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A Belmond Andean Explorer Rail Journey

Private Travel | Rail journeys 11 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £3,595 Current prices from: £3,595
Explore Peru's many wonders in ultimate style and comfort aboard South America's only luxury sleeper train. Begin the tour with explorations of Lima and the spectacular Inca ruins of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu before boarding the Belmond Andean Explorer train. This magnificent rail journey traverses the Andes from Cuzco, the former capital of the Inca empire, to the shores of Lake Titicaca and on to the 'White City' of Arequipa, offering a true once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Stay overnight at Machu Picchu
  • Opulent sleeper train journey across the Andes
  • Explore the islands of Lake Titicaca & meet the people who inhabit them
  • Stay in luxurious & characterful accommodation
Private Travel | Rail journeys 11 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £3,595 Current prices from: £3,595
Explore Peru's many wonders in ultimate style and comfort aboard South America's only luxury sleeper train. Begin the tour with explorations of Lima and the spectacular Inca ruins of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu before boarding the Belmond Andean Explorer train. This magnificent rail journey traverses the Andes from Cuzco, the former capital of the Inca empire, to the shores of Lake Titicaca and on to the 'White City' of Arequipa, offering a true once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Stay overnight at Machu Picchu
  • Opulent sleeper train journey across the Andes
  • Explore the islands of Lake Titicaca & meet the people who inhabit them
  • Stay in luxurious & characterful accommodation

Arequipa

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 2373 2272 2272 2170 2272 2272 2272 2272 2373
Min temp (C)(F) 846 846 846 745 643 541 439 541 643 643 643 745
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 9
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 251 361 181 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 30
Rainy Days 6 23 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 9/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Cajamarca

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 1763 1763 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1966 1966
Min temp (C)(F) 541 541 541 541 439 439 337 439 541 439 439 541
Sunshine hours 5 5 4 5 6 7 7 7 5 5 6 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1004 954 1335 934 442 191 171 171 402 954 803 773
Rainy Days 16 19 19 16 11 6 5 5 10 11 10 14
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Chachapoyas

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2170 2170 2272 2170 2170 2170 2272 2272 2272 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1152 1152 1152 1152 1050 948 948 846 1050 1050 1050 1050
Sunshine hours 6 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 7 5 8 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 773 853 1225 914 492 291 291 271 612 944 823 693
Rainy Days 15 20 19 14 12 9 7 7 11 12 12 15
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Chiclayo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3188 3188 2984 2781 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2679 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 2170 2170 1966 1864 1763 1661 1559 1559 1661 1661 1864
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 7 7 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 20 20 60 30 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Rainy Days 3 2 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 1 1
Humidity E E E E E VH VH E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2068 2272 2272 2068 1966 1864 1763 1763 1661 1661 1763 1966

Colca Canyon

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1763 1864 1966 2068 2068 1966
Min temp (C)(F) 439 439 439 236 -130 -228 -425 -425 -130 32 134 337
Sunshine hours 5 5 6 7 9 10 10 9 8 9 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1004 1064 894 241 60 10 20 50 110 131 191 542
Rainy Days 13 18 11 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 7 10
Humidity E E E E E VH VH E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Cuzco

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1966 2068 2169 2068 2068 2068 2170 2271 2170 1254
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 151 120 100 40 10 0 0 10 20 50 70 110
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Iquitos (Amazon)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3290 3290 3188 3188 3086 3188 3290 3290 3290 3290 3290
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 2272 2272 2272 2170 2170 2170 2272 2272 2373
Sunshine hours 5 6 5 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 27311 24810 30212 30112 26610 2078 1777 1697 1928 2269 25410 27411
Rainy Days 19 19 22 20 20 19 1 16 16 16 18 20
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Lima

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2781 2679 2577 2272 2068 1966 1864 1966 2068 2272 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1966 1864 1763 1559 1457 1355 1355 1355 1355 1457 1661
Sunshine hours 6 7 7 7 4 2 1 1 2 3 4 5
Daylight hours 13 12 12 12 12 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 10 0 0 10 20 30 30 20 10 10 20
Rainy Days 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Humidity L M M L N N N N N N N L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 9/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2272 2170 1966 1864 1864 1763 1763 1763 1966 2068

