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Explorer Line - Salt Lakes & Andean Summits

(16 Days)

Santiago de Chile | San Pedro de Atacama | Ojo de Perdiz | Colchani | Uyuni | La Paz | Puno | Cusco | Lima

Dates

07.04.2018 05.05.2018 09.06.2018 21.07.2018
18.08.2018 01.09.2018 29.09.2018 10.11.2018
Day Routing
01 Sat Santiago de Chile

Arrival in Santiago and transfer to the hotel.

02 Sun Santiago de Chile

City tour with Plaza de Armas and San Cristobal Hill. Afternoon at leisure. Optional: Wine tasting excursion.

03 Mon Santiago - Calama - San Pedro de Atacama

Flight to Calama and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. City walking tour and Moon Valley Excursion.

04 Tue San Pedro de Atacama

Day at leisture. Optional: Full day tour Salar de Atacama, Toconao and Lagunas Altiplanicas (Seat-in).

05 Wed San Pedro de Atacama - Ojo de Perdiz

Transfer via Hito Cajón to Ojo de Perdiz. On the way, visit to Eduardo Avaroa National Park including Laguna Verde & Colorada, geyser basin Sol de Mañana and the stone tree.

06 Thu Ojo de Perdiz – Colchani

Transfer to salt hotel in Colchani with stop at a Ollagüe volcano viewpoint and several lagoons with flamingos. Visit to the train cemetery.

07 Fri Colchani - Uyuni

Excursion to the Uyuni salt lake with visit to a rustic local salt plant, Incahuasi Island and the Galaxy Cave. Transfer to Uyuni city.

08 Sat Uyuni - La Paz

Flight to La Paz, rest of the day at leisure.

09 Sun La Paz

City tour with the witch doctor’s market and Moon Valley.

10 Mon La Paz - Sun Island - Puno

Transfer to Cocotoni for a catamaran cruise to the Challa community on Sun Island with Aymara healing ceremony and totora boat ride (traditional reed boat). Continue to Copacabana for a short city tour and visit to the shrine of the Black Virgin. Transfer across the border to Puno.

11 Tue Puno - Cusco

Panoramic drive (Seat-in) to Cusco with visit to the town Pucara, the ruins of Raqchi and the church of Andahuaylillas. Lunch is included.

12 Wed Cusco - Yucay

Transfer to the hotel in the Sacred Valley. Visit the Cochahuasi animal sanctuary and the Andean market in Pisac.

13 Thu Yucay - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Full day tour by Vistadome train to Machu Picchu incl. guided visit. Return by train and bus to Cusco.

14 Fri Cusco

Half day city tour in Cusco including surrounding ruins.

15 Sat Cusco

Day at leisure.

16 Sun Cusco - Lima

Flight to Lima and city tour with San Francisco monastery. Visit to the Larco Herrera Museum. Transfer to the airport and departure flight or post-tour.


For individual extensions we recommend the follow Pre-tours:
"Easter Island"
"Santiago Wine Package"

or Post-tour:
"Amazon Lodge, Iquitos (Peru)"
"Northern Peru"
"Peru´s Southern Coast - Paracas, Ica, Nazca"

or request any further customized extension package.