Inkas, Trails & Anden Erlebnis

Overland zu den Höhepunkten Perus

  • Pinguine & Tölpel auf den malerischen Ballestas Inseln
  • Exkursion zu den geheimnisvollen Nazca-Linien
  • Majestätische Kondore im spektakulären Colca Canyon
  • Aufenthalt bei einer einheimischen Gastfamilie
  • Folge den Spuren der Inka auf dem legendären Inka Trail
  • Faszination & antike Schönheit von Machu Picchu
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
  • Einreisebestimmungen

17 Tage Peru

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Erlebe eine fantastische Reise durch das Reich der Inka - von den Stränden Limas bis in die Gassen des kolonialen Cusco. Lasse dich begeistern von der Tierwelt der Ballestas Inseln, lüfte das Geheimnis der mysteriösen Nazca-Linien und beobachte majestätische Kondore im spektakulären Colca Canyon. Ein Aufenthalt bei einer Gastfamilie ermöglicht dir Einblicke in das Leben der Bewohner Perus. Folge den Spuren der Inka auf dem legendären Inka Trail und staune über die Faszination von Machu Picchu, die verlorene Stadt der Inka. Bewegte Geschichte, koloniale Städte, eindrucksvolle Natur und kulturelle Schätze erwarten dich auf dieser Rundreise durch Peru.

1. Tag: Lima
2. Tag: Lima - Ballestas Inseln - Huacachina
3. Tag: Huacachina - Nazca
4. Tag: Nazca - Puerto Inca
5. Tag: Puerto Inca - Arequipa
6. Tag: Arequipa
7. Tag: Arequipa - Chivay
8. Tag: Chivay / Colca Cañon
9. Tag: Chivay - Raqchi
10. Tag: Raqchi - Cuzco
11. Tag: Cuzco
12. Tag: Cuzco - Sacred Valley - Wild Andes Trek
13. Tag: Wild Andes Trek
14. Tag: Wild Andes Trek
15. Tag: Wild Andes Trek - Ollantaytambo
16. Tag: Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Cuzco
17. Tag: Cuzco

Leistungen enthalten

  • Südamerika Overlandtour gemäß Programm
  • Transporte, Unterkünfte und Mahlzeiten gemäß Programm
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen gemäß Reiseverlauf
  • Bootstour zu den Ballestas Inseln
  • Besuch des Friedhofs in Chauchilla
  • Colca Canyon inkl. Cruz del Condor
  • Besuch der Raqchi Ruinen
  • Geführte Besichtigung des Heiligen Tals und der Ruinen von Ollantaytambo
  • 4-tägige Wanderung auf dem Wild Andes Trek

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder
  • Local Payment (vor Ort zahlbarer Teil des Reisepreises)

Unterbringung

1x Mittelklasse-Hotel
10x Standard-Hotel
3x Campingplatz
1x Gastfamilie
1x Gästehaus
Die Unterbringung erfolgt in Doppel- und/oder Mehrbettzimmern und geräumigen Zwei-Personen-Zelten. Alleinreisende werden mit Mitreisenden gleichen Geschlechts untergebracht. Die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer/-zelt ist nicht möglich.
Für das Camping wird ein eigener Schlafsack benötigt.

Verpflegung

5x Frühstück, 5x Mittagessen, 4x Abendessen

Tourbegleitung

2 englischsprachige Crewmitglieder, lokale Führer

Transportarten

Overland-Truck, Bahn

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1. Tag: Lima

There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting.

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

In Lima we will stay in a comfortable hotel in the city's historical centre.

About Lima:
Lima is Peru's buzzing and busy capital city, and the second-largest city in the Americas behind São Paulo! Despite its colossal size and chaotic areas, if you explore the capital's streets, parks and plazas you'll discover a real gem of a city.
Lima was founded by the infamous Conquistador Francisco Pizarro in1535 and was originally the administrative centre for Spain’s Viceroyalty in South America, making it the continent’s most important city for nearly three centuries. It became a city of great wealth financed by the massive quantities of gold and silver that were mined in the area, and became the capital of independent Peru after its liberation from the Spanish in 1821.
There are many museums in Lima showcasing the finest artefacts from the country's many ancient civlisations, and you can visit the finely preserved catacombs at the Church of San Francisco. There are many excellent restaurants in the city and a thriving nightlife in the lively district of Miraflores.

