Wonders Of Peru, Bolivia & Chile

Highlights

Lima - Sacred Valley - Cusco - Machu Picchu - Island of The Sun - La Paz - Uyuni - Atacama - Santiago

REF :

CO-014

Dates

Prices*

Single Supp

1st Jan to 31st Dec 2022

Price on request

Price on request

*Price per person based on twin/double share

Full Itinerary

DAY 1: LIMA.

Arrival into Lima. Time at leisure to explore.


DAY 2: LIMA (B).

Half day city tour taking in the modern and colonial parts of Lima, the City of Kings (optional excursions available to book).


DAY 3: LIMA - CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY (B).

Fly to Cusco.  Afternoon at leisure. (Optional excursions available to book).


DAY 4: SACRED VALLEY - AGUAS CALIENTES (B, L).

Full day visit to the ruins of Chinchero, via the Racchi viewpoint, for panoramic views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Lunch at a local restaurant. Travel to the town of Ollantaytambo to find the imposing Inca fortress that bears the same name, where you can tour the town.


DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU (B, L).

Visit one of the most important energy centres of the world: Machu Picchu. After the guided tour, free time to explore the site to relax or meditate. Descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch and board the train later that afternoon for the return journey to Cusco.


DAY 6: CUSCO (B).

Day at leisure to explore, (optional excursions available to book).


DAY 7: CUSCO - PUNO (B, L).

Transfer to Puno. En route pass scenery of the southern valley of Cusco. Stopping at Andahuaylillas, which has a beautiful 17th Century church and the ruins at Racchi. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the archaeological site of Puca-Pucara.


DAY 8: PUNO - COPACABANA - SUN ISLAND (B, L, D).

Travel to Copacabana via the wonderful view of Lake Titicaca. Visit the church and the famous Virgen Morena. Lake crossing to the Island of the Sun to Huacani and have an Aptapi (typical lunch). Continue by boat to the ruins of Pilkokaina Inca temple and hike to La Estancia views of Lake Titicaca.


DAY 9: SUN ISLAND - LA PAZ (B, L).

The early sunrise is not to be missed.

Hike through Yumani visiting the Inca stairs and the Water of the Eternal Youth. Visit Chincana ruins the Sacred Rock and the Island of the Moon by boat. View the Inca ruins of Iñak Uyu temple.


DAY 10: LA PAZ (B).

Half day city tour through La Paz, visiting the street markets rich in handicrafts and a visit to the colonial section of the city, San Francisco Church, Gold Museum and Murillo Square. Also visit the viewpoint Mirador de Killi Killi. Ride by cable car (Teleférico) to view La Paz, (optional excursions available to book).


DAY 11: LA PAZ - UYUNI (B, L, D).

Fly to Uyuni. On arrival, visit the village of Colchani to see the locals producing salt and Isla Incahuasi, a special habitat of volcanic rocks and giant cactus. Visit the pre-Columbian Aique Pucara fort nearby chullpares on the foothills of Thunupa volcano. (Optional excursions available to book).


DAY 12: UYUNI - VILLAMAR (B).

Travel to Villamar located south. Visiting the cemetery of old trains, through the highlands, passing the villages of San Cristobal, Culpina K and the high and the rich valley of Alota.


DAY 13: VILLAMAR - REA - HITO CAJÓN - ATACAMA (B, L).

Early departure to la REA reserve, visiting Laguna Colorada geysers “Sol de Mañana”, Chalviri lagoon and its natural hot springs of Polques. Continue through the high desert of Pampas de Dali until Laguna Verde, a beautiful green lagoon at the foothills of the Licancabur Mountain. Continue until the Bolivian border Hito Cajon. Cross the border to Chile and continue to San Pedro de Atacama.


DAY 14: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA - SANTIAGO (B).

Morning at leisure to explore (optional excursions available to book). Afternoon fly to Santiago.


DAY 15: SANTIAGO (B).

Half day city tour including Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Post Office, and the Municipality of Santiago. (Optional excursions available to book).


DAY 16: SANTIAGO (B).

Depart from Santiago or extend your trip.


WHAT’S INCLUDED

Accommodation - 15 nights in minimum 3-star hotels.

Meals - As specified in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).

Luggage - One normal suitcase and one handbag per person included for hotel porterage.

Transfers - all airport transfers from arrival on Day 1 to final day (assuming specific group flights booked).

Tours (with local bilingual English-speaking guides) - Lima: Half day city tour. Sacred Valley: Ruins of Chinchero and Ollantaytambo. Machu Picchu: Tour of the archaeological site and train tickets. La Paz: Half day city tour – cable car ride. Sun Island: Lake crossing - Pilkokaina Inca temple - Chincana ruins - Sacred Rock - Island of the Moon. Uyuni: Colchani - Isla Incahuasi - Aique Pucara fort.  Santiago: Half day city tour.


WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

International flights and airport taxes to join the tour.

Internal Flights and airport taxes within the tour (specific flights will be advised).

Tips for local guides / drivers.

Tickets for National Parks, Natural Reserves and Museums.

Early Check-in / Late Check-out.

Travel insurance.


NOTES

  • Onboard luggage for the train to Machu Picchu is 1 bag and a maximum of 5kg/11lb measuring 157cm LxWxH.

  • Cable car in La Paz can change day subject to the itinerary.

  • Check required group flights at time of booking.

  • Tour prices are based on shared group services (not private services).

  • Passport copies required 30 days prior to arrival for all passengers.

Itinerary

DAY 1:  Arrival - Lima

DAY 2:  Lima

DAY 3:  Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley

DAY 4:  Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes

DAY 5:  Machu Picchu

DAY 6:  Cusco

DAY 7:  Cusco - Puno

DAY 8:  La Paz - Copacabana - Sun Island

DAY 9:  Sun Island - La Paz

DAY 10:  La Paz

DAY 11:  La Paz - Uyuni

DAY 12:  Uyuni - Villamar

DAY 13:  Villamar - Rea - Hito Cajón - Atacama

DAY 14:  Atacama - Santiago

DAY 15:  Depart Santiago (or extend your trip)

Interests
History & Culture
Walking & Trekking
Archaeology & Palaeontology
Railways
Cruising & Boat Trips
Wildlife & Nature
Astronomy & Stargazing
WONDERS OF PERU, BOLIVIA & CHILE
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