Travel 2 Touring 18/19

SOUTH AMERICA

PERU LAND AIR RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

1

Jungle Lodge

Lima

1

2

Cusco

Puerto Maldonado

3

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

1

Sacred Valley

1

La Paz

Copacabana

1

2

BOLIVIA

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

Sucre

2

Uyuni

Potosi

1

1

2

Avaroa National Reserv e

1

Atacama

2

LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

Santiago

2

1

ESCORTED TOUR PRICES FROM £3579pp

TOUR DETAILS INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Go wildlife spotting on the Peruvian Amazon • See the magnificent Incan citadel Machu Picchu • Hit the town in Cusco and discover its vibrant nightlife • Tour the markets of the highest capital in the world, La Paz • Discover the Bolivian way of life in Sucre and Potosi • Visit the train graveyard and create some mind bending photos at the Uyuni Salt Flats • See the geysers and multi- coloured lagoons of the Atacama Desert LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1 PRICES INCLUDE • 21 nights’ hotel, hostel and jungle lodge accommodation • Meals as specified: 21 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 11 dinners • Touring by air-conditioned coach and 4x4 • Services of an experienced Trip Manager and Local Guides • Sightseeing as per itinerary (excluding free time add-ons) • Transfers and internal flights DEPARTURES 2019: Jan 18; Feb 1; Feb 24; Mar 17; Apr 21; May 19; Jun 16; Jul 14; Aug 11; Sep 8; Oct 6; Nov 3; Dec 1, 29 2020: Jan 26; Mar 1 TOUR STYLE: Escorted (18 - 35 year olds) £3579 per person PRICES FROM:

22 day Andean Crossing Lima • Peruvian Amazon • Cusco • Sacred Valley • Machu Picchu • Copacabana • La Paz • Sucre • Potosí • Uyuni • Avaroa National Reserve • Atacama • Santiago

Day 1: Arrive Lima Meet your fellow adventurers in Lima, the capital of Peru. Here, we’ll spend the morning uncovering the city’s sights, and then the afternoon is all yours to explore the colonial centre, bustling metropolis and 43 diverse districts. (D) Days 2 & 3: Jungle Lodge Fly over the Andes to Puerto Maldonado in Peru’s southern jungle. You could hike through the jungle for a canopy climb, then chill to the sound of the jungle. With another day here keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like the giant otter. (BLD) Day 4: Cusco Spend today exploring the beautiful city of Cusco – wander the main plaza, see the Temple of Wiracocha and explore Incan buildings on a guided tour. Then get into Cusco’s amazing nightlife until the sun comes up! (B) Day 5: Sacred Valley Today, venture into the Sacred Valley, the heart of the Inca Empire, where you’ll take a guided tour of the Pisac ruins, try some local chicha de jora and spend the night in one of Peru’s oldest towns, Ollantaytambo. (B) Day 6: Aguas Calientes Opt to spend the day in Aguas Calientes, a town dwarfed by nature and ancient ruins at every turn, or take a 1-day trek along the Inca trail to the Sun Gate and experience the magnificence of Machu Picchu all for yourself – you won’t regret it. (B) Days 7 & 8: Cusco Ever dreamt of watching the first rays of the day creep over Machu Picchu, surrounded by a group of new friends? Today will make that dream a reality. Soak in the moment, then explore the Incan city, Temple of Three Windows, ceremonial baths and altar together with a Local Guide. The next day (and likely still buzzing) is free for you to explore Cusco your way. (BD) Day 9: Copacabana Copacabana is calling. With an early start, cross over the beautiful Bolivian border where the shores of Lake Titicaca await – the highest navigable body of water in the world, also known for being the birthplace of the sun. (B)

Days 10 & 11: La Paz Depart Copacabana for La Paz, the highest capital city in the world. Here, take in the Bolivian countryside before checking out the colonial sites and unique markets on a locally guided tour. (BD,B) Day 12 & 13: Sucre Catching the included flight to Sucre this morning, explore the city’s historical streets and white stone buildings on a locally-guided walking tour. The rest of the time here is yours! (BD,B) Day 14: Potosí The colonial architecture and hilly streets of Potosi are a must-see. Explore the National Mint of Bolivia and discover why this was once one of the richest cities in the world. (B) Day 15: Uyuni The morning is all yours to uncover the last little secrets of Potosi, then you’re off to Uyuni, the gateway to Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flats in the world. First stop, the Great Train Graveyard. (B) Day 16: Salar de Uyuni It’s the day you’ve all been waiting for. Mile upon mile of salt flats, blues skies and Instagram opportunities will ensure this day goes down in the history books. (BLD) Day 17: Avaroa National Reserve Hopping into 4x4s, you’ll begin the 2-day crossing of the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve towards the Atacama Desert. Expect volcanoes, hot springs, geysers, lakes, lagoons and flamingos! (BLD) Days 18 & 19: San Pedro de Atacama After some serious nature time as you finish up your national reserve adventure, ultimate relaxation is in order, San Pedro style. Cap off your desert adventure with a visit to Valle de la Luna to watch the sunset amongst the colourful textured landscape. (BD,B) Days 20 - 22: Santiago de Chile This morning, leave the desert behind and jump on flight to Santiago de Chile. Upon arrival, you’ll get acquainted with this bustling place on a city tour. The afternoon is yours to explore. With another free day choose to visit the colourful, hillside city of Valparaiso or spend a day exploring Chile’s wineries. On day 22 your epic crossing of the Andes concludes. (B,BD,B)

GROUP SIZE: 32 max

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Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

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