Individual Cusco, Peru to Santiago Chile in 15 days over altiplano
Tour for 15 days Cusco to Chile
Hotels/transport and excursions included
From Cusco to Sandiago de chile / OR from Santiago to Cusco
With the amazing 3 day jeep tour over the salt lakes!
You can choose this tour in 3 opcions
1 Budget tour : in hostals/ local transport / excursions in international group
2 classic tour: in 3* hotels/ mix local transport – private / mix private excursions – internat group
3 Luxe tour: all 4 * hotels / private transport / private excursions/ included entree fees
How do we work
In our packet, you travel all by yourself, Southamerica planet take care for you, we reserve all your hotels and transport. You receive personal briefing and general info about your trip + vouchers for hotels /buses and excursions. The excursions you do in International groups with English speaking guides.
Transfers are included to and from your hotel, you travel around by yourself but without worry’s, all arranged by southamerica planet. If there are any problems, you always find support by contacting our office in Cusco or Lima or thru whats app
What is included?
*All bus/ all hotels/hostals and all the tours as indicated in the program.
*All your vouchers, information packet, like general info over all the places you visit.
*All hotels are based on double room with private bathroom, single rooms on request for an extra price, all buses are based on good buses
*Your food, in the hotels is breakfast included.
*The entry fees and taxes
*flights ( we can arrange)
Day 1 Cusco -Puno
Cusco bus to Puno, about 6 to 7 h day bus over beautiful scenic road /hotel in Puno
1 Optional you can take the bus with stops at the La Raya Pass, the Incan archeological site of Raqchi, renowned for its massive temple to the god Viracocha. Next on the itinerary is a stop at the village of Andahuaylillas, where you will see an actual architectural masterpiece: its main church, built in the 17th century, whose finely painted interior walls will astound you.
2 optional its possible to take the amazing train ride” andean explorer” cuzco to Puno ( not on tuesday)
Direct good local bus
Transfer in Cusco and Puno
Hotel- hostal in Puno
lunch + diner
Day 2 :Puno
Today you will visit the incredible Lake Titicaca, situated some 3800m above sea level and covering an area of over 8000 square kilometers. You’ll begin your tour by visiting the fascinating Uros islands, home to the descendants of the pre-Inca Urus people, who continue to live on the floating islands, which are constructed by totoro reeds that grow around the lake. It is said that, when seen from the sky, the lake looks like a Puma hunting a rabbit. Uros is comprised of about 40 islands, but the total number varies. Then we will go to Taquile Island. Another beautiful destination. The island still bears vestiges of a pre-Incan past. The are Ayamara Indians. The intricate and brightly-colored textiles produced here reflect the inhabitants’ Andean beliefs, myths, and ways of life. After a short but steep climb to the main village you’ll enjoy lunch and spend the afternoon exploring the island and finding out about its people. The islanders are known for the beautiful textiles and garments that they produce, and interestingly the knitting of these garments is done exclusively by men. Boat back to Puno.
hotel in puno
lunch and diner
Optional 2 days tour, or sleep basic Amantani or luxury at Isla Suasi
Day 3 Coppacabana
Morning bus to Copacabana from Puno /in the afternoon you take a tour to the Isla del sol on Titicaca lake. Isla del Sol is a large island with several traditional communities, a few worthwhile pre-Columbian ruins, amazing views, great hikes and well, lots of sun. Return to hotel in Copacabana. Nestled between two hills on the southern shore of Lake Titicaca, Copacabana is a small, bright and enchanting town. Long a religious mecca, local and international pilgrims still flock to its fiestas.
Transfer in Puno
Bus to Coppacabana
Hostal / hotel in Coppacabana
Tour to Isla del sol 1/2 day in group
Transfer in coppacabana ( you walk to the hotel, everything is close)
lunch + diner
Day 4 :La Paz
After lunch we take the bus to La Paz (3636 m), 3 h to La Paz.There are few cities with such an extraordinary setting as lofty La Paz, Bolivia’s de facto capital has serious altitude. La Paz surrounds you: you’ll love it, you’ll hate it, but you can’t ignore it. The sight from the air as one flies into La Paz is incredible. First, one sees the sprawling shantytowns of El Alto, slowly giving way to the sight of La Paz itself, clinging tenuously to the sides of what looks like a large gash in the earth. We have beautiful scenery and snowy mountain tops. In La Paz you can wonder around in one of the 100 markets around the city or the witches market. You also can discover la paz by the Teleferico (the new cable car system). Hotel in La Paz
Transfers in la Paz
Bus to la Paz
Hotel / hostal In La Paz
Lunch – Diner
transfer in coppacabana
Day 5: La Paz
La Paz, today we have excursion to Tiwanuku pre Inca temple, crossing the mountain regions of Bolivia and getting close to the lifestyle of the Aymaras. Tihuanacu is one of the oldest American civilizations, its temples and buildings are very appreciated around the world .Tiwanaku is being learnt about it every day. For anyone with an interest in the history of Andean cultures and archaeology it is a worth while day trip from La Paz. This archaeological site of is a little over 70 km west from the city of La Paz towards the border town of Desaguadero.
