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Activities
  • 5 days adventure touring
Accommodation
  • 4 nights hotel
Meals
  • 4 Breakfasts

5 Days$610USD

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Remote adventures
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Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to maximum 16 people, average of 8-10


 
 
Trip Code: CLP

Trip highlights


  • Enjoy stunning views while journey across the high Altiplano
  • Visit Lake Titicaca and the floating reed islands
  • Explore the vibrant city of La Paz

Why Book With Us

  • Lern from our expert and passionate local guides about the Peruvian history, culture and customs.
  • Choose to upgrade to a beautiful train ride from Cusco to Puno (additional cost).
  • Extra time in La Paz built in at the end of the trip.
  • Stay at comfortable and centrally located hotels.

Journey across the high altiplano from Cusco to Lake Titicaca. We visit Lake Titicaca and the floating reed islands, home to the Uros Indians before continuing across the Altiplano via Copacabana to the highest capital city in the world at 3700m, La Paz.


From your hotel in Cusco, we collect you for the transfer to the bus station. We depart early in the morning for the 8 to 10 hour bus journey to Puno set on the shores of Lake Titicaca at 12,530' (3,820m). The journey by first class tourist bus crosses the dramatic Altiplano via altitudes of up to 4300m. During your trip, you will experience quintessential Andean landscapes and breathtaking vistas. The road takes us south along the great valley below Cusco and then as we head further south we start to climb towards the great continental divide at La Raya. To the east we see some of the strange peaks of the Carabaya Range. From the pass we descend quickly onto the vast dry altiplano with its isolated villages and herds of Andean camelid including the alpaca and vicuña. Our first glimpses of lake Titicaca remind us that this is hardly a lake - its more like a vast inland sea that also happens to be the highest navigable lake in the world! If you choose to travel by train from Cusco to Puno (upgrade option upon request at an additional cost), we will pick you up at your hotel early in the morning and transfer you to the train station. The once-in-a-lifetime adventure takes approximately 10 hours 30 minutes. The route is considered by many travel magazines to be one of the most beautiful in the world. We spend the night at our hotel in Puno.

Meals:  Nil

Puno is a typical high Andean town, set on the shores of the lake and located on the great altiplano that stretches all the way to La Paz. There will be an opportunity to cruise Lake Titicaca – the highest navigable lake in the world – and visit some of the unique floating ‘tortora’ reed islands of the Uros Indians. The afternoon is free to relax in Puno and explore its streets and markets.

Meals:  B

We journey by public bus around the lake and across the border into Bolivia to the town of Copacabana - beautifully situated on the shores of the lake. We continue via the straits of Tiquina - the narrowest and also by coincidence the deepest part of Lake Titicaca - and on across the immense Bolivian altiplano to its biggest city, La Paz - at 3,700m the highest 'capital' city in the world. On arrival in La Paz transfer to your hotel.

Meals:  B

Today we have a free to to explore the city. There is a chance to join an optional tour of the city or to the ruins of Tiahuanacu or the highest 'ski-resort' in the world at Chacaltaya. Please discuss the options with your local guide.

Meals:  B

After checking out of your hotel after breakfast your services end.

Meals:  B


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • 4 breakfasts
  • Comfortable and central hotels on a twin share basis
  • Non-private English speaking guide during the tours only
  • Non-private transportation and transfers throughout
  • Boat tour on Lake Titicaca

  • International airfares & departure taxes
  • Visa costs
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses – laundry, telephones, tipping

Departure dates

Departs daily year round

Notes

Note:
Train upgrade Cusco to Puno upon request.

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Total Priceper person from

$610USD

Options & Supplements*
  • Single SupplementUSD$160
  • Single Traveller SurchargeUSD$350
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Cusco to La Paz trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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 When you book one of our adventures, you will receive quality services at the best prices with plenty of inclusions. There are no hidden costs, single travellers don’t pay more and you’ll enjoy many ‘extra touches’ that ensure your holiday is excellent value for money.

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By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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