Highlights of Ecuador & Peru

04/03/2020 through 11/03/2021
04/03/2020 through 11/06/2021
Intrepid Travel

Highlights of Ecuador & Peru

Immerse yourself in the myriad cultures of Bolivia and Peru on this 28-day Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid. Including a bucket-list trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, this itinerary is designed to introduce you to the ancient civilisations, thriving contemporary communities and indigenous ways of life that exist across this slice of South America. Stay in a jungle lodge and learn from locals about life in the Amazon. Sink your teeth into fresh empanadas in Cusco. Listen to Peruvian folk music in a pena in Chivay. With local leaders, a small group of like-minded travellers and your own sense of adventure, this journey is the perfect way to discover Peru and Bolivia.

Activities

  • Quito – Leader Led Orientation Walk
  • Cuenca – Leader Led Orientation walk
  • Lima – Leader-led walking tour
  • Colca Canyon – Guided tour
  • Cusco – Orientation Walk
  • Sacred Valley – Community visit & lunch
  • Lake Titicaca – Boat tour & Homestay

Highlights

  • Take a guided hike through the Amazon Rainforest and sample fresh fruit, tree worms and chocolate made from scratch in an indigenous farming community.
  • See the enigmatic Nazca Lines, giant images etched into the desert that experts believe are more than 2000 years old.
  • Choose to trek the classic Inca Trail, the Inca Quarry Trail or take the scenic train route to reach the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu.
  • Watch the morning routine of the predatory Andean condor – the world’s largest flying bird – as they dive and glide in the dramatic depths of Colca Canyon.
  • Tour the floating islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca and learn about their ingenious design and life on the water during a homestay in an Uros community.

Itinerary

Day 1 Quito
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Day 2 Amazon Lodge (Amazon Jungle)
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Day 3 Amazon Lodge (Amazon Jungle)
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Day 4 Banos
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Day 5 Banos
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Day 6 Cuenca
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Day 7 Cuenca
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Day 8 Lima
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Day 9 Lima
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Day 10 Paracas
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Day 11 Nazca
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Day 12 Arequipa
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Day 13 Arequipa
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Day 14 Colca Canyon
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Day 15 Arequipa
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Day 16 Arequipa/ Overnight bus to Cusco
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Day 17 Cusco
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Day 18 Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
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Day 19 Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
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Day 20 Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
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Day 21 Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option and Machu Picchu / Ollantaytambo
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Day 22 Sacred Valley / Cusco
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Day 23 Cusco
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Day 24 Puno/Lake Titicaca
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Day 25 Puno
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Day 26 Puno
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Day 27 La Paz
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Day 28 La Paz
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