Clouds & Canyons

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Clouds & Canyons

from £1,029
Duration: from 15 days
Countries: Peru
Conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, feel like a local at an Andean homestay, spot soaring condors at Colca Canyon, take the chance to witness the Nazca Lines
Summary

Clouds & Canyons

Climb the legendary Inca Trail to the cloud forest citadel of Machu Picchu, dine the traditional way at a ceremonial Pachamanca feast or take an optional flight over the Nazca Lines—the adventure is yours to choose! With the services of a CEO and your accommodation and transport taken care of, this trip offers great value as it introduces the region’s main sights, providing plenty of flexibility so you can experience an adventure you'll never forget. Take a trip that's packed with just the essentials—15 days of maximum Peru at minimum cost. This is everything you imagined Peru would be—and more!

Day 1 Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-3 Nazca

Indulge in a traditional Pachamanca meal. Try numerous optional activities, such as a tour of a pre-Inca desert cemetery with mummies, a flight over the Nazca Lines or sandboarding. Overnight bus on Day 3 to Arequipa.

Day 4-6 Arequipa/Colca Canyon

Wander the streets of the 'white city' and opt to visit the Catalina Convent. On Day 5, enjoy an overnight guided tour to spot condors in Colca Canyon then return to Arequipa on Day 6 to catch the overnight bus to Cusco.

Day 7 Cusco

Free day in Cusco for an optional city tour or take in the local vibe in this popular colonial town.

Day 8 Ccaccaccollo Community

Visit a local community and a Planeterra-supported weaving project. Learn a few Quechua words while overnighting at a family homestay.

Day 9 Ollantaytambo

Embark on an optional Sacred Valley tour with Incan historical sites and ruins. Visit local markets, a Planeterra-supported women's weaving co-op and try one of the many varieties of potatoes native to the region.

Day 10-13 Inca Trail/Machu Picchu

Take in Incan culture, history, and great views on a 4-day guided Inca Trail hike with visit to Machu Picchu. Enjoy Planeterra-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Inca Trail.

Day 14 Cusco

Free time to explore Cusco and surroundings. Take an optional city tour or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking.

Day 15 Cusco

Depart at any time.


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Route

Lima >> Nazca >> Arequipa/Colca Canyon >> Cusco >> Ccaccaccollo Community >> Ollantaytambo >> Inca Trail/Machu Picchu >> Cusco

Inclusions

Pachamanca ceremony (Nazca). Overnight Colca Canyon excursion. 4-day Inca Trail hike with local guide, cook and porters. Guided tour of Machu Picchu. Planeterra-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Inca Trail. Homestay experience in the Ccacaccollo community and visit to their Planeterra-supported women’s weaving project.

Food: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners. (Allow USD250-390 for meals not included.)
Accommodation: Simple hotels (8 nts, some multi-share), overnight bus (2 nts), homestay (1 nt), camping (3 nts).
Transport: Hiking, local bus, train.

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, specialist Inca Trail CEO on the hike, local guides.
Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12.

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