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Inca Capitals of Peru & Bolivia - 15 Days

Inca Capitals of Peru & Bolivia

Peru, Bolivia · Private Tour · 15 Days
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Take in the south of Peru and cross into Bolivia, visiting the Inca capital of Machu Picchu, the breathtaking Colca Canyon, the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, and the wild geology of La Paz. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Lima
Day 2 - Lima → Paracas
Day 3 - Paracas → Nazca
Day 4 - Nazca → Arequipa
Day 5 - Arequipa
Day 6 - Arequipa → Colca Canyon
Day 7 - Colca Canyon → Arequipa
Day 8 - Arequipa → Cusco
Day 9 - Machu Picchu
Day 10 - Cusco
Day 11 - Cusco → Puno
Day 12 - Lake Titicaca
Day 13 - Puno → La Paz
Day 14 - La Paz
Day 15 - La Paz

What is included

  • 14 nights accommodation at standard hotels with breakfast
  • Return Airport and Bus Station Transfers in Lima, Paracas, Nazca, Arequipa, Puno, Cusco and La Paz
  • Regular bus tickets: Lima – Paracas – Nazca – Arequipa
  • Meals mentioned or according to the itinerary
  • Excursion Ballestas Island
  • Overflight Nazca Lines
  • Excursion Colca Valley and Canyon
  • Half-Day City Tour Cusco and Nearby ruins: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Puca - Pucara
  • Full-Day Machu Picchu: Expedition or Tourist Class Train from Ollanta
  • Tour bus Puno – Cusco including entrance fee and buffet lunch
  • Half-Day Uros Island
  • Half-Day Sillustani Chullpas
  • Full-Day Catamaran Cruise Puno - La Paz: Sun Island
  • Half-Day City Tour La Paz
  • Half-Day Tiwanaku Ruins

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • Local flight from Arequipa - 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's airport, reception and transfer to the hotel in Miraflores district, check in at hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Britania

Standard Room Lima

day
2
Lima → Paracas

After breakfast, transfer to the bus station to board the regular bus to Paracas. After 4 hours, arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.


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Lima → Paracas 4h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel San Agustín Paracas

Standard Room Paracas

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3
Paracas → Nazca

After breakfast, transfer to the pier to start the excursion to Ballestas Island by boat, sailing around the island also known as the Little Galapagos, from the sea we will observe the Candelabro geoglyph.

Then, transfer to the bus station to board the regular bus to Nazca. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Paracas → Nazca 4h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Casa Andina Nazca

Standard Room Nazca

day
4
Nazca → Arequipa

After an early breakfast, overflight of Nazca Lines, we will see from the plane a series of geoglyphs located in the Nazca desert.There are many shapes like The Monkey, The Hand, The Sail, The Dog and more. 

In the afternoon, transfer to the bus station to board the regular bus to Arequipa. After 9 hours, arrival and transfer to hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Nazca → Arequipa 9h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Casa Andina Jerusalén

Standard Room Arequipa

day
5
Arequipa

After breakfast, free day for personal activities.

Overnight at the hotel.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Casa Andina Jerusalén

Standard Room Arequipa

day
6
Arequipa → Colca Canyon

After breakfast, departure for the Colca Canyon. Along the way, we will visit La Vicuña's National Reserve at Pampas Canahuas and Vizcachani. At Pampas de Torra and Patapampa we will contemplate the wonderful flora and fauna of the region. Arrival to the town of Chivay

Free afternoon.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Arequipa → Colca Canyon 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Eco Inn Colca

Standard Room Colca Canyon

day
7
Colca Canyon → Arequipa

After breakfast, at a pre-arranged hour, we will set off for La Cruz Del Condor Mirador where we will admire the incredibly raw beauty of the Colca Canyon and the majestic flight of the Condors soaring high over the canyon.

On the way back to Chivay, we will admire the hanging tombs of Choquetico and Litomaquetas, The Mirador of Terrazas and finally the towns of Pinchollo, Maca y Yanque with their churches and typical squares. Arrival to Chivay. In the afternoon, transfer to Arequipa city. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Colca Canyon → Arequipa 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Casa Andina Jerusalén

Standard Room Arequipa

day
8
Arequipa → Cusco

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board the regular flight to Cusco. Arrival, reception and transfer to the 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).

Overnight at the hotel.

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Arequipa → Cusco 1h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Taypikala

Standard Room Cusco

day
9
Machu Picchu

Breakfast at the 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 2hours and 30min. The guided tour includes 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 station. Arrival and transfer to Cusco. 

Overnight in the hotel. 

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Cusco → Ollantaytambo 1h
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Ollantaytambo → Aguas Calientes 2h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Taypikala

Standard Room Cusco

day
10
Cusco

After breakfast, free day per personal activities.

Overnight at the hotel.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Taypikala

Standard Room Cusco

day
11
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
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel La Hacienda Puno

Standard Room Puno

day
12
Lake Titicaca

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
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Hotel La Hacienda Puno

Standard Room Puno

day
13
Puno → La Paz

After breakfast, 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 Intiwatana which also includes navigation on a typical huge Totoral raft and a panoramic visit to Inca Palace at Pilkokaina. In the meantime, we will enjoy a buffet lunch on board. Arrival to Chua port and transfer to La Paz city.

Reception and overnight at the hotel.

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Puno → La Paz262 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
14
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 ObrajesCalacoto 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 TempleteAkapana'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
15
La Paz

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your international flight.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Lima
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Hotel Britania

Standard Room
Paracas
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Hotel San Agustín Paracas

Standard Room
Nazca
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Hotel Casa Andina Nazca

Standard Room
Arequipa
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Hotel Casa Andina Jerusalén

Standard Room
Colca Canyon
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Hotel Eco Inn Colca

Standard Room
Cusco
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Hotel Taypikala

Standard Room
Puno
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Hotel La Hacienda Puno

Standard Room

Price for comfort experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
3 pax
Triple Sharing
1 Jan 2018 - 20 Dec 2018$2979$2450

Photos

Lake Titicaca
Machu Picchu
Moon Valley, La Paz
Nazca Lines
Santa Catalina Monastery, Arequipa
Colca Canyon
Colca Canyon
Koricancha, Cusco
Plaza de Armas, Cusco
Isla del Sol
Paracas National Park
Lima

Map

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