14 Days

First Class Peru & Bolivia Salt Flats Vacation

This First Class Peru & Bolivia Salt Flats Vacation is one of our popular Luxury Vacations in Peru, which visits all of the Inca & Colonial Highlights of Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca by Catamaran, La Paz, Bolivia, and the Uyuni Salt Flats in 14 Days. With all of our Luxury Vacations in Peru, you will enjoy Private Guided Tours and transfers, have qualified English-speaking guides, and stay in the best Hotels. In this First Class Peru & Bolivia Salt Flats Vacation, you will enjoy Private Guided Tours and stay in Superior 4* Hotels throughout the entire vacation except on Uyuni Salt Flats where you will stay in a Hotel made of Salt and small villages with modest accommodation to meet the indigenous people up-close and have a glimpse of their world.

In this particular choice from our Luxury Vacations in Peru, you will take the First Class Vistadome Train to and from Machu Picchu where you will spend 2 Days exploring this ancient, hidden city while staying in the Superior 4* El Mapi Hotel in the heart of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo), which includes a Gourmet Dinner in the Hotel.

Then, take the First Class Tourist Bus to Lake Titicaca, which stops at Ancient and Colonial sites en route, where you will Cruise the “Highest Navigable Lake in the World” on a Catamaran before beginning the next adventure through Bolivia to explore the magnificent Salt Flats in Uyuni in a SUV.

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14 Days

First Class Peru & Bolivia Salt Flats Vacation

No Catches / Luxury Tourism in Bolivia & Financial Details

No Catches / Luxury Tourism in Bolivia

These are Private Vacations with Guaranteed Departures Every Day!

Everything you would expect is Included:

  • All Private Tours with Qualified English Speaking Guides.
  • All Private Transfers.
  • All Hotels.
  • All Entrance Tickets.
  • All Breakfasts / Other Meals as Specified: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B,L,D)
  • All Internal Flights.
  • No Hidden Fees for Paying with Visa, PayPal, or Bank Transfer.
  • Book & Pay Securely Online or by Telephone.
  • Low Deposits. Balance Due 60 Days before Travel.
  • Large Discounts for Groups of 4 or more. (Invite your Friends & Family!)

Financial Details

First Class Peru & Bolivia Salt Flats Vacation 14 Days / 13 Nights
Twin / Matrimonial Rooms $5,695pp
Groups of 4+ Traveling Together Big Discounts Available Please Ask
Deposit would be $1,000.00pp
Balance due 60 Days before travel.
We Accept Visa, PayPal, or Bank Transfer.

Itinerary in Brief

Itinerary in Brief
Activity Hotel Room Type Meals*
Day 1 Arrive Lima
Private Transfer to Hotel
4* Casa Andina Private
Collection – Lima
Superior Rooms
Day 2 Lima Gastronomic Tour 4* Casa Andina Private
Collection – Lima
Superior Rooms B,L
Day 3 Fly Cusco
& Private Tour of Cusco
4* Casa Andina Private
Collection – Cusco
Superior Rooms B
Day 4 Private Tour
Sacred Valley of the Inca
4* Casa Andina Private
Collection – Cusco
Superior Rooms B,L
Day 5 Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu 4* El Mapi Hotel
Machu Picchu
Superior Deluxe Rooms B,L,D
Day 6 Revisit Machu Picchu
& Vistadome Train to Cusco
4* Casa Andina Private
Collection – Cusco
Superior Rooms B,L
Day 7 First Class Tourist Bus
To Lake Titicaca
4* Casa Andina Private
Collection – Puno
Superior Rooms B,L

*Included Meals Key: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, Br = Brunch

Itinerary in Brief Cont.
Activity Hotel Room Type Meals*
Day 8 Transfer to Copacabana, Bolivia
Catamaran Tour of Lake Titicaca
Transturin Catamaran Guest Cabins B,D
Day 9 Catamaran Tour Cont. Transfer to La Paz, Bolivia Stannum Boutique Hotel
La Paz
Superior Rooms B,L
Day 10 Tour La Paz City
& Valley of the Moon
Stannum Boutique Hotel
La Paz
Superior Rooms B,L
Day 11 Fly Uyuni
& Begin Salt Flat Tour
Hotel Luna Salada Salt Flats Guest Rooms B,L,D
Day 12 Salt Flat Tour San Pedro de Quemez Hotel Salt Flat Guest Rooms B,L,D
Day 13 Salt Flat Tour Ojo de Perdiz Hotel Salt Flat Guest Rooms B,L,D
Day 14 Salt Flat Tour – Return Uyuni
Fly La Paz & Home
B,L

*Included Meals Key: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, Br = Brunch

1st Day – Arrive Lima & Private Transfer to Hotel

1st Day – Arrive Lima & Private Transfer to Hotel

Service Notes / Instructions
Arrive Lima Most flights arrive to Lima in the evening.
We meet you at the airport We will meet you outside of Lima airport arrivals hall. There will be a man with a sign with your names on.
Private Transfer in Lima Private Vehicle with English Speaking assistance to your Hotel in Lima. Approximately one hour.
4* Casa Andina Private Collection Lima Superior Rooms

Superior 4* Casa Andina Private Collection Lima

With its stylish contemporary design, cutting-edge technology and ideal location, the flagship Casa Andina Private Collection – Miraflores Hotel is the top of its class in every aspect. Its quintessential Limeño flavor reverberates in the exquisite art collection of contemporary local artists and prized colonial-era antiques, in both public spaces and accommodations.

