Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.


J Dunthorne | UK
 
 

Cultural Highlights of Peru

This extraordinary touring adventure encompasses the highlights of Peru's diverse and rich cultural past. We commence in Lima and take the spectacular flight across the Andes to Cusco, the former capital of the vast Inca empire. From here we make forays into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the unique ruins of Ollantaytambo and the famous ruins of Machu Picchu. We then cross the vast high altiplano on the remote journey to the shores of Lake Titicaca, where we visit the floating reed islands of the intriguing Uros Indians. From Juliaca we say farewell to the highlands and fly back to Lima where our trip concludes. This trip is ideal for those with limited time, who are keen to explore Peru's southern highlights.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Lima
DAY 2 Fly to Cusco
DAY 3 Visit Chinchero, attend Sunday Market
DAY 4 To Sacred Valley of the Incas
DAY 5 To Machu Picchu
DAY 6 At Machu Picchu, afternoon return to Cusco
DAYS 7/8 In Cusco, city tour
DAY 9 Drive to Puno
DAY 10 Wander shores and islands of Lake Titicaca
DAY 11 Drive to Juliaca airport and fly to Lima, where trip concludes

traveller reviews

We are back from Peru with best memories. Whole trip was extremely well organised, hotels and excursions top level and all guides very professional. Absolutely exceptional guide was our guide in Sacred Valley, Jose, he is undoubtedly the best guide we ever have had and we all are missing him! Peruvian cuisine is exceptional and Jose did his best to find different restaurants. His talks about the history and culture of Peru is something we keep I hope for long years. Everything was so very safe no robbers, no diseases, no mountain sickness. So Peru is friendly, safe and an exceptionally interesting destination.

Kaire Estonia

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Trip Code: HOP
Trip Grading: Adventure Touring
Duration:  11 days
Activities:  Adventure Touring Day Walking Family Adventures
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Next Trip:  05 September 2014
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price: $2,290.00 USD

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