Perú; Bolivia & Chile; The Highland Discovering

Perú; Bolivia & Chile; the highland Discovering – 24 days

Duration:  24 days / 23 nights
This program is designed for travelers that want to enjoy the Andean Plateau intensely and get slow to the altitude. From Peru’s coast; Lima, Ballestas, oasis Huacachina and Nazca lines; to the highland; discovering Arequipa white city and the Colca canyon (one of the deepest of the world), the Inca’s work and talent at the Sacred Valley, Cusco city and Machupicchu ruins, feeling closer to the sky visiting the Lake Titicaca and its islands; La Paz Capital, Uyuni salt plains and its lagoons, finishing at the Atacama Desert, the driest non-polar desert throughout the entire world.
 
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Tour Itinerary

Day 01: International Arrival – Transfer in Lima.
Arrive at Lima International Airport and transfer from the airport to your selected hotel.
Hotel Tourist Category

Day 02: Lima – Colonial city (B)
Breakfast.
09:15:00 AM City Tour to discovering the capital city of Lima; we will walk through its traditional neighborhoods, streets, Plaza Mayor and also enjoying its beautiful Cathedral. We will also visit the Convent and museum of San Francisco, one of the most interesting churches of Lima’s colonial era. We will have an included tour inside the convent and we will also descend into the catacombs, which were dug from 1546 onwards as a burial ground for priest and others. Return to the hotel.
Afternoon free for rest or personal activities.
Hotel Tourist Category.

Day 03: Lima – Pisco – Paracas N.R. (B)
Breakfast early morning and transfer to the main bus station to take the public bus from Lima to the town of Paracas. After about 4 hours of driving you will arrive in Paracas, contact with your agent and transfer to your Hotel.
11:00 AM Excursion to “Paracas National Reserve“,where in an area of 335,000 hectares one may observe different eco-systems, the archeological remains of the Paracas culture and an incredible diversity of marine life. Return to the hotel.
Hotel Tourist Category.

Day 04: Ballestas islands – Huacachina Oasis – Transfer to Nazca. (B)
Breakfast.
Transfer to Pisco harbor, where we will board our launch to the Ballestas Islands. The islands are also called the “Peruvian Galapagos” because here visitors can observe a diversity of migrant birds, Humboldt penguins, and sea lions in their natural habitat.
After the excursion we will continue in a private transportation to Nazca city. En route to Nazca we’ll make a couple of stops to visit a traditional vineyard where wine and Peru’s national beverage Pisco, are produced and spend time enjoying the dunes and desert areas of Oasis the “Huacachina”.
Arrive in Nazca city late afternoon. Transfer to the hotel.
Hotel Tourist Category.

Day 05: Nazca Lines – Chauchilla – Bus to Arequipa city. (B)
Breakfast. 08:00 AM Transfer to the local airport to take the flight (30 minutes) over the enigmatic Nazca lines that until today are considered one of the world’s biggest mysteries. You will observe huge geometric figures such as “the monkey”, “the spider”, “the fish”, “the hand” and others, which are only possible to be seen from the air and show us that in this region a very high civilization developed. (Please consider the schedule of flights will be subject to weather conditions).
Finish the overflight to Nazca Lines we’ll continues visiting the pre-Inca Chauchilla Cemetery, located 28 kilometers from downtown Nazca.
13.30 PM Transfer to Bus Station to take our Bus Vip class to the City of Arequipa (The White City). Bus Departure 14:10 PM. Arrive in Arequipa around 23:45 PM. Transfer to your hotel.
Hotel Tourist Category

Day 06: Arequipa – City Tour. (B)
Breakfast. Free morning to rest.
14:00 PM City Tour Arequipa, declared a World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO in December 2000 and well known as the “White City” because of the use of “Sillar”, a white volcanic stone that is used in the construction of the homes and buildings, and give the city its special character.
We will explore its streets, enjoying its Main Square, Cathedral and Churches, colonial buildings and the Monastery Santa Catalina. Return to your hotel.
Hotel Tourist Category.

