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Day 1: Lima

Reception at the arrival of your international flight at Jorge Chavez airport in Lima and transfer to the hotel. An English representative will greet you at the airport and hand you over your travel documents. Night at the hotel El Tambo 2 de mayo.

Visited:
Lima
Accommodation
El Tambo Dos (Lima)

Day 2: Lima

09:30: If you are interested in learning about the history and culture of the beautiful city of Lima and visiting our most representative and symbolic places, this is the right tour for you. The tour starts from our shop on Miraflores at morning. The tour gives you the possibility to visit the Main Square of Lima, observe the Change of Guards palace, some museums such as Aliaga Mansion, the Art Museum of Lima, the church and catacombs of San Francisco convent.

In addition, you will have a Peruvian traditional lunch in the historic center of Lima. And finally, you will end with a leisurely stroll with an amazing view along the boardwalk. You will definitely not regret this unforgettable experience! Pick Up et Drop Off Hoteles Miraflores - Barranco. Night at the hotel El Tambo 2 de mayo.

Visited:
Lima
Accommodation
El Tambo Dos (Lima)

Day 3: Lima - Cusco

You will be transferred to the Lima airport to take your flight. Flight with destination Cusco. Reception at Cusco airport and transfer to the hotel. English speaking assistance from airport to hotel. Departure for an half-day dedicated to the discovery of Cuzco's historical downtown. In the morning, visits of the Koricancha (Temple of the Sun), and of the Cathedral, exhibiting some paintings from the School of Cuzco and many goldsmith’s art, silver and precious stones treasures. Then we walk down to the San Blas quarter (the artists’ place). Night at the hotel Inkarri Cusco.

Visited:
LimaCusco
Accommodation
Inkarri (Cusco)

Day 4: Cusco - Pisac - Ollantaytambo - Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

At 8:00 am departure by private vehicle to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. First step, Pisac, one of the major sites of the Inca culture with different neighborhoods (administrative, religious, military) dotted in the mountains. You will observe the important terraces intended for agriculture and protecting from erosion. Then, stroll on its colorful artisanal market, one of the largest in the Sacred Valley! Direction Pachar, located between Ollantaytambo and Urubamba.

After receiving all the necessary safety equipment and briefings you will be off on a 3 hour adventure! Firstly you must scale a rock face with the help of the steel cable and ladder safety system that has been installed along it. This hour and a half ascent allows you to take in the magnificent views of the landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Inca. Then, after a half-hour walk along a safe mountainside path, you will reach the first zip line. Once you are harnessed and ready, you will launch yourself off into the air and experience the zip line rush. There are five lines in total, from 150 to 500 meters long, that take you back down to the heart of the valley. Train to Aguas Calientes, starting point for visiting Machu Picchu.

Note: The train company allows passengers to carry a cabin bag of up to 8 kg per person. It will be necessary to leave your "checked" luggage at the deposit of the hotel in the Sacred Valley and Cusco.

Afternoon train. Night at the Tierra Viva Machu Picchu hotel.

Accommodation
Tierra Viva Machu Picchu hotel (Aguas Calientes)

Day 5: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo

Direct connection to the shuttle service that will drive you to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Departures, for the ascent and as well as the descent, run every 5 minutes. Last Shuttle to the citadel: 3:30pm / Last Shuttle to Aguas Calientes: 4:45pm. Arrival on Machu Picchu, wonder of the world.

Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca city of the fifteenth century in Peru. Abandoned during the collapse of the Inca empire, the sacred city of the Incas was forgotten for centuries. It is considered a masterpiece of the architecture of this civilization. It was unveiled by the American archaeologist Hiram Bingham in 1911. Since 1983, the site is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. On July 7, 2007, Machu Picchu was named one of the Seven New Wonders of the World by the NewOpenWorld Foundation, an unofficial, commercial organization. Finally the site is part of a whole cultural and natural complex known as the "Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu".

From 6:00 am: Access to the Machu Picchu site. At 7:00 am: Ascent of Montaña (3h30 - 4h round trip).

Note 1: We include this ascent to guarantee you more time on the Machu Picchu site, whether or not you decide to hike it on D-Day.

Note 2: Ascension subject to availability at the time of booking.

Note 3: Possibility of replacing it with the ascent of Huayna Picchu, subject to availability.

