Peru And Bolivia Luxury Express (11 Days)
Why you'll love this trip
If you only have little time and you want to visit the main attractions of Peru and Bolivia in the most comfortable way, then this is a possible trip for you. This trip was originally created for a group of very kind Thai doctors and, since then, more Asian families and people from other parts of the world have used it as a reference. On this trip you visit Lima, the mysterious Nasca Lines, Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu, La Paz and the Salt Flats of Uyuni. If you had more time, you could add a luxury train ride to Lake Titicaca and travel to Bolivia from there.
Example trip itinerary
Day 1. Arrival to Lima
Welcome to Peru and the City of Kings! Upon your arrival a member of our staff waits for you to take you to your hotel in Miraflores. Welcome to the City of Kings!
Day 2. Flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines
In the morning, you travel along the coast for 3.5 hours until reaching the Pisco airport from where you start the 1h45m overflight of the Nazca Lines. These mysterious figures drawn in the desert floor are approximately 2000 years old and historians and archaeologists keep the debate on how they originated. You see 13 figures: a hummingbird, a whale, a monkey and a condor, among others. We return to Lima in the afternoon. (B)
Day 3. Lima and flight to Cusco
Today you visit the Larco museum, one of the top 50 museums of the world. Its new galleries display the best and most complete collection of Peruvian gold and silver together with its famous collection of erotic pottery. Your private guide then takes you to the historical center of Lima to visit the Main Square, the Government Palace, the Cathedral and a convent while sharing personal stories about our past and present. You have some free time for lunch and then are transferred to the airport to take the flight to Cusco. You are then welcomed by your local guide and check in to your hotel to acclimatize. (B)
Day 4. Walking tour in Cusco and Inca towns of the Valley
In the morning, we take a walking tour in Cusco with stops at the Main Square, the Cathedral, the temple of the Sun, the 12-angle stone, the San Pedro market, and San Blas neighborhood. On our way to the Sacred Valley of the Incas we stop at the impressive Sacsayhuaman Inca ruins with enormous stones and a place where you can see different types of llamas and alpacas. After lunch, we visit the Inca fortress and authentic Inca town of Ollantaytambo. In this beautiful town, local people still live in stone houses that were once built by the Incas and the water system that runs through the tiny streets is still intact. (B, L)
Day 5. Salt, Circular Terraces and train to Machu Picchu
Today we visit Maras, a picturesque colonial village surrounded by beautiful landscapes. We visit the scenic salt quarries and discover their history. The community is still mining salt in the same way they did in pre-Incan times. From here we go to the archeological site of Moray with its circular terraces which had the function of an experimental agricultural center. After lunch you enjoy a beautiful train-ride along the Urubamba River to the town of Machu Picchu (1,5h). We arrive and then take a 25-minute bus ride on an ascending zigzag road to spend the night at the only hotel located next to the world wonder, the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge. (B, L)
Day 6. Machu Picchu, the Lost city of the Incas
Your hotel is only a few steps away from the entrance of Machu Picchu, so you are certainly one of the first to enter and enjoy this enigmatic city. With your guide, you visit the temples, terraces and sacred fountains. After this, you have the chance to hike up to the Huayna Picchu Mountain to have a better view of the Sanctuary and all the mountains that surround it. In the afternoon you return to Cusco (by train and private transport). (B)
Day 7. The Rainbow Mountain
We start early today with our tour to the Rainbow Mountain. First, we go to Qollasuyo, the southern part of the old land of the Quechuas, then we pass through Pitumarca where you see a colonial bridge. We continue through the road through small towns until we reach the Hanchipata community, where we start the hike ascending for 3 hours. During this walk, we have the opportunity to see the different types of South American camelids. Upon reaching the red hill, we have time to contemplate and take pictures of the beautiful colorful mountain landscape. Finally, you descend for 1 hour and head back to Cusco with one stop for lunch. (B, L)
Day 8. Flight to Bolivia, City tour in La Paz
You are transferred to the airport for your flight to La Paz, in Bolivia, located at 3600 m. In the afternoon, your local guide takes you to visit the wonder city in half a day, enjoying the most important highlights that La Paz has to offer in its streets. Tour begins with pick up from the hotel to visit the mystical Witches’ Market, the San Francisco church, Plaza Murillo observing the Executive Palace, Legislative Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral and the Killi Killi viewpoint that offers a strategic view of the city. The visit continues through the Cable Car in the skies to obtain a different perspective of the city. We end the day with an ‘out-of-this-world’ visit to the Valley of the Moon. (B)
Day 9. The Salt flats of Uyuni by 4X4
A short morning flight takes you to Uyuni. Upon arrival you can start you tour to the salt flats of Uyuni. Our first stop is at the train cemetery where you can see old steam locomotives, and then we continue to the town of Colchani where we appreciate the process and handicrafts made of salt. We also visit the salt hotel (salt museum). Our lunch is served somewhere in the middle of the salt flats and we also visit the Incahuasi Island (rocky island in the middle of the salt) where giant cactus grow. We sleep at the Palacio de Sal hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 10. Salt and colorful lagoons by 4X4 and flight to La Paz
We start off the day with the small, colorful lagoons of Canapa, Hedionda, Chiarkhota and Honda. We visit the stone tree. Lunch on route. We are transferred to the airport to take the flight back to La Paz. Upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel in the buzzling town of La Paz. (B, L)
Day 11. Departure
Transfer to the airport for your international flight. (B)
- Activities & Entrances:
- Overflight of the Nasca Lines (shared service)
- Larco museum and city tour in Lima (private service)
- City tour in Cusco and Ollantaytambo (private service)
- Tour to Maras and Moray (private service)
- Tour to Machu Picchu (private service)
- Tour to the Rainbow Mountain (private service)
- City tour in La Paz (private service)
- Tour to Uyuni salt flats for 2 days and 1 night (private service)
- All entrances, guide and tickets for all the places.
- All transfers to/from airports and train/bus stations.
- Private transportation from Lima to Pisco round trip
- Flight from Lima to Cusco
- Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes round trip
- Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu round trip
- Flight from Cusco to La Paz
- Flight from La Paz to Uyuni round trip
This trip includes comfortable, boutique and luxury hotels
Cusco: Casa Cartagena
Urubamba: Tambo del Inca
Aguas Calientes: Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge
La Paz: Casa de Piedra Boutique
Uyuni: Palacio de Sal y Mallcu Cueva
- All breakfasts (at the hotels)
- Other meals mentioned in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Professional local English-speaking guides in each location
- Support from Vamos Expeditions staff 24/7
- Other food not mentioned above (our guides will give you good advice on where to eat well)
- Travel insurance.
- Personal expenses, extra activities and tips.
- International flights.
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