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Chile, Bolivia, Peru - Salt Flats & Andean Mountains

(16 Days)

Santiago de Chile | San Pedro de Atacama | Ojo de Perdiz | Colchani | Uyuni | La Paz | Puno | Cusco | Yucay | Lima

Day Routing
01 Santiago de Chile

Arrival in Santiago de Chile, one of the most modern cities in whole South America.

02 Santiago de Chile

City tour inclusive visit of the cathedral and  trip up Cerro San Cristobal for a panoramic view at the city and its surroundings. Optional excursion to winery Undurraga with wine tasting.

03 Santiago de Chile - Calama - San Pedro de Atacama

Flight to Calama and transfer to the oasis village of San Pedro de Atacama. After a city walk through the town continue to the Moon Valley for Sunset.

04 San Pedro de Atacama

Day at leisure. On an optional excursion (seat-in) you can visit the Salar de Atacama, the town of Toconao and the lagoons of Miscanti & Meñiques.

05 San Pedro de Atacama - Ojo de Perdiz

Transfer from San Pedro to the border of Chile and Bolivia (Hito Cajon) and continue to Ojo de Perdiz. On the way you visit the Red and Green lagoon and see geysers and rock formations.

06 Ojo de Perdiz - Colchani

Drive through the Siloli desert to reach the viewpoint on volcano Ollagüe. Continue via Uyuni to Colchani and visit of the famous railway cemetery.

07 Uyuni

Visit Incahuasi, a former island in the middle of the salt lake. Across the salt lake you will reach the Galaxi caves, underwater caves build by volcanic eruptions.   

08 Uyuni - La Paz

Transfer to the airport and flight to La Paz.

09 La Paz

Half day city tour in La Paz. At El Alto you will take the cableway and enjoy the view of the city in the basin. At the end of the tour you will visit the Moon Valleys, a unique area with bizarre geological formations.

10 La Paz - Copacabana - Puno

Transfer to Copacabana. Excursion by catamaran to the biggest island of the lake, Isla del Sol (Island  of the Sun) inclusive visit of the cultural museum in Challa, participation on the shamans ceremony of „pago a la tierra“ and transfer in a typical reef boat. Transfer to Puno. 

11 Puno - Cusco

Full day panoramic drive to Cusco (seat-in). On the way visit Andahuaylillas with its Sistine Chapel of America, the temple of Wiracocha in Racchi and Puka Pukara inclusive lunch.

12 Cusco - Yucay

Transfer to the Sacred Valley. Visit of the Animal Shelter „Santuario Cochahuasi Wasi“ and the Pisac market.

13 Yucay - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Visit to Machu Picchu. This “Lost City” of the Incas lay hidden from the world in dense jungle covered mountains until 1911 and is one of the world’s archaeological jewels. Explore the mystery of this awe-inspiring place. Return to Cusco.

14 Cusco

City tour of Cusco. The contrasts of indigenous styles and the modern western world give this city its rare beauty. Visit to some ruins around Cusco, e.g. Sacsayhuaman.

15 Cusco

Day at leisure.

16 Cusco - Lima

Flight to Lima. City tour including San Francisco Convent and Larco Herrera Museum, which houses the world’s largest private collection of Peruvian Pre-Columbian Art. End of the tour and return flight.