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Itinerary

ITINERARY

Day 01: LIMA ARRIVAL

Upon arriving in Lima, you will be picked up and taken to your hotel.

Our representative will give you a documentation kit with the detailed program explanation. Luggage and hotel registration assistance will be offered.

PM LIMA CITY TOUR (PVT)

Today, you will visit the modern and colonial parts of the city of Lima, known also as “The City of Kings”, starting with the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, where you will pass by a pre-Inca construction that is 1200 years old, the Huaca Pucllana. Then, you will go to the Historic Center, where you will visit the Main Square (Plaza Mayor), which comprises the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, The Municipal Hall and the Cathedral. You will make a stop at the Chocolate Museum where we will see the transformation of cocoa into delicious products.

Later on, you will visit the Convent of Santo Domingo, declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity and house of the remains of our patron saints San Martin de Porres and Santa Rosa de Lima.

Finally, you will return to Miraflores where you will pass by another pre-Inca pyramid-shaped building, an incredible contrast. Then, you will descend into one of the most representative parks of Miraflores, the Lovers Park, inspired by the Güell Park of Barcelona, where you will see the beautiful sculpture dedicated to love, “The Kiss”, made by the famous Peruvian artist, Victor Delfin.

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Lima

Meals included: None

Day 02: LIMA / CUSCO

At the scheduled time, a transfer will take you to the airport to board the flight to Cusco city. Upon arrival in Cusco one of our representatives will meet you and then you will be transferred your hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure to rest and get used to the altitude.

HALF DAY VISITING THE CITY AND NEARBY RUINS (PVT)

Get to know the city of Cusco, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and possessor of a style all of its own. The tour begins at the Koricancha Temple, an old Inca palace and main center for the worship of the Sun god, Inti. Once the Spanish conquered Peru, the Dominican Order built a lovely church over this temple’s foundations: the church of Santo Domingo, that is still there today. Your next destination is the Main Square, and then the adventure continues at the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, built with enormous stone blocks perfectly shaped by the Incas. It is strategically located at the top of a hill, overlooking the city of Cuzco. What a view of the city! The tour continues with visits to three archaeological sites: Qenko, Puca-Pucara, and Tambomachay, important religious and administrative centers for the Incas. Finally you will visit the art workshop named Inkas Expression, that presents artists working on silver pieces and painting in wood. It’s an ideal place for the ones that like andean art.

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Cusco

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 03: CUSCO / SACRED VALLEY

  


FULL DAY AUTHENTIC SACRED VALLEY (PVT)

Today’s first destination is Chinchero, a quaint little town that houses an important Inca archaeological center, built at the end of the 1400’s, as well as a lovely and very traditional church. You will visit "Urpi" a famous textile center where the townsfolk have preserved the traditional Andean spinning and weaving techniques, they will show you how they get the vivid natural colors for their fabrics.

On your way to Ollantaytambo, you will stop at the lookout point of Racchi, where you will have some of the best views of the Sacred Valley. After that, lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

Afterwards, you will get to Ollantaytambo, one of the most monumental architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire, one of the few places where the Spanish conquistadors lost a major battle. Very well known for its “andenes” (terraces dug into the slopes of mountains for agricultural purposes), Ollantaytambo was a highly effective fortress that also served as a temple. Then, you will continue to the adjacent town of Ollantaytambo, “the unique living Inca town”: the best surviving example of Inca city planning, with narrow cobblestone streets that have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century.

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Cusco

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 04: CUSCO / MACHU PICCHU

At schedule time transfer to the train station to board Expedition train to Machu Picchu.

  

FULL DAY MACHU PICCHU TOUR WITH EXPEDITION TRAIN (PRIVATE GUIDE) – LUNCH INCLUDED

You are going to visit one of the most important energy centers of the world: Machu Picchu. You will travel by train to the town of Aguas Calientes, an experience in which you will see the striking scenery of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Upon your arrival, you will ride a bus to the Machu Picchu archaeological site and discover this new Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site: an unforgettable experience. At the agreed upon hour, you will descend to Aguas Calientes to have lunch, and later on, board the train for your return trip. You will stop at the train station indicated in your ticket after that, you will be driven to your hotel.

Kindly note that there is extra payment for VISTADOME TRAIN USD $ 50.00 Per person (Optional)

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Cusco

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 05: CUSCO / PUNO

At a proper time, a transfer will take you from the hotel to the bus station

FULL DAY TRANSFER FROM CUSCO TO PUNO WITH LUNCH (PVT)

You will be driven by bus to Cusco, so you can enjoy the wonderful scenery on the way.

First you will visit will be at La Raya, highest point on the road between Cusco and Puno from where you will get excellent photo opportunities. After this you will visit Racchi ruins, known as "The Temple of God Wiracocha". The last stop before arriving to Cusco will be Andahuaylillas, a town where a precious church from the 17th century boasts an amazing organ decorated with angels and cherubs. Lunch is included in a local restaurant on route.

