Being sporty and active, achieve goals and enjoying life on the way. This is a program for you to see the most important sights in Peru, icluding memorable Inca Trail, extended for a few days in folkloric Bolivia with breathtaking views of its famous Salar Uyuni.
HIGHLIGHTS:Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley of Incas, INCA TRAIL 4D, Machu Picchu, Puno, Copacabana, Isla del Sol, La Paz, Salar Uyuni
After arriving to Lima, reception and transfer to the hotel.
This day you can use for our optional LIMA CITY TOUR tripa round the old town and visit the most impressive buildings like Cathedral, San Francisco Monasterio with its famous Catacombs, Iglesia de la Santa Rosa and many more or have this day as a free and relaxing day for acclimatize to different time zone
After breakfast you will have a transfer to the airport and flight directly to Imperial Cusco, from where you will be picked up and transfer to the hotel. According to the flight times you may have a free rest of the day just simply walking and exploring medieval architecture of Cusco or use our optional CUSCO CITY TOUR trip with ‘Qorichancha plus 4 ruinas’. After the trip return to the hotel.
After breakfast you will be enjoying the whole day trip to Sacred Valley of Incas, where you will admire ruins of Pisaq, second after Machu Picchu biggest citadel of Inca´s Empire. On the way down you will have a chance for small visit to local artesan mercado where you can purchase a few souvenirs. On the way to second monuments we will have a break for lunch in one of picturesque places in Sacred Valley. In the early afternoon you will have a chance to visit another place, which is the biggest Inka´s fortress - Ollantaytambo. After this experience you will get a transfer to the hotel where you will spend the night.
VERY IMPORTANT!!! THERE IS A LIMITATION UP TO 500 SPACES FOR WALKING THIS TREK PER DAY (200 for tourists and the rest for porters and helpers walking with them). IF THERE ARE NO MORE SPACES LEFT AUTOMATICALLY WE OFFER YOU SALKANTAY TREK 4D/3N (with more Andean Mountains landscape views and nature experience) OR IF YOU WISH YOU CAN REPLACE IT WITH INCA JUNGLE TREK 4D/3N (with more adventure and activities on the way including: bicycles, rafting and zip line).
During the month of February each year INCA TRAIL is closed for maintenance. In this time we offer only SALKANTAY TREK 4D/3N OR on request INKA JUNGLE TREK 4D/3N.
CAMINO INKA TREK 4D/3N:
Early morning we will start our trek by going by car to km82 where we start walking. First day of Camino Inka is pleasent as we walk around 11 km and with the altitude going up from 2750m till 3000 m. Most of the time we walk next to the river Urubamba with picturesque view. Meantime we will see from the distance some of the first ruins of Inka´s Empire. We spend the night in Wyllabamba.
After early morning we will contine our journey for the 2nd day and the most difficult one. As we need to reach the altitude of 4200m. on ´Dead Woman Pass´. But of course it is very slow and achievable process. Meantime we will stop to enjoy the views. After reaching the hightest part of our trip we will continue around two more hours to Paccaymayu 3600 m. where we reach early afternoon. So we will have a chance to relax a little and spend the night.
Day 3rd of the trek is the longest one, as its about 18 km, but is pleasent slowly way down with many Inka´s ruins on the way to explore. After long day we will spend the night at Wiñayhuayna. This night will start for us very early as we need to wake up the next day around 3am to continue our journey.
After very early waking up we will continue to Intipunku where we will be able to see for the first time majestatic Machu Picchu. After around 2 more hours of walk we finally arrive to the famous ruins, where we will have first 2 hours guide explaining all the parts of Machu Picchu and after as much free time to enjoy this incredible complex as we will need. Our train back to Ollantaytambo from the Aguas Calientes, village next to Machu Picchu, leaves around 6:30pm and then from Ollantaytambo will will have a transportation to Cusco. Night at the hotel.
After breakfast and we will be transfer to the bus station, from where we begin our journey to the south of Peru on turistic bus Cusco – Puno. On the way we will enjoy many interesting stops like Sixtine Chapel of South America - Andahuaylillas, Templo of Wirakocha in Raqchi, mountain pass La Raya 4335m. and Museo de Pukara. On the way we will also have a tasty lunch. After arrival in Puno at 5pm we will be taken to the hotel.
After breakfast we will be tranfer to the port, where a small luxury boat will take us for a journey from Puno, through beautiful Lake Titicaca to Isla del Sol, where according to legend the first Inka was born, to Copacabana on the Bolivian coast and then we will be tranfer by bus to La Paz, capital of Bolivia. Tranfer to the hotel.
After breakfast there will be chance to explore the highest capital on earth La Paz using our optional CITY TOUR together with VALLE DE LA LUNA with its indegenous people and vibrant culture or do it by yourself. After we will be transfer to the bus station to take a night bus to Uyuni. Bus leaves around 9pm.
There is an option to stay overnight in LA PAZ in the same hotel and take a morning flight to UYUNI for extra cost of US$ 00.00 per person.
Uyuni Salt flats, Incahuasi (Isla del Pescado)
The trip will start around 10am in the office and then we will continue around 11am to the largest salt desert in the world during the trip we will visit the following places:
Train Cemetery.- Vintage locomotives and trains of the late 1890´s and early 1900´s, the used to serve as carriers of salt and minerals throughout Bolivia and South America, these trains were part of a very important industry.
