La Paz / Tiwanaku / Huatajata / Urus Iruitos Floating Islands / Puno
Highlights:

  • Tour La Paz and shop at the Indian Witch Doctor’s Market
  • Hike the Moon Valley
  • Visit the Tiwanaku Ruins
  • Hydrofoil cruise in Lake Titicaca including the Sun & Moon Islands
  • Drink water from the “Youth Fountain” and climb the Inca Steps
  • Candlelight dinner at the Inca Utama Resort & Spa
  • Explore the “Floating Islands”
  • Participate in conservation efforts

Important Note: Participants on this tour should have sufficient stamina and should also be capable of undertaking activities on higher altitudes. Please refer to additional notes regarding physical and medical considerations, which are noted on the General Information page of this brochure under ‘Physical and Medical Requirements’.

Note: Airfares are not included. Ask our Destination Experts about great pricing on international and domestic Peruvian airfares.

Visa to Bolivia is required for U.S. Citizens

ACCOMODATIONS

CITYNIGHTSHOTELS
La Paz2Hotel Europa (Standard Room)
Huatajata (Lake Titicaca)2Inca Utama Hotel & Spa (Standard Room)
Puno1Hotel Libertador Esteves (Standard Room)
DAY 1
Arrival in La Paz

Arrival and transfer to your hotel in La Paz. The reminder of the day is yours at leisure. (D)

DAY 2
La Paz

Enjoy your morning city tour of La Paz and its surroundings. Visit colonial and modern areas, the Indian Market and the Witch Doctor’s Market. Later, see to the Moon Valley, a clay formation resembling the face of the Moon. Afternoon is yours at leisure. (B, L)

DAY 3
La Paz | Tiwanaku | Huatajata

Depart La Paz and transfer to Tiwanaku. Visit the magnificent Tiwanaku ruins, including the Sun Gate, Temple of Kalasasaya and the Pyramid of Akapana. In the afternoon travel to Huatajata, experience the Andean Roots Eco Village and visit the Altiplano Museum. Spend some time at the Kallawaya Natural Spa where ancient, traditional methods are used to treat stress, well-being, and cosmetology enhancements. At night visit the “Mystic World of the Kallawayas”, natural healers of Bolivia authorized by law to practice natural medicine. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
Huatajata | Urus Iruitos Floating Islands | Huatajata

Morning sail on a hydrofoil cruise on Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Arrive on Pariti Island, “The New Archeological Discovery” on Lake Titicaca. Visit the Urus-Iruito Floating Islands and Sustainable Tourism Project on Queqaya Island. You will have a traditional atapi lunch (a picnic with local dishes). Afterwards, depart Urus Iruitos Floating Islands to Huatajata. Afternoon is at leisure. At night, visit the native observatory Alajpacha for a once in a lifetime encounter with the Southern Hemisphere constellations. (B,L)

DAY 5
Huatajata | Puno (Peru)

Depart via motor coach to Cocotoni and then transfer via hydrofoil to Sun Island, where you can visit the Inca Staircase and Sacred Fountain, believed to give you eternal youth. Enjoy lunch at an archeological restaurant. Then return to the hydrofoil to cruise across the lake to Moon Island and visit the Sun Virgin’s Temple Iñak Uyu. Continue to Copacabana and visit a local church. (B, L)

DAY 6
Depart Puno

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

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