Day 1: Arrival in La Paz
Upon arrival in La Paz you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in La Paz.
Day 2: Half Day City & Moon Valley Tour
Today you will take a half-day tour visiting Plaza Murillo to see the Government Palace, the local Cathedral and the Congress building. From here continue to the Gold Museum, San Francisco Church and the biggest handicraft market in town known as the Witches Market. After the inner city, you will head to the Valley of the Moon, named after its spectacular geological scenery. Overnight in La Paz. (B)
Day 3: Catamaran Excursion to Isla del Sol
Morning transfer across the high plains to Copacabana on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Embark on the catamaran to Isla del Sol, the mythical origin of the Inka Empire. Here you will be taken on a guided tour of Pilkocaina Temple, the Inka Staircase and the Fountain. Visit the Inti Wata Complex and learn about totora reed boat construction and indigenous medicine. Enjoy stunning views of the Andes before taking the catamaran back to the lake shore. Cruise to Copacabana, visit the town and take a bus across the Peru/Bolivia border to Puno, Peru. Overnight in Puno (B, L)
Day 4: Full Day Lake Titicaca Excursion
Today you have a guided tour to visit the floating Uros Islands and Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca. Uros islands are made of dried totora reeds which provide home, sustenance and transportation for their residents. These floating islands are the home of the Uros tribe, one which pre-dates the Inka civilisation. In the afternoon you will have a buffet lunch on Taquile Island and later explore some of the Inka ruins there. Overnight in Puno. (B, L)
Day 5: Sightseeing Coach Excursion from Puno to Cusco
Today you will take a First Class coach to Cusco. Along the way an English-speaking guide will lead tours to the decorated chapel of Andahuaylillas, spectacular lookout at Raqchi and Inka ruins at Pukara Museum. Enroute you will stop for a Buffet Lunch in Sicuani village. Upon arrival in Cusco you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco. (B, L)
Day 6: Half Day Excursion of Cusco City
Today you take a tour of Cusco’s colonial centre and nearby sites. You will visit impressive Cusco Cathedral which dominates the city’s main square, the old Inka temple of Koricancha and the fortress complex of Sacsayhuaman. Also visit the outlying sites of Qenko and Puca Pucara.
Included in your programme is the Cuzco General Tourist Ticket which permits entrance to many sites around Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Overnight in Cusco. (B)
Day 7: Full Day Sacred Valley Excursion
Today you will enjoy a full day tour of the Urubamba or Sacred Valley, so named due to the number of sacred sites established by the Inca civilisation. First stop will be the colourful, bustling Indigenous Market at Pisac where locals congregate to buy and sell during the main market days on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. In Ollantaytambo you will be taken on a walking excursion of the stunning Inka ruins which overlook the town below. Overnight in Cusco. (B, L)
Day 8: Train to Aguas Calientes. Machu Picchu Private Excursion
Today you will take a train to Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu town, and the closest access point to the sacred Inca city. Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes you will be transferred by bus to Machu Picchu for your guided tour of the site.
The enigmatic complex of Machu Picchu, the most important and beautiful legacy of the Inca, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also included among the New Seven Wonders of the World. Return to Cusco. Overnight in Cusco. (B)
Let us know if you’d like to stay the night in Aguas Calientes so you can re-visit Machu Picchu the next day. We’ll design your programme accordingly.
Day 9: Free Day in Cusco
Today can be spent exploring the cobbled stone streets of this esteemed imperial city. Take time to enjoy the colourful markets and stunning colonial centre. Overnight in Cusco. (B)
Day 10: Airport Transfer
Today you will be transferred to the airport to meet your international flight. (B)
Price per person based on Double Occupancy.
Depart on the date of your choice.