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Peru & Bolivia - 2018

Welcome to Peru and Bolivia! You'll find archaeological wonders set amidst natural masterpieces including the majestic Andean Mountains and the largest Salt Flat in the world. Discover Lima's colonial heritage and see why the "City of Kings" is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Savor the exquisite cuisine of Peru, which has been awarded the top food travel destination in the world four years in a row. Explore Andean art forms and the local way of life from ancient times through present day during your stay in the Sacred Valley. Participate in workshops that teach you traditional agricultural methods and learn about local music and dance. Witness a Paso horse show. Travel by train to Machu Picchu. Spend a night at the base of this "Lost City of the Incas" in a luxury hotel and enjoy an exclusive culinary demonstration. Meet the indigenous Uros people of the floating islands on Lake Titicaca. Cross Lake Titicaca on a catamaran cruise. Climb ancient Inca steps on Sun Island. In Bolivia visit the highest altitude capital city in the world, La Paz, and ride a cable car up the mountainside. Spend 2 nights in one of the most unique accommodations, a hotel built with salt bricks. Explore the captivating Uyuni Salt Flats by 4x4 jeep. One experience tops another as you check off your bucket list!


13 breakfasts
13 lunches
13 dinners
Learn centuries-old Andean textile methods at a living museum.
Explore the colorful markets of Peru & Bolivia, including the famous Pisac village market.
Delight in a Peruvian Paso horse show.
Enjoy panoramic views of La Paz on a cable car ride high above the city.
Tour Provider Collette
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $8,419
Start Location
Lima, Peru
End Location
La Paz, Peru
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
1 to 44
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Moderate to Challenging
Tour departure dates
04 Apr 201918 Apr 2019GuaranteedAUD $8,419
Lima, Peru - Tour Begins
Peru and Bolivia hold many surprises for those willing to make the journey. Let us show you what these countries have to offer. This adventure begins with a late arrival in Lima, the "City of Kings."
Discover Lima's fascinating history during a tour through the historic city center (UNESCO). Admire the artwork at San Francisco Monastery and enter the catacombs. View the Government Center, the elegant Cathedral at Plaza de Armas, an abundance of colonial architecture, and the fashionable suburbs of San Isidro and Miraflores for insight into the daily life of the Lime os. Then it's on to the Archbishop's Palace where we have reserved the balcony exclusively for you to witness the changing of the guard. This evening, visit the Larco Museum, a former mansion built on the site of a pre-Columbian temple. The museum's collection features over 3,000 years of ceramic, textile and precious metal artifacts. Later, enjoy a sumptuous welcome dinner on the grounds of the museum.
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Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley of the Incas
Fly to Cuzco. From here we travel through the Andes to the majestic Sacred Valley of the Incas, once the agricultural center of their grand empire. Learn the centuries-old methods of spinning, dyeing and weaving textiles during a visit to Awana Kancha, a living museum of the Peruvian Andes. Stop in Pisac village to browse the colorful handicraft market. Visit a local hacienda for a farm-to-table lunch along with a Paso horse show. The Peruvian Paso has been declared a Cultural Heritage of Peru and you are sure to be impressed by the regal performance. Settle in this evening at your hotel in the heart of the Sacred Valley.
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Sacred Valley of the Incas - Ollantaytambo - Sacred Valley
This morning, visit the spectacular Ollantaytambo ruins, the only Incan settlement continually inhabited since its inception. A uniquely terraced complex topped with carved stone panels, these ruins reflect ancient Incan architecture and heritage. Then we travel to the Pablo Seminario Ceramic Studio where you'll get first-hand knowledge of this internationally-renowned artist's techniques. Experience the lifestyle of the modern Andean people and delve into their culture when you visit a nearby Quechua community and interact with the locals. Get a true taste of their daily life when participating in small group workshops that teach you traditional methods of growing, harvesting and weaving. Celebrate their culture as you learn their dances and listen to their musical instruments before enjoying a home-hosted lunch of local specialties.
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Sacred Valley of the Incas - Machu Picchu
Climb aboard the Machu Picchu Vistadome train for breathtaking views through domed windows as you ride through the Andes to the "Lost City of the Incas." Hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungle, Machu Picchu is considered the most spectacular sight in South America. Spend the afternoon with your guide uncovering the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight, stay at the base of Machu Picchu to further soak up its atmosphere. Attend an exclusive culinary demonstration before enjoying an award-winning tasting menu at your resort.
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Machu Picchu - Cuzco
During free time this morning you may take an optional tour to Machu Picchu to view the sunrise; or, explore the local markets in Aguas Calientes on your own. Return via Vistadome train to the Sacred Valley and visit the Sacred Valley Brewing Company, a nonprofit brewery created to support a local orphanage. Taste these Andean-inspired craft beers and learn about the brewery's efforts to support the community. Afterwards, continue to Cuzco.
