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31 days,Lima to La Paz

Trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, feeling like a local at a Lake Titicaca homestay, exploring the salt flats of Uyuni by 4x4, discovering Bolivia's colonial cities.


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Journey to the top of Bolivia and Peru and discover the wild and wonderful splendours of the Altiplano on this month-long adventure. Travel to the world's largest salt lake, the highest capital city and one of the world's deepest canyons. Trek the Inca Trail to legendary Machu Picchu for stunning views that will you breathless and overnight with a local family at Lake Titicaca for an immersive cultural experience that few travellers get to know. With an intriguing combination of included activities and free time to explore on your own, your CEOs will lead you off the beaten path to discover the vibrant cultures and lofty scenery of South America.

What's Included

  • 3-day 4WD excursion to the Salar de Uyuni, Guided tour of Taquile/Amantani and Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca and overnight family homestay, Guided tour of the Sacred Valley, 4-day Inca Trail hike with local guide, cook and porters, Guided tour of Machu Picchu, Tour of Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio, Guided tour of Colca Canyon and surroundings (overnight).
  • 6 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 6 Dinners. (Allow USD340-450 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (23 nts), night bus (1 nt), homestay (1 nt), camping (3 nts), very basic hostels on Salar de Uyuni excursion (multi-share) (2 nts).
  • Plane, 4WD vehicles, hiking, public bus, train, boat.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) from day 1-29 (except on Inca Trail), local G Adventures representative in La Paz, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12

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Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from La Paz to Lima. See Altiplano Expedition

Day 1 Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Pisco

Free morning in Lima before travelling by bus to Pisco.

Days 3-4 Nazca

Optional visit to Ballestas Island before travelling to Nazca. En route stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina. Guided tour of Nazca desert cemetery and potters studio. Optional flight over the Nazca Lines before the night bus to Arequipa.

Days 5-7 Arequipa/Chivay/Colca Canyon

Free day in Arequipa for an optional visit to the Catalina Convent or individual exploration. Guided tour to Colca Canyon to spot condors. Optional visit to local hot springs. Return to Arequipa on Day 7.

Day 8 Cuzco

Fly to Cusco. Take an optional city tour or explore the city's markets, museums and plazas.

Day 9 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins along with a visit to a Planeterra weaving project in a local community. Shopping opportunities at a local market.

Days 10-13 Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (3B,3L,3D)

4-day guided Inca Trail hike with visit to Machu Picchu. Optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco.

Day 14-16 Cuzco

Free time to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding and mountain biking.

Day 17 Puno

Travel day by bus from Cusco to Puno.

Days 18-19 Lake Titicaca (1B,1L,1D)

2-day excursion to visit the floating Islands of Uros and take a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village. Optional visit to Sillustani burial site.

Days 20-21 La Paz

Travel by bus and cross the border into Bolivia, arriving to La Paz.

Day 22 Uyuni

Travel by train and bus to the town of Uyuni.

Days 23-25 Uyuni/Salt Lakes Excursion (2B,3L,2D)

3-day 4x4 excursion to the Salar de Uyuni and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery.

Day 26 Potosí

Bus journey from Uyuni to Potosí. Optional excursion to a working silver mine or free time to explore the city.

Days 27-29 Sucre

Continue by bus to Sucre. Optional visit to the nearby dinosaur tracks, or explore the beautiful colonial city.

Day 30 La Paz

Fly to La Paz. Optional city tour and free time to explore the markets and winding streets.

Day 31 La Paz

Depart at any time.