Peru, Bolivia and Chile

This three week itinerary is one of our most popular combining Machu Picchu with the extraordinary Uyuni Salt Flats and the fantastic scenery of the Atacama Desert. We can book a range of accommodation to suit most budgets; please discuss extensions with us.

Highlights: Machu Picchu – Lake Titicaca – La Paz – Uyuni Salt Flats – Atacama Desert

Bolivia - Salt Flats


DAY 1:

Fly to Lima. On arrival you will be met and driven to your hotel. Lima is our gateway to the marvels of Peru so you won’t have much time to explore the city.

DAY 2:

Transfer to the airport in time for to catch your flight east to Cuzco. On arrival you will be met and driven to your hotel in the Sacred Valley. Afternoon tour of Ollantaytambo.

DAY 3:

Morning excursion to the salt pools at Maras which have been used since pre-Inca times. We would be delighted to discuss other excursions and activities such as local markets, a zipwire adrenaline experience or a visit to one of the social projects supported by the Latin America Travel Association (LATA) Foundation.

DAY 4:

A full-day tour to Machu Picchu travelling by train from Ollanta station to Aguas Calientes and by bus to the Inca citadel. Guided tour of the site. Overnight at a hotel in the local village or at the only hotel next to the ruins. We can also arrange a trek of the last part of the traditional Inca Trail to arrive at Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate.

DAY 5:

Morning at leisure to return to Machu Picchu or to explore the market in the local village. Afternoon train back to the Sacred Valley, before your onward transfer by road to your hotel in Cuzco. Did you know that Cuzco is a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site?

DAY 6:

Half-day guided tour of the capital of the Inca empire, exploring the wonders of Cuzco, including the amazing fortress of Sacsayhuaman overlooking the city. Free afternoon for your own activities, such as cooking classes, mountain-biking, riding or perhaps a show.

DAY 7:

Travel to Lake Titicaca on board the comfortable Peru Rail Titicaca Train. Transfer to your hotel on arrival.

DAY 8:

Enjoy a full day excursion out on the picturesque Lake Titicaca. Visit the Uros Islands and either Taquile or Amantani.

DAY 9:

Travel to Isla del Sol via Copacabana and then by hydrofoil or catamaran to reach the Island of the Sun. Overnight in a local hotel.

DAY 10:

Continue travelling across Lake Titicaca and through the altiplano to arrive into La Paz. Welcome to Bolivia!

DAY 11:

Half day tour of La Paz with special insight into the city with the help of a shoe-shiner for part of the day. The tour will continue to the Moon Valley, where you will have the afternoon at leisure.

DAY 12:

Fly south to Uyuni and travel into the famous salt flats via the remarkable island of Incahuasi, renowned for its guiant cacti. Continue on to Aique Pucara fort and Tahua, where you will stay overnight in a salt hotel.

DAY 13:

Continue across the salt flats and enter the highlands and valley of Alota seeing the impressive stone formations before continuing to Villamar.

DAY 14:

Spectacular full day’s journey via Laguna Colorada, the hot springs and Dali Desert to reach Laguna Verde before crossing into Chile and transfer to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.

DAY 15:

Half-day excursion to the Moon Valley. Afternoon at leisure for you to explore San Pedro in your own time.

DAY 16:

Full-day excursion to reach the El Tatio geysers at dawn (it’s an early start!). Visit the picturesque village of Machuca during the return journey.

DAY 17:

Day at leisure in the Atacama Desert for you to relax or enjoy an optional excursion or activity, such as a mountain bike tour.

DAY 18:

Fly to Santiago and transfer to your hotel. The Chilean capital is a modern metropolis against a backdrop of the Andes.

DAY 19:

Half-day tour to Concha and Toro vineyard in the Maipo Valley. The Concha y Toro vineyard was founded in 1883 and is now Chile’s greatest exporter of wine.

DAY 20:

Your holiday arrangements come to an end as you are transferred to Santiago International Airport in time to check-in for you flight home. Farewell South America!

The above sample Peru, Bolivia and Chile holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.


We offer a range of accommodation from three star standard hotels to five star luxury so please chat to our staff for informed advice and expertise to discuss arrangements for your tailor-made holiday to Peru, Bolivia and Chile.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your South American Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample tailor-made holiday to Peru, Bolivia and Chile are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made holiday to Peru, Bolivia and Chile.

Duration of your Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your South America holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote for your tailor-made holiday to Peru, Bolivia and Chile together with links to hotel websites, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial programme – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the itinerary until it exactly matches what you’re looking for in your tailor-made holiday to Peru, Bolivia and Chile.