Bolivia and Peru tour

“This small group adventure combines the past, the present and the timeless. Explore Inca ruins, indigenous markets, modern cities and empty landscapes, frozen in time.”

Highlights

Lima | Amazon rainforest | Medicinal plant tour | Cuzco | Sacred Valley | Inca Trail | Machu Picchu | Puno | Lake Titicaca | Floating Uros Islands | La Paz | Salar de Uyuni salt flats | Potosi | Sucre | Optional: Potosi silver mine tour, mountain biking, hang gliding

Description of Bolivia and Peru tour

This 25 day Peru and Bolivia tour takes travellers from Lima to La Paz by way of the Amazon jungle, Inca Trail and Lake Titicaca so all you have to do is hold on tight and enjoy one of the best South American adventures imaginable.

Ancient stone paths, stunning mountain scenery and vibrant cultural experiences ensure this Peru and Bolivia tour leaves no Inca stone left unturned with domestic flights and several different trekking or train options allowing you to really maximise your time from Lima to La Paz.

The landscapes that you’ll encounter are simply phenomenal with rainforests and highlands teeming with exotic wild animals as well as local communities making the most of the terraced hillsides as well as persevering in traditional farming techniques in some stunning settings.

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Our top tip:
Learn some Spanish to make the most out of your trip. And Quechua greetings/thanks will be a fantastic icebreaker - especially on the Inca Trail.
Trip type:
Small group, max. 16 people. Min. age 15.
Activity level:
Challenging.
Accomm:
3 nights basic camping, 1 in dorm, 1 in homestay, 12 in hotels, 2 in jungle lodge.
Solos:
Welcome. Single rooms available (except Amazon) with surcharge.
Included:
Accomm., transport, tour leader, listed activities
Meals:
18 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners. Budget $360 for extras.
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Accepted
Holiday type

Small group adventure

What is a small group adventure?
It's a great way to travel! Whether you are travelling on your own, with a partner or with friends, a small group trip is a fantastic way to see the world. You'll travel on a fixed itinerary that has been designed to help you discover the best of region. From the known highlights, the hidden gems that you won't find in the guidebooks.

Itineraries run on set departure dates, accompanied every step of the way by an English speaking local group leader. You chose the itinerary and the date that suits you best and you book on.

Why travel on a small group adventure?
Small groups allow us to explore where larger tour groups can't. Our maximum group size of 16 travellers allows us to use local transport to get from A to B, to visit rural villages, spend time with the locals and even stay at a local home overnight, and it allows us to give our travellers genuine, real life experiences of the countries we are visiting; what you'll be doing and how you'll travel depends entirely on your chosen itinerary.

Is an adventure right for me?
The word adventure means something different to everyone, and our range of trips reflects that. Whether you want to explore local markets, visit out of the way temples and meet local people or go on an early morning safari drive searching for the 'big five', we'll have a trip for you. If you are looking for a physical challenge such trekking the Kokoda Track or summiting Kilimanjaro, we can help with that too.

So what can I expect on this trip?
This is a classic style of small group adventure. You'll find your trip combines a good mix of included activities and free time, with some meals included as per your itinerary. We don't want you to feel chaperoned, it's your holiday not ours. Your group leader will be on hand to assist with organising anything you might wish to do in your free time, but how you spend it is up to you. Anything listed as included in your itinerary will be included in trip price; whereas anything listed as optional will be at an additional cost should you wish to take part.

These trips are great value, including things that you would struggle to organise independently, such as a night at a homestay in a remote village, or local guides around a remote place of interest. Transport will be a combination of private vehicle and public transport, whichever is the most appropriate for the route we are travelling; this might include train, plane, camel, tuk tuk, bicycle, boat…

On a majority of these trips you'll stay in 2-3 star accommodation, locally owned and reflective of the region you are travelling through. All solo travellers will be automatically roomed on a twin share basis with another group member of the same sex, unless you opt to pay for your own room at time of booking. There are no compulsory single supplements for solo travellers willing to share. Single rooms aren't available on camping trips, and you will be expected to help out with camp tasks such as setting up and breaking down your camp.

Can I book my flights with you?
Yes! We are a fully ATOL bonded tour operator meaning that we can book flights from the UK as part of your holiday package. Just ask us for a quote including flights when you make your enquiry.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
We just can't get enough of the Amazon, not only as a jaw-dropping travel destination but also as a global treasure and this trip will help to ensure that the incredible Amazon Rainforest is here for us to enjoy for generations to come! Our Amazon Fund will help support on the ground projects by the our long time partners Greenpeace and WWF. By booking your Latin American adventure with us you're helping us work towards a sustainable future for the Amazon.

This trip gives you plenty of opportunities to get to know the culture and vibrant history of Latin America. There are numerous chances for local interaction as we cover so much ground using all means of public transport. You’ll be surprised how much you can learn from a friendly local who strikes up a conversation during your journey.

Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Your leader and the occasional local guide will be able to direct you to many local eateries throughout the trip, helping you discover real local fare at real local prices (and probably helping you learn some Spanish at the same time). All travellers are encouraged to explore with the group and on their own, learn a few words of the language and interact with the locals as much as possible.

Local guides are employed to help explain as much as possible about the cultural differences and the historically significant places that we visit. This also allows us to appreciate the importance of preserving and respecting these sites and to help us minimise the impact of our visits. When hiking, we always ensure that travellers stick to marked trails, take all their rubbish with them and follow a set of hiking guidelines for the protection of the environment. There are plenty of opportunities to support local merchants in the markets and stalls that we pass along the way. We can purchase traditional handicrafts from local artisans and learn more about the importance of preserving these crafts.

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3 Reviews of Bolivia and Peru tour

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Reviewed on 24 Sep 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


It's hard to pick between the amazing trek, the Amazon and the group of people.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Lots of layers, it can be hot one moment and it'll definitely be cold at night.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, we visiting a local Quechua community that we got to spend the day with and see their way of life. Seeing how the operatoris helping the local community support itself through visitors like ourselves.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Unbelievable!!!

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


So many that I will not list them here all: querry trIl, meeting local communities in Peru, red lagoon and salt flats in Bolivia

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


The travel delivers what it promises!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Benefit locsl people: yes
Environment and conservation: less obvious

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


TOP! For landscapes and meetings with locals

Reviewed on 06 Jun 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


salar de uyuni was unforgettable

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


get your own sleeping bag

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I am not sure

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


My holiday was good because Bolivia offers stunning landscapes however, the operator could make this journey even more unique...

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