Machu Picchu Uyuni Salt Flats Experience
Machu Picchu Uyuni Salt Flats: Prance in Uyuni Salt flats, bask in the breathtaking vistas of this great salt flat, the glory of the ancient rock-built city of Machu Picchu, and mingle with locals in the highest lake in the world–Titicaca as you journey through the sites of the Incan kingdom of the Andes on this 14-day signature adventure.
Discover the two highlights of Latin America, immersing yourself in nature, culture, must-see sights and plenty of experiences. Sometimes you’ve got to get down low to find the real highlights. The Uyuni salt flat is the example per excellence. Uyuni might not immediately strike travelers as a hotspot for an adventure and romantic getaway, but it should. The warm hospitality, exquisite sunsets, and otherworldly landscapes create a magical setting for making memories with your other half, and this trip is thought for it. Sail on Lake Titicaca the highest lake in the world, still home for some Quechua people who have lived in the islands over the centuries. Embrace Machu Picchu in the peaceful misty early morning quiet, to grab some awesome pics from every angle as the sun rises above the mountain tops. A place among the greatest artistic and architectural achievements in the world and live your adventure from unimaginable to unforgettable.
Sample the very best of Peru & Bolivia on a Peru Summit Adventures signature journey to Machu Picchu Uyuni and beyond. When you’re done, sit back & re-live the memories over a perfect Pisco Sour. This is the perfect trip that you were looking for. Join us!
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EASY - MODERATE: Designed for everyone. Hotel nights and/or lodge nights, day tours, nature walks, hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking, horseback riding.
Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes to Machu Picchu Uyuni Salt Flats Tour. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, eg, strikes, natural disasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.
Cozy and lovely lodges in La Paz, Uyuni, Cusco, and Machu Picchu.
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl
Minimum of 02 people is needed to depart. Family groups, couple travelers, friends, or even if you’re a SOLO traveler, you are welcome to our trips. Price is per person, which is based on two people who might share a room/tent. The itinerary is described and based on shared services as well as semi-private service; however, if you are looking for a private service, that would be upon request.
YES. To protect MACHU PICCHU, the number of people allowed a day is limited to 4500 (spaces may vary depending on new regulations). That is why you should reserve your space as soon as possible. Spaces can be filled up three to four months in advance. Spaces fill more quickly in the high tourist season, from May to September.
Why experience the Machu Picchu Uyuni Salt Flats Tour
- Walk on the vast Uyuni salt flats and make your coolest snapshots.
- Immerse yourself in the stunning sunsets, sunrises, and the unique landscapes.
- Delve into the Andean Quechua culture by visiting authentic communities in the Lake Titicaca.
- Explore the monumental ancient Incan temples in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
- Spend the whole morning at incomparable Machu Picchu, “the ethereal city of the Incas” with a private guide.
- Taste the innovative Peruvian cuisine that’s earning accolades the world over.
- Transfer from the airport to hotel, welcome meeting at your hotel.
- Hotel: Casa Grande Hotel, Atix Hotel, Camino Real Hotel La Paz.
Transfer very early in the morning to El Alto airport (flight La Paz – Uyuni 1h) arrival and reception by the local representative, we leave immediately to make a visit to the Incahuasi Island (Isla Pescado), we cross the Salar in Southern direction towards San Pedro de Quemez. Lunch and dinner included. Only breakfast included.
We leave in the morning to discover the small lagoons of the Andes where we will see the first pink flamingos and an extraordinary landscape surrounded by colored volcanoes and mountains, passing to an extensive deserted region, where, we will stay at the only one hotel in this isolated desert with impressive vistas around, this place is truly breathtaking. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
- Hotel: Tayka Del Desierto
We know how meaningful this trip is for you and it might be the only one in your life so we need to explore this great place properly. After breakfast, we start our trip to Stone Tree (eroded rock in tree shape), next, we will go to the Laguna Colorada, which is home for pink flamingos, and a perfect place to spot these birds. After that, We will pass by the highest point (5,000m/ 16,404 ft) at this point, we will enjoy the Sulfates of the morning sunrise, we will then reach the natural hot springs. After having a good time at the hot springs, we will head to the Laguna Verde, located at the foot of the Licancabur Volcano, eventually, we will return to Colchani where we will spend the night in one of the magnificent hotels of Sal right on the edge of the Salar de Uyuni. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
- Hotel: Palacio de Sal Hotel
Early breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport to take the flight to La Paz, upon arrival pick up from the airport and transfer to La Paz city. Hotel Check-in, and walking city tour in the afternoon. Only breakfast included.
