For those looking to experience the history, culture, and wilderness of South America, this three-week adventure through Peru, Bolivia, and Chile is packed full of some of the continent’s most iconic and popular highlights. Explore the Sacred Valley and uncover Incan history high in the Andes at legendary Machu Picchu. Explore incredible landscapes at Uyuni Salt Flats and the Atacama Desert, and encounter vibrant culture at Lake Titicaca. Because we have years of experience and established operational offices in the region, we’ll take care of the hassles so that you can focus on the highlights. Get off the beaten track and embrace the best of this incredible region.
Day 1 Lima
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Lima/Cusco (1B)
Hop a flight to Cusco. Enjoy a free day for shopping and exploring the city. Opt for a city tour.
Day 3 Cusco (1B)
Spend a full day enjoying optional€tivities in the area.
Day 4 Cusco/Ollantaytambo (1B, 1L)
Stop at the G Adventures-supported women’s weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).
Day 5 Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes (1B)
Catch the scenic train to Aguas Calientes. Opt to visit the local hot springs or shop in the local market. Those who have pre-booked and purchased the ’1-day Inca Trail’ hike will disembark the train at 104km and trek to the Sun Gate for the first glimpse of Machu Picchu before re-joining the group at Aguas Calientes for the night.
Day 6 Aguas Calientes/Cusco (1B)
Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco in the evening.
Day 7 Cusco (1B)
Use a free day to explore more of Cusco or relax.
Day 8 Cusco/Puno (1B)
Travel day by bus from Cusco to Puno. Spend some time on arrival wandering the small city.
Day 9 Puno (1B)
Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca including a visit to Uros and Taquile islands.
Day 10 Puno/La Paz (1B)
Travel by bus and cross the border into Bolivia, arriving in La Paz.
Day 11 La Paz (1B)
Enjoy a free day in La Paz. Opt to visit the Witches’ Market, the city’s museums or the Valley of the Moon.
Day 12 La Paz/Sucre (1B)
Fly to Sucre and explore this beautiful colonial city.
Day 13 Sucre (1B)
Free time to explore the city, the former capital of Bolivia. For more€tive options opt to go hiking in the surrounding area or mountain biking.
Day 14 Sucre/PotosÍ (1B)
Travel by bus to PotosÍ and get a view of the mountain Cerro Rico looming over the city.
Day 15 PotosÍ/Uyuni (1B)
Travel through the Bolivian landscape to the town of Uyuni, the jumping off point for the three day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats.
Day 16 Uyuni/Salt Flats (1B, 1D)
Enjoy a three-day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery. Last stop for the evening is a G Adventures-supported community lodge in a traditional agricultural village in the heart of a desert oasis.
Day 17 Salt Flats (1B, 1L, 1D)
Continue exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion. Admire the spectacular scenery while passing red and blue lagoons along the route. Spot wild llamas, alpacas and even flamingos deep within the desert.
Day 18 Salt Flats/San Pedro de Atacama (1B, 1L)
Rise early to cover more ground of the unique landscape of the Uyuni Salt Flats. Continue to see incredible scenery, including volcanoes, salt lakes and geysers. Travel to the border and descend by bus to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. It’s a long but scenic drive.
Day 19 San Pedro de Atacama
Enjoy an Included excursion to the Valley of the Moon. In San Pedro, opt to go sandboarding or mountain biking.
Day 20 San Pedro de Atacama/Santiago
Drive to Calama and fly to Santiago, a vibrant capital city.
Day 21 Santiago (1B)
Depart at any time.
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