|US$ 1,715||Price per person, double occupancy, in shared/group service in Peru and private service in Bolivia, all intermediate transfers included. Domestic airfares are included in Bolivia ONLY.|
|Destination:||Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - La Paz - Lake Titicaca - Sun Island - Tiwanaku - Uyuni Salt Flats|
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PERU AND BOLIVIA TRAVEL PACKAGE DESCRIPTION
This 10 day Peru and Bolivia Travel Package will take you to some of the most amazing and mystical places in the world.
- Visit the bustling city of Lima, with its beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, multi-cultural identity and rich colonial history.
- Immerse yourself in the Inca culture as you explore Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
- Observe the striking contrasts of modern and folkloric La Paz.
- Visit the impressive ruins of the powerful Tiwanaku culture.
- Take a boat ride to Sun Island, on Lake Titicaca, the legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire.
- Experience the world’s largest salt flats of Uyuni, a unique and mystical landscape; a vast playground for those who enjoy photography.
This journey will take you to amazing sites with such mystical energy and cultural importance that it’s nothing short of an adventure of lifetime!
PERU AND BOLIVIA TRAVEL PACKAGE ITINERARY
Transfer from the Airport:
International flight – Lima (arriving at any time – booked on your own). Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel in Miraflores WITH DRIVER ONLY.
Overnight Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro.
City Tour Lima Half Day:
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel in Miraflores. Panoramic tour around the traditional districts of Miraflores, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Huaca Pucllana, and San Isidro. The tour continues to Downtown Lima where you will visit the San Francisco Convent and catacombs, and the Federal Reserve Bank’s Museum which offers an extraordinary collection of pre-Inca art. You will also make a short stop at the main square, where the Cathedral of Lima is located, to take pictures. Return to your hotel.
NOTE: the Federal Reserve Bank’s Museum is closed on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and Mondays all day. On these days, you will visit the San Martin Square instead.
Afternoon and Evening Free to explore the city.
Overnight at Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro.
Transfer to/from Airport:
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel and transfer to the airport WITH DRIVER ONLY to take your flight Lima – Cusco (StarPeru 1117 departing at 09:05 and arriving at 10:15 – booked on your own). Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel (3,350m/10,988ft).
City Tour Cusco:
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel. Experience the rich culture of the Incas by visiting their main constructions in Cusco. Visit the Cathedral, Koricancha (also known as the Temple of the Sun), the archaeological complex of Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay (duration: 4 hours). Return to your hotel.
Overnight at Casa Andina Classic Cusco Plaza.
Sacred Valley Tour:
Experience the Sacred Valley of the Incas, an important agricultural production center along the Urubamba River. Home to the fortress of Ollantaytambo & the artisan market of Pisac.
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel. Visit the artisan market and archeological site of Pisac (2,800m/9,184ft). Buffet lunch in Urubamba. Continue the tour to the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo and enjoy an amazing mountain view. Tour ends around 16:00 – 17:00 (duration: 8 hours).
Train Ride to Aguas Calientes:
From the archeological site, you’ll need to make your way, on your own, to the Ollantaytambo Station (10 min walk from Main Square) to take the Expedition Train departing at 19:00 and arriving to Aguas Calientes at 20:45 where you’ll be met by a member of the hotel staff, who will help you get to your hotel.
Overnight at Casa Andina Classic Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu Tour:
Today you will explore the mystical Citadel of Machu Picchu. Your tour guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel, early in the morning, to take the bus up the mountain to the Citadel (2,350m/7,710ft) and guide you through the “Lost City of the Incas” (duration: 2 ½ hours).
After the tour, you can hike, on your own, the Huayna Picchu Mountain (400 people limit per day) to admire an impressive panoramic view of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and/or visit the Temple of the Moon. After Huayna Picchu, you will have the opportunity visit the Inca Bridge or to walk up to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) to admire another amazing panoramic view of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu on your own (optional).
Buffet lunch at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel located next to Machu Picchu. The buffett is served from 11:30 to 15:00.
Train Ride to Cusco:
After lunch, take the bus down (bus departs every 5 min or last bus departs at 17:30), on your own, to Aguas Calientes, making sure to be back at the station to take the Expedition Train departing at 16:43 and arriving at 20:13 to Poroy (20-15 min from Cusco). Once you arrive at Poroy, our driver will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name on it, ready to take you to your hotel in Cusco.
Overnight in Casa Andina Classic Cusco Plaza.
