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Our Peru and Bolivia tour combined make the most of your holiday visiting its most important highlights passing by Lima and then visiting the jewels of Cusco and Puno. Witness firsthand the fantastic views and surroundings of the Sacred Valley while touring around Pisaq ruins and impressive Ollantaytambo fortress.
Jorge Chavez, Lima Airport
It depends on the arrival time of your flight. We suggest arriving on morning or afternoon flights.
Once you have arrived at Lima airport, you will be greeted by a Peru & U representative who will transfer you at your hotel, and the way or at your hotel you will be given a briefing and overview of your itinerary and the answers to the questions you may have.
The rest of the day is for you to explore of Lima and its delicious gastronomy at your leisure.
Once you have finished breakfast, you will be introduced to the many sides of Lima, Peru’s modern capital and its largest city. This multifaceted city contains contrasts of modern, colonial, and ancient elements which is actually a quite fair representation of Peru.
Lima is exhilarating, as most cities fast-paced and will definitely challenge your expectations of it after you scratch the surface. Along your English-speaking guide who will give you a deep explanation about its abundant history and its modern significance you will immersed in Lima’s colonial history and Spanish roots visiting the Cathedral, the Main Square, and the Catacombs in San Francisco Covent.
This contrasts the sites of the residential and trendy areas of San Isidro and Miraflores, where you will see modern Lima at its finest.
After the tour, you will have a free evening to explore the city at your own pace to appreciate its famed culinary scene and nightlife.
At your arrival you the Incas land, a Peru & U representative will await you to transfer you to your accommodation.
Once on the way, your itinerary will be reviewed and in the case of having some questions they will be answered as well. The rest of the day is for you to adjust and acclimatize to the high altitude of Cusco and relax at your leisure.
After you have enjoyed breakfast, you will be picked and taken to the precious Sacred Valley. Our first visit will be the archaeological ruins of Pisaq and village, where we will stop by the craft market that lays in the main plaza, which stays busy on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sunday and the locals sell colorful woven cloth, alpaca wool, reproductions of ancient jewelry, engraved gourds and more. As we then follow the Urubamba river as we will head toward the Ollantaytambo fortress, and impressive construction surrounded by mountains creating fascinating landscapes s explaining of your guide.
After lunch time, you will be taken to the Ollantaytambo Train Station for you to board your train to Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu town. Once there the rest of the evening is your to explore this small and cheerful city at your leisure.
Today we must rise early as the highlight of any trip to South America has come. We will take you for 30 min ride by bus that will take you to the Machu Picchu entrance.
Once there you will be amazed immediately by this remarkable Pre-Colombian city left by the Incas.
The sync between the cultural and natural surroundings are simply perfect and along with your guide you will discover and understand a little more of the secrets and theories of this gorgeous citadel. After your guided tour, you will have the time to wonder around its terraces and passages that will have you enchanted all day and capture the moment with beautiful pictures. After a long day of exploring this lost city, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to later on board the train back to the train station from there a representative will be waiting to transfer you back to Cusco. Once in Cusco by the evening you will have the rest of the day at your leisure to explore the cobblestone streets of this magical city.
Today the day rise bright and early, as we will pick you up from your hotel, and then drive for about 2 hours until we reach small village of Mollepata, once we have arrived you will be served a warm breakfast to gain your energy for the day. Afterwards we will head towards Soraypampa, which is the start point of the Salkantay Trek.
The first see you would notice is the stunning views, if the sky is clear enough then you will be able to see the breathtaking Salkantay and Humantay Apus, the mountain guardians of the Slakantay Pass. The hike takes about hour and a half until we reach the lake in a tranquil pace as the tour has a moderate to challenging difficult, but all that will be forgotten as you lay eyes on the emerald waters and blue sky reflecting on the lake. You may consider (for an extra cost) renting a horse instead of hiking up to the lake if you not feel like walking.
Once there you will have enough time to take amazing pictures, make an offering to the Apus and for the bravest ones even swim, of course if the weather allows it. After a break, we will start the descending back to Saraypampa, surely easier than the way up. Once in Soraympampa a rewarding lunch await you, and after a very well deserved time for resting, we must return back to Cusco. The rest of the evening is yours to explore at your leisure.
After a full breakfast at your hotel, a Peru & U representative will take you to the bus station for you to board the touristy coach to Puno. This is one of the most beautiful routes in Peru as you will go through the Altiplano a wise plateau well knows due to its high altitude and its massive extension that covers parts of Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile.
