Experiencing traditional life in the Amazon, witnessing colonial cities and volcanoes, spotting condors at Colca Canyon, conquering the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, settling in with the locals at a homestay on Lake Titicaca.
Really discover what South America is all about on this epic 5-week journey through Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. This adventure truly has it all—the Pacific coast, the awe-inspiring Amazon and the archeological highlights and cultural treasures of the Andean highlands. Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, tear it up on mountain bikes, raft wild rivers, catch big waves and get your adrenaline pumping on exciting optional excursions. With local transportation and authentic accommodation, this adventure offers an intense blend of included activities and free time to explore on your own.
- Pachamanca ceremony in Nazca. Guided tour of Machu Picchu. 4-day Inca Trail hike with a local guide, cook and porters. Planeterra-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Inca Trail. Amazon Jungle excursion from Quito. Colca Canyon excursion. Lake Titicaca excursion with overnight family homestay.
- 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners. (Allow USD620-815 for meals not included.)
- Simple hotels (23 nts), overnight bus (4 nts), camping (3 nts), homestay (4 nt).
- Public bus, boat, truck, motorized canoe, train, hiking.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO), local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12.
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Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2-4 Amazon Jungle Homestay (3B,3L,3D)
Travel to the jungle city of Tena and continue by truck and motorized canoe to a jungle community. Spot wildlife on nature walks and learn about local traditions while overnighting in a jungle homestay.
Day 5-6 Baños
Time to get active with outdoor optional activities such as hiking, horseback riding or mountain biking, or soaking in the nearby hot springs.
Day 7-8 Cuenca
Explore historic Cuenca, head to Cajas National Park or check out the Inca ruins of Ingapirca.
Day 9-13 Mancora/Huanchaco
Head to the beach and enjoy optional activities such as surfing or horseback riding.. Continue by overnight bus on Day 11 to Huanchaco, where optional activities include visiting pre-Inca sites, the city of Trujillo, or the beach. Overnight bus on Day 13.
Day 14-15 Lima
Explore Peru's capital and opt to take a city tour, go paragliding, or simply relax. Don't miss the tasty ceviche and pisco sours.
Day 16-18 Paracas/Nazca (1D)
Optional visit to Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. Stop at a winery en route at the Oasis of Huacachina. Indulge in a traditional Pachamanca meal. Optional sandboarding and flight over the Nazca Lines before the night bus on Day 18.
Day 19-22 Arequipa/Colca Canyon
Optional visit to the Catalina Convent or a local hot spring. Spot condors on an included guided excursion to Colca Canyon. Overnight bus on Day 22.
Day 23-30 Cuzco/Ollantaytambo/Inca Trail (3B,3L,3D)
Free time to explore Cusco. Take an optional city tour, go whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking. Learn about the Sacred Valley en route to Ollantaytambo. Opt to take a Sacred Valley tour and visit a Planeterra-supported women's weaving co-op. Take in Inca culture, history, and great views on a 4-day guided Inca Trail hike with visit to Machu Picchu.
Day 31-33 Puno/Lake Titicaca (1B,1L,1D)
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 34 La Paz
Cross over into Bolivia for a final night out in South America's highest city. Oxygen bar anyone?
Day 35 La Paz
Depart at any time.
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