Country
Peru
Duration
13 Days/12 Nights
Travel Type
Escorted Tour
 

GUARANTEED SMALL GROUP DEPARTURES 2024

This Peru and Bolivia tour takes you to several of South America’s most breathtaking natural wonders and cultural attractions. Start with sightseeing in Lima and Cusco, then explore the ruins of Machu Picchu before heading to Lake Titicaca. You will visit Sun and Moon islands and learn about indigenous traditions before crossing over to Bolivia. Then enjoy several days discovering the landscapes of the salt flats of Uyuni and La Paz.

Inclusions

Accommodation for 12 nights
20 meals: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 2 dinners
Roundtrip transfers
Visits as per itinerary
English-speaking local guides

Exclusions

International and domestic airfare – Transfers unless otherwise noted – Meals unless otherwise noted – Gratuities – Beverages – Optional excursions

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DAY 1 LIMA

Upon arriving in Lima, you will be picked up and taken to your hotel. Our representative will give you a documentation kit with detailed program explanation. Luggage and hotel registration assistance will be offered.

Accommodation : Lima for 2 nights

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DAY 2 LIMA

Today you will visit the modern and colonial parts of Lima, known as The City of Kings, starting at the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, and passing along a “huaca” or sacred pre-Inca site, before heading to the Historic Center. There, you will walk along some of the most historically important streets of the city, leading to the Plaza de Armas, where you will have some time to take pictures of the amazing colonial architecture that surrounds it. You will also have the chance to take a peek into an iconic building, that has served Lima’s citizens for centuries and continues to be an important landmark. Then you will visit the impressive Convent of Santo Domingo, an astonishing building with colonial style. After exploring the Historical Center, you will head towards the Larco Museum, which houses the incomparable Treasures of Ancient Peru private collection.

Meals : Breakfast

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DAY 3 LIMA - CUSCO

Breakfast. At schedule time transfer to the airport to board the flight to Cusco city. Suggested flight time: 9/10am (for example: LA2047 LIM/CUZ Departure 0930 – Arrival 1053) – not included. Day at leisure in Cusco. Enjoy the charm of this beautiful colonial city that was built upon the remains of amazing Inca buildings. Not to miss: Temple of the Sun (Koricancha), San Pedro Market, the Cathedral, and the Inca Fortress of Sacsayhuaman.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Cusco for 1 night

Optional Excursions : AFTERNOON, HALF DAY CITY TOUR VISIT TO SAN PEDRO MARKET AND RUINS - WITH EXTRA COST (minimum 2 passengers)
You will visit the city of Cusco, known as the Imperial City and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here you will start your tour at the iconic San Pedro market, a local market where you can explore the colors, flavors and traditions of modern Cusco. The visit continues with the Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca palace and cult center of the Sun God, above which the order of the Dominicans built a church, which remains standing to this day. You will continue ascending to the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, an impressive example of Inca military architecture. Afterwards, you will explore Q’enqo archeological site, where important Inca ceremonies took place. Finally, you will arrive to the Plaza de Armas (main square), where you will visit the Cathedral, the most important temple in the city.

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DAY 4 CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY

Breakfast. You will head in the direction of the Maras salt mines, an amazing place where the finest salt in the world is extracted: Maras salt. On the way, you will make a stop at the Raqchi viewpoint, from where you will have an impressive view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Then, you will visit the Misminay community. Upon arrival, the villagers will give you a warm welcome with music and typical dances. There, you will be able to learn about the Andean families’ lifestyle, by sharing some of their daily activities with them. Then, you will enjoy a delicious and traditional lunch prepared with local products. You will continue with a visit to Moray, a fascinating archeological site with huge concentric terraces, which the Incas used as a botanical laboratory.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Sacred Valley for 1 night

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DAY 5 SACRED VALLEY - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

Breakfast. You are going to visit one of the most important energy centers of the world: Machu Picchu. You will be driven to the archeological site, the visit of which will be an unforgettable experience, with a professional tour guide to impart to you all the history that surrounds this mysterious and enchanting place. Once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the site on your own, to relax, or to meditate. At the agreed upon hour, you will descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch and board the train later that afternoon for the return trip.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Cusco for 2 night

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DAY 6 CUSCO

Breakfast. Day at leisure in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast

Optional Excursions : FULL DAY VINICUNCA RAINBOW MOUNTAIN – WITH EXTRA COST (minimum 2 passengers)
You will leave your hotel in Cusco early in the morning, crossing the South Valley, towards Cusipata. From there, you will be transferred to Phulawasipata where you will begin your walk. After some time to prepare, you will start with the ascending route to Vinicunca, the Rainbow Mountain. The place will amaze you with its vivid colors and natural beauty. There, you will have time to take photos and fill yourself with the energy of the place. At the end of this visit, you will walk back to the starting point. Finally, you will be taken back to your hotel in Cusco.

