Lima, Paracas, Huacachina, Nazca, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Cuzco, Puno, Luquina, Copacabana, La Paz, Sucre, Potosi, Uyuni, Villa de Candelaria, Polques, Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, La Serena, Valparaiso, Santiago
Venture through Peru, Bolivia and Chile stopping to enjoy quaint colonial towns, the mountaintop Machu Picchu ruins, trek through one of the world’s deepest canyons, embark on an unforgettable expedition through the vast and blinding-white salt flats of Uyuni anf follow Pablo Nerusa´s footsteps in Valparaiso.
Fully experience Santiago's vivid personality by bike
Take wacky pictures in the famous Salar de Uyuni
Watch the famous Andean condors soar through the sky
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.
Day 2: Lima, Peru
Day 3: Paracas, Peru
Day 4: 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 5: Huacachina, Peru
Day 6: 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 7: Huacachina, Peru
Day 7: Huacachina, Peru
Day 8: Arequipa, Peru
Day 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: Cuzco, Peru
Day 13: Cuzco, Peru
Day 13: 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 14: Cuzco, Peru
Day 15: Cuzco, Peru
Day 16: 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 17: 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 18: Copacabana, Bolivia
Day 19: La Paz, Bolivia
Location: La Paz
Day 20: La Paz, Bolivia
Location: La Paz
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 21: La Paz, Bolivia
Location: La Paz
Day 22: La Paz, Bolivia
Day 23: Sucre, Bolivia
Sucre, the capital city of Bolivia, provides a warm welcome to all visitors who want to get to know this beautiful city. A memorable experience awaits you! A local guide will accompany you during this walking tour, sharing his/her knowledge with you as you make these following stops: 1 -Main Square Plaza 25 de Mayo: You will see the main buildings around the square and your guide will explain to you the history of each place and why it is called May 25th square. 2 -After our visit to the main square, we will go to the local market where we will have a traditional and delicious “Tojori” breakfast (a very traditional drink made out of corn, it is hot and filling). 3 -Following our visit we head towards the Obelisk and then to the Bolivar park, a beauty among the plazas. It was once a private garden of the richest man in Sucre and it is now public and considered as the most beautiful plaza in Sucre. 4 -“Kinder Park”: This is a place where you will have an experience that you’ll never forget. Sucre is known for having dinosaur tracks all over the place, it is so trendy to name everything after a dinosaur that this park is all about dinos. 5 -After our visit to the Park, we will take local transport to go to a viewpoint from where you can see the majestic Sucre. Overlooking the city of Sucre, La Recoleta is also a place where history and tradition blends. 6 - Now time to take a cab that will take us to an unusual place: the cemetery. “Today us, tomorrow you” reads in the incriptions at the entrance gate. The most beautiful place of all Sucre, this is a unforgettable experience in which our visitors can see how rich people were back in the 1800's in South America. 7 - Your walking tour will come to an end in the main square.
Day 24: Potosi, Bolivia
Day 25: Potosi, Bolivia
Day 26: Uyuni, Bolivia
Day 27: Villa de Candelaria, Bolivia
Location: Villa de Candelaria
Uyuni - Colchani - Incahuasi Island - Pia Pia Island - Candelaria (L/D) Your tour will begin at 10:30 am, at the meeting point. The first stop will be Uyuni's 'train graveyard', to see the first locomotives in Bolivia. You’ll then visit the small settlement of Colchani (salt miners’ workshops next to the salt flats). Here, you’ll see handicrafts made of salt, and textile art made of llama and alpaca fiber. The tour will continue onto the Great Salt Flats of Uyuni, which are at an altitude of 3650m. Take photos as you cruise along the vast white expanse of salt, see Los Ojos de Agua Salada (‘saltwater eyes’) and then visit a hotel made completely of salt! This amazing place currently serves as a museum. Following this jam-packed morning, after lunch, you’ll carry on to “Isla Incahuasi” (Fish Island), where you will have time to take a hike to the top of the island to see giant cacti, and rock formations made of petrified coral. Make sure you and your group pose for some fun perspective- and proportion-distorted photos, taken against the backdrop of the striking white surface of the salt flats. Then, we’ll head to Pia Pia island, to see the beautiful sunset over the salt flats. Finish off at the village of Candelaria, and enjoy the unique experience of spending the night in a hotel made almost entirely of salt. Accommodation: Salt hostel "La Escondida" in VILLA CANDELARIA - double rooms. The rainy season (from January to April): Hotel in Culpina or other location (No access to the Salt Hostel during these months). If you want a private room for the 2 nights you have to pay an extra cost of 250 BS/36 USD per person, and it's subject to availability, we recommend you to pre-order.
