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Peru Tours & Bolivia Tours 12 Days

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    Peru Tours & Bolivia Tours 12 Days

    12 Days

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    Peru Tours & Bolivia Tours 12 Days – Lima, sandboard Huacachina, Machu Picchu and Uyuni Tour Overview

    Peru and Bolivia invite you to enjoy an amazing experience. Starting on the dry Pacific coast in Lima, the capital of Peru, with its well preserved colonial centre and important collections of pre-Colombian art. Get to know the hidden city of Machu Picchu; and you will undoubtedly be surprised by the mystical highest capital in the world, La Paz. We continue our adventure visiting the largest salt flat in the world, Uyuni Tour, located at 3600 masl on the Bolivian high plateau. A magical and cultural adventure in the South American Andes.


    Peru Tours & Bolivia Tours 12 Days – Lima, Sandboard Huacachina, Machu Picchu and Uyuni Tour Itinerary

    Day 01: Arrival to Lima – City Tour in Lima & Magical Water Circuits

    Conserve water, an element vital for life
    Arrival. Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Lima.
    Discover in a different and special way the former city of the kings. In this exciting tour, you will admire the Huaca Pucllana in a panoramic view, the colonial San Martin square, the Main Square, the Convent of San Francisco, its catacombs, and the Love Park. This tour will allow you to discover Lima in a unique and special way, You will know Lima in its 3 times, Inca, colonial and republican. We continue by a charming tour through the water and the dancing lights, more than a dozen sources send water to the air, choreographed with music and light. The Magical Water Circuit (Circuito Mágico del Agua) is the newest attraction in the city, and tourists agree that it is surprisingly amazing. Check it out yourself.

    Day 02: Paracas – Ica Sandboard Huacachina  Tour – (B)

    Sand and sea in the south of Peru
    Early in the morning pick up from your hotel and transfer to the bus station.
    At 03.45hrs Departure by itinerary bus to Paracas. Arrive in Paracas at 07.30 hrs.  Meet and assistance upon arrival. Around 08:00 hrs, you will be transferred to the dock in Paracas.
    Tour to Ballestas Islands, visit this group of islands where you can observe many birds including pelicans, also you can find a dozen sea lions.
    At 11:00 am., approximately, we will transfer to Ica to board our dune buggy. After about 20 minutes we will reach the desert area, we will go up and down on a series of large and small dunes with our buggy, feeling a lot of adrenaline. In the meantime, we will stop in the dunes, which offer the right conditions to practice sandboarding, for beginners and for professional athletes also. Our driver and guide will teach us in a safe way to practice this sport, so the participants can enjoy the ride. In this place, you can also appreciate the desert landscape, Huacachina oasis and we will make stops to take pictures. Furthermore, we will enjoy the sunset coming back to Ica.
    Transfer to the bus station in Ica – return to Lima. Reception at the bus station and transfer to the hotel in Lima.

    Day 03:  Lima – Cusco – Walking Tour (San Pedro Market + 12-Sided Stone + Qoricancha) (B)

    In Cusco you will find great moments, space and magnificence
    At according time, pick up from your hotel and transfer to the Lima´s airport, flight to Cusco (doesn’t include), arrival to Cusco and transfer to your hotel in Cusco city.
    Pm. Accompanied by a professional guide, we begin our walking tour of the streets of the imperial city by visiting the San Pedro market. This is where locals buy all the products necessary for their daily diet. Here you can buy essential items such as vegetables, potatoes, fruit, meat, spices, cereals, bread, etc. You can also find typical local dishes, and get to know a little of the city’s cuisine. After this enriching experience, we head to the Temple of the Sun, the “Qoricancha”. Here we can see detailed architecture still intact in the temple. Inside we can enter the temples dedicated to the moon, rainbow, stars, lightning, thunder, among others. Afterwards, we will walk through the traditional streets of the city, each of which has a story to tell (so many myths and legends) until we reach a narrow street where we find the 12-sided stone, which today operates as a pedestrian museum. Here we can appreciate the great predominance of the culture through the stones. We then visit the area of the city known for typical crafts, cradle of great craftsmen from the Inca times until today, with a long tradition of textiles, ceramics, metalwork and other crafts. Hotel in Cusco.

