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Peru, Bolivia & Patagonia Cruise

★ NEW TOUR!From the magic of the Incas to some of nature’s greatest spectacles, discover the wonders of Peru and Bolivia on this scenic adventure. Explore the Sacred Valley, visit Machu Picchu and cruise across Lake Titicaca. Venture across amazing salt flats and spend the night in a salt hotel. Then relax on board a cruise through the Chilean fjords to Buenos Aires.Magnificent Machu PicchuThis amazing tour begins in Lima, where we see all the highlights of this wonderful city, including the famous Larco Museum. We then visit the archaeological ruins of the Incan empire, exploring Cusco, the Sacred Valley and of course, spectacular Machu Picchu. It’s an extremely spiritual place and will take your breath away. And on this cruise tour, we make sure you have plenty of time to enjoy the views of Machu Picchu without the crowds, so you can really soak up the tranquil atmosphere.Lunar landcapes & snow-capped mountainsFrom Peru, we cross immense Lake Titicaca - the highest navigable lake in the world, into Bolivia. We’ll spend time exploring the Sun & Moon Islands with a backdrop of dramatic snow-capped peaks. We also explore La Paz famous for its Indian street market and head to Moon Valley, a stunning lunar landscape with eroded earth pillars. We then fly to Uyuni, gateway to Bolivia's expansive salt lakes and spend a night in a unique salt hotel. As we make our way to San Pedro Atacama, we enjoy diverse desert scenery including geysers & stunning lagoons before crossing the border into Chile and flying to Santiago where we embark our Patagonia cruise.Cruise & TangoCruise the diverse South American coastline with Holland America Line or Princess Cruises (depending on departure dates), docking at wonderful port cities across Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Here the days are yours to plan as you please or you can simply relax on board. Take in the stunning scenery, including the Chilean fjords and Glacier Alley, and round famous Cape Horn, the southern-most point of the South American continent. We finish in the Paris of the South, Buenos Aires where we enjoy a city tour and an amazing tango dinner show.Holland America & Princes Cruises:The cruise portion of the tour may be subject to change, depending on weather conditions.

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy class flights from Australia to South America. Taxes included
  • 3 economy class flights within South America
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $245pp prepaid. On board the cruise there is a tipping surcharge to pay of approximately $14pp US per day

Holland America Line - 1 November 2017 departure

  • Port taxes of $655pp (subject to change)

Princess Cruise -1 January 2018 departure

  • $85 US per cabin on board credit
  • Port taxes of $420pp (subject to change)

Accommodation & Meals

  • 15 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 1 night stay in a nature retreat in Aguas Calientes
  • 1 night stay in a Salt Hotel at the Salar de Uyuni
  • 14 night cruise
  • 31 breakfasts, 18 lunches and 20 dinners, including a group welcome and farewell meals

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based tour director (based on min. of 9 passengers) - excluding cruise
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Sightseeing

Discover the wonders of Peru

  • Travel into the magical Sacred Valley and stop in the small town of Pisac and explore the impressive ruins and lively market.
  • Tour the town and fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo, then visit a house for a taste of local life.
  • Visit a local chicheria. Learn about and taste the traditional chicha and try some of the local delicacy, guinea pig.
  • Explore the patchwork of salt pans at Maras and the elliptical terraces of Moray before visiting the Seminario pottery workshop in Urubamba.
  • Travel by Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes, gateway to Machu Picchu!
  • Feel the magic of the Lost Incan City of Machu Picchu on an in-depth guided tour and enjoy some time to explore the ruins at your own pace.
  • Spend the night in a nature retreat in Aguas Calientes.
  • Travel by Vistadome train to Ollantaytambo. Continue to Cusco by road, stopping at Chinchero for a traditional weaving demonstration.
  • Explore the ancient Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman and the ruins of Incan baths at Tambomachay.
  • Discover Cusco on a walking tour, visiting the 17th century cathedral and Koricancha, the Temple of the Sun.
  • Marvel at the amazing scenery travelling through the High Andes Mountains from Cuzco to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
  • Cruise out to the incredible floating reed Uros Islands, made entirely out of reeds from the lake.

