Soak up the atmosphere of bustling Cusco and spend the night with an Uros Indian family on Lake Titicaca. Conquer the Inca Trail and explore the ruins at Machu Picchu. Cross the border in to Bolivia and walk the cobbled lanes of the Capital City, La Paz, before flying in to the Amazon Jungle. Days 1 to 2 You will be met at the Airport in Cusco and transferred to the group joining hotel. An orientation walk will take place in the afternoon with a local guide.
Either a free day to explore the interesting City of Cusco - a colonial city with churches & museums built on top of original Inca stonewalls - OR
Urubamba or Sacred Valley of the Incas - an optional day tour with a local guide, where you’ll find temples, terraces, local communities, markets as you follow the Urubamba River through the ancient valley. Breakfast x 1
Days 3 to 6 Inca Trail - a trek of 4 days, which combines stunning mountain views and Inca ruins which anyone of reasonable fitness can master.
Machu Picchu - finally we reach the world famous ruins in all their glory, well worth the trek of the previous 3 days! There are also the options to undertake a shorter hike travelling by train part of the way to Machu Picchu, or take one of the alternative treks, the Salkantay or Lares which includes the last night in Aguas Calientes. If you wish to do any of these alternative treks or the train, you must request this at the time of booking.
Our route back to Cuzco for all options is by train.Breakfast x 4, Lunch & Dinner x 3
Days 7 to 8 Cusco - 2 free days to relax, optional excursions into the Sacred Valley, Rainbow Mountain and other€tivities available. 2 x breakfast.
Days 9 to 11 Lake Titicaca - Travel by road to Puno - our base to visit the Uros Indians and floating reed islands.
By boat we visit the floating islands during the day and then spend the night with one of the Indian families on the lesser known islands of Amantani or Taquile. This experience provides a unique opportunity to learn more about the traditional lifestyle of the Andean people and their customs.
Puno - free time to relax on the shores of Lake Titicaca & experience Puno’s rich Andean culture.Breakfast x 3, Lunch & Dinner x1
Days 12 to 13 Bolivia
Today we continue our journey and enter Bolivia
La Paz - Few cities can boast such an impressive setting - here we have free time to explore this hilly capital city with it’s markets and traditionally dressed people and perhaps visit a pena for some live Andean pipe music.Breakfast x2
Day 14 Free day in La PazBreakfast x 1
Day 15 Flight to Rurrenabaque City in the Amazon basin.
Transfer to our boat on the Beni River to travel to Madidi National Park.
The impressive Estrecho del Bala, where the Beni River becomes deep and narrow.
Lunch, before following jungle paths and learning about the rich flora of the region, medicinal plants, toxic plants, mushrooms, etc.
We venture out on a night walk to feel and hear the sounds of the Amazon and to observe nocturnal animals.Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16 We explore jungle paths learning about the trees, leaves, flowers and plants.
Visit a clay lick to observe several species of macaws, parrots and parakeets.
Travel by river and 4WD vehicles to Yacuma River, passing by the picturesque towns of Reyes and Santa Rosa.
We hope to see on the river banks, caiman, turtles, capybaras, Bolivian squirrel monkeys, and much more.Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 17 Walk and learn about another Amazonian Ecosystem well known as the Pampas.
Go in search of birds, alligators, and the famous Amazonian Anaconda.
Piranha fishing and swimming with the extraordinary Pink Dolphins known as Bufeo.
After dinner, we explore the river with torches in search of alligators!Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 18 Search for Squirrel, Howler and Spider Monkey, amongst others.
After lunch we prepare for our drive back to Rurrenabaque.
Flight back to La Paz and transfer to the hotel.Breakfast, Lunch
Day 19 Tour ends after breakfast. (Breakfast included)
Should you wish to stay extra nights in La Paz, let us know and we can arrange post tour€commodation for you. 19 Days - South America - Regional Explorers Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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