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Classic Peru

Private Travel | General interest 11 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £2295 Current prices from: £2295

Enjoy a taste of Peru on this introductory tour of some of the country's most famous sights. Discover the colonial-era wonders of Lima and Cuzco. Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas and visit a local market and the impressive Ollantaytambo fortress. Stay overnight by the spectacular Incan city of Machu Picchu and take a boat ride on beautiful Lake Titicaca, high in the Andes.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Excellent Value
  • Direct British Airways flights
  • Overnight at Machu Picchu
  • Superb Introduction to Peru
  • Stay in 4- & 5 star 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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Standard Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Lima

Fly from London to Lima with British Airways (operational only on certain days of the week from April to October / other airlines fly indirect year round). Stay for 2 nights at Jose Antonio or similar. (N)

Day 2: Lima

Morning city tour of Lima, one of the major cities in the Spanish conquest of the Americas. Perhaps add an optional visit to the Larco museum, or a culinary tour with a visit to a local market and cooking lesson. (B)

Day 3: Fly to Cuzco • Sacred Valley

Morning flight to Cuzco, set in the Andes mountains. Transfer to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting the indigenous market at Pisac en route. Stay 2 nights at Hatun Valley. (B)

Day 4: Sacred Valley / Ollantaytambo

Day at leisure. Optional tours include a visit to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, an excursion to see the Maras salt pans and Moray, or a trip to see a local community. (B)

Day 5: Machu Picchu

Transfer to Ollanta station and take the train to Machu Picchu, one of the world’s great travel experiences. Take a guided tour of the ruins and stay at El Mapi Hotel for 1 night. (B, D)

Day 6: Cuzco

Morning at leisure (optional excursions available – please advise at time of booking if you wish to revisit the ruins) before returning to Cuzco. This ancient Inca capital has Spanish churches and mansions, which sit alongside Inca remains. Transfer to Los Portales for 2 nights. (B)

Day 7: Cuzco

Morning tour of the city. Optional visit to nearby ruins or a local museum. (B)

Day 8: Puno

Cross the altiplano by road or train*, past mountain villages and hillside terraces. Stay at Jose Antonio Puno for 2 nights (B, L)

Day 9: Lake Titicaca

Full-day visit to Taquile Island and the floating islands of shimmering blue Lake Titicaca, one of the world’s highest navigable lakes. (B, L)

Day 10: To London

Morning at leisure or take an optional visit to the Sillustani graves en route to the airport. Afternoon flight to Lima and on to London, with British Airways. (B)

Day 11 London:

Afternoon arrival. (N)

Meal Basis:

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

Important information Standard tour

This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.

Optional supplements*:

It is also possible to travel on the Titicaca train from Cuzco to Puno (operates Wed, Fri & Sun) or upgrade your hotel accommodation to Casa Andina Premium hotels or Belmond properties. Please inquire for details and prices.

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.

Standard private tour accommodation

  • GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca
    GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca

    The GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca (formerly Libertador Lake Titicaca) is situated on the peninsula of Isla Esteves, a short drive from the town of Puno. The spectacular panoramic views over Lake Titicaca means it is well positioned to enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets. This modern hotel offers spacious lake-view rooms and public areas, and is an excellent base for lake excursions. Features: 123 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, sauna, jacuzzi, gym Room amenities: Television, hairdryer, safe, bathrobes, Wi-Fi.

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  • Expedition Train
    Expedition Train

    The most affordable train option to Machu Picchu does not compromise on the onboard experience. Travelling through the Sacred Valley of the Incas between Cuzco and Machu Picchu, the Expedition train features comfortable seats in groups of four and colourfully decorated with designs of Incan culture. Views of the passing Andean scenery, Inca terraces and small villages are maximised by the additioin of picture windows in the ceilings. Andean snacks and soft drinks are available to buy throughout the journey.

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  • El MaPi Hotel
    El MaPi Hotel

    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 rooms with modern amenities and an organic spa, located on the top floor of the hotel, with panormanic views over the cloud forest.Features: 130 rooms, restaurant,&nbsp; bar, spa, sauna, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Television, telephone, safe, hairdryer.

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  • Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley
    Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley

    Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley (formerly Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley) is located near Yanahuara in the Sacred Valley, and is surrounded by Andean peaks. It is part of a small resort offering charming rooms, a restaurant with a local ambience, and a bar with an outside terrace where you can take in the sights and sounds of the Peruvian countryside<br>Features: 92 rooms, restaurant, lobby bar, fitness room, spa service, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Television, heating, safe, hairdryer.

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  • Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
    Casa Andina Premium Miraflores

    The Casa Andina Premium Miraflores (formerly Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores) is located in the heart of the Miraflores district of Lima, close to Kennedy Park. It is a medium-sized hotel with rooms decorated in a contemporary style with local Peruvian textiles and art.Features: 148 rooms, restaurant, cafe, swimming pool, gym, sauna, ATM, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Television, safe, hairdryer, air conditioning, heating, coffee facilities.

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  • Casa Andina Premium Cuzco
    Casa Andina Premium Cuzco

    Occupying an 18th-century mansion, the Casa Andina Premium Cuzco is located in the old, colonial part of Cuzco, beside Limacpampa Square and just a few blocks' walk from the main square. The hotel's guestrooms combine traditional local furnishings with modern comforts and overlook picturesque courtyards. There is a central patio with a fountain, a colonial bar and a stylish restaurant decorated with traditional paintings.Features: 93 rooms, restaurant, bar, massage room, ATM, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Television, safe, hairdryer, heating.

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Dates & prices

CPE2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £1995 per person

High season from £2095 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.

 
  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • The Sacred Valley

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

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  • Lima

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Puno

    Puno lies on the western shore of Lake Titicaca and is used as a base to visit the the...

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