Be amazed by the landscapes and cities of Bolivia

  • Cross Lake Titicaca to Copacabana on the Bolivian side and visit the churches of Pomata, Juli and the Copacabana Cathedral.
  • Travel by hydrofoil on Lake Titicaca to visit Moon and Sun Island and enjoy lunch and magical alpine views of the Andes.
  • Discover beautiful La Paz on a city tour including San Francisco Church, Plaza Murillo, the famous Witches Market, and a ride on the Teleferico Cable Car for panoramic views.
  • Venture out to the incredible Valle de la Luna and marvel at the amazing moon-like landscape.
  • Stop at the historic train cemetery near Uyuni and see the last train to be held up by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
  • Cross the incredible Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat. The massive, flat and blindingly white expanse is one of the world's true natural wonders and is the place to go if you're into creative photography.
  • Spend the night in a hotel made entirely of salt blocks extracted from the Salar de Uyuni.
  • Be amazed by the myriad of wildlife journeying through remote southern Bolivia towards the Chilean border.
  • Make your way into the Atacama Desert via a diverse range of scenery, including Laguna Colorado, Laguna Verde and the geysers at Sol de Manana.

Colours of Chile

  • Spend a day at leisure exploring or relaxing in the desert town of San Pedro de Atacama, in the heart of some of Chile's most spectacular scenery.
  • Tour the vibrant portside town of Valparaiso and the garden city of Vina del Mar.
  • Cruise the spectacular Chilean Fjords in luxury and round Cape Horn.

Tango the night away in Buenos Aires

  • Discover the grand city of Buenos Aires on a city tour, including the colourful La Boca district, the impressive Recoleta Cemetery where Eva Peron is buried, and a visit to the stunning Colon Theatre.
  • Experience Argentina's famous Tango at a dinner show and lesson in Buenos Aires.

Please Note:Once on the cruise, there is no sightseeing included as part of your Bunnik Tour. Should you like to book sightseeing (shore excursions) from the ship, this will need to be either pre-booked via the Holland America Line or Princess Cruiseswebsite, or on board.

Please Note:On the cruise breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served in the main dining room. Holland America Line and Princess cruises do have specialty restaurants that can be enjoyed for a small surcharge. Meals are included when in port, but only available on the ship. If you decide to take a day tour or leave the ship you will need to purchase your own meals.

Tour Provider Bunnik Tours
Number of Days
34
Price From
AUD $17,495
Start Location
End Location
Age Range
Avg. 100+
Group Size
1 to 20
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Rail, Small Marine/Cruise
Physical Rating
Moderate
Incudes Flights
Yes
ItineraryExpand
Itinerary Princess

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary for departure 1 January 2018

Day 1. Depart Australia - Arrive Lima

Bienvenido a Peru and its capital city, Lima! Meet your fellow travellers this afternoon for a welcome cocktail.The evening is yours to enjoy at leisure. Peru is famous for its cuisine, Ceviche in particular, so why not try some with a Pisco Sour at one of the city's many good restaurants?

Day 2. Lima - Sacred Valley

We fly to Cusco and travel into the incredible Sacred Valley of the Incas, stopping to visit the impressive ruins and lively market of Pisac. Tonight we enjoy a group welcome dinner. [B,D]

Day 3. Sacred Valley

This morning we tour the town and fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo, then visit a house for a taste of local life. We’ll visit the patchwork of terraced salt ponds at Maras and the elliptical terraces of Moray before stopping at the Seminario pottery workshop in Urubamba. [B]

Special Experience: Stop at a chicheria to enjoy a traditional chicha and taste some guinea pig - the local delicacy!

