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Day 01 .- LA PAZ - ORURO - UYUNI 



Transfer to the bus station at 09.00 a.m.  to continue the trip to Oruro City. Lunch. At 15.00 hours Transfer to the railway station to board the South Express train Executive Salon. 

Arrival about at 22.30 p.m. Dinner. Tambo Aymara Hotel or Gardens Hotel.

Day 02 .- UYUNI – RED LAGOON (Laguna Colorada)

Breakfast. Departure from Uyuni at 07.00 a.m. heading to the majestic SALAR DE UYUNI, on the way we can see landforms of the area, visit the town of Colchani where are refining plants of table salt, then visit the great Salar de Uyuni, lots of salt springs, salt hotel and Isla Incahuasi. San Juan. Lunch. Then traveled to the beautiful “Laguna Colorada”, we will observe the Volcano Ollague, Cañapa Lagoon, Lagoon Hedionda, Lagoon Shiarkota, Pampa Siloli, Arbol de Piedra (Stone Tree). Dinner. Camp Huayllajara - Casa de Don Roman. 

Day 03 .- RED LAGUNA - LAGUNA VERDE - SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA 

Departure at 06.00 o’clock  to visit Morning Sun, area Volcanic fumaroles. Breakfast. Polques Thermal Baths. Desert Salvador Dali, Laguna Verde, where we will observe the change of colors of this natural beauty. Break. Continue the trip to San Pedro de Atacama. In private car transfer to San Pedro de Atacama.

Day 04 .- VALLEY OF THE MOON 

At 15.00 (in summer 16.00) begins the trip to the Valley Moon and Death Valley (departs from our offices at  the corner Toconao with Caracoles ). This tour begins with a visit to Lookout Salt Cordillera which provides information on the geological formation. Then enter the Valley of Death, to the canyon valley take a bus to go to the Valley of the Moon where we will walking be a broken of the Salt Cordillera. Finally enter the Moon Valley to visit Las Tres Marias and then ascend the great dune, where will wait for the sunset. We return to San Pedro at about
19.00.

Day 05 .- SALAR DE ATACAMA 

At 08.00 starts the Tour (from Hotel) to penetrate into the Salar de Atacama and visit lagoon Chaxa, where you can see national reserve, frequented by flamingos and take a 
breakfast. Then the tour will go to Toconao, church, bell tower, will visit a craft center. We return to San Pedro about at 12.00. 
  

Day 06 .-  GEYSER TATIO- SANTIAGO DE CHILE 

At 04.00-04.30 am Early morning starts visit to the Geysers Tatio (from Hotel). You get to Tatio before 7 am to observe the phenomenon at its best time, before leaving the sun. They enjoy a breakfast (4,300 m.s.n.m.). Then there will be a trekking to visit the geothermal area of ​​the heated pool waters of the geyser, where you can also swim (bring towels).

Then begins the descent to the village of Machuca, where often you can taste samples of local food. At about 12:00 you will reached San Pedro. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Santiago 

Chile.


Uyuni Salt flat shared Service: 4 days /  3 nts

Departure time: 07:30/08:00 

Meals: B/L/D (Don’t include B the firth day, and L/D the last day) 

Tickets: Don’t include USD$ 40. - Approximately


THIS TOUR IS WITH A SPANISH-SPEAKING GUIDE 

Day 1 - SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA - HITO CAJON– LAGUNA VERDE – GEYSERS 

You will be picked up from your central hotel in San Pedro de Atacama around 8 am to be taken to the border at Hito Cajon (border of Chile /Bolivia). After passing through the border formalities it is a short jouney to reach Laguna Verde where we will see the emerald green waters of this mineral rich lake (n.b. only green if there is some wind churning up the mineral - if calm there is a beautiful reflection of the volcanoes). We then head towards the geysers "Sol de Mañana" to witness the bubbling hot mud pools and shooting of steam many meters into the air. Next stop will be Laguna Colorada - a fascinating lake with red water and we can see many flamingos feeding along its shores. Here we will stay in a basic hotel for the night.

Day 2 - LAGUNA COLORADA - DESIERTO DE SILOLI - LAGUNA HONDA - SAN JUAN 

We depart on this second day after breakfast around 8 am and we have a chance to see Laguna Colorado again as we pass by a different side of the lake. We will travel through the Siloli desert area and see surreal rock formations. Further along today we pass by Laguna Honda to witness its Sulphur smell and pass by some other high altiplanic lakes. In the evening we arrive in the town of San Juan or Puerto Chuvica in a Salt hostel, where we will stay the night.

