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Travel Peru Bolivia Chile

Day 1: Arrival in Lima. After a welcome from our team, we take you to the hotel to rest.

Day 2: Lima City Tour - Pisco. Today we take a tour of the city, experiencing both colonial and modern Lima. We visit the main plaza, the government palace, the municipal hall, Lima cathedral, the archbishop’s residence, the catacombs of San Francisco, and the plaza of San Martin. In the afternoon wehead along the Panamerican highway towards Pisco, stopping on the way to sample the cuisine and relax on the beaches of the south coast. After checking into the hotel in Pisco, those who have the energy can head out to sample the nightlife.

Day 3: Pisco - Ballestas Islands - Nazca. After breakfast we take a boat to visit the Ballestas Islands.  The trip takes us around the Bay of Paracas and the port of San Martin. On the slopes of an enormous sand dune we see the giant drawing of mysterious “candle holder”. We also see sea lions and a multitude of sea birds in their natural habitat, whose idiosyncratic rock formations create one of the most attractive landscapes of the Peruvian coast. At midday we continue our journey towards Nazca, making a stop to visit a vineyard and the oasis of Huacachina. We arrive in Nazca and check in to the hotel.

Day 4: Nazca - Arequipa. In the morning we take a flight over the impressive and mysterious Nazca lines. Later we continue on towards Arequipa. We make a stop in Puerto Inca, where we can see the “Qolcas”, or storehouses, where the Incas kept their marine products. We arrive in Arequipa and check in to the hotel.

Day 5: Arequipa. At an altitude of 2,400 metres above sea level, Arequipa is Peru’s second city, with a population of around 1 million. It is known as the “White City”, for its baroque architecture made from the chalky volcanic stone sillar, a colonial legacy recognised by UNESCO, which has declared the central city a World Heritage site. The perfect volcanic cone of El Misti (5,825 metres) and its neighbour Nevado Chachani (6,075 metres) hover over the city. Today we visit the labyrinthine monastery of Santa Catalina (considered by many the finest in South America), the cathedral, La Compañia church and the bustling San Camilo market. The night is free to enjoy the local restaurants and bars.

Day 6: Arequipa - Colca Valley - Chivay. We leave early in the morning for the Colca Valley. As werise up to a plateau at an altitude of around 4,000 metres, we can observe the hardy Andean flora and fauna that thrives here, such as alpacas and wild vicuñas. We have lunch in the town of Chivay and in the afternoon head to the refreshing hot springs of La Calera to relax (don’t forget to bring swimming gear). At night we have dinner and listen to a performance of traditional Andean folk music.

Day 7: Colca Canyon - Arequipa. Early in the morning after breakfast we drive to the Cruz del Condor, a stunning lookout point into the depths of the Colca Canyon, from where we can watch the majestic flight of the condors that rise on the morning thermals in search of food. We contine our journey, visiting the villages and lookout points of the valley. We have lunch back in Chivay and return to Arequipa, where we spend the night

Day 8: Arequipa - Cuzco. Early in the morning we take a flight to Cuzco. After checking into the hotel we have lunch and in the afternoon take a city tour, visiting the cathedral, the main plaza, the former Incan palace of K’oricancha (where the colonial church of San Francisco was constructed over the Incan foundations), and nearby ruins such as the impressive fortress of Saqsayhuaman.

Day 9: Cuzco - Sacred Valley. Today we visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas, including the Chinchero market, the town of Urubamba, and the impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo. We spend the night back in Cuzco.

Day 10: Cusco - Wiñaywayna - Aguas Calientes (2-day Inca Trail). From Cusco we head to Kilometre 104 where we start the 2-day Inca Trail amidst subtropical vegetation. We vist the archeological site of Chachabamba at 2,150 metres, and after around 3 hours arrive at the impressive archeological complex of Wiñaywayna, composed of an agricultural centre with many terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector. Later cwe limb towards the Intipunku (Gate of the Sun) from where there is a spectacular panorama of the ruins of Machu Picchu. From there  we descend to Machu Picchu and take a bus town to the village of Aguas Calientes, where spend the night.