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This morning, it's your choice! Follow a local guide on a walking tour of the city from your hotel. Or, board your coach for a comprehensive tour of the city's main sites. Both trips take you on a journey through this former Incan capital to experience the architectural legacy visible in the Cathedral, Santo Domingo and Plaza de Armas, and the central market. Enjoy the afternoon to explore Cuzco on your own. Later, gather together and travel above the city to discover the important sacred Incan ruins of Sacsayhuaman Fortress. Enjoy a toast at sunset while overlooking the city. Return to Cuzco where you are treated to an authentic dinner highlighting local flavors along with a traditional folkloric performance.
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Cuzco - Puno - Uros Floating Islands
This morning, fly to Puno. Known as the birthplace of the Inca Empire, ancient legends say that life began here on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Meet the people who call this place home and discover the history of this region as you explore the village center. Then, embark on an afternoon cruise to the floating islands of the Uros people of Lake Titicaca. Walk on the spongy surface made from compacted beds of tortora reeds, meet the locals and learn about their lifestyle. Arrive at your lakeside hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.
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Puno- Copacabana- Lake Titicaca Cruise- Sun Island- La Paz, Bolivia
Today your journey* to Bolivia begins. Arrive at the lakeside town of Copacabana. Visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana and see the statue of the patron saint of Bolivia, La Virgen de la Candelaria. Explore the main square and local market before boarding a catamaran cruise to the sacred and legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire, Isla del Sol (Sun Island). The Titicaca region, steeped in tradition and folklore, remains the center of Incan legends which you will experience first-hand upon arriving on the island. Climb the ancient Inca steps and see ruins dating back to the Inca period circa 15th century AD. Walk along agricultural terraces and take in the spectacular views of Lake Titicaca during your visit to the Inti Wata Cultural Complex. Experience a Shaman blessing on a cliff overlooking the lake. Your visit to Sun Island closes with an authentic sailing experience when you board a traditional Titicaca vessel for a panoramic viewing of the ruins of the Pilkokaina Inca Palace. You can even get hands-on and help to row back to your catamaran. This evening, arrive in La Paz, the highest altitude capital city in the world. This special place is recognized as one of the seven urban wonders of the world.
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La Paz
Situated at nearly 12,000 feet above sea level, La Paz is located in a valley at the foothills of the Andes mountain range. Begin your day with a visit to Moon Valley, a maze of canyons, giant spires and geological formations. It is said that Moon Valley was actually named by astronaut Neil Armstrong after he likened the area to the lunar landscape. Continue to the city center where you will see the main square, Plaza Murillo, surrounded by La Paz Cathedral, Presidential Palace and the Congress building. Then it's your choice! Visit the Gold Museum, with its impressive collection of pre-Columbian precious metals, some dating back 3,000 years. Or visit Casa Pedro Murillo, the former home of the martyr of Bolivian Independence, and see the immense collection of artifacts, colonial art, furniture, and musical instruments. This afternoon take in the magnificent views of La Paz while on an exhilarating cable car ride high above the city. Venture into the famous Witches Market and mingle with the locals buying supplies for ritual ceremonies and offerings to the Pachamama (Mother Earth). Gather with your fellow travelers this evening for a cocktail reception before enjoying some traditional Bolivian cuisine.
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La Paz - Uyuni
Fly to Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world. Upon arrival, you will be whisked away in 4x4 vehicles to tour the spectacular salt flat. Visit the Train Cemetery where the remains of 19th- and 20th-century steam locomotives have come to rest. Continue to the village of Colchani to meet a local artisanal salt factory owner and observe first-hand the traditional methods of salt extraction. At Incahuasi Island, situated in the middle of the salt flat, marvel at the hundreds of cacti, some dating back thousands of years. You are in for a treat when you enjoy a picnic lunch in the middle of the salt flats! Arrive for your 2-night stay in a one-of-a-kind hotel made completely of salt bricks. Your evening is at leisure to enjoy your unique accommodations or perhaps you will select an optional salt flats stargazing experience.
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Enjoy a relaxing morning before returning to explore the salt flats this afternoon. Arrive at the village of Chantani, located at the base of Tunupa Volcano, and visit the local museum and ancient burial ground. Your local guide and driver will assist in creating a memorable perspective photo shoot, a popular way of recording your time spent on the salt flats. Toast to the end of your visit to Uyuni with a sunset reception on the salt flats.
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Uyuni - La Paz
Fly back to La Paz and spend an afternoon at leisure. Join your fellow travelers this evening for a farewell dinner showcasing Bolivian fusion cuisine.
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La Paz - Tour Ends
As your tour comes to a close, reflect on your amazing Andean adventure.
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