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Trip Extensions

Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, and Colca Canyon

Duration: 6 days

Your trip to Peru really isn't complete without walking the shores of the infamous Lake Titicaca and standing in awe of the iconic condor soaring above Colpa Canyon. Select this extension to round out your Peruvian experience.

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.

Day 1: arrive lima

Lima's City Hall is representative of the colonial architecture around the city.Lima's City Hall is representative of the colonial architecture around the city.

Flights from the U.S. usually arrive in Lima late in the evening. After clearing customs, just walk across the road to the airport hotel for a transit night before continuing to Cusco in the morning, where our real adventure begins. If you want time to explore Lima, it is possible to add additional time in Lima before or after the trip.

Meals
None
Lodging
Wyndham Costa del Sol at the airport

Day 2: fly to cusco / cusco sightseeing

Beautiful architecture of CuscoBeautiful architecture of Cusco

Early in the morning, return to the airport for our flight to Cusco and our first glimpse of the Andes. Our guide will meet us at the airport in Cusco and you will begin a half day sightseeing tour of Cusco. The rest of the day is free to relax and get use to the altitude.

 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Casa Esmeralda by Ananay

Day 3: apurimac river rafting

Your guide helps you navigate the rapidsYour guide helps you navigate the rapids

In the morning, transport to the Apurimac Canyon, where we will be briefed on rafting safety and instruction before embarking on a two-day,  excursion on the Apurimac River. By descending from Cusco to the canyon, we will have a chance to acclimatize and by beginning with this river run we will be sure to start the trip on a metaphorical high note.Today we will face the mighty rapids of the Apurimac, which means "The Great Speaker" in Quechua. The rapids are largely continuous and occasionally we may have to stop to scout a new route to avoid obstructions.

At night we camp on gorgeous, sandy beaches and explore the surrounding rocky terrain. If we're lucky, we may spot Andean foxes, otters, and pumas on the banks of the river.    

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Tented Beach Camping

Day 4: apurimac / cusco

We will bond on the waters of the mighty Apurimac RiverWe will bond on the waters of the mighty Apurimac River

After two days of rafting, we reach a break in the canyon walls and head back to Cusco. Along the way, keep an eye out for the snow-capped Salcantay Mountain. Upon arriving in Cusco, we will be dropped off at our hotel for a refreshing shower and relaxing evening.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Casa Esmeralda by Ananay

Day 5: mountain biking in the sacred valley / urubamba

The best way to cross the Chinchero PlainThe best way to cross the Chinchero Plain

This is a bike ride you'll never forget: a one-day, mostly downhill trip across the Chinchero plain and into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will follow dirt trails and ancient mule routes along the breathtaking Lake Huaypo and through the village of Chequereq. A short uphill sretch brings us to the mystical, circular Inca ruins of Moray. Here, enjoy a picnic lunch and meander through the enchanting ruins.

After lunch, take a smooth mule trail to the town of Maras for a descent into the incredible salt pans. Thousands of them cover the hillside. The salt pans are a significant part of Inca culture and quite a sight to see. Finally, meet your vehicle beside the Urubamba River for the drive back to your charming hotel in Ollantaytambo located in the heart of the Sacred Valley.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Urubamba Villas or similar

Day 6: lares trail: urubamba to quisuarani

There is beauty at every turnThere is beauty at every turn

Today we begin our four-day hike toward Machu Picchu. Departing Urubamba early, we drive along the Sacred Valley heading high into the Andes. We will drive about two hours before abandoning our vehicles and hiking up an ancient Inca trail, beginning acclimatization. Within the narrow canyon, we will have the chance to explore Inca burial tombs before reaching a bus at the end of the valley that will take us over a 14,000' pass to a small community called Quisuarani, where we will camp for the night.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Camping

Day 7: lares trail: quisuarani to huacahuasi

Spot a soaring Andean condor. No other land bird has such a large wingspan.Spot a soaring Andean condor. No other land bird has such a large wingspan.