Day 4. Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

A magical day as we travel by Vistadome train through the Sacred Valley to the legendary Lost City of the Incas - Machu Picchu! We'll take an in-depth guided tour before enjoying some time at leisure to explore further. [B,D]

Day 5. Machu Picchu - Cusco

Why not return to Machu Picchu for an optional second visit this morning? Later we travel back to Ollantaytambo by train and visit Chinchero for a traditional weaving demonstration. We'll then continue to Cusco by road. [B]

Day 6. Cusco

Our day begins at the fascinating fortress of Sacsayhuaman and the Incan baths of Tambomachay. We then take a walking tour of the city, including the 17th century Cathedral of Santo Domingo and Koricancha, the Temple of the Sun, considered the most spectacular temple of the Incan empire. [B]

Day 7. Cusco

Enjoy a day at leisure in the ancient capital of the Incan empire. Why not visit the buzzing San Pedro Market or stroll through the streets of the picturesque Barrio de San Blas neighbourhood? [B]

Day 8. Cusco - Lake Titicaca

Marvel at the amazing scenery as we travel through the majestic High Andes Mountains to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Here we visit the incredible floating Uros Islands, made entirely out of reeds from the lake. [B]

Day 9. Lake Titicaca - La Paz

We cross the lake to Copacabana on the Bolivian side and visit the churches of Pomata, Juli and the Copacabana cathedral.

Special Experience: Cruise across the highest freshwater lake in the world by hydrofoil, visiting Moon Island and enjoying lunch at an archaeological restaurant on Sun Island.

This afternoon we travel to La Paz, Bolivia’s capital. [B,L]

Day 10. La Paz

We discover the city on a sightseeing tour, including a visit to the San Francisco Colonial Church, Plaza Murillo, a typical Indian street market, and the famous Witches’ Markets. We’ll also see the natural wonder of Moon Valley, with its incredible moon-like landscape. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. [B]

Day 11. La Paz - Uyuni

Today we fly to Uyuni, gateway to Bolivia’s spectacular salt lakes. On the way into town we’ll visit the historic train cemetery. This is the resting place of the last train to be held up by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. [B,L,D]

Day 12. Uyuni - Tahua

We depart for Tahua and cross the incredible Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat, stopping to visit the salt pyramids, Incahuasi Island and the tiny one-street town of Colchani. We’ll also visit the Coquesa Mummies at the foot of the Thunupa Volcano. [B,L,D]

Special Experience: Spend the night in a salt hotel, created from blocks of salt extracted from the Salar de Uyuni.

Day 13. Tahua - Ojo de Perdiz

As we travel to Ojo de Perdiz, keep an eye out for the flamingos dotting the various salt lagoons. We’ll also visit Fish Island and the Devil’s and Galaxy Caves. Devil's Cave is actually a pre-Incan cemetery dating back to between 500-800AD, while Galaxy Cave was only recently discovered in 2002 and features fascinating fossilised algae hanging from its roof. [B,L,D]

Day 14. Ojo de Perdiz - San Pedro de Atacama

Today we make our way to San Pedro de Atacama across a diverse range of scenery, via the Siloli Desert, the Laguna Colorada and the geysers of Sol de Manana. We’ll see the majestic Green and White Lagoons before crossing the border into Chile. [B,L]

Day 15. San Pedro de Atacama

Enjoy the day at leisure in this picturesque desert city, in the heart of some of Chile's most spectacular scenery, to relax or explore. [B]

Day 16. San Pedro de Atacama - Santiago

This morning we transfer to Calama airport for our afternoon flight to Santiago. [B]

Days 17-31. Cruising with Princess Cruises

We travel from Santiago to the colourful port town of Valparaiso via the garden city of Vina Del Mar. We'll then make our way to the port to boardtheEmerald Princess cruise ship. [B,D]

Tour highlights of this 14-nightPrincess Cruise include Puerto Montt, Amalia Glacier, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Cape Horn, Falkland Islands (weather permitting), Puerto Madryn, Montevideo & Buenos Aires

