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Discovering the Andes Peru & Bolivia 
 
Tour Maravillas del Altiplano
Combined Peru / Bolivia
14 days
Year round
Private
English and Spanish speaking Guide
 

Along the way......
Fourteen days to visit the most important sites of Peru and Bolivia.
We visit the center of the world: Cuzco and Machu Picchu the Inca city and mysterious Lake Titicaca. We then explore the uniquely ?Andean? atmosphere of the city of La Paz, and discover the dreamy landscapes of the Uyuni Salt Flat and  Desert Lipez ? Have a great trip!

Day 1 : LIMA / RECEPTION
Pick up at the Jorge Chavez airport. Private transfer to your hotel. Meals open.

 
Day 2 : LIMA - CUZCO (PLANE) - CITY TOUR HALF DAY (PRIVATE)
Private transfer to the Lima airport for the fight to Cuzco. Airport pick up and private transfer to the hotel.
In Quechua, Cuzco means the center of the world?, because this town, which was the capital of the Inca Empire, was the common origin to the four regions of the world according to the cosmic vision of Incas. Cuzco is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities of the Peruvian Sierras.
Rest to help acclimatizing at the altitude. Early afternoon, guided visit of Cuzco and its surroundings: the temple of the Sun or Koricacha ? the cathedral and the four ruins of: Tambomachay, Pukapucara, Sacsayhuaman, Q?enko. Return to the hotel early evening. Meals open.
Note: flight without a guide.

 
Day 3 : CUZCO - PISAC - MARAS - OLLANTAYTAMBO - SACRED VALLEY
In the morning, departure in a private vehicle for a day dedicated to the discovery of the Sacred Valley. First stop at the ruins of Pisac. Visit of the site and walk around the handicraft market.
Typical lunch and stop in a ceramic workshop in Urubamba (Ayllu if opens). Continuation of the journey to Maras: salt mines in the middle of the Cordillera! Walk down to the Urumbamba River where the vehicle awaits us. Continuation to the Incan village of Ollantaytambo. Visit of the fortress. Lunch included. Dinner open.

 
Day 4 : SACRED VALLEY - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUASCALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO
In the morning, departure from the train station of Ollantaytambo for the journey to Aguascalientes. Direct connection to the shuttle service that will drive you to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
Day dedicated to the visit of the site; one of the wonders of the world, discovered in 1911 by the American anthropologist Hiram Bingham. Meals open.
Note: depending on availabilities, the return journey can be done by train to Ollantaytambo and then by private vehicle to Cuzco.

 
Day 5 : CUZCO - PUNO (TOURIST BUS)
Transfer to the bus terminal at 7:30AM for the trip to Puno.
The ride offers beautiful scenery. The tourist bus stops at different sites such as Raqchi and the village of Andahuaylillas with its famous ?Sixteen Chapel? constructed in the middle of the 17th century. We also take our lunch break in the village of Sicuani. Arrival in Puno at around 4:30 p.m. Transfer to the hotel.
Lunch included. Dinner open.
Note: Bus trip without a guide. Nonetheless a Spanish/English speaking guide from the bus company will give you information on the way.
Option: Train of the Andes Orient Express ? Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays

 
Day 6 : PUNO - UROS - TAQUILE - PUNO (TITICACA)
In the morning, transfer to the port of Puno to embark for the islands of Uros and Taquile. After a 25-minute cruise, we visit of the floating islands. These islands are not natural; the Uros tribe, whose main activity is fishing, built them.
We then head for Taquile (around 2-hour cruise), an island of great cultural interest, where residents live in harmony with the ancestral traditions. Visit and lunch in a typical restaurant, not included. Back to Puno in mid-afternoon. Transfer to the hotel. Meals open.
Please note: Option to plan a two days excursion with one night at a local resident?s place on the island.