Population of Colchani.- Located at the banks of the great salt flats, Colchani serves as the main entrance to the salt desert here you can observe the extraction of salt by hand in its original form.
Salt Hotel.- Located at the heart of the great salt desert, it is constructed entirely of salt blocks. It is an amazing piece of art work, since every single detail is made of salt such us; chairs, beds, and tables as well as the structure itself.
Incahuasi Island (Isla del Pescado).- Located in the middle of the salt desert, Incahuasi or Isla del Pescado is populated by numerous giant Cacti with incredible heights of up to 10 meters. From the top of the island you are able to see an amazing landscape of the great salt flat of Uyuni. After our visit to the island we will provide lunch before departing towards the town of San Juan, here we will provide dinner and accommodation at a family home (basic refuge) for the evening. All the time we will be travelling by 4x4 car.
reminder: The shared expedition does not have a guide it is a scenic expedition.
SAN JUAN – TREE ROCK – LAGOONS – LAGUNA COLORADA
After breakfast we will continue our adventure our destination to Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon), passing through a viewpoint of the active volcano of “Ollague” and the following lagoons: Cañapa, Hedionda, Chiarcota and Honda which are populated by a wide variety of flamingos. Around noon, lunch will be provided and during the afternoon we will pass through the Siloli desert where we observe a very unusual and interesting rock formation known as “Arbol de Piedra” (stone tree), after the visit, we will arrive to Laguna Colorada which is located at the Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa National Park.
LAGUNA COLORADA – LAGUNA VERDE – UYUNI
Early in the morning, we will depart in order to appreciate the Geysers and volcanic vents (volcanic zone) known as “Sol de Mañana” (Morning Sun), continuing to the thermal waters of Polques where you can relax in the warm waters before continuing to the White and Green Lagoons which are located at Licancabur Volcano feet. At an altitude of 4,350 m.a.s.l, here you will see the intense green color of the lagoon, due to its high content of magnesium which is found in this geological formations and in the surrounding area. After the visit you will depart back to the town of Uyuni, passing through Valley of Rocks and the towns of Villa Alota, Kulpinaka and San Cristobal until arriving to Uyuni at approximately 18:30 pm in the afternoon. Then we will take our night buas return to La Paz.
Thee is a chance to have an hotel in Uyuni for the night and flight back to La Paz in the morning the next day for an extra cost of US$ 00.00 per person.
Arrive in the morning to La Paz. Trasfer in to the hotel. Free time.
Transfer out, end of the trip.
All transfer in and out
2 nights in a hotel with bathroom, hot wáter, wifi
OPCIONAL (extra charged):
City tour with tour guide english/spanish
Dinner show with local peruvian dances
Paragliding around Lima´s spectacular cliffs
Evening trip to Parque del Agua ( with the hightest fountain in the world)
All transfers in and out
3 nights in a hotel with bathroom, hot wáter and wifi
1 day trip to Sacred Valley of Incas with lunch included and finish with train (Ollyntaytambo do Aguas Calientes) and night in Aguas Calientes
OPCIONAL (extra charged):
City tour + 4 ruins
Entrance to Huaynapicchu Mountain depending on availibility ( only 400 persons per day)
Assistant tour guide (for groups of 9 or more people)
Entrance Fee to Inka Trail and Machu Picchu.
03 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks, 3 dinners and various snacks to be eaten throughout the day "breakfast on day 1 and meals after last breakfast (on day 4)are not included"
Cook. (Professional) Vegetarian (vegan) food on request at no extra cost!
Drinking water along the Inka trail only on meals times.
Dining tent with tables and chairs
first Aid Kit
01 Oxygen Ball
Porters (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
Quadruple & waterproof Camping tent "02 people only"
01 Sleeping Mattress per person
Touristic Bus from Machu Picchu to AguasCalientes.
Return train tickets Expedition (Machupicchu.Ollanta and bus to Cusco) transfer to Hotel.
Some of the meals
Tips for local guides
Original passport (and *International Student card (ISIC) if applicable)
Sleeping bag (not included but can be hired from us)
Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
Warm jacket, hat and gloves
Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
Re-usable plastic or metal water container or camel bags.
Water (only for first 4 hours of trek, then we will provide you with drinking -previously boiled- water).
Camera and films
Torch with batteries.
Turistic bus Cusco-Puno with 4 places to visit on the way and lunch included
1 night in a hotel*** with bathroom, wifi
1 day trip through Lake Titicaca and Isla del Sol, Copacabana in Bolivia to La Paz
All transfers in and out
All trasfers in and out
2 nights in a hotel*** with bathroom, hot wáter, wifi and breakfast
La Paz City tour with Valle de la Luna
UYUNI 3 DAYS TRIP:
2 night buses La Paz-Uyuni and Uyuni-La Paz with refreshments on the way
All transfers in and out
3 days trip to Uyuni Salar and Lagunas with 4x4 shared Jeep transportation, full board and nights in refugees; trip doesnt have a tour guide
OPCIONAL (extra charged):
There is a chance to upgrade our trip from night buses to flights there and back LA PAZ-UYUNI with 2 extra nights in a hotel (1 in LA PAZ and 1 in UYUNI)
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