Peru / Bolivia

Peru, Bolivia Honeymoon Tour

15 days | 14 nights
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Peru / Bolivia

Trip at a glance

Visits

PERU: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puno

BOLIVIA: Lake Titicaca, Sun Island. La Paz, Uyuni, Ollague volcano, Red and Green Lagoon, Siloli Desert

Trip details

Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVAL IN PERU

Honeymoon Special: a welcome bottle of sparkling wine 

Evening

Arrival at Lima Airport, welcome and assistance.

Transfer to the hotel (45 min).

Day 2 FULL DAY LIMA HISTORICAL CITY TOUR, LARCO MUSEUM

Morning

Start your city tour with a drive around the upmarket district of Miraflores, famous for its 'Malecon' (the strand) and Larcomar, the huge iconic shopping center overlooking the ocean.

You will then drive past the Huaca Pucllana archeological site on your way to visit the historical center of the capital (30 min).

The city founded in 1535 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, still features many invaluable colonial buildings along the main square (the Plaza Mayor) and the nearby streets.

Discover Lima's Cathedral, the Government Palace and the San Francisco Convent among many other impressive colonial buildings.

Afternoon

Drive to the district of Pueblo Libre to visit the Larco Herrera Museum that hosts the largest private collection of pre-Columbian art in the world (2 hours). Housed in an 18th-century colonial mansion, the museum displays the finest collection of Pre-Columbian gold and silver artifacts from ancient Peru, along with a famous collection of erotic Mochicas ceramics. Take the unusual opportunity to visit the museum's storage area that counts more than 45,000 carefully-classified archaeological objects.

Evening

Evening at the Huaca Pucllana Restaurant. The cuisine of the Huaca Pucllana restaurant stands out for its devotion to using local products of the best available quality - without sacrificing its creative’s freedom - a well-understood simplicity and the care of adequate cooking procedures, enhancing the flavors instead of downplaying them.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Dinner at La Huaca Restaurant

Day 3 FLIGHT TO CUSCO, TRANSFER TO SACRED VALLEY, PISAC MARKET AND RUINS

Honeymoon Special: Couple Blessing by a local Shaman

Morning

In the morning, transfer to Lima airport (30 min) for your direct flight to Cusco (1 hour 15 min).

Afternoon

In the afternoon, drive from Cusco to the village of Pisac (1 hour) with its famous Sunday market where many indigenous Quechua communities meet to sell and trade their goods.

The rest of the week, the whole place is bustling with its handicraft and souvenir market. You will have time to search for jewelry, ponchos, hats, traditional music instruments, ceramics, alpaca products and many other typical Andean crafts (1 hour 30 min).

Visit Pisaqa, Intihuatana, Q’allaqasa, and Kinchiracay. (1 hour 30 min). All 4 places are part of an Inca site on the nearby hill at an altitude of 10,980 feet (3345 m).

The Inca shaped the hill by carving the ingenious terraces that are still used for agriculture to this day.

With the military, religious, and agricultural structures, the site was an important and busy place in Inca times.

Evening

Receive a special couple blessing by a local Shaman.

According to Andean tradition, getting married is not a material union but a ceremony that requires both parties to come with a pure and open heart and the belief that their love for their partner will be enough to sustain a lifelong union.

In Inca lore, marriage fosters an unbreakable bond between the Earth Mother and the newlyweds.

It is the opportunity to thank the Pachamama (the Earth Mother) for this union with a "pagapus", an offering made by the shaman following ancestral traditions.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Dinner at the hotel

Day 4 MACHU PICCHU TOUR

Your passport is required to enter the Machu Picchu site. You have the option to get a 'Machu Picchu' stamp in your passport if you wish.

Morning

Today might be THE day you have been expecting since you landed on Peruvian soil as you will finally discover the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu.

Transfer to Ollantaytambo train station (30 min).

