Travel Trips Tour. Discover the diversity of South America through these countries. We will travel to the most impressive attractions such as Machu Picchu the lost city of the Incas and the beauty of Lake Titicaca. In Bolivia we will visit the world's largest salt flat Uyuni, San Pedro; the Atacama Desert in Chile, In Argentina we will travel to the Iguazu Falls on the Argentinean and Brazilian side and we will dance a tango in Buenos Aires.
Day 1: Arrival in Lima
Departure from the airport in our city of origin to take the flight to Lima, Peru. At the airport our Local Reception Team will be waiting for us to welcome us. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Lima - Cusco
Early in the morning we start visiting the park of love in Miraflores, San Isidro and the historical center. Then we will take our flight to the city of Cusco. After our accommodation in the hotel we will have time to visit the imperial city of Cusco.
Day 3: Cusco Imperial city tour.
Today we will tour the city, visiting the Cathedral, the Plaza Mayor (Main Square), the Coricancha (where the colonial church was built over an Inca temple), the famous stone of the 12 angles and the nearby ruins, such as Sacsayhuaman. Accommodation: breakfast
Day 4: Cusco - Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes
We will start the excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where we will have the opportunity to see the typical Inca-era terraces and towns such as Pisac and its colorful Indian market, Calca, Yucay, Urubamba. Lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit Ollantaytambo a huge Inca complex of administrative, agricultural and religious functions. Here you can see great rock walls, temples and palaces. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in the Sacred Valley.
Day 5: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes cusco
Travel to the town of Aguas Calientes, located at the foot of Machu Picchu, discovered in 1911 by the American explorer: Hiram Bingham. Arrival. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, we will go up to the "Lost City of the Incas and one of the 7 new wonders of the world" in a 25-minute bus ride, in a zigzagging climb up the hillside. We will tour the ruins for approximately 3 hours. Our guide will explain the amazing degree of technology achieved by the builders of this incredible work and its exact precision in the solid stone constructions, the water supply channels that reveal deep knowledge of hydraulics, the stairways carved into the living stone of the mountain and the Intihuatana "the highest point of the Sun" that served as a solar calendar, this regulated planting and harvesting, are tangible and concrete expressions of the deep knowledge and technological advancement of the Incas. All these constructions, together with the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Tomb, the House of the Priest, the Inca Baths and the Temple of the Three Windows, allow us to go back in time and with the help of our guide, relive the existence of those truly admirable builders. Return by train to Cusco.
Meals included: breakfast
Day 6 Cuzco Raqchi Mountain of Colors
Today we will leave for the mountain of colors. During this journey we will be able to appreciate the scenery and stop for breakfast along the way. We will arrive at the end of the asphalt road and continue on our way to the mountain of the 7 colors. Our transport will take us to an altitude of 4700 meters above sea level. On foot we will make the ascent to the Vinicunca mountain at more than 5000 masl. This day is special because we will be able to appreciate this marvel that nature offers us. We will return to Raqchi where the people of the community will be waiting for us to stay in their houses in the village.
Night in a local house.
Lodging: Full board.
Day 7 Raqchi - LLachon
Today after a good rest we will have breakfast and then start with the visit to the spectacular Raqchi temple built by the Inca Pachacutec and dedicated to the great Inca God Wiracocha. During the trip to LLachon, we will pass through the Raya, departmental boundary between Puno and Cusco. It offers spectacular views of the mountains reflected in its calm waters. We continue to the beautiful town of If we have time, we will also visit the archaeological complex of Pucara. we will arrive to LLACHON. Overnight in a very basic hotel.
Day 8 LLachon - Lake Titicaca (Uros and Taquile Island) - Puno
Today we will take a typical boat to navigate in the cold waters of Titicaca (15 passengers boat) we will appreciate wonderful views of the lake known as "The highest navigable lake in the world". We will visit one of the floating islands (Uros) where its inhabitants still practice the traditional culture. We will visit one of the floating islands Titino (Uros) where its inhabitants still practice the traditional culture. Return to Puno.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Puno - Copacabana - La Paz
After breakfast we will go to the bus terminal to take the tourist bus that will take us to the city of La Paz - Bolivia. We will continue to the Bolivian border, say goodbye to Peru, and continue to La Paz; on the way we will visit Copacabana (charming region on the shores of Lake Titicaca, located at an altitude of 3,841 m.a.s.l. and with a distance of 155 km. from the city of La Paz). Dinner and overnight in La Paz, in preparation for the next morning's activities.
Day 10: La Paz - Moon Valley Night Bus
Tour to the Moon Valley, this is an impressive place with formations of reddish stones. We will also go shopping at the witches market. Optional bike tour to Coroico, a full day trip from 4.700 to 1300 m.a.s.l. (By bike is less dangerous).
Day 11 Uyuni Salt Flat - Tunupa Volcano - Jirira
In our 4×4 vehicles we embark to one of the natural wonders of the world, the Salar de Uyuni. As if the delirium of a painter had drawn the place, shapes and colors are mixed creating a spectacular landscape. With surreal landscapes. Such is the sensation that sometimes it seems that between heaven and earth there is a mirror. This salt flat is the largest in the world, 170 kilometers long and 130 kilometers wide, with a layer of salt up to seven meters deep. In Colchani, on the north side of the lake, we will observe the extraction of salt and our day will culminate with a view of the incredible Tunupa Volcano 5,432 meters high from the village of Jirira (we will not access the summit).
