The Andes, regardless if you’re an experienced adventurer or not, always have something completely new and unique to offer; myriad lakes, volcanoes, and mountain tops, but also a profound cultural heritage as well. This tour will offer you a unique opportunity to experience the Andes in their full glory, along with the major cities within Colombia and Peru. While the tour requires good hiking endurance, the pleasures and beautiful memories it will leave you with by the end will always remain priceless.
We will constantly be at altitudes of 3000+ meters, so these treks are not light and require good physical condition, but the pleasure you will experience is priceless. During the trek, you will have the opportunity to climb three peaks over 5000m.
Arrival in BOGOTA
Arrival in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, at 19:00, transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Full day sightseeing of the capital of Colombia. The historical part of the city centre, museums, botanical gardens, as well as a tour of the Monserrate monastery. Overnight stay.
BOGOTA – LOS NEVADOS NP
Transfer to Los Nevados National Park. Accommodation at Hotel Menizales. Trek and easy acclimatization. Overnight stay.
Ascent to El Refugio lodge (4800m). There are thermal volcanic lagoons where you can bathe and relax after a hard trek. Overnight stay.
NEVADO DEL RUIZ (5311m)
Ascent to Nevado del Ruiz (5311m) and return to Menizales. Overnight stay.
Transfer Menizales – Bogota. Accommodation in a hotel. City tour. Overnight stay.
BOGOTA - LIMA - HUARAZ
Transfer to the airport. Flight by plane Bogota – Lima. Guided tour of Lima. In the evening, transfer by bus to Huaraz. Accommodation in a hotel in Huaraz.
We head towards the Llanganuco Valley; First, we pass the checkpoint at the entrance to the park; after a short stop we go to Cebollapampa where we start the Laguna Churup trek up to 4500m; the ascent takes about 3 hours, and the Lagoon itself is located below the impressive Chacraraju peak (6112m). The return trip takes about 2 hours, and then a bus transfer back to Huaraz.
NEVADO MATEO (5150m)
Departure around 2 am. The transport takes about 2 hours through the highest tunnel in the world and then starts the ascent from approx. 4700m to the top of Nevado Mateo (5150m). An interesting and not too strenuous glacier peak. Return back to Huaraz. Transfer by bus to Lima.
HUARAZ - LIMA - CUSCO
Arrival in Lima and then flight to Cusco. Transfer from the airport and hotel accommodation. After, we will go on a tour of the historical part of the city. Overnight stay.
Tour of a very lively part of the city called San Blas. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay.
CUSCO – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
After an early breakfast, transfer to Ollantaytambo where we continue by train to Aguas Calientes. After arrival, we begin the ascent to Machu Picchu through a beautiful valley, and after a little more than an hour of ascent, we reach the entrance to the long-awaited and beautiful Machu Picchu. We enjoy the unreal environment and visit the Gate of the Sun, the Main Square, the Temple of the Condor… Return at a leisurely pace back to Aguas Calientes where after lunch we board the train back to Cusco.
Day reserved for visiting the most important sights of the city. Dinner. Overnight stay.
Departure from Cusco early in the morning around 4 am. We’ll have breakfast at the start of the trek at approx. 4400m, and then we set off through a beautiful valley where we’ll meet the local population and enjoy a pleasant trek observing llamas and the surrounding peaks. After 3 hours, we arrive at the highest point of the trek (about 5080m) from where we enjoy the view of the unreal Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain), as well as the sacred peak of Ausangata. Returning back at an easy pace, and then a traditional lunch prepared for us by our hospitable hosts awaits us. Return by organized transport in the afternoon and free time to explore the city. Overnight stay.
CUSCO - BOGOTA
Transfer to the airport. Flight Cusco – Bogota. Arrival in Bogotá. Free time to visit the city. Lunch. Afternoon transfer to the airport. Departure.