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Lima: city tour; Following the footsteps of the ancients; Most important Inca sites in the Cuzco area; Breathtaking Machu Picchu; Colourful, lively Pisac market; "Andean Explorer" from Cuzco to Puno; Puno: Floating Islands; Sacred island of the Sun
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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Fri 17 Jul 2015||Sun 02 Aug 2015||$3550|
|Fri 02 Oct 2015||Sun 18 Oct 2015||$3550|
Optional Single Supplement: $570 (number of singles limited).
Taking a couple of days to discover the many bounties of one of the most vibrant cities in South America, we spend the initial stages of this exciting tour in Lima; capital of Peru, and once the heart of the colonial Spanish New World empire. Today a massive, buzzing metropolis whose history stretches back to the times of the great Incan Empire, Lima offers no end of historic and cultural attraction, which means a busy and rewarding introduction to the features of special part of the world for us. We visit the archaeological capital of the Americas when we travel into Cuzco and gaze at huge Incan fortresses, sacrificial sites with detailed carvings and formidable ancient walls so well constructed that there exist no cracks between the gargantuan blocks for even moss to grow. Setting our bearings for the Urubamba Valley and the incomparable Machu Picchu, we follow picturesque hiking trails through rolling green hillside, alongside Andean snow-tipped peaks and amid the incredible Huchuyqosqo ruins, which lie atop an enormous plateau that overlooks the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We enjoy short excursions by rail and by sea, taking in Puno, a mainstay of Peruvian traditional lifestyle and the floating islands. In Bolivia, we find yet more fascinating relics and monuments dating from the Incan era and before and our exploration of the pilgrimage sites and small villages around Lake Titicaca yield valuable insight into Bolivian culture and heritage. We spend time in Copacabana, famous for its beaches, and in La Paz, one of the worldâ€™s highest major cities and one that is situated in a bowl-shaped canyon, before immersing ourselves in yet more history at Tiahuanaco, an ancient ceremonial site constructed in 700AD by a people who disappeared off the face of the Earth, becoming one of the worldâ€™s â€˜lost civilisationsâ€™.
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