Day 3 - FULL DAY ON SALT FLATS - SALAR DE UYUNI 

Today we will visit the amazing salt flats. Here we will see the "Ojos del Salar" were water is bubbli ng up through holes in the Salar, we will see where local workers gather salt into mounds and vis it Island Incahuasi (also referred to as Isla Pescado) where we will find giant cacti and have great p anoramic views of the surrounding salt flats. After leaving the salt flats we will visit the town of Colcha ni to see how the salt is processed and you can also ask your driver if he can take you to the train Ce metery for the final stop on the tour before arriving in Uyuni. There we will have a rest to visit the city of Uyuni about 1 to 2 hours, where you can take advantage to buy some souvenir, later we start the road that will approach us to San Pedro de Atacama. We will spend the night in an altiplanic village of the zone, we will arrive approximately at 18:30 

Day 4 - HALF DAY WAY BACK TO SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA 

At 05:00 we will leave from the hostel towards the border of Bolivia and Chile, in a trip of 4 hours. Once at the border, we will change vehicle to a minibus that will take us to the oasis village, San Pedro de Atacama at 11:30 approx.


PERU - BOLIVIA
Day 1. Lima 
Transfer airport - Hotel (with guide).

Day 2. Lima - Paracas - Huacachina - Ica 
03:30 a.m. Your private guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel. Transfer to Paracas. 
After driving we will arrive to PARACAS to visit the pacific ocean on a high speed boat, a natural reserve is waiting for us!, penguins , dolphins, crabs, sea lions and wild life, just a fantastic experience! 
After this first experience a delicious breakfast in Paracas port will wait for us to recharge our batteries , Ica ,the land of the wine is waiting for us, crossing the desert, we see a city in the middle of it! a oasis in the middle of the desert, it is the amazing HUACACHINA, sand boarding and buggies are all around, the adrenaline is waiting for us, after practice sand board and shake the stress away in the buggie.
Great Adventures, cool pictures and a lot of sand into our shoes talk about a great choice we did taking this excursion.

Does not include: 
-buggies /  sand boarding
-Does not include entrance to port usd 10 is subject to the change of the American dollar

Transfer to Ica. 
Hotel Resort Las Dunas 4* 

Day 3.  Ica - Nazca -  Arequipa 

Breakfast

Bus Cruz del Sur from Hotel to Nazca. 
Transfer to airport. 

Nazca overflight. Does not include airport tax usd 10. 

Dinner at Hotel (It includes)
22:00 Bus to Arequipa 

Day 4.   Arequipa
08:00 Transfer to Hotel 

City Tour half day 
Explore Arequipa's many historical sights and attractions on a half-day sightseeing tour of the city. A knowedgable and expert guide will take you via air-conditioned coah to spectacular viewpoints like the Mirador de Yanahuara, and lead you through some of Arequipa's most exquisite colonial districts—including Yanaahuara and St Lazarus. Visit the Monastery of St Catherine, which was closed to the public for almost 400 hundreds years.

Does not include tickets to the Monastery.


Day 5.   Arequipa /  Colca 
Breakfast

Our local guide will pick you up from your hotel in Arequipa. Afterwards we will board to the bus and will drive northwest following a paved road towards the “Colca Canyon”. Before leaving Arequipa, we will stop at a small shop where you can purchase some chocolates, candies and coca leaves.

Continuing our journey, we will stop in Pampas Cañahuas 3500 meter above sea level, located a “National Reserve of Salinas an Aguada Blanca”, where you will see some Vicuñas y Alpacas. Unlike the Alpacas, Vicuñas are wild animals, which running freely on the high plateaus, in this national park, our local guide will provide information about these shy Andean camels.

Then we continue our journey to the Colca Canyon, little further up we will stop again at the little restaurant of Viscachani, where you can enjoy a stunning scenery of the Andes and also drink a typical coca tea. Afterwards we will continue ascending a dirt road still we reach the highest point of our trip, “The Viewpoint of the Andes (4,800 m /15,748 Ft).

