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MEETING PERU & BOLIVIA 15 DAYS EXCURSION      

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
   

MEETING PERU & BOLIVIA 15 DAYS EXCURSION

 

BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY - 2 PEOPLE

 

Basic Class 2**

Tourist Class 3***

Accom. Lima

La Castellana

Carmel

Accom. Cusco

Orquidea Real

Los Andes de America

Accom. A. Calientes

Continental

El Santuario

Train Tickets

Expedition

Vistadome

Buffet Lunch

Hatuchay Tower

Tinkuy

Accom. Puno

Conde de Lemos

Casona Plaza

Accom. La Paz

Gloria

Rey Palace

Accom. Uyuni

Hostal Girasoles

Magia de Uyuni

Price per Person

US  $ 2505

US  $ 2860

 BASED ON SINGLE OCCUPANCY - 1 PERSON

 

Basic Class 2**

Tourist Class 3***

Accom. Lima

La Castellana

Carmel

Accom. Cusco

Orquidea Real

Los Andes de America

Accom. A. Calientes

Continental

El Santuario

Train Tickets

Expedition

Vistadome

Buffet Lunch

Hatuchay Tower

Tinkuy

Accom. Puno

Conde de Lemos

Casona Plaza

Accom. La Paz

Gloria

Rey Palace

Accom. Uyuni

Hostal Girasoles

Magia de Uyuni

Price per Person

US  $ 2998

US  $ 3690

 
 

DAY 1 LIMA (TUESDAY)
Pick up upon arrival at Lima’s airport and transportation to the hotel. Overnight (No meals)

DAY 2 FULL DAY LIMA CITY TOUR & GOLD MUSEUM (WEDNESDAY)
Breakfast, then you will be picked up from your hotel around 9.00am.
The city tour begins with the visit to the Plaza the Armas, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Running along two sides are arcades with shops: Portal de Escribanos and Portal de Botoneros.
In the centre of the Plaza is a bronze fountain dating from 1560. Located in the Plaza is the Cathedral, note the splendidly carved stalls, the silver covered altars surrounded by fine woodwork, mosaic covered walls bearing the coats of arms of Lima and Pizarro. Next to the Cathedral is the Archbishop's Palace. Then you'll visit the Monastery of San Francisco, this is famous for the Sevillan tile work and paneled ceiling in the cloisters, the catacombs under the church and part of the monastery are well worth seeing, You'll visit the old colonial streets in the centre of the city, and the modern Lima with the district of San Isidro and Miraflores. We will also visit the Peruvian Gold Museum; this excellent collection includes pre-Columbian gold, silver and bronze, ceramics, weavings, mummies, etc. Upstairs is a remarkable arms collections with an impressive exhibition from Spanish colonial times. Finally, transfer to the hotel and overnight. (B,L)

DAY 3 LIMA – CUSCO (THURSDAY)
Transfer to the Lima airport for the flight to Cuzco (airfare not included).
Upon arrival to Cusco Airport. Reception and transportation to the Hotel where you will receive an aromatic coca tea to stimulating for the height, will have the free morning to rest and also we suggest you have a light lunch in either your hotel or in one of the surrounded; in the evening we will depart on a City tour (entrance to the archaeological centers and museums including) we will visit the Main square, Cathedral, the Koricancha (temple of the sun) and in addition we will make a route bordering archaeological centers like Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Q'enko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay, tour finishes 6:30pm approximately at the main square in order you can take dinner in one of the exquisite restaurants in the area, then overnight. (B)

*Optional Buffet Dinner with Folkloric Show: Adding $24 per person

DAY 4 CUSCO / MACHU PICCHU (*Overnight in Aguas Calientes) (FRIDAY)
Early breakfast and pickup to go the train station to depart to Machu Picchu, the trip takes about 4 hours. During the trip we will have an amazing view of the landscapes of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba and the Amazon rainforest providing you a small hint of how much Peru has to offer. Upon arrival to the little town of Aguas Calientes you will have to approach the bus station towards the “Ciudadela of Machu Picchu” (Only 20 minutes ride) to receive a professional guided tour by this Huge Historical Sanctuary follow by some free time to explore the zone on your own and then take your buffet lunch at the selected restaurant (included), an according time, we will go down to the Aguas Calientes town to relax at the hot springs or just overnight at the select hotel in Aguas Calientes town. (B,L).

