10-DAY PERU AND BOLIVIA TOUR

USD $ 1,937

Are you ready for an unforgettable journey through the captivating landscapes of Peru and Bolivia with Intense Peru’s expertly crafted 10-day itinerary? Immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural heritage, from the bustling city of Lima to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu citadel and the impressive Uyuni Salt Flats. Check out the tour details below or contact us with any questions.

Price per person. Double occupancy. Three-star hotels. In group service in Peru and private service in Bolivia, all intermediate transfers are included. International and domestic airfares are not included.

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    Peru & Bolivia 10-Day Travel Package

    This 10-day Family Tour Package to Peru and Bolivia will take you to some of the most amazing places in South America.

      • Visit the bustling City of Lima, with its beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, multicultural identity, and rich colonial history.
      • Immerse yourself in the Inca culture as you explore Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu.
      • Enjoy panoramic views of the Andean landscape of La Paz, the highest capital in the world.
      • Visit the impressive ruins and monoliths of the powerful Tiwanaku culture.
      • Take a boat ride to Sun Island, on Lake Titicaca, and spend a night in the legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire.
      • Capture amazing photographs in the pristine landscape of the Uyuni Salt Flats, the world’s highest and largest salt desert.

     

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    1. DAY 1 Transfer from Lima Airport

      International flight – Lima (arriving at any time – booked on your own). Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel in Miraflores WITH DRIVER ONLY.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Lima.

      Meals included: none.

    2. DAY 2 City Tour of Lima - Half Day

      (Private service, English- or Italian-speaking guide)

      Start your amazing Peru & Bolivia family tour package with Lima, the “City of Kings”.  Tour the suburbs of San Isidro and Miraflores where you’ll find the bustling financial center, the prestigious San Isidro Golf course, and the tranquil Olive Grove Park. See the impressive Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Inca pyramid-shaped temple that stands surrounded by the city. Stop at Parque del Amor (Love Park) and enjoy unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean as you drive through the Miraflores Promenade, a road along the cliffs overlooking the ocean.

      Your next visit is Lima’s historic center, which was declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1991. Drive by the Plaza Mayor, the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, City Hall, and the Desamparados Train Station. Continue on to Plaza San Martín, a large park in downtown Lima, surrounded by republican buildings. Your city tour ends with a visit to the San Francisco Convent and its famous underground crypts (Catacombs).

      NOTE: all visits are panoramic, except the San Francisco Convent and its Catacombs.

      Afternoon and evening free to explore the city.

      Overnight in Lima.

      Meals included: B

    3. DAY 3 Arrival in Cusco and City Tour

      Transfer to/from Airport:

      Our representative will drive you from the hotel to the airport, where you will take your Lima-Cusco flight booked on your own. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Cusco (3400 m / 11152 ft).

      City Tour Cusco:

      (Shared service up to 16 travelers, English-speaking guide)

      Experience the rich culture of the Incas in the main constructions found throughout the city of Cusco. Visit the Cathedral, the Koricancha (also known as the Temple of the Sun), the archaeological complex of Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay (duration: 4 hours). Return to your hotel.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Cusco.

      Meals included: B

    4. DAY 4 Sacred Valley Tour and Train Ride to Aguas Calientes

      Sacred Valley Tour:

      (Shared service up to 16 travelers, English-speaking guide)

      Today we will drive you to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, an important agricultural production center along the Urubamba River. Visit the colorful artisan market and the archeological site of Pisac (2800 m / 9184 ft), and enjoy a buffet lunch in Yucay. Continue on to the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo and brave the Inca stairs to behold amazing mountain views (duration: 8 hours). The tour ends at around 15:30 – 16:00.

      Train Ride to Aguas Calientes:

      From the archaeological site, you will walk to Ollantaytambo Train Station (10 min by foot from the main square) to board the Expedition 75 Train* (tourist class), departing at 19:00 hours and arriving at 20:45 hours in Aguas Calientes. You will be greeted by a member of the hotel staff, who will transfer you to your hotel.

      *Please note that you can upgrade the train to the Vistadome (superior class). Surcharges are detailed in the ”Prices” section.

      Evening free.

      Overnight at Aguas Calientes.

      Meals included: B L D (dinner only at 4 & 5-star hotels)

    5. DAY 5 Machu Picchu Tour and Train Ride to Cusco

      (Shared trains and bus. Private transfers and English-speaking guide)

      Today, explore the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.  Our tour guide will meet you at your hotel early in the morning to take the bus up to the mountain where Machu Picchu is located (2430 m / 7970 ft).  Enjoy a guided tour of the “Lost City of the Incas” (Recommended starting time: 8:00 a.m., duration: 2 ½ hours).

