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...Read more >
This introductory tour of Peru includes the country’s most celebrated sights. Starting in Lima, explore Peru’s ancient, colonial and scenic wonders including Cuzco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Lake Titicaca and, of course, Machu Picchu, perhaps the most breathtaking archaeological site in the world.
Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lima with British Airways. Transfer to José Antonio Hotel for a 2-night stay. (N)Day 2: Lima
This morning explore the colonial and modern highlights of Lima, including the Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Columbian site, and the historic masterpiece of San Francisco monastery. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner. (B, D)Day 3: Fly to Cuzco • The Sacred Valley
Morning flight to Cuzco, set high in the Andes mountains. Transfer to the Sacred Valley with a wealth of Inca sites and great natural beauty. Stay for 2 nights at the Hatun Valley hotel. (B)Day 4: Sacred Valley
In the morning, visit the colourful Pisac market and the Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo, an astounding feat of construction and ingenuity. Afternoon at leisure to relax or explore the beautiful surroundings. (B)Day 5: Machu Picchu
Transfer to Ollanta station and take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu and stay overnight at El Mapi Hotel. (B, L, D)Day 6: Cuzco
Morning at leisure or further explore Machu Picchu (purchase ticket at time of booking). Return to Cuzco by train and transfer to Los Portales for 2 nights. This ancient Inca capital has beautiful colonial churches and mansions sitting alongside Inca remains. (B)Day 7: Cuzco
Morning guided tour of Cuzco, including the cathedral, the extraordinary Koricancha (the Temple of the Sun), and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Afternoon at leisure. (B)Day 8: Lake Titicaca
Travel by road to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca (approximately 10 hours including stops)*. Travel past small valley towns, cultivated terraces and high Andean peaks. There will be a chance to stop at archaeological sites along the way. Transfer to José Antonio Hotel for a 2-night stay. (B, L)Day 9: Lake Titicaca
Visit the floating Uros reed islands and Taquile island on a full-day tour with a home-cooked lunch prepared by a local family. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner at a traditional restaurant. (B, L, D)Day 10-11: Fly to London via Lima
Transfer to Juliaca airport for a flight to Lima and on to London with British Airways. (B) (N)Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information * Optional rail journey
On day 8 it is possible to travel to Puno aboard the stylish Titicaca train. The journey takes just over 10 hours and does not include stops at archaeological sites. A three-course lunch and afternoon tea are served onboard. The supplement to take the train is from £125.Itinerary
The order of the itinerary is designed to allow gradual adjustment to the altitude while taking in the key sights of Peru.Solo Travellers group tours
These small group tours have been specially created for solo travellers. Benefits include single occupancy of double / twin rooms as standard and at sensible prices, plus the company of like-minded travellers. View the complete collection here.Standard tour
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
Los Portales Hotel is situated close to the Korikancha and only a few blocks from the main square. A modern hotel with local Andean touches, it offers 50 cosy and comfortable rooms, as well as a restaurant, lounge, business centre and an internal courtyard with seating.
The Jose Antonio Puno is situated on the shores of Lake Titicaca about 2km from the centre of Puno on the road to Desaguadero. There are 135 spacious rooms, all with a lake view and modern facilities, and the hotel also has a restaurant and bar.
The Jose Antonio Hotel is located in the modern district of Miraflores, 30 minutes drive from the Jorge Chavez International Airport, and close to the major commercial, financial, tourist and cultural centres as well as many excellent restaurants. The hotel offers 84 large guest rooms, a restaurant and a bar. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom, telephone, cable television, air conditioning, safety deposit box, mini-bar and anti-noise window
The charming Hatun Valley hotel offers an ideal base from which to explore the Sacred Valley, whilst providing a peaceful oasis to appreciate the surrounding mountainous scenery. The property is set within beautifully maintained gardens, full of citrus trees, wildflowers and herbs. Guests can relax in one of the hammocks situated around the gardens or next to the campfire in the evenings. Rooms are simple, but spacious and feature traditional Peruvian textiles and ceramics. The onsite restaurant offers authentic Peruvian cuisine.
El MaPi, owned by Inkaterra, is located in the village of Aguas Calientes, just a few minutes' walk from the train station and the Machu Picchu bus station. This smart contemporary hotel offer comfortable guestrooms with modern amenities and an organic spa, located on the top floor of the hotel, with panoramic views over the cloud forest.
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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.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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