Chile Bolivia Peru Highlights

Chile Bolivia Peru Highlights
 
Chile Bolivia Peru Highlights
  • From
    usd 3290
  • Departures
    Daily
  • Style
    Original
  • Days
    15

Our Chile-Bolivia-Peru Highlights tour will allow you to discover the most picturesque spots of the Andean Cordillera. The tour starts from the cosmopolitan city of Santiago de Chile where you will be able to sample local traditions and flavours, followed by a trip across the Desert of Atacama and the Valley of the Moon. You will be fascinated by the immense Salar de Uyuni that stretches all the way to La Paz, the highest capital in the world. Then the trip continues towards Cusco, the Andean capital that will charm you with its Inca and colonial heritage. The excursion to Machu Picchu, one of the modern marvels of the world, will be the highlight of your tour. And finally Lima, the Peruvian capital, also known as the culinary capital of South America, where you will discover an array of colours and flavours.

  • Country
    Chile Bolivia Peru
  • Departure
    Santiago de Chile
  • Arrival
    Lima Perù
  • Theme
    Explorer
Chile Bolivia Peru Highlights

 

Day 1. Welcome to Santiago de Chile

On arrival in Santiago you will be greeted by our staff who will accompany you to your hotel. In Santiago you will enjoy delightful local cuisine and taste fine wines known and appreciated all over the world. Overnight stay in Santiago de Chile.

Day 2. Santiago City Tour

Chile Bolivia Peru Highlights - Santiago City Tour
  • Destination
    Santiago de Chile
  • Hotel
    Torremayor
  • Attractions
    Santiago City Tour

 

After breakfast, city tour to discover La Moneda Palace, a grand building designed by an Italian architect, Joaquin Toesca, the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral, the Main Post Office and the Natural Art Museum. The Cerro Santa Lucia is a beautiful park with panoramic views of the city. Overnight stay in the same Santiago hotel before setting off on the adventure that awaits.

Day 3. San Pedro de Atacama: excursion to the Valley of the Moon

Chile Bolivia Peru Highlights - San Pedro de Atacama: excursion to the Valley of the Moon
  • Destination
    San Pedro de Atacama
  • Hotel
    Diego de Almagro
  • Attractions
    Moon Valley

 

After breakfast, transfer to Santiago’s airport for a flight to Calama where you will discover the beauty of the desert landscapes in San Pedro de Atacama. During the afternoon excursion to the Valley of the Moon you will admire the numerous rocky formations eroded over the centuries by wind and rain. The scenery resembles the surface of the moon, hence its name. Overnight stay in San Pedro de Atacama.

Day 4. Lagoons in the Edoardo Avaroa National Reserve

Chile Bolivia Peru Highlights - Lagoons in the Edoardo Avaroa National Reserve
  • Destination
    Eduardo Avaroa Reserve
  • Hotel
    Basic Hostal
  • Attractions
    Laguna Colorada

 

Departure to Bolivia where you will be stunned by amazing landscapes. Bolivia, like other Andean countries, is located above the so called “Ring of Fire” – an area of intense volcanic activity. The Avaroa National Reserve will amaze you with its Lagunas des Colores (Laguna Blanca, Laguna Verde and Laguna Colorada) and their awesome colours. You will visit the Sol de Mañana, a geyser field and hot mud pools fed by the underground volcanic activity. Lunch and dinner are included and you will stay in basic accommodation. (You can request a private tour if you so wish).
Temperatures is this beautiful region of Bolivia are harsh, especially from May to October.

Day 5. Siloli Desert

Chile Bolivia Peru Highlights - Siloli Desert
  • Destination
    Eduardo Avaroa Reserve
  • Hotel
    Basic Hostal
  • Attractions
    Siloli Desert

 

Further on you will admire extraordinary landscapes in Bolivia, such as the Siloli Desert, well known for the Arbol de Piedra (the Stone Tree) created by ancient volcanic erosions and the wind; and the Bosque de Piedras (Stone Forest) with over 4,000 rock formations.
Later you will visit many lakes: Ramaditas, Hedionda and Canapa, and along the route you will be able to see many traditional Andean villages. Overnight stay in basic accommodation. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 6. Salar de Uyuni and arrival in La Paz

Chile Bolivia Peru Highlights - Salar de Uyuni and arrival in La Paz
  • Destination
    La Paz
  • Hotel
    Night Bus
  • Attractions
    Salar de Uyuni