Today is dedicated to hiking out of the Quisuarani Valley, hopefully meeting some colorfully dressed locals. This whole area is famous for its weavings, and at campsites along the way we can barter for beautiful hand-made textiles at a fraction of the price they would be at home or even in Cusco. As we continue along the trail, we will pass native tree reforestation projects where many endemic birds make their homes in the restored ecosystem, descend past spectacular waterfalls and crystal clear lakes, and hopefully encounter herds of Llama and Viscachas (long-tailed rabbits). We stop for a picnic lunch in the small village of Cuncani before a short walk over the ridge to the village of Huacahuasi where we will camp for the night. The old Inca Trail past camp leads to the "Baños del Inca" – The Inca’s Baths – a group of perfectly heated natural pools where we can enjoy a good soak after a great, but tiring, day.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Camping

Day 8: lares trail: huacahuasi to huilloc to ollantaytambo

Making friends with Peruvian guidesMaking friends with Peruvian guides

This morning offers the greatest challenge of our trek, as we climb over a 14,000' pass and slowly descend down into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Hike by untouched lakes before arriving at the pass after lunch, a great vantage point for viewing the snowy Mount Veronica. Continue down an old mule trail through Patacancha to the village of Huilloc, famous as the hometown of many of the traditional porters for the Inca Trail. Finish your day in Ollantaytambo and enjoy a nice dinner in the market square and a nice hot shower.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Tunupa Lodge or similar

Day 9: inca trail to machu picchu

The train helps us cover the distance between the Lares Trail and Machu PicchuThe train helps us cover the distance between the Lares Trail and Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, was stumbled upon by accident in 1911. It remains a mysterious site, as there are no Spanish records, Incan legends, or oral histories. Elegant ornamental stonework hints at the possibility of Machu Picchu's importance as a ceremonial center.  Take the train towards Machu Picchu, and disembark at Km. 104 to cross the hanging bridge to the Chachabamba site. After a brief visit, begin a three to four hour ascent to the ruins of Wiñay Wayna, an important ritual site. The Inca Trail cuts across the ridge above Machu Picchu to finally reach the Gate of the Sun (Intipunku) for your first awe-inspiring glimpse of Machu Picchu. Total hiking time is about six hours. (Bookings must be made at least 90 days in advance in order to obtain permits.) Options include taking the train all the way to Machu Picchu town.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging
Hotel Waman (or similar)

Day 10: machu picchu / cusco

Majestic Machu PiccuMajestic Machu Piccu

Wake up early to get to Machu Picchu for a full guided tour. There will be time afterwards to climb Huayna Picchu (or Machu Picchu Mountain), though this needs to be planned in advance due to permit restrictions. Otherwise, you can wander through the valley at your own pace and soak in the moutain air.

In the afternoon our train and bus brings us back to Cusco.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Casa Esmeralda by Ananay or similar

Day 11: onward

It's a shame to go to Peru without witnessing the culture of Lake TiticacaIt's a shame to go to Peru without witnessing the culture of Lake Titicaca

Transfer to the Cusco airport for onward flight. Perhaps you'd like to consider an extension to explore Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and Arequipa? Or consider adding a day or two to explore Cusco in greater depth.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
None

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
From
$3,195
Group size 4-5 $3475 Group size 6-12 $3195 Airfare Lima-Cusco roundtrip est. $375
Single Supplement:
$595
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Custom & private on your dates

Need to Know

Duration:
11 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●○○○○
(see full descriptions)
Mix of camping and cozy lodges
Activity Level:
●●●●○
(see full descriptions)
Group Size:
Most custom trips can accommodate groups of any size, from one person to as large of a group as you'd like. Some exceptions apply; ask your Adventure Specialist for details.
Terms & Conditions: 

Peru Terms & Conditions

Please note that this trip operates under different payment and cancellation policies than those described in our complete Terms & Conditions as noted on our website and elsewhere. Please review the complete Terms & Conditions prior to submitting a deposit. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Deposit and payment schedule
A non-refundable twenty-five percent (20%) deposit per person per trip or the applicable amount based on the trip and the proximity of the departure date. A second deposit of $1,000 per person is due four months prior to departure, and final payment for land arrangements is due 60 days prior to departure. Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted via our website. Full payment schedule and cancellation penalties are described in our Terms and Conditions as noted on our website and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

Insurance
While we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations for all of our trips, note that for this particular trip, COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL INSURANCE IS COMPULSORY FOR MOST PERU TRIPS! It is the client’s sole responsibility to ensure that they carry the correct and sufficient comprehensive travel and medical travel insurance for themselves and any dependants/traveling companions. This insurance should cover, but not be limited to, cancellation and curtailment, baggage loss or damage, medical expenses, emergency travel, repatriation with assistance and personal accident. It should be taken out prior to leaving their country of residence. Please contact Journeys for assistance in choosing a policy.

