Lake Titicaca offers a great way to relax and explore the fascinating culture of the Aymara Indians who inhabit the lake. Take a boat cruise to the amazing floating islands of Uros and Taquile Island, overnight with a local family on Amantani or watch a sunset at the pre-Inca Ruins of Silustani. Visit this special place in style on first class transport with your own private guide. There are many variations for this trip - Contact us for more details.
For those requiring Lima hotel Cusco hotel, airport transfers and internal flight services within Peru, please contact us for best options and availability.
DAY 1: ORIENT EXPRESS TRAIN TO TITICACA: An early morning transfer from your hotel to the nearby train station where we board the luxury all-day train from Cusco across the high plains to Puno. This is one of the - Great Train journeys of the World. The waiter service and entertainment is everything you expect of the - Orient Express - service. On arrival in Puno, you are met at the train station and transferred to a modern, well-equipped 3* Hotel conveniently located in the centre of Puno. This evening you are free to explore Puno (L)
DAY 2: LAKE TITICACA UROS FLOATING & TAQUILE ISLAND: We board a shared fast boat for a cruise on Lake Titicaca. Our own private guide fully explains the local history, traditions and agricultural methods as we visit the amazing floating reed islands of Uros and onto Taquile Island for lunch. Here if you wish, an extremely tough climb to the top of the Island is rewarded by spectacular views of Lake Titicaca before returning to Puno and back to your hotel. (B/L)
DAY 3: FLY LIMA and HOME: Flight time dependent, we can visit the circular Pre-Inca burial towers of Silustani, before traveling onto Juliaca airport for your ongoing travel. (B)
Those with more time may like to consider one or more of our Excellent Extensions to Machu Picchu, Colca Canyon and Arequipa, Nazca and the Ballestas islands or more adventures by bike, foot, canoe, raft or horse. Please contact us for more details.
INCLUDED: Luxury train, 3* Puno hotel and Lake Titicaca Tour, private transfers from station and to the airport. Private minibus, shared fast boat and private English speaking guide. All meals as indicated (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner),
NOT INCLUDED: National and International flights, personal expenses, sleeping bag (recommended but not essential), airport tax ($6) and tips.
OPTIONS: This itinerary may be run in reverse en-route to Cusco. Onward or return flights to Cusco, Lima, Arequipa and the Colca canyon can also be arranged. Coach travel to the fascinating city of La Paz and the ruins of Tihuanaco ruins is also a possibility.
The train only operates on Mondays /Wednesdays /Saturdays and occasionally on Fridays, there is a luxury bus alternative on the other days. The bus is a very pleasant alternative with a tour guide, lunch and stopping at some extra ruins en route.
Most good quality sporting equipment is unavailable in Peru so if anyone wishes to donate any outdoor clothes, sleeping bags etc they will be gratefully received by any of our staff.
If you would like to give a donation to charity whilst in Peru, No Roads Expeditions recommends the Dental Project Peru, run by a past client of ours, Jacqui Kotula who provides emergency dental treatment in the very poor Apurimac region. You can find out more about this excellent project and how to donate tax efficiently at www.dentalprojectperu.org
AND LASTLY PLEASE NOTE
The Lake Titicaca and Puno tour travels through a remote and rarely visited part of Peru and we believe our clients should be aware that the remoteness that makes this trip so very special could also cause certain problems. Thus, whilst No Roads Expeditions endeavors to minimise the chances of anything unexpected happening, it has to be noted that no itinerary can or should be rigidly adhered to. This is the very nature of Adventure Travel and we expect our clients to be prepared for delays and slight alterations in our programmed events.
In all cases we will advise you of any changes in the itinerary as early as possible. We have taken all these possibilities into account when planning this expedition and have allowed sufficient leeway to enable us to successfully run this exceptional trip. The majority of dietary and medical requirements can be catered for, but we must be notified of these at the time of booking. Obtaining the correct vaccinations and visas required for Peru is the responsibility of the clients.
