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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
Casa Andina Premium Miraflores 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 Costa del Sol Wyndham
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 GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca on the
shore 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 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 twinbedded
cabin from £105 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 Casa Andina
Premium Sacred Valley. (B, L)
Half-day visit to the Inca fortress at
Ollantaytambo, an astounding feat of
construction and ingenuity. Afternoon at
Drive to Ollanta and take the Vistadome train
to Machu Picchu. Tour the spectacular ruins
and stay overnight at the Inkaterra Machu
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)
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.
The 12 June 2020 departure coincides with
the Inti Raymi festival and has a
modified itinerary. It includes a 2-night stay at
Colca, the scenic Titicaca train day journey, a stay at the Sonesta Hotel in Cuzco
and a full day of ceremonial celebrations in
honour of the Sun god.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits
you, for which guideline prices are shown.
Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact
requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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TMP2020: 14 Nights
We have just returned from the most amazing trip to Peru. The highlight of the holiday was without doubt walking the Inca trail. What an experience. I wanted to thank you for all your help and advice. The itinerary you prepared for us was perfect.Mrs Thorne
There were absolutely no points in the holiday where I felt anything less than ravished by the scenery and captivated by the people and places we visited.Mr Anthony Suggitt
Loved the variety included in the holiday and the visit to Machu Picchu will never be forgotten.Mrs Carole Wilson
One of the best holidays we have ever taken with several inspiring moments of which Machu Picchu has to be the top.Mrs Angela Lawes
Seeing the citadel of Macchu Picchu in the flesh at close hand ranks with the awesome sights of the Taj Mahal, the Great Pyramids and the Treasury in Petra for instance. To this must be added the visit to see the Condors up close. Fabulous.Mr Derek Lowdon
Three equally moving scenes - the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, the town of Cusco, and Machu Picchu. The trip brought out the rich, and extensive, cultural heritage of Peru through the variety of places that our tour included.Mr Iain Sim
There were too many 'wow' moments to single out any one occasion. We think the fact that Cox & Kings had organised everything and there was minimal hiccups so making the whole trip inspirational was a credit to you all. Many thanks.Mr David Cowdry
The holiday was very diverse and each day we had new and exciting experiences.Ms Margaret Newton
Visit to Machu Picchu. Absolutely magical.Mr George Hunter
Almost too many [inspirational moments] to choose from - Lake Titicaca and its islands, Colca Canyon, Pre-Inca terraces, Alto Plano, native craftwork, Machu Picchu, Native South American peoples and their history, customs, values and characters, being at Machu Picchu on my 67th birthday... Ms Lesley Evans
The high plains (Alto Plano) were fantastic to experience and to see the people who survived there. View down into Chivay was very impressive. Drive up to Macchu Pichu was hairy but well worth it - the views were breathtaking at the top. Train from Puno to Cusco was very very enjoyable. We were not looking forward to a 10 hour train ride but thoroughly enjoyed it. Peru Rail staff very well turned out and very helpful and service on train excellent. Mr Roger Cockle
We experienced a wonderful holiday and a friendly group of travelling companions; it was good to be part of a small group with a considerate and efficient tour escort.Mrs Brenda Everest
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 enchanting cities in South America.
Lima lies on the Pacific coast and offers some of Peru's finest museums and monuments, a...
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...
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...