Hotel – Hostal in La Paz
Excursion to Tihuanacu in group
Lunch + diner / Entree fees
Day 6: La Paz
Today La Paz, visit Chacaltaya (highest ski run in the world)it is a mountain in the cordillera real, one of the mountain ranges of the Cordillera oriental, itself a range of the Bolivian andes. Its elevation is 5,421 meters (17,785 ft). Chacaltaya’s glacier — which was as old as 18,000 years — had an area of 0.22 km2 (0.085 sq mi) in 1940, which had been reduced to 0.01 km2 (0.0039 sq mi) in 2007 and was completely gone by 2009. Half of the meltdown, as measured by volume, took place before 1980. The final meltdown after 1980, due to missing precipitation and the warm phase of El Niño, resulted in the glacier’s disappearance in 2009. The glacier was formerly one of the highest in Southa america Located about 30 kilometers (19 mi) from La Paz near Huayna Potosi mountain. In the afternoon you take the night bus to Sucre
1 optional you can take a flight
2 optional the 3 days trekking Takshi
3 optional you do the amazing deadroad mountain bike tour
4 optional you do the city tour with moonvalley + cable car
Excursion in group Chacaltaya
Night bustickets to Sucre
Lunch + diner
Day 7: Sucre
Morning transfer to your hotel. Sucre is the constitutional capital of Bolivia. Located in the south-central part of the country, Sucre lies at an elevation of 2,810 meters (9,214 feet). This relatively high altitude gives the city a nice temperate climate year-round. The city attracts thousands of tourists every year due to its well-preserved downtown with buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. Sucre is the gateway to numerous small villages that date from the colonial era, the most well-known of which is Tarabuco home of the colorful “Pujllay ” festival held each March. Most of these villagers are members of one of the indigenous ethnicity. Many dress in clothing distinctive to their respective villages. You can visit one of the most traditional markets in South america ” only on Sunday. After the market you can visit, by yourself, the cemetery or just relax in the many bars. If today is Sunday, the cemetery, the dinosaurs footprints and textile museum is real worth a visit. Also you can do an amazing 1/2 day incatrail.
Hotel- Hostal In Sucre
Lunch + diner
1/2 day incatrail, only going down!
Day 8: Sucre
Whole day Sucre, visit the famous cemetery, the textile museum, or the dinosaur footprints . Or doing optional the amazing incatrail trekking around Sucre, only going down.Trek the rugged landscapes of this famous pre-Hispanic route and help preserve Bolivia’s rich cultural heritage.The route has spectacular panoramic views of the strange, multi-coloured swirling rocks.
Hotel/ hostal Sucre
1/2 day inca trail
Lunch + diner
Day 9 Potosi
We drive in 3,5 h over nice paved road to Potosi, in private transport. Potosí is one of the highest cities in the world at a nominal 4,090 metres (13,420 ft). For centuries, it was the location of the Spanish Colonial mint.
Potosí lies at the foot of the Cerro Rico (“rich mountain”) — a mountain popularly conceived of as being “made of” silver ore that dominates the city. The Cerro Rico is the reason for Potosí’s historical importance, since it was the major supply of silver for Spain during the period of Spanish world empire. Cerro de Potosí’s peak is 4,824 metres (15,827 ft) above sea level
Today you can visit, the silver mines in “cero rico “. Potosi ones, was one of the richest cities of Bolivia. Also the casa de moneda is worth a visit and the monastery . Hotel in Potosi.
Excursion silver mines
Private car to potosi
Hotel In Potosi
Lunch + diner
Day 10: Potosi – Uyuni
Uyuni – Potosí
This afternoon we take our local bus for around 4 h to Uyuni . From 2013 this road is new paved. The road with stunning views. In uyuni you can walk to the local markt to buy your water and sun glases, for the nexr 3 days jeeptour
Local bus to Uyuni
Hotel/ hostal Uyuni
Lunch + Diner
Day 11 3 Days Saltlakes – Lagunes Jeep
round 10 Am we start our Amazing 3 days tour. The real reason people come to Uyuni is the Salar. It is a surreal sensation to stand in the middle of a vast expanse and to stare into the distance, unable to tell exactly where the land ends and the sky begins. This is the largest salt flat in the world, and definitely not to be missed. A 3-day tour continues into the surrounding highlands, an area of intense volcanic and geothermal activity, dotted with lagoons colored red, green, and white by microscopic algae and populated by pink flamingos. Strange rock formations are scattered throughout, including Incahuasi Island, a coral reef covered in groves of giant cactus and believed to be the remnants of a volcano that existed in the middle of a giant prehistoric lake.