Optional Activities:
- Visit the Gold Museum & Catacombs of Lima - PEN 33
- Visit the beautiful Baroque cathedral of San Francisco in Lima's historical centre, and explore the morbidly fascinating catacombs underneath - PEN 15
- Visit the excellent Museum of the Nation in Lima, which has numerous exhibits highlighting many of the pre-conquest civilisations and an outstanding photo exhibit on Peru's Internal Conflict of the 1980s and 1990s - Free
- Explore the bohemian areas of Barranco and Miraflores on a cycling tour of Lima - USD 50
- See the incredible 'Magic Water Circuit' in Lima's Parque de la Reserva, an astounding evening display of water, music, light, images, and laser effects across 13 huge water fountains - PEN 4
- Explore the Rafael Larco Herrera Museum in Lima, containing the largest private collection of pre-Colombian art in the world - PEN 30
- Take a cebiche and pisco sour class at one of the top restaurants in Miraflores, a lively district of Lima - USD 40

Unterkunft: Hotel Kamana

2. Tag: Lima - Ballestas Inseln - Huacachina

Today we will have a very early start to leave Lima before the rush hour, and drive 270kms south to Paracas. There we will board one of the local boats for an included trip to the Ballestas Islands to view its incredible array of resident wildlife and birds.

After lunch, we will continue south to arrive at the stunning desert oasis town of Huacachina, where we have the option to head out for an evening of sand boarding and dune buggying.

About Ballestas Islands:
The Ballestas Islands are a series of rock formations in the turbulent waters of the Pacific just off the coast of Paracas. Sometimes referred to as the "poor man's Galapagos", the islands have an abundance of wildlife, including Humboldt penguins, Blackish oystercatchers, cormorants and Peruvian boobies living alongside vast colonies of sealions, all noisily crowding the Ballestas coastline and jostling for space. The wildlife is fantastic to see on a boat trip around the islands.
The startling biodiversity around the Ballestas Islands and the Paracas National Park is the result of two merging currents in the Pacific -the warm northern waters of El Niño and the cooler waters of the Humboldt. The climatic conditions produced by the combination of these two currents create the perfect environment for a proliferation in the number of plankton and phytoplankton, the core constituents in the diet of fish.

About Huacachina:
Huacachina is a sparkling oasis nestled in the deserts near Ica in northern Peru - an area that is more reminiscent of the Sahara than South America! The picturesque lagoon is surrounded by palm trees and towering sand dunes and creates a tranquil oasis in the dusty coastal desert. The small town here has become a popular destination for travellers due to its incredible sand boarding and dune buggying opportunities.

Optional Activities:
- Dune buggying or boarding in the spectacular sand dunes of Peru Desert - USD 20

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Boat trip to see the seals & seabirds on the Ballestas Islands

Fahrzeit: ca. 6 Std.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

3. Tag: Huacachina - Nazca

Today we continue south to the world-famous village of Nazca, the location of the mysterious Nazca Lines. On the drive, we will stop at a viewing platform to get a glimpse of some of these lines. The Nazca Lines are a series of figures, lines, and geometric shapes that were etched into the ground of the desert plateau over a thousand years ago by the ancient Nazca culture, and their purpose is still unknown to this day.

In the afternoon, we will have the opportunity to take an optional 30-minute flight over the Nazca Lines in a small aircraft - this is by far the best way of seeing the figures, and we use a local operator with an excellent safety record.

In Nazca we will stay in a basic hotel.

About Nazca:
Nazca is home to the famous and mysterious Nazca Lines, enormous geometric designs and petroglyphs inscribed on the ground of the desert on the arid high plateau between Nazca and Palpa - some of the figures are over 200m across in size. Many of the lines form stylised depictions of animals, such as monkeys, spiders and hummingbirds, as well as trees and other designs. Archaeologists believe the Nazca Lines were created between 500 BCE and 500 CE by the Nazca culture - although scholars are unsure as to their exact purpose, but they almost certainly has religious significance to the Nazca. The designs are simply shallow lines made in the ground by removing the reddish pebbles and uncovering the grey ground beneath.
The Nazca Lines were discovered in 1927 by Peruvian archaeologist Toribio Mejia Xesspe, and later famously studied by the German archaeologist Maria Reiche. You can view the lines from a viewing tower or take a flight in a small plane to see them from above. Close to the town are the sites of the ancient Nazca city of Cahuachi and the Chauchilla Cemetery, where you can see the tombs of people of the ancient Nazca civilisation. It is something of an eerie sight to see the skulls, bones and even hair of the dead, preserved in a remarkable state thanks to the dry desert air.

