Colombia through the Andes–Cartagena to La Paz - Lares Trek 2019

Colombia through the Andes–Cartagena to La Paz - Lares Trek 2019


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Please Note: This tour is only applicable for 18 to 30 year olds.

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Trek to the Lost City of Teyuna, party in Colombian cities, experience local life a Peruvian homestay, conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

An epic South America trip ought to be on everyone's bucket list - so why not tick this one off well ahead of time? Across 55 days and four countries, you'll see jungles, cities, and all things between, all with a like-minded group of young adventurers eager to see and do everything. And "everything" is definitely an understatement - you'll hike the Lost City in Colombia, take on the Inca Trail in Peru, partake in a homestay in the Amazon Rainforest, see the highlights of Ecuador, and much more. Plus, at this price point, you'll be able to do it all and still have cash to spend at the famous market in Otavalo.

Day 1: Cartagena
Arrive at any time.
Activity: Begin your adventure today. There are no planned activities so feel free to explore or rest up for the excitement ahead.
Accommodation: Hotel Villa Colonial (or similar)

Day 2: Cartagena
Free day to explore this coastal colonial city. Wander the historic old town, check out the San Felipe fortress, or get dirty with a mud bath and massage at Totumo Volcano.
Free Time: Choose your own adventure today!
Accommodation: Hotel Villa Colonial (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 3: Cartagena/Santa Marta
Travel by public bus to this coastal port town. Free time to visit the Gold Museum with its collection of Lost City artifacts, chill out on the beach and pick up any last minute necessities for the upcoming trek.
Free Time: Get out and explore.
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Accommodation: Hotel Tayromar (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4: Santa Marta/ Wiwa Camp
Transfer to Machete Pelao, where the trek to the Lost City of Teyuna begins. Trek through farmland, steamy jungle, and rural Kogi communities. Get a glimpse into the local way of life in the remote river valleys of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Transport: Roads? Where this rough-and-ready vehicle's going, we don't need roads.
Activity: Leave Machete Pelao and start trekking through the jungle along the Buritaca River. Pass by farmland and get a glimpse into daily life in the small communities en route to the lunch stop. After lunch, trek alongside the Buritaca River and pass through more farmland used for growing coffee or raising cattle. Climbing on this part of the trek can be challenging as the route progresses uphill from the riverbed and through the humid jungle. Take a look at the unique, circular huts that make up some of the Kogi villages in the area. Once you make it to the camp, cool off with a swim in the river before dinner. Unwind at camp with a dip in the natural swimming pools or take a nap in a hammock.
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5: Wiwa Camp /Teyuna Paraiso Camp
Continue trekking along the route to Ciudad Perdida. Today is a tough portion of the trek with a lot of steep inclines, make sure to rest and take in the beautiful views. Arrive at the campsite in the afternoon and relax by the river.
Activity: In the morning the route continues along the river before moving into a steep incline. If the group wants a break, take the opportunity to jump in the river and cool off. Trekkers should drink a lot of water today, especially if the weather is hot and humid. There are some points where the hike passes narrow ledges that can present a challenge for anyone who is not too steady on their feet. Arrive at the Teyuna Paraiso campsite around mid-afternoon.
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6: Teyuna Paraiso Camp/ Wiwa Camp
Get started early to climb the 1,200 steps up to the Lost City. The view of the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains makes it well worth the hike. Explore the Lost City and learn what is known of its origins from the indigenous guide, before making the descent back to Wiwa Camp for the night.
Activity: The once-forgotten city is only an hour away and to get there you must climb the 1,200 steps built by the ancient Tayrona people. This is a very steep climb, but the rewards of the climb are more than worth it. Once at the site, the guide will explain the history of the Lost City and what is known of its origins. It is estimated that only 10% of the site has been discovered. Head back to the campsite for lunch and a swim before beginning the trek back the way you came to Wiwa Camp. Most of the trek today is downhill which can be hard on the knees, a walking stick might be useful.
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 7: Wiwa Camp /Ricardito Camp
Follow the path back through the deep jungle, wind through banana trees, cacao plants and small Kogi communities on the way to Ricardito Camp. The nickname for this camp is vista hermosa or beautiful views, sit back and soak them in.
Activity: Head back along the same path through dense green jungle, pass by banana trees, Kogi communities, and grasslands. Stop at Adán Camp for a dip in the cool river or a fresh fruit juice. If Adán himself is around, make sure to listen to his stories of looting and drug labs of days past. Continue uphill to reach Ricardito Camp, known locally as vista hermosa or beautiful view, sit back and soak them in. If the weather is right, sunsets and sunrises here are not to be missed.
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 8: Ricardito Camp/Taganga
Head across grassy hills and gentle streams to reach the Gotsezhi Wiwa indigenous community. Enjoy a G Adventures-supported community lunch cooked by women from the community with local ingredients. Learn about Wiwa customs on a village visit and then lounge in a hammock by the river. In the afternoon, return to Taganga for a well deserved night in a hotel.
Activity: Get an early start to beat the heat and head out across undulating grassy hills. The terrain today is up and down, enjoy the last day of the trek meandering across the hills passing local homes and descending down to gentle streams on the way to Gotsezhi community.
Activity: Visit the Gotsezhi community and enjoy a meal cooked by women from the community with local ingredients. Visit the nearby village where youth from the four indigenous tribes in the region come to school to learn about their cultural customs and languages. Upon entry into the village, experience a soul-cleansing ceremony and learn about traditional customs, stories and handicraft methods from this region. After, jump in the river for a cool dip, visit nearby waterfalls and natural swimming pools, or rest in a hammock and reflect on your accomplishment before returning to Santa Marta.
Accommodation: Ocean Taganga (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch

