Incan Peru + Bolivia 1-13 September, 2019. bookings open now!
Discover the breathtaking Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Feel the beating heart of the Incan Empire. Explore astounding temples, villages, and marvel at the spectacular solid granite, exquisitely carved ruins of the Macchu Pichu citadel, perched high in the South American Andes.
Take the train to Lake Titicaca, + arrive in the holy city of Copacabana, Bolivia as dawn breaks. (Not that Copacabana - you're thinking of Brazil!) A boatride takes you to the Isla del Sol, the birthplace of the Incan creation story and our home for the evening.
This is just a tiny teaser - our well-rounded itinerary gives you time to relax, time to explore, and time to connect with yourself and others in this uniqueand fascinating part of our beautiful planet.
We are thrilled to invite you to join us on this two week adventure for the soul to such a special place.
As always this is a bespoke tour with small numbers for a truly unique once-in-a-lifetime experience.
No touristy awkwardness, just quality connection with like-minded friends and a peaceful, experienced and loving guide.
Day 1 Arrive in Cusco after a few hours' rest in Lima. Shuttle directly to Pisaq village, where we rest and acclimatise. Day 2 Pisaq town and markets, local ceremony (this is NOT an ayahuasca event). Day 3 Pisaq Temple + Hike Day 4 Moras + Moray Day 5 Cusco Saqsaywaman Temple Day6 Ollyantaytambo Temple + train to Aguas Calientes Day 7 Machu Picchu Temple (spring/vernal equinox) Day 8 Return to Pisaq Day 9 Relaxing + preparing for Lake Titicaca + Copacabana Day 10 Island of the Sun via train, bus and boat! Day 11 Travel to Tiwanaku Day 12 Tiwanaku Temple Day 13 Return to Peru. Visit Amaru Muru Day 14 Free day in Cusco + flights to Lima + home or onwards.
Payments, inclusions and FAQ's. Please note that the tour is NOT REFUNDABLE. Please book travel insurance including cancellation for at least the value of your flights and the retreat and unlimited medical cover. Bookings can't be confirmed until we have sighted a copy of your travel insurance.
Costs Initial booking $1000 AUD paid direct to us. Plus $3033 USD paid direct to our agent and guide, SUNGATE TOURS. Flights - These will be somewhere between $1500 and $2200 ex Brisbane, flying to Cusco via Lima. Talk to us - we will be able to have a group discount for early booking.
Inclusions Accommodation in guest houses + hotels. All but 2 breakfasts are included; allow approx $20 USD per day total for other meals. Internal transport - boats, trains, private shuttles and buses! Guides + entrance tickets to all the sacred sites.
Other Bits Visa on arrival into both Peru and Bolivia is free for those travelling on Australian, New Zealand, UK passports (and many others - check here)
We are not travelling into any high risk areas for Yellow Fever. The US Centre for Disease Control + Australian Smart Traveller website recommendations are 'vaccine not recommended'. The country as a whole does have areas where yellow fever is endemic, so please speak with your GP if you are worried. The vaccine takes ten days to be effective, and can have side effects, so don't wait til the last minute if you are getting it.
The currency is the Peruvian Sol. Some places take USD. The food is fresh, plentiful, cheap and delicious - local and international choices and vegetarians have good options.
"A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there."