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Pachamama Tour

22 Night Itinerary from £4,9744,820$5,964

Multi-country Landmark Tour

 

Explore the Amazon, Nazca Lines, Machu Picchu, Northern Chile and Bolivia on this largely land based itinerary - only two domestic flights necessary

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  • Visit Peru, Northern Chile and Bolivia with only two domestic flights
  • Start on Peru's rocky coastline, admiring the bird and sea life of Paracas
  • Enjoy a scenic flight over the Nazca Lines and discover the 'White City' of Arequipa
  • Explore Lauca National Park with its groups of flamingoes and other wildlife
  • Tour the bustling streets of La Paz, visiting the bizarre Witches Market
  • Relax on Lake Titicaca and find traditional life on its remote islands
  • Tour the historic former Inca capital Cusco and the hilltop ruins of the Sacred Valley
  • Take a scenic train ride to Machu Picchu, the lost Inca city buried in cloud forest
  • Finish with a few days in a unforgettable Amazon River Lodge with local expert guides

This itinerary can be modified and adapted to your preference with a specialst advisor, who can provide a guaranteed price, based on hotels, transport, excursions and flights.

Pachamama Tour
Tour Itinerary

Paracas & Ballestas islands - 3 Nights

Day 1 - Fly to Lima

Day 2 - Paracas

Day 3 - Ballestas islands and Inca Museum

Day 1

Fly to Lima

Depart on Fridays for Lima. Arriving the same day, we transfer to our hotel for 1 night. You will be met by our representative, who will take you to your chosen hotel and answer any questions you may have. 

 


Day 2

Paracas

Today we journey south through the desert, following the coast, to Paracas, and spend 1 night at our hotel looking out over the Pacific. We visit the Paracas Peninsula, stopping at the Mirador de Lobos Marinos, a cliff-top vantage point, perfect for observing the sea lion colonies in secluded bays.


Day 3

Ballestas islands and Inca Museum

In the morning we take a boat trip to the Ballestas Islands, home to thousands of marine birds, including boobies, gannets and pelicans. All the while, sea lions frolic merrily in our wake. Continue to the Huacachina Oasis, a beautiful green lake, surrounded by palm trees and towering sand dunes. Later we visit the Inca Museum, gaining a rare insight into the pre-Inca cultures and enjoy a small but impressive collection of perfectly preserved by the desert. Drive to Nasca and stay overnight. 

Nazca Lines & Arequipa - 2 Nights

Day 4 - Included flight over the Nazca Lines

Day 5 - Guided tour of Arequipa

Day 4

Included flight over the Nazca Lines

A highlight of this journey is the early morning flight over the legendary Nazca Lines, an unexplained, intricate collection of immense landscape figures, which can only be identified from above. We journey to Arequipa, through desert, contrasting lush green fields and tiny villages which only survive from water brought by rivers originating in the Andes. We stay 2 nights in Arequipa. 


Day 5

Guided tour of Arequipa

Morning at leisure to relax in Arequipa, perhaps in the stunning colonial square, built entirely of white volcanic stone, watched over by the snow-capped Misti volcano. Time to admire the intricate facades of Arequipa's wealth of churches. Enjoy an afternoon excursion with our local guide to the Santa Catalina convent, a city within a city, with little alleyways painted in glorious burnt oranges and reds, decorated with bright flowering geranium. 

Arica and Lauca National Park - 2 Nights

Day 6 - Arequipa to Arica

Day 7 - Lauca National Park 

Day 6

Arequipa to Tacna

We travel southbound towards the Chilean border today through interesting coastal landscapes of deserts intersected with rivers that flow from the high Andes. We stop at Tacna, Peru's most southerly city. Then it's onto the border as we cross into Chile, transferring to our hotel in Arica for a 1-night stay. 

 


Day 7

Lauca National Park

Travel by road to Lauca National Park, located in the Chilean Altiplano and home to over 100 species of birds including flamingoes, the Andean condor and Puna Ibis. Continue to Lake Chungará, one of the highest lakes in the world, set in the most beautiful position in the shadow of the Payachata volcano. In the afternoon, admire scenic mountains and spectacular passes to the Bolivian border and continue to La Paz, where we will stay for 2-nights. 

La Paz - 1 Night

Day 8 - La Paz & Moon Valley

Day 8

La Paz and Moon Valley

Today we take a full day guided tour with our local expert visiting the colonial quarter of La Paz and the fascinating witches' market, where weird and wonderful potions are sold. We then continue to Moon Valley, an area of sandstone, sculpted by wind and rain to create a surreal lunar-like landscape. 

