Intrepid Travel have an amazing sale on 4 of their Peru Trips, departing from Jan – Sep 30 2012. Must be booked by Mar 31 2012, while space is available.
Visit Cuzco,travel to Machu Picchu – by foot or by train, explore the Amazon Jungle, visit the La Paz Boliva and Lake Titicaca. Explore with a small group of 12 or 16 people and have a real life experience!
BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!! SOLO TRAVELLERS 30% OFF
Please contact Anna at Your Journey for details and to check availability, space is going fast. If you want to trek the Inca Trail, please have your passport details handy when you are ready to book, you will need this to confirm the Inca Trail permit. $250 CAD Deposit due at time of booking and full payment is due with 72hrs to hold space.
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org toll free 1 800 978 0544 or local Toronto 647 347 9150
PLEASE SEE THE DETAILED ITINERARIES BELOW.
CLASSIC PERU 9 DAYS LIMA TO CUZCO $1835CAD REGULAR PRICE
Day 1 Lima
Welcome to Peru! Admire ornate churches and palaces on a walk through the well-preserved historic centre of Lima. In free time, perhaps wander through one of the many excellent museums that shed light on the interesting history and culture of Peru.
Days 2-4 Puno/ Lake Titicaca
Spend the night in Puno before heading off to sail on iconic Lake Titicaca, where water stretches as far as the eye can see. Be welcomed by friendly locals during an overnight island homestay, travel by boat on the calm waters and pick up some quality knitted goods – handmade by the local men – on Taquile Island.
Day 5 Cuzco
Travel by local bus to Cuzco – the heart and soul of Peru. Take a slow stroll around the Inca-built walls that line the streets. Head to the buzz of Plaza de Armas – a great place to people watch and interact with the locals.
Day 6 Sacred Valley/ Ollantaytambo
Travel through the lush, fertile Sacred Valley, known to the Incas as Wilcamayo. Spend the night in Ollantaytambo, a town built by the Incas with geometric precision.
Day 7 Aguas Calientes
Take a winding train ride through the Urubamba Valley to Aguas Calientes. Nestled in the cloud forest at the foot of Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes’s hot springs are a refreshing way to relax.
Days 8-9 Machu Picchu/ Cuzco
Spend the day at mesmerising Machu Picchu. Explore the iconic ruins, taking advantage of the abundance of awesome photo opportunities. Be sure to take time to stop and reflect on the profound beauty of this famous site. Travel back to Cuzco for a final night in this city that is big on charm.
INCA TRAIL EXPRESS 7 DAYS $1210 CAD REGULAR PRICE
Day 1 Cuzco
Welcome to Peru! Get acquainted with the intriguing blend of Inca and Spanish cultures and discover some of Cuzco’s lesser-known sights on a guided walking tour. Take the opportunity to taste unique mate de coca (coca tea).
Day 2 Sacred Valley/ Ollantaytambo
Travel through the lush Sacred Valley and visit a local community. Learn about their traditional lifestyle, browse handicrafts and pick up a few words of the Quechua language. Look out for the maize crops alongside the river and covering the terraces that stretch high up the valley walls. Spend the night exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins – a magnificent example of Inca urban planning.
Days 3-6 Inca Trail/ Machu Picchu/ Cuzco
Trek the Inca trail, which once linked this ancient Peruvian Empire. The ancient paths wind around mountains, across high, rocky plateaus, through dense cloud forest and past crumbling temple ruins. Climb over challenging mountain peaks – including the 4,198m high Warmiwanusca (Dead Woman’s Pass) – and camp out in the evenings. On the final morning, climb the steps to Intipunku, the Sun Gate, and see mystical Machu Picchu appearing through the mist. Rest for a moment to take it all in before descending to the famous site to spend the day uncovering the mystery of these amazing Inca ruins before returning to Cuzco.
Day 7 Cuzco
Still seeking adventure? An optional trip from Cuzco to the Urubamba River provides whitewater rafting or mountain-biking thrills. For those with weary legs, have lunch at the Aldea Yanapay Cafe, part of a self-sustainable organisation that provides the underprivileged kids of Cuzco with health and education facilities.
MAJESTIC PERU 15 DAYS $2,770 CAD REGULAR PRICE
Day 1 Lima
Visit Lima and uncover the treasures of the capital of Peru on a walking tour, beginning with the bustling downtown area.
