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Train to Machu Picchu – Inti Raymi Festival

Group Tour | General Interest 16 Days & 14 Nights Lead-in price: £2995

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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • 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
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • Small group size - average 16 people (max 18)
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Days 1: Fly to Lima

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lima with BA and stay for 2 nights at the Casa Andina Premium Miraflores. (N)

Day 2: Lima

Take a morning city tour, including Casa Aliaga, the oldest colonial mansion in Lima, and the architectural masterpiece of San Francisco monastery. (B)

Day 3: Fly to Arequipa

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 Costa del Sol Wyndham for 2 nights. (B)

Day 4: Arequipa

Full-day city tour, including the beautiful Santa Catalina convent, which dates from the 16th century, and the Juanita Mummy Museum. (B, L)

Day 5: Colca Canyon

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 Belmond Las Casitas. (B, L)

Day 6: Lake Titicaca

Early morning excursion to Condor’s 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 (approx 6 hours). Stay 2 nights at the GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca on the shore of the lake. (B, L)

Day 7: Lake Titicaca

Take a full-day tour of the floating Uros reed islands and Taquile Island. (B, L)

Day 8: Luxury train to Cuzco

Take the 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. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Chinchero - Sacred Valley

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. (B, L)

Day 10: Sacred Valley

Half-day visit to the Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo, an astounding feat of construction and ingenuity. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 11: Machu Picchu

Drive to Ollanta and take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Tour the spectacular ruins and stay overnight at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 12: Cuzco

Morning at leisure or further explore Machu Picchu (purchase ticket at time of booking). Return to Cuzco by rail and transfer to the Casa Andina Premium Cuzco* for 3 nights. (B)

Day 13: Cuzco

Half-day tour of the Inca capital including the San Blas district, the cathedral and the extraordinary Temple of the Sun at Koricancha. (B)

Day 14: Cuzco

Day at leisure, or take an optional excursion to the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, Awanacancha llama farm or the ruins of Sacsayhuaman. (B)

Day 15: Fly to London via Lima

Fly to London via Lima with British Airways, arriving the next day. (B)

Day 16: Arrive London

Arrive in London. (N)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

TOUR EXTENSIONS

Tour + Peruvian Rainforest: 4 days & 2 nights from £395 The Peruvian Amazon has remarkable biodiversity and the area around Puerto Maldonado provides an excellent opportunity to explore the rainforest, rivers and Sandoval Lake, habitats for macaws, black caimans, giant otters and monkeys.

Days 15-16: Fly to Puerto Maldonado and transfer by motorised canoe to the Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion for 2 nights (individual bungalow). Upgrade to Reserva Amazonica (Superior river-view bungalow) from £195 per person. Take shared guided walks and boat trips and explore the Inkaterra hanging bridges that allow you to observe the incredible rainforest from the treetops. (B, L, D) Days 17-18: Fly to Lima and on to London with British Airways (B) (N)

Tour + Nazca & Paracas: 4 days & 2 nights from £695 Travel south of Lima to Paracas (3.5 hours) and stay for 2 nights at La Hacienda Bahia on the bay, or upgrade to Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort from £95. Take a 90-minute overflight from Pisco to see the mysterious drawings of the Nazca Lines, left by pre-Inca civilisations and a cruise to the Ballestas Islands, home to an incredible concentration of sea birds including Peruvian boobies.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Itinerary: 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. Currently all departures will fly to Peru via Madrid.

Private & tailor-made travel: This itinerary can be taken privately, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
    Casa Andina Premium Miraflores

    The Casa Andina Premium Miraflores is located in the heart of the Miraflores district in Lima, close to Kennedy Park. It is a medium-sized hotel with guestrooms decorated in a contemporary style with local Peruvian textiles and art. Features: 148 rooms, restaurant, cafe, swimming pool, gym, sauna, ATM, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, safe, hairdryer, air conditioning, heating, coffee facilities. Please note there is a new hotel being built adjacent to the Casa Andina Premium, due to be completed by the end of 2021. Work is being carried out 8am-5pm and rooms nearest the construction are not being used. We've been advised that there should be no disruption to clients.

