Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands are truly another spectacular ‘trip of a lifetime’
By Jen Lubey
Begin your 12 day ‘Peru’ adventure in the ancient Sacred Valley exploring its beauty, rich Andean culture and collection of archaeological sites of this once glorious Inca Empire. This is a great way to acclimatize before climbing board the Vista Dome Train to Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas. Set high in an Andean tropical mountain forest, this ‘World Heritage Site is an incredible site to behold.
Spend a night at Inkaterra’s lovely Machu Picchu Eco Lodge, nestled in the cloud forest below the Incan ruins.
The Vista Dome Train, with breathtaking scenery of the changing landscapes, will bring you to the fascinating city of Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. Spend a couple days wandering through the charming and narrow cobblestone streets and visit Cusco’s Historical Inca and Spanish Colonial Monuments.
Take a quick flight to Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable body of water and said to be the birthplace of the Incas. Visit the floating island “Uros” where the inhabitants still to this day practise their ancient traditions and build their totora reed dwellings on the surface of Lake Titicaca. Afterwards make your way to the unique Island of Taquile, where time appears to have stopped.
End your ‘Ultimate Peru’ adventure with a couple days in Peru’s coastal capital city ‘Lima’ spending time touring both Colonial and Modern Lima and the Bohemian neighborhood of Barranco, home to countless artists, photographers, and authors.
Compliment your ‘Peru’ adventure with an exciting visit to Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands.
Photos © Jen Lubey