Bolivia-Chile-Perú 21 days | BOLCHPE21PRIVATE

place+ SEE FULL ITINERARY AND VISITSClick to see the full itinerary day by dayhome HOTELS | Accommodation is either in hotel, hostal, shelter, home stay or camping depending on your program.directions_car DAILY TRANSPORTS | Different transport are organized for your trip: Transfer when you arrive and leave, private transport for your visit and programed activities, domestic flight(s) depending on your program. translate GUIDES |English Speaking Guides: private or group tours with different local English speaking guides (no tour leader)restaurant MEALS |For lunch (where included) it will either be a lunch box or a hot meal and for dinner (where included) you will be served a hot meal. Please refer to the program for more precision

place Day 1. La Paz (3663m/12.020ft) ArrivalNo Visit today --- homecheck --- |Hotel Naira in La Paz or similar ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Transfert Airport - Hotel ~45mntranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantclear -- |Breakfast,lunch,dinner not included

Today you arrive in La Paz. Flying into La Paz is always an experience; if you arrive at night you can admire the lights of the city between the mountains or during the day you might get a view of the Lake Titicaca – the highest navigable lake in the world. Once arrived in the International Airport of El Alto, which is also the highest commercial airport in the world, our team will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. After a short briefing, there are no more activities planned and you can take the time to acclimatize to the altitude and explore La Paz on foot.

place Day 2. La Paz – Valle de la Luna and city tour Visit Valle de la Luna and city tour full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Naira in La Paz or similar ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Private transport for the visitstranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included, Lunch, dinner not included

In the morning we descend to visit the Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) in the southern part of La Paz. Because the area is composed of clay rather than rock erosion has worn away large parts of the mountain creating impressive formations that offer us a lunar landscape. After this impressive visit we return to the centre of La Paz and our first stop is the Plaza Murillo (km 0), where we can see the Presidential Palace, the Parliament and the Cathedral. We visit the colonial street Calle Jaén and the old part of the town from where we continue to the famous church San Francisco which was built by the indigenous people. From here we visit the popular commercial zone of La Paz with its coloured markets and we walk up the Calle Sagarnaga – the main shopping street for typical clothes and handicrafts. From here we also visit the Calle de las Brujas (the Witches street) and we finish our tour with a visit to the Indian market San Pedro. The rest of the afternoon and evening is free to enjoy the highest capital in the world.

place Day 3. La Paz – Copacabana - La Paz Visit Copacabana half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Naira in La Paz or similar ------- directions_cardirections_boatcheck ---------- |Transport La Paz – Copacabana ~ 3h30 / Copacabana – Isla del Sol - Chua ~ 4h00 / Transport Chua – La Paz ~ 2h00 translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast, lunch included Dinner not included

We leave La Paz at 06h00 to reach Copacabana where we board the Catamaran Cruise Ship. Upon arrival in Copacabana we visit the main square and the cathedra, before boarding the Catamaran. A snack is served on board while we sail to the Sun Island. Upon arrival at the Sun Island we visit the Inca Garden, the Inca stairs and the Inca fountain, as well as the Inti Wata Cultural Complex, the largest private tourist attraction of Bolivia, including the underground museum of Ekeko, the traditional medicine and the Titicaca Reed Shipbuilders display centres, the Pachamama agricultural Inca terraces, a handicraft centre and the Intica’s lounge. We embark on a typical totora boat and we visit the Inca palace Pilkokaina before returning to the catamaran which will bring us to the harbour in Chua from where we board the bus for La Paz. We expect to arrive in La Paz at 19h30.

place Day 4. La Paz - S. P. de Quemez Visit Uyuni salt flat full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Tayka de Piedra or similar ------- directions_carflightcheck ---------- |Transfert Hotel - Airport ~45mn / Flight to Uyuni ~45mn / Private 4x4 vehicle for the visit translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

In the morning you are transferred from your hotel (La Paz centre) to the airport in El Alto for your flight to Uyuni. During the short flight you can observe the Altiplano and if the weather permits you’ll have a great view of the different lakes and Salt Flats of the region. From the airport you are transferred with a shuttle from the airline company (allow for approx. 8bs per person) to Uyuni. The first visit will be the locomotive cemetery, the result of an abandoned project to build a big network of trains out of Uyuni. From here we continue to Colchani which is a small village situated on the edge of the Salar and who’s inhabitants live from salt exploitation. In Colchani we discover how salt is processed manually and we visit the small salt boutique. We now enter the famous Salar de Uyuni; the biggest salt desert in the world with acreage of 10.582km²/4.086mi2. One of the particularities of the Uyuni Salt Flat is that it contains a reserve of 9 million tonnes of Lithium which represents 40% of world production. We head to the Island Incahuasi, a geological formation that is a remnant of petrified coral and is covered with giant cactus that can get up to 12m/39.37ft high. From the top of the island we have a wonderful 360° view of the Salar de Uyuni. After lunch our journey continues to San Pedro de Quemez situated at the doors of the Lipez desert. We arrive at San Pedro de Quemez around 16h00 and the evening is free.

