Treasures of the Andes: Chile, Bolivia & Peru - An A&K Hosted Journey (2017)

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29 Sep - 15 Oct 2017
Hosted Small Group Journeys

  • South America, Chile, Peru
  • 17 days, from AU$16,395
  • 16,395pts
  • 18 Guests

Journey Highlights

This journey is perfect for travellers seeking adventure by day and comfortable lodgings by night. The dramatic highlights of northern Chile are combined with the extraordinary landscapes of the Bolivian salt flats and the high altitude wonders of Lake Titicaca and Cusco. You’ll contrast ancient pre-Columbian archaeology with modern street art, savour delicious South American food and wine and observe a rich textile heritage. Photographers will find endless subject matter in extraordinary landscapes, richly coloured handicrafts, faces full of character, atmospheric city scenes and unusual
wildlife with a local escort on board from beginning to end. He is your conduit to the local cultures you experience, sharing his views and insights on the fascinating Andean countries you will visit.

Your Host
Marcial Cruz, also known as Marshal, was born, raised and educated in Cusco, Peru where he lives and works to this day. From an army family, he has travelled widely throughout Peru and has a thorough knowledge of its culture, history and traditions. A guide for more than 15 years he has also escorted travellers throughout South America sharing his passion for both ancient and modern cultures, wildlife and photography. An engaging companion, Marshal is caring with a warmth and sense of humour which makes guests feel at ease at all times.

Journey Highlights 

  • An intimate group size of no more than 18 guests 
  • Valparaiso and Neruda’s home, La Sebastiana
  •  Breathtaking scenery and outdoor adventure in the Atacama Desert 
  •  Volcanic craters, bubbling geysers and steaming fumaroles in an ancient   landscape 
  • The largest salt flat on earth – Uyuni 
  • Stay in a hotel made entirely of salt 
  • Reed islands and traditional cultures on the highest navigable lake on earth
  • Ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and Sacsayhuaman 
  • A local village encounter in Peru’s Sacred Valley 
  • Outstanding hotels and lodges handpicked for their character and style

Planning ahead? The 2018 Chile, Bolivia & Peru Hosted Journey dates have been released. Book now to avoid disappointment.

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