PERU - ARGENTINA

Itinerary

DURATION: 18 DAYS – 17 NIGHTS

CODE: PERBOLCHARG18D17N

STAR: Peru

END: Argentina

DAY 01: LIMA

Reception at the airport and transfer to hotel.

DAY 02: LIMA, CUSCO

In the morning we take a flight to Cusco. Transfer to the hotel in Cusco where you can relax and acclimatize. In the afternoon our tour to the imperial city begins. During this half day we visit the "Plaza de Armas", the Cathedral, Coricancha, the view of the "Stone of Twelve Angles" and some archaeological sites near Cusco, such as Sacsayhuaman.

DAY 03: CUSCO, VALLE SAGRADO, AGUAS CALIENTES

Excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas where we will have the opportunity to know the typical andeneria of the Inca times and towns like Pisac and its colorful Indian market (Calca, Yucay, Urubamba). Lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit Ollantaytambo, an enormous Inca complex of administrative, agricultural and religious functions. Here you can see great walls of rocks, temples and palaces. Trip to the town of Aguas Calientes, located at the foot of Machu Picchu. Arrival. Transfer to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 04: MACHUPICHU        

From Aguas Calientes, we will go up to the "Lost City of the Incas, one of the Seven New Wonders of the World in a 25-minute bus trip." We will walk through the ruins for about three hours and our guide will explain the amazing technology The builders of this incredible work and its precise precision in solid stone constructions, water supply channels that reveal deep knowledge of hydraulics, the stairways carved in the living stone of the mountain and the Intihuatana (or "the highest point Del Sol "), which served as a solar calendar.In the afternoon, we return to Cusco by train.Transfer to the hotel overnight in Cusco.

DAY 05: CUSCO, PUNO

In the morning, after breakfast, we will take a tourist bus. During this tour we will be able to appreciate different places like Andahuaylillas and to know its famous church (Sistine Chapel). Then we will pass through Raqchi, which are ancient buildings made of mud. We will also visit the archaeological complex of Pucará and finally we will arrive to Puno

DAY 06: PUNO, COPACABANA

After our breakfast, we will go to the terminal to take the tourist bus that will take us to the city of La Paz - Bolivia. We will continue to the Bolivian border, bid farewell to Peru, and continue towards Copacabana. we will arrive at 11:31 hrs, accommodation at the Hotel in Copacabana, lunch hrs. 13:30 we will board motorboat to visit the Isla del Sol, sailing the majestic Lake Titikaka for about an hour arriving to the Island, visit the ruins of the Pilkokaina Temple, the steps of Yumani, the agricultural terraces, the entire tour with specialized guide . After that we will return to Copacabana, dinner and hotel night.

DAY 07: COPACABANA, LA PAZ

At 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and City tour that will last approximately 3 hours, we will visit the indigenous fair of Copacabana, the artisan market, the 16th century cathedral in which the brown Virgin of Copacabana was enthroned, later we will ascend to Calvary, where Can appreciate Yatiris who bless and invoke protection to each family. Lunch to finally return to the city of La Paz, transfer to the hotel

DÍA 08: LA PAZ CITY TOUR

In the morning at 09.00 am departure from the hotel tour of artisan markets in clothing, musical instruments, souvenirs, and also artifacts of witchcraft until arriving at the Church of San Francisco, continuing to the Plaza de Armas "Murillo", surrounded by the Government Palace, Parliament and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Following Calle Jaén and arriving at the Costumbrista Museum and passing through a replica of the Semisubterraneo temple of Tiwanaku. Immediately we head to the south and the impressive Valley of the moon for its peculiar formation produced by erosion. Return to hotel and overnight.

DAY 09: LA PAZ, UYUNI, SALAR

We will pick you up from your hotel early to go to El Alto airport and take your local flight to Uyuni At 9:30 am departure, visit train cemetery, continue towards the indigenous community of Colchani, observation of Sal Yodada elaboration in rustic form, salt handicrafts, entrance to the white deserts in their fullness, typical landscapes of extraction as pyramids of Salt, eyes of salt and first hotel salt now museum of place, lunch in the desert of salt. We follow the route by SAJCHILLA Island 20 minute walk with millenary cacti, unexplored site still, followed Museum of Chantani mummies and stone forms ending the Tours Coquesa.

