This trip combines the cultural and natural richness of the two sister countries, Peru and Bolivia. We will visit the region of Cusco and the majestic Inca city of Machu Picchu, then we will move to Lake Titicaca before heading to the sister republic of Bolivia, and know its desert regions and colorful altiplanic lakes.
Reception by our staff upon arrival at Lima's international airport and transfer to your hotel.
You will be picked up and transferred to the airport to board the flight to the city of Cusco; upon arrival our staff will welcome you and transfer to the hotel. This day we consecrate with the visit to the ancient capital of the Inca empire and current archaeological capital of America; the visit begins with the tour of the city, the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, which has paintings of the Cuzco school and many treasures of jewelry, silver and precious stones, then we go to the convent of Santo Domingo, "Temple of the Sun" or Q'oricancha. The excursion continues outside the city to visit the Inca complexes of Q'enqo, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive Sacsayhuaman Fortress, strategically built on a hill overlooking the city of Cusco. The enormous stones of the outer walls of the complex were carved and joined with amazing precision. Some of these stones are over 09 feet high and weigh over 100 tons. In the afternoon we will have the option to walk down and stroll through the main streets and center of the city of Cusco.
This day we begin to explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, on the banks of the Vilcanota River. The excursion begins with the Inca citadel of Pisaq, composed of terraces, fountains, observatories and a cemetery, the largest in the region, this was a point of control and dominion of the Incas in the Sacred Valley. After the visit we go down to the village and head to the traditional market of Pisac, there we will have the opportunity to discover the customs of the people and also to bargain with the vendors their handicrafts; then we continue to the heart of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba, where we have lunch. We leave for the fortress of Ollantaytambo, located on the hill overlooking the town, buildings such as the "Temple of the Sun" and its gigantic monoliths stand out: the Mañaracay or Royal Hall, the Incahuatana and the Princess Baths. In the upper part stands a fortress, with a series of carved stone terraces, built to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions of the people of the jungle. After the visit we go to the train station to leave for Aguas Calientes, upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
This day after breakfast we head to the bus station and leave for Machu Picchu and see how spectacular is the citadel of Machu Picchu, "old peak", considered a jewel of Inca architecture: with neighborhood squares, houses, centers of power as the "Temple of the Sun", agricultural areas, roads, observatories, etc.. Built on one of the flanks of the old mountain in the middle of semi-tropical vegetation. It was built on one of the flanks of the old mountain and discovered on July 24, 1911 by the North American explorer Hiram Bingham. We will have a guided tour for 2 hours, where we will visit the most representative places of the Inca citadel of Machupicchu. Later we return to Aguas Calientes and then we go to the train station to go to Poroy and then transfer to your hotel.
We leave early in the morning towards the city of Puno. On this journey we first go to the town of Andahuaylillas, place where the church of San Pedro is located, better known as the "Sistine Chapel of South America", characterized by its richness and artistic beauty. Continuing with the trip we arrive to the archaeological center of Raqchi, place where we will know the spectacular sanctuary built by the Inca Pachacutec in honor of the God Wiracocha, this place has a great central wall with its base, carved in stone that shows the fine Inca architecture. Other walls were built with large adobe blocks. Moreover, the structure has two circular lateral columns around the temple with several buildings that were once houses and warehouses. Then we pass by the American camelid experimentation center of La Raya and later we stop in the town of Pucara, famous for its craftsmanship of the popular Pucara bulls and later we will be arriving in the city of Puno, there will be your transfer to the hotel.
In the morning we will travel towards the brother country of Bolivia in Copacabana; at the border of Kasani we get off to do the border change formalities (Bolivia-Peru). There we move to the small port of Copacabana to embark on the boat that will take us to the island of the Sun, after a while we arrive at the community of Yumani, to undertake a short but very attractive walk and enjoy beautiful scenery facing Lake Titicaca, then we arrived at the house of Ismael and Maria who will welcome us and we settled in the rooms, depending on the season there we will have the opportunity to see the stunning sunset overlooking Lake Titicaca and in the background a giant curtain of snow of the Cordillera Real.
