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Terra Andina Peru

Terra Andina Peru is a local travel agency based in Lima and Cusco in Peru.

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Best of Peru and Bolivia

Travel through the heart of the Andes: the centre of the ancient Inca empire. You will discover its fascinating Cusco and Sacred Valley abounding with archaeological sites and typical villages and the legendary Lake Titicaca considered as the highest navigable lake on earth. Furthermore, this trip will show you the marvellous Bolivia and the places you absolutely have to visit such as southern Lipez, La Paz or the Salar de Uyuni.

DAY 1

Lima

At your arrival in Lima, an English speaking assistant will welcome you and bring you to your hotel. Night at hotel El Patio Included: private transport, reception with english-speaking guide, room & breakfast Included opts: English-speaking guide, BTC

Lima (1 night)
DAY 2

Lima - Cusco

You will be transferred to the Lima airport to take your flight. Domestic flight from Lima to 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 hotel Amaru I. Included: private transport, transfer departure, domestic flight, airport tax, transfer arrival, reception with english-speaking guide, english speaking guide, entrance fees, room & breakfast Included opts: English-speaking guide, Entrance fees Read more

Cusco (1 night)
DAY 3

Sacred Valley

8am departure in a private vehicle to explore the Sacred Valley of the Inca. The first stop is at Pisac in order to visit the impressive Inca ruins and the handicraft market. Then we continue to the Inca village of Ollantaytambo where we will visit the fortress. Departure for a 2 hours ride by train to Aguas Calientes. The Vistadome's wagons are completely covered with glass for a panoramic view throughout the journey. Night at Hotel Presidente. Included: private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses, train ticket, room & breakfast Included opts: English-speaking guide, Guide's accommodation., Guide's train ticket. Read more

Aguas Calientes (1 night)
DAY 4

Machu Picchu

In the early morning, direct connection to the shuttle service that will drive you to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Arrival to 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, Machu Picchu sacred city, forgotten for centuries, is considered as a masterpiece of Inca architecture. It was unveiled in 1911 by the American archaeologist Hiram Bingham. Together with your english speaking guide, you will start to discover the archaeological complex, still covered by the morning mist, built on top of a ridge and surrounded by precipices. A stunning view that evolves with the progression of the sun! After the guided tour (around 3 hours for the visit), you have the opportunity to discover on your own. Train back to Ollantaytambo. Reception at the train station and transfer to the hotel in Cusco. Night at hotel Amaru I. Included: bus ticket, guide expenses, entrance fees, english speaking guide, train ticket, private transport, room & breakfast Included opts: Bus guide, English speaking guide , Guide's meals, Guide's train ticket. Read more

Cusco (1 night)
DAY 5

Cusco - Puno

Transfer to Cusco's bus terminal. English speaking assistance from hotel to bus terminal station. Departure by tourist bus to Puno, town located on the shores of Lake Titicaca. We enjoy wonderful landscapes along the road. We go over the Raya Pass, at an altitude of 4320 meters. Visits of the Pukara Museum, of the archaeological site of Raqchi and of the “Sistine Chapel” of the Andes in Andahuaylillas. Lunch included (buffet restaurant at Sicuani). An English-speaking guide, exclusive to the bus company, participates to the journey and gives information along the way. Option: you the also have the option to take the train. The Andean Explorer operates from November to March on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays (and also on Fridays from April to October). Reception at the bus station and transfer to the hotel. Night at hotel Balsa Inn. Included : private transport, departure transfer with english speaking guide, entrance fees, bus ticket, lunch, transfer departure, room & breakfast Read more

Puno (1 night)
DAY 6

Puno - Desaguadero - La Paz

Private transport Puno - Desaguadero. We meet our guide at the border (at the Bolivian immigration post after the bridge). Departure in private vehicle. Along the way, we stop at the archaeological site of Tiwanaku. Guided visit through the pre-Columbian ruins, which are considered to be amongst the most important of the continent. Arrival in La Paz by late afternoon. Note: On Friday, the local market in Desaguadero can make traffic difficult leading to delays in crossing the border. Night at the Naira hotel***. Included: local guide, entrance fees, private transport, breakfast buffet , room Included opts: Spanish speaking local guide Read more

