Discover the hidden city of Machu Picchu in Peru
Explore La Paz and learn about the traditions of pre-Hispanic times
Tour the Salt Flats of Uyuni with its endless sky and cacti
Visit the lagoons and geysers of the Atacama Desert
Stroll through Cusco’s vibrant streets soaking up the culture
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Day 2 Lima
Spend the day exploring Lima.
Visit the pre-Incan ruins of Huaca Pucallana, go on a bike tour of Miraflores, San Isidro and the Barranco districts, check out the Gold and Archaeological Museums, or embark on a gastro tour focusing on the diverse cuisine of the region.
Day 4 Sacred Valley
Today will be free to spend at your leisure.
Activities range from trekking in the mountains and villages, biking through the countryside and visiting the traditional markets. Of course, there are many Inca ruins to visit including the magnificent Machu Picchu.
Your Travel Designer can advise on excursions to suit your preferences prior to departure.
Day 5 Sacred Valley
This morning you’ll head to the colourful village of Chinchero and the Inca site of Moray.
You’ll see the salt pans at the village of Maras before continuing to Ollantaytambo, an archaeological site built by the Incas. Here you can meet the locals who still maintain old practices and customs.
Visit the Andean native markets and ruins of Pisac before stopping at the Alpaca Farm of Awanacancha.
Day 8 Cusco
Spend the morning exploring Cusco.
Spend time at the ancient Incan site of Sacsayhuaman, visit the Inca Museum, and stroll around San Pedro market with its empanada and tamale vendors.
End at Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, the cultural centre of the city with restaurants, bars and coffee shops offering perfect spots for an afternoon of people-watching.
Day 11 Puno - La Paz
Today you’ll be driven to Copacabana in Bolivia, located on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
Visit the shrine and the Dark Indian Virgin before taking a hydrofoil cruise to Sun Island. Here you can visit the Inca Grand Stairs and the Sacred Fountain, whose waters are believed to give eternal youth and happiness.
After lunch continue to Moon Island. See the Sun Virgins Temple Iñak Uyu and cruise to Cocotoni by hydrofoil before visiting the Andean Roots Eco Village & The Altiplano Museum.
Continue to La Paz with the mighty peaks of the Andes as your backdrop.
Day 12 La Paz City Tour
Explore La Paz and learn about the traditions and magic rites of pre-Hispanic times. See the indigenous, colonial and modern areas and the Indian market and Witch Doctor's market. Visit the Moon Valley and take the Teleférico-cable car ride over the city for epic views with Mountain Illimani in the background.
Day 13 Uyuni Salt Flats Touring
You’ll be escorted to the airport for your flight to Uyuni.
Upon arrival you’ll embark on an excursion to Salt Lake where you’ll find surreal pentagons of crystalline salt, endless sky and cacti.
Next, visit Isla Incawasi, an oasis with formations of algae and fossils, and an excellent spot for photography.
End the day with a visit to Thunupa volcano and Coquesa mummies.
Day 14 Uyuni to Ojo Perdiz
Embark on a private journey across the salt flats towards Soniquera and Ojo de Perdi to see some of the most famous deserts and lakes in the region.
Stop at "Desierto de Siloli" before heading to the Laguna Hediond. You’ll also visit the lakes of Laguna Chiarcota, Laguna Kañapa and Laguna Honda.
Day 15 San Pedro de Atacama
Enjoy the ride as you’re driven towards San Pedro de Atacama.
Your first visit will be Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon), set within the National Reserve Eduardo Avaroa, and inhabited by flocks of three species of flamingo as well as vicuñas, llamas and vizcachas.
Continue to the fumaroles and volcanic craters of Geyser Sol de Mañana Geysers and Laguna Verde.
Day 16 San Pedro de Atacama
Spend the next few days exploring the Atacama Desert.
Excursions include a day trip to the El Tatio Geysers, some of which are 4,300 metres up in the Andes, a day trip to the High-Altiplanic lagoons of Miscanti and Minisques, a visit to Chaxas Lagoon, or a session floating in the salty waters of Cejar Lagoon, the Atacama's own 'Dead Sea'.
There are various volcanoes, hikes, treks, and mountain biking activities also available.
Make sure you end one day with sunset views from the Valley of the Moon.
Day 18 San Pedro de Atacama - Santiago
Today you’ll be driven to the airport for your flight to Santiago.
Upon arrival you’ll be escorted to your accommodation and the rest of the afternoon will be spent at your leisure.
Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can advise you on suitable activities prior to departure.
Day 20 Departure
You’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.