Board the luxury train that will take you to Aguas Calientes, the nearest town to Machu Picchu (1 hour 30 min).

In Aguas Calientes, walk from the train to the bus station (5 min) and hop on a bus to the entrance of the archaeological site.

Afternoon

Enjoy the impressive 20-minute drive up the hill to the Machu Picchu site at 7,972 feet (2430 m). Rediscovered in 1911 by the American archaeologist Hiram Bingham, Macchu Picchu is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Learn about every secret this ancient Inca citadel holds and grab every opportunity to take photographs (3 to 4 hours).

Take the bus back to Aguas Calientes (20 min) and board the train back to Ollantaytambo (1 hour 30 min).

Transfer to your hotel in Cusco (1 hour 30 min).

Evening

Evening at LIMO Restaurant which, located on the second floor of a typical colonial house in Cusco, offers a privileged city view on the Plaza de Armas. LIMO is the best place to enjoy many Andean and Amazonian exotic fruit cocktails.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Dinner at LIMO Restaurant

Day 5 HALF-DAY CUSCO CITY AND RUINS TOUR, FREE AFTERNOON

 

Morning

In the morning, you will meet your guide for a city tour of Cusco including the visit of the Plaza Mayor, the Cathedral and the Korikancha, the original Temple of the Sun.

Drive to the hills of Cusco to explore the archaeological site of Sacsayhuamán.

Transfer back to your hotel or to the city center (20 min).

Afternoon

Afternoon at leisure to explore the Spanish colonial city known to the Inca as the 'belly button of the world'.

Stroll around numerous plazas, shops selling incredible art and crafts, or visit the great Pre-Columbian Museum MAP (not included).

Evening

Evening at the MAP Café: Located in the courtyard of the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, MAP Café offers innovation paired with outstanding service and a surprise-packed menu. Using the most exquisite local ingredients and a deeply felt respect for tradition, we achieve results that will delight the most demanding palates. Always at the cosmopolitan forefront, our offerings are sure to rank among your favorite culinary experiences.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Dinner at MAP Cafe Restaurant

Day 6 TRAIN TO PUNO

Morning

In the morning, transfer to Cusco's Wanchaq station to board the Titicaca Train where you will be allocated your cabin.

Departing at 8 am, The Titicaca train provides a fantastic journey from Cusco to Puno with a charming visit of Puno and the majestic Lake Titicaca.

Afternoon

Your train will stop for a visit of the former Inca stronghold that served administrative, economic and military purposes and hosted the unique Temple of Wiracocha.

Enjoy a warm tea as the climbs get steeper towards La Raya, the highest pass on your journey at 14,222 feet (4335 m) where you will marvel at the sunset over the Andes.

Evening

Arrival to Puno train station and transfer to your hotel.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Lunch onboard
  • Dinner at the hotel

Day 7 ROAD TO BOLIVIA, COPACABANA, LAKE TITICACA: MOON ISLAND, IÑAK UYU TEMPLE

Morning

Departure with your private guide and driver to the town of Kasani, located on the shore of Lake Titicaca.

Arrival and welcome at the Kasani border by our Bolivian team, followed by border procedures.

Departure to Copacabana (9.2 km from Kasani). The city is called Kota Kawana in Aymara, which means "View of the Lake". Considered the most important catholic sanctuary in the country, Copacabana is a city that is no less than evocative – it is a place that was revered as a ceremonial region that is now a catholic sanctuary, representing the synchronicity of ancient traditions and the effects of colonialism.

Visit the Copacabana Cathedral. The church was built in 16919 and offers visitors an example of rare Moorish architecture. Inside the cathedral, visitors can observe the historical Virgen Morena (Brown Virgin).

Afternoon

Departure to Moon Island (Koati Island) on a private motorboat on the blue waters of Lake Titicaca.

