About This Trip
From Peru to Bolivia, this comprehensive tour covering the mysterious Inca civilization, colorful and exotic traditions, and the magnificent landscape of the Andes will never disappoint you. You'll discover the top sites of Peru like Cusco City, Huaca Huallamarca, Pisac Market, Ollantaytambo, and the iconic Machu Picchu. Meet the locals living on Uros and Taquile floating islands. In Bolivia, you'll cruise from Copacabana to Sun Island, Stroll around the city of La Paz, and capture the breathtaking reflections of Uyuni Salt Flats.
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Lima: Main Plazas, Huaca Huallamarca
Cusco: Coricancha, Cusco Cathedral
Sacred Valley: Pisac Market, Ollantaytambo
Puno: Lake Titicaca, Uros Floating Islands
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Copacabana: Cruise to Sun Island
La Paz: City Tour
Uyuni: Uyuni Salt Flats
Colchani: Momias de Coquesa
Day 1: Arrival, Lima
Upon arrival at the airport in Lima, the capital of Peru, you will be warmly welcomed by Odynovo's representative and then escorted to your hotel in Miraflores District. After check-in, the rest of the day can be spent at leisure on your own.
Optional: Join-in Lima Culinary group tour (afternoon session is from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm).
Day 2: Lima
This morning, be transferred to the downtown area accompanied by your private guide. Stroll around the Main Plazas (Plaza Mayor), where you will visit the Government Palace, the Monastery of San Francisco (Convento de San Francisco) and the Catacombs built under the monastery. Later, proceed to San Isidro District, where you will tour the Huaca Huallamarca, an important archaeological complex surrounded by modern buildings. Finally, return to Miraflores District, stopping by the Park of Love and Larcomar to enjoy a wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean.
The afternoon is left for you to explore this amazing city on your own.
Note: Huaca Huallamarca is closed on Mondays.
Day 3: Lima - Cusco
After breakfast, take a flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, be escorted to your hotel. After check-in, relax in your room to adjust to the high altitude (Cusco is located 3,400 meters above sea level).
In the afternoon, start a Cusco city tour accompanied by your private guide. First, visit the Coricancha, which was the most sacred site in the Inca religion and also the center of the Inca world. Admire the unique colonial masterpieces of art at Cusco Cathedral, followed by the archaeological complex of Sacsayhuaman to enjoy the impressive stonework.
Day 4: Cusco - Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
After breakfast, head for the Sacred Valley, where you will enjoy a fantastic view of the surroundings in the Pisac Archaeological Park, appreciate various locally made handicrafts in the colorful Pisac Market, and admire the best surviving example of Inca city planning in the Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo.
After the tour, take a train to the town of Aguas Calientes (your guide will not go with you for this 2-hour train ride). Upon arrival, be escorted to your hotel.
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Day 5: Aguas Calientes - Cusco
After breakfast, take a shuttle bus (30-minute drive, the bus ticket is included) to Machu Picchu, a 15th-century Incan citadel built in the classical Inca style and voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. After the guided tour, you will have time to stroll around on your own.
In the afternoon, take the shuttle bus (bus ticket is included) back to Aguas Calientes. After lunch in a nice cafe or restaurant, collect your luggage from your hotel and then take a train to the Poroy station in Cusco. Upon arrival, be greeted by our representative and then escorted to your hotel.
Day 6: Cusco - Puno
In the morning, leave for the Puno City located on the shore of Lake Titicaca. En route, stop by some important archaeological and cultural sites, like the San Pedro de Andahuaylillas (Sistine Chapel of America), Raqchi, La Raya (the highest point of the route at a height of over 4,335 meters / 14,222 feet above sea level) and Pukara. Upon arrival in Puno Station, be escorted to your hotel.
Day 7: Puno - Lake Titicaca - Puno
Today, enjoy a full-day shared boat tour around Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. During the tour, you will visit the Uros Floating Islands to gain an insight into the ancient customs and traditions of the Uros, and Taquile Island to enjoy a homemade lunch made by locals while you admire the breathtaking scenery.
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Day 8: Puno - Copacabana - Chua - La Paz
After breakfast, drive to Copacabana, the main Bolivian town on the shore of Lake Titicaca, to take the Catamaran Cruise Ship across the lake to the beautiful Sun Island (Isla del Sol), the legendary birthplace of the sun and Inca dynasty. You will visit the Inca Garden, the Inti Wata Cultural Complex and the Manco Kapac. After that, board the Catamaran Cruise Ship to Chua harbor while enjoying a buffet lunch on board, and then transfer to the city of La Paz by land transportation.
Note: The Inti Wata Complex includes a panoramic visit to the Pilko Kaina Inca Palace by a huge Titicaca traditional vessel.
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Day 9: La Paz
After breakfast, start your tour around the city of La Paz. You will first visit the famous Witch Doctor's Market, the San Francisco Colonial Church and Sagarnaga Street. And then proceed to the Plaza Murillo to tour the Cathedral, the Government Palace and the National Congress buildings.
Later, visit the National Museum of Folklore and Ethnography showcasing the unique characteristics of Bolivia's independent cultures, followed by the finely preserved colonial Jaen Street featuring brightly colored houses dating from the 18th century. After that, head to the Killi Killi viewpoint (Mirador Killi Killi) to overlook the amazing views of the city surrounded by snowcapped mountains.
Visit the southern neighborhoods of Obrajes, Calacoto and La Florida before exploring the Moon Valley (Valley de la Luna), a maze of canyons and giant spires showing the dramatic terrain around the city. Finally, transfer to the Cable Car Station to experience a feeling of flying between mountains.
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Day 10: La Paz - Uyuni - Colchani
In the morning, take a flight to the city of Uyuni. Upon arrival, start your tour to the Uyuni Salt Flats (Salar de Uyuni), the world's largest salt flat. Later, visit the Train Cemetery and Colchani village, where it is possible to observe the salt extracting by hand process and the local salt handicrafts.
Continue to explore "Playa Blanca" a museum of salt; "Ojos de Sal", the salt eyes and the exit points of the salt water; salt hexagons, geometric shapes on the salt flats surface and piles of salt, and then you will cross the salt flats to enjoy the beautiful landscape.
Head towards Incahuasi Island, which is populated with giant cacti species that measure up to 12 meters high (26.25 feet), providing an impressive overview. You will have lunch at a restaurant or enjoy a picnic outdoors. Appreciate the sunset before returning to the hotel.
Note: During the rainy season, the visit to Incahuasi Island is unavailable.
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Day 11: Colchani - Uyuni - Colchani
Today, explore the "Momias de Coquesa", human archeological remains in a little cave near to Tunupa Volcano, from where you can also observe the immensity of the salt flats in addition to that. Carry on to the circular and wet Chiquini Cave which is full of stalactites and stalagmites.
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Day 12: Colchani - Uyuni - La Paz
Enjoy some leisure time before being escorted to the Uyuni airport for your flight back to La Paz, where you will stay overnight.
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Day 13: La Paz, Departure
Take a private transfer to the airport for your international flight home. Have a nice trip!
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