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Lead Price
From £4395pp
Duration
16 days & 14 nights
Itinerary Type
Group Tour
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Train to Machu Picchu (Luxury)

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.
Dates and prices

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Lima
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Fly to Lima

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lima and transfer to the Casa Andina Premium Miraflores.

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

Accommodation: Country Club Lima Hotel
DAY 2: Lima
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Lima

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

Accommodation: Country Club Lima Hotel
DAY 3: Fly to Arequipa
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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
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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
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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)

Accommodation: Las Casitas, A Belmond Hotel, Colca Canyon
DAY 6: Lake Titicaca
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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)

Accommodation: GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca
DAY 7: Lake Titicaca
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Lake Titicaca

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

Accommodation: GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca
DAY 8: Luxury Train Puno to Cuzco
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Luxury Train Puno 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 (bunk-bed cabin). Upgrade to a twin-bed cabin from £125 per person. (B, L, D)

DAY 9: Chinchero - Sacred Valley
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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 Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba. (B, L)

DAY 10: Sacred Valley
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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
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Machu Picchu

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

DAY 12: Cuzco
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Cuzco

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* for 3 nights. (B)

DAY 13: Cuzco
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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
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Cuzco

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

DAY 15: Fly to London via Lima
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Fly to London via Lima

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

DAY 16: Arrive London
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Arrive London

Arrive London

(N)

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

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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 & overnight aboard the luxury Belmond Andean Explorer

Important information

Easter departure
The 29 March 2023 departure will spend Easter Sunday at Machu Picchu & Cuzco. The 27 March 2024 departure will spend Easter Sunday at Colca Canyon.
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.
Optional upgrades
On Day 11, upgrade to Belmond Sanctuary Lodge from £325, subject to availability. On day 12 of the superior departure it is possible to upgrade to the Palacio del Inca, a Luxury Collection Hotel from £145 per person.
Guaranteed departures
Where a tour date shows ‘Guaranteed departure’, 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.
Dates and prices
Unless otherwise stated, the tour prices and upgrade supplements are all per person in pound sterling, based on two people sharing a twin/double room. The online price is a guideline price; your final quote may differ due to flight availability, and you may be asked to pay a flight supplement.

What's included

  • Small group size - average 16 people (max 18)
  • 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • International flights with British Airways
  • Internal flights
  • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour manager
  • 14 breakfasts, 7 lunches & 2 dinners
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Porterage at airports & stations
  • Inti Raymi & Easter departures

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