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The Andean Triangle (12 days / 11 nts)

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Places Visited:
v/   Santiago
v/   Atacama
v/   Arica
v/   Putre
v/   La Paz
v/   Puno
v/   Cusco
v/   Machu Picchu
v/   Cuzco
v/   Lima
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Take the chance to see the always intriguing Atacama Desert in combination with Bolivias rugged landscapes and vast salt flats and witness the ancient Inca sites of Machu Picchu

Day 1:Arrive in Santiago de Chile (city tour)
Day 2:Santiago - Calama - San Pedro De Atacama
Day 3:San Pedro De Atacama (Atacama Salt Lake)
Day 4:San Pedro De Atacama - El Tatio Geysers - Caspana - Lasana - Chiu Chiu - Antofagasta
Day 5:Antofagasta - Arica (Lauca National Park) - Putre
Day 6:Putre - La Paz
Day 7:La Paz - Isla Del Sol
Day 8:Isla Del Sol - Puno
Day 9:Puno - Cusco
Day 10:Cusco (city tour)
Day 11:Cusco (Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu)
Day 12:Cusco - Fly out from Lima


Day 1:  Arrive in Santiago de Chile (city tour)
Arrival at Santiago airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon you will take part in a city tour, enjoying the most interesting attractions of the Chilean capital. Overnight in Santiago.
Day 2:  Santiago - Calama - San Pedro De Atacama
Transfer to the airport to board our connecting flight to Calama from where we will leave to San Pedro. In the afternoon we will enjoy the eerily silent moonscape of Valle de la Luna. Ovenight in San Pedro de Atacama.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 3:  San Pedro De Atacama (Atacama Salt Lake)
After a guided visit to the village of San Pedro, Pukara de Quitor and Tulor, we will continue to the impressive Atacama Salt Lake, an inland sea, formed millions of years ago. Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 4:  San Pedro De Atacama - El Tatio Geysers - Caspana - Lasana - Chiu Chiu - Antofagasta
Early start of the day (4.00 am) to see the famous El Tatio Geysers, a geothermal field situated at 4.320 m / 14.173 ft above sea level, after which we will continue with visits of the villages of Caspana, Lasana and Chiu Chiu. We will be dropped off at the airport of Calama for our flight to Antofagasta, where we will spend the night. Overnight in Antofagasta.

(Included meals: breakfast, box lunch)
Day 5:  Antofagasta - Arica (Lauca National Park) - Putre
After A flight to Arica and a transfer will bring us to the picturesque village of Putre located at 3.500 m /11.483 ft above sea level. After another scenic drive we reach the Lauca National Park and the Lake Chúngara (4.600 m), set against a stunning backdrop of snow-capped volcanoes. Overnight in Putre.

(Included meals: breakfast, box lunch, dinner)
Day 6:  Putre - La Paz
Shared basis: Public bus to La Paz, crossing the Tambo Quemado border post. Overnight in La Paz.
Private basis: Visit to the Parinacota village (4.392 m / 14.409 ft. above sea level) and the Sajama National Park in Bolivia. Overnight in La Paz.

(Included meals: breakfast, box lunch)
Day 7:  La Paz - Isla Del Sol
After a half day City tour of La Paz, we will continue our trip to the Titicaca Lake, from where a motorboat will take us to the Sun Island where we will spend the night. Overnight in Sun Island.

(Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 8:  Isla Del Sol - Puno
We will have the chance to see the Moon Island, visit the Sun Virgins Temple “Iñak Uyu” and admire the beautiful white church at Copacabana, before crossing our last border to Peru. We will spend the night in the town of Puno. Overnight in Puno.

(Included meals: breakfast, lunch)
Day 9:  Puno - Cusco
Today we will be enjoying a beautiful scenic drive to Cuzco, stopping on the way at the ruins of Pukara, Sicuani, Viracocha, and Andahuaylillas, also called the "Sistine Chapel of America". After a long day we arrive at the reach the rich valley and city of Cusco. Overnight in Cusco.

(Included meals: breakfast, lunch)
Day 10:  Cusco (city tour)
We will have this morning at leisure to wander around the narrow streets of Cusco, a pleasant and absolutely beautiful colonial city in the heart of the Andes. A city tour in the afternoon will teach us about the Art of the Cathedral and the Santo Domingo Convent and we will learn about the Puca Pucara and the aqueducts of Tambomachay. Overnight in Cusco.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 11:  Cusco (Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu)
The highlight of the Sacred Valley is of course the Sacred city of Machu Picchu. We´ll be travelling by train today, leaving early morning and enjoy a guided tour at the Machu Picchu. We will have lunch at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge. Overnight in Cusco.
Shared basis: Backpacker Vagon
Private basis: Vistadome Vagon.

(Included meals: breakfast, lunch)
Day 12:  Cusco - Fly out from Lima
A morning flight will take us to Lima, followed by a city tour of the capitals past and present. Drop off at the airport to continue travels.

(Included meals: breakfast, lunch)
 
Trip type:
  Private or shared service
Departures:
   Daily