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October 7, 2015

SUDAMERICA ANDINA

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SOUTH AMERICA AND THE ANDEAN COUNTRIES SHOW YOU THEIR BEST IN 17 DAYS

GROUP DEPARTURES:    10 August 2012

                                        12 Ocotber 2012                                                           –

                                        16 November 2012                                                                     PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY:    us$  3.200.

PROGRAM

DAY 1   INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT Today starts your adventure flying to Santiago de Chile. Arrival in Santiago and transfer to your hotel:

DAY 2    SANTIAGO DE CHILE   Breakfast at the Hotel.  HD City tour visiting the most important points of interest including the Plaza de Armas, (Main Square) with the Palace of Government known as “La Moneda” and other important buildings, such as the Cathedral, the Central Post Ofice and the Municipalidad de Santiago (City Hall). After lunch we will go ba the San Cristobal Hill to a beautiful view of the city and the Andes. Our tour continues to the “Plaza Concha y Toro”, where we can see an “Esquinazo”, then to La Alameda where we will see the Teatro Carrera, the Palace Errazuriz and Palace Iñiguez. Before we come back to the hotel, we will see also the southern part of the government Palace, the San Francisco Church, the National Library and the Plaza Italia.  Overnight. (B) (D)

DAY 3     SANTIAGO – CALAMA – SAN PEDRO ATACAMA   Early transfer to the airport for your flight to Calama. Reception at the airport and drive to San Pedro de Atacama to the hotel. Lunch. Afternoon visit to the church in the village and the archaeological museum of Padre le Peige. (B) (L)

DAY 4 ATACAMA SALT FLATS AND LOS FLAMENCOS NATIONAL PARK   In the morning visit to the Atacama Salt Lake and Laguna Chaxas. Then visit the Quebrada de Jere. Lunch in San Pedro de Atacama. Afternoon visit the Cordillera de la Sal (Salt Flats) and the Valley of the Moon. We will experience an extraordinary sunset in this bizarre, lunar-like valley, with its bright colors. (B) (L)

DAY 5 DRIVE TO BOLIVIA:  LAGUNA VERDE – LAGUNA COLORADA   After breakfast, take up to Hito Cajón, border town between Bolivia and Chile. On this trip you will reach the highest point of our adventure. Continue by jeep to the Laguna Verde near the Licancabur Volcano (5930 m). The emerald green lagoon has a high concentration of lead, sulfur and calcium carbonates. The trip continues to Laguna Blanca and the geysers Sol de Mañana: There are mud pools and fumaroles seen. Nearby, you can bath in hot springs. Then onward to the red Laguna Colorada. On our way we will look for a cozy corner for a memorable picnic. Night in a refugio (village hut), near the Laguna Colorada (4200 m.a.s.l) . Dinner. (B) (L) (D)

DAY 6    SALAR DE UYUNI   On this day you will visit the Uyuni Salt Flats. With seemingly endless stretches of more than 12,000 km2 Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world. Free speed ahead through the salt flats, on which there is no visible highway, aproaching Isla Pescado (Fish Island), an oasis with giant cactuses and unusual flowers. Continue on to visit Colchani, a salt factory in the town of Uyuni. (B)

DAY 7    UYUNI – LA PAZ   Today we have a long drive in 4×4´s to the city of La Paz before us. La Paz is the seat of government of the Republic of Bolivia (approximately 680 km). Picnic on the way. Arrival at the hotel in La Paz and Overnight. (B) (L)

DAY 8      LA PAZ   Morning city tour of La Paz, one of the highest cities in the world (3,600 m.) You will experience the historic district with the Main Square (Plaza Murillo), the Miraflores district and the residential area as well as the lively market town. Before we hit back to the hotel, we will take you to the Valley of the Moon, impresive bizarre natural formations made out of clay. The afternoon is at leisure. (B) (D)

DAY 9    LA PAZ – HUATAJATA –   ISLA DEL SOL   Early drive from La Paz to Huatajata on Lake Titicaca. Breakfast at the Hotel Inca Utama. After visiting a local museum, our cruise starts at Lake Titicaca towards Sun Island, the largest inhabited island in the lake. We will see the sunset from the top of the island with one of the most beautiful views of the Lake Titicaca. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Posada del Inca. (B) (L) (D)

Day 10    ISLA DEL SOL – COPACABANA – PUNO   In the morning we wil have a small trekking on the Island, visiting the town Yumani and meeting the locals on thier daily activities. Then we head to Copacabana, perhaps the most important Shrine in Latin America. We will visit the Cathedral with the “Virgin of Copacabana,” a wooden statue from the 16th Century and the local market. After lunch and doing the broder formalities, we cross the border between Bolivia and Peru and continue to Puno on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. Overnight at hotel in Puno (B) (L)

DAY 11    PUNO – CUSCO  After breakfast, transfer to the railway station and proceed in the Andean Explorer train to Cuzco (about 400 km away). The most beautiful scenery with the snow-capped mountains, hot springs and highland towns. Upon arrival reception and transfer to the hotel in Cuzco (B)

DAY 12    CUSCO AND SURROUNDINGS  In the morning we get on a city tour in order to see the most important sight-seeings: Koricancha, the sun temple and the monastery of Santo Domingo, Plaza de Armas (Main Square), the cathedral and the old town with the stone of 12 angles. After lunch we will visit the ruins of Sacsay Huaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambo Machay. Return to Cuzco. (B) (L)

DAY 13  SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS   In the morning you head towards the Sacrted Valley. There you will visit the Indian market of Pisac and its archaeological site and the fortress of Ollaytantambo. Overnight in Sacred Valleyl (B) (L)

DAY 14    MACHUPICCHU   Today’s visit of Machu Picchu is on the agenda. Depart Ollantaytambo with the panoramicTrain to the station of Aguas Calientes and then by small buses to the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. We will have enough time to explore on your own this magnificent building. After lunch, return to Cuzco via Ollantaytambo. (B) (L)

DAY 15    CUSCO – LIMA   In the morning flight to Lima. After lunch, City Tour and visit the historic center, Plaza de Armas (main square) on which the government palace, Palacio de Gobierno (Casa de Pizarro) – lies, church and monastery of San Francisco with its catacombs, visit the private museum Armano, which is specialized in the pre-Inca culture. Then we will continue to the prestigious National Folk art and archeology museum, that holds the largest collection of ceramics, textiles, jewelry and lythic art of pre-Columbian cultures. At the evening we meet for a farewell party and last Impresssions of the trip.  (B) L)

DAY 16   LIMA AND TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT   The whole day is at leisure. Shopping opportunities. Just in time you will be taken to the airport for your return flight home. Individual requests for day trips from Lima (such as the Nazca lines or Ballesta Island, the small Galapagos Island), or extensions in South America are possible.

DAY 17    ARRIVAL AT HOME   Arrival at home and individual departure. End of our services.

GROUP DEPARTURES:    10 August 2012

                                        12 Ocotber 2012

                                        16 November 2012

(B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY:     us$  3.200.-

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