Peru Tours – Bolivia Tours 12 Days – Lima, sandboard Huacachina, Machu Picchu and Uyuni Tour Overview
Peru tours – Bolivia tours invite you to enjoy an amazing experience. Starting on the dry Pacific coast in Lima, the capital of Peru, with its well preserved colonial centre and important collections of pre-Colombian art. Know the hidden city of Machu Picchu; and you will undoubtedly be surprised by the mystical highest capital in the world, La Paz. We continue our adventure visiting the largest salt flat in the world, Uyuni Tour, located at 3600 masl on the Bolivian high plateau. A magical and cultural adventure in the South American Andes.
Peru Tours – Bolivia Tours 12 Days – Lima, Sandboard Huacachina, Machu Picchu and Uyuni Tour Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival to Lima – City Tour in Lima & Magical Water Circuits
Conserve water, an element vital for life
Arrival. Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Lima.
Discover in a different and special way the former city of the kings. In this exciting tour, you will admire the Huaca Pucllana in a panoramic view, the colonial San Martin square, the Main Square, the Convent of San Francisco, its catacombs, and the Love Park. This tour will allow you to discover Lima in a unique and special way, You will know Lima in its 3 times, Inca, colonial and republican. We continue by a charming tour through the water and the dancing lights, more than a dozen sources send water to the air, choreographed with music and light. The Magical Water Circuit (Circuito Mágico del Agua) is the newest attraction in the city, and tourists agree that it is surprisingly amazing. Check it out yourself.
Day 02: Paracas – Ica Sandboard Huacachina Tour – (B)
Sand and sea in the south of Peru
Early in the morning, we continue our adventure “Peru tours Bolivia tours”, pick up from your hotel and transfer to the bus station.
At 03.45hrs Departure by itinerary bus to Paracas. Arrive in Paracas at 07.30 hrs. Meet and assistance upon arrival. Around 08:00 hrs, you will be transferred to the dock in Paracas.
Tour to Ballestas Islands, visit this group of islands where you can observe many birds including pelicans, also you can find a dozen sea lions.
At 11:00 am., approximately, we will transfer to Ica to board our dune buggy. After about 20 minutes we will reach the desert area, we will go up and down on a series of large and small dunes with our buggy, feeling a lot of adrenaline. In the meantime, we will stop in the dunes, which offer the right conditions to practice sandboarding, for beginners and for professional athletes also. Our driver and guide will teach us in a safe way to practice this sport, so the participants can enjoy the ride. In this place, you can also appreciate the desert landscape, Huacachina oasis and we will make stops to take pictures. Furthermore, we will enjoy the sunset coming back to Ica.
Transfer to the bus station in Ica – return to Lima. Reception at the bus station and transfer to the hotel in Lima.
Day 03: Lima – Cusco – Walking Tour (San Pedro Market + 12-Sided Stone + Qoricancha) (B)
At according time, pick up from your hotel and transfer to Lima’s airport, flight to Cusco (doesn’t include), arrival to Cusco and transfer to your hotel in Cusco city.
Pm. Accompanied by a professional guide, we begin our walking tour of the streets of the imperial city by visiting the San Pedro market. This is where locals buy all the products necessary for their daily diet. Here you can buy essential items such as vegetables, potatoes, fruit, meat, spices, cereals, bread, etc. You can also find typical local dishes, and get to know a little of the city’s cuisine. After this enriching experience, we head to the Temple of the Sun, the “Qoricancha”. Here we can see detailed architecture still intact in the temple. Inside we can enter the temples dedicated to the moon, rainbow, stars, lightning, thunder, among others. Afterward, we will walk through the traditional streets of the city, each of which has a story to tell (so many myths and legends) until we reach a narrow street where we find the 12-sided stone, which today operates as a pedestrian museum. Here we can appreciate the great predominance of the culture through the stones. We then visit the area of the city known for typical crafts, the cradle of great craftsmen from the Inca times until today, with a long tradition of textiles, ceramics, metalwork, and other crafts. Hotel in Cusco.
Day 04: Tour of Maras Moray + Transfer to Ollantaytambo – Travel to Machu Picchu (B)
At the agreed time, we will pick you up from your hotel to begin the tour of Maras and Moray, a beautiful architectural complex located 38km from Cusco, and centre of Inca agricultural investigation where experiments with different crops at different altitudes were carried out. It is believed that Moray could have served as a model to calculate agricultural production not only of the Urubamba Valley but also other parts of the Tahuantinsuyo. We continue our visit at the Maras salt pans, situated between the ravines of Cruz Mocco hill, Llully Mocco and Chupayoq, at an altitude of approximately 3,200 masl. The salt mines are made up of about 3000 pools of salt, harvested by 360 families or partners, all from Maras Ayllu and Pichingoto. The dimensions of the pools vary between 2 and 5 metres, all fed by a saltwater spring. In Maras, this artisanal activity, complemented by agriculture, has been passed from generation to generation since Inca times. After visiting the salt mines, we head to the town of Ollantaytambo to board the train to Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu. We can have lunch in route (optional). On arrival at the station of Aguas Calientes, our staff will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel.
