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Bolivia Tours: Best of the Andes

Highlights of this Tour: Quito • Galapagos Islands • Lima • Cusco • Sacred Valley • Machu Picchu • Puno / Lake Titicaca • La Paz

Duration: 20 days / 19 nights

Days of Departure: Daily, On Request (Private)

Our Best of the Andes Tour takes you to Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador where you will see the highlights of these Andean countries.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrive in Quito
On arrival in Quito, your guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.

quito city tourDay 2 | Quito City Tour
Morning at leisure. Afternoon city tour of modern and colonial Quito. Among the highlights of this three-hour tour are: the Legislative Palace, Sala Capitular, Independence Plaza, Government Palace, Archbishop’s Palace, La Compañia Church, San Francisco Church. And finally, drive up Panecillo Hill for a panoramic view of the city before returning to town. Afternoon at leisure to visit museums, galleries or take the new cable car to the top of Pichincha Volcano.

Day 3 | Quito to Galapagos
Transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos Islands. This program is based on a 7 night cruise, but there are 3 - 14 night cruise options. Visit our Galapagos Islands Cruises section to see what we offer.

Day 10 | Galapagos to Lima
Fly from the Galapagos Islands to mainland Ecuador and connect to the flight to Lima. Reception at the Lima airport and transfer to your hotel.

lima city tourDay 11 | Lima
This morning, you embark on 3 hour sightseeing tour of Lima. You will see Lima's most imposing colonial churches and mansions such as the Government Palace, the Plaza Mayor, City Hall, and the San Francisco Monastery and its catacombs below the cathedral. Continue to the fascinating Archaeological Museum, which features magnificent collections from the Chavin, Nasca, Mochica and Chimu cultures.

Day 12 | Lima to Cusco
Morning transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Cusco. In Cusco, you are greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Rest and acclimatize for a few hours before your afternoon tour of Cusco and the nearby Sacsayhuaman ruins.

Day 13 | Pisac and Ollantaytambo
Morning departure from Cusco for a drive through the valley to Pisac, where you will have the opportunity to bargain with the vendors at the typical market. After lunch at a local inn, visit Ollantaytambo, the Inca fortress, and walk through the quaint streets of the nearby town. Overnight in the Sacred Valley. [On days when the Pisac market is not open you will visit the extensive Pisac ruins].

machu picchu tourDay 14 | Cusco to Machu Picchu
Early morning transfer to the Ollanta train station. Train service to Machu Picchu, “The Lost City of the Incas”. Guided tour of this marvelous citadel. You’ll visit the main plaza, the royal quarters, the Temple of Three Windows, the circular tower and the sacred Sun Dial and burial grounds.

Day 15 | Machu Picchu to Cusco
We suggest you rise early this morning to admire Machu Picchu at sunrise, a truly mystical experience. Morning at leisure to continue exploring or perhaps attempt climbing Huayna Picchu. Afternoon train to Cusco. Transfer from the Cusco train station to your hotel.

Day 16 | Cusco to Puno
Transfer to the train station in Puno for a full day journey to Cusco. Late afternoon arrival and transfer to the hotel.

uros islands tourDay 17 | Sillustani Ruins and Uros Islands
This morning visit the Sillustani Ruins, where you will explore the ancient cemetery. At this site, you will see cylindrical stone tombs built by pre-Incas who inhabited this region. In the afternoon, visit the incredible floating islands of the Uros.

Day 18 | Puno to La Paz
Bus service departing Puno very early headed to Copacabana. Board the Catamaran for a cruise to the Sun Islands. Continue on crossing through the Tiquina Strait to Chua. Proceed by bus to La Paz. Lunch en route.

Day 19 | La Paz
This morning enjoy a city tour of La Paz before driving through the residential areas to Moon Valley.
Afternoon at leisure.

Day 20 | Depart La Paz
At the agreed upon time, transfer to the airport for your departing flight out of La Paz.

No prices are mentioned here as there are many variations on hotels and excursions in each area. Contact our South America Travel Specialists to discuss details or to request a quote for a custom private tour of Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador.

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This tour departs daily. However, the actual day can depend on the departure day of your Galapagos Islands cruise. Contact us for more details.

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