This trip will take us to three Andean countries each one of them offering magnificent sites and archeological attractions. We start our trip in Chile´s capital; Santiago de Chile. While in Chile we will visit San Pedro de Atacama, the Moon Valley, and El Tatio Geysers. Once we complete the tour in Chile, we will travel to Bolivia which has to offer unique natural formations like the Salar de Uyuni as well as archeological sites like Tiahuanacu and La Paz. Peru is the last country that we will visit on this tour. In Peru, we will get to visit the Titicaca Lake and Puno before we move to the imperial city of Cusco. Once in Cusco, we will have the opportunity to visit one of the new wonders of the world, Machupicchu. Our final destination will be the capital city of Peru; Lima
HIGHLIGHTS: Santiago de Chile, San Pedro de Atacama, Salar de Uyuni, La Paz, Puno, Cusco, Machupicchu.
Arrival in Santiago de Chile; upon your scheduled arrival our Receptionist will be waiting for you at the arrival area. After the greeting and introduction we will then proceed to transfer you to the designated hotel. Once you have been briefed and checked in and depending on the time of your arrival, you can take this time to walk around and get to know the vicinity or just relax and enjoy the rest of the day.
We start the tour in the morning and visit the center of the city and its most important sites; Plaza de Armas, The Cathedral, The main Post office and the townhall, The moneda Palace among others. We head then to the modern part of town or financial district.
We finally take a cable car to cerro San Cristobal to have a panoramic view of the city and relax a little bit in Santiago´s largest green space.
We will take you to your hotel once the tour is over.
We take you to the airport to catch the flight to Calama in the morning. The duration of the flight is of around two hours. Transfer to hotel in San pedro de Atacama. Thereafter the afternoon is free to get acclimatized to the altitude and stroll around this picturesque town.
After some rest, we will go to the Moon valley to catch the sunset. The site is located some 10 km away from the city and the name comes from the otherworldly landscapes that you will see here. It really feels like you are being transferred to a different planet and adding to it the
We will start our tour very early in the morning, we will pick you up from the hotel and embark on an almost two hour ride to the geysers of El Tatio. We arrive to the Geysers just before sunrise to enjoy the view of the steaming geysers with the sunrise in the background. We will have breakfast and about two hours to enjoy the site. On the way back to San Pedro de Atacama, we will stop at the picturesque town of Machuca and visit it as well. We arrive to San Pedro de Atacama around noon.
After some rest, we will go to the Moon valley to watch the sunset. The site is located some 10 km away from the city and the name comes from the otherworldly landscapes that you will see here. It really feels like you are being transferred to a different planet and adding to it the sunset in the background allows us to enjoy different shades of pastel colors …always changing as the sunlight fades slowly. Transfer to the hotel upon completion of tour.
We will pick you up in the morning to transfer you to the Chilean border of Hito Cajon. Once all the customs paperwork has been taken care of, we will pick you up in the Bolivian side in a 4wd SUV vehicle (max 6 passengers). Our first stop on this trip will be the Laguna Blanca and Laguna Verde (The color green is from the high magnesium content): after that we head to the Geysers “Sol de la Mañana” and watch the geysers shooting steam many meters into the air. Our final destination for the day is “Laguna Colorada” where we will stay at a basic hotel for the night
We start the tour in the morning visiting Laguna Colorada and marvel as we see the beautiful lake and the many flamingos that live on this lake. We continue our trip to the Siloli dessert and observe the unique rock formations of the area, the most famous among them being the “Stone tree”. We continue our trip to the town of San Juan, however we make some stops on other lakes and observe vicuñas, flamingos and other animals that call this area home. Once we arrive to San juan we will accommodate you at a local house for overnight.
On this last day we will head to the salt flats and observe how people gather salt from the flats. We will also head to Fish Island which is famous for the giant cactuses, and the unique location that gives the impression that you are surrounded by water. After lunch we head to the train cemetery in the vicinity of Uyuni. We arrive in the afternoon to Uyuni and transfer you to a local hotel.