In the mornig we first visit the train cemetery and Colchani town, as well as the process of making domestic salt. We will be able to observe the salt extraction method. In the rainy season, the salt becomes a giant mirror where the white sky is reflected perfectly and everything seems to be floating in the air. This scenario is a paradise for lovers of photography, for the visual effects that can be achieved. Then you will visit Ojos del Salar; here bubbling gases escape from underneath the salt flat, the Salt hotel and Incahuasi. After a day at the Salt Flats, you will be transferred to your accommodation where you can relax and enjoy dinner at your basic Salt hotel in Shared jeep. Or Nice salt hotel in Private tours
Day 2 Uyuni Salt Flats Expedition tour.
After breakfast you will continue your way to lagoons and altiplano. You will go to Chiguana to visit the Ollagüe Volcano. On the road to the desert Andean camelids, llamas and vicunas can be seen. The journey continues with visits to: Cañapa Lagoon, Hedionda Lagoon and Chiarkota Lagoon. You will also visit the Silolí Desert and the Stone tree; a rock formation of over eight meters high.The next stop takes place at the breathtaking Colorada lagoon, which owes its color and name to the accumulation of a fine red sediment in combination with the pigmentation of a local type of algae. The lake is home to 3 species of flamingos. You will spend the night in a REEL basic lodge in shared jeep , or Tayka hotel in private
Day 13 Jeeptour Finish in San Perdo de Atacama Chile
The departure on the third day will be very early, to watch the sunrise at Red Lagoon. You will visit the geysers, the Green Lagoon and the Licancabur Volcano and you will have the opportunity to go to the hot springs. Than we cross the border with Chile. In Chile there is other transport to San pedro de Atacama. Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
In the afternoon you wil go to the real nice Moon valley.It is one of the most visited places in San Pedro and it is located at 17 kilometers of San Pedro’s downtown, in the Cordillera de la Sal (Salt mountains) area, is an interesting area with stones and sand formations that per millenia the floods and the winds have given it a series of colors and texture to the desert, it presents an extraordinary attractive by its similarity with the moon surface and the natural coliseo of great dimensions. From a great dune is possible to appreciate the wonderful and surprising surroundings of this zone. This wonderful natural phenomenon, is due to the encounter of the Atacama desert with the Andes mountain range, which is produced by smooth slope changes, conformed by cones of rollings originating of the mountain bankruptcy.The Moon Valley has dry lakes, in where the salt composition of these covers with a beautiful white mantle; escarpments of all green, blue, red, yellow colors surprising with the most diverse and surprising forms and which the sun makes vary its tones in thousand different forms during the day, specially in the twilight hours that reaches its best beauty. Declared sanctuary of the nature by its great natural beauty and strange moon appearance to which must its name.
3 meals a day
Basic sleep 2 nights ( in private tour nice hotels )
Shared jeeptour or private
Transfer from border to San pedro de atacama in shared or private
Hotel-Hostal in San Perdro de Atacama
Moon valley excursion in afternoon
entree fees 150 Bol national Park + 30 bol Inca wasi island
Guide in English ( driver is always guide in Spanish)
Optional you can stay 1 more night to visit the geysers or Atacama salt lakes
Optional you can take the bus to Salta
Day 14: San Pedro – Santiago
Transfer to Calama and Flight to Santiago de Chile
You can visit Alameda Bernardo O’Higgins, Santiago’s main avenue, before visiting La Moneda, the Government Palace. Following this you will walk through the pedestrian streets where the main commercial activity of the city is concentrated. You will then visit the famous Plaza de Armas, the main square of the city, surrounded by the Metropolitan Cathedral and other historical buildings. Focusing on the historical and cultural sites of Santiago, you will visit the Palacio Cousino Mansion (built 1870-1878), the Palacio de Bellas Artes, as well as the Pre-Columbian Art Museum. Finally crossing the Mapocho River you will visit Bellavista, the cultural and artistic neighborhood of Santiago.
Transfers in san perdo + Santiago
Hotel/ hostal Santiago
Lunch + diner
Excursions in Santiago ( we also can arrange, like wine tour, city tour)
Day 15 : Final
Free day in santiago and transfer to the airport( depending your international flight)
Hotel and excursions
Its also possible to extend with eastern island or do some more tours in Chile
You can start from Lima to Cusco in other packet, or if you start from Santiago, you can finish in Lima
General information click below