Day 17. Embark Cruise: Vina del Mar, Chile [B,D]
Day 18. Cruising at sea
Day 19. Puerto Montt, Chile
Day 20. Cruising at sea
Day 21. Scenic Cruising, Amalia Glacier, Chile
Day 22.Punta Arenas, Chile
Day 23. Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 24. Scenic Cruising, Cape Horn
Day 25. Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (weather permitting)
Day 26. Cruising at sea
Day 27. Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Day 28. Cruising at sea
Day 29. Montevideo, Uruguay
Day 30. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Except for embarkation/disembarkation days, Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included daily while cruising. The cruise itinerary may change due to local conditions subject to the cruise line’s discretion.

Day 31. Disembark Cruise: Buenos Aires, Argentina

After disembarking we discover Buenos Aires on a sightseeing tour that includes the Plaza de Mayo, the impressive Recoleta Cemetery - burial place of Eva Peron, and Caminito Street in the vibrant La Boca district. We’ll also visit the opulent Colon Theatre, ranked the third best opera house in the world. Don your dancing shs tonight for a traditional tango lesson, then enjoy a lively dinner and show.[B.D]

Day 32. Depart Buenos Aires

Today we bid farewell to Argentina and begin our journey home. [B]

Day 33. In Transit

Day 34. Arrive in Australia

Itinerary HAL

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary for departure 1 November 2017

Day 1. Depart Australia - Arrive Lima

Bienvenido a Peru and its capital city, Lima! Meet your fellow travellers this afternoon for a welcome cocktail.The evening is yours to enjoy at leisure. Peru is famous for its cuisine, Ceviche in particular, so why not try some with a Pisco Sour at one of the city's many good restaurants?

Day 2. Lima - Sacred Valley

We fly to Cusco and travel into the incredible Sacred Valley of the Incas, stopping to visit the impressive ruins and lively market of Pisac. Tonight we enjoy a group welcome dinner. [B,D]

Day 3. Sacred Valley

This morning we tour the town and fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo, then visit a house for a taste of local life. We’ll visit the patchwork of terraced salt ponds at Maras and the elliptical terraces of Moray before stopping at the Seminario pottery workshop in Urubamba. [B]

Special Experience: Stop at a chicheria to enjoy a traditional chicha and taste some guinea pig - the local delicacy!

Day 4. Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

A magical day as we travel by Vistadome train through the Sacred Valley to the legendary Lost City of the Incas - Machu Picchu! We'll take an in-depth guided tour before enjoying some time at leisure to explore further. [B,D]

Day 5. Machu Picchu - Cusco

Why not return to Machu Picchu for an optional second visit this morning? Later we travel back to Ollantaytambo by train and visit Chinchero for a traditional weaving demonstration. We'll then continue to Cusco by road. [B]

Day 6. Cusco

Our day begins at the fascinating fortress of Sacsayhuaman and the Incan baths of Tambomachay. We then take a walking tour of the city, including the 17th century Cathedral of Santo Domingo and Koricancha, the Temple of the Sun, considered the most spectacular temple of the Incan empire. [B]

Day 7. Cusco

Enjoy a day at leisure in the ancient capital of the Incan empire. Why not visit the buzzing San Pedro Market or stroll through the streets of the picturesque Barrio de San Blas neighbourhood? [B]

Day 8. Cusco - Lake Titicaca

Marvel at the amazing scenery as we travel through the majestic High Andes Mountains to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Here we visit the incredible floating Uros Islands, made entirely out of reeds from the lake. [B]

Day 9. Lake Titicaca - La Paz

We cross the lake to Copacabana on the Bolivian side and visit the churches of Pomata, Juli and the Copacabana cathedral.

Special Experience: Cruise across the highest freshwater lake in the world by hydrofoil, visiting Moon Island and enjoying lunch at an archaeological restaurant on Sun Island.

