Peru and Bolivia II

09D - 08N

Lima - Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco - 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 – Cusco

Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to the airport to board the 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. (B)
Cusco: 3,395 masl

Day 03 Cusco

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

Day 04 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 05 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 06 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 07 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 IntiWata, which also includes navigation on a typical huge Totoral raft and a panoramic visit to Inca Palace at Pilcokaina. 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 08 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 del Sol, 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 09 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, Cusco, Puno and La Paz.
  • Lodging for 08 nights at the hotels + breakfast.
  • 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.
  • Uros Island and Taquile Island.
  • 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.

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