Superb stay on the high Andean plateaus between Peru and Bolivia.

Superb trip including the essence of the Andes. We will start from Cusco or Qosqo, navel of the world and center of the Inca culture with its ruins, its Sacred Valley and the Wonder of Machu Picchu.

We will then take the road to Titicaca and the Isle of the Sun before reaching La Paz, Bolivia’s economic capital and the starting point of our expedition to the Uyuni Salt Desert.

DEPARTURE Cusco
ARRIVAL La Paz
INCLUDED
Travel as described in the itinerary Accompanier Pasión Andina
Local Team Services Accommodation based on double room
All transports Mentioned entries
NOT INCLUDED
International flights to and from the place of arrival and departure Airport taxes
Compulsory travel insurance (accident/repatriation) Anything not mentioned under “Included.”

Your expenses on site

Allow an average of $25/day for meals (except when included) and drinks. This amount may vary depending on your choice of restaurant.

Also include an amount for souvenirs that you would like to take away as well as for your personal expenses.

Additional information

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1

Cusco

We will pick you up at the airport and drive you to the hotel. Rest of the day free.

Night in Cusco

Private transfer

2

Cusco

In Cusco, our on-site experience will allow you to experience the city from the inside. After visiting the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, you will explore either the Temple of the Sun or the Inca Museum before heading to the Central Market, while strolling through the narrow streets of the Historic Centre and the bohemian San Blas district.

Night in Cusco

English private tours, entrance fees included

3

Sacred Valley

Visit of the Sacred Valley.

We start with the weavers’ village of Chinchero where we will learn a little more about weaving and the technique of dyeing wool. We will then continue by the agronomic laboratory of Moray before visiting the Maras saltworks. We will end our day in Ollantaytambo.

Night in Ollantaytambo.

Private English speaking tour, entrance fees included, private transportation

4

Machu Picchu

Early in the morning, you take the train to Aguas Calientes and enjoy a guided tour of the Inca citadel, considered a masterpiece of Inca architecture and classified as World Heritage.

Optional: The most courageous will be able to go up the Machu Picchu mountain or the Huayna Picchu, two viewpoints offering from their peaks a magnificent view of this Inca city so long forgotten.

You will also have some time to isolate yourself and contemplate this site with the necessary calm.

We will then go back down towards the station to take the train back to Ollantaytambo.

Night in Ollantaytambo

Private English-speaking guide to be found at the entrance of the site, bus and train to Machu Picchu included. Option for Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain in addition.

5

Sacred Valley

This morning we visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo. Then we continue our route through the Sacred Valley to the ruins of Pisaq. Return to Cusco in the afternoon.

In the evening, night bus to Copacabana, Bolivia.

Night on the bus

Private visit in English, private transport, entrance fees included, bus to Copacabana

6

Copacabana

After our installation at the hotel, free time. In the afternoon, we will visit the basilica and with a bit of luck we will attend the blessing of the cars sometimes operated on the village square.

For the sunset, we will climb the Way of the Cross leading us to the Calvario with a magnificent view of the Copacabana Bay.

Night in Copacabana

Private transfer

7

Island of the Sun

Today we will embark for the Isle of the Sun, the island from which, according to legend, Viracocha sent his sons to found Cusco, the navel of the world.

Today we will enjoy beautiful villages, descendants of the thousand-year-old peoples of the Altiplano.

The island is magnificent, blue horizon, crossed on the east by the glaciers of the Cordillera Real.

On the way we will also pass by the island of the Moon on which we will stop.

Night on the Island of the Sun

Private English-speaking tour, collective boat, entrance fees included

8

Island of the Sun - La Paz

Short walk to the port and then we will take our boat back to Copacabana.

Once in the village we will enjoy a little free time before boarding our bus to La Paz.

Night in La Paz

Collective boat, collective bus, private transfer to La Paz

9-11

Uyuni - Sud Lipez

Flight to Uyuni then we start a 3 day private 4×4 trip to the extraordinary regions, from the largest salt desert in the world to the colorful hills of South Lipez.

