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Days 7-8: Chivay/ Colca Canyon

Spot llamas, alpacas and their cousins – vicunas – on the way to Chivay. Be impressed by the depth of the canyon while keeping an eye out for the resident Andean condors, the world’s largest flying bird. In the evening, relax in thermal baths, dine on a llama steak or listen to live Andean music at a pena. Experience traditional local life staying with a family in Colca.

Days 9-11: Puno/ Lake

Titicaca

Travel through the dramatic scenery of the high Altiplano to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The town of Puno is also famous for its traditional dances.

Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world, sitting at 3,820m (12,562ft) above sea level. From the shoreline, the water stretches out almost as far as the eye can see. We have the opportunity to tour the lake by slow motor boat, stopping off to visit the Uros floating islands. Boarding the boat again, this time we travel to our homestay at a lake community. Play soccer with the locals, help out with their daily activities or try to have a chat in the local language, Quechua.

Days 12-13: Cuzco

The Cuzco region truly is the heart and soul of Peru. The city itself is the

continent’s oldest, continuously inhabited city and was the home of the Incas for two centuries before the Spanish built their first capital here. Today, Cuzco is a fascinating combination of both cultures. Inca-built walls line the central streets and many of the elegant colonial buildings are built on or around Incan foundations. This is a city steeped in history, tradition and legend and is a perfect base for optional explorations into the Incan world and to enjoy a range of outdoor activities. Perhaps have lunch at Aldea Yanapay Café – all profits go to supporting Cuzco’s kids.

Days 14-17: Inca Trail/

Machu Picchu

The four day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a demanding but incredibly rewarding trek. Take advantage during the 4 days of the trek to get to know your porters. You will realise they work the hardest on the team and are gentle people willing to share with you their culture, language and trek experiences. Accommodation on the trek is camping (3 nights). Double tents (twin share) and foam camping mats will be provided. Tents are set up by the porters. Meals are prepared by the trek cook. The trail is part of a series of Incan highways that linked the empire all the way from Quito in Ecuador, to Santiago in Chile. On the final walking day we climb the steps

Tour notes

Included: Return flights (including taxes and fuel surcharges), 22 day tour with 21 nights’ accommodation, return airport transfers Accommodation: Hotels (13 nts), jungle lodge (2 nts), homestay (2 nts), camping (3 nts), overnight coach (1 nt) Transport: Plane, overnight coach, train, minivan, boat, canoe, local bus, walking Group Size: max 12 Meals: 19 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners Budget: Allow $280 for meals not included Departs: Selected Tue, Thu and Sat from the UK.

Please note: Inca permit is always on request at the time of booking.

Intrepid code: GSA

Prices from

£2,335

21

Prices are in £’s per person based on two sharing when travelling between 01 Jan-30 Jun & 22 Aug-31 Aug’10

Armas. For those who can’t get enough active adventure, there are plenty of opportunities to go mountain biking, horse riding or white water rafting on the Urubamba River.

Days 19-20: Amazon Jungle

Take a short flight to Puerto Maldonado. Travel by motorised canoe into the Amazon Jungle to stay in an eco-friendly lodge. Explore the jungle with local guides to spot the Amazon’s magnificent flora and fauna in their natural habitat, and learn about the practical and medicinal uses for native plants.

Day 21: Lima

Take the opportunity to soak up Lima’s colourful history before bidding adios to wonderful Peru.

to the Sun Gate to watch the ruins of Machu Picchu emerge from the mist below. The feeling as you see the ruins for the first time is indescribable.

Day 18: Cuzco

Enjoy free time to relax, shop and explore more of Cuzco’s sights. Rest weary legs at a café in Plaza de

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Day 22: Lima - London

Transfer to Lima airport for your overnight Continental Airlines flight back to Heathrow (via Newark).

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