Optional Activities:
- Visit to the Nazca Lines - PEN 3
- Fly over the Nazca lines - USD 130

Fahrzeit: ca. 4 Std.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

4. Tag: Nazca - Puerto Inca

This morning we head south of Nazca, and have an included visit to the nearby ancient sites of the Chauchilla Cemetery and the Cahuachi Pyramid, thought to have once been the religious centre of the Nazca civilisation.

In the afternoon we will continue our drive to the coastal resort of Puerto Inca, where we camp at a well-equipped campsite on the beach.

About Puerto Inca:
Puerto Inca is situated on the Peruvian Pacific coast, and was once the Inca port that supplied the city of Cuzco with supplies of fish. It is a great place to relax on the beach, enjoying scenic views of the ocean and a dip in the swimming pool!

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Visit the incredible ancient Nazca sites of the Chauchilla Cemetery and the nearby Cahuachi Pyramid

Fahrzeit: ca. 5 Std.

Unterkunft: Camping

Verpflegung: 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

5. Tag: Puerto Inca - Arequipa

Today we will start our drive inland, and head uphill to the beautiful ‘White City’ of Arequipa.

In Arequipa we will stay in a good local hotel.

About Arequipa:
Situated on the Peruvian Altiplano, Arequipa sits at almost 3,500m above sea level and is the second largest city in the country. Set against the stunning backdrop of the snow-covered volcano El Misti, salt lakes, thermal springs and high-altitude deserts, the landscape of the area around Arequipa truly unique. It's possible to arrange mountain-biking and rafting trips in the area as day tours from the city.
The city itself is very beautiful, full of stunning colonial buildings built out of the soft white volcanic rock that is found in the area. As a university town, there is always a lively buzz about the place and there are plenty of good bars and restaurants to discover.
No trip to Arequipa would be complete without paying a visit to Juanita in the Museo Santuarios Andinos. Sometimes known as the "Ice Maiden", Juanita is the mummy of a young Inca girl aged about 11-14at the time of her death in approximately 1450 CE - she was discovered near to the summit of Mount Ampato in 1995 by two climbers, her bodyfrozen and well-preserved in the low temperatures and high altitude.
Arequipa is also famous for the Santa Catalina Convent, which is almost a city within a city in the centre of the town. Not only are the buildings of the convent stunningly beautiful, with brightly painted walls and shady courtyards, it also has a fascinating history which you can learn about on a guided tour.

Fahrzeit: ca. 9 Std.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

6. Tag: Arequipa

Today we will have a free day to explore the colonial city of Arequipa, or for some optional activities in and around the city.

Optional Activities:
- Guided tour of Arequipa's Santa Catalina convent - PEN 40
- Head out for an exciting morning of white-water rafting on the Chili River near Arequipa - USD 35
- Take a 'Reality Tour' of Arequipa, a walking tour with an alternative focus on the daily lives of the local people and contemporary issues facing modern Peru - PEN 140 - 45
- Take a fascinating cooking class in Arequipa, learning how to create some iconic Peruvian cuisine and taking a tour of the nearby food markets - PEN 150

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

7. Tag: Arequipa - Chivay

We will have some more free time to explore Arequipa this morning, before continuing our drive to the highland town of Chivay after lunch.

In Chivay we will stay in a local hotel.

About Chivay:
The rural town of Chivay is the gateway to the magnificent Colca Canyon - one of the largest canyons in the Americas, which at a maximum depth of 3,270m is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the USA.
As well as boasting some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Peru, the Colca Canyon is famous as being one of the best places in the world to spot the mighty Andean Condor - this stunning bird is one of the largest in the world with a wingspan of around 2.5m, and the Colca Canyon provides a perfect natural habitat for them so it is very common to see them as they swoop around the canyon walls.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
2 night stay and guided trip to see Colca Canyon and condors

Fahrzeit: ca. 5 Std.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

8. Tag: Chivay / Colca Cañon

This morning we will head out on a short drive to some of the best viewpoints along the spectacular Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world! The canyon is famous for its resident condors, and we will spend a good amount of time at the viewpoints to give ourselves the best chance of spotting them. We will also visit a couple of local communities on the way back to Chivay.