Overnight in a basic local hotel.
Lodging: Full board.
Day 12 Jirira - Isla del Pescado - San Juan de Lipez
After breakfast we will visit the slopes of the Tunupa volcano in our 4×4 for a half hour hike (we will not access the summit). We will visit a cave that houses the Tunupa mummy. We will travel to the center of the Salar, where we will visit the famous fish island, called Inkawasi. This is home to cacti up to 10 meters high. The indigenous inhabitants of the area, the Aymara, call it this way because of its elongated shape as it looks like a fish and in the rainy season, when the salt flat is flooded with water, this image becomes a reality. During the route we will be able to appreciate panoramic views difficult to forget. We will leave the island and continue on our way to Villa Candelaria where we will spend the night. Lodging.
Overnight in a basic local hotel.
Lodging: Full board.
Day 13 San Juan de Lipez - Laguna Colorada
We continue our trip appreciating the amazing panoramas of the altiplano, such as the twisted eroded forms of the Bosque de Piedra, the active Ollagüe volcano and a variety of lagoons where we will observe flamingos and other wildlife. We will spend the night near Laguna Colorada at 4,300 meters. Lodging.
Overnight in private double rooms.
Lodging: Full board.
Day 14 Laguna Colorada - San Pedro de Atacama
Today we head to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile, visiting the "Sol de la Mañana" geysers at 5,000 meters, hot springs and more lagoons, before reaching the Chilean border. Approximately before lunch we will arrive in San Pedro de Atacama, an oasis in the middle of the driest desert in the world, where we will be able to relax and relax.
Overnight in hotel.
Day 15: San Pedro de Atacama in Chile
Here in this magical town we can relax in the middle of the driest desert in the world.
Night in a local hotel.
Day 16: San Pedro de Atacama - Calama - Santiago de Chile
We will leave early to take an early flight from Calama (100 kilometers away) to the city of Santiago de Chile. From there we will take the international flight to the city of origin.
Overnight in flight Lodging: breakfast
Day 17 City Tour in Santiago de Chile
After breakfast transfer to the airport. First, we will visit the Santa Lucia Hill, the place where the Spanish Pedro de Valdivia decided to found the capital of Chile in this valley. On the Hill you will be able to see the city from the height and in its highest viewpoint you will be able to take magnificent pictures of Santiago. Then we will head to the city's ground zero, located in the Plaza de Armas, in the historic center, where we will visit the colonial buildings of the Municipality of Santiago, the National Museum, the Post Office building and the beautiful Cathedral Church. To continue with the beautiful buildings of the old congress and the Palace of Justice. We will continue with a visit to the civic district where the government house of the country called La Moneda stands out.
Day 18 Santiago Buenos Aires
Day 19 Buenos Aires City
In the first descent discover the historical value of the Plaza de Mayo, the seat of the most relevant historical events of the city since its foundation: get to know its surroundings, the most emblematic buildings and its protagonists. Then enjoy the Avenida de Mayo and be amazed by the oldest residential neighborhood of Buenos Aires: San Telmo. Walk along its cobblestone streets and discover its antique stores and picturesque buildings. Experience the flavor of the tango arrabalero in the neighborhood of La Boca: walk along Caminito Street and enjoy the dancers and souvenir stores, as well as passing by the mythical Boca Juniors stadium. See the modernization of the city by visiting Puerto Madero and its exclusive docks, full of excellent restaurants and large offices. Passing through the Retiro neighborhood, also visit the Palermo neighborhood, its most residential and exclusive area, until you reach Recoleta. Once there, discover the eternal resting place of Eva Perón, Evita, and visit the cemetery where she is buried.
Day 20 Buenos Aires Theater and Museums
Benito Quinquela Martin Museum and the Boca neighborhood Hotel
Welcome Dinner & Tango Show at Esquina Carlos Gardel Meals: Breakfast and dinner.
Day 21: Buenos Aires Iguazu Day
Transfer from the hotel to the Buenos Aires airport to take a domestic flight to Iguazu. Arrival at Iguazú airport. Transfer to the chosen hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 22: Day Iguazu Falls Argentinean side
Visit to the Iguazu Falls, Argentine side and optional "Great Adventure". These magnificent falls, surrounded by a lush subtropical forest, have been declared a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We will walk along the footbridges and viewpoints of the upper and lower walkways and Devil's Throat, admiring from up close the imposing waterfalls that plunge over the river at a height of 70 meters, as well as the amazing variety of ferns, orchids, begonias, birds and butterflies.
Day 23:Day Iguazu Falls Brazil side.
Breakfast. Visit to the Iguazu Falls, Brazilian side. This is an excursion to the Falls from the Brazilian side visiting its traditional footbridge with the wonderful panoramic views. As this excursion is in Brazilian Territory, some visitors may require a Visa.
Day 24:Day Iguazu Buenos Aires international flight.
Transfer from the hotel to the Iguazu Airport for domestic flight to Buenos Aires. Reception at Buenos Aires airport and international flight.