Get into the heart of La Paz with your experienced local guide who will take you around to the best highlights of the city and show you what real life is like for most Paceños (La Paz residents). Begin the day at Plaza Murillo with its beautiful architecture for a perfect introduction into Bolivia’s history and culture. Learn about the current social and political situation in Bolivia as we walk by Murillo Square with the Presidential Palace and House of Parliament. We will be stopping to sample a traditional mid-morning snack. Next, we will visit the outside of San Pedro Prison from the book “Marching Powder” with your local guide who will explain why this prison is so famous and will also share a few strange bone-chilling stories about this infamous prison. After walking by the prison walls we will then head towards several local markets to learn about Bolivian staple foods and exotic fruit from the rainforest which you will get to taste. Next, you will jump into a local transportation to head towards an unknown, but spectacular viewpoint. Take a moment here, to enjoy the life happening bellow you in La Paz, enjoy the slow rhythm of the place you are at the moment. And once you have taken all the photos you want you will jump back in the local transport to reach the local witch market. Take a walk through the market and maybe you can find a magic spell you have been longing for! You will have an exciting return back to La Paz on a cable car; be sure to capture the views! We will be stopping by another market where you will have time to buy last minute souvenirs if you wish. Your exploration of La Paz will end upon our return to Plaza Murillo (around 12:30pm). We wish you safe travels onwards!
Day 2: Copacabana, Bolivia
Day 3: Puno, Peru
Day 4: Luquina, Peru
Depart Puno for the Uros Floating Islands, Taquile Island & Luquina Homestay (D) You will be picked up from your hostel between around 7:10 am and transferred to the port of Puno, where you will meet your guide and board the motorboat. The first stop will be the Uros Floating Islands, where you will spend about one hour. There are more than 90 floating islands and you will get the chance to visit two of them. On the first floating island, your guide will explain to you about the people who live on the floating islands. Then you will have some free time to walk around, visit the small huts made from reeds, take some pictures and buy a souvenir to support the people of these islands if you wish. After this visit, you will continue on with a boat ride to Taquile Island. The people who live on this island are very famous because they are considered “the best weavers of Peru”. There, you will go on a beautiful hike for about one and a half hours to admire the panoramic of the lake. On your way, you will get the chance to visit a local family home where you will learn more about the famous textile from the island. You will then head towards the town square of Taquile and visit the handicraft shops to see the typical weaving. The square is also the highest point of the hike (3950 m or 12960 feet). You will finish the hike going to the second part of the island and take off in a boat (35 minutes of navigation) that will lead you to the Luquina community where you will overnight. Your host families will wait for you at the port of Luquina and will take you to their house. You will enjoy a delicious dinner with the local family before going to bed.
Day 5: Puno, Peru
Luquina community & Return to Puno (B) Start the day quite early with a tasty breakfast with the family before getting the opportunity to participate in their daily activities such as sheep grazing, working in the crops, or even learning how to milk a cow. You will then enjoy a delicious lunch before saying goodbye to the family and leave the community. You will take the motorboat back to Puno, finishing the tour around 3:45 pm.
Day 6: Cuzco, Peru
Day 7: Cuzco, Peru
Day 7: Cuzco, Peru
Located in the central square of the Incan capital, it features the only gin bar in the city as well as on-site restaurant— a culinary hotspot for locals and travelers alike. Head to San Pedro Market, just a 5 minute walk away and browse alpaca sweaters, palo santo, and rare medicinal herbs. Back at Selina, enjoy daily yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy at our wellness center. Plus, make the most of our fully-equipped common kitchen, read up about Incan history in the library room or unwind with a Pisco sour at the bar.
Day 8: Cuzco, Peru
Day 9: Cuzco, Peru
Day 10: Arequipa, Peru
Day 11: Colca Canyon, Peru
Location: Colca Canyon
Arequipa - Colca Canyon Trekking (B/L/D) We will pick you up from your hotel between 3:00 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. and transfer you to Chivay where you will have breakfast. We will then head towards the Cruz del Condor to (Condor Crossing) to see majestic condors flying through the canyon before continuing our way to Cabanaconde. We will begin our hike at around 10:00 am by walking down to the village of San Juan de Chuccho. (3 ½ hours walking). Upon arrival at the village, you will have time for lunch and relax. Settle into your lodging and enjoy the scenery of the impressive canyon for the afternoon. Have dinner and get a good night's sleep.
Day 12: Colca Canyon, Peru
Location: Colca Canyon
Colca Canyon Trekking (B/L/D) Wake up early and have a hearty breakfast before continuing your trek along the other side of the canyon, passing through the villages of Cosñirhua and Malata, before reaching Sangalle, located at the lowest altitude point of the canyon (3 hours walking). We will arrive around midday, depending on our pace, and have lunch. We will have the rest of the afternoon to rest up, relax in the pool and enjoy another day in the midst of the Colca Canyon. Overnight in Sangalle.
