The great Inca City of Machu Picchu in Peru

Best of Peru and Bolivia in 2 Weeks Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Bolivia, Peru

Places Visited

Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes...

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Suggested Duration

14 Days

Gain altitude alongside history, mystery, scenery, and culture on a personalized tour of Peru and Bolivia that will bring you from sea level up to 12,000 feet in the air. Follow in the footsteps of the Inca, touching the smooth stones preserved at Machu Picchu, witness the sculpted faces on the ancient walls at Tiahuanaco and cross the waters of Lake Titicaca, the region from which the Inca Empire emerged. Spanish colonial architecture decorates the main squares as the condors soar above the second...

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness the marvels of history while wandering along the preserved temples and terraces of Machu Picchu
  • Explore the stunning cultures and unique ruins around Lake Titicaca while visiting the Sun and Moon islands, along with the floating totora reed islands
  • Discover the fascinating pre-Columbian archeological site of Tiahuanaco outside of La Paz, Bolivia, a possible ancient foundation of the Andean culture
  • Traverse the Sacred Valley of Peru to find surprising and powerful remnants of the Inca at Ollantaytambo
  • Enjoy a visit to the second deepest canyon in the world at Colca Canyon to visit antique villages and see Andean condors in flight
  • View a historic Andean mummy in a sacred museum in Arequipa and enjoy the city’s beauty in the preserved Spanish colonial architecture
  • Take in the fantastic portrayal of 17th-century religious art in the Church of San Pedro at Andahuaylillas, home to the Andean “Sistine Chapel”
  • Relish the continued customs and vibrant culture of the Andes while visiting the bustling marketplaces found throughout Peru and Bolivia
  • Venture deep into the catacombs of the San Francisco Basilica in Lima, home to the first Christian burial grounds of the city

Detailed Description

The best of Peru and Bolivia encompass the diverse culture with inspiring scenery and incredible archeology. Your 2-week tour to Peru and Bolivia will immerse you in the unique world of the Andes like no other, allowing you to experience the daily life of locals and witness the true grandeur of the high altitude plains. You will arrive at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima to begin your adventure with your gorgeous hotel in Miraflores offering a luxurious base for visiting the capital of Peru. Get acquainted with the seaside cliffs, colonial architecture, and cosmopolitan ambiance at your preferred pace.

The city of Cusco offers an eclectic mix of Spanish architecture, Incan remains, and Andean culture. Take your time getting acclimated to the high altitudes before exploring the undulating cobblestone streets and vibrant marketplaces. Meet with artists and enjoy the artwork that decorates the Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption. The Sacred Valley brings images of continued Andean custom amidst the vibrant stone works of the Incan Empire. Visit the towns of Pisac, Maras, and Ollantaytambo before enjoying the scenic train to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu. Your tour of the mythical Incan lost city leads you along stunning temples, astronomical calendars, and to the peak of the neighboring Huayna Picchu. Upon returning to Cusco, you can visit the surrounding Incan architecture, including the Sacsayhuaman fortress and the former Sun Temple.

Arequipa is known for its white walls crafted out of soft volcanic stone, and the city shimmers with rich Spanish colonial stylistic details and a host of unique museums. Venture into the Colca Canyon on a full-day exploration where vicuna roams, hot springs bubble, and condors soar. En route to the city of Puno, you can stop at the Church of San Pedro at Andahuaylillas to view the antique frescoes. Move next to sail the tranquil freshwater of Lake Titicaca and meet with the Uros people, known for making floating islands out of totora reeds. Spend time with the detailed weavers on Taquile Island before returning to Puno for the evening.

Cross the border into Bolivia and enjoy the unique lakeside town of Copacabana. Visit the Moon and Sun Islands to meet with the local villages that are guarding their heritage against mainland Bolivia, along with the unique Incan ruins of the Virgins of the Sun. Travel to La Paz, the capital of Bolivia, and enjoy the unforgettable mixture of mountain ridges overtaken by urban sprawl. Explore the active city with an aerial view on the cable car. Outside of La Paz, you can visit the remarkable ruins of Tiahuanaco, a pre-Columbian archeological site that dates back more than two millennia and sparks fascinating questions about the beginnings and ends of the ancient civilization.

Starting Price

$3,999 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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