The Inca Heartland

Cuzco - La Paz

12 days through Peru, Bolivia
FROM: $2355 USD
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Private Bus, Train
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 4 nights
Multishare Hostel 1 night
Wild Camp 3 nights
Basic Hotel 3 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 11, Lunches x 5, Dinners x 3
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SCZ
Deposit:
$520 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This tour balances Peru with Bolivia through both countries sitting astride the massive Altiplano, or high plateau and populated by the Quechuan Indians. The Cholitas are so quintessentially Andean, that these colourful ladies are almost the symbol of Bolivia. This trip ties the heartland of the Incas, Cuzco, the Urubamba Valley, Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail, into the framework of the Andes and beautiful Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. The stunning scenery of the region combines with its history to make this region of Peru, the most popular tourist attraction in South America. Hence we purposely offer alternative Inca Trails away from other tourists and spend time visiting the historic Bolivian town of Copacabana and the colourful city of La Paz.

Relax in the vibrant and cosmopolitan centre of Cuzco
Sacred Valley guided tour
Trek the Classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu Or, take the Wild Andes Trek for a truly unique perspective, Or even the train package with no trekking
Guided tour of Machu Picchu by local expert
Visit the town of Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca
Boat trip on Lake Titicaca to the Isla del Sol
Explore the highest administrative capital city in the world

Great for lovers of culture and history or for those who want a trekking challenge (Inca Trails). Plenty of insight into local life and stunning drives across remote Andean Scenery. A good mix of deserts, mountains and wildlife, camping and staying in small comfortable hotels.

Trekking Options:

Option 1 - Trek the Classic Inca Trail up the Royal Inca Road.

Option 2 - Hike unspoilt Inca Trails in remote stunning Andes scenery away from tourist treks on our exclusive Wild Andes trail.

Option 3 - Take a Sacred Valley Tour, visit Ollantaytambo and take the train to Machu Picchu without trekking.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST ADVISE AT TIME OF BOOKING IF YOU WISH TO BOOK THE CLASSIC INCA TRAIL OR THE NON TREKKING OPTION, OTHERWISE YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE PUT ON OUR WILD ANDES TREK.

Visit the incredible remains of the Inca temple of Sacsayhuaman and the Sacred Valley on a guided tour

Take a guided tour of the fantastic Inca temples at Ollantaytambo

Guided visit to the fabled Incan citadel of Machu Picchu

Stay overnight on Lake Titicaca's Isla del Sol and take a guided walk across the island

Day 1 - Cuzco (12th June 2021)

Border information: if you are joining in Cuzco, you will most likely enter Peru at Cuzco Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (IATA code: CUZ).

There will be an important group meeting at 10:00am at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. There will be a further meeting this evening for our Wild Andes and Classic Inca Trails, where we will have a full detailed briefing from our local trekking guides about the next few days!

The rest of today will be free to explore the wonderful city of Cuzco, discover its many historical gems, or to take part in number of optional activities near the city.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Cuzco before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Cuzco.

A note on altitude: If you are joining in Cuzco, we strongly recommend arriving at least 24 hours before the trip begins to allow additional time to acclimatise.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Inca Trail (13th June 2021)
Day 3 - Inca Trail (14th June 2021)
Day 4 - Inca Trail (15th June 2021)
Day 5 - Inca Trail (16th June 2021)
Day 6 - Cuzco (17th June 2021)
Day 7 - Cuzco (18th June 2021)
Day 8 - Puno (19th June 2021)
Day 9 - Isla del Sol (20th June 2021)
Day 10 - Copacabana (21st June 2021)
Day 11 - La Paz (22nd June 2021)
Day 12 - La Paz - End Date (23rd June 2021)

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12 Jun 21 Cuzco
23 Jun 21 La Paz

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21 Jul 21 La Paz
01 Aug 21 Cuzco

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31 Aug 21 Cuzco
11 Sep 21 La Paz

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13 Sep 21 Cuzco
24 Sep 21 La Paz

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09 Oct 21 Cuzco
20 Oct 21 La Paz

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01 Dec 21 Cuzco
12 Dec 21 La Paz

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05 Dec 21 Cuzco
16 Dec 21 La Paz

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31 Dec 21 La Paz
11 Jan 22 Cuzco

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07 Jan 22 Cuzco
18 Jan 22 La Paz

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02 Feb 22 La Paz
13 Feb 22 Cuzco

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09 Mar 22 La Paz
20 Mar 22 Cuzco

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12 May 22 La Paz
23 May 22 Cuzco

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16 May 22 La Paz
27 May 22 Cuzco

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29 May 22 La Paz
09 Jun 22 Cuzco

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11 Jun 22 Cuzco
22 Jun 22 La Paz

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03 Aug 22 La Paz
14 Aug 22 Cuzco

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10 Sep 22 La Paz

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17 Sep 22 Cuzco
28 Sep 22 La Paz

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12 Oct 22 Cuzco
23 Oct 22 La Paz

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23 Nov 22 Cuzco
04 Dec 22 La Paz

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27 Nov 22 Cuzco
08 Dec 22 La Paz

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10 Jan 23 La Paz

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01 Feb 23 La Paz
12 Feb 23 Cuzco

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25 Mar 23 Cuzco

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04 May 23 La Paz
15 May 23 Cuzco

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19 May 23 Cuzco

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Joep K

Well arranged, truck well maintained and equipped and professional team to guide us through our own adventure

Kitt Plinia N

Smithy was absolutely outstanding: Nice, helpful and well organized! And when my sister fell ill, he made sure to follow up on it. All in all, I was VERY happy with Smithy!

