Day 1: Arrival in Lima
Arrival in Lima, pick up and transfer from the airport to the Hotel of your choice
You will meet with our representative who will give you the documentation kit with all the detailed itinerary.
Overnight at the hotel of your choice
Day 2: Colonial and Modern Lima
In the afternoon, we will visit the modern and colonial part of Lima, well-known as "The City of Kings". We will start our tour through the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. On the way, we will pass through a pre-Inca huaca. Then, we will stop at the "Parque del Amor", which is located on the boardwalk of Miraflores, where we will enjoy a beautiful view of the ocean coast.
Then, we will visit the colonial part of Lima, the Historical Center, which includes: the Government Palace, the Plaza Mayor, the Archbishop’s Palace, the City Hall and the Cathedral. Additionally, we will visit the Santo Toribio Convent, one of the most important convents of the colonial architecture.
Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Lima
Day 3: Lima - Cuzco
At scheduled time,
transfer from the hotel to the airport to take you flight to Cusco.
Arrival and transfer to the Sacred Valley (shared service)
In Cusco, you will meet with our representatives and then transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Once at the Sacred Valley you will have the rest of the day at leisure to acclimated, the valley has a lower altitude compare with Cusco so it’s perfect for the first day.
Overnight at the hotel of your choice in the Sacred Valley.
Day 4: Authentic Sacred Valley
Today, we will visit a picturesque Andean town called: Chinchero, where we will have the opportunity to enter to a textile craftsman’s house. There, we will appreciate his original works as well as learn about the techniques and the creative process when he do his craft work. Then, we will visit the church and the archaeological center of the town, built at the end of the 15th century. In our way to Ollantaytambo, we will stop for a minute in a viewpoint, from where we will have one of the best views of the Sacred Valley and we will be able to take beautiful pictures. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. Finally, we will arrive at Ollantaytambo, one of the most representative architectural complexes of the Inca Empire, which served as a temple, military and agricultural center.
At the end of the tour, you will be transfer to the train Station a Ollantaytambo.
Overnight at the hotel of your choice in the Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
Day 5: Machu Picchu
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. Once you have arrived at the Ollantaytambo Station, you will be driven to your hotel.
Accommodations for the night in Cuzco.
Day 6: Cuzco
Leisure Day at Cuzco
Discover the magic of Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire. Don’t miss to visit the Cathedral, the Convent of Santo Domingo, Temple of the Sun (Koricancha), San Blas artisan’s neighborhood and the nearby archeological sites as Sacsayhuaman.
Afternoon city tour, Sacsayhuman and Nearby Archeological sites.
You will enjoy discovering the incredible city of Cusco, the colonial infrastructure with the foundation of Inca palaces. The tour starts at the Korikancha, known as the Temple of the Sun, one of the finest examples of colonial architecture built on an Inca temple and also admire the neighboring Convent of Santo Domingo, one of the most noteworthy Spanish colonial buildings of Cusco. The next point takes us to the Main Square of Cusco to visit the Cathedral and the Church of La Compañia de Jesus (Society of Christ) where you will have the opportunity to see a wide range of paintings from Cusco’s School of Art, old writings, and works in gold leaf and embossed silver.
Later, we will continue and ascend to the ancient fortress and temple of Sacsayhuaman park, shaped like a puma’s head it’s an excellent example of Andean architecture. We will explore the remains of the stone labyrinth of Qenqo and have a panoramic view the tower of Puca Pucara before heading back to the city.
Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Cuzco
Day 7: Cuzco, Lima
At the scheduled time, you will be transferred to the bus station for the trip to Puno.
The journey starts leaving the bus station, you will enjoy the beautiful view of the south valley of Cusco. On the way we have stops so you can take photos and appreciate the panorama, the first stop is Andahuaylillas,
First stop is Andahuaylillas, the most important attraction for the visitors is its church: San Pedro de Andahuaylillas considered as the “Sistine Chapel” of America due to the quality of its art pieces. Then, we will stop to visit the Raqchi ruins, known as the “Temple of Wiracocha”, this complex is one thousand hectares big because besides the gigantic wall that protects the park, there are some constructions as aqueducts, underground tombs and pre-inca enclosures. After that, you will enjoy of a delicious buffet lunch at a local restaurant. At the end of the lunch we will continue and visit the archaeological site of Pukara, which was a military camp that also work as an administrative center; the we will continue until arrive at the Puno Bus Station.
At your arrival in Puno, transfer from the Bus Station to the Hotel of your choice in Puno.
Overnight in Puno
Day 8: Saturday: Puno, Copacabana, Sun Island
We will pick you up early in the morning to take you to the first point of the tour, Copacabana. On the way you will enjoy of the beautiful view of Lake Titikaka along the route, once we get to this town located at the shore of the lake, we will visit the famous church of the “Virgen de Copacabana” (Virgin of Copacabana). Then, we will visit the Island of the Sun getting by boat with a trip that cross the Lake (1 hour) until Huacani to try an Aptapi (the typical lunch on the highlands), our excursion continues by boat till the Pilkokaina Inca Temple ruins at the end you will hike to La estancia (1h approx.) to enjoy the beautiful view of the Titicaca Lake.
