PERU & BOLIVIA - FROM LIMA TO LA PAZ
Cultural tour of Peru & Bolivia

This stimulating tour through Peru and Bolivia is a must for lovers of anthropology and archaeology. These countries offer the in depth heritage dating back from the pre-Inca civilizations to the Inca and more recent times. We see evidence of indigenous communities, stunning landscapes, and a multi-layered history. From the heights of the Andes, to the lush forests of the Amazon, Peru and Bolivia offer a seemingly infinite supply of history, culture and nature just waiting to be explored.

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Tour Information
Tour Duration : 10 days
Min. Tour Size : 02 persons
Max. Tour Size : 08 persons
Includes international air
Tour Price (from) : US$
Day 01: Arrive Lima (PERU)
Day 02: Lima
(B)
Day 03: Lima/Arequipa (Flight)
(B)
Day 04: Arequipa/Cuzco (Flight)
(B)
Day 05: Cuzco/Sacred Valley (Drive)
(B, L)
Day 06: Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu/Cuzco (Drive)
(B, L)
Day 07: Cuzco/Puno (Drive)
(B, L)
Day 08: Puno/La Paz (Drive) (BOLIVIA)
(B, L)
Day 09: La Paz
(B)
Day 10: Depart La Paz
(B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Arrive Lima (PERU)

Bienvenidos a Peru! We receive a Lima style welcome at the airport and are subsequently transferred to our hotel.
Overnight: Casa Andina Premium Miraflores Hotel, Lima (2 nights)

Day 02: Lima

Our afternoon tour of the city begins with the centrally located Plaza Mayor (main square) designed and built by the famed Francisco Pizarro. The Cathedral, Palacio de los Virreyes, Palacio Arzobispal and Palacio Municipal. We also visit the San Francisco Convent, arguably the most beautiful architectural complex in the city. (B)

Day 03: Lima/Arequipa (Flight)

A short flight gets us to Arequipa, where this afternoon we tour the Santa Catalina Convent, Plaza de Armas, La Compañía cloisters and the districts of Yanahuara and Chilina where we enjoy a breathtaking view of the Misti Volcano.
Overnight: El Cabildo Hotel, Arequipa (1 night) (B)

Day 04: Arequipa/Cuzco (Flight)

A scenic flight conveys us to Cuzco. Afternoon tour includes the beautiful church of Santo Domingo, the Cathedral, the Hatunrumiyoc, as well as the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman - a most remarkable Inca building. Our tour continues to Quenqo, believed to have been an important sanctuary during the Inca period, Puca Pucara, a strategically located “red fortress” that dominates the entire area and Tambomachay with its two distinctive aqueducts that continue to provide clean water year round.
Overnight: El Dorado San Augustin, Cuzco (1 night) (B)

Day 05: Cuzco/Sacred Valley (Drive)

This morning we head out to the valley of Urubamba’s River (also called River Wilcamayu or Vilcanota) or “Sacred Valley” because grain and maize were cultivated for the Inka, his family and the upper class. Visit includes the Indian Market of Pisac. Pisac is famous for its peasant farms, native handicrafts and interesting Indian market that takes place three times a week (Tue, Thu & Sun). Our next stop is the fortress of Ollantaytambo, one of the most important examples of Inca military architecture. The complex has temples, palaces and a lot more to discover.
Overnight: Casa Andina Premium Hotel, Sacred Valley (1 night) (B, L)

Day 06: Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu/Cuzco (Drive)

Our day starts with the incredible 3-hour scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes from where we take a coach transfer to South America’s most famous World Heritage Site, Machu Picchu. Our tour of the majestic Machu Picchu begins with the citadel, by far the most important attraction in the area. Discovered in 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham, the citadel is one of the most extraordinary examples of landscape architecture in the world. We walk through the many stairways and canals carved out of stone that are recurrent throughout this remarkable archaeological site.
Overnight: El Dorado San Augustin, Cuzco (1 night) (B, L)

Day 07: Cuzco/Puno (Drive)

A pleasant 8-hour bus (seat-in-coach) trip takes us through picturesque rural landscapes dotted by small villages and herds of llamas and vicuñas. Our destination is Puno, however we make stops along our way to include visit to the Andahuylillas town and the Raqchi ruins. Arrival at Puno’s bus station, meet & transfer to hotel.
Overnight: Casa Andina Premium Hotel, Puno (1 night) (B, L)

Day 08: Puno/La Paz (Drive) (BOLIVIA)

Early morning transfer by land to Copacabana Santuary (Seat-In-Coach) to board the Catamaran Cruise Ship sails for Sun Island, the legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire. Visit the Inca Garden, steps and fountain followed by the Inti Wata Cultural Complex including the Ekako Underground Museum, the traditional medicine and the Titikaka Reed Shipbuilders display centers, the Pachamama agricultural Inca terraces, a handicraft center, the Intica lounge and at the Manco Kapac look out the largest variety of Andean camelids. Also, the Inti Wata Complex at Sun Island includes a unique sailing experience aboard a huge Titikaka traditional vessel for a panoramic view to the Pilkokaina Inca Palace. Catamaran Cruise Ship to Chua harbor while enjoying a buffet lunch on board, land transfer to La Paz (Seat-In-Coach).
Overnight: Real Plaza Hotel, La Paz (2 nights) (B, L)

Day 09: La Paz

This whole day is spent exploring La Paz, including Tiwanaku, considered to be “the Cradle of the Andean Civilizations”. Tiwanaku was a religious city that, at its height, was home to approximately 40,000 people and was the ritual center for roughly 500,000 people residing in the three surrounding valleys. Our visit in this area includes the impressive Sun Gate, the Monoliths, the Temples of Kalasasaya and Kontiki, and the Akapana Pyramid. In the afternoon we tour the Moon Valley. (B)

Day 10: Depart La Paz

Today we depart Bolivia, our minds filled with unforgettable memories of an ancient and mysterious land. (B)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).

2017

Daily Departures

2018

Daily Departures

Tour Price

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Departure(s) Per Person on Twin Sharing Single Room Supplement
2017 US$ 2295 US$ 595
2018 US$ 2495 US$ 650


Notes

Above quotes are not applicable during Easter, Inti Raymi Festival (June 20-30), National Holidays (July 24-Aug 02), Christmas (Dec 24 & 25) or New Year’s Eve (Dec 31). Possible pre-tour to see the Nasca Lines. Please contact us for more details.



Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 13 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch)
  • All sightseeing and transfers on seat-in-coach basis
  • Services of local English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites included in the itinerary
  • Vistadome train tickets mentioned
  • Catamaran cruise ticket mentioned
Not Included
  • Any airfares
  • Domestic airfares (within tour itinerary Lima/Arequipa/Cuzco approx US$ 500)
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities

Estimated International Airfare (International airfare is NOT included in this tour)

CANADA(West Coast)
US$ 1400

USA(West Coast)
US$ 1400

CANADA(East Coast)
US$ 1300

USA(East Coast)
US$ 1300

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and a maximum of 08 participants

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.