Peru-Bolivia-Argentina 21 days | PERBOAR21GROUP

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. Arrival in LimaNo Visit today --- homecheck --- |Hotel Buena Vista in Lima or similar---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Transfert Airport - Hotel ~45mntranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantclear -- |No meal organize this day

map MAP| Accommodation is either in hotel, hostal, shelter, home stay or camping depending on your program.cloud_download DOWNLOAD ITINERARY | Different transport are organized for your trip: Transfer when you arrive and leave, private transport for your visit and programed activities, 3 days of 4wd drive for Uyuni Salt flat and Lipez, 2 domestic flights La Paz-Uyuni and Sucre-La Paz. Expand or Collapse the itinerary to see the Outline full detailedhelp_outline INFORMATION|English Speaking Guides: private or group tours with different local English speaking guides (no tour leader)

Today you arrive in Lima. Upon arrival at the international airport our team will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. There are no activities planned of today and depending on your time of arrival you might have time to explore the town.

place Day 2. Lima city tour Visit Lima full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Buena Vista or similar---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Private transport to Tiwanaku and Folkloric show in town ~3h50translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast - Lunch - Diner are included

Morning free.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.

place Day 3. Lima - Cuzco city tour Visit Cuzco half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Unaytambo or similar------- directions_carflightcheck ---------- |Private vehicule for the visit ~5h00translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast is included

After breakfast we head to the airport for your flight to Cuzco. Upon arrival we are transferred to the hotel 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 evening is free to enjoy Cuzco.

place Day 4. Cuzco - Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes Visit Sacred Valley half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Santuario or similar------- directions_cardirections_traincheck ---------- |Private transport for the visits ~4h00translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast is 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.

place Day 5. Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - CuzcoVisit Machu Picchu half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Unaytambo or similar------- directions_cardirections_traincheck ---------- |Tren Aguas Calientes - Cuzco ~3h00 /Visit Machu Picchu ~3h00translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast is 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.

place Day 6. Cuzco - PunoVisit Raqchi ruins half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Mosoq Inn or similar---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Touristic bus Cuzco - Puno ~3h00translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast is included

In the morning we are transferred to bus station to take the touristic bus that goes to Puno. On our way we visit the church Andahuaylillas from the XVIIth century where we can observe some beautiful paintings. 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. 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. We stop at Sicuani for lunch before we pass the Raya mountain pass at 4321m/14.180ft and we visit the thermal springs in the region. Our last visit is the ruins of Pukará and we except to arrive in Puno around 19h30 where the evening is free.

place Day 7. Puno - Taquile - PunoVisit Taquile island half day --- homecheck --- | Hotel Mosoq Inn or similar ------- directions_cardirections_boatcheck ---------- | Public boat ~2h00 translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast, Lunch and Diner are 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.

place Day 8. Puno - Copacabana - Isla del SolVisit Isla del Sol half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Palla Khasa or similar ------- directions_cardirections_boatcheck ---------- | Transport Puno - Copacabana ~3h00 / Public boat ~2h00 translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast, Lunch and Diner are included

After breakfast we are transferred to the bus terminal for the bus to Copacabana. After the border formalities at Kasani another ½ hour brings us to Copacabana where we get installed in the hotel. We visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana which is a 16th century church that houses the image of the patron saint of Bolivia. The church attracts thousands of local tourists throughout the year and it remains one of the two principal sacred places both for indigenous people and Catholics. After lunch we head to the port where a boat will be waiting to bring us to the south of the island to Yumani. From here we go for a short trek which takes us to the Palacio de Pilkokaina (“place where the birds rest”). This construction is characterised by its walls and doors that are particularly well conserved. From Pilkokaina we walk slowly to the village of Yumani where we spend the night in an Ecolodge. The evening is free to enjoy the atmosphere on the mystic island.

place Day 9. Isla del SolVisit Isla del Sol full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Palla Khasa or similar ------- directions_cardirections_boatcheck ---------- | Private 4x4 vehicule for the visit ~7h00translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast and Lunch are included

After breakfast, we leave by boat to visit the famous Sun Island (Isla del Sol). We visit the Inca Staircase, the Inca Fountain as well as the ruins of the Palacio de Pilkokaina (“place where the birds rest”). This construction is characterised by its walls and doors that are particularly well conserved. We spend the night in an Eco Lodge in Yumani.

place Day 10. Isla del Sol - La PazVisit Potosi and Sucre full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Naira or similar ------- directions_cardirections_boatcheck ---------- | Private transport Copacabana - La Paz ~3h00translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast is included

In the morning, we return to the harbour of Yumani (walking down the Inca Staircase) from where we take a boat back to Copacabana. Upon arrival in Copacabana we have time for lunch before returning to La Paz where the evening is free.

