Day 18 - Cusco at Leisure
A full day at leisure in Cusco to explore the city, relax, take an optional extra excursion, or simply enjoy the surroundings and atmosphere of this magnificent city.
Day 19 - Andean Explorer Train to Lake Titicaca
Board the luxurious Andean Explorer Train at Cusco to cross the dramatic Andean landscape. You will sit at a table by the window, where lunch and afternoon tea will be served, as the route takes you through beautiful Andean landscapes, of snow covered mountains, past fields of grazing cattle, hot springs and small villages. The train stops at isolated railway stations where local people await to sell local food and handicrafts. On arrival on the shores of Lake Titicaca, we will be met and taken to our lakeside hotel in Puno, staying for 1 night.
Day 20 - Uros Islands
We take a boat trip on the lake to visit the people living on the floating Uros Islands, which together with huts and rafts, are built out of the Totora reeds prevalent in the area. Leave Puno in the afternoon on a scenic bus ride, skirting the lake, past local farmers working their Inca terraces to the charming village of Copacabana, Bolivia's main pilgrimage centre. Continue by boat to Sun Island, where we take a short hike to our simple lodge overlooking the lake.
Day 21 - Sun Island & Transfer to La Paz
In the morning we have time to explore Sun Island before taking a boat back to Copacabana. From Copacabana our journey continues along the Bolivian lake shores, arriving at La Paz in the early evening where we stay for 2 nights.
Day 22 - La Paz City Tour
Our tour of the city follows a maze of streets and alleyways to visit colonial squares, churches and streets lined with little shops selling wonderful weavings, traditional musical instruments and jewellery, before leading us to the witches' market, where charismatic ladies sell a range of herbs, bottled potions and amulets to cure all ills. We continue to the Moon Valley, an area of sandstone, sculpted by wind and rain to creat a surreal lunar landscape.
Day 23 - Departure or Extension (see option below)
Flight to Lima, connecting with overnight flight home arriving on Day 24, or extend your holiday with option below.