    Day 04: Tour of Maras Moray + Transfer to Ollantaytambo – Travel to Machu Picchu (B)

    Maras Moray, connected with nature
    At the agreed time, we will pick you up from your hotel to begin the tour of Maras and Moray, a beautiful architectural complex located 38km from Cusco, and centre of Inca agricultural investigation where experiments with different crops at different altitudes were carried out. It is believed that Moray could have served as a model to calculate agricultural production not only of the Urubamba Valley but also other parts of the Tahuantinsuyo. We continue our visit at the Maras salt pans, situated between the ravines of Cruz Mocco hill, Llully Mocco and Chupayoq, at an altitude of approximately 3,200 masl. The salt mines are made up of about 3000 pools of salt, harvested by 360 families or partners, all from Maras Ayllu and Pichingoto. The dimensions of the pools vary between 2 and 5 metres, all fed by a saltwater spring. In Maras, this artisanal activity, complemented by agriculture, has been passed from generation to generation since Inca times. After visiting the salt mines, we head to the town of Ollantaytambo to board the train to Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu. We can have lunch in route (optional). On arrival at the station of Aguas Calientes, our staff will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel.

    Day 05: Private Machu Picchu Tours – Full Day (B, L)

    Machu Picchu, harmony between man and the earth
    Early morning, we will pick you up from your hotel, and transfer to the bus station, to board the bus to Machu Picchu. After 30 minutes trip, you will arrive at the entrance to Machu Picchu declared a Natural and Cultural Heritage to Humanity, the best example of Incan architecture. Built-in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, the city appears to have been sculpted straight from the rocky slopes, besides offering visitors a spectacular landscape, the site also exhibits important endemic biological diversity in flora and fauna, after the tour, you will board the bus back to Aguas Calientes, return to Cusco by train, overnight at selected hotel.

    Day 06: Cusco – Rainbow Mountain Tour – Vinicunca (B, L)

    Strengthen the heart and soul with the energy of Apu Winicunca.
    We will pick you from your hotel in Cusco at 5:30 am approximate to begin our adventure. We head southeast from Cusco passing through Cusipata (at 3,339 masl) before arriving at the hamlet of Llactoc where we can see herds of alpaca and llama and vegetation typical of this area. Here we begin our walk of approximately 2 ½ hours, walking through beautiful landscapes with snow-capped mountains in the distance, before finally reaching the rainbow mountain (Vinicunca). We will spend one hour at the top, time to descend approximately 1 ½ hour to return to the same hamlet to take our transport back to Cusipata for enjoying our typical lunch, after lunch, We continue back to the city of Cusco, where we arrive at approximately 6:00 p.m.

    Day 07: Tourist Bus Cusco – Puno “The Route of the Sun” (B, L)

    Discover a world of history on the Route of the Sun
    At the agreed time, transfer to the bus station.
    Bus Cusco-Puno. The bus leaves Cusco at 06:50 am. and arrives in Puno at approximately 17:30. On the way, we visit the church at Andahuaylillas and the archaeological complex of Raqchi, known as the “temple of Wiracocha”. At midday, we stop for a delicious lunch (included). Continuing our journey, we pass La Raya at 4,335 masl, then visit the archaeological museum in Pucara, before finally arriving at the city of Puno at around 17:30.

    Day 08: Tour to the Uros & Taquile Islands (B, L)

    Fill yourself with energy by touring the highest lake in the world; Remember that water is life.
    At the agreed time, transfer to Puno port.
    Visit Lake Titicaca’s famous Uros floating islands, situated 6 km from the port of Puno and at 3,820 masl. It is an archipelago of more than 60 islands made of totora (a reed that grows in marshy areas in South America) and inhabited by the Uros, an unusual ethnic group that coexisted on Lake Titicaca with the civilisations that were there before the Aymaras and the Incas. The Uros lived on small totora rafts that floated from one side to another like floating houses. Only in the early 1960s did the Uros begin to build small artificial totora islands to build their homes on. Continuing our tour, we head to Taquile island, where we have to climb a gentle slope to get to the main village. This walk takes about 1 hour, during which the guide will explain many aspects of the local Taquile culture.
    At midday, we will enjoy a delicious lunch (included). After lunch, we begin our return to the main port of Taquile. The walk takes about an hour. We board our boat and return to Puno. Arrival at Puno and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.

    Day 09: Puno – Copacabana – La Paz (B)

    A journey across the high plateau surrounded by sacred mountains.
    Breakfast in the hotel. At the agreed time, we pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the bus station to take a bus to Copacabana. The journey takes approximately 3 hours. On arrival in Copacabana, our staff will be waiting for you to take you on a private guided tour. Free time for lunch (optional).
    Pm. Take the bus to the city of La Paz. On arrival in La Paz you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight.