Early in the morning we take you to the airport to catch your flight to La Paz.transfer to the hotel upon arrival. After Lunch we will pick you up from the hotel and we will visit the local markets of La paz, we will also visit the prison of San Pedro. Afterwards we will take the cable cars to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. We then head to the moon valley which is location of geological formations of clay eroded by the strong winds and rains. Finally we head to the center of La Paz where we will visit the Murillo square, the executive palace, Metropolitan Cathedral and the witches market.
We will transfer you to the hotel once the tour is over.
Transfer in the morning to the bus station so that we can start our tour to Tiahuanacu. It takes almost two hours to reach the archeological site. ). We start the guided tour of the arquelogical complex of Tiahuanacu visiting the famous sun gate, the fortress of Akapana, the temple of Kalassasaya and the local museum. We continue our drive to the border. We will switch transportation once we cross to Peruvian territory. Once the customs paperwork has been taken care of, we can continue our trip to Puno. Transfer to the hotel upon arrival.
In the afternoon we will take a tour to the Floating Island of Uros which is a short distance away from the harbor. Here we will step on the floating islands and visit the community of the Uros. They will explain us the process of how they have managed to live in this islands for hundreds of years. They will show us how they make sure that the Islands stay afloat by exchanging the totora reeds. We will enjoy the sunset at the lake as we conclude our tour.
Transfer to the hotel once tour is completed.
We will have early breakfast and then transfer you to the rail station. Our train to Cusco will leave short before 8:00 am and will arrive to Puno right after 18:00. This will be an amazing ride since we will enjoy amazing views from the landscapes that this route has to offer all of this while enjoying first class amenities and services. Lunch will be served during the ride. This is a great occasion to take pictures from the panoramic cabin.
This day is just dedicated to you…Enjoy the day and relax or plan some activities….it is completely up to you.
Tour a la carte.
Two options are available:
Option A: Sacred Valley tour and transfer to Machupicchu
Option B: One day Inka trail to Machupicchu
They say that part of a life of Journeys around the world includes a mandatory visit to Machupicchu. Early morning after breakfast you will start your incredible experience at one of the new marvels of the world; Machu Picchu. The two Hour guided tour will take you to some of the most important landmarks in Machupicchu like the Main Square, Intihuatana, the temple of the Sun, Temple of the three windows, and the temple of the Condor to mention only a few of them. After the guided tour, you will have plenty of time to explore the citadel all by yourself. We return late in the afternoon via train to Cusco and subsequently we will take you to your hotel.
Ealry in the morning, we will transfer you to airport to catch your flight to Lima. Transfer to hotel upon arrival. In the afternoon City tour of Lima, the places that we will visit include Huaca Pucllana, which was a ceremonial and administrative Pre-Incan building, the Cathedral of Lima, Francisco Pizarro’s Tomb, the catacombs of the San Francisco Monastery and more. Also we will get to see the modern neighborhoods of San Isidro and Miraflores with its beautiful boardwalks along the coast.
Following the city tour, we will get ready to indulge into an exceptional gastronomic experience; Musiculinaria awaits us. Lima is considered the gastronomic capital of South America. Needless to say a visit to Lima without experiencing its cuisine would be unthinkable. This is why we will head to the bohemian district of Barranco and inmerse ourselves in the atmosphere of this part of town, walk through the”bridge of the sighs” and other attractions nearby. After that we will see a “Huarique Limeño”. In this restaurant we will have the opportunity of tasting amazing typical dishes and desserts all of this while enjoying a fabulous artistic show that combines the music with the gastronomy during their preparations.
We will arrange the pickup from your hotel depending on the time of your flights departure. At this point we want to express our gratitude for taking our services and hope to be available for you another time when you decide to come back to Peru or any other location in this wonderful part of the world. Thank you so much and see you soon!!!
*****Optional activities are available upon request*****
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