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. 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
Day 12 Today we’ll board the plane to Lima where the trip ends on arrival. Should you like to stay extra nights in Lima let your tour leader know at the beginning of the trip.Breakfast 12 Days - South America - Regional Explorers Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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