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Inca Discovery in Peru & Bolivia - 9 Days

Inca Discovery in Peru & Bolivia

Peru, Bolivia · Private Tour · 9 Days
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culture
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Venture across the Andes from Peru to Bolivia. Explore the ruins and colonial treasures of Cusco, the lost city of Machu Picchu, the proud indigenous tradition of Titicaca Lake, and the geology extravaganza of La Paz. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Lima
Day 2 - Lima → Cusco
Day 3 - Cusco
Day 4 - Machu Picchu
Day 5 - Cusco → Puno
Day 6 - Titicaca Lake
Day 7 - Puno → La Paz
Day 8 - La Paz
Day 9 - La Paz

What is included

  • 8 nights accommodation at comfort hotels with breakfast
  • Return airport and Bus Station Transfers in Lima, Paracas, Nazca, Arequipa, Puno and Cusco
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Half-day city tour Cusco and nearby ruins - Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Puca-Pucara
  • Full-day Machu Picchu excursion with tourist class train from Ollanta
  • Tour bus Puno – Cusco including entrance fee and buffet lunch
  • Excursion Uros island, Taquile island and Sillustani Chullpas
  • Full-day Catamaran Cruise Puno – La Paz and Sun Island
  • Half-day La Paz city tour and Moon Valley
  • Half-day Tiwanaku ruins tour

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • Local flight from Lima - Cusco
  • Tips to drivers, guides, waiters, porters, etc
  • Meals not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks or bottled mineral water
  • Personal expenses
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Lima

Arrival to Lima airport, reception and transfer to selected hotel. 

Check in and overnight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
2
Lima → Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to board the regular flight to Cusco. Arrival, reception and transfer to selected hotel. Rest of the morning free to acclimatize to the altitude.

In the afternoon, guided tour of the imperial city of Cusco Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun (Koricancha). We will continue with a visit to Kenko (Ceremonial and ritual center where Inca sacrifices were made), Puca Pucara (Inca surveillance post), Tambomachay (Ceremonial Water Worship Center) and the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman (where the main Inca festivals, Inti Raymi and Warachicuy, took place).

Return to the hotel and overnight.

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Lima → Cusco 1h 15min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
3
Cusco

Breakfast at hotel. Free day for personal activities. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
4
Machu Picchu

Breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion to Machu Picchu. Very early transfer to Ollanta train station to board the train to Aguas Calientes, arrival and bus to Machu Picchu.

Arrival and excursion to Machu Picchu for 2 hours and 30min. The guided tour included the well-know Intihuatana (Solar Clock), the Watchtower, the Inka's Palace and the Three Windows.

Then, return to Aguas Calientes by bus and board the train to Ollanta train station. Arrival and transfer to Cusco. Overnight.

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Cusco → Ollantaytambo 1h
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Ollantaytambo → Aguas calientes 2h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
5
Cusco → Puno

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the bus station to board the bus to Puno.

During the ride, which takes about 8 hours, you will visit the Little Chapel of Andahuaylillas, the Archaeological Center of Raqchi (Wiracoha's Temple), and have a buffet lunch in Sicauni.

Then, stop at La Raya where Cusco (Qechua culture) and Puno (Aymara culture) join, and visit Pucara. Arrival and transfer to selected hotel. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

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tour bus
Cusco → Puno 8h
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Dinner

day
6
Titicaca Lake

Breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion in the highest navigable lake of the world. First you will visit the floating islands of Uros, which is inhabited by the old Aymara people. These people have kept their traditions and customs generation after generation.

In the afternoon, you will visit Sillustani Chullpas, it is one of the largest archeological areas in America. These are impressive burial monuments standing over 12 meters high stone cylinder burial chambers, used by Aymaras to bury their important leaders.

Return to the hotel. Overnight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
7
Puno → La Paz

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Copacabana Sanctuary and city tour, then transfer to the pier to board the Catamaran Cruise to visit the Sun Island.

The next port of call is the Complex of IntiWata which also includes navigation on a typical huge Totoral raft and a panoramic visit to Inca Palace at Pilkokaina.

In the meantime, you will enjoy a buffet lunch on board.

Arrival to Chua port and transfer to La Paz city. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Catamaran Cruise
Puno → La Paz
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet lunch
  • Dinner

day
8
La Paz

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, you will be collected from your hotel to visit the famous market of Las Brujas (witches) and the colonial Church of San Francisco. The journey proceeds towards Plaza Murillo where the Metropolitan Cathedral is located, as well as the Government Palace and the Parliament.

Then you will visit Jaen street where the most important museums are concentrated. Changing the scenery, the walk continues towards the residential zones of Obrajes, Calacoto and La Florida. The walk ends with a visit to the spectacular Valley of the Moon.

In the afternoon, you will visit the ruins of Tiwanaku which was the capital of an ancient civilization located only 76 km from the city of La Paz. During its days of glory, Tiwanaku was the main ceremonial center and cradle of the Andean culture. These pre-inca ruins started off a series of archaeological debates. According to tests with carbon-14, the beginning of this culture would be circa 1580 BC.

You will visit the Kalasasaya¡s Temple (Sun), the Puerta del Sol, the semi-underground Templete, Akapana’s Pyramid as well as the museum where a very impressive collection of objects and instruments of ancient civilizations are on permanent display.

Return to the hotel. Overnight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
9
La Paz

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the La Paz airport to board the international flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Lima
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Hotel Britania

Cusco
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Hotel Taypikala

Puno
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Hotel La Hacienda Puno

La Paz
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Hotel Casa Fusión

Price for standard experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
1 Jan 2018 - 20 Dec 2018$1667

Photos

Moon Valley, La Paz
Lake Titicaca
Machu Picchu
Iglesia Concepcion, Cusco
Machu Picchu Railway
Sacsayhuaman, Cusco
Island of the Sun
Miraflores District, Lima

Map

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