Machu Picchu

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2679 2577 2679 2373
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1355 1355 1254 1152 948 948 1050 1152 1254 1355 1355
Sunshine hours 5 5 6 7 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 12 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1385 1416 1516 622 231 171 221 241 442 753 863 1215
Rainy Days 15 20 13 9 6 2 2 3 7 9 9 13
Humidity E E E E E VH VH E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Nazca

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2475 2475 2475 2272 2068 2068 2068 2068 2068 2272 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1457 1355 1254 1050 1050 1050 1152 1152 1254 1355
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 8 8 7 7 7 8 8 8 8
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 40 90 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainy Days 5 10 5 3 2 0 0 1 3 3 3 4
Humidity M M M M L L N L L M M M
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 9/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Paracas

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2781 2781 2577 2373 2170 2068 2068 2170 2272 2373 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1966 1966 1763 1559 1355 1355 1355 1355 1457 1559 1763
Sunshine hours 6 6 6 7 5 3 3 3 4 5 6 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 10 0 0 10 10 10 10 10 0 10 0
Rainy Days 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 1
Humidity M M M L N N N N N N N L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 8/VH 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 2068 1966 1864 1763 1661 1661 1763 1864 2068

Puerto Maldonado

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 3086 3188 3391 3290 3290 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2170 2170 2068 1966 1864 1864 1864 1966 2170 2170 2272
Sunshine hours 5 5 5 6 7 7 8 7 7 6 6 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 12 11 12 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 34213 31212 28511 1797 984 552 582 723 1104 1837 24410 28611
Rainy Days 16 16 5 10 6 4 3 4 6 10 12 14
Humidity E E E E VH VH VH VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Puno

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1559 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1661 1661 1559
Min temp (C)(F) 236 236 134 -130 -523 -818 -818 -719 -327 -228 -130 134
Sunshine hours 6 6 6 8 9 9 9 9 8 9 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1596 1586 1335 381 151 20 30 70 281 351 542 1195
Rainy Days 16 23 13 7 3 1 2 2 6 7 7 13
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Trujillo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2679 2577 2373 2272 2170 2170 2170 2170 2272 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1864 1864 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1559
Sunshine hours 6 6 5 6 6 5 4 4 4 5 6 6
Daylight hours 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 20 10 70 0 10 0 10 10 10 0 0 10
Rainy Days 6 5 5 5 4 2 3 1 3 5 4 4
Humidity E E E E E VH VH E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2170 2272 2272 2068 1864 1864 1763 1763 1661 1661 1763 1966
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Luxury Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Lima

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lima with British Airways and transfer to the boutique Atemporal for an overnight stay. (N)

Day 2: Fly to Cuzco • Sacred Valley

Morning tour of Lima’s colonial centre. Afternoon flight to Cuzco and continue to the Sacred Valley for a 2-night stay at the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, offering superb views of the valley. (B)

Day 3: Sacred Valley

Visit the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, an astounding feat of construction and ingenuity. Afternoon at leisure or take an optional tour to a local community, the Maras salt flats or the circular terraces at Moray. (B)

Day 4: Machu Picchu

Drive to Ollanta and take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu (or upgrade to the Belmond Hiram Bingham train). Tour the spectacular ruins and stay overnight at the Sumaq / Inkaterra Machu Picchu. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Cuzco

Morning at leisure or further explore Machu Picchu (purchase ticket at time of booking). Return by rail to Cuzco and transfer to the Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, for 2 nights. Upgrade to the Belmond Hotel Monasterio from £135. (B)

Day 6: Cuzco

Half-day tour of Cuzco, including the cathedral and the impressive Inca temple of Koricancha. (B)

Day 7: Luxury train to Lake Titicaca

Board the luxurious Belmond Andean Explorer for a 2-night journey to Arequipa via Lake Titicaca. Relax over lunch as you pass high Andean peaks, mountain streams and cultivated terraces. Stop off at the pre-Incan site of Rachi and watch the sun set over La Raya mountain range. Enjoy a carefully designed three-course dinner with local ingredients and overnight in a bunk-bed cabin (upgrades available). (B, L, D)

Day 8: Lake Titicaca • Luxury train to Arequipa

Watch the sun rise over Lake Titicaca before a full-day visit to the floating Uros reed islands and Taquile to discover traditional music and ancient weaving techniques. In the evening, the train continues on its journey. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Arequipa • Fly to Lima

