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Authentic Backpacker Peru & Bolivia Group Adventure 9D/8N
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9 Days / 8 Nights Trip to Peru & Bolivia

Authentic Backpacker Peru & Bolivia Group Adventure 9D/8N

Experience a lifetime’s worth of adventure in Peru, the land of the fabled Incan empire, on a journey that inspires wonder and fires the imagination. Visit the Sacred Valley, Cusco, and explore iconic Machu Picchu itself.
Colour, culture and Incas - get ready for feisty, fiery and variety-filled adventures in Peru. Get ready to explore the legacy of the Incas in Machu Picchu, and take in the cultural highlights of its intriguing modern cities such as Lima and Cusco. Adventurers can further venture into the Amazon rainforest or go on to trek the Incan Trail, which is a must for any hiker. 
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  • Duration
    9 Days
  • Starting From
    $1,045
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Bamba Travel
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Cusco: Peru’s historical capital 
Highlight #1
Cusco: Peru’s historical capital 
Take in the highlights of the captivating capital of the Incan empire, and explore the historic Sacsayhuaman fortress - its construction remains a mystery to this date!
Lake Titicaca: The sacred lake of the Incas.
Highlight #2
Lake Titicaca: The sacred lake of the Incas.
Take a boat trip on this lake which has floating reed islands which preserve its ancient heritage, giving you an opportunity to explore its sacred culture.
Bolivia: A beautiful panorama
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Bolivia: A beautiful panorama
Superlative in its natural beauty, rugged, vexing, complex and slightly nerve-racking, Bolivia is one of South America’s most diverse and intriguing nations. 
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Bolivia in 4K 

Bolivia is a country in central South America, with a varied terrain spanning Andes Mountains, the Atacama Desert and Amazon Basin rainforest.

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Itinerary

Welcome to Peru! Group Orientation Meeting

Bienvenido and welcome to Peru! Meet your travel group and guide for a welcome orientation meeting and get excited for the next nine days! Afterwards, wander the streets of Cuzco with your new travel friends and guide. History and culture present themselves at every turn. You won’t miss a thing with your knowledgeable guide showing you both the popular and more hidden spots in the city.

Lake Titicaca - Uros Floating Islands - Isla del Sol

After an early arrival in Puno we’ll head out to discover Lake Titicaca, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Visit the Uros floating islands. Stepping on these incredible islands feels very much like walking on a waterbed (but don’t worry, it’s quite safe). There are more the 90 Uros floating islands. Visit two of these islands and see how indigenous people still live on these floating islands today. Later, cross the border from Peru to Bolivia and enjoy the scenic route along the way. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring Isla del Sol and have dinner (not included) before heading back to your accommodation for the night.

Copacabana -La Paz (B) 

Explore Isla del Sol before heading back to Copacabana to take a ferry across the Strait of Tiquina. Enjoy the impressive views from the water before catching an afternoon bus to La Paz. Upon arrival you will have free time to venture around town on your own, maybe even go out for a drink with your new travel friends, the night is yours!

La Paz Free Day - Optional Death Road Adventure (B)

Enjoy a free day to try-out exciting activities nearby. If you’re an adventure lover, cycle Death Road to get your adrenaline pumping. Cruise along this infamous dirt track, navigate hair-raising curves with sheer vertical drops, and witness sweeping views of the valley below. Pass high altitude snowy peaks, beautiful waterfalls, and lush jungle scenery. After a day of thrilling adventure or just chilling, catch an overnight bus to Uyuni.

Uyuni - Colchani - Incahuasi Island - Pia Pia Island - Ajencha (L/D) 

The first stop will be Uyuni's train graveyard, to see the first locomotives in Bolivia. You’ll then visit the small settlement of Colchani (salt miners’ workshops next to the salt flats). Here, you’ll see handicrafts made of salt, and textile art made of llama and alpaca fiber. The tour will continue onto the Great Salt Flats of Uyuni, which are at an altitude of 3650m. Take photos as you cruise along the vast white expanse of salt, see Los Ojos de Agua Salada (‘salt water eyes’) and then visit a hotel made completely of salt! This amazing place currently serves as a museum.