- Hotel: Casa Grande Hotel, Atix Hotel, Camino Real Hotel La Paz.
Today, you will have a full day trip to Lake Titicaca on our private transportation, en route you will visit the Pre-Inca ruins of Tiwanaku with a private guide. We offer private transportation since there is no good company between La Paz and Lake Titicaca/ Puno. You will be picked up from your hotel in La Paz and transferred to the borderline between Peru and Bolivia, where the Peruvian side private transportation will be waiting for you with your Peruvian private guide for the transfer to your hotel in Lake Titicaca. Please note: the transportation and the guides cannot pass the border, that’s why we need to change to another transportation at the borderline. Only breakfast included.
- Hotel: Hotel Tierra Viva Puno
Today we will take a full day tour to Lake Titicaca, where we will visit the Uros floating islands and Taquile island. At 7:30 am, we come at your hotel to pick you up, we will then go to the main port to take the boat to Urus floating islands. At this place, we will learn about the daily life of this local inhabitants and will learn how these people have been preserving the technique of weaving the artificial islands since remote times. Our next destination is Taquile, a place of weavers and a perfect place to learn about their textiles, we will take a short hike around this island while savoring the amazing views in every direction, and we will get one of the local restaurants for lunch (lunch is not included). After that, we will take the boat back to Puno, arriving to the hotel at about 5:00 pm. Only breakfast included.
- Hotel: Hotel Tierra Viva Puno
A full day trip to Cusco on private transportation, you will have several stops en route to visit historical sites. Lunch and breakfast included.
- Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Cusco
Today we’ll start exploring the impressive temple of Sacsayhuaman, a place built in XV century whose construction rocks weigh 180 tons and were brought from about 500 meters/ 1,640 ft away. Next, Qenqo a place with small underground passageways where the Incan people worshipped the goddess Pachamama, our next place is Pukapukara a place that was used by the pilgrims to leave offerings before reaching Cusco the capital of the Incan empire, the temple of the water Tambochay is just nearby to Pupukara where there are Incan religious water fountains. Our next place is Pisac an impressive place for its farming terraces, which are covering the hillsides of the mountains and one of the largest Incan cemeteries is located at this place, en route to Pisac we will make a stop at the alpaca and llama farm to learn about these animals. Only breakfast included.
- Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Cusco
Today we depart for Sacred Valley of the Incas to explore the highlights of the valley. Chinchero a colonial town with its XVII century church and Incan buildings will be our first place to visit, next, Maras salt ponds, which was the main salt source to provide to Cusco and other settlements in Urubamba valley like Machu Picchu, today this place is still used by locals where locals farm salt bu hands as the Incas used to make it centuries ago. Our next place to visit is Moray, a unique Incan farming testing center, where they built terraces in rounded-shape especially to generate many microclimates because of this, today, Peru has over 3000 sorts of potatoes. Our last place to explore is Ollantaytambo, another impressive place for its temple of the sun whose granite boulders were brought from 5 miles away. In the afternoon, we will have a journey to Machu Picchu Pueblo on vistadome class train a train with panoramic windows to enjoy the amazing scenery en route. Only breakfast included.
- Hotel: El Mapi by InkaTerra
It is the day to explore and learn about Machu Picchu, today we’ll start early having our breakfast at the hotel, and we’ll take the bus to Machu Picchu, Once we arrive we’ll make a full exploration of the Incan city with a private guide at your side. After the full exploration, in the afternoon we’ll return to Machu Picchu Pueblo, in the afternoon we will taek our train back to Cusco. Only breakfast included.
- Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Cusco
Transfer from your hotel to the airport in Cusco. Arrive in Lima airport, pick up and transfer to your hotel, free afternoon to chill out at the hotel. Only breakfast included.
- Hotel: Casa Andina Select Miraflores
The Larco Museum is the largest Peruvian museum and one of the best museums in the Americas that holds archaeological artifacts from 3000 bc that belongs to the Andean civilization. The church and convent of Saint Francis are part of the Historic Centre of Lima, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1991, aside from a church and monastery it also contains a library and catacombs. Only breakfast included.
