Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel update

Bolivia and Peru - A Journey to The Land of The Incas

Bolivia and Peru - A Journey to The Land of The Incas 1800 , 14 Days
Share this

Feel the hypnotic rhythm of South America  - it's soaked in mysticism, it's lurking behind the misty peaks of the Andes, it's in the chaotic local markets, in the smiles of the locals, in their curious customs and the patterns of their colourful clothing.  

During this tour we will explore two of South America's jewels - Bolivia and Peru. We will start our journey in La Paz - a modern and captivating city, where you can take the "subway in the sky", buy llama fetuses, used by the locals as an offering to mother earth or Pachamama and visit a coca museum. The charms and superstitions continue to follow us on our visit to the sacred lake Titicaca and its Island of the Moon and Island of the Sun - the birthplace of the Inca. In Peru we will dive deeper in the history  of  the legendary Inca and reach the highlight of the tour - their lost city of Machu Picchu. The awe-invoking citadel has long been a symbol of the power of the Inca empire and is now a playground of inspired hikers, curious tourists from all over the world and just as curious fluffy llamas willing to take a selfie with the visitors. 
 
♦ La Paz - the highest capital in the world
♦ Lake Titicaca - often called "the holy lake", it's the highest navigable lake in the world
♦ The Sacred Valley of the Incas - a valley in Peru that contains many Inca ruins
Machu Picchu - a 15th-century Inca citadel, one of the new 7 wonders of the world

Day 1. Arrival in La Paz (Bolivia)
Arrival in La Paz and transfer to your hotel for overnight.-/-/-

Day 2. Free day in La Paz
Free day to explore the city on your own. B/-/-

Day 3. Walking tour of La Paz
After breakfast at the hotel, we embark on a walking tour around the city. We will visit the historic area of La Paz City, Murillo Square (administrative center of Bolivia), Jaen street, San Francisco Church, Witches Market and take a ride on the cable car. Optional tour to Tiahuanaco – an important pre-Columbian archaeological site of Tiahuanaco culture. This tour takes takes approximately 5 hours. B/-/-

Day 4. La Paz - Copacabana
Today a 4 –hour- drive takes us to Copacabana, located on the shores of Lake Titicaca ( Mayor Lake). We will have a short rest at the hotel and have lunch, before exploring the town in the afternoon. We will visit the local market, the fishers market, the cathedral and many others. B/-/-

Day 5. Copacabana – Isla del Sol
Today we have a pretty long journey to Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun). First we will drive to Chani – a small town on the shores of the peninsula. From here we will walk the pilgrim way – about 4-hour walk to Yamputata before taking a private motor boat to get to the southern part of Isla del Sol. Upon arrival here we will visit the Pilko Kaina temple and continue to the lodge where we will spend the night. B/-/-
NOTE: For this day suggest you to get a box lunch.

Day 6. Isla de la Luna (Island of the Moon)
Today we will take a walk (about an hour-long) to the Sacred Fountain – the water here is believed to give eternal youth and happiness. We will then take a boat to the Island of the Moon and visit the small town Coati and then continue to the Ajllawasi temple. Overnight on the island. B/-/-

Day 7. Copacabana - Puno (Peru)
Today we will go back to Copacabana from where we will travel to Puno (Peru). Overnight in Puno. B/-/-

Day 8. Puno - Cusco
Today we will take the public bus to Cusco. We will arrive at the hotel and you will have some free time to explore the city on our own. B/-/-

Day 9. Cusco
We will start the day with a walking tour of the city and visit its main highlights. In the afternoon you will have free time to continue exploring it on your own, B/-/-

Day 10. Maras Salt Mines – Moray ruins
Today we will visit one of the highlights of the Sacred Valley – Maras Salt Mines. Located about 50km from Cusco, they consist of thousands of shallow pools filled with salt water and are on UNESCO’s world heritage list. We will continue with a visit to the stunning Inca ruins of Moray. Although the purpose of the site isn’t fully known, there are suggestions that the stone depression has been used as a part of an Iincan agricultural experiment. Overnight in Sacred Valley. B/-/-

Day 11. Macchu Picchu – Inca Trail
Today is time for the hightlight of our Peruvian journey – the Incan Citadel of Machu Picchu. Situated on the eastern slopes of the Andes, it was once an important religious, political and cultural center of the Incan Empire and is now one of the new seven wonders of the world. If you are in the mood for adventure you can join the optional Inca Trail day trek. Overnight in Sacred Valley. B/-/-

Day 12. Ollantaytambo – Cusco
Today we drive back to Cusco. Free time.B/-/-

Day 13. Cusco - Lima 

Flight to Lima. Free time. B/-/-

Day 14. Departure

Breakfast at the hotel and departure.B/-/-


Price Includes:
accommodation in standard hotels and lodges
meals according to the itinerary
entrance to Machu Picchu
train to/from Machu Picchu
private transportation
public bus Puno-Cusco
flight Cusco - Lima
local English speaking guides
tour Leader from Penguin Travel. (at min. 8 participants)

Not Included:
international flights
meals not mentioned in the program
tips
personal expenses
entrance fees not mentioned


Bolivia and Peru - A Journey to The Land of The Incas (Rated 4.75 / 5 Based on 6 Reviews.)
Price
1800 EUR
Duration
14 Days
Single Supplement
180 EUR
Status
Closed
Price
1800 EUR
Duration
14 Days
Single Supplement
180 EUR
Status
Open for booking
Price
1800 EUR
Duration
14 Days
Single Supplement
180 EUR
Status
Open for booking

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

Matera and Lucane Dolomites in Basilicata 450 , 6 Days

Matera and Lucane Dolomites in Basilicata

If you thought the authentic Italy disappeared - then set off to the overlooked mountain region...
Best of Bulgaria Roundtrip 620 , 8 Days

Best of Bulgaria Roundtrip

Situated on the Balkan Peninsula, Bulgaria is still one of the least explored countries in Europe....
Balkan Cycling (Bulgaria) 540 , 8 Days

Balkan Cycling (Bulgaria)

Exciting cycling trip in the heart of the Balkan mountains. On this tour we bike along the north...
View all» Blog

01.10.2020 11:45

11 Interesting Facts about Rwanda

  Rwanda is a small African country, whose name is often mostly associated with the horrific genocide that happened here in 1994. It was one of the most tragic events in the history not only of Rwanda, but the world. However, it was also a turning point in the country's history. It has since then embarked on a new path of social, economic and ecological development and deserves to be known...


06.01.2020 17:00

Chernobyl as a travel destination

   About 30 years ago a flawed reactor design in combination with some serious human mistakes led to an accident at the No.4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in northern Ukrainian SSR. It became the worst nuclear disaster in history and resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people and the evacuation of about 110 000 more. Ever since then it has been a subject of an...


31.12.2019 17:00

The Silk Road: now and then

   “The Silk Road” is a term that conjures up fairytale-like images of long camel caravans travelling through bare deserts, of brave adventurers and merchants bargaining in exotic oriental markets. This network of routes, which stretched about 11 000 km (7 000 miles) and connected the East and the West, is a milestone in the development of the modern world and the...


11.12.2019 09:52

The Little - Known Pyramids of Sudan

Can you name the country with the most pyramids in the world? Nope, it’s not Egypt. The country which holds this record with more than 200 pyramids is actually Egypt’s southern neighbor – Sudan. Though not as big as the Egyptian ones, they are just as impressive and have just as intriguing history, dating back to 8th century BC, to the kingdom of Kush. There are many reasons...