Day 2 Pisco/ Ballestas Islands/ Nazca
Travel to Pisco and boat around the wild Ballestas Islands before stopping off at Ica’s sprawling sand dunes. Sample Peru’s tipple of choice at a Pisco distillery before crossing the desert to reach the puzzling Nazca Lines. There is an option here to take to the air on a flight that offers the best views of this ancient mystery.
Day 3 Puerto Inca
Stop by the eerie desert cemetery at Chauchilla. Travel down Peru’s rugged coast en route to Puerto Inca and watch sea lions lazing on the beach in Atiquipa.
Days 4-5 Arequipa
Get acquainted with the ‘White City’ of Arequipa that dazzles in the sunlight, an effect created by the pale volcanic rock used to construct most of the buildings.
Days 6-7 Puno/ Lake Titicaca
Learn about the incredible pre-Inca funerary towers at Sillustani. The floating reed islands of the Uros people are sure to fascinate during a boat tour of majestic Lake Titicaca. Pick up some handmade gifts on Taquile Island, famous for its knitted goods made – under strict tradition – by men only.
Days 8-9 Cuzco
Cuzco’s status as the hub of the Inca Empire is apparent in its traditions and architecture. Join the throngs at the busy San Pedro market.
Day 10 Sacred Valley/ Ollantaytambo
Meet locals and learn about life in this fertile valley – a great opportunity to pick up a bit of Quechua, the language of the Incas. Visit a valley community and admire the perfectly geometric Ollantaytambo ruins.
Day 11 Aguas Calientes
Soak in thermal baths surrounded by cloud forest, high up in the Andes.
Days 12-13 Machu Picchu/ Cuzco
Enjoy a guided walk through the ‘Lost City of the Incas’, learning the history of the ancient site at Machu Picchu and marvelling at its structure and setting. Thought to have been constructed around 1440, some evidence hints it has existed for much longer. One theory suggests it was built as an astrological observatory. Take the time to contemplate and admire these incredible ruins and reflect on one of the world’s great wonders.
Days 14-15 Lima
Travel back to Lima and bargain at the markets for that perfect memento. Celebrate the end of this adventure with a Pisco sour.
SACRED LAND OF THE INCAS 15 DAYS $3160CAD REGULAR PRICE
Day 1 Lima
Arrive in the capital of Peru, Lima, and unravel its fascinating history on a walking tour around the city’s major sights. The vibrant suburb of Miraflores is full of cafes, bars and restaurants so why not use free time to sample local gastronomic delights.
Days 2-3 Amazon Jungle
Fly to the frontier town of Puerto Maldonado and travel by canoe into the dense Amazon Jungle. Macaws, monkeys, peccaries, jabirus, otters and thousands of butterflies all coexist in this amazing ecosystem. Learn about the medicinal properties and practical uses of the plants from a local guide.
Day 4 Cuzco
The heart and soul of Peru is definitely beating in Cuzco, a great town to explore on foot. Discover colonial churches and cathedrals as well as impressive Inca ruins dotted around the city.
Day 5 Sacred Valley/ Ollantaytambo
Travel by private bus through this lush, terraced valley on the outskirts of Cuzco, stopping at a village to gain insight into both modern and ancient Peru. Meet friendly locals on a community visit before spending the night in the ancient town of Ollantaytambo – one of the few places the Incas defeated the Spanish.
Days 6-9 Inca Trail/ Machu Picchu
Embark on a four-day trek along the iconic Inca Trail, accompanied by porters, cooks and a local guide. Take in the sights and sounds of this ancient route, hiking across high plateaus and through dense forests, stopping to observe the ruins of villages and temples along the way. After all that hard work, take the time to explore stunning Machu Picchu – an unforgettable sight worthy of many photos.
Day 10 Cuzco
Get reacquainted with Cuzco. Browse the food stalls of the bustling central market, pick up some colourful woollen garments or enjoy a more relaxed pace in one of the many cafes.
Days 11-13 Puno/ Lake Titicaca
On the border of Bolivia and Peru, Puno and mystical Lake Titicaca are nestled 3,800m above sea level, making Lake Titicaca the world’s highest navigable lake. Cruise to the incredible floating Uros Islands, constructed entirely from reeds. Sail to Taquile Island where the handmade woollens are strictly crafted by men. Make new friends and enjoy local hospitality on a family homestay.
Days 14-15 La Paz
Travel to Bolivia’s capital La Paz and hit the markets to pick up some souvenirs. The Witches’ Market sells a quirky collection of herbs, folk remedies, amulets and other items used in traditional rituals.