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US$ 2,400Price per person, double occupancy in 3-star hotel, tours in private, all intermediate transfers included. Domestic airfares included.
Duration:10 days
Destination:Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - La Paz - Tiwanaku - Lake Titicaca - Uyuni

ANDEAN ADVENTURE PERU AND BOLIVIA TOUR OVERVIEW

This 10 day Peru and Bolivia Tour will take you to some of the most amazing 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.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the andean landscape of the highest capital in the world, La Paz.
  • Visit the impressive ruins and monoliths of the legendary Tiwanaku culture.
  • Take a boat ride to Sun Island, on Lake Titicaca, and spend the night in the mystical birthplace of the Inca Empire.
  • Capture amazing photographs in the pristine landscape of the Uyuni Salt Flats, the world’s highest and largest salt desert.

 

Cusco Main Square
Sacsayhuaman Fortress
Cusco Street
Machu Picchu
Government Palace in La Paz
Cathedral in La Paz
Witch Doctor's Market
Cablecar System
Moon Valley
Copacabana
Lake Titicaca view from Copacabana
La Basilica in Copacabana
Sun Island
Inca Ruins in Sun Island
Tiwanaku
Tiwanaku
Uyuni Salt Flats
Piles of Salt at Uyuni
Train Cemetery in Uyuni
Incahuasi Island in Uyuni
Uyuni Salt Flats

ANDEAN ADVENTURE PERU AND BOLIVIA TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1

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 at Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro.

DAY 2

City Tour Lima Half Day:
Start your Lima city tour by visiting the suburbs of San Isidro and Miraflores. Drive by the bustling Financial Center, the prestigious San Isidro Golf course and the tranquil Olive Grove Park. See the impressive Huaca Pucllana, a pre-inca pyramid-shaped temple, that stands in the middle of the city. Stop at the Parque del Amor (Love Park) and enjoy unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean as you drive through the Miraflores Malecon, a road along the cliffs overlooking the ocean.

Your next visit is Lima’s historic center, which was declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1991. Drive by the Plaza Mayor, the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, City Hall and the Desamparados Train Station. Continue on to Plaza San Martin, a large park in downtown Lima, surrounded by colonial buildings still displaying ornate wooden balconies. Your city tour ends with a visit to the San Francisco Monastery and its famous underground crypts (Catacombs).

Please note that all visits are panoramic except for the San Francisco Convent and its Catacombs.

Afternoon and Evening Free to explore the city.

Overnight at Casa Andina Standard Miraflores Centro.

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DAY 3

Transfer to/from Airport:
Our driver picks you up from your hotel to take you to the airport. Take flight Lima – Cusco (StarPeru 1117 departing at 09:05 and arriving at 10:15 – booked on your own). We meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Cusco (3,350m/10,988ft).

City Tour Cusco:
Experience the rich culture of the Incas in the main constructions found throughout the city of 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.

Evening Free.

Overnight at Casa Andina Standard Cusco Plaza.

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DAY 4

Sacred Valley Tour:
Today we take you to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, an important agricultural production center along the Urubamba River. Visit the colorful artisan market and archeological site of Pisac (2,800m/9,184ft), and enjoy a buffet lunch in Urubamba. Continue on to the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo and brave the Inca stairs to behold amazing mountain views. The tour ends at around 16:00 – 17:00 (duration: 8 hours).

Train Ride to Aguas Calientes:
From the archeological site, you’ll need to make your way (unassisted) to the Ollantaytambo Train Station (10 min walk from the main square). Take the Expedition Train, which departs at 19:00 and arrives at 20:45 to Aguas Calientes. You’ll be met by a member of the hotel staff, who will escort you to your hotel.

Overnight at Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu.

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DAY 5

Machu Picchu Tour:
Today, explore the historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.  Our tour guide will meet you at your hotel, early in the morning, to take the bus up the mountain where Machu Picchu is located (2,350m/7,710ft).  Enjoy a guided tour of the “Lost City of the Incas” (duration: 2 ½ hours).

