Just across the Pacific, South America is luring Australian travellers to its shores. Only an ocean away, yet vastly different, South America offers forests, rivers, mountains, volcanoes, deserts and glaciers that rival our own natural treasures – and are just waiting to be discovered!
Lonely Planet has teamed up with Intrepid Travel and LAN to offer an exhilarating trip for two to South America (valued at over A$11,700) to one lucky person who purchases a Lonely Planet Americas guidebook* at participating booksellers across Australia between 11 June and 16 July 2004.
First prize is an Intrepid Travel 21 day ‘Inca Heartland’ tour, complete with trekking and a stay at a jungle lodge.
With direct flights on LAN from Sydney to Lima, Peru is the ideal place to start your Intrepid Travel journey. Discover Lima, sip a Pisco Sour on the beach, and meet the Ballestas Islands’ wildlife. Travel to the Andean highlands; explore the volcanic city of Arequipa and venture deep into the Colca Canyon. Hike the Inca Trail to the “Lost City” of Machu Picchu and enjoy the vibrant Quecha markets of Cusco. Cross the sparkling waters of Lake Titicaca into Bolivia, experience the terraced city of La Paz and the moonscape of the Altiplano desert, and conclude with return airfares from La Paz to Sydney.
The winner will also receive a set of 10 Lonely Planet Americas guidebooks, a Crumpler ‘Wonder Weenie’ bag and two cases of Corona Extra to get you ready for your Latin American adventure.
Runners up in each state will win Lonely Planet guidebooks, Crumpler bags, Corona Extra packs and Intrepid Travel cd-roms. *Conditions apply.
HOW TO ENTER: Buy any Lonely Planet Americas guidebook from any participating bookseller in Australia. To enter, keep your receipt and register online at www.intrepidtravel.com/lonelyplanet for your chance to win a 21 day holiday to Peru and Bolivia, courtesy of Intrepid Travel and LAN. Competition starts June 11 and ends 16 July 2004. Competition open to residents of Australia only.
For full competition terms and conditions of entry please visit www.intrepidtravel.com/lonelyplanet