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Titicaca to Machu Picchu - Backroads of the Andes
Tour Location
Country:
Peru
From:
Lima
To:
Lima
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
12 days
Level:
Moderate-Advanced
Terrain:
Off Road (MTB only)
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
On Request
Tour Distance & Dates
Month(s):
Aug, Sep, Oct
Departure:

Tour Operator:
Amazonas Explorer

Titicaca to Machu Picchu - Backroads of the Andes

12 Days Moderate-Advanced

This exceptional expedition takes you into a rarely visited part of Peru, from the shores of Lake Titicaca to the cosmopolitan traveller’s city of Cusco, the heart of the Inca empire and gateway to the majestic Lost city of the Incas – Machu Picchu.

Starting with acclimatisation time exploring the floating reed islands on Titicaca and a night with a local family, this route has been carefully researched to avoid the busy main roads and instead explore rarely used dirt roads and tracks through the very heart of the Andes. En route, we will visit discover charming colonial towns, huge altiplano scenery, alpacas, llamas, amazing rock formations, vast lakes and the very rare Puya Raimondii cactus. We’ll also have a chance to interact with local riders for whom bikes are the preferred form of transport. We end with “the best one day ride in the Andes” an amazing downhill on old mule tracks and Inca trail through the spectacular saltpans. This is a tough challenging ride...
Inclusions
All airport transfers; all transport in private vehicle, two internal flights (LIM-JUL, CUS-LIM). All camping and cooking equipment including Therm-a-rests, spacious two-person tents, mosquito-netting dining tent, tables and stools. An extensive first-aid kit; professional English and Spanish-speaking mountain bike guides, trained in first-aid, CPR and bike mechanics. Quality hotel in Lima, Puno
Exclusions
International flights, personal belongings, sleeping bag (available for rent at $10 a night), airport taxes ($6 local, $31 international), travel insurance, personal expenses and tips. Day rooms in Lima on final day are not included but can be organised if required. Bike rental available on request, Kona 4 double suspension bikes and Hydraulic disc brakes.
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