Cuzco to La Paz (14 days) Peru & Bolivia Explorer

Company : Oasis Overland
Activities: Adventure Holidays / Tours
Countries: Bolivia / Peru
Duration: 2 weeks to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 750 to 1000 £ Pound (UK)

Soak up the atmosphere of bustling Cuzco and spend the night with an Uros Indian family on Lake Titicaca.  Conquer the Inca Trail and explore the ruins at Machu Picchu.

Cross the border in to Bolivia and walk the cobbled lanes of the Capital City, La Paz.

 

Itinerary

Day 1
Our local guide will meet you at Cuzco airport and transfer you to the joining Hotel in the serene area of San Blas.  Our guide will arrange a suitable time to take you on an orientation walk of the City, so you can get your bearings and make the most of your time in Cuzco. (No meals included)

Day 2
Cuzco, the outdoors capital of Peru and our base for the next 7 days. A mecca for adventure travel, Peru's famous Inca Trail begins near this city. Although Cuzco is today a colonial city, most of its churches and museums are built on top of original Inca stonewalls which are clearly visible. You have the option of doing a day tour of the beautiful Urubamba or Sacred Valley of the Incas where you'll find temples, terraces, local communities and markets before returning to Cuzco for a good night's sleep before your Inca Trail!  Breakfast

Days 3 to 6
We head out early from Cuzco to the Urubamba Valley from where we begin our 4 day hike along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This moderate to strenuous hike is a once in a lifetime experience and anyone with a good level of fitness will enjoy it. A stunning combination of awesome views, Inca ruins, magnificent mountains and exotic adventure. There are also alternatives to this trek available, for when the Classic Trail is unavailable, or by your choice.  Please see the section on Inca Trails for details, and ensure that you contact Oasis at the time of booking to arrange any alternatives.  Please also note that tickets are now being sold seperately to climb Huanapichu, the summit next to Machu Picchu, and it is imperative that those wishing to do this select this as an add-on at the time of booking to avoid disappointment. See the add-ons section of our website for more details. Our route back to Cuzco for all options is by train. Breakfast x 4, Lunch & Dinner x 3

Days 7 to 8
We have 2 free days in Cuzco to relax and recover as well as explore more of the city and its museums and churches or look for local crafts from Alpaca woollen jumpers to Andean musical instruments and local jewellery.  The adventurous can go white water rafting on the Urubamba or Apurimac River. Breakfast x 2

Days 9 to 11
Bordering Peru and Bolivia at 3800m lies Lake Titicaca which will be one of the most memorable stops on your tour. Lake Titicaca is the original place of the Uros Indians who have made their homes on floating reed islands. By boat we visit the floating islands during the day and then we go that one step beyond the average and spend the night with one of the Indian families on the lesser known islands Isla Amantani or Taquile. Spending some time in these local communities is a definite highlight of travel to Peru and is almost like stepping back in time. This experience will provide a unique opportunity to learn more about the traditional lifestyle of the Andean people and their customs as well as supporting these families with some extra income. On return from the Islands, you have the rest of the day to relax in Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca, and experience the rich Andean culture. Breakfast x 3, Lunch & Dinner x 1

Days 12 to 13
Our tour of Peru draws to a close this morning, as we leave for Bolivia. Just after crossing the border, is the picturesque lakeside village of Copacabana. From here we continue onto the impressive city of La Paz, where the rest of the day is yours to explore.  Bolivia is considered the most indigenous of all South American countries and this is clearly visible in La Paz. The capital is a hilly city full of markets and traditionally dressed people.  Breakfast x 2

Day 14
The tour ends after breakfast. (Breakfast included)

 

What’s Included

  • Meet and greet on arrival in Cuzco airport and transfer to Hotel
  • Cuzco Orientation Walk with local guide
  • All airport transfers
  • Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu (4 day trek including all meals and guide) 
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Return train from Machu Picchu
  • Boat trip on Lake Titicaca
  • Overnight stay with Local Family on Lake Titicaca
  • All accommodation (small, simple hotels & guesthouses & 3 nights camping on Inca Trail)
  • Meals as per itinerary (approx 50%)
  • Services of Oasis Tour Leader
  • All local transport

 

What’s Not Included

  • Optional Excursions as listed in the pre-departure information
  • International Flights
  • Meals not specified
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport Taxes
  • Drinks
  • Visa
  • Tips

 

Tour Price

Trip Price From: £795.00 + Local Payment From: US$420.00

Start Dates

08-12-2015
30-12-2015
22-03-2016
08-05-2016
18-06-2016
15-07-2016
07-08-2016
07-09-2016
29-09-2016
26-10-2016
30-11-2016

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