Peru Splendours

From its amazing archaeological treasures to its gastronomic delights and from its rich history to its melting pot of cultures, Peru offers visitors a wide array of attractions—and on this tour, you’ll experience its highlights. Lima is a cosmopolitan city steeped in history with pre-Columbian ruins, Spanish colonial buildings, and remnants of colonial mansions with lavish, Moorish-style balconies. On your sightseeing tour, you’ll see many of its famous sights, including the San Francisco Monastery. High in the Andes Mountains, Cusco is the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America and is sure to please history buffs. Learn about the Incas’ struggles with the invading Spaniards on your tour of Cusco and visit the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, built in the early 12th century with some stones weighing more than 350 tons. Try to figure out how it was built so precisely without the help of modern machinery and technology! Of course, no holiday to Peru is complete without visiting Machu Picchu. Built around 1450 at the height of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu is located in a gorgeous mountain setting above the Urubamba Valley. Stand in awe as you witness it. It is one of the most majestic images in South America, if not the world!

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive in Lima, Peru

Arrive in Lima, where you will be met by your Tour Director.

Hotel: Casa Andina Select Miraflores, 2 nights

Day 2: Lima

This afternoon, your Local Guide focuses on the city’s colonial heritage during a Walking Tour. Start at the Plaza de Armas to see the Government Palace and the cathedral. From here, stroll to the venerable San Francisco Monastery with its splendid 17th-century cloister murals. For a special treat, stop at a Local Peruvian Food Market to get a real taste of life for the local people. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at one of Lima’s Peruvian restaurants with your fellow travelling companions.

Day 3: Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco, the impressive Andean city that was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Head into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you Will Have Lunch And Experience An El Pago A La Tierra, or Mother Earth Ceremony, performed by a local shaman. These ceremonies, thanking Mother Earth and asking for good health and safe travels, have been practiced in Peru since before the arrival of the Incas. Next, stop at Awanakancha to meet local families who preserve the ancient technique of Pre-Columbian weaving using South American camelid fibres. Here is your chance to get up close to the various camelids, including alpaca, llama, guanaco, and vicuna, indigenous to the region. Continue to PISAC, an old mountain village, where you will have free time to shop its famous market for local wares such as alpaca sweaters and blankets, jewellery, or hand-painted ornamental dishes and vases. Stay in the Sacred Valley tonight, and enjoy a special dinner at the hotel.

Hotel: Posada del Inca Yucay

Day 4: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

This morning, visit the Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo, followed by the opportunity to visit a Home, meet some of the locals, and experience their way of life. Next, board the Vistadome Train for a short journey through the lush Urubamba Valley. Then, transfer to a motorcoach for the ascent to legendary Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas,” high above the steep valley overlaid with dense tropical jungle. Your Local Guide will bring you closer to the lives and mysteries still hidden in these amazing structures built by the Pre-Columbian masters of this sacred land. Tonight, stay at a nearby hotel.

Hotel: El Mapi by Inkaterra

Day 5: Machu Picchu – Cusco

Your entrance to Machu Picchu is included for a second day. Enjoy the tranquility of the morning, with free time to wander the ruins at your own pace and experience the magic that is Machu Picchu. After lunch, return to the Sacred Valley by Train Trip and continue on to Cusco.

Hotel: Sonesta Hotel Cusco, 2 nights

Day 6: Cusco

This morning, learn more about the Incas and their struggle against invading Spaniards on your Cusco City Tour, with visits to the imposing Cathedral and the Santo Domingo Monastery. A special treat is in store for you when you are greeted by a group of Andean musicians dressed in colourful Inca textiles. They will escort you on a Pasacalle (Andean Parade) through Cusco while playing traditional music and performing ancient dances-an experience you won’t soon forget! Also visit the semi-circular Kenko Amphitheatre with its stone altars and labyrinth of passages, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, perched on a hillside overlooking Cusco. It remains unfathomable how and when this fortress of gigantic stones-with some blocks weighing more than 350 tons-was built. The remainder of your day is free to explore at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 7: Cusco – Lima

Board a flight to Lima, where the remainder of your afternoon is at leisure to explore the city.

