Cuzco to La Paz

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Journey through the Inca heartlands on this express Overland adventure through Peru and Bolivia. Unlock the secrets of the mystic sights as you explore the streets of Cuzco, hike along historic Inca pathways, discover the isolated islands dotting Lake Titicaca and ramble over the ruins of Machu Picchu. From the once mighty Inca capital of Cuzco to the breathtaking altitude at La Paz, discover the history and beauty of these two mighty nations on this Overland journey from Peru to Bolivia.

Itinerary

Day 1 Cuzco

Relax amid the quaint cafes and cobblestone streets, and take time to acclimatise to the soaring 3,400 m altitude.

Days 2-5 Classic Inca Trail/Quechua Community Trek/Ollantaytambo

Follow ancient footpaths through the Andes on a four-day alternative Inca trail that winds through traditional Quechua communities. Pass soaring mountain peaks, wander amid grazing herds of llamas and camp beside ancient forests. Meet locals and discover lesser-known Inca pathways before descending into the Sacred Valley to explore the massive Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo.

Days 6-7 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Rise early to discover the ruins of Machu Picchu bathed in the golden morning light. Spend a memorable day in the 'lost Inca city', perhaps hiking to the Sun Gate or braving the steep climb to the top of Wayna Picchu - the views are breathtaking. For those wishing to unwind post-trek, seek out bustling markets and cosmopolitan cafes back in Cuzco.

Day 8 Lake Titicaca/Puno

Spot the ancient funerary towers of Sillustani rising from the windswept antiplano. Spend the night in Puno, located on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

Days 9-10 Copacabana

Sailing across the glassy surface of Lake Titicaca is a truly memorable experience. Hike around the car-free Island of the Sun and discover its scenic heart. This island is widely believed to be the birthplace of Inca culture - there are plenty of ancient ruins and traditional villages to explore here.

Days 11-12 La Paz

Ramble through the jumble of twisted streets, stare up at the snow-capped mountains or shop in the eclectic markets, including the Witches' Market.

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