Itinerary

Below is the itinerary for the 2006 GEOL 270/AH 290 Spring Break trip to Bolivia and Peru.

All of our activities in Bolivia and Peru were organized by our most excellent tour guide and friend, Rosse Mary Vargas Vilela who can be reached at vilelaros@hotmail.com.

Date
Day #
From
To

Activities

Hotel
3-Mar
1
Brevard Miami Travel  

 

4-Mar

2
Miami La Paz, Bolivia Arrive in early morning; transfer to hotel; geology field trip/acclimatization around La Paz finishing at the local market. La Paz sits at ~13,000'; breathing will be difficult for a few days. Hotel Rosario
5-Mar
3
La Paz La Paz
Overview of geology and tectonics of the Altiplano. Visit Tiwanaku archaeological site. These are the oldest ruins in the Western Hemisphere. Hotel Rosario
6-Mar
4
La Paz Copacabana
Isla del Sol
Discussion of Tiwanaku religion. Afternoon visit to the Isola del Sol ruins via boat ride on Lake Titicaca. Hotel Intikala
7-Mar
5
Copacabana
Isla del Sol
Copacabana Visit Isola del Sol and Isola de la Luna ruins; discuss archaeoastronomic relationships between the stars, the Cordillera Real; and the Tiwanaku structures. Hotel La Cupula
8-Mar
6
Copacabana Cusco, Peru Drive through the Altiplano to Cusco. Overnight Cama Bus
9-Mar
7
Cusco   Visit the Valle Sagrado near Cusco. (Sacred Valley of the Incas) Hotel Koyllur
10-Mar
8
Cusco   Visit Machu Picchu. Hotel Koyllur
11-Mar
9
Cusco La Paz Cusco city tour. Return to La Paz via Cama Bus. Overnight Cama Bus
12-Mar
10
La Paz   Day in La Paz. Farewell fiesta. Hotel Rosario
13-Mar
11
La Paz Brevard Fly to Miami and then to Atlanta. We'll get to Atlanta at 8:13 PM and return to campus.  

The numbers on the map correspond to the Day number on the itinerary.
Nights 6 and 9 were spent on the road in a Cama-Bus.
Map from: http://www.gateofthesun.com/images/map2.jpg


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May 8, 2007