Hotel: Casa Andina Select Miraflores

Day 8: Depart Lima

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 12$3,671.00$4,287.00
February: 23$3,671.00$4,287.00
March: 08, 22$3,671.00$4,287.00
April: 05, 19$3,671.00$4,287.00
May: 03, 17, 31$3,671.00$4,287.00
June: 14$3,671.00$4,287.00
July: 12, 26$3,671.00$4,287.00
August: 23$3,671.00$4,287.00
September: 06, 20, 27$3,671.00$4,287.00
October: 04, 18$3,671.00$4,287.00
November: 01, 29$3,671.00$4,287.00
2021 Dates & Prices
February: 21$4,219.00Price on Application
March: 07, 21$4,219.00Price on Application
April: 18$4,219.00Price on Application
May: 02, 30$4,219.00Price on Application
June: 27$4,219.00Price on Application
July: 11$4,219.00Price on Application
September: 19$4,219.00Price on Application
October: 03, 17, 31$4,219.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport:Luxury air-conditioned coach
Flights:Air Ticket: Lima - Cusco - Lima
Rail:Journey aboard the Vistadome train
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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History & Fine Food

Embark on an unforgettable culinary adventure through the flavours of Peruvian gastronomy, exploring local markets, learning about traditional ingredients and their importance in Inca traditions as you discover the magical ruins of Machu Picchu and the highlights of Lima. Explore colonial Lima and enjoy the colourful historic centre and learn to create some of Peru’s most iconic dishes, ceviche. Take a tour of Cusco’s San Pedro market, and explore this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Listed site to discover more about the Incan history and archaeological sites.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Lima

Upon arrival you will met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Lima

Explore the modern and colonial parts of the city of Lima the “City of Kings”, starting in the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, past a Huaca or sacred pre-Inca site. Stop at Parque del Amor (Lovers Park) in Miraflores for its magnificent view over the Pacific Ocean. Visit the city’s historic centre, located on the Main Square, which is surround by the Presidential Palace, the Archbishop´s Palace, the Municipality of Lima and the Cathedral. Visit one of the largest colonial-era convents before a Pisco Sour tasting in the bar of the historic Gran Hotel Bolivar.

Day 3: Lima

Embark on an unforgettable culinary adventure, beginning your tour at a typical Peruvian market. There you will find a broad variety of national ingredients, including traditional Peruvian fruit such as cherimoya, lucuma and aguaymanto. Learn to prepare pisco sour and ceviche, two great representatives of the Peruvian flavor, at a local restaurant before enjoying a delicious lunch showcasing Peru’s most important dishes.

Day 4: Lima – Cusco

Following breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your scheduled flight to Cusco, where you’ll be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to acclimatise to the higher altitude. This evening enjoy a delicious dinner at Pachapapa Restaurant.

Day 5: Cusco

Explore the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage city of Cusco, beginning with a visit to San Pedro Market, for a taste of local life in Cusco. The tour continues with a visit to the Koricancha Temple, an old Incan palace and main centre for the worship of the Sun God, Inti. A church was built by the Spanish over the temple’s foundations: the Temple of Santo Domingo. See Cusco’s Main Square, followed by a visit to Sacsayhuaman Fortress, built of enormous stone blocks, expertly shaped by the Incas. The tour continues with visits to three archaeological sites: Kenko and Tambomachay, important religious and administrative centers for the Incas.

Day 6: Cusco – Sacred Valley

Visit the enormous circular terraces at Moray, used as a botanical laboratory by the Incas, which have a magnificent view of the Urubamba Valley. Travel onwards to the village of Maras, which produces the finest salt in the world: Sal de Maras. Spend time in the Andean community of Misminay and share their tasks with local inhabitants, who still preserve ancient Inca traditions. Prepare a traditional dish with local ingredients in a mud stove using seasonal ingredients which are harvested according to the agricultural calendar of the community. Use a traditional stone mortar to prepare a traditional Uchucuta sauce and take part in a thanksgiving ceremony to Pachamama or Mother Earth.

Day 7: Sacred Valley – Aguas Calientes

Depart the Sacred Valley for the village of Ollantaytambo, with its impressive and eponymous Inca fortress. This historically important fortress was the location where Manco Inca defeated the Spanish in 1538. Climb up steep stone steps to admire the astonishing monoliths that make up the Temple of the Sun. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Casa Hacienda Huayoccari before being transferred to Ollanta train station to board the train towards Aguas Calientes.

Day 8: Machu Picchu – Cusco

Visit to one of the most important tourist destinations in the world – Machu Picchu and experience one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World. Enjoy lunch at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge before returning to Cusco by train.

Day 9: Depart Cusco

Following breakfast transfer to the airport for your onward arrangements.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Lima daily:$3,729.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner
Transport:Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Flight:Air Ticket: Lima - Cusco
Rail:Train Ticket: Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)- Cusco
Accommodation: 8 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Iconic Wonders of Peru

On this special Travelmarvel journey, you’ll experience an incredible range of Peruvian destinations including Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Lima and the Scared Valley, as well as the stunning Peruvian Andes. And you’ll do so in premium style.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Lima

On arrival in Lima, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your Tour Director over a welcome drink.

