Peru Bolivia highlights in 3 stars hotels - hostals with Lima, Ballestas, Nasca, Arequipa and Colca, Titicaca, La Paz, Salt flats Uyuni, Potosi, Sucre, Cusco and Machu Picchu
Category: Groups Tours
Tour for 25 days South Peru and Bolivia!
Groups with Tour leader!
Tour is leaving from Group of 10 persons or in private !
Groep2/2014 Peru+Bolivia 25 Daagse groepsreis Reeds 5 boekingen Start Vrijdag 04 Juli 2014 Einde Maandag 28 juli 2014 Prijs 3199.00 Euro P/P
Groep3/2014 Peru+Bolivia 25 Daagse groepsreis reeds gegarandeerd vertrek Start Vrijdag 05 September 2014 Einde Maandag 29 September 2014 Prijs 3099.00 Euro P/P
Groep 4/2014 Peru + Bolivia 25 Daagse groepsreisStart Reeds 3 boekingen Start : Vrijdag 31 october 2014 Einde Maandag 24 November Prijs 3099.00 Euro P/P
Alle Reizen zijn Inclusief Vluchten, vertrekkend uit Brussel 1 niet over America dus geen visa aanvragen of grote wachttijden of controles 2 ook extra binnenlandse vlucht Sucre / La Paz
minimum 10 personen, maximum 18 personen
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minimum 10 persons
From Limato ---Lima
Our tours are with an English speaking tour leader, he travel all the time with you and the group, he is no guide but after many years working in Peru/Bolivia he knows what a tourist need ! He arranges all the hotels, transport and excursions .He’s support and translate in any problem. He gives you general info in every place, enough info, so you can discover the beauty of this country by yourself, or with members of the group.We also can arrange international Flights with Lan Airlines.We promote a lot of freedom and flexibility in our tours, we call it alone in group, you do your thing with the comfort of a group while de tour leader arrange your excursion or bus ticket. Freedom is one of the big points in this tour!
we can arrange the same tour also in individual without tourleader.
Kind of tour
This is an easy to less easy tour,this because of the 1 night bus and the 2 days basic jeep tour at the salt lakes , for all ages. Open - young minded persons is what we are looking for .Leave your western look home and just enjoy the beauty of this Andean country. Accept that its different, we come to admire the country, not to change it! We use good 3 *** hotels and hostels central located. We’re going slowly to high altitude so you get easily get used to it, together with a coca thee !
What is included?
* All bus transport, and 2 national flights, Sucre to La Paz +Cusco /Lima + 2 days jeep tour over the salt
lakes + 1 train
* All hotels in good 3*** hotels and hostels even sometimes 4* with private bathroom all very clean and centrallocated, only on the salt lakes you sleep 1 nights basic !
* All hotels are based on double room ,if you are single and don’t mind to share the room with a man
or women from an other sexes, there is no surcharge, if you like a single rooms there’s an extra
cost and you have to tell us in advance!
* All buses are based on good local buses, sometimes private if written in the program, there’s also
an Luxury night bus from Nasca to Arequipa. In Bolivia there are no Luxury buses
* All breakfast included !
Not included ,
* Your food, in the hotels is breakfast included
* The entry fees and taxes, like airport tax, entrée colca canyon, entrée national park on the salt
lakes, visitor ticket in Cusco ,etc.
* The excursions, everything with the blue excursion in front, below there is a list of all the estimated
* Insurance, everybody is obligated to have there own travel insurance from home, before starting this
* The ballestas islands
* The Nasca lines
* Colca canyon tour 2 days
* The islands on Titicaca
* La Paz and Copacabana
* Tarrabuco traditional market
* Cusco , the Inca empire with Machu Picchu
* The 2 days salt lakes jeep tour with sleeping in salthotel.
* The silver mines in Potosi
Day 1+ 2: Lima
Arrive at Lima airport, someone from Southamericaplanet pick you up from the airport and bring you to our first hotel in Lima or Miraflores. In the hotel you get the first information over Peru and meet the tour leader. Today you can discover Lima on your own or do as excursion a city tour.