Day 9: Taganga/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Head into Tayrona National Park for a moderate hike with a local guide. This is a perfect opportunity to experience nature and learn a little more about the rich, natural diversity of northern Colombia.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Get outside with a hike into this beautiful park! Learn more about the rich diversity of Tayrona's natural heritage and explore Tayrona's gorgeous scenery with a local guide. Spend the night surrounded by nature in a lodge close to the park.
Accommodation: Ocean Taganga (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch

Day 10: Taganga/Medellín
Fly inland to infamous Medellín, now one of Latin America's safest cities. Enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival and an optional night out with the group.
Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
Activity: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.
Accommodation: Selina Medellin (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 11: Medellín
Choose what to explore today on a free day. Opt to visit the nearby town of Guatapé, with its colourful houses and famous rock. Or, ride the metrocable, a cable car part of Medellín's public transportation, for sweeping views of the city and surrounding mountains.
Free Time: Explore one of Colombia's most popular cities.
Accommodation: Selina Medellin (or similar)

Day 12: Medellín/Salento
Drive through beautiful landscapes to Salento.
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Accommodation: Hotel Salento Real (or similar)

Day 13: Salento
Opt to take a morning hike through the towering palms of the Cocora Valley, or choose from a variety of other optional activities in the coffee region of Quindío.
Free Time: Enjoy this beautiful area, get out and explore!
Accommodation: Hotel Salento Real (or similar)

Day 14: Salento/Bogotá
Enjoy the ride to Colombia's capital, Bogotá.
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Accommodation: Hotel Regina (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 15: Bogotá
Enjoy a free day to explore the capital of Colombia. Opt to ride the funicular up for a stunning view, visit the impressive gold museum, or check out the street art.
Free Time: Get out and explore!
Accommodation: Hotel Regina (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 16: Bogotá/Tatacoa Desert
Enjoy the ride to the Tatacoa Desert to spend the night under the stars.
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Day 17: Tatacoa Desert/Popayán
Head out into the impressive Tatacoa desert and explore the rocky canyons. The morning is free to choose how you wish to explore, opt to go for a hike or go horseback riding. After, travel to Popayán.
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Free Time: Pasto is cool (literally). Make sure to bring a sweater and try a "helado de paíla" the local ice cream made outside in copper tubs.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 18: Popayán/Pasto
Head further south to Pasto, wander around and keep an eye out for local ice cream makers out in the streets.
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 19: Pasto/San Clemente
Visit the striking Lajas Sanctuary, built on a bridge in a lush gorge, this neo-Gothic church is sure to impress. After, cross the border into Ecuador and continue on to the indigenous community of San Clemente for the night.
Activity: Make new friends and memories on this homestay. Interact with the locals in this indigenous community and learn about their traditional ways of living. Opt to enjoy a cultural evening and show, and enjoy regional food.
Accommodation: Cabanas San Clemente (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 20: San Clemente/Quito
Enjoy the morning in the indigenous community of San Clemente. Interact with the locals and learn about their traditional ways. Later, travel to Otavalo market before heading on to Quito for the night.
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Activity: Discover some amazing local art, tapestries, and textiles at Otavalo's famous artisan market, the largest handicraft market in South America. Wander the stalls to meet local artists, and find one-of-a-kind souvenirs. Try to arrive early for the best bargains (it starts at dawn), and try your hand at haggling - it's expected for every purchase. A good negotiator could get at least 20 per cent off the starting price.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Casa CarpeDM (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 21: Quito
Enjoy a free day to explore Ecuador's capital. Visit the city's old town, take a day trip to the equator, or Cotopaxi volcano.
Free Time: Get out and explore!
Accommodation: Casa CarpeDM (or similar)