Day 28: Polques, Bolivia
Chiguana Desert - Lagoons - Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve - Red Lagoon Sol de Mañana Geyser (B/L/D) Start the morning off at 7:00 am with breakfast, before going to visit the Chiguana Desert, located on the south side of the Uyuni salt flats. It is surrounded by volcanoes, such as the Ollague Volcano (5840m), one that is still active, and that can be seen from the lookout. Next, we’ll continue along a rocky road - Pasito Tuntun - to the beautiful Andean lagoons, inhabited by 3 species of Andean flamingos. Marvel at three lagoons on the way: ‘Cañapa’ where you’ll spot the first pink flamingos, ‘Hedionda’ where lunch will be served, and ‘Chiarcota’ where you’ll see a wider variety of birds and altiplanic fauna. We’ll then enter the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve, and visit the Desert of Siloli, at 4550m (the highest and driest desert in the world). Make sure you take a photo next to the 'Rock tree', a lava rock formation. Before arriving to your final destination of the day, we will stop at the viewpoint by the Red Lagoon, where you can spot more pink flamingos in their natural habitat, and admire this intense, red-colored lake. Stay the night at a shared family lodging, "HAYLLAJARA". Accommodation: "HUAYLLAJARA" basic lodge (dorm of 6 beds shared bathroom. If you want a private room for the 2 nights you have to pay an extra cost of 250 BS/36 USD per person, and it's subject to availability, we recommend you to pre-order). There is no electricity (only for 3 hours, 18:00 hrs to 21:00 hrs)
Day 29: Atacama, Chile
Dali Desert - Green Lagoon – Uyuni(B/L) Have an early breakfast at 5am (depend on the season) and start your tour day with a visit to Sol de Mañana Geyser, at 5,000m. You’ll walk alongside fumaroles, and steaming craters filled with boiling pots of mud at 150-200 Cº. Continue to the open air hot springs, and take a bath in 35ºC water. The first place to visit is the Dali Desert, where Salvador Dali found inspiration for his work from the scattered boulders in the middle of the desert. You’ll then see the Green Lagoon - toxic copper water at the foot of the big Licancabur volcano, which sits at 6000m, a few kilometers from the Bolivia-Chile border. Finally, you’ll head back to Uyuni, passing beautiful scenery along the way, and eating a picnic lunch next to the roadside. You’ll go by the Valley of the Rocks, the Alota settlement, and the San Cristobal Village. We’ll get back to Uyuni by 6:30 pm. For those that wish to finish at San Pedro de Atacama in Chile instead of coming back to Uyuni: Guides will assist with your border crossing at 10:30 am, and you should arrive in San Pedro at 12:00 pm on the third day of the tour. The drop off is at San Pedro de Atacama’s main square.
Day 30: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Location: San Pedro de Atacama
This trip is going to take you to see the salt and clay formation in the ¨Three Marias¨ area, where you can witness unique natural shapes created in the desert in one of the world´s driest zones, the Atacama Desert. Here you will be able to observe and appreciate the powerful and delicate forces of nature that have carved and molded this landscape over thousands of years from the Mirador Cordillera de la Sal. Take amazing photographs and contemplate life as you explore this remote desert on a nature walk through Valle de la Muerte. Enjoy an exciting excursion through salt caves where you will see new and different salt formations hidden in this mountain range. Visit Tres Marias and Gran Duna, some of the most spectacular places on Earth. Watch the awe-inspiring sunset in the Valle de la Luna over the desert sands with the Licancabur Volcano in the distance as the landscape turns brilliant shades. This trip is an experience that will surely be one of the most amazing highlights of your trip. We recommend bringing drinking water, sunblock, sun hat, hiking shoes and jacket to wear after sunset.
Day 31: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Location: La Serena
Day 32: Valparaiso, Chile
Day 33: Valparaiso, Chile
Day 34: Valparaiso, Chile
Day 35: Santiago, Chile
Day 36: Santiago, Chile
Pedal through the neighborhoods and popular markets in the Chilean capital with this fun Santiago Bicycle Tour and experience the city in a new way during your vacation. Bike tours in Santiago are very popular since the city is located in a flat valley with a lovely Mediterranean climate with low rainfall, making it great for a cycle. The first stop on this bicycle tour is La Chimba, a popular area known for its parties and bustle. The cycle tour continues in the Patronato neighborhood, a fairly traditional Chilean community where many people from around the world live today: Arabs, Indians, Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Korean, Peruvian and others. There are plenty of clothing shops, restaurants and more in this neighborhood. Next, cycle to La Vega Central market where you can taste some typical fruits and vegetables. Finally, visit Plaza de Armas, the heart of historic Santiago.
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Meals and drinks
Transfers to/from bus stations
Other meals & drinks
Torch/Flashlight to use while trekking
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)
Entrance fee to Reserva Eduardo Avaroa (150 BS, you have to pay it the first day of the tour)
Entrance fee to the Open Air Hot Springs (6 BS)
Entrance fee Colca National Park (23 USD)
Toiletries (towels, toilet paper, soap,etc)
Entrance to the hot springs (5 USD)
Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reserve entrance fees (18 Soles)
Tips for guide, driver and cook
Small gift for the host family to show appreciation (can be purchased in Puno on the morning of departure)
Evening refreshment (7 Bs = $1 USD)
Local transport & taxi to cemetery (please bring about 18-20 Bolivianos to cover these costs)
Meals & other drinks
Transfers to and from the Meeting Point
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)
Optional transport on mules
Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (must be booked in advance)
Toilets along the way (20 BS)
Tips for guide
Last lunch in Chivay (3rd day)
Lunch (between 30-70 Bs = $4-10 USD)
Tips for guides
Entrance fees to Isla Incahuasi (30 BS)
Hot shower (10 BS)
Drinks and Meals
Taxi from Ica to Huacachina
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