Day 05: Private Machu Picchu Tours – Full Day (B, L)
Machu Picchu, harmony between man and the earth
Early morning, we will continue with “Peru tours Bolivia tours”, and we will pick you up from your hotel, and transfer you to the bus station, to board the bus to Machu Picchu. After 30 minutes trip, you will arrive at the entrance to Machu Picchu declared a Natural and Cultural Heritage to Humanity, the best example of Incan architecture. Built-in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, the city appears to have been sculpted straight from the rocky slopes, besides offering visitors a spectacular landscape, the site also exhibits important endemic biological diversity in flora and fauna, after the tour, you will board the bus back to Aguas Calientes, return to Cusco by train, overnight at selected hotel.
Day 06: Cusco – Rainbow Mountain Tour – Vinicunca (B, L)
Strengthen the heart and soul with the energy of Apu Winicunca.
We will pick you from your hotel in Cusco at 5:30 am approximate to begin our adventure. We head southeast from Cusco passing through Cusipata (at 3,339 masl) before arriving at the hamlet of Llactoc where we can see herds of alpaca and llama and vegetation typical of this area. Here we begin our walk of approximately 2 ½ hours, walking through beautiful landscapes with snow-capped mountains in the distance, before finally reaching the rainbow mountain (Vinicunca). We will spend one hour at the top, time to descend approximately 1 ½ hour to return to the same hamlet to take our transport back to Cusipata for enjoying our typical lunch, after lunch, We continue back to the city of Cusco, where we arrive at approximately 6:00 p.m.
Day 07: Tourist Bus Cusco – Puno “The Route of the Sun” (B, L)
Discover a world of history on the Route of the Sun
At the agreed time, transfer to the bus station.
Bus Cusco-Puno. The bus leaves Cusco at 06:50 am. and arrives in Puno at approximately 17:30. On the way, we visit the church at Andahuaylillas and the archaeological complex of Raqchi, known as the “temple of Wiracocha”. At midday, we stop for a delicious lunch (included). Continuing our journey, we pass La Raya at 4,335 masl, then visit the archaeological museum in Pucara, before finally arriving at the city of Puno at around 17:30.
Day 08: Tour to the Uros & Taquile Islands (B, L)
Fill yourself with energy by touring the highest lake in the world; Remember that water is life.
At the agreed time, transfer to Puno port.
Visit Lake Titicaca’s famous Uros floating islands, situated 6 km from the port of Puno and at 3,820 masl. It is an archipelago of more than 60 islands made of totora (a reed that grows in marshy areas in South America) and inhabited by the Uros, an unusual ethnic group that coexisted on Lake Titicaca with the civilisations that were there before the Aymaras and the Incas. The Uros lived on small totora rafts that floated from one side to another like floating houses. Only in the early 1960s did the Uros begin to build small artificial totora islands to build their homes on. Continuing our tour, we head to Taquile island, where we have to climb a gentle slope to get to the main village. This walk takes about 1 hour, during which the guide will explain many aspects of the local Taquile culture.
At midday, we will enjoy a delicious lunch (included). After lunch, we begin our return to the main port of Taquile. The walk takes about an hour. We board our boat and return to Puno. Arrival at Puno and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
Day 09: Puno – Copacabana – La Paz (B)
A journey across the high plateau surrounded by sacred mountains.
Breakfast in the hotel. At the agreed time, we pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the bus station to take a bus to Copacabana. The journey takes approximately 3 hours. On arrival in Copacabana, our staff will be waiting for you to take you on a private guided tour. Free time for lunch (optional).
Pm. Take the bus to the city of La Paz. On arrival in La Paz you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight.
Day 10: City Tour + Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) + Bus to Uyuni (B)
Magic and beauty in La Paz
On our city tour of La Paz, you will see the best of the city accompanied by an expert local guide who will show you the principal attractions and also some lesser-known places, creating a complete experience of the city. We will visit the famous witches market, the colonial church of San Francisco, and craft shops in Sagarnaga street. The tour continues in Murillo Square, where we find the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Government Palace, and Parliament buildings. We will visit the famous Jaen Street, in a colonial district, where the most interesting museums in the city are found. From here we head to the residential areas of Obrajes, Calacoto, and La Florida. The tour ends with a visit to the spectacular Moon Valley.
Pm. At the agreed time, pick up at your hotel and transfer to the bus station.
Bus La Paz – Uyuni. Overnight.
Day 11: Arrival & Uyuni Salt Tour (L)
Uyuni, a reflection of the universe
Arrival at the Uyuni bus station, we pick you up from the terminal to start our tour, we will visit the Train Cemetery, then we will continue to the indigenous community of Colchani to see the production of iodized salt in its rustic form. We enter the vast white deserts with typical scenes of salt extraction such as mounds of salt, salty eyes, and the first salt hotel, now a museum. We visit the island of Sajchilla with ancient cacti, a still unexplored site where we will take a walk of about 20 minutes. After a picnic lunch, we continue to Coquesa, located at the foot of the Tunupa volcano, and explore the surroundings where we can see the famous pink flamingos. Lunch included. In the afternoon we return to Uyuni visiting Incahuasi Island, a typical place where we can find giant cacti in a volcanic rock habitat. Transfer to the bus station. Bus Uyuni – La Paz, Overnight.
Day 12: Arrival to La Paz & transfer to the airport (B)
Arrival in the city of La Paz, transfer to the airport or the bus station, travel to your next destination.
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