At 11:00 am: Visit of the main site of Machu Picchu (about 2h30 of visit). Together with your english speaking guide, you will start to discover the archaeological complex (around 2:30 hour of visit).Train to Ollantaytambo. Afternoon train. Night at the hotel Tika Wasi Valle Sagrado.

Accommodation
Tika Wasi (Ollantaytambo)

Day 6: Chinchero - Maras - Cusco

This tour will allow you to discover the upper part of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Combine the best views of the valley and the snowy peaks of the Urubamba mountain range with the visit of the archaeological site of Moray and the Salineras de Maras. The starting point, route and point of arrival adapt to the capacity and taste of each client, being able to be carried out by children from 7 years up to professionals of the cross country, enduro and down-hill. At the end of the tour, passengers are taken to Cusco. Night at the hotel Inkarri Cusco.

Accommodation
Inkarri (Cusco)

Day 7: Cusco - La Paz - El Alto Airport - La Paz

Transfer from your hotel to Cusco's airport. You will have English speaking assistance from your hotel to the airport. International flight from Cusco to La Paz (Bolivia). A private driver will pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel. Night at the Qantu hotel.

Visited:
CuscoLa PazEl Alto
Accommodation
Qantu Hotel (La Paz)

Day 8: Tuni - Laguna Jurikhota

After walking along Laguna Tuni, we reach a pass at 4900 m.a.s.l., before descending the mountainside until Laguna Juri Khota (4 hours walk). Beautiful point of view on the "head of the condor " (5648m), which, together with the two adjacent summits, form the Condoriri mountain range, with a condor shape with its folded wings. From the lagoon, we climb a steep slope to reach Laguna Congelada (two glaciers literally fall into its icy waters), a jewel nested at 4900 m.a.s.l at the foot of Condoriri (5650 m.a.a.l). We'll get back to the laguna Jurikota where we spend the night. Cold lunch . All-in. Bivouac.

Visited:
Tuni

Day 9: Laguna Jurikhota - Tuni - La Paz

Descent to the base camp of Condoriri, right next to the Laguna Chiarkhota. We then descend to the community of Tuni. We reach the Jistaña pass (4960 m.a.s.l) before descending to Tuni through Jistaña Valley. Lunch included.

Visited:
TuniLa Paz
Accommodation
Qantu Hotel (La Paz)

Day 10: La Paz - El Alto Airport - La Paz - Uyuni - Jirira

A private driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the airport. Domestic flight La Paz - Uyuni. A private driver will pick you up at the airport. Today we will discover the world’s largest salt desert! At 9 a.m. we leave the hotel with our jeeps to the Salar de Uyuni (el. 3650 m.a.s.l.). After an half an hour ride, we will stop in the village of Colchani to visit its salt exploitation and salt hotel (the only one built on the Salar, closed since 2001). We will then ride 73 km on the salt desert (around an hour and a half) to reach the Island of Incahuasi. This surprising island lost in the middle of the salar offers an incredible view over the salt desert and the several volcanoes that surround it. Of volcanic origin, it is covered with stromatolites and giant cacti (stromatolites are fossilized bacterial colonies, first traces of life on earth).

In the afternoon, we will keep riding 46 km on the white desert (around half an hour) to reach its northern extremity. Here, at the foot of volcano Tunupa (5432 m.a.s.l.) we will spend the night in the small village of Jirira. Before arriving, we will stop in the neighbor village of Coquesa, famous for its “chullpas”: mummies of the Chipaya culture. Night at the Doña Lupe accommodation.

Visited:
La PazEl Alto, Uyuni, Jirira
Accommodation
Dona Lupe (Jirira)

Day 11: Jirira - San Juan

Partial ascent - no technical difficulties - good physical condition required. We start the day early to climb up the volcano Tunupa, a colorful mountain located only few kilometers from the Salar. Tunupa is the name of the pre-Inca god of volcanoes and thunderstorms. Our jeep drops us off at the end of the track above the village, at an elevation of 3850 m.a.s.l. We will then trek 3 to 4 hours to the mirador (el. 4700 m.a.s.l.). What an exceptional panorama! It almost seems like we are above the clouds or the sea, but it’s the world’s largest salt flat we are looking at! The summit (el. 5432 m.a.s.l.) cannot be attempted since the path is too dangerous.

We will walk back to Jirira in the afternoon and drive to the village of San Juan (el. 3600 m.a.s.l.), where we will spend the night. This small village is known for its surprising mummies of the “Lipez Lords” (1200 after J.C) and its interesting small museum. To join it we will cross the Salar entirely from north to south (around 80 km) and drive 40 km more to the south. Night at La Cabaña de Sal hostel* (basic comfort).

