From Lima to Uyuni_ history, culture and nature

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The ideal tour for those wishing to visit Peru and Bolivia, this trip offers the opportunity to learn about the history and nature of both countries. You will be fascinated by the pristine beauty of the places and by the warm welcome of the local people. You will be amazed by the majestic Inca buildings and the mystery that they conceal. You will experience a unique and complete experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories.

Day 1: Arrival in Lima

Upon arrival in Lima you will be welcomed by our staff and taken to your hotel.

Day 2: Coast and desert tour

After breakfast we will transfer to the bus terminal to travel to Paracas, arrived in the city we will transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon we will visit the Paracas nature reserve, free evening.

Day 3: Flying over the mystical drawings of Nazca

After breakfast, departure for Nazca. Upon arrival we will fly over Nazca to admire its lines from above. After the overflight you will be driven back to the city to take the bus that will take you to Arequipa where you will be taken to the hotel upon arrival.

Day 4: Discovering the White city

Today the visit of the city of Arequipa is planned. We will visit its colonial center characterized by the Santa Catalina convent and then leave the city and reach the mirador of the volcanoes to have a unique view of the entire valley, free evening.

Day 5: Tour to the Colca canyon

Today we will leave Arequipa to travel towards the Colca canyon. Arrival in the early afternoon and entrance to the hotel. Later we will go out for a first visit in the center of the country and we will end the day at the volcanic spa, free evening.

Day 6: Tour In the canyon and sighting of the condor

Early in the morning we will leave the hotel to go to the Cruz del Condor where it will be possible to observe one of the largest birds in the world: the Andean condor. Later we will move to the mirador where we will have a unique view of the Colca Canyon. After the visit we will return to Chivay and with tourist bus we will reach Puno, place of the overnight stay.

Day 7: Visit of Tiahuanaco and Puma Punku

In the morning you will be taken to the bus terminal to travel to Desaguadero (Peru – Bolivia border). After passing customs controls, you will enter Bolivian territory where you will be welcomed by your guide and by private vehicle. You will be taken to the archaeological site of Tiahuanaco. Visit of the ancient ruins and departure for La Paz, place of the overnight stay.

Day 8: Discovering the north of the Uyuni salar

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and direct flight to Uyuni. Once in the city you will be greeted by our staff and escorted to the hotel where you will have your second breakfast before the start of the tour in Uyuni’s Salar at 10.30am. Today we will enter the salar visiting the northern part passing through the Inkawasi island and the sea of ​​salt, a very suggestive area characterized by the immensity of its open spaces. After the visit we will reach San Juan place of the overnight stay.

Day 9: Desert tour and volcanoes

Today we will leave the northern area to travel towards the Colorada lagoon. The landscape will change radically, we will enter the Sioli desert where we can admire the various rock formations and the many volcanoes that characterize this area. In the afternoon we will arrive in the area of ​​the lagoon Colorada place of the overnight stay.

Day 10: Colorful Lagoons and Geysers Tour

In the morning after breakfast we will visit the lagoon area which includes the Colorada lagoon, Verde and Bianca we will subsequently reach the geysers where depending on the climate there will be the possibility to dive in the thermal waters. After the visit we will resume the journey to return to Uyuni passing by the train cemetery in San Cristobal. Arrival in Uyuni in the afternoon and entrance to the hotel.

Day 11: Visit of La Paz and the Valley of the Moon

After breakfast we will take you to take the direct flight to La Paz. Once in the city you will be greeted by our staff and taken to the hotel. Later today we will visit the city of La Paz, we will start from the historic center with its churches and then head to the Valley of the Moon. We will explore this unique place. Once back in the city we will take the cable car that will take us to the mirador where we will have a total overview of the valley. After the tour you will return to the hotel.

Day 12: From La Paz to the island of the sun by sailing on Lake Titicaca

In the morning we will leave with a tourist bus to reach Copacabana on the coast of Lake Titicaca from where, with a shared boat, we will reach the island of the sun. Entrance to the hotel and then exit for a first visit to the temple of the sun called Pilkokaina, overnight in the town of Huamany.

Day 13: Sun Island tour and Inca temples exploration

After breakfast we will continue the visit of the island of the sun, thanks to the many paths we will reach the Furte del Inca from where we will have a unique view of the entire lake and the Royal mountain range. After the visit we will return by boat to Copacabana where we will take the bus that will take us to Puno, and, once in the city, you will be welcomed by our staff and taken to the hotel.

Day 14: Traveling to Cusco Knowing the Andino plateau

Departure at 06:30 am by tourist bus to reach Cusco, during the trip we will make 4 stops to visit the village of Pukara, the archaeological sites of La Raya and Raqchi and lastly the beautiful church of Andahuaylillas, considered the Sistine chapel of South America . Arrival in Cusco scheduled for 17:00.

Day 15: Exploring the ancient Inca capital

Morning free to rest. At 1.30 pm we will begin the tour of the city of Cusco, we will visit the Cathedral characterized by its paintings of the Cusqueña school and then reach the temple of the Sun “Koricancha” where we will visit both the Inca and the colonial parts. Later we will go to the hills overlooking the city to visit the four Inca archaeological sites: Tambomachay, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and the majestic Sacsayhuaman. At the end of the tour we will return to the city, free evening.

Day 16: Travel to Machu Picchu exploring Pisaq and Ollantaytambo

After breakfast we will leave to visit the archaeological sites of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo, ancient fortresses of the Inca empire. In the afternoon we will take the train that will take us to Aguas Calientes on the slopes of Machu Picchu. Free evening.

Day 17: Discovering the magical citadel of Machu Picchu

This day will be exciting: we will leave early in the morning to reach the citadel of Machu Picchu. We will learn about its architecture and its many temples. You will be fascinated and amazed by the unique beauty of this magical place. After the visit we will return by train to Ollantaytambo where you will be welcomed by our staff and taken to your hotel in Cusco.

Day 18: Saline tour of Maras and archaeological site of Moray with return to Lima

After breakfast we will finish exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas, reaching the Maras Salt Pans characterized by their particular terraced formation and then reaching the archaeological site of Moray, an ancient center of agricultural experimentation. Return to Cusco scheduled for 13:00. In the afternoon we will transfer to the airport to take the direct flight to Lima, on arrival you will be greeted by our staff and taken to your hotel.

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