Explore the exceptional sights of Peru and Bolivia during this action-packed 16-day Inca Trail and Salt Flats tour. Bring along your most comfortable hiking boots for your adventure will be filled with treks to incredible ancient sites and exceptional views for a truly one-of-a-kind Lima to La Paz tour experience.
Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
After arriving in the bustling city of Lima, you’ll transfer to the mysterious Sacred Valley of the Incas for your first adventures. Explore quaint towns of the valley, visit ancient ruins, shop at local markets, and learn about the unique culture found here in this part of the world.
A warm-up hike takes you to the archaeological site known as Pumamarca, where you’ll learn about the unique agricultural practices of the Inca. From there, you’ll journey on to the ancient fortress of Ollantaytambo.
Now you’re ready to commence your hike on the famous Inca Trail, ascending to the highest pass and taking in breathtaking views before settling into your campsite at Pacaymayo. The next day rewards you with a descending hike into the cloud forest and another cozy campsite evening.
On the last day of your legendary hike, you’ll enter the Sun Gate at the majestic Machu Picchu archaeological site. Private guides lead you through the amazing ruins, providing history along the way. A train ride down to the charming town of Cusco follows, where you’ll settle in for a good night’s sleep and a tour of the city.
Lake Titicaca Lodge Stay
Soon it’s time to board the train for your adventure to Puno, admiring the Andes mountains on the way. Puno is tucked in along the shores of Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake.
From here, you’ll experience several excursions in the area, including a visit to the Bolivian town of Copacabana and a boat ride to the Isla del Sol. An easy hike brings you to your accommodations at the La Estancia Ecolodge, a unique design of adobe built over original Inca terraces.
Before moving on to La Paz, you’ll enjoy more hiking and boating, along with exploring additional Inca ruins.
Bolivian Salt Flats
The city of La Paz is full of wonders. Located in the Andes foothills, it provides opportunities to explore colonial sites and interact with vendors in the local street markets full of weavings and handicrafts.
From here, you’ll fly to Uyuni, near the village of Colchani, which is the gateway to the world’s largest salt flats.
The Uyuni Salt Flats are astonishingly massive and are the result of prehistoric origins. Covering almost 400 square miles, you’ll have plenty to explore in this desert-like landscape which may even leave you speechless.
The Kachi Lodge awaits you with cozy accommodations, delicious meals, and unique activities such as a visit to a cave of mummies and nearby archaeological sites to end your Machu Picchu and Salt Flats Tour.
By choosing to tour Peru Bolivia together, you’ll experience two of the most incredible ancient landscapes and sites on the planet. What more can the adventurer in you ask for?