Wonders of Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Wonders of Peru & Bolivia.
Local musician, Cusco

Machu Picchu

Amazon jungle

Day 1 Lima

Get acquainted with Lima's historical landmarks and pleasant parks on a guided downtown walking tour. The vibrant suburb of Miraflores, packed with lively bars and atmospheric restaurants, is a great place to wile away the evening hours.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 2-3 Amazon Jungle

Fly to the frontier town of Puerto Maldonado and travel by canoe into the dense Amazon Jungle. Search for macaws, monkeys, peccaries, jabirus and otters on a nature walk through this amazing ecosystem and learn about the medicinal properties and practical uses of various plants from your local guide.
ACCOM: Jungle Lodge - 2

Days 4-5 Cuzco

Fly into Cuzco, the epicentre of traditional Peruvian culture. A great town to explore on foot, discover the city's colonial churches and museums or make for the ancient Inca ruins peppering the surrounding hillsides.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 6 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Travel through the lushly terraced Sacred Valley, stopping off en route at a local village to gain insight into the lifestyles and customs of Peru's rural population. Head up the ruins of Ollantaytambo for a lesson in Inca urban planning and spectacular views across the landscape.

Day 7 Aguas Calientes

Travel by train to Aguas Calientes, nestled in the cloud forest at the foot of Machu Picchu.

Days 8-9 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Rise early for the chance to watch Machu Picchu's imposing structure emerge from the mist in the morning light. Learn about the site's history on a tour with a local guide, then return to Cuzco for some further time getting to know this charming colonial city.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 10-12 Puno/Lake Titicaca

Resting 3,800 m above sea level, Lake Titicaca is the world's highest navigable lake. Cruise out to the impressive floating villages on the Uros Islands - a truly novel way of remaining beyond the reach of hostile tribes!
ACCOM: Homestay - 1

Days 13-14 La Paz

Cross into Bolivia and journey to the country's unofficial capital, La Paz. Spend time wandering the city's narrow streets and laneways, savouring Bolivian cuisine or visiting for the Museo de Coca for the inside scoop on the world's most controversial plant before this South American adventure winds up.