Machu Picchu & Inca Trails

Overland Abenteuer auf den Spuren der Inka

  • Besuche Cusco - die ehemalige Hauptstadt des Inkareiches
  • Wandere entlang des Wild Andes Trek durch imposante Berglandschaften
  • Erlebe Machu Picchu - die "verlorene Stadt" der Inka
  • Erkunde auf Bootstour den Titicaca See
  • Erhalte einen Einblick in die raue Schönheit der Sonneninsel
  • Entdecke den Charme von La Paz
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
  • Einreisebestimmungen

12 Tage Bolivien · Peru

Wandern Archäologische Stätten ab 905 € zzgl. 1.020 $ (ca. 869 €)
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Reise durch die Hochburgen des ehemaligen Inkareiches auf dieser Overland Tour durch Peru und Bolivien. Entlocke den mystischen Stätten von Cusco ihre Geheimnisse, wandere entlang des weltberühmten Inka Tail, erforsche die geheimnisvollen Ruinen von Machu Picchu und erkunde die Inseln des azurblauen Titicaca Sees. Von der einst mächtigen Inka-Hauptstadt Cusco zur in atemberaubender Höhe gelegenen Stadt La Paz - entdecke die Geschichte und die Schönheit dieser beiden Regionen auf dieser Rundreise von Peru nach Bolivien.

1. Tag: Cuzco
2. Tag: Cuzco - Sacred Valley - Wild Andes Trek
3. Tag: Wild Andes Trek
4. Tag: Wild Andes Trek
5. Tag: Wild Andes Trek - Ollantaytambo
6. Tag: Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Cuzco
7. Tag: Cuzco
8. Tag: Cuzco - Puno
9. Tag: Puno - Copacabana - Isla Del Sol
10. Tag: Isla Del Sol - Copacabana
11. Tag: Copacabana - La Paz
12. Tag: La Paz

Leistungen enthalten

  • Südamerika Overlandtour gemäß Programm
  • Transporte, Unterkünfte und Mahlzeiten gemäß Programm
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen gemäß Reiseverlauf
  • Geführte Besichtigung des Heiligen Tals und der Ruinen von Ollantaytambo
  • 4-tägige Wanderung auf dem Wild Andes Trek
  • Besichtigungstour Machu Picchu inkl. Eintrittsgebühren
  • Besuch der Sonneninsel im Titicacasee inklusive Fahrten in öffentlichen Booten

Leistungen nicht enthalten

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

Unterbringung

8x Standard-Hotel
1x Gästehaus
2x Campingplatz
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

4x Frühstück, 4x Mittagessen, 3x Abendessen

Tourbegleitung

2 englischsprachige Crewmitglieder, lokale Führer

Transportarten

Overland-Truck, Bahn, Boot

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1. Tag: Cuzco

A note on altitude: If you are joining in Cuzco, we strongly recommend arriving at least 24 hours before the trip begins to allow additional time to acclimatise.

There will be an important group meeting at 10:00am at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. There will be a further 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.

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

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.

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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. Tag: Cuzco

Today is a free day to relax after the trek, further explore the historical city of Cuzco, and take part in some optional activities around the city.

Unterkunft: Hostal Saphi

8. Tag: Cuzco - Puno

Today we will leave Cuzco and head through the highlands of Peru to the town of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

In Puno we will stay in a local hotel.

About Puno:
Located on the shores of Lake Titicaca in the south eastern region of Peru is the small town of Puno. The town is a melting pot of Aymara and Quechuan Indian cultures and traditional Andean customs are still strongly represented here. Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world, and a mythical expanse of deep blue waters dotted with islands, some of which are still home to communities who have beenliving in the same way for hundreds of years.

Fahrzeit: ca. 7 Std.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

9. Tag: Puno - Copacabana - Isla Del Sol

This morning we will cross into Bolivia and head to the lakeside town of Copacabana, before boarding a boat to the stunning island of Isla del Sol.

In Isla del Sol we will stay in a basic local hotel.

About Copacabana:
Copacabana, Bolivia, is quite different from the famous Brazilian beach that shares its name, but both are wonderful destinations to visit! It is a picturesque small town on the shores of Lake Titicaca, centred around its small white washed square which is home to a pleasant Moorish-style cathedral. At sunset there is no better place to be than sat at one of the many simple local fish restaurants on the shoreline, watching the sun slip down behind the horizon.

About Isla Del Sol:
Isla del Sol is a serene and peaceful island set in the glittering LakeTiticaca off the shore of the Bolivian village of Copacabana.The island was famous in Inca mythology as the supposed birthplace of the sun-god Inti - a legend that is still told by many of the modern-day Aymara and Quechua peoples of the area.There small ancient ruins dotted on the island, as well as tiny traditional villages and beautiful walking routes. You can take a boattrip to the island and wander through its atmospheric landscape, exploring the island's dry slopes covered with sweet smelling incense brush, or hike over the ancient pampas which are stillcultivated by the island families.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Take a boat to Lake Titicaca's Isla del Sol

Fahrzeit: ca. 5 Std.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

10. Tag: Isla Del Sol - Copacabana

Today we will take an included day trip across Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca, one of the holiest sites in ancient Inca mythology and supposedly the birthplace of the Sun God Inti. We will take a 14km walk across the length of the island with a local guide, taking in the incredible and serene scenery and soaking up the calm atmosphere of the island (this walk can be skipped by anybody who does not want to do it).

We will return to Copacabana for the evening.

In Copacabana we will stay in a basic local hotel.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

11. Tag: Copacabana - La Paz

Today we will drive to the famous city of La Paz, Bolivia’s seat of government and the highest administrative capital in the world!
In La Paz we will stay in a good hotel in the historical centre.

About La Paz:
Bolivia's largest city ofLa Paz is spectacularly located lying huddled in a canyon basin, hiding from the harsh conditions of the surrounding altiplano. It is a fascinating city - the old town and more expensive neighbourhoods at the bottom of the canyon in the centre, surrounded by sprawling shanty-towns which extend up the slopes of the bowl, merging into the huge Aymara district of"El Alto" back on the plains, a suburb of La Paz that has grown to be a city in its own right.The city skyline is dominated by the snow-capped peaks of Mount Illimani, a staggeringly beautiful backdrop that leaves many visitors stunned when then catch their first glimpse of the city as they descend into the canyon. The old town is full of markets and winding cobbled streets full of people in traditional Aymara clothing selling anything and everything you could ever think of, including dried llama foetuses onsale in the witch's market! There are plenty of other activities to do in La Paz, including the famous downhill bike ride through the Yungas on the 'world's mostdangerous road'!

Optional Activities:
- Take a guided tour of the main sights and viewpoints around La Paz - BOB 150

Fahrzeit: ca. 5 Std.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

12. Tag: La Paz

Today is the end day for passengers finishing their trip in La Paz. Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight - please contact us if you are interested in booking extra nights of accommodation in order to fully explore and take part in some of the optional activities listed below.

Optional Activities:
- Downhill "gravity assisted" mountain biking from La Paz to Coroico - USD 125
- Guided tour to explore Tiahuanacu Inca Ruins - BOB 220
- Take a trip out to the mountain resort of Chacaltaya and the other-worldly landscape of the Moon Valley near La Paz - BOB 130

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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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