This trip is going to take us to two of the most enigmatic countries in South America. We start with Peru and its always vibrant capital city of Lima. After visiting Lima we head to the imperial city of Cusco followed by the new wonder of the world; Machupicchu. Bolivia is next but not before seeing the beautiful Lake Titicaca and Tiahuanacu en route to La Paz. We then head to our final destination; the always intriguing and mesmerizing Salar de Uyuni.
HIGHLIGHTS: Lima, Cusco, Machupicchu, Puno, Titicaca Lake, La Paz, Salar de Uyuni.
Arrival in Lima; upon your scheduled arrival our Receptionist will be waiting for you at the arrival area. After the greeting and introduction we will then proceed to transfer you to the designated hotel. Once you have been briefed and checked in and depending on the time of your arrival, you can take this time to walk around and get to know the vicinity or just relax and enjoy the rest of the day.
City tour of Lima, the places that we will visit include Huaca Pucllana, which was a ceremonial and administrative Pre-Incan building, the Cathedral of Lima, Francisco Pizarro’s Tomb, the catacombs of the San Francisco Monastery and more. Also we will get to see the modern neighborhoods of San Isidro and Miraflores with its beautiful boardwalks along the coast.
Following the city tour, we will get ready to indulge into an exceptional gastronomic experience; Musiculinaria awaits us. Lima is considered the gastronomic capital of South America. Needless to say a visit to Lima without experiencing its cuisine would be unthinkable. This is why we will head to the bohemian district of Barranco and inmerse ourselves in the atmosphere of this part of town, walk through the”bridge of the sighs” and other attractions nearby. After that we will see a “Huarique Limeño”. In this restaurant we will have the opportunity of tasting amazing typical dishes and desserts all of this while enjoying a fabulous artistic show that combines the music with the gastronomy during their preparations.
Early in the morning we will transfer you to the airport to fly to the imperial city of Cusco. The duration of the flight is of about an hour. Our representative will be waiting for you in Cusco´s airport to transfer you to your hotel. We recommend you to use this time to rest and get acclimatized to the high altitude. The remainder of the day is free for you to get to know this marvelous city.
Tour a la carte.
Two options are available:
Option A: Sacred Valley tour and transfer to Machupicchu
Option B: One day Inka trail to Machupicchu
They say that part of a life of Journeys around the world includes a mandatory visit to Machupicchu. Early morning after breakfast you will start your incredible experience at one of the new marvels of the world; Machu Picchu. The two Hour guided tour will take you to some of the most important landmarks in Machupicchu like the Main Square, Intihuatana, the temple of the Sun, Temple of the three windows, and the temple of the Condor to mention only a few of them. After the guided tour, you will have plenty of time to explore the citadel all by yourself. We return late in the afternoon via train to Cusco and subsequently we will take you to your hotel.
This day is just dedicated to you…Enjoy the day and relax or plan some activities….it is completely up to you.
We will have early breakfast and then transfer you to the rail station. Our train to Puno will leave short before 8:00 am and will arrive to Puno right after 18:00. This will be an amazing ride since we will enjoy amazing views from the landscapes that this route has to offer all of this while enjoying first class amenities and services. Lunch will be served during the ride. This is a great occasion to take pictures from the panoramic cabin.
Early in the morning we will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the harbor so that you can take the motorboat and embark yourself on a travel to the past.
Our first stop will be the Floating Island of Uros which is a short distance away from the harbor. Here we will step on the floating islands and visit the community of the Uros. They will explain us the process of how they have managed to live in this islands for hundreds of years. They will show us how they make sure that the Islands stay afloat by exchanging the totora reeds.
We then continue our tour to the Island of Taquile which is about an hour and a half away. Once we arrive to Taquile we get to admire their ancient weaving techniques and other textile manufacturing skills. This is one of the few natural islands on the lake. It is worth mentioning that the Island is under UNESCO protection as humankind’s intangible heritage. Lunch will be served and enjoyed in this fantastic scenery.
We then return to Puno harbor in the afternoon while enjoying the amazing sunset on our way back. Transfer to hotel upon arrival.
Transfer in the morning to the bus station so that we can start our tour. We drive all the way to the border town of Desaguadero and passing by picturesque towns along the road. We will switch transportation once we cross to Bolivian territory. Once the customs paperwork has been taken care of, we can continue our trip to Tiahuanacu (Ca. 45 mins. ride from the border). We start the guided tour of the arquelogical complex of Tiahuanacu visiting the famous sun gate, the fortress of Akapana, the temple of Kalassasaya and the local museum.
Once the tour is completed we proceed with our drive to La Paz. Transfer to hotel upon arrival.
We will start the day early in the morning and drive to the airport to catch our flight to Uyuni. The time of flight is of about one hour. Once we arrive to Uyuni, we will be picked up and transferred to a SUV (Land Cruiser) and we will start our drive to the Salar de Uyuni. First stop on our ride will be the train cemetery which is a testament to the industrial past of this area. Further down the road we visit the salt museum/Hotel which is completely made of salt bricks. All the installations in the museum are made of salt as well. After lunch we head to Isla del Pescado which is a deserted island in the middle of the salar. The only vegetation comprises of giant Cactus, some of them around 10 meters tall. Finally we will visit the town of San juan where we will stay for the night.
After breakfast we will continue our tour of this amazing place, our destination for the day will be Laguna Colorada. We will be driving through some amazing locations….This is the location where you definitely want to take pictures!!! It is a great location due to the reflection of the ground which is almost mirrorlike. We will be seeing lakes inhabited by flamingos, active volcanoes and a rocky formation known as the “stone tree”. We will arrive in the afternoon to Laguna Colorada. This place is known for the vast amounts of Flamingos that inhabit these lakes. We will overnight in the hotel.
We start the tour early in the morning (5.00 am) and we will visit the geysers and enjoy the sunrise. After breakfast we will visit the Laguna Blanca y Laguna Verde (The green color is due to the high magnesium content) at the base of the Licancabur Volcano. After our visit to the lakes we will return to Uyuni. We will visit some sites like the rock valley on the way back.
We will drive to the airport and catch our flight back to la Paz. Upon arrival to La paz we will drive you to the hotel.
We will arrange the pickup from your hotel depending on the time of your flights departure. At this point we want to express our gratitude for taking our services and hope to be available for you another time when you decide to come back to Peru or any other location in this wonderful part of the world. Thank you so much and see you soon!!!
*****Optional activities are available upon request*****
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