In the morning, we descend on foot to the "Fuentes del Inca", where we board the boat that will take us to the temple of Pilkokaina or "temple of the sun", a place dedicated to the ceremonial rites dedicated to the Sun God, in front we have a panoramic view of the island of the Moon and the "temple of the moon". We leave the island and return to Copacabana / In the afternoon, we take the bus to the city of La Paz.
In the morning we are scheduled to visit the city of La Paz, we head south of the city to visit the Valley of the Moon, there we will walk on a lunar landscape and enjoy the scenery of these natural formations. Then we continue our visit to the Plaza Murillo, the "Gold Museum", there we will find a collection of gold coins from the time of the Tiahuanaco and finally we descend to the main square of the city and discover the local market of the witches. Return to the hotel.
In the morning we will be transferred from the hotel to the airport to board the flight to the city of Uyuni, upon arrival we will be picked up and transferred from the airport. There we contact our team and embark on the 4×4 van to start the adventure to visit the great salt flat of Uyuni, we will reach the Incahuasi Island (often confused with its larger neighbor, the island of Pescado); which is of volcanic origin, covered with stromatolites (colonies of fossilized bacteria, which were the first traces of life on earth) and giant cacti. In the afternoon we arrive at the refuge in San Juan.
The landscapes are very beautiful! This day we undertake the route near the border with Chile to the south, we cross the "Ruta de las Joyas", which is a set of four lagoons of different colors, such as the Cañapa, Hedionda, Ch'arkota Honda and Ramaditas, all these are habitat sanctuaries of three varieties of flamingos. Then we pass at the foot of the Ollague volcano (5,865 m), still active, in its mountain it keeps one of the highest sulfur mines in the world. Following the route, we cross beautiful landscapes of the Siloli desert and stop at the famous "stone tree", continuing the journey we enjoy beautiful landscapes with volcanoes covered with blankets of snow that dot the horizon. At sunset we arrive at the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve to enter the Colorada Lagoon, characterized by different shades of colors and flashing with the reflection of the sun until it is lost in the horizon, arrival at the shelter in Huayllajara.
In the morning we revisit the Laguna Colorada, with its different shades of red coloration and populated by thousands of flamingos making a majestic scenery; its intense coloration is due to the presence of millions of microscopic crustaceans "Artemia", widely studied by scientists for their incredible properties of adaptation in a saline environment. / This route will take us through the "Sol de Mañana" geysers (4,850 m), formed by volcanic craters, where we will witness geothermal activity escaping sulfur vapors and heavy water. We continue the journey through the Dali desert (so called because of a ghostly landscape reminiscent of one of his paintings), we will pass by the hot springs of Polques, we have the opportunity to take a dip in the hot springs and enjoy its natural environment. Then we visit the Green Lagoon and the White Lagoon at the foot of the Juriques (5,704 m) and Licancabur (5,960 m) volcanoes, its name is due to a surprising phenomenon: when the wind blows the lake turns emerald green. Finally we will return to Uyuni.
Duration of the day 06 to 07 hours on the road.
In the evening transfer to the airport to take the return flight to the city of La Paz; upon arrival you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel in La Paz.
In the morning we travel to the archaeological site of Tiahuanaco, guided tour of the largest archaeological complex in Bolivia of Tiahuanaco and Puma Punku, will help us to better understand the richness of all pre-Columbian cultures disappeared over time, then we arrive at the town of Desaguadero (Peru-Bolivia border), after making the immigration formalities, our team of Peru picks us up to travel back to the city of Puno.
This day you will be picked up and transferred from your hotel to the Juliaca airport to board the domestic flight to the city of Lima. Upon arrival, you will board the international connecting flight that will take you back to your country of origin.
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