The Quechua Tour

The Quechua Tour

16 Nights from £3714



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Highlights:
  • La Paz
  • Sucre
  • Sacred Valley
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Train Journey to Cusco
  • Machu Picchu

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Incas & Conquistadores built empires streatching the Andean mountains of South America

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Tour Overview


Take a trip back in time to the land where once the mighty Incas held sway. Tradition, music and culture envelop us as we walk through local markets, explore the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu, climb aboard local trains which take us through landscapes ranging from lush subtropical areas to the barren, wind-swept altiplano.

 

Your Itinerary


Days 1-2
Depart for Lima on Saturday arriving the same day. Transfer to hotel. The following morning take a guided tour of Lima, including the grand colonial squares in the centre, the Presidential Palace and Larco Herrera Museum. (B)

Days 3-4
A morning flight to La Paz. We are guided around the city in the afternoon exploring the maze of bustling streets, visit the colourful witches' market and the Moon Valley. Spend the next day at leisure. (B) 

Days 5-6
Today we fly to Sucre, whose earlier inhabitants left a rich legacy of colonial buildings, many of which are still painted their traditional white, imparting an atmosphere of gentle calm. A half day tour of the city is included.(B)

Days 7-8
Continue by bus to Potosí (4,070m). Towering over the city, the Cerro Rico is an imposing, colourful mountain whose stores of precious metals, although seriously depleted, are still being mined. We visit the central district and the old Mint. Overnight at our hotel, returning to Sucre the following day. (B)

Day 9
Full day excursion to Tarabuco's all-encompassing Sunday market. A colourful and busy affair, where locals wear their traditional costumes. (B)

Day 10
An early flight to La Paz from where we travel to the charming village of Copacabana, overlooking the huge, Lake Titicaca, and framed by snow covered peaks. We take a boat to Sun Island, and walk along farmers trails and terraces up to the Ecolodge, and stay overnight. The lake is a backdrop for isolated farms, a small village and no motor vehicles. (B)

Day 11
Morning time to explore the Sun Island before continuing our route skirting Lake Titicaca to Puno. (B,L) 

Day 12
Depart by train part of the Orient Express group, travelling across the Andean landscape of towering mountains, remote farms and small villages. Arrival in Cusco, overnight (B)

Day 13
A full day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, driving through the beautiful Urubamba valley, visiting the ruins of Ollantaytambo Pisac, small villages in the countryside, the ancient Inca terraces where people still plant Quinoa and the local market. (B,L)

Days 14-15
A stunning rail journey following the course of the Urubamba River. We roll along on a glorious trip with fantastic viewsof the "Sacred Valley of the Incas", culminating in the aweinspiring Machu Picchu. Overnight at our hotel, before returning to Cusco. (B)

Day 16-17
Morning free. Afternoon tour of Cusco and surrounding archaeological sites. Fly to Lima and fly home arriving on Day 18 (Tuesday). (B) 

Pricing Options


 

Tourist

First

No of traveller

Seasons

1 Single Traveller

2 Sharing Double

Single Supp

1 Single Traveller

2 Sharing Double

Single Supp

Quecha Tour

All year

£3086

£1999

£645

£3924

£2423

£901

AIRFARES below for Transatlantic Flights and all Internal Flights to be added to the Tour Prices above:

Flight Seasons & Prices From:

Quecha Tour

Low (29 Dec - 27 Jun; 16 Aug - 28 Nov)

£1613

High (28 Jun - 215 Aug; 29 Nov - 28 Dec)

£1823

All prices are subject to avaibility at time of booking, and are per person with IBERIA from London Heathrow. Most UK Regional Airports add £80. UK departure tax included.

BUSINESS CLASS uprgrade with IBERIA Quechua Tour: £1880 in High Season, £2090 in Low Season. 

TAILOR-MADE SERVICE: Please enquire for a personalised itinerary to fulfil your individual requirements. We can combine Tourist class hotels with private transfers and excursions and we can offer De Luxe Hotels.

 

18 Days / 16 Nights INCLUDING accommodation with breakfast, all flights (1 overnight), taxes, all transfers and excursions with our Englishspeaking guides, entrance fees, services of our representatives throughout, all transport and meals as per the itinerary shown.