La Paz (1 night)
DAY 7

La Paz - Uyuni

Our private driver will pick us up in the hotel lobby at 09:00 am for a full-day tour around the best points of view over the city and into the Moon Valley. La Paz, world’s highest capital elected in 2014 as one of the New 7 Wonders Cities, is surrounded by the high picks of the Andes. From many parts of the city we can admire the white summits of the Cordillera Real and the imposing Illimani, protector of the city. From the K’Illi K’Illi mirador and the Laykakota Park we will enjoy a panoramic view over the capital. The Montículo, in the bohemian Sopocachi is the classical meeting point of lovers and newlyweds for romantic pictures. Since 2014 La Paz is proud of its new gondolas. From the sky the panorama over the city and the mountains is unique and we can get an impression of the social gaps while flying over different neighborhood. We will then drive to the south, cross the rich "Zona Sur" and get out of the city to enter the Moon Valley. Here we can enjoy the quietness and walk among the lunar rock formations during an hour. In the afternoon we will go back to the historical center and wander along its colorful markets. Note: The K’Illi K’Illi mirador and the Laykakota Park are closed on Mondays. A private driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the bus station. We meet in the hall of the hotel at 8 p.m, for the transfer to the bus station of La Paz. Departure of the night bus at 9 p.m. This bus is comfortable and direct to Uyuni. Arrival the next morning around 7:30 a.m. Free lunch and dinner. Snack on the bus. Night in the bus. Note: it is possible to take a shower and breakfast (for a small fee) that morning in Uyuni, before departing for the 4WD expedition. Included: lunch (no drinks), entrance fees, private transport, local spanish-speaking guide, bus ticket Included opts: Spanish speaking local guide Read more

La Paz - Uyuni (1 night)
DAY 8

Uyuni - Jirira

A private driver will pick you up at the bus station and drive you to your hotel. We meet our Bolivian driver at the border post of Hito Cajón, entry gate to the South Lipez area. Today we will ride around 355 km (6 hours) in our private jeep, to reach Uyuni, a small town at the shores of the Uyuni salt flat, 3650 m.a.s.l. On the road, we will cross diverse landscapes, at altitudes between 4200 and 4750 m.a.sl. Night at the Doña Lupe accommodation*. Salar Sector Room. Included: transfer arrival, lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks), entrance fees, private transport, room & breakfast Included opts: Salar Sector Room Read more

Uyuni (1 night)
DAY 9

Uyuni - Jirira - Uyuni

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 stop in the village of Colchani to visit its salt exploitation and salt hotel (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, on the feet of the Tunupa volcano (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 Tambo Aymara hotel***. Included: lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks), entrance fees, private transport, room & breakfast Read more

Jirira (1 night)
DAY 10

Jirira - Uyuni - Potosi

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 from there drive to Uyuni, where we will arrive at the end of the afternoon after a 2.5 h ride (140 km). We will stop on the road to visit a salt hotel and a salt exploitation. Trekking time: 4h Elevation gain: +850m/-850m We will leave Uyuni in a private car at 08:30 am and cross the Cordillera de los Frailes to reach Potosí (el. 3900 m.a.s.l.). The so-called “Imperial City” had a time of international glory in the 16th and 17th century when it sheltered the world’s largest silver mine. Nowadays the Cerro Rico (“Rich Hill”) is still exploited but the glory is memory. On the way, we will stop in Pulacayo, village that sheltered the second largest silver mine in South America in the 17th and 18th century. It is now almost a ghost town but the museum relates its glorious past. We will arrive in Potosí after 3 to 4 hours on the road (205 km). Half day free Night at the Santa Teresa hotel***. Included: lunch (no drinks), private transport, guide (hiking), room & breakfast Read more