Day 07: Arequipa – Colca Canyon 2 days program. (B,L,D)
Breakfast.
Today we will visit one of the deepest canyons of the world; The Colca Canyon. It is also well known because of its beautiful multicolor terraces and its cultural and traditional heritage. We will arrive to the town of Chivay, capital of Caylloma province and then continue to your hotel located in town of Coporaque.
Lunch in hotel is included. After lunch your guide we will invite you to make some walks and activities in the surroundings. Dinner is included.
Hotel Tourist Category.

Day 08: Cruz del Cóndor – Town of Chivay – Arequipa . (B, L)
We will have our breakfast very early in the morning and leave to the famous “Cruz del Condor” point. On place we will have time enough to enjoy the view of the deep Canyon and if the weather permits; majestic pictures of the flight of the Condors.
Short walk around the area (1 hour aprox) and then continues to the town of Chivay, visiting some traditional towns such as Maca and Pinchollo. Arrive in Chivay (Capital of the province) where we will have our traditional lunch at local restaurant. (Included in program). After lunch we will have time to explore the town and then start our return to Arequipa city. Arrive in Arequipa around 16:30hrs and transfer to your hotel.
Hotel Tourist Category.

Day 09: Arequipa to Cusco – City Tour & Surroundings (HD tour). (B)
Breakfast.
7:10 AM Transfer to the airport to take your flight to the Imperial city.
Arrive in Cusco and transfer to your hotel.
13:00 PM Excursion through the City of Cusco and surrounding areas. Here we will visit Cusco’s Main Square, its Cathedral, Temple of the Sun also called “Koricancha”, and then the ruins located around the city; Kenko temple, Tambomachay temple, Puca Pucara temple and the incredible fort of Sacsayhuaman, located at the top of a hill dominating the City. Return to the hotel.
Hotel Tourist Category.

Day 10: Sacred Valley – Pisac market & ruins – Ollantaytambo. (B,L)
Breakfast. 09:00 AM Today we will visit one of the most beautiful places and major center’s of agricultural production of the Incas, the “Sacred Valley”. Here we will enjoy the beauty of its terraces and the blessing brought from the Urubamba River to the people. In the tour we will drive through the different towns dotted along the Valley, visiting the ruins of „Pisac“, with its panoramic view and its Indigenous market with original products made by the villagers. We will have a lunch buffet in a traditional restaurant (Included in program) and then will take a visit to the impressive fortress and plaza of Ollantaytambo.
After this excursion your transportation will leave you in your hotel located in the Valley.
Hotel Tourist Category.

Day 11: From Sacred Valley to Machupicchu citadel. (B)
Breakfast.
Early in the morning transfer to the train station of Ollantaytambo to take your train to Machupicchu town (ex- Aguas Calientes town). Train departure 07:00 am. Arrive to Machupicchu town and contact with your guide at train terminal. Private guided tour around the citadel.
The lost city of the Incas is a breath taking monument declared a World Human Heritage site by UNESCO, and without a doubt, one of the most important archeological centers in the world.
After this impressive visit, return to Machupicchu town to take our train Vistadome class and return to Cusco city. (departure 16:43 PM – Please be aware you must be at Train terminal 30 minutes before departure)
Arrive in Cusco late at night (20:43 PM) and transfer to your hotel.
Hotel Tourist Category.

Day 12: Cusco – Free day. (B)
Breakfast. Free day to relax or personal activities.
Hotel Tourist Category.

Day 13: From Cusco to Lake Titicaca by Tourist Bus. (B,L)
Breakfast.
Transfer to the Bus terminal to take our tourist bus to the city of Puno on Lake Titicaca.
On the Route the Bus will made several stops for visits of: Andahualillas Church – La Raya highest point – Sicuani town – Raqchi tempel –Pukara town (Entrances to paces of visit are not included).
Lunch Buffet in town of Sicuani (Included). Arrive in Puno and transfer to your hotel.
Hotel Tourist Category.

