|Short trip, under 3 weeks, to tourist areas||hepatitis A -diphtheria / tetanus -yellow fever|
|Travel over 3 weeks, in addition||typhus -evt. hepatitis B|
|Longer stays, in addition:||hepatitis B -evt. rabies (dog madness) - tuberculosis|
|COVID - 19||3 Vaccines|
Arrival in Lima, there will be arranged transport from the airport to your hotel in Lima.
Our first day will be spent on exploring and learning about Lima. We will embark on a city tour that will last around four hours. The rest of the day is free so you can explore further on your own. Overnight stay in Lima.
Today we travel from lima to Cusco Transfer from the hotel to the airport Fly Lima - Cusco flight trip takes 1h 10 min There you will be met by a guide who makes a private transport to the Urubamba valley about 1h 30min I think it is better to spend the night down in the Urubamba Valley because it is lower than Cusco which is at 3400 masl. The Urubamba Valley is at 2900 masl is even lower than the sacred valley after our acclimatization to altitude, we return to Cusco, so we acclimatize.) Overnight Stay in Urubamba Valley
Today we are going on an excursion to the Urubamba Valley, the Holy Valley of the Incas. The first stop is Pisac, which is especially known for its Native American markets, where you can buy everything from Peruvian wool sweaters and jewelry. Pisac is also known for its impressive ruins located above the city. They are built of smaller stone than those found in Sacsayhuaman, but the precision they are carved out and adapted with is absolutely incredible - and so is the view. After lunch, continue to Ollantaytambo Fortress, another charming village in the heart of the valley, a city that is almost a living museum, for all its inhabitants adhere to ancient traditions and laws handed down from their ancestors. The city is known for the building complex of the same name, which consists of temples and impressive Inca Forte. Overnight stay Cusco.
We are picked up from our hotel in Urubamba Valley by private transport to the train station in Ollantaytambo, where we drive for approx. 2 hours to get to the village of Aguas Calientes. We drive the bus up to the ruins of Machu Picchu. Here it will be a guided tour of approx. 2 hours, where you get to experience the main areas, including the magical sunshine, Intihuatana and the three windows the area with the impressive irrigation systems, buildings and temples. From Huayna Picchu, which is higher than the ruin area, there is an absolutely stunning view of the mythical ruin area and the beautiful surroundings. In the afternoon, the train leaves Aguas Calientes for Ollantaytambo Transfer from Olleantaytambo train station to Cusco by private transport Accommodation Cusco.
Cusco Capital of the Empire. The city was originally built in the shape of a puma, one of the sacred animals of the Indians. Today, the city looks completely different compared to when the Spaniards came here in 1532, but the mighty ruins that surround the city and the well-preserved colonial city center around the central square Plaza de Armas. The afternoon is dedicated to Cusco's Inca and colonial riches. We start with Koricancha, also called the Temple of the Sun, which testifies to the Inca people's advanced building technique. Today, only a fraction of this temple remains, something the Spaniards described as supernaturally beautiful and impossible to describe. Accommodation Cusco
Today there will be a free day in Cusco. The whole day is for you to do with as you please. Accommodation Cusco.
Transport from the hotel to the bus station Today we travel from Cusco to Puno by bus about 9h on the bus it is with an English speaking guide, we stop at some tourist places and a stop to eat a lunch buffet. In this trip from Cuzco to Puno we can admire the beauty of the Andes, in addition we observe its snow-capped mountains and volcanoes and camelids such as alpaca, vicuna and llamas. We make several stops along the way, including in the small Andean community Andahuaylillas, known for its magnificent colonial architecture, but first and foremost for the very beautiful church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas from the early 17th century. It has made such a strong impression on visitors that it has been nicknamed the Sistine Chapel of South America. We continue to the impressive archeological site in Racchi which is known for its temple Wiracocha. Nature never ceases to fascinate. We are high above the sea and the landscape is barren. Continuing the journey, we stop at the highest point of the road, Abra La Raya. Here we are over 4 335 masl. This is a great trip that I recommend Transport from the bus station to the hotel Accommodation Puno
Guide / Group tour with great cruise English speaking guide. in the lake Titicaca.Today it will be a full day trip out to the lake TiticacaFirst we visit the floating islands Urus then we take the boat back to Puno and then take a catamaran to the Bolivian side with accommodation on the catamaran by the sun island (isla del sol) First you visit the floating islands of Urus and then you take the boat on to the island of Taquile, where you go up to the top of the small village, Taquile which has received UNESCO World Heritage status for its culture, textiles and oral traditions, which goes all the way back to the time before Inca. Here we visit the Eurosindians. we will have lunch out on Taquile island, where we will get a great view of Lake Titicaca. After lunch you go down to the boat to travel back to Puno, then you will be picked up at the port from Puno on the Peruvian side to travel to the Bolivian side.