Hotel: Lima, Wyndham Costa del Sol

Day 2: Lima – Cusco – Chinchero – Sacred Valley

This morning, fly to the World Heritage-listed city of Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire. Travel through Cusco to Chinchero, located in the Andean highlands. See how the colourful fabrics of Peru are created during a weaving demonstration. Meet local weavers and learn why it is so important to preserve these ancient traditions. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel. Soak up the Andean atmosphere and relax in comfort at the premium Aranwa Sacred Valley.

Hotel: Aranwa Sacred Valley, 2 nights

Day 3: Sacred Valley

Today explore the Ollantaytambo ruins, a unique Inca archaeological site, on the Urumbaba River surrounded by mountains. Then visit a local family home and be treated to a traditional home-cooked Peruvian lunch.

Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps visit the Terraces of Moray and the Maras salt mines (additional cost applies).

Day 4: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

Farewell the Sacred Valley this morning. Board the 360º Machu Picchu Train, settle in and soak up the Andean landscapes as you head to Aguas Calientes. On arrival, set off for a guided walking tour of the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Afterwards, return to Aguas Calientes for dinner tonight.

Hotel: Aguas Calientes, El MaPi Hotel

Day 5: Machu Picchu – Cusco

With the morning free, you might like to step out and wander around the colourful stalls of the Mercado de Artesanias craft market in Aguas Calientes. Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps revisit Machu Picchu citadel to further explore (additional cost applies). Later today, re-board the 360º Machu Picchu Train for your journey to Ollantaytambo station, before a coach returns you to Cusco. Enjoy a Peruvian dinner and traditional folklore show at the Tunupa Restaurant Bar & Grill this evening.

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn, 2 nights

Day 6: Cusco

A guided walking tour through Cusco today will take you to the city’s historic heart, the Plaza de Armas. During your tour you’ll visit the sacred site of Koricancha and the baroque church of Santo Domingo. The afternoon is yours to enjoy the atmosphere of this city.

Day 7: Cusco – Lake Titicaca (Puno)

Take a coach to the city of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Along the way, you’ll stop at the small town of Andahuaylillas, known for its picturesque Sistine Chapel. You’ll also stop for a hearty buffet lunch. On arrival in Puno, this evening is at your leisure.

Hotel: GHL Lago Titicaca

Day 8: Lake Titicaca (Puno) – Lima

Set on the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is considered the highest navigable lake in the world. Enjoy a free morning here.

Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps visit Sillustani burial site, an intriguing pre-Inca cemetery (additional cost applies).

After lunch at the hotel, set out on a cruise over the lake to the extraordinary home of the Uros people – a group of more than 40 man-made islands created from floating reeds. Enjoy an insight into the Uros’ unique way of life and experience this region’s spectacular scenery. Afterwards, transfer to the airport and fly to Lima.

Hotel: INNSIDE Miraflores, 2 nights

Day 9: Lima

On a guided tour of the World Heritage-listed historic centre of Lima, admire the Iglesia de Santo Domingo. This evening, indulge in a Farewell Dinner in a truly stunning setting at Huaca Pucllana Restaurant, within the ruins of an archaeological compound beside an illuminated adobe pyramid.

Day 10: Depart Lima

This morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 23$4,595.00$5,895.00
May: 07, 28$4,595.00$5,895.00
July: 23$4,595.00$5,895.00
August: 20$4,595.00$5,895.00
September: 24$4,595.00$5,895.00
October: 22$4,595.00$5,895.00
2021 Dates & Prices
April: 15$4,695.00$5,995.00
May: 06, 27$4,695.00$5,995.00
June: 10$4,695.00$5,995.00
July: 15$4,695.00$5,995.00
August: 12$4,695.00$5,995.00
September: 02, 23$4,695.00$5,995.00
October: 07, 21$4,695.00$5,995.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & land transportation
Flights:Flight Ticket: Lima - Cuzco / Puno - Lima
Rail:Travel aboard the 360º Machu Picchu Train to World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide: Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and expert local guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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In the Footsteps of the Incas

See and taste the best of Peru on this Country Explorer adventure, take in Lima, Machu Picchu and more. From the clouds of the Andes to the birthplace of the sun, this trek through Peru’s altiplanos and the famous floating Uros Islands traces the ancient past of the Incas.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Lima

Bienvenidos a Lima, where we’ll kick-start our effortlessly delivered journey to the iconic and unexpected sights and sounds of Peru. On arrival, transfer to your hotel, Novotel Lima, where this evening you’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: Novotel Lima, 2 nights

Day 2: Lima Sightseeing

Take your time this morning and embrace the warm welcome of the “City of Kings”. We’ll meet a ‘Local Specialist’ who will reveal the city’s highlights including Lima’s UNESCO-listed Historic Centre and the baroque-style Church of San Francisco. Descend into the city’s underground catacombs and admire the religious paintings, sculptures and books on display in its religious art museum and extensive library. Later, we’ll join our Travel Director for a guided walk through the barrio of Miraflores, also known as the Heroic City.

