Departures: Fridays 07 Sep 2012
17 May, 14 Jun, 02 Aug, 06 Sep 2013
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
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