First-class amenities include a heated, indoor pool and breezy terrace, gymnasium with the latest exercise equipment, prestigious Joop salon & massage room.

Location

Situated in the heart of Lima, Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores, a family-friendly Hotel, is within walking distance of Sala Luis Miro Quesada Garland, Calle de las Pizzas, and Kennedy Park. Also nearby are Mercado Indios and Larco Avenue.

Guestrooms

The 148 air-conditioned guestrooms at Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores include laptop-compatible safes and minibars. Guests can use the in- room complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Rooms are equipped with LCD TVs with cable channels.

All accommodations provide desks and phones. Bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, hair dryers, and slippers.

Additional amenities include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries.

Turndown service is offered nightly and housekeeping is available daily.

2nd Day – Private Lima Gastronomic Tour (B, L)

2nd Day – Private Lima Gastronomic Tour (B, L)

Service Notes / Instructions
The Lima Gourmet Company Private Gastronomic Tour Pick up in your Hotel Foyer at 09:45 drop off at around 15:00. Lunch is included.
4* Casa Andina Private Collection Lima Superior Rooms

The Lima Gourmet Company Gastronomic Tour

Tourism in Lima Peru, once omitted from travelers’ lists while visiting the country, has been steadily attracting the attention of globe- trotters and adventure-seekers.

While there is an abundance of tours in Lima that follow the typical tourist circuits led by traditional guided monologues, we believe that a hands-on experience, savoring the food, chatting with real limeños and visiting the top restaurants, districts and historical points the locals prefer is a much more dynamic and exciting way to see the city.

We’ve designed this Lima Peru tour to be an ideal introduction to the city and Peruvian culture so that you can get a good feel of the city in just five hours.

Now you have no excuse not to fall in love with the city before heading to Machu Picchu, the Amazon or even if you’re just here for work.

This Lima Peru tour starts at a local roastery, where they hand-pick the coffee beans daily, for an organic Peruvian coffee. You will also tour the colonial streets of the bohemian district, Barranco, home to artists, musicians and the city’s top art galleries.

From here you’ll visit a traditional market in the San Isidro district to try exotic fruits and local products and learn the ancient myths and legends associated with them.

The third stop is one of the city’s top seafood restaurants (cebichería), Embarcadero 41 Fusión, on Avenida La Mar in the Miraflores district – a stop other tours in Lima won’t take you. You’ll discover the secrets to the perfect Ceviche and Pisco Sour as you prepare the dish and cocktail yourself with the head chef and bartender.

The last stop is for lunch at  la Huaca Pucllana, a restaurant within a pre-Incan archeological complex – undoubtedly a highlight of tourism in Lima Peru. This prestigious restaurant is so impressive that the King of Spain, Mick Jagger, Bill and Hillary Clinton, just to name a few, have made sure not to miss it during their trips to Lima. You’ll enjoy a variety of gourmet Peruvian dishes as well as four different desserts and another pisco-based cocktail.

3rd Day – Fly Cusco & Private Tour of Cusco (B)

3rd Day – Fly Cusco & Private Tour of Cusco (B)

Service Notes / Instructions
Fly Cusco We pick you up from your Hotel Foyer at 07:00 for an approx. 60 minute Private Transfer back to the airport for the flight to Cusco. Flights depart at 10:00 and arrive to Cusco at 11:20.
Private Transfer in Cusco We will be waiting for you outside of Cusco Airport Arrival Hall with a sign with our and your names on it. An approx. 15-minute Private Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco.
4* Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco Superior Rooms
Afternoon Private Cusco City Tour Pick up in your Hotel Foyer at approx. 13:45. Returns at approx. 18:00.

Superior 4* Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco

A beautifully renovated 18th- century manor house, just 3 blocks from Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, it is replete with authentic colonial character.

The Hotel is distinguished by its 3 interior patios with wooden balconies.  The principal patio, featuring a gurgling stone fountain, is one of Cusco’s emblematic colonial courtyards.

In the Hotel’s cozy lounge and reading room is a massive stone fireplace that’s always crackling, while the romantic gourmet restaurant invites guests to dine by candlelight in one of 4 connected salons richly decorated with 18th-century Cusco School paintings.

The Hotel has 93 rooms, which are surrounded by four colonial style courtyards.

