Wonders of Peru & Bolivia tour

Start with a visit to Lima, Peru´s capital city. The journey continues to Cusco, there you will enjoy a pleasant train ride to Machu Picchu citadel. Then, sail through the stunning Lake Titicaca. Finally you will travel to Bolivia’s capital city, La Paz and finally, a trip to the Moon Valley, Tiwanaku archaeological site, and the famous Uyuni, the largest salt flat of the world.

Trip Highlights

  • 24 hours personal assistance during your trip.
  • Buffet lunch at Machu Picchu sanctuary lodge hotel.
  • Customization of your travel experience.
  • All tours with entrance fees and professional English speaking guides.
  • Private guide for the visit to Machu Picchu.
  • Cancellation policy.

Schedule by Day

  • Day 1 Lima
    • Reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
    • Overnight at selected hotel at Lima.
  • Day 2 Lima - City tour
    • Our guided visit to Lima allows you to see the Historical Center: Main Square, the Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the City Hall and old streets with colonial mansions and Moorish balconies. You will also visit the historic Santo Domingo Convent , an icon of colonial architecture. The tour goes all the way to modern district of San Isidro and Miraflores, where you’ll appreciate archaeological sites of sacred Inca structures and also, you will observe the Pacific Ocean coast from the vast seafront.
    • Overnight at selected hotel at Lima.
    • Included: Breakfast.
  • Day 3 Lima – Cusco - Sacred Valley
    • Transfer to the airport.
    • Flight to Cusco.
    • Free afternoon to rest and acclimatize
    • Overnight at selected hotel at Cusco.
    • Included: Breakfast.
  • Day 4 Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu
    • You will start your excursion visiting Maras, located in the province of Urubamba, 46 kilometers West of the city of Cusco. Salt deposits are located Northwest this town. There, you will find the most important salt mines of the region, operated from the Incan times and the viceregal period.
    • Then, you will visit the circular andenes in Moray, created by the Andean man with the looks of an amphitheater.
    • Finally,you will go to Ollantaytambo, military, religious and agricultural center of the Incan Empire. The fortress is located on top of the mountain and allowed them to protect the whole valley from invaders. From the highest spot we will be able to appreciate the narrow roads along with the channels that remain unaltered since Incan times. Lunch will be provided at local restaurant.
    • Transfer to Ollantaytambo train station to take the train ride to Machu Picchu town.
    • Overnight at selected hotel at Machu Picchu.
    • Included: Breakfast.
  • Day 5 Machu Picchu - Cusco
    • VISIT TO MACHU PICCHU
    • Today you will start your Machu Picchu excursion with a private guide. This incredible place is a renowned example of the advanced Inca’s architecture, surrounded by an amazing landscape of lush forest. Lost in history, Machu Picchu was not discovered until 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham, but was built in the middle of XV century. The name of the citadel comes from the Quechua language that means “Old Mountain” and apparently was the principal Inca’s Sanctuary. Enjoy a buffet lunch at Sanctuary lodge.
    • At the appointed time, you will return to the station to take your train ride back to Cusco.
    • Transfer from the train station to the hotel in Cusco.
    • Overnight at selected hotel at Cusco.
    • Included: Breakfast, lunch.
  • Day 6 Cusco - City tour
    • Get to know the city of Cusco, an UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and possessor of a style on its own. The tour begins at the Koricancha Temple, an old Incan palace and main center for the worship of the sun god, Inti. Once the Spanish conquered Peru, the Dominican order built a lovely church over top this temple’s foundations: the church of Santo Domingo that is still there today. Your next destination is the Main Square, and then the adventure continues at the Sacsayhuaman Fortress built of enormous stone blocks expertly shaped by the Incas. It is strategically located at the top of a hill overlooking Cusco. What a view of the city! The tour continues with visits to three archeological sites: “Qenko, Puca-Pucara, and Tambomachay”, important religious and administrative centers for the Incas. Finally you will visit an art workshop named “Inkas Expression” that presents artists working on silver pieces and painting in wood. This is an ideal place for the ones who like andean art.
    • Overnight at selected hotel at Cusco.
    • Included: Breakfast.
  • Day 7 Cusco – Puno
    • Transfer from the hotel to the bus station.
    • Depart in the morning on a special bus to Puno. During the trip you will appreciate the nearby valleys and wonderful landscapes. The route includes a stop at La Raya's pass (4,300 meters above the sea), natural boundary between Cusco and Puno, where you will have excellent photographic shots of the Andean snowcapped mountains. Then you will have a stopover at Raqchi ruins, known as the Temple of God Wiracocha. You will visit the Checacupe church, built in the XVII century, is one of the most beautiful churches in Cusco, it has the particularity of having the oldest image of the Immaculate Conception of all Cusco and probably of America. This image has a Romanesque style with Byzantine influences. You will also see the arch bridge of Checacupe, a colonial construction that rises above the Pitumarca river. Lunch on the route.
    • Upon your arrival, meeting on the bus station and transfer to your hotel.
    • Overnight at selected hotel at Puno.
    • Included: Breakfast, lunch.
  • Day 8 Puno – Uros & Taquile Islands - Puno
