Highlights of Peru & Bolivia

8 Nights / 9 Days

Day  1 Lima

Upon your arrival in Lima, transfer to your hotel.

Day 2  Lima (B)

Tour of the "City of the Kings".  You will start in the Huaca Pucllana archeological center that operated between the 5th and 8th centuries.  Proceed to the historical center, see the Plaza Mayor surrounded by the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and the Archbishop's Palace.  Proceed to the San Francisco Monastery, a masterpiece of Colonial architecture.  Drive through the residential districts of Miraflores and San Isidro where you will enjoy a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean.  Afternoon at leisure.

Day 3  Lima - Cuzco (B)

Transfer from your hotel to the airport.  Upon arriving in Cuzco you will be transferred to your hotel accommodation.  Remainder of the morning at leisure.  Explore the magical capital of the Incas on a tour including a visit to Plaza Regocijo, Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral and the Santo Domingo Convent Monastery. The Santo Domingo Monastery was built over the Koricancha temple, one of the most important temples devoted to worship of the sun.  According to the chronicles, it was covered in gold sheet and filled with golden representations of nature. Then walk around the old town with its very narrow streets.  After seeing the most interesting sites of the city, you will drive to the countryside outside Cusco to visit some of the remarkable Inca ruins in the area: the cult centre of Sacsayhuaman, the Temple and Amphitheatre of Kenko, the Inca Baths of Tambomachay and the Red Fortress of Puca Pucara.

Day 4 Cuzco (B,L)

Take a trip to the Urubamba valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, to visit the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo.  The site was built just as the Spaniards arrived and evidence of how it was constructed is still visible.  After seeing the magnificent past of the spot stroll through the quaint streets of the present town.  Enjoy lunch at a nice hostelry in the countryside and continue to Pisac for an opportunity to bargain with vendors at its local handicrafts market, then back to Cuzco.

Day 5 Machu Picchu (B)

Transfer from the hotel to the station to board the railcoach for a train ride to Machu Picchu.  You will take a motorcoach ascent to 'The Lost City of the Incas'.  Take a guided tour of the marvellous citadel visiting the Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circulal Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial and the Burial Grounds.  Then return on the afternoon train to Cuzco. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 6 Cuzco - Puno (B,L)

Transfer from the hotel to bus station and travel by coach to Puno, on the edge of Lake Titicaca.

Day 7 Puno - La Paz (B,L)

Travel from Puno by bus, crossing the border into Bolivia.  Continue to Copacabana where you visit the
magnificent church and the Patron Virgin Mary of Bolivia.  Depart Copacabana by motor boat to visit the sacred island of the Incas - Sun Island.  Enjoy a picnic box lunch.  Visit of the most important archaeological sites at
the Sun Island: Pilkocaina, the Fountain and the Inca Staircase, then return to Copacabana.  Continue by bus to the city of La Paz. On the way to La Paz, you will cross the strait of Tiquina, which is the narrowest part of
the Titicaca Lake, dividing the small side (Wiñaymarka) and the big side(Chucuito). The drive goes though the high plateau reaching the first most important city of Bolivia, La Paz late afternoon.

Day 8 La Paz (B)

Morning tour of La Paz and surroundings transports you to a mysterious past where any corner, any street, is a hidden treasure where adventure begins…a living history which can not release the pre-Hispanic times with all their traditions and magic rites spread out in the streets: Native, colonial and modern areas, Indian Market, Open Air Museum of Tiwanaku, Witch Doctor's Market & breathtaking panoramas framed by the majestic "Illimani".  Also visit the mysterious Valley of the Moon on the outskirts of La Paz.   Afternoon at leisure.

Day 9  La Paz (B)

Transfer to the airport.

Dates & Prices:

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2014                      Double   Single            Double   Single            Double   Single  

 Jan-Dec               $1395     $1895             $1680    $2345            $2290    $3310