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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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lima with British Airways and transfer to the Belmond Miraflores Park for 2 nights. (N)
Morning tour of colonial and modern Lima, including Casa Aliaga, the oldest colonial mansion in Lima, and the architectural masterpiece of San Francisco monastery. (B)
Fly over the Andes to Arequipa, a city of white buildings and colonnaded plazas, surrounded by the dramatic landscape of ice-capped volcanoes. 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 Colca Canyon (approx 4 hours, partly on unpaved roads, with stops en route). The scenery is breathtaking, with the terraces of the Colca valley and herds of llamas scattered around. Overnight 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, and continue by road to Puno and Lake Titicaca (approx 6 hours). Stay 2 nights at the Hotel Libertador on the shores of the lake. (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 new, stylish Belmond Andean Explorer train to Cuzco. Relax over lunch or with a pisco sour in the observation car as you pass through gentle rolling Andean plains where vicuñas and alpacas may be seen. Dinner and overnight on board (bunk bed cabin). Upgrade to a twin-bedded cabin from £60 per person. (B, L, D)
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 the Aranwa Hotel. (B, L)
Half-day visit to the Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo, an astounding feat of construction and ingenuity. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Drive to Ollanta and take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Tour the spectacular 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 the Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, or Belmond Hotel Monasterio* for 3 nights. (B)
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)
Day at leisure or take an optional excursion to the Pre-Columbian Art museum, Awanacancha llama farm or the ruins of Sacsayhuaman. (B)
Fly to London via Lima with British Airways, arriving the next day. (B) (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Featuring some of the most luxurious
accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are
based on the standard category, unless indicated
The order of the itinerary allows gradual adjustment to the altitude, while taking in the major sights of Peru. There are some early morning starts and long drives. Departures between November and April will fly to Peru via Madrid.
*On day 12 of the tour, the supplement to stay at Belmond Hotel Monasterio is from £95.
This itinerary can be taken privately, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call 020 3627 3097 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
The 13 June 2018 and 12 June 2019 departures coincide with the Inti Raymi festival. The itinerary includes a slightly different order, a stay at the Sonesta Hotel in Cuzco and a full day of ceremonial celebrations in honour of the sun god.
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 Sacred Valley on the banks of the Urubamba river. Features include a luxury spa offering the latest in wellbeing treatments, a swimming pool set among its gardens and a pre-Inca museum. Several dining options are available, ranging from a Pisco & Sushi bar to a restaurant serving local and international cuisine. An exclusive selection of wines is on offer. Comfortable rooms are furnished in a mix of colonial, modern and minimalist...
The Belmond Andean Explorer train is the only luxury sleeper train in South America. Travelling between Cuzco, Lake Titicaca and onwards to Arequipa, the train offers stylish overnight cabins, three-course gourmet meals created with local ingredients and excursions to local sights with expert guides along the way. There is a choice of 1- or 2-night journeys in both directions.
Features: 24 en suite cabins, 2 dining cars, lounge car, observation car, spa car.
Cabin amenities: Bunk beds, twin or double (available in suites only), en suite bathroom facilities with a shower, small...
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...
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.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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TML2018: 14 Nights
We have just returned from Peru - The Train to Machu Picchu tour. I am writing to congratulate you on this holiday. The hotels were first class and the travel arrangements were flawless. The local guides were knowledgeable and friendly and our local tour manager looked after us very well. It was all a magnificent experience.Tom and Wendy Tasker
To all your staff and those of your associates in Peru a very big and heartfelt thank you. The professionalism, support and guidance given throughout our tour were nothing but high quality and we would have no hesitation in recommending your tours to anyone.Mr Stuart Jones
Seeing Machu Picchu was still a wow moment even after visiting the other Inca sites.Mr Mark Paterson
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One of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the spectacular Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is situated at an altitude of 2,380 metres on...
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Puno lies on the western shore of Lake Titicaca and is used as a base to visit the the...
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