You should also be aware that adventure travel, in particular trekking, mountain biking, river travel and traveling in remote areas such as Southern Peru, does carry with it certain inherent risks that you, the client, will have to assume. You will have to take out adequate travel insurance to cover these risks and any costs incurred due to sickness, delayed flights and other factors out of No Roads Expeditions control.
Mt Kilimanjaro stands astride the equator like a sentinel above the African plains. Snow capped, it is a beacon for adventurers, to see what really is on top of this magic mountain.
No Roads Expeditions takes 4 different tracks up the mountain. As usual we shy away from the tracks that are frequented by most trekkers. One such track is the Marangu track or Coca Cola route. Of the 25000 trekkers that try Kili each year, 80% go up Kili via this route. As such the track is well worn and over crowded at times. No Roads DOES NOT use this track.
We use less frequented and in many ways, far more beautiful and interesting approaches to the summit.
The 4 tracks we use are:
Lemosho Shira Track is the longest and the least frequented track on the mountain. This track provides you with not only an insight into the entire Kilimanjaro massif but also the best chance of summiting. This also gives you a chance to sleep in Kili's crater at over 5600m above sea level.
Rongai Track from the Kenyan side is also rarely used with a chance to see wildlife at the lower slopes
Machame Track or the Whisky Route is a dramatic southern approach to the summit.
Umbwe Track is also a southern route rarely used but possibly the quickest way up the mountain to the main Barafu track.
Please click on the links above to see more details of these Track and why No Roads Expeditions is Australia's number one Kilimanjaro operator.
The Komodo Islands area is one of the most unique eco-systems on the planet. Torn between Asia and Australasia, the topography has a prehistoric, lost in time feel about it. Topping this off is one of the most unique and awesome creatures on the planet, the Komodo Dragon.
The islands are largely uninhabited, so our Sea Kayak and SUP adventures are normally spent on secluded and pristine beaches. They are surrounded by world class snorkeling and SCUBA diving sites, with water so clear it needs to be seen to be believed.
No Roads Expeditions run 4 types of Sea Kayaking adventures in the Komodo National Park and 1 SUP trip.
All our trips are supported by our new support boat specially built to accommodate our kayaking adventures along with a team of dedicated professionals to ensure your Sea Kayaking and SUP journey is a safe and enjoyable trip.
We have also tailored a Schools Program where we paddle the Komodo Islands as well as spend 2 days in a local village helping them with English lessons and understanding life at the village level.
Note : These expeditions are for novice and experienced kayakers alike. Our sit in expedition kayaks are very sturdy and our itineraries are set out so you can do as much or as little kayaking as you like.
For more information on each trip please click on the following links:
5 Day Komodo Kayaking (just the kayaking componant)
If you have something else in mind please email Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Flora and Fauna of the Park click on this link to take you to our Komodo Kayaking dedicated website.
Home to one of the greatest empires to ever exist; the Inca; Peru really does have it all for the adventurous traveller. Snow capped peaks, deep canyons, enormous lakes, coastline and a rich and colourful history that compliments an amazing and vibrant culture.
Our expeditions and short side trips will take you to every corner of Peru. Of course most of our trips revolve around the Vilcabamba and the Inca ruins surrounding Cusco. All our expeditions are led by expert guides and are supported by an amazing team and facilities you wouldn't expect on a camping trip. Other trips utilise luxury lodges along the way and in other remote places, family run hotels.
Here are our longer expeditions within Peru:
Luxury Lodges to Machu Picchu (Coming Soon!)
Our other side trips will take you deep into the Amazon or to the famed Lake Titicaca and even to the Culca Canyon. We run 1 day mountain bike and walking trips to coincide with your Machu Picchu trip, a great way to help with acclimatization.
We have often said that if Nepal had a beach we would move there. So Nepal almost has it all. But what it does have is unsurpassed on the planet. Of course the mountains are the great draw card, but Nepal has some of the greatest rivers for rafting, wonderful lowlands and jungle areas as well as an amazing, vibrant and spiritual culture.
