Australian soft adventure agency, Active Travel, will lead travellers in the footsteps of the ancient Incas on an exciting walking tour in Peru in 2016, guided by a seasoned Australian hiker with a passion for the majestic Andes.
The 19-day ‘Walking with the Incas’ tour departs from Lima, Peru, on May 17, 2016, and features a five-day trek along the remote and less visited Lares Trail from near Cusco to Ollantaytambo, with hikers visiting traditional weavers and farmers along the way. This new trek takes walkers over passes as high as 4450m providing stunning Andean scenery featuring high peaks, glaciers, volcanoes and lakes.
Led by experienced Australian trekker, Mike Taverner, and local guides, the tour also features a train trip to the iconic ruins of Machu Picchu and a visit to Colca Canyon – famous for its huge Andean condors and hot springs, which travellers can soak in. The colourful town of Cusco, once the capital of the Inca empire, will also feature on the tour, with travellers visiting some of its historic and striking landmarks.
The diversity of Peru is fully explored on the tour with visits to Lake Titicaca and the pretty city of Arequipa also featured.
Including 38 meals, 13 nights’ accommodation in hotels, four nights in camps and one in a private home, sightseeing and entrance fees, and excursions by boat, coach, canoe and on foot, the tour is available from US$4987 per person, twin-share, with a US$645 solo supplement. Flights from Australia and a flight from Cusco back to Lima are additional.
Flights can be booked through Active Travel. Conditions apply and fares are subject to availability.
Visit www.activetravel.com.au or call 1300 783 188.