Peru offers so much variety and this itinerary combines it all. From colonial Lima, we fly across the Andes to our Amazon jungle lodge and with our naturalist guides explore this diverse environment. While in Cusco and the Sacred Valley we wander some of South America's best markets and discover a variety of Spanish and Inca heritage. The discovery of Machu Picchu in 1911 revealed an incredible Inca architectural masterpiece, and this startling find provides a grand finale to our trek along the Inca Trail. On the trail, our unsurpassed expertise has taught us to avoid the busier camp sites, as we ascend from the jungle to the snow capped Andean peaks to complete our spectacular approach to Machu Picchu. Travelling onto Lake Titicaca, we visit the Uros Indians who live on floating reed islands and enjoy a night in a homestay on an island before returning to Lima.
|DAY 1||Join Lima|
|DAY 2/3||Fly to Puerto Maldonado, transfer to jungle lodge|
|DAY 4||Fly to Cusco|
|DAY 5||Walking tour of Cusco|
|DAY 6||To Sacred Valley|
|DAY 7||Day walk in Sacred Valley|
|DAYS 8/10||Commence trek along Inca Trail|
|DAY 11||Trek to Machu Picchu|
|DAY 12||At Machu Picchu, return to Cusco|
|DAY 13||In Cusco|
|DAY 14||To Puno|
|DAY 15||Boat trip on Lake Titicaca, overnight in homestay|
|DAY 16||Return to Puno, drive to Juliaca and fly to Lima where trip concludes|
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