A Journey Through the Andes

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Dates
  • Cox and Kings

Travel through the heart of the Andes, visiting Chile, Bolivia and Peru. Discover dramatic highland scenery and traditional cultures including the stunning Atacama desert and the otherworldly Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia; Lake Titicaca, legendary birthplace of the Incas; and the ancient sites of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

Highlights
  • 4x4 travel through remote & extraordinary landscapes
  • Visit a traditional Atacameña farm
  • Stay in a salt hotel in the Salar de Uyuni
  • Hydrofoil cruise across Lake Titicaca & overnight at Machu Picchu
  • Stay in 3- & 4-star accommodation
  • Small group size - average 10 people (maximum 26)
Accommodation

El MaPi Hotel, Machu Picchu

El MaPi, owned by Inkaterra, is located in the village of Aguas Calientes, just a few minutes' walk from the train station and the Machu Picchu bus station. This smart contemporary hotel offer comfortable rooms with modern amenities and an organic spa, located on the top floor of the hotel, with panormanic views over the cloud forest.

Features: 130 rooms, restaurant,  bar, spa, sauna, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, telephone, safe,...


Expedition Train, Cuzco

Travelling through the Sacred Valley of the Incas between Cuzco and Machu Picchu, the Expedition train features comfortable seats with panoramic windows, allowing passengers to relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery of Inca terraces, small villages and lush countryside. A complimentary snack and drink are provided...


Hatun Valley, The Sacred Valley

The charming Hatun Valley hotel offers an ideal base from which to explore the Sacred Valley, whilst providing a peaceful oasis to appreciate the surrounding mountainous scenery. The property is set within beautifully maintained gardens, full of citrus trees, wildflowers and herbs. Guests can relax in one of the hammocks situated around the gardens or next to the campfire in the evenings. Rooms are simple, but spacious and feature traditional Peruvian textiles and ceramics. The onsite restaurant offers authentic Peruvian cuisine. Features: 24 rooms, restaurant, bar, spa, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Terrace, air conditioning, phone,...


Hotel Diego de Almagro, San Pedro de Atacama

Built out of local volcanic rock, Hotel Diego de Almagro is located a 10-minute walk from the centre of San Pedro de Atacama. Guestrooms are comfortable and simply furnished. Facilities include a large outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant. Features: 36 rooms, swimming pool, restaurant, Wi-Fi. Room Amenities: Television,...


Hotel NH Ciudad de Santiago, Santiago

The Hotel NH Ciudad de Santiago is located in the Providencia district of the city, a 5-minute walk from the El Salvador subway station and close to a selection of restaurants and bar. The spacious guestrooms are suite-style, each with a separate living area featuring a sofa, desk and television. Features: 122 rooms, restaurant, lobby bar, fitness room, sauna, indoor pool, complimentary Wi-Fi. Room Amenities: 2 televisions, safe, air conditioning, hair dryer, ironing...


Hotel Presidente, La Paz (Bolivia)

The Hotel Presidente is centrally located in the historical district of La Paz. This hotel offers traditionally decorated rooms, two restaurants including a rooftop restaurant with wonderful views over La Paz, and a leisure centre with...


Jose Antonio Puno, Puno

The Jose Antonio Puno is situated on the shores of Lake Titicaca about 2km from the centre of Puno on the road to Desaguadero. There are 135 spacious rooms, all with a lake view and modern facilities, and the hotel also has a restaurant and...


Jose Antonio, Lima

The Jose Antonio Hotel is located in the modern district of Miraflores, 30 minutes drive from the Jorge Chavez International Airport, and close to the major commercial, financial, tourist and cultural centres as well as many excellent restaurants. The hotel offers 84 large guest rooms, a restaurant and a bar. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom, telephone, cable television, air conditioning, safety deposit box, mini-bar and anti-noise...


Los Portales Hotel, Cuzco

Los Portales Hotel is situated close to the Korikancha and only a few blocks from the main square. A modern hotel with local Andean touches, it offers 50 cosy and comfortable rooms, as well as a restaurant, lounge, business centre and an internal courtyard with...


Luna Salada Hotel, Salar de Uyuni

The Luna Salada Hotel is located on the banks of the huge salt lake and is made almost entirely of salt, right down to tables and chairs, a truly unique and bizarre experience. The restaurant offers views of the salt...

