It’s finally time to join Experience Mex-ECO Tours on an international adventure to learn about the rise and fall of the mighty Incan empire in Peru! On this ten day adventure from Mexico to Peru you will witness some of the most awe inspiring landscapes in the world, learn about Peru’s cultures past and present and taste its delicious local cuisine.
The first of many highlights on this trip is a stay in one of the world’s most beautiful colonial cities, Cusco. Led by expert local guides, we learn about this impressive city through visits to the ruins of a great civilization, it’s present day centre and its impressive artisan area. From Cusco we head down into the Sacred Valley to visit the towns of Pisac, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, before taking the train to Aguas Calinetes, at the foot of the great lost city of one of the seven wonders of the world. The following morning we start early to enjoy the lost city of Machu Picchu and return in the evening by train to Cusco.
From the Sacred Valley of the Incas we head to Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake. Here you can sit back and enjoy a boat ride out to the floating Islands of Uros, where we can appreciate the locals in their traditional colourful dress. For those who wish to see more, you can also appreciate fantastic views of the Lake and more local handicrafts from the Island of Taquile. From here we fly back to Peru’s capital, Lima, for a guided tour of its highlights, before heading back to Mexico.
DATES & PRICES
ALL DEPARTURE POINTS:
29th January – 7th February 2018
$3,900 USD per person, based on double occupancy.
SINGLE PERSON SUPPLEMENT:
All flights (Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo or Guadalajara to Lima return, Lima – Cusco and Juliaca to Lima), 4 star accommodation throughout the tour, train ride to Machu Picchu, entry fee to Machu Picchu, boat ride on Lake Titicaca, breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners, guide and ground transport.
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Tips* for guides & drivers, meals whilst in transit (during travel from Mexico to Lima and vice versa). Please see itinerary for details of where meals are included.
*Tip suggestions given on your itinerary, or check-out ‘tipping’ in our FAQs.
Medium to high*: The elevation of different points on this tour can incur a shortness of breath, which you should acclimatise to within the first couple of days. The pace of the tour is not difficult, but you must consider the altitude. There is a walk at Tequile Island that may be difficult for some, and it is therefore optional.
Cusco altitude: 3,400 meters
Machu Picchu altitude: 2,430 meters
Puno/Lake Titicaca altitude: 3,810 meters
Sun screen, hat, comfortable walking shoes and warmer clothing for evenings.
Warm during day time, cooler in the evenings. Cooler in Cusco and Puno (Lake Titicaca) due to the altitude.
*Please note that each of our tours is tailored to the needs of the over 50s and our difficulty levels are simply comparative to our other tours. If you are in doubt as to whether or not this tour is suitable for you, please contact us for more information.