    • After breakfast, you will take a two-hour excursion across the Titicaca Lake until the unique floating island of Uros. The ancient habitants of this lake, known as the "Water Tribe", have built their own "island" by adding periodically new layers of “Totora” a type of a marram-grass very typical from this place.
    • After you can experience some of the ancient traditions of the local people, you will continue your boat trip to Taquile Island. There you will visit the Handicraft Center where you can buy a great variety of handmade tissues with very colorful and delicate designs. At proper time you will be transferred to Puno.
    • Overnight at selected hotel in Puno.
    • Included: Breakfast, lunch.
  • Day 9 Puno - La Paz
    • Transfer to Copacabana City, where you will have a short visit to the Main Square and Church. Afterwards, you will board the Catamaran where you will have a buffet lunch on board. Upon your arrival to the Sun Island you will visit the Inca ruins and the Inti Wata complex. Later you will have a special ceremony called Kallawaya and also enjoy a typical Totora boat exhibition, appreciating the tradition as the Incas used to do it. You will continue the trip to Chua, crossing the Tiquina strait and finally you will take a bus to La Paz.
    • Overnight at selected hotel at La Paz.
    • Included: Breakfast, lunch.
  • Day 10 La Paz
    • You will be picked up from the hotel to visit the famous Witches Market and the San Francisco Colonial Church. The tour will continue to Plaza Murillo where the Cathedral, the Government Palace and the National Congress buildings are located. Then, you will visit the famous colonial Jaen Street where you will see interesting museums, followed by a visit to a replica of the semi-subterranean temple of Tiwanaku’s culture. To change scenery the tour will continue to the residential areas of Obrajes, Calacoto and La Florida. The tour will end with a visit to the unique Moon Valley, where you will have the opportunity to walk around, and visit a ceramic workshop where you will see a demonstration of the pottery's art.
    • Overnight at selected hotel at La Paz.
    • Included: Breakfast.
  • Day 11 La Paz - Uyuni
    • Transfer from the hotel to the airport to take the flight to Uyuni.
    • Pick up from the airport.
    • Departure to the Salt Flat visiting the Train Cemetery, the Colchani village where is possible to observe the extracting salt process by hand and the salt local handicrafts. Visit to "Playa Blanca" a museum of salt; the salt eyes, interesting to be the exit points of the salt water; salt hexagons, geometric shapes on the salt flats surface, piles of salt and you will go deeper the salt flats to enjoy the beautiful landscapes. Lunch in restaurant or picnic.
    • Also you can visit to Incahuasi Island, at located in the heart of the salt flat and it is the biggest of a group of islands that represents an isolated ecosystem. The island is populated with giant cactus species that measures up to 12 meters high (26.25 feet), providing an impressive overview. You will appreciate the sunset, take pictures and transfer to the hotel in Colchani village.
    • Overnight at Salt hotel.
    • Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Day 12 Uyuni
    • COQUESA MUMMIES-UYUNI
    • A new start for visiting the north side of Uyuni Salt Flat, where you take a look the Coquesa Mummies, human archaeological remains in a little cave near to Tunupa Volcano, from where you can observe the immensity of the salt flats in addition to that you carry on to the circular and wet Chiquini Cave which is full of stalactites and stalagmites.
    • Lunch in restaurant or picnic. Time for taking pictures and enjoying the salt flat.
    • Overnight at Salt hotel.
  • Day 13 Uyuni
    • VALLE DE LAS ROCAS - OLLAGUE VOLCANO - OJO PERDIZ
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    • Visit to the Authentic towns of Sud Lípez, the south region outside the Salt Flat; as San Cristobal village is known for be a mine center village in the colonial period. After that you visit the Valley of Rocks, a group of big red rocks which form an interesting landscape. You continue to the Ollagüe Volcano viewpoint, where you can watch its activity and a desert landscape. Lunch on route. After that, you take a look to the "Joyas Andinas", andean jewelry, Small lagoons; which show biodiversity of the region. Transfer to the hotel in Ojo de Perdiz desert.
    • Overnight at Rustic Lodge.
    • Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Day 14 Uyuni – La Paz
    • GEYSERS "SOL DE MAÑANA"-UYUNI
    • Early departure in order to reach the visit to the geysers "Sol de Mañana" (Morning Sun), its named this way because its activity is more notorious during the morning.
    • Continue to the Hot Springs of Polques; hot water eyes that form due to the volcanic activity of the region. The Green Lagoon, unique for holding active microorganisms that give color to its water. Lunch on route.
    • Return to Uyuni through the Valley of Rocks, a group of big red rocks formations which form an interesting and surreal landscape. Finally we appreciate the Authentic towns of Sud Lípez, the south region outside the Salt Flat; as San Cristobal village is known for being a mining village in the colonial period.
    • Return to Uyuni city and drop off at Joya Andina airport.
    • FLIGHT back to La Paz.
    • Overnight at selected hotel at La Paz.
  • Day 15 La Paz
    • transfer to the airport for your international flight back home.

Accommodation

  • 2 nights of accommodation in Lima at selected hotel.
  • 1 night of accommodation in Sacred Valley at selected hotel.
  • 1 night of accommodation in Machu Picchu at selected hotel.
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Cusco at selected hotel.
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Puno at selected hotel.
  • 3 nights of accommodation in La Paz at selected hotel.
  • 3 nights of accommodation in Uyuni at selected hotel.

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