11-Day Glimpse of Peru & Bolivia with Machu Picchu
Tour Style: Tailor-made tour
- Tour the archaeological parks at the Sacred Valley
- Explore the Inca culture from Machu Picchu to Sun Island
- Experience a feeling of flying between the mountains via a cable car in La Paz
- Take amazing pictures at Uyuni Salt Flat
- St. Peter's Church
- Plaza San Martin
- Chinchero weaving center
- Aguas Clientes
- salt flat
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- Day 1
Welcome to Lima! Upon arrival, our representative will pick you up and escort you to your hotel in Miraflores District. After check-in, you could have some free time to try famous Peruvian cuisine in local restaurants on your own.
Optional: Join in Lima Culinary Tour (afternoon session, 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm).
- Day 2
After breakfast, your private guide will drive you to the downtown area. Stroll across Lima’s Main Plazas, view the Presidential Palace, visit the Convent of San Francisco that is considered as the greatest architectural complex in Latin America, and then head to the Catacombs, which is located below the surface of the church. Continue to San Isidro District for a visit to Huaca Huallamarca, a flat-topped pyramid, which is used first as a ceremony temple and later as a burial place. Finally, you will go on to Miraflores District, passing by the Park of Love and Larcomar for great views of the Pacific Ocean.
The afternoon is free for your own exploration in Lima.
Note: Huaca Huallamarca is closed on Mondays.
- Day 3
This morning, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, be escorted to your hotel for check-in. Have a rest and get your body adjusted to the altitude (Cusco is 3,400 meters above sea level).
In the afternoon, your private guide will pick you up to have an afternoon Cusco City Tours. You will visit the site of Qurikancha, which is a bizarre combination of Inca and colonial architecture. Then tour the Cusco Cathedral where you can learn about its unique colonial masterpieces of art from the Cusco School. You will also see the impressive stonework at the archaeological complex of Sacsaywaman, and discover various other Incan religious and military sites.
- Day 4
Today, you will have a tour around the Sacred Valley. Start from the Pisaq Archaeological Park, where you can get stunning views of the surrounding valley. Later, you will explore the Pisaq Market to go around and admire the locally made handicrafts. After that, you will visit Ollantaytambo Archaeological Park.
After the tour, take a train to Aguas Calientes (about 2 hours and your guide will not go with you for the train ride). Upon arrival, you will be escorted to check into your hotel.
Overnight: Aguas Calientes
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
- Day 5
In the morning, your private guide will escort you to take a shuttle bus (30 minutes’ drive, bus ticket included) to Machu Picchu Mountain, which is designated by UNESCO as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. You will visit some highlights of the Inca Citadel, including the ritual baths, the Palace of the Princess, the main Fountain, the Intihuatana and the Temple of the Sun. After that, you could wander around by yourself.
In the afternoon, you will take the shuttle bus (ticket included) to return to Aguas Calientes town. After that, you can find a nice cafe for drink or lunch, and then go back to your hotel to collect your luggage and walk around 5 minutes to the train station for your train to Poroy. Upon arrival, our representative will pick you up and transfer you to Cusco for overnight.
- Day 6
On your way to Puno, you will stop to view important archaeological and cultural sites, like San Pedro Church in Andahuaylillas, also known as the Sistine Chapel of America, Raqchi, La Raya (highest point of the route at a height of over 4,335 meters above the sea level) and Pukara. Upon your arrival in Puno Station, you will be transferred to hotel for check-in.
- Day 7
Today, you will have a full-day shared boat trip to visit Uros and Taquile Islands. You will board your boat and sail through the Lake Titicaca - the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable lake in the world! During your sailing, stop at Uros Floating Islands and see the Uros who still follow the ancient customs and traditions. Later, you will visit Taquile Island to learn more about local customs, while enjoying a homemade lunch made by the community members.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
- Day 8
Head to Copacabana, and then take the Catamaran Cruise Ship across the lake to Sun Island, the legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire. Start your exploration from the Inca Garden, stairs and fountain of the Incas. Later, visit the Inti Wata Cultural Complex and then look out the largest variety of Andean camelids at the Manco Kapac. After the tour, the Catamaran Cruise Ship will take you to Chua harbor while enjoying a buffet lunch on board, and then change to La Paz by land transportation.
Note: The Inti Wata Complex includes a panoramic visit to the Pilkokaina Inca Palace via a huge Titikaka traditional vessel.
Overnight: La Paz
- Day 9
After breakfast, visit the famous Witch Doctor's Market, San Francisco Colonial Church and the typical handicrafts of the Sagarnaga Street. Continue to the Plaza Murillo, here you can view the Cathedral, the Government Palace and the National Congress buildings. Move on to the Museum of Folklore and Ethnography, an architectural monument whose main wall shows a Mestizo Barroqui style. Later, pass by the famous colonial Street Jaen where you will see the replica of the semi-subterranean temple of the Tiwanaku Culture. After that, drive to Killi Killi viewpoint for a glimpse of the contrasts of the city of La Paz surrounded by snowcapped mountains. After a short visit of the residential areas of Obrajes, Calacoto and La Florida, you will come to the unique Moon Valley, where you can walk around, and visit a ceramic workshop with a demonstration of the art of pottery. Finally, transfer to the Cable Car Station to experience a feeling of flying between the mountains on board of the most modern and unique vehicle of South America.
Overnight: La Paz
- Day 10
Today, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Uyuni. Upon arrival, be escorted to the Salt Flat to begin your tour.
Here you can view the Train Cemetery, where the old train wagons are on display and former workers from the Railways during colonial times. After that, you will explore the Colchani village, where you may have the chance to observe salt hexagons, geometric shapes on the salt flats surface, and piles of salt. Finally, return to your hotel in La Paz for overnight.
Overnight: La Paz
- Day 11
Have your own time at leisure until being transferred to the airport for the flight to your next destination.