Multi-Day Tour

Peru And Bolivia: Heart Of The Andes (13 days)

Cox and Kings

Lima, Peru To Lima, Peru

Valid for Departures: 29 Apr 2018 - 11 May 2018

Peru And Bolivia: Heart Of The Andes (13 days)


Day 1
29 Apr 2018
Lima, Peru
Jose Antonio Hotel None
You will be met and taken to your hotel.
Day 2
30 Apr 2018
Sacred Valley, Peru
San Agustin Urubamba Hotel - 2 Nights Breakfast
Visit Lima's colonial center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Between its foundation in the 1500s up to the 1900s, Lima was the chief city of Spanish South America and known as the 'City of Kings'. A short stroll leads to the heart of the old city and the Plaza Mayor main square, surrounded by yellow edifices, the Government Palace and the imposing and grand cathedral. Visit Casa Aliaga, a superbly preserved colonial mansion that has been occupied by 16 generations of the same family since 1535. Don Jeronimo De Aliaga was one of the 13 commanders to arrive with Pizarro and was given land around the main square to build his house when Lima was founded. The mansion is decorated with ornate antiques and fine furnishings and it is easy to get a feel of the history of the family. Continue to the magnificent 17th-century San Francisco Monastery with its cloisters and catacombs, an architectural masterpiece. Finally, visit the modern districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, ending the tour at a clifftop park overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Continue to the airport after your excursion and board your flight to Cuzco.

Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred by road to your hotel in the Sacred Valley, a journey of approximately one and a half hours.
Day 3
01 May 2018
Sacred Valley, Peru
San Agustin Urubamba Hotel Breakfast
Gateway to the Sacred Valley, the town of Pisac was of supreme importance in Inca times. It was the site of one of the most important fortresses built to guard the capital of the empire.

The town of Pisac today is a sleepy hamlet of brown adobe buildings with faded red tiled roofs and narrow cobblestone streets. A mixture of Inca and colonial influences, parts of the town date from the colonial era and, in the church, Mass is still said in Quechua. Every day, the town has a market in the main square and this is renowned for its color and vibrance. People from the local villages, many of them in traditional dress, travel to the town and the many wares on offer include food items, handicrafts, ponchos and rugs.

The tour continues to Ollantaytambo, a small town built around a superbly preserved Inca fortress. The fortress guarded the entrance to this part of the valley and protected it from possible invasion from the lower jungles. The central part of the ruins is the Intihuatana group of temples and rock outcrops, which reveal the most magnificent Inca masonry. The design and foundations of the majority of the buildings in the town also date from the Inca era, when Ollantaytambo was a strategic military, religious and agricultural center.
Day 4
02 May 2018
Machu Picchu, Peru
El Mapi Hotel - (B, Box Lunch, D) None
You will be collected from your hotel and transferred by road to Ollanta railway station, a journey of approximately 40 minutes.

Take a spectacular journey by narrow gauge railway, through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to Machu Picchu.

The Expedition service features panoramic windows, a new suspension system, air-conditioning and heating. Comfortable seats, arranged in groups of four, allow passengers to relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery along the way. A complimentary snack and drink are provided on board.

On arrival at the station in Aguas Calientes, you will be transferred by shared bus to Machu Picchu.

This afternoon, enjoy a tour of the Machu Picchu ruins. The Incas left legends of forgotten cities and treasures, the most incredible of which is Machu Picchu. It lay hidden from the world until its rediscovery by the American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. The site consists of more than 200 buildings of perfectly chiselled unmortared stone, as well as baths, temples, altars and houses constructed in terraces and connected by stairways carved from solid rock. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins and have time to explore on your own.

Time permitting, you may wish to hike (unguided) up to Intipunku (Sun Gate), which is located on a flank of the Machu Picchu mountain and offers great views over the site. The hike between the citadel and Intipunku takes about one hour in each direction. Please ensure you leave sufficient time to descend the trail, as the exit is through the citadel, which closes at 5:30 pm.

The train operation and schedules are subject to change due to natural events, industrial action or track repairs.
When travelling to Machu Picchu it is mandatory to take a smaller overnight bag due to baggage restrictions on the train. Therefore you would need to leave the bulk of your luggage this morning (to be transferred straight to Cuzco) and pack an overnight bag for your stay in Aguas Calientes.
Day 5
03 May 2018
Cuzco, Peru
Los Portales Hotel - 2 Nights Breakfast
Morning at leisure. Optional excursions include the chance to revisit the mysterious ruins on your own and perhaps hike up to Intipunku (Sun Gate) or additionally add a hike up Huayna Picchu or on the Machu Picchu mountain. Tickets for a second entrance to the ruins (which will allow you to hike up to Intipunku) and the additional hikes are not included and must be prebooked in advance as visitor numbers are restricted and tickets cannot be purchased locally. Tickets may sell out far in advance, particularly in peak season. Our local agents in Peru can purchase the entrance tickets no later than 15 days prior to your arrival in Machu Picchu, therefore we recommend you book any additional entrance tickets through Cox & Kings Travel as far in advance as possible and preferably before your final balance is due. Please ask your consultant for further details and prices or refer to your Peru Travel Notes. Note that the Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountain hikes must be booked in conjunction with a second entrance ticket.