place Day 5. S. P. de Quemez – Ojo de PerdizVisit Lipez desert full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Tayka del Desierto or similar ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Private 4x4 vehicle for the visit translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

We continue our tour of south Bolivia and from San Pedro de Quemez we pass the Uyuni – Ollagüe railway before crossing the Salar de Chiguana. We observe the still active volcano Ollagüe and even from far we can see its fumarole. We follow the famous Jewel Route which is composed of the Lagunas Cañapa, Hedionda, Chiar Khota, Honda and Ramadita. Today we also visit the Stone Tree (please refrain from climbing on the rock) planted in the middle of the Siloli desert and at the end of the day we enter the Reserva Nacional de la Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa and we arrive at the Laguna Colorada (coloured lake). The name is because of the red colour that is caused by microscopic shellfish and a variety of algae which thrive in the salt water which is the principal nutriment of the rose-coloured flamingos that live in this area. Due to climate changes (lack of rain) and the high evaporation of the Altiplanic basin the water level of the regions Lagunas is reduced rapidly, which year after year unfortunately also reduces the population of the flamingos. Mid-afternoon we leave to get installed in our hotel Ojo de Perdiz and the evening is free.

place Day 6. Ojo de Perdiz - S. P. de AtacamaVisit Lipez desert full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Don Thomas or similar ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Private 4WD vehicle / Transfer Frontera Hito Cajón – San Pedro de Atacama ~1h30translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast, Lunch included,Dinner not included

We leave the Laguna Colorada to go even deeper into the Reserva Nacional de la Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa. We visit the boiling geysers of Sol de Mañana which is an impressive geothermal field with pits of boiling mud and strong smells of sulphur. Our tour continues in the direction of the thermal bath of Polques, a natural source of hot water where we can go for a swim. We continue through the South Lipez and we observe the “Damas del Desierto” which are enormous rocks planted in this barren landscape and carved by wind and weather over the years. We also cross the Dali Desert, which was named in reverence to the Catalan artist because of the resemblance of the landscape with the unreal yet natural colours, to the masters’ work. We continue to the Laguna Verde and Blanca at the foot of the Licancahur, one of the most southern points in Bolivia. The Laguna Verde gets its green colour from the high concentration of lead, arsenic sulphur and calcium. From the Laguna Verde we continue south to the bolivian/Chilean border at Hito Cajon. After the border formalities we will change vehicle and continue to San Pedro de Atacama where the rest of the day is free.

place Day 7. S.P.de Atacama – S.P.de AtacamaVisit Géiseres del Tatio and Valle de la Luna full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Don Thomas or similar---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Private transport for the visittranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included,Lunch, dinner not included

We leave very early to visit the enormous geyser field “Los Géiseres del Tatio”. With over 80 active geysers it is the largest geyser field in the southern hemisphere. We have breakfast on the site before heading back to San Pedro de Atacama by the village Machuca. In the afternoon we visit the Valle de la Luna which was created through the centuries by floods and winds giving it an extraordinary colour and texture. The valley is also considered one of the driest places on earth, as some areas have not received a single drop of rain in hundreds of years!! We return to San Pedro de Atacama and the rest of the evening is free.

place Day 8. S. P. de Atacama – Pozo Al MonteVisit Region of Tarapacá full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Private 4x4 vehicle for the visittranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included, Lunch, dinner not included

In the morning we drive cap North to reach the city of Pozo Almonte. Pozo Almonte is a city located in the Tamarugal Province, in the Region of Tarapacá. The city is near to Iquique. On our way just before arrive at Pozo Almonte we will drive to the quebrada of Chacarilla to observe the geoglyphe of Pintado. If we got enough time and if your are not to tired by the long road trip, we might go to visit Iquique.

* Depending on the season and the weather, the itinerary will change and there are some sights which are not always accessible!

place Day 9. Pozo al Monte – Pisiga Visit Humberstone half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Private 4x4 vehicle for the visit ~4h00translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included, Lunch, dinner not included

After breakfast we will leave the village of Pozo Almonte to go to the abandoned village – of Humberstone. Which has become a Museum along the Panamerican Highway in one of the driest deserts on the planet. This museum shows the office that managed the saltpetre inaugurate in 1862 and built as a camp in 1933 until 1960. This camp has hosted thousands of Chileans for half a century for the exploitation of saltpetre for the extraction of nitrate sodium, an important element for European agriculture in the 19th century. After this historic visit we will go to the Chilean Altiplano to the border village of Pisiga where the rest of the day will be free.

