Summary of The Day: The first day of your tour is simply an arrival day with no pre-organised activities. In order to allow time to relax and see some of the sights you may wish to add pre tour accommodation. On arrival please ask at the reception for information on when the pre departure meeting will be held.
Lima has many fine colonial buildings and some of the best museums in South America including the Gold Museum, Museum of the Inquisition and the Catacombs below the Monastery of San Francisco. The city's two main squares the Plaza de Armas and Plaza San Martin, are within easy walking distance. The Plaza de Armas houses the Cathedral, Municipal Palace and Presidential Palace where the changing of the guard can be seen every day at 12 noon. There are also many markets in Lima, possibly the best being in the central district.
- Meeting location: The Kamana Hotel, Jiron Kamana 547, Lima. Please double-check your voucher for necessary details regarding accommodations of the days following.
- The Kamana Hotel or similar
Summary of The Day: Having spent the previous day exploring Lima's bustling capital city, we take a flight to Cusco, where you have the rest of the day free to explore the fascinating ancient capital. We recommend taking a city tour, so that you see as much of the city as possible in the time available
The main square is called the Plaza de Armas, which has the beautiful cathedral on one side, which took a century to build, and the Church of La Compania de Jesus on the other. The colonial arcades, which occupy the remainder of the plaza, are full of restaurants and shops. If you're in the mood for a cultural experience, take a peek inside the 14th-century Inca palace which was later converted into the city's Museo de Arte Religioso (Museum of Religious Art). Well worth exploring during your time here is the ancient archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman, which has the largest and most impressive Inca stonework of all.
The city also boasts the San Pedro market, where all kinds of textiles and artisan merchandise are sold, and you can enjoy a fresh fruit juice made by one of the welcoming locals. Or you can simply enjoy wandering the cobbled streets, enjoy a cup of coca tea in a local cafe and soak up the friendly atmosphere.
Summary of The Day: A full day is spent visiting the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Firstly we visit the Pisac ruins, perched on a hilltop with incredible views of the surrounding mountains. We then go down to the famous traditional market of the same name, which is full of color and atmosphere. A great place for souvenirs! After lunch, we continue along the valley to the temple/fortress of Ollantaytambo with its enormous Inca terracing constructed on the side of a steep mountain.
Summary of The Day: Located high above the fast flowing Urubamba River, the cloud shrouded ruins of Machu Picchu have palaces, baths, temples, storage rooms and some 150 houses, all in a remarkable state of preservation that will simply take your breath away.
Due to their isolation many of the buildings are still quite intact and you can't help but admire Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain), which towers above the ruins. After a guided tour learning about the fascinating history of the Lost City, you have the rest of the day to meander around the ruins or enjoy some free time exploring the local markets in Aguas Calientes, before enjoying a scenic train ride back to the Sacred Valley where our transfer to Cusco will be waiting.
Summary of The Day: Cusco is centered around the Plaza de Armas, which is dominated by the Cathedral and La Compania de Jesus Church. Its cloistered arcades house many fine restaurants, bars and shops. Make the most of your free days in Cusco to explore its amazing churches, colonial buildings and picturesque streets, many of which have Inca walls, arches and doorways.
There are also many optional excursions and activities available such as white water rafting, horse riding, mountain biking and canoeing on offer.
Summary of The Day: Leaving Cusco, we'll drive along roads abundant with herds of llamas, alpacas and vicunas before reaching the Altiplano (high plain) where our journey takes us past hot mineral pools, snow capped mountains and through villages where the locals sell food, fur hats and alpaca sweaters.
Puno - Lake Titicaca
Summary of The Day: The beautiful scenery is continual all the way to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca, which at 3,855 meters above sea level, is the highest navigable lake in the world. We'll arrive in time so you can visit the colorful local market.
