Departures: Fridays 31 Aug 2012
17 May, 14 Jun, 02 Aug & 06 Sep 2013
Fully Guided –33 days A real kaleidoscope of the Andes - Peru – Bolivia – Argentina
This ‘off the beaten track’ adventure gives you the opportunity to explore bustling colourful Andean markets and villages of rural Peru and Bolivia, you will discover the mysteries of the Inca Empire, still alive today.
Visit Ballestas Islands –Peru’s mini Galapagos and the mysterious Nasca Lines . The white city of Arequipa and a visit to the amazing Colca Canyon to spot the Condors
Marvel at the workmanship and energy of magical Machu Picchu in Peru .Highlights also include the charming colonial city of Cusco – Heart of the Inca Empire. Wonder at the remarkable monument of Sacsayhuaman, villages of Chinchero, Ollantaytambo and Pisaq. .
Visit the sacred island of the Incas in Lake Titicaca. Travel overland from La Paz through the incredible salt flats of Bolivia (stay in a hotel made of salt). Then into northern Argentina to experience the stunning Humahuaca Gorge , colonial Salta ,the ‘Train to the Clouds’ and the stunning Calchaqui Valley
Finish up in stylish Buenos Aires where you can enjoy a tango show and an enormous juicy steak.
Group size based on a minimum of 6 people travelling and a maximum of 15.
(I) IT IS NOT COMPULSORY - to have the Yellow Fever Inoculation for this trip
(II) VISAS are not required for entry for NZ passport holders
(III) IT is advisable to have hepatitis A, Typhoid inoculations on this trip
(IV) Due to the high altitude travelled on this trip we require a doctors certificate
for anyone over 60yrs old
No unpleasant surprises once you are in South America - you know before you leave exactly what this trip will cost and is such a bonus not having to dip into your money belt all the time to pay for 'EXTRAS' like some companies do. We pride ourselves on being totally upfront before you leave. Compare our inclusions for yourself – detailed on our Trip Dossier.
We want your adventure to be as hassle-free as possible – so you can expect the following on the ‘Inca Explorer’.
All flights between Lima & Buenos Aires ALL transport (boats, buses, taxis, trains etc)
ALL accommodation with breakfasts (twin share) ALL transfers as per itinerary
ALL entrance fees as per itinerary Services of English speaking local guides
ALL sightseeing as per itinerary ALL national park entrance fees
Farewell dinner & Tango show in Buenos Aires Breakfast daily plus 3 Lunches, 1 dinner
Latin Link Tour Manager
Local Airport taxes, Tips allow US$150, Insurance, Laundry, Personal Spending, Medical Expenses
What Our Clients Are Saying;
Gary, this was an excellently crafted agenda put together by you and Russell. It matched any of my previous experiences from tall ships voyage crew in the Pacific and Antarctic to trekking in the Sahara and low Himalaya, and I am indeed indebted to you for such a successful outcome. John H – UK – Inca Explorer 09
I have had a really good time and will treasure the memories. It was the little people we met up in the Andes. Have lots of great photos. Laura S – Christchurch – Inca Explorer 09
A thoroughly enjoyable trip especially the Inca Trail and also a special mention to the local guides employed by you. Their knowledge and quality of service was excellent. We are convinced that the South American journey is right up there amongst the best of our overseas trips. Thanks again for a grand holiday. Jack & Joan – Dunedin – Andes Overland
It’s hard to put in a few words how much I did enjoy the trip so thankyou for such a great trip and the wonderful memories. Janet – Wellington – Andes Overland
Great holiday. Enjoyed travelling without worry in an unpredictable continent. Lots of fun and many different experiences. Thanks a million. Pauline – Christchurch - Incas & Llamas
It was a hard month but one hell of an education for two green Kiwis not having travelled – but set them up and we’ll be in for another round. Kelvin & Margie – Wellington - Incas & Llamas
It was an incredible adventure. The colours and contrasts of South America will remain a memory for many years to come. I hope to return. Alison – Timaru – Amazon to Andes
I really wanted say how much we both enjoyed the Secrets trip. It all went so smoooooothly and was so very interesting. Even bits that sounded a bit so - so were fascinating. I guess the best bits for me were Machu Picchu (I had after all waited 45 years to get there!!), Easter Island and Lake Titicaca - all for quite different reasons. So thank you for all your hard work. It couldn't have been better. The weather was great, our health was great, the trip leader was great etc etc. Many thanks again - Hilary and John - Wellington – Inca Highways