This afternoon we travel to La Paz, Bolivia’s capital. [B,L]

Day 10. La Paz

We discover the city on a sightseeing tour, including a visit to the San Francisco Colonial Church, Plaza Murillo, a typical Indian street market, and the famous Witches’ Markets. We’ll also see the natural wonder of Moon Valley, with its incredible moon-like landscape. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. [B]

Day 11. La Paz - Uyuni

Today we fly to Uyuni, gateway to Bolivia’s spectacular salt lakes. On the way into town we’ll visit the historic train cemetery. This is the resting place of the last train to be held up by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. [B,L,D]

Day 12. Uyuni - Tahua

We depart for Tahua and cross the incredible Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat, stopping to visit the salt pyramids, Incahuasi Island and the tiny one-street town of Colchani. We’ll also visit the Coquesa Mummies at the foot of the Thunupa Volcano. [B,L,D]

Special Experience: Spend the night in a salt hotel, created from blocks of salt extracted from the Salar de Uyuni.

Day 13. Tahua - Ojo de Perdiz

As we travel to Ojo de Perdiz, keep an eye out for the flamingos dotting the various salt lagoons. We’ll also visit Fish Island and the Devil’s and Galaxy Caves. Devil's Cave is actually a pre-Incan cemetery dating back to between 500-800AD, while Galaxy Cave was only recently discovered in 2002 and features fascinating fossilised algae hanging from its roof. [B,L,D]

Day 14. Ojo de Perdiz - San Pedro de Atacama

Today we make our way to San Pedro de Atacama across a diverse range of scenery, via the Siloli Desert, the Laguna Colorada and the geysers of Sol de Manana. We’ll see the majestic Green and White Lagoons before crossing the border into Chile. [B,L]

Day 15. San Pedro de Atacama

Enjoy the day at leisure in this picturesque desert city, in the heart of some of Chile's most spectacular scenery, to relax or explore. [B]

Day 16. San Pedro de Atacama - Santiago

This morning we transfer to Calama airport for our afternoon flight to Santiago. [B]

Days 17-31. Cruising with Holland America Line

We travel from Santiago to the colourful port town of Valparaiso via the garden city of Vina Del Mar. We'll then make our way to the port to board theHolland America ms Zaandam cruise ship. [B,D]

Tour highlights of this 14-night Holland America cruise include Puerto Montt, Puerto Chacabuco, Chilean Fjords, Canal Sarmiento, Punta Arenas, Cockburn & Beagle Channels, Glacier Alley, Ushuaia, Cape Horn, Falkland Islands (weather permitting), Montevideo & Buenos Aires.

Day 17. Embark Cruise: Vina del Mar, Chile [B,D]
Day 18. Cruising at sea
Day 19. Puerto Montt, Chile
Day 20. Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
Day 21. Chilean fjords
Day 22. Canal Sarmiento
Day 23. Strait Of Magellan, Punta Arenas, Cockburn Channel, Beagle Channel
Day 24. Glacier Alley, Ushuaia
Day 25. Scenic Cruising, Cape Horn
Day 26. Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (weather permitting)
Day 27. Cruising at sea
Day 28. Cruising at sea
Day 29. Montevideo, Uruguay
Day 30. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Except for embarkation/disembarkation days, Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included daily while cruising. The cruise itinerary may change due to local conditions subject to the cruise line’s discretion.

Day 31. Disembark Cruise: Buenos Aires, Argentina

After disembarking we discover Buenos Aires on a sightseeing tour that includes the Plaza de Mayo, the impressive Recoleta Cemetery - burial place of Eva Peron, and Caminito Street in the vibrant La Boca district. We’ll also visit the opulent Colon Theatre, ranked the third best opera house in the world. Don your dancing shs tonight for a traditional tango lesson, then enjoy a lively dinner and show.[B.D]

Day 32. Depart Buenos Aires

Today we bid farewell to Argentina and begin our journey home. [B]

Day 33. In Transit

Day 34. Arrive in Australia