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From £4695pp
11 days & 9 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
Rail Journey
Tour Highlights

Peru: A Belmond Andean Explorer Rail Journey

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.


DAY 1: Fly to Lima
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Fly to Lima

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

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

DAY 2: Fly to Cuzco • Sacred Valley
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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
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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
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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)

Accommodation: Sumaq Machu Picchu
DAY 5: Cuzco
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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. (B)

Accommodation: Palacio del Inka
DAY 6: Cuzco
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Half-day tour of Cuzco, including the cathedral and the impressive Inca temple of Koricancha. (B)

Accommodation: Palacio del Inka
DAY 7: Luxury train to Lake Titicaca
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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
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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
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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)

DAY 10: Fly to London
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Fly to London

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

DAY 11: Arrive London
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Arrive London

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

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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
Low Season
From £4,695 per person
High Season
From £4,795 per person

What's included

  • 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

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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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