This compact tour of the archaeological highlights and cultural treasures of the Andean highlands has it all. Cruise Lake Titicaca and immerse yourself in rural life with a homestay in a small village. Wander the cobblestoned streets of Cusco before breaking a sweat hiking mountain passes along the Inca Trail on your way to Machu Picchu. Because we run our own treks, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment, which means you're free to enjoy the beauty of the region.
G Adventures for Good: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo G Adventures for Good: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay Local Living: Lake Titicaca Homestay, Lago Titicaca. Floating islands of Uros visit. Lake Titicaca guided tour. Sacred Valley guided tour. Pottery making demonstration. Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days). Machu Picchu guided tour. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Feel like a local at a Lake Titicaca homestay, climb the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, sample the seafood in Lima, explore ancient ruins and villages
Public bus, private van, plane, train, boat, hiking.
Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts), camping (3 nts), homestay (1 nt).
Day 1 Lima
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Lima/Puno (1B)
Fly to Juliaca and transfer to Puno. Take it easy in the afternoon, wandering the markets and exploring the city.
Day 3 Puno/Lago Titicaca (1B, 1D)
Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca and a homestay in a small village.
Day 4 Lago Titicaca/Puno (1B, 1L)
Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit to Sillustani burial site.
Day 5 Puno/Cusco (1B)
Hop on the bus for a full day's drive to Cusco.
Day 6 Cusco/Ollantaytambo (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).
Day 11 Cusco (1B)
Enjoy a free day to explore Cusco or relax. Opt to go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or mountain biking.
Day 12 Cusco (1B)
Depart at any time.