Peru & Bolivia Highlights
Uyuni Salt Flats  
Machu Picchu  
Plaza des Armes - Cuzco  
Uyuni Salt Flats  
La Paz  
Lake Titicaca  
 
 
16 day tour
Including flights and transfers
Prices from
£4975

Tour Highlights

  • Andean city of Cuzco
  • Shimmering Lake Titicaca
  • Majestic Mount Illimani overlooking La Paz
  • Salar de Uyuni, the worlds largest salt flat
  • White washed city of Sucre
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Peru & Bolivia Highlights

Peru      Bolivia

Imagine a landscape that is dotted with ancient tombs, forgotten temples and UNESCO World Heritage Sites and you will begin to form an image of Peru. On this trip you will discover history and culture in Lima, be inspired by the incredible masonry of the Incas in Cuzco and see Inca ruins in the Sacred Valley en route to the iconic and awe inspiring Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. There are museums bursting with culture, lakes to awe at and mouth watering cuisine to try. Your next stop will be Bolivia, South Americas most indigenous country. Unparalleled beauty can be found in the UNESCO world heritage cities of Potosi and Sucre, locals living in their traditional way can be found in Isla del Sol, and a magnificent natural wonder can be seen at the extraordinary Salar de Uyuni. At 12,000 square km's this is the largest salt flat in the world - it is breathtaking in every sense of the word. Another unforgettable sight on this trip is La Paz, nestled high in the Andes in a deep sided bowl; this city has one of the most unique settings in the world. 


Day 1
UK - Lima
Depart the UK for your flight to the Peruvian capital, Lima. After a long travel day you will be met at the airport and transferred to your base for the next 2 nights, Casa Andina Private Collection, in the upmarket area of Miraflores.
Accommodation: Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores
       
Day 2
Day 2
Lima
Visit the historic centre of Lima with your guide and explore the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, the City Hall and Cathedral. Also included is the church of the 17th century San Francisco, a world cultural heritage site and the Santo Domingo Convent. After your introductory tour we recommend a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum. A renovated hacienda the museum now displays 45,000 pieces, mainly pottery, excavated by the famous Peruvian archaeologist Rafael Larco Hoyle. An on-site café provides an ideal stop for some modern Peruvian cuisine.
Day 3
Day 3
Lima - Sacred Valley
Take the short flight to the Peruvian highlands and the colonial city of Cuzco. From here you will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which as lower in altitude, makes it an ideal base for acclimatisation. Spend 2 nights at the charming Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa which oozes Peruvian charm with a variety of art and tapestries.
Accommodation: Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa
                 
Day 4
Day 4
Sacred Valley
Free day in the Sacred Valley. The Sol y Luna offers a wide variety of optional excursions ranging from cooking demonstrations and workshops, weaving and pottery. For the more active - hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, quad biking, white water rafting and even paragliding. There is definitely activities for everyone!
At the end of the day enjoy a meal in the a la carte restaurant which serves casual cuisine from seasonal, local produce and drink the local pisco sour.
Day 5
Day 5
Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu
As part of a group, transfer to Ollantaytambo train station for the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes, the base for your visit to Machu Picchu. With your local guide, explore this vast citadel which was only discovered just over 100 years ago by the American explorer, Hiram Bingham. Bringing alive the Inca history your guide is a continual source of interesting information and facts. Overnight in the town of Aguas Calientes at the lovely El Mapi by Inkaterra hotel.
Accommodation: El MaPi Hotel by Inkaterra
           
Day 6
Day 6
Machu Picchu - Cuzco
Morning at leisure for your to return to the Machu Picchu citadel to explore independently (entrance not included). In the afternoon you will return by train to Ollantaytambo or Poroy and continue your journey to Cuzco bus. Casa Andina Private Collection is a restored eighteenth century close to the main Plaza del Armas in the heart of the city and features a lovely restaurant - Alma, Cocina Vida.
Accommodation: Casa Andina Private Collection Cuzco
               
