TRIP 4 – ANDEAN ROUTES – PERU AND BOLIVIA


Perú and Bolivia – 10 days


At a glance

Duration: 10 days

Minimum passengers: 2

Starting: Cusco

Ending: Uyuni

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

  • Lima
  • Cusco
  • Machupicchu
  • Urus/Taquile
  • Sun Island
  • La Paz
  • Uyuni SALT LAKE
  • La Paz

Itinerary Route Map

Day By Day

1 Arrival to Cusco. Pm city tour
2 Full day excursion to Machupicchu
3 Full day excursion to the Sacred Valley
4 Trip Cusco – Puno + visits on the way
5 Puno – Copacabana- Sun Island
6 Return to Copacabana – La Paz
7 Flight La Paz – Uyuni. 02 days tour
8 Continue exploring Uyuni Salt Lake
9 Flight Uyuni – La Paz. Pm city tour
10 Return home

 

DAY 1 – Arrival in Cusco.

Arrival and welcome in Cusco. Hotel accommodation. During your afternoon City tour learn about the 6 most important archaeological sites of Cusco: -the Cathedral, Koricancha (Temple of the Sun), Sacsayhuaman Inca Fort, Q’enqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 2 – Full day 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.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3 – 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 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.

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 4 – Cusco – Puno.

In a comfortable bus we start our 7 hour trip to Puno. 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. Overnight in the town of Puno

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 5 – Puno – Copacabana (Titikaka Lake)

The trip from Puno to Copacabana takes 3 hours by bus. 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 Copacabana, 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 and dinner

DAY 6 – Copacabana – La Paz

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 in a private car to La Paz. Overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

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Lake Titikaka panoramic view

 

DAY 7 – La Paz – Uyuni Salt Lake

Early pick up at your hotel for your flight to the town of Uyuni.

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.

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

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Salar de Uyuni – tourist picture

 

DAY 8 – 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

 

DAY 9 – Uyuni – La Paz

After breakfast flight back to La Paz city. Welcome and transfer to your hotel.

In the afternoon 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. Overnight in La Paz.

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, lunch.

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“Mi Teleferico” yellow line

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“Mi Teleferico” red line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 10 – 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