Machupicchu & Uyuni Tours 15 Days

Lima ( City of The Kings ) Puno ( Sillustani Ruins & Titicaca Lake ) La Paz ( Uyuni Salt Flat, La Paz City + Tiawanaku ) Cuzco ( Surronding & Machupicchu )

Day 01: International arrival in Lima
Assistance on your arrival in Lima and transfer to your selected hotel. Free time to rest and prepare for starting your trip around this unusual city and magical country.
Meals Included: None

Day 02 : Lima  City Tours                                                                                                                          

After breakfast, guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the " City of Kings ". The tour includes Lima's Historical Centre, passing by Plaza San Martin, The Main Plaza, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and its Religious Art Museum, the Church of Santo Domingo, with the tombs of Santa Rosa and San Martin de Porras, and Lima's Colonial Balconies.
We will visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco, the greatest monumental complex of Colonial Art in America and Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The tour includes a visit to the Basilica of 21 altars, Convent of Cloisters, Capitulary and Clementine Rooms, Chorus and Library of the Monks, a Museum showing 11 paintings of the Rubens School, the Sacristy with paintings of Surbaran and Ribera, its great patio decorated with Seville tiles of XVIth Century, Moorish arches and underground Catacombs. We will also visit El Olivar Park with olive trees brought from Spain in the XVth Century, the Central Park of Miraflores and Larcomar, a symbol of modern Lima and a tourist and entertainment centre as well as a privileged site to enjoy an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean.          
                                                                                             

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 03: Lima / Juliaca ( Sillustani Ruins ) / Puno

a.m. After Breakfast, transfer to Lima Airport for your fly to Juliaca upon arrivel transfer to your hotel on route we will visit the burial towers of Sillustani, the finest and the most perfect cylindrical constructions of ancient Peru, as such perfection can be found no where else in South America. A tour if time permited to Sillustani will give you a better view into the life of pre - Inca civilizations, and exploring the area you can marvel with the great beauty of the Umayo Lagoon, which is located at the foot of Sillustani natural platform.                                                                    

 Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 04: Puno: Titicaca Lake, Floating Islands and Taquile Island / Puno                                                                                                                                                     

Early in the morning, we will have an unforgettable  by tourist motorboat excursion on the waters of Lake Titicaca to the unique "Floating Islands" of the Uros. These ancient inhabitants of the lake, known as the Water Tribe, have built their own "Islands" by periodically adding new layers of a type of reed called " Totora " ( Scirpus Totora ), vegetable fibre of the Papyrus family. Their homes and boats are also made from this material. We continue our motorboat trip to Taquile island, inhabited by Quechua Speaking Natives who have developed, down through generations, an efficient and unique social system, as well as fine hand weaving techniques.
It is necessary to go up a stairway of more than 567 steps - steps of stone that wind their way among green platforms - to arrive at the Town of Taquile where we will have a break to eat. After lunch in a local Taquile Inn, we have a walk through the various hills and archaeological sites of this 6 km long Island. In the afternoon, return to Puno for overnight at your hotel. Evening free.                                                                                                                                       

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 05: Puno / La Paz by Copacabana                                                                                                                     

a.m. After brekfast  overland journey from Puno to La Paz by  Copacabana located at the shores of Lake Titicaca. Once in Copacabana At 158 kilometers by highway from the city of La Paz, at an altitude of 3841 meters, rises the beautiful town of Copacabana. In the town is found the famous Sanctuary of the Black Virgin, an image carved in 1592 from maguey wood by Francisco Tito Yupanqui, a native artist descended from the Incas.
The energy and mystery of Lake Titicaca draw to this sacred place thousands of Andean pilgrims and tourists, arrive in La Paz, transfer to The Selected Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Tours Sun Island Bolivia

Day 06: La Paz / Uyuni Salt Lake Island of the Fish San Juan                                                     

 Early morning transfer to La Paz Airport for our fly to Uyuni Salt Flat  Upon arrivel in Uyuni we departure to the biggest Salt Desert, in mobility ( Land Cruiser - 4x4 ) In the itinerary you visit:  " The Island of the Fish " populated by numerous giant cacti with heights superior to the 10 meters, from the summit you can contemplate the wonderful landscape of Salting. After our visit to the island we will have lunch and in the afternoon we will continue to San Juan's Population where we will spend the night at Family homes. Island Incahuasi ( Island of the Fish ). Located amid the desert of salt, the Island generally well-known as Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, shared jeep + accommodation at Family Homes. 
The population of Colchani. - Located to the banks of the great Salt Lake, it serves from main entrance to the desert of salt, also known as "Dry Port", where the intense activity of extraction of salt is observed in handmade form. The residents taught us the drying process, milled and pocketed of the salt, clever for the consumption, after the visit we will continue with the same transport when and to be able to visit: 
Hotel of Salt. - Located in the middle of Salt Lake, built with blocks of salt, so much external as interior, walls, floor, beds, tables, seats, everything of salt with a beautiful view of the Salt Lake, nowadays it can be visited as a museum. In the afternoon we will arrive to San Juan or Chuvica, spend the night and dinner.          

  Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

tours Uyuni Salt Flat

Day 07: San Juan - Lagoons - Red Lagoon                                                                               

 we leave to Green lagoon - located to the feet of the volcano Llicancabur, to a height of 4.350 m.a.s.l., the green colour owes itself high content of magnesium that possess the geologic formations of the area, after our visit to the green lagoon, then we continue to the thermal waters - Polques, there we have lunch, break, then continue to the Red Lagoon  our adventure going to Lagoons, visiting in the itinerary the active volcano Ollague, the lagoons of Cañapa, Stinking, Chiarcota and Sling, lagoons that are populated by flamingos,  in the afternoon we will continue our journey passing the desert of Siloli where we will observe an interesting rocky formation well - known as the Tree of Stone spend the night and dinner.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner                                        

Day 08: Red Lagoon - Green Lagoon - Uyuni                                                              

Breakfast. Departure towards Villamar, crossing the Siloli Desert where it is possible to see an interesting rocky formation known as Stone Tree. In this interesting journey passengers will be able to observe the famous llamas, vicuñas and a particular rodent known as viscacha. Enter to the National Reserve of Andean Fauna Eduardo Avaroa and visit the Red Lagoon that is very impressive for its red color, due to a fine reddish sediment accumulation in the surface, as well as the pigmentation of certain type of seaweed. This lagoon is populated by 3 species of flamencos (among them the famous James). The trip continues towards Sol de Mañana (Morning Sun), this is a place where it is possible to appreciate fumes, geysers and volcanic holes. This landscape remains us the origins of the earth. The final part of the descent leads us to the Green Lagoon, an impressive aquatic mirror that resembles a giant emerald with a particular brightness in the mornings and afternoons; its color is due to the high magnesium content in the water. In the proximities of this lagoon, the Licancahur Volcano is located at (5,868 meters above see level) Box lunch and continue to La Paz by bus Overnight on Board  

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Photo Gallery

Day 09: Uyuni / La Paz / Tiawanaku  / Puno                                                                       

 Upon arrivel transfer to the selected hotel for shower, breakfast rest for a while then we go on to Puno Peru by our private land transportation, During the tour we will appreciate the cultural, historical, architectural, and natural wealth. Visiting The Square Murillo, Cathedral, Palace of Government, Church of San Francisco, Viewer of Quilli Quilli, Gold Museum, Market of the Witches and the Valley of the Moon, located to 15 Km. of the city. The erosion has achieved after the years to form a group of astonishing stony formations that give the visitor the sensation of having discovered an unknown world. A true one and almost "real" lunar landscape. Then we go ton hrough a highway asphalted Tiawanaku, located to 72 Km . of the city of the La Paz , arrival and we make the visit of the Museums " Lithic and Ceramic " and later on we visit the Archaeological place of Tiawanaku and their main ceremonial centres as: The Pyramid of Akapana, Semi-underground Temple, Temple of Kalasasaya, The Door of the Sun, etc. The time of the guided visit is of 2 and a half hours, to the finish of our visit we will delight of the typical lunch, later we have the connection to the Frontier of Desaguadero and private transport to the city of Puno

Meals Included: Breakfast   

City Tours La Paz

Day 10: Puno / Cusco ( 389 kms = 08 hrs )
Breakfast. Early departure by bus to the City of Cusco. We travel along the High Plateau of Collao, stopping at the Town of Ayaviri, an important livestock and textile centre, to visit the impressive Temple of Kalasaya, ruins from the ancient Pucara Culture. On the way, we stop in Raqchi, where we can see a spectacular Inca Sanctuary built by the Inca Pachacutec, and dedicated to the great Inca God of Wiracocha. It has a great central wall with a stone base of fine Inca architecture. Other walls are made of giant adobe bricks. The structure also has two circular lateral columns. Around the Temple are several buildings once used for housing and storage. About 70 km further on, we pass through the La Raya Ranch where we can see troops of vicuñas and llamas. During the trip, we pass by the lovely Wacarpay Lake, offering spectacular views of the mountains reflected in its calm waters.
We proceed to the beautiful Town of Andahuaylillas, and visit the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, better known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, due to its decorated polychrome ceiling.
Buffet lunch in a quiet countryside restaurant, where we can enjoy the delightful culinary art of the Region. Upon arrival in Cusco, meet and transfer to your hotel.

 Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

  Day 11: Cusco City tours + 4 ruins                                                                                                             
 
In the afternoon, we will have a guided sightseeing tour of Cusco visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha Then, we drive out of the City to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco and famous for its enormous carved stones, some of them standing over 9m / 30ft high and weighing over 350 tons.

at 20.00 p.m  evening  get ready to enjoy a dinner with a folklore show in a typical restaurant where the musicians play their melodies with Andean instruments of beautiful sounds, while typically dressed dancers will show you different ancient Peruvian dances.                                                 

 Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner Show Folklor 

                                                                      

Day 12: Cusco: Sacred Valley of the Incas / Ollantaytambo / Aguas Calientes ( Machupicchu Pueblo )                                                                                 Early morning excursion to the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Visit to the picturesque indian Pisac Market held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, the shopping paradise of the Andes where barter is still practiced. Enjoy the unique atmosphere during a typical lunch. In the afternoon, passing through the Towns of Calca and Urubamba, we visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the Valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes in the Lower jungle. You can walk through the quaint streets of the nearby Town, and get a good idea of what this strategic Mlitary, Religious, and Agricultural Centre was like during the era of the Inca Empire. Late afternoon ride by train to Aguas Calientes  2 hrs Hot Spring Machupicchu ) Evening free. We suggest strolling around the Main Square and enjoy the night atmosphere trying a delicious Pisco Sour in some of the many pubs around the Square of Hot Spring Aguas Calientes                                                                                            .                                                

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 13: Aguas Calientes / Huaynapícchu Machu Picchu / Sun Gate / Aguas Calientes

The day starts with an early morning rise to  Bus Station for a 20’ journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, also known as " The Lost City of the Incas ". bus drive, climbing 6km of winding road, to the incredible site of Huayna Picchu also known as Wayna Picchu ( Quechua " Young Peak " ) The number of daily visitors allowed to enter Huayna Picchu is restricted to 200 is a mountain in Peru around which the  Urubamba River bends. It rises over  Machupicchu, the so-called lost city of the Incas, and divides it into sections. The Incas built a trail up the side of the Huayna Picchu and built temples and terraces on its top. The peak of Huayna Picchu is about 2,720 metres (8,920 ft) above sea level, or about 360 metres ( 1,180 ft ) higher than Machu Picchu. According to local guides, the top of the mountain was the residence for the high priest and the local virgins.

Machupicchu Every morning before sunrise, the high priest with a small group would walk to Machu Picchu to signal the coming of the new day. The Temple of the Moon , one of the three major temples in the Machu Picchu area, is nestled on the side of the mountain and is situated at an elevation lower than Machu Picchu. Adjacent to the Temple of the Moon is the Great Cavern, another sacred temple with fine masonry. The other major local temples in Machu Picchu are the Temple of the Condor, Temple of Three Windows, Principal Temple, " Unfinished Temple ", and the Temple of the Sun, also called the Torreon. Then  we'll participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, The Sacred Sun Dial the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds.

The Sun Gates of Machu Picchu boast a picture - perfect vantage point overlooking Peru's most famous ruins. Tourists flock to this outcrop high in the Andes Mountains to enjoy the same view featured on virtually every postcard depicting the Machu Picchu citadel. Also known as Intipunku, the Sun Gates consist of two stones perched at a narrow passage in the crevice of the mountain just above Machu Picchu. The sun shines brilliantly through this portal each day when it rises -- hence the name.          

Meals Included: Breakfast   

    

  Day 14: Cusco / Lima

This day after breakfast we will take a visit by your own Street San Blas The artistic barrio ( Neighborhood ) of narrow and high streets beautiful little plaza and a beautiful paqcha exists; in this barrio numerous artists and artisans reside, there are located the workshops of famous artisans such as the family Mendevil Olave and merida, Panoramic views of Cusco City, Hatunrumivoc is located close to Plaza Nazarenas, not far from Plaza de Armas, It s a narrow pedestrian street. Famous for it’s Inca walls where huge stones are precisely carved to fit togother without mud or concrete. You’ll find the masterpiece, a 12 Angled Stone, about halfway down the street The Inca stonework was incredible, actually so good that Spanish conquerors often used the old Inca structure as foundations for their own buildings.  Hatunrumiyoc is a great place too have a closer look at their skills. p.m. transfer to Cuzco Airport fly back to Lima                                                     

Meals Included: Breakfast

     

Day 15: Lima  / Home

Transfer to Lima Airport for your fly back home

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

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