• Moche route with the Lady of Cao and the Lord of Sipan.
• Kuelap - the hidden northern Machu Picchu.
• In the Amazon - the Tambopata National Reserve with El Gato clay lick.
• Machu Picchu with the option of a one day Inca Trail hike, or by train.
• Rainbow Mountain with a short day hike.
• Lake Titicaca.
• Salt Flats of Uyuni in Bolivia.
• 25 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start in Lima, Peru and finish in La Paz, Bolivia
• All meals included
• Includes 7 internal flights
• 8 Days at sea level, 17 days in the Andes from 5,900 ft. to 12,500 ft.
• Activity Level: 3-4
Journey to Land of the Inca, where we explore two incredible and mysterious countries of South America - Peru and Bolivia. Beginning our adventure in Lima, we travel north to Trujillo, Chan Chan and the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon.
We fly above the desert region to the north of Peru, where we travel the hidden Moche route and discover tales about a young powerful queen, The Lady of Cao. We explore the Museum of the Lord of Sipan; its discovery is comparable to the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt. We'll enjoy our first taste of the Peruvian Andes with a visit to the Chachapoyas, also known as the 'people of the clouds' and 'warriors of the cloud', who built the northern Machu Picchu Kuelap. Flying into the Amazon to the Tambopatata National Reserve we'll see a clay lick with hundreds of colorful birds. We'll hike around the Oxbow lakes to see the wildlife and learn about the properties of the Amazon forest. The itinerary is set up in order to help us acclimatize to the inevitable high altitude of the Sacred Valley, and to enjoy the majestic Machu Picchu with an (optional) day hike along the Inca Trail (or train ride for those prefer not to hike). We will have two opportunities to visit Machu Picchu, as well as the enchanting town of Cusco. On the route to Lake Titicaca we will drive up to the most colorful mountain in the Andes, Rainbow Mountain. We will have a short day hike 'on the top the world' before moving on to Lake Titicaca, and then follow the shoreline all the way to La Paz, Bolivia. We will end our journey on the high plateau, where we will enjoy the marvellous sunset on the Uyuni Salt Flats.
In this comprehensive itinerary of Peru and Bolivia we have included 7 domestic flights - many of which offer us incredible views of the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes.
ElderTreks' Peru adventure is easily one of the most comprehensive journeys to this diverse Andean paradise and includes multiple UNESCO sites.
FROM: $10895 USD
Flight to Trujillo, Chan Chan and the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon.
Archeological Complex of El Brujo, to Chiclayo
Native Healer’s Market, Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum and Valley of the Pyramids
To Chachapoyas, Fly to Jaen via Lima
The Fortress of Kuélap
To Jaen, Fly to Lima
Fly to the Amazon Rainforest & River Journey to Tambopata Ecolodge.
El Gato Bird and Mammal Clay Licks
Exploring Wetlands of Lake Sachavacayoc
Morning River Cruise, Fly to Cusco, and Sacred Valley
Hike at Chinchero, Textile Center and Ollantaytambo Ruins
Optional Hike by Inca trail to Machu Picchu (or by train)
Morning to Explore Machu Picchu, Return to Cusco.
Walking Tour of Cusco City and Sacsayhuaman
To Rainbow Mountain, the Peruvian Andes
Drive to Lake Titicaca, Boat Ride to Taquile island
Morning to Explore Taquile Island, Boat Tour of Uros.
Drive to La Paz, Bolivia via Copacabana
City Tour of La Paz, Bolivia
Fly to Uyuni Salt Flats
Uyuni Salt Flats and Inca Wasi