Visit Iñak Uyu. The ruins of this ancient Inca temple Iñak Uyu, also referred to as the Palace of the Virgins of the Sun, tell the story of a place occupied only by women of the noble caste of the Incas who were dedicated to different artisanal and ceremonial tasks. Among these was to serve as concubines for the Inca emperor, although many hypotheses stipulate that the inhabitants of the island were used for sacrifices.

Evening

Depart on the boat towards Sun Island.

Transfer to your hotel.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Dinner at the hotel

Day 8 PACHAMAMA CEREMONY, INDIGENOUS TEXTILE MAKING, SUN ISLAND

Honeymoon Special: Pachamama Ceremony 

Morning

Ceremonial offering to Pachamama: Adhering to Andean traditions, a ritual will be performed for the Pachamama or "Mother Earth" by a member chosen by the community to conduct this offering. The guests will participate in this offering which consists of a ch'alla, the building of an altar, and the prayers corresponding to this ceremony.

Demonstration of the textile activity in the Lake Titicaca: In this experiential activity, a group of 3 indigenous women in their traditional garments, along with their tools and raw material, will demonstrate and interpret the art of textile making for elaborating artisan products with the following techniques: 4 stakes, macrame, and the sowing of tisnus.

Afternoon

Free rest of the afternoon to enjoy your stay at the Ecolodge.

For environmentally-conscious travelers and guests interested in ecological issues, a short visit to the greenhouse is organized where they will be able to appreciate the production of vegetables and legumes at 4,000 meters above sea level.

Evening

Evening at leisure.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Lunch at the hotel
  • Dinner at the hotel

Day 9 APTHAPI CEREMONY, COPACABANA, TRANSFER TO LA PAZ

Morning

Enjoy a breakfast with a stunning view of Lago Titicaca from Island of the Sun, which is considered the cradle of the Incas. Legend has it that the Sun God, Inti, dropped his children Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo on the island, where they began their pilgrimage to Cuzco where they would establish the largest Empire in South America, the Inca Empire. Until the arrival of the Spanish, the island was revered as a sacred site for the Incas where they would build temples worshipping their gods and palaces to honor the noble class.

Visit the Pilkokaina (the place where the bird rests) on the Island. Pilkokaina is an archaeological site that was once an Incan palace where the Inca would reside. In its walls, which are made of stone joined with mud mortar, several trapezoidal niches are opened that once served as altars for the Wakas (sacred figures).

Afternoon

Enjoy an Apthapi, a traditional Aymara ceremony for a collective meal, on Lake Titicaca bay with an amazing view of the snow-capped Cordillera Real mountain range floating in the distance.

Return on a private motorboat to Copacabana.

Private transportation from Copacabana to La Paz (154 km) passing by the Tiquina Strait.

Evening

Evening at leisure.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Traditional lunch
  • Dinner at Yerbabuena Restaurant

Day 10 PREMIUM SPA DAY, FLIGHT TO UYUNI AND A STAY AT THE SALT HOTEL

Honeymoon Special: Premium massage and facial

Morning

The amenities at the hotel will permit us to organize a beautiful experience during your trip. Enjoy a professional SPA treatment, where you and your partner will be able to immerse yourself in the relaxing and healing practices of various forms of massages.

Afternoon

Private transfer from your hotel to the airport of La Paz (30 min).

Direct flight to Uyuni (50 min).

Private transfer from the airport of Uyuni to Colchani where the hotel made of Salt is located.

Evening

Evening at leisure.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Dinner at El Meson Restaurant

Day 11 EDUARDO ABAROA NATIONAL RESERVE, LAGOONS, SILOLI DESERT

Morning

Departure to the Eduardo Abaroa National Reserve in the region of South Lipez. The reserve is one of the most important tourist attractions of Bolivia because of its out-of-this-world landscapes. Here, visitors can explore a terrain unlike no other, filled with arid and expansive deserts, as well as glacial lagoons that invoke a beauty emblematic of this region.