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

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We will bond on the waters of the mighty Apurimac River
We will bond on the waters of the mighty Apurimac River
Peruvian woman poses with a furry friend in Cusco
Peruvian woman poses with a furry friend in Cusco
The train helps us cover the distance between the Lares Trail and Machu Picchu
The train helps us cover the distance between the Lares Trail and Machu Picchu
Float down this breathtaking river
Float down this breathtaking river
The best way to cross the Chinchero Plain
The best way to cross the Chinchero Plain
Enjoy colorful markets in all of Peru
Enjoy colorful markets in all of Peru
Stopping for a rest while enjoying Peru on bike
Stopping for a rest while enjoying Peru on bike
Your views as you hike out of the canyon
Your views as you hike out of the canyon
People you meet along the trail
People you meet along the trail
Celebrate success as you summit the pass
Celebrate success as you summit the pass
Magnificent views on the train ride towards Machu Picchu
Magnificent views on the train ride towards Machu Picchu
Nothing more exciting than the hike to Machu Picchu
Nothing more exciting than the hike to Machu Picchu
Selfie with new friends along the trail
Selfie with new friends along the trail
Your views along the Lares trek
Your views along the Lares trek
Nothing like arriving into Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate
Nothing like arriving into Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate

Active in the Andes

Multi-activity adventure on Inca trails and waterways culminating at Machu Picchu

overview

Hike, bike, raft, and engage with the people of the Andes in one all-encompassing itinerary. Run the rapids of the Rio Apurimac and pedal across the mystical Chinchero Plain into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Encounter the secrets of the Lares Trail on your hike toward Machu Picchu, winding among ancient ruins, epic scenery, and villages of the closest descendents of the Incas, eager to show you their traditional weavings. (You may wonder why we have chosen to skip "the" Inca Trail on this trip in favor of this trek, and it is for the cultural experience, which augments views that rival the more famed path. Plus, we will avoid the crowds that detract from the more heavily traveled route.)

Go deep into the experience of the Andes and see it from all breathtaking angles. From the dramatic snow-capped peaks to the lush, green valleys, our journey through Peru offers every flavor of excitement and adventure you can imagine, and more that will surprise and delight you. If you're always on the go, if you like variety, if you appreciate a solid challenge, if you enjoy feeling small against the vastness of nature, if you are an intense explorer...

Active in the Andes is yours to conquer.

itinerary

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overview

Hike, bike, raft, and engage with the people of the Andes in one all-encompassing itinerary. Run the rapids of the Rio Apurimac and pedal across the mystical Chinchero Plain into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Encounter the secrets of the Lares Trail on your hike toward Machu Picchu, winding among ancient ruins, epic scenery, and villages of the closest descendents of the Incas, eager to show you their traditional weavings. (You may wonder why we have chosen to skip "the" Inca Trail on this trip in favor of this trek, and it is for the cultural experience, which augments views that rival the more famed path. Plus, we will avoid the crowds that detract from the more heavily traveled route.)

Go deep into the experience of the Andes and see it from all breathtaking angles. From the dramatic snow-capped peaks to the lush, green valleys, our journey through Peru offers every flavor of excitement and adventure you can imagine, and more that will surprise and delight you. If you're always on the go, if you like variety, if you appreciate a solid challenge, if you enjoy feeling small against the vastness of nature, if you are an intense explorer...

Active in the Andes is yours to conquer.

Continue to detailed itinerary...

itinerary

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.
  • Day 1: arrive lima
    Lima's City Hall is representative of the colonial architecture around the city.Lima's City Hall is representative of the colonial architecture around the city.

    Flights from the U.S. usually arrive in Lima late in the evening. After clearing customs, just walk across the road to the airport hotel for a transit night before continuing to Cusco in the morning, where our real adventure begins. If you want time to explore Lima, it is possible to add additional time in Lima before or after the trip.