Potosi (1 night)
DAY 11

Potosi - Sucre

Today we will get to know the history and current life of Potosí, city listed as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO (full-day tour). Our guide will pick us up at 09:00 am at the hotel lobby and we will go to the Cerro Rico to visit the mine and see the miners at work. This encounter can be overwhelming since the miners (of all ages) work in very hard conditions. We will then go back to the city-center to visit the Casa de la Moneda. The coins of the Spanish crown were minted in this beautiful colonial house until the 19th century. It is now an important historical museum. Note: It is possible to visit the mine everyday but the miners do not work on Sundays and the activity is greatly reduced on Saturdays and Mondays. The Casa de la Moneda is closed on Sundays afternoon and Mondays. We will leave Potosí in a private car to reach the nice small colonial city of Sucre (el. 2810 m.a.s.l.) at the end of the afternoon. We will leave behind the Altiplano and descend to the Chuquisaca Valley. Here we will cross the Pilcomayo River on the Sucre Bridge; an interesting structure that looks like a medieval construction, even if built in the 19th century. We will arrive in Sucre after around 3 hours on the road (160 km). Night at the Su Merced hotel***. Included: english speaking guide, entrance fees, private transport, room & breakfast Read more

Sucre (1 night)
DAY 12

Sucre

Today we spend the day in the beautiful “white city” of Sucre. Listed as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, the constitutional capital of Bolivia is famous for its flair of quietness, its beautiful colonial architecture and its numerous churches. Our guide will pick us up at 09:00 am at the hotel lobby to show us the most famous buildings and museums of the city. We will start with the Convento de la Recoleta, monastery of the Franciscan order build in 1601. We will then learn more about the culture of the region and the country in the Museum of Indigenous Art (ASUR) and about the Bolivian history in The Casa de la Libertad, where the Independence Act was signed in 1825. We will end the day visiting the Monastery of San Felipe Nery, enjoying a beautiful view over the city from its terrace. Note: Museums are closed as following: Convento de la Recoleta and Monastery of San Felipe Nery - Sundays, ASUR - Saturdays and Sundays, Casa de la Libertad - Mondays. Night at the Su Merced hotel***. Included: english speaking guide, entrance fees, room & breakfast Read more

Sucre (1 night)
DAY 13

Sucre - La Paz

A private driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the airport. Domestic flight Sucre - La Paz. A private driver will pick you up at the airport and drive you to your hotel. Night at the Naira hotel***. Included: transfer departure, domestic flight, transfer arrival, breakfast buffet , room Read more

La Paz (1 night)
DAY 14

La Paz - El Alto Airport

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

La Paz - El Alto Airport

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Lima
Hotel El Patio
Day 2
Location Cuzco
Day 3
Location Aguas Calientes
Day 4
Location Cuzco
Day 5
Location Puno
Hotel Balsa Inn
Day 6
Location La Paz
Hotel Hotel Naira
Day 8
Location Potosi
Hotel Hotel Doña Lupe
Day 9
Location Uyuni
Hotel Tambo Aymara
Day 10
Location Potosi
Day 11
Location Sucre
Day 12
Location Sucre
Day 13
Location La Paz
Hotel Hotel Naira

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Kurt C., United States

Our trip was wonderful. Traveling around Peru can be complicated. Terra Andina did an excellent job of making it a smooth and easy trip, so we were able to focus on the experience. We desired to visit specific areas and sites, and we succeeded.

Dominique C., France

Un des plus beaux voyages effectués. Hôtels de qualité ( sauf Arwan colca que nous n'avons pas aimé) circuit passionnant et construit. Prestations de l'agence parfaites

Audrey N.‚Äč, France

Voyage fait sur mesure avec Terra Andina! Très bonne expérience avec l équipe qui a été aux petits soins avec nous.

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