Machu Picchu is perhaps the most breath taking archaeological site in the world. Peru also offers a wealth of other magnificent ancient, colonial and scenic sights. Staying in great hotels with great character and with some free time to relax, this tour reveals Peru’s many wonders, including Cuzco and Arequipa, the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca and, of course, Machu Picchu.
- Stay overnight at Machu Picchu
- Visit the oldest private colonial mansion in Lima
- Spot majestic condors in Colca Canyon
- Scenic train journey across the altiplano & overnight aboard the luxury Belmond Andean Explorer
- Stay in 4&5 star accommodation
- Small group size – average 16 people (max 18)
Day 1 – Fly from the UK to Lima with BA and stay for 2 nights at the Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
Day 2 – Take a morning city tour, including Casa Aliaga, the oldest colonial mansion in Lima, and the architectural masterpiece of San Francisco monastery.
Day 3 – Fly over the Andes to Arequipa, a city of white buildings and colonnaded plazas, surrounded by the dramatic landscape of ice-caped volcanoes. Stay at the Costa del sol Wyndham for 2 nights.
Day 4 – Full day city tour including the beautiful Santa Catalina convent, which dates from the 16th century.
Day 5 – Drive into the Andes towards Colca Canyon. The scenery is breath taking with the terraces of the Colca Valley and herds of llamas scattered around. Overnight at Belmond Las Casitas.
Day 6 – Early morning excursion to Condors Cross, to see magnificent condors flying over the Canyon. Visit the town of Maca, famed for its pre-columbian textiles, and continue by road to Puno and Lake Titicaca. Stay 2 nights at the GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca on the shore of the lake.
Day 7 – Take a full day tour of the floating Uros reed islands and Taquile Island
Day 8 – Take the stylish Belmond Andean Explorer train to Cuzco. Relax over lunch with a pisco sour in the observation car as you pass through gentle rolling Andean plains where vicunas and alpacas may be seen. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 9 – Disembark the train and travel by road to the indigenous village of Chinchero to see its Inca terraces and a traditional weaving demonstration. Continue to the Sacred Valley and stay 2 nights at Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley.
Day 10 – Half-day visit to the Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo, an astounding feat of construction and ingenuity. Then you have the rest of the afternoon to your self to explore.
Day 11 – Drive to Ollanta and take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Tour the spectacular ruins and stay overnight at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel.
Day 12 – Spend your morning at your own leisure to relax or explore more of Machu Picchu. Then, you will return to Cuzco by trail ans transfer to the Casa Andina Premium Cuzco for 3 nights.
Day 13 – Half a day tour the Inca capitol including the San Blas district, the cathedral and the extraordinary Temple of the Sun at Koricancha.
Day 14 – Today you have the day to your self or you can take part in an optional excursion to the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, Awanacancha Llama farm or the ruins of Sacsayhuaman.
Day 15 – Fly to London via Lima with British Airways, arriving the next day
Day 16 – Arrive in London (other UK airports available upon request)
Our low deposit scheme means you can secure your holiday with a deposit from £99 per person, you can then take advantage of our flexible payment scheme.
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£2,995 per person– based on 2 people for 16 days