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CLASSIC PERU & BOLIVIA

Begin your adventure in the lively capital city of Lima, before heading to the delightful ancient city of Cusco. Take a step back in time and visit the magnificent Lost City of the Incas, and witness breath-taking views from atop Machu Picchu, before making your way to Bolivia.

Explore the diverse city of La Paz, immersing yourself in the dazzling culture that is all around, pottering through the bustling markets, and enjoying the local cuisine. Head to the glorious salt flats of Uyuni and watch the sun set over the sweeping landscape before heading to the old mining town of San Cristobel.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the impressive Incan ruins of Machu Picchu.
  • Explore the winding streets of La Paz, including the witch's market.
  • Step foot on the biggest salt flat in the world, the Salar de Uyuni.
  • Explore Boliva's kaleidoscopic Moon Valley
£7,475
per person

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  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Arrive Lima

    Arrive into Peru’s capital city, Lima, and head to the artistic neighbourhood of Barranco. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this is where wealthy Peruvians built their summer houses in the 1920s and today now offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Lima.

    Overnight: Villa Barranco

  3. Day 2 Lima

    This morning enjoy a culinary journey through Lima. Home to an eclectic mixture of colourful and delicious food, sample and savour some of the food that has put Peru on the world food map. Each dish is inspired by the country’s vividly diverse geography, rich ethnic make-up and long culinary history. This afternoon you will have the chance to discover more with visits to some of the city’s finest museums, each a fascinating reliquary of pre-Columbian art and culture.

    Overnight: Villa Barranco

  4. Day 3 Lima – the Sacred Valley

    Catch a flight to Cusco and head out to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Spend the afternoon exploring the picturesque village of Pisac, which boasts impressive Inca ruins, lively markets and incredible handicrafts. You will also have the opportunity to experience the famous market where the indigenous Quechua communities come to sell hand crafted items such as alpaca jumpers, jewellery and ceramics.

    Overnight: Sol y Luna

  5. Day 4 Ollantaytambo and Maras & Moray

    Visit Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Built on the site of an Inca settlement, Ollantaytambo offers an insight into pre-Columbian town planning as the town was rebuilt in the 15th century following the original layout. Continue to Salinas de Maras, where salt has been harvested since pre-Columbian times, and the extraordinary sunken circular terraces at Moray.

    Overnight: Sol y Luna

  6. Day 5 Machu Picchu

    Catch the Vistadome train to the town of Aguas Calientes, which lies below Machu Picchu, enjoying the stunning scenery as it darts past. After a short transfer, head straight for the breath taking Lost City of the Incas, and explore this ancient site. Tonight, a warm welcome awaits at the beautiful Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel in Aguas Calientes.

    Overnight: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

  7. Day 6 Machu Picchu to Cusco

    Take an early bus back up to Machu Picchu, and explore further this magical place. Swathed in cloud or bathed in sunshine, Machu Picchu is spellbinding whatever the weather. Catch the train back to Cusco in the early evening.

    Overnight: El Mercado

  8. Day 7 Cusco

    A UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Cusco is the most beautiful city in Peru, boasting both well-preserved colonial architecture and ruins from the pre-Columbian era. As you explore, centuries of Peru’s history will unfold before you. Don’t miss exquisite Coricancha, once the most important Inca temple in Peru.

    Overnight: El Mercado

  9. Day 8 Cusco – La Paz, Bolivia

    After breakfast head to Cusco Airport for your flight to La Paz - the highest administrative capital in the world, resting on the Andes’ Altiplano plateau at more than 3,500m above sea level. This afternoon visit the Moon Valley, a series of polychromatic clay formations created by the persistent wind and water erosion of the area's mountains. What remains are a maze of canyons and giant spires in a variety of hues from beige to tones of red and purple. It’s a serene setting, full of wonder and intrigue.

    Overnight: ATIX

  10. Day 9 La Paz – Uyuni Salt Flats

    This morning you will be transferred to La Paz airport where you will fly to Uyuni - the largest salt flat on earth. The savage beauty of the Salar de Uyuni is unmatched anywhere else in the world. Covering 4,633 square miles of Bolivian Altiplano, the vast salt flats are an awe-inspiring natural phenomenon and highly photogenic at any time of year. Walk through the clouds as the reflective surface of the flats imitates the sky, creating a charming illusion. Stay overnight in your own mobile “hotel”, set on the edges of the Salar and with a dedicated private chef to rustle up cocktails and gourmet dinners under the stars.

    Overnight: Airstream Deluxe Camper

  11. Day 10 Surreal Landscapes & Small Lagoons

    Today you will head south towards the town of San Cristobal, a colonial town that is now the world’s largest source of silver. Take a walk alongside the Alota River, home to much of the region’s birdlife. Enjoy the surreal and highly photogenic landscapes of the region, including the Valley of Rocks, with incredible rock formations offering great photo opportunities. This afternoon visit the small lagoons that dot the area, including the Catal Lagoon and Black Lagoon, home to families of pink flamingos, and curious alpacas, each basking in the Bolivian sun. Return to Uyuni in the evening where you will spend the night at Luna Salada salt hotel.

    Overnight: Luna Salada Salt Hotel

  12. Day 11 Depart

    Bid farewell to Uyuni as you catch a flight to La Paz for your onward connection. Alternatively, if you wish to continue your journey, you can cross the border back into Peru and explore Lake Titicaca.

  13. Depart

Currency
All Year £ 7,475 $ 10,183

BOOKING NOTES

  • Per person based on two people sharing room
  • Excluding international flights
  • Travel is recommended between April and November

INCLUSIONS

  • All accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and guide services as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Internal flights where detailed in the itinerary.

EXTRAS

  • International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.
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