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A Journey Through the Andes

Group Tour | General interest 19 Days & 16 Nights Lead-in price: £3900 Current prices from: £3900

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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • 4x4 travel through remote & extraordinary landscapes
  • Visit a traditional Atacameña farm
  • Stay in a salt hotel in the Salar de Uyuni
  • Hydrofoil cruise across Lake Titicaca & overnight at Machu Picchu
  • Stay in 3- & 4-star accommodation
  • Small group size - average 10 people (maximum 26)
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Standard Group Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Santiago, Chile

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Santiago with British Airways. (N)

Day 2: Santiago

Morning arrival. Visit the Sky Costanera viewing platform for panoramic views of the city and the Andes. Transfer to the Hotel NH Santiago or similar for 2 nights. Afternoon at leisure. (N)

Day 3: Santiago

Morning tour of the city including the cathedral, the main square and Santa Lucia hill. Afternoon at leisure or optional excursions. (B)

Day 4: Fly to Calama • San Pedro de Atacama

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)

Day 5: Atacama desert

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)

Day 6: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

A long full-day 4×4 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)

Day 7: Salar de Uyuni

A full-day 4×4 tour exploring the world’s largest salt flat and its stunning scenery. Visit the salt museum in Colchani, Ojos de Agua 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)

Days 8-9: Fly to La Paz

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 a cable car ride for bird’s-eye views. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 10: Lake Titicaca • Puno, Peru

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 overnight at the José Antonio Hotel. (B, L)

Days 11-12: Fly to Cuzco • Sacred Valley

Fly to Cuzco and transfer to the Sacred Valley for a stay of 2 nights at the Hatun Valley hotel. The following morning visit the impressive Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo and the indigenous market town of Pisac. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 13: Machu Picchu

Travel by train to Machu Picchu for a guided exploration of the remarkable Inca ruins. Overnight stay at El Mapi Hotel. (B, L, D)

Days 14-15: Cuzco

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)

Days 16-17: Fly to Lima

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 the historical centre and Huaca Pucllana. (B)

Days 18-19: Fly to London

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)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Locally escorted tour

This tour is led in each destination en route by a local tour guide.

Discovery tour

This tour is best suited to the hardier traveller as it includes some basic accommodation and some rougher road journeys.

Single supplement

From £645pp.

Private & tailor-made travel

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 to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online

Standard group tour accommodation

  • Hotel De Sal Luna Salada
    Hotel De Sal Luna Salada

    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 lake.

  • LP Los Portales Hotel Cuzco
    LP Los Portales Hotel Cuzco

    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 seating.

  • Hotel José Antonio Lima
    Hotel José Antonio Lima

    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 window

  • Hotel Presidente
    Hotel Presidente

    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 pool.

  • Hotel NH Ciudad de Santiago
    Hotel NH Ciudad de Santiago

    The Hotel NH Ciudad de Santiago is located in the Providencia district of the city, a five-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, gym, sauna, complimentary Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: 2 televisions, safe, hairdryer.

  • Diego de Almagro
    Diego de Almagro

    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. Please note: Large vehicles are not permitted to transit in the centre of San Pedro de Atacama, except for arrival and departure transfer services. If you are travelling in a group of 9 passenger or more, you will be required to walk approximately 3 blocks (around 5 minutes) from the hotel to your vehicle and vice versa, at the start and end of your local excursions.

  • Hatun Valley
    Hatun Valley

    The charming Hatun Valley hotel offers an ideal base from which to explore the Sacred Valley, whilst providing a peaceful oasis to appreciate the surrounding mountainous scenery. The property is set within beautifully maintained gardens, full of citrus trees, wildflowers and herbs. Guests can relax in one of the hammocks situated around the gardens or next to the campfire in the evenings. Rooms are simple, but spacious and feature traditional Peruvian textiles and ceramics. The onsite restaurant offers authentic Peruvian cuisine.

  • El MaPi Hotel by Inkaterra
    El MaPi Hotel by Inkaterra

    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 guestrooms with modern amenities and an organic spa, located on the top floor of the hotel, with panoramic views over the cloud forest.

Standard group tour extensions

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Dates & prices

JOA2021

Main Costs
 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • 3- & 4-star accommodation
    • Direct international flights with British Airways
    • Internal flights
    • Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
    • Experienced local tour guides in each destination
    • Average group size - 10 people (max 26)
    • 16 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
    • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
    • Porterage at airports

Destinations on this tour

  • Machu Picchu

    One of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the spectacular Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is situated at an altitude of 2,380 metres on...

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  • Cuzco

    Located at an altitude of 3,310 metres, Cuzco is one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities in South America.

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  • The Sacred Valley

    The Sacred Valley of the Incas is the perfect place to explore, relax and unwind either...

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  • Santiago

    The cosmopolitan capital of Chile is a buzzing metropolis set against the spectacular backdrop of the snow-capped Andes.

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  • San Pedro de Atacama

    The oasis of San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile, located at 2,400 metres...

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  • Puno

    Puno lies on the western shore of Lake Titicaca and is used as a base to visit the the...

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  • Lima

    Lima lies on the Pacific coast and offers some of Peru's finest museums and monuments, a...

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