After this you will arrive to Puno then continue to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Puno

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 06: PUNO / KASANI – COPACABANA – SUN ISLAND (PVT)

  

You will be driven south along the western shore of Lake Titicaca through the picturesque villages of Pomata and July, the tour continues to Sun Island in Bolivia.

Transfer by private transport from Puno with a wonderful view of Lake Titikaka along the route (3 hours) until Copacabana (3 ½ hours), a pleasant town in the shores of Lake. Visit its church and the famous "Virgen Morena". Trip by boat crossing the Lake to the Island of the Sun (1 hour) until Huacani to have an Aptapi (typical lunch in the highlands), this trip continues by boat up to the Pilkokaina Inca Temple ruins. Finally you will hike to La Estancia with a wonderful view of Lake Titicaca (1 hour approximately).

Ecolodge La Estancia - Standard Cabin (Breakfast, Typical Aptapi Lunch & Dinner)

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 it with modern comfort, always respecting the harmony of the surrounding nature and habitat. The cabins were constructed with adobe bricks and thatch roofs, and were set between pre-Inca terraces. We do also use solar energy and recycle waste at all levels.

Day 07: LA CHINKANA – SUN ISLAND – LA PAZ (PVT)

  

DON’T MISS AN EARLY SUNRISE! Hike down through Yumani visiting the Inca stairs and the Fountain of the Eternal Youth, then have a trip north by boat to visit the Chincana ruins and the Sacred Rock (1 hour); continue by boat to the Island of the Moon (1 hour) and the Inca ruins of Iñak Uyu Temple to finally reach Copacabana (1 ½ hours). Private transportation to La Paz (3 ½ hours) with very nice views of the Andes Royal Range.

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in La Paz

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 08: LA PAZ

  

CITY TOUR AND VALLEY OF THE MOON (PVT)

A 4 hour city tour through La Paz, elected as one of the 7 wonder cities in the world. It is located in a valley at the foothills of the Andes Range, situated at 3,632m / 11942 ft. above sea level. The tour goes through the street markets rich in handicrafts, weavings and witchcraft items, followed by a visit to the colonial section of the city, San Francisco Church, Gold Museum, Murillo Square also visit to the viewpoint "Mirador de Killi Killi"; and the outdoor replica of Tiwanaku temple. Then descending to the more modern, southern part of La Paz to reach and visit the Valley of the Moon, where a clay mountain has been impressively shaped by erosion. Ride by cable car, known as “Teleférico”, it’s a good chance to enjoy an excellent and beautiful view of La Paz. This is a must for every one!

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in La Paz

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 09: LA PAZ / UYUNI (PVT)

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Pick-up from your hotel and transfer to the airport. Ascending to El Alto, there will be a nice view of La Paz and the whole city.

Flight La Paz / Uyuni Suggested flight: Z8 300 Dep. 07:00am – Not included

Arrival and transfer to Uyuni to have breakfast and rest before the tour begins. Departure from Uyuni to the Train Cemetery where the remains of 19th and 20th century steam locomotives are located. Stop in Colchani as this is the best place to observe the methods of salt extraction. The trip continues until finally reaching the salt flats, a natural wonder of the nature with over 10.000 km2 of salt. At an appropriate time, you will transfer to Colchani.

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Colchani - Uyuni

Meals included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch (in the middle of the salt flats) and Dinner.

Day 10: UYUNI

  

UYUNI SALT FLATS TOUR (PVT)

Departure for the second time to the Great Salt Flats. Visit the Incahuasi Island (known as Fish Island), an oasis with a unique and isolated ecosystem that is populated by giant cacti up to 10 meters high. Continue north to visit the pre-Columbian Pucara de Ayque fort and the nearby chullpares on the foothills of the Thunupa volcano. Finally, at an appropriate time you will go back to the Colchani village where you will enjoy a breathtaking sunset.

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Colchani - Uyuni

Meals included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch (in the middle of the salt flats) and Dinner.

Day 11: COLCHANI – VILLAMAR (PVT)

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Departure to Villamar village, visiting the Train Cemetery, San Cristobal with its colonial church and the villages of Culpina K and Alota. Also, visit the Valley of the Rocks where you’ll see interesting shapes that formed thanks to the wind’s erosion. Then arrive to Villamar and visit the cave paintings of Tomás Lakjas.

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Villamar

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: VILLAMAR – COLOURED LAGOONS (REA) – HITO CAJON – SAN PEDRO ATACAMA (PVT)

  

Early departures to the REA reserve, visiting Laguna Colorada (4,278 m – 2 hours), the “Sol de Mañana” geyser, Chalviri Lagoon and its natural hot springs of Polques. Continue through the high desert of Pampas de Dali until the “Laguna Verde” (3 hours), a beautiful green lagoon at the foothills of the Licancabur Mountain; continue until you reach the Bolivian border Hito Cajon. Then continue to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile.

