Treasures of Peru
This introductory tour of Peru includes the country’s most celebrated sights.
This introductory tour of Peru includes the country’s most celebrated sights. Starting in Lima, explore Peru’s ancient, colonial and scenic wonders including Cuzco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Lake Titicaca and, of course, Machu Picchu, perhaps the most breathtaking archaeological site in the world.
9 Nights from £2,695pp
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• Train ride through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu
• Stay overnight at Machu Picchu
• Enjoy lunch in the house of a local family on Lake Titicaca
• All flights in economy class
• Stay in 3- & 4-star accommodation
• Various meals included
• Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
• Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
• Sea view rooms as standard
Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lima with British Airways. Transfer to José Antonio Hotel for a 2-night stay.
This morning explore the colonial and modern highlights of Lima, including the Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Columbian site, and the historic masterpiece of San Francisco monastery. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner.
Morning flight to Cuzco, set high in the Andes mountains. Transfer to the Sacred Valley with a wealth of Inca sites and great natural beauty. Stay for 2 nights at the Hatun Valley hotel.
In the morning, visit the colourful Pisac market and the Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo, an astounding feat of construction and ingenuity. Afternoon at leisure to relax or explore the beautiful surroundings.
Transfer to Ollanta station and take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu and stay overnight at El Mapi Hotel.
Morning at leisure or further explore Machu Picchu (purchase ticket at time of booking). Return to Cuzco by train and transfer to Los Portales for 2 nights. This ancient Inca capital has beautiful colonial churches and mansions sitting alongside Inca remains.
Morning guided tour of Cuzco, including the cathedral, the extraordinary Koricancha (the Temple of the Sun), and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Afternoon at leisure.
Travel by road to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca (approximately 10 hours including stops)*. Travel past small valley towns, cultivated terraces and high Andean peaks. There will be a chance to stop at archaeological sites along the way. Transfer to José Antonio Hotel for a 2-night stay.
Visit the floating Uros reed islands and Taquile island on a full-day tour with a home-cooked lunch prepared by a local family. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner at a traditional restaurant.
Transfer to Juliaca airport for a flight to Lima and on to London with British Airways.