Day 22: Quito/Tena
Travel overland to the jungle city of Tena, located on the edge of the Amazon. From there, transfer by truck to the local community of Pimpilala. Stay in rustic wooden huts in the community of a Quichua family, enjoy the hospitality of these wonderful people, and experience life in the jungle first-hand.
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Activity: Learn about local traditional beliefs and customs on this cultural jungle experience in the Ecuadorian Amazon close to Napo River. Stay in rustic wooden huts with a local Quichua family in their small village near the community of Cando. They've introduced countless visitors to local living and a completely different way of doing things — one that may give you a different perspective on life. Take part in a number of amazing activities. Hike through the rainforest, plunge into waterfalls, and learn the uses of tropical plants. Experience local tradition, and learn about Quichua history and culture.
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 23: Tena
Head out on nature walks and learn about uses of traditional plants, their cultural beliefs, and local traditions in the Amazon jungle.
Activity: Learn about local traditional beliefs and customs on this cultural jungle experience in the Ecuadorian Amazon close to Napo River. Stay in rustic wooden huts with a local Quichua family in their small village near the community of Cando. They've introduced countless visitors to local living and a completely different way of doing things — one that may give you a different perspective on life. Take part in a number of amazing activities. Hike through the rainforest, plunge into waterfalls, and learn the uses of tropical plants. Experience local tradition, and learn about Quichua history and culture.
Accommodation: Cabanas Pimpilala (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 24: Tena
In the morning, cycle to the nearby community of Shandia and discover the beauty of the Amazon with a member of the community as your guide. Learn about traditional uses of cacao by watching a chocolate-making demonstration, eat meals made of fresh local ingredients, and stay at the G Adventures-supported community lodge.
Activity: Stay overnight at the Shandia Indigenous lodge located in the Ecuadorian Amazon. With the support of G Adventures and Planeterra, the community has developed new culturally immersive tours led by the village's youth. The community lodge is seen by the community as a way to rescue their Indigenous culture and provide opportunities for the future. Watch a chocolate making demonstration and learn about their cultivation of cacao and their traditional agriculture practices. Meals of local ingredients grown in the village are prepared by women who were provided with culinary training through the project. Leave Shandia community knowing your visit is creating opportunities for a whole new generation of people in this community to improve their lives, and the lives of their children and grandchildren.
Activity: Cycle to the Indigenous Shandia community, a rural village surrounded by rivers and lush Amazonian landscapes. With the support of G Adventures and Planeterra, the community has developed new culturally immersive experiences led by the village's youth. Spend an hour and 45 minutes cycling from Pimpilala village to Shandia stopping along the way to take in the beauty of the Amazon. These cultural tours are seen by the community as a way to rescue their Indigenous culture and provide opportunities for the future. This provides an economic opportunity for youth who traditionally would have left the community to find work. Leave Shandia community knowing your visit is creating opportunities for a new generation in the community and contributing to the preservation of their culture.
Accommodation: Shandia Lodge (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 25: Tena/Baños
Travel to Baños, the perfect setting to get your adrenaline pumping, try out horseback riding, canyoning, hiking, mountain biking, or rafting in the surrounding mountains.
Transport: Hop into the back and ride along to the next destination.
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Free Time: Get out and explore Baños and its beautiful surroundings.
Accommodation: Hotel La Floresta (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 26: Baños
Enjoy a free day in Baños, opt to check out the swing at the end of the world or soak in nearby hot springs.
Free Time: Get out there and get exploring.
Accommodation: Hotel La Floresta (or similar)

