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JLM - Andean Discovery (Northbound)

From the awe-inspiring archeological and cultural treasures of the Andean highlands to the Nazca Lines on Peru's enigmatic coast, this epic adventure explores the heart and soul of the Andes. Embrace Inca culture in Cusco, sail Lake Titicaca, and trek the Inca Trail to the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu. Interact with locals from the region's communities for an immersive experience that few get to know. With the services of a CEO, your accommodation and transport taken care of, this trip offers great value as it introduces the region's main sights while providing plenty of flexibility.

Inclusions

Local Living: Lake Titicaca Homestay, Lago Titicaca Carte Blanche: Cusco Big Night Out: Cusco Hands-on: Huacachina Winery Visit, Huacachina
Lake Titicaca excursion
Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Inca Trail hike with a local guide and cook (4 days)
Colca Canyon excursion
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
21
Price From
AUD $2,337
Start Location
La Paz, Bolivia
End Location
Lima, Bolivia
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Basic
Tour Themes
Fast and Fun, Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate to Challenging
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
29 Sep 201819 Oct 20182AUD $2,859
10 Oct 201830 Oct 20181AUD $2,859
20 Oct 201809 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,337 
24 Oct 201813 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,337 
31 Oct 201820 Nov 20184AUD $2,859
10 Nov 201830 Nov 20181AUD $2,859
21 Nov 201811 Dec 20183AUD $2,859
24 Nov 201814 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,337 
01 Dec 201821 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,337 
05 Dec 201825 Dec 20187AUD $2,959
19 Dec 201808 Jan 20198AUD $2,959
29 Dec 201818 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,337 
02 Jan 201922 Jan 201914AUD $2,337
09 Jan 201929 Jan 201910AUD $2,337
19 Jan 201908 Feb 20197AUD $2,337
06 Feb 201926 Feb 20196AUD $2,337
23 Feb 201915 Mar 201914AUD $2,337
27 Feb 201919 Mar 20197AUD $2,337
06 Mar 201926 Mar 201917AUD $2,430
13 Mar 201902 Apr 201915AUD $2,430
20 Mar 201909 Apr 201918AUD $2,430
27 Mar 201916 Apr 201913AUD $2,430
03 Apr 201923 Apr 201916AUD $2,337
10 Apr 201930 Apr 20195AUD $2,337
17 Apr 201907 May 201911AUD $2,337
24 Apr 201914 May 201913AUD $2,337
27 Apr 201917 May 201913AUD $2,337
04 May 201924 May 201917AUD $2,337
11 May 201931 May 201913AUD $2,337
18 May 201907 Jun 201916AUD $2,337
22 May 201911 Jun 201915AUD $2,337
25 May 201914 Jun 201915AUD $2,337
05 Jun 201925 Jun 201912AUD $2,337
08 Jun 201928 Jun 201918AUD $2,337
19 Jun 201909 Jul 201914AUD $2,337
26 Jun 201916 Jul 201918AUD $2,337
06 Jul 201926 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,337 
13 Jul 201902 Aug 201911AUD $2,515
24 Jul 201913 Aug 201918AUD $2,515
31 Jul 201920 Aug 201918AUD $2,515
03 Aug 201923 Aug 201918AUD $2,430
10 Aug 201930 Aug 201917AUD $2,430
14 Aug 201903 Sep 201915AUD $2,430
28 Aug 201917 Sep 201918AUD $2,430
04 Sep 201924 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,337 
18 Sep 201908 Oct 201915AUD $2,430
28 Sep 201918 Oct 201918AUD $2,430
12 Oct 201901 Nov 201918AUD $2,430
23 Oct 201912 Nov 201915AUD $2,430
30 Oct 201919 Nov 201915AUD $2,430
06 Nov 201926 Nov 201917AUD $2,430
13 Nov 201903 Dec 201917AUD $2,430
20 Nov 201910 Dec 201918AUD $2,430
30 Nov 201920 Dec 201918AUD $2,430
04 Dec 201924 Dec 201918AUD $2,515
18 Dec 201907 Jan 202017AUD $2,515
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - La Paz
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - La Paz/Puno
Travel by bus through the Altiplano, crossing the border to the Peruvian city of Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
Day 3 - Puno/Lago Titicaca
Guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.
Day 4 - Lago Titicaca/Puno
Visit the floating islands of Uros. Optional visit to the Sillustani burial site.
Day 5 - Puno/Cusco
Travel through the high Altiplano region to Cusco.
Day 6 - Cusco
Free time to explore Cusco. Opt for a city tour, or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking.
Day 7 - Cusco/Ollantaytambo
En route to Ollantaytambo, opt to take a Sacred Valley tour and visit a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op.
Day 8 - Inca Trail
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the hike begins.
Day 9 - Inca Trail
Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwa usca, 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.
Day 10 - Inca Trail
Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. 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 cloud forest on the 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 Wi ay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).
Day 19 - Nazca/Paracas
Transfer to Paracas with a stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina.
Day 18 - Nazca
Optional flight over the Nazca Lines.
Day 17 - Arequipa/Nazca
Explore Arequipa and opt to take a city tour. Take an overnight bus to Nazca.
Day 16 - Colca Canyon/Arequipa
Continue exploring Colca Canyon with opportunities to view condors, visit local villages, and see the old terraces. Travel back to Arequipa for the evening.
Day 11 - Machu Picchu/Cusco
The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake up around 03:30 and walk to the checkpoint. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and free time to explore. 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.
Day 14 - Arequipa
Travel from Cusco to Arequipa. Opt to visit the Santa Catalina Convent or soak in local hot springs.
Day 13 - Cusco/Arequipa
Enjoy a final free day in Cusco before an overnight bus to Arequipa.
Day 12 - Cusco
Free day to explore Cusco or relax after the trek. If you are ready for more adventure, opt to go whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking.
Day 20 - Paracas/Lima
Opt to visit the Ballestas Islands in the morning before travelling to Lima for a final night. Be sure to try some ceviche and a Pisco Sour.
Day 15 - Arequipa/Colca Canyon
Take a full-day tour of the spectacular Colca Valley and opt for a soak in hot springs.
Day 21 - Lima
Depart at any time.