Both prices include domestic airfares:
Lima - Cusco
Cusco - La Paz
La Paz - Salt Flat Uyuni
Salt Flat Uyuni - La Paz
La Paz - Lima
- 2 nights at a Lima hotel, 3 nights at a Cusco hotel, 1 nigth at a Aguas Calientes hotel, 2 nigths at a La Paz hotel (Bolivia), 2 nigths at a Salt Flat Uyuni hotel.
- Vista Dome train: Cusco - Aguas Calientes / Aguas Calientes - Cusco
Day 1: Arrival to Lima
Day 2: Lima, City tour
Day 3: Lima to Cusco - City tour
Day 4: Sacred Valley
Day 5: Machu Picchu
Day 6: Machu Picchu
Day 7: Cusco to La Paz - City Tour (Bolivia)
Day 8: La Paz to Salt Flat Uyuni
Day 9: Salt Flat Uyuni, "Pescado" island
Day 10: Salt Flat Uyuni to La Paz / La Paz to Lima (Peru)
* Departures every day
Day 1 - LIMA PICK UP
Upon arrival reception and transfer to the select hotel - overnight (no meals)
Day 2 - LIMA, CITY TOUR
This tour could start in the morning 9:30 am or 2:30 pm. You will be picked up from you hotel. This excursion offers the best combination of the different attractions in Lima and its three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary. In Lima, there were several different pre-Columbian cultures which are dated thousands of years back. Lima was part of the Inca Empire until was founded by the Spaniard Francisco Pizarro on the 18th. of January, 1535. During our guided tour we will travel along its millenary history.
ANCESTRAL LIMA. At the Huaca Pucllana, an archaeological precint build in the IV century A.C., we will have a panoramic view of this magnificent ceremonial and administrative centre which was considered by the Incas a holy village. We will learn about the life and rituals of its ancient inhabitants and admire its typical pyramidal building, very characteristic of sacred pre-Hispanic edifications which were adored in the coast of Peru.
COLONIAL LIMA. The Peruvian Viceroyalty was the most important one in the Spanish Empire and Lima was its capital. The highlights of its historical centre are its architecture and the urban design of the city, found in the old streets filled with colonial houses adorned with Moorish-style balconies. Our trip includes the Paseo de la Republica (Promenade of the Republic), Plaza San Martin (San Martin Square) and the Plaza Mayor (Main Square), with their different buildings: Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace), Palacio Arzobispal the (Archbishop's Palace), the Basilica Catedral (Cathedral Basilica) and the Palacio Municipal (Municipal Palace). We will enter the monumental Convento de San Francisco (Convent of Saint Francis), which displays the biggest collection of religious art in America. We can admire the Choir Room and the Monks’ Library, the Sacristy, with its collection of Zurbaran and Rivera paintings. The Big Patio of the Main Cloister, decorated with Seville tiles from the XVI century, its beautiful Moorish arches and its subterranean crypts known as The Catacombs, where you will feel the presence of Lima's colonial past.
CONTEMPORARY LIMA Visit to the most traditional residential areas in the capital: The Olive Grove of San Isidro, Miraflores and Larco Mar, distinctive tourist centre of contemporary Lima.
After the tour transfer to you hotel. Overnight. (breakfast included)
Day 3 - LIMA TO CUSCO - CITY TOUR
You will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco (airfare included) upon arrival reception and transfer to the select hotel, morning at leisure to acclimatize to the altitude. In the afternoon 1:00 pm you will be taken on a city tour and visit a local archaeological sites, the Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and surroundings returning later afternoon 5:30 pm to your hotel around and enjoy the hospitality of the local people (no meals included).
