Peru and Bolivia I

15D - 14N

Lima - Paracas - Nazca - Arequipa - Colca - Cusco - Machu Picchu - Puno - La Paz

Itinerary

Day 01 … / Lima

Welcome to Peru!
Arrival to Lima´s airport, reception and transfer to the hotel. Check in (15:00 hours).
Overnight. ( - )
Lima: 154 masl

Day 02 Lima – Paracas

Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to the bus station to board the regular bus to Paracas. After 04 hours, arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight. (B)
Paracas: 5 masl

Day 03 Paracas – Nazca

Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to the pier to start the excursion to Ballestas Island by boat, sailing around the island also known as “The Little Galaoagos”, from the sea we will observe the “Candelabro” geoglyph. Then, transfer to the bus station to board the regular bus to Nazca. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight. (B)
Nazca: 588 masl

Day 04 Nazca – Arequipa

Very early breakfast at hotel.
Overflight Nazca Lines, we will see from the plane a series of geoglyphs located in the Nazca desert. There are many forms of lines like The Monkey, The Hand, The Sail, The Dog and more. In the afternoon, transfer to the bus station to board the regular bus to Lima. After 09 hours, arrival and transfer to hotel.
Overnight. (B)
Arequipa: 2,360 masl

Day 05 Arequipa

Breakfast at hotel.
Free Day for personal activities.
Overnight. (B)
Arequipa: 2,360 masl

Day 06 Arequipa – Colca Canyon

Breakfast at hotel.
Departure for the Colca canyon. Along the way, we will visit La Vicuña’s National Reserve at Pampas Cañahuas and Vizcachani. At Pampas de Torra and Patapampa we will contemplate the wonderful flora and fauna of the region. Arrival to the town of Chivay. Free afternoon.
Overnight. (B)
Colca: 3,650 masl

Day 07 Cañon del Colca – Arequipa

Breakfast hotel.
At a pre - arranged hour, we will set off for La Cruz Del Condor Mirador where we will admire the incredibly raw beauty of the Colca Canyon and the majestic flight of the Condors soaring high over the canyon. On the way back to Chivay, we will admire the hanging tombs of Choquetico and Litomaquetas, The Mirador of Terrazas and finally the towns of Pinchollo, Maca y Yanque with their churches and typical squares. Arrival to Chivay. In the afternoon, transfer to Arequipa city. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight. (B)
Arequipa: 2,360 masl

Day 08 Arequipa – Cusco

Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to the airport to board the regular flight to Cusco. Arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the morning free to acclimatize to the altitude. In the afternoon, visit to Cusco city, The Cathedral, Qoricancha (Sun Temple) and the 4 nearby ruins, Qenqo, Puca Puacara, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman fortress. Return to the hotel.
Overnight.
Cusco: 3,395 masl

Day 09 Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Breakfast at hotel.
Full day excursion to Machu Picchu. Very early transfer to Ollanta train station to board the train to Aguas Calientes, arrival and bus to Machu Picchu. Arrival and excursion to Machu Picchu citadel for 02 hours and 30 minutes. The guided tour included the well - known Intihuatana (Solar Clock), the Watchtower, the Inka´s Palace and the Three Windows. Then, return to Aguas Calientes by bus and board the train to Ollanta train station. Arrival and transfer to Cusco.
Overnight. (B)
Machu Picchu: 2,400 masl

Day 10 Cusco

Breakfast at hotel.
Free day per personal activities.
Overnight. (B)
Cusco: 3,395 masl

Day 11 Cusco – Puno

Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to the bus station to board the bus to Puno. The ride, which takes approximately 08 hours, we will visit the Little Chapel of Andahuaylillas, Archaeological Center of Raqchi (Wiracoha´s Temple), and buffet lunch in Sicauni. Then, visit La Raya (highest point on the route 4,335 masl, where Cusco (Qechua culture) and Puno (Aymara culture) join, Pucara and Kalasaya Archaeological Center. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight. (B, L)
Puno: 3,827 masl

Day 12 Puno – Titicaca Lake – Puno

Breakfast at hotel.
Full Day Excursion in the highest navigable lake of the world. First we will visit the Floating Islands of Uros, which is inhabited by the old Aymara people. These people have kept their traditions and customs generation after generation. In the afternoon, we will visit Sillustani Chullpas, it´s one of the largest archeological areas in America. These are impressive burial monuments standing over 12 meters high stone cylinder burial chambers, used by Aymaras to bury their important leaders. Return to the hotel.
Overnight. (B)
Puno: 3,827 masl

Day 13 Puno – La Paz

Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to Copacabana Sanctuary and city tour, then transfer to the pier to board the Catamaran Cruise to visit the Sun Island. The next port of call is the Complex of Intiwatana which also includes navigation on a typical huge Totoral raft and a panoramic visit to Inca Palace at Pilkokaina. In the meantime, we will enjoy a buffet lunch on board. Arrival to Chua port and transfer to La Paz city. Reception and overnight. (B, L)
La Paz: 3,600 masl

Day 14 La Paz

Breakfast at hotel.
In the morning, we will be collected from their hotels in order to visit the famous market of Las Brujas (the Witches) and the colonial church of San Francisco. The journey proceeds towards Plaza Murillo where the Metropolitan Cathedral is located, as well as the Government Palace and the Parliament. Then we will visit Jaen Street where the most important museums are concentrated. Changing the scenery, the walk continues towards the residential zones of Obrajes, Calacoto and The Florida. The walk ends with a visit to the spectacular Valley of the Moon. In the afternoon, we will visit the Ruins of Tiwanaku which was the capital of an ancient civilization located only 76 km from the city of La Paz. During its days of glory, Tiwanaku was the main ceremonial center and cradle of the Andean culture. These pre-inca ruins started a series of archaeological debates. According to tests with carbon 14, the beginning of this culture would be circa the year 1580 AC. We will visit the Kalasasaya's Temple (Sun), the Puerta of Sol, and the Semi-underground Templete, Akapana's Pyramid as well as the museum where a very impressive collection of objects and instruments of ancient civilizations are on permanent display. Return to the hotel.
Overnight. (B)
La Paz: 3,600 masl

Day 15 La Paz / …

Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to the airport to board the international flight. (B)
La Paz: 3,600 masl

Check Out: 10:00 hours approximately.

Include

Include:

  • Transfer in and out from / to Lima, Paracas, Nazca, Arequipa, Cusco, Puno and La Paz.
  • Lodging for 14 nights at selected hotels + breakfast.
  • Regular Bus: Lima – Paracas / Paracas – Nazca / Nazca – Arequipa.
  • Excursion Ballestas Island.
  • Overflight Nazca Lines.
  • Excursion Colca Valley and Canyon.
  • HD City Tour Cusco and nearby ruins: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Puca – Pucara.
  • FD Machu Picchu: Expedition or Tourist Class Train from Ollanta.
  • Tour Bus Cusco – Puno: entrance´s fee + buffet lunch.
  • HD Uros Island.
  • HD Sillustani Chullpas.
  • FD Catamaran Cruise Puno – La Paz: Sun Island.
  • HD City Tour La Paz + Moon Valley.
  • HD Tiwanaku Ruins.
  • Meals mentioned or according to the itinerary.
  • Personal assistance.

Not Included:

  • Air fares.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itienrary.
  • Tips and personal expenses.

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