Inca Heartland vs Andean Discovery

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Inca Heartland vs Andean Discovery

Postby kcupp95 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:56 am

What is the difference between these two trips apart from the $500 price difference?

I can see one is a standard and one is a basic, is the nicer hotels worth it?

Any other information is helpful!!
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Re: Inca Heartland vs Andean Discovery

Postby TravelFun » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:01 pm

The standard one also has 1 internal flight between Arequipa and Cuzco plus a few extra guided tours are included...check out 'What's included' in the trip notes.
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Re: Inca Heartland vs Andean Discovery

Postby kcupp95 » Wed May 08, 2013 5:24 am

Thanks!!!!! Booked the Inca Heartland!!!
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Re: Inca Heartland vs Andean Discovery

Postby TravelFun » Wed May 08, 2013 6:22 pm

Fantastic...you'll have a great time.

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Re: Inca Heartland vs Andean Discovery

Postby kcupp95 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:43 pm

Quick question on the Inca Heartland, how do you get from Cuzco to Puno? Is it by bus or train?
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Re: Inca Heartland vs Andean Discovery

Postby TravelFun » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:32 pm

kcupp95 wrote:Quick question on the Inca Heartland, how do you get from Cuzco to Puno? Is it by bus or train?


It's all in the Trip Notes:

Day 17 Puno
Travel day by bus from Cuzco to Puno.
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Re: Inca Heartland vs Andean Discovery

Postby kcupp95 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:41 pm

TravelFun wrote:
kcupp95 wrote:Quick question on the Inca Heartland, how do you get from Cuzco to Puno? Is it by bus or train?


It's all in the Trip Notes:

Day 17 Puno
Travel day by bus from Cuzco to Puno.


You must have access to something different, because I just checked the online ones again and it says

Day 17 Puno
Today we travel through the high Altiplano region from Cuzco to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The trip takes the better part of the day, with stark, beautiful scenery en route.

Located at 3830 m above sea level, Puno is the highest altitude of any place we sleep on the tour. As a result the weather can be extreme with very cold nights and a strong sun during the day (don’t worry, if you get cold, buy an alpaca sweater from the market —they are inexpensive). Puno is also known for its wealth of traditional dances: there are up to 100 different varieties, usually performed in the street processions celebrating Catholic feast days. If you are fortunate enough to be visiting at the right time you may even catch one of these celebrations. A popular optional activity in Puno is a visit to the spectacular chullpas (funerary towers) of Sillustani, a pre-Inca archaeological site.
Titicaca is also the largest lake in the world above 2000m, and the views from both Amantaní and Taquile Islands are stunning.

Approximate Distance: 389km
Estimated Travel Time: 7.30 hours

There's no mention of travelling by a bus, which was I asked if its by train or bus.
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Re: Inca Heartland vs Andean Discovery

Postby Janice08 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:42 pm

In the "overview" on the website it does say "travel by bus." When we did it from Puno to Cusco (on the Peru Panorama trip) the bus was a double level one with washrooms, airplane style seats and movies playing in Spanish that no-one was interested in (even the Peruvians). There were a few rest stops on the way so you could get out and walk around a bit and buy something to eat or drink. Bring something to entertain yourself with (book, ipod, mp3 player). The view is interesting however its a long drive but apparently shorter than taking the train.
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Re: Inca Heartland vs Andean Discovery

Postby kcupp95 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:08 pm

Janice08 wrote:In the "overview" on the website it does say "travel by bus." .


Aha cheers. I just go straight to itinerary for the more detailed information normally.
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