    Day 10: City Tour + Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) + Bus to Uyuni (B)

    Magic and beauty in La Paz
    On our city tour of La Paz, you will see the best of the city accompanied by an expert local guide who will show you the principal attractions and also some lesser-known places, creating a complete experience of the city. We will visit the famous witches market, the colonial church of San Francisco and craft shops in Sagarnaga street. The tour continues in Murillo Square, where we find the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Government Palace and Parliament buildings. We will visit the famous Jaen Street, in a colonial district, where the most interesting museums in the city are found. From here we head to the residential areas of Obrajes, Calacoto and La Florida. The tour ends with a visit to the spectacular Moon Valley.
    Pm. At the agreed time, pick up at your hotel and transfer to the bus station.
    Bus La Paz – Uyuni. Overnight.

    Day 11: Arrival & Uyuni Salt Tour (L)

    Uyuni, a reflection of the universe
    Arrival at the Uyuni bus station, we pick you up from the terminal to start our tour, we will visit the Train Cemetery, then we will continue to the indigenous community of Colchani to see the production of iodized salt in its rustic form. We enter the vast white deserts with typical scenes of salt extraction such as mounds of salt, salty eyes and the first salt hotel, now a museum. We visit the island of Sajchilla with ancient cacti, a still unexplored site where we will take a walk of about 20 minutes. After a picnic lunch, we continue to Coquesa, located at the foot of the Tunupa volcano, and explore the surroundings where we can see the famous pink flamingos. Lunch included. In the afternoon we return to Uyuni visiting Incahuasi Island, a typical place where we can find giant cacti in a volcanic rock habitat. Transfer to the bus station. Bus Uyuni – La Paz, Overnight.

    Day 12: Arrival to La Paz & transfer to the airport (B)

    Arrival in the city of La Paz, transfer to the airport or the bus station, travel to your next destination.
    Thank you for allowing us to be part of your experience!

    Included

    Includes:

    • English guided tours in PREMIUM shared service.
    • All transfer services in all the visited cities.
    • Entrance fee to all visited attractions.
    • Personalized assistance.

    Peru

    • 02 nights lodging in Lima, breakfast included.
    • City tour in Lima and city tour in Cusco.
    • Ballestas islands Tours and Huacachina Sandboard tour
    • 03 nights lodging in Cusco, breakfast included.
    • 01-night lodging in Lima, breakfast included.
    • Train ticket to Machu Picchu (Expedition or Vistadome).
    • Bus up and down to Machu Picchu.
    • Machu Picchu tours with a private local guide.
    • Buffet lunch or three-course menu in Aguas Calientes (Not included beverages)
    • 01 lunch in the town of Cusipata – mountain of colors.
    • Cusco – Puno Tourist Bus (Professional guide, wide and reclining seats, bathroom on board, air conditioning, heating, space for personal luggage and travel suitcase, oxygen balloon, first aid kit, hot and cold drinks on board)
    • 01 Lunch on the Cusco – Puno route.
    • 02 nights lodging in Puno, breakfast included.
    • Round trip boat to Puno.
    • Income to the islands
    • 01 Lunch in Taquile
    • Tourist Bus Puno – Copacabana – La Paz.

    Bolivia

    • 01-night lodging in La Paz, breakfast included.
    • Excursion in La Paz with a private local guide.
    • Tourist Bus – La Paz – Uyuni – La Paz
    • Uyuni Tour. 4×4 transportation.
    • 01 Lunch in Uyuni.

    Does Not Include:

    • International and domestic air tickets.
    • Meals not mentioned and tips.
    • Personal expenses (drinks, medical or travel insurance, laundry, etc.)
    • Expenses not mentioned.

    Rate per person

    Rates peri Person in US$ – Minimum 2 passengers

    Hotel Category

    Expedition train

    Vistadome train

    SWB DWB TWB CHD SWB DWB TWB CHD
    Economic   2,170    1,972   1,927    1,672   2,241    2,043   1,997    1,701
    Tourist   2,280    2,039   2,006    1,752   2,350    2,109   2,077    1,780
    Tourist superior   2,440    2,077   2,053    1,798   2,510    2,148   2,123    1,827
    First class   2,554    2,244   2,207    1,953   2,624    2,314   2,278    1,981
    First class superior   3,177    2,471   2,358    2,103   3,248    2,541   2,428    2,131
    Deluxe   3,741    2,808   2,706    2,452   3,812    2,878   2,776    2,480
    Deluxe Superior   4,822    3,361   3,225    2,970   4,892    3,431   3,295    2,998

    SWB: 01 Person per room
    DWB: 02 People per room
    TWB: 03 People per room
    CHD: Children rate, 1 child sharing room with 2 adults

    (We Accept all credit and debit cards)

    Optional for Additional Cost

    • Additional supplement per person in the case of a single traveler US $ 355.
    • If you want to travel by another type of train to Machu Picchu contact us.