Day 14t: Puno – Lake Titicaca – Uros Floating Islands – Taquile island. (B,L)
Breakfast.
07:00 AM Transfer to the lake port in order to board the launch for our full day excursion on Lake Titicaca and its islands.
In this excursion we will visit the Uros floating islands, built using the “Totora” reeds with long leaves that grow in the lake and the traditional Taquile Island, one of the most prosperous island on the lake because its tourism administration is managed by its own people.
Lunch Menu in a traditional restaurant in Taquile Island. (Included in program)
Return to Puno city and transfer to the hotel.
Hotel Tourist Category.

Day 15: From Puno to Copacabana (Bolivia) – Excursion to Sun Island. (B,L)
Breakfast . Today we will drive from Puno to Copacabana Town (Bolivia).
In Copacabana after our check-In in our your hotel we’ll begin the excursion to the Sun island. Tour begins with a boat ride from Copacabana to Isla del Sol visiting small communities of Aymara villagers, hiking up by ancient rocks-trails, exploring the Palacio del Inca, the best-known ruins on Suns Island and the village of Yumani. From here you will have incredible views of the rest of the island and Lake Titicaca that in conjunction with the Snowcapped peaks of the Cordillera Real provide the backdrop for beautiful pictures.
After this visit, we catch a sunset boat back to Copacabana.
Lunch Menu at local restaurant in Sun Island during the tour is included.
Arrive to Copacabana and transfer to your hotel.
Hotel Tourist Category.

Day 16: Copacabana town – Transfer to La Paz capital. (B)
Breakfast.
Tour Copacabana. Visiting the renaissance style church where you can observe the Patron Virgin Mary of Bolivia and the small town market. Also we will make a short hike to the Calvary Hill. Lunch is in a local restaurant (no included in Program).
After lunch drive to La Paz city. On the road you will cross the strait of Tiquina, which is the narrowest part of the Titicaca Lake, dividing the lake in two portions. Drive though the high plateau reaching the most important city of Bolivia, arrival around 19:30 pm. Transfer to your hotel.
Hotel Tourist Category.

Day 17: La Paz capital City Tour and Moon valley (B)
Breakfast. We have free morning to rest or time for personal activities.
13:00 PM City Tour to La Paz, visiting Plaza Murillo to see the Government Palace, the local Cathedral and the Congress building. Also visit to San Francisco Church, the biggest handicraft market in town known as the Witches Market, Los Andes street artisans, Killi Killi outlook, the open air museum, besides some wealthy southern neighborhoods.
We will have an incredible view of the city using the cable car of La Paz.
The final part of the tour will be visiting the Moon valley, spectacular geological scenery which was named after its strange clay formations. Return to the hotel.
Hotel Tourist Category.

Day 18: Uyuni salt Plains – Red lagoon and SAN PEDRO 3d/2n. – Day 1 (B,L,D)
Breakfast. AM Transfer to the airport of El Alto La Paz and flight to Uyuni town.
In Uyuni airport your agent will contact you and after some short briefing you will start your excursion to the great Salt plains. This day your will visit the Train Cemetery and continue toward to Colchani, where you will visit the salt processing and distribution centers. Journey through the salt flats and reach the Fish Island “Inkawauasi” where you will find the tallest cactus in the world, walk up to the top of the island and enjoy the views of the Salt Flats of Uyuni. Continue the trip toward Coquesa town which is located at the base of the Thunupa Volcano.
Drive to the hotel. (Light Lunch, Dinner).
Hotel Tourist Category.

Day 19: Uyuni salt Plains – Red lagoon and SAN PEDRO (B,L,D)
Breakfast.
Journey across the salt flats toward San Juan village, where you will visit he archaeological museum and the “Necropolis”, geological formations which were used as burials. Continue the tip visiting the Ollagüe active Volcano an its scenic viewpoint. Visit the “Laguna Hedionda” and many others.
Lots of beautiful pink flamingos live in those lagoons. (Breakfast, Light Lunch, Dinner).
Accommodation at Desert Hotel, – room with private bathroom. (Twin Room)

Day 20: From Salt Plains to San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) (B,L)
Breakfast.
Journey through the Siloli desert, visit the “Arbol de Piedra” (Tree of Stone), the Red Lagoon, the “Sol de mañana” geysers. Take a relaxing bath at Polkes hot springs and admire the “Dalí Valley” and the “Green Lagoon”.
At 13:30 private transportation to San Pedro de Atacama. (Breakfast, Box Lunch). Please be aware that at the border Bolivia / Chile you will need time for Migration check in and your transportation will be changed. Arrive to Atacama and transfer to your hotel.
Hotel Casa Noi Atacama.