Superior Rooms

  • 1 King bed or 2 Full-size beds
  • Desk and/or breakfast table
  • Coffee kit
  • Safety box
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathtub
  • Heat
  • LCD TV

100% non-smoking

Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour

Tambomachay – This was an Inca sanctuary dedicated to the cult of water, a place reserved for Inca Royalty.

Puca Pucara – This is an Inca archaeological site located again on the peak of a hill and is thought to be a military position and an administrative center.

Qenko – A sanctuary dedicated to the adoration of animals, and consists of ruins formed by a rocky site with stairs in a zigzag, and a main building similar to a circular amphitheater where 19 window sills are located as a way of seats.

Sacsayhuamán – Its construction took over seven decades and required the work of 20,000 men approximately, both for the foundations and hewn stone works, the transportation of materials, carving and stones setting.

Cusco Cathedral – One of the finest Colonial Cathedrals in the Americas.

Coricancha – Originally named Inti Qancha (‘ Temple of the Sun’) was the most important temple in the Inca Empire, dedicated primarily to Inti, the Sun God.

4th Day – Private Sacred Valley Tour (B, L)

4th Day – Private Sacred Valley Tour (B, L)

Service Notes / Instructions
Private Full Day Tour Sacred Valley of the Inca Pick Up in your Hotel Foyer at 08:30. Lunch is included. Returns at approx. 18:30.
Lunch at Posada Tunupa Buffet Lunch is included at Posada Tunupa.
4* Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco Superior Rooms

Full Day Private Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour

Pisac Market | Pisac Ruins | Lunch Posada Tunupa | Ollantaytambo

Pisac Market

A famed hill town, Pisac is a great place to purchase top quality Andean knitwear at lower prices than visitors will find in major cities during their travels in Peru.

Woven blankets, tapestries, and alpaca garments such as sweaters and mittens, colorful fabric and accessories are found in abundance at the Pisac market in addition to pottery, jewelry, and other handicrafts.

Though Pisac’s biggest crafts market takes place on Sunday, you will find fewer tourists and smaller crowds in general if you visit the weekday craft markets.

The village’s largest produce market is also held on Sunday, bringing a multitude of vendors from the countryside to supply the local population with produce, fresh from the fields.

Pisac Inca Ruins

It’s not hard to succumb to the charms of sunny Pisac, a bustling colonial village at the base of a spectacular Inca fortress perched on a mountain spur.  Its pull is universal and recent years have seen an influx of expats and new age followers in search of an Andean Shangri- la. Located just 33km northeast of Cuzco by a paved road, it’s the most convenient starting point to the Sacred Valley.

The ruins are separated along the ridge into four groups: Pisac, Intihuatana, Q’allaqasa, and Kinchiracay. The Intihuatana group includes the Temple of the Sun, baths, altars, water fountains, a ceremonial platform, and an Intihuatana, a volcanic outcrop carved into a “hitching post for the Sun” (or Inti).

With military, religious, and agricultural structures, the site served at least a triple purpose. Researchers believe that Pisac defended the southern entrance to the Sacred Valley, while Choquequirao defended the western entrance, and the fortress at Ollantaytambo the northern. Inca Pisac controlled a route which connected the Inca Empire with the border of the rain forest.

Ollantaytambo

After lunch, we proceed onto Ollantaytambo an attractive little town located at the western end of the Sacred Valley. The town has been built on top of original Inca foundations and is the best surviving example of Inca town planning.

The town is located at the foot of some spectacular Inca ruins which protected the strategic entrance to the lower Urubamba Valley. The temple area is at the top of steep terracing which helped to provide excellent defenses.

Stone used for these buildings was brought from a quarry high up on the opposite side of the Urubamba River – an incredible feat involving the efforts of thousands of workers. The complex was still under construction at the time of the conquest and was never completed.

5th Day – Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu (B, L, D)

5th Day – Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu (B, L, D)

Service Notes / Instructions
Private Transfer out Cusco and First Class Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu Pick Up in your Hotel Foyer at approx. 7am for the ninety minute private transfer to Ollantaytambo train station. Catch the 08:52 First Class Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu, arriving at 10:26.
Lunch Buffet Lunch is included at the 5* Sanctuary Lodge Hotel. (12:00 – 15:00)
Private Machu Picchu Tour 2-3 Hours with plenty of time to ask questions.
4* Inkaterra El Mapi Hotel Machu Picchu Superior Deluxe Rooms Gourmet Dinner is included in the Hotel.

The Vistadome Service

Both to and From Machu Picchu

This DELUXE train ride into the spectacular land of the Inca is highlighted by amazing views of valleys, Inca farming terraces, snowcapped mountains, and sub-tropical jungle. After arriving in Aguas Calientes, a shuttle bus will transport you to this magic, sacred, and mysterious town known as Machu- Picchu.

