Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountains & Salt Flats
Get adventurous in the Andes on this 11 day adventure tour
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Group Size: Max 16
Trip code: SPPB
Duration: 11 days
Escape today on an action-packed 11 day trip as you stop by incredibly iconic destinations throughout South America. Meet fellow travellers as you journey to Machu Picchu, witness the archaeological sites and ancient Incan culture, see the magica Uyunil Salt Flats with your very own eyes and explore the colourful Rainbow Mountain. Be adventurous and discover South America on this action packed trip!
- Explore Machu Picchu in the early morning light
- Snap incredible shots of colourful Rainbow Mountain
- Take a 4x4 excursion across the Uyuni Salt Flats
- Stay overnight in a community run salt brick lodge
- Embark on a mountain bike ride at Malaga Pass
Day 1: Hello Peru
Touch down in Cusco, Peru and spend the day exploring this exciting and legendary city. See the epic archaeological sites! Then meet your group and trip leader for a welcome meeting.
Day 2: Malaga Pass
Peddle down the amazing Malaga Pass on an exhilarating bike ride as you feel the wind in your hair and admire the breathtaking Andean views. Spot llamas grazing, beautiful jungle rivers and plenty of incredible Incan archaeological sites.
Day 3: Santa Teresa
Tie up your laces and get trekking through the Santa Teresa Valley Canyon. Lose yourself amongst jungle landscapes and wander alongside the winding Urubamba River. Opt in for some relaxation at the hot springs to end your day the right way!
Day 4: Santa Teresa/Aguas Calientes
Go on an exhilarating zipline high in the sky above the gorgeous jungle below today. Then make your way to peculiar Aguas Calientes - the gateway to the ruins of Machu Picchu!
Day 5: Machu Picchu/Cusco
Catch a glimpse of the Lost City of the Incas in the early sunrise then travel with your group and trip leader to Machu Picchu. Learn about its stunning history and soak in the breathtaking energy and vibes of this 15th century site.
Day 6: Rainbow Mountain
Venture over the rainbow as you drive to the extremely instagrammable Rainbow Mountain. Be amazed at the vibrant Andean mountains splashed with pretty shades of every colour imaginable.
Day 7: Cusco/La Paz
Take an included flight to one of the highest places, La Paz, Bolivia. Be enchanted and thrilled as you wander around the streets on a free day to explore the city. Opt in to visit the Witches’ Market or the amazing Valley of the Moon.
Days 8-10: Salt Flats
Hop on a short included flight to Uyuni to begin your 3-day excursion to the Salt Flats. See it all in a 4x4, surrounded by the most incredible scenery and the desert altiplano. Gaze at sweeping views of the Jukil mountaintop, enjoy a dinner made by local ladies from the community and spend the next two days getting lost in the magic of it all.
Day 11: La Paz
Arrive back into La Paz this morning by overnight bus. We recommend departing from La Paz in the afternoon or evening.
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You should arrive on day 1 into Cusco, Peru in time for your early evening welcome meeting.
Please note, we can also arrange a airport transfer for you when you arrive. Please contact a Travel Advisor for more information.
Your trip ends on day 11 in La Paz, Bolivia. We recommend departing from La Paz in the afternoon or evening as you will be arriving into La Paz by overnight bus.
10 nights of accommodation are included. You will be staying in varied accommodation throughout this trip - 7 nights in simple hotels (twin-share), 2 nights in a lodge/basic hotels on the Uyuni Salt Flats excursion (multi-share) and 1 night on an overnight bus.
8 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 2 dinners are included on this trip. Any additional meals or snacks will need to be purchased yourself.
The minimum age to take part in this trip is 18. This trip is designed for travellers aged 18-39.
All countries require a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity. UK citizens do not normally require a visa to enter Peru or Bolivia for short periods of time. You should contact your local embassy for current visa requirements for the countries visited during this trip.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.