The Incas forged an incredible civilization that learned how to tame the geography of Peru. This ancient society lived in harmony with the rivers, the sun, the rain, the ocean, the jungle, the Peruvian mountains and the cold dryness of the Andes, consequently adapting to the weather, their surroundings and surviving thanks to Mother Earth’s gifts.
Part of this ancient society still lives today in each town and can be seen through the customs of the people. A trip to Peru takes you back in time and allows you to rediscover the exciting lives of the Incas, Chancas, Chachapoyas, Mochicas, and Wari, as well as their great works of art, their feasts, the roots of their social strength and the energy of their people.
Bolivia, as well, has a lot of history and amazing natural places that will blow your mind!
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Meals (B)= Breakfast; (L)= Lunch; (D)= Dinner
Arrival in Lima and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel (- / – / -)
In the morning you will have a city tour of the capital of Peru Lima. It has 2000 years old history and a wonderful colonial heritage. You have the opportunity to share the daily life of the inhabitants of the historic center of Lima. The Larco Museum, with its ceramics and gold and silver collections gives you a good introduction to the life of Peru pre –columbian and Inca times. In an exclusive visit to the “Casa Luna” They are familiar with local customs and can admire a unique collection of typical Christmas decorations.
Afternoon at leisure
Overnight at Hotel ( B / – / -)
Transfer from your hotel to the airport
Short flight over the Cordillera to Cusco.
Arrival and transfer to your hotel.
In the afternoon city tour of Cusco. You will start your tour in the center of the Inca Empire, the Plaza de Armas with the ornate cathedral. Many colonial buildings and churches are built during the colonial period. The old town invites you to admire the beautiful colonial buildings. From the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, you can enjoy the magnificent views of the city. Then you will drive to the Inca installations Queqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, which are considered as an architectural masterpiece. Overnight at Hotel. (B / – / -)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon drive to Ollanta y Tambo. From Ollanta y Tambo we go with the narrow-gauge railway (departure at 15:05 or 16:03 clock) through the Urubamba Gorge to Aguas Calientes.
After arrival accommodation at your hotel. Overnight at Hotel (B/-/-)
Early in the morning drive with small buses to the world famous Machu Picchu.
There you will see the main square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of Three Windows, the Sacred Sun Dial and burial. The refuge of the Incas was discovered in 1911 in the jungle. Visit the “Lost City” and enjoy the unique panoramic view over the high mountains of the Cordillera Central. Return to shuttle buses to Aguas Calientes.
After lunch in the restaurant Hanaqpacha and you will take the train (departure 15:50 to 16:50 clock) then you will back to Ollantaytambo, from there you can take a bus to Cusco, where they arrive in the evening.
Overnight at Hotel (B /L/ -)
Breakfast and transfer to airport for take your flight to La Paz. Arrival and transfer to Huatajata to the shores of Lake Titicaca.
Once there, visit the Andes and the Altiplano Museum ecovillage. Optional (for tour reservation bookable): Visit with hydrofoil trip to the floating islands of the Urus-Iruitos culture and sustainable tourism project of Quewaya.
Night visits to the mystical world of Kallawayas and the Alajpacha astronomical observatory to learn from the Aymara constellations.
Overnight at Hotel (B/-/-)
Quick overland trip to Cocotoni bay. Here you will board a hydrofoil, which bring you to the famous moon – and brings sunshine islands. Lunch on the sunny island. Continue to Copacabana, where you will visit the “Indian maiden”. Return by bus to La Paz, including Tiquina Lake Narrows crossing.
Overnight at Hotel (B / L / -)
In the morning, optional tour (Book by the tours reservation), the archaeological city of Tiwanaku. There you will visit the ruins of Akapana pyramid, the Kalasasaya and the underground temple of Kontiki, the aqueducts and the famous Sun Gate. Tiwanaku is also known as the cradle of American culture.
In the afternoon sightseeing tour of the city, founded in 1548, which still adduced numerous well-preserved buildings from the colonial era. In the narrow streets of the old town still held the picturesque Indian market. Ride in the nearby Valley of the Moon with bizarre erosion forms and countless pyramids.
Overnight at Hotel (B / – / -)
* The next day, 9 short tour Peru-Bolivia compact ends with a transfer to the airport of La Paz
The morning is at leisure. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Uyuni. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Then Visit the train cemetery and short drive along the shore of the salt lake Uyuni.
Overnight at Hotel (B/-/D)
Your morning excursion to the salt lake including Isla Pescado and the salt pile, where you get explanations for salt reduction in Uyuni begins. The largest salt lake in the world is about 10,000 km2 with its wide surface area on the Bolivian highlands. The silence here makes one’s heart beat faster and his surrealist pentagons of crystalline salt, the clear sky, the colorful lagoons, the cacti and the Flamingos is an incomparable place. Lunch will be served on the Isla Pescado, which is also called “Incawasi”. It is an oasis in the middle of the salt lake on which you can find gigantic, ancient cacti and fossil algae. The scenery from the salt lake disappears in the horizon and it is unquestionably one of the favorite places of all photographers. Overnight at Hotel(B/-/D)
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to La Paz and flight to Arequipa, arriving in the morning. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.
Afternoon visit Arequipa. This city is also called the “White City” because of its Vulkansteinbauten. Visit founded in 1580 Santa Catalina Convent, the Jesuit church with its impressive façade, the main square, the inhabitants quarter Yanahuara and Chilina. Overnight at Hotel (B/-/-)
Early departure to the Colca Valley unique. You drive through the National Park Blanca where you get to see more vicuñas. Admire also the pre-Columbian terraces that are still attached to the present day. Overnight at Hotel(B/-/-)
Excursion to the villages of Yanque, Maca Achoma and Pinchollo. Continue to the lookout “Cross of the Condor”, from here you can watch these majestic birds of prey. A breathtaking view of one of the deepest valleys in the world (3,000 M).
Return to Arequipa. Overnight at Hotel
Day at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima and connecting flight home. (B / – / -)