We will have a free afternoon to explore Chivay, and possibly take an optional trip to the nearby hot springs.

Optional Activities:
- Visit the thermal springs in Chivay - PEN 15

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

9. Tag: Chivay - Raqchi

Today we will drive through the stunning landscapes of the Peruvian highlands to the small village of Raqchi. Here we will stay at a homestay as guests of the local villagers in their traditional family homes. The houses are very clean and have basic facilities. This evening the villagers will invite us to take part in a traditional Quechua religious ceremony, and we'll have some lively music from some of the village's musicians.

About Raqchi:
Raqchi is a small village situated 100kms southeast of Cuzco, famous as being the site of the only surviving temple of the ancient Inca creator deity Wiracocha.
It is a special place for us as it is where we have one of the best local homestay experiences to be found in the world - on our trips we stay here as guests of the local families in their traditional houses, a fantastic way to get a real insight into how people live here and to learn about their culture and customs. There is often the chance to participate in some of the ceremonial and spiritual aspects of village life, and there is always plenty of singing and dancing as we get to know our new Peruvian families. The village is also well known for its talented craftsmen and women, and there will be the chance to buy some of the beautiful hand-made and intricately decorated pottery that is made here.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Quechua Indian homestay and community crafts project

Fahrzeit: ca. 9 Std.

Unterkunft: Gastfamilie

10. Tag: Raqchi - Cuzco

This morning we will visit the Inca ruins of the Temple of Wiracocha at Raqchi, and then see a pottery demonstration at a local artisan centre.
In the afternoon we will drive to the incredible historical city of Cuzco, the former Inca capital.

In Cuzco we will stay in a good colonial hotel.

About Cuzco:
The Inca Empire was the largest empire in the pre-Columbian Americas-the civilisation arose in the early 13th Century CE under the leadership of the first Inca ruler Manco Capác, founding the city of Cuzco as their capital. The civilisation thrived in the area until 1438, when the new leader Pachacuti embarked on a massive campaign of expansion and used military conquest and peaceful assimilation to incorporate a massive portion of western South America under his control - at its largest, the Inca Empire stretched all the way from southern Colombia through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, northwest Argentina, all the way down to central Chile.
In 1526, the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro first entered Inca territory from his expedition through Colombia. After quickly determining that it was evidently a civilisation of great wealth and power, he quickly received royal permission to conquer the empire - he decisively kidnapped and later executed the Inca ruler Ayahualpa in 1533 and installed their own puppet ruler, Manco Inca Yupanqui. The new leader quickly turned on the invaders and briefly took control of Cuzco for the Incas again, until the Spanish finally pushed them back permanently from the city. The remnants of the civilisation formed a Neo-Inca state centred around Vilcabamba in the mountains above Lima until the Spanish invaded them completely in 1572, ending the last major resistance to their rule in Peru.
Any adventure tour to Peru naturally centres around the stunning city of Cuzco - it is world-famous as the gateway to the spectacular ruins of Machu Picchu and the various Inca trails through the Peruvian highlands. However, the city is a fantastic destination in its own right, and many of its buildings still retain some of the original Inca stonework as part of their structure. This unique and intricate stonework was an ingenious construction method that prevented damage from earthquakes - examples of their amazing building techniques can still be seen in and around Cuzco, including the famous 'twelve-sided stone', now part of the logo of Cuzco's native Cusqueña beer!
A good place to start your explorations is the majestic main plaza, surrounded by cobbled streets lined with attractive colonial buildings. Head up the hill into the neighbourhood of San Blas and you will discover another hidden square with a quiet laid-back feel. All the streets are lined with shops, bars and restaurants, from small local cafes to five star dining experiences. There are also some fantastic museums and historical sites in and around the city, showcasing the wonderful history and culture of the Incas.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Guided visit to the Raqchi ruins

Unterkunft: Hostal Saphi

11. Tag: Cuzco

There will be an important group 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.

Optional Activities:
- Take part in a Peruvian cooking class in Cuzco, learning how to make a variety of local dishes - USD 79
- Take a Spanish class in the beautiful city of Cuzco (suitable for all levels) - PEN 20

Unterkunft: Hostal Saphi

12. Tag: Cuzco - Sacred Valley - Wild Andes Trek

These four days will be spent either trekking in the Andes, on the pioneering Wild Andes Trek. For those not wishing to hike, there is free time to explore Cusco and a guided tour of the Sacred Valley on our Train package.

