Peru and Bolivia are easily combined in this varied trip that takes in Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu and the cities of La Paz and Lima. Retrace history from the pre Colombian Tiauanaco culture through to the Aymara community on Lake Titicaca and the heart of the Inca Empire at Machu Picchu.
|Day 1||La Paz|
|Day 2||Tiauanaco and La Paz Walking Tour|
|Day 4||Isla del Sol|
|Day 7||Cusco Tour|
|Day 8||Sacred Valley|
|Day 9||Machu Picchu Private Tour|
|Day 10||Machu Picchu|
|Day 11||Lima Tour|
|Day 12||Fly home|
Morning visit to the important site of Tiauanaco, a site of huge stones from a powerful culture that pre-dated the Incas. Return to La Paz for a gentle walking tour of fasinating La Paz, including the famous Witch’s Market.
Drive to Copacabana on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The town has been an important pilgrimage site for centuries and people still go to the cathedral to get their vehicles blessed. Copacabana is set in a beautiful location on the shores of Lake Titicaca- where the Andean people believe the world was born.
Full day boat trip to the Island of the Sun on Lake Titicaca. Legend has it that it was here that the Incas rose up from the deep blue sparkling waters and went on to Cusco where they founded their empire.
Drive to Puno in Peru. Afternoon visit to the floating Uros islands. The islands are made entirely from reeds and are home to Aymara people with their own distinct culture and unique way of life.
Travel accross the high Andean plains to Cusco visiting sites of interest along the way, including pretty mountian villages and huge Incan sites.
Afternoon tour of Cusco and its outlying Inca sites. You will also see the Cathedral and Koricancha, the most important temple of the sun in Inca times.
Full day spent exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas. There are superb shopping opportunities at Pisac market, as well as the imposing ruins of Ollantaytambo to explore. Includes lunch.
The train journey to Machu Picchu is a delight in itself as you descend from the Sacred Valley down into the lush cloud forest. Today you have a private tour of Machu Picchu with a local guide, afterwards you may like to visit the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes town.
We include a second day to give you ample time for personal exploration, perhaps some gentle hiking and of course plenty of photo taking! Afternoon return to Cusco by train and bus.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Afternoon tour taking in the full spectrum of neighbourhoods and sights that make up this cosmopolitain city.
We work with accommodation from 3 star and upwards. Prices are based on 2 people sharing a room in a 3 star hotel. Ask us for upgrade recommendations and prices.
Built in the 17th Century this architectural gem is close to the main attractions of the city of La Paz.
Recently renovated, the Tierra Viva is located in the centre of Puno.
The tranquil Casa Andina Private Collection blends well with its surroundings.
18 stunning boutique rooms all with beautiful views across Lake Titicaca.
This beautiful independent hotel with 18 rooms is quiet yet central in the arty San Blas area.
A beautifully restored colonial building that once made up part of a market.
The most famous of Cusco’s hotels and deservedly so.
This hotel is a blend of classic styles and recycled materials.
Stunning views over the Urubamba river.
This is a welcome sanctuary after the hustle and bustle of Aguas Calientes.
The Bolivia side of Lake Titicaca is less touristy than the Peru side. Spend a night on Isla del Sol at a cozy Eco Lodge and then walk the pilgrim’s route across the top of the island. Or simply take the time to enjoy the peace of the island and it’s unique setting. It’s still worth breaking up the journey with a visit to Peru’s floating Uros islands, but be prepared for it to be busier than what you will have seen in Bolivia.
Fly from La Paz to Uyuni to discover the incredible sea of salt
Hike the one day inca trail to Machu Picchu (restricted numbers, please ask for more details
Start in La Paz or Lima. It is sometimes easier to fly Lima return and we can add on the Lima to La Paz flight for you along with the other domestic flights you need.