But it is the mountains that surpass all others. Their sheer size is indescribable. Many at over 8000m, dwarf every other mountain range. Due to its latitude, Nepal's snowline is far higher than many other mountain ranges and as such to reach these distant snow capped mountains, one must take their time as the effects of altitude are a factor.
But once you are in the mountains and acclimatised, Nepal will unlock beautiful valleys, isolated monastaries, unexplored mountain peaks, rageing rivers and more.
Our Nepal expeditions utilise both Tea Houses and on climbing expeditions a mixture of these and tents. Our guide team is made up of very experienced Sherpa guides and the support team have been serving guests for years, understanding all your dietry and travel needs.
We offer many expeditions in Nepal including:
The Kokoda Track has now entered legendary status as both a difficult jungle mountain trek and as a pilgrimage for many Australians. The "Track" as it is known, snakes it way over the Owen Stanley Ranges in Papua New Guinea. This beautiful backdrop was the scene of fierce fighting between the Japanese Imperial Army and the Australian Infantry Forces during WWII.
It was the first time in Australia's history that it was required to stand alone against an enemy. It was also the first time Australia faced possible invasion. As such, the defeat of the advancing Japanese has become a pivotal point in Australia's national identity.
We have many expeditions to the Kokoda Track between March and December each year. This is the time of year that is relatively drier than the wet season and is considered the main trekking season.
No Roads has a Kokoda dedicated website for the Kokoda Track. This website has over 100 pages of information and is the best resource on the internet for the Kokoda Track.
For more information about our great expeditions across the Kokoda Track please click here to go to the www.kokodaexpeditions.com website.
We love Mt Rinjani. In a short trek you will go from the beautiful beaches of Sengiggi to the savannah slopes from Lawang to the rim of a volcanoe, to its summit, then down to a high altitude lake, thermal hot spings, back up to a volcanic rim for sweeping views over Bali's volcanos, down to some waterfalls, snorkel coral reefs and maybe see a turtle or tow and sleep in the wonderful Sheraton Lombok.
All this in just 6 or 7 days.
Enough gushing, you should check it out yourself. We have also combined this awesome trip with our Sea Kayaking trip in the Komodos, a real sea to summit experience.
We have information on these pages about Volcanos as well as the Flora and Fauna on Rinjani, just to make your experience that much more informed.
Click below to see our Rinjani trips:
Chiles' elongation provides it with an amazing variety of climates and landscapes. The Andes (the longest mountain range on earth) forms the backbone of this nation that runs from sub tropical regions to near Antarctic conditions in the south. It is in this southern region that plays as the backdrop to our Torres del Paine Circuit. Battered by the Southern, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans all year round as well as high chilled winds in Winter, Patagonia's landscape is a tortured one, dramatic, rugged and beautiful.
The Torres del Paine Circuit is our first expedition into this wonderful wilderness taking you around the entire Paine massif. The trip starts and ends at the wonderful domed eco village. Due to weather conditions, this circuit is only open between October and March each year.
This is a great way to see this remote part of South America, guided by one of our own knowledgeable team members and is a perfect start or finish point to this immense continent.
We have also just added a Puma Tracking Expedition for those who would love to get outside and follow these elusive and beautiful cats.
For those that have a little less time we have opened up the 7 day Classic W Trek and the 5 day W trek. And for those that want to see Chilean Patagonia in as many different ways as possible, have our Multi Sport expedition, combining kayaking, trekking, mountain biking and horse riding. This is a great family adventure.
Rella we have something for everone.
Timor Leste is one the world's newest nations on the planet. However it has a very long history. Positioned in the middle of the Indonesian archipelago, Timor Leste or East Timor was occupied by Portugese traders over 500 years ago. The nations fate has been in the hands of many nations, including the Portugese, the Dutch, English and lastly the Indonesian government. However, throughout its' entire history, there has been a strong thread of independence with its' traditional society.
Our "A Nations' Journey" examines this turbulent history as we trek from the north to the south coast over Timor Lestes' rugged interior. This is a fascinating country with a rich history, wonderful landsacpes and a wonderfully colourful culture. It really is an expedition that takes us back to a time long forgotten.