    Meals
    None
    Lodging
    Wyndham Costa del Sol at the airport
    Show on a map
  • Day 2: fly to cusco / cusco sightseeing
    Beautiful architecture of CuscoBeautiful architecture of Cusco

    Early in the morning, return to the airport for our flight to Cusco and our first glimpse of the Andes. Our guide will meet us at the airport in Cusco and you will begin a half day sightseeing tour of Cusco. The rest of the day is free to relax and get use to the altitude.

     

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Casa Esmeralda by Ananay
    Show on a map
  • Day 3: apurimac river rafting
    Your guide helps you navigate the rapidsYour guide helps you navigate the rapids

    In the morning, transport to the Apurimac Canyon, where we will be briefed on rafting safety and instruction before embarking on a two-day,  excursion on the Apurimac River. By descending from Cusco to the canyon, we will have a chance to acclimatize and by beginning with this river run we will be sure to start the trip on a metaphorical high note.Today we will face the mighty rapids of the Apurimac, which means "The Great Speaker" in Quechua. The rapids are largely continuous and occasionally we may have to stop to scout a new route to avoid obstructions.

    At night we camp on gorgeous, sandy beaches and explore the surrounding rocky terrain. If we're lucky, we may spot Andean foxes, otters, and pumas on the banks of the river.    

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Tented Beach Camping
    Show on a map
  • Day 4: apurimac / cusco
    We will bond on the waters of the mighty Apurimac RiverWe will bond on the waters of the mighty Apurimac River

    After two days of rafting, we reach a break in the canyon walls and head back to Cusco. Along the way, keep an eye out for the snow-capped Salcantay Mountain. Upon arriving in Cusco, we will be dropped off at our hotel for a refreshing shower and relaxing evening.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Casa Esmeralda by Ananay
    Show on a map
  • Day 5: mountain biking in the sacred valley / urubamba
    The best way to cross the Chinchero PlainThe best way to cross the Chinchero Plain

    This is a bike ride you'll never forget: a one-day, mostly downhill trip across the Chinchero plain and into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will follow dirt trails and ancient mule routes along the breathtaking Lake Huaypo and through the village of Chequereq. A short uphill sretch brings us to the mystical, circular Inca ruins of Moray. Here, enjoy a picnic lunch and meander through the enchanting ruins.

    After lunch, take a smooth mule trail to the town of Maras for a descent into the incredible salt pans. Thousands of them cover the hillside. The salt pans are a significant part of Inca culture and quite a sight to see. Finally, meet your vehicle beside the Urubamba River for the drive back to your charming hotel in Ollantaytambo located in the heart of the Sacred Valley.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Urubamba Villas or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 6: lares trail: urubamba to quisuarani
    There is beauty at every turnThere is beauty at every turn

    Today we begin our four-day hike toward Machu Picchu. Departing Urubamba early, we drive along the Sacred Valley heading high into the Andes. We will drive about two hours before abandoning our vehicles and hiking up an ancient Inca trail, beginning acclimatization. Within the narrow canyon, we will have the chance to explore Inca burial tombs before reaching a bus at the end of the valley that will take us over a 14,000' pass to a small community called Quisuarani, where we will camp for the night.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Camping
    Show on a map
  • Day 7: lares trail: quisuarani to huacahuasi
    Spot a soaring Andean condor. No other land bird has such a large wingspan.Spot a soaring Andean condor. No other land bird has such a large wingspan.

    Today is dedicated to hiking out of the Quisuarani Valley, hopefully meeting some colorfully dressed locals. This whole area is famous for its weavings, and at campsites along the way we can barter for beautiful hand-made textiles at a fraction of the price they would be at home or even in Cusco. As we continue along the trail, we will pass native tree reforestation projects where many endemic birds make their homes in the restored ecosystem, descend past spectacular waterfalls and crystal clear lakes, and hopefully encounter herds of Llama and Viscachas (long-tailed rabbits). We stop for a picnic lunch in the small village of Cuncani before a short walk over the ridge to the village of Huacahuasi where we will camp for the night. The old Inca Trail past camp leads to the "Baños del Inca" – The Inca’s Baths – a group of perfectly heated natural pools where we can enjoy a good soak after a great, but tiring, day.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Camping
    Show on a map
  • Day 8: lares trail: huacahuasi to huilloc to ollantaytambo
    Making friends with Peruvian guidesMaking friends with Peruvian guides