Day 13: Arequipa, Peru
Colca Canyon Trekking - Arequipa (B) Today, we will get an early start at about 5:00 am and begin trekking up to Cabanaconde town where we will have breakfast (3 hours steep uphill hike). Take the bus back to Chivay and visit Maca village and tourist viewpoints on your way. Upon arrival to Chivay, we will have lunch and have the opportunity to visit the relaxing hot springs in town (30-40 minutes), the perfect remedy for our tired muscles. On your way to Arequipa, you will stop to see the National Park and get beautiful views of volcanoes and native animals such as alpacas and vicuñas. Relax and enjoy the scenic ride back to Arequipa arriving around 06:00 pm.
Day 14: Arequipa, Peru
Day 15: Huacachina, Peru
Day 15: Huacachina, Peru
Day 16: Huacachina, Peru
Welcome to the quaint, quiet and cute oasis of Huacachina with its tranquil lagoon and backdrop of amazing sand dunes anywhere you turn to look. Get ready to cruise to the tops of 500 meter high sand dunes and go rocketing down the slopes in the sand buggy. A roller coaster ride of 360's, sharp turns and steep hills will get your adrenaline pumping before you take your first shot at sand boarding. Strap yourself in tightly, throw your hands in the air and scream away as you are carried over sand dunes in the middle of the expansive desert.
You will have the opportunity to sandboard on 3-4 different dunes so you can try your luck. You will take thrilling rides on a basic sandboard by laying face first on the board and letting yourself fly down the dune to see how far (and fast) you can go. Cheer on your mates and don't let anyone shy away from this unforgettable experience. Lastly, you will admire the breathtaking sunset over the vast desert landscape and have the chance to take photos in the golden twilight before racing back to Huacachina.
Day 17: Paracas, Peru
Day 18: Paracas, Peru
As you cruise west from the tiny beach town of Paracas, you won't be able to miss the Candelabra geoglyph, a 150m high and 50m wide figure of a candlestick etched into the mountain, rumored to have been an ancient guide for sailors or a connection to the Nazca lines. A short description and time for photos is given before cruising on to the famous Ballestas Islands. Ballestas islands is an excellent opportunity to see large families of over 100 sea lions sleeping on the shores, basking in the sun on the rocks or some barking loudly in efforts to protect their territory. Spot cormorants, the Peruvian booby and Peruvian pelican as well as other impressive varieties of sea bird species and Humboldt penguins nesting together in small groups. Feeling lucky? Watch the waters for dolphins. Apart from the abundant marine and bird life found here, the Ballestas Islands are also very well known for the guano (seabird droppings) deposited on the island over thousands of years which creates a natural reserve of nitrogen-rich fertilizer over 50 meters deep in some areas. The guano came to be Peru's #1 export in the mid-19th century however today the extraction of guano has been regulated to every 10 years. The return trip to Paracas is a quick, very windy, direct boat ride to the dock. You should have some time to take photos of the friendly pelicans that hang out on the shore line beside the dock, do some souvenir shopping or grab a snack before heading on to your next destination.
Day 19: Lima, Peru
Day 20: Lima, Peru
Today you'll uncover urban life in the capital city of Lima where your local guide will lead you on foot and by public transport to experience the city through its markets, landmarks, and history. The walking tour starts with a bus ride to downtown Lima where the first stop will be the Bolivar Hotel before making our way through the City of the Kings where you will explore the pedestrian avenue while your guide points out the city's hidden gems. Next, you'll uncover the fresh produce in the market as your guide takes you through the stalls full of local Peruvian foods. Afterwards, continue your tour of Lima's historical landmarks where you'll visit Plaza Bolivar and the catacombs of the UNESCO World Heritage site Monasterio San Francisco. Your day of exploring comes to an end with a tasting of the national drink, Pisco Sour, at the place where it was supposedly invented.
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Transfers from hotels located out of the city (Libertador, Eco Inn, Casa Andina Private Collection, Posada del Inca, Mirador del Titicaca, Taypikala, Yacht, Jose Antonio)
Tips for guide
Tips for guides
Lunch (between 30-70 Bs = $4-10 USD)
Evening refreshment (7 Bs = $1 USD)
Taxi from Ica to Huacachina
Optional transport on mules
Entrance to the hot springs (5 USD)
Meals and drinks
Transfers to/from bus stations
Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reserve entrance fees (18 Soles)
Tips for guide and driver (In Peru & Bolivia it is common to tip your tour guide if you feel he/she provided you with good service. It is not obligatory but it would be a nice gesture)
Small gift for the host family to show appreciation (can be purchased in Puno on the morning of departure)
Last lunch in Chivay (3rd day)
Entrance fee Colca National Park (23 USD)
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