The Vistadome service has large panoramic windows and additional windows in the roof allowing you to enjoy the mountain scenery.

A snack and hot drink are included with the Vistadome service. There is also a table in front of you and posh leather seats which are very comfortable with plenty of leg room.

The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip, and a traditional show as well as a fashion show to keep you entertained – as if the amazing scenery isn’t enough.

This service allows the visitor to be immersed and feel the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dance and food carefully prepared with local ingredients.

On-board experience with the best comfort and quality service.

Guided Tour of Machu Picchu (2 – 3 Hours)

The ‘Holy Grail’ for lovers of Inca monuments, the enigmatic lost city of Machu Picchu is the most famous archaeological site in all of South America and possibly the world.

The spectacular collection of temples, terraced hills and plazas was the mountain-top citadel of the Inca under Pachacutec and Tupac Yupanqui, until the coming of the Europeans with Pizarro.

It may have the most familiar name, but Machu Picchu has refused to reveal many of its mysteries, including the secrets of its construction, function, and demise. The overgrown ruins were discovered by US historian Hiram Bingham in 1911, and the quality of the stonework hints that it was an extremely important ceremonial site.

The remains are thought to date from around 1450, built at the height of the Inca Empire, and as they escaped being plundered by the Spanish they include semi-intact icons and shrines that were defaced or removed at other sites.

Entering the site, a set of steps leads to the ruined Temple of the Sun and a series of altars and niches. Highlights include the remains of ceremonial baths, the Sacred Plaza with its tremendous view across the Urubamba River valley, a rare shrine to the sun, and a labyrinth of passageways.

Superior 4* Inkaterra El Mapi Hotel

Hotel El Mapi includes Dinner in the Hotel.

Smart and contemporary are the defining elements of this hotel, amidst the commercial village of Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), from where you can admire and interact with the quaint folksy town and get a different perspective.

The hotel is efficient, playful and people friendly; it welcomes a wide range of guests expecting an uncomplicated visit.

Turn into an amiable and healthy environment after your enlightening visit to Peru’s most distinguished destination, the Machu Picchu Archaeological site.

48 Rooms

Each room is equipped with blackout curtains, 100% cotton sheets, down duvets, hypoallergenic pillows, cotton bath robes, natural herbal amenities, 32″ flat screen TVs and tight- focus reading lights.

El Bar Comfortable bar/lounge with Plasma TV and complimentary Wi-Fi, features a delectable variety of snacks and tapas, a wide selection of Piscos, and organic wines.

6th Day – Revisit Machu Picchu & Vistadome Train to Cusco (B, L)

6th Day – Revisit Machu Picchu & Vistadome Train to Cusco (B, L)

Service Notes / Instructions
Private Machu Picchu Tours There are 4 additional Machu Picchu Tours you may choose from. There are no additional charges, you are only limited by your time and energy.
Lunch Buffet Lunch is included at the 5* Sanctuary Lodge Hotel.

(12:00 – 15:00) Vistadome Train

Vistadome Train Catch the 17:50 Hiram train returning to Poroy Train Station at 21:13. A Four Course Gourmet Dinner & Small Show on the train tonight.
Private Transfer in Cusco Approx. 90 minutes to your Hotel.
4* Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco Superior Rooms

Private Machu Picchu Tours

Today you will enjoy further Private Guided Tours of Machu Picchu.

You may start at Dawn or as you wish. All tours are included and you are only limited by your time and energy.

The Sun Gate (2 Hours)

Inti Punku the Sun Gate marks the entrance to Machu Picchu.

It is a one-hour uphill hike to the southeast of the Sanctuary, climbing more than 300 meters. The hike is on the original Inca trail and is paved with Inca stones.

There is a spectacular view from the gate (pictured).

Apu Machu Picchu (4 to 5 Hours Roundtrip)

The hike to the summit of Apu Machu Picchu is 2 ½ hours and can be quite steep in places.

This trail, accessed from Machu Picchu, joins parts of the Inca trail leading to the Sun Gate before climbing to the mountain’s highest point. From there, enjoy the view of soaring eagles as well as Machu Picchu and other significant ruins in the area, such as Putukusi, Huayna Picchu, Salkantay mountain and the Vilcanota River view.

This is a breathtaking hike, lot of orchids along the way, birds in the bushy areas, and with every stop the view is gets better and better.  The climb is 600 meters uphill, so a reasonable level of fitness is required.

*** Access to Apu Machu Picchu is controlled by special tickets which need to be purchased in advance by us. Access is

07:00 – 11:00.  Please ask to have these tickets included in your tour if desired***

Inka Bridge (Bridge 1 Hour Round Trip)

This hike is to the south west of Machu Picchu, a nice original trail that overlooks the Aobamba valley and the Hydro-electric plant.

