Day 1: Arrive Lima
On arrival to the Peruvian capital we take you to your convenient airport hotel.
Day 2: Lima/ Cusco
Fly over the Andes to the UNESCO Heritage city of Cuzco. After a chance to freshen up, we will take you on a Cusco City Tour to appreciate the mix of Incan and Colonial styles in the city. Includes visits to the huge Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Stay overnight in Cusco or take the short trip to the Sacred Valley for a comfortable night’s sleep at lower altitude.
Day 3: Sacred Valley Tour
Start your exploration of the Sacred Valley of the Incas — the vast valley below Machu Picchu where traditional lifestyle continues to this day. Start by visiting the charming town of Chinchero and see traditionally dressed locals in the handicrafts market at Pisaq.
After lunch alongside the Urubamba River, your tour ends in Ollantaytambo, a pretty village laid out in the traditional Incan format and dominated by an Inca fortress on the hills above the village. Overnight here so you can easily take the train to Machu Picchu the next day.
Day 4: Machu Picchu Tour
Catch the early train to Machu Picchu passing through lovely mountain scenery. Arrive with plenty of time to begin exploring the breathtaking Incan city. Your guide will take you around the site, then you will have time to explore Machu Picchu on your own – walking to the Inca Bridge, the Sun Gate, more photos or just quiet contemplation. Return to Cusco in the evening.
Day 5: Cusco to Puno Tour
Today we bring you to your first-class tourist bus across the high altiplano to Cusco and your city center hotel. There are regular stops so you can appreciate the historic sites of Raqchi and Andahuaylias and the stunning mountain scenery. Overnight in Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
Day 6: Lake Titicaca Tour
We pick you up from your hotel to take you on a full day guided tour of Lake Titicaca visiting two completely different and unique traditional societies. The Uros people live on reed islands that they make themselves: the islands making up an entire community including post office, shops, school and clinics. The other island is Taquile, which has its own unique traditions ; a gorgeous island with no motorised transport. Return by boat to Puno and your city center hotel.
Day 7: Puno to La Paz
Travel overland across the high plains and into Bolivia.
Option! Visit the incredible Pre-Inca ruins at Tiwanakau.
Day 8: La Paz Tour
We take you on a tour of this fascinating city including the ´Witches Market´ where locals and shaman buy their charms and sacred ingredients, the historic center and viewpoints where you can appreciate the high mountain location of La Paz. Overnight in La Paz.
Day 9: Uyuni Tour
Fly directly to Uyuni and the start of your Salt Flats Tour. Visit miles of dazzling white salt flats and an island of cacti. Incredible scenery on your 4 x 4 private tour. Overnight in Uyuni.
Day 10: Uyuni Tour
Visit the Colorado Lakes to see flamingoes and diffferent colored altiplano lakes. With huge volcanoes behind, the scenery (and altitude here) is absolutely breathtaking.
Day 11: Uyuni / La Paz
Return to La Paz and have the rest of your day at leisure
Day 12: Fly Home
We take you to the airport for your flight home