Lima to La Paz

Lima to La Paz information and booking

from
$2640
  • Duration
    22
    days
  • Physical rating
    8
  • Culture Shock
    6
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Schedule Details

Departs from
Lima
Accommodation
Camping (with facilities), Homestay, Hotel
Group Size
Maximum of 22 travellers per group
Transportation
Boat, Overland vehicle, Train
Important Notes
1. You need to choose whether you wish to hike the Classic Inca Trail or the Quechua Community Trek at the time of booking. If you do not indicate a preference, the Quechua Community Trek will be confirmed automatically. Classic Inca Trail permits are sold on a request basis only. Once deposit is paid and passport details provided, Intrepid will endeavour to secure a permit for you. If Classic Inca Trail permits are unavailable by the time you book, you will be booked on the Quechua Community Trek instead. The Classic Inca Trail closes in February to allow cleaning and restoration works. If the trek portion of your trip starts in February you will be automatically booked to hike the Quechua Community Trek . Should you choose not to hike at all, please let us know in writing at the time of booking so alternative arrangements can be made. Without this prior warning, local fees may apply. 2. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.

Highlights

Spot wildlife on the Ballestas Islands, Uncover the mystery of the enormous Nazca Lines, Admire the beauty and mystery of crumbling Machu Picchu, Complete the iconic Inca Trail trek, Learn local song and dance at a Peruvian village homestay, Spy huge condors sailing high above Colca Canyon, Visit the ancient funerary towers at the Chauchilla Cemetery, Climb through the twisting streets of La Paz, Discover the wild beauty of the Island of the Sun, Cruise the reed islands of Lake Titicaca

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Travel through the awesome Andes on this Overland adventure. Unlock the secrets of many mystical sights as you explore the isolated islands dotting Lake Titicaca. Hike along the historic Inca Trail, be amazed by the Nazca Lines, ramble over the ruins of Machu Picchu and explore the streets of Cuzco. From the breathtaking highs of La Paz to the colonial sights of Lima, journey through Bolivia and Peru and discover two South American gems.

Itinerary

Day 1 Lima
Lima is a large, fascinating hotchpotch of architectural styles, coastal scenes, world cuisines, impressive museums, traditional culture and modern arts and nightlife.
Day 2 Paracas/Ballestas Islands
Home to a large number of birds and wildlife species, Paracas National Reserve helps preserve Peru's marine ecosystem and the cultural heritage of the Paracas people. With birds circling ahead, a dramatic coastline with stone arches and caves, and animals galore lazing on rocks and beaches, the Ballestas Islands are a visual feast.
Day 3 Nazca
Rebuilt completely after a devastating earthquake in 1996, Nazca is home to the mysterious Nazca Lines and a city of colourful houses with a pretty main square.
Day 4 Puerto Inca
Puerto Inca is a tiny, sandy place with an abundance of ruins and beautiful coastal scenery to enjoy.
Days 5-6 Arequipa
The beautiful 'White City' of Arequipa is surrounded by volcanoes, is rich in Spanish colonial architecture and abounds with local culture and cuisine.
Days 7-8 Chivay/Colca Canyon
Known for its love of karaoke, Chivay is a small town located near the Colca Canyon with an interesting market and some relaxing hot springs close by. Over twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, and with Andean Condors soaring high above, the Colca Canyon commands reverie.
Day 9 Raqchi Homestay
Traditional houses, customs and handicrafts are a signature part of Raqchi, a small village just outside of Cuzco.
Days 10-11 Cuzco
Cuzco is the gateway to Machu Picchu and a city with majestic architecture, impressive ruins, a lively town centre and cultural significance around every cobblestone corner.
Days 12-15 Classic Inca Trail/Quechua Community Trek/Ollantaytambo
Winding around mountains, through valleys and up steep slopes, the iconic Inca Trail is a series of beautiful vistas and challenging hikes all the way to Machu Picchu.
Days 16-17 Machu Picchu/Cuzco
Built sometime in the 15th century and rediscovered in 1911, the staggering ruins of Machu Picchu were thought to be an estate for the Incan emperor, Pachacuti. A World Heritage site set amongst red-green hills with ruins scattered close by, Cuzco is impressive in every way - be it history, culture, nightlife or architecture.
Day 18 Puno
Puno is a colourful town on the Peruvian shores of Lake Titicaca, expect to see traditionally dressed locals, chaotic markets and, if lucky enough, even dancing in the streets.
Days 19-20 Lake Titicaca/Copacabana
A lovely little town situated between two hills and looking out over Lake Titicaca, Copacabana has beautiful scenery and coastline, great eateries and a fascinating religious culture.
Days 21-22 La Paz
Built in a canyon, the unique and bewtiching city of La Paz is filled with steep, cobbled streets, fascinating markets, evident tradition and captivating sights.