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Departures: Fridays

2014      09 May,  20 Jun, 01 Aug, 05 Sep

2015     08 May, 12 Jun, 07 Aug, 04 Sep 

Independant Departures: Friday weekly

You will stay in our tried and true friendly hotels, chosen for comfort, cleanliness and local flavour and travel using local transport as much as possible – local trains, local boats and sometimes minivans – giving you more chance to make contact with the local people as they go about their daily lives.

You will watch condors glide over deep canyons, fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines etched on the pampas of southern Peru; and glide across Lake Titicaca on a genuine reed boat.

Featuring the Colca Canyon, home of the condor, legendary Machu Picchu – Lost City of the Incas, red-tiled Cusco – heart of the Inca Empire; colourful markets of La Paz and the stark beauty of Lake Titicaca.

The June departure will include the spectacular Inti Raymi Festival in Cuzco 

Sightseeing and Excursions:

Half day city tour of Lima

Ballestas Islands, Flight over Nazca Lines and tour to Chauchilla Cemetery

2 day/1 night Colca Canyon tour ex Arequipa

Santa Catalina Convent and Museo de Oro, Arequipa

2 Full day Sacred Valley tours as per itinerary

Half Day walking tour of Cusco, June departure includes Inti Raymi Festival

Half day tour / Sacsayhuaman, Qenko and Tambo Machay (near Cusco)

Option of walking the Inca Trail / or alternative program which includes 2 days/1 night to Machu Picchu, Pisac Ruins & Market, Maras Salt Pans – see shaded days for Inca Trail dates.

1/2 day tour to Uros Floating Reed Islands Lake Titicaca

Half day boat tour to Island of the Sun

1/2 day city tour of colourful La Paz including Moon Valley

Half day tour of Santiago

Inclusions – As per itinerary:

All transport & transfers as specified on itinerary only

Flight Arequipa –Cuzco 

All sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary (see below)

Services of local English speaking guides

Services of experienced Tour Manager

All accommodation twin  or double share / private facilities /breakfast included.

Comprehensive Trip Notes and Contact List for hotels while travelling

Complimentary  Latin American Spanish Phrase Book.

Comprehensive Pre-Departure Information Booklet    

Exclusions:

Airport taxes ex Arequipa /Cusco 6 USD /ex La Paz   – 25USD

Meals( lunches/dinners) unless specified – You need to allow $30-40 USD per day

Travel Insurance – it is mandatory to have adequate travel insurance – see enclosed policy

Items of personal nature, laundry, phone calls etc

Optional side trips not specified on the itinerary

Tips and gratuities to guides ,drivers and restaurants etc , allow US$100

International airfares