Day 3: Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

We board a morning flight to Cusco, the gateway to Peru’s treasured Sacred Valley, where you’ll enjoy a Peruvian lunch with sweeping views of the Sacred Valley. Then we’ll ‘Dive into Culture’ and meet a Shaman who will perform a special ceremony welcoming you to Peru. Tonight, you’ll stay in a hotel along the banks of the Vilcanota River, on the grounds of an old 17th-century colonial hacienda. It is great for morning birders and afternoon walks in the gardens.

Hotel: Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness, 2 nights

Day 4: Sacred Valley

‘Connect with Locals’ over a ‘Be My Guest’ lunch, learn about the culture surrounding the production of Giant White Corn. Our hosts will demonstrate the differences between traditional farming techniques and the newer technologies used today. Revel in the romance of the local Marinera dance. This evening, meet ‘Local Specialist’, Peter Frost, a writer, photographer and independent scholar who has explored the Andes and Amazon for 47 years, locating and investigating the previously unknown Inca and pre-Inca site of Qoriwayrachina. He currently resides in Peru and works as an accompanying expert for National Geographic Expeditions.

Day 5: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

Visit the mystical Incan stronghold of Ollantaytambo en route to Machu Picchu, ascending to the Lost City in the Clouds aboard the Vistadome train (light snack included). Here you will delve into the mysteries of this once-great civilisation, joining your Local Specialist for an exploration of the temples, palaces and terraces whose construction defy imagination. Visit the iconic great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the intricately carved Intihuatana, most likely used as a sundial centuries ago. We return to our hotel where we’ll dine tonight.

Hotel – Sumaq Machu Picchu

Day 6: Machu Picchu – Cusco

The ruins of Machu Picchu beckon for your second visit as you enjoy one final opportunity to reconnect with its story, spending some time on our own to explore the hill-top fortress. Next, we’ll journey back to the Sacred Valley by train, stopping en route to Cusco to ‘Dive into Culture’ and learn about the natural dyeing techniques used by native weavers. Visit the Pisac handicraft market followed by sampling the sweet flavours of chicha as we ‘Dive into Culture’ yet again, savouring the favourite drink of the Andes. Our ‘Stay with a Story’ tonight is a what was once an old, colonial Hacienda located in the historic centre of Cusco.

Hotel: Novotel Cusco, 2 nights

Day 7: Cusco Sightseeing

Begin your day at the ruins of the UNESCO-listed Sacsayhuaman fortress overlooking Cusco. Your Local Specialist will guide you through Cusco’s colonial centre, including the nearby 13th century Incan settlement of Qoriwayrachina. The afternoon is free.

Day 8: Cusco – Juliaca – Puno

Fly to Juliaca where you’ll meet a Local Specialist to learn about daily life on the Peruvian altiplano. Visit Sillustani, a pre-Incan burial ground and explore its towering chullpas (above ground tombs) before travelling to Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the sun.

Hotel: GHL Lago Titicaca, 2 nights

Day 9: Lake Titicaca Excursion

We cruise the deep blue waters of Lake Titicaca with a Local Specialist, discovering its floating islands constructed from reeds by the Uros Indians. Next, in the midst of South America’s largest lake, we arrive at Taquile Island, where we’ll embark on a private tour to gain insights into the tradition of knitting and weaving for which the local villagers-men and women-are renowned. Learn more about the culture of the people living on the island and enjoy a lunch. Tonight, we enjoy a Trafalgar highlight-dinner at our favourite local restaurant in Puno.

Day 10: Puno – Juliaca – Lima

This morning we return to Lima, enjoying an afternoon at leisure after our flight. We’ll join a Local Specialist this evening, visiting one of Lima’s most renowned museums after dark – the Larco Museum. Admire the pre-Columbian artefacts that reveal insights into the cultures of ancient Peru. Then, sit down to a gourmet Farewell Dinner filled with Peruvian flavours as you overlook the museum’s beautiful gardens.

