Overlanding is the best way to see South America by far! Dragoman have been leading the way in South American overland expeditions since 1990, so take advantage of our years of experience and come with us as we include all the must-see attractions as well as heading to some unique hidden gems, well away from the usual tourist trail. This short but comprehensive trip from Peru to Bolivia is ideal for travellers who want to experience Machu Picchu and visit Lake Titicaca in under a fortnight! Most of our passengers choose our exclusive week-long Community Inca Trail through the Urubamba Valley - as well as staying with our Quechuan hosts to learn about their culture, you'll be trekking an ancient trade route which is unique to Dragoman. We also have the 'Classic' Inca Trail available, and whichever option you choose you will see the phenomenal world-famous Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in all their glory, with a tour from an expert local guide. After trekking you can sit back and relax as we overland across the Peruvian highlands to Lake Titicaca. We'll cross the border into Bolivia and trek across the serene and atmospheric sacred island of Isla del Sol, which the Incas belived was the birthplace of the sun. Finally we have a short drive to the Bolivian city of La Paz, concluding a wonderful short trip through some fantastic highlights!
Duration: 12 Days
Activities: Hiking, Local Culture & Cuisine, Community Project , Historical Sites, Trekking, Boating
Guide (Language): english
Start City: La Paz, Bolivia
Guaranteed Departure: No
Physical Demand: Demanding
Trip Rating: 80.0%
Trip ID: 157989
End City: Cuzco, Peru
|Duration: 12 Days||Guaranteed Departure: Yes|
|For lovers of: Hiking, Local Culture & Cuisine, Community Project , Historical Sites, Trekking, Boating||Physical rating: Demanding|
|Accommodation standard: Budget%||Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%|
|Your Guide: English speaking||Tour code: 157989|
|Starts: La Paz, Bolivia||Finishes: Cuzco, Peru|
Border information: if you are joining in La Paz, you will most likely enter Bolivia at La Paz El Alto International Airport (IATA code: LPB).
Welcome to La Paz, Bolivia’s seat of government and the highest administrative capital in the world! There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting.
Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in La Paz before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring La Paz.
In La Paz we will stay in a good hotel in the historical centre.
Today we will head to the beautiful town of Copacabana on the shores of Lake Titicaca, where we will have some time to freely explore.
In Copacabana we will stay in a basic local hotel.
Estimated Drive Time - 4 hours (please note that all drive times given here are approximate estimates only and are given with the best intentions - however please be aware that the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).
Today we will take an included day trip to Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca, one of the holiest sites in ancient Inca mythology and supposedly the birthplace of the Sun God Inti. We will take a 14km walk across the length of the island, taking in the incredible and serene scenery and soaking up the calm atmosphere of the island (this walk can be skipped by anybody who does not want to do it).
In Isla del Sol we will stay in a basic local hotel.
Border information: exit Bolivia at Kasani, enter Peru at Yunguyo.
Today we will take a boat back to Copacabana, and then cross the border into Peru and head to the lakeside town of Puno.
In Puno we will stay in a local hotel.
Estimated Drive Time - 4 hours.
Today we will leave Puno and head through the highlands of Peru to the former Inca capital of Cuzco. We will have an included visit to the Inca site of Tipon en route.
In Cuzco we will stay in a good colonial hotel.
Estimated Drive Time - 7 hours.
The rest of today will be free to explore the wonderful city of Cuzco, discover its many historical gems, or to take part in number of optional activities near the city.
There will be a further meeting this evening for our Community and Classic Inca Trails, where we will have a full detailed briefing from our local trekking guides about the next few days!
These four days will be spent trekking in the Andes, either on our pioneering Community Trek or on the Classic Inca Trail. We will have a tour of the Sacred Valley, embark on our various treks, and end up at the phenomenal Inca site of Machu Picchu, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World!
Please see the Inca Trails section at the bottom of the detailed trip notes for each departure for details of the Community Trek and the Classic Inca Trail, as well as our non-trekking MAPI alternative.
We will camp during these nights (except for the first night of the Classic Trail and the last night of the Community Trek, which are both in a local hotel in Ollantaytambo).
This morning we will arrive at Machu Picchu, one of the world's most incredible and iconic historical sites. We'll have a guided tour with a local expert, and then have plenty of time to freely explore the area before catching the train back to Cuzco.
Border information: if you are finishing in Cuzco, you will most likely exit Peru at Cuzco Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (IATA code: CUZ).
Today is the end day for passengers finishing their trip in Cuzco. Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight - please contact the Dragoman Sales team if you are interested in booking extra nights of accommodation in order to fully explore and take part in some of the optional activities listed below.
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Trip Name: La Paz to Cuzco
Duration: 12 Days
From Price: 800
Trip Code: 157989
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