This Inca Bridge is a part of a mountain trail that heads west from Machu Picchu. The trail is a stone path, part of which is cut into a cliff face.  A twenty-foot gap was left in this section of the carved cliff face, over a 1,900 feet drop that could be bridged with two tree trunks. When the tree trunks were removed then the trail became impassable to outsiders. The path is narrow and paved with original Inca stones.

The steep trail continues on and climbs the side of the mountain, leading adventurous travelers to a remote corner of this archaeological site. In addition to a magnificent bird’s-eye view of Machu Picchu, the summit also offers a perfect vantage point to the canyon of the Vilcanota River, the mountain of Putukusi and the distant snow-capped Andean peaks.

Huayna Picchu (3 – 4 Hours)

Huayna Picchu is the mountain you see behind Machu Picchu.  Towering above the north end of Machu Picchu this steep mountain is often seen in the backdrop to the classic photos of the ruins.

The mountain is steep, but stone steps are laid along most of the way and where the mountain is steeper you will find steel cables used as handrails. For fit people it is not a difficult climb.

Very Limited Access!

Only 400 people are allowed to hike Huayna Picchu each day. You have to sign in at the entrance gate. The first 200 tickets are available for the 8:00am hike. The second 200 are available at 10:00am.

***You should buy these special tickets in advance with us to be sure you will have space for this hike***

7th Day – First Class Tourist Bus to Lake Titicaca (B, L)

7th Day – First Class Tourist Bus to Lake Titicaca (B, L)

Service Notes / Instructions
Private Transfer to Cusco Bus Station Pick Up in your Hotel Foyer at 07:00 for the 15 min. Private transfer to the Bus Station.
First Class Tourist Bus between Cusco & Puno (Lake Titicaca) Departs at 07:30 and arrives at approx. 17:00. Visits historic and natural sites in route. Lunch is included.
Private Transfer in Puno We meet you at Puno train Station for the 15-minute private transfer to your Hotel.
4* Casa Andina Private Collection Lake Titicaca Superior Rooms With Lake Views

First Class Tourist Bus between Cusco & Puno (Lake Titicaca)

Departs at 07:30 and arrives at approx. 17:00. Visits the following sites of interest on route and Lunch is included.

Andahuaylillas: “Sistine Chapel of America” The church is of simple construction, made of thick adobe mud-brick walls, common in colonial buildings, and features a relatively modest structure: a single nave with a bell tower and a façade with two solid stone columns that stand out against the others around the main entrance.

While the exterior of the church looks rather humble, it is the interior, that makes this one of the most valuable jewels of the colonial art in Peru, sometimes called the “Capilla Sixtina” or “Sistine Chapel” of America.

Raqchi: “Temple of Wiracocha”

The Temple of Wiracocha, an enormous

rectangular two-story roofed structure that measures 300 ft. by 84 ft.

This structure consists of a central adobe wall some 18 to 20 meters in height with an andesite base.  Windows and doors allow passage. It is flanked on each side by a row of eleven columns.

Felipon Restaurant – Buffet Lunch

Sicuani is a relatively large highland town.  The town

is a major intersection, with the road to Puno / Arequipa passing through here. This town is surrounded by some very pretty hills.  Afterwards, you have a buffet lunch in our exclusive restaurant with family atmosphere.

Raya Pass

This is La Raya pass Mountain views, 4310m –

14,172ft above sea level, here we have the chance

to get out and breathe the air and take some photographs of grazing llamas and alpacas extend to the broad Altiplano horizon. This point is the conjunctions of the cordillera and the origin of the Vilcanota knot.

Pukara: “Museum of Pukara”

Located 106 kms. from the city of Puno.  People of potters, which retains the name of the first civilization of southern Peru, which dates back to 1600 years BC and archaeological remains of which, besides its lithic and ceramic pieces are exhibited in the Museum site.

Pucara Puno, has its origin in the Late Formative Period (200 BC – 200 AD) around Titicaca Lake in the Collao Plateau, was one of an Aymara speaking cultures that flourished in that region.

Superior 4* Casa Andina Private Collection Lake Titicaca

Superior Room with Lake View

Perched at water’s edge and taking full advantage of its privileged location on the Puno area of Lake Titicaca, with extraordinary views 3,800m (12,500 ft) above sea level.

A majority of the hotel’s 46 rooms boast unparalleled lake views; the hotel’s gourmet restaurant is enclosed by a glass wall framing the lake and gardens; and a large, sunny terrace invites guests to contemplate Lake Titicaca’s seemingly endless expanse.

Uniquely among Puno hotels, oxygen is available in all rooms (a bonus for guests having difficulty adapting to the high altitude). Inviting rather than imposing, the hotel is a reflection of its altiplano location.  It is built with rustic local materials, including stone, wood and clay tiles, while stone fireplaces warm the lobby lounge and restaurant.

With Lake Titicaca the premier draw, guests can set off to explore its unique islands — the floating Uros, Taquile and Amantaní right from the hotel’s long private pier extending over the lake.

