11 Day Uyuni and Andes Tour
Day 1 - Arrival in La Paz, Bolivia
Welcome to Bolivia! After gathering your luggage you will be met by your private guide and escorted to your hotel to acclimatize and recharge after your flight. Optional upgrade depending upon arrival time: Private La Paz City Tour – highlights include a visit to the colonial city center, Plaza Murilllo, Basilica of San Francisco and incredible overlooks of this Andean valley city at 12,000 feet.
Day 2 - La Paz to Uyuni Salt Flats
In the morning you will be transferred to the La Paz Airport for your flight to the town of Uyuni. Upon arrival in Uyuni and with your private guide and driver you will depart for ghost mining town Pulacayo to step into a world of riches and despair in Bolivia's industrial history. By the early afternoon you will have arrived on the Salt Flats to meet your personal staff and airstream campers for lunch. The late afternoon and evening is spent exploring the playa, relaxing and taking in this incredible place.
Day 3 - Private Uyuni Salt Flats Experience
After a hearty breakfast, you will set navigation across the playa to the nearby Tunupa volcano for a 4X4 experience to a set of caves that serve as a burial chamber that houses mummies of the local Aymara culture of millennia's past. Following lunch prepared by your personal staff, you will visit one of the numerous island microsystems that rise above the playa. The evening is spent enjoying the sunset and a wonderful dinner.
Day 4 - Uyuni to La Paz
In the morning you will say farewell to the Salt Flats and travel back to the airport at Uyuni for your flight to La Paz. Upon arrival to La Paz, you will be taken to your hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a private La Paz City Tour. highlights include Ha visit to the colonial city center, Plaza Murilllo, Basilica of San Francisco and incredible overlooks of this Andean valley city at 12,000 feet.
Day 5 - LaPaz to Puno
Early this morning you will be picked up by your guide, driver and travel group for the drive to Copacabana, a small town on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Board a hydrofoil to navigate to Sun Island for lunch and exploration. By mid-afternoon you will continue by vehicle crossing into Peru, arriving to your lakeshore hotel by early evening to rest and enjoy the sunset.
Day 6 - The Islands of Lake Titicaca
Today you will navigate Lake Titicaca on the Peruvian side (shared boat). First visit the floating islands of Uros, where local families build not just their houses but also boats and whole islands out of reeds. You’ll then visit the natural island of Taquile where you will enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, your boat will bring you back to your hotel in Puno.
Day 7 - Lake Titicaca to Cuzco
Wake up early for your scenic ride aboard a comfortable bus from Puno to Cuzco. This overland route takes you through stunning scenery and past historical sites. Upon arrival to Cuzco, you’ll have the evening free to begin exploring this historically rich Andean city, or to simply relax and enjoy your hotel.
Day 8 - Private Half Day Cuzco City Tour
During your tour of Cuzco, the capital of the Incan Empire, you'll visit Sacsayhuaman, an immense Incan complex with impressive stonework; Koricancha, one of the most important Incan temples (the walls were once actually coated in gold!); and Cuzco's Cathedral where you'll learn about the Cuzco School of Art.
Day 9 - Private Sacred Valley Tour
Your Sacred Valley tour will include visits to the ancient circular agricultural terraces of Moray, the salt mines at Maras, and the ruins and village of Ollantaytambo. Departing from Ollantaytambo, enjoy a scenic train ride through the Sacred Valley to the town of Machu Picchu where you will stay in your hotel at Aguas Calientes.
Day 10 - Private Machu Picchu Tour
Uncover the secrets of Machu Picchu during a guided tour of this Incan citadel. You'll visit the most important parts of the ruins to learn how and why they were constructed. After the tour, you'll have time to further explore the ruins or sit back and enjoy the magic of Machu Picchu. You can also hike to the top of Huayna Picchu for a bird's eye view of the ruins. The steep path takes about an hour and a half to ascend. Departing from Machu Picchu town, enjoy a train ride to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival at the train station you will be met and transferred to your Cuzco hotel.
Day 11 - International Departure
You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Cuzco airport for your flight to Lima. (Optional recommended excursion) - Depending on the time of your international flight out a private tour of Lima's key sites can be arranged. You will visit the Larco Archaeological Museum, the San Francisco Monastery and its catacombs, Lima's historic colonial squares, and the picturesque waterfront district Miraflores.
Experience the best of the Andean highlands, travelling from the Uyuni Salt Flats to the Islands of Lake Titicaca. The expedition culminates with the inspiring ruins at Machu Picchu.
2 nights in La Paz, 2 nights on the Uyuni Salt Flats, 2 nights in Lake Titicaca, 3 nights in Cuzco, 1 night in Machu Picchu town
- Privately guided daily tours
- In-depth exploration of Machu Picchu
- Remarkable views of Lake Titicaca from the Bolivian and Peruvian perspective
- Witness exclusive and magical sunsets and sunrises from the Uyuni Salt Flats
11 Day Tour from $5,690 per person
- 8 nights in our preferred properties hand selected for comfort, convenience and quality
- 2 nights in fully-serviced luxury Airstream Campers with exclusive access to sleep in remote areas of the Uyuni Salt Flats with your own personal chef
- Privately guided tours with your own personal guide and driver
- All private airport transfers with English speaking assistance
- Roundtrip Vistadome train to Machu Picchu Pueblo and the bus to ruins with the company of your private guide to ensure a seamless journey
- All required entrance fees
- All breakfasts
- 24hr support
- All taxes
When to Visit Machu Picchu
Some would call this the shoulder season, yet we call it the ideal; The blend between weather, crowds and local happenings. As the Andes mountains comes out of its wet season (December to February), the green fields come alive with large families harvesting Andean potatoes and corn. The vacation season for North America has not yet arrived during this time, so the visitors to the region are a fraction of what they are in June through August. While tolerating some sporatdic showers in March and maybe early April, the days are sunny and crisp, and the landscape is green.
Millenia of Agricultural domestication by early Pre-colombian societies of the Andes created tubers and grains that continue to power modern societies. Earth would not be able to sustain seven billion people without the achievemennts of Andean agriculturalists. The Andes were also blessed to border the Amazon basin and the bountiful Peruvian coast where sophisticated trading routes allowed for kingdoms high in the mountains to enjoy the rich variety of fruits, nuts and seafood from far off lands. Today, traditional Andean cuisine is being continued by humble indigenous families, while the young modern chefs of Peru's urban centers are taking it to international acclaim.
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