Day 21: From San Pedro de Atacama – Moon and dead valley. (B,L)
Breakfast. 09:00 AM Today we will visit the Excursion to Dead or Moon valley, going across the valleys by car to discover the most characteristic areas, stopping in the typical spots (Kari, Cuevas de sal, Duna Mayor, Crater Central, Tres Marías) etc. Return to your hotel about 15;00 hrs. (Light Lunch is included). Hotel Casa Noi Atacama.

Day 22: Atacama – Geiser Taito y Machuca. (B)
5:30 AM We leave heading northeast along a dirt road. Upon arriving at the Tatio Geysers, one of the highest geothermal fields in the world, we watch the cauldrons of boiling water shoot blasts of water vapor high into the air. Taking the road back to San Pedro de Atacama you will enjoy the beauty of the landscape, native flora and fauna to finally stop at the village of Machuca, shepherds of llamas place, today this town of adobe, straw and cactus wood House is dedicated to the tourism offering local products such as Andean handicraft. Return to your hotel. (Breakfast will be done in area of Geiser)
We return to your hotel around lunch time (about 13:00 hrs). Hotel Casa Noi Atacama.

Day 23: Atacama – Rainbow valley and Yerba buenas (HD) (B)
Breakfast. 09:00 AM This excursion allows you to visit some of the area’s lesser-known parts, mixing cultural ancestry with spectacular landscapes. In Hierbas Buenas, you’ll get to see fantastic petroglyphs and learn about the Likanantai culture. The Valle Arcoíris (Rainbow Valley) is known for its unique rock formation and colorful hills. Return to hotel around midday.
Hotel Casa Noi Atacama

Day 24: Atacama – Transfer Out to Calama Airport. (B)
Breakfast. According to schedule of flight ticket, transfer from San Pedro de Atacama to the Airport (Calama City) – the drive will take 1:10’ hrs. (Connection to your next destination)

 

End of our services.

¡More than a trip, we create unforgettable experiences!

The program includes:

We provide a mobile phone during the trip. / Assistance 24/7 (with an emergency phone number)
Free service fee for booking of flights – Price according to date and availability.

Transfers Transfers in /out in every city as Private Service.
Accommodation 23 nights selected hotels and lodges.
Public Bus Tickets: Lima to Paracas, Nazca to Arequipa, Cusco to Puno.

Excursions with a group (shared service with group) .

Lima Colonial and modern city Tours.
Paracas National Reserve of Paracas / Ballestas Islands. (Max. 20 persons)
Nazca Nasca Lines over flight. (30 minutes)
Puno Lake Titicaca, Uros Islands and Taquile Island FD tour
Arequipa Colca Canyon excursion 2d/1n.
Cusco Sacred Valley excursion.
Machupicchu: Expedition RoudTrip train tickets./ Group guide in citadel.
Lake Titicaca Program FD to Uros and Taquile island.
Program 2d/1n from Puno to La Paz – Sun island and Copacabana
La Paz City Tour
Atacama Dead /Moon valley, Rainbow & Yerba Buena /Geiser Taito.

Excursions as Private service (No Group).
Nazca city:   Chauchilla cemetery.
Arequipa:  City tour + Monastery Santa Catalina
Cusco:  City Tour + 4 ruins
Uyuni Excursion 3d/2n to Uyuni with transfer to San Pedro de Atacama.

  • All excursions include: Transportations , guide and entrances.

Meals:
Breakfast in all Hotels. (Buffet or American)
Meals according to description indicated as included.

Staff:
Specialist English & Spanish speaking local guides

 
The Program does not include:

Domestic or international flights (Depending on date and availability)
Tips in any the excursions or restaurants.
Meals not specified in this programs as “included“ (It is calculated 25$ per day).
Snacks, beverages and other extras.
Excursions not specified in this program.

 

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