8th Day – Lake Titicaca Catamaran Cruise 2 Days / 1 Night (B, D)

8th Day – Lake Titicaca Catamaran Cruise 2 Days / 1 Night (B, D)

Service Notes / Instructions
Private Transfer to Copacabana, Bolivia Pick Up in your Hotel Foyer in the morning for a private land transfer to Copacabana, Bolivia.
Begin Tour of Lake Titicaca As described below.
Transturin Catamaran Guest Cabins

Titicaca Catamaran Cruise – (2 Days / 1 Night)

Sweet, clear and a deep diaphanous blue, Lake Titicaca shimmers above South America at 3,812 meters (12,507 feet), the highest navigable lake in the world. It is considered the spiritual homeland of the Andean peoples and its 41 starkly beautiful islands are topped with traditional villages and ancient stone ruins that echo with myths and legends.

Beneath fiery streaked sunset skies reflected in these luminous waters, cradled by snowcapped mountains, it can be difficult to refute such tales completely.

  • The only cruise ships operating in Lake Titicaca.
  • The Catamarans are not only transportation vessels; they are suitable for sightseeing cruises.
  • Fully equipped cozy lake view cabins with private bath and shower.
  • Relax and leisure while cruising the sacred lake of the Incas.

First Day of the Cruise

Puno / Copacabana / Sun Island

(North side) – Overnight Early land transfer to Copacabana, visit Sanctuary, board the Catamaran Cruise Ship and sailing to the Sun Island, the legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire.

Visit Challapampa Village and enjoy of the participative tourism, visitors have the

opportunity to interact with one of the most unspoiled indigenous

Titicaca villages through an innovative program organized with the local community visiting their own museum, chapel, school, a typical house, sailing in their vessels to an Inca holy temple, andean ritual and walking through Inca trails.

Romantic candle light dinner and overnight on board the Catamaran in lake view cabins with private facilities.

9th Day – Lake Titicaca Catamaran Cruise Cont. – Transfer to La Paz (B, L)

9th Day – Lake Titicaca Catamaran Cruise Cont. – Transfer to La Paz (B, L)

Service Notes / Instructions
Continue Tour of Lake Titicaca As described below.
Transfer to La Paz Afternoon transfer to your Hotel in La Paz
Stannum Boutique Hotel La Paz, Bolivia Superior Rooms

Second Day of the Cruise

Sun Island (North side) / Sun Island (South side) / Inti Wata Complex / Chua / La Paz Catamaran Cruise Ship sails across the lake enjoying breakfast and the panorama visiting the Pilkokaina Inca Palace.

Continue to the Inti Wata Cultural Complex including the Ekako Underground Museum, the traditional medicine and the Titikaka Reed Shipbuilders display centers, the Pachamama agricultural Inca terraces, a handicraft center, the Intica lounge and at the Manco Kapac look out the largest variety of Andean camelids. Snack in the Complex.

Inti Wata Cultural Complex – Sun Island

  • Visit the Inca Garden, steps and the Inca fountain as well as the Inti Wata Complex at Sun Island. Includes a unique sailing experience aboard a huge Titikaka Traditional vessel.
  • The main private attraction of Bolivia.
  • Located a few meters away from the main Inca remains at Sun Island.
  • 2 Underground museums. Authentic Inca made agricultural terraces. An authentic altar from Tiawanaku where visitors participate in an ancient Kallawaya ceremony.
  • The cultural complex also includes the largest totora reed vessel of lake
  • Titicaca. Visitors to the Complex sail aboard this impressive Titicaca typical vessel from the Inca steps to the Pilkokaina Inca Palace going back in time to experience Titicaca and transoceanic primitive navigation.
  • Both the Inti Wata Cultural Complex and the Inti Wata vessel are exclusive attractions available only to Catamaran Cruise Ship clients

Includes:

  • Land transportation
  • Sailing onboard the catamaran
  • Meals mentioned in the program
  • Visits mentioned in the program
  • Bilingual guide service (Span-English)
  • Transport service to / from the hotel
  • Embarkation fee
  • Insurance

Not Included: Drinks, tips, personal expenses.

