Adventure Associates
Altiplano

Altiplano

Across to Bolivia

Duration:4 days

Day 1

Cuzco - Puno

Depart by train in the early morning for an approximate 10 hour journey across the Andes through breathtaking scenery to Juliaca. Continue by road to your hotel near PUNO on the shores of Lake Titicaca.BL

Day 2

Puno - Lake Titicaca - Huatajata

An early morning optional tour to see the Uros Indians living on reed islands is available before departure by bus along the shores of Lake Titicaca to Copacabana. Lunch, then cruise by hydrofoil to the Sun and Moon Islands, stopping on Sun Island for a short visit before completing the cruise by passing the Tiquina Strait where the lake narrows to under a mile with terraced hills and villages on both sides, and on to the little port of Huatajata, where one can see native reed boats. Spend the night here at the Inca Utama Hotel, situated on the lake. Visit the Eco and Altiplano Museums and witness an audio-visual show. You will be treated to a candlelight dinner this evening.BLD

Day 3

Huatajata - La Paz

This morning travel to La Paz by road, arriving around lunchtime. One thousand years ago, Bolivia was part of the fabled Inca Empire. The ruins of the early civilisations and many of the Inca's descendants are still to be found. Bolivia claims the world's highest city (3,632 metres), highest golf course and ski run and the highest navigable lake. Afternoon city tour and to the nearby Valley of the Moon, where erosion has given the clay an “other world” appearance. See the fascinating and timeless Indian markets, beautiful colonial churches and modern residential areas.B

Day 4

La Paz

Depart La PazB

Bolivian Rugs

This tour can be added onto the 5 Day Peru Highlights Tour or be taken in reverse before the Highlights Tour

Puno

Optional Visit to Tiahuanacu Ruins On Day 3 instead of travelling directly to La Paz from Huatajata, you could visit the ruins of Tiahuanacu, capital of a civilisation which began in 1580 B.C. and thought to be one of the largest cities in the world at this time, with 100,000 inhabitants. See monolithic figures carved in granite, aqueducts, temples and the famous sun door, decorated with symmetrical figures. If this option is taken the La Paz and Moon Valley tour is taken on Day 4.

  • B: Breakfast
  • L: Lunch
  • D: Dinner

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