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Amazon & Inca Adventure

Trip Length

Trip Code

14 days PSAD

Maximum Passengers

16 people

Countries Visited

Bolivia, Peru

Start City

End City

Lima La Paz
Amazon & Inca Adventure

Lima is shrouded in history with glorious Spanish colonial buildings and grand museums dotted throughout this grand capital. The Amazon Basin contains the biggest river by volume and the largest tropical rainforest in the world. We discover the incredibly rich biodiversity of this environment on a journey by boat and on foot before returning to Lima. From Lima we fly to the former Inca stronghold of Cusco, where we have plenty of time to soak up the colourful local life. After catching a train to the town of Aguas Calientes, we visit the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu – the lost city of the Incas. A spectacular bus journey then takes us further inland to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca, home to the fascinating floating reed islands of the Uros Indians. Before we arrive in Bolivia’s capital of La Paz we discover the ruins of ancient Tiahuanaco. La Paz is the highest capital city in the world and combines a modern cosmopolitan city with ancient traditions, creating a vibrant finale to our adventure.

Why we love it:

Amazon & Inca Adventure


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Lima

Accommodation: Antigua Mira Flores or Similar, Lima

Activities:

Day 2-3: Puerto Maldonado- Amazon Jungle

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Accommodation: Posada Amazonas lodge or similar, Puerto Maldonado

Activities:

Day 4-5: Cusco

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: Eco inn or Similar, Cusco

Activities:

Day 6: Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Accommodation: Samanapaq hotel or similar

Activities:

Day 7: Aguas Calientes

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Andina hotel or similar

Activities:

Day 8-9: Machu Picchu- Cusco

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: Eco inn or Similar, Cusco

Activities:

Day 10-12: Puno- Lake Titicaca - Puno

Meals included: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Taypikala hotel or similar, Puno

Activities:

Day 13: Puno- Tiahuanaco- La Paz

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Rosario Hotel or similar

Activities:

Day 14: La Paz

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Rosario Hotel or similar

Activities:


Your Trip

What's Included

Transport

Not Included

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.


What to know

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Bolivia

Americans currently require a visa for Bolivia. Australians, British, Canadians and New Zealanders currently do not require a visa for Bolivia. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent.

Peru
Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders do not currently require a visa for Peru. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

Bolivia

A Traveller’s Guide to El Dorado & the Inca Empire-L Meisch Backpacking and Trekking in Peru & Bolivia-H Bradt

Peru

Cut Stones and Crossroads - R Wright Exploring Cusco - P Frost The Incas and Their Ancestors - M Moseley


Important Information

On this trip you may link up with travellers on another of our tours.

Public Holiday Inconveniences
Please be prepared for the inconvenience of sights such as museums and churches being closed to tourists on public holidays (ie. Christmas Day and New Years Day). Throughout Latin America, quite a few museums are closed on Mondays.

Partner organisations on the ground: Peregrine works with partner organisations in each country we visit. This ensures we provide employment opportunities within local communities, including our experienced local leaders. We minimise the negative impacts of travel and maximise the benefits to the regions we travel, through working with our ethical services providers. For assistance whilst you are travelling, please contact the local numbers listed on this document or your travel itinerary, as your call will be received in the same time zone. Alternatively, if you have already joined your tour, please direct your enquiries to your local tour leader. For any assistance prior to travel, please contact your travel agent.

Local Emergency contact numbers:
Peak Adventure Travel
Emergency phone:
+51 99605 5559
+51 97009 4823

High Altitudes

High altitudes may be experienced during this trip. Please refer to our Altitude Sickness document for more info.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

8 August 2014


General Contact Details

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