After the tour, you are free to roam around the historic ruins on your own. You can hike the steep stairs of Huayna Picchu Mountain and admire a birds-eye view of Machu Picchu (400-person limit per day). Or you can visit the Temple of the Moon. We also recommend you visit the Inca Bridge or to walk up to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) to admire another amazing panoramic view of Machu Picchu (optional).

Enjoy a buffet lunch at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel, situated on top of the mountain, next to Machu Picchu.  Please note the buffet is served from 11:30 until 15:00.

Train Ride to Cusco:
After lunch, take the bus down to Aguas Calientes (on your own). The bus departs every 5 min, with the last bus departing at 17:30. Make sure you are back at the station on time to take the Expedition Train, which departs at 16:43 and arrives at Poroy at 20:13 (20-15 min from Cusco). Our driver will be waiting for you at the Poroy station, holding a sign with your name on it. Transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

Overnight at Casa Andina Standard Cusco Plaza.
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DAY 6

Transfer to/from Airport in Lima and La Paz:
Airport transfer in the morning, WITH TRANSFER PERSON, 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 TRANSFER PERSON from the airport to your hotel in La Paz.

City Tour La Paz and Moon Valley Half Day:
Continue your Peru and Bolivia Tour Package by exploring Bolivia’s capital, the city of La Paz. Visit the famous Witch Doctor’s Market where you’ll find herbs, folk remedies and fascinating ingredients used in Aymara rituals. Next is the handicrafts market of Sagarnaga Street where you can find colorful souvenirs and gifts.

The tour continues to the San Francisco Colonial Church (museum not included) and to Plaza Murillo where the Cathedral, the Government Palace, and the National Congress buildings are located. Afterwards, visit the charming, cobble-stoned street of Jaen, one of the last colonial streets of downtown La Paz. It is home to a range of museums, shops, bars and restaurants. Transfer to Plaza España to take the city’s sky lift towards the southern residential area. Here you will enjoy amazing panoramic views of this Andean city cradled by striking mountains.

Finally, visit Moon Valley, with an amazing display of rock erosion patterns like something from out of this world. Enjoy the small gallery of celebrated local potter, Mario Sarabia, located in the area (duration: 4 hours). Return to your hotel.

Evening free.

Overnight at Rosario Hotel La Paz.

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DAY 7

Transfer to Copacabana and Tour:
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel and transfer to the town of Copacabana on Lake Titicaca (duration: 4 – 4 ½ hours, altitude: 3,840m / 12,595ft). At Copacabana, enjoy lunch in the outdoor terrace of the Rosario Hotel, overlooking Lake Titicaca.

After lunch, 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 during the 15th century which is said to be responsible for countless miracles. It is also belived that if she’s removed, Lake Titicaca will rise in rebellion and flood the town.

Next, you can take an optional walk through the 12 Stations of the Cross, as devout Catholics do throughout the Easter season. This uphill walk will help you understand the layout of the town and the position of nearby islands (duration: 1½ hours). The views of Lake Titicaca on the way up, and at the summit, are worth the exercise.

It is also worth noting that, in contrast to the strong Catholic influences found in Copacabana, you’ll also find Yatiris (Aymara masters) performing spiritual cleansings called “challas” or coca leaf readings on the streets.

Transfer to Sun Island:
After your tour of Copacabana, transfer by boat to the Port of Pilkokaina in the southern part of Sun Island–legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire. Here you will be welcomed by the La Estancia Eco-Lodge staff. The lodge itself is situated at the top of the island and requires a smooth uphill walk with amazing views of the lake. Along the way, you can visit the Inca ruins of Pilkokaina Palace (duration: 1- 1 ½ hours). From the lodge, behold an amazing sunset.

Evening free.
Overnight at La Estancia Eco-Lodge.

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DAY 8

Escalera del Inca and Transfer to Tiwanaku:
After enjoying breakfast at the Eco-lodge, walk down to the Port of Yumani. On your way down, visit the Escalera del Inca, a stairway leading to the Inca Fountain once believed to be a fountain of youth. After a short trek with wonderful panoramic views of Lake Titicaca, you will take a boat back to Copacabana (duration: 1 hour) and then be transferred to Tiwanaku (duration: 3 – 4 hours).