****Land transfer to the city of La Paz – Arrival in the evening****

Cruise Itinerary

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1

Puno – Copacabana Bus 3 hrs. Escort guide
Copacabana Land tour
Visits: Cathedral, Main Square
½ hr. Bilingual guide
Copacabana – Sun Island Catamaran 1 hr. Bilingual guide
Sun Island (South – North) Catamaran
Buffet lunch on board
½ hr.
Sun Island (North Side)

Land tour

Visits: Challapampa native village Challapampa museum Chinkana Inca Holy Temple Inca Sacred Rock
Activities: Sailing on a typical Sun Island wood vessel (Exclusive) Kallawaya ancient ceremony    (Exclusive) Inca Trail soft Trekking
Only groups: Music and garland welcome by Challapampa natives (Exclusive) Visitors wish and offering to the sacredLake

4 hrs. Bilingual guide
Sun Island (North Side) Catamaran Overnight
Buffet dinner and Sun Island natives’ folkloric demonstration on board

Day 2

Sun Island (North- South) Catamaran
Buffet breakfast on board
Visit: Pilkokaína Inca Palace
½ hr.
Sun Island (South Side) Land Tour
Visits:
Inca Garden
Inca Steps
Inca Water Spring
Sun Island Inti Wata Complex ® (Exclusive)
1 ½ hr. Bilingual guide
Sun Island (South Side) RA Replica
(Reed Vessel)
Activities: Ancient sailing demonstration (Exclusive)
½ hr. Bilingual guide
Sun Island – Chua Catamaran
Passing on the way: Tiquina Strait
Lunch on board
3 hrs. Bilingual guide
Chua – La Paz Bus 1 ½ hrs. Bilingual guide

Superior 4* Stannum Boutique Hotel

A luxurious 4-star property conveniently located near the center of La Paz. Local tourist attractions such as Downtown La Paz and La Paz El Alto Intl. Airport (LPB) are not far from the hotel.

Facilities

Dining facilities at Stannum Boutique Hotel include a restaurant and a cafeteria. Breakfast is available – a surcharge will apply. There is also room service available. The hotel boasts a 24-hour front desk service. An ATM/banking as well as currency exchange facilities are also available. Public areas at Stannum Boutique Hotel are comfortably air-conditioned. Hotel guests will appreciate the welcoming services of our multilingual staff and doorman. Other hotel amenities include gift shop/newsstand. Other services: coffee in lobby, coffee shop/café, complimentary newspapers in lobby, dry cleaning/laundry service, elevator/lift, medical assistance available, porter/bellhop, roll-in shower, tours/ticket assistance, translation services and wedding services.

10th Day – Private Tour of La Paz & Moon Valley (B, L)

10th Day – Private Tour of La Paz & Moon Valley (B, L)

Service Notes / Instructions
La Paz City and Moon Valley Tour Pick up from your Hotel Foyer at approx. 09:00. Return at approx. 17:00
Lunch Lunch is included at a good local Restaurant
Stannum Boutique Hotel La Paz, Bolivia Superior Room

La Paz City and Moon Valley Tour – Full Day

Pick up from the hotel and visit the famous Witch Doctor’s Market, San Francisco Colonial Church and the typical handicrafts of the Sagarnaga Street. The tour continues to Plaza Murillo where the Cathedral, the Government Palace and the National Congress buildings are located. Visit to the Museum of Folklore and Ethnography, an architectural monument whose main wall shows a Mestizo Barroqui style. This estate belonged to the Marquez of Villa Verde, were among its exhibition rooms the pottery, textiles and plume art stand out.

Continue to the famous colonial street Jaen where interesting museums are clustered together followed by the visit to the replica of the semi-subterranean temple of the Tiwanaku Culture and Drive to Killi -Killi a scenic view point from where the contrasts of the city of La Paz surrounded by snowcapped mountains can be appreciated. To change scenery, the tour continues to the residential areas of Obrajes, Calacoto and La Florida a stroll around the commercial area, visiting boutiques with exclusive baby alpaca products and renowned jewelry stores.

Valley of the Moon

Visit to the unique Moon Valley, where passengers will have the opportunity to walk around, and visit a ceramic workshop with a demonstration of the art of pottery.

11th Day – Fly Uyuni, Bolivia (B, L, D)

11th Day – Fly Uyuni, Bolivia (B, L, D)

Service Notes / Instructions
Private Transfer to La Paz Airport We pick you up at the appropriate time for an Approx. 15 minute Private Transfer to the airport.
Fly Uyuni Morning Flight to Uyuni.
Lunch Lunch is included at Mongos restaurant.
Tour Excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flat & visit the Colchani Village.
Hotel Luna Salada (Hotel made of Salt) Guest Rooms

Uyuni – Salt Flats – Colchani

Excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flat, visit the Colchani Village, the crafts and the piles of salt, the eyes of Salt, the Salt Flat and the Incahuasi Island.

In the afternoon visit the Tunupa Volcano, the surrounding and the Chantani Village where there is a local museum.

***Overnight stay at Luna Salada Salt Hotel in Colchani

Hotel Luna Salada

Group of companies, with a presence in the international and domestic market, offering high quality services in the field of Hospitality, Travel and Tour Operator, Restaurant and Catering.

Our Mission is to Provide Luxury hospitality and tourism services with the highest quality, seeking harmony with the environment and appreciation of culture.

Values

  • Responsibility to our guests, employees, communities and the environment.
  • Culture to re-value the legacy of our ancestors.
  • Customize the experience of each guest.

