Travel through the heart of the Andes, visiting Chile, Bolivia and Peru. Discover dramatic highland scenery and traditional cultures including the stunning Atacama desert and the otherworldly Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia; Lake Titicaca, legendary birthplace of the Incas; and the ancient sites of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Santiago with British Airways. (N)
Morning arrival. Visit the Sky Costanera viewing platform for panoramic views of the city and the Andes. Transfer to the Hotel NH Santiago for 2 nights. Afternoon at leisure. (N)
Morning tour of the city including the cathedral, the main square and Santa Lucia hill. Afternoon at leisure or optional excursions. (B)
Early morning flight to Calama and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama for a 2-night stay at Hotel Diego de Almagro. Afternoon excursion to see the sun set over the Valley of the Moon. (B)
Explore the spectacular desert landscapes on a full-day excursion, including the Atacama salt flats, where pink flamingoes may be seen, and the little village of Toconao, built of white volcanic stone. A visit will also be made to an Atacameña farm to learn about daily life and traditions. (B)
Full-day 4x4 drive to Uyuni, via a striking landscape of snow-capped peaks, volcanoes, geysers and mineral-rich lakes, such as the emerald-green Laguna Verde and red Laguna Colorado, home to rare flamingoes. Stay for 2 nights on the edge of the salt flat at Luna Salada, an extraordinary hotel constructed using blocks of salt. (B, L, D)
A full-day 4x4 tour exploring the world’s largest salt flat and its stunning scenery. Visit the salt museum in Colchani, Ojos de Agua geysers and Inka Wasi island, located in the heart of the salar and covered in giant cacti. After lunch, discover the ancient Coquesa mummies on the slopes of the Tunupa volcano. (B, L, D)
Transfer to Uyuni and fly to La Paz, a bustling city with a dramatic setting. Stay for 2 nights at Hotel Presidente. The following morning take a city tour, including the colonial centre, the witch doctors’ market and take a cable car for bird's eye views. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Transfer by road to the shores of Lake Titicaca. Discover the cultural heritage of the Aymara people at the Andean Roots Eco Village and see how reed boats are constructed. Take a hydrofoil cruise across the lake to Copacabana, stopping at the sacred Sun & Moon islands to visit the Inca staircase and the Sun Virgins’ Temple. In the afternoon, continue by road to Puno and stay 1-night at the José Antonio hotel. (B, L)
Fly to Cuzco and transfer to the Sacred Valley for a stay of 2 nights at the San Agustin Urubamba Hotel. The following morning visit the impressive Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo and the indigenous market town of Pisac. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Travel by train to Machu Picchu for a guided exploration of the remarkable Inca ruins. Overnight stay at El Mapi. (B, L, D)
Morning at leisure with the option to revisit the ruins (purchase ticket at time of booking). Afternoon train back to Cuzco. Stay 2 nights at Los Portales Hotel. Morning tour of Cuzco including the San Blas district to explore its sites and beautiful colonial architecture. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Morning at leisure. Fly to Lima for a 2-night stay at the José Antonio hotel. The following day take a morning tour of colonial and modern Lima, including a walking tour of the historical centre. (B)
Day at leisure or optional excursion to Pachacamac archaeological site and Larco Herrera Museum. This evening fly to London with British Airways, arriving the next day. (B) (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is led in each destination en route by a local tour guide.
This tour is better suited to the hardier traveller as it includes long drives through the Andean high plateau and along unpaved road surfaces around the Uyuni salt flats.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call 020 3627 3097 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
El MaPi, owned by Inkaterra, is located in the village of Aguas Calientes, just a few minutes' walk from the train station and the Machu Picchu bus station. This smart contemporary hotel offer comfortable rooms with modern amenities and an organic spa, located on the top floor of the hotel, with panormanic views over the cloud forest.Features: 130 rooms, restaurant, bar, spa, sauna, Wi-Fi.Room amenities: Television, telephone, safe,...
Built out of local volcanic rock, Hotel Diego de Almagro is located a 10-minute walk from the centre of San Pedro de Atacama. Guestrooms are comfortable and simply furnished. Facilities include a large outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant.
Features: 36 rooms, swimming pool, restaurant, Wi-Fi.
Room Amenities: Television,...
The Hotel NH Ciudad de Santiago is located in the Providencia district of the city, a 5-minute walk from the El Salvador subway station and close to a selection of restaurants and bar. The spacious guestrooms are suite-style, each with a separate living area featuring a sofa, desk and television.
Features: 122 rooms, restaurant, lobby bar, fitness room, sauna, indoor pool, complimentary Wi-Fi.
Room Amenities: 2 televisions, safe, air conditioning, hair dryer, ironing...
The Hotel Presidente is centrally located in the historical district of La Paz. This hotel offers traditionally decorated rooms, two restaurants including a rooftop restaurant with wonderful views over La Paz, and a leisure centre with...
The Jose Antonio Puno is situated on the shores of Lake Titicaca about 2km from the centre of Puno on the road to Desaguadero. There are 135 spacious rooms, all with a lake view and modern facilities, and the hotel also has a restaurant and...
The Jose Antonio Hotel is located in the modern district of Miraflores, 30 minutes drive from the Jorge Chavez International Airport, and close to the major commercial, financial, tourist and cultural centres as well as many excellent restaurants. The hotel offers 84 large guest rooms, a restaurant and a bar. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom, telephone, cable television, air conditioning, safety deposit box, mini-bar and anti-noise...
Los Portales Hotel is situated close to the Korikancha and only a few blocks from the main square. A modern hotel with local Andean touches, it offers 50 cosy and comfortable rooms, as well as a restaurant, lounge, business centre and an internal courtyard with...
The Luna Salada Hotel is located on the banks of the huge salt lake and is made almost entirely of salt, right down to tables and chairs, a truly unique and bizarre experience. The restaurant offers views of the salt...
The San Agustin Urubamba Hotel is a charming property located in the Sacred Valley and is surrounded by Andean peaks. Set amid gardens filled with flowers and trees, it offers 101 comfortable and cosy rooms, each with either a small terrace or balcony. Facilities include a spa offering a range of treatments, a restaurant and bar and an outdoor swimming...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
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