Half Day Tiwanaku Ruins and Transfer to La Paz:
After lunch, visit the Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku culture, which includes beautiful monumental stone buildings that survive in protected archaeological zones. See the Kalasasaya Temple (Sun), the iconic Sun Gate, the Semi-subterranean temple (Earth), the Akapana Pyramid, and the Puma Punku ceremonial center. At the adjacent museum, 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).

Evening free.
Overnight at Rosario Hotel in La Paz.
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DAY 9

Airport transfer WITH DRIVER ONLY to take 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 Flats:
Morning pick-up from the Uyuni airport and departure on a 4×4 on route to the amazing Uyuni Salt Flats for a rugged yet amazing journey of a lifetime.

On your way, visit the cemetery of trains and take playful or artistic pictures on board vintage 19th and 20th century steam locomotives. Next, stop at the town of Colchani (20 min. from Uyuni) and learn the artisanal salt extraction process from local artisans. Along the way, see perfect piles of extracted salt and mineralized water springs bursting out of the salar (“ojos del salar”).

Make your way to Incahuasi Island located in the middle of the salt flat. An oasis with a unique and isolated ecosystem, home to giant cacti (up to 10m. or 32ft. high). Afterwards, enjoy a unique picnic experience on the salt flats and make time to take fun perspective pictures that play tricks on the eye.

After lunch, travel to the Tunupa Volcano to explore Pre-Columbian ruins and mummies, and the visit the Chantani Museum. After witnessing an amazing sunset on the salt flats, return to Uyuni or Colchani where you will be transferred to your hotel.

NOTE:  Incahuasi Island, Tunupa Volcano, and Chantani Museum will not be visited during rainy season. Tunupa Volcano and Chantani Museum can be replaced for Chiquini Caves, only in dry season.

Evening free.

Overnight at Luna Salada (hotel made of salt).
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DAY 10

Transfer to the Airport:
Pick up from the lobby your hotel and transfer 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). From La Paz, take your international flight (booked on your own).

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B Breakfast.

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L Lunch.

D Dinner.

BL Boxed Lunch.

The Peru and Bolivia Tour package is customizable. If you prefer to travel for fewer days or add extra days or destinations to your trip, please let us know in the Notes section of  the Get Free Quote form. You can also fill out our Design Your Trip form or Contact Us form with your specific requests.

 

ANDEAN ADVENTURE PERU AND BOLIVIA TOUR PRICES

PRICE PER PERSON* - 3 Stars

1 Person US$ 3,595
2 People US$ 2,400
4 People US$ 2,050
6 People US$ 1,920
8 People US$ 1,875
10 People US$ 1,995
12 People US$ 1,935

PRICE PER PERSON* - 3 Stars Superior

1 Person US$ 3,730
2 People US$ 2,495
4 People US$ 2,145
6 People US$ 2,015
8 People US$ 1,970
10 People US$ 2,090
12 People US$ 2,030

PRICE PER PERSON* - 4 Stars

1 Person US$ 3,755
2 People US$ 2,510
4 People US$ 2,160
6 People US$ 2,025
8 People US$ 1,980
10 People US$ 2,100
12 People US$ 2,045

PRICE PER PERSON* - 5 Stars

1 Person US$ 4,970
2 People US$ 3,165
4 People US$ 2,815
6 People US$ 2,685
8 People US$ 2,640
10 People US$ 2,760
12 People US$ 2,700

*Price includes credit card payment fees.

 

INCLUDED IN PERU AND BOLIVIA TOUR PACKAGE

Included in Tour Price

Hotel accommodations according to itinerary.
Meals according to itinerary.
All entrance tickets.
All tour and intermediate transfers.
All guided excursions in English in shared/group service in Peru and private service in Bolivia.
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.
Flights: LIM – CUZ /LPB – UYU – LPB
Embarkation fees (Lake Titicaca).
Airport taxes Lima, Cusco, La Paz, Uyuni.

Not included in Tour Price

International flights.
Visas required to enter Peru and Bolivia.
Airport Taxes for international flights.
Drinks and tips.
Tickets to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountains.

 

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