If you revisit the citadel, we advise you take the bus down from the ruins no later than 1.5 hours before your train departure time.

Excursions that can be booked locally include birdwatching, nature walks or a visit to the Aguas Calientes hot springs (payable locally).

Optional Excursion:
Further visit to Machu Picchu.
This morning, you will have time to explore these mysterious ruins on your own (second entrance ticket to Machu Picchu is included).

You may wish to hike to Intipunku (Sun Gate), which is located on a flank of the Machu Picchu mountain and offers great views over the site. The hike between the citadel and Intipunku takes about 1 hour in each direction.

If you revisit the citadel, we advise that you take the bus down from the ruins no later than 1.5 hours before your train departure time.

Optional Excursion:
Further visit to Machu Picchu with Huayna Picchu.
This morning you will have time to explore these mysterious ruins on your own and hike up Huayna Picchu. The second entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu is included.

Your entrance ticket for Huayna Picchu is for the hike starting at 7am / 10am. Please arrive on time or your ticket will be automatically cancelled and is non-refundable. The hike to the summit of Huayna Picchu (2,720 metres above sea level) takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. The main trail is a steep climb up uneven pathways and Inca steps, at times exposed, and is not suitable for persons with a fear of heights. Please take particular care in wet weather as the paths and steps may be slippery.

If you revisit the citadel or hike the surrounding mountains we advise that you take the bus down from the ruins no later than 1.5 hours before your train departure time. This afternoon, board the Peru Rail (Expedition) from Machu Picchu to Poroy station.

Note: The train operation and schedules may be subject to change due to natural events, industrial action or track repairs.

You will be met at Poroy station on the outskirts of Cuzco and taken to your hotel, a journey of approximately 20 minutes.
Day 6
04 May 2018
Cuzco, Peru
Los Portales Hotel Breakfast
Begin your tour with a visit to Loreto Alley, an impressive part of the old town with its remarkable Inca walls. Continue to the Santo Domingo Monastery which was built in the 17th century on the foundations of the Koricancha Temple of the Sun, using original materials. Excavation is unearthing more of the five chambers of the temple, revealing some of the best Inca stonework to be seen in Cuzco.

After this, you will visit San Blas with its beautiful colonial church, which houses an impressive pulpit. Stroll through the many handicraft shops and native art galleries in the small square where many local crafts can be found, such as earthenware, paintings, ceramics, sculptures, wood carvings and textiles. Roam the old quarter which dates back to the 16th and 17th centuries.

Return to Cuzco's old town, passing through Hatunrumiyoc street with its famous 12-angle stone. The heart of Cuzco, as in Inca days, is the Plaza de Armas. On the northern side of this, a visit will be made to the magnificent cathedral, built in the early 17th century on the site of the Inca Palace of Viracocha. The high altar is made of solid silver and the altar retablo behind it is a masterpiece of native woodcarving. In the sacristy are paintings of all the bishops of Cuzco and a painting of Christ attributed to Van Dyck. Much venerated is the crucifix of El Senor de las Temblores, the object of many pilgrimages and viewed all over Peru as a guardian against earthquakes.
Day 7
05 May 2018
La Paz, Bolivia
Hotel Presidente - 2 Nights Breakfast
You will be collected at your hotel and taken to the airport, to board the flight to La Paz.

Upon arrival, you will be met and taken to your hotel.
Day 8
06 May 2018
La Paz, Bolivia
Hotel Presidente Breakfast
Your tour will take you through the city to see its colorful street markets such as the Witches market, the Open Air Museum of Tiwanaku, the Parliament and Government's Palace at the Plaza Murillo, and the San Francisco church.

You will then drive out of the city to the eerie Valle de Luna or Moon Valley. Millions of years of geological evolution have created this strangely beautiful area. The rocks, rifts and mounds have weird shapes and rise in peaks into the horizon, creating an almost lunar landscape.
Day 9
07 May 2018
To Salar de Uyuni
Luna Salada Hotel - 2 Nights Breakfast, Dinner
You will be collected at your hotel and taken to the airport to board the flight to Uyuni.