      Note: For dramatic views of the landscape that surrounds Machu Picchu, you can hike on your own either the Huayna Picchu Mountain for about 2 hours (entrance schedules: 7:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.), the Machu Picchu Mountain for 3-4 hours (entrance schedules: 7:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.), or the Huchuy Picchu Mountain for 1 hour (entrance schedules: 10:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.). These treks are optional and not included in the price.

      Once the tour has come to an end, you will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes (buses depart every 5 min) and get a taste of Peruvian cuisine at a local restaurant overlooking the Vilcanota river.

      You can do some exploration in the small town and then head to the train station on your own, and hop on your Expedition Train (tourist class – upgrade to Vistadome with a surcharge upon request) to Ollantaytambo (2 hours from the city of Cusco). At your arrival in Ollantaytambo, a driver will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it to drive you to your hotel in Cusco.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Cusco.

      Meals included: B L

    6. DAY 6 Transfer to/from Airport in Cusco and La Paz and City Tour of La Paz and Moon Valley - Half Day

      Transfer to/from Airport in Cusco and La Paz:

      Airport transfer in the morning to take your international flight, Cusco – La Paz (booked on your own). Private transport from the airport to your hotel in La Paz (altitude: 3650m / 11972 ft – downtown area, 3350 m / 10988 ft – south area).

      Half Day City Tour of La Paz and Moon Valley:

      (Private service, English-speaking guide)

      Continue your Peru Family Tour Package with Bolivia Extension by exploring the capital city of La Paz. Visit the famous Witch Doctor’s market where you’ll find herbs, folk remedies, and fascinating ingredients used in Aymara rituals. Next is the handicrafts market of Sagarnaga street, where you can find colorful souvenirs and gifts.

      The tour continues to the San Francisco Colonial Church (museum not included) and to Plaza Murillo where the Cathedral, the Government Palace, and the National Congress buildings are located. Afterward, visit the charming, cobblestoned street of Jaén, one of the last colonial streets of downtown La Paz. It is home to a range of museums, shops, bars, and restaurants. Transfer to Plaza España to take the city’s sky lift towards the southern residential area. Here you will enjoy amazing panoramic views of this Andean city cradled by striking mountains.

      Finally, visit the Moon Valley, an amazing display of rock erosion patterns like something from out of this world. Enjoy the small gallery of the celebrated local potter, Mario Sarabia, located in the area (duration: 4 hours). Return to your hotel.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in La Paz.

      Meals included: B

    7. DAY 7 Copacabana Tour and Transfer to Sun Island

      Copacabana Tour:

      (Private service, English-speaking guide)

      Transfer to the town of Copacabana on Lake Titicaca (duration: 3 ½ – 4 hours, altitude: 3840 m / 12595 ft).

      Upon arrival, you will start your tour by visiting the Basilica, a stark, white, Moorish-looking building decorated with Portuguese-style blue tiles and rounded domes. The treasure inside is the Shrine of La Virgen de Copacabana — a statue carved during the 15th century, which is said to be responsible for countless miracles. It is also believed that if she’s removed, Lake Titicaca will rise in rebellion and flood the town.

      Next, you can take an optional walk through the 12 Stations of the Cross, as devout Catholics do throughout the Easter season. This uphill walk will help you understand the layout of the town and the position of nearby islands (duration: 1½ hours). The views of Lake Titicaca on the way up and at the summit are worth the exercise.

      It is also worth noting that, in contrast to the strong Catholic influences found in Copacabana, you will also find Yatiris (Aymara masters) performing spiritual cleansing called “challas” or coca leaf readings on the streets.

      Transfer to Sun Island:

      After your tour of Copacabana, you will be transferred by boat to the Port of Pilkokaina in the southern part of Sun Island on Lake Titicaca – the legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire – where you will be welcomed by the Lodge staff. Here, you will enjoy a traditional lunch, in the open air, called Apthapi, before continuing on your tour. After lunch, enjoy a smooth uphill walk with amazing views of the lake and a visit to the Inca ruins of Pilkokaina Palace along the way (duration: 45 minutes). The lodge is situated in the halfway up of the island, from where you will behold an amazing sunset.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in the Sun Island.