Wake to spellbinding views of Lake Lagunillas. Visit ancient rock paintings, spot vicuñas and soak up spectacular views of volcanoes and altiplano scenery on the final leg to Arequipa. Brief panoramic tour of the ‘White City’ before flying to Lima for a final night at the Atemporal. (B, L)

Days 10-11: Fly to London

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

Meal basis:

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

Important information

Drive to Ollanta and take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu (or upgrade to the Belmond Hiram Bingham train). Tour the spectacular ruins and stay overnight at the Sumaq / Inkaterra Machu Picchu. (B, L, D)

Luxury tour

Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Luxury private tour accommodation

  • Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel
    Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

    Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is a modern, comfortable hotel in Aguas Calientes. It is conveniently located opposite the bus stop from which the buses to the ruins depart. The rooms are tastefully furnished and decorated in a contemporary style, while maintaining a Peruvian theme. Facilities include a spa, restaurant and bar, as well as a boutique selling traditional local artefacts.

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  • Palacio del Inka
    Palacio del Inka

    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 wall.

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  • 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

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  • Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba
    Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

    The Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba combines contemporary and colonial design with luxurious decor and locally sourced materials. Rooms and public areas all enjoy beautiful views of the Sacred Valley, while the extensive grounds include a vegetable garden, providing ingredients for the gourmet cuisine served in the elegant dining room.Features: 36 rooms &amp; suites, dining room with terrace, bar, spa.<br>Room amenities: Television, iPad, safe, minibar, Wi-Fi.

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  • Belmond Andean Explorer Train
    Belmond Andean Explorer Train

    The latest edition to the Belmond collection in Peru is the only luxury sleeper train in South America, travelling along one of the world's highest rail routes between Cuzco, Lake Titicaca and Arequipa. The 24 stylish en suite cabins combine modern sophistication and period features with traditional Peruvian textures. The cabins range from snug bunk or twin-bedded rooms to luxurious suites with full double beds. Guests can enjoy afternoon tea and three-course gourmet meals created with local ingredients in one of the two dining carriages or sip refreshing cocktails in the elegant piano lounge car. Eye-catching views of lush valleys, dramatic peaks and herds of vicunas and alpacas can be further enjoyed from the observation car featuring a bar and open deck. There are excursions accompanied by expert guides to local sites along the way and an onboard spa. There is a choice of one- or two-night journeys in both directions.If you ...

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  • Atemporal
    Atemporal

    Atemporal is an intimate boutique property located on a quiet street in trendy Miraflores, near to many of Lima's award-winning restaurants. Set in a beautifully renovated 1940s mansion, it offers nine modern rooms stylishly decorated with artwork and Peruvian artefacts. There is a terrace and small garden for guests to enjoy the homely and relaxed atmosphere, and a complimentary chauffeur service to nearby locations.Features: 9 rooms, 24/7 room service, veranda, garden, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Television, safe.

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Luxury private tour extensions

Colca & Arequipa
Colca & Arequipa
4 Nights from £625

Extend your journey with a stay in beautiful Arequipa and stop at Colca, one of the deepest canyons in the world.


Disembark the train at Cañahuas and continue to the Colca Valley for an overnight stay at the Belmond Las Casitas. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L)


Early morning visit to the rim of the canyon to see majestic Andean condors in flight. Continue to Arequipa and stay for 2 nights at Katari Hotel (or upgrade to Cirqa). Tour the city’s fine colonial architecture. (B, L)


Fly to Lima for a final night and on to London with British Airways. (B, N)

Meal basis:

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

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


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Dates & prices

BLU2020

Guideline Prices

Low season from £3,595 per person

High season from £3,795 per person

 

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

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.

 
  • • Luxurious & characterful accommodation
    • Direct international flights with British Airways
    • Internal flights
    • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
    • Porterage at airports & stations
    • Room & cabin upgrades available

Destinations on this tour

    https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/south-america/peru/lima
  • Lima

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

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/south-america/peru/machu-picchu
  • 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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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/south-america/peru/the-sacred-valley
  • The Sacred Valley

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

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/south-america/peru/cuzco
  • 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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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/south-america/peru/cuzco
  • Cuzco

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

    Read more >
  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/south-america/peru/lima
  • Lima

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

    Read more >
  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/south-america/peru/machu-picchu
  • 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...

    Read more >
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