On the way, we will do various stops to make the most of the journey for instance museums, Inca ruins, and small cultural villages which also gives you a chance to stretch your legs.
We will even stop at the highest point of the route at a dizzying altitude of 4319m and you will have the opportunity to take amazing photos. Once we have arrived at Puno, another Peru & U representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel to rest for the night.
Today, after you have enjoyed a wholesome breakfast you will spend a full day on the sparkling Lake Titicaca which is the highest navigable lake in the world and the largest in South America. The lake is famous for its distinct culture and reed floating islands originating from communities seeking refuge from enemy villages on the lake shore.
Firstly, we will stop on your boat tour at the amazing floating reed island of the community of Uros. Here the members will welcome you and teach you how they built their islands and take you on a reed boat ride. As the tours follows we will head toward Taquile where you will experience the lifestyle of the locals that has remain the same for centuries, relying on small-scale agriculture and animals for a simple life of sustainable subsistence.
Your guide will lead you around the island explaining more about its customs and history and you will enjoy a traditional lunch made from products grown in the area.
From Taquile by the afternoon you will be brought back to Puno after having this heartwarming experience.
Today, we must jump from one side of the Lake to the other. After breakfast, you will be transfer to the bus station to brad the coach that will take you to Copacabana, Bolivia.
Once you have arrived, we will make a visit to the famous Sun Virgins Temple and moon island, later on you will take another coach to La Paz. At your arrival, you will be greeted and taken to your hotel in La Paz, the rest of the afternoon is for you to explore of this peculiar city at your leisure.
After your breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel to start the city tour of this bustling city. Firstly, you will visit the Witch´s Market that is very famous, where the locals sell natural, ancient remedies and more. As our tour follows, we will pass by the Plaza Murillo where we would find: The Cathedral, Government Palace, and National Congress buildings.
Walk the renowned colonial street Jaen along its various museums Later, we will head toward the replica of the semi-subterranean temple of the Tiwanaku Culture. Afterwards, we will start jumping into modern La Paz, as we visit the residential areas of Obrajes, Calacoto, and La Florida. Lastly, we will stop in the Moon Valley, there you will have the opportunity to walk amongst unique monoliths.
The surroundings have a dramatic look and the rock formations were created after centuries of wind erosion in the mountains until they took onto this strange looking.
By the evening, you will be picked and driven to the bus terminal to board the overnight bus to Uyuni.
Upon your arrival early in the morning, there will be enough time for you to warm up with breakfast, as this amazing tour will start by late morning. The most famous Salt Flat are the Uyuni (3663 mts/12017.7 ft), besides it is the biggest one in the world, with an extension of 10,500 square kilometers. Our 2-day adventure is about to begin as we stop by our first attraction the train cemetery with trains abandoned in 1940’s after the mining industry collapsed in Uyuni.
Our next stop is the city Colchani, a little town where you will find crafted products sell by the local and that they have been made out of salt. From there only a few meters from afar the vast salt flat begin, on the way we will have so many opportunities to take fascinating photos.
We will visit many of the famous spots along the way such as the salt pyramids and the first hotel made of salt and after that we will make our way to the “island” of Incawasi. This first thing that will catch your eyes is the giant cactus and intricate rock formation where you can still find fossil remains. As our tour continues we will head to the small town of Coqueza where you will spend the night resting.
As many adventures still await us, we must rise early and in continuation with our tour we will find a spot to watch the beautiful sunrise over the salt flats. After your breakfast in Coquesa, then we will move to see a fascinating museum of stone animals. Later, our adventure leads us to the Tunupa Volcano laying there surrounded by impressive whiteness.
We will start a short hike, to be able to see the volcano mummies, people who had been natural mummified as they were trying to escape during an eruption occurred a few hundred years ago, but unfortunately could not made it.
Once we reach Coquesa is will be lunch time, and after we must be back to Uyuni, where you will have some free time to rest and relax, by the evening you will need to board your overnight bus to head back to La Paz.
Your arrival will be very early into La Paz and you will immediately transfer to your hotel. Today you can recover from the long rise and enjoy more of this unique city.
Note: Please be aware that the check in time at hotels is from 1200 – 1400pm. If you need to have an available room at your arrival, request for another night in your hotel in La Paz.
After you have finished breakfast, a Peru & U representative will be waiting for you to take you to La Paz airport in order to take your return flight home.