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DAY 7 CUSCO - PUNO

Breakfast. At the scheduled time, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the bus station to take the departure from Cusco to Puno. Leave the station at the start of a bus journey to Puno; en route enjoy the magnificent scenery of the southern valley of Cusco. First stop is Andahuaylillas, which has a beautiful 17th Century church containing an impressive organ decorated with angels and cherubs. After that, the ruins at Racchi -also known as the “Temple of Wiracocha”- the different zones of which were used for different purposes. After this visit, you will enjoy a typical and delicious buffet lunch at a local restaurant. Then you will visit the archaeological site of Puca-Pucara, basically a military camp that also functioned as an administrative center. Finally, you will arrive at the bus station in Puno. Upon your arrival. Transfer from bus station to hotel.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Puno for 1 night

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DAY 8 PUNO - COPACABANA - SUN ISLAND

Breakfast. Travel by tourist bus from Puno with a wonderful view of Lake Titicaca along the route until Copacabana (3 ½ hours), a pleasant town on the shores of the lake. Visit its church and the famous “Virgen Morena”. Travel by boat, crossing the lake to the Island of the Sun (1 hour) until Huacani to have an Aptapi (typical lunch in the highlands), the trip continues by boat up till to the ruins of Pilkokaina Inca temple Finally hike to La Estancia with a wonderful view of Lake Titicaca (1 hour approximately).

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation : Sun Island for 1 night
Ecolodge La Estancia - Standard Cabin
An amazing spot located on the southern part of the Island of the Sun in Lake Titicaca. It was built preserving the Andean architecture and combining with the modern comfort, always respecting the harmony of the surrounding nature and habitat. The cabins were constructed with adobe brick and thatch roofs and are set between pre-Inca terraces. We use solar energy and recycle waste at all levels.

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DAY 9 SUN ISLAND - MOON ISLAND - LA PAZ

DON’T MISS AN EARLY SUNRISE!
Hike down through Yumani visiting the Inca stairs and the Water of the Eternal Youth, then take a trip by boat to the Island of the Moon (1 hour) and the Inca ruins of Iñak Uyu temple to finally reach Copacabana (1 ½ hours). Shared transportation to La Paz (3 ½ hours) with very nice views of the Andes Royal Range.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : La Paz for 2 nights

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DAY 10 LA PAZ

Breakfast. Half day city tour with shoe-shiners – walking tour.
A unique visit to the popular neighborhoods and markets of La Paz, guided by a “lustra bota” or shoe-shiner will provide different impressions of this unique city. Meeting with the “lustra guide” outside the former train terminal of La Paz. Hop on, on one of the many telefericos (cable cars) lines this vibrant city has, the Red Line, and get off where the walking tour starts, the main cemetery. After a short visit, continue walking to “Fish Street Market”, the “Flower Market” and the “Uruguay Market” where various species of animals and food can be seen. The tour continues to Eloy Salmón Street, lined with shops and stalls selling the latest technology and to the “Cholitas Market” where Cholitas (local ladies) can be seen shopping for traditional skirts and blankets. The tour concludes at the famous witches’ market on Linares and Sagarnaga Streets where we will learn a little bit of Andean cosmovision.

Meals : Breakfast

Optional Excursions : HALF-DAY CITY TOUR AND VALLEY OF THE MOON - WITH ADDITIONAL COST (minimum 02 passengers)
A 4 hour city tour through La Paz, elected as one of the 7 wonder cities in the world, located in a valley at the foothills of the Andes Range, situated at 3,632m / 11942 ft. above sea level. The tour goes through the street markets rich in handicrafts, weavings, and witchcraft items, followed by a visit to the colonial section of the city, San Francisco Church, Gold Museum, Murillo Square also visit to the viewpoint “Mirador de Killi Killi”; and the outdoor replica of Tiwanaku temple. Then descending to the more modern, southern part of La Paz to reach and visit the Valley of the Moon, where a clay mountain has been impressively shaped by erosion. Ride by cable car “Teleférico”, it’s an excellent choice to discover an excellent and beautiful view of La Paz. This is a must for everyone!
Note: cable car ride can change day according to the itinerary.

