2017 Magical Peru & Bolivia Tour
10 days / 9 nights.
As you arrive into Lima airport and exit customs and baggage, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide. You will be assisted with your luggage before escorted to your hotel in a private bus.Day 2. LIMA (Breakfast)
After breakfast pick up for your private visit of colonial and modern Lima, starting in the centre of this vibrant, metropolis. The tour will include a visit of the cathedral, dating from 1654 which still houses the remains of the conquistador Pizarro in the foyer; the Main Square, with the original bronze fountain built in 1650, the Government Palace where the President has his official residence and the San Francisco Convent, with its famous catacombs. Lima, known as the city of the kings, was founded in 1535 by Pizarro and after several devastating earthquakes was rebuilt in 1991; the same year that UNESCO declared Lima a world heritage site. The tour will continue with a visit to the residential areas of San Isidro and Miraflores, before returning to your hotel.
Meals: BDay 3. LIMA - CUZCO (Breakfast)
After breakfast, with boarding passes in hand, you will be driven to the airport for your quick-check-in and brief one hour flight to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital of the Incas. In Cuzco, you will be warmly welcomed before your short private drive to your hotel.
In the early afternoon, you will be met by your guide for a guided tour of Cuzco including the Qoricancha temple or temple of the Sun, the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman overlooking Cuzco city, Qenko, Tambomachay and Puka Pukara. Return to the hotel in the evening.
Meals: BDay 4. SACRED VALLEY-PISAC-OLLANTAYTAMBO (Breakfast)
After breakfast at your hotel, start of a full-day's excursion to the beautiful Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, situated between Pisac and Ollantaytambo. It is an exceptionally fertile valley that was and remains the larder of Cuzco. You will visit the village of Pisac, founded during colonial times, and set at the foot of a hill crowned by the remains of an ancient Inca city. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, you will witness Indians bartering their products in the main square and artisans from around the area sell their woven alpaca wool blankets and ponchos, engraved gourds, antique reproductions, jewellery, etc.
A visit to Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town that was not defeated by the Spanish with an opportunity to explore the ruins which tower above.
Meals: BDay 5. CUZCO - MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO (Breakfast)
Today you will have an early start and enjoy breakfast before your Expedition train to Aguas Calientes. The train will depart at 06.30am for the 3 ½ hour journey Arrive to Aguas Calientes train station, gateway to the lost city of the Incas.
The short ride up to Machu Picchu will meander through breathtaking mountain scenery up to the ancient Inca citadel.
Shortly after, a guided tour of Machu Picchu, the most spectacular ancient city in the world.
Built by the Inca Pachacutec, and comprising stone blocks fitted with masterful precision, Machu Picchu harmoniously blends into the mountain landscape. There are many theories as to the origins behind Machu Picchu but three of the most popular ideas include a temple to the sun, a fortress against the jungle inhabitants or a sanctuary for the Incas. This fabulous city has houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square, all connected by narrow roads and steps, and is surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side which were used for agriculture. Return to Cuzco and transfer to your hotel.
Meals: BDay 6. CUZCO - PUNO (Breakfast)
After early breakfast, we bid farewell to Cuzco and take a private bus across the Altiplano enjoying marvellous view en route. Visiting different sites along the way, A stop will be made at several archaeological sites along the way the highest point, La Raya (4310m, 14172 ft above sea). Arrive into Puno and to your hotel.
Meals: BDay 7. ISLANDS OF LAKE TITICACA (Breakfast)
After breakfast, pick-up to start your full day's excursion to the islands of Uros and Taquile. Your first stop will be to the communal islands of Uros, otherwise known as the reed islands, whose islands are made entirely of tortora reeds and home to a small community dating back to a pre-Inca culture. You will appreciate how these people toil out an existence on such a remote setting complete with its own school.
After the visit, boarding of the yacht as you continue your trip to the Island of Taquile whose inhabitants are more closely related to the Aymara people of Bolivia than the Quechua Incas of Peru. You will enjoy a walk on the islands. Visit the main town square before returning to Puno on-board your yacht and return to your hotel.
Meals: BDay 8. PUNO - COPACABANA - LA PAZ (Breakfast)
After breakfast, transfer to the bus station for the bus to La Paz. Cross the border, after the formalities, you will visit the charming Bolivian border town of Copacabana which is famous for its February Festival of St Mary before continuing onto La Paz and to your hotel.
Meals: BDay 9. LA PAZ - UYUNI - LA PAZ (Breakfast & lunch)
Very early transfer to the airport for the 6.30am flight to Uyuni. Arrival at 07.15 and pick up for the private tour to Colchani. Colchani is a village that lives off the Salt production on the Salar. We will see how they mine and process the salt with their rustic instruments and tools. From Colchani we will drive west into the great Salar de Uyuni. Stopping at the Salt Mounts where the locals dry the salt before they process it. Next we will drive into the blinding whiteness of the Salar and head towards the Isla Incahuasi. This is the official visitor's island on the Salar. Here we hike around one of Bolivia's most amazing sites. The surreal island surrounded by a sea of salt is home to huge cacti, some over 1000 years old. As well as a stranded colony of Vischachas (hopping rabbits akin to the chinchilla family). After hiking on the 'Island', a packed lunch before returning to Uyuni for the 15.30 flight to La Paz. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Meals: B & LDay 10. LA PAZ - LIMA (Breakfast)
After breakfast, city tour of La Paz, with a unique topography containing few flat areas and protected by its eternal guardian, the snow peak of Ilimani (6402m). Housing the seat of government, La Paz is a city of contrast, between both ancient and modern. A visit will also be made to the Valley of the Moon. The city centre sites include the Plaza Murillo (with its presidential palace, national congress and metropolitan cathedral), museums, and many interesting markets. In the afternoon, return flight at 16.45 to Lima, arriving at 17.45.
Meals: BEnd of our services.
2017 Magical Peru & Bolivia Tour
Lima - Cuzco - Machu Picchu - Lake Titicaca - La Paz - Uyuni
10 days / 9 nights.
7 day Luxury 5 star
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