DAY 5 MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO (SATURDAY)
Breakfast and rest of day at leisure by your own (entrance and bus fee to Machu Picchu not included on this day) in the afternoon return to Cusco. Reception at the train station and transfer to the Hotel where it passed the night (B).

Upon request: You can make a second visit to Machu Picchu and have the chance to know hidden places, such as the Intipunku (Gate of the Sun) or for more adventures can take a hike to the top of Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain) to visit the Temple of the Moon and enjoy a spectacular view of the city. Or if you have good physical conditions can take a hike full of adrenaline to the Putukusi mountain opposite position than Machu Picchu which allows us to have other unforgettable views from this new wonder.

DAY 6 FULL DAY SACRED VALLEY TOUR (SUNDAY)
Breakfast. You will be picked up at 8:15 am. Full day excursion to the Urubamba Valley visiting: the colorful Indian market in Pisac where a mixture of color and tradition will be able appreciated besides will have a good opportunity to try our bargain skills on the free time to interact with the local craftsmen to purchase their hand-made souvenirs. The Valley has a distance of 31 km (19 miles) of Cusco, and an altitude of 2,970 ms (9,700 p), Pisac is located to the entrance of the Sacred Valley and followed by Ollantaytambo, the older town continuously occupied of the American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their channels that have not varied from the time Inca, evoke their ancestral inheritance, lunch in a typical restaurant and then the last visit will be to Chinchero market.
Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Its major claim to tourism is its colorful Sunday market which is much less tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. At the end, return to Cusco main square at 6:30pm approx.
The night is free for you to eat in a restaurant of your choice; although we always have plenty of suggestions for you should you require them. (B, L)

Note: Take this tour on market days: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Bilingual Guided tour on different days

DAY 7 CUSCO – PUNO (MONDAY)
Early breakfast and transfer to the bus station so you can take the ride to Puno. Depart Cusco on guided bus to Puno, visiting on the route picturesque towns and archeological sites such as Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, Sicuani, La Raya and Pukara. Lunch included. Afternoon arrival in Puno, reception and transfer to your accommodation. Overnight at the hotel.(B,L)
(*) Additional fare if travelling by train. Ask for availability.

DAY 8 UROS AND TAQUILE ISLANDS (TUESDAY)
You will be picked up from your hotel at 6:30 a.m., to go to the port of Puno to take a tourist motor boat and to direct towards the wonders floating islands of the Uros. After a 2 hour motorboat ride, you will arrive at the Uros island in the Titikaka lake. Fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating islands of the Uros. The residents of the Uros are known as the “water tribe”, because they must construct its own Islands periodically, adding new layers of totora reeds, which grows in the lake, to create the conditions that ensure the islands stay afloat. The dense roots that the plants develop support the island. The roofs are waterproof and the houses are extremely humid because of the surrounding water.
They used it as home and trade centers for the natives, who use hand-made boats of the same material as their means of transportation. At present, they speak Quechua and Aymara. Following this exciting tour, you will be led to the Island of Taquile, , place where the form of typical and rustic experience was appraised, the place is colorful and landscaping, where they even maintain its customs, ritual, religious and folkloric traditions, in the town of Taquile we will taste a typical lunch with fresh fish (trout). There is also a craft fair on the plaza that sells exceptional wool goods which are of very fine quality and somewhat expensive. Taquile Island is famous for its craft production, particularly for its beautiful textiles. The island is narrow at about 1 Km. wide and 6 to 7 Km. long. The visit could be exhausting because of the altitude (13,000 ft above sea level). On Taquile there are numerous pre-Inca and Inca ruins as well as Inca terracing. We will return in Puno in the afternoon, overnight (B,L)

Visa Requirement for US Citizens to enter Bolivia
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If you are a US Citizen or a citizen of the countries listed below and have decided visit Bolivia, you must be aware of this information:
On 2007, The Bolivian President Evo Morales suppressed by decree the right of US citizens to enter Bolivia country freely, in reciprocity of a similar measure taken by the US government.
Also the citizens of Angola, Bhutan, Republic of Chad, Congo, Ruanda, Somalia, Republic of Yemen, Indonesia, China and Taiwan have been affected by this decree.

Please make sure to have all necessary documents before traveling!

