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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 SEQL.

Andean Empire—Quito to La Paz

36 days,Quito to La Paz

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.


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Really discover what South America is all about on this epic five-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.

What's Included

  • Pachamanca ceremony in Nazca, Guided tour of Machu Picchu, 4-day Inca Trail hike with a local guide,cook, and porters, Amazon Jungle excursion from Quito, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca excursion with overnight family homestay
  • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners. (Allow USD620-815 for meals not included.)
  • Public bus, train, hiking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.
  • Simple hotels (24 nts), buses (4 nts), camping (3 nts), jungle homestay (3 nts), homestay on Lake Titicaca (1 nt). Note: accommodation can be quite basic/multi-share at times.
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Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from La Paz to Quito. See Andean Empire - La Paz to Quito