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Quito to La Paz

  • Code #BQL
  • 23 Days
Duration
23 Days
/22 Nights
Availability
Dec,2019-Dec,2020
Group Size
Max 16
Departure City: 
Quito
Ends in: 
La Paz
Accommodation
Hotel
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Trip Overview

Kickstart your adventure high in the Andes and soak up some Ecuadorian culture, visiting the country’s largest indigenous market, while slurping on some morocho corn ice-cream. After a pitstop in Lima’s spooky catacombs, we head deep into the Amazon and trek to the mysterious “Lost City of the Incas”.

Included Highlights 
  • See spectacular mountain views from El Panecillo
  • Visit and shop around Ecuador’s largest indigenous market
  • Look out for pumas in El Cajas National Park
  • Enjoy exhilarating treks through the Amazon rainforest
  • Reach Phuyupatamarca, known as the 'Town Above the Clouds'
  • Hike to the Sun Gate overlooking Machu Picchu
  • Tour Lake Titicaca’s remote island tribes on motorboat
  • Buy witches' concoctions at Mercado de Hechiceria
Treknical Details

Interests

Cities
National Parks
Small Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 16
Camping
3 Nights
Budget Lodging
5 Nights
Hotel
14 Nights

Food & Meals

  • 22 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a professional bilingual tour leader
  • All transport by BOLT (Buses or Local Transport)
  • All accommodation

Essential Information

  • Check with your embassy for border-crossing fees (additional fees may apply for air departures). Fees are subject to change.
  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).
  • The age range for this tour is for travellers between 18 and 29 years old.
  • This tour requires a minimum number of five to operate. On rare occasions we may run with lower numbers.
  • This tour is operated by a trusted partner company

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Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops, highlights, and included experiences, and lots of optional activities to choose from. With stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary no two Trek trips are the same, so get ready for one awesome adventure.

You will meet your tour leader and group at 1800 hrs in the hotel lobby on day 1. Full details will be sent with your final documentation. If you would like to book additional nights before your tour please request at the time of booking.

2020 Itinerary

Arrive in Quito, 2,800 meters above sea level, this city is surrounded by epic mountains and volcanoes. We’d recommend hitting up the Old Town and the Plaza San Francisco, then head to El Panecillo (The Little Bread Loaf) for awe-inspiring panoramas.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

All meals paid locally

Today we head to Otavalo Market, and explore the winding streets that surround the Plaza de los Ponchos, Ecuador’s largest indigenous market! Afterwards, sample some of Old Town’s wacky ice cream flavours – morocho corn or quinoa anyone?

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

Explore the Ecuadorian great outdoors hiking or maybe head to the hot springs of Las Piscinas de la Virgen, for some well-deserved R&R.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

Hike to the Devils Cauldrom waterfall or explore the Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Agua Santa (a basilica dedicated to the Virgin of the Holy Water).

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

Once you’ve arrived in Cuenca, visit its impressive 500-year-old churches and colonial buildings, made out of marble, and if you’re feeling fancy, buy a Panama hat – where it originated from!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast

Enjoy an orientation walk visiting La Catedral Metropolitana de la Inmaculada Concepción and Museo Pumapungo, or get out of town to El Cajas National Park to see wild llamas, pumas and tigrillos.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

Strap in for a long day of travelling and look forward to your first sip of the original Pisco sour this evening. After you find your bearings in Miraflores, hop from arty markets to discotheques tonight.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

Today is a free day in Peru.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

Discover Lima’s ornate mansions and churches, visiting the Cathedral of Lima and the San Francisco Monastery, with its spooky catacombs.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

Head into the Amazon jungle where you’ll catching glimpses of peccaries, jabirus and otters.

Accommodation

Lodge included

Meals

Breakfast (x2), lunch (x2) & dinner (x2) included

Fly to Cusco and see the fantastic facade of Qoricancha temple, the local San Pedro market, the 12 Angled Stone.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

Discover the ancient Sacred Valley and head to the local market, ending the day visiting Ollantaytambo’s spectacular Incan ruins.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast & lunch included

Tackle the uphill ascent towards the eerie ruins of Llactapata, which was burnt to the ground by the last Inca emperor.

Accommodation

Camping on trek or hotel on train option included

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Head to 'Dead Woman's Pass', Warmiwanusca and then descend to Pacaymayo Valley at 3,650 metres.

Accommodation

Camping on trek or hotel on train option included

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Start the day with a climb to Runkuracay pass before descending to the ruins of Sayacmarca. After admiring Phuyupatamarca, known as 'Town Above the Clouds' we camp near the Winay Wayna archaeological site.

Accommodation

Camping on trek or hotel on train option included

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Say farewell to the porters and take on the walk to Intipunku (the Sun Gate) to get unforgettable views over the ‘Lost City of the Incas’.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

Today enjoy free time to relax, shopping for souvenirs, or get your adrenaline pumping mountain biking in the Cusco hills.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

Arrive in Puno, where you’ll hopefully get a front row seat to an evening parade, where the streets fill with costumed dancers and musicians.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

Tour Lake Titicaca and take a serene motorboat cruise towards the Uros floating islands, to learn more about the Uros people. Come evening, enjoy a traditional homestay on Llachon.

Accommodation

Homestay included

Meals

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Enjoy a home-cooked breakfast by your host family, taking the time to explore the rest of the island afterwards. In the afternoon, take the boat back to Puno where the rest of your day is free to explore.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

Travel to La Paz and enjoy an optional traditional group dinner.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

Say goodbye to Bolivia, but don’t forget to check out the famous Mercado de Hechiceria for other-worldly concoctions and witch’s brews.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast

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