    This morning offers the greatest challenge of our trek, as we climb over a 14,000' pass and slowly descend down into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Hike by untouched lakes before arriving at the pass after lunch, a great vantage point for viewing the snowy Mount Veronica. Continue down an old mule trail through Patacancha to the village of Huilloc, famous as the hometown of many of the traditional porters for the Inca Trail. Finish your day in Ollantaytambo and enjoy a nice dinner in the market square and a nice hot shower.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Tunupa Lodge or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 9: inca trail to machu picchu
    The train helps us cover the distance between the Lares Trail and Machu PicchuThe train helps us cover the distance between the Lares Trail and Machu Picchu

    Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, was stumbled upon by accident in 1911. It remains a mysterious site, as there are no Spanish records, Incan legends, or oral histories. Elegant ornamental stonework hints at the possibility of Machu Picchu's importance as a ceremonial center.  Take the train towards Machu Picchu, and disembark at Km. 104 to cross the hanging bridge to the Chachabamba site. After a brief visit, begin a three to four hour ascent to the ruins of Wiñay Wayna, an important ritual site. The Inca Trail cuts across the ridge above Machu Picchu to finally reach the Gate of the Sun (Intipunku) for your first awe-inspiring glimpse of Machu Picchu. Total hiking time is about six hours. (Bookings must be made at least 90 days in advance in order to obtain permits.) Options include taking the train all the way to Machu Picchu town.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging
    Hotel Waman (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 10: machu picchu / cusco
    Majestic Machu PiccuMajestic Machu Piccu

    Wake up early to get to Machu Picchu for a full guided tour. There will be time afterwards to climb Huayna Picchu (or Machu Picchu Mountain), though this needs to be planned in advance due to permit restrictions. Otherwise, you can wander through the valley at your own pace and soak in the moutain air.

    In the afternoon our train and bus brings us back to Cusco.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Casa Esmeralda by Ananay or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 11: onward
    It's a shame to go to Peru without witnessing the culture of Lake TiticacaIt's a shame to go to Peru without witnessing the culture of Lake Titicaca

    Transfer to the Cusco airport for onward flight. Perhaps you'd like to consider an extension to explore Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and Arequipa? Or consider adding a day or two to explore Cusco in greater depth.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    None
    Show on a map

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
From
$3,195
Group size 4-5 $3475 Group size 6-12 $3195 Airfare Lima-Cusco roundtrip est. $375
Single Supplement:
$595
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Custom & private on your dates

Need to Know

Duration:
11 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●○○○○
(see full descriptions)
Mix of camping and cozy lodges
Activity Level:
●●●●○
(see full descriptions)
Group Size:
Most custom trips can accommodate groups of any size, from one person to as large of a group as you'd like. Some exceptions apply; ask your Adventure Specialist for details.
Terms & Conditions: 

Peru Terms & Conditions

Please note that this trip operates under different payment and cancellation policies than those described in our complete Terms & Conditions as noted on our website and elsewhere. Please review the complete Terms & Conditions prior to submitting a deposit. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Deposit and payment schedule
A non-refundable twenty-five percent (20%) deposit per person per trip or the applicable amount based on the trip and the proximity of the departure date. A second deposit of $1,000 per person is due four months prior to departure, and final payment for land arrangements is due 60 days prior to departure. Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted via our website. Full payment schedule and cancellation penalties are described in our Terms and Conditions as noted on our website and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

Insurance
While we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations for all of our trips, note that for this particular trip, COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL INSURANCE IS COMPULSORY FOR MOST PERU TRIPS! It is the client’s sole responsibility to ensure that they carry the correct and sufficient comprehensive travel and medical travel insurance for themselves and any dependants/traveling companions. This insurance should cover, but not be limited to, cancellation and curtailment, baggage loss or damage, medical expenses, emergency travel, repatriation with assistance and personal accident. It should be taken out prior to leaving their country of residence. Please contact Journeys for assistance in choosing a policy.

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

Trip Extensions

Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, and Colca Canyon

Duration: 6 days

Your trip to Peru really isn't complete without walking the shores of the infamous Lake Titicaca and standing in awe of the iconic condor soaring above Colpa Canyon. Select this extension to round out your Peruvian experience.

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