Guide tour inside the sun temple Several high cultures have left traces in the area, and they are far older than the Inca culture. Tiwanaku on the Bolivian coast is considered the most powerful, the past empire, and existed in the period 400 BC. to 1000 AD. It is said that Sunisland Is the place where the Inca ancestors were created / born, the siblings Manco Capac and Mama Oclla. The first of them is considered the first Inca king of a total of thirteen. On Lake Titicaca you will find the reed boats that Thor Heyerdahl used as a model when he built the Ra voyages. It is said that the Inca culture originated on Lake Titicaca. Southeast of the lake is Tiwanaku, the remains of a city that the Aymaras had. This has not yet been dug up more than just a little. Accommodation La Paz.
Today we visit Tiawanaku in the morning and a city tour in the afternoon of 2 hours with a visit to the witch market. Tiwanaku is an important archeological site south of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. Tiwanaku was an important city that was probably the center of a great empire. Researchers believe that it was the ancestors of the current Aymara people in South America who lived in the city. The site is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Archaeologists previously believed that Tiwanaku was primarily a place of worship. Excavations in recent decades have shown that it is a magnificent city with many inhabitants and canals to make agriculture easier. The city covered maybe 6 km². Tiwanaku is located a bit south of the sea, but in earlier times the sea apparently reached all the way down to the city. Parts of the city may indicate that there was once a harbor there. The city's ruins show magnificent architecture that in some areas surpasses later architecture in the Inca Empire. Large statues can also be seen on the site. It is believed that the city was founded as a village around 200 BC, that it grew into a highly developed city around 600 AD, and that it was abandoned around the year 1000. New accommodation La Paz.
Flights from La Paz to Uyuni. The flight journey takes 50 minutes Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest salt plain with a surface area of 10,582 km². It is located on the Puna southwest of Bolivia in the departments of Potosí and Oruro about 3650 meters above sea level. The richest mineral deposits in the salt flats are halite and gypsum. The salt flats are about 25 times larger than the Bonneville Salt Flats. During the rainy season, the salt flats in some areas may be covered by water on the surface, up to several decimetres deep. From the end of June until the start of the rainy season in early December, the sea is dry. Vehicles can then travel on the Salar de Uyuni, with the exception of muddy beach zones and individual water islands. The area is an important habitat and breeding area for three South American flamingo species: Chilean flamingo, punaflamingo and duck flamingo. Uyuni is located in southwestern Bolivia and is known for its salt drought which is located at 3600 m.o h. We leave Uyuni at 10:00. We go to the train cemetery where we can observe machines and locomotives of the 19th century, after we go to Colchani to see small craft shops where they were exported based on llama and alpaca fiber, also small memories based on Salt, we can see and buy objects that are laid by salt, (water holes) that are natural waterways that flow under the salar Continue our way to the center of salar Tunupa where you can see a lot of flames and some flamingos volcano and observe the entrance Sun, rest at night on a hostels Sal. drive from there to the salt dryer and spend the night in a hotel built of salt. Accommodation in a salt cabin.
Departure at 08:30 am. Coquesa and climbed the volcano to reach the first or second point of view and we return to Coquesa (lunch) continue to Incahuasi Island where we make the journey to the abyss of the island to have panoramic views of Salar and see giant cacti that reach 10 to 13 Altitude After the island we walk along the special route to the town of Aguaquiza, where we rested in a salt hotel just for company, also have the opportunity to visit the CAVE OF GALAXIES (a cave formed of fossilized algae, CEMETERY side CHULLPAS and a gazebo for to enjoy the sunset or the entrance sun.back to the hotel where we rested for the night in a common room. We drive over the high plateau of Bolivia with spectacular mountain scenery and arrive at a lagoon with many flamingos and other birds.
We bathe in the hot springs and see different small geysers. We use the day to return to Uyuni with another day of fantastic nature experience. Fly Uyuni - La Paz Transport from the airport (la Paz) to the hotel Accommodation Uyuni.
Free day in la paz to visit the witches market, plaza murillo or moon valley Overnight in La Paz.
Breakfast in La Paz Transfer from the hotel to the airport. Thank you for a wonderful trip with us.