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

BolivianRugs (1) This tour can be added onto the 5 Day Peru HighlightsTour or be taken in reverse before the Highlights Tour AltiplanoPuno (1)

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

Dates and cost

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Air reservations and tickets required for the following sector: Lima – Cuzco or Vice Versa. Train Cuzco – Puno operates on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. This tour can be added onto the 5 day Peru Highlights Tour or be taken in reverse before the Highlights Tour

What’s included

  • Accommodation with private facilities.
  • Transfers between hotels/stations.
  • Meals, sightseeing and transfers as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Service charges and taxes (excluding airport and air ticket taxes).

What’s not included

Airport or air ticket taxes or levies, port taxes (except where shown as included); passport or visa fees; excess baggage charges; any insurance; any meals, air fares or sightseeing not specified in the itinerary; optional gratuities to guides, drivers etc; beverages; laundry or other items of a personal nature and any items not specifically mentioned as being included.

How to Book

The completion and return of the booking form is mandatory to the acceptance of reservation. We advise that you book as far ahead as possible. To initiate your reservation, please complete the Booking Form which must be signed and returned to Adventure Associates along with the applicable Deposit. Reservations are established only when you receive written confirmation and acceptance of the Booking Form and deposit payment. Ticketing and joining instructions are normally issued two weeks prior to departure.

Deposit required: $250 per person
Balance due: 60 days prior to departure
If booking within
60 days of departure:
full payment must be made

Should a booking be amended once reservations are processed, a $55 amendment fee per booking for each amendment made, plus any communication expenses incurred, will be added to the cost of the tour.

Cancellations

Written instructions only will be accepted by Adventure Associates to cancel a reservation. Cancellation charges are subject to regulations or airlines, cruise companies, coach and tour operators, hotels and any other Principals involved. If it is necessary to cancel your arrangements, the following non-refundable provisions will apply.

More than 60 days prior to departure $300 per person
Between 59 and 35 days prior to departure 50% of tour cost per person
Between 34 and 14 days prior to departure 75% of tour cost per person
On or within 13 days prior to departure No Refund

Note

  • All the above amounts are in addition to any fees levied by the airlines, hotels or cruise companies. Communication charges incurred may also be added to the above.
  • All cancellation provisions will be strictly applied. If the non-refundable amount is more than your advance payment, you remain liable for the difference. For these and other reasons mentioned in these Terms and Conditions you are strongly urged to take out travel insurance at the time of your reservation. Adventure Associates or your Travel Agent will be pleased to advise you on the best policy which may protect you.

All cancellation provisions will be strictly applied. If the cancellation charge is more than your advance payment you remain liable for the difference. For these and other reasons mentioned above you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance. Once the tour has departed there will be no refund for any unused portions of the trip.

LakeTiticacaBoats (1) Note: Packages are generally based on First class, centrally located hotels, except where specified, and include transfers between airports, hotels, sightseeing and meals as indicated in the itinerary. Ask us for details should you wish to stay in Deluxe Hotels, or another hotel of your choice. CuzcoCathedral (2) Tour costs are quoted in Australian Dollars per person unless otherwise indicated. All itineraries and prices may be subject to changes beyond our control as a result of airline rescheduling, tour arrangements, fare and hotel rate increases. Prices may also be adjusted due to currency fluctuations. Please check before you book with your travel agent or Adventure Associates to ascertain if there are any alterations to the tour you select.