Available from:
May 12, 2019 to Dec 20, 2020

Trip Details
Do more than just cross destinations off your bucket list with this action-packed 11-day tour through some of South America's most iconic destinations. You'll experience Machu Picchu in the early morning light, led by a local guide that'll share stories about the ancient Incan culture, and visit the famed Uyuni Salt Flats including a stay in a community-run salt-brick lodge with salt floors and furniture. Sure, you'll be snapping pics to prove you went to the sites, but better yet, you'll have stories to tell and genuine experiences that you'll value even more.

SUMMARY
11 Day(s)

Day 1 Cusco
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Malaga Pass (1B, 1L)
Pump up the excitement today on an epic mountain biking adventure. Start the exhilarating ride way up at Malaga Pass. Enjoy stunning Andean views, Incan archaeological sites, and rushing rivers on the way down to the jungle below.

Day 3 Santa Teresa (1L)
Start early today on a 16km (9.9 mi) hike, trek along the Urubamba river on the way to Santa Teresa. Opt to soak those aching muscles in the hot springs nearby.

Day 4 Santa Teresa/Aguas Calientes (1B)
Soar through the air on a zipline high above the jungle below. Head to Aguas Calientes and opt to visit the local hot springs.

Day 5 Machu Picchu/Cusco (1B)
Tick majestic Machu Picchu off your bucket list today. Explore the ruins with a local guide and opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco.

Day 6 Rainbow Mountain (1B, 1L)
Get a very early start to drive to one of the most instagrammable locations of the region, Rainbow Mountain. Today is a challenging hike, but well worth the reward.

Day 7 Cusco/La Paz (1B)
Catch a flight to one of the loftiest cities in the world, La Paz, Bolivia. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city, opt to check out the witches market or the valley of the moon.

Day 8 La Paz/Salt Flats (1B, 1D)
Fly to Uyuni to enjoy a 3-day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano, with spectacular scenery. Last stop for the evening is a G Adventures-supported community lodge in a traditional agricultural village in the heart of a desert oasis.

Day 9 Salt Flats (1B, 1L, 1D)
Continue to discover the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion.

Day 10 Salt Flats/Uyuni (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a final day of exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats before boarding an overnight bus back to La Paz.

Day 11 La Paz
Depart at any time upon arrival to La Paz by overnight bus.

DETAILED
11 Day(s)

Day 1 Cusco
Arrive early and spend some time exploring the city. Meet the group at the welcome meeting, check for the start time on the welcome note at the hotel.

Additional Notes:
Please note: hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting with G Representative

Day 2 Malaga Pass (1B, 1L)
Pump up the excitement today on an epic mountain biking adventure. Start the exhilarating ride way up at Malaga Pass. Enjoy stunning Andean views, Incan archaeological sites, and rushing rivers on the way down to the jungle below.

Included Activities:
Malaga Pass Mountain Biking

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours)

Day 3 Santa Teresa (1L)
Start early today on a 16km (9.9 mi) hike, trek along the Urubamba river on the way to Santa Teresa. Opt to soak those aching muscles in the hot springs nearby.

Included Activities:
Santa Teresa Valley Hike

Day 4 Santa Teresa/Aguas Calientes (1B)
Soar through the air on a zipline high above the jungle below. Head to Aguas Calientes and opt to visit the local hot springs.

Included Activities:
Santa Teresa Ziplining

Transport:
Local train (11km)

Day 5 Machu Picchu/Cusco (1B)
Tick majestic Machu Picchu off your bucket list today. Explore the ruins with a local guide and opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco.

Included Activities:
Machu Picchu Guided Tour

Transport:
Local train (1.50-2.00 hours, 118km)

Day 6 Rainbow Mountain (1B, 1L)
Get a very early start to drive to one of the most instagrammable locations of the region, Rainbow Mountain. Today is a challenging hike, but well worth the reward.

Included Activities:
Rainbow Mountain Hike - Full-day Trip

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))

Day 7 Cusco/La Paz (1B)
Catch a flight to one of the loftiest cities in the world, La Paz, Bolivia. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city, opt to check out the witches market or the valley of the moon.

Transport:
Plane (1.00 hour(s))

Day 8 La Paz/Salt Flats (1B, 1D)
Fly from La Paz to the town of Uyuni. Despite its isolation and challenging climate (cold and blustery most of the year), the town of Uyuni has earned the nickname of Hija Predilecta de Bolivia (Bolivia’s Favourite Daughter).

It is also the starting point for our 2-night excursion through the spectacular Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) in 4x4 vehicles.

Settle into your G Adventures-supported community salt-brick bungalow, complete with salt floors and furniture, after a guided walking tour up to the sacred Jukil mountaintop for sweeping valley views and a dinner of local ingredients prepared by ladies from the community.

Additional Notes:
During the rainy season the locations visited may change due to some routes being covered by water.

Included Activities:
Jukil Community Experience & Lodge

Transport:
Plane
4x4

Day 9 Salt Flats (1B, 1L, 1D)
Continue to discover the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion.

Included Activities:
Jukil Community Experience & Lodge

Day 10 Salt Flats/Uyuni (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a final day of exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats before boarding an overnight bus back to La Paz.

Transport:
Overnight bus

Day 11 La Paz
Depart at any time upon arrival to La Paz by overnight bus.

Additional Notes:
The tour ends upon arrival in La Paz, to enjoy time exploring the city we recommend booking a post hotel night.
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