La Paz, in Bolivia, is the highest administrative capital in the world, resting on the Andes’ Altiplano plateau at more than 3,500m above sea level. It stretches to El Alto city in the highlands, with snow-capped, 6,438m-high Mt. Illimani as its backdrop. The city’s dramatic setting can be taken in during rides on Mi Teleférico, the aerial cable car system.
Salar de Uyuni, located in the Andes in southwest Bolivia, is the world’s largest salt flat. It’s the legacy of a prehistoric lake that went dry, leaving behind a desertlike, nearly 11,000-sq.-km. landscape of bright-white salt, rock formations and cacti-studded islands. Its otherworldly expanse can be observed from central Incahuasi Island. Though wildlife is rare in this unique ecosystem, it harbors many pink flamingos.
This tour is for those who wish to see the whole of Peru in just over two weeks. We plan this entire itinerary for your ease and the simplicity of seeing as many places during your trip to Peru
Peru is home to several ancient cultures, ranging from the Norte Chico civilization in the 32nd century BC, the oldest civilization in the Americas, to the Inca Empire, the largest and most sophisticated state in pre-Columbian America.
Fly into Cusco and hit the ground running with this program. Spend the first four days covering the whole of Cusco and then head over to Puerto Maldonado and the Rainforest for a further four days of activities and excitement.
The city of Cusco is located 3400 m/ 11,154 ft above sea level. The history of the city of Cusco goes back to pre-Inca times; when the Incas arrived in the region they found a functioning city, called Akhamama, referring to “chicha de maíz” or corn beer, an ancient drink which has always accompanied Andean man.
When researching for a hotel in Puerto Maldonado, have in mind that Posada Amazonas lodge is conveniently located just two hours from the Puerto Maldonado airport inside the private communal reserve of the Ese Eja Native Community of Infierno , because of that offers ample opportunities to observe wildlife, from Howler Monkeys to Parrots to rare Giant Otters, and to discover the ancient indigenous heritage of the Amazon’s Ese Eja Tribe because is located inside their private reserve.
The city of Cusco is located 3400 m/ 11,154 ft above sea level, at the upper limit of the Quechua ecological level, the perfect setting for the development of agricultural activities as a means of sustaining a civilisation such as the Incas, who exercised their control and influence over almost all of South America.