Skip to main content

Puno to San Pedro de Atacama

Overview

Join this exciting small group tour with likeminded individuals from Puno to San Pedro de Atacama. Start your journey travelling to Copacabana to visit the famous Virgen Morena and take the boat to Isla del Sol. Explore the Chincana ruins and the Sacred Rock in La Paz and enjoy a city tour to the colonial part of the city and treat yourself to a handicraft from one of the street markets. Cross the impressive Salt Flats of Uyuni, go to the high Andean valley of Alota and visit Laguna Colorada before you arrive at the end of your trip.

Trip Code: LATSPHC

Location: Peru, Bolivia, Chile

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

This morning you will be collected from your hotel and transferred by road to Copacabana located on Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. Stroll around the town before boarding a boat to Sun Island. On arrival at Huacani Port enjoy a typical Aptapi lunch in the highlands before hiking to Ecolodge Estancia. Dinner included.

Puno – Island of the Sun

Don’t miss an early sunrise. After breakfast, board the boat and cruise north to visit the Chincana ruins and the Sacred Rock and continue to the Island of the Moon and see the Iñak Uyu ruins. Lunch included Enroute. Return to Copacabana and continue by road to La Paz.

Island of the Sun – La Paz

Experience a city tour of La Paz, elected as one of the New 7 Wonder Cities of the world. Located in a valley at the foothills of the Andes Range, at 3,632m (11942 ft) above sea level. The tour goes through the street markets rich in handicrafts, weavings, and witchcraft items, followed by a visit to the colonial section of the city, San Francisco Church, Gold Museum, Murillo Square also visit to the viewpoint 'Mirador de Killi Killi'; and the outdoor replica of Tiwanaku temple. Then descending to the more modern, southern part of La Paz, visit the Valley of the Moon, where a clay mountain has been impressively shaped by erosion. Conclude the tour with a cable ride aboard Mi Teleferico, the world’s highest cable car system and offering spectacular views of the city.

Half Day City & Moon Valley tour

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Uyuni. On arrival at Uyuni, you will be met and transferred to Colchani, located on the shores of the Uyuni Sat Flats. Visit the village and its surroundings to see locals producing salt. Travel through the salt flats crossing Isla Incahuasi, a special habitat of giant cactus and volcanic rocks. Continue north to see Pucara de Ayque at the foothills of the Tunupa Volcano. Return to Colchani and enjoy the sunset and overnight in a unique hotel made of salt. Lunch and dinner included.

La Paz – Uyuni – Colchani

Today travel south to Villamar. Enroute visit the cemetery of old trains, the villages of San Cristobal Mine, Culpina K and the rich and high Andean Valley of Alota. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Colchani – Uyuni – Villamar

Visit REA (Reserva Eduardo Abaroa), Bolivia’s most visited national park and home to Laguna Colorada, Laguna Verde, geysers, hot springs and over 30,000 Andean flamingos and rare wildlife. Continue to Hijo Cajon, the border crossing into Chile where services end. Lunch included.

Villamar – Hito Cajon Border
DOWNLOAD ITINERARY PDF

WHY TAILOR-MADE?

  • Personalise your itinerary
  • Access to great flight deals
  • Choose your accomodation
  • Tailored travel insurance options
  • Choose your preferred dates
  • Cater to your travel needs

Pricing & date

Travel Style Departing Duration PRICE FROM
Enquire Now

Important Information

  • • Services and meals included as mentioned in the program
    • English speaking guides
    • Include all the entrances fee and contributions
    • Shared service
    • Accommodation as mentioned in the program

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request

  • Contact us for more details

  • Season and availability

Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.