I offer some excursions of trips through Peru and Bolivia. It is impossible to list them all, as they are varied, different and adapted to the desires of travelers.
Below are some examples of excursions that I offer. Many others are possible.
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Historical Center of Arequipa (Peru)
Arequipa, the second largest city of Peru, is located south of the Peruvian Andes. It is also called the “White City” because of the volcanic rock which was built houses and public buildings in the city. Arequipa is one of the most beautiful cities of Peru.
Jesuit missions (Bolivia)
Jesuit Missions of Bolivia are unique in South America since they were not destroyed and are still used today. These are places that were kept for over three hundred years. These visitors, from Santa Cruz, offer a blend of art, architecture, culture, music and nature. The Missions are not ruins but villages filled with life with people who are still massively in the same majestic church to pray or to enjoy the same baroque music concert in the same way things were done when the Jesuits Missions administered, three hundred years ago.
Valley of Cochabamba (Bolivia)
This valley is one of the best agricultural producers in Bolivia. The spring weather and good rainfall during the year make it very fertile. Here we find the Temple of Quillacollo from the colonial era. Additionally, Cochabamba offers many pre-Inca and Inca ruins. Among the most important ruins include Inkalljta, Choro, Tabla, Durazno, Walta, Komercocha and finally Poconé.
Historic Centre of Lima (Peru)
Lima, known as the City of Kings, was founded upon an oasis of culture and elegance of Spanish America. Baroque churches and Renaissance palaces with balconies and stylized architecture are deemed to Lima, a city that offers visitors museums and art galleries.
For anyone visiting Trinidad, you can not miss the Cathedral built in 1931, the Port of Ballivian, Varador 10 km from the city. At 5 km from the city you will find the artificial lagoon Suarez, built by Paitinianos, formerly named Socoreno, where we find the resorts of Paradiso and Tanacare.
The city of Cuzco (Peru)
Cuzco, in the southern Peruvian Andes (3250 m), is the first tourist city in the country and one of America’s most important. Known to the Incas as the “Holy City”, Cuzco was the capital of the Inca Empire. Its name in Quechua, Qosqo, means “navel of the world,” because the city controlled a vast network of roads that connected nearly all of South America.
Mines of Potosi (Bolivia)
Why this city was born here in 4100 m altitude in the cold and rigor of the Altiplano? It was because of the mines, of course. The hill overlooking the city, the Cerro Rico (rich mountain) is packed with lots of minerals. The silver was extracted, processed and converted into coin on the spot. According to economists this waiver substantive contribution of the new world has financed the birth of capitalism in Europe. A real journey awaits you…
Sacred Valley of the Incas (Peru)
Just an hour’s journey from Cusco by an asphalt road, the valley of the Urubamba river or Sacred Valley offers a fine collection of picturesque villages, impressive terraces and archaeological sites of great importance. The valley has been, since the time of the Incas, the pantry of Cusco and is famous for its world’s largest
This village is located 28 km from Cusco on the asphalt road to Urubamba. Its main attraction is its Sunday market, originally dedicated to the bartering of products between farmers in the valley and those high areas. The market is currently a spectacle of color and movement that will fascinate you with an abundance of handicrafts and textiles that are offered.
Maras is a small village located 40 km from Cusco. His main interests, in addition to its colonial church, are the salt mines or “salinas” that captivate photographers. Used since pre-Columbian times, salt is extracted by an ancient system of drying: the salt water from an underground stream is exposed to sunlight in thousands of ponds until it evaporates, and salt is ready to be marketed.
It’s a fairly populated island (4000 inhabitants), whose principal activity is the agriculture and has an ethnic value and cultural diversity.
A visit to Amantani involves staying overnight on site. The houses are very simple.
This trip will be a revelation of the reality of Andean peoples living at that altitude, a strong and fascinating experience of intercultural exchange.
The city of Ayacucho (2.761m asl) is one of the oldest and most beautiful in the country. Founded in 1539 by the Spanish to serve as a bridge between Lima and Cuzco, it enjoyed a long period of wealth as evidenced by its cathedral, numerous churches of the 16 & 17th centuries, its university, its colonial mansions.