|HUANCAYO - HUANCAVELICA
(6 days, 5 nights)
Transfer to the railway station for the world's highest railway journey to Huancayo. Passing through Galera station at 4781m this is the highest standard-guage railway station in the world. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Daily excursion to the Chanchamayo valley, the coffee capital of Peru. Here the growers, using age old techniques roast the fine arabica beans into what is widely regarded as the best coffee in Peru.
Fabulous train journey south to Huancavelica on the affectionately named "Macho train". Running alongside the Mantaro river and through some stunning mountain scenery, you will eventually arrive to Huancavelica, a very seldom tourist frequented town. Transfer to your hotel.
A chance to enjoy Huancavelica and her surroundings at your own pace. Perhaps a visit to the petrified forest of Sachapite just outside of the town or just relax in the termal baths near Lircay. The surrounding countryside is littered with many ancient ruins awaiting discovery.
Spectacular trip to Lake Choclococha, a huge inland sea across from where lies the remnants of an ancient village. You will have an opportunity to see many species of bird including Andean geese and hawk eagles as well as some vicuņas that come down to drink by the lakeside.
Long trip back to Lima by bus.
(Option of visiting Ayacucho and other off-the-beaten-track destinations - please ask for further details).
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