Empire of the Incas: Peru & Bolivia 2021

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A scenic rail journey to Machu Picchu's mysteries... visits to floating islands where time stands still... history in Lima, Cusco and La Paz... Peru's Paso horses, Pisco Sours, and more await on your adventures through Peru and Bolivia.
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Trip type
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Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate

Highlights

    • Explore the world of the ancient Incas and witness the impact of the Spanish conquistadors on cultures from out of the mists of history... from Pizarro’s colonial Lima and Cusco
    • to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca to La Paz.Discover Inca strongholds and sacred sites surrounded by the Andes... admire the skill and craftsmanship of ancient artisans whose true medium was gold... and learn the secrets of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Attend a folkloric performance based on Inca mythology... take a boat to meet locals living like their ancestors did on floating reed islands on Lake Titicaca... see famous Peruvian Paso horses demonstrate their skills... and discover the cultural and architectural diversity of La Paz
    • the highest capital city on Earth.

What's this trip about?

    A scenic rail journey to Machu Picchu's mysteries... visits to floating islands where time stands still... history in Lima, Cusco and La Paz... Peru's Paso horses, Pisco Sours, and more await on your adventures through Peru and Bolivia.

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Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start City Lima, Peru
End CityLa Paz

Travel Themes

  • Cultural

Destinations

  • South America
  • Peru

Attractions

  • Cusco
  • La Paz
  • Lima
  • Machu Picchu
  • Puno

Activities

  • Culture

Trip includes

    • Private, four-course Farewell Tasting Dinner at Restaurant Gustu in La Paz On-Tour Air (2 flights) A memorable rail journey to the “Lost City of the Incas," Machu Picchu, aboard the Vistadome Visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the historic center of Lima, the colonial city of Cusco, and incredible Machu Picchu A private folklore performance of Apus of the Andes in the Sacred Valley, based on Quechua and Inca mythology Experience a Peruvian cooking demonstration and buffet lunch, plus a lesson on making a Pisco Sour in the Sacred Valley

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1 Arrive Lima

Tour begins: Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel.
Upon arrival at Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport, you’ll be met by a Tauck representative and transferred to Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel, your home for your first two nights.

LODGING : Belmond Miraflores Park

PORTOFCALL : Lima, Peru

Day 2 Colonial Gems & Pre-Columbian Art

Your Peru tour begins in the lovely colonial center of Lima, originally mapped out by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, preserved on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Following a welcome breakfast, you’ll be inspired by the city's age-ol...

Day 3 Enter the Sacred Valley

A short flight this morning takes you from cosmopolitan Lima to Cusco; continue overland to the Sacred Valley of the Incas for a two-night stay. Enjoy a barbecue lunch and an equestrian demonstration starring famous Peruvian Paso horses en...

Day 4 Sacred Ruins, Beliefs & Traditions

Like Egypt’s pyramids, mystery surrounds the construction methods used to build the massive stone Temple of the Sun and the Inca town of Ollantaytambo. One of the best preserved of the Inca settlements, this living museum reveals much abou...

Day 5 To Mystical Machu Picchu by Rail

Board the Vistadome train in Ollantaytambo and travel through mist-shrouded peaks that the Incas believed to be sacred to Aguas Calientes, gateway to the “lost city of the Incas,” Machu Picchu. Spending the afternoon exploring this incredi...

Day 6 To Cusco, Capital of the Incan Empire

This morning is yours to do as you please... which might include returning to Machu Picchu to explore more of the site; enjoying a nature walk through your hotel’s stunning gardens, home to many species of orchids and birds; checkin...

Day 7 Cusco: Of Incans & Conquistadores

Just about everywhere you look in Cusco – once capital of the Inca Empire, and the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Americas – you’ll see traces of its Incan past and its importance to the Inca people as the “navel of the world,” ...

Day 8 Cusco Sights & Fly to Lake Titicaca

Fly this morning from Cusco to Juliaca, then continue on to your hotel in Puno, along the shores of Esteves Island on Lake Titicaca. Following lunch, if you wish, join us this afternoon for an excursion to the pre-Inca archaeological site ...

Day 9 Life on the Heights of Lake Titicaca

Legend has it that the Inca Empire began at Lake Titicaca when the sun god summoned his children from its chilly waters and sent them forth to establish Cusco. Centuries later, some of the indigenous people of the area – the Uros – dwell o...

Day 10 Arrive in La Paz, Bolivia's Hub

Begin the day by concluding your Peru tour with a drive along the coast of Lake Titicaca, then cross the border and enter Bolivia. En route to Bolivia's capital, La Paz, you'll visit the archaeological site of Tiwanaku – once the capital o...

Day 11 Discover Lofty La Paz

Begun on the site of an existing Aymara village, La Paz was founded in 1548 by Spaniards. The highest capital city in the world above sea level, La Paz is also home to the highest golf course on Earth; in the thin air, a good tee shot will...

Day 12 Journey Home

Tour ends: La Paz.
A transfer from the Camino Real Suites Hotel to La Paz El Alto International Airport is included. Please allow 3 hours for airport check-in formalities. Thank you for traveling with Tauck; we wish you a safe and pleasant journey home. Hasta la vista!

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PORTOFCALL : La Paz, Bolivia

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Price From $6,590
Price per day$549
Last Updated: 5/15/2023

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