HIGHLIGHTS OF THE INCAS -PERU & BOLIVIA

09 DAYS/ 08 NIGHTS
LIMA – CUSCO – MACHU PICCHU – LA PAZ – SALT FLAT – TITICACA LAKE
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DAY 01.- LIMA

Reception at Lima Airport and transfer to the chosen hotel. Accommodation in Lima.

DAY 02.- LIMA – CUSCO – CITY TOUR

At exact time, transfer to the airport to take flight to Cusco, flights in the morning (1 hours 15 minutes). Reception and transfer to your hotel.

At 2:00 p.m. Visit to Cusco City where we‘ll appreciate the “Cathedral” that stands out due to its beauty, the “chorus” and the “pulpit” which contains an important collection of paintings of Cusquena School and objects made of embossed silver. Continuing with the trip, we’ll visit the “Plaza de Armas”, the Sun’s temple known as “Koricancha” which was one of the most stunning constructions of Andean “Cusco”. By car 10 minutes away from Cusco City, we will visit the “Sacsayhuaman Fortress”, the type of this construction is Cyclopean due to the stone’s size, some of them weight between 90 and 128 tons. We will go at 15 minutes to Cusco City in car, where we’ll arrive to the archeological center of Qenqo known as the Labyrinth sacred place in which the ceremonies in honor to the Sun, the moon and the stars took place. After 30 minutes ride, we’ll visit another archeological complex named Pukapukara, this center has several grounds, interior squares, aqueducts, watchtowers and roads. Finally, we will finish the journey visiting the Archeological Complex of Tambomachay which played an important function related to the Water and to the regeneration of the land. In the afternoon return to Cusco City. Accommodation in Cusco.

DAY 03.- SACRED VALLEY – URUBAMBA – AGUAS CALIENTES

Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the journey starts in Pisaq town. – 32km in the north-east of Cusco City (1 hour by car). Pisaq is well known by the Handicraft Makers Market. Then visit Ollantaytambo It was built during the Inca Times, it was a military area that includes a temple, the andenes, and an urban area. Also there are traces of ancient Inca roads and aqueducts.

Ollantaytambo town is called “Pueblo Inca Vivo” because their people live in the same way the incas used to live in the past, keeping alive their customs and traditions. Transfer to the station Ollanta from where we will take the train to Aguas Calientes. The trip will take 2 hours 30 minutes. Accommodation in Aguas Calientes.

DAY 04.- MACHU PICCHU

Departs from the station of Aguas Calientes, minibuses Tourist Transport ascends 8km through a narrow road. Arrival to Machu Picchu ruins. Entrance control. Possibility of entry to the Sanctuary of Wayna Picchu (“young mountain” in Quechua) climb to the top is an amazing experience, appreciate the sacred precincts and terraces built on the cliff. The ascent is from the main square of Machu Picchu by a road, built by the Incas, which is marked and in good condition. The guided visit of the “Archeological complex of Machu Picchu” includes the urban areas that lodge the mayors architectural elements of the Inca City, the Sun’s Temple, the “Intiwatana”, the group of the sacred stone, the temple of the 3 windows and the mausoleum. Return to Cusco by train. Arrival at night. Accommodation in Cusco.

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Tourist Information

Altitudes

LIMA – 101 m.s.n.m. PUNO – 3820 m.s.n.m. CUSCO – 3326 m.s.n.m.

DAY 05.- CUSCO – LA PAZ(BOLIVIA) – CITY TOUR

At exact time, transfer to the airport to take flight to La Paz, transfer to hotel .

Pick up form hotel to visit the famous Witches Market, the colonial Church of San Francisco and crafts shops on Sagarnaga Street. The tour continues to the Murillo Square, where are located the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Government Palace and Parliament buildings. Then visit the famous Jaen Street a colonial neighborhood, where the most interesting museums in the city are clustered together, from there we will go to the replica of the Semi-subterranean temple of Tiwanaku Culture. Changing scenery, the tour continues to the residential areas of Obrajes, Calacoto and Florida. The tour ends with a visit to the spectacular Valley of the Moon, passengers will have the opportunity to take a short hike and visit a ceramic workshop where there will be a demonstration of this art. Accommodation in La Paz.

DAY 06.- LA PAZ – UYUNI – SALT FLAT

Transfer to airport to board flight La Paz to Uyuni departe 07:15 arrive 08:00 am .

Pick up from the airport and visit the Uyuni Salt Flat and Incahuasi Island. This island is located in the heart of the salt flat and is the greatest of a group of islands that represents an isolated ecosystem. The island is populated with a cacti specie that measures up to 12 meters high (26.25 feet), providing an impressive overview. Lunch or Box Lunch. The trip continues towards Coquesa village; ascend towards the Tunupa Volcano to visit the Coquesa Mummies or Chantani museum .

This scenery is a paradise for photography lovers because of the effects that can be achieved. Box lunch is served in the middle of the salt flat. In the afternoon return to hotel.

It is advisable to wear sandals to enjoy the warm water of the salt.

In the afternoon transfer to the Salt hotel or Uyuni hotel . Overnight.

DAY 07.- UYUNI – LA PAZ -PUNO

Transfer to airport without guide and departure by flight 08:25 arrive La Paz 09:10. Transfer to bus station to departure to Puno by bus . Accommodation in Puno .

