Machu Picchu is perhaps the most
breathtaking archaeological site in the
world. Yet Peru also offers a wealth of
other magnificent ancient, colonial and
scenic sights. Staying in good 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.
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Overnight flight from London to Lima, via
Bogotá, with Avianca. (N)
Morning arrival. Transfer to the Belmond Miraflores Park for
1 night, including immediate occupancy. Day at
leisure or optional excursions. (B)
Morning tour of colonial and modern Lima,
including Casa Aliaga, the oldest colonial
mansion in Lima, and the architectural
masterpiece of San Francisco monastery. Fly
over the Andes to Arequipa, an attractive city
of beautiful white buildings and colonnaded
plazas, surrounded by a dramatic landscape.
Stay at the Libertador for 2 nights. (B)
Full-day city tour, including the beautiful Santa
Catalina convent, which dates from the 16th
century, and the Juanita Mummy Museum. (B, L)
Drive into the Andes towards the Colca
Canyon (taking approximately 4 hours, partly
on unpaved roads, with stops en route). The
scenery is breathtaking, with snowy volcanic
peaks, the terraces of the Colca valley and herds
of llamas scattered around. Stay 2 nights at
Aranwa Colca. (B, L)
Early morning excursion to Condor’s Cross,
where magnificent condors can be seen flying
over the canyon. Visit the town of Maca, famed
for its pre-Columbian textiles. Afternoon at
leisure to take a walk in the canyon or relax in
the natural hot springs. (B)
Travel by road to Puno and Lake Titicaca
(approximately 6 hours). Transfer to the
Libertador, set on the shores of the lake, for 2
nights. (B, L)
Full-day tour of the floating Uros reed islands
and Taquile island, with a home-cooked lunch
prepared by a local family. (B, L)
Take the stylish Andean Explorer train to Cuzco
(approximately 10 hours). Relax over lunch with a
pisco sour and music in the observation car as you
pass high Andean peaks, mountain streams and
rivers, cultivated terraces and small valley towns.
Transfer to the Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, or
Belmond Hotel Monasterio for 2 nights. (B, L)
Morning tour of Cuzco, including the San Blas
district, the cathedral and the extraordinary
Temple of the Sun at Koricancha. Afternoon at
leisure in the Inca capital. (B)
In the morning, travel to the indigenous village
of Chinchero to see its Inca terraces and a
traditional weaving demonstration. Continue to
the Urubamba market (Wednesday only), where
locals trade their corn and potatoes. After lunch,
visit the Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo, an
astounding feat of construction and ingenuity.
Stay overnight in the Sacred Valley at Aranwa Hotel. (B, L)
Drive to Ollanta and take the Vistadome train to
Machu Picchu. Tour the ruins and stay overnight
at the Belmond
Sanctuary Lodge. (B, L, D)
Morning at leisure or further explore Machu
Picchu (purchase ticket at time of booking).
Return to Cuzco by rail and transfer to your hotel
for 1 night‡. (B)
Fly to Lima and on to London, via Bogotá, with
Afternoon arrival. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
The order of the itinerary is designed
to allow gradual adjustment to the altitude, while
taking in the major sights of Peru. There are some
early morning starts and long drives.
The supplement to
stay at Belmond Hotel Monasterio on the luxury
tour is from £195.
You may wish to spend an
additional night in Cuzco (from £65 per person).
Please advise at the time of booking.
New Year’s Eve will be
spent at Machu Picchu with obligatory dinner
This itinerary can be tailored to your
exact requirements. Please call 020 7808 6783
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The Aranwa Colca is situated on the banks of the Colca river, 10 minutes from the village of Chivay. The hotel is built and decorated in a contemporary Andean style and has 41 rooms, suites and chalets, all with views towards the mountains. The restaurant and bar overlook the river and offer cuisine using Andean flavours and some locally grown ingredients. Amid the grounds are waterfalls, a watermill and trout pools. There is a chapel and a spa with indoor and outdoor swimming...
Aranwa Sacred Valley is a former 18th century colonial hacienda set in the Urubamba Valley on the shores of the Vilcanota River. Features include a luxury spa offering the latest in wellbeing treatments and a pre-Inca museum. All the rooms have spectacular views across the...
As well as the first class standards of service and luxurious rooms with large bathrooms, the location of the Belmond Miraflores Park sets it apart from other hotels in Lima. The hotel has spectacular views over the Pacific Ocean and it is just a short walk from the lively clifftop restaurants, bars and shops of Miraflores. The hotel features a gourmet restaurant that specialises in innovative Asian, Mediterranean and Peruvian flavours, while other facilities include a rooftop swimming pool, an indoor squash court, a gymnasium and...
Perched on the mountainside next to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel by the entrance to the ancient ruins. The hotel has 31 well-appointed rooms, some with views of the surrounding mountains and tropical forest, and there is a first class restaurant and bar. A room here offers the opportunity to visit the ruins at different times of the day and in the changing light. Enjoy spectacular sunrises and magical evenings in this sacred and atmospheric...
The Libertador Lake Titicaca is a first-class hotel situated on the peninsula of Isla Esteves, offering spectacular views over Lake Titicaca. There are spacious public areas, modern rooms with lake views, a restaurant serving fine cuisine, a bar and a games room. This is an excellent base for lake...
Hotel Libertador overlooks Selva Alegre, the city's largest park, and has an imposing view of the Misti volcano. Its location is very quiet, yet the historic centre is a short drive or 20-minute walk away. Built in 1940 in a colonial style, the hotel has a modern infrastructure and excellent facilities and offers 88 spacious rooms, a spa, modern gym and swimming pool. In Los Robles restaurant you can enjoy typical Arequipena and international food or you can relax at Los Montoneros bar on the terrace by the pool and...
The Palacio del Inka, part of the Libertador Luxury Collection, occupies the "Casa de los Cuatro Bustos" where Francisco Pizarro once lived and it is ideally located in the historic centre of Cuzco. The hotel offers luxury rooms and suites, a large spa, a restaurant overlooking the main colonial patio, a cafe, and a bar containing an original Inca...
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Extend your stay in Latin America with a visit to
the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires, known
for its seductive culture and excellent food and
drink. Finish the trip with a visit to one of the
world’s great natural wonders, the Iguazú Falls.
Fly to Buenos Aires and transfer to the Intersur
Recoleta for 3 nights. (B)
Take a morning tour of the city, visiting the
colourful port district of La Boca, elegant Recoleta
and the city’s palaces and monuments. (B)
Day at leisure to explore this exciting city or take
an optional excursion to the Pampas grasslands
or a boat trip across the Rio de la Plata to
Colonia in Uruguay. (B)
Fly to Iguazú and cross into Brazil to visit the
Brazilian side of the falls. Stay inside the park for
2 nights at the Sheraton Iguazú Hotel (upgrade
to a falls-view room or the luxurious Belmond
Hotel das Cataratas from £65 per person). (B)
Day at leisure to explore the Argentinian side of
the falls from your hotel. (B)
Transfer to the airport for a flight to São Paulo
and on to London, via Madrid, with Iberia. (B)
Morning arrival. (N)
(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals
Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.
Clients taking Buenos Aires and Rio de
Janeiro extensions will fly with Iberia via Madrid,
rather than Avianca.
Entry fees at the Iguazú and Iguaçu
National Parks are not included for Rio de
Janeiro and Buenos Aires extensions.
Northern Peru contains a wealth of pre-Inca
archaeological sites. This extension ventures
off the tourist trail and combines the most
important of these with the colonial city of
Fly to Chiclayo, via Lima. Transfer to Casa
Andina Select for 1 night. (B)
Tombs of Sipan, to see gold and turquoise
pottery and textiles. Transfer by road to Trujillo,
via El Brujo pyramid complex and the Lady of
Cao Museum. Stay 2 nights at Wyndham Costa
del Sol Trujillo. (B)
Half-day tour of the Sun and Moon pyramids
and Chan Chan, ancient capital of the Chimu
Fly to Lima and on to London, via Bogotá. (B)
This extension offers an opportunity to explore
the natural wonders of the Galapagos islands
that helped shape Darwin’s theory of evolution.
Experience the unique ecology and wildlife of
the islands from the comfort of your chosen
Fly to Quito, via Lima. Stay for 2 nights at the
Hilton Colon. (B)
Day at leisure or optional excursion of colonial
Shared transfer to the airport and fly to the
Galapagos. Board your selected Galapagos
vessel for a 3-or 4-night cruise. (B, L, D)
Explore the islands, including Santa Cruz,
Santiago, Genovesa, North Seymour and San
Cristóbal. (B, L, D)
Fly to Guayaquil, and on to London, via Bogotá,
with Avianca. (B)
The Galapagos National Park fee is
not included. Galapagos cruise is subject to
departure dates and may require to be taken
prior to the tour.
Travel along the coast south of Lima to visit the
Nazca Lines, huge mysterious drawings in the
desert depicting animals and geometric shapes
left behind by pre-Inca civilisations. Take a
boat to the Ballestas islands, home to sea lion
colonies, Humbolt penguins and an incredible
concentration of seabirds.
Overnight flight from London to Lima, via
Bogotá, with Avianca (N)
Morning arrival. Drive to Paracas and stay at La
Hacienda Bahia, set in the bay / Aranwa Paracas
Resort & Spa*, for 2 nights. (N)
Full-day excursion by road to Nazca to see some
of the Nazca Lines from viewing towers and
visit local museums, including the Maria Reiche
Museum. (B, L)
Morning cruise to the Ballestas islands. In the
afternoon, return to Lima by road (shared
transfer) and stay at Casa Andina Private
Collection for 1 night. Join the rest of the
Upgrade to Hotel Paracas, a Luxury
Collection Resort from £110pp based on 2 people sharing.
It is possible to visit
Nazca and Paracas after the main tour, please
enquire for details and supplements.
The Peruvian Amazon has remarkable
bio-diversity and the area around Puerto
Maldonado provides an excellent opportunity
to see a great variety of wildlife, birds and
flora. Guided walks and boat trips give an
insight into the rainforest’s extraordinary
Fly to Puerto Maldonado and transfer by
motorised canoe to the Inkaterra Hacienda
Concepcion for 2 nights (individual
bungalow). Upgrade to the sister property
Reserva Amazonica available from £195 per person
bungalow). (B, L, D)
Explore the surrounding rainforest, rivers and
Sandoval lake, habitats for macaws, black
caimans, giant otters and monkeys. The
Inkaterra canopy walkway consists of
hanging bridges that allow you to observe
the incredible rainforest from the
treetops. (B, L, D)
Return to Puerto Maldonado. Fly to Lima
and then continue to London, via Bogotá,
with Avianca. (B)
In the afternoon, arrive in London (N)
Electricity is generally limited in
Combine your trip to Peru with vibrant Brazil.
Visit Rio de Janeiro’s famous landmarks and the
awe-inspiring Iguaçu Falls, surrounded by dense
Fly to Rio de Janeiro, via Madrid, with Iberia.
Transfer to the Porto Bay Rio International for 2
nights (Superior partial ocean-view room). (N)
Full-day tour of Rio, including Corcovado and
Sugar Loaf mountain. (B)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon flight to Iguaçu and
stay for 2 nights at the Recanto Park Hotel. (B)
Full-day tour of the Argentinian and Brazilian
sides of these amazing falls. (B)
Afternoon flight to Lima. Transfer to the Casa
Andina Private Collection for 2 nights. (B)
Day at leisure or optional excursions. The rest of
the group will arrive today. (B)
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TMS2016: 12 Nights
The most inspirational moment was impossible to define - so many interesting and beautiful places including of course Machu Picchu.Mr Gordon Claridge
Perhaps the most strikingly beautiful city in Peru, Arequipa has leafy squares, fine...
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...
The Colca Canyon is an area of outstanding scenic beauty with huge patchworks of pre-Inc...
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...