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Lima to La Paz: Sandboarding & Sunsets

Take the party to new heights in the rarefied air of the Andes. With other young travellers not afraid to try new things, you'll journey from the enigmatic Nazca Lines to the lost city of Machu Picchu and onward to incredible La Paz. You'll commune with the condors in Colca Canyon and feel like a local while crashing at a small village homestay at Lake Titicaca. Think of this as three weeks of climbing higher, going further, and pushing boundaries on the roof of South America.

  • Tour Duration: 21 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Accommodation: Simple hotels (10 nts), hostel (4 nts, multi-share), overnight buses (2 nts), camping (3 nts), homestay (1 nt).
  • Physical Rating: Light
  • Tour Starts From: Lima
  • Tour End: La Paz
  • Tour Code: AHGT/ 23233
  • Your Guide: CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike, local guides

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Destination: Lima - La Paz

Itinerary

Day : 1 (Lima)

Arrive at any time. Get to know your group tonight as you head out to one of the many bars and restaurants in the bohemian neighbourhood of Barranco. Enjoy a local craft beer with your fellow travellers as you get excited for the adventure to come.

Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and enjoy the city.

If you booked the Lima Cooking Class it does not include extra time in Lima and we highly recommend booking pre-trip accommodation. You will be picked up from your hotel at approx 10:00 (10:30 from Aug-Dec) and taken to a local market and restaurant to prepare and enjoy a traditional Peruvian meal. You will return back to your hotel around 13:00. Please note: hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Latin America (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.

Included Activities:
- Meet Your CEO and Group
- Connect With New Friends

Accommodation: Hotel Gemina (or similar).

Day : 2 (Lima/Huacachina)

Travel along Peru's breathtaking coast to the oasis of Huacachina where you can sandboard on the desert dunes while watching the sun go down.

Included Activities:
- Sunset Sandboarding & Dune Buggies

Accommodation: Hotel Curasi (or similar).

Meals included: BREAKFAST

Day : 3 (Huacachina/Nazca)

Wake up and make the most of your time in Huacachina before your adventure continues on to Nazca. There is time in the morning for an optional excursion to the Ballestas Islands, home to a lively colony of sea lions, pelicans, and other varieties of birds. Later, catch a bus to Nazca. Stop along the way at a Pisco winery and try the country's national drink!

Included Activities:
- Huacachina Winery Visit

Accommodation: San Marcelo Hotel (or similar).

Meals included: DINNER

Day : 4 (Nazca/Arequipa)

Choose to soar over the iconic Nazca Lines today with a pre-bookable flight, or take a tour of the Nazca Desert Cemetery and Potter's Studio. Tonight, catch some z's on an overnight bus to Arequipa.

Day : 5 (Arequipa)

Welcome to Arequipa! Take the day to explore what is known as the 'white city.' If you're into history and architecture, visit the Santa Catalina Monastery, where you'll get a unique glimpse into a bygone way of life. For spicy food lovers, visiting one of the 'picanterías' is a must. Satisfy your craving with a variety of local regional foods: alpaca, shrimp, pork, lots of soups, and spicy sauces.

Accommodation: Hotel Arequipa Inn (or similar).

Day : 6 (Arequipa/Colca Canyon)

Enjoy a full-day tour of the spectacular Colca Valley and venture to the impressive Colca Canyon — one of the deepest canyons in the world — on an overnight excursion. With a little luck, you'll spot Andean condors soaring over the majestic Andes. Keep a lookout for other unusual animals! Give your body some much needed relaxation by taking a dip in the the hot springs.

Included Activities:
- Colca Canyon Guided Tour

Accommodation: Casa de Lucila (or similar).

Meals included: BREAKFAST

Day : 7 (Colca Canyon/Arequipa)

Get an early start to be on the look out for condors. Travel from Chivay town to a condor viewpoint to get a glimpse of these magnificent birds in the air. On the way back, stop in local villages, and see old terraces. Later, head out for a drink in the Calle Zela area – restaurant, bar, or club, there's something for everyone!

Included Activities:
- Colca Canyon Guided Tour

Accommodation: Hotel Arequipa Inn (or similar).

Meals included: BREAKFAST

Day : 8 (Arequipa/Cusco)

Explore Arequipa – take a city tour if you want or check out a monastery or museum. Later, sit back and relax on an overnight bus to Cusco.

Meals included: BREAKFAST

Day : 9 (Cusco)

Explore the city on your own today or choose from a variety of activities that will help you discover the magic of Cusco. You can go horseback riding or whitewater rafting, or choose to take a half-day tour of the city. Or, pre-book the Cusco cooking class if you want to learn to prepare local specialties!

Please note: if you pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class you will be picked up from your hotel at approx 12:30 and taken to a local market and restaurant to prepare and enjoy a traditional Peruvian meal. Return back to your hotel around 16:00.

Accommodation: Milhouse Hostel Cusco (or similar).

Day : 10 (Cusco)

Today is another free day to explore all that Cusco has to offer. Go horseback riding, mountain biking, or whitewater rafting. Too wiped out from the trek? Take it easy with a visit to the Inka Museum.