Peter K

Piero and Jonathon the Inca Trail guides could not have been better. Helpful, knowledgeable, organised and friendly. All the wranglers and porters worked very hard too. Nothing but praise for them all.

Maria v

Local guides performances were perfect.

Julie A

The local guide, Jessica, for Machu Picchu was excellent.

Jonathan P

Both the leader and co-driver were great, organised and very helpful.

Thomas M

It was a wonderful experience for both myself and my wife. We caught up with our daughter and boyfriend in Cusco who also came on the trek.

Julian E

Smithy, Martin and Pierro were all fantastic characters, well versed with knowledge of the land and really caring about the clients on the trip.

Klaus P

The organisation of the Community Trail trekking was excellent.

Louise P

Piero from the Community Trek was incredibly helpful and knew so much stuff - he explained it in a great manner as well.

George B

Good tour, back up plan worked when I had to be taken off the trek.

Daniel J

The truck was fantastic. For the first part Darren was looking after it, then we had Sinead who was awesome too. Everything was perfect.

Simon H

Excellent group leaders, well organised, good mix of freedom and group activities, good variety of activities. Would recommend Dragoman, and consider and another trip with them.

Laurence R

Love travelling with Dragoman. Only company I have travelled with since 2002. Enjoyed most the Inca trail.

Frank B

My first experience. I was not in the least disappointed. It was great!Certainly, Machu Picchu was fantastic. I enjoyed the overland travel in the Dragoman vehicle. It was an up-close look at the countryside and at the people.

Gary H

Great job by the Dragoman leaders on our trip.

Malene N

Generally speaking the trip was great. The leaders were fantastic, both in organization, creating a safe and fun space, and helping with any issues that occured during the trip. The type of travelling is challenging, and very fast paced in terms of movement, but very very rewarding. I would, and will, recommend dragoman to anyone interested in travelling.

John W

It was fun, good company with fellow travellers and staff

Vivien U

Exceeded all my expectations. For a two week break it felt like a proper adventure. I felt confident in the guides and our drivers, everything was well organised but very laid back and despite the fact it’s a fairly significant cost I felt it was excellent value. Only regret is having to come home.

Sharon W

Machu picchu and hiking the wild Andes trek with the amazing knowledgeable local guide who provided us with so much information about the history, culture and wildlife of Peru and much more.

Martin B

Enjoyed the Wild Andes trek and the camping the most

Hamish C

We were so lucky to have the leaders we did. Julie and Rob got on so well together and that came across in the service they provided. They both have unbelievable levels of energy, always laughing, always helpful, great people and now great friends!

David E

The local guides were great.

Gareth M

All the different local guides were great.

Bettina Ruth G

The Inka Trail crew and guides were great!

Georgia S

Leader was incredible and made the trip what it truly was. Total trust as a driver, guidance of activities and always safe. A genuine person who is a real asset to Dragoman. Co-driver was great, always full of energy and never unwilling to help with anything - enthusiasm showed always.

Robin L

Jessica worked really hard to get us on the Inca Trail (dealing with porter strikes, etc.)

Heather N

Smithy was incredible - we learnt SO MUCH from him!

Rob T

Tour leaders and the truck were amazing! Best holiday so far.

Romina Maria I

Smithy was fantastic! Absolutely helpful, kind and a huge knowledge. He really is great!

Ciara D

Great guys. So enthusiastic and always eager to help!

Natasha R

Most of the local guides were good. In particular Jonathan who was our guide for the Community Trek, he was fantastic.

Carly D

The crew set the mood - never let their possible bad days (if they had any, they hid them well) affect the group's mood, which must be extremely hard.

Adrienne A

Both ocrew were outstanding.

Adam W

Awesome team, worked well together and made our trip as enjoyable as possible.

Barbara Martina T

The cooks and porters on the Community Trek did a wonderful job in looking after us, many thanks to them. Ruben and Jose were great tour guides!

Peter W

Smithy and Jamil on the Community Trek were excellent. They gave us so much information, always had time for us and were so engaging that they really made the Community Inka Trek extra special and one of the highlights of the tour.

Eveline C

Jamie and Tig were both enthusiastic and helped bring a lightheartedness to the trip.

Ben E

Both crew were very good

Sue I

Jonathan on the Community trek was excellent. He explained what was involved in the trek for the day, the difficulty and terrain and the time it will take us. His tour through Machu Picchu was excellent with wonderful knowledge about the site.

Deanna D

Had a fabulous time.

Madelaine O

The gudie taking us over the altiplano was really infomative!