Upon arrival, you will be met and taken to your hotel. On the way to the hotel there will be a stop to visit the Kaka Mummies and train cemetery.
Day 10
08 May 2018
Salar de Uyuni
Luna Salada Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today, take a full day tour to Salar de Uyuni, the highest Salt Lake in the world, surrounded by an impressive panorama. The tour begins with a visit to Colchani town where you can see how the salt is harvested and visit the Salt Museum. You will then be taken across the shimmering expanse of the saltpan, via the Ojos de Agua geysers, to visit the Inka Wasi island which contains huge cacti and other types of flora and fauna.

After lunch, visit the Thunupa volcano to enjoy panoramic views over the salt flats. Visit Coquesa where, in a canyon on the flanks of the volcano, caves housing ancient mummified human remains and pottery from the Inca era can be seen.

The roads in the salt flats are unpaved and journey times may take longer during the rainy season. The visit to the Inka Wasi island may not be possible between November and April due to rains, in which case an alternative visit to just Colchani, Ojos de Agua and the Salt Museum will be arranged.
Day 11
09 May 2018
Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
Inca Utama Hotel Breakfast, Dinner
You will be collected at your hotel and taken to the airport for your flight to La Paz.

You will be driven to Huatajata on Lake Titicaca, a journey of approximately 1.5 hours.

Visit the Andean Roots Eco Village and Altiplano museums, which depict the historical development of the area and exhibit artefacts from the civilizations of the Lake Titicaca region. Meet the Limachi family, builders of Thor Heyerdhal's Ra II and Tigris.

In the evening after dinner, visit a 'kallawaya', a Bolivian natural healer, and the Alajpacha native observatory to see the southern constellations.
Day 12
10 May 2018
Lima, Peru
Jose Antonio Breakfast, Lunch
Transfer by hydrofoil to the floating islands of Iruitos. Lake Titicaca has many floating islands, which are inhabited by the indigenous Uros people. For hundreds of years, the livelihood of this water tribe has been based on the benefits of the totora reed, which grows densely in the shallower areas of the lake. They use these to build their homes, boats and even the floating islands they live on, compressing them into virtually rigid surfaces, which drift around on the lake currents. The Uros people live by fishing and raising domestic fowl and they travel between their islands in tiny reed boats.

Cruise to Moon Island, where you will visit the ruins of an Inca nunnery called the Virgins of the Sun. Continue to Sun Island, where according to legend, the Inca empire was founded when a golden rod was brought to the Earth by Manco Kapac and Mama Ocllo (son and daughter of the Sun God Inti), and buried there. Visit the Inca Staircase and the Sacred Fountain and then enjoy lunch on the island, with a breathtaking view over the lake and the Royal Range mountains. Explore a local handicraft market before travelling by hydrofoil to Copacabana on the mainland. Visit the Copacabana cathedral before transferring by road, via the churches of Pomata and Juli, to the airport in Puno, Peru. Board your flight to Lima.

On arrival, you will be met and taken to your hotel.

All transfers and visits today are operated on a shared basis. The hydrofoil itinerary may be subject to change due to weather conditions.
Please have your passport to hand so that it can be stamped for your arrival into Peru.
Day 13
11 May 2018
Lima, Peru
None Breakfast
You will be collected at your hotel and taken to the airport.

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This journey takes in the dramatic Andean scenery and traditional cultures of both Bolivia and Peru. Travel from historic Lima to the Sacred Valley and colonial Cuzco, explore ancient Incan sites and discover the breathtaking scenery of the Bolivian salt flats at Uyuni. The tour concludes with overnight stays on both shores of Lake Titicaca, legendary birthplace of the Incas.

About Us

For over 250 years, Cox & Kings, as a luxury travel company, has listened to the needs and aspirations of passionate travelers, and has consistently delivered journeys full of wonder, surprise and unforgettable moments. With Cox & Kings, travelers are immersed in the heart of the action, experiencing authentic moments on far-flung adventures across the globe. Cox & Kings offers exquisite cultural & wildlife adventures designed for individuals, small groups, and families seeking to experience the grandeur of India & The Subcontinent, Africa, Middle East, Europe, Latin America, Antarctica and Asia & The Pacific.

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Terms & Conditions

Booking Procedures

A contract is entered into once your travel agent or East India Travel Company, Inc. (DBA Cox & Kings) receives your deposit and we accept and confirm the booking. Please note that travel arrangements are not confirmed until stated so in writing by Cox & Kings. Payment of any monies constitutes acceptance and understanding of Cox & Kings’ Terms & Conditions as laid out below, as listed on our website and in our pre travel documentation.


