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Fly to Lima with British Airways. Stay 2 nights and take a city tour to discover the colonial and modern highlights of the capital city. (N) (B)
From Lima, fly north to Jaén. Drive to Chachapoyas, a colonial town surrounded by swathes of high-altitude cloud forests. The Chachapoya civilisation had a culture that fiercely rivalled the Incas. Stay for 2 nights. (N)
Travel to Kuelap fortress and explore one of the largest ancient sites of the Americas, situated on a mountain ridge. (B, L)
Visit the mysterious sarcophagi of Karajia, an ancient funerary site of the Chachapoyas. Continue to one of the highest waterfalls in the world, Gocta falls, and stay at a nearby lodge for 2 nights. The lodges enjoy spectacular views of the falls and, until recently, were unknown outside the local area. Take a hike to the base of the falls and relax in serene surroundings. (B, L, D)
Take a full-day drive towards the coast to Chiclayo and visit one of the excellent museums, such as the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipán. Overnight stay. (B)
Continue to Trujillo, visiting the mystical El Brujo pyramid complex and the Cao Museum en route. Stay 2 nights in Trujillo and explore the Sun and Moon pyramids and the adobe city of Chan Chan. (B)
Fly to Cuzco and transfer to the Sacred Valley with an optional stop at Chinchero en route. Stay 2 nights at a hotel in the valley and visit the ruined fortress of Ollantaytambo. Additional optional excursions include visits to Maras and Moray or the market and ruins at Pisac.
Board the train to Machu Picchu, take a tour of the Inca citadel and stay overnight. (B)
Return to Cuzco and stay 2 nights. Explore the city's cobbled streets and museums. Optional excursions include a visit to the Sacsayhuáman ruins. (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
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