Visited:
JiriraSan Juan
Accommodation
La Cabana de Sal (San Juan)

Day 12: San Juan - Laguna Colorada

We begin today our journey across the Sur Lipez area, elevated region of colorful landscapes and lagoons, rock formations and volcanoes. We will first cross the small Salar de Chiguana (el. 3650 m.a.s.l.), at the feet of the Tomasamil volcano (el. 5900 m.a.s.l.) The track will then climb up to 4200 m.a.s.l. and we will stop at the view point of volcano Ollagüe (el. 5868 m.a.s.l.). This volcano is still active and shelters one of the world’s highest open pit copper mines. We will then drive south along the Chilean border on the scenic “Route of the Jewels”, which owes its name to all the lagoons along its way: Honda, Ch’arkota, Hedionda, Cañapa. These lagoons are home to three specific species of flamingoes.

Our track then continues in the middle of the superb landscapes of the Siloli desert (el. 4700 m.a.s.l.) where we will discover the famous “Stone Tree”. After a total ride of 230 km we will reach the Laguna Colorada (4278 m.a.s.l.) at the end of the afternoon. This immense lake of pinkish water owes its name to the presence in its waters of light sensitive phytoplankton, which also attracts thousands of flamingo part of the year. Night in Latitudes hostel (basic confort).

Visited:
San Juan, Laguna Colorada
Accommodation
Latitudes hostel (Laguna Colorada)

Day 13: Laguna Colorada - Uyuni - La Paz - El Alto Airport - La Paz

Today is a long day of ride across different scenic landscapes! Our day will start at the geysers Sol de Mañana (el. 4850 m.a.s.l.), a volcanic crater with sulphur springs and boiling mud. Next stop: the Polques thermal spring. You are almost 4200 m.a.s.l.; but get ready to jump into hot water (86°F/30°C), surrounded by an amazing frozen landscape of volcanoes. We will then jump back into the jeeps and ride along the Laguna Salada and the Dali Desert. Here the strong wind has created surprising rock formations that remind the paintings of the Spanish master. Before lunch, we will reach the Laguna Blanca and Laguna Verde (el. 4350 m.a.s.l.), at the foot of volcanoes Juriques and Licancabur (el. 5704 and 5960 m.a.s.l.). After having driven around 100 km we are here at the very south of Bolivia, close to the border with Chile.

In the afternoon we will drive back to Uyuni, about 350 km and 6 hours away. Keep your eyes wide open after the village of Villamar: we will cross the Rio Grande area, home to numerous vicuñas (camelid) and ñandus (of the ostrich family). On the way we will visit the model urbanization of Culpina K and the village of San Cristobal, where we can visit a beautiful colonial church if we are lucky (it is not always open). We will arrive in Uyuni at the end of the afternoon. Your private driver takes you to the airport. Domestic flight Uyuni - La Paz. A private driver will pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel. Night at the Qantu hotel.

Visited:
Laguna ColoradaUyuni, El Alto, La Paz
Accommodation
Qantu Hotel (La Paz)

Day 14: La Paz

A DOSE OF THRILL AND EXCITEMENT! We will meet at 6:30 a.m. at the Xtreme Downhill agency's office (our provider) for our Bike day, where our exciting mountain bike tour on the famous death road will begin. A vehicle will bring us to the Cumbre Pass (el. 4750 m.a.s.l. – 1h), in the Royal Cordillera. Here begins our thrilling mountain bike descent! On the way down this winding road, the scenery becomes greener, the air more humid, the wind warmer... Some 100 km lower (more than 3500 meters of elevation loss) is the Amazon Basin! Welcome to this incredible intermediate region called the Yungas. A final 7-kilometer steep ascent (650 m of elevation gain) leads us to the village of Coroico, the paradise of the Yungas region (possible to do this last part in the vehicle). Lunch at the village and possibility to refresh in the swimming pool. Return to La Paz at the end of the day.

Visited:
La Paz
Accommodation
Qantu Hotel (La Paz)

Day 15: La Paz - El Alto Airport

A private driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the airport.

Safe travels!

Visited:
La PazEl Alto

LimaCuscoPisacOllantaytamboAguas CalientesMachu PicchuChincheroMarasLa PazEl AltoTuniUyuniJiriraSan JuanLaguna Colorada

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