For most trips, a per person deposit of 25% of the program price is required to secure the arrangements, and will be your only obligation until 90 days prior to your departure date. For trips with other deposit and cancelation requirements, your travel specialist will inform you at time of booking. The balance of the cost must be paid 90 days before you travel. Payment should be made to Cox & Kings in Los Angeles, California. If the final balance is not received on time, Cox & Kings reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled by you and to levy cancellation charges. If you book your travel 90 days or prior to departure, the full amount of your trip must be paid in order to confirm the booking.


A fee of $150 per alteration will be charged for any amendments to your travel arrangements once your booking has been confirmed. If you request any changes in services or accommodation, once commencement of travel, Cox & Kings will do all possible to accommodate your request, however, any costs incurred due to such amendments, you will be liable for any cancellation/retention charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred to secure revised arrangements.


Should you wish to cancel your travel arrangements, you must notify Cox & Kings in writing. Please note that deposits are-refundable minus a per person administrative fee of $400 if the cancellation is received more than 91 days prior to departure. Please state the reason for cancellation as you may be covered by your insurance policy. For notification received within 90 days of departure, the following cancellation charges are applicable:

Days Before Departure  ||    Cancellation Charge

90 days or longer            ||     $400 per person administrative fee (some exceptions apply, you will be notified at time of booking)

89 to 61                            ||     20% of total land program price

60 to 31                            ||     50% of total land program price

30 to Day of Departure   ||     100% of total land program price

We cannot give any allowance or refund for meals, rooms, excursions, etc. that have not been consumed or utilized, when these services have been included in the price of the program. No refund can be made on lost, mislaid or destroyed travel tickets. Certain programs and holiday departure dates may have higher penalties for cancellation, your travel specialist will advise at time of booking. Any air tickets issued at any time are subject to the terms of the airline.

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highly recommended

By: rebecca

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2013

Cox and Kings coordinated a complicated itinerary with many different air segments and they were very detailed and thorough. Their guides were knowledgeable and enthusiastic and very accomodating to the needs and interests of their clients
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Luttenberger
Not Recommended

missed some key things

By: travelgal

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2013

1) hospital not be open on moon day wasted time 2) misinformation about internal connecting flight 3) already had visa and they got duplicate 4) no idea about what time living goddess would appear wasted time again 5) no one reconfirmed departure times, would have been sitting around the airport for hours 6) didn't need as many days as recommended
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overall was fine but could have better

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014

the agency used too many different companies and out sourced the trips and guides to different areas that it was difficult to find who was responsible and who to contact in case of an issue. People will be better served if the same company was consistently used. Also if they have booked a room in a hotel, not to book the lowest category of the room in the hotel but give guests an option to book a room with a balcony or overlooking the water
Travel Advisor:  Cassandra Bookholder
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Not Recommended

Never again

By: Johnstew

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2014

I have a major issue with Cox and Kings as a “luxury supplier”.There is more to the term than booking expensive hotels and tours. A well planned, informative experience that ensures client satisfaction must occur. Communication with Cox and Kings was almost nil. There was virtually no information provided to us once they had payment. The final delivery of documents was nothing more than a copy of the original booking marked final. These documents (such as they were) came late. Cox and Kings excuse was they “were waiting on ‘final’ confirmation from suppliers”. Based on the start of our trip, it’s not clear that they were communicating with them any better than they were talking to us.  They failed to tell us that the in country flight could only accomodate 25lbs of luggage, great fun repacking. They screwed up the excursions planned at our first stop and we missed one. Another listed tour stop did not happen and several were not as described. GO ELSEWHERE!
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By: Fellow Traveler

Reviewed on: 27 May 2014

Eva was an excellent guide in Prague.  Enjoyed the tours and would recommend again.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson
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By: LC47

Reviewed on: 16 May 2014

As a single traveler I thought their services were good but too expensive. The tour operators seemed competent.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson
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Recommended, but with a caveat

By: Jean

Reviewed on: 22 May 2014

Our travel agent used Cox and Kings for our group's three-day stay in Prague. The hotel, Hotel Paris, was wonderful and the tour guide was exceptional.  We had a wonderful time while we were there.  The only disappointment was the Hungarian folk dancing show/dinner.  The local singer and dancers did a very nice job, but the meal was not just bad, it was inedible.  Two slices of gristle in cold, gelatinous gravy, followed by cake so dry it was like sawdust.  Have a glorious time in Prague, but skip that dinner!
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson
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Excellent trip thanks to Cox And Kings

By: Barrett

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2014

The safari experience at three camps was unbelievable. External well planned and executed. Absolutely no flaws. Ready to go back and do it all over again. They know what they are doing. One can have high confidence in their work.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg

Incan Peru Done Perfectly

By: JohnSt2

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2016

My wife and I just completed an ideal week in Peru arranged by Cox and Kings, America. The itinerary they planned was executed flawlessly. All the hotels, tours, meals and guides exceeded our high expectations. We stayed in Belmond hotels in Lima, Cusco, Urubamba & Machu Picchu. They are all exceptional; immaculate and well situated; large and well appointed rooms. The staffs are welcoming and couldn’t do enough to ensure we had a memorable stay. Our package included breakfast and lunch. Hotel breakfasts had many choices both North & South American dishes; all tastefully prepared. Lunches at upscale restaurants with a great selection of Peruvian dishes. You’ll love Peruvian cooking & you will get plenty of it. You won't need dinner. Our guide, Henry Coavoy Goongora (we called him Henry), was excellent; able comprehend the subtleties of our questions. He went above & beyond to personalize our experience, e.g. arranging for my wife to ride a Peruvian Paso horse. We had a fantastic time.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Prague One on One

By: Pat and Lee

Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our private tour of Prague. It was one of the best experiences of our trip. Professional and well versed guide who was sensitive to our needs. Made Prague come alive for us. Could not have been better.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson

Land assistance

By: David

Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2016

Cox and kings land packages, and their guides were absolutely excellent as usual.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson

Well managed operation

By: JRobert

Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2017

Cox and Kings spare no effort or cost on every detail of the trip ensuring complete satisfaction in every detail.Particularly impressed by the quality of all the people and the seamless teamwork.
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Hardy

Cox & Kings - India 2017

By: K.Bueso

Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2017

As a tour operator, I would definitely recommend Cox & Kings but I would make mention of certain concerning items which I have not seen with other tour operators such as G Adventures. The Good Cox & Kings made us feel welcomed since the day we arrived in India. A very friendly representative met us at the airport in India with our names on a board. This made us feel welcomed and safe. Also the representative was very helpful in some inquiries we had such as ATM withdrawal and purchase of a SIM Card at the airport. He was very friendly and conversational on the trip to the airport. At every step of the way, Cox & Kings had a representative to meet us and explain the process. We visited four different cities in India and they had several representatives assisting us to make sure the trip was great. The drivers were very professional and on time. The Kind of Bad Not sure if it was Cox & Kings or individual guides, but they push their "trusted" stores on to us for purchasing souvenirs
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Renae Torgerson

Scenic Cruise river tour April 2017

By: sue

Reviewed on: 13 May 2017

We are fans for life .An excellent ship, plus everything was first class...., comfort, wonderful quality, very professional staff. .Excursions, (all choices prepaid with 3 choices) were the best we have experienced , above all others. The entertainment at all venues ,including on board the ship, was top quality. Accommodations for inclement weather ( not too warm and or sunny) were thoughtful and efficient.
Travel Advisor:  Sherry Wilczewski

Great planning.

By: High Altitude

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2017

Trip planning and documentation were thorough and complete. Follow-through after trip completion also very good.
Not Recommended

Inconsistency in Trip Planning

By: Anonymous

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2017

There were many inconsistencies in the planning and execution of this recent trip. Turns out we could have gotten our China Visas in the States and could have bypassed Nepal which was our preference. Receiving other pertainent documents was also done at the last minute. Some of the hotel accommodations (in the countryside in Tibet) were not up to the standards of a trip of this caliber. The service and food at the Taj Tashi in Thimphu was also not up to par. The room at the Uma Paro was tiny and cramped. There was a very long day driving to Gantey, fours hours each way that could have been handled differently, by having us sleep overnight at the Gantey Lodge and returning the next day. Had we known It was a National Holiday in China for 8 days, we would have bypassed the one day in Chendu to see the Pandas; the crowds were horrific and made it very unenjoyable and impossible to see the Pandas even though we got up very early that day.
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Excellent drivers and guides

By: Penny

Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2017

We would recommend Cox and Kings to anyone. Our guide Michele inPrague was excellent. She knows and loves Prague, and it was great to talk with her about so many different aspects of Czech life. All Cox and Kings services were professionally and flawlessly executed.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson
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Cox & Kings tour operators were awesome

By: Humphrey

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2018

The contact I had with Cox & Kings was great. Dania in the US was really helpful and provided me with all of the information and help I needed. Their representative in Tanzania was very helpful too. Our guide, John was great. He was so knowledgeable about the animals and the parks, and he knew where to look for the animals. We really enjoyed having him as our guide. He was very professional and took very good care of us.
Travel Advisor:  Katie Schmitz