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DAY 11 LA PAZ - UYUNI

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Morning flight from La Paz to Uyuni. Meeting at the airport and transfer to Uyuni village. Around 10:00 am, enter this unique natural wonder of salt with over 10.582 km2 to the “Isla Incahuasi” (2 hours), a special habitat of volcanic rocks and giant cactus. Then to the north to visit the pre-Columbian fort of Ayque Pucará and the nearby chullpares, both on the foothills of the Thunupa volcano; later continue east to Colchani (2 hours). Enjoy a beautiful sunset! – Night and dinner in salt hotel.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation : Palacio de Sal Hotel for 1 night
This is an amazing hotel with walls, ceilings, chairs and tables made in salt. The purpose of this special construction is to be in balance with nature and the surrounding landscape also to enjoy a pleasant and unforgettable rest.

Optional Excursions : OPTIONALS WITH EXTRA COST:
Luxury cocktail during the sunset - (minimum 02 passengers)
A spectacular time in Uyuni salt flats enjoying a luxury cocktail in the middle of this beautiful and huge salt desert during an incredible sunset. Included: Snacks (Ham, cheese, nuts, olives, bread) and wine

Star watching experience - (minimum 02 passengers)
Have an extraordinary experience in the middle of Uyuni salt flats at night. It will be a trip to the stars while staying on the earth with an indescribable feeling. (This visit depends on the weather).
Included: a cup of hot beverage (non-alcoholic)

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DAY 12 UYUNI - LA PAZ

Breakfast. Transfer to the nearby airport for a flight to La Paz. El Alto airport is currently the highest international airport in the world at 4,080m/13.115 ft. above sea level. Transfer from airport to hotel, via a short highway from which there is a nice view over the city of La Paz and nearby snow-capped mountains.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : La Paz for 1 night

Optional Excursions : SUNRISE IN UYUNI SALT FLATS - WITH EXTRA COST (MINIMUM 02 PASSENGERS)
Start the day very early in the morning, with a transfer to Uyuni salt flats. Once there, enjoy the landscape full of peace surrounded by water, salt and specially the spectacular sunrise. It will be a moment that will last the rest of your life. (This visit depends on the weather). Included: a cup of hot beverage (non-alcoholic).

HALF DAY TOUR TO TIWANAKU RUINS - WITH EXTRA COST(minimum 02 passengers)
Tiwanaku is a 1½ hour drive from La Paz (72 km/45 miles), throughout which the highlands are passed, and the Aymaran way of life can be seen. Tiwanaku dating back to 1580BC - 1200AC, was one of the most important pre-Inca civilizations and considered to be among the most developed at the time. The main constructions visited during this tour are: Kalasasaya temple and the Gate of the Sun constructed out of stone, Ponce and Fraile monoliths; the Akapana pyramid and the semi-underground temple. Two local museums to view pottery, stonework and learn about the culture are also included on this trip.

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DAY 13 LA PAZ

Breakfast. At designated time transfer to the airport to board your international flight.

Meals : Breakfast

HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR

3* Tourist

Lima: Arawi Express 3*
Cusco: AVA Spot 3*
Sacred Valley: Hacienda Cusco 3*
Puno: Xima 3*
Sun Island: Ecolodge La Estancia 3*
La Paz: Naira 3*
Colchani (Uyuni): Palacio de Sal 3*

4* Superior / First Class

Lima: Pullman Miraflores 4*
Cusco: Casa Andina Premium 4*
Sacred Valley: Casa Andina Premium 4*
Puno: Sonesta Posada Del Inca 4*
Sun Island: Ecolodge La Estancia 4*
La Paz: Europa 4*
Colchani (Uyuni): Sal Palacio de Sal 4*

Rates per person, in CA$, starting from, double occupancyLand Only
Departures 2024DoubleSingle supp.
3* Tourist Category4299+699
4* Superior / First Class Category4749+1199
Rates per person, in CA$, starting fromOptional Excursions
Half day city tour – San Pedro Market and ruins **165
Full day Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain**260
Half day city tour – La Paz  (based on 2 pax)120
Half day Tiwanaku ruins – La Paz (based on 2 pax)200
Luxury cocktail Uyuni (based on 2 pax)120
Stargazing Uyuni (based on 2 pax)180
Sunrise Tour Uyuni (based on 2 pax)180
** Shared service excursions

Guaranteed 2024 departures (minimum of 2 passengers)

January 8
February 12
March 12
April 2
May 7 and 28
June 11 and 25
July 16
August 6
September 3
October 8
November 12
December 10

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment. Prices include the contribution of customers to the Compensation Fund for clients of Quebec travel agents.

Peruvian week and Bolivian extension – Promotional flyer
Peruvian week and Bolivian extension – Promotional flyer

Peruvian week and Bolivian extension – Detailed itinerary
Peruvian week and Bolivian extension – Detailed itinerary