Inca Panorama (With Inca Trail Trek, start Lima, end Cusco)

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Walk in the footsteps of the Incas & live it up on this 11 day adventure. Experience the Colca Canyon, see the King of the Andes at Condor Cross & get up close to the locals & their unique way of life on Lake Titicaca’s floating islands. Pump up the volume in Cusco where action & adventure await, then wrap up the experience at Machu Picchu. Wa...

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Basic - 2 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • See wild Vicuña
    • See El Misti, Chachani & Pichu Pichu volcanoes
    • Visit the Salinas & Aguada Blanca National Reserve
    • See the massive Colca Canyon
    • Visit Cruz del Condor
    • Visit Yanque
    • Island boat trip on Lake Titicaca
    • Ride on a triciclo!
    • Visit Taquile & Uros island communities
    • Visit Pukara, La Raya & Sicuani

What's this trip about?

    Walk in the footsteps of the Incas & live it up on this 11 day adventure. Experience the Colca Canyon, see the King of the Andes at Condor Cross & get up close to the locals & their unique way of life on Lake Titicaca’s floating islands. Pump up the volume in Cusco where action & adventure await, then wrap up the experience at Machu Picchu. Wash it all down with some Pisco Sours & good times in Peru’s awesome spots. You can choose to either trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, or take it easy & go by train.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityLima
End CityCuzco

Travel Themes

  • Local Immersion & Homestays

Destinations

  • South America
  • Peru

Attractions

  • Arequipa
  • Cusco
  • Inca Trail
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Lima
  • Machu Picchu
  • Puno
  • Sacred Valley

Activities

  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: Arrive Lima

Hola! Welcome to Lima and the start of an awesome South American adventure. On arrival into the city, check-in with your Trip Manager, then spend the day exploring the city with your fellow travellers on our included city tour. Made up of 43 different districts, almos...

Day 2: Lima to Arequipa

This morning it’s an early start as we fly to Peru’s second largest city, the “White City” of Arequipa, or La Ciudad Blanca. Lying in the shadow of three volcanoes, including the perfectly-symmetrical El Misti, the city was built using white volcanic rock called Silla...

Day 3: Arequipa to Colca Canyon

This morning, we travel to one of the world’s deepest canyons – Colca Canyon. We’ll drive through through Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve where the elusive Vicuña, the smallest of the South American camelid family roams wild. We’ll stop for a break at “the ...

Day 4: Colca Canyon to Puno

We’ll set out early this morning and head to Cruz del Condor, a platform 3800m above sea level for a chance to spot the King of the Andes, the Andean Condor. With a wingspan of up to 3 metres/10 feet, this regal bird uses the warm air currents to float effortlessly ...

Day 5: Puno

This morning, it’s time to check out the area from a different angle! First up, we’ll make our way to the town’s port by a classic means of transport, the triciclo or three-wheeled bike taxi. We’ll then jump on board our boat for a two and a half hour trip across Lake...

Day 6: Puno to Cusco

Our first stop outside of Puno is the village of Pukara, named after a pre-Inca civilization. We‘ll visit a small museum where you’ll see the Pukara archeological site (500bc-200ad). The village is locally renowned for artistic ceramic bulls which are symbols of prot...

Day 7: Cusco

Another day, another incredible Latin American destination to uncover; today it's sun up 'til sun down in Cusco. Shop for artisan jewellery and woodworks, roam the cobble-stone streets or just stroll the Plaza de Armas, eating cacao buds and sipping on coca leaf tea. ...

Day 8: Cusco to Sacred Valley

Say farewell to Cusco this morning as we make our way to the Sacred Valley of the ancient Incas. The Sacred Valley was the heart of the Inca’s agricultural setting and an important ceremonial region, with the sacred sites of Cuzco at one end and Machu Picchu at the o...

Day 9: Train to Aguas Calientes or trek the Inca Trail

For those not embarking on the Inca Trail, the morning is yours to enjoy the surrounding lush mountains of Aguas Calientes.

Day 10: Machu Picchu to Cusco

Wake up early and enter Machu Picchu for sunrise. Learn more about Machu Picchu on a tour, then explore before returning to base.

Day 11: Cusco

Another day, another incredible Latin American destination to uncover; today it's sun up 'til sun down in Cusco. Shop for artisan jewellery and woodworks, roam the cobble-stone streets or just stroll the Plaza de Armas, eating cacao buds and sipping on coca leaf tea. ...

Day 12: Depart Cusco

Don’t forget to swap addresses with your mates and Tour Manager, as our South American adventure ends this morning after breakfast.

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Last Updated: 0/17/2022

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Accommodation

10 nights accommodation: 10 nights twin-share hotels 1 flight & transfers Transport in a private air-conditioned coach, mini-coach or van Sightseeing tours of all major areas Local taxes & service charges An experienced & professional Trip Manager English speaking local guides,
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Meals Included
  • 13 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch (for Machu Picchu Trekking option) & 3 dinners
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