TRIP 2 – BOLIVIA AND PERU HIGHLIGHTS


17 days Bolivia and Perú


At a glance

Duration: 17 days

Minimum passengers: 2

Starting: La Paz

Ending: Lima

Tailoring your Trip

The following Trip is designed to give you an idea of what is possible. You can modify any aspect of the program or you can have a tailor-made itinerary inspired on a particular Trip.

The Highlights

  • La Paz
  • Sucre
  • Potosí
  • UYUNI Salt Lake
  • Titikaka Lake
  • Urus / Taquile
  • Cusco
  • Machupicchu
  • Lima

Itinerary Route Map

Day By Day

1 Arrival to La Paz – Pm City tour
2 6 hours excursion to Tiwanaku
3 Flight La Paz – Sucre. Pm city tour
4 Sucre – Potosí by bus. PM Visit the town
5 Mine Excursion. PM Potosí – Uyuni
6 Full day excursion to the Uyuni Sal Lake
7 Continue exploring Uyuni and surroundings
8 Flight Uyuni – La Paz
9 La Paz – Copacabana-Sun Island (Titikaka Lake)
10 Copacabana – Puno
11 Full day Urus + Taquile
12 Trip Puno – Cusco with visits in the way
13 Excursion to Machupicchu. Overnight Aguas Calientes
14 Return to Cusco
15 Sacred Valley of the Incas
16 Flight Cusco – Lima . Pm city tour
17 Return home

 

DAY 1 – La Paz city

On our half day tour in La Paz city, we will see the most important and interesting attractions. We visit the main square where is located the government palace, the National Congress, San Francisco Church the Killi Killi viewpoint admiring the incredible panoramic views of the whole city. Heading to the south we’ll see the residential areas in our way to the well-known Moon Valley, a fascinating geology place of astonishing stony formations, that offers a sensation of being in the Moon, besides the amazing views of the Andes Mountains.

We end our tour in the popular Witches’Market located in the center of the city. You can explore this open-air market where the vendors offer medicinal dried herbs, seeds, llama fetuses and many others used in rituals.

OPTIONAL:
Teleferico: experience this new attraction, an incredibly ride by first-class cable car system called teleferico, that gets you to the top of the city for
fabulous views.

Meals: Breakfast

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“Mi Teleferico” yellow line

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“Mi Teleferico” red line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 DAY 2 – Tiwanaku

Tiwanaku is located only 20km from Lake Titicaca and 2 hours from La Paz. This pre-Incan archeological site is one of the most important civilizations in the Americas prior to the Inca, Tiwanaku dates back to around 200 BC and was a political and spiritual center. In our 6 hour excursion to Tiwanaku we will admire the Kalasasaya Temple, the Akapana Pyramid, the Sun’s Gate and the impressive giant litho sculptures plus a visit to the museum. Return to La Paz where we arrive approximately at 14:30. Overnight in La Paz

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

 

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TIWANAKU – The Underground Temple

LA PAZ MINOLITO FRAILE

TIWANAKU – Monolito Fraile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 3 – La Paz – Sucre

Morning flight to Sucre. Sucre is the historical capital of Bolivia declared as World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Also receives the name of White City due to that most of the colonial buildings in the city center are whitewashed. Our tour includes visits to the House of Liberty, the museum of La Recoleta, San Lázaro church, the courtyard of the Universidad Mayor de San Francisco Xavier and the Convent of San Felipe Nery from its terraces you can observe the city and more. Overnight in Sucre.

Meals: Breakfast

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Sucre city

DAY 4 – Sucre Potosí

After a 3 hours drive through a paved road we arrive to Potosí a city full of past splendors, including monument colonial architecture, also declared a UNESCO World Heritage. A walk through the streets offers and interesting glimpse back to the city’s golden age. Our afternoon City Tour includes a visit to the famous National MINT HOUSE, which is the Potosi’s star attraction. Overnight in Potosí

Meals: Breakfast

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Potosí – Mint House

DAY 5 – Potosí – Uyuni

After breakfast we pick you up at the hotel for your Mine Excursion. We visit the silver mines learning about the work conditions of Potosi’s mineral extracting activity. We walk up to the foot of the Cerro Rico Mountain where during the XVII century, millions of tons of silver were mined and conveyed to Spain. Feel their exciting myths, hard work, and hopes.

We travel from Potosí to Uyuni In the afternoon. The 200 kms goes imperceptibly and presents magnificent landscapes. Overnight in the town Potosí.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6 – Uyuni Salt Lake

Unmistakably the Uyuni Salt Lake is one of the most surreal landscape, the largest salt flat in the world than can even be seen from the space.
Exploring the amazing empty white landscape is an incredible experience and a must-do while in Bolivia.

