Overview & Highlights
A group tour to Peru, Bolivia and Chile which provides comfort as well as remote adventure. Includes Cusco, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. Continue to La Paz in Bolivia and drive across the dazzling Uyuni salt flats to the Atacama Desert in Chile.
- Cusco: city tour with Sacsayhuamán
- Sacred Valley: tour of the valley
- Machu Picchu: guided tour of the ruins
- Lake Titicaca: Sun Island and Moon Island
- La Paz: walking tour
- Uyuni salt flats: 2 night exploration
- San Pedro de Atacama: Valley of the moon
This adventurous yet comfortable journey through the Andean heartland explores a variety of mountain landscapes. After exploring the misty cloud forests surrounding Machu Picchu, and crossing sapphire-hued Lake Titicaca, traverse the sparkling salt flats of Uyuni before descending to the arid rocks of Atacama - the driest desert in the world.
Throughout, a rich indigenous culture is manifest in intricate and brightly coloured costumes and markets bursting with produce and crafts. The imposing ancient ruins bear testament to the region's complex and tumultuous history. The desolate high-altitude desert of south-western Bolivia is beautiful and utterly remote, with rough roads and basic infrastructure (even the hotels are constructed from salt!). An adventurous spirit is necessary to get the most from this memorable trip.
UK clients depart arriving Lima, Peru, the same day.
Overnight in the capital.
Fly to Cusco, afternoon at leisure.
Excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas; overnight.
By train to Machu Picchu, guided tour of the ruins.
Optional re-entry to the site; return to Cusco by train.
Guided tour of Cusco and Sacsayhuamán.
Scenic road journey to Lake Titicaca.
By road to Copacabana. Boat excursion on Lake Titicaca
Continue to La Paz.
Walking tour of the city.
At leisure; optional excursions.
Fly to Uyuni and begin your exploration of the Uyuni salt flats.
Explore San Pedro de Atacama.
Fly to Santiago: time permitting, optional excursion to a vineyard.
Depart on international flight or extension.
UK clients arrive home the following day.
Things to do
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Peru / Sacred Valley of the Incas
Peru / Cusco
Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco
Peru / Machu Picchu
Inkaterra El Mapi
Peru / Lake Titicaca – Peruvian side / Lake Titicaca
Posada del Inca Puno
Bolivia / Lake Titicaca – Bolivian side / Lake Titicaca
Rosario del Lago
Chile / Santiago and the vineyards
Hotel Cumbres Lastarria
If there's somewhere you particularly want to go that isn't included in this tour, we can add on an extension to take you there.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Most memorable experience? "There were too many things but Bolivia in general and the Salt Plains in particular were amazing plus the flamingos. I also loved the night on Sun island. I never expected it to be so beautiful."JS, Leeds
"Nigh on impossible to pick out just one memory but the vastness and emptiness of the salt flats, Machu Picchu in the mist, rain and finally sun, being photo bombed by a llama, sunset over the Attacama, causing a desert traffic jam by breaking down."JH, Staines-upon-Thames
"The drive across the Salt Flats/Desert in Bolivia - generally the Andean scenery was breathtaking and the drives were something we had never experienced before."RS, Swanage
Most memorable experience(s): “The Salt Flats of Bolivia and the Altiplano area for stunning scenery. Machu Picchu for the history of the Inca civilisation - very interesting and educational”WW, Gwynedd
"Getting to Machu Picchu after a 50 year dream was amazing. Although the whole of Bolivia was magical stunning scenery excellent guides and a surrealistic landscape."MF, Warwick
"I was particularly impressed with the scenery in Bolivia. I had expected the salt flats but the rest of the country was a real bonus. On the optional excursions, I particularly enjoyed Chacaltaya and the star gazing in San Pedro."GP, Northwich
"Travelling across the high desert surrounded by snow topped peaks with herds of wild LLama running away from us. Then vivid pink / blue lakes appeared with flamingo feeding. This experience was the best but the salt flats are dramatic and facinating."PC, Broughton-in-Furness
"Overall, the party gelled very well, the tour leader was a great guide and travelling companion we saw some wonderful sights - Machu Picchu and the other Inca sites especially. The geography of the Andes, the Salt Flats, the desert and moon valleys were stunning”JT, Ashford
"This is my fourth JLA trip and it was as fulfilling and enjoyable as the earlier ones. You run an excellent organisation-and I commend and thank you. I will be back!!"AM, London
This tour visits some of South America's most stunning landscapes including the dazzling salt flats of Bolivia. We spend 3 days and two nights on the flats themselves as we cross the shining white ground into Chile in comfortable private 4x4's.
Berner Torres - Tour Leader
Berner Torres has been tour leading with Journey Latin America for 18 years, during which he has become an expert tour leader in all respects.
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A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
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Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.