Quito to La Paz: Amazon & Ancient Cultures

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 35 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-39 yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-5181
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Quito, Ecuador
  • Ends La Paz, Bolivia
  • +16
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Experience traditional life in a local community in the Amazon.
  • Witness colonial cities and volcanoes.
  • Sandboard the dunes of Huacachina..
  • Spot condors at Colca Canyon.
  • Conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • Settle in with the locals at a homestay on Lake Titicaca.
  • Get adventurous in Baños.
  • Relax on the beach with free time in Mancora.
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The tour "Quito To La Paz: Amazon & Ancient Cultures" starts in Quito and ends in La Paz. This is a trekking and hiking trip that takes 35 days. You will travel through Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru and visit Trujillo, Lima, Machu Picchu and 14 other destinations. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Really discover what South America is all about on this epic five-week journey through Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. This adventure truly has it all – the Pacific coast, the awe-inspiring Amazon, and the archeological highlights and cultural treasures of the Andean highlands. Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, tear it up on mountain bikes, raft wild rivers, catch big waves, and get your adrenaline pumping on exciting optional excursions. With local transportation and authentic accommodation, this adventure offers an intense blend of included activities and free time to explore on your own.
  • Day 1: Quito
  • Day 2: Quito/Tena
  • Day 3: Tena
  • Day 4: Tena
  • Day 5: Tena/Baños
  • Day 6: Baños
  • Day 7: Baños/Cuenca
  • Day 8: Cuenca
  • Day 9: Máncora
  • Day 10: Máncora
  • Day 11: Máncora/Trujillo
  • Day 12: Trujillo
  • Day 13: Trujillo/Lima
  • Day 14: Lima
  • Day 15: Lima
  • Day 16: Lima/Huacachina
  • Day 17: Huacachina/Nazca
  • Day 18: Nazca/Arequipa
  • Day 19: Arequipa
  • Day 20: Arequipa/Colca Canyon
  • Day 21: Colca Canyon/Arequipa
  • Day 22: Arequipa/Cusco
  • Day 23: Cusco
  • Day 24: Cusco
  • Day 25: Cusco/Ollantaytambo
  • Day 26: Inca Trail
  • Day 27: Inca Trail
  • Day 28: Inca Trail
  • Day 29: Machu Picchu/Cusco
  • Day 30: Cusco
  • Day 31: Cusco/Puno
  • Day 32: Puno/Lake Titicaca
  • Day 33: Lake Titicaca/Puno
  • Day 34: Puno/La Paz
  • Day 35: La Paz
  • Simple hotels (19 nts), hostel (4 nts, multi-share), overnight buses (4 nts), camping (3 nts), homestay (3 nt), G Adventures-supported community lodge (1 nt).
  • 20 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
    Note: Allow USD695-905 for meals not included.
  • Public bus, boat, truck, motorized canoe, train, hiking.
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer), specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: Shandia Biking & Community Experience, Shandia
  • Your G for Good Moment: Shandia Community Lodge, Shandia
  • Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
  • Your G for Good Moment: Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products
  • Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
  • Your Local Living Moment: Amazon Jungle Experience, Tena
  • Your Discover Moment: Baños
  • Your Discover Moment: Lima
  • Your Foodie Moment: Huacachina Winery Visit, Huacachina
  • Your Discover Moment: Cusco
  • Your Foodie Moment: Sacred Valley Brewery, Ollantaytambo
  • Your Big Night Out Moment: Cusco
  • Your Local Living Moment: Lake Titicaca Homestay, Lake Titicaca
  • Amazon Jungle excursion to a local community
  • Beach time in Mancora
  • Sunset sandboarding & dune buggies (Huacachina)
  • Pachamanca-style dinner (Nazca)
  • Colca Canyon excursion
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Inca Trail hike with a local guide, cook, and porters (4 days)
  • Lake Titicaca excursion
  • Any international flights to Quito and from La Paz are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Quito to La Paz: Amazon & Ancient Cultures tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Quito to La Paz: Amazon & Ancient Cultures tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 22 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 July 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Quito to La Paz: Amazon & Ancient Cultures tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Quito to La Paz: Amazon & Ancient Cultures tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on this tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Does this trip suit me?
  • 1. Trip Type : Small Group Group trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
  • 2. Service Level : Basic Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.
  • 3. Travel Style : 18-to-Thirtysomethings Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.
  • 4. Physical Grading : 4 - Demanding Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.
  • 5. Merchandising : Award Winning Inca Trail Program Named Best Inca Trail Tour Operator by the Regional Direction of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Cusco (RDFTTC) in Peru. Your purchase of this tour helps employ over 560 local guides, porters, cooks, drivers, and office staff — connecting local communities to the global tourism chain.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Elevated hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day or have a negative PCR test within 96 hours before your departure day.
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