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 Calientes. The following morning we head out early to visit the lost city of Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
From the Sacred Valley of the Incas we take a luxury train through the Andes 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. You can also appreciate fantastic views of the Lake and more local handicrafts from the Island of Taquile, after a hike up its 500 steps!
For the final leg of this tour, 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:
February 16th – 25th 2024.
$4,500 USD per person, based on double occupancy.
Price includes flights from Mexico to Lima, as well as flights from Lima to Cuzco, and Juliaca to Lima.
SINGLE PERSON SUPPLEMENT:
Roundtrip flights (Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Guadalajara or Mexico City to Lima), flights from Lima to Cusco, and Juliaca to Lima, 4 & 5 star accommodation throughout the tour, train rides (Machu Picchu and Puno), entry fees, boat ride on Lake Titicaca, breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 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.