Day 27: Baños/Cuenca
Enjoy the scenery on the way to the charming town of Cuenca.
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Accommodation: Hotel La Casona (or similar)

Day 28: Cuenca
Enjoy a free day in beautiful Cuenca. Explore the city's sights including cobbled streets, red-tiled roofs, art galleries, flower markets, shady plazas, and museums or opt to visit nearby Cajas National Park or the Inca ruins of Ingapirca. Later, catch an overnight bus to Mancora.
Free Time: Enjoy free time to explore colonial Cuenca and its surroundings.
Activity: Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.
Transport: Curl up and catch a snooze en route to the next stop.
Accommodation: Hotel Las Olas (or similar)

Day 29: Máncora
Arrive early into the seaside town of Mancora, a village populated by fishermen and surfers from around Peru and the world. Chill out and breathe in the salty air.
Free Time: Chill out in this Peruvian fishing village, head to the beach or give surfing a try.
Accommodation: Hotel Las Olas Day Room (or similar)

Day 30: Máncora
Opt to relax on the beach, discover Mancora, go horseback riding, or take a surf lesson.
Free Time: Enjoy a free day to relax or get active.
Accommodation: Hotel Las Olas (or similar)

Day 31: Máncora/Huanchaco
Free time in Mancora. Overnight bus to Huanchaco.
Free Time: Get out and enjoy this beachside town.
Transport: Curl up and catch a snooze en route to the next stop.

Day 32: Huanchaco
Enjoy more beach time or opt to visit pre-Inca sites or the city of Trujillo.
Free Time: Get out and enjoy the beach or go further inland for exploration.
Accommodation: Hotel Huankarute (or similar)

Day 33: Huanchaco/Lima
Full day in Huanchaco before boarding a night bus to Lima.
Free Time: Do as much or as little as you'd like before an overnight bus in the evening.
Transport: Curl up and catch a snooze en route to the next stop.

Day 34: Lima
Explore Peru's capital on an optional city tour or simply relax. Be sure to try the tasty ceviche and pisco sours.
Free Time: Get out and enjoy a first taste of Lima, the capital of Peru.
Accommodation: Hotel Gemina (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 35: Lima
Enjoy the day exploring the city. Opt to pre-book the Lima Cooking Class and learn how to cook some classic Peruvian dishes using ingredients from the local market.
Free Time: Get out and get exploring!
Accommodation: Hotel Gemina (or similar)

Day 36: Lima/Paracas
Free morning in Lima before travelling by bus to Paracas.
Free Time: There's not a lot of time to explore this morning as the bus to the station picks up around midday.
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Transport: It's bigger than a van, smaller than a bus, and just the right size for adventure.
Accommodation: Hotel Refugio del Pirata (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 37: Paracas/Nazca
Optional visit to Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the oasis of Huacachina.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Learn about the wine and pisco production in the area and enjoy a tasting of different varieties, which are all available for purchase.
Accommodation: San Marcelo Hotel (or similar)
Meal(s): Dinner

Day 38: Nazca/Arequipa
Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines before an overnight bus to Arequipa.
Free Time: Enjoy some free time during the day.
Transport: Curl up and catch a snooze en route to the next stop.

Day 39: Arequipa
Opt to explore the Arequipa on a city tour or soak in a local hot spring.
Free Time: Make the most of your time here.
Accommodation: Hotel Arequipa Inn (or similar)

