Visit South America and travel through Peru and Bolivia's highlights.

Travel from Lima to La Paz and explore the best of Peru and Bolivia on this adventure through ancient ruins, breathtaking scenery and colourful market towns. From the mysterious Inca ruins of the highlands and the lush jungles and exotic wildlife of the Amazon to the vast expanses of Lake Titicaca and the Salar de Uyuni, discover the highlights of this fascinating part of South America.

This trip requires an Inca Trail Permit. To view permit availability click here.

Start
Lima, Peru
Finish
La Paz, Bolivia
Countries
Bolivia,
Peru
Themes
Explorer
Code
GGSUC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
1 170kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Venture into the Amazon Jungle
  • Discover colonial Cuzco
  • Explore the sights of the Sacred Valley
  • See the sun rise over Machu Picchu
  • Experience the bustling markets of La Paz
  • Visit the heart of Bolivia in whitewashed Sucre
  • Discover underground history in Potosi
  • 4x4 through the surreal landscapes of the Salar de Uyuni

Itinerary

Wander around the historic centre of Lima.
Learn about the region's exotic plants and animals while exploring the jungle with a local guide.
History is alive in Cuzco, where the stone-walled city streets date from Inca times. Enjoy a walk through the city to view the main sights.
Journey through this fertile agricultural region and interact with friendly locals on a community visit.
Trek the challenging and visually stunning Inca Trail. Be richly rewarded with magical views of Machu Picchu and grab the chance to explore these incredible, mysterious ruins.
Get reacquainted with Cuzco. Browse the food stalls of the bustling central market, pick up some colourful woollen garments or enjoy a more relaxed pace in one of the many cafes.
Travel through to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Cruise this massive lake and learn about the region's unique cultures. Be welcomed by a local family on an overnight homestay.
Cross the border into Bolivia and head to La Paz, a fascinating city that feels like it's at the top of the world. View surreal landscapes on a visit to Moon Valley.
Spend time wandering amid whitewashed colonial buildings in Bolivia's capital, Sucre.
Unravel the turbulent past of Potosi, which was once one of the world's richest cities.
Explore these strange and stunning landscapes by 4x4, discovering salt plains, volcanoes and geysers along the way.
Use free time to scour the Witches' Market for unusual trinkets.
View trip notes to read full itinerary

Inclusions

Meals
18 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
Transport
4x4, Boat, Bus, Canoe, Minibus, Overnight seated train, Plane
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Dormitory (2 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (15 nights), Jungle Lodge (2 nights), Overnight bus (1 night)
Included activites
  • 4-day Inca Trail trek and Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Coca Museum
  • Lake Titicaca boat tour & homestay
  • Leader-led walking tour
  • Moon Valley
  • Uyuni Salt Flats 3d/2n (shared tour)

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This trip requires an Inca Trail Permit. To view permit availability click here.

For information about altitude sickness click here


Notes

Inca Trail permits are sold on request basis only. Once deposit is paid and passport details provided, Intrepid will endeavour to secure a permit for you.

If Inca Trail permits are unavailable by the time you book, you can opt to hike the Inca Quarry Trail instead.

The Inca Trail closes in February to allow cleaning and restoration works. If the trek portion of your trip starts in February you will be automatically booked to hike the Inca Quarry Trail.

Should you choose not to hike at all, please let us know in writing at the time of booking so alternative arrangements can be made. Without this prior warning, local fees may apply.

Important information regarding new regulations and booking procedures for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

A single supplement is available on this trip. On the following nights the single supplement is not available:

Days 2-3 Amazon Jungle
Days 6-8 Inca Trail
Day 12 Lake Titicaca
Days 21-22 Salar de Uyuni

Important notes

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Your trip notes provide a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what’s included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

Our Explore Peru & Bolivia trips score an average of 4 out of 5 based on 3 reviews in the last year.

Explore Peru & Bolivia , December 2012

Explore Peru & Bolivia , November 2012