CHASKI, DISCOVER PERU
14 Days / 13 Nights
The chaskis were former messengers who traveled on foot -often running- extensive roads built by the Incas, to bring the news throughout the empire. It is known of two great roads, one run along the entire coast desert and the other one run across the mountains.
Hundreds of small roads connected them with old conquered cities, towns and villages. Travel the roads of ancient Peru in this trip, cross the coastal desert bordering the Pacific Ocean, fly over the Nasca lines, go up to the mountains of the Andes to see the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca Plateau and, after visiting Cusco, the sacred city of the Incas reach the Machu Picchu, wonder of the world heritage site.
. Local flights
. Reception and transfer from/ to airport or bus terminals
. Bus lines tickets (Lima/Paracas, Paracas/Nasca and Nasca/Arequipa)
. Overflight and flight taxes in Nasca
. Tourist Bus to Puno/Cusco
. Expedition Train to Machu Picchu
. Entries to each archaeological site and/or natural reserve
. Official local guide
. All meals included in the program
. BTG (Cusco Tourist Ticket)
. BTC (Colca Tourist Ticket)
. Printed local flights boardingpass (and International flight too if locator is sent)
. Follow up phone service and 24 hours emergency phone
. Entrance to Cusco or Arequipa Cathedral
. Entrance to Huaynapicchu Mountain
. Overweight Luggage
. Meals not specified in the program
. Personal expenses and any other items not specified in the program
. Travel insurance
Local Transport – We use local public transport wherever we can to reduce fuel usage per passenger.
Local Food and Local Goods – We endeavour to include and strongly encourage our travellers to eat locally produced food and goods. This reduces the ’embodied energy’.
Water Bottles – We encourage our passengers to refill a water bottle from water ‘bubblers’ where available to avoid unnecessary purchasing of bottled water and the subsequent waste disposal issues.
Economic Empowerment – Economic empowerment of local communities through tourism can help improve education and health services, water supplies and sanitation and reduce dependence on non-sustainable livelihoods.
Local Employment – We use local leaders and guides so that we learn about the culture and way of life directly from those who live it and put money into local hands and economies. We can particularly learn from indigenous rural communities about their relationship to the land and how they’ve practiced sustainable agriculture for centuries.
lights of this Trip
• Marvel at the Nazca Lines
• Survey the vast Colca Canyon
• Visit Lake Titicaca's floating reed islands
• Follow Peru's ancient Inca paths
• Watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu