Enjoy a taste of Peru on this introductory tour of some of the country's most famous sights. Discover the colonial-era wonders of Lima and Cuzco. Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas and visit a local market and the impressive Ollantaytambo fortress. Stay overnight by the spectacular Incan city of Machu Picchu and take a boat ride on beautiful Lake Titicaca, high in the Andes.
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Fly from London to Lima direct with British Airways (from May 2016 onwards). Stay for 2 nights at Jose Antonio or similar. It is also possible year round to fly overnight via Bogotá, with Avianca and arrive the following morning, with immediate occupancy at your hotel. (N)
Morning city tour of Lima, one of the major cities in the Spanish conquest of the Americas. Perhaps add an optional visit to the Larco museum, or a culinary tour with a visit to a local market and cooking lesson. (B)
Morning flight to Cuzco, set in the Andes mountains. Transfer to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting the indigenous market at Pisac en route. Stay 2 nights at La Hacienda del Valle. (B)
Day at leisure. Optional tours include a visit to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, an excursion to see the Maras salt pans and Moray, or a trip to see a local community. (B)
Transfer to Ollanta station and take the train to Machu Picchu, one of the world's great travel experiences. Take a guided tour of the ruins and stay at El Mapi Hotel for 1 night. (B, D)
Morning at leisure (optional excursions available - please advise at time of booking if you wish to revisit the ruins) before returning to Cuzco. This ancient Incan capital has Spanish churches and mansions, which sit alongside Inca remains. Transfer to Los Portales for 2 nights. (B)
Morning tour of Cuzco, with its historic buildings and large baroque cathedral. (B)
Travel by first-class bus to Puno (approximately 8 hours) past mountain villages and hillside terraces, with stops en route. Stay at Jose Antonio Puno for 2 nights (B, L)
Full-day visit to Taquile Island and the floating islands of shimmering blue Lake Titicaca, one of the world's highest navigable lakes. (B, L)
Morning at leisure or take an optional visit to the Sillustani graves en route to the airport. Afternoon flight to Lima and on to London, via Bogotá, with Avianca. (B)
Afternoon arrival. (N)
It is also possible to travel on the Andean Explorer train from Cuzco to Puno or upgrade your hotel accommodation to Casa Andina Private Collection or Orient Express properties. Please inquire for details and prices.
As per itinerary – (B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals
This is a suggested itinerary, which can be tailored to suit your needs. Prices, based on two people travelling and sharing a twin-room, are intended as a guideline only and will vary according to time of year.
El MaPi hotel (formerly the Machu Picchu Inn) is owned by Inkaterra and is located in the village of Aguas Calientes, just a few minutes walk from the train station and the Machu Picchu bus station. This smart contemporary hotel has 48 comfortable rooms with modern amenities, a restaurant and a...
Hotel Hacienda del Valle is a charming property in Yanahura, in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Set amid verdant gardens filled with flowers and trees, it offers 29 comfortable and cosy rooms, each with either a small terrace or balcony. Facilities include a small bar, a restaurant and a...
The Jose Antonio Puno is situated on the shores of Lake Titicaca about 2km from the centre of Puno on the road to Desaguadero. There are 135 spacious rooms, all with a lake view and modern facilities, and the hotel also has a restaurant and...
The Jose Antonio Hotel is located in the modern district of Miraflores, 30 minutes drive from the Jorge Chavez International Airport, and close to the major commercial, financial, tourist and cultural centres as well as many excellent restaurants. The hotel offers 84 large guest rooms, a restaurant and a bar. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom, telephone, cable television, air conditioning, safety deposit box, mini-bar and anti-noise...
Los Portales Hotel is situated close to the Korikancha and only a few blocks from the main square. A modern hotel with local Andean touches, it offers 50 cosy and comfortable rooms, as well as a restaurant, lounge, business centre and an internal courtyard with...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
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CPE2016: 9 Nights
Located at an altitude of 3,310 metres, Cuzco is one of the most beautiful and enchantin...
Lima lies on the Pacific coast and offers some of Peru's finest museums and monuments, a...
Puno lies on the western shore of Lake Titicaca and is used as a base to visit the the...
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is the perfect place to explore, relax and unwind either...