PM HALF DAY MOON VALLEY & DEATH VALLEY WITH COCKTAIL INCLUDED (PVT)

In the afternoon you will experience one of the most expected moments of the day, the sunset -and the best place to appreciate it is the “Cordillera de la Sal”, with its Moon and Death Valleys, which are formations of salt and clay, product of the mineralogical folding occurred millions of years ago and originated small mountains of capricious and sculptural forms that, during sunset, resemble a moon landscape. To celebrate this natural spectacle, cocktails and wine tasting will be offered.

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in San Pedro Atacama

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 13: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

EXCURSION TO TATIO GEYSERS & MACHUCA VILLAGE WITH BREAKFAST INCLUDED (PVT)

Your tour will start very early in order to visit the higher geothermal field, the Tatio Geysers, located at 4,300 masl. The steam fumaroles, that reach up to 50 meters in height, are mixed with the imposing beauty of the Andes, multiple colors and varied fauna, among which the Vicuña -an American camelid with elegant walk and adapted to live on extreme weather and geographical conditions. Here you will enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared at the Geysers. At your return, you will visit the village of Machuca, an ancient village with adobe houses, straw and cactus wood. Today it is dedicated to tourism, offering Andean local products such as handicrafts, llama meat, ”sopaipillas” and “empanadas”. You will also visit the church of St. Santiago, patron of the town, to admire its ancient architecture.

HALF DAY TOCONAO & ATACAMA SALT FLAT (PVT)

Your day will begin with a tour on the vast plain area, allowing you to reach the “Gran Salar de Atacama”, a white and rough surface where shallow lagoons are home to a large number of flamingos that choose this water as a nesting place, allowing you to observe these wonderful birds. Geological studies consider this salt flat as the most important reserve of lithium of the planet, requiring it on a 40% level. Under weak water furrows, small villages are born. One of the most picturesque of these towns is Toconao, where you can appreciate original architecture made of Liparita stone, highlighting the style of the ancient church. It is a town that will motivate you to walk the streets and meet the local people, who dedicate their days to making handicrafts in fine wool. You can also buy a souvenir if you wish.

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in San Pedro Atacama

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA – CALAMA - SANTIAGO

Transfer from hotel in San Pedro to Calama airport.

Flight Calama - CJC /Santiago - SCL (not included)

Transfer from Santiago airport to hotel.

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Santiago

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15: SANTIAGO

CITY TOUR HALF DAY SANTIAGO PANORAMIC AND SAN CRISTOBAL HILL (PVT)

Santiago de Chile was founded in 1541 by the Spanish Conqueror Pedro de Valdivia, who was sent by the conqueror of the Incas, Pizzaro, to establish a new capital in the fast growing Spanish Empire in the New World. Much of the core layout, that was designed by the master builder Pedro de Gamboa, remains to this day. During the half day city tour you will visit key locations where the rich history of the city played out. Santiago city is the perfect blend between the old colonial style and modern architecture, characteristics that make this city one of the most interesting in South America. The tour begins with a visit to San Cristobal Hill, rising 880 mts / 2640 ft over the city – the second highest natural point in Santiago- you are offered panoramic views of the city. You then travel to the heart of the city and Plaza de Armas, a spot from where the city has grown throughout the centuries. Each Latin city has a Plaza de Armas, because when cities were founded the center was also where the armory and military base was established – hence the name “Plaza de Armas”. Visit some of the most important buildings in the city such as the Cathedral, the City Council, the Central Post Office and the National Historical Museum. You will also visit some of the original colonial neighborhoods such as Concha y Toro Square. Characterized by its cobbled streets and old mansions that reflect the elegance and richness of the early twentieth century, the neighborhood grew to prominence between 1870 and 1876 with the influx of wealth as a result of mining and the discovery of silver. Many Chileans achieved great wealth, including Enrique Concha y Toro founder of the famed winery. Then onto the eastern part of the city and the more modern side of Santiago. End of the tour and transfer to the hotel.

Transfer from hotel to Santiago Airport to take your flight home.

Meals included: Breakfast

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What is included:

  • All services, lodging, food and beverages mentioned in the trip description, plus taxes.
  • Private tours, as mentioned on the itinerary. with Bilingual local English speaking guide
  • Accommodation mentioned in itinerary.
  • All transfers to and from the Airport.
  • Expedition train to Machu Picchu
  • All entrances fees.

What is not included:

  • Early check-in, late check-out, services and food not listed in the itinerary, beverages during the meals, hotel extras and personal expenses.
  • International and National Airlines tickets.
  • Extras, Tips and personal expenses.

All of our adventure programs are inspired by destinations that evoke mystery and are charged with mystical energy. Our brand, Liv, Condor Travel is always on the lookout for the best routes on each journey.


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