  • Wyndham Costa del Sol Arequipa
    Wyndham Costa del Sol Arequipa

    The Costa del Sol Wyndham Arequipa hotel (formerly 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 a 20-minute walk away. Built in 1940 in a colonial style, the hotel has a modern infrastructure and excellent facilities including a spa, gym and swimming pool. The restaurant serves typical Arequipena and international food, and guests can relax at the bar on the terrace by the pool and gardens.

  • GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca
    GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca

    The GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca (formerly Libertador Lake Titicaca) is situated on the peninsula of Isla Esteves, a short drive from the town of Puno. The spectacular panoramic views over Lake Titicaca means it is well positioned to enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets. This modern hotel offers spacious lake-view rooms and public areas, and is an excellent base for lake excursions. Features: 123 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, sauna, jacuzzi, gym. Room amenities: Television, hairdryer, safe, bathrobes, Wi-Fi.

  • Belmond Andean Explorer Train
    Belmond Andean Explorer Train

    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.If you are booked to stay in a bunk bed or a twin cabin, we recommend that you pack a small suitcase or cabin bag for your overnight stay on the train. This can be stored underneath your bed, while larger luggage can be left in a secure storage room on the train.Features: 24 en suite cabins, 2 dining cars, lounge car, observation car, spa car.<br>Cabin amenities: Bunk beds, twin or double (available in suites only), en suite bathroom facilities with a shower, small wardrobe.

  • Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley
    Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley

    Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley (formerly Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley) is located near Yanahuara in the Sacred Valley, and is surrounded by Andean peaks. It is part of a small resort offering charming rooms, a restaurant with a local ambience, and a bar with an outside terrace where you can take in the sights and sounds of the Peruvian countryside.

  • Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
    Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

    Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo is situated in five hectares of cloud forest garden beside the Urubamba river, a five-minute walk from the station at Aguas Calientes. The hotel rooms are spread throughout Andean village-style cottages dotted throughout the gardens, each room offering spacious private bathrooms, phone and large beds. There is a restaurant with views over the river, a cafe & bar and a spa. The beautiful orchid gardens attract a variety of birds and butterflies, creating a tranquil atmosphere, and there is a small organic tea plantation. There are regular buses to the site of Machu Picchu, a journey of 30 minutes. Features: 81 rooms, restaurant, cafe, spa. Room amenities: Safe, en suite bathroom

  • Casa Andina Premium Cuzco
    Casa Andina Premium Cuzco

    Occupying an 18th-century mansion, Casa Andina Premium Cuzco is in the colonial part of Cuzco, beside Limacpampa square and just a few blocks' walk from the main square. The hotel's rooms combine traditional local furnishings with modern comforts. There is a central patio with a fountain, a colonial bar and a stylish restaurant decorated with traditional paintings. Features: 93 rooms, restaurant, bar, massage room, ATM, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, safe, hairdryer, heating.

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Dates & prices

TMI2022

Guideline Prices

Low season from £3595 per person

High season from £3695 per person

 

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All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • * International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • * UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • * Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • * Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • * The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • * Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Lima

    Lima lies on the Pacific coast and offers some of Peru's finest museums and monuments, a...

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  • Arequipa

    Perhaps the most strikingly beautiful city in Peru, Arequipa has leafy squares, fine...

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  • Colca Canyon

    The Colca Canyon is an area of outstanding scenic beauty with huge patchworks of pre-Inc...

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  • Puno

    Puno lies on the western shore of Lake Titicaca and is used as a base to visit the the...

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  • Cuzco

    Located at an altitude of 3,310 metres, Cuzco is one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities in South America.

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  • The Sacred Valley

    The Sacred Valley of the Incas is the perfect place to explore, relax and unwind either...

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  • Machu Picchu

    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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