Leaving Cuzco early in the morning, we visit the ruined temples of Sacsayhuaman for a fascinating tour of the site. We then head on to Chinchero, a small Quechua-speaking village in the Sacred Valley. Here we will see a traditional weaving demonstration that has been unchanged for a thousand years, and explore their beautiful archaeological ruins. We will drive to a stunning viewpoint for a picnic lunch, and then visit the Quillarumiyoc temple (the Temple of the Moon).

We will start our trek from here in the afternoon, heading by foot to Zurite where we have a picturesque stay in a colonial house. Tonight we will enjoy a traditional dinner and get a taste of the local village lifestyle.

About Sacred Valley:
The valley of the Urubamba river is more often referred to as "The Sacred Valley". In the Peruvian highlands close to the Inca capital of Cuzco, the valley extends from the small market town of Pisac to Ollantaytambo, nestling at the foot of the Andean mountain ranges that are home to the magical lost Inca city of Machu Picchu.Together with Machu Picchu itself, the Sacred Valley was a cradle of the Inca Empire and the area is littered with archaeological sites including the magnificent ruins of Pisac with its famous terraced fields, the old temple complex of Sacsayhuaman and the remarkably well-preserved Inca city of Ollantaytambo. Together with the temperate climate, lively markets, sleepy Andean villages and stunning surrounding landsccape, the rich history of the area makes it a truly bewitching place.

About Inca Trail or The difference between the Classic and the Wild Andes Trail:
When people talk about 'The Inca Trail', they are usually referring to a particular trekking route which follows an ancient pathway that leads to Machu Picchu. However there are a huge number of Andean Trails that criss-cross the Urubamba Valley and surrounding mountain ranges, many of which are genuinely remote and rarely used by western tourists. On the Overland tours that travel via Cuzco you can choose to trek either the Classic Inca Trail or an unique alternative, the Wild Andes Trek, which is exclusive to these tours.

The Wild Andes Trek
The Wild Andes Trek is a unique trekking route where you'll hike through pristine unspoilt Andean scenery, walking ancient Inca Trails and passing by local communities. This trek is all about getting away from the overcrowded thoroughfares of the Classic Inca Trail and getting out into the real Andes - not to mention being part of a project with provides a genuine, direct benefit to the host communities we travel through, by supporting education, income generation and environmental sustainability projects. The trek itself is about the same as the Classic Inca Trail in terms of length and difficulty, taking three to three and a half days and ascending to about 4,700m when you cross the highest pass. The scenery out here is truly magnificent, spectacular mountain peaks, verdant hillsides dotted by isolated villages and the odd llama and alpaca, you are unlikely to see another tourist here. Although you won't trek into Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate as on the Classic Trail, you will arrive to Machu Picchu well rested after a night in a comfortable hotel and ready to get the most out of the tour of this magnificent site.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
- Visit the incredible remains of the Inca temples of Sacsayhuaman and the Sacred Valley on a guided tour
- Hike unspoilt Inca Trails in remote stunning Andes scenery away from tourist treks on our exclusive Wild Andes trail

Gehzeit: ca. 4 Std.
Wanderstrecke: ca. 8 km

Unterkunft: Gästehaus

Verpflegung: 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

13. Tag: Wild Andes Trek

Zurite to Amaruwatana
After a hearty breakfast we leave Zurite and head towards Amaruwatana camp. The walk will take us through Qenteqentiyoc (the Hummingbird Temple), where we will visit and admire this Inca archaeological site. We will then follow the ancient path all the way to the top of our first pass at 4,400m, where we will have a dramatic view of both the Vilcabamba and Vilcanota mountain ranges. From here we start walking down on the way to our first camp in the Sambor Valley where we will spend the night camping.

Gehzeit: ca. 8 Std.
Wanderstrecke: ca. 13 km

Unterkunft: Camping

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

14. Tag: Wild Andes Trek

Amaruwatana to Ancascocha
We have an early start this morning, trekking for approximately 2 hours to reach the top of our second pass at 4,700m. From here we have fantastic views of the rock formations below us, and if we're lucky we may spot Andean ibises, caracaras, eagles or foxes up here!
After descending for approximatley 2 hours, we arrive at a stunning highland valley with a glacial river named Kenqo Mayu (meaning "Zig-zag River") flowing down it - which makes an idyllic stop for lunch!
After lunch we will continue trekking downhill following the ancient trail, which leads us to our campsite in the Ancascocha area.