Lake Titicaca - 3 Nights

Day 9 - Lake Titicaca & Copacabana

Days 10-11 - Sun Island, Lake Titicaca

 

Day 9

Lake Titicaca & Copacabana

Travel by road to Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake, framed by snowcapped mountains rising behind and catching glimpses of locals working the ancient terraces. We visit the pretty village of Copacabana, with a cathedral home of the Virgin of Candelaria, patron saint of Bolivia. We overnight at a hotel in Copacabana. 


Day 10

Sun Island, Lake Titicaca

Explore Lake Titicaca by boat arriving at Sun Island where we take a short hike to our hotel, the fabulous La Estancia eco Lodge with stunning views of the lake. We stay here for 2 nights to relax. 


Day 11

Sun Island, Lake Titicaca

At leisure in Sun Island, Lake Titicaca. Perfect for walks and exploration of this most extra-ordinary island in Lake Titicaca. 

 

La Estancia Eco Lodge

Sun Island & Lake Titicaca - First Lodge

An ideal spot destination in one of the most mystic places of the Andean regions that is in harmony with the nature from the Island of the Sun and Lake Titicaca, and which respects and conserves the cultural traditions of the local aymaras.
 
The use of traditional Andean architecture from the area has been maintained in the design of the Ecolodge by utilizing stone, adobe bricks, thatch roofs and by the preservation of the existing terraces.
 
Finally, the principles of a sustainable operation support the work and genuine inclusion of the local stakeholders, guarantees permanent income and avoids negative impact on the environment.

Cusco - 3 Nights

Day 12 - Explore the Uros Islands

Day 13 - The Andean Explorer train to Cusco

Day 14 - Guided tour of Cusco

Day 12

Explore the Uros Islands 

We return to Copacabana, cross the border into Peru and continue to Puno. Enjoy an afternoon boat trip on Lake Titicaca to visit the floating Uros Islands, where huts and rafts are built of reeds. We overnight in Puno tonight. 


Day 13

The Andean Explorer train to Cusco

Board the luxurious Andean explorer train passing Andean landscapes, hot springs, towering mountains and tiny railway stations. Included lunch and high tea is served at our window seats as we pass small, isolated villages and farms - a real highlight of this tour. On arrival in Cusco we transfer to your chosen hotel for a 2 night stay. 


Day 14

Guided tour of Cusco 

Our local guide will take you on a tour of Cusco and the ruins in the surrounding area. Beautiful colonial buildings resting on Inca foundations have remained unchanged for centuries. Outside the city lies the mighty fortress and religious site of Sacsayhuamán, an astounding megalithic structure, whose massive stones weigh over 100 tons, fitted together with typical Inca perfection. 

Sacred Valley and Machu Piccu - 3 Nights

Day 15 - Train to Machu Picchu

Day 16 - At leisure in Machu Picchu 

Day 17 - Explore the Sacred Valley

Day 15

Train to Machu Picchu

We leave Cusco on a spectacular train journey, following the course of the Urubamba River, and culminating in the impressive Machu Picchu. Once at the ruins, we have a guided tour and the afternoon to explore the site. Overnight in a hotel located in the valley.


Day 16

Machu Picchu at leisure

This morning is free to explore. Perhaps revisit Machu Picchu at your leisure or walk the Inca Trail to Sun Gate. Another option is to hike up Huayna Picchu offering breathtaking views of the Urubamba River below. In the afternoon we take the train and bus back to Cusco where we stay for 2 nights.


Day 17

Explore the Sacred Valley

A wonderful full day of guided explorations today. The Sacred Valley of the Incas follows the Urubamba river and valley offering stunning views of the Inca terracing and the fertile plains. We visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo, with some of the finest examples of Inca masonry, and stop at Chinchero and Pisac's Sunday market where villagers come from miles around to barter and sell their wares. Lunch is included today.

 

Maytaq Wasin

Cusco - Tourist Hotel

Situated in the heart of the Incan empire, only a few steps away from the main plaza, the Maytaq Wasin Hotel is contemporary in design, boasts high ceiling and plenty of natural light. There is a shaded terrace with views of the hills and chic common areas with modern decor. The hotel is only 150 metres from the Inca Museum and steps away from the main Plaza de Armas. Rooms have cable TV, modern private bathooms with shower.

Accommodation is on a room and breakfast basis.

 

Costa Del Sol Picoaga

Cusco - First Hotel

The Costa Del Sol Picoaga Hotel occupies an original Colonial mansion built for a Spanish nobleman, shown in its stonework arches and large courtyard. Located just 2 minutes from the main square, the hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the city. The 70 rooms are well decorated, comfortable and modern, all with private facilities.