Departure to the Green Lagoon. This lagoon, which illuminates a color that is reminiscent of a dreamy emerald, is situated at about 4,350 meters above sea level with a surface of 17 km². The reason for its fluorescent-like appearance is its drastically high level of magnesium that are contained in the geological formations of the area, accentuating the colorful contrast between the mountainous volcanoes and the lagoon.

After enjoying the stunning aesthetic of the Green Lagoon, embark on a journey to the Salvador Dali Desert. This desert sits at 4,660 meters above sea level within the Valley of Dali. Because of this desert’s various red shades throughout its landscape, it has been named Salvador Dali Desert after the famous Spanish painter.

Depart onto the outer region of the Salar of Chalviri where you will able to visit the thermal waters of Polkes. These waters offer visitors a unique opportunity to immerse their bodies in these curative waters at more than 4,000 meters above sea level.

Afternoon

Enjoy a picnic lunch during your excursion in the region.

Visit Sol de Mañana (Sun of Tomorrow) – Situated at about 4,850 meters above sea level, this site has an abundance of volcanic activity which include geysers and fumaroles, result in a gap in the planet’s crust which causes sulfurous gases to rise. Due to its geothermic properties, it is being considered as a future site for producing renewable electricity for the entire country – hence its name, Sun of Tomorrow.

Drive to the notorious Red Lagoon – located at an altitude of 4,278 meters above sea level, this lagoon has a unique semblance to a luminescent ruby due to the presence of red algae that feeds the 30,000 flamingos sheltered here. The breathtaking view of the lagoon and flamingos is complemented by the massive active Ollague volcano, which oversees the lagoon.

Evening

Depart for the Siloli Desert. Situated at 4,000 meters above sea level, this barren desert accompanied by its strong icy winds propounds a beautiful emptiness with amazing geological structures. Among these is the Rock Tree, which built from volcanic sedimentary formations and shaped by aggressive erosion, which is a highlight of the desert because of its fascinating and mysterious inception.

Arrival in the desert and subsequent accommodation in the hotel.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Picnic lunch
  • Dinner at the hotel

Day 12 OLLAGUE VOLCANO, CHIGUANA SALT FLATS, SAN PEDRO DE QUEMEZ

Morning

Departure for the Paseo del Leon (Pass of the Lion) – ocher and beige canyon where geological formations shelter Yareta, a lime green flowering plant that is dispersed across this terrain.

Depart for the Jewels of the Andes – this region receives its name for the precious and mesmerizing lagoons dispersed throughout the terrain. Collectively ranging from 4000 and 4200 meters above sea level, these lagoons offer visitors a series of serene and dreamy landscapes that truly bring you into a different, remote, and peaceful relationship with Bolivia. Named Cañapa, Hedionda, Chiari Khota, and Honda Lagoons, these serene waters will provide a unique excursion through the beautiful and unfathomable wonders of nature.

Afternoon

Enjoy a picnic lunch during your excursion in the region.

Visit the Mirador de Ollague: Enjoy a phenomenal view of the Ollague Volcano which stands at 5868 meters above sea level. This lookout offers visitors a stunning view of the immense volcano and a seemingly face-to-face interaction with this colossal wonder of nature in the midst of the large expanse of the Lipez region.

Depart for the Salar de Chiguana – Situated at 3650 meters above sea level, this deposit of salt sits near the border with Chile and is characterized by the volcanic mountain range that is visible in the distance, as well as the train tracks that run through this salt flat that connect it to the larger salt flat in Uyuni.

Evening

Arrival in San Pedro de Quemez. Visit the Pueblo Quemado (Burned village). This village bears historical significance – In 1879 during the Pacific War with Chile, the Chilean military invaded Bolivia and burned all of the houses and structures in the village, coercing the survivors to free to neighboring regions.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Picnic lunch
  • Dinner at the hotel

Day 13 UYUNI SALT FLATS, INCAHUASI ISLAND, SUNSET WATCHING

Honeymoon Special: Professional private photo session on the Salt Flats

Morning

Departure to the renowned Uyuni Salt Flats. Historically, the Salt Flats of Uyuni was once part of a prehistoric inland sea called Lake Minchin, which included most of southwestern Bolivia. With more than 12,000 km2, it is considered the largest salt desert in the world. Wander the unfathomable vastness of the Salt Flats as you journey further into the depths of this historic landmark.