Gehzeit: ca. 7 Std.
Wanderstrecke: ca. 10 km

Unterkunft: Camping

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

15. Tag: Wild Andes Trek - Ollantaytambo

Ancascocha to Ollantaytambo
Today we will descend the narrow Silque Canyon, allowing us to observe its tall granite walls which are populated by a large variety of orchids and bromeliads, filling the environment with magnificent colours when they bloom. After crossing many little bridges we will reach the Camicancha area, where we stop at a magnificent volcanic viewpoint looking towards the snow-capped Mt. Veronica.
From here it is only a short trek to Chilca, where our trail ends. We'll be picked up by our vehicle and head to Ollantaytambo, taking a well-earned shower and rest at our hotel.
In the afternoon we will have an included guided tour around the incredible archaeological site of Ollantaytambo and its world-famous Temple of the Sun.
Please note that we have the evening to ourselves in Ollantaytambo, our Guide will meet us in the morning.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Take a guided tour of the fantastic Inca temples at Ollantaytambo

Gehzeit: ca. 5 Std.
Wanderstrecke: ca. 12 km

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen

16. Tag: Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Cuzco

Today we will have an early start to catch the train to the small town of Aguas Calientes. From there, we will take a bus up the winding mountainside to the legendary ruined city of Machu Picchu - one of the world's most iconic sights! We have a guided tour with our expert local guide and there will be plenty of free time to explore this magical place.
In the afternoon we will head back to Ollantaytambo and then on to Cuzco, where we return to our joining hotel at the end of a long but phenomenal day!

About Machu Picchu:
Machu Picchu is a world-famous 15th-Century Inca citadel perched2,430m above sea level on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley. One of the historical highlights of the world and a phenomenal icon of Peru, the ruins have been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1983and was voted on of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
Machu Picchu was most likely built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472), and is thought to have been built in around 1450 but abandoned after the Spanish conquest in the 1530s. Although the city remained known about by the local Quechua people, it was undiscovered by the Spanish during the colonial period and remained unknown to the outside world until American historian Hiram Bingham discovered it and brought it to international attention in 1911.
Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style with intricately-designed dry-stone walls built without mortar- it has three primary structures: the Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. Most of the outlying buildings have been reconstructed and restored, and the iconic steep mountain of Huayana Picchu looms over the site. The city consists of more than 200 buildings, from houses to temples, storage buildings and public spaces. It's fascinating to be able to gaze down on the city from above and imagine how it would have looked during the height of the Inca empire.
A visit to Machu Picchu is a major highlight of any adventure tour to Peru. A genuinely magical place, catching your first glimpse of the Inca city through the early morning mist is definitely a moment you’ll never forget.

Unterkunft: Hostal Saphi

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

17. Tag: Cuzco

Today is the end day for passengers finishing their trip in Cuzco. Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight - please contact the us if you are interested in booking extra nights of accommodation in order to fully explore the city.

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Hinweis
Falls du nicht wandern möchtest, besteht auch die Möglichkeit länger Zeit in Cusco zu verbringen und mit dem Zug nach Aguas Calientes, dem Dorf unterhalb von Machu Picchu zu reisen und die Ruinen gemeinsam mit der Gruppe zu besichtigen. Gerne senden wir dir weitere Informationen zu.

Bitte beachte, dass der Inca Trail streng limitiert ist und Plätze oft weit im Voraus ausgebucht sind. Er wird jedes Jahr im Februar für Säuberungs- und Instandhaltungsmaßnahmen geschlossen. Sollte der Trekkingteil Deiner Tour in diesen Zeitraum fallen, wanderst du stattdessen auf dem Wild Andes Trek.

Local Payment
Bitte beachte, dass bei der Tour vor Ort ein Local Payment fällig wird. Dieser Betrag ist vor Ort von jedem Teilnehmer in die Gemeinschaftskasse einzubezahlen, von der beispielsweise Unterbringung, Gebühren für Campingplätze, einige Mahlzeiten und einige der eingeschlossenen Aktivitäten gezahlt werden. Es wird entweder am ersten Tag der Reise oder - wenn es sich um eine Kombination von Reisen handelt - phasenweise während der Tour eingesammelt. Das Local Payment ist Bestandteil des Gesamtreisepreises und muss vor Ort in bar entrichtet werden. Alternativ zur Barzahlung vor Ort gibt es auch die Möglichkeit diesen bis vier Wochen vor Reisebeginn vorab zu zahlen. Bitte kontaktiere uns für weitere Details.