*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. La Paz - S.P. de QuemezVisit Uyuni Salt flat half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Tayka de Piedra or similar ------- directions_carflightcheck ---------- | Flight La Paz - Uyuni ~1h00/ Transfer Airport - Hotel ~45mntranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast is 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. You are picked up from the airport and after a short stop in Uyuni we start our tour. 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 in the direction of San Pedro de Quemez and we have the possibility to visit the “Cueva de las Galaxias” which is a strange phenomenon of fossil algae which reminds us that the ocean was present here all the way to Oruro. In the adjacent cave, we can observe the Chullpares which are Inca funerary remains. We climb to the viewpoint from where we have a great view of the desert and if we take a closer look we can also observe the fossil coral that once were part of a coral barrier. After this impressive visit, we continue 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 12. S.P.de Quemez - Ojo de PerdizVisit Lipez desert full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Tayka del desierto or similar ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transport for the visitstranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast and Lunch are included

We continue our tour of south Bolivia and from San Pedro de Quemez we pass the Uyuni – Ollague railway, which is the property of the FCA (Empresa Ferroviaria Andina), before crossing the Salar de Chiguana. We observe the still active volcano Ollague 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. We arrive at Ojo del Perdiz in the Siloli Desert where we spend the night.

place Day 13. Ojo de Perdiz - UyuniVisit Lipez desert half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Jardines or similar ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transport for the visitstranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |

Today we visit the Stone Tree (please refrain from climbing on the rock) planted in the middle of the Siloli desert and later we enter the Reserva Nacional de la Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa where we arrive at the Laguna Colorada. This Alto Andina Laguna gets its name because of the red colour which is caused by microscopic shellfish which is the principal nutriment of the rose 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 also reduces the population of the flamingos. Our tour continues in southern direction to the Laguna Verde – one of the most southern points in Bolivia. We leave the Laguna Colorada in order 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 have the possibility to 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 the 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 where we stop to take a few pictures. The Laguna Verde gets its green colour from the high concentration of lead, arsenic sulphur and calcium – please refrain from bathing From the Laguna Verde we start our drive back north. We pass by the small village Villamar which seems lost in the middle of the gigantic Lipez desert before passing by the biggest mining project in Bolivian history at San Cristobal. We return to Uyuni 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 14. Uyuni – TupizaNo Visit today --- homecheck --- |Hotel Mitru or similar ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Transfer Hotel-Airporttranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |

After breakfast we will drive to the colorful valley of Tupiza. It will take around 6h00 to reach Tupiza will cross the Cordillera de las Chichas and on the road, we will stop for lunch. Once in Tupiza the rest of the day will be 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. TupizaVisit Tupiza full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Mitru or similar ---------- 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

The valley of Tupiza is very colorful with reddish ochre bland earth. We will find also a very friendly community « los chicheños ». Today we will have 5 kinds of activity of your choice to propose: Discovery by foot: we’ll walk few kilometers around Tupiza. Horseback riding: a small expedition Tupiceña style around 15 kilometers. 4wd tour: discover the surrounding a drive a bit further and see a little bit more Mountain biking: the sporty way to discover Tupiza and have a rush of adrenaline Butch Cassidy and Sundance road: we will follow the last road of the bandit toward Huaca Huañusca.

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. Tupiza - HumahuacaNo Visit today --- homecheck --- |Accomodation ---------- 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

We leave Tupiza to reach the Argentian border Villazón/La Quiaca. After the migration and custom control, we will drive toward Humahuaca. Once in Humahuaca we will drive to the nice colorful mountain surrounding Humahuaca and appreciate de landscape.

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. Humahuaca - SaltaNo Visit today --- homecheck --- |Accomodation ---------- 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

After breakfast we will drive through Tilcara and discover the salt flat of « Salinas Grandes » the biggest salt flat in the West of Argentina. We continue our trip and pass by San Antonio de los Cobres before reaching the nice valley of Salta.

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. Salta - CafayateNo Visit today --- homecheck --- |Accomodation ---------- 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

Early in the morning, we leave to drive to the small village of Cachi. From Salta the road offers a nice landscape composed with forests, canyons « Quebradas », rivers and high mountains. The road goes through « La cuesta del Obispo » and up to 3348 m where we can appreciate a full view on the valley. Then we continue on la « Recta de Tin Tin », ancient road use by the Incas et goes to the national park « Los Cardones » where we can observe the Mountain Cachi 6380 m. Cachi village is located at the bottom of this mountain and we will visit and discover the church classified National Historic Monument. We will be also able to walk around Cachi or visit the Cachi historic museum. Later we will drive on the R.N 40 and visit Colte the handcraft road and the village of Seclantás, Molinos, San Carlos located in the « Quebrada de las Flechas » and its wonderful landscape. We will spend the night in Cafayate famous for its white wine Torrontes.

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. Cafayate - SaltaNo Visit today --- homecheck --- |Accomodation ---------- 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

Today we will discover the impressive and marvelous « Quebrada de las Conchas » where we will enjoy the sight of several geologic phenomenon. We will go back to the hotel in Salta at the end of the afternoon.

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. Salta - Buenos AiresNo Visit today --- homecheck --- |Hotel San Antonio or similar ------- directions_carflightcheck ---------- | 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

In the morning we will leave the hotel and be transferred to the airport of Salta and flight to Buenos Aires. Once arrived at Buenos Aires airport our team will pick you up and drive you to the hotel. After a short break we will visit the city. Buenos Aires is a 4 Million cosmopolitan city and the biggest of Argentina with a nice mix of European and South American culture and architecture. We will start the visit with the Avenida 9 de Julio, the largest avenue in the world. Will pass by the Teatro Colon and the Plaza de Mayo where we can observe La casa del Gobierno, el Cabildo and the Cathedral. At the end of the afternoon we visit la Boca area and the street « El Caminito » the artist and bohemian spot in town. Then we will go back to the hotel.

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. Buenos Aires departureNo Visit today --- homecheck --- |Accomodation ---------- 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

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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