Early in the morning we have a private bus till Nasca, around 4 h drive to Pisco.
We go direct to the port, for de excursion to Ballestas islands, its 1 ½ H by speedboat, the islands are full of sea lionsand birds .In the port we can relax with a cup coffee before we go with our private transport to “EL CATADOR “ the Pisco brewery. Here we can see the whole making process and taste the Pisco. After this tasting process we drive to our next relaxing destination,”HUACACHINA” this is an oasis in the desert, here you can do some excursion sand boarding or jeep on the big sand dunes. Later on we continue to Nazca , where we arrive in the late afternoon. Hotel Nasca with swimming pool.
After breakfast, in the morning or afternoon (depending on the weather) you can take the excursion the flight over the amazing Nazca lines.
Approximately 30 minutes, the mysterious Nazca Lines are on a flat land of 500 km2. They were made by the Nazca people (Nazca Culture)and there are several theories about their origin, none of them with enough proofs to take as real.After or before we can do the excursion to chauchilla cemetery, at night around 10 PMwe take the luxury night busfor around 10 h to Arequipa where we arrive around 7 AM.
Early in the morning we arrive in Arequipa, at 2325 m, he white city with his amazing MISTI volcano, transfer to our hotel. Here we can relax ,after our night bus, ts also good to get used to the altitude before we go to the canyon. Time free to visit this beautiful city , visit the star of Arequipa “The MUMMY JUANITA “or the” Santa Catalina monastery” ,or you can go on excursion rafting on the Rio Chile , or do the excursion reality tour. In the evening you can try in one of the many restaurants the local “CUY” or marmot or the great alpaca meat,1 night hotel.
Hotel La Gruta
Day 6: Arequipa
Free day to visit this beautiful city, or to do some excursions. its good to acclimatize before we start climbing to the colca canyon.
Hotel la gruta
Day 7: Colca
Start of the 2 days 1nightColca canyon tour included in this tour. After breakfast we start the tour with our private bus. We have many photo stops to see this beautiful canyon, with his many vicuñas/Lamas /volcano’s. We arrive in the small Village of Chivay were we take lunch, in the afternoon you can swim in the hot spring as an excursion, and in the evening its possible to take a meal with folkloristic dances. 1 night hostel in the small village of Chivay .
After early breakfast we leave to the condor cross to see this amazing bird “The CONDOR.Its still nature, so we cant promise you anything, but the Canyon is real worth a visit also without the condor. If you see one, just take it as some extra! It’s the best place for a breathtaking view of the canyon with the Colca River flowing 1,200 meters below. We visit the hanging tombs at Choquetico before continuing to the towns of Maca, Achoma and Yanque with its lovely white church. We return back to Chivay for lunch, before driving further with our private bus to Puno.
Hotel hacienda or Itica
Day 9: Puno
After breakfast, as excursionyou can go by boat for a visit to the Uros floating reed islands, the guide explain everything over the Islands and the Titicaca lake, after this we go to Taquile island, here they have there own way of live . Men’s are knitting the clothes, no animals or cars allowed on the island. Here we have some lunch, most of the time trout from the lake .
From here we take the boat back to Puno. Or you can visit the Sillustani Grave towers
After breakfast we take the bus to La Paz (3636 m),2 h to the border and 1,5 h more to La Paz. Iff the whole group likes, we can stop as excursion at the ruines of Tihuanacu.Than we continue to La Paz. We have beautiful scenery and snowy mountaintops. In La Paz you can wonder around in one of the 100 markets around the City or the Witches Market,or you take a city tour.
La Paz, excursion to Chacaltaya the highest ski run from here you can see on clear days the Titicaca lake, with a visit to the moon valley or Tihuanaco pre Incatemple, crossing the mountain regions of Bolivia and getting close to the lifestyle of the Aymaras. The tour includes the visit to Laja. Tihuanaco is one of the oldest American civilizations, its temples and buildings are very appreciated around the world .You can do also as excursion the amazing mountain bike tour to Coroico over the most dangerous road in the world ,for many people a highlight !
