Cusco to La Paz

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Cusco to La Paz information and booking

from
$760
  • Duration
    5 days
    Days
  • Group size
    2-6
    Persons
  • Difficulty
    Adventure touring
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Schedule Details

Summary
  • 5 day trip
  • 4 nights hotel
Equipment Required
Specialist gear required include walking boots and day pack (a comprehensive gear list is provided in the pre-departure information provided on booking).

Highlights

  • Journey across the high altiplano
  • Visit Lake Titicaca and the floating reed islands
  • Explore the vibrant city of La Paz

Tour description provided by World Expeditions

Journey across the high altiplano from Cusco to Lake Titicaca. We visit Lake Titicaca and the floating reed islands, home to the Uros Indians before continuing across the Altiplano via Copacabana to the highest capital city in the world at 3700m, La Paz.

What's included

  • 4 breakfasts
  • Comfortable and central hotels on a twin share basis
  • Non-private english speaking guide during the tours only
  • Non-private transportation and transfers throughout
  • Boat tour on lake titicaca

Itinerary

Day 1 Bus to Puno and Lake Titicaca
We depart early in the morning for the 8 to 10 hour bus journey to Puno set on the shores of Lake Titicaca at 12,530' (3,820m). The journey by first class tourist bus crosses the dramatic Altiplano via altitudes of up to 4300m. The journey is bleak and barren, and out of nowhere local Indians appear.
Day 2 Lake Titicaca - the Uros Islands
Puno is a typical high Andean town, set on the shores of the lake and located on the great altiplano that stretches all the way to La Paz. There will be an opportunity to cruise Lake Titicaca – the highest navigable lake in the world – and visit some of the unique floating ‘tortora’ reed islands of the Uros Indians. The afternoon is free to relax in Puno and explore its streets and markets.
Day 3 Drive from Puno to Copacabana
We drive around the lake and across the border into Bolivia to the town of Copacabana - beautifully situated on the shores of the lake. We continue via the straits of Tiquina - the narrowest and also by coincidence the deepest part of Lake Titicaca - and on across the immense Bolivian altiplano to its biggest city, La Paz - at 3,700m the highest 'capital' city in the world.
Day 4 Free day in La Paz
There is a chance to join an optional tour of the city or to the ruins of Tiahuanacu or the highest 'ski-resort' in the world at Chacaltaya. Please discuss the options with your local guide.
Day 5 Trip concludes in La Paz
After checking out of your hotel after breakfast your services end.