Day 7
Day 7
Cuzco
With your expert local guide explore the city of Cuzco as part of a small group. Cuzco is a fascinating example of a city built on the foundations of Inca palaces. Be inspired by the incredible masonry of the Incas at Koricancha (Temple of the Sun) and the intricacy of the carved woodwork, alters and paintings at the Cathedral which flanks the main square (Plaza de Armas). The Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman overlooks of the city and is the last stop along with the nearby sites of Kenko and Tambomachay.
Day 8
Day 8
Cuzco - Puno (Lake Titicaca)
Take the tourist bus southbound through the Andes to the town of Puno on the shores of shimmering Lake Titicaca. During the trip admire the magnificent Andean mountain backdrop, the deep valleys and the meandering Rio Huatanay. Stops are made along the way for photographic opportunities where you can see flat plains with grazing alpaca and vicuna. Spend one night at the Casa Andina Private Collection, a short distance from town, and overlooking the highest navigable lake in the world.
Accommodation: Casa Andina Private Collection Puno
           
Day 9
Day 9
Lake Titicaca - Isla del Sol, Bolivia
Our Bolivian partners will collect you from Puno and transfer you into Bolivia. En-route to the Bolivian side of the lake visits are made to the churches of Pomata and Juli and In the town of Copacabana (yes it does have a beach!) visit the sparkling white Moorish-style cathedral and local market. From Copacabana dock embark the hydrofoil to Moon Island and the northeast shore for the Virgins of the Sun Inca Nunnery. Occupying an amphitheater-like valley it is constructed from well worked stone in adobe mortar.
Isla del Sol (Sun Island) and the Posada del Inca Eco Lodge are your next stop with the walk to the lodge a journey in itself. You will be accompanied by the local llama who even carries your bag. Occupying a historic colonial compound next to San Antonio church, Posada del Inca is the most luxurious option on the island but retains it's rustic charm and the surrounding view is truly spectacular.
Accommodation: Posada del Inca Eco Lodge
     
Day 10
Day 10
Isla del Sol - La Paz
After a hearty Bolivian breakfast, visit the Inca Staircase & Sacred fountain. Here the sacred water is believed to offer eternal youth and happiness. Following lunch at the 'Uma Kollu' restaurant and a visit to the handicraft market the hydrofoil takes you back to the mainland. Nestled high in the Andes in a deep sided bowl, beautiful La Paz, has one of the most unique settings in the world. You will never forget the first sight from the rim of the basin as you descend into the city. Overnight at the boutique La Casona hotel in the heart of the downtown area.
Accommodation: La Casona
   
Day 11
Day 11
La Paz - Uyuni Salt Flats
From La Paz airport, one of the highest in the world, take a short flight to the new runway in Uyuni, gateway to the extraordinary Salar de Uyuni. At 12,000 square km's this is the largest salt flat in the world and situated in the high Bolivian Altiplano it is breathtaking in every sense of the word!
Crystal clear blues skies, perfect pentagons of crystalline salt, towering cacti and vibrant pink flamingos all make up this spectacular corner of Bolivia. At the centre of the salt flat lies Isla Pescado (fish island) covered in cacti. With the salt backdrop this is a photographers dream so as the sun drops behind the mountains enjoy a cold Pacena beer whilst admiring the myriad of colours.
Your hotel for this evening, Luna Salada, is made completely of salt - beds, walls, furniture - a surreal experience.
Accommodation: Luna Salada Hotel
           
Day 12
Day 12
Uyuni - Potosi
Overland travel to Potosi, the highest city in the world, now takes roughly 3 hours. Potosi was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 in recognition of its rich, tragic history and spectacular colonial architecture. Industry centres around the silver-rich Cerro Rico mines although in recent days the demand for tin has rescued Potosi from obscurity. In the afternoon explore the narrow streets, the Royal Mint and the Santa Teresa convent. Hacienda Cayara, located around 30 minutes from the city and at a lower altitude, is ideal for an overnight stop.
Accommodation: Hacienda Cayara
Day 13
Day 13
Potosi - Sucre
Before leaving Potosi you will make a visit to the mines at Cerro Rico. Conditions are harsh - 4200m altitude, primitive tools and underground temperatures which vary from below freezing to 45C. This tour isn't for the claustrophobic but gives a real insight into these medieval conditions. Transfer to Sucre (approx 3 hours). With its beautiful colonial architecture and many original buildings its not hard to see why the town was declared a UNESCO cultural heritage site.
Accommodation: Hostal de su Merced
     
