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La Paz to Lima: Andes & Alpacas

La Paz to Lima: Andes & Alpacas
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21 Days

Highlights

Settle in with the locals at a homestay on Lake Titicaca, conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, spot condors at the Colca Canyon, sandboard the dunes of Huacachina, sample the seafood in Lima

What's included

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From the awe-inspiring archeological and cultural treasures of the Andean highlands to the Nazca Lines on Peru's enigmatic coast, this epic adventure explores the heart and soul of the Andes. Embrace Inca culture in Cusco, sail Lake Titicaca, and trek the Inca Trail to the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu. Interact with locals from the region’s communities for an immersive experience that few get to know. With the services of a CEO (Chief Experience Officer), your accommodation and transport taken care of, this trip offers great value as it introduces the region’s main sights while providing plenty of flexibility.
La Paz to Lima: Andes & Alpacas
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La Paz
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21 Days
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Lima

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time. Catch your breath before heading over to an English pub next to the hostel for a few cold ones with your fellow travellers. Get to know each other as you prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.
  • Travel by bus through the Altiplano, crossing the border to the Peruvian city of Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER
  • Visit the floating islands of Uros. Optional visit to the Sillustani burial site.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Travel through the high Altiplano region to Cusco.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Free time to explore Cusco. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour, or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Head into the Sacred Valley, visit the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op in the Ccaccaccollo community. Learn about weaving, meet the resident llamas, and opt to purchase a knitted item if it catches your eye. Stop to sample craft beer on the way to Ollantaytambo for free time to explore.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Depart Ollantaytambo by van to Lares town where the hike begins. Spend the first night at a G Adventures-supported campsite in Cuncani.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Start early to hike from the foothills of Sicllaccasa Mountain to its high pass (4,750m/15,583 ft), providing scenic views of lagoons and the snow-capped Chicon Mountain. Celebrate after reaching the highest point by making an offering of coca leaves to the Andean gods. After the morning hike, stop to rest and take in the amazing view. Continue hiking downhill to our second campsite near the stream for the night.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Enjoy the last few hours of hiking before travelling by van to Ollantaytambo and train to Aguas Calientes to enjoy a good night's rest at your hotel.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Enjoy a guided visit to Machu Picchu at sunrise. Use some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Later, travel back to Cusco.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Free day to explore Cusco or relax after the trek. If you are ready for more adventure, opt to go whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Enjoy a final free day in Cusco before an overnight bus to Arequipa.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Travel from Cusco to Arequipa. Opt to visit the Santa Catalina Convent or soak in local hot springs.
  • Take a full-day tour of the spectacular Colca Valley and opt for a soak in hot springs.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Continue exploring Colca Canyon with opportunities to view condors, visit local villages, and see the old terraces. Travel back to Arequipa for the evening.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Explore Arequipa and opt to take a city tour. Take an overnight bus to Nazca.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Nazca is famous for one of the world's greatest archaeological mysteries, the Nazca Lines. Opt to take flight in a light aircraft for the best view or climb the viewing tower to get a glimpse if that's more your style. Enjoy a Pachamanca-style dinner in the evening.
    Meals: DINNER
  • Travel further north to the oasis of Huacachina, stop at a Pisco winery on the way. Sandboard on the dunes around the oasis for an unforgettable sunset.
  • Travel back to Lima for a final night. Be sure to try some ceviche and a pisco sour.
  • Depart at any time.
    Meals: BREAKFAST