At the highest top, we will get off the bus some minutes to observe the landscape, having in the background the volcanoes Ubinas, Mismi, Misti, Chachani, Sabancaya (active) and Ampato. We will drive downhill to the main village of the Colca Canyon, the Village of Chivay 3600 meter above sea level. 

 Overnight at the hotel in Chivay.

Day 6. Colca / Puno 
Breakfast
06:30 We will be driving towards the “Cruz del Condor”, a natural Viewpoint, where you can see the flight of the Condors and we will have the best view of the Colca Valley, we drive along the edge of the Canyon, seeing on route ancient terraces still in use by the local farmers, who grow mainly varieties of corn and potatoes.
Time to lunch (lunch does not include)

13:15 Boarding Point in Chivay
15:00 Stop in Patawasi: for drinking coca leaf tea, going to the restroom at "El Chino" Restaurant - 25 minutes
15:35 Stop in Pampa Cañahuas: for seeing vicunas - 10 minutes
17:15 Arrival in Arequipa. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 7.  Puno 
Breakfast
Uros half day 

The floating islands of UROS are located inside the bay of Lake Titicaca only 14 Km. (about 9 miles) away from the city (20 to 30 minutes of navigation time). The Uros people were simple fishermen and bird hunters and preferred to remain isolated from the more advanced civilizations. Their search for isolation may be one reason why they decided to live in mobile houses on the lake. 

  • 08:50: Pick-up from your hotel in downtown Puno*.
  • 09:20: Boat departure from main dock.
  • 10:00: Visit of two floating islands. Encounter with Uros families and discovery of daily activities on the floating islands.
  • 12:00: Return to hotels in downtown Puno.

19:30 Show dinner

Day 8. Puno - Kopakabana – Uyuni
Breakfast
Includes Ground transportation and bilingual guide (English / Spanish) are private services without visits.
Transfer to airport. 

Flight to Uyuni. LPB-UYU -19:40-20:30 Does not include tickets. 

Uyuni. Transfer to Jardines de Uyuni Hotel. Overnight. Jardines de Uyuni Hotel

Day 9. Uyuni
Breakfast
Departure to Villamar village (10:00), visiting the trains cemetery, where we can see the remains of 19th and 20th century steam locomotives. Then continue to the colonial
church of San Cristobal and the villages of Culpina K and Alota. Visit the Valley of the rocks – group of famous rock formations with interesting shapes due to the wind
erosion and also Catal and Vinto Laggons. At appropriate time we will arrive to Villamar village.
Overnight at Jardines de Mallku Cueva Hotel.
Includes: Lunch and dinner.

Uyuni
On rainy season (December to the middle of April) the salt flat might be flooded and the visits to Incahuasi Island and/or Pucara de Ayque Mummies cannot be done, instead we’ll only get about 10km into de salt to watch the salt flat looking as a giant mirror and the amazing beauty of the zone.

Day 10. Uyuni
Breakfast
Departure to the Red Lagoon and walk in the surroundings, where we will be able to see the famous “JAMES FLAMINGOS” unique in its species in the world, as well as the eternal snows and the Sol de Mañana (Morning sun) geysers; then road trip to the Chalviri Lagoon, its hot springs, and the Dali’s Valley. After that we’ll keep going ahead to the Green Lagoon where we’ll see its amazing emerald color as well as the Licancahur Volcano. At appropriate time return to Villamar village.
Overnight at Jardines de Mallku Cueva Hotel. 
Includes: Lunch and dinner.

Day 11. Uyuni
Breakfast. Departure to the great salt flat, through San Agustin village. We cross the salt flat until Incahuasi Island (also known as Fish Island) where we’ll be able to watch the famous Giants Cactus. After that we’ll go back south and watch the outstanding sunset at the edge of the Salt Flat. The lunch will be served in me middle of the Great
Salt Flat. After the amazing sunset, road trip to Colchani. Arrive and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight at Palacio de Sal Hotel !!!!!! the first hotel entirely made of salt in the world.

Includes: Lunch and dinner

Day 12. Uyuni -  La Paz 
Breakfast. At appropriate time (AM) transfer to Uyuni, drop off to airport. 
Flight to La Paz. Does not include tickets

Transfer to Hotel. 

Day 13. La Paz  -  Cusco
Breakfast.
Transfer to airport. 
Flight to Cusco.  Does not include tickets. 
Cusco: Transfer from airport to Hotel. 

