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Peru and Bolivia: Whistle-stop Tour
14 day travel itinerary

by TripMapper

The potential for adventure and discovery in the enchanting nations of Peru and Bolivia is boundless

14 Days
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Take the trip of a lifetime to two of South America’s most diverse and intriguing nations, Peru and Bolivia.

From rainforests and beaches to mountains and desert, Peru's landscape is one of the most varied in the world and synonymous with natural beauty. For many, the shining star of Peru is Machu Picchu, but this is only one of this country's many remarkable treasures.

Bolivia may be one of South America’s lesser-visited destinations but is an extraordinary country which certainly rewards intrepid travellers! With cities offering a compelling blend of traditional indigenous and modern cultures and a landscape of geographical extremes, a trip to Bolivia promises adventurous visitors an authentic experience.

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Itinerary Highlights

  • The awe-inspiring and breathtaking Machu Picchu, showcasing the great Inca ruins (Peru)
  • Cusco's thriving Andean culture, Inca architecture and bustling plaza (Peru)
  • Islas Uros, the enchanting floating islands on Lake Titicaca (Peru)
  • Lima, Peru's culinary capital, where you can enjoy fantastically unique gastronomy (Peru)
  • Board a boat to the Ballestas Islands to see hundreds of penguins and sea lions in their natural habitat (Peru)
  • The spectacular Sacred Valley, home to Inca ruins, breathtaking views, and picturesque rural villages (Peru)
  • Take a thrilling dune buggy tour and sandboard in Huacachina, a desert oasis (Peru)
  • The dazzling white expanse of the Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flats. At certain times of the year a thin layer of water creates a breathtaking mirror effect (Bolivia)
  • Viewing the urban jungle of La Paz, the highest capital city in the world, by cable car (Bolivia)
  • La Paz’s famous witches’ market, ghoulish and fascinating in equal measure (Bolivia)

Discover the Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    • FOODCoffee : El Pan de la Chola
      El Pan De La Chola, Avenida Mariscal La Mar, Miraflores, Peru
    • ACTIVITYHuaca Pucllana
      Huaca Pucllana, Calle General Borgoño, Miraflores, Peru
    • ACTIVITYWander Miraflores Central Park + Parque Kennedy
      Miraflores Central Park, Diagonal, Miraflores, Peru
    • ACTIVITYStroll through Parque del Amor
      Parque del Amor, Miraflores, Peru
    • ACTIVITYLacomar (shopping)
      Larcomar, Malecón de la Reserva, Miraflores, Peru
    • ACTIVITYExplore Barranco
      Barranco, Peru
  • Day 2

    • ACTIVITYPeruvian Food Tour
    • ACTIVITYPlaza San Martin
      Plaza San Martín, Avenida Nicolás de Piérola, Lima, Peru
    • ACTIVITYPlaza de Armas
      Plaza de Armas de Lima, Lima, Peru
    • ACTIVITYMuseo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas
      Catacumbas del Convento de San Francisco, Jirón Áncash, Lima, Peru
  • Day 3

    • ACTIVITYFull Day Tour (Paracas & Huacachina) from Lima (see notes)
    • ACTIVITYFull Day Tour contd.
      Ballestas Islands, Peru
    • ACTIVITYFull Day Tour contd.
      Huacachina, Peru
  • Day 4

    • TRAVELFlight: Lima to Juliaca
    • TRAVELTaxi: Juliana to Puno
    • ACTIVITYLake Titicaca
      Puno, Peru
    • ACCOMMODATIONTiticaca Marka Lodge
      Titicaca Marka Lodge, Peru
  • Day 5

    • ACCOMMODATIONTiticaca Marka Lodge
      Titicaca Marka Lodge, Peru
    • TRAVELTaxi: Puno to Juliana
    • TRAVELFlight: Juliana to Cusco
    • ACTIVITYSan Cristobal (views of Cusco)
      San Cristobal, Resbalosa, Cusco, Peru
    • ACTIVITYPlaza de Armas
      Plaza de Armas de Cuzco, Del Medio, Cusco, Peru
    • ACTIVITYSan Pedro Market
      San Pedro Market, Thupaq Amaru, Cusco, Peru
  • Day 6

    • ACTIVITYSacsayhuaman
      Sacsayhuamán, Cusco, Peru
    • ACTIVITYExplore the San Blas neighborhood
      San Blas San Marcos, Cusco, Peru
    • OTHERPick up rental car in Cusco
    • TRAVELDrive to Andenia Hotel
    • ACCOMMODATIONAndenia Hotel
      Andenia, Via Eco Valle, Peru
  • Day 7

    • ACCOMMODATIONAndenia Hotel
      Andenia, Via Eco Valle, Peru
    • ACTIVITYMoray
      Moray, Maras, Peru
    • ACTIVITYMaras Salt Mines
      Salineras de Maras, Urubamba, Peru
  • Day 8

    • ACCOMMODATIONAndenia Hotel
      Andenia, Via Eco Valle, Peru
    • ACTIVITYCentro Arqueologico de Chinchero
      Centro Arqueológico de Chinchero, Ruta Santisimo Downhill 2, Chinchero, Peru
    • ACTIVITYParque Arqueológico Pisac
      Parque Arqueológico Pisac, Pisac, Peru
    • TRAVELDrive to Cusco
    • OTHERReturn rental car in Cusco
  • Day 9

    • OTHERInca Trail Camping Trip (2 day/ 1 night)
      Inca Trail Machu, Cusco, Peru
  • Day 10

    • OTHERInca Trail Camping Trip (2 day/ 1 night)
      Inca Trail Machu, Cusco, Peru
    • ACTIVITYMachu Picchu
      Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Day 11

    • TRAVELFlight: Cusco to La Paz
    • ACTIVITYRide Mi Teleférico
    • ACTIVITYRed Cap Food Tour (see notes)
  • Day 12

    • FOODCoffee / Snack : The Writer's Coffee
      The Writer's Coffee, Interior Librería, Calle Comercio, La Paz, Bolivia
    • ACTIVITYRed Cap Walking City Center Tour (see notes)
      Plaza San Pedro, Cañada Strongest, La Paz, Bolivia
    • FOODPopular Cocina Boliviana
      Popular Cocina Boliviana, Murillo, La Paz, Bolivia
    • TRAVELFlight or overnight bus: La Paz to Uyuni
  • Day 13

    • ACTIVITYSalar de Uyuni (1 Day Tour)
      Uyuni Salt Flat, Bolivia
    • TRAVELFlight or overnight bus: Uyuni to La Paz
  • Day 14

    • ACTIVITYValle de la Luna
      Valle de la Luna, La Paz, Bolivia
    • TRAVELFlight home