Guest Rooms

Rooms with spectacular views of the Salar de Uyuni, built entirely of salt, finely-woven fabrics in the area, offering comfort and tranquility for our guests.

All rooms are equipped with bathroom amenities, room fire alarms, Heating System, 220 Volts, hairdryer, private bathroom, hot water, salt desk, king or twin beds, goose down pillows, thermal sheets, electric blankets in winter, and laundry service.

Fully Equipped with:

  • Hairdryer.
  • Private Bathrooms of Salt.
  • Non Smoking
  • Central Heating.
  • Wi-Fi (extra fee).
  • Individual Heating.
  • Hotel is built with Salt Blocks.

12th Day – Salt Flat Tours (B, Box Lunch, D)

12th Day – Salt Flat Tours (B, Box Lunch, D)

Service Notes / Instructions
Tours You will cross again the Salt Flat to visit the Galaxy Cave, the Devil`s Cave and the Burned Town of San Pedro de Quemez.
San Pedro de Quemez Hotel Salt Flat Guest Rooms

San Pedro de Quemez – The Burnt City, Galaxy Cave & Devil’s Cave

In 1879 the Chilean army invaded the territories of Bolivia of what now is known as the Municipality of San Pedro de Quemez. The old town was completely burned and so the survivors of this tragedy moved to another place.

Devil’s Cave is a pre-Incan cemetery from about 500-800AD. A narrow entrance leads into the cave with the graves, which were either dug into the bedrock or else built up from coral. Each grave had a small square entrance and could contain several bodies. The bodies were buried in the fetal position wrapped in a blanket with jewelery. The remains of skeletons or mummified bodies can still be seen in some of the graves.

Boutique 3* Tayka San Pedro de Quemez Hotel

At the southwestern tip of the salar, off the beaten track, is Hotel Tayka de Piedra. Built of rugged local stone, it lies near the village of San Pedro de Quemez, by the burned-down ruins of a pre-Columbian settlement.

This simple 15 room lodge situated on the southern border of the Uyuni Salt Flats on the outskirts of the small ancient town of San Pedro de Quemez, is made from volcanic rock.

All Rooms Include:

  • Hot showers
  • Radiators
  • Additional heating
  • Feather duvets

It has stunning views over the altiplano.

13th Day – Salt Flat Tours & Arrive Ojo de Perdiz (B, Box Lunch, D)

13th Day – Salt Flat Tours & Arrive Ojo de Perdiz (B, Box Lunch, D)

Service Notes / Instructions
Tours On route we will stop at the Chiguana Salt Flat, the Ollague Lookout, the small lagoons of Cañapa, Hedionda, Honda, Chiarkhota and Ramaditas.
Ojo de Perdiz Hotel Salt Flat Guest Rooms

Hotel Tayka Ojo De Perdiz

To walk outside in an early dawn or to look up into a night sky filled with such a breathtaking array of stars will leave you struck silent in wonder.

The small hotel may just be the most remote accommodation on the continent and there is nothing anywhere within a vast distance of this place.

Built as a community project by four local families, with a capacity for 47 guests in basic but comfortable rooms, the simple hotel is very much in tune with its environment, blending into a stunning landscape – the impressive Siloli Desert expanse with its towering mountains in the background.

The setting for this hotel is probably the most dramatic in Bolivia and it is really this location, amid the high Andean desert landscape, rather than the property itself that is so inspiring.

14th Day – Return Uyuni – Fly La Paz & Home (B, Box Lunch)

14th Day – Return Uyuni – Fly La Paz & Home (B, Box Lunch)

Service Notes / Instructions
Tours On route we will stop at the Chiguana Salt Flat, the Ollague Lookout, the small lagoons of Cañapa, Hedionda, Honda, Chiarkhota and Ramaditas.
Return Uyuni Return to Uyuni in the afternoon.
Fly La Paz Afternoon Flight to La Paz, Bolivia (Flights to Lima available upon request)
Fly Home Have a nice flight.
Our Services end upon arrival to La Paz Airport.

What is Included

What is Included

  • All Private Tours with Qualified English-speaking guides
  • All Private Transfers
  • All Entrance Fees
  • 9 Nights in Recommended Superior 4* Hotels inc. Breakfasts
  • 3 Nights in Recommended Hotels on the Salt Flat
  • 1 Night on board the Transturin Catamaran
  • 13 x Breakfast, 12 x Lunch, 5 x Dinner (B,L,D)
  • Vistadome Train – Cusco / Machu Picchu / Cusco
  • First Class Tourist Bus – Cusco / Lake Titicaca
  • Flights within Peru & Bolivia – Lima / Cusco, La Paz / Uyuni and Uyuni / La Paz

What is not Included:

  • International airfare to Peru and Taxes National Departure Taxes at airports
  • Other Meals unless specifically stated in the Itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc.
  • Baggage porterage and other extras not specified.
  • Tourist Visa for Bolivia

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