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This trip is being discontinued in 2013. If you are interested in this life changing experience for next year, have a peek at its new incarnation, tour code .

21 days,La Paz to Lima

Explore the winding streets and markets of La Paz, Settle in with the locals at a homestay on Lake Titicaca, Conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Spot condors at Colca Canyon.


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Experience the archeological highlights and the cultural treasures of the Andean highlands and uncover the secrets of the mysterious Nazca Lines and Peru's desert coast on this incredible three-week adventure. Embrace Incan culture past and present in Cusco and get a taste of Bolivian culture in La Paz. Travel by boat on Lake Titicaca and trek to the stunning ruins of Machu Picchu. As the Inca Trail’s largest operator, we run our own treks, which ensures quality food, service and equipment. Join us for an immersive Peruvian experience that few travellers get to know.

What's Included

  • Tour of Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio, Guided tour of Colca Canyon and surroundings (overnight), Guided tour of Sacred Valley, 4-day Inca Trail hike with local guide, cook and porters, Guided tour of Machu Picchu, Guided tour of Taquile and Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca.
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners. (Allow USD400-640 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (15 nts), Bus (1 nt), Camping (3 nts), Homestay (1 nt).
  • Public bus, Local flight, Train, Boat, Hiking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout (except on the Inca Trail), local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12
Places Visited

Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from Lima to La Paz. See Inca Heartland

Day 1 La Paz

Arrive at any time

Day 2-4 Puno / Lake Titicaca (B,L,D)

Travel by bus and cross the border into Peru, arriving to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. 2-day excursion to visit the floating Islands of Uros and take a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village. Optional visit to Sillustani burial site.

Day 5-8 Cuzco

Travel by bus from Puno to Cusco. Free time to explore Cusco or relax. Take an optional city tour or choose from active options like whitewater rafting, horseback riding and mountain biking.

Day 9 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins along with a visit to a Planeterra weaving project in a local community. Shopping opportunities at a local market.

Day 10-13 Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (3B,3L,3D)

4-day guided Inca Trail hike with visit to Machu Picchu. Optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco.

Day 14 Arequipa

Fly to Arequipa. Free afternoon to explore the city or take an optional tour of the Catalina Convent.

Day 15-17 Colca Canyon / Arequipa / Night bus

Guided tour to Colca Canyon to spot condors. Optional visit to local hot springs. Drive back to Arequipa before boarding an overnight bus to Nazca.

Day 18 Nazca

Guided tour of Nazca desert cemetery and potters studio. Optional flight over the Nazca Lines.

Day 19 Paracas

Travel to Paracas. En route stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina. Optional Sandboarding.

Day 20 Lima

Optional visit to Ballestas Islands before travelling to Lima by bus.

Day 21 Lima

Depart at any time