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11 Nights

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Selected UK airports

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15th November 2023

Year round departures available


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  • Book today for a standard deposit of £150pp or a low deposit of £49pp followed by 16 monthly Direct Debit payments of £169pp
  • Sail along Lake Titicaca, visiting the floating Uros Islands and Taquile, and meet the local communities who will give an insight into their customs and traditions
  • Be transported back in time to the age of the Incan empire as you explore the famous ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Spend an incredible three days in the Amazon Rainforest, exploring the jungle by foot and by boat on included activities, with the opportunity to see rare wildlife

This tour includes:
* All flights
* All transfers
* 9 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast included
* Services of an English-speaking guide throughout
* Lima City Tour 
* Arequipa City Tour 
* Touring of the Colca Valley 
* Full-day boat tour on Lake Titicaca to the floating Uros Islands
* Cusco City Tour and Archaeological Sites 
* Full-day tour by scenic train to Machu Picchu
* 3-day Amazon Lodge Package on full-board basis, including guided activities


Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Lima

Upon arrival into Lima airport you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Lima. The Peruvian capital is a modern metropolis full of history; enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore.


Day 2: Lima

After breakfast, you’ll hit the streets of Lima’s Old Town; a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with fascinating historical buildings. Visit the Larco Museum, housed in a beautifully restored viceregal mansion. The museum boasts the world’s most complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver objects. Then, visit Casa Aliaga, a colonial mansion granted in 1535 by chief conquistador Francisco Pizarro to Jeronimo de Aliaga, one of his captains. This is the only house from that time that to this day has always been owned by the same family. Continue to your scenic tour in the colonial downtown. Here you can appreciate the grand architecture of the Spanish Empire and be amazed by Lima´s Cathedral. After the tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel.


Day 3: Lima – Arequipa

This morning, you will take a private transfer to Lima airport for an early-morning flight to Arequipa. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel, then it’s time to get to know the city. Start your tour in the main square and admire its elegant neo-Renaissance basilica cathedral and the sensational Monastery of Santa Catalina, which for centuries was a 'forbidden city' in the heart of Arequipa. Continue until you reach the Church of the Company, perhaps the greatest masterpiece of Peruvian baroque. Finally, head to the neighbourhoods of Yanahuara and Carmen Alto, where you can enjoy magnificent views of the Misti volcano, which rises above the city. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to the hotel.


Day 4: Arequipa – Colca

After finishing your breakfast at the hotel, it is time to say goodbye to Arequipa and head to the Colca Valley. Travel across the high plains of Viscachani and Toccra, and skirt the crater of the now-extinct Chucura Volcano to reach the Mirador de los Andes, 4,910 metres above sea level. This viewpoint offers impressive views of the numerous volcanoes surrounding Arequipa. Enjoy lunch in the picturesque town of Chivay before being transferred to your hotel in the Colca Valley for a free afternoon.


Day 5: Colca – Puno via Condor Cross

Today, take a breathtaking trip to the Condor Cross lookout with panoramic views across the Colca Canyon. Take a deep breath and appreciate the sheer vastness of the Colca Valley, which is one of the world's deepest canyons with a maximum depth of more than 4,160 metres – twice that of the Grand Canyon. The thrill of the experience is enhanced by the chance to see huge condors flying over the canyon. Descend into the valley and travel through quaint local villages on the banks of the River Colca. Later, continue your journey to Puno and travel through Salinas and the Aguada Blanca National Reserve. The landscapes and scenery here are both dramatic and enchanting. You will pass high plains, volcanoes, unusual rock formations, and even lagoons, where you can spot cranes drying their wings above the water. On arrival in Puno, you will be transferred to your hotel.


Day 6: Lake Titicaca & the Floating Uros Islands

After breakfast at the hotel, travel to the port of Puno. A boat will be waiting to take you to the beautiful Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca, where you will get to meet the local indigenous people that live on these floating man-made islands. Next, sail to Taquile, a small slice of heaven that once belonged to the Inca Empire. After a brief introduction, the local community will give you an insight into their customs and traditions with a cultural demonstration. You will enjoy lunch on the island before returning to Puno.


Day 7: Puno – Cusco 

Today, you will travel by bus to Cusco, with scenic stops along the way. Visit the town of Pucara and the Pucara Lithic Museum; this was the first urban settlement on Lake Titicaca, established between 100 and 300 A.D. After a brief break at La Raya, at the dizzying altitude of 4,313 metres above sea level, the bus stops at Sicuani for lunch. You then head on to Racchi, home to the Wiracocha Temple, an Inca site built in honour of a powerful Andean god. Later, visit Andahuaylillas, home to the 16th century ‘Sistine Chapel of America’. Afterwards, continue the journey to Cusco, today’s final destination.


Day 8: Cusco

Enjoy a guided tour of the former capital of the Inca Empire. The tour starts with a visit to the Santo Domingo Convent from the Renaissance-Baroque period, before visiting the imposing Cusco Cathedral. Then, head into the hills above Cusco to the remains of the fortress of Sacsayhuaman and the amphitheatre of Qengo, where it is believed the Incas practised agricultural rituals. Finally, visit Puka Pukara (meaning ‘red fortress’ in the Quechua dialect), an Inca military complex located on a prominent hill. Afterwards, return to your hotel.


Day 9: Machu Picchu

Rise early for your transfer to Ollantaytambo station and enjoy a scenic train journey through dramatic Andean landscapes to Aguas Calientes. Here you will board a coach for the 25-minute journey on to Machu Picchu, the most famous Incan ruins in all of Peru. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins, which will explain the origins of the ‘Lost City of the Incas’ and its most prominent landmarks. Later, return to Aguas Calientes for lunch before your train journey back to Cusco.


Day 10: Cusco – Amazon Lodge

From Cusco, you will fly to Puerto Maldonado airport and then be transferred to the river port where you’ll board a boat that takes you on a 45-minute trip along the Madre de Dios River, through the jungle to arrive to the lodge. Once checked in, have lunch and begin the afternoon excursions, which include a walk through the trail system to explore the varied vegetation, insects and birds surrounding the lodge. Then, take a boat cruise along the Madre de Dios River to watch the sunset and observe nocturnal species such as alligators, nightjars, capybaras and owls. At night, sip on a welcome cocktail as the lodge guides give a presentation on the natural surrounds of the area.


Day 11: Amazon Lodge

The exact itinerary for this day will be decided by the guides, based on conditions at the time. Activities will include exploring the jungle by foot and by boat, with the opportunity to see rare wildlife, including giant otters, red howler monkeys, anacondas, alligators, piranha, and more.


Day 12: Depart Peru

After breakfast, take a 45-minute boat ride across the Madre de Dios River back to Puerto Maldonado. Explore the local butterfly farm until it is time to catch your flight to Lima and then back to the UK.

Call 0800 408 4048 to book

pp from

£2753


person

2 Adults

brightness_3

11 Nights

restaurant

Various board basis

flight

Selected UK airports

calendar_today

15th November 2023

Year round departures available


Contact us to book

Enquire Online 0800 408 4048