Canyons, Condors & Machu Picchu 12d/11n

cycling arequipa
Traffic in the Colca Canyon

Arequipa - Puno - Cusco

 

This recreational cycle tour travels through all the highlights in the Southern Andes of Peru.

 

Get the chance to see the majestic flight of the Andean Condors over the Colca Canyon, also the second deepest canyon in the world, and then travel to Puno to experience the unique lifestyle of the indigenous people on the islands of Lake Titicaca.

 

Visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Ollantaytambo, before descending into the high jungle behind Cusco to arrive at the citadel of Machu Picchu.

 

Enjoy the freedom of exploring quiet back-roads with the chance to get off the beaten track and experience local life firsthand.

 

The security of a dedicated support vehicle gives you the opportunity to take it all in at your own pace and to choose your level of challenge.

 

Cycling distance averages 40-50kms, with the option for extra riding on most days.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Arequipa City and Colonial buildings like the Monastery of Santa Catalina, enhanced by the knowledge of your local guide.  
  • Cycling in Arequipa's country side (Acclimatization to Altitude )
  • Cycle the Colca Canyon and see the flight of the amazing Condors, one of the largest flying birds in the world.
  • Puno and Los Uros, the Floating Islands on Lake Titicaca including an overnight homestay with a traditional local family on the Peninsula of Capachica.
  • Cusco City, the Capital of the old Inca Empire and its historic Buildings.
  • Cycling along the Sacred Valley of the Incas, enjoying stunning views of the many Inca ruins along the way. 
  • Descend by bike over 2500 metres from the mountain passes into the Cusco jungle.
  • See the sunrise over the ancient Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu ruins and spend the whole day exploring the ruins if you wish.
  • Take the world renowned train journey from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo
  • Explore outside the main tourist routes and get to experience firsthand the people and culture

 

START: Arequipa, Peru

 

  • "The White City", surrounded by Volcanoes and built with the distinctive white volcanic stone of the area. Arequipa has a population of around 1.2 million people, the second largest city after the capital Lima. It is a one hour flight south of Lima

 

FINISH: Cusco, Peru

 

  • The old capital of the Inca Empire. This small city of 350, 000 people is home to many of the Inca temples and ruins, including the nearby world heritage site Machu Picchu. It is a 50 minute flight east of Lima, the capital.

 

INCLUSIONS

  • 11 nights’ accommodation, all breakfasts, 6 dinners and 9 lunches.
  • All entrance fees and activities as indicated in Arequipa(Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve), Puno( Lake Titicaca National Reserve) and Cusco(including Machu Picchu)
  • All local support vans and staff, plus an English speaking tour leader
  • Quality Mountain bike hire, on 24 speed bikes with disc brakes

 

PRICE 2017:

  • $2945 USD pp based on twin share
  • $600 USD pp Single Supplement

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2018:

  • 04 -15 May 2018                                 Guaranteed
  • 19 - 30 May 2018                                 Available
  • 10 - 21 June 2018                               Available
  • 02 - 13 July 2018                                 Available
  • 19 - 30 August 2018                            Guaranteed
  • 10 - 21 September 2018                      Sorry, Closed
  • 24 Sep - 05 October 2018                    Sorry, Closed          
Canyons, Condors and Machu Picchu, 2018 trip notes
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