Day 1 :Departure around(10:30 a.m.) towards Colchani town with our 4+4 jeeps, here they cut manual extraction of salt in blocks, than the salt hotel ,what’snow a museum ,You will visit the Inca Wasi Island, call Fished Island also by the form that it has, characterizes by his calcárea, fully of capricious caves and giant cactus from 8 to 10mts. Lunch, Arrival to the hotels and village where you are going to spend the night. Diner
Day 2: Breakfast. Departure towards the volcano which is observed from a viewpoint, At the river we can see some flamengos we take lunch in open air. From here we start our return to Uyuni , it’s a long but beautiful drive to Uyuni , here we can take again a shower and compare our pictures to find the most beautiful one !
It can be verry cold at night on this tour! And the hostal on the salt lake tour is verry basic , so you better bring your own sleepingbag !
Today you can visit as an excursion, the silver mines in “cero rico “.Potosi was ones one of the richest cities of Bolivia. Also the casa de moneda is worth a visit .After the visit and after the luch we drive in 3,5 h over paved road to Sucre
Hotel independencia Sucre **** of san marino royal
Today you have some more time to discover further Sucre. From here we take a Flight from Sucre to La Paz. from the airport we continue to the border where we change busses and continue for 2 h more to Puno wher we stay in our hotel from before.
Hotel Hacienda Puno
Day 19 : Cusco
Around 8 AM we take the good local bus to Cusco. This takes about 6 to 7 h along beautiful road and amazing views over the mountain passes. Some more than 4300m.
Iff you like to walk the incatrail, you have to reserve far in advance !
Day 21: Cusco or Sacred valley
Today you can do 1 of the many excursions in or around Cusco, or visit a local market or you do the excursion 1 dayrafting on the Urubamba river with scenic views ,or for the more active persons you can do some paragliding , 4 track , horse ride ,rock-climbing ,maras salt terraces ,even hot air balloon just visit one of the many museums in Cusco ,or just relax and let live passing by on one of the many balconies. Today its also possible to do as excursion the Sacred valley tour.
This morning we take the train to Aqua Calientes this is the village close to Machu Picchu, there’s also a big tourist market and it’s much warmer than Cusco, because we are at the border of the jungle. The active persons can walk to the waterfall Mandor or relax in the hot springs. We stay overnight in Aqua calientes.
Day 23: Machu Picchu - cusco
This morning you can go on excursion very early to Machu Picchu by bus, this to see the sunrise over these amazing ruins, here you can go with an English speaking guide. In the afternoon we will take the train back to Cusco, where we will arrive in the evening.
Its importantto reserve entree ticket and iff you like wayna picchu permit in advance because there is a limit at Machu Picchu!
Day 24: Lima
Transfer to the airport and flight to Lima in 1 h, depending on your flight back home you can drop our luggage in the airport. People, whose flight home is some later, can take a taxi to Miraflores to finish this Peru adventure on a terrace near the seafront in Miraflores or with an excursion City tour. International flight home. The tour leader normally stay in Cusco
Day 25: home
Arrive back home
Finish of this tour and our service.
Help us to help poor people!Give us your second hand clothes, the ones you don,t need anymore after your trip, so we give them to the poor people !
People who like to do the very famous INCATRAIL , the 2 or 4 days(look at this website for the program ) have to make reservation for this ,together with the reservation of this tour .This Inca trail is so popular that it need more than 60 days reservation in advance !
Incatrail 4 days 265 Euro extra a person during the tour and Incatrail 2 days 199 Euro extra a person
Itsalso possible to extend your stay with one of our jungle trips to Manu or Puerto Maldonado ,before
you go home
335 euro a person3 days Puerto including extra flight
386 Euro a peron 4 days Puerto maldonado including extra flight
depend on price return flight !
