22 days,Lima to Santiago

Explore the Sacred Valley, marvel at the views from the train to Machu Picchu, witness traditional life on Lake Titicaca, encounter colonial cities and historic cultures in Bolivia, cross the Uyuni Salt Flats and mountain wilderness by 4x4

For those looking to experience the history, culture and wilderness of South America, this 3-week adventure through Peru, Bolivia and Chile is packed full of some of the continent’s most iconic and popular highlights. Explore the Sacred Valley and uncover Incan history high in the Andes at legendary Machu Picchu. Explore incredible landscapes at Uyuni Salt Flats and the Atacama Desert, and encounter vibrant culture at Lake Titicaca. Because we have years of experience and established operational offices in the region, we’ll take care of the hassles so that you can focus on the highlights. Get off the beaten track and embrace the best of this incredible region.

What's Included

  • Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour with visit to a Planeterra-supported women's weaving project (full-day)
  • Lunch at the Planeterra-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Floating islands of Uros visit
  • Lake Titicaca guided tour
  • 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats (3-day)
  • Tour of Valley of the Moon in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 18 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners. (Allow USD480-760 for meals not included.)
  • Plane, train, boat, public bus, 4x4 vehicles, hiking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Hotels/guesthouses (19 nts), very basic hostels on Uyuni Salt Flats excursion (2 nts, multi-share).

Additions Available on This Tour


Day 1Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Lima/Cusco(1B)

Hop a flight to Cusco. Enjoy a free day for shopping and exploring the city. Opt for a city tour.

Day 3Cusco(1B)

Spend a full day enjoying optional activities in the area.

Day 4Cusco/Ollantaytambo(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Stop at the Planeterra-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the Planeterra-supported Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

Day 5Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes(1B)

Catch the scenic train to Aguas Calientes. Opt to visit the local hot springs or shop in the local market. Those who have pre-booked and purchased the '1-day Inca Trail' hike will disembark the train at 104km and trek to the Sun Gate for the first glimpse of Machu Picchu before re-joining the group at Aguas Calientes for the night.

Day 6Aguas Calientes/Cusco(1B)

Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco in the evening.

Day 7Cusco(1B)

Use a free day to explore more of Cusco or relax.

Day 8Cusco/Puno(1B)

Travel day by bus from Cusco to Puno. Spend some time on arrival wandering the small city.

Day 9Puno(1B)

Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca including a visit to Uros and Taquile islands.

Day 10Puno/La Paz(1B)

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

Day 11La Paz(1B)

Enjoy a free day in La Paz. Opt to visit the pre-Incan ruins of Tiahuanaco, the city's museums or the Valley of the Moon.

Day 12La Paz/Sucre(1B)

Fly to Sucre and explore this beautiful colonial city. Opt to visit the nearby dinosaur tracks.

Day 13Sucre(1B)

Spend the day exploring all Sucre has to offer.

Day 14Sucre/Potosí(1B)

Travel by bus to Potosí. Opt to visit a working silver mine or use some free time to explore the city.

Day 15Potosí/Uyuni(1B)

Travel through the Bolivian landscape to the town of Uyuni, the jumping off point for the 3-day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats.

Day 16Uyuni/Salar de Uyuni(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a 3-day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery.

Day 17Salar de Uyuni(1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue to discover the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion.

Day 18Salar de Uyuni/San Pedro de Atacama

Travel by 4x4 to the border and descend by bus to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. It's a long but scenic drive.

Day 19San Pedro de Atacama

Enjoy an Included excursion to the Valley of the Moon. In San Pedro, opt to go sandboarding or mountain biking.

Day 20San Pedro de Atacama/Santiago

Drive to Calama and fly to Santiago, a vibrant capital city.

Day 21Santiago(1B)

With a free day in Santiago, opt to visit nearby wineries, take a city tour or a day trip to Valparaíso and Viña del Mar.

Day 22Santiago(1B)

Depart at any time.

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