Destinations
  • South America
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Peru
Tour Types
  • Cultural
  • Scenic
  • Small Group
  • group
  • General interest

Day 1: Fly to Santiago, Chile

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Santiago with British Airways. (N)


Day 2: Santiago

Morning arrival. Visit the Sky Costanera viewing platform for panoramic views of the city and the Andes. Transfer to the Hotel NH Santiago or similar for 2 nights. Afternoon at leisure. (N)


Day 3: Santiago

Morning tour of the city including the cathedral, the main square and Santa Lucia hill. Afternoon at leisure or optional excursions. (B)


Day 4: Fly to Calama • San Pedro de Atacama

Early morning flight to Calama and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama for a 2-night stay at Hotel Diego de Almagro. Afternoon excursion to see the sun set over the Valley of the Moon. (B)


Day 5: Atacama desert

Explore the spectacular desert landscapes on a full-day excursion, including the Atacama salt flats, where pink flamingoes may be seen, and the little village of Toconao, built of white volcanic stone. A visit will also be made to an Atacameña farm to learn about daily life and traditions. (B)


Day 6: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

A long full-day 4x4 drive to Uyuni, via a striking landscape of snow-capped peaks, volcanoes, geysers and mineral-rich lakes, such as the emerald-green Laguna Verde and red Laguna Colorado, home to rare flamingoes. Stay for 2 nights on the edge of the salt flat at Luna Salada, an extraordinary hotel constructed using blocks of salt. (B, L, D)


Day 7: Salar de Uyuni

A full-day 4x4 tour exploring the world’s largest salt flat and its stunning scenery. Visit the salt museum in Colchani, Ojos de Agua and Inka Wasi island, located in the heart of the salar and covered in giant cacti. After lunch, discover the ancient Coquesa mummies on the slopes of the Tunupa volcano. (B, L, D)


Days 8-9: Fly to La Paz

Transfer to Uyuni and fly to La Paz, a bustling city with a dramatic setting. Stay for 2 nights at Hotel Presidente. The following morning take a city tour, including the colonial centre, the witch doctors’ market and a cable car ride for bird's-eye views. Afternoon at leisure. (B)


Day 10: Lake Titicaca • Puno, Peru

Transfer by road to the shores of Lake Titicaca. Discover the cultural heritage of the Aymara people at the Andean Roots Eco Village and see how reed boats are constructed. Take a hydrofoil cruise across the lake to Copacabana, stopping at the sacred Sun & Moon islands to visit the Inca staircase and the Sun Virgins’ Temple. In the afternoon, continue by road to Puno and stay overnight at the José Antonio Hotel. (B, L)


Days 11-12: Fly to Cuzco • Sacred Valley

Fly to Cuzco and transfer to the Sacred Valley for a stay of 2 nights at the Hatun Valley hotel. The following morning visit the impressive Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo and the indigenous market town of Pisac. Afternoon at leisure. (B)


Day 13: Machu Picchu

Travel by train to Machu Picchu for a guided exploration of the remarkable Inca ruins. Overnight stay at El Mapi Hotel. (B, L, D)


Days 14-15: Cuzco

Morning at leisure with the option to revisit the ruins (purchase ticket at time of booking). Afternoon train back to Cuzco. Stay 2 nights at Los Portales Hotel. Morning tour of Cuzco including the San Blas district to explore its sites and beautiful colonial architecture. Afternoon at leisure. (B)


Days 16-17: Fly to Lima

Morning at leisure. Fly to Lima for a 2-night stay at the José Antonio Hotel. The following day take a morning tour of colonial and modern Lima, including the historical centre and Huaca Pucllana. (B)


Days 18-19: Fly to London

Day at leisure or optional excursion to Pachacamac archaeological site and Larco Herrera Museum. This evening fly to London with British Airways, arriving the next day. (B) (N)


Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.


Important information


Locally escorted tour

This tour is led in each destination en route by a local tour guide.


Discovery tour

This tour is best suited to the hardier traveller as it includes some basic accommodation and some rougher road journeys.


Single supplement

From £595pp.


Private & tailor-made travel

This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online

• 3- & 4-star accommodation
• Direct international flights with British Airways
• Internal flights
• Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
• Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
• Experienced local tour guides in each destination
• Average group size - 10 people (max 26)
• 16 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
• Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
• Porterage at airports

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

Dates Price Single Availability
28-Mar-2019 for 18 Nights Standard Flight Included Visit Website
25-Apr-2019 for 18 Nights Standard Flight Included Visit Website
12-Sep-2019 for 18 Nights Standard Flight Included Visit Website
17-Oct-2019 for 18 Nights Standard Flight Included Visit Website

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Meals:16 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
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