6 weeks of adventure and challenge through Peru and Bolivia, taking on some of the most stunning areas of South America.

Overview
Your expedition

From dugout canoes in the Amazon to ice climbing in the Andes, this expedition gives you the chance to experience the best South America has to offer. Lace up those walking boots for a trek into the second deepest canyon in the world, kayak on Lake Titicaca, explore colonial cities and remote communities, sandboard down some of the highest sand dunes on earth. The culture, smells, sounds and landscapes will take your breath away. And if that’s not enough, you will finish it all off with an epic trek to see Machu Picchu emerge from the swirling mist.

You will pack a lot into these six weeks of adrenaline, adventure, culture, challenge and fun. Crossing every type of landscape and immersing yourself into a myriad of different cultures, this is a unique insight into the heart and soul of South America.

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Itinerary


Time Location Activities
Week 1 Lima and the Peruvian coastal desert Visit Quest's community project in Villa Maria before travelling down the coast. Boat out to the Ballestas Islands and sandboard down the dunes of Huacachina.
Week 2 Arequipa and trekking the Colca Canyon Visiting Peru's second city before the team's first trek, into the second deepest canyon in the world. See condors up close at the Cruz del Condor.
Week 3 Rurrenabaque and the Bolivian Amazon Visit Quest's wild animal sanctuary project in Jacj Cuisi, boat down the Yucumu river spotting alligators, monkeys and pink river dolphins.
Week 4 Uyuni Salt Flats and trekking in the Cordillera Real mountains 4x4 expedition across the southern altiplano, including the mind blowing Salar de Uyuni. Trek through the Cordillera Real range close to La Paz
Week 5 La Paz and Lake Titicaca Biking to the cloud forest town of Coroico, kayaking on the highest navigable lake in the world.
Week 6 Cuzco and trekking to Machu Picchu White water rafting down the Urubamba river, followed by the iconic trek to Machu Picchu
Dates and Costs

 

Team Name Start date End Date Quest Overseas Payment Quest4Change Contribution
Andean Exped 2016 11th July 2017 24th August 2017 £3,175 £100

 

The dates below are the dates each expedition begins and ends in country. Do bear in mind you may need to begin your travels from home the day before the start date (and may arrive home the day after the end). We will give support and advice on recommended flights once your place is confirmed on the team.

What’s included

All food and accommodation
Activities throughout (and any specific technical equipment needed)
Transport in a combination of public and private transport

Not included

International flights
Personal travel insurance
Personal equipment
Personal expenses (nights out, souvenirs, internet, laundry etc.)

Who is this trip for?

Team members who join this expedition are typically recent school leavers on a break before university, or taking a break during their higher education. We do accept applications from all ages, however the typical age is between 17-23. Applicants come from all over the world, but are predominantly from the UK and USA.

The expedition route is a combination of trekking and time in cities. Whilst you don't need extensive wilderness skills to take part in these treks (again, our expedition staff are there to support you), it is important that team members are in good physical shape.