DAY 08.- PUNO – TITICACA ISLANDS UROS & TAQUILE-LIMA

Transfer from the Hotel to the wharf (5minutes). There, we’ll take our motorboat to visit the floating islands of “Uros”, which is located 40 minutes away. The Uros are considered one of the most singular world’s attraction: The Floating Islands built of dense vegetation of “Totora” and “Llachu”(Typical plant of Puno) called also “Khili” . After a brief visit, we’ll continue with the tour and after 2 more hours of travel; we ‘ll appreciate “Taquile Island”. Taquile is a place of great cultural and landscaping art interest, where the community are dedicated mainly to activities like agriculture, handicraft and fishing. The habitants continued living in this island preserving the ancient traditions and Inca’s law: customs, religious rituals and folklore like the marriage (“sirvinacuy”), the payment to the land (“Pachamama”), their divinities of the good and the evil called: “Apus” and its archeological vestiges that belongs to the “Tiahuanku” and “Inka” culture. Return to Puno and transfer to the airport to take the flight to Lima. Arrival and transfer to your selected hotel; accommodation in Lima.

DAY 09.- LIMA – (OPTIONAL : CITY TOUR) – DEPARTURE

In the afternoon transfer to the airport to take the flight to the country of your final destination…

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Breakfast; included in all the cities of the tour.
  • Transfer airport/hotel/airport in Lima, Arequipa, Puno and Cusco.
  • In Lima: 2 nights of accommodation,
  • In Cusco: 2 nights of accommodation, City Tour, Tour Sacred Valley of Urubamba w/buffet lunch, excursion to Machu Picchu by Tourist train, 01 night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes, Air ticket Cusco/La Paz
  • In Bolivia : 1 night of accommodation in La Paz, city tour and moon valley , Air Ticket La Paz/Uyuni/La Paz , visit the Uyuni Salt Flat, 1 night in Uyuni, bus or private car La Paz to Puno
  • In Puno: 1 night of accommodation, Excursion to Uros and Taquile Islands with lunch.

IT IS NOT INCLUDED: * International and domestic airfare

PRICE PER PERSON IN AMERICAN DOLLARS
REGULAR SERVICES SHARED WITH A GROUP (MINIMUM 2 PERSONS)
(Tour Guides in English/Spanish)

Type of accommodation Tourist Superior
Tourist
First Class First Class Superior Deluxe ** Super Deluxe
Double room $ 1865 $ 1935 $ 2065 $ 2145 $ 2395 $ 4205
Triple room $ 1665 $ 1750 $ 1880 $ 1915 $ 2190 $ 3910

PRICE PER PERSON IN AMERICAN DOLLARS
PRIVATE SERVICES 4 or 6 PERSONS SHARING
(Tour Guides in English/Spanish)

Type of accommodation Tourist Superior
Tourist
First Class First Class Superior Deluxe ** Super Deluxe
Double room (4 Pax) $ 1710 $ 1780 $ 1905 $ 1990 $ 2255 $ 4160
Double room (6 Pax) $ 1690 $ 1755 $ 1885 $ 1965 $ 2220 $ 4085

* If you want to return in Superior Train from Machu Picchu to Cusco, add $ 55 per person

AIR DOMESTIC TICKETS INSIDE PERU

Lima/Cusco Departs 08:00 Arrival 09:55

Cusco/La Paz Departs 07:50 Arrival 09:50

Juliaca-Puno/Lima Departs 20:55 Arrival 22:35
Price per person from …$ 435.00
Subject to change and availability

HOTELS CONSIDERED FOR TOUR

City Tourist Superior
Tourist
First Class First Class Superior Deluxe ** Super Deluxe
LIMA Casa Suyay
Britania
Leon de Oro
Mariel
Carmel
La Paz
Standard
Tambo I
La Paz Apart Suite
Tambo
Casa Andina Classic
La Hacienda
San Agustin
Exclusive
Jose Antonio
Tierra Viva
Casa Andina Select
Sonesta Miraflores
Dazzler
Four Point
by Sheraton
Jose Antonio
Bellavista
Delfines
Costa Salaverry
Casa Andina Private
Double Tree Hilton
Sonesta Olivar
Crowne Plaza
Costa del Sol airport
Westin Lima
Country Club
CUSCO Eureka
Munay Wasi
Prisma
Casa Elena
Maytaq hotel
Siete Ventanas
San Agustín
Internacional
Sueños del Inka
Portales
Casa Andina Classic
San Agustín Plaza
Jose Antonio
Tierra Viva
Sonesta Cusco
Casa San Blas
Esplendor Cusco
Eco Inn
Abitare
Costa del Sol
Casa Andina Private
Sonesta Cusco
Libertador Cusco
AGUAS CALIENTES Andina
Killa Inn
Tierra viva Machu Picchu
Taypikala
Casa Andina Mapi
Casa Andina Mapi Casa Andina Mapi El Mapi Casa del Sol Mapi Pueblo
Sumaq
LA PAZ Rey Palace Rey Palace Real Plaza Real Plaza Casa Grande Casa Grande
UYUNI Jardines de Uyuni Jardines de Uyuni Luna Salada Luna Salada Luna Salada Luna Salada
PUNO La Hacienda
Puno
Casona Plaza
Casa Andina
Tikarani
Tierra Viva
Sonesta Puno
Jose Antonio
Casa Andina Private Libertador Libertador JR.
Suite

RESPONSIBILITY:

  • In all of our arrangements Our Tour Operator CLUB DE VACACIONES operates by order and count of our clients, we organize means of transport, accommodation or another tourist services required, so that we are not responsible in case accidents, losses, robberies, delays or interferences happen to the tour by chance or any other events which we are not responsible for them. We recommend you to hire an international insurance in your country to face something could happen suddenly.
  • Our Tour Operator CLUB DE VACACIONES is not responsible for any change made at the last time by airlines and bus lines, they can modify or cancel their operations for their own reasons, and the consequences that these produce such as additional transfers, accommodation (not included), tours scheduled for the dates shown on this itinerary.
    * Category quoted room: Standard (except where noted).
    * Prices not valid for Holidays and Dates of Meetings and Conventions.

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