Transfer to/from Airport in Lima and La Paz:
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel and transfer to the airport WITH DRIVER ONLY to take your international flight Cusco – La Paz ( Peruvian Airlines P9 331 departing at 07:40 and arriving at 09:40 – booked on your own). Private transport WITH DRIVER ONLY from the airport to your hotel in La Paz.
City Tour La Paz and Moon Valley Half Day:
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel to visit the highlights of the city of La Paz. These include the Witch Doctor’s Market (where you can find herbs, folk remedies and fascinating ingredients used in Aymara rituals), and the typical handicrafts market of Sagarnaga Street. The tour continues to the San Francisco Colonial Church (Museum not included) and Plaza Murillo where the Cathedral, the Government Palace, and the National Congress buildings are located.
After this you will visit the charming, cobble-stoned street of Jaen, one of the last colonial streets of downtown La Paz, and home to a range of museums, shops, bars and restaurants. You will then be transferred to Plaza España to take the Yellow and Green Lines of the city’s sky lift towards the southern area of the city. Here you will enjoy panoramic views of the residential areas of Obrajes, Calacoto and La Florida. Finally, the tour ends with a fascinating visit to Moon Valley, an amazing display of rock erosion patterns like something from out of this world. You will also have the opportunity to visit and enjoy the small gallery of celebrated local potter, Mario Sarabia (duration: 4 hours). Return to your hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Rosario in La Paz.
Transfer to Copacabana and Tour:
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel. Transport to Copacabana (duration: 4 – 4 ½ hours, altitude: 3,840m / 12,595ft). At your arrival, you will have lunch at the outdoor terrace of the Rosario Hotel, overlooking Lake Titicaca.
You will then start your tour by visiting the Basilica, a stark, white, Moorish-looking building decorated with Portuguese-style blue tiles and rounded domes. The treasure inside is the Shrine de la Virgen de Copacabana — a statue carved in the 15th century which is said to be responsible for countless miracles. It’s also said that if she’s removed, Lake Titicaca will rise in rebellion and flood the town.
Next, you may walk the 12 Stations of the Cross (optional), which devout Catholics visit throughout the Easter season of Lent. It is a great walk (duration: 1 ½ hours) as it will help you understand the layout of the town and the position of nearby islands. The views of Lake Titicaca on the way up, and at the summit, are worth the uphill walking. It is worth noting that in contrast to the strong Catholic influences found in Copacabana, you’ll also find Yatiris (masters) performing spiritual cleansings called “challas” or coca leaf readings, all part of the Aymara culture.
Transfer to Sun Island:
After your tour of Copacabana, you will be transferred by boat to the Port of Pilkokaina in the southern part of Sun Island on Lake Titicaca–legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire–where you will be welcomed by the La Estancia Eco-Lodge staff. The lodge is situated at the top of the island and requires a smooth uphill walk with amazing views of the lake and a visit to the Inca ruins of Pilkokaina Palace along the way, (duration: 1- 1 ½ hours). From the lodge, behold an amazing sunset.
Overnight at La Estancia Eco-Lodge.
(B, L, D at your hotel)
Escalera del Inca and Transfer to Tiwanaku:
After enjoying breakfast at the Eco-lodge, you will walk down to the Port of Yumani and visit the Escalera del Inca, a stairway leading to the Inca Fountain, once believed to be a fountain of youth, and a place where ceremonies dedicated to water and insemination of earth took place. After a short trek with wonderful panoramic views of Lake Titicaca, you will take a boat back to Copacabana (duration: 1 hour) to then be transferred to Tiwanaku (duration: 3 – 4 hours).
Half Day Tiwanaku Ruins and Transfer to La Paz:
After lunch in Tiwanaku, visit the Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture, which includes beautiful monumental stone buildings that survive in the protected archaeological zones. You will visit the Kalasasaya Temple (Sun), the legendary Sun Gate, the Semi-subterranean temple (Earth), the Akapana Pyramid, the Puma Punku ceremonial center, as well as the museums where you will enjoy an impressive collection of objects and tools of ancient civilizations in addition to monumental monoliths (duration: 1 ½ – 2 hours). Transfer to your hotel in La Paz (duration: 1 ½ hours).
Overnight at Rosario Hotel in La Paz.
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel and transport WITH TRANSFER PERSON to the airport to take your flight La Paz – Uyuni (BoA OB-302 departing at 08:10 and arriving at 09:00 or Amaszonas Z8-302 departing at 07:30 and arriving at 08:15).
