Andes Adventure

I had an amazing trip! A once in a lifetime experience, and memories I will cherish forever ... the entire experience from booking to trekking was exceptional, I couldn't expect higher standards.

Gabrielle Johnston | North Ryde, Australia
 
 

Peru Encompassed

This comprehensive journey through Peru goes well beyond a standard touring itinerary. We keep the accent on day walks (there is no trekking) with plenty of time to appreciate the rich Andean culture and landscapes. There are no shortage of highlights including the former Spanish capital of Lima and the White City of Arequipa set beneath a backdrop of impressive volcanoes. From the fascinating Nazca Lines and a cruise to the Ballestas Islands (Peru's Galapagos) we continue on to the altiplano where we marvel at the Colca Canyon (one of the deepest in the world) and the floating reed islands at Lake Titicaca, home to the Uros Indians. In Cusco our guides ensure an appreciation of Inca culture with time in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and a specially guided tour of Machu Picchu to enhance your experience of this spectacular monument - the perfect way to complete this remarkable journey through Peru.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Lima
DAY 2 In Lima
DAY 3 Drive to Paracas, visit the Ballestas Islands
DAY 4 Drive to Nazca, afternoon coach to Arequipa
DAY 5 In Arequipa
DAY 6 Drive to Colca Canyon
DAY 7 At Colca Canyon, drive to Puno
DAY 8 Boat across Lake Titicaca overnight with local family
DAY 9 Return by boat to Puno, drive to Cusco
DAY 10 Sightseeing in Cusco
DAY 11 Free day in Cusco
DAY 12 Sacred Valley of the Incas
DAY 13 Drive to Ollantaytambo, board train to Machu Picchu
DAY 14 Machu Picchu, afternoon return to Cusco
DAY 15 Free day in Cusco
DAY 16 Fly to Lima where trip concludes

traveller reviews

We are back after just an amazing vacation and I want to thank you for all your assistance in making the two weeks a very special time for the Ward family.

The logistics were excellent and everything went very smoothly. The drivers we had were courteous, friendly, and were all excellent drivers that made us feel comfortable on the wild and crazy Peruvian highways. The accommodations were excellent - very much like home in terms of creature comforts - but with their own unique Peruvian style.

The guides were excellent - their English was easy to understand - and they each reflected the unique character of their region. All imparted their knowledge and passion for Peru in a easy to enjoy manner. They were all extremely professional and clearly all had our best interests at heart at all times - especially Jorge who took 6 hours to accompany us from Cusco to Puno and then another 6 hours to get back to Puno.

The overall itinerary was excellent and gave us enough time to experience each of the regions without felling bored or stressed.

So bravo on a job well done and I look forward to other adventures in the future with World Expeditions.

Chip Ward Connecticut, USA

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Trip Code: ADP
Trip Grading: Adventure Touring
Duration:  16 days
Activities:  Adventure Touring Day Walking Rafting
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Next Trip:  07 October 2014
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price: £1,790.00 GBP

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