Day 14
Day 14
Sucre
In the morning visit the churches of San Delipe Neri and la Recoleta, the Liberty House where Simon Bolivar signed the Independence of Bolivia and the local colourful market. The tour also visits the Ethnic Textile Museum for the traditional and indigenous materials made close by.
Day 15
Day 15
Sucre - La Paz
Fly to La Paz and transfer to La Casona hotel as before. Afternoon private tour of the indigenous, colonial and modern areas of the city - the Witches Market being a highlight! Overlooking the city is majestic Mount Illamani, a spectacular view. Towards the more affluent part of the city lies the Valley of the Moon, a strange clay like formation which is said to resemble the face of the Moon.
Accommodation: La Casona
   
Day 16
La Paz - UK
Late afternoon flight for your return to the UK via Lima.

Pricing Information & Dates

16 day tour, from £4975 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
Price Notes
Prices are per person sharing, including international flights.

Tour Route Map

  1.   Lima
  2.   Sacred Valley
  3.   Machu Picchu
  4.   Cuzco
  5.   Lake Titicaca
  6.   Bolivia Lake Titicaca
  7.   La Paz
  8.   Salar de Uyuni
  9.   Sucre and Potosi
  10.   La Paz

Accommodation on this Tour

Casa Andina Private Collection Cuzco
Casa Andina Private Collection Cuzco
Cuzco, Peru
Casa Andina Private Collection Cuzco This 18th century manor house near Cuzco’s Plaza de Armas is full of colonial character, offering the friendliness of a boutique option with the comforts of......
               
Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores
Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores
Lima , Peru
Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores This hotel offers an excellent and comfortable stay in the residential upmarket Miraflores District of Lima. It’s within walking distance of the......
       
Casa Andina Private Collection Puno
Casa Andina Private Collection Puno
Lake Titicaca, Peru
Casa Andina Private Collection Puno Perched at the water’s edge, 3,800m above sea level, Casa Andina Private Collection Puno has extraordinary views over Lake Titicaca. Most of the 46 rooms......
           
El MaPi Hotel by Inkaterra
El MaPi Hotel by Inkaterra
Machu Picchu, Peru
El MaPi Hotel by Inkaterra El MaPi Hotel is an excellent hotel choice with a welcoming atmosphere in the heart of Aguas Calientes, the village below Machu Picchu. With contemporary, modern......
           
Hostal de su Merced
Hostal de su Merced
Sucre and Potosi, Bolivia
Hostal de su Merced A well-known boutique hotel, Hostal de su Merced is situated in the heart of the Sucre’s city centre with beautiful views over the ancient ‘white city’.......
     
La Casona
La Casona
La Paz, Bolivia
La Casona La Casona is located within a colonial building in the historic city of La Paz and features the same architectural and construction styling (stone patios, terraces, the belfry and......
   
Luna Salada Hotel
Luna Salada Hotel
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Luna Salada Hotel Luna Salada Hotel (literally meaning ‘salt moon’) has to be one of the most extraordinary hotels in the world, as it is almost entirely constructed of rock salt.......
           
Posada del Inca Eco Lodge
Posada del Inca Eco Lodge
Bolivia Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
Posada del Inca Eco Lodge Located at the top of beautiful Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca, this charming hotel was once a colonial hacienda, but now offers 20 rustic, simple but comfortable rooms in a......
     
Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa
Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa
Sacred Valley, Peru
Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa Sol y Luna is one of the Sacred Valley’s most established properties, and despite the arrival of new hotels, it is still regarded as one of the best. With 43 individual......
                 

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