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Machu Picchu is perhaps the most
breathtaking archaeological site in the
world. Yet Peru also offers a wealth of other
magnificent ancient, colonial and scenic sights.
Staying in good hotels with great character
and with some free time to relax, this tour
reveals Peru’s many wonders, including Cuzco
and Arequipa, the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca
and, of course, Machu Picchu.
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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lima with British Airways and transfer to the
Casa Andina Premium Miraflores for 2 nights. (N)
Morning tour of colonial and modern Lima,
including Casa Aliaga, the oldest colonial
mansion in Lima, and the architectural
masterpiece of San Francisco monastery. (B)
Fly over the Andes to Arequipa, a city of white
buildings and colonnaded plazas, surrounded by
the dramatic landscape of ice-capped volcanoes.
Stay at the Costa del Sol Wyndham Arequipa (formerly Libertador) for 2 nights. (B)
Full-day city tour, including the beautiful Santa Catalina convent, which dates from
the 16th century, and the Juanita Mummy
Museum. (B, L)
Drive into the Andes towards Colca Canyon
(approx 4 hours, partly on unpaved roads, with
stops en route). The scenery is breathtaking,
with the terraces of the Colca valley and herds
of llamas scattered around. Overnight at
Aranwa Colca. (B, L)
Early morning excursion to Condor’s Cross,
where magnificent condors can be seen flying
over the canyon. Visit the town of Maca, famed
for its pre-Columbian textiles, and continue
by road to Puno and Lake Titicaca (approx 6
hours). Stay 2 nights at the Libertador on the
shores of the lake. (B, L)
Full-day tour of the floating Uros reed islands
and Taquile island, with a home-cooked lunch
prepared by a local family. (B, L)
Take the stylish Belmond Andean Explorer train
to Cuzco. Relax over lunch or with a pisco sour
in the observation car as you pass through
gentle rolling Andean plains where vicuñas and
alpacas may be seen. Dinner and overnight
on board (bunk bed cabin). Upgrade to a twinbedded
cabin from £95 per person. (B, L, D)
Disembark the train and travel by road to
the indigenous village of Chinchero to see
its Inca terraces and a traditional weaving
demonstration. Continue to the Sacred Valley
and stay 2 nights at Casa Andina Premium
Sacred Valley. (B, L)
Half-day visit to the Inca fortress at
Ollantaytambo, an astounding feat of
construction and ingenuity. Afternoon at
Drive to Ollanta and take the Vistadome train to
Machu Picchu. Tour the spectacular ruins and
stay overnight at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu
Hotel.(B, L, D)
Morning at leisure or further explore Machu
Picchu (purchase ticket at time of booking).
Return to Cuzco by rail and transfer to the
Casa Andina Premium Cuzco for 3 nights. (B)
Morning tour of Cuzco, including the San Blas
district, the cathedral and the extraordinary
Temple of the Sun at Koricancha. Afternoon at
leisure in the Inca capital. (B)
Day at leisure or take an optional excursion to
the Pre-Columbian Art museum, Awanacancha
llama farm or the ruins of Sacsayhuaman. (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.
The order of the itinerary allows
gradual adjustment to the altitude, while
taking in the major sights of Peru. There are
some early morning starts and long drives.
Departures between November and April will
fly to Peru via Madrid.
The 12 June 2019 departure coincides with the
Inti Raymi festival. The itinerary
includes a stay at the Sonesta Hotel in Cuzco
and a full day of ceremonial celebrations in
honour of the Sun god.
On day 11 upgrade to
Belmond Sanctuary Lodge from £245, subject
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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
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TMI2019: 14 Nights
Perhaps the most strikingly beautiful city in Peru, Arequipa has leafy squares, fine...
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...
The Colca Canyon is an area of outstanding scenic beauty with huge patchworks of pre-Inc...
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...