     

    Hotels Used in the Program

    Destinations Economic Tourist Tourist Superior First Class First Class Superior Deluxe Deluxe Superior
    LIMA Ducado Stefanos Allpa Hotel Grand Hotel Nobility Dazzler – Miraflores Casa Andina Premium Hilton Lima
    CUSCO Aranjuez San Francisco Taypikala Xima –Eco Inn Costa del Sol Aranwa Cusco Libertador Palacio del Inka
    Prisma Samay Munay Wasi San Agustín Plaza Hilton Garden Inn
    MACHU PICCHU Hanaqpacha Inn Hatun Samay Casa Andina El Mapi by Inkaterra – superior El Mapi by Inkaterra -Suite Casa del Sol hotel Sumaq hotel
    Inti Punku
    PUNO Balsa Inn Balsa Inn Casa Andina Tikarani José Antonio Lago Sonesta Posada del Inca
    Casona Colon Inn Hacienda Puno
    BOLIVIA Las Brisas Naira LP Columbus Stannum Stannum Casa Grande Suites Casa Grande Hotel

    Terms & Conditions

    Terms & Conditions

    Our Rates:

    • Rates in American Dollars (US$)
    • Rates subject to change without prior notice.
    • Rates for children apply under 8 years old.
    1. In order to improve the service, may change the order of the tours.
    2. The programs have been quoted in the cheapest room category of the hotels. For higher categories, consult your sales executive.
    3. The check-in and checkout schedules are set by each hotel. Usually, the rooms are available for entry between 12:00 m. and 3:00 p.m. and departure must be before 12:00 p.m. Subsequent departures may mean additional charges. it is important to follow the recommendations of the attendant who accompanies them at the time of check-in at the hotel and/or ask at the hotel the respective schedules in case it´s not published in reception.
    4. The requirements of double rooms (double or twin), triple rooms, extra beds, cots are subject to confirmation.
    5. The triple rooms in some destinations and hotels are composed of 2 double beds, which means sharing these beds.
    6. The tourists are obliged to conduct themselves respecting the rights of the people, the environment, the cultural and natural heritage of the nation, as well as the multi-ethnic conditions of Peruvian.

     Insurance

    We recommend passengers get trip cancellation, travel repatriation, and international medical insurances to cover any inconveniences that may arise during the trip. We also urge them to check with their doctor to update vaccines and review medical concerns regarding international travel.

    Air Tickets

    Prices of air tickets are subject to change without previous notice until their final issuance. Flight schedules are subject to change by the airline companies up until the day of the flight. Additional restrictions, limitations, penalties and/or specific conditions may be placed by the airlines.

    Protocols – Covid

    New Policies of Customer Service

    We reinvented ourselves to look after you!

    1. All transfers to and from the airport or station are still operated as a private service.
    2. We have reassessed the capacity of all our group services (SIC – shared), we now take up to 8 people in vehicles that have the capacity for 15, thus minimizing close contact between tourists whilst also improving the service and offering a more personalised experience.
    3. In Machu Picchu, we are keeping our policy of private guides. Our guides are trained to seek adequate spaces when guiding the group.
    4. Our guides, support staff and drivers have been trained to maintain an adequate distance from other groups of tourists during visits to attractions.
    5. Guides, support staff and drivers will use masks at all times during any service provided to tourists.
    6. All our vehicles have alcohol gel on board and tourists are required to use it before getting in and out of the vehicle.
    7. All our vehicles carry an oxygen tank, in case of emergency.
    8. We request that our clients also use a mask during the excursions; help us to look after those who are looking after you.
    9. At the end of each service, vehicles and equipment will be thoroughly washed and disinfected.
    10. We have restructured our services, offering more outdoor experiences and minimizing wherever possible visits to enclosed spaces.
    11. We have agreed with strict protocols of cleaning and disinfection of equipment, surfaces and staff with all our providers of accommodation and catering, such as hotels, lodges, and restaurants, among others. Staff will use gloves and masks, anyone handling food will also wear a hat.
    12. We look after you from start to finish; from the moment you contact us, providing you with current, reliable, trustworthy information about attractions to visit, accommodation, food, climate, appropriate health protocols in each destination, etc; during the booking process we offer secure payment options and very competitive rates, we believe that we offer the best value for money; and from the start of your trip, in an airport, station or wherever you begin your experience, until your departure, there is a travel specialist to look after you, your health, and in the event of an emergency can get in touch with your loved ones back home; it’s, therefore, important you provide us with a contact number in your country of origin.
    13. We are applying all of the above measures. If there is anything further you would like us to do, please feel free to ask when you reserve, we would be happy to accommodate any request you have.

     

    Price:$ 1,972.00

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