PQ1 PERU, BOLIVIA & ECUADORSEARCH TOUR
Ecuador's Amazon, Otavalo & Avenue of the Volcanoes
Guided Amazon adventure; Famed 'Avenue of Volcanos'; Mysterious Machu Picchu-a must see!; Exploring Cuzco and the "Sacred Valley of the Incas"; Venice Simplon Orient-Express "Andean Explorer" train; The Floating Islands of Puno
Dates & Prices
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|
|Mon 29 Jun 2015||Thu 23 Jul 2015||$5590|
|Mon 28 Sep 2015||Thu 22 Oct 2015||$5590|
|Mon 01 Feb 2016||Thu 25 Feb 2016||$5590|
|Mon 27 Jun 2016||Thu 21 Jul 2016||$5590|
|Mon 26 Sep 2016||Thu 20 Oct 2016||$5590|
Optional Single Supplement: $710 (number of singles limited).
Lima, or 'The City of the Kings' as it was dubbed by Spanish conquistadors, is a city that enjoys world-renowned fame for its abundant attractions and makes for a fitting introduction to our 25-day tour through three highly rewarding South American countries. Lima, once the richest and most important city in the Americas, is home to some Peru's best museums, fascinating underground catacombs, striking architecture and historic sites by the dozen and we take a couple of days to explore the area before travelling to 'The Sacred Valley of the Incas' to view spectacular scenery and magnificent relics dating from thousands of years ago. The Incas were the most dominant of South American ancient civilisations, with an empire that at the height of its existence ruled over upwards of a million individuals and spanned a territory from Ecuador to Chile; an area greater than the dominion achieved by any peoples in the history of the Americas. We travel to the mysterious site of Machu Picchu, 'The Lost City of the Incas,' which is today one of the most famous ancient sites in the world, and wonder as to its past significance as we explore magnificent temples, stone palaces and gargantuan crumbling towers. A scenic rail journey that snakes past deep valleys, snow-capped peaks and potato and grain fields takes us to the Cuzco region and then it's on towards Bolivia, stopping off in small traditional villages to find out about rural life in Peru. The Bolivia leg of the tour finds us investigating Inca and pre- Inca sites, admiring colonial churches, cathedrals and flower gardens, and casting off on a boat to experience traditional Bolivian lifestyles on picturesque islands. We see alpacas and llamas on the way to Tiahuanaco, a place that was once the home of a now-disappeared civilisation (the Tiahuanaco), and we check out colourful markets, where locals barter for potions, herbs and folk remedies used to ward off evil spirits. Crossing into Ecuador, we ramble in lush virgin rainforest in the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle, gaze in awe at perfectly-conical volcanoes along the magnificent 'Avenue of the Volcanoes', replenish ourselves in world-famous hot springs and tour fascinating colonial centres of churches and white-washed, red-tiled buildings.
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