Opt to visit and hike the famed Rainbow Mountain, pre-book on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Please note: if you pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class you will be picked up from your hotel at approx 12:30 and taken to a local market and restaurant to prepare and enjoy a traditional Peruvian meal. Return back to your hotel around 16:00.

Accommodation: Milhouse Hostel Cusco (or similar).

Meals included: BREAKFAST

Day : 11 (Cusco/Ollantaytambo)

Head into the Sacred Valley today to visit the G-Adventures supported women's weaving co-op in the Ccaccaccollo community. Learn about weaving, and meet the adorable resident llamas. If you see a knitted item you like, buy it — a perfect keepsake from your journey. Stop and sample some craft beer at a brewery on your way to Ollantaytambo.

Included Activities:
- Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit
- Sacred Valley Brewery

Accommodation: Las Orquideas Ollantaytambo (or similar).

Meals included: BREAKFAST

Day : 12 (Inca Trail)

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where your trek begins. Hike through beautiful scenery, with a variety of flora that changes with the seasons. You'll see several smaller ruin sites like Llactapata.

A crew of local porters, cooks, and guides will take care of all the details for the duration of the hike. Porters carry the majority of the gear so you’ll only need to carry a small daypack with water, rain gear, snacks, a camera, etc.

Included Activities:
- Inca Trail Hike
- Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products

Meals included: BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day : 13 (Inca Trail)

Get an early start today to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, known as Dead Woman's Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with some much needed R&R.

Included Activities:
- Inca Trail Hike

Meals included: BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day : 14 (Inca Trail)

Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, you can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through cloud forest on the gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley. At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wiñay Wayna ruins (""forever young"") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).

Included Activities:
- Inca Trail Hike

Meals included: BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day : 15 (Machu Picchu/Cusco)

The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake up around 03:30 and walk to the checkpoint. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and enjoy free time to explore. If there's enough time, you can choose to visit the Inca Bridge. Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon. Tonight, dance the night away at a popular night club.

Included Activities:
- Inca Trail Hike
- Machu Picchu Guided Tour
- Big Night Out

Accommodation: Milhouse Hostel Cusco (or similar).

Meals included: BREAKFAST

Day : 16 (Cusco)

Today is another free day to explore all that Cusco has to offer. Go horseback riding, mountain biking, or whitewater rafting. Too wiped out from the trek? Take it easy with a visit to the Inka Museum.

Accommodation: Milhouse Hostel Cusco (or similar).

Meals included: BREAKFAST

Day : 17 (Cusco/Puno)

Sit back, relax, and soak in the impressive views as you travel by bus through the Altiplano on your way to Puno on Lake Titicaca.

Accommodation: Hostal Helena´s House (or similar).

Meals included: BREAKFAST

Day : 18 (Puno/Lake Titicaca)

This morning, you will board a boat on Lake Titicaca and head to Taquile Island for lunch in a local restaurant. Shop in the afternoon at the local weaving cooperatives. Later, cruise to another village for an overnight homestay to live like a local on the shores of the lake. Learn more about rural life in the Peruvian highlands and create unforgettable memories with the family and fellow travellers.

Included Activities:
- Lake Titicaca Guided Boat Tour Day 1
- Lake Titicaca Homestay

Accommodation: Amantani Homestay (or similar).

Meals included: BREAKFAST | DINNER

Day : 19 (Lake Titicaca/Puno)

Say goodbye to your homestay family and stop at the Uros Islands on your way back to Puno. If you want, you can check out the spectacular chullpas (funerary towers) of Sillustani, a pre-Inca archaeological site. Or kayak on Lake Titicaca.

Included Activities:
- Lake Titicaca Guided Boat Tour Day 2

Accommodation: Hostal Helena´s House (or similar).

Meals included: BREAKFAST | LUNCH

Day : 20 (Puno/La Paz)

Today, enjoy a full-day drive around the picturesque lake and through thee Altiplano to La Paz. Cross over into Bolivia and catch your breath before a night out in the highest city of the trip. Check out the area of Sopocachi for cool bohemian vibes.

Included Activities:
- Border Crossing (Peru - Bolivia)

Accommodation: Hotel Las Brisas (or similar).

Meals included: BREAKFAST

Day : 21 (La Paz)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
- Departure Day

Inclusions

Activities

Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo Your G for Good Moment: Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Foodie Moment: Huacachina Winery Visit, Huacachina Your Discover Moment: Cusco Your Foodie Moment: Sacred Valley Brewery, Ollantaytambo Your Big Night Out Moment: Cusco Your Local Living Moment: Lake Titicaca Homestay, Lake Titicaca
Sunset sandboarding & dune buggies (Huacachina)
Pachamanca-style dinner (Nazca)
Colca Canyon excursion
Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Inca Trail hike with a local guide, cook, and porters (4 days)
G Adventures-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Inca Trail
Guided Lake Titicaca excursion
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodation

Simple hotels (10 nts), hostel (4 nts, multi-share), overnight buses (2 nts), camping (3 nts), homestay (1 nt)

Meal

15 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

Local bus, train, hiking

Group Leader

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike, local guides

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