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CUSCO / MACHUPICCHU / TITICACA LAKE / LA PAZ / UYUNI SALT FLAT
Duration: 12 Days
 
DAY 1: CUSCO CITY TOUR

Reception at the airport and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit to the city and surrounding ruins: The Church of the Cathedral Square, the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. Overnight in Cusco.

DAY 2: CUSCO - VALLE SAGRADO DE LOS INCAS – AGUAS CALIENTES

8:30 departure for the excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, high Andean visit the village of Pisac, where you can appreciate the craft fair and learn more about the local culture. We continue our journey to the town of Urubamba, where they will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. After lunch we headed to the village of Ollantaytambo to take a guided tour of the ruins. After the tour you will have time to explore the town while waiting for the train to hrs. 19.00 to Aguas Calientes. Arrival in Machu Picchu village station, also known as Aguas Calientes to hrs. 22:00, reception and transfer to hotel.

 

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DAY 3: MACHUPICCHU - OLLANTAYTAMBO - CUSCO

A hrs. 6.00 After breakfast, we board the buses heading to the citadel of Machu Picchu, where we will have a guided tour of this amazing archaeological site, new wonder of humanity. If they choose will have the option to visit Huayna Picchu and the rest of the morning free to remain in the archaeological complex.
A hrs. 14:00 return by bus to Aguas Calientes and then free time for lunch we boarded the train bound for Ollantaytambo expedition (alternatively Poroy station), after 1 ½ hrs. arrival travel and mobility contact for transfer to the city of Cusco, to your hotel.

DAY 4: CUSCO - PUNO

Transfer to the bus terminal to board the tourist bus to Puno, is 11 hours away. Arrival, transfer and overnight at hotel in Puno. Dinner at the best restaurant in the city, "La Casona".

DAY 5: UROS Y TAQUILE

We pick you up from the hotel to leave towards the port of Puno to visit the totora floating islands of the Uros. Visit for 40 minutes and embarked again for a trip of 2 ½ hours to the island of Taquile, unique in their customs and landscapes. Will walk half an hour to reach the village, where we will taste a typical lunch in the area. Visit the island and return to the city. Where also the expected mobility to transfer back to their hotels.

DAY 6: PUNO - COPACABANA - SUN ISLAND - LA PAZ

At 07:00 you will be picked up from your hotel, then we will travel towards the Peruvian – Bolivian border of Kasani, where we will stop to make migration procedures. Arrival to Copacabana at 11:30, from there we will travel by boat to the Sun Island, at its south part we will visit inca’s archaeological site of Pilcocaina, where we will get a typical lunch.
Later, we will enjoy a low difficult walk of one hour, up the hill to the town of Yumani, there we will visit “Escalinata Del Inca” (Inca’s stairs) and “Fuente de las 3 aguas” (the Fountain of the 3 Watersheds) where we will have some time to take pictures and enjoy a breath-taking view of the lake and the Royal Range of the Andes, then we will go back to Copacabana by boat. As the last activity we will visit the village of Copacabana and its church, a religious sanctuary in honour of Candelaria Madonna, an important pilgrimage site, and then we will have a little time to visit the town and handicraft stores.
Return at 18:00; arrival to La Paz city at 21:30 approximately.

DAY 7: LA PAZ - ORURO - UYUNI (only Tuesday and Friday)

Transfer by regular bus to the city of Oruro, 4 hours from La Paz, lunch and tour of the city of Oruro, to hrs. 15:30 we board the train to Uyuni. Arrival hrs. 22:30, transfer to the hotel of salt: Luna Salada. Overnight in Uyuni - Colchani.

DAY 8: UYUNI – UYUNI SALT FLAT – TAHUA

Our staff will pick you up from your hotel at 11:00 approximately, first we will visit the Train Cemetery where you can learn more about Uyuni’s history, later we will enter to the Uyuni Salt Flat by Colchani, where we will see the salt artisanal extraction. Later, inside the Salt Flat we will arrive to the “Salt Hotel-Museum”, the first of its kind. Next we will be able to see optic illusions, able to see just in raining season (December- March), and also we will visit “Ojos de Agua” (Eyes of water), small salt water eruptions which help us to explain the development of this salt lake.

At noon you will visit the “Incahuasi Island” in the middle of the Salt flat; there are extraordinary calcareous rocks, large populations of Cactus, caves, tunnels and a spectacular 360 grades panoramic view of the Salt Flat. We will continue our tour to the north part of the salt flat visiting a local museum, where we will be able to see pre-Columbian mummies. Later we will get to the Salt Flat viewpoint at the foot of the Tunupa volcano.

 At the end of the afternoon we will arrive to Tahua for overnight.

 

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DAY 9: TAHUA – SILOLI DESERT

We cross the infinite salt plane from north to south, leaving it behind we will travel along the volcanoes range with their eternal snow going to Lípez, there we will have a view of the Ollagüe Volcano at the distance. Then we restart the trip to the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve, where we will appreciate the svelte figure of the wild Vicuñas, while we get to the lagoons of Cañapa, Hedionda and Honda where you will see different kinds of birds. Then we will arrive to the Siloli Desert where we will have some time to take pictures of this magnificent landscape and if it is possible you would see the Vizcachas (wild desert rabbit).

DAY 10: DESIERTO DE SILOLI– LAGUNA VERDE – UYUNI

This day we need to get up very early (at 5:30 approximately), our first activity is the visit to the Stone Tree, famous rock formation in the Desert, latert we will get to the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve, arriving to the Geysers of “Sol de Mañana” during the most active moment and with the first ray of sunlight. The cold is intense but, we will be able to walk among the smoky and noisy geysers, boiling mud stewpot where red and grey mud is boiling. Later we will enjoy a bath in the hot springs, in the middle of the Lípez Highlands.

Later we will get to the Dali Desert, there are surrealist columns of stones sculpted by the wind. After that, we will appreciate the Laguna Verde (Green Lagoon), one of the pearls of the Reserve at its best moment; we are now at the foot of Licancabur volcano.

It’s time to take the road back, towards Uyuni we will arrive to the Laguna Colorada (The Red Lagoon), this is the main flamingos nesting site, and there you will find three kinds of flamingos and other kinds of birds as Andean seagulls and wild ducks. The red color of the lagoon comes from the effect of the solar radiations and wind on the algae and plankton.
We continue our journey, in the afternoon; we will take a walk around the Rocks Valley, giant volcanic rocks close to Alota. Our last stop is at San Cristóbal village which has been moved from its original site to the actual one for the needs of one the biggest mine in Bolivia.
Arrival to Uyuni at 18:00 approximately.

* Uyuni  is an strategic place to continue your trip towards San Pedro de Atacama (Chile), La Quiaca - Jujuy - Salta (Argentina), and  Potosí - Sucre (Bolivia)

DAY 11: UYUNI - LA PAZ
50 minutos hasta la ciudad de La Paz, arribo a la ciudad yWalk through the historic city center, walk through the typical markets and the famous "Witches Market". We fantásitcas panoramic views from the viewpoint of Killi Killi and the Valley of the Moon, where we enjoy a typical Andean lunch.
DAY 12: RETURN
Transfer to airport for your return flight.

END OF OUR SERVICES
 

INCLUDES:

Accommodation at hotels in Cusco, Puno, La Paz and Uyuni
Accommodation at turist class hotel in Aguas Calientes
Basic Accommodation at Uyuni Salt Flat
Transportation
Entrance tickets
Parcial meals
Insurance

NOT INCLUDED:

Air tickets to and from Bolivia 
Airport taxes
Tips or baggage handlers
Extra Expenses

 
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