We will cross unique landscapes that will remain engraved in your memory.

Having our own vehicle, we will be able to stop wherever we want and for as long as we want.

During this trip, we will strive to offer you the best possible comfort, whether on the road or in our stopover accommodations. It is however necessary to know that even the best accommodation for the next 3 nights will be rudimentary. However this relative lack of comfort will be largely compensated by the beauty of what you will see.

Night in a small dormitory. (Possibility to have private rooms for an extra charge).

On the 11th day, flight back to La Paz in the evening (evening meal of the 11th day not included).

Return flight La Paz-Uyuni-La paz, Private Spanish tour, full board during the tour in 4×4, private transfers

12

La Paz - Moon Valley

Free morning. In the afternoon, visit of the Valley of the Moon with its very interesting geological formations due to wind and rain erosion.

Night in La Paz

Transportation and private English-speaking guide, entrance fees included

13

La Paz

Today, we leave for a magnificent tour of the city with the Plaza Murillo, the historic centre and the witch market on the programme.

Depending on the time available, we will travel with the new cable car between the city centre and El Alto in order to fully appreciate the peculiarity of this city built in a basin.

Night in La Paz

Private English speaking guide, entrance fees included, transportation

14

La Paz

Transfer to the airport. End of our services.

Private transfer

Terres Quechua et Aymara

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Tourist season

The climate varies greatly according to the regions travelled through. From April to November, the sky is clear, although light rains are always possible. In altitude, it is pleasant during the day and cold at night. So bring warm clothes, even if you can walk around in a T-shirt during the day. Beware of the sun, which is strong at high altitudes, and bring a hat, sun cream and sunglasses.

Customs formalities

No visa is required for stays of less than 90 days. You must travel with a passport that is still valid for 6 months after your stay.

Health

When visiting high altitude areas, adverse effects such as headaches, nausea, insomnia and fatigue affect some people. However, the trip is designed to allow our body to adapt gradually (increase in red blood cells).

All major cities have modern private clinics with care comparable to what we have in Europe. However, you have to pay on the spot and then ask for reimbursement from your health insurance company.

We advise you to check whether your insurance covers medical costs in the countries you visit and if not, to seek reimbursement. Repatriation insurance is compulsory.

Currency / Credit Cards

Dollars and euros are accepted in the shops of the big cities. There are exchange houses everywhere. However, it is better not to carry large sums of money with you.

Credit cards are accepted in all ATMs (visa, mastercard, diners, american express). The commission of the bancomat is between 5 and 10USD.

Tips

In the service sector, it is normal to leave a tip when you are happy with the service. Between 5 and 10% of the value of the service is usual.

Physical preparation

Whenever you travel, remember to keep fit. Even for “Discovery” trips, by preparing yourself physically you will adapt more easily to the altitude and enjoy your discoveries.

For trekking trips, develop your endurance by running or practicing your endurance several times a week.

Material to take with you

Passport and 2 copies Visa (if required) Travel insurance (mandatory) and copy
Airline tickets and copy Yellow fever vaccination certification (if visiting the Amazon) Currency in US dollars, euros or local currency
1 large bag and 1 small bag (preferably backpack or duffel) Camera Binoculars
Reading/writing materials Flashlight 2 comfortable trousers (trekking type)
1 pair of shorts, 3 T-shirts, 1 big sweater Warm underwear Cap
Warm and waterproof jacket Good shoes Small towel and bathing suitcase
Toilet kit Protection against sun and insects Medicines you usually take

Basic first aid kit (bandages, disinfectant, tape, 1 pain reliever, 1 disinflammatory, immodium, broad spectrum antibiotic, mosquito repellent, lip stick)

Vaccines

You must be up to date with Tetanus, Hepatitis and Typhoid (Yellow Fever when visiting the Amazon).

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