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Chile, Bolivia, Peru - The Heart of South America

(17 Days)

Santiago de Chile | San Pedro de Atacama | Villamar | Salar de Uyuni | Potosí | La Paz | Puno | Cusco | Puerto Maldonado | Tambopata | Lima

Day Routing
01 Santiago de Chile

Arrival in Santiago de Chile. Overnight Hotel Torremayor.

02 Santiago de Chile

Half day city tour incl. visit to a Museum. Half day excursion to the Maipo Valley to visit the winery Concha y Toro incl. wine tasting.

03 Santiago de Chile - Calama - San Pedro de Atacama

Flight Santiago - Calama. Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama inclusive visit to the church of Chiu Chiu, the ruins Pukara de Lasana and the moon valley en route. Overnight Hotel Casa Don Tomas.

04 San Pedro de Atacama

City tour of San Pedro, visit to the Atacama desert with Toconao, Pukara de Quitor and Salar de Atacama.

05 San Pedro de Atacama - Villamar

Jeep transfer to Villamar in Bolivia. En route visit of the Green and Red Lagoon. Dinner and overnight Hotel Lodge Mallcu Cueva.

06 Villamar - Uyuni

Jeep transfer to Uyuni with visit of Rocks Valley and Alota Village. Lunch at Fish Island, located in the centre part of the salt flat of Uyuni. Continue to Uyuni incl. visit of Colchani Village. Overnight Hotel Tambo Aymara.

07 Uyuni - Potosi

Transfer to Potosí. Half day city tour and visit of the museum Casa de la Moneda. Overnight Hotel Santa Teresa.

08 Potosi - La Paz

Visit of one of the famous colonial silver mines. Afterwards transfer to La Paz. Overnight Hotel Rey Palace.

09 La Paz

Half day excursion to visit the ruins of Tiwanaku. In the afternoon half day city tour of La Paz incl. visit of the Moon Valley.

10 La Paz - Sun Island - Puno

Transfer to Chua and catamaran ride (Seat-in basis) on Lake Titicaca incl. visit of Sun Island and lunch on board. Visit of Copacabana and bus transfer to Hotel Jose Antonio Puno.

11 Puno - Cusco

Full day panoramic bus journey from Puno to Cusco along the Andean plateau (Seat-in basis for FIT). Overnight Hotel Eco Inn.

12 Cusco

Half day city tour incl. visit of the ruins around Cusco.

13 Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Full day excursion with the Orient Express Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Guided visit of the ruin site.

14 Cusco - Puerto Maldonado - Tambopata

Transfer to the airport and flight to Puerto Maldonado in the rainforest. Short city tour and boat transfer to the Posada Amazonas Lodge. Jungle excursion, dinner and overnight at the lodge.

15 Tambopata

Excursion to the parrot clay lick and the monkey island. Canoe ride on Lake Sandoval and wildlife observation. Full board and overnight at the lodge.

16 Tambopata - Puerto Maldonado - Lima

Return to the airport of Puerto Maldonado and flight to Lima. Transfer to the Hotel Casa Andina Centro.

17 Lima

Half day city tour incl. visit to the Larco Herrera Museum. Transfer to the airport for the return flight.