PERU & THE INCAS
Machu Picchu, Colca Canyon, Cusco...
April 14/24, 2019
From stunning culture to unique nature and landscapes…
PERU – the adventure…
Peru is one of the most outstanding photographic locations on earth. Our past tours to this region has offered customers a unique insight into the history and culture of the region. While we target iconic locations like Machu Picchu, this tour will also offer incredible landscape, nature and creative opportunities.
“Very early in the morning and before the first tourist groups arrive, we ascend to Machu Picchu to photograph the sacred Inca citadel in the mist and during the sunshine. Something unforgettable! Hike along the last part of the Inca Trail and arrive to the ‘Inti Punku’ or Sun’s Gate, the main entrance to the sanctuary, where the walkers and processions arriving from Cuzco and other parts of the Empire along the Inca Trail have the first sight of Machu Picchu. Along the way, you will see several species of orchids and wildflowers.”
These are just a few of the photo adventures offered on this unique holiday.
SOUTH AMERICA – the adventure…
This region is a destination offering endless exploration experiences. Immerse yourself in the heartland of uniquely captivating images. In 2019 we invite you to photograph this stunning wilderness through your choice of three magnificent linked events:
- Atacama Desert, Bolivia & Chile – March
- Ultimate Amazon – Luxury River Boat Adventure – April
- Peru & the Incas – Land Based Adventure – April
Join us for the holiday of a lifetime…
WHY JOIN THIS TOUR?
* We include a complete land package from excellent accommodation, to the best guides in the world.
* PLUS we include tips and standard drinks with meals.
* We target the amazing locations of Machu Picchu, Colca Canyon, Cusco and…
* Fantastic cultural shoots, with special experiences.
* We use exclusive vehicle transport.
* Small photo group size minimum 5 – maximum 8.
* Non photographic partners love our events.
* Expert professional photo guide who works hard to optimise your photo interests.
* This is our 30th year of offer amazing World Photo Adventures!
Itinerary to photo adventure…
DAY 1 – CUSCO
We suggest that you arrive a minimum of 2 days earlier in Cusco. This will help with jet lag and help you acclimatise to attitude. This afternoon, we meet at 4pm in the hotel lobby and offer a photo workshop to help you maximise this great adventure. We take a short walk to our restaurant and a welcome to Peru dinner. Hotel for 1 night. (D)
DAY 2 – CUSCO TO MACHU PICCHU
We depart early by private bus for the train station and board the “backpacker train” to Aguas Calientes for an ‘authentic train experience’.
(Note: Large bags will cause an issue for getting on and off the train! Your baggage must be limited to a medium sized travel soft case bag and a maximum of 20kg, plus camera gear. Luggage can be left at our Cusco hotel in another bag for return.)
The train goes through the Urubamba Valley and along the right bank of the river, ascending gradually through valleys, cloud forests and narrow gorges, arriving to the town known as Aguas Calientes (“Hot Waters”, due to its thermal springs), located at the foot of the Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu mountains. Transfer to the hotel.
This afternoon is our first visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu, known as the “Lost City of the Incas”. Upon arrival to the citadel, time to explore this fantastic World Heritage Site which combines majestic natural scenery with the impressive Inca architecture – the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Moon, the Condor’s Rock, several squares, ritual sites, the observatory and the “Intiwatana” or Sun’s Altar. Accommodation: Hotel 3 nights – (B,L,D)
DAYs 3&4 – MACHU PICCHU
Two full days to enjoy the shoot diversity and to help mix the weather conditions. We target Machu Picchu, with quality time to allow for diverse weather conditions. We also visit a patch of cloud forest where it is possible to photograph several species of orchids, hummingbirds and the rare ‘cock of the rocks’. Join your guides for a ‘secret shoot’. All of this will offer you unique photo opportunities shot be few visiting photographers. Accommodation: Hotel – (B,L,D)
DAY 5 – MACHU PICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO (SACRED VALLEY)
We board the train to Ollantaytambo, a living Inca town in the Heart of the Sacred Valley. Ollantaytambo hosts archaeological sites and picturesque narrow streets. The native people are very friendly and photogenic. Your guides will offer you a fantastic Inca…
The itinerary continues…