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Atacama To Machu Picchu AX

Trip Duration 18 Days

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Atacama To Machu PicchuScores 8.7 out of 10 based on 11 reviews
(9 out of 10)


A great trip. The scenery was unbelievable, especially in Bolivia, which just took my breath away - the Salt Flat has to be seen, it's extraordinary. The itinerary was well judged overall, a good mix of seeing great landscapes, being in the countryside, visiting towns and exploring cities. I did go out ahead of the group for an extra 2 nights in Santiago, and stayed an extra night in Lima at the end, otherwise there'd be no real time to see either city. A real highlight were the local guides, who had excellent knowledge and enthusiasm for their countries. Our main guide who accompanied us throughout was lovely, but not as knowledgeable as perhaps he could have been. Accommodation was a bit mixed, and it's nice to have a range, although be prepared for an absolutely freezing night on Lake Titicaca. Food was amazing - we ate like royalty some nights and got to try some great local dishes. It was here our guide did excel, taking us to a couple of really memorable restaurants. Be prepared for the altitude (we got to over 5000m!) but enjoy the recommendation to drink copious mugs of coca tea! Take Factor 50 for the sun! And don't miss the night sky - it will blow you away...
Confirmed traveller: 03 November 2016
Published on: 11 November 2016
(8 out of 10)


This was a very interesting tour but it needs some tweaking. For example the day in Santiago was a waste of time as it was not possible to visit the museums because they are shut on Mondays. The guided tour we had was poor as the guide was interest in showing us university buildings and a horse race course which were of no interest to us. I loved the Atacama desert and San Pedro, the guide there was very good. The drive through the Bolivian desert and salt flats was fantastic. However, I think you should advise people to consult their doctors if they have high blood pressure as the altitude does have strong effects. It is also possible to obtain altitude sickness medication before you travel even if you don't have high blood pressure because the altitude can affect anybody.
The tour should only spend one day in Sucre instead of 2 as there is very little to see. This extra day should be spent in Cusco and the tour should include a guided tour in this city. I don't know why the tour guide does not do this since it is his home city. I would have liked to spend more time. in Cusco. Apart from that, it is a fantastic tour. Peru,the train ride through the sacred valley is incredible and Machu Picchu is a very moving site which has to be seen to be appriciated fully, for me it was the highlight of the tour. I would highly recommend it
Confirmed traveller: 07 April 2016
Published on: 17 April 2016
(10 out of 10)


South Wales
Travelling across the saltflats and the desert was a totally unique experience. This is not a relaxing holiday, every day is packed with new and awesome things to see and do.
Confirmed traveller: 30 October 2015
Published on: 03 November 2015
(10 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

Everyday was filled with delights and wonders that has enriched my knowledge of this very special continent. The stunning landscapes through all 3 countries were vast, varied, desolate, beautiful and majestic. In the remote areas we saw people struggling to make a living from their land but in cities some signs that progress is being made to improve the lives of citizens. I am now aware of how much needs still to be done. Tourism is growing in less visited areas but so far it has not damaged the beauty and culture that is precious. I learnt so much about the history of the indigenous populations, the impact of the colonial era and saw the long lasting effect that these culture still have today. I loved the joy and colour the people brought to so many festivals and parades. The tour crammed a lot in to the 28 days and we were busy but everything worked like clockwork.Eliuth was brilliant. His English was exceptionally good so that all information – organisational or factual was clearly delivered and understood. We were always fully briefed in clear language about next actions/days etc. He was passionate and proud of the S American cultures and landscapes - and was inspirational when he spoke about places we visited. I remember his excitement for us as we set off to Bolivia for the amazing journey of 3 days in the 4WD. Eluith very quickly took time to get to know us all as individuals. He was kind and caring but he enjoyed a sense of humour and helped to bring the group together. He knew many of the local guides and quickly dealt with any problems that may have occurred. I was to be travelling on after the tour to Arequipa where there were going to be some lively protests. He took the time to find out more about this and let me have his contact details in case I had any problems.
Confirmed traveller: 12 June 2015
Published on: 12 March 2016
(10 out of 10)


Great holiday with clear and detailed information to help plan.
Confirmed traveller: 06 June 2015
Published on: 28 September 2015
(9 out of 10)


Confirmed traveller: 28 May 2015
Published on: 30 September 2015
(10 out of 10)


Our 3 day trip across the Atacama desert was amazing. Great experience. Our stay in Sucre was a nice break after that journey. Another highlight was our stay on the Isla de Sol on Lake Titicaca. It would have been nice to stay a full day on the island. We have a fun day on the Andean Explorer passing through a beautiful landscape. It's an optional extra and definitely worth it. Then the final highlight was Machu Pichu - it's even more wonderful than I expected. It was difficult to pull myself away as the time to leave approached. I recommend taking the altitude medication - I didn't. Temperatures vary so layers are good - it's very cold in the early mornings but can get quite warm during the day. You don't need to be very fit - I wasn't. It's a great experience - another Explore traveller recommended it to me and I am very happy to repeat the recommendation!
Confirmed traveller: 23 October 2014
Published on: 15 November 2015
(9 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

Where to begin? The salt flats, Moon valley at sunset, Lake Titicaca, The Train from Puno to Cusco, Machu Picchu and the wonderful views of La Paz. Something astonishing almost every day!Up there with the best of them. Well organised, friendly, helpful and calm and very passionate and knowledgeable about the whole area.
Confirmed traveller: 11 October 2014
Published on: 07 November 2015