Andean Crossing (Inca Trail Trek)

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This 13 day quest will take you from a lodge nestled in the Amazon rainforest through to The Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu, before an unforgettable adventure across Bolivia and it's mind bending Salt Flats. Get ready for some out-of-this-world nature, local experiences, some of the world's most iconic sights, and of course a whole bunch of new friends to s...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

What's this trip about?

    This 13 day quest will take you from a lodge nestled in the Amazon rainforest through to The Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu, before an unforgettable adventure across Bolivia and it's mind bending Salt Flats. Get ready for some out-of-this-world nature, local experiences, some of the world's most iconic sights, and of course a whole bunch of new friends to share it all with.

Details

Itinerary focusOff the Beaten Path
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range18 to 35 years
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityLima
End CityLa Paz

Travel Themes

  • Cultural

Destinations

  • South America
  • Peru

Activities

  • Culture

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: Start Lima

Welcome to Lima! Steeped in Spanish colonialism yet buzzing with modern metro vibes, this place is sure to ignite your love for Peru. Spend your morning marveling at lavishly decorated churches and an underground tunnel cemetery overflowing with bones or catacombs, th...

Day 2: Lima to Jungle Lodge

We’ll catch a flight to the city of Puerto Maldonado in Peru’s southern jungle. We’ll have lunch on the river as we travel upstream by a traditional Peruvian boat to our Contiki Special Stay Rain forest Lodge in the mighty Amazon jungle, where we’ll try to spot toucan...

Day 3: Jungle Lodge

With another day at the jungle lodge, keep your eyes peeled for a wildlife like the giant otter, monkeys, tropical birds, bromeliads and other jungle life, this is the ultimate way to see the jungle.

Corto Maltes Amazonia Lodge (or similar)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Jungle Lodge to Cusco

Wave goodbye to your jungle home, and say hello to Cusco. Spend today exploring the beautiful city of Cusco - wander the main plaza, visit the Tread Right support weaving centre or feed your sweet tooth with a visit to the chocolate museum.

Selina Saphi (or similar)

Breakfast

Day 5: Cusco to Sacred Valley

Heading out of Cusco and bound for the Sacred Valley on our private coach, this is where our journey into the ruins and mystique of this land truly begins. We’ll stop off to witness the ancient Incan art of weaving in practice by a group of talented local artisans. Th...

Day 6: Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes or Inca Trail Trek

For those embarking on our epic 1 day trek, we’ll grab a packed lunch and catch the train to KM104 and the start of a day to remember. With just 3.5 hours on foot and 13-kilometres to cover, the enchanting site that awaits us will make it all worthwhile. Descending in...

Day 7: Aguas Calientes to Cusco via Machu Picchu

Excitement levels at an all-time high, the day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here – it’s Machu Picchu time! This is one big old tick off the life goals list, so enjoy every single second of it.  Built around 1450 at the height of the Incan Empire, Machu Picchu...

Day 8: Cusco to La Paz

Another day, another country. Welcome to Bolivia! If you're looking for vistas, La Paz is your gal. Sitting in the midst of a narrow canyon and dwarfed by the mighty ice capped peak of Mount Illimani to the South, this is a city of contrasts, where 19th century church...

Day 9: La Paz to Avaroa National Reserve

Today we're headed to Uyuni, the official gateway to the Salar de Uyuni...more commonly known as the Bolivian Salt Flats. Excited much? You should be. To get the journey started, we'll be heading to the Great Train Graveyard, which is every bit as incredible as it sou...

Day 10: Avaroa National Reserve

It's time to jump back in the 4x4 and continue through the Bolivian desert. We'll be starting a crossing through the Avaroa National Reserve. Hot springs, geysers, volcanoes, mountains, lakes and flocks of flamingos will have your head spinning 360 as you try to take it all on. Nature on steroids is probably the best description.

Avaroa National Reserve

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Avaroa National Night Bus to La Paz

Today we start the journey back to Uyuni. So sit back and enjoy the views unlike anywhere else. You'll get a chance to have a look around the town and grab some dinner. Tonight we're getting on a night bus. Falling asleep in Uyuni and waking up in La Paz? There's no easier way to get across the country.

Overnight bus

Breakfast

Day 12: La Paz

Today's the day to soak up Bolivia one last time. See the city from above on La Paz's incredible cable car system, or use the your day to get a final taste of Bolivian delicacies - llama anyone?This afternoon, a nap may be calling your name, getting you nice and rested before your final night with your Contiki crew!

Selina La Paz (or similar)

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13: End La Paz

This morning your trip ends.  Not ready to say goodbye to South America? Why not join us on another Contiki tour with your new mates?

Breakfast

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Dates & Availability

Price From $3,973
Price per day$306
Last Updated: 4/17/2024
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11 May 2024
23 May 2024
$4,142
$4,578
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27 Jul 2024
08 Aug 2024
$3,973
$4,385
closed
17 Aug 2024
29 Aug 2024
$3,973
$4,385
available
02 Nov 2024
14 Nov 2024
$3,973
$4,385
available
11 Jan 2025
23 Jan 2025
$3,973
$4,385
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22 Feb 2025
06 Mar 2025
$3,973
$4,385
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08 Mar 2025
20 Mar 2025
$4,474
$4,941
available
05 Apr 2025
17 Apr 2025
$4,474
$4,941
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10 May 2025
22 May 2025
$4,474
$4,941
available
28 Jun 2025
10 Jul 2025
$4,474
$4,941
available

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No two travellers are the same and we know that, which is why we offer eight unique ways to explore the world. We have a number of options to choose from to create a vacation that’s perfect for you, from budget to accommodation style.

We're all about exploring the world with like-minded people, which is why we only run trips for 18-35 year olds, to celebrate being young, spirited and curious. You can expect to join a group of 18-53 awesome people from around the world on our Europe, Australia, North America and New Zealand trips, and in Asia and Latin America it's all about small group adventures with up to 25 travellers. Don't worry if you're not traveling as a couple or with a friend from home – though there are plenty of pairs, 50% of our travellers set off solo, meaning you'll have a ton of opportunities to make new friends.

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Contiki are the world leaders in social youth travel. We’ve been providing amazing travel experiences for young travellers, from 18-35 years old, since 1962. Imagine how good you would be at something if you had been doing it for more than 60 years?

Everything about Contiki is deeply rooted in our core values ‘Make Every Moment Count’ and ‘We’re about people’. We don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk and live by our brand philosophy of ‘Travel.Together.’ which means to travel with one another, the destinations we visit, the cultures we enjoy and the environment, too.

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Meals Included
  • 7 Dinner (D)
  • 12 Breakfast (B)
  • 4 Lunch (L)
Age Requirements
18 to 35 years
Trip ID
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