PERU & BOLIVIA

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Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley - Machupicchu - La Paz - Uyuni

Itinerary:

  1. LIMA – ARRIVAL DAY
  2. LIMA
  3. LIMA-CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY
  4. CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY
  5. CUSCO-SACRED VALLEY – MACHU PICCHU
  6. CUSCO
  7. CUSCO - LA PAZ
  8. UYUNI-LA PAZ
  9. UYUNI
  10. UYUNI – LA PAZ - DEPARTURE

Overview:

  1. Tours & activities in this itinerary Private or Regulars are stated in each day.
  2. Always Transfers are private in city airports.
  3. Entrance fees during our visits are all inclusive.
  4. English speaking guide is specified each day of the tour .
  5. Meals are specified each day (including vegan, vegetarian or special requirements).
  6. Accommodation and type of rooms as stated in this itinerary
  7. Visa fees are excluded in package price.
  8. Airport taxes, tips, souvenirs are excluded in package price.
  9. Alcoholic drinks, personal laundry, dry cleaning, room service and mini bar fee are excluded in package price.
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Day 1:  LIMA – ARRIVAL DAY

Upon arrival, on the first day of your trip to Peru, you will be welcomed by our personnel at Lima airport and transferred to the selected hotel. After check in you will have a briefing in which you will be handed your “Travel kit” which includes all your travel documents such as itinerary, flight, train and bus tickets, and hotel information.

Hotel : Girasoles Hotel
Category : Standard
Altitude : 144 m.a.s.l. / 472 ft.
Average Temperature : 22°C / 72°F

 

Day 2:  LIMA

In the morning from 09:00 to 09:10hrs you will be picked up from your hotel to begin your visit to colonial Lima. This tour of 3 1/2 hours will show you the flavor of this cosmopolitan and big city.  Lima is a millenary city with constructions in the middle of the modern areas dating more than 2,000 years back. You will observe just one out of almost 200 of this. You will go to the Historic Centre visiting the Av. Arequipa, the most elegant avenue during the early years of our independence. Once we arrive, you will visit the Museum of Peruvian Gastronomy to learn why Peruvian cuisine is one of the best ones in the world. Afterwards, you will visit “Convento de Santo Domingo” (circa 16th century), one of the best-preserved monasteries in whole of Lima, where you will be able to see the old Lima from its tower.  Observe the change of guards at around midday. Afterwards, you will have a panoramic view of the Main Square with the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Municipal Hall, the “Desamparados” Train Station, and finally you will drive through the old streets, where you will have a spectacular view of traditional mansions and Moorish style balconies. You will then continue through classic and modern Lima. Finally, you will enjoy an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. Return to hotel.

Activity of the Day : City Tour Lima Colonial & Modern (Group Tour – 3 hours)
Meals : Breakfast
Hotel : Girasoles Hotel
Category : Standard
Altitude : 144 m.a.s.l. / 472 ft.
Average Temperature : 22°C / 72°F

 

Day 3: LIMA – CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY

At coordinated time, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Cusco.

Upon arrival in Cusco, transfer from the airport to the hotel in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On your way from Cusco to the Sacred Valley you will make a stop to visit Awana Kancha. You will see Alpacas there, as well as other animals of the area. At this idyllic place you will also be explained the art of dyeing. The locals use various natural resources to give their textiles the typical, intense colors.

Activity of the Day : Transfer Cusco – Sacred Valley with Awanakancha on the route

(Private – 3 hours)

Meals : Breakfast
Hotel : La Casona De Yucay
Category : Premium
Altitude : 2 800 m.a.s.l. / 9,187 ft.
Average Temperature : 16°C / 61°F

 

Day 4: CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY

You will visit Chinchero, a small traditional village located on the way from Cusco to Urubamba. At Chinchero, you will visit a traditional weaving workshop were you will be given a very interesting presentation on how the local artisans use natural products such as various plants, minerals and even insects, to obtain the varied selection of colors used to dye their textiles.

Next, continue towards the Archaeological Site of Moray, these unusual Inca constructions, mostly consisting of several enormous terraced circular depressions, have been built in such a way that the temperature difference from the highest and the lowest terrace can be of up to 10 °C. Moray seems to have been an Inca agricultural experiment station to adapt crops to different microclimates.

We stop to enjoy a delicious box lunch surrounded by the Andean mountains.

Move on to the Maras Salt Mines. These Salt Mines have been used since long before the Inca times. The extraction method employed involves using an ancient drying process, whereby saltwater, flowing from an underground stream, is left in thousands of wells until it has evaporated, leaving behind only the salt, which is then ready to be sold or exchanged for provisions.

You will make your way and after we will make our way to the town of Ollantaytambo, with its distinct Inca urban planning, visit the religious, astronomical and military complex and observe how the ancient Peruvians moved boulders of nearly 60 metric tons from one mountain to another and across the river and valley.

Finally return to hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Activity of the Day : Chinchero, Maras, Moray & Ollantaytambo (Private Tour – 8 hours)
Meals : Breakfast – Box Lunch
Hotel : La Casona De Yucay
Category : Premium
Altitude : 2 800 m.a.s.l. / 9,187 ft.
Average Temperature : 16°C / 61°F

 

Day 5:  SACRED VALLEY – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the train station to board the train to Machu Picchu, a great World Heritage Site. This archaeological site was hidden for centuries, until it came to light during the early 1900s, by the famous discoverer Hiram Bingham.

It is almost impossible to describe in words, how you will feel when faced with the citadel, a huge complex located between the mountains and the jungle and a wonderful challenge to your imagination.

Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes, reception at the train station and transfer uphill to Machu Picchu (approximately 20 minutes). On arrival to Machu Picchu you will begin your tour of the Citadel where you will appreciate the history of this enigmatic and impressive place.

The citadel was built on a very special spot covered in vegetation between two mountains: the Machu Picchu (old mountain) and Huayna Picchu (young mountain), at the foot of which meanders the Urubamba or Vilcanota River (lower Jungle featuring abundant flora and fauna).

In the afternoon, you will return to Aguas Calientes to explore the village by your own. At coordinated time, you will be transferred to the train station to board your return train to Cusco. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.

Activity of the Day : Tour Machu Picchu (Private Tour – 3 hours)
Meals : Breakfast
Hotel : Abittare
Category : Clasica
Altitude : 3,399 m.a.s.l. / 11,152 ft.
Average Temperature : 22°C / 72°F

 

Day 6:  CUSCO

At proper time you will be picked up from your hotel, and you will start the City Tour visiting Cusco’s Historical Inca and Spanish Colonial Monuments, such as the Main Square, known in Inca times as Huacaypata or the Warrior’s Square; it was the scene for many key events in Cusco’s history.

The Cathedral, originally built on the site of the old temple of Suntur Wasi (House of God), now the church of El Triunfo, a particular interest are the choir cloisters, the pulpit, the engravings on the altar and furniture. Continue onto the Church and Convent of Santo Domingo, a Spanish construction belonging to the Dominican Order built upon the foundations of the Inca temple of Koricancha or Temple of the Sun. Koricancha (in quechua, site of gold) was the main religious building of the Incas dedicated to the worship of the Sun and whose walls, according to the chroniclers, where plated with sheets of gold. Magnificent blocks of finely carved stone were used in its construction.

After, you will visit the surrounding ruins of the city of Cusco: Sacsayhuaman, this huge Inca fortress is built on three overlapping platforms, each of them over 360 m long. Then we continue, onto Tambomachay, known as the Inca baths. It was apparently a site dedicated to the worship of water and a resting place for the Inca monarch. Kenko, it is said to have been a worship site. There is a huge 5, 9 m high stone block that looks like a puma. There are also passages, canals and stairways with stone engravings representing animals. Finally, Puca Pucará, which was an administrative and military centre formed by terraces, stairways, passages, turrets and vaulted niches. At the end of the tour you will return to your hotel.

Activity of the Day : City Tour & Surrounding ruins (Group Tour – 4 hours)
Meals : Breakfast
Hotel : Abittare
Category : Clasica
Altitude : 3,399 m.a.s.l. / 11,152 ft.
Average Temperature : 22°C / 72°F

 

Day 7:  CUSCO – LA PAZ

At coordinated time, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to La Paz.

Reception at the airport ans transfer to hotel.

The rest of the day is free to acclimatize or personal activities.

Meals : Breakfast
Hotel : Casa de Piedra
Category : Standard
Altitude : 3,800 m.a.s.l./ 12,300 ft.
Average Temperature : 12°C/54°F

 

Day 8: LA PAZ – UYUNIDay 

At a coordinated time transfer to the airport to take your flight to Uyuni.

Reception at the airport and transfer to begin your visit to the train cemetery (old steam locomotives that were used to transport minerals), the Salt mounds (first stage in processing the salt, the drying), Eyes of water (groundwater that flow to the surface), the town of Coquesa, where we will visit its famous mummies (dated from the 700b.c. and which preserve almost intact part of the skin, hair and fingernails), and small walk around the viewpoint of the Tunupa volcano, where we will observe the flamingos in the wetlands.

Then, visit the national park of the Eduardo Abaroa Andean fauna reserve, start our tour visiting the Licancabur Volcano, visit the Green Lagoon (named for its impressive emerald green color). Lunch en route.

Thermal Baths of Polques (where you can enjoy a refreshing and at the same time hot energy bath in the middle of the desert), Geysers, Laguna Colorada (the red coloration of its waters is due to the sediments of the red color and pigments of some types of algae, It is a breeding place for the Andean flamingos migratory birds that are counted by thousands in their waters rich in minerals), the Stone Tree (geomorphic formations caused by the erosion of the wind, located within the Eduardo Abaroa Reserve.

After transfer to hotel. Dinner is included.

Activity of the Day : Visit to Uyuni Salt Flat (Private)
Meals : Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Hotel : Tayka del Desierto
Category : Standard
Altitude : 3,700 m.a.s.l. / 12,139 ft.
Average Temperature : 19°C /66°F

 

Day 9: UYUNI

Breakfast at the Hotel.09:30 hrs. We will visit the Capaña and Hedionda Lagoons, Ollagüe Volcano Viewpoint. We continue our journey to the San Cristóbal Church and visit the indigenous community of Colchani, observing the production of iodized salt in its rustic form. Transfer to Colchani to spend the night in the Salt hotel.

Dinner is included at the hotel.

Activity of the Day : Visit to Uyuni Salt Flat (Private)
Meals : Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Hotel : Cristal Samaña
Category : Standard
Altitude : 3,700 m.a.s.l. / 12,139 ft.
Average Temperature : 19°C /66°F

 

Day 10:  UYUNI – LA PAZ – DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the Hotel.

Pick up from the Hotel and transfer to the airport to take your flight to La Paz and connect with your international flight.

Meals : Breakfast

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All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions. All times indicated are approximate, and are also subject to change.

International flights are not included in this package price. Customers need to purchase their own before booking this activity.

Insurance is not included yet its mandatory for this excursion.

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