Accommodation is on a room and breakfast basis.

 

La Casona

Cusco - Luxury Hotel

Enjoy superb cuisine, elegant furnishings, attentive service and spacious rooms in the first luxury boutique hotel in Cusco, with a unique mix of culture and tradition. Carefully restored from its former life as a 16th century mansion, La Casona presents modern luxury without sacrificing authenticity. Eleven spacious suites surround a sumptuous courtyard. Contemporary amenities create the ambience of comfort and exclusivity enjoyed by residents in centuries past.

The hotel has a restaurant, bar, spa and free Wi-Fi. The air-conditioned rooms have private bathroom, TV, minibar and a seating area. Each room features dark wood sculpted panels, elegant furniture, deep burgundy sofas and rich rugs and fabrics.

The rates include daily buffet breakfast with regional products. 

 

 

Amazon Rainforest Lodge - 4 Nights

Day 18-20 - Journey into the Amazon 

Days 21 - Fly to Lima

Day 22 - Departure

Day 23 - Arrive in the UK

Day 18

Journey into the Amazon

We fly from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, in the Amazon Basin, from where we take a motorised, dug-out canoe on the Tambopata River to our lodge for 3 nights on a full board basis and two days of jungle excursions accompanied by local guides. Enjoy guided walks through the fabulous rainforest and dense tree canopy, visit a local village and go caiman-spotting on the river at night. You will enjoy a full programme of included activities, plus have time to relax and take additional optional excursions depending on your interests. 


Day 19

Exploring the Amazon rainforest

Enjoy a day of exploration and activities in the forest and on the river.


Day 20

Exploring the Amazon rainforest

Enjoy a day of exploration and activities in the forest and on the river.


Day 21

Fly to Lima

Travel by motorised canoe to the airport and fly to Lima, where we transfer to your hotel for our final night in Peru. Our guide will take you on a tour of the capital, visiting the grand colonial squares, buildings decorated with intricate wooden balconies, and take in the Larco Herrera Museum, housing fascinating artefacts from pre-Inca and Inca times.


Day 22

Departure

Morning at leisure in Lima. Afternoon transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

Tambopata Lodge

Tambopata Amazon Lodges - Lodge

Libertador Tambopata is situated on the banks of the Tambopata River in the Tambopata National Reserve, a protected area located in the southeastern region of Madre de Dios. The lodge has 59 cabins made from wood and thatched with woven leaves and screened to protect from insects, each with private bathroom. There is no electricity, lamps and candles are used at night. Opportunity to see caiman, otters and many birds. Guided daily walks with specialist guides. 

Reserva Amazonica

Tambopata Amazon Lodges - Deluxe Lodge

The wildlife in the area is remarkable, from giant and colourful macaws, to toucans, parrots, tapirs, tamarind monkeys, owls, Southern Amazon Red squirrels, as well as a large variety of monkeys. Reserva Amazonica also holds the world record for ant species in a single place (362 species).

The lodge offers spacious facilities and well-equipped private cabins, guaranteeing guests an authentic, safe and comfortable stay in the rainforest, combining cozy accommodations with warm hospitality, a dedication to conservation and the opportunity to discover magnificent naturally camouflaged wildlife in the jungle.

The lodge boasts 30 private cabanas and 3 suites built with local materials in native style. Service areas are located in a two story wooden pavilion with a cathedral ceiling housing the dining room, bar, the main lounge and a mezzanine over looking the rainforest, where visitors can relax while contemplating the unique scenery. 

Each day and evening there are excursions on offer, both along the river tributaries and along the paths in the forest. Night excursions are also a possibility. As well as viewing the native wildlife, guests also learn about the medicinal properties of the plants endemic to the area and learn more about life in the Amazon. There are also evening presentations.

Included Entrance Fee to the Tambopata Research Center. All meals are included (drinks are extra), as are explorations part of your itinerary (and additional ones are payable locally). Please note that guests can take a maximum of 10kg to the lodge, the rest can be left in the lodge's office in Puerto Maldonado.

Price Guidelines

Season
Travel Dates
Travel Dates Tourist First
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £4,974 £7,697
Multiple Travellers - Own Room £5,403 £7,955
Single Traveller - Own Room £5,902 £9,640

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.


What's Included

  • 23 Days / 21 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Internal flights 
  • Accommodation, depending on the class of hotel requested
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides as described
  • 21 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Prices are per person (twin share)

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