchu before rejoining the group at Aguas Calientes for the night.

Day 10 Aguas Calientes/Cusco (1B)

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu with an expert guide. Free time to explore the site on your own and option to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco by train.

Day 11 Cusco (1B)

Explore historic Cusco with options to visit museums and ruins or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or mountain biking. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. This evening, look to the night sky for a different view at the Cusco Planetarium. Enjoy a presentation on the southern sky, contemporary astronomy, and the ancient Inca relationship with the cosmos. Check out the on-site museum and use the telescopes to admire the stars.

Day 12 Cusco/Puno (1B)

Take in scenic views while travelling through the high Altiplano region to Puno.

Day 13 Puno (1B, 1L)

Enjoy a guided boat tour of Lake Titicaca and visit the floating Islands of Uros and Taquile. Explore a bit further afield on the Lake, reaching the Luquina community and tuck into a traditional lunch in local homes. Option to visit the Sillustani burial site.

Day 14 Puno/Lima (1B)

Fly to Lima for the final night. Option to visit museums or enjoy free time to explore.

Day 15 Lima (1B)

Depart at any time.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
09/12/2018 23/12/2018 12 £2079.00
23/12/2018 06/01/2019 12 £2079.00
13/01/2019 27/01/2019 4 £1949.00
27/01/2019 10/02/2019 8 £1949.00
10/02/2019 24/02/2019 10 £1949.00
17/02/2019 03/03/2019 16 £1949.00
17/03/2019 31/03/2019 10 £1949.00
24/03/2019 07/04/2019 9 £1949.00
31/03/2019 14/04/2019 16 £1949.00
07/04/2019 21/04/2019 12 £1949.00
14/04/2019 28/04/2019 11 £1949.00
21/04/2019 05/05/2019 1 £1999.00
28/04/2019 12/05/2019 11 £1999.00
05/05/2019 19/05/2019 11 £1999.00
10/05/2019 24/05/2019 12 £1999.00
12/05/2019 26/05/2019 14 £1999.00
19/05/2019 02/06/2019 10 £1999.00
26/05/2019 09/06/2019 14 £1999.00
02/06/2019 16/06/2019 13 £2079.00
09/06/2019 23/06/2019 16 £2079.00
16/06/2019 30/06/2019 11 £2079.00
30/06/2019 14/07/2019 13 £2079.00
07/07/2019 21/07/2019 16 £2079.00
14/07/2019 28/07/2019 16 £2079.00
21/07/2019 04/08/2019 16 £2079.00
28/07/2019 11/08/2019 14 £2079.00
11/08/2019 25/08/2019 16 £2079.00
25/08/2019 08/09/2019 14 £2079.00
01/09/2019 15/09/2019 16 £2079.00
08/09/2019 22/09/2019 16 £2079.00
15/09/2019 29/09/2019 16 £2079.00
22/09/2019 06/10/2019 16 £1999.00
29/09/2019 13/10/2019 15 £1999.00
06/10/2019 20/10/2019 16 £1999.00
13/10/2019 27/10/2019 14 £1999.00
20/10/2019 03/11/2019 16 £1999.00
27/10/2019 10/11/2019 16 £1999.00
03/11/2019 17/11/2019 16 £1999.00
17/11/2019 01/12/2019 16 £1999.00
08/12/2019 22/12/2019 16 £2079.00
22/12/2019 05/01/2020 16 £2079.00
12/01/2020 26/01/2020 16 £1949.00
26/01/2020 09/02/2020 16 £1949.00
09/02/2020 23/02/2020 16 £1949.00
08/03/2020 22/03/2020 16 £1949.00
22/03/2020 05/04/2020 16 £1949.00
05/04/2020 19/04/2020 16 £1949.00
12/04/2020 26/04/2020 16 £1949.00
19/04/2020 03/05/2020 16 £1999.00
26/04/2020 10/05/2020 16 £1999.00
03/05/2020 17/05/2020 16 £1999.00
10/05/2020 24/05/2020 16 £1999.00
17/05/2020 31/05/2020 16 £1999.00
24/05/2020 07/06/2020 16 £1999.00
31/05/2020 14/06/2020 16 £1999.00
07/06/2020 21/06/2020 16 £2079.00
14/06/2020 28/06/2020 16 £2079.00
21/06/2020 05/07/2020 16 £2079.00
28/06/2020 12/07/2020 16 £2079.00
05/07/2020 19/07/2020 16 £2079.00
12/07/2020 26/07/2020 16 £2079.00
19/07/2020 02/08/2020 16 £2079.00
26/07/2020 09/08/2020 16 £2079.00
09/08/2020 23/08/2020 16 £2079.00
23/08/2020 06/09/2020 16 £2079.00
06/09/2020 20/09/2020 16 £2079.00
13/09/2020 27/09/2020 16 £2079.00
20/09/2020 04/10/2020 16 £1999.00
27/09/2020 11/10/2020 16 £1999.00
04/10/2020 18/10/2020 16 £1999.00
11/10/2020 25/10/2020 16 £1999.00
18/10/2020 01/11/2020 16 £1999.00
01/11/2020 15/11/2020 16 £1999.00
15/11/2020 29/11/2020 16 £1999.00
06/12/2020 20/12/2020 16 £2079.00

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