DAY 9 PUNO / LA PAZ (WEDNESDAY)
You will picked up from your hotel in Puno Peru at 6:30 a.m. Land transfer to Copacabana Sanctuary. You will arrive into Copacabana after about 3 hours. Copacabana is the most important religious sanctuary in Bolivia. Thousands of pilgrims visit every year to admire the Virgin of Copacabana also known as Native Madonna. Next, you will visit the main square and the impressive Cathedral (1/2 hour tour). You will arrive into the Sun Island after an hour long spectacular catamaran cruise including lunch. This island has been identified as the birthplace of several revered entities, including the sun itself. A source of magnetic energy ,the vertex of the earth, the cradle of the Inca Empire , the Inca couple Manco Kapac and Mama Ocllo appeared here and founded the Sun Empire. During the 2 hour Sun Island Tour you will visit :
-The Inca garden, the island micro climate provides the ideal location for this garden that during Inca times was full of Andean flowers , water and trees.
-The Inca Stairs that was built by the Incas in order to reach the Inca Water spring
-The Inca water spring, a natural water spring with 3 different openings of different tastes, this Inca made water fountain is supposed to be a source of eternal youth.
-The Sun Island Inti Wata Complex, that contains the largest amount of archaeological items founded in the island and the largest demo variety of Andean flora and fauna available in Bolivia.
-The Sun Island Kallawaya Ancient Ceremony, witchcrafts, natural medicine, art, magic, and millenary traditions are part of the mystic world of the Kallawayas heritage. The purpose of this mystic ceremony is to purify the souls of the Chinkana holy temple visitors, this Ceremony takes place in an Inca altar at the top of the hill facing the temple and overlooking the lake.
You will then proceed back to Copacabana and you will then cross the lake arriving in Chua after about 2 and 1/2 hours of a spectacular cruise. At the Tiquina strait, cars, buses and trucks are loaded on wooden barrages and ferried across the strait. Two picturesque villages -San Pedro and San Pablo - are divided by the lake. We will travel by bus to La Paz, arriving at 19:30 hrs. and this will conclude all services for the day. Overnight (B, L)

DAY 10 FULL DAY CITY TOUR & MOON VALLEY (THURSDAY)
Breakfast, then we pick you up to visit a typical Indian market, the famous Witch Doctor’s market and the San Francisco Colonial Church. The tour continues to the Plaza Murillo, where the cathedral, the Government Palace and the National congress buildings are located. Then, we will visit the famous colonial street “Calle Jaen” where interesting museum are clustered together, followed by the visit to the open-air museum from the Tiwanaku Culture. To change scenery, the tour continues to the residential areas of Obrajes, Calacoto and La Florida.
The tour ends with the visit to the unique Moon Valley, place where the erosion has caused stony forms that giving the sensation to be in a real lunar landscape. At the end transfer to the hotel. Overnight (B,L)

DAY 11 LA PAZ - UYUNI (FRIDAY)
Breakfast. Bus boarding for a 3 hours drive and arrival at Oruro, where we board the train towards Uyuni, arriving there after a 7 hours trip. Reception in the train station and transfer to the hotel. Overnight. (B)

DAY 12 UYUNI (SATURDAY)
Breakfast and visit the Inca Huasi Island, also called Fish Island by its peculiar form. It has lots of caves and gigantic cactus about 8 to 10 meters spread over a lime like surface. After a snack return to Uyuni sighting salt the water ponds. We stop at Colchani where we will observe manual salt production and processing to iodine salt. Thereafter return drive to Uyuni railway station and off to Oruro. (B, L)

DAY 13 LA PAZ (SUNDAY)
Arrival to Oruro, transfer to the Bus Terminal and heading to La Paz. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight. (B)

DAY 14 TIWANAKU RUINS FULL DAY (MONDAY)
At 72Km. from La Paz, we will visit a pre-inca archaeological place "Tiwanaku". This place is known by their monuments and by their admirable litica sculpture. Also, it s one of the great monumental centers of native Andean cultures. In this Bolivia archaeological capital, we will be able to visit the Templete semi-underground, Kalasasaya, the Sun Door, which has become a Bolivia symbol, the Museum and the Town whose church was constructed in 1612. Overnight. (B,L)

DAY 15 TRANSFER OUT (TUESDAY)
Breakfast and according time, transportation will be provided to go the airport (B).

END OF SERVICES

 

INCLUDES: All hotel and lodge accommodations based on double or single occupancy. All scheduled transportation. All transfers. All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees. Meals as specified in the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.

IMPORTANT: For a better service, the company informs you that it has autonomy to change the Hotels mentioned in the itinerary with another one of similar category if therefore sees it by advisable taking into account justifiable availability of spaces or other reasons, if this it is the case you will be notified ahead of time.

NOT INCLUDE: International and domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature.

 
 

 
 
 

 
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