Tourstil - Overlandtour
Bei einer Overlandtour geht es darum die klassischen Routen zu verlassen. Entlang der Nebenstraßen das echte Land zu erleben, zu hören, zu riechen, zu schmecken. Unterm Sternenhimmel zu campen und der Stille der Nacht lauschen, aber sich auch im komfortablem Hotel mit einer heißen Dusche zu verwöhnen. Durch die Wildnis zu fahren und versteckte Highlights zu entdecken, ebenso wie die klassischen Sehenswürdigkeiten zu besuchen. Und ja, manchmal auch auf Pisten ordentlich durchgeschüttelt zu werden oder lange Fahrttage hinter sich zu bringen, um dann aber wieder eine Pause einlegen zu können.
Und natürlich auch darum die großartige Erfahrung mit Gleichgesinnten zu teilen, denn deine Mitreisenden gehören ebenso zum Abenteuer dazu, wie die Orte zu denen ihr reist.

Einige Highlights sind in den Touren immer inkludiert, sie bieten dir aber viel Freiraum für eigene Erkundungen. So hast du unterwegs die Möglichkeit, dir aus zahlreichen optionalen Aktivitäten je nach Interessen, Reisebudget, Aktivitäts- und Schwierigkeitsgrad dein persönliches Programm zusammen zu stellen.

Diese Flexibilität macht sich natürlich auch in der Route selbst bemerkbar. Du möchtest lieber länger oder in umgekehrter Richtung unterwegs sein? Bitte kontaktiere uns, wir helfen dir gern bei deiner Reisewahl.

Mithilfe
Auf einer Overlandtour bist du mehr als nur ein Passagier - du bist Teil des Teams! Jede/r auf der Reise wird benötigt, um beim Aufbau des Lagers, beim Aufschlagen der Zelte, beim Einkaufen von Lebensmitteln und beim Kochen zu helfen. Weitere Aufgaben der Gruppe sind z. B. das Sammeln von Wasser und Brennholz, das Be- und Entladen von Gepäck und das Sauberhalten des Lastwagens. Alle packen mit an und werden Teil des Abenteuers anstatt nur passive Zuschauer zu bleiben.

Die Overland-Trucks
Für die außergewöhnlichen Reisen sind natürlich besondere Fahrzeuge notwendig. Hier kommen robuste, langlebige Mercedes-Benz-Lkw zum Einsatz, die zu maßgeschneiderten Overland-Trucks umgebaut wurden. Während du Platz nimmst in komfortablen Reisebus-Sitzen, ist gleichzeitig alles für ein autarkes Wildcamping an Bord.
Jeder Truck mit seiner markanten orange-weiße Markierung ist ein Unikat. Da sie alle etwas unterschiedlich sind, unterscheidet sich die Ausstattung leicht von Lkw zu Lkw. Meist ist aber folgendes an Bord:

  • Integriertes Fahrerhaus
  • Bequeme Reisebus-Sitze - nach vorne gerichtet, abgesehen von vier nach hinten gerichteten Sitzen an zwei Tischen
  • Seitenmarkise für Sonnen- / Regenschutz
  • Schließfächer fürs Gepäck
  • Trinkwassertank mit einem Fassungsvermögen von ca. 350 Litern sowie 60-80-Liter-Kanistern
  • Große Kraftstofftanks für weite Reisen
  • Tontechnik mit MP3-Player-Anschluss
  • 12V Ladestationen (nur einige Trucks)
  • Versteckter Safe für Geld und Pässe
  • Integrierter Kühlschrank
  • Große Lagerräume für Lebensmittel, Kochutensilien, Expeditionsgeräte usw.
  • Bücherregal / kleine Bibliothek
  • Kartentafel

Standardausstattung für jeden Truck:

  • Zelte mit integrierten Moskitonetzen
  • Notfallausrüstung
  • Campinghocker und Tische
  • Kochutensilien, Gas und Essgeschirr
  • Camping Lichter
  • Verschiedene Werkzeuge und Ersatzteile
  • Sandmatten (falls der Truck mal steckenbleibt)

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