Overview & Highlights
Visit the highlights of southern Peru, including Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. Over the border to the high altitude Bolivian capital, La Paz, one of the most colourful on the continent with lively street life and dozens of markets.
- Full day exploring street life and markets in Lima with guide
- Full day guided excursion to Pisaq ruins and the Sacred Valley
- Guided tour of Machu Picchu
- Guided Cusco city tour and visit to Sacsayhuamán ruins
- Lake Titicaca crossing to Uros Iruitos islands with overnight on Sun Island
- Guided La Paz city tour and trip to the Moon Valley
- Guided visit to Tiwanaku Inca ruins
This thrilling private journey captures the natural and cultural highlights of the southern Andes of Peru and the northern altiplano of Bolivia. Arrive in the vast metropolis of the Peruvian capital, Lima, and move on to historic Cusco, the former Inca capital and a treasure trove of meticulous Inca stonework and graceful colonial architecture.
Travel onwards into the fertile Sacred Valley of the Incas and travel by rail alongside a tempestuous river through a narrow gorge leading to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, set on a sub tropical mountain saddle above the Urubamba Valley.
Drive on to the icy, sapphire waters of high-altitude Lake Titicaca and spend a night on the timelessly peaceful and traditional Sun Island. Continue overland to the unique city of La Paz, squatting in a bowl at the foot of the massive bulk of snow-stifled Mount Illimani.
Arrive in Lima. Transfer to your hotel in Miraflores on the Pacific coast..
Full day guided tour of the street life and markets in Lima.
Fly to Cusco, transfer to Urubamba.
Full day excursion to Pisaq ruins and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
By road to Ollantaytambo then train to Machu Picchu, guided tour of Machu Picchu.
By rail and road back to Cusco.
Half day guided city tour and visit to Sacsayhuamán ruins.
Bus to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
Travel to Bolivia via Copacabana, cross Lake Titicaca to Sun Island; overnight Isla del Sol.
Continue to La Paz, capital of Bolivia.
Half day guided city tour and trip to the Moon Valley.
Half day guided visit to Tiwanaku Inca ruins.
Transfer to airport in La Paz.
Things to do
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Peru / Sacred Valley of the Incas
Las Casitas del Arco Iris
Peru / Machu Picchu
Inkaterra El Mapi
Bolivia / Lake Titicaca – Bolivian side / Lake Titicaca
Posada del Inca Isla del Sol
Bolivia / La Paz and the altiplano
Peru / Lake Titicaca – Peruvian side / Lake Titicaca
Posada del Inca Puno
Peru / Cusco
Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Most of the vary varied scenery was spectacular, and the pace of the trip and exercise involved was just right.JH, Sevenoaks
"Hats off to the Ecuadoreans for reinstating this railway line! It really is one of the world's great train journeys, and all managed with such style and comfort."AD, Newcastle
Iguazu Falls were out of this world. Machu Picchu was very special and the desert was amazing.IM, Solihull
This was a wonderful holiday which exceeded our expectations. The scenery was magnificent, the hotels were always welcoming and comfortable, the tours were all exciting and informative and our tour leader was always helpful and accommodating.WG, Pinner
A well planned trip covering all the highlights we wanted to see.
A great trip, thoroughly enjoyed by a good group (of 8) that gelled well. We saw so much, did so much and and our expectations were well exceeded.GP, Woking
Amazing enjoyed every minute i don't usually do group tours and rather travel independently but journey Latin America has changed my mind.SJ, Jersey
Every day was a pleasure. Scenery wonderful. Machu Picchu was jaw dropping.IT, Sutton Coldfield
The birds were wonderful - especially the time spent looking for, and finding, the Resplendent Quetzal. Also the camaraderie and the laughs with the group members, the tour leader and the driver.FW, Dornoch
Most memorable experience? - It was the feeling that it had been planned by people at JLA who love the continent and want their customers to enjoy it too. There was great selection, variation and pacing. Above all, the quality of the experience was exceptional - from our consultant right from the outset through to tour leader and a host of local guides, drivers and hotels. A 101 organisational arrangements went like clockwork and the highest levels of professionalism and quality were always evident. So THANK YOU, JLA for our best holiday anywhere, anytime - WE WILL BE BACK !!!RH, Havant
An excellent trip covering many of the key historical, geographical and political sites, and providing insight into a rapidly changing country. Go before it changes irrevocably.DW, London
This was our third trip with JLA - all of them excellent. Alcion is a fantastic tour - to experience 6 countries in 3 weeks was something we could never do on our own. Our guide was outstanding, the itinerary was superb - the whole trip was something we will always remember.AT, London
It was my first trip on this kind of tour. I felt very safe & included & thoroughly enjoyed my time in Mexico. As a group I felt we really bonded & good friendships were made.KM, Salisbury
This tour packed in an amazing amount in such a large country. You might have liked longer at some sites, but that could have been very exhausting!NH, Grimsby
