Welcome to Perú
Arrival to Lima, reception and transfer to select Hotel. Overnight. Check in 15:00hrs.
Lima was founded in 1535 and in a short period became the most important city in the Americas. Today, there are more than eight million inhabitants, and the city shelters immigrants from all corners of the globe, which has transformed it into a mixed city par excellence. In the historic center, placed by UNESCO on the World Cultural Heritage List, you can visit splendid samples of Colonial architecture. During this trip, you must also remember to sample one of the best cuisines in the world. The city offers a wide variety of restaurants and inviting locales where you will be able to taste delicious dishes, the result of the mixing of European, African, Asian, and Andean cuisines.
Enjoy a morning tour to Lima. This excursion offers the best combination of the different attractions in Lima and its three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary. The Peruvian Viceroyalty was the most important one in the Spanish Empire and Lima was its capital. The highlights of its historical center are its architecture and the urban design of the city, found in the old streets filled with colonial houses adorned with Moorish-style balconies. Our trip includes the Paseo de la Republica (Promenade of the Republic), Plaza San Martin (San Martin Square) and the Plaza Mayor (Main Square), with their different buildings: Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace), Palacio Arzobispal the (Archbishop’s Palace), the Basilica Cathedral (Cathedral Basilica) and the Palacio Municipal (Municipal Palace). Visit the most traditional residential areas in the capital: The Olive Grove of San Isidro, Miraflores and Larco Mar, distinctive tourist center of contemporary Lima. Return to the hotel, rest of the afternoon at your leisure.
Transfer to the airport to take the regular flight to Cusco. Arrival, reception and transfer to select Hotel. The Rest of the day will be free at your leisure to acclimatize to the altitude.
Early transfer to the Train Station in Ollanta to take the train to Aguas Calientes, arrival and you will take a bus by a 30-minute bus trip to the famous Inca citadel. Declared a UNESCO “World Heritage Site” and one of the “Seven Wonders of the World,” we will begin our tour of the citadel, admiring its steps, temples, sanctuaries and terraces. There is still no known explanation as to how the Incas could move 20-ton stones to the top of Machu Picchu, a mystery that makes this a uniquely spiritual and beautiful site. Upon arrival, you will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the sacred sun dial (the most important preserved Intihuatana), the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds. Return to Aguas Calientes town for lunch in local restaurant.
In the afternoon, return to Ollanta by train and transfer to Cusco
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
ARRIVAL We pick them up from the airport, we give them a coca tea to adjust to the height, once we check in at the hotel, that day is free to adjust to the altitude and rest.
3-hour tour by cable cars 18 usd per person. We rest the morning. At around 2:00 p.m., a Mirador bus will pick us up from the hotel, which is the best option to get to know the city of La Paz. Enjoy a bus tour of the most important enclaves of the city, in a comfortable way. On this tour you will get to know this wonderful city, where we appreciate the cultural, historical, architectural, and natural wealth. Visiting the Plaza Murillo, the Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Church of San Francisco, the replica of the semi-underground temple of Tiwanaku, the viewpoint of Quilli the museum of 0ro after our visit to the urban center, we will visit the Valley of the Moon (entry cost 2 Usd) passing through the residential neighborhoods of the southern part of this city. Over the years, erosion has managed to form a set of amazing stone formations, which give the visitor the sensation of having discovered an unknown world. After the tour, the transfer will be waiting to take you to the hotel.
After Breakfast we pick you up and transfer you to flight to Uyuni Salt Flats
After breakfast we started the tour of 3 days and 2 nights to the Salar de Uyuni We begin the adventure at 10:30 am with a visit to the Uyuni Train Cemetery to see the first locomotives in Bolivia. We will visit the small town of Colchani, to see traditional crafts and salt. We will continue to the great Uyuni salt flat, to visit the vast white expanse of salt, where we will also visit the Ojos del Salar and a Salt Museum made entirely of salt and the great Incahuasi Island (entrance 3 Usd per person), we will hike to the top of the island to see giant cacti and petrified coral rock formations. We will take some time to take fun photos with the perspectives on the white surface of the salt flat. The first day of the tour will end in the town of Puerto Chuvica, spending the night in a hotel made almost entirely of salt.
the second day we will continue through the Chiguana desert on the southern shore of the Uyuni salt flat, surrounded by volcanoes such as the active Ollague, which can be seen from a viewpoint. Then along a rocky road to the beautiful highland lagoons inhabited by three flamingo types. Marvel at the lagoons along the way: Cañapa, where you will see the first pink flamingos, Hedionda, where you can observe flamingos from remarkably close and Chiarcota, where you can see a great variety of birds and fauna, and then enter the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve ( entrance 23 Usd per person). We will visit the Siloli desert where we can appreciate the Stone Tree. We will make a stop at the “Puntas Negras” viewpoint of the Red Lagoon to see hundreds of pink flamingos in their natural habitat and admire the intense color of the lagoon. The second day of the tour will end in the Laguna Colorada refuges and spend the night in a shared basic family accommodation.
The last day of the tour will start at 05:00 hrs. We will visit the Sol de Mañana geyser, which will be the highest point of the tour at almost 5,000 meters high, a place between fumaroles and steaming craters full of boiling mud. We will continue to the Polques hot springs (entrance 2 Usd per person), to enjoy a thermal bath. We will visit the Dalí desert where we can appreciate rocks in the middle of the desert, you can also see the Green and White Lagoons. After the last visit transfer back to the airport and flight back to LA PAZ.
Arrival to La Paz and transfer back to your hotel nearby to the airport.
Day at your own
After breakfast transfer back to the airport flight back home
Anyone ever heard of Vacationsland.com?
Not only have I heard of them, but I traveled with them in May 2018. The price was amazing.. almost too good to be true, but everything was great! The meet and great at the airport was on time . The hotels were all clean and comfortable. The tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly.
I am thinking of traveling with them again!
We traveled to the Amazon and Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais, Brazil with Vacationsland.
We had a wonderful trip. We were met in Manaus by a very good guide, had a tour of the city with a tour of the Opera House - and stayed at a wonderful boutique hotel, Villa Amazonia. The Amazon Lodge was very nice and the people very friendly.
We then went to Ouro Preto - and that is a fabulous old city "BLACK GOLD". Beautiful churches, some steep walking and a great hotel there. Solar do Rosario. In the middle of town, a great location.
All arrangements were made by Vacationland. Great trip.
OMG -- The Amazon trip was nothing short of amazing. If you are looking for a great, fun adventure. Vacationsland is the way to go. The trip was nothing fancy but the experience was exceptional. I loved swimming with the pink dolphins, fishing for pirana and the boat ride down the Amazon.
Alyssa S. Chaier
I would highly recommend the agency vacationsland.com, the staff is very friendly easy to work with, get back quickly to answer any questions I may have, they got me a good price (Panama, Costa Rica). Their expertise and knowledge about the different resorts and options is very helpful.