Summary of The Day: We will continue our exploration of Puno
Summary of The Day: Built in a steep valley, La Paz offers a spectacular cityscape, with huge skyscrapers juxtaposed with steep, craggy mountainsides, with the enormous 6438m-high Mount Illimani watching over the whole scene in the background. Our hotel is very centrally located and is just around the corner from the city's colorful indigenous street markets including the fascinating and suitably named witches market' where bowler hat wearing women in their flared skirts sell items said to ward off evil spirits. The main square, Plaza Murillo, is also within walking distance. The square still retains its colonial buildings including the Presidential Palace. La Paz is possibly the best place to experience a traditional pena show of Andean music and dance where local bands play time-honored instruments such as zamponas (pipes) and charangos (ukulele).
Summary of The Day: There are also many optional excursions available. You might like to visit the Moon Valley with its strange rock formations shaped by the weather. Another fantastic excursion is to the emerald green area of Coroico, the gateway to the Bolivian jungle region and a great place to see sub -tropical vegetation and plants. En route you will cross a 5,000 meter high pass before descending to 1,300 meters on narrow mountain roads bordered by sheer drops. The excursion to Coroico can also be done by mountain bike, as it is downhill nearly all the way and very exhilarating, but not for the fainthearted!
Summary of The Day: We will continue our exploration of La Paz.
Summary of The Day: Leaving La Paz we will fly to Uyuni.
Summary of The Day: We visit the largest salt flat in the world, the brilliant white vast Salar de Uyuni, which covers some 10,500 square kilometers and estimated to contain 10 billion tons of salt. A 4WD excursion takes us to a hotel made entirely of salt and then surrounds you with a world of white and blue. Fish Island (which is seasonal dependent) provides stunning views of the salt flat which prove quite otherworldly, as giant cacti and wandering llama punctuate the scene and provide perfect photo opportunities. The fantastic contrast of the brilliant blue sky (weather permitting of course) and the pure white of the salt flats will take your breath away. We stay the night in a hotel by the salt flats and then return to Uyuni for one more night.
Summary of The Day: We will continue our exploration of Uyuni.
Summary of The Day: Travelling along scenic passes by public bus we come to the mining town of Potosi. The city was established by the Spanish in 1545 soon after the discovery of a rich vein of silver in a nearby hill, the Cerro Rico (or rich hill). It soon became the world's largest silver producer and silver from Potosi underwrote the Spanish economy, particularly the monarchy's extravagance, for over two centuries. In Spanish there is still a saying ‘valer un potosi’ (to be worth a fortune).
You have the option to visit the mines, stopping first at the miners market to buy gifts such as coca leaves, dynamite and cigarettes. We'll pass several of the shrines they have made to 'el Tio', who they hope will protect them while they are working in what they believe is the devil's territory. If you'd like to learn more of the historic silver industry you can take a tour of the Casa de Moneda, a museum exhibiting coins, artwork, mummies and many other interesting artifacts from Potosi's history.
Summary of The Day: A short journey along new roads brings us to Sucre, the official capital of Bolivia, where all buildings are painted white. The city is also famous for its warm and sunny climate. Don't miss a visit to the cathedral where you can see the jewel encrusted painting of Sucre's patron - the Virgin of Guadalupe. You have the option to visit the bustling Tarabuco market. Try some of the cooked meals in the food market if you want to sample some of the locally grown hot chilies!
Summary of The Day: We will continue our exploration of Sucre.
Summary of The Day: From Sucre we fly to Santa Cruz where we rest up for the night and enjoy some time for sightseeing, before boarding an overnight train to the Pantanal.
Santa Cruz is Bolivia's most populous city, and produces over a third of the country's gross domestic product. Alongside its modern business center, Santa Cruz has managed to preserve much of its local traditions, culture and cuisine, and there are many interesting cultural institutions to visit, ranging from the Noel Kempff Mercado Natural History Museum to the Museum of Contemporary Art. The city's main square, Plaza 24 de Septiembre, is surrounded by attractive colonial-style buildings and is a nice play to enjoy a coffee and people-watch.
Summary of The Day: We will continue our exploration of Santa Cruz.
