Inca Jungle: Rainbow Mountain & Salt Flats

Resort: Inca Jungle: Rainbow Mountain & Salt Flats
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Peru
Price From: £1189.15

Over View

Do more than just cross destinations off your bucket list with this action-packed 11-day tour through some of South America’s most iconic destinations. You’ll experience Machu Picchu in the early morning light, led by a local guide that’ll share stories about the ancient Incan culture, and visit the famed Salar de Uyuni including a stay in a community-run salt-brick lodge with salt floors and furniture. Sure, you’ll be snapping pics to prove you went to the sites, but better yet, you’ll have stories to tell and genuine experiences that you’ll value even more.

Itineraries

Day 1
Cusco

Arrive at any time. Catch your breath before getting to know your fellow travellers over a few drinks at pub in the Santa Ana neighbourhood. Say cheers to new friends and new adventures!

Day 2
Malaga Pass

Pump up the excitement today on an epic mountain biking adventure. Start the exhilarating ride way up at Malaga Pass. Enjoy stunning Andean views, Incan archaeological sites, and rushing rivers on the way down to the jungle below.

Day 3
Santa Teresa

Get an early start today with a 16km (9.9 mi) hike along the Urubamba river on the way to Santa Teresa. You can choose to soak those aching muscles in nearby hot springs.

Day 4
Santa TeresaAguas Calientes

Soar through the air on a zipline high above the jungle below. Head to Aguas Calientes where you can visit the local hot springs.

Day 5
Machu PicchuCusco

Tick majestic Machu Picchu off your bucket list today. Explore the ruins with a local guide and opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco.

Day 6
Rainbow Mountain

Rise and shine! Wake up early to drive to one of the most instagrammable locations of the region, Rainbow Mountain. Today is a challenging hike, but well worth the reward.

Day 7
CuscoLa Paz

Catch a flight to one of the loftiest cities in the world, La Paz, Bolivia. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city, opt to check out the witches market or the valley of the moon.

Day 8
La PazSalt Flats and Desert Crossing

Fly to Uyuni to embark on a three-day 4×4 excursion to the Salar de Uyuni. Get your camera ready because the endless white of the salt flats creates the perfect backdrop for mindbending photo ops. Take a guided walking tour to the top of the sacred Jukil mountaintop for sweeping valley views and a dinner prepared with local ingredients by local ladies. Settle in to your G Adventures-supported community salt-brick bungalow complete with salt floors and salt furniture.

Day 9
Salt Flats and Desert Crossing

Continue crossing the desert today, admiring the scenery while passing red and blue lagoons and intriguing rock formations along the route. Keep an eye out and you might spot wild llamas, alpacas, and even flamingos deep within the desert.

Day 10
Salt Flats and Desert Crossing Uyuni

Get a head start on your day by rising early to cover more ground on your journey through the unique landscape of the Salar de Uyuni. Soak in the views of unimaginable scenery including volcanoes and salt lakes before boarding an overnight bus back to La Paz.

Day 11
La Paz

Depart at any time upon arrival to La Paz.

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