      Meals included: B L D

    8. DAY 8 Escalera del Inca, Half-Day Tiwanaku Ruins and Transfer to La Paz

      Escalera del Inca and Transfer to Tiwanaku:

      (Private service, English-speaking guide)

      After enjoying breakfast at the Eco-lodge, walk down to the Port of Yumani. On your way down, visit the Escalera del Inca, a stairway leading to the Inca Fountain once believed to be a fountain of youth. After a short trek with wonderful panoramic views of Lake Titicaca, you will take a boat back to Copacabana (duration: 1 hour) and then be transferred to Tiwanaku (duration: 3 – 4 hours).

      Half-Day Tiwanaku Ruins and Transfer to La Paz:

      After lunch, you will visit the Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku culture, which includes beautiful monumental stone buildings that survive in protected archaeological zones. See the Kalasasaya Temple (Sun), the iconic Sun Gate, the Semi-subterranean temple (Earth), the Akapana Pyramid, and the Puma Punku ceremonial center. At the adjacent museum, enjoy an impressive collection of objects and tools of ancient civilizations in addition to monumental monoliths (duration: 1 ½ – 2 hours). Transfer to your hotel in La Paz (duration: 1 ½ hours).

      Evening free.

      Overnight in La Paz.

      Meals included: B L

    9. DAY 9 Full-Day Uyuni Salt Flats Tour

      Airport transfer WITH DRIVER ONLY to take your flight La Paz – Uyuni (booked on your own).

      Full-Day Uyuni Salt Flats Tour:

      (Private service, English-speaking guide)

      Morning pick up from Uyuni airport and transfer on a 4×4 on route to the amazing Uyuni Salt Flats (altitude: 3600 m / 11808 ft) for a rugged yet amazing journey of a lifetime.

      On your way, you will visit the cemetery of trains, where you can take playful and even artistic pictures on board the remains of 19th and 20th-century steam locomotives. Next, you will visit the town of Colchani (20 minutes from Uyuni) where you will learn the artisanal salt extraction process from local inhabitants, and maybe even purchase salt from Uyuni. On this trip you will also see piles of extracted salt and see up-close the “ojos del salar” or mineralized water springs bursting out of the salt flat.

      The next stop is Incahuasi Island, located in the middle of the Uyuni Salt Flat, where you can see the famous giant cacti that are up to 10 meters high and enjoy a short walk to the top of the island to admire wonderful panoramic views of the salt flats. Lunch will be served in the middle of the salt flat for an exclusive experience like no other. This is a perfect time to take advantage of the salt flat’s extraordinary flatness and play with proportion and perspective in your photographs (during the dry season: from mid-April to mid-November, subject to weather changes).

      After lunch, transfer to the Tunupa Volcano to visit the Coqueza mummies found in that area and the Chiquini Caves. On the way back to Colchani, you will stop to visit the first hotel made of salt, Playa Blanca, where you can take photos in the flag garden of different countries and with the Dakar monument. Transfer to your hotel made of salt in Colchani to enjoy a delicious dinner.

      Evening free. (You can request your Travel Advisor to add a Stargazing Night Tour – not included in the price)

      Overnight in Colchani – Uyuni (Hotel made of salt).

      Meals included: B L D

    10. DAY 10 Transfer to the Airport

      Pick up from your hotel and transfer WITH DRIVER ONLY to the airport to take your flight Uyuni – La Paz (booked on your own). From La Paz, take your international flight (booked on your own).

      Meals included: B

    Legend
    B Breakfast
    S Snack
    L Lunch
    D Dinner
    BL Boxed Lunch

    Program Price Per Person in Shared Service in Peru and Private Service in Bolivia

    3 Stars
    Double room US$ 1,937
    Single supplement US$ 1,371
    Additional for private service * US$ 245
    Additional for Vistadome train (return only) US$ 19
    Additional for Vistadome trains (round trip) US$ 39

    * Only for travel services in Peru. 

    4 Stars
    Double room US$ 2,081
    Single supplement US$ 1,515
    Additional for private service * US$ 245
    Additional for Vistadome train (return only) US$ 19
    Additional for Vistadome trains (round trip) US$ 39

    * Only for travel services in Peru. 

    5 Stars
    Double room US$ 2,615
    Single supplement US$ 1,987
    Additional for private service * US$ 245
    Additional for Vistadome train (return only) US$ 19
    Additional for Vistadome trains (round trip) US$ 39

    * Only for travel services in Peru. 

    TOUR NOTES:

    The Family Tour Packages to Peru and Bolivia is customizable. If you prefer to add days or more destinations to your trip, please let us know in the Comments Section of the Get Free Quote form. You can also fill out the Design Your Trip form or Contact Us form if you’d like to provide more information or have specific needs.