Full Day Uyuni Salt Flat:
Early morning pick-up WITH TRANSFER PERSON from the Uyuni airport. You will be taken to the TIKA restaurant at the Jardines de Uyuni hotel for a short break as all tours begin at 10:00am. Mid-morning departure from the town of Uyuni on route to the amazing Uyuni Salt Flat, the world’s largest salt desert. On your way, you will visit the cemetery of trains where you can take playful and even artistic pictures on board the remains of 19th and 20th century steam locomotives. Next you will visit the town of Colchani (20 min. from Uyuni) where you’ll learn the artisanal salt extraction process from local artisans, and maybe even purchase Uyuni salt. You will also see piles of extracted salt and the “ojos del salar” or mineralized water springs bursting out of the salt flat
The next stop is Incahuasi Island located in the middle of the salt flat. It is an oasis with a unique and isolated ecosystem where giant cacti thrive (up to 10m. or 32ft. high). Afterwards, you will enjoy a unique picnic experience, as lunch will be served in the middle of the salt desert. This is a perfect time to take advantage of the salt flat’s extraordinary flatness and play with proportion and perspective in your photographs.
After lunch you will travel to Pucara Ayque at the base of the Tunupa volcano to explore the Pre-Columbian ruins and mummies found there. After witnessing an amazing sunset on the salt flat, you will return to Uyuni or Colchani where you will be transferred to your hotel in Colchani – Uyuni.
Overnight at Palacio de Sal.
(B, L, D at your hotel)
Transfer to the Airport:
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel and transport WITH DRIVER ONLY to the airport to take your flight Uyuni – La Paz (BoA OB-303 departing at 09:40 and arriving at 10:30 or Amaszonas Z8-301 departing at 08:15 and arriving at 09:05 or Amaszonas Z8-303 departing at 08:40 and arriving at 09:30) to then take your international flight (booked on your own).
|Tour Price per person||1 Person||2 People||4 People||6 People||8 People||10 People||12 People|
|3 Stars||US$ 2,905||US$ 1,715||US$ 1,410||US$ 1,320||US$ 1,330||US$ 1,270||US$ 1,240|
|3 Stars Superior||US$ 3,095||US$ 1,905||US$ 1,600||US$ 1,510||US$ 1,525||US$ 1,460||US$ 1,430|
|4 Stars||US$ 3,140||US$ 1,935||US$ 1,625||US$ 1,540||US$ 1,550||US$ 1,490||US$ 1,460|
|5 Stars||US$ 4,512||US$ 2,595||US$ 2,290||US$ 2,200||US$ 2,210||US$ 2,150||US$ 2,120|
INCLUDED IN PERU AND BOLIVIA TRAVEL PACKAGE
|Included in Tour Price||Not included in Tour Price|
|Hotel accommodations according to itinerary.||International flights and LIM – CUZ / CUZ – LPB.|
|Meals according to itinerary.||Visas required to enter Peru and Bolivia.|
|All entrance tickets.||Airport Taxes for international flights and flight LIM – CUZ.|
|All tour and intermediate transfers.||Drinks and tips.|
|All guided excursions in English in shared/group service in Peru and private service in Bolivia.||Tickets to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountains.|
|Bus & entrance to Machu Picchu for 1 day.|
|Expedition Trains to/from Aguas Calientes.|
|Buffet Lunch at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge.|
|Airport transports in Lima, Cusco, La Paz, Uyuni WITH DRIVER ONLY.|
|Embarkation fees (Lake Titicaca).|
|Flights: LPB – UYU – LPB.|
|Airport taxes in La Paz and Uyuni.|
FOR THE HIGHLANDS (Cusco, Machu Picchu, La Paz, Tiwanaku, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, and Uyuni):
- Upon arrival in Cusco, we recommend you rest for at least 3 hours; do not eat much, as digesting food might be a bit slow during your first day due to the altitude.
- Also, you can drink coca tea (except those who suffer from high blood pressure and heart problems).
- Wear comfortable footwear and clothes (dress in layers).
- Drink water, wear sunglasses, sunscreen and sun cap.
- Bring moisturizing cream and a small backpack for excursions.
- Do not forget a camera or videocamera to capture the amazing places you’ll visit.
- We recommend bringing abundant contact lens solution or an additional pair of glasses.