We cannot pick out one most memorable part of our trip as every day provided us with a new and exciting experience. We saw and experienced things we had only dreamed of, some of which had been in our dreams for over 48 years.TC, Hayle
Education about the history and current situation of the country. Also enjoyed seeing many distinct parts of the country less visited by tourists such as Baracoa.GW, Crieff
Cuba is a very diverse country and fulfilled our expectations. Parakeet is an adventure rather than a holiday so go with an open mind and immerse your self in the Cuban way. Colour, music and smiles more than make up for what some people may find frustrating if comparing Cuba to life in the UK.GW, BIrmingham
A fantastic trip that includes highlight after highlight - from natural beauty to historical ruins. Lots of travelling but always jaw dropping views through the window. Highlights of the trip were Uyuni Salt Flats, Atacama Desert and Lagunas (flamingos so close you could touch them) and a return to Machu Pichu after 25 years. Our extension to Easter Island was a fantastic experience.DN, Peterborough
One of the most memorable moments was walking up to Machu Picchu and revealed itself in front of us!!! The places we went to eat at were advised by the tour leader and local guides with really good local dishes and good quality. We were unlikely to have found them otherwise.MN, Wantage
Most memorable experience: “I can't really single out any one- I found it all memorable but what was a real pleasure was the friendliness of the local people.”PB, Swansea
Having travelled with a number of different companies in the past, I was really impressed with the depth of knowledge and professionalism of JLA and the opportunity to trial to a part of Peru not usually visited by many tourists.
There were many highlights as each area of Colombia visited was very individual and varied giving a good overview of the country - from the well maintained archaeological parks around San Agustin to the friendliness of the local people and hotel staff at the coffee farm we stayed at. Also enjoyed the colonial atmosphere of Cartagena & the boat trip at Mompos. Overall found the country to be very friendly and safe to travel around.SN, Belper
As a long-term confirmed do-it-yourself traveller, the smoothness and ease of this tour converted me. I loved the parts of South America that I saw, and would like to see more. I will certainly travel with JLA again, though I will attempt to link up with tours led by my tour leader whose expertise I grew to trust completely, and who was great fun. I just haven't decided yet where I will go next.AC, Derry
I enjoyed the mountain scenery and also walking in the forests. Watching a ship passing through the lock on the Panama Canal. Zip lining and the Tarzan swing was a good adrenelin rush.RL, Devizes
"This was our second trip with you and we have again been very pleased with the whole experience: if we are going to spend such a lot of money on a holiday, we want to know that the company are real experts, and that everything will be done efficiently and professionally. Thank you."LK, Gerrards Cross
"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
I could not fault the restaurants recommended by Sally, our tour leader. The Central Market in Santiago, Restaurant Bota Salvavidas in Valparaiso, Broccolinos in Punta Arenas, La Tablita in El Calafate (Patagonian Lamb to die for!), La Casa de Mariscos in Ushsuaia for excellent crab and the eclectic Ramos Generales and in Buenos Aires, El Establo – an excellent parilla.RP, Buckinghamshire
Most memorable experience: “Many on this journey, however main ones include :- Both the optional visits / flights - over Angel Falls & day excursion /flight to Kaieteur Falls . Time at Rock View Lodge & seeing the Coq of the Roq in the forest on the journey to Atta Lodge. The catamaran visit to Iles du Salut. Also enjoyed the atmosphere while wandering around Paramaribo.”SN, Belper
Overall a very enjoyable trip - some long days and early starts but was easily do-able for a group mainly consisting of people in their 50s and 60s. Saw many amazing sights. Excellent organisation - everything worked - buses, flights, pick ups, minibuses, coaches, boats, trains etc! Never arrived anywhere and there was no-one to meet us. Had a great holiday!LB, New Malden
Looking over Machu Picchu from a high point on the site, Watching the stars from the hot spring baths in Colca, the alpacas, drinking pisco sours!HS, Borehamwood
It was better than my wildest expectations, especially as value for money is very important for me and I saved 4 yrs for this trip it was worth every penny £ and $.JS, Malvern
'Untouched Aisen' is a tour which describes exactly what it is - a trip off the beaten track, away from people and exploring a truly wild and beautiful part of the world. It was my first visit to South America and a really memorable one.
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After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
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Real Latin America Experts
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
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.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert
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.
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.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.