Accommodation in "Tambo Coquesa Lodge", after the accommodation, return to the salt lake to observe the sunset. Accompanied by a welcome coca cocktail. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

DAY 10: TAMBO COQUESA - LAGUNAS - FLAMENCOS

After breakfast at 08.00 am we leave hotel, we enter again to the salt lake with paradisiacal landscapes, a stop at: Incahuasi Island, typical place with presence of giant cactus in a habitat of volcanic rock, visit the community of San Juan, museum Of quinua natural viewpoint of volcano Ollague (active), lagoon Cañapa and finally Hedionda lagoon.

Accommodation in Los Flamencos Eco-hotel, after the accommodation walks along the banks of the lagoon, where you can appreciate the three varieties of flamingoes just meters away, return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

DAY 11: FLAMENCOS, DESIERTOS, SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

Departure at 07.00 am visiting Laguna Honda, Chiarkota, Siloli Desert, Stone Tree, already inside the Eduardo Abaroa Reserve the Colorada lagoon, geysers, hot springs, Dalí desert, Green lagoon, transfer to the Chilean border Hito Cajón, change of Vehicles and continue the trip to San Pedro de Atacama.

DAY 12: GEYSERS DEL TATION

The tour begins at 04:00 am and is traveled for 2 hours to reach the geothermal field, located at 4,320 m.s.n.m. Where there will be approximately 15ºC LOW 0, here you will make a walk among the geysers, being able to appreciate their activity and have breakfast watching the show. Then there will be a stop, about 45 minutes in the pool, with temperatures between 25ºC and 30ºC. The journey continues through the Bofedal of Putana, where you can see different migratory birds, finally arriving at Machuca.

Machuca is a small town with a picturesque church dating from 1933, and has the characteristic that when approaching San Pedro you can see a "forest" of millenary cacti, called Cactus Cardon. Arrival in San Pedro is at noon. And transfer to your hotel.

DAY 13: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA, SALTA

We will have the morning of relaxation. In the afternoon the Moon Valley awaits us with colors and formaciones expectaculares. Overnight in San Pedro. at night. International bus San Pedro Salta. Transfers on a modern Bus. Travel approximately 10 hours

DAY 14: SALTA

Visiting the most important points of Salta La Linda, Historic Center, Plaza 9 de Julio, Cathedral Basilica and Cabildo, San Francisco Church and San Bernardo Convent, San Bernardo Hill, Guemes Monument, Old Craft Market, River Baqueros, Lesser, Quebrada Of Catellanos and Villa of San Lorenzo.

DÍA 15: SALTA, PURMAMARCA

We start this excursion from the city of Salta, passing through the city of San Salvador de Jujuy to start enjoying the Quebrada. Our first stop is in the village of Purmamarca with its Cerro de los Siete Colores, then Maimará, where is the hill known as Palette of the Painter; And Tilcara shows us the "Pucará", a fort used by the ancient inhabitants of the area. We continue our trip and visit the Church of Uquia, which houses pictures of the Cuzco school known as Los Angeles Arcabuceros. Then we visit Humahuaca, beautiful city with narrow streets and all the culture of the coya people. The Quebrada de Humahuaca was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003 for its historical and cultural heritage. On our way back, we enter San Salvador de Jujuy where we stroll through its main square and highlight its most important buildings.

DÍA 16: SALTA, BUENOS AIRES TANGO SHOW

We will be waiting for you at your Hotel to take you to the Airport where you will take your local flight, reception at Ezeiza International Airport. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. At night DINNER / TANGO SHOW, departure 20.00Hs. Return midnight. "An unforgettable experience in Buenos Aires". We have reservations for all tango shows, with the best location to the Show.

DÍA 17: BUENOS AIRES CITY TOUR

City Tour in the morning, visiting Plaza de Mayo, Government House, Metropolitan Cathedral, San Telmo, La Boca, Palermo and Recoleta. Personalized assistance of professional guides. Rest of the day at leisure. We recommend combining this excursion with the Tigre and Tren de la Costa.

DÍA 18: BUENOS AIRES

We will be waiting for you at your Hotel to take you to the Airport where you will take your flight at the indicated time.

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