Day 40: Arequipa/Colca Canyon
Take a full-day tour of the spectacular Colca Valley, and opt for a soak in hot springs.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Spot condors on this guided tour, and keep your eyes peeled for other unusual animals. Look for three different species of camelids: alpaca, llama, and vicuña, which are all typical of Peru.
Accommodation: Casa de Lucila (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 41: Colca Canyon/Arequipa
Set out looking for the majestic soaring condors over Colca Canyon. Head back to Arequipa to enjoy the city in the evening.
Activity: Spot condors on this guided tour, and keep your eyes peeled for other unusual animals. Look for three different species of camelids: alpaca, llama, and vicuña, which are all typical of Peru.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Hotel Arequipa Inn (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 42: Arequipa/Cusco
Explore Arequipa and opt to take a city tour. Take an overnight bus to Cusco.
Free Time: Get out and explore more of this beautiful colonial city.
Transport: Curl up and catch a snooze en route to the next stop.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 43: Cusco
Free time to explore Cusco. Choose to pre-book the optional Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking.
Free Time: Make the most of your time in Cusco.
Accommodation: Milhouse Hostel Cusco (or similar)

Day 44: Cusco
Enjoy another free day in Cusco. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class.
Free Time: Make the most of your time in Cusco.
Accommodation: Milhouse Hostel Cusco (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 45: Cusco/Ollantaytambo
Learn about the Sacred Valley en route to Ollantaytambo. Opt to take a Sacred Valley tour with a visit to a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Las Orquideas Ollantaytambo (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 46: Ollantaytambo/Cuncani
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to Lares town where the hike begins. Spend the first night at a G Adventures-supported campsite in Cuncani.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Start early and drive (3 hrs) to Lares town where the hike will start with a leisurely pace through the valley of Cuncani. Hike 4km (2.5 mi) to Chancachaca then stop for lunch. Be sure to rest and rehydrate because the altitude here is around 3480m (11,417 ft). Continue trekking along rocky mountain paths 4.7km (3 mi) to the isolated village of Cuncani. Camp here for the night at 3872m (12,703 ft) at the G Adventures-supported community run campsite.
Activity: Enjoy G Adventures-supported handmade biodegradable soap products, for use on our treks. This G Adventures for Good project empowered local Cusqueña women to start their own business in order to reduce the environmental impact of treks in the region. Planeterra provided $10,000 of seed funding for two young entrepreneurs to register their biodegradable products in order to sell them to the tourism industry. "Esencia Andina" is now a successful business that produces biodegradable soaps, detergents, and natural products for travellers, guides, porters, and cooks on our treks.
Accommodation: Cuncani Camp Site (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch (Lunch in Chancachaca.) Dinner

Day 47: Cuncani/Kuyoc
Start early to hike from the foothills of Sicllaccasa Mountain to its high pass (4,750m/15,583 ft), providing scenic views of lagoons and the snow-capped Chicon Mountain. Celebrate after reaching the highest point by making an offering of coca leaves to the Andean gods. After the morning hike, stop to rest and take in the amazing view. Continue hiking downhill to our second campsite near the stream for the night.
Activity: Hike from the foothills of Sicllaccasa Mountain 12.2km (7.6 mi) to its high pass at 4750m (15,583 ft), providing scenic views of lagoons and the snow-capped Chicon Mountain. Celebrate after reaching the highest point by making an offering of coca leaves to the Andean gods. Hike downhill another 2.2km (1.3 mi) to QuencaPata, for lunch and to take in the amazing view. Continue hiking downhill another 2.6km (1.6 mi) to our second campsite near a stream. Sleep tonight at about 4,114m (13,497 ft) elevation.
Accommodation: Suttoq Pacchaq Camp Site (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 48: Kuyoc/Aguas Calientes
Enjoy the last few hours of hiking before travelling by van to Ollantaytambo and train to Aguas Calientes to enjoy a good night's rest at your hotel.
Activity: Follow the trail to see typical Andean flora and fauna, llamas and alpacas. Descend through the valley of Pumahuanca and meet friendly local Quechua people and explore some Inca storehouses along the way. Trek 3-4 hrs to reach the town of Pumahuanca. Enjoy lunch then hop a van to Ollantaytambo. Continue by train to Aguas Calientes.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Transport: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Accommodation: Kantu Inn (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch

