Southern Peru-Bolivia

    Day 1

    Day 1 –Sunday, October 26, 2014 – Depart Denver, CO to Miami, FL to Lima, Peru

    Overseas Adventure Travel

    Southern Peru & Bolivia: Inca Landscapes & Lake Titicaca

    Jose (Pepé) Campoy

    We are on the road again..... We are in the air again! It has been awhile since our last...

    Day 2

    Day 02 - Monday, October 27, 2014 - Arrive in Lima Early Morning; Check In to Hotel, Morning On Our Own, Introductory Meeting; Explore Lima; Welcome Dinner

    It was a little after 4:00 AM when the plane landed in Lima after a very turbulent ride south of the Equator. In...

    Day 3

    Day 03 - Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - Fly from Lima to Arequipa - The White City; Explore Yanahuara Area; Traditional Dishes Lunch; El Misti Volcano; Dinner on Our Own

    Lima Altitude - Sea Level / Arequipa Altitude -- 2328 - 7638

    By 6:30 AM we were up and ready...

    Day 4

    Day 04 - Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - Walking Tour of Arequipa; Santa Catalina Monastery; San Camilo Market; Plaza de Armas; Dinner on Our Own

    Arequipa Altitude: 2,335 m (7,661 ft)

    We had a leisurely breakfast and then met our group at 9:00 to join Beatriz, our local guide for...

    Day 5

    Day 05 - Thursday, October 30, 2014 - Depart Arequipa; Climb to 16,000 ft; Lunch at Chivay; Arrive at Colca Canyon; Afternoon at Leisure; Soak in Hot Springs

    Another beautiful dry day, the temperature was 55 degrees and the humidity was 25%. We had an early morning wake up call...

    Day 6

    Day 06 - Friday, October 31, 2014 - Explore the Colca Canyon; View & Study the Andean Condor; Hike to the Cruz de Cura; Traditional Clothing Workshop

    We were up before the sun today. Our wake up call came at 5:00 AM and we were on the bus by 6:00....

    Day 7

    Day 07 - Saturday, November 1, 2014 - Depart the Colca Canyon; Introduction to the Vicuña, Llama, & Alpaca; Introduction to the Culture of Puno

    We were able to sleep in this morning - our alarm went off at 7:00 AM. There was not a cloud in the sky, the...

    Day 8

    Day 08 - Sunday, November 2, 2014 - Excursion on Lake Titicaca; Boat Ride to Uros Islands; OPTIONAL TOUR: Sillustani Tombs Tour

    We joined our group at 9:00 AM and with our local guide, Broz, we boarded a Kon Tiki Tours boat that docked right across the street from our...

    Day 9

    Day 09 - Monday, November 3, 2014 - Depart Puno; A Day in the Life of an Altiplano Community – Iska Pataza; Visit Local School; Meet Local People on their Culture and Food; Cross the Border; Copacabana, Bolivia

    Today was a travel day; we were up early with the 5:05...

    Day 10

    Day 10 - Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - Board Boat for Isla del Sol; Explore the Island; Guided Walking Tour of Copacabana; Tour the Basilica of the Virgin of Copacabana

    It was cool on the lake this morning. The temperature was 50 degrees and the humidity was 47%. The sun...

    Day 11

    Day 11 - Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - Depart Copacabana for the Capital of La Paz; Visit Killi Killi viewpoint; Check Into Hotel

    Vic went out to get a weather reading; the temperature was 49 degrees and 77% humidity. The skies over the lake were cloud covered - perhaps Copacabana...

    Day 12

    Day 12 - Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Tiwanaku Archeological Site; Pumapunku Temple Complex; Lytic Museum

    After breakfast Vic reset the GPS and took the weather reading. The temperature was 41 degrees with 87% humidity. The hot sun and thin air made it feel so much warmer.

    At 8:30 we...

    Day 13

    Day 13 - Friday, November 7, 2014 - Explore La Paz; Jaen Street; Visit MUSEF & Murillo Plaza; Food, Clothing and Witches' Market; Afternoon at Leisure; Farewell Dinner

    Our day in La Paz began at 6:30 AM; we organized for the day and then had breakfast at the hotel as...

    Day 14

    Day 14 - Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Fly to Sucre, Bolivia; Visit ASUR Anthropology Museum; San Felipe de Neri Monastery

    POST TRIP

    Bolivia: Sucre, Potosi & the Uyuni Salt Flats

    This morning we began our Post Trip to the Salt Flats of Bolivia. The wake up call came at...

    Day 15

    Day 15 - Sunday, November 9, 2014 - Tour of the City; Lunch at Local Restaurant; Salon de Independencia; Simón Bolivar Park; Parque Cretacico

    We were able to sleep in this Sunday morning until 8:00 AM, as our activities did not begin until 9:30. The skies were overcast and gray,...

    Day 16

    Day 16 - Monday, November 10, 2014 - Overland to Potosi; High Altitude Views; Silver Mining; Cory Mayu Mine

    The temperature was 62 degrees with 72% humidity on our last morning in Sucre. Although, the bags were to be out at 8:30, the porter knocked on the door at 8:00...

    Day 17

    Day 17 - Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - Museo de la Casa Nacional de Moneda; Overland to Uyuni; Sunset Look of Uyuni Salt Flats

    After breakfast we left our bags in the room and met Juan Carlos to walk to the Casa de la Moneda de Bolivia, the Bolivian Mint....

    Day 18

    Day 18 - Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - Chaca Mummies; Salt Flats Museum; Uyuni Salt Flats; Colchani Salt Factories; Farewell Dinner

    Our day began at 7:30 AM and then we had a light breakfast at the hotel. The breeze was cool, with a temperature of 51 degrees and 33% humidity....

    Day 19

    Day 19 - Thursday, November 13, 2014 - Fly to La Paz; Evening at Leisure

    Pepé knocked on the door for our wake up call at 5:00 this morning. We had a little breakfast and then jumped back into the SUVs for one last ride to Uyuni to go to...

    Day 20

    Day 20 - Friday, November 14, 2014 - Flight from La Paz, Bolivia to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to Miami, FL to Denver, CO

    The wake up call came at 5:00 AM and the hotel provided a light breakfast snack for us before we left for the airport. Another OAT tour...

    Day 21

    Southern Peru & Bolivia: Inca Landscapes & Lake Titicaca

    José (Pepé) Campoy

    Unlike most Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) trips this one was quite positively different. In our past 20 OAT trips when we traveled we expected to see two or three different geographical areas.

    This one was different in that...

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