Itinerary

Want to know the Peruvian sights and sounds this year’s trip will be taking in? Look no further...

Lima

This year’s RoadTrip is kicking off in bustling Lima, where colonial cool is the name of the game. Our YouTubers will be getting to grips with this busy metropolis with a walking tour of the city, taking in the Iglesia de San Francisco and the ancient catacombs, as well as visiting the Plaza Mayor, officially the oldest public place in Lima. Comprised of 43 districts, each with its own unique flare and vibe, there’s something for everyone in Lima... including Pisco Sours a plenty.

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Lake Titicaca

Next up, Puno and the tranquil shores of Lake Titicaca. The YouTubers will be given a glimpse into ancient Incan life as they travel across the lake to Taquile Island, which remains to this day one of the most culturally intact communities in Peru. The people here live life the traditional way, from their clothing right down to how they govern themselves. The YouTubers will also visit the famous floating Uros Islands, where they’ll get to experience local life in all its unique glory.

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Cusco

From Puno, the YouTubers will journey on to Cusco . Once here, they will get their bearings of the city with a walking tour, taking in such highlights as the Cusco Cathedral, the Santa Domingo Church and the famous San Pedro market, where local dishes such as cuy (guinea pig) are a regular on the menu. As the heart of the Incan Empire and the common starting point for Machu Picchu, Cusco offers up atmosphere, activities and cultural experiences by the bucket load.

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Sacred Valley

Today it’s on to the Sacred Valley. On route, the YouTubers will visit the Inca Moray and witness one of the finest aspects of Inca culture – the method of terracing. From here they’ll then travel on to Ollantaytambo and visit the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco, an organisation whom Contiki supports who work to maintain the long standing Peruvian tradition of weaving. The next morning, after a full throttle rafting experience on the Urubamba river it’s on to Aguas Calientes, the official gateway town to Machu Picchu.

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Machu Picchu

How better to end the RoadTrip 2016 than with a visit to the legendary UNESCO World Heritage site of Machu Picchu? Built around 1450 at the height of the Incan Empire, Machu Picchu is the best remaining testament to the Incan Empire. The YouTubers will spend the morning exploring the world famous site, before catching the train back down and making their way back to Cusco. Here they’ll have one last free day to explore the city, before seeing the trip out in style with a final dinner.

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