Summary of The Day: We take an overnight train to the Bolivian border town of Puerto Suarez before travelling by road for a short trip over the border to the Brazilian town of Corumba, a port city on the Rio Paraguay and the southern gateway to the Pantanal. We immediately transfer to the 4WD's that will take us in to the Pantanal Wetlands.
Summary of The Day: We enter the Pantanal National Park for sightseeing and a range of activities in this fantastic region. The Amazon may have all the fame and glory, but the Pantanal certainly gives it a run for its money in terms of opportunities to spot wildlife. The area is a huge wetland in the center of South America and is truly a birdwatchers paradise, but is also home to 3,500 species of plants, 650 species of birds, 400 species of fish, around 100 species of mammals, and 80 species of reptiles, with an estimated 10 million caimans alone.
Summary of The Day: We stay in the Miranda Province, deep in the Pantanal with our ranch being set on over 800 hectares of protected land. Where three different ecosystems meet, the area surrounding the lodge contains many natural water springs which help to sustain and nourish the surrounding flora and fauna. On nature walks, boat rides and 4WD excursions out in to the Pantanal, you might have the chance to see large land mammals like the maned wolf, giant anteater, pampas deer, white-lipped peccary, tapir, puma and more.
All of the food is included as part of the tour and is all prepared for you. After arrival and check in we take a walk through the open land, marshy areas or dense forest, great for wildlife and bird watching before dinner. The following day, you will spend the day exploring the Pantanal by safari, on foot and by boat to get the best overview of the different ecosystems the Pantanal has to offer. On our final day in the park, we will go fishing for our lunch or take another walk through the surrounding area.
- This is an example itinerary of your time in the Pantanal. The exact itinerary will be tailored by the English-speaking local guides depending on the arrival/departure time, time of year and weather forecast.
Rio de Janeiro
Summary of The Day: Next we will travel to the Fantastic Rio de Janeiro. A highlight for many would be to experience the majestic gaze of Christ the Redeemer at the top of Corcovado, the breath-taking panoramic views from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, and the vibrant colored tiles of the Selaron staircase. You can walk from the top of the staircase up to the quiet hill-top neighborhood of Santa Teresa, with many quaint cafes and shops lining the cobblestone streets. In the city center, you can stroll around Rio's old colonial buildings and wander around the skyscrapers of the financial district. Alternatively, you may like to visit the Botanical Gardens, one of the world-famous beaches of Copacabana or Ipanema, or the beautiful Rodrigues de Freitas Lagoon. If you are in Rio de Janeiro around February/March, get ready for the world's biggest party, the Rio Carnival.
Rio de Janeiro
Summary of The Day: Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today. If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post tour accommodation you will have more time to explore the sights.
Standard Price/Person By Occupancy
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Holiday Price/Person By Occupancy
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* You must be at least 18 years old to join the tour.|
* Single Occupancy price applies when one people stays in one standard hotel room.
* Double Occupancy price applies when two people stay in one standard hotel room.