     

    • This Family Tour Package of Peru and Bolivia is available every day of the year.
    • Weather: the rainy season starts in mid-October and ends in mid-March in the Mountains and Jungle. January and February are months with heavy rain. The best time of the year to visit Machu Picchu is from April to September.
    • Your luggage: you can leave unnecessary luggage at your hotel in Cusco when going to Machu Picchu. There are luggage weight regulations on the train.
    • Sacred Valley Tour: The best days to enjoy the artisan market of Pisac are Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
    • Incahuasi Island, Tunupa Volcano, and the Chiquini Caves may not most likely be visited during the rainy season (mid-December to mid-April, subject to climatological changes).
    • FUN FACT in the Peru Family Tour Package with Bolivia Extension. We recommend our clients to bring their national flag in order to place it in the flag garden together with the other flags from all over the world!
    • If you are looking for a complete experience in Peru, please check this link: 14-Day Tour of Peru.
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Hotel accommodations according to itinerary.
    • Meals according to itinerary.
    • All entrance tickets.
    • All tour and intermediate transfers.
    • All guided excursions in English in shared/group service in Peru and private service in Bolivia.
    • Bus & entrance to Machu Picchu.
    • Expedition Trains to/from Aguas Calientes.
    • Embarkation fees (Lake Titicaca).
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • International and domestic flights.
    • Visas required to enter Peru and Bolivia.
    • Airport Taxes for international flights.
    • Drinks and tips.
    • Entrance tickets to Huchuy Picchu or Huayna Picchu mountains.
    • Processing and wire transfer fees

    The tour includes some walking and exploration at various altitudes. While strenuous activities are not a major focus, some days involve climbing stairs, navigating uneven terrain, and adjusting to higher elevations.

    This specific tour is designed for adults. However, Intense Peru offers family-oriented tours with a focus on child-friendly activities and a slower pace. Inquire about these options if traveling with children.

    Breakfast is included every day with hotel stays; lunch and dinner are provided where indicated on the detailed itinerary. The restaurants are carefully chosen in order to provide our clients with the best experience possible.

    If you have any allergies or special dietary requirements, please let us know immediately so we can take the necessary precautions.

    The Expedition (tourist class) features panoramic windows and comfortable seats. Snacks are not included.

    The Vistadome (superior class) has wider panoramic windows, the seats are more comfortable and spacious, plus it offers snacks on board and informative audio. There is a live cultural performance and a fashion show of alpaca garments if you are traveling from Machu Picchu.

    You can also travel on board The PeruRail Vistadome Observatory train, which features an observatory car with live music and typical dances, that will provide you with a unique and relaxing experience.

    Visa requirements can vary depending on your nationality. We recommend checking with the Peruvian and Bolivian embassies or consulates in your home country for the latest information.

    The region has two marked seasons: wet and dry. The rainy or wet season usually begins at the end of November and lasts through March. The dry season is typically from April to November. Both seasons offer unique experiences of the Uyuni Salt Flats, so you should plan your trip based on what you want to do.

    During the rainy season, the Bolivia salt flats are covered in water. As such, travelers can capture amazing pictures of the Salar’s mirror effect, but access to certain areas is limited. In addition, excessive rain may cause some tours to cancel. On the other hand, during the dry season, temperatures drop and the salt ground hardens. As such, visitors can explore the iconic Incahuasi Island, and other areas, usually inaccessible during the wet season.

    All our tours are totally customizable. We have created pre-designed tour packages so you get inspired for your next trip to Peru. However, your travel advisor will design an itinerary to cater to your personalized preferences for a truly unforgettable Peruvian adventure.

    You can add adventure activities or treks in the Andes of Cusco to your itinerary.  We are also Inca Trail operators and offer private guided tours only for a more personalized experience.

    The tour includes all transportation between destinations in Peru and Bolivia, including airport transfers, train journeys, and comfortable motor coaches. In Bolivia, you will benefit from private transfers for a more personalized experience.

    We recommend packing comfortable walking shoes, layers of clothing for varying temperatures, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a reusable water bottle. Check the weather forecast for the specific dates of your travel to pack accordingly.

    Altitude sickness is associated with headache, fatigue, nausea and malaise. The symptoms do not always appear and depend on each person.

    We recommend you to rest for at least 3 hours upon arrival, eat light as digestion might be slower during your first days, and drink plenty of fluids.

    You may find some medicine against the altitude sickness, like “sorojchi pills” (it contains caffeine), or people may recommend you to drink coca tea. However, both options are not advisable for people with heart diseases, respiratory disorders, diabetes or high blood pressure. We recommend that you consult your physician before your travel.

    A natural medicine, like the “Muña” tea (Andean mint), will help for a good digestion.

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