Uyuni Salt Flats & Machu Picchu

Uyuni Salt Flats & Machu Picchu

Combine the otherworldly landscapes of the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia with a visit to Peru’s Sacred Valley that culminates in a visit to magical Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas. On this nine-day Uyuni to Machu Picchu tour, you will journey through the mind-bending salt flats in a luxury private 4x4 vehicle and sleep in a fully serviced luxury Airstream Camper. After visiting Cuzco, the old Inca capital you will venture into the heartland of the Incas where you will be treated to private tours of the key sites and accommodated in comfort.

9 DAYS

Starting from $4,790 per person

Pricing includes everything from your international arrival to your departure, with the exception of flights and a few lunches and dinners.

HOW IT WORKS

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A day to acclimatize to the altitude in La Paz, or take in a tour of the key sites of the colonial city center.
  • A visit to the ghost-mining town of Pulacayo, to discover Bolivia’s fascinating industrial history.
  • The private staff of your luxury Airstream Camper will cater to your every need as you journey through the Uyuni salt flats.
  • A visit to the Tunupa Volcano and a 4x4 experience to hidden burial chambers of the Aymara culture.
  • Incredible sunrises, sunsets and photo opportunities on the Uyuni salt flats.
  • A walking tour of one of the fascinating ‘island’ microsystems that rise above the salt flats.
  • Free time to explore the one-time Incan capital city of Cuzco at your leisure.
  • A fascinating private tour of the Cuzco, including stops at Sacsayhuaman, an immense Incan complex with impressive stonework, Koricancha, one of the most important Incan temples, and Cuzco's Cathedral.
  • A journey through the Sacred Valley to marvel at the ancient agricultural terraces of Moray, the salt mines of Maras and the ruins and village of Ollantaytambo.
  • A scenic train ride through the Sacred Valley to the town of Machu Picchu.
  • A private guided tour of the awe-inspiring Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, with free time afterwards to explore at your leisure.
  • A scenic train journey through the breath-taking scenery of the Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo.
  • If there’s time, take a tour of Lima’s key sites, including the Larco Archaeological Museum, the San Francisco Monastery and the waterfront district Miraflores, before catching your flight out.

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Sample Itinerary

Welcome to Bolivia! After gathering your luggage, you will be met by your private guide and escorted to your hotel to acclimatize after your flight and get ready for your eight-day Uyuni to Machu Picchu Tour. Optional additional excursion depending upon arrival time: Private La Paz City Tour – highlights include a visit to the colonial city center, Plaza Murilllo, Basilica of San Francisco and incredible lookout points over this Andean valley city at 12,000 feet.

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In the morning you will be transferred to the La Paz Airport for your flight to the town of Uyuni. After arrival, you will journey with your driver and private guide to the ghost mining town Pulacayo. By the early afternoon you will have arrived on the Salt Flats to meet your personal staff who will be seeing to your every need aboard your luxury Airstream Camper. The late afternoon and evening is spent exploring the salt flats, relaxing and taking in the otherworldly beauty of this incredible place.

After a hearty breakfast, journey by 4x4 across the flats to the nearby Tunupa volcano to a set of caves that serve as a burial chamber for mummies of the Aymara culture from centuries ago. Your lunch will then be prepared by your personal staff, and you will visit one of the numerous island microsystems that rise above the salt flats. The evening is spent enjoying the sunset and a wonderful dinner.

In the morning, say farewell to your Airstream camper staff and travel back to the airport at Uyuni for your flight to La Paz. On Arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel for a relaxing evening at leisure.

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In the morning, say farewell to Bolivia for your flight to the city of Cuzco, Peru. Cuzco is one of the most charming towns in all of South America, and extremely easy for visitors to navigate on foot. The late afternoon and evening is spent at your leisure, exploring wherever your interest takes you after a full day of traveling.

During your tour of Cuzco, the capital of the Incan Empire, you'll visit Sacsayhuaman, an immense Incan complex with impressive stonework, Koricancha, one of the most important Incan temples (the walls were once actually coated in gold!), and Cuzco's Cathedral where you'll learn about the Cuzco School of Art.

Journey through the Sacred Valley to the ancient circular agricultural terraces of Moray, the salt mines at Maras, and the ruins and village of Ollantaytambo. Departing from Ollantaytambo, you will enjoy a scenic train ride through the Sacred Valley to the town of Machu Picchu where you will stay in your hotel at Aguas Calientes.

Uncover the secrets of Machu Picchu during a guided tour of this Incan citadel. You'll visit the most important parts of the ruins to learn how and why they were constructed. After the tour, you can further explore the ruins or sit back and enjoy the magic of Machu Picchu. You can also choose to the hike to the top of Huayna Picchu for a bird's eye view of the ruins. The steep path takes about an hour and a half to ascend. You’ll leave Machu Picchu town and enjoy a train ride to Ollantaytambo, where you will be collected and transferred to your Cuzco hotel.

You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Cuzco airport for your flight to Lima. (Optional recommended excursion) - Depending on the time of your international flight out a private tour of Lima's key sites can be arranged. You will visit the Larco Archaeological Museum, the San Francisco Monastery and its catacombs, Lima's historic colonial squares, and the picturesque waterfront district Miraflores.

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