- Guided tour of Sacred Valley of the Incas
- Guided tour of Machu Picchu
- Overnight stay Lake Titicaca
- Drive on the Salar de Uyuni salt flats
- Two full days in the Pantanal packed with activities
- 19 nights in hotels, 1 night in homestays, 2 nights in hotels, hostels & guesthouses, 1 night on overnight trains
- 19 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
- Travel by Public Bus, 4 flights, Private Vehicle, Boat, 4WD, Overnight Train
- English-speaking local guide(s)
- Airfare and the cost of other transportation between your home and departure city
- Visa fees
- Travel insurance
- Airport transfers and pre and post-tour accommodations
- Personal expenses
- Optional excursions (prices and availability subject to change): - Monastery and Catacombs guided tour: USD 3.00/person
- Paragliding: USD 60.00/person
- Magic water circuit park: USD 2.00/person plus taxi
- Cuzco Visitor Ticket: USD 45.00/person
- Salt Terraces Maras Moray: USD 30.00/person
- Massages: USD 25.00/hr/person
- Cuzco City tour: USD 25.00/person
- Chocolate-making course: USD 25.00/person
- Peruvian cooking class: USD 25.00/person
- Death Road Mountain Biking: USD 110.00/person
- Extended city tour to El Alto: USD 25.00/person
- Bolivian cooking class: USD 28.00/person
- Silver mine tour: USD 15.00/person
- Potosi City tour: USD 13.00/person
- Hot springs: USD 11.00/person
- Mountain biking: USD 25.00-36.00/person
- Hiking: USD 31.00-42.00/person
- Horse riding (Sucre): USD 42.00/person
- Wildlife tour: USD 45.00/person
- Horseriding (Pantanal): BRL 80.00/person
- Full day Rio de Janeiro city tour: USD 75.00/person
- Pao de Acucar (Sugar Loaf) cable car: USD 30.00/person
- Maracana Stadium tour: USD 7.00-35.00/person
- Favela half day tour: USD 35.00/person
- Hang-gliding: USD 240.00/person
- Cancellation Policy:
- 27 Days Prior to Departure Date - 100% of Reservation Cost
- 28-59 Days Prior to Departure Date - 50% of Reservation Cost
- 60 or More Days Prior to Departure Date - 10% of Reservation Cost
- This is an Adventure Tour, we see a destination from the locals' perspective using a variety of transport and staying in small locally owned accommodation. There is a maximum of 16 travelers with an average group size of 8-12.
- On arrival in Lima, we recommend you change enough money into the local currency (the Peruvian nuevo sol) for the first four or five days of your trip. This is especially important if you are arriving on a Saturday night. The exchange rate at the airport is just as good as in the city center. The bank is located on the far right as you enter the baggage claim area after passing through passport control. There is an ATM in the airport arrivals area which will give you Peruvian soles or US dollars, so make sure you pay attention when it asks you which currency you want. ATMs in Peru do not always automatically release your credit or debit card at the time when you receive your money. Please be aware that you sometimes have to push a button to request your card to be returned. Many ATMs in main towns have instructions in English.
- If you have booked an airport arrival transfer, please look out for someone with a sign which has your name, local operator name, or both after exiting the customs hall. If you are likely to be delayed by more than two hours, please contact the emergency number at least six hours before arrival. If we are advised in time, we will make every effort to reschedule your transfer and your driver will be asked to wait for two hours after your new expected arrival time. However, if we are not made aware of any change, the driver will only wait for two hours after the original scheduled arrival time and after this point it will be up to you to arrange transport to your hotel at your own expense.
- The detailed and day by day itineraries above are provided in good faith and it is our intention to adhere to the published route. Changes may be made before or during your tour for operational or safety reasons or to incorporate improvements. Impromptu changes may also occur whilst you are travelling as a result of one-off circumstances such as an excursion being closed on a particular day, weather conditions or transport. Delays are rare but occur occasionally and for this reason and the reasons above this itinerary should be considered as a guide only. Published transport times are approximations and may vary depending on local conditions.
- Travel insurance is a compulsory requirement for all bookings.
- You are required to purchase comprehensive travel insurance before travelling with us and provide details of your insurance to your tour leader at the beginning of your tour.
- Please make sure you know exactly what you are covered for, remembering there are many adventure activities available during the tour which may not be covered by basic insurance. Make sure that your travel insurance covers general medical expenses, hospitalizations and medical evacuations. Also ensure that you are covered for travel at high altitudes if necessary for your tour.
- A suitable insurance policy should provide adequate cover for medical expenses arising through illness or accident prior to or during the holiday and loss of holiday monies through cancellation or curtailment of the holiday for insurable reasons. You must be in possession of a travel insurance policy that includes a minimum of £100,000 (or equivalent currency) in cover for any medical expenses that you might incur when travelling, and for repatriation to your home country in the event of a medical emergency.
- To protect your personal property, please carry all valuable items on your person at all times. Do not leave any valuable items on the bus or at the hotel, attraction or restaurant. Tours4Fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides are not responsible for any loss or theft at any location.
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