Following this jam-packed morning, after lunch, you’ll carry on to Isla Incahuasi (Fish Island), where you will have time to take a hike to the top of the island to see giant cacti, and rock formations made of petrified coral. Make sure you and your group pose for some fun perspective- and proportion-distorted photos, taken against the backdrop of the striking white surface of the salt flats. Then, we’ll head to Pia Pia island, to see the beautiful sunset over the salt flats. Finish off at the village of Ajencha, and enjoy the unique experience of spending the night in a hotel made almost entirely of salt, called Santiago Jukil.

Accommodation: Salt hostel Santiago Jukil in Agencia - double rooms. The rainy season ( from January to April): Hotel in Culpina or other location (No access to the Salt Hostel during these months)

Chiguana Desert - Lagoons - Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve - Red Lagoon Sol de Mañana Geyser (B/L/D)

Start the morning off at 7:00 am with breakfast, before going to visit the Chiguana Desert, located on the south side of the Uyuni salt flats. It is surrounded by volcanoes, such as the Ollague Volcano (5840m), one that is still active, and that can be seen from the lookout.

Next, we’ll continue along a rocky road - Pasito Tuntun - to the beautiful Andean lagoons, inhabited by 3 species of Andean flamingos. Marvel at three lagoons on the way: ‘Cañapa’ where you’ll spot the first pink flamingos, ‘Hedionda’ where lunch will be served, and ‘Chiarcota’ where you’ll see a wider variety of birds and altiplanic fauna.

We’ll then enter the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve, and visit the Desert of Siloli, at 4550m (the highest and driest desert in the world). Make sure you take a photo next to the 'Rock tree', a lava rock formation. Before arriving to your final destination of the day, we will stop at the viewpoint by the Red Lagoon, where you can spot more pink flamingos in their natural habitat, and admire this intense, red-colored lake. Stay the night at a shared family lodging.

Dali Desert - Green Lagoon – Uyuni   (B/L) 

At 5 a.m. Have early breakfast. Later start with a visit to Sol de Mañana Geyser, at 5,000m. You’ll walk alongside fumaroles, and steaming craters filled with boiling pots of mud at 150-200 Cº. Continue to the open air hot springs, and take a bath in 35ºC water.

The first place to visit is the Dali Desert, where Salvador Dali found inspiration for his work from the scattered boulders in the middle of the desert. You’ll then see the Green Lagoon - toxic copper water at the foot of the big Licancabur volcano, which sits at 6000m, a few kilometers from the Bolivia-Chile border.

Finally, you’ll head back to Uyuni, passing beautiful scenery along the way, and eating a picnic lunch next to the roadside. You’ll go by the Valley of the Rocks, the Alota settlement, and the San Cristobal Village.

We’ll get back to Uyuni by 6:30 pm.

La Paz Free Day (B)

Upon arrival in La Paz check into your accommodation and enjoy a free day at your leisure to recover from the incredible adventure you’ve just had in one of the most unique natural landscapes in the world. Discover La Paz with your guide, head out to sample Bolivian cuisine, and hang out with your new friends.

La Paz Accommodation Check-Out (B) 

All good things must come to an end. Make sure that you exchange contact information with your new friends, you’ll have a lot to reminisce about! Your adventure will end once you check out of your accommodation. We wish you a safe journey onward!

Inclusions

 Accommodation - 5 nights accommodation

 Meals - 6 Breakfast(s), 3 Lunch(es), 2 Dinner(s)

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

 VISA fee

 International Flights

 Airport transfers

 Single supplement available upon request

 Sleeping bag, entrance, hot shower & toilets fees in Uyuni

 Other meals/drinks

 Tips (please keep in mind that tipping is common in Latin America and would be greatly appreciated)

 Personal expenses

 Travel insurance

 International flights

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This Trip Is Operated By Bamba Travel

Founded in 2005, by Paul Sarfati and Arturo Martinez, with a vision to provide an unforgettable learning and travel experience in Mexico for all types of travellers, they decided to start bambaexperience.com. Bamba is now, the one stop solution for independent travellers in Latin America and around the world. In 2014, Armin Roelcke, a globetrotter, joined the Bamba partners as he ventured into New Delhi to open our main Asia operations office in the region, and helped with the development of the business in Asia. Today, bamba has grown in size from Paul and Arturo’s original vision, to include buses, experiences, guides and support staff in more than 80 countries worldwide!

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