Day 49: Aguas Calientes/Cusco
Enjoy a guided visit to Machu Picchu at sunrise. Use some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Later, travel back to Cusco.
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Activity: Rise and shine - the best time to see the Lost City of the Incas is in the early morning light. Follow the local guide to Machu Picchu to learn about its history at a leisurely pace. Gain local insight into the Inti Mach'ay cave, Inti Watana, the Temple of the Water, the Temple of the Condor, and the Room of the Three Windows. Take time to sit and feel the energy of this 15th-century site, now both a UNESCO World Heritage site and voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World (in a worldwide Internet poll).
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Transport: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Whether it's a pub crawl, drink specials or a bonfire on the beach, celebrate late into the night with your new best friends.
Accommodation: Milhouse Hostel Cusco (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 50: Cusco
Free day to explore more of Cusco or just relax.
Free Time: Get out there and see it all - or just chill out to your heart's content.
Accommodation: Milhouse Hostel Cusco (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 51: Cusco/Puno
Travel through the high Altiplano region to travel to Puno on Lake Titicaca.
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Accommodation: Hostal Helena´s House (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 52: Puno/Lake Titicaca
Guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a local village.
Activity: Board a boat on Lake Titicaca and head to Taquile Island for a delicious Peruvian lunch at a restaurant followed by some shopping at the local weaving cooperatives. (Taquileños are known for their fine handwoven textiles and clothing, men are taught how to knit around age five and they create the majority of the textiles.) After, enjoy an overnight stay with a host family and a chance to learn about life on the islands.
Activity: Accommodation on the islands may be multi-share.
Accommodation: Amantani Homestay (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Dinner

Day 53: Lake Titicaca/Puno
Visit the floating islands of Uros. Optional visit to the Sillustani burial site.
Activity: Spend the morning with the homestay families, then depart after lunch. Visit the floating islands of Uros on the way back, and learn about the unique lifestyle of the locals. Meet residents and learn how they built the islands with totora reeds, which are also used to make their homes, boats, crafts (and are also edible!).
Free Time: Make the most of one last afternoon in Puno.
Accommodation: Hostal Helena´s House (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch

Day 54: Puno/La Paz
Cross over into Bolivia for a night out in the highest city of the trip. Oxygen bar anyone?
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Activity: Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Accommodation: Hotel Las Brisas (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 55: La Paz
Depart at any time.
Activity: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

Please Note: This tour is only applicable for 18 to 30 year olds.

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Inclusions

Meals Included
35 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 11 dinners

Transport
Local bus, 4x4, boat, truck, motorized canoe, train, hiking, plane, minibus.

Inclusions
Your G for Good Moment: Wiwa Community Visit & Lunch, Gotsezhi Village Your G for Good Moment: Shandia Community Lodge, Shandia Your G for Good Moment: Shandia Biking & Community Experience, Shandia Your G for Good Moment: Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products Your Local Living Moment: Indigenous Community Homestay, San Clemente Your Local Living Moment: Amazon Jungle Experience, Tena Your Discover Moment: Baños Your Discover Moment: Lima Your Foodie Moment: Huacachina Winery Visit, Huacachina Your Discover Moment: Cusco Your Big Night Out Moment: Cusco Your Local Living Moment: Lake Titicaca Homestay, Lake Titicaca. Lost City of Teyuna trek (5 days). Tayrona National Park excursion (excluding February departures). Overnight desert camping (Tatacoa). San Clemente homestay. Visit to Otavalo Market. Orientation walks in Medellin and Quito. Beach time in Taganga, Mancora, and Huanchaco. Pachamanca ceremony (Nazca). Guided tour of Machu Picchu. Inca Trail hike with a local guide, cook, and porters (4 days). Amazon Jungle and Colca Canyon excursions. Lake Titicaca excursion. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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Accommodations

Simple hotels (35 nts, some multi-share), hostel (4 nts, multi-share), hammock or rustic cots (4 nts), overnight buses (4 nts), homestays (3 nts), G Adventures-supported community lodge, camping (3 nts).

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


Note: AffordableTours.com is a travel agent for G Adventures. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. All prices are USD per person and based on double occupancy. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. Please call us toll free at 1-800-935-2620 to confirm availability and current pricing on all our discounted specials. The prices on this website are not guaranteed until a deposit has been made. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in these prices until a booking has been confirmed by one of our agents. Some land prices may include an internal air component and discounts will not be offered on the internal air component. Discounts will not be offered on packages with a land price of less than $500.

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