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Spirit Of The Incas And Amazon Extension QPSA

Visiting: Peru
Trip Duration 17 Days
 

Highlights of Peru and the Amazon on a shoestring

Join us as we discover the highlights of Peru including its impressive mountain citadel, Machu Picchu. We sail on Lake Titicaca, visiting the Indian communities on the Uros and Taquile Islands, where we overnight with a local family. We also discover the colourful cities of Cusco and Arequipa and search for condors at the majestic Colca Canyon. We end the trip in the tropical Amazon Rainforest, exploring jungle-lined river banks by dugout canoe and searching for wildlife on walks through forest trails.

Tour Highlights

  • Machu Picchu - Travel by train to the 'Lost City', one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
  • Cusco - Explore the ancient capital city of the Incas
  • Arequipa - A chance to discover the fascinating Santa Catalina Convent and the magnificent Colca Canyon
  • Lake Titicaca - Traverse the highest navigable lake in the world, visiting Uros and Taquile Islands
  • Nazca - View the intriguing Nazca lines from platforms
  • Amazon - From a jungle lodge discover an exotic world of flora and fauna on foot and by canoe

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour in Lima

  • 2
    Public bus to Nazca

  • 3
    In Nazca; optional view Nazca Lines from viewing platform or Chauchilla pre-Inca cemetery, overnight bus to Arequipa

  • 4
    Arrive Arequipa; Free afternoon for sightseeing

  • 5
    Travel to Chivay, optional hot springs

  • 6
    Visit the Colca Canyon, continue to Puno

  • 7
    Boat trip on Lake Titicaca; visit Uros Islands and overnight on Taquile Island

  • 8
    Morning on Taquile Island, afternoon return to Puno

  • 9
    Public bus to Cusco

  • 10
    Orientation tour of Cusco, rest of the day free

  • 11
    Train to Aguas Calientes; visit Machu Picchu

  • 12
    More time to discover Machu Picchu (optional); train back to Cusco

  • 13
    In Cusco; optional whitewater rafting

  • 14
    Fly to Puerto Maldonado, transfer to Amazon lodge

  • 15
    In Amazon Jungle; walk in the rainforest, visit Monkey Island

  • 16
    In Amazon Jungle; walk to the Lost Cocha, canoe ride around the lake

  • 17
    Early morning boat to Puerto Maldonado and end trip at airport

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Spirit Of The Incas And Amazon Extension
QPSA_2016_Map
Included meals 11 3 3
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Train, Boat, Public Bus
Accommodation
8 nights Standard Hotel
2 nights Simple Hotel
1 night Simple Bus
1 night Simple Village House
1 night Simple Guesthouse
3 nights Simple Lodge
Trip Staff
Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16