Day 4 - SACRED VALLEY
After breakfast at 8:00 am you will be taken through the Inca Sacred Valley where life has remained almost unchanged for 500 years. You will visit the impressive village of Pisac and the Indian market, enjoy the beautiful handicrafts on sale and wonder at the many ethnic tribal costumes worn, not just for tourists, but as part of their heritage by the local people. The tour also include the visit to Ollantaytambo fortress and the Chinchero Market Before returning to your hotel in Cusco late afternoon (around 6:30 pm) (breakfast and lunch included)
Day 5 - MACHU PICCHU 2days 1 night (See more information about Machu Picchu)
Early morning 5:30 am and after breakfast, we'll depart to the train station to our journey to Machu Picchu on Vista dome Train. (4 hours) at 9:40 am you will arrive to the Aguas Calientes Town from where you will have to take 20 minutes bus to the Archaeological site; Once there where you will have a guided tour with an English speaking professional guide follow by some time at leisure, stay overnight in the area or town relax at the nearby hot springs (entrance not included) (breakfast included).
Day 6: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
Morning at leisure by your own, you can visit the ruins early next day when the full magnificence of the site reveals itself in all its majesty (entrance and bus fee for this day not included on the rate) return to Cuzco where you will arrive around 7:30 pm. (breakfast included).Overinght (b)
Day 7: CUSCO / LA PAZ - CITY TOUR
You will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your international flight to La Paz - Bolivia (airfare included). Upon arrival reception and transfer to the select hotel.
AFTERNOON - LA PAZ CITY TOUR
We will visit a typical Indian market, the famous Witch Doctor’s market and the San Francisco Colonial Church. The tour continues to the Plaza Murillo, where the cathedral, the Government Palace and the National congress buildings are located. Then, we will visit the famous colonial street “Calle Jaén” where interesting museum are clustered together, followed by the visit to the open-air museum from the Tiwanaku Culture. To change scenery, the tour continues to the residential areas of Obrajes, Calacoto and La Florida.
The tour ends with the visit to the unique Moon Valley, place where the erosion has caused stony forms that giving the sensation to be in a real lunar landscape.Overnight at Gloria Hotel or similar (breakfast included)
Day 8: LA PAZ TO UYUNI
Transfer from hotel in La Paz to Airport for your flight to Uyuni. upon arrival reception and transfer to the Salt Moon Hotel (breakfast and lunch included)
Day 9: SALT FLAT UYUNI - “PESCADO” ISLAND (See more information about Salt Flat Uyuni)
Breakfast, visit to the Inca Huasi Island , also well known as the “Pescado Island” ( Fish Island ) located in the centre of the salar at 100 km from Uyuni and 40 km from Jirira. This is the main destination for most salt-desert tours. It is a remarkable and otherworldly place – a hilly outpost covered in trichocerus cacti and a flat, white sea of hexagonal salt tiles. A large population of stranded viscachas (Andean rodents) inhabits its rocky slopes which also afford views of the slat flats that are reminiscent of the Polar region, dominated by the colors blue and white, but with images of hills turned to one side by 45°. Fish Island is an oasis with a unique and isolated ecosystem that is populated by cacti up to 10 meters high. Photographers will find that Fish Island is one of the best sites in the world to indulge their passion. After a snack return to Uyuni sighting salt the water ponds; We stop at Colchani where we will observe manual salt production and processing to iodine salt., Transportation form The Salt Flat Uyuni to the lagoons is by 4 X 4, then Transfer to the Salt Moon Hotel. Overnight. (breakfast and lunch included)
Day 10: UYUNI TO LA PAZ / LA PAZ TO LIMA
Transfer to the airport for your flight to La Paz. Ten you will take your international flight to Lima. End of our services (breakfast included)
International and domestic airfares as specify in the program, nights at select hotel based on double occupancy, all transfers, professional bilingual guide service, entrance fee, transportation and meals as specify in the program.
Airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, extra expenses for flight cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Visa Requirement for US Citizens to enter in Bolivia
If you are North American and have decided visit Bolivia, you must take note of this recent information: In the first hours of 2007, The Bolivian President Evo Morales suppressed by decree the right of US citizens to enter this country freely, in reciprocity with a similar measure taken by the US government. Also the citizens of Angola, Bhutan, Chad Republic, Congo, Ruanda, Somalia, Yemen Republic, Indonesia, China and Taiwán has been affected by this decree Please make sure to have all necessary documents before traveling!