 

After breakfast, the tour will take you to the fascinating Locomotive Cemetery. Later you will reach the long awaited Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world, lying at 3,659 m above sea level. The Salar flat was created by the drying up of a prehistoric lake and it is estimated that it contains over 10 billion tons of salt. Salt is an integral part of daily life in this region and you will also be able to watch how it is extracted and refined in Colchani.
Incahuasi (or Inka wasi) Island situated above an ancient volcano has cacti that can reach 12 meters in height and will be the last stop before going back to the airport to catch a flight from Uyuni to La Paz. Overnight stay at the Rosario Hotel in La Paz, the highest capital in the world - at approx. 4,000 meters above sea level.

Day 7. Visit to La Paz

Chile Bolivia Peru Highlights - Visit to La Paz
  • Destination
    La Paz
  • Hotel
    Naira
  • Attractions
    La Paz City Tour

 

After breakfast you will discover the city with a guided tour of historical buildings on the backdrop of the snow-capped Illimani mountain. Later a visit to the Coca Museum to learn about its history and finally the witches market where you will discover a range of potions and lotions. Given its geographic configuration, La Paz has a cable car from where one enjoys exceptional panoramic views of the city and the surrounding mountains. Overnight stay in the same hotel in La Paz.

Day 8. Peru awaits: Arrival in Puno

Chile Bolivia Peru Highlights - Peru awaits: Arrival in Puno
  • Destination
    Puno
  • Hotel
    Casona Plaza
  • Attractions
    Tiwanaku

 

After breakfast you will travel by bus to Puno and on the way, if you wish, you can visit the pre-Columbian archaeological site of Tiwanaku. Arrival at the hotel in Puno.

Day 9. Lake Titicaca: Uros & Taquile Islands

Chile Bolivia Peru Highlights - Lake Titicaca: Uros & Taquile Islands
  • Destination
    Puno
  • Hotel
    Casona Plaza
  • Attractions
    Titicaca Lake

 

The famous Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, has a surface stretching 8,400 square metres and sits at 3,810 meters above sea level. After breakfast you will visit the famous Uros Islands aboard a boat leaving from the Port of Puno. These floating islands are built with layers of totora that grows in the lake: each island has to be constantly regenerated with new layers of totora as it deteriorates over time.
Later, you will visit Taquile, an island that has been inhabited for thousands of years. In 2005 the art of weaving and knitting on Taquile have become part of the UNESCO World Intangible Heritage. After lunch, return to Puno for a free evening. Overnight stay in the same hotel in Puno.

Day 10. From Puno to Cusco: the Manco Capac route

Chile Bolivia Peru Highlights - From Puno to Cusco: the Manco Capac route
  • Destination
    Cusco
  • Hotel
    San Agustin Internacional
  • Attractions
    Ruta del Sol

 

The trip to the Imperial city of Cusco will be on board a comfortable bus. On route, the first stop will be Pukara, at 3,876 meters above sea level. This city was the cradle of one of the first civilizations of Southern Peru and became famous for its traditional ceramic bulls – an animal considered the protector of families and cattle. You will also visit the Lytic Museum.
Later in the afternoon you will reach the La Raya mountain pass: the highest point sits at 4,310 meters above sea level. Buffet lunch in a restaurant in Sicuani. Then visit to the "Wiracocha Temple". The last stop will be Andahuaylillas, known as the "Sistine chapel of Peru". Built by the Jesuits, its walls are covered by numerous frescos and the ceiling has many decorative elements. Arrival in Cusco, the Imperial city, and free evening. Overnight stay at the San Agustin International Hotel.

Day 11. Sacred Valley of the Incas

Chile Bolivia Peru Highlights - Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Destination
    Aguas Calientes
  • Hotel
    Hatun Classic
  • Attractions
    Sacred Valley

 

Breakfast and departure to the "Sacred Valley of the Incas." First stop Pisaq and the archaeological remains of this fortress that, before the arrival of the Spaniards, constituted one of the beating hearts of the Empire. The tour continues with a visit to the Pisaq handicrafts market that will fascinate you with its colors and the living culture he hands down.
On the way you will stop in Urubamba for lunch. The tour ends with an excursion to the citadel and fortress of Ollantaytambo. The pueblo of Ollantaytambo is one of the living examples of how an Inca settlement functioned at the time. You will also appreciate the impressive agricultural terraces and panoramic views of the valley. Finally, you will experience the Belmond train ride to Aguas Calientes. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Aguas Calientes.

