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Journey through Peru, Bolivia & Chile

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Duration

15 Days

Prices Start from

$8,042pp (ex. flights)

Travel by train, coach, boat and 4×4 on a unique one-way journey through Peru, Bolivia and Chile, seeing remarkable sites like Machu Picchu, Sun island on Lake Titicaca, sparkling salt flats and the world’s driest desert.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Llama, Machu Picchu, Peru 1

Explore Machu Picchu

Take the train to the iconic mountaintop Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia 2

Sleep in the Salt Flats

Explore the world’s largest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni, and sleep in a luxurious caravan.

Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia 3

Sail Lake Titicaca

Cross Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake, between Peru and Bolivia.

Licancabur and Juriques Volcanoes, Moon Valley, Atacama Desert, Chile 4

The Atacama Desert

Discover the other-worldly Atacama Desert, the driest landscape on Earth.

Why we like it

Journey through the visually and culturally spectacular Andean Mountains of Peru, Bolivia and Chile, travelling through the Sacred Valley, wandering the Bolivian colonial cities of Sucre and Potosi and making tracks through a lunar-like desert. From valleys scattered with traditional villages and Inca history to endless glistening “saltscapes”, this high-altitude adventure has it all.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1

    Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley

  • Day 2

    Sacred Valley

  • Day 3

    Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

  • Day 4

    Machu Picchu - Cusco

  • Day 5

    Cusco

  • Day 6

    Cusco - Puno

  • Day 7

    Puno - La Paz

  • Day 8

    La Paz

  • Day 9

    La Paz - Sucre

  • Day 10

    Sucre - Potosi - Salar de Uyuni

  • Days 11-12

    Salar de Uyuni

  • Day 13

    Salar de Uyuni - Atacama Desert

  • Day 14

    Atacama Desert

  • Day 15

    San Pedro de Atacama - Santiago

Day 1

Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley

Day 2

Sacred Valley

Day 3

Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

Inca Wall, Machu Picchu, Peru

Take the train to the iconic mountaintop Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

Day 4

Machu Picchu - Cusco

Day 5

Cusco

Day 6

Cusco - Puno

Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Cross Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake, between Peru and Bolivia.

Day 7

Puno - La Paz

Day 8

La Paz

Day 9

La Paz - Sucre

Day 10

Sucre - Potosi - Salar de Uyuni

Days 11-12

Salar de Uyuni

Flamingo, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Explore the Salar de Uyuni and sleep in a deluxe Airstream.

Day 13

Salar de Uyuni - Atacama Desert

Day 14

Atacama Desert

View from Valle De La Muerte, Atacama Desert, Chile

Discover the other-worldly Atacama Desert, the driest landscape on Earth.

Day 15

San Pedro de Atacama - Santiago

Our travel experts can tailor this itinerary to suit you.

More details

Quechua Peoplem, Inca Wall, Peru
Quechua Peoplem, Inca Wall, Peru

Explore the Sacred Valley

Journey through the Sacred Valley in southern Peru, a visually stunning area scattered with traditional Andean villages and numerous Incan ruins. Surrounded by mountains and with the Urubamba River running through the valley, it makes for the ideal base for adventures on mountain bike, horseback, paddle board or by foot.

Inca Doorway, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Peru
Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Peru

Discover Machu Picchu

Spend time exploring Machu Picchu, the UNESCO World Heritage Site perched high above the cloud forest, known for its incredibly well-preserved and intricate Inca stonework. Indisputably a wonder of the world it is an almost unfathomable achievement of human culture and architecture and the very definition of ‘must see’.

Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru
Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru

Cross Lake Titicaca

Sail across Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, that is shared between Peru and Bolivia. There are several Inca terraced islands to visit that offer fascinating ruins and great views.

Kachi Lodge in Salt Flats, Uyuni, Bolivia
Kachi Lodge in Salt Flats, Uyuni, Bolivia
Airstream Camper, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Airstream Camper, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Flamingo, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Flamingo, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Sleep in the Salt Flats

Visit the Salar de Uyuni salt flats, one of the main highlights of Bolivia, an expanse of white desert that stretches as far as the eye can see. Stay in your own tented dome or shiny campervan with a private guide and chef, a uniquely luxurious experience in the solitude of vast saltlands. Camping out under the stars in a spot where no one has stayed before is a remarkable adventure.

Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile
Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

Suggestion: Torres del Paine Extension

Those wishing to experience more of what Chile has to offer might like to extend their trip with a journey to Torres del Paine National Park, the iconic Patagonian landscape dominated by three granite towers, to spend time hiking, horse-riding and mountain biking across the steppe. This extension would see voyagers flying from the top to the tip of Chile, the longest country in the world.

A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

This Itinerary
Price
From $8,042 Per person

When to travel

Peru in January

January begins the rainy season in the Andes and the Amazon as they reach the summer months. Along the coast, this can be one of the best times to visit, although it is a hotspot for locals.

Peru in February

As the rains continue, February can be a good time to avoid crowds. While Machu Picchu remains open, trekking in this area is a challenge as the Inca Trail closes for the month. Heavy rains in the Amazon increase water levels on the river, making wildlife viewing slightly more challenging however it does allow you to adventure into areas otherwise not reachable by boat in other months of the year.

Peru in March

March can be a good time to visit Peru. As the rainy season draws to the end, the coast will still be experiencing summer weather while inland you can expect rains. This can be one of the least crowded months for Machu Picchu and the local tourism on the beaches has subsided as children go back to school.

Peru in April

April is considered one of the best times to travel to Peru with pleasant temperatures and avoiding the busiest period. As there is still some rain, the landscape is vibrant.

Peru in May

As the dry season begins and winter sets in, temperatures are comfortable and the countryside is green with life from the rainy season.

Peru in June

June marks the start of the peak season in Peru. Skies are clear, making for picturesque sightseeing. As this is officially the start of winter, cooler temperatures are expected especially in the evenings.

Peru in July

July begins the peak travel season as international holidays open. With warm, sunny days and cooler evenings, this is also the peak time for trekking the mountainous landscapes of the Andes.

Peru in August

August continues the peak season throughout the country. With cooler evening temperatures, brings a morning fog in the Sacred Valley, which clears to blue skies by the afternoon. Expect dry, sunny weather in the Amazon during this time.

Peru in September

As spring draws in during the month of September, expect cloudy mornings which clear to blue skies in the afternoon. Showers become more likely as this is considered the shoulder season before the green season begins.

Peru in October

Temperatures begin to increase in October as summer approaches. As the dry season comes to an end, the chance of precipitation increases along with clouds.

Peru in November

Temperatures rise in November with rain increasing from the middle of the month. As a shoulder season, this can be a good time to travel to avoid crowding in Machu Picchu.

Peru in December

Weather in December sees increased temperatures as summer begins, along with the start to the rainy season. Rising water levels in the Amazon makes wildlife viewing slightly more challenging along the shores.

Holiday Inspiration

Our experts have created and curated these tailor-made holiday ideas to get you started. Take the time to search through them and find something that is the spark for your unique adventure.

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