Overnight in Sun Island
Ecolodge La Estancia - Standard Cabin
An amazing spot located in 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 were set between pre-Inca terraces. We do also use solar energy and recycle waste at all levels.
*Meals Included: Lunch (typical aptapi) and Dinner
Day 9: Sun Island, La Paz
DON’T MISS AN EARLY SUNRISE!
Early in the morning we will visit the Inca Stairs and the Water of the Eternal Youth on the way through Yumani, at the end of the descend the excursion continues by boat to Copacabana, on the way we will visit the Chincana Ruins, the Sacred Rock (1hour), the Island of the Moon (1 hour) and the Inca Ruins of Iñak Uyu temple (1 ½ hour) At the end of the tour we will take you to your hotel in La paz.
Meals Included: Lunch
Overnight in La Paz
Day 10: Free day for leisure in La Paz
OPTIONAL TOURS: Half Day City Tour and Valley of The Moon
A discovering tour it’s waiting for you, starting trough the street markets where you can find beautiful handicrafts, weaving and witchcraft items and getting to the colonial part of the city, Gold Museum, San Francisco Church, the Murillo Square, the viewpoint of “ Killi Killi” (Mirador Killi Killi) and the Tiawanaku Temple replica; the we’ll descending to the modern part of the city to reach a breathtaking valley at the foothills of the Andes Range, Valley of the Moon; unique geological place where erosion has formed a large collection of sandstone monoliths shaped over thousands of years, giving the visitor the feeling of having discovered an unknown world, a true and almost real lunar landscape. 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 every one!
*Note: cable car ride can change day according to the itinerary
OPTIONAL TOUR: Half Day Walking City Tour: Hormigón Armado + Teleférico
This tour will take you out of the usual, guided by a “lustra bota” or “shoeshiner”, visiting the most popular neighborhoods and markets of La Paz. This walking city tour starts with a quick visit to the Cementery and then to the “Fish Street Market”, the “Flower Market” and the “Uruguay Market” where you can see different types of animals and food. The tour wil continue to the Eloy Salmon Street, full with shops and stalls selling the latest technology, the “Cholitas Market# where Cholitas can be seen shopping their traditional clothes, as their skirts and blankets, the visit to the popular “Belen” dining room and “Rodriguez Market”; the tour ends at the San Square, where the San Pedro prison is located.
Following the tour is a “Teleférico” (cable car) ride, from which there is an excellent and beautiful view of La Paz, it’s a great way to discover the city!
Overnight in La Paz
Day 11: La Paz - Uyuni Salt Flats
Early in the
morning, transfer to the airport, to take your flight to Uyuni.
Arrival of your flight, pick up and transfer from the airport to the Hotel of your choice in Uyuni.
You will be taken to the start of this tour and enter to this unique natural wonder of salt with an extension of over a 10km2 and with an altitude of 3692 m.a.s.l. Then we will visit the Village of Colchani, located at the shores, where the local produce salt. We will be entered by a natural highway which we will cross to get to “Isla Incahuasi” (2hours), the unique habitat of volcanic rocks and giant cactus. Then we will continue to the north to visit the pre-Columbian Aique Pucara fort and the the nearby Chullpas on the foothills of Tunupa volcano, then trip back to Colchani (2 hours), enjoying a beautiful sunset.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Luxury Cocktail During the Sunset
Enjoy a wonderful and spectacular time in the middle of the Uyuni salt flats, watching the incredible sunset with a Luxury Cocktail.
tour taking you to being at the middle of Uyuni salt flats at night, to enjoy
the beautiful view of the stars and feel this romantic and breath-taking
moment. (This visit depends
on the weather).
Overnight in Palacio de Sal Hotel (Breakfast included)
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.
Day 12: Uyuni, La Paz
OPTIONAL TOUR: Sunrise in Uyuni Salt Flats
Start your day early
in the morning with a trip to the
Uyuni salt flats, catching the sunrise with a perfect and amazing view of the
landscape full of peace surrounded by water. It will be a moment that will last
the rest of your life. (This
visit depends on the weather).
At the schedule time, transfer from your Hotel in Uyuni to the airport.
Note: El Alto airport is
currently the highest International airport in the world at 4,080m/13.115 ft.
above sea level.
At your arrival in La Paz, meet with our representative and transfer to your hotel, enjoying the view of the city and the snow-capped mountains on the way.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Tiwanaku Ruins (Half Day)
Located a 1½ hour from la paz, we will drive you to the Tiwanaku ruins; the area may have been inhabited as early as 1500BC, as a small farming village, but it was from 300AD to 1000AD that the city-state of Tiwanaku reigned supreme, becoming an administrative center and pilgrimage site of cosmological prestige as well as a predatory state, expanding its dominion throughout Bolivia and into Chile and Peru through war, politics, trade, and religion. So, it became the center of the Kingdom of Tiwanaku. T this excursion we will visit: The Kalasasaya temple and the Gate of the Sun constructed out of stone, Ponce and Fraile monoliths; the Akapana pyramid and the semi-underground temple. Also, two local museums to view pottery, stone work and learn about the culture are also included on this trip.
Overnight in La Paz
Day 13: La Paz
At the schedule time, transfer from your Hotel in La Paz to the airport.