May 1 -16, 2020
Peru in the realm of the Inca
Photo Tour in the Andes from Machu Picchu to Colca Canyon
We offer this once in a lifetime photo tour to Peru for the last time.
Explore the flight of the condor at Colca canyon, the remote island of Suasi in the waters of Lake Titicaca and Machu Pichu the lost city of the Inca with us.
This intimate tour will focus on photographing the colonial and native sites in the Andes. We will get plenty of opportunities to photograph the local people and connect with the friendly descendants of the Inca. The stunning landscapes of altitude valleys and mountain peaks and volcanoes will be every photographers dream subject.
Lima - Arequipa - Colca Canyon - Puno - Titicaca Lake - Suasi Island - Puno - Cusco - Sacred Valley- Machu Picchu - Cusco – Lima
US$ 8,950 /per person/double room sharing
US$ 1,950 /single room surplus
Participants: 6 - 9 persons
Prices are from 2018 and might see some small change
- all accommodations in 3 & 4 star hotels in double room, unless single room is booked
- meals as mentioned in itinerary, 15 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 10 dinners
- domestic flights: Lima - Arequipa & Puerto Maldonado – Lima
- transportation in bus with local driver
- local guides
- all entry fees as mentioned in itinerary
- support by Christian & Regula Heeb
- flight to Lima and back
- cost for visa
- costs for possible program changes in case of strikes, natural disasters or other
May 1 - 16, 2020
Friday, May 1: Arrive in Lima / Peru
Individual arrival in Lima. Transfer to Hotel in Lima. Overnight in Lima
Saturday, May 2: Lima
All day city tour and magic hour shoot at Paza de Armas. Evening folkloric show that can be photographed. Overnight in Lima.
Sunday, May 3: Arequipa
Flight to Arequipa in the morning. Afternoon with local guide photography in this colonial city and at the monastery Santa Catalina. Magic hour at Zocalo. Overnight in Arequipa.
Monday, May 4: Drive to Colca Cañon
After Breakfast we head over high mountain passes with stunning vistas to one of the deepest canyons of the world the Colca Canyon. We experience the Altiplano of Peru and see volcanoes on the far horizon. Overnight at the beautiful Colca Lodge and the adjoining hot bath. Overnight at Colca Canyan.
Tuesday, May 5: Cruz del Condor
Visit of the `Cruz del Condor´ in the morning where there is a good chance to photograph condor’s in flight. Visit of the Inca ruins of Uyu Uyu and the beautiful landscapes surrounding Colca Canyon. Night sky photography if clear sky. Overnight at Colca Canyon.
Wednesday, May 6: Colca Canyon – Sillustani - Puno
Drive over more mountain passes to Puno on the shores of lake Titicaca. Visit of the famous Inca site Sillustani. Overnight Puno.
Thursday, May 7: Puno – Suasi Island
Today we head by boat over the waters of Lake Titicaca to the remote island of Suasi were we spent two days. We pass the reed islands of the Uros people where we stop for a quick visit. On the island we have opportunities for Astro Photography and the capture of Hummingbirds, Vicunas, Alpacas and the cute Viscachas. Overnight Susai Island.
Friday, May 8: Suasi Island
Another day on this peaceful island. Overnight Susai Island.
Saturday, May 9: Suasi Insel - Puno
Back to Puno. Photography in Puno. Overnight Puno.
Sunday, May 10: Puno – Cuzco
Drive to Cusco with stops along the way in this Andes region. Photography in and around the colonial city of Cusco with its Inca ruins nearby. Overnight Cusco.
Monday, May 11: Cusco - City Tour
Another day of exploring and photography of Inca related sites in and around Cusco with local guide. Overnight Cusco.
Tuesday, May 12 :Train tip to Machu Picchu
Drive through the sacred valley of the Incas and train trip to Aguas Calientes the base of Machu Picchu. Overnight in hotel with stunning tropical garden. Overnight in Aguas Calientes.
Wednesday, May 13: Visit Machu Picchu
Early morning drive up to the ruins of Machu Picchu. After a morning at Machu Picchu we head back to Aguas Calientes. Overnight in Aguas Calientes.
Thursday, May 14: Machu Picchu
Second visit to Machu Picchu. Overnight in Aguas Calientes.
Friday, May 15: Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
After Brealkfast we take the train back to Ollantaytambo. On the way back to Cusco we visit famous Native weavers the Salt works at Maras and more ruins. Overnight in Cusco.
Saturday, May 16: Cusco-Lima
Transfer to Airport. Local flight to Lima and individual flight back home.
We reserve the right to adjust the program if necessary.