Peru and Bolivia

This is our most popular journey and a true classic, starting with a few days in the Amazon jungle and including the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu and Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire, before travelling up to Lake Titicaca and across to La Paz in Bolivia.

Highlights: Amazon Rainforest – Cuzco – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Lake Titicaca – La Paz

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ITINERARY:

DAY 1:

Your holiday begins as you fly transatlantic to Lima. You will be met on arrival and driven to your hotel. Welcome to Peru!

DAY 2:

Fly from Lima to Puerto Maldonado and transfer to your jungle lodge, your base from which to explore the surrounding rainforest.

DAYS 3 & 4:

Excursions and activities in the jungle, such as alligator spotting, walking tours through primary and secondary rainforest, birdwatching and, hopefully catching glimpses of monkeys.

DAY 5:

Fly from Puerto Maldonado to Cuzco. You will be met at the airport and driven down to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Afternoon tour of the impressive Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo.

DAY 6:

Morning excursion to the Maras salt pools which have been used since pre-Inca times. Free afternoon for other activities and excursions, such as cycling or riding, or perhaps a visit to the Amaru community to learn about the traditional weaving process.

DAY 7:

Travel by train to Machu Picchu, Latin America’s most important site which was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. We offer a range of accommodation in the local village but early booking is essential if you wish to stay at the Sanctuary Lodge next to the ruins.

DAY 8:

Morning at leisure for a return visit to Machu Picchu or to explore the local village. In the afternoon return by train to the Sacred Valley and continue by road to your hotel in Cuzco.

DAY 9:

Half-day tour of Cuzco, including the cathedral, the Plaza de Armas and Sacsayhuaman, the impressive Inca fortress which overlooks the city. Afternoon at leisure for you to further explore.

DAY 10:

Travel to Lake Titicaca on board the luxury Andean Explorer train which runs between 3-4 times a week. You can alternatively travel by bus, which operates on a daily basis.

DAY 11:

Full day excursion out on the picturesque Lake Titicaca to visit the floating Uros Islands and then onwards to either the island of Taquile or Amantani.

DAY 12:

Travel to Isla del Sol. The journey from Puno travels via Copacabana and then by hydrofoil or catamaran to reach the Island of the Sun. Overnight in a local hotel.

DAY 13:

Continue across Lake Titicaca and travel by road through the Bolivian altiplano to reach La Paz. The first glimpse of the city as it opens up in the valley below is astonishing.

DAY 14:

Half day tour of La Paz with special insight into the city with the help of a shoe-shiner, before the tour continues to the Moon Valley.

DAY 15:

Your Peru and Bolivia holiday concludes as you are transferred to La Paz international airport in time to check in for your flight home.

The above sample Peru and Bolivia holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.

Hotels

We offer a range of accommodation from three star standard hotels to five star luxury so please chat to our staff for informed advice and expertise to discuss arrangements for your tailor-made Peru and Bolivia holiday.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your Peru and Bolivia Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Peru and Bolivia holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Peru and Bolivia holiday.

Duration of your Peru and Bolivia Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample Peru and Bolivia holiday but have fewer days to spend, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote for your tailor-made Peru and Bolivia holiday together with links to hotel websites, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for in your tailor-made Peru and Bolivia holiday.