Indicatieprijzen voor de excursies. Deze prijzen zijn variabel! Single toeslag 350 Euro
Lima city tour ½ dag25 usd( minima 5 pers) /Pisco ballestas 20 usd /Huacachina jeep in de zandduinen: 25 Usd /Nasca vlucht over de Nasca lijnen 120 usd / tour Chauchilla 18 Usd /Arequipa rafting 35 Usd /reality tour 25 Usd/Puno Silustani 20 Usd/ Prive vanaf 9 pax 25 Usd/ Uros 19 usd / Prive vanaf 9 pax 24 USD / Uros + Taquile 30 Usd Privé vanaf 9 pax 50 usd /Cusco citytour 15Usd, Prive vanaf 9 pax 22 usd /paardrijden 18 Usd / rafting cusco 50 Usd, gids in Machu picchu 15 Usd P/P /
Incatrail 4 Dtijdens de reis 265 euro /Incatrail 2 d tijdens de reis 199 Euro/
Colca canyon 70 sol/cusco visitor ticket 130 sol/Machu Picchu Entreé 128 SOL, airport tax nasca 25 Sol , entre isla pescado 30 Bol, wayna Piccu 12 Usd, Hot springs Chivay 15 Sol
What to bring with you
* We advice to travel as light as possible, around 15 kg a person, we prefer a backpack or travel bag, we don’t like suitcases while they are hard to travel in local transport and buses.
*Clothes, in this tour we go from the coast to the highlands , in may its autumn ,so it can be cold at night and at high altitudes, so prepared for cold and warm , good walking shoes ,sunscreen, waterproof clothing, alarm clock, lip salve, personal medication, travel dictionary and don’t forget, if there is something you miss, you always can buy itcheaper in Peru !
Money and Passport
* We advice to bring with you around 750 EURO pocket money, this in a combination of travel cheques/cash/and credit card. This money is for the cost of the excursions and the meals in the restaurants, not included your souvenirs, its just an indication to eat normal and do the indicated excursions, everybody spend different!
*The money in Peru is the Nuevo sol ,EURO is widely accepted around Peru, you better bring around 150 USD to pay the excursions /airport tax and entrée fee ,the rest in Euro .(not included Inca trail )
*Credit cards like Master card /Visa are widely accepted, every place we go have ATM machines .Also in Bolivia
*No visa is necessary for countries of Western Europe /Asia/North or South –America/Australia/New Zealand/South Africa. With a valid passport the tourist card allows you up to 90days in Peru
The Andes mountains have a lot of influence at the climate in Peru .The coast is one big dry desert, the Andes have high temperatures in springtime/daytime if the sun shines, In the evenings it can be cold. The best time to travel: dry season, from may till October, The temperatures are some lower, but the sky is mostly clear with less rain . But be prepared, showers of rain, can be all year around!
Altitude sickness can appear, but after 2 days you get used to the altitude, you feel some headache, but we climb slowly
PS: People who have hart or Long problems, better contact first a doctor before travelling to high altitudes. Peru don’t ask officially vaccinations, exception for Manu:for Manu you have to take against yellow fever, officialy Bolivia also ask Yellow fever
We advice that you take some vaccinations like:
- Bolivia Ask official yellow fever
- DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, polio);
You have to start with these vaccinations about 6 weeks before departure.