 

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Salt Lake – mirror reflection

In our first day tour Colchani is the first stop on Salar de Uyuni. Here is observed the factories and the rustic way of table salt production We are also
going to see the pyramids of salt, the eyes of salt, big holes in the salt flat. We visit the old salt hotel. Enjoy taking funny pictures. Visit the Inca
Huasi island which have a lot of caves and gigantic cactus about 8 to 10 meters. Overnight in the Salt Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 7 – Uyuni Salt Lake

Driving across the Salar takes us to the base of the incredible and big Volcano Tunupa. In our second day tour we will see the Chullpas (mummies) , then
the Cantaros of Valley, Chantani. In our way returning to the town of Uyuni we will stop at the train cemetery. Overnight in the town.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

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Green lagoon and Licancabur Volcano

 

DAY 8 – Uyuni – La Paz

Transfer to the airport for our early flight back to La Paz. Free afternoon. Overnight in La Paz.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9 – La Paz – Copacabana (Titikaka Lake)

The trip from La Paz to Copacabana takes 3 hours. The Titikaka Lake is located between Bolivia and Peru and is one of the most fascinating lakes in the world. It’s considered a Sacred place for the Inca civilization, the scenery is incredible and the waters are a beautiful blue, reflecting the hills, mirroring the sky and changing color when it’s cloudy.

As soon as we arrive to the town we board our private typical boat for the excursion to the Sun Island, where we arrive after one hour drive. A native delicious lunch is waiting for us. Trekking in the Island visiting some of the remaining Inca’s ruins like the Pilkokaina Palace, the Inca’s Fountain, and the 200 stairs of Yumani. Enjoy the wonderful views of the sunset. Overnight in the Sun Island

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Lake Titikaka

DAY 10- Copacabana – Puno

Enjoy a magnificent sunrise from the comfort of your own bed. After breakfast return by boat to the town of Copacabana well-known as the main Bolivian town on the shore of Titikaka Lake. It’s also famous because of it’s shrine Basilica where is found the Lady of Copacabana (Dark Madonna). We visit the town and learn about the mystical spiritualism and religion traditions that take place.

After lunch we continue by bus to Puno (Perú). Overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 11 – Urus and Taquile Islands

Full day tour. We start visiting the Urus floating islands, they are unique, interesting, and fascinating, everything is made of reeds, including the island itself. The people maintain their customs living as their ancestors. The island of Taquile, famous for its fine textiles, it’s a place that offers a beautiful country sight, little farmer’s houses, amazing views and of course the knitting men are also quite an experience. Overnight in Puno.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 12 – Puno – Cusco

In a comfortable bus we start our 7 hour trip to Cusco. The trip journey seems to be short because we have the chance to visit in the way the Chapel of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas considered as the “Sistine Chapel” of America due to the quality of its art pieces., Racchis currently is one of the most important communities in the production of handicraft, and also visit the site of Pukara. Welcome in Cusco and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 13 – Excursion to Machupicchu

Be prepared for an early breakfast and wait for your pick up at the hotel. Depart from the Train Station and take the beautiful scenic train journey to Machupicchu until the town of Aguas Calientes. Experience the amazing complete guided excursion to the ancient metropolis and most important archaeological place in Peru named Machupicchu. Overnight in the town of Aguas Calientes.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14 – Return to Cusco

Spending the night in Aguas Calientes offers you the advantage of an early access to Machupicchu. In the morning you can have the chance to visit again metropolis on your own. In the afternoon return by train to Cusco. Overnight.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 15 – Sacred Valley of the Incas

In the 8 hour tour you can appreciate the fine works of craftsmanship in the native market Pisac. Visit Sacsayhuaman is the largest and most impressive of four archaeological ruins on the outskirts of Cusco. Calca Town, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo are also part of the circuit. Overnight in Cusco.

The Sacred Valley was the agricultural food barn of the Inca’s Empire, a fertile land perfect for growing the Inca staples, corn and potatoes. It also functioned as spiritual and political center.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 16 – Cusco – Lima

In the morning pick up at your hotel for your transfer to the airport. Flight to Lima, welcome on arrival and hotel accommodation. In the afternoon,
enjoy a complete visit to the beautiful cultural/historical city of Lima, well- known as the City of Kings. Tour modern and colonial area, residential and
traditional places. Beautiful shrines and churches and incredible panoramic seascapes are part of this exciting tour.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 17 – Return home

At convenient time we pick you up at your hotel for your last transfer to the airport and your international flight.

Meals: breakfast after 07:00am

Includes:

  • Arrival and departure transfers in each city
  • Transport by bus between cities
  • Hotels with breakfast in each city
  • Meals mentioned in the program
  • Excursions + entry fees in shared services in Perú
  • Excursions + entry fees in private services in Bolivia
  • Local english speaking guides in each city

 

Does not include internal flights