Visit and observe the process of extraction and refinement of salt.

Afternoon

Enjoy a rewarding lunch amidst the Salt Flats of Uyuni, where you can replenish your energy while also indulging in the confounding nature of the Uyuni.

Visit the Incahuasi Island (Home of the Inca in Quechua). The most important Island in the Salt Flats, Incahuasi Island is formed on the surface of what once was a volcano. It offers visitors a captivating view and an astonishing landscape, which demonstrates the cultural significance this island bears despite being surrounded by the vastness of the Salt Flats.

Included with your excursion in the Uyuni Salt Flats is a professional photo session, where you will be able to take home with you stellar shots of you and your partner in the middle of the largest salt flat in the world.

Note: Incahuasi Island may not be accessible during the wet season.

Evening

At the end of the day, a unique activity: you will have the opportunity of watching the sunset in the middle of the Salt Flats while you have a light appetizer.

Private transfer from Uyuni to Colchani where the hotel made of Salt is located.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Dinner at El Meson Restaurant

Day 14 LA PAZ CITY TOUR

Morning

Private transfer from your hotel in Colchani to the airport of Uyuni.

Private transfer from the airport of La Paz to your hotel.

Afternoon

Departure to Jach’a Apacheta (Great Belvidere in Aymara), which offers an exceptional view of the densely populated city of La Paz with the rise of the Illimani and the Mururata mountain in the distance. Located in the district of Alto Munaypata, in the city of El Alto, this lookout is situated at 4,099 meters above sea level. More importantly, Jach'a Apacheta is known as an Andean ceremonial center for the Andean new year, where just before the first light of day, rituals are performed asking Pachamama for permission to receive the Sun God, Inti.

Departure to Killi Killi (named after a native bird). This view offers an almost 360 glance of the city as well a more intimate and closer view of the city. This view also captures the immense and powerful Illimani in the distance. This lookout bears history that was part of the sociopolitical development of La Paz. It is said that this was the headquarters for Tupaq Katari, an indigenous Aymara who led a rebellion against the Spanish crown. After he was dismembered by four horses, parts of his remains were exhibited in Killi Killi to instill fear in the indigenous insurgency. Legend has it that his head was buried there and remains there to this day.

Departure to Plaza Murillo, La Paz’s main square for governmental and legislative functions. Though not a lookout, it is one of the most important locations for the Bolivian government. Here is the presidential palace that was burned down during a coup d’etat in 1875, as well as the site of the assassination and hanging of Bolivian president Gualberto Villarroel in 1946. This plaza is also home to the Plurinational Legislative Assembly as well as the Cathedral of La Paz, built in 1835 in neoclassical architecture.

Evening

Evening at leisure.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at El Meson Restaurant
  • Dinner at Gustu Restaurant

Day 15 INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE FROM LA PAZ

Morning

Private transfer from your hotel to the airport of La Paz (30 min).

Assistance with check-in formalities.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Services

What's included

Accommodation

Nights
14 nights in 4* premium hotels

Meals

Full board plan
14 breakfasts + 4 lunches + 14 dinners

Transportation

Train
Train to Machu Picchu in comfortable luxury class: Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes/Ollantaytambo on day 4

Orientation

Guide
PRIVATE ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE

Entrance Fees

All entrance fees to mentioned sites

What's not included

  • Domestic flights:
    • Lima to Cusco
    • La Paz to Uyuni
    • Uyuni to La Paz
  • International flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra meals
  • Drinks
  • Tips

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