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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.
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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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
Morning tour of the city. Optional visit to nearby ruins or a local museum. (B)
Cross the altiplano by road or train*, past mountain villages and hillside terraces. Stay at Jose Antonio Puno for 2 nights (B, L)
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)
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)
Afternoon arrival. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
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.
Available on request.
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
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
CPE2020: 8 Nights
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...
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...