Peruplanet wants you to enjoy your holiday of a lifetime with complete success. Please read the following conditions carefully as it is your contract with Peruplanet. We don’t want to make you afraid, but we like to be very clear! Because of the adventures character of this tour, some unexpected circumstances can appear .That’s why we maybe have to change the program or parts of it. Peruplanet do everything to follow the booked program ,but it can appear that for example , roads are unexpected not possible to drive because of heavy rain , buses break down , local flights are cancelled or are delayed ,strikes of all the transport .We only change the program to guaranty the safety of the group , and in communicationwith the group .We keep the right to change the program before or at that moment like ,day schedules , hotels , transport or excursions .This is and stay a tour with an adventures character .The changes in the program happens mostly in conversation with the group , but the tour leader always have the final decision !If there are some changes before departure, than everybody of the group gets a mail with clearly indicated the changes. The extra travel –or hotel costs are for the members of the tour .The tour leader always think what’s the best or safest for the group! In normal circumstances, the tour leader always follows the official program; changes only can be made if 100 % of the group decide to do this! Our prices do not include, international airport taxes, meals not specified in your itinerary, personal expenses, personal insurance, and tips. Peru Planet will not pay compensation if forced to cancel or change your tour because of war, threat of war, riot, civil strike, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire or extreme weather conditions, epidemics or health risks, technical or maintenance problems with transport, closed or congested airports or ports, changes imposed by re-scheduling or cancellation of flights by airlines, the alteration of airlines or aircraft types, or similar events beyond the control ofPeruplanet. The client is also responsible for personal belongings. Clients undertake the tours, treks or expeditions, featured in our programme, at their own volition.
Travel information This information makes part of the contract with Peruplanet .Read it well before booking! Clients must be in possession of, and are responsible for arranging a valid passport. Information about these matters or related items (climate, clothing, baggage, etc) is given in good faith but Peru Planet can not be held responsible for any of this information.
How to make a reservation? The easiest way to reserve a Peruplanet tour is by fill in the reservation form at this website. Some days after we received your reservation, we confirm if there are still some places available on the date of your choice .Than we ask 40 % deposit of the total amount, the other 60%, you can pay 5 weeks before departure.This payment you can do at our Belgian Co travelagent fairway travel. After payment you receive a paper with confirmation of your payment. After full payment you receive the address of the first hotel in Lima. A booking is accepted and becomes definite only from the date when Peruplanet sends out a confirmation invoice (once we have received your deposit) at which point a contract exists and the deposit becomes non-refundable and non-transferable. Give us also your telephone number to contact you if there are last minute changes.
Ones you find the tour of your choice, don’t wait to long to make a reservation! We only do 2 tours a month, so there are not many spaces each month! Its also cheaper for yourself, as far in advance you buy your international flight ticket to Peru, as cheaper it gets!
Departure of the tour A tour of Peruplanet in general always start, but its possible that we don’t get minima amount of clients for a tour, what is 8 bookings .In that case we contact you minima 4 weeks before departure to tell you .No message means automatically departure of the tour .If the tour don’t go, than Peru planet can make a special alternative program to your needs on individual base.
Changesand extension possibilities
*It is possible to arrive earlier than the group, also to depart later than the group. This you have to tell us in advance together with your reservation, so we ca arrange something for you.
* We can arrange some extra nights, before or after the tour .Let us now your date, time, flight number and carrier of arrival, so we can arrange the transfer in Lima to the hotel, always included
* You can extend your trip with a jungle arrangement in Manu or Puerto Maldonado /Tambopatta .
Insurance Clients are obligated and responsible for ensuring that they have adequate cover for the full duration of the tour in respect of medical expenses, injury, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment. It is our policy to check the validity and cover of your insurance policy and we hold the right to refuse travel to anyone whose insurance does not satisfy these criteria..
emergency 24 h service
24-h of your private travel insurgency , but we have an office in Peru/Cusco , Here Peruvian people are working and its always possible to contact them 7 days a week 24 h for emergency .They now there country better than anyone ells and have the best contacts !
Should the client wish to cancel, cancellation charges will be imposed. These are calculated from the day written notification is received by Peruplanet. The charges are shown below: 56 and more days before departure: 15% deposit 56 to 42 days before departure: 30% of total price 28 days to 14 days before departure: 75% of total price 14days to 7 days : 90% of price, less than 7 days 100% , Incatrail is never possible to cancel or to have refund! We strongly recommend that full insurance is taken out, which includes cover, under certain circumstances, against the loss of deposit or cancellation charges.
Ones airline tickets are emited, there is no refund of the flights. Same with incatrail, ones permit is bought there is no refund of the Incatrail.