Day 11: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco (2-day Inca Trail). Early in the morning we take the first bus to Machu Picchu to enjoy  the sunrise in this magical place. We enjoy the tranquility of the lost city of the Incas in a guided tour of approximately 2 ½ hours, leaving free time to walk around the ruins or climb the peal of Wayna Picchu for fabulous views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. In the afternoon we head back down to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Cuzco.

Day 12: Cuzco Recreational. A day off to enjoy daily life in the city, relax and go shopping.

Day 13: Cuzco - Puno. In the morning after breakfast, we take a tourist bus towards Puno. On the way we can visit a number of interesting places such as Andahuaylillas with its beautiful chapel; Raqchi, with its ancient mud constructions, and the archeological complex of Pucara.

Day 14: Lake Titicaca (Uros and Taquile Islands). Today we take a boat into the cold waters of Lake Titicaca (15-passenger boat), the world’s highest navigable lake. We enjoy spectacular views across the lake in the crystalline Andean air. Our first visit is to the floating Uros islands, made entirely out of reeds and periodically renewed by their inhabitants. Later we continue on to Taquile island in the middle of the lake, where we have lunch and relax with the local people.

Day 15: Puno - Copacabana - La Paz. After breakfast we take a tourist bus towards the Bolivian city of La Paz. After crossing the Peru - Bolivia border we visit the charming village of Copacabana on the shores of Lake Titicaca at an altitude of 3,841 metres, where have lunch. After arriving in La Paz we have dinner and make preparations for the next morning’s activities.

Day 16: "The Death Road" or “Valley of the Moon”. After breakfast, there is the option of taking the "Cycling Tour of Coroico", an all-day bike trip down the notorious and spectacular “death road” into the high jungle (in fact, safe to travel by bike), taking a packed picnic lunch. Those who prefer not to go cycling can take a trip to the "Valley of the Moon” - an impressive place with rocky formations of reddish color - or perhaps just go shopping at the market.

Day 17: La Paz. A day off to relax and go to the “witches market” or stroll around the complex and vibrant city.

Day 18: La Paz – Uyuni. We travel from La Paz to Uyuni appreciating spectacular landscapes on the way. The trip takes about 11 hours, with plenty of stops to have lunch and snacks and to take photos. After arriving in Uyuni, we rest until the following day.

Day 19: Salar de Uyuni. We visit the "Salar de Uyuni", spending most of the day there. The Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt lake in the world, almost 160 kilometers in length and 135 kilometers wide, with a salt crust between two and seven meters thick. At Colchani, on the northern edge of the lake, we see where the salt is extracted and have a chance to purchase souvenirs. On the lake itself we visit a hotel that has been constructed completely from salt, and Inkahuasi (or Fish Island), a cactus-covered island in the middle of the brilliant white salt. We have a picnic lunch on the salt flat, and then head off to our lodge at Chuivica, on the other side of the lake.

Day 20: Laguna Colorada. Our journey continues across the awe-inspiring landscape of the high plateau, past the strange eroded forms of the Stone Forest, the active Ollagüe volcano, and a variety of mountain lagoons where we can see flamingos and other wildlife. We spend the night near the “Coloured Lagoon”, at 4,300 meters.

Day 21: San Pedro de Atacama. Today we head towards San Pedro de Atacama in Chile, passing by the “Morning Sun” geysers at 5,000 meter, thermal springs and more colorful lagoons, before arriving at the Chilean border. At about 1 p.m. in the afternoon  we arrive in San Pedro de Atacama, an oasis in the middle of the world's driest desert, and have a chance to relax.

Day 22 San Pedro de Atacama - Calama - Santiago. We leave San Pedro very early in the morning to catch a flight in Calama at 10:30 a.m. to Santiago de Chile. From there, flights depart to your home countries. hope you had an enjoyable and memorable experience!


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Information on food and drink

In the major cities there is a wide range of Peruvian and international cuisine available. A meal with something to drink costs between $2-7 USD. Mineral water or soda costs $0.30-0.50 USD for a half-liter bottle. A large bottle of beer costs $1-2 USD.

What to bring

Walking shoes with a strong sole (eg Vibram), flashlight or head lamp, hat or cap, swimming costume, day pack appropriate for walking, plenty of sun cream, layers of light and warm clothing for a range of climatic conditions including a wind and water resistant jacket, camera with lithium batteries, ear plugs (optional), sleeping bag (optional).

For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions.
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