- Hotel: Casa Andina Select Miraflores
Transfer from the hotel to the airport and take the flight at home. End of the adventure. Only breakfast included.
Note on Itinerary
Although we do our very best possible to adhere to the schedule above, this itinerary is subject to change for several reasons beyond our control, including strikes, weather, natural disasters, and terrain conditions. On some occasions, these conditions may demand us to deviate from our original schedule, in which case we will provide the best available alternative options. And we’ll make a great experience of it!
Included on The Machu Picchu Uyuni Salt Flats Tour
- All transfer service by a private transportation with a professional driver.
- Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
- Round trip bus tickets in Machu Picchu.
- Domestic flight tickets in Bolivia and Peru
- Round trip train tickets ( one way on vistadome class and return on expedition class).
- 13 nights hotel at 4-star hotels with breakfast included (1 night at tourist class hotel in Uyuni).
- Private Tour guide for all destination or visited places.
- All entrance tickets to all mentioned places on the itinerary or visited places.
- All private transportation for sightseeing days.
- Machu Picchu entrance ticket in the morning group.
- Private transportation from La Paz to Lake Titicaca
- Bus ticket from Puno to La Paz.
- Speed boat for Lake Titicaca.
- Round trip flight tickets from La Paz to Uyuni and Uyuni to La Paz.
- Mentioned activities in Uyuni.
No Included on The Machu Picchu Uyuni Salt Flats Tour
- International flight tickets (please, give details of your arrival and departure times).
- Lunch budget (while your stay at hotel or sightseeing) between US$15 to US$20 for every lunch not included.
- All airport departure tax, Lima International departure tax is approximately US$ 35, Lima Domestic departure tax is approximately US$10 nad other tax in Alto La paz airport.
- Additional nights during the trip due to the flight cancellations.
- Extra expenditure during the trip, tour, or hotel stay, such as soda, extra snacks, personal taxi, alcoholic drinks, massage, extra snacks, souvenirs, laundry, and telephone calls, etc.
- Gratuities for the guides and other staff (expected but not compulsory, your own appreciation).
- Transference fees (wire transfer).
- Travel Insurance and health insurance (you need to have one to travel with us and bring copies with you please), we highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation, interruption; an insurance to protect your travel investment, Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance. Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc. it should be covered by the passenger as a whole. Also, if you for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trip, and will need emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc. will be at passenger’s expense.
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Note on Prices
Prices are per person, double occupancy or triple occupancy in case of families or friends, Solo travelers will be matched with a person of the same gender if available or single supplement will be forced.
Trip Payment Schedule
- At time of reservation: 50% of the total balance.
- 60 days prior to departure: 50% must be paid fully.
Cancellation and Transfer Fee Schedule
- Minimum fee (tour permit fee): $800 per person
- 61-90 days prior to departure: 30% of trip cost
- 46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
- 45 days or less: 100% of trip cost
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- Flight info (required, printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
- Travel Insurance info (required, with photocopies)
- Passport (required, with photocopies)
- Required visas or vaccination certificates (required, with photocopies)
- Binoculars (optional)
- Camera (with extra memory cards and batteries)
- Cash especially for Uyuni, credit and debit cards
- Day pack (used for daily excursions)
- Ear plugs
- Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunblock, Acetazolamide (Diamox good for altitude sickness prevention), Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking).
- Flashlight/ torch (headlamps are ideal with extra batteries).
- Fleece top/sweater
- Footwear and waterproof hiking shoes
- Sun Hat
- Locks for bags
- Long pants/jeans
- Outlet adapter
- Personal entertainment (reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
- Reusable water bottle
- Small travel towel
- Toiletries (preferably biodegradable)
- Watch and alarm clock
- Waterproof backpack cover
- Windproof rain jacket
- Long-sleeved shirts or sweater
- Warm gloves
- Warm hat
- Warm layers
- Down jacket
- Hiking pants (convertible/zip-off and quick dry recommended)
- Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
- Dry bag (will help keep cameras and essentials dry)
- External battery pack and power bank.
- Motion sickness tablets
- Sun hat/bandana
- Swimwear for hot springs
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