City tour + 4 ruins.  
This half day city tour  is the traditional way to explore the most important sites of Cusco.  You will visit Cusco’s Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha). Also some other sites located outside of the city of Cusco. You will be able to see the incredible mixture of Inca and Spanish architectural styles. As the case of Qoricancha where you see two styles combined in one place. Cusco is a truly fascinating place to visit. Many streets are lined with perfect Inca stonework’s. Which served as foundation for most Spanish constructions and it took place in the XVI and XVII centuries. The Cusco city tour is just the beginning of the introduction to the Magical world and history of the Incas.
Saqsayhuaman is the most Impressive and outstanding Inca Temple just 20 minutes away from the Incas’ Capital. Where you will walk next to huge Inca walls. Built with massive lime rocks weighing up to 128 tons. Amazingly well joined, with absolute perfection. Then, you will move onto another important Inca site called Qenqo. A strange place with subterranean passages, hiding in its interior perfect carved rock formation. Where the Incas probably mummify some of the most important people in their society. We will finish our tour visiting the spectacular Inca Baths of Tambomachay. The military fortress of Puka pukara. Then you will get back to Cusco.

Does not include tourist Ticket, tickets to Cathedral, Coricancha

Day 14.  Cusco -  Sacred Valley 
Breakfast.
Trace the history of the ancient Inca Empire on this full-day tour of the Sacred Valley from Cusco. Venture off the beaten track and discover the Inca monuments, traditional villages and serene valleys that lie in the shadows of Machu Picchu. Journey through the picturesque Urubamba Valley, stop to browse the traditional handicrafts on sale at the Pisac Market, visit Chinchero village and explore the Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo. Full-day tour of the Sacred Valley from Cusco Explore fascinating Inca ruins at Pisac, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo Browse the handicrafts market of Pisac Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city Step back in time on a history tour Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

Does not include tickets


Day 15.   Sacred Valley -  Machu Picchu
Breakfast.
Transfer to the train station and transfer by train to Aguas Calientes. 

Day 16.   Machu Picchu - Cusco
Breakfast.
A short climb on a bus to the Lost City of the Incas - Machu Picchu, which is considered the most powerful energy center of South America. In the afternoon descend to Aguas Calientes, dinner in the restaurant and return to Cusco. 

Does not include bus ticket. 
Includes lunch at the restaurant in Aguas Calientes

Day 17.   Cusco - Lima
Breakfast.
Transfer to airport. 
Lima: transfer to Hotel (without a guide)

14 30 City Tour
ANCESTRAL LIMA: We start our tour with a panoramic view of the “Pucllana Pyramid” a magnificent ceremonial and archeological center built in the 4th century a.D. and considered a “sacred village” by the Incas. The Viceroyalty of Perú was the most important of the Spanish Empire and Lima was its capital.
COLONIAL LIMA: We visit the Historical Center of Lima, where you will appreciate more than fifty monuments and Colonial edifications, such as the Paseo de la República, the San Martín Square, the Main Square, the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Cathedral Basilica, and the City Council Palace amongst others.
We will visit the monumental SAN FRANCISCO CONVENT, which displays the largest collection of religious art in America. Our highlight will be the visit of the underground vaults, known as “Catacumbas” or Catacombs.

CONTEMPORARY LIMA: We will visit traditional residential areas of Lima and Larcomar.


Day 18.  Lima
Breakfast.
Transfer to airport (without a guide)



NOT INCLUDED

-Airline tickets 

-Round-trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu Archaeological Site Usd 26

-Cusco + Sacred Valley: Boleto Turistico  (Tourist ticket), Cathedral and Coricancha entry fee usd 56

-Entrance to the Santa Catalina Monastery, 

-Entrance to Colca usd 26

-Puerto tax usd10, airport tax usd 10 

   *** Price is subject to change of the American dollar.

-Optional Huayna Picchu Trek

-Optional Machu Picchu Mountain Hike 
-Snacks & Water
-Meals not mentioned above

 

  


Transport and tours / Itinerary changes: 
Jaguar Aventura  Tours could change the itinerary, the confirmed hotel or the departure times on grounds of force majeure, it should be defined in due time with the client and the agency. 
Jaguar aventura Tours is not responsible for: airline delays, or other kind of transportation delays out of reach of Jaguar Aventura Tours.

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