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Inca Heartland
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Peru & Bolivia

Inca Heartland

Experience the archaeological highlights and the cultural treasures of the Andean highlands, then uncover the secrets of the mysterious Nazca Lines and Peru's desert coast on this incredible three-week adventure. Embrace Incan culture's 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 experience that few travellers get to know.
Colour, culture and Incas - get ready for feisty, fiery and variety-filled adventures in Peru. Get ready to explore the legacy of the Incas in Machu Picchu, and take in the cultural highlights of its intriguing modern cities such as Lima and Cusco. Enjoy a boat trip on Lake Titicaca. Adventurers can further venture into the Amazon rainforet or go on to trek the Incan Trail, which is a must for any hiker.
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  • Duration
    21 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,999
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    G Adventures
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Hike the famous Inca trail
Highlight #1
Hike the famous Inca trail
Follow in the footsteps of Inca pilgrims from centuries past as you take the iconic hike past rivers and valleys to Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu: the 5th wonder of the world!
Highlight #2
Machu Picchu: the 5th wonder of the world!
Bookended by two immense forested peaks, it is the ultimate symbol of the Incan empire at the peak of power.
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlight #3
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Explore famous and beautiful Inca ruins, including the Pisac ruins, the Ollantaytambo temple, and local markets.
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Peru: Color, culture and Incas!

From Lima to the Amazon, sites from Ollantaytmbo to iconic Machu Picchu, Peru is a South American extravaganza like no other. Watch this video for a glimpse of your journey to come. 

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Itinerary

Lima

Arrive at any time.

  Hotel:  None

Lima/Paracas

Enjoy a free morning in Lima before travelling by bus to Paracas.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Paracas/Nazca

Opt to visit the Ballestas Islands, an excellent chance to view a lively sea lion colony, pelicans, penguins, and other varieties of bird life, before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the oasis of Huacachina.

  Hotel:  None

Nazca/Arequipa

Take a guided tour of the Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio. Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines before the overnight bus to Arequipa.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Arequipa

Enjoy a free day in Arequipa, the "white city". Opt for a city tour or visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery.

  Hotel:  None

Arequipa/Colca Canyon

Travel to Chivay, a village near Colca Canyon, for an optional dip in the thermal baths. Continue on to nearby Colca Canyon for the day.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Colca Canyon/Arequipa

Enjoy time at the canyon in the early morning before heading back to Arequipa for the night.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Arequipa/Cusco

Fly to Cusco. Choose to pre-book an optional Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour or to explore the city's markets, museums, and plazas.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Cusco/Ollantaytambo

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,

  Hotel:  None

Inca Trail

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into the adventure with a straightforward day of hiking the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Inca Trail

Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Inca Trail

Cross two more passes and ruins on today's trek. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through the cloud forest on a gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley. At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wiñay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Machu Picchu/Cusco

The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down for a guided tour of the site and enjoy free time to explore until noon as permitted by the tourist ticket. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows. Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Cusco

Enjoy free time to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Nature lovers can book an optional adventure to go to the Amazon Jungle for a 3-day/2-night excursion.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Cusco

Enjoy free time to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Nature lovers can book an optional adventure to go to the Amazon Jungle for a 3-day/2-night excursion.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Cusco

Enjoy free time to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Nature lovers can book an optional adventure to go to the Amazon Jungle for a 3-day/2-night excursion.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Cusco/Puno

Travel day by bus from Cusco to Puno. Spend some time on arrival wandering the small city.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Puno/Lake Titicaca

Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Lake Titicaca/Puno

Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,

  Hotel:  None

Puno/La Paz

Travel by bus and cross the border into Bolivia, arriving in La Paz.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

La Paz

Depart at any time.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay Your G for Good Moment: Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Foodie Moment: Huacachina Winery Visit, Huacachina Your Discover Moment: Cusco Your Local Living Moment: Lake Titicaca Homestay, Lake Titicaca

  Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio guided tour

  Arequipa stay

  Colca Canyon guided tour

  Sacred Valley guided tour

  Pottery making demonstration

  Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days)

  Machu Picchu guided tour

  Floating islands of Uros visit

  Lake Titicaca guided tour

  La Paz stay

  Internal flight

  All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

  Meals and Accommodation

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and VISA fees

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