* Depending on the season and the weather, the itinerary will change and there are some sights which are not always accessible!

place Day 10. Pisiga – PutreVisit National Park Isluga full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Putre ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Private transport for the visit ~6h40translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included, Lunch, dinner not included

After breakfast we will drive to the National Park Isluga where we can see the volcano of the same name. We take a narrow track that goes north, amid the bofedales populated llamas Isluga Park. We cross the colonial villages of Enquelga (3850 m alt.) And Isluga (3980 m alt.). Then we continue north to reach Salar Surire (4245 m alt.), Which takes its name from the presence of ostriches (suri in Aymara). We can observe 3 varieties of flamingos, as well as many llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. Lunch break near the hot springs. We will continue through the park of Las Vicuñas and cross the Rio Lauca before arriving in Putre in the late afternoon.

*The mines are closed on Sundays so if today is a Sunday we will go for a tour of the city instead.

place Day 11. Putre – AricaVisit National park Lauca full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Arica ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Private transport for the visit ~2h00translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included, Lunch, dinner not included

After breakfast we leave the small hamlet of Putre to make a steep descent to sea level with some 3500m of altitude to reach the city of Arica, 145kms from Putre. In the course we will visit the National park of Lauca and the fort or Pukará of Copaquilla between the road and the cliffs and the Tambo (accommodation of travelers) of Zapahuira which date from the Incas. Further on, we will see cactuses with candlestick shapes, curiously called Cactus Chandelier! and 13-19kms before arriving to Arica we will be able to see in the mountains to the left of our way of geoglyphs. In Arica we will be accommodated to the accommodation and the rest of the day will be free.

place Day 12. Arica - ArequipaNo visit today --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Arequipa ------- directions_cardirections_buscheck ---------- |Privat transport Arica-Arequipa ~6h15 / Transfer frontera to Perutranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included, Lunch, dinner not included

At 10h30 we will drive toward the border of Peru. After the administrative control and custom, we will stop to Tacna for lunch. Then we will drive along the coast to reach Arequipa where we will spend the night. The rest of the day is free.

place Day 13. Arequipa - ChivayVisit Colca Valley full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Chivay ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Privat transport Arequipa-Chivay ~4h30translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included, Lunch, dinner not included

At 08h00 we start our tour to the majestic Colca Valley, also called the “Inca’s lost valley”. We visit Pampa Cañahuas and the Salinas National Reserve and at Aguadas Blanca we can observe Vicuñas, Lamas and Alpacas. We pause at Tojrapampa where we can observe the Bofedales (wetlands) and see different species of migration birds as well as flamingos. Later we stop at Patapampa at the Viewpoint of the Andes where we can admire the surrounding volcanoes. This will be our highest point on our tour at 4900m/16.080ft. From here we walk down into the Colca Valley to 3600m/11.810ft where we get installed in the hotel. After lunch we go for a trek (3-4 hours) to discover the archaeological site Uyo Uyo and we enjoy the landscape and the thermal baths of Yanque. Early evening, we return to the hotel and the evening is free.

Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

place Day 14. Chivay - PunoVisit Cruz del Condor half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Mosoq Inn or similar ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Privat transport Chivay-Puno ~5h30translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included, Lunch, dinner not included

After a very early breakfast we head towards the Cruz del Condor from where we can observe the depths of the canyon and the flight of the Condors. From the Cruz del Condor we walk to the Cruz del Cura and we visit the small traditional villages Pinchollo Yanque and Maca where we can see amphitheatre, church and terraces. We return to Chivay and after lunch we continue to Puno where the evening is free.

Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

place Day 15. Puno - Uros - PunoVisit Uros & Taquile full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Mosoq Inn or similar ------- directions_cardirections_boatcheck ---------- |Public boat ~5h30translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast and lunch included, Dinner not included

We leave at 07h30 to visit the floating island of the Uros. The small islands are made of totora reeds, which grow in the lake. The dense roots that the plants develop and interweave form a natural layer called Khili (about one to two meters thick) that support the islands. They are anchored with ropes attached to sticks driven into the bottom of the lake. The reeds at the bottoms of the islands rot away fairly quickly, so new reeds are added to the top constantly, about every three months. The islands last about thirty years. The islands were originally created by the Uros to prevent attacks from their neighbours the Incas. After this fantastic visit, we continue to the Taquile island. This is quite a unique place at the lake where the inhabitants speak Quechua while all the other islands speak Aymara and the island is famous for its traditions and the lifestyle of the inhabitants. We return to Puno where the evening is free.

Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

place Day 16. Puno - Cuzco Visit Cuzco half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Unaytambo or similar ------- directions_cardirections_buscheck ---------- |Touristic bus Puno-Cuzco ~10h00 / Transfer Hotel-Terminal-Hoteltranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast, lunch included Dinner not included

In the morning we are transferred to bus station to take the touristic bus that goes to Cuzco. On our way we visit the ruins of Pukará and also the thermal springs in the region before passing the Raya mountain pass at 4321m/14.180ft. We stop at Sicuani for lunch and from here we continue to the Raqchi ruins where we can observe the remains of the central wall of the Wiracocha temple, which was one of the highest covered buildings constructed by the Inca. The tour continues through the valley of Cuzco close to the Huacarpay Lake where we make a halt at the pre-Inca site Pikillaqta from the Wari culture (XIIth century) which is partly destroyed. And finally, we visit the church Andahuaylillas from the XVIIth century where we can observe some beautiful paintings. After being transferred to the hotel the evening is free to explore Cuzco.

Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

place Day 17. Cuzco city tourVisit Cuzco full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Unaytambo or similar ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Private transport for the visitstranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included,Lunch, dinner not included

The morning is free and after lunch we start our city tour where we visit the archaeological sites of the town; Koricancha, the Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, K’enkho, Puca Pucara and Tambo Machay. The eve ning is free to enjoy Cuzco.

Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

place Day 18. Cuzco - Aguas CalientesVisit Sacred Valley full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Santuario or similar ------- directions_cardirections_traincheck ---------- |Train Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes ~1h45translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast, lunch included, Dinner not included

After breakfast, we visit the Sacred Valley and all the important Inca ruins in the area. We’ll see the ruins of Pisac with (depending on the day) the market, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo - a superb Inca fortress made of megalithic stones. In the evening we take the train to Aguas Calientes - a small village where all the buildings are concentrated along the railway giving it a “gold-digger” ambiance where we spend the night.

Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

place Day 19. Aguas Calientes - Cuzco Visit Machu Picchu full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Unaytambo or similar ------- directions_cardirections_traincheck ---------- |Train Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo ~1h45 / Transfer Ollantaytambo - Cuzcotranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast, lunch included Dinner not included

We leave at 07h00 or earlier by bus to visit the famous Machu Picchu. After this impressive visit we return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo where upon arrival we are transferred to the hotel in Cuzco and the evening is free. The Citadel of Machu Picchu is the most important attraction in Cuzco. It was discovered in 1911 by the American explorer, Hiram Bingham, and is considered to be one of the most extraordinary examples of scenic architecture in the world. In Quechua Machu Picchu means “old mountain”. The Citadel was built on a hilltop which dominates the deep valley of the Urubamba river in the middle of tropical rainforest. Machu Picchu was both a centre of worship and astronomical observation and the private domain of the family of the Inca Pachacuteq.

Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

place Day 20. Cuzco - Lima city tourVisit Lima half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Buena Vista or similar ------- directions_carflightcheck ---------- |Flight Cuzco-Lima ~1h15translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included, Lunch, dinner not included

In the morning we are transferred to the airport for our flight back to Lima and upon arrival in Lima we are transferred to the hotel. After lunch we go for a city tour of Lima and the evening is free.
ANCESTRAL LIMA: We start our tour with a panoramic view of the “Pucllana Pyramid” a magnificent ceremonial and archaeological centre built in the 4th century A.D. and considered a “Sacred Village” by the Incas. The Viceroyalty of Perú was the most important of the Spanish Empire and Lima was its capital.
COLONIAL LIMA: We visit the Historical Centre of Lima, where you will see more than fifty monuments and Colonial buildings, such as the Paseo de la República, the San Martín Square, the Main Square, the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Cathedral Basilica, and the City Council Palace. We also visit the museum of the Banco Central de Reserva where we can admire the “Treasures of Perú” collection which is a fine selection of objects made of gold, ceramics and textiles from different pre-Columbian cultures. During the tour we also visit the monumental San Francisco convent, which displays the largest collection of religious art in America. Our highlight will be the visit of the underground vaults, known as “Catacumbas” or Catacombs.
CONTEMPORARY LIMA: We visit some traditional residential areas of Lima, such as El Olivar of San Isidro, Miraflores and Larcomar.

Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

place Day 21. Lima DepartureNo visit today --- homecheck --- |Departure ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Transfer Hotel-Airporttranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast is included at the hotel depending on your time of departure. If you must leave the hotel before breakfast is served at the hotel (normally at 07h00) breakfast is not included

According to your time of departure* you are transferred from the hotel to the airport in Lima. For international flights it is recommended to arrive at the airport 3 hours before scheduled departure. End of our services. Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko South America cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

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