PERU BOLIVIA CHILE
Yes! If you a huge fan of South America and one country to visit is not enough we prepare for you an extraordinary
trip from Lima, through deserts, lakes, Inkas treks, majestic ruins, historical cities, salar Uyuni, cultural capital
Buenos Aires and finishing on spectacular Iguazu Falls. All in one during this once in a life time 25-days experience.
There´s nothing else to do than start packing. Are you ready?
HIGHLIGHTS:Lima, Nazca Lines, Paracas (Balestas Islands),
Ica (Huacachina Oasis), Arequipa, Colca Cañon, Cusco, Sacred Valley of Incas, Inka Trail 4D/3N, Machu Picchu, Bolivia
(La Paz, Salar Uyuni, San Juan), Chile (Desert of Atacama), Santiago
Arrive to Lima, reception, pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel.
After breakfast you have a chance to visit breathtaking historical centre of Lima by choosing our LIMA CITY TOUR
optional tour with amazing architecture of Cathedral, San Francisco Monastery with its Catacumbs, Church
of Santa Rosa, Palace of Government and many of its incredible museos or by yourself. After day long trip
return to the hotel.
After very early check out from the hotel we will start our journey to the south of Peru at 3am when we need to catch up the bus to Paracas.
After arrival around 7am we will be transferred to the port where we start our around 2 hours journey to Ballestas Islands, where we can
admire flora and fauna of its amazing natural reserve. After that we will be catching bus to Ica, and specialy its famous part -
Huacachina Oasis where we will be accommodated in one of the hotel. During the late afternoon we will have a chance to experience
a huge part of adrenaline on riding a special vehicle through deserted dunes and try some sandboarding. At the end we will
witness incredible sunset. Go back to the hotel.
We start the day after breakfast and go directly to Nazca to explore myserious Nazca Lines. Till now nobody knows exactly how they
become part of the landscape of Nazca región. During 45 minuts flight we will admire most of them with a huge amount of adrenaline.
After that we will be transfered to Nazca town, where we will chillout during the rest of the afternoon untill we will catch a bus
to Arequipa where we should arrive around 10pm.
This day we all have a chance to explore beautiful White City – Arequipa using our optional CITY TOUR or do it by yourself.
It is a great possibility to visit Cathedral, Monastery of Santa Catalina, Museo of Culture Nativo with famous mummy Juanita,
local artesan market.
After breakfast we will be taking another 2-day-trip to majestic Colca Cañon. On first day we will go through Pampa Cañahuas
Natural Reserve where we will see wild vicuñas, alpacas and llamas to picturesque small village Chivay. After being accommodated
in a hotel we will have a chance to visit local hot springs. After a dinner with elements of local folklor we will go back to the hotel.
This day we start very early on the way to Cruz del Condor, where around 8am we will be able to admire the biggest flying bird on planet
– condor. Normally they live and use natural migration of warm air in its wings to float around the high mountains and deep valleys.
Just to add information that Colca Cañon is known as the deepest canion in the world. After this incredible experience we will go back
to Arequipa during afternoon. Around 9 pm we will catch a night bus to CUSCO where we should arrive early morning.
OPTIONAL: There is an opción to take extra night at the hotel in Arequipa after 2 days long trip to Colca Cañon and take morning flight
to Cusco for additional cost US$ 00.00 per person.
After brakfast we will be offer taking optional CITY TOUR to ¨Qorichancha plus 4 ruinas’ or you just may enjoy free rest of
the day just simply walking and enjoying medieval architecture of Cusco. Return to the hotel.
After breakfast you will start your trip to Sacred Valley of Incas where you will see ruins of Pisaq, second after Machu Picchu
biggest complex of remains of Inca´s Empire. On the way down we will stop for small visit to local artesan market where you will
be able to purchase some souvenirs. On the way to second ruins we will stop in picturesque place in Sacred Valley for lunch.
In the early afternoon you will have a chance to visit the biggest Inka´s fortress Ollantaytambo. After memorable visit we will
transfer you 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 our trek. 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. 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 to Paccaymayu 3600 m. where we 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 early wake 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 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 4 days of walking you deserve to have some break in the most beautiful city in South America – Cusco. If you missed something
and didnt have time to see it or do it this is the day for you. Enjoy and explore.
This day we start after breakfast and we will be transfer to the bus station where we begin our journey to the south of Peru.
On the way we will have many stops to visit Sixtine Chapel of South America - Andahuaylillas, Templo of Wirakocha in Raqchi,
the highest mountain pass during our journey La Raya 4335m. and Museo de Pukara. On the way we will have a stop for tasty lunch
. After arrival in Puno at 5pm we will be accommodated in a hotel.
After breakfast we will be transfer 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 transfer by bus to La Paz, capital of Bolivia. Tranfer to the hotel.
After breakfast there will be chance to explore full of cultural experiences La Paz with its indegenous people and vibrant culture using
our opcional CITY TOUR with Valle de la Luna tour or do it by yourself. After that we will be transfered to the bus station for night bus
to Uyuni (leaving around 9pm).
