We recently planned an amazing Peru and Bolivia adventure for some of our special clients. This trip was the “best of Peru” and also exploration into Bolivia. We’ve been fortunate to plan many trip in South America and we’ve visited on our own many times as well.
We helped them plan all flights, transfers, accommodations and excursions. Enjoy the itinerary and let us know if we can help plan a custom South America trip for you!
See the overview of their itinerary below:
Day 1 – Travel to Lima
Founded by Pizarro in 1535, the “City of Kings” is renowned for its rich Spanish architecture in the Old Quarter as well as for its outstanding art, archaeological museums and diverse culinary pleasures.
Day 2 – Accommodation – JW MARRIOTT
Ultra-modern, 25-story hotel located just behind the cliffs in the Miraflores district and the Locamar entertainment area, with views of the Pacific Ocean from every guestroom. It’s many amenities include upscale shops, tennis courts and a full-service spa. Well suited for business and pleasure, this hotel is 100% smoke-free, has a gourmet restaurant, great service and as well as a casino where you will find a restaurant and the lounge.
Day 3 – Nazca Lines Tour
Nazca Lines Tour You will be taken to the local airport to take a light aircraft and enjoy an over flight over the Nazca Lines. There, you will spot various figures drawn on the sandy soil, representing animals and stylized plants, distributed in a huge labyrinth of lines, trapezes, triangles and hairsprings recorded over the land and preserved for almost 2000 years, according to the specialists.
Day 4 – Flight Lima to Cuzco stay in Sacred Valley
- The beautiful Urubama River Valley, also known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, is the perfect stopover en route to Machu Picchu. While you`re here, overnight in a country inn, visit Pisac Market and the Incan fortress of Ollantaytambo.*For travelers continuing to Machu Picchu, you may leave excess luggage at your hotel and it will be waiting for you upon return from Machu Picchu at your next hotel in either Cuzco or Sacred Valley
Day 5 – Private Full Day at Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo Tour
Relax and enjoy the scenic landscape as you`re driven through the `Sacred Valley of the Incas`. In Pisac, find beautiful handicrafts made by local Indians, for purchase at the market. Enjoy a lovely lunch at a local restaurant. In the town of Ollantaytambo climb the steps of an imposing Incan fortress.
Day 6 – Travel to base of Machu Picchu.
- Welcome to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and Peru`s most-visited Attraction. The small town of Aguas Calientes, now also known as the Town of Machu Picchu, lies just below the citadel of Machu Picchu, where most visitors stay for the night. The citadel itself has inspired many travelers. Perhaps it`s the mystic quality of the ancient Inca or the heights of the citadels perched above the valley below. Either way, Machu Picchu has inspired generations of travelers and now it`s your turn. Note: Trains to Machu Picchu have a strict one carry-on bag policy (up to 11lbs). Guests can check extra luggage in Cuzco or Sacred Valley hotels and pack an overnight bag.
Accommodation – Sumaq Hotel
- Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel has a surprise for you: Its new premises evoke the Andean past of the Peruvian culture in a faithful manner which is the now the new image of the Machu Picchu hotel. Under the symbolic concept of the chakana or also the Andean cross, the four plants of the hotel have been represented by the 4 natural elements: Air, fire, earth, and water. Come here and enjoy the comfort of a place where you can live and feel the Incan culture.
Day 7 – Visit Machu Picchu
Day 8 – Leave Machu Picchu, Belmond Hotel in Cuzco
Day 9 – Cuzco
- At an altitude of almost 11,200 feet, Cuzco is the point of departure for Machu Picchu. Historic Cuzco reflects the confluence of the Inca and Spanish cultures. Peru`s Andean culture remains alive here with colorful dress and busy markets. *For travelers continuing to Machu Picchu with Avanti, you may leave excess luggage at your hotel and it will be waiting for you upon return from Machu Picchu at your next Avanti hotel in either Cuzco or Sacred Valley
Accommodation – Palacio del Inka Hotel
- Historic conquistador`s 16th century villa just 4 blocks from the main square. Lots of antiques and colonial art.
Day 10- To Puno/Lake Titicaca
- Lake Titicaca, at an altitude of 12,400 ft. is the world highest navigable lake. It is 131 miles long, and is shared by Peru and Bolivia. This very deep, intensely turquoise lake is believed to be the legendary birthplace of the founders of the Inca Empire, as well as the cradle of the Aymara Indian civilization. Puno is the major town on the Peruvian side, and the airport for the region is located in the nearby town of Juliaca
Accommodation – Casa Andina Private Collection
- An inviting hotel at the waters edge of Lake Titicaca built of local materials including stone, wood and clay tiles. It has its own station stop for the train from Cusco, oxygen is available in all the rooms (on request) and a sunny terrace with gardens for some relaxation time. The gourmet restaurant serving local specialties and fresh seafood offers a glass wall offering stunning views of the lake and garden
Day 11 – Puno to Huatajata via Full Day Tour
This Full-day tour from Puno to Huatajata includes hydrofoil cruises to Moon Island and Copacabana, a visit to the Roots Eco Village and an evening experience with the mystic healers of Bolivia.
Accommodation — 1 Night Inca Utama Hotel with All Meals
- Copacabana, Sun and Moon Islands, the Reed Islands, and Andean Roots Cultural Center Tour
- Tiwanaku Ruins and City Tour
- Daily Breakfast
Day 12 – La Paz
- At 11,800 feet, this is the world`s highest capital city. Its combination of Indian and Spanish cultures, and its location in a bowl surrounded by spectacular mountains, make La Paz truly unique.
Accommodations – Hotel Europa
- Elegance, functionality and high technology come together at Hotel Europa to offer highly personalized attention, to make your stay a unique experience you will never forget.
- Members of Preferred Hotel Group and recognized with awards as leader in the Bolivian hotel industry, Europa is proud to work to have the best staff and services in the industry.
Day 13 – Puma Punku/Tiwanaku Half Day Tour
- Crossing the Bolivian High Plateau, arrive to the archaeological site of Tiwanaku (1.580 BC-1.000 AD). These magnificent ruins of Bolivia belong to one of the oldest civilizations in the Americas. The Sun Gate, the Temple of Kalasasaya and the Pyramid of Akapana are the sample of a glorious past. Tiwanaku culture was an agrarian based economy with an estimated population of 115.000 inhabitants. Box lunch and continue to your hotel in La Paz.
Day 14 – Fly home from La paz
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