Day 12. Excursion to Machu Picchu

Chile Bolivia Peru Highlights - Excursion to Machu Picchu
  • Destination
    Cusco
  • Hotel
    San Agustin Internacional
  • Attractions
    Machu Picchu

 

Visit to Machu Picchu, a mandatory stop for travelers to Peru. Much has been written about this unique place, but to experience it in person is an experience that remains etched in the memory. The setting of the Lost City of the Incas seems surreal, and our guide will share with you the secrets of the architecture of this Wonder of the Modern World. The efforts of those who wish to climb Huayna Picchu (optional) or the Mountain will be rewarded by a spectacular view of Machu Picchu.
In the afternoon, at the end of the tour, return to Aguas Calientes. It will then be time to take the train back to Ollantaytambo. Overnight stay in Cusco

Day 13. Cusco: the Inca capital

Chile Bolivia Peru Highlights - Cusco: the Inca capital
  • Destination
    Cusco
  • Hotel
    San Agustin Internacional
  • Attractions
    Cusco City Tour

 

After breakfast, the excursion to the Inca capital: Cusco will begin! The tour begins with a view of the "Temple of the Sun" or better known as Koricancha. The excursion continues with a view of the royal palace "Hatun Cancha Rumi" where the famous 12 corners stone is located. You will continue to San Blas to admire the local handicrafts and narrow streets that characterize the Bohemian quarter of Cusco. Continue to the Plaza de Armas to admire the cathedral and the main square. Finally, it will be time to visit the Mercado de San Pedro.
Free afternoon and overnight stay in Cusco.
Overnight stay in Cusco, at the same hotel.

Day 14. Visiting Lima

Chile Bolivia Peru Highlights - Visiting Lima
  • Destination
    Lima
  • Hotel
    Arawi
  • Attractions
    Lima City Tour

 

Breakfast before transfer to Lima airport. Upon arrival, you could take a private city tour to discover Peru's capital city (optional).
Overnight stay in Lima.

Day 15. Goodbye Peru

After breakfast, transfer to Lima airport for your return trip. End of your services.

The Tour Includes

  • Services
    • Excursions

    • Private transfers in and out of airports
    • Flights: Santiago de Chile-Calama/Cusco-Lima
    • Tourist transportation during the excursions
    • Bus: Uyuni-La Paz/La Paz-Puno/Puno-Cusco
    • Train Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
    • Shuttle Bus Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
    • Private excursions with English speaking guide and private transport:
    • La Paz:
      La Paz City Tour,
      Museo de la Coca,
      witches’ market
    • Cusco:
      Cusco City Tour,
      Plaza de Armas,
      Korikancha,
      San Pedro Market
    • Sacred Valley:
      Pisac ruins,
      Pisac market,
      Ollantaytambo Ruins
    • Machu Picchu
    • Excursion in shared service with English-Spanish speaking guide (Spanish driver and shared transportation):
    • Santiago del Chile:
      Santiago City Tour,
      La Moneda Palace,
      Plaza de Armas,
      Central Post Office,
      Museum of Natural History,
      Cerro Santa Lucia
    • Atacama Desert: Moon Valley
    • Titicaca Lake: Uros Island & Taquile
    • Puno-Cusco: Ruta del Sol
    • Salar de Uyuni Excursion: Avaroa National Reserve (Laguna Blanca, Laguna Verde, Laguna Colorada, Sol de Manana), Siloli Desert (Arbol de Piedra, Bosque de Piedras, Lake Ramaditas, Lake Hedionda and Canapa Lakes), Salar de Uyuni (Cemetery of the Trains, Colchani salt refinery, Isla Incahuasi)
    • All entrances fee mentioned in the program

 

  • Services
    • Hotel

    • 13 overnight stays in hotel

 

  • Services
    • Transport

    • Airplane, train, motor boat, bus, transport for all the transfers

 

  • Services
    • Meals

    • 12 breakfasts, 06 lunches and 02 dinners

 

Not Included

  • Services
    • International and national air tickets (except those mentioned in the program) and airport taxes
    • Huayna Picchu or Montagna USD 35
    • Visit to the archaeological site of Tiwanaku
    • Lima City Tour
    • Other meals
    • Insurance
    • Personal expenses
    • Other extras not specified