Day 18 | UYUNI - SALAR - SAN JUAN
In the morning, after we arrive we will visit the train cemetery on the outskirts of town. We then drive in our 4WD to the the world’s largest
salt desert - Salar de Uyuni (on the hight of 3650 m.) On the way, we visit the salt exploitation of Colchani and the Salt Hotels, which are
closed for tursits since November 2001. We then stop in the heart of the Salar on the Island of Incahuasi. This volcanic island is covered
with stromatolites (fossilized bacterial colonies, that were on Earth as a first living spicies) and giant cacti. In the afternoon, we head
south towards the village of San Juan. Night in shelter (basic comfort).
Day 19 | ROAD OF THE JEWELS” - LAGUNA COLORADA
After leaving San Juan, we cross the Salar de Chiguana. From there, the road climbs from 3600 m to about 4200 m of altitude. We pass by
volcanoes Tomasamil, with almost 5900 m. and Ollague, on the Chilean border. We stop at the mirador of volcano Ollague, still active
and sheltering one of the world’s highest sulfur mines. We then skirt the Chilean border going south following the “Road of the jewels”:
lagunas Cañapa, Hedionda, Ch’arkota, Honda, sanctuary to three varieties of Flamingoes. The track continues on through the beautiful
scenery of the Siloli Desert and its famous “Stone Tree” where we can sometimes spot viscachas, before arriving, in the afternoon,
at Laguna Colorada. This laguna owes its intense red-brick color to the light sensitive phytoplancton present in its water. Night
in shelter (basic comfort).
Day 20 | LAGUNA COLORADA – LAGUNA VERDE – CHILE - SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
We leave very early in the morning for an excursion to the Sol de Mañana Geysers on the altitude of 4850 m. a volcanic crater from
which escape sulfuric fumes and heavy water. We then have a breakfast in Polques before skirting Laguna Salada and crossing the Dali
Desert (named after the scenery reminiscent of one of his paintings). We reach Laguna Verde, at the foot of volcanoes Juriques and
Licancabur (5960 m.) before noon, to witness a curious phenomenon: the wind picks up and the waters of Laguna Verde change to a spectacular
emerald color.We cross the Chile-Bolivia border at Hito Cajon in the early hours of the afternoon and after an hour long descent we reach
San Pedro de Atacama, a refreshing oasis in the middle of the scorching Atacama desert. Transfer to the hotel.
This day is one of the hardest as we need to spend around 18 hours in a bus and planes. After breakfast we will be driving to Calama
(around 98km) to catch a flight to Santiago di Chile and then to Foz de Iguazu. After long trip we arrive very late and have transfer
straight to the hotel. Where we can rest.
Pick up from hotel to visit and have the best views of Foz Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian side.
Once inside the park, which covers an area of 175,000 hectares. You will be amazed with the care, beauty and enormity of it which is home
to countless species of animals and plants. Surely nature will receive sympathetic to welcome butterflies on display in your flight and
delight you with their colors. Since 80% of the falls are on the Argentine side, the Brazilian park has one runway about 1000 m., where
they will enjoy the different views. After the same, compared to jump Floriano, is a viewpoint which is accessible via an elevator,
which one of the most stunning views of the Falls is obtained.
In the early morning departures after Cataract tour, we have a time to have lunch and visit the Duty Free Shop. A unique opportunity
to purchase the best brands in the world without taxes, 10 minutes from the Falls. After that transfer to the hotel.
During this day we will visit Argentinian part of spectacular Iguazu Waterfalls. Pick up from hotel and transfer to waterfalls where
we will admire: ´Garganta del Diablo´- Indescribable by its beauty and energy that excites all, an impressive array of noises and
landscapes. Unmissable. ´Circuito Inferior´- A set of footbridges strategically designed that allow diverse views of the Iguazu
Falls and an intimate encounter with waterfalls and charming corners of the forest. ´Circuit Superior´ - access to the panoramic
views of the Falls and the Iguazu River delta formed by a set of leafy islands. For all tours we recommend taking insect repellent,
sneakers and comfortable clothing. Paseo La Gran Aventura. Boarding twin engine boat sailing 6 Km. from the Iguazu River 2 Km Lower
fast. Join the Canyon of the Devil's Throat, approximation to the jumps and landing in front of San Martin Island. Duration: 1 h. Approx.
after that we will go back to the hotel to pick up our luggage and have a trasfer to the airport from where we will flight direct to
Buenos Aires. After landing transfer to the hotel. Free time.
After breakfast pick up from the hotel to have a visit to this beautiful city.
A trip that will allow you to discover all the magic of Argentina's capital. The tour includes the magnificent areas of Recoleta and Palermo,
with its beautiful parks and buildings, the Teatro Colón, one of the five most important opera theaters in the world, the Plaza de Mayo,
the Cathedral, the typical Avenida de Mayo Congress and many other buildings and palaces of special architectural, historical and cultural value.
Transfer out. End of the trip.
- Original passport (and *International Student card (ISIC) if applicable)
- Sleeping bag (not included but can be hired from us)
- Walking boots
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
- Warm jacket, hat and gloves
- Comfortable trousers
- Sun hat
- 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).
- Insect repellent
- Personal medication
- Camera and films
- Torch with batteries.