 
Day 7 : PUNO - DESAGUADERO - BOLIVIA - TIWANAKU - LA PAZ
In the morning, we depart for Desaguadero in our private vehicle. On the road, while skirting the lake, we visit the villages of Chucuito, Juli and Pomata. At 11:30 a.m.
(Peruvian time), we meet our Bolivian driver (At the Bolivian immigration post, after the bridge) who will drive us to the archeological site of Tiwanaku. Guided visit of the Pre-Columbian vestiges counting amongst some of the most important on the continent.
Arrival in La Paz in the evening. Lunch and dinner open. Hotel ***.
Note: Every Friday, Desaguadero hosts a market that can make traffic heavy and delay immigration procedures.

 
Day 8 : LA PAZ / PHOTO AND PANORAMIC TOUR - VALLEY OF THE MOON - ANDEAN MARKETS
Departure from the hotel at 9:00 a.m. in our private vehicle, to discover the most spectacular viewpoint over the city, unbelievably located in the ?pit? of the Choqueyapu river canyon, with the Royal Mountain Range ?Giants? as the background: Huayna Potosi, Mururata and Illimani.
This tour, particularly designed for photo lovers, first takes us to the K´Illi K´Illi Mirador and to the Laykakota Park, on the Northwestern side of the city. Afterwards, we cross the Americas Bridge to go to the ?Plaza de España? Mirador, in the colonial neighborhood of Sopocachi.
From there, an abrupt descent leads us to the (South Zone) passing through Llojeta and the (Garden Cemetery) and finally to the Valley of the Moon, a place where we will be able to walk between psychedelic looking sandstone formations.
In the afternoon, the vehicle takes us back in the city center and drops us at the lively and colourful andean market of La Paz. Back to the hotel, accompanied by your guide. Lunch and dinner open. Hotel ***

 
Day 9 : LA PAZ - UYUNI
We meet at the hotel two hours before the Fligth departure, for a transfer to the Airoport La paz to Uyuni airoport

Opción 1.- departure from la paz to airoport fligth la paz Uyuni transfer from the airoport to  hotel
Opción 2.- from La Paz by bus to Oruro - Uyuni By train transfer from station to Hotel
Day 10 : Uyuni - San Juan
After breakfast  we will  begin our trip to Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt desert in the world. On the way visit the salt explotation and Hotels Colchani salt, continuing the program runs Incahuasi Island (also known as Fish Island). Of volcanic origin and plated estromalitos and giant cactus, from this place are the immensity of the Salar and enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the salt flat and mountains ranges that surround it, then we headed toward the town of San Juan, where spend over night in the Hotel.

 
Day 11: San Juan - Laguna Colorada
After breakfast in the town of San Juan, crossed the Salar de Chiguana. The road climbs from 3600 to 4200 meters high. Along the Chilean border, we go to the foot of volcanoes Ollagüe (still active) and Tomasamil (5900 m), we will cross the path called the Jewels: Cañapa gaps, Stinking, Honda and Ch'arkota, where we see a diverse fauna ranging from alpacas and llamas to rheas and pink flamingos. The tour continues through the desert before arriving Siloli to Laguna Colorada in the afternoon. Overnight   Basic lodge.

 
Day 12 :  Laguna Colorada - Laguna Verde
We leave at 6:00 am on a trip to the geysers Sol de Mañana (4850 meters), a volcanic crater with sulfur fumes and vapors of heavy water. Visit after the Salt Lake before crossing the desert of Dali. At the appointed time arrive at the Green Lagoon at the foot of the volcano Licancabur (5,900 m), to observe the color change of the gap, ending the tour will get back  to Uyuni we will pass some villagues as villa alota, culpina k, San Cristobal. over night in your Hotel.

Day 13 Uyuni - La Paz
We meet at the hotel two hours before the Fligth departure, for a transfer to the Airoport Uyuni  to La Paz  Airoport.

Day 14 : INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE
Pick up at our hotel in a private vehicle, 3 hours prior to flight departure time, for transfer to airport / international flight number and time to be confirmed.

 
Contact Information We accept
Addres : Linares Street # 650 office 4 Hotel "NUEVO SOL"
Cel. (591) 71235535    Phone : (591-2) 2751041
Email : info@discoverandes.com - reservas@discoverandes.com
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