Hotel: Novotel Lima

Day 11: Depart Lima

For now it’s time to say a fond hasta luego to Lima and transfer to the airport for your flight home, or consider extending your stay at the Novotel Lima.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 20$5,295.00$7,190.00
February: 10$5,495.00$7,390.00
March: 16$5,495.00$7,390.00
April: 06, 20$5,495.00$7,390.00
May: 04, 11, 18$5,495.00$7,390.00
June: 01, 15, 22$5,495.00$7,390.00
July: 06, 13, 27$5,495.00$7,390.00
August: 10, 31$5,495.00$7,390.00
September: 14, 28$5,550.00$7,445.00
October: 05, 12, 26$5,450.00$7,345.00
November: 09, 30$5,450.00$3,900.00
2021 Dates & Prices
January: 25$5,075.00$6,400.00
February: 22$5,075.00$6,400.00
March: 15$5,075.00$6,400.00
April: 12$5,195.00$6,520.00
April: 26$5,250.00$6,575.00
May: 24$5,295.00$6,620.00
June: 07, 14, 28$5,295.00$6,620.00
July: 05, 12$5,295.00$6,620.00
August: 16$5,295.00$6,620.00
September: 06, 13, 20$5,295.00$6,620.00
October: 04, 18$5,295.00$6,620.00
November: 15$5,250.00$6,575.00
December: 06$5,250.00$6,575.00
2022 Dates & Prices
January: 17$5,475.00$6,800.00
February: 14$5,475.00$6,800.00
March: 14$5,475.00$6,800.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport:Luxury air-conditioned coach
Flights:Air Ticket: Lima - Cusco - Juliaca - Lima
Rail:Journey aboard the Vistadome train
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Land of the Incas

Discover the treasures of Lima and uncover the archaeological site of Machu Picchu on this Country Explorer trip. Explore the vastness of Peru-traced from its Pacific edge to the mountain fortresses of the Incas and the shimmering blue of South America’s largest lake, the birthplace of the sun.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Lima

The Capital of the New World extends a warm welcome on your epic voyage through the iconic and unexpected highlights of Peru. Meet your local host on arrival and transfer to your hotel in the fashionable barrio of Miraflores. This evening, you’ll join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at 6 p.m.

Hotel: Novotel Lima, 2 nights

Day 2: Lima Sightseeing

Ease in to Lima life with a leisurely morning to enjoy the city. Next, you’ll connect with the colonial heritage of Francisco Pizzaro’s “City of Kings”, joining your Local Specialist for a city tour that reveals Lima’s colonial splendour. Admire the UNESCO-listed Historic Centre and see the Church of San Francisco, delving into its hidden catacombs, religious art museum and extensive library. Later, you’ll embark on a scenic walk through Miraflores with your Travel Director and soak up the local sights and sounds.

Day 3: Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

We’ll fly to Cusco this morning, the gateway to Peru’s treasured Sacred Valley, where you will enjoy a local Peruvian lunch with sweeping views of the Sacred Valley. Then we’ll ‘Dive into Culture’, meeting a Shaman who will perform a special ceremony to welcome us to Peru. Tonight, you’ll stay in a hotel along the banks of the Vilcanota River, on the grounds of an old 17th-century colonial hacienda. It is great for morning birders and afternoon walks in the gardens.

Hotel: Aranwa Sacred Valley, 2 nights

Day 4: Sacred Valley

‘Connect with Locals’ over a ‘Be My Guest’ lunch, learn about the culture surrounding the production of Giant White Corn. Our hosts will demonstrate the differences between traditional farming techniques and the newer technologies used today. Revel in the romance of the local Marinera dance and local musicans. This evening, meet ‘Local Specialist’, Peter Frost, a writer, photographer and independent scholar who has explored the Andes and Amazon for 47 years, locating and investigating the previously unknown Inca and pre-Inca site of Qoriwayrachina. He currently resides in Peru and works as an accompanying expert for National Geographic Expeditions.

Day 5: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

Visit the mystical Incan stronghold of Ollantaytambo, en route to Machu Picchu, a village in the Sacred Valley, set on the Urubamba River amid majestic mountains. It’s known for the Ollantaytambo ruins, a massive Inca fortress with large stone terraces on a hillside. Then, ascend to the Lost City in the Clouds aboard the Vistadome train (light snack included). Here you will delve into the mysteries of this once-great civilisation, joining your ‘Local Specialist’ for an exploration of the temples, palaces and terraces whose construction defy imagination. Visit the iconic great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the intricately carved Intihuatana, most likely used as a sundial centuries ago. We return to our hotel where we’ll dine tonight.

Hotel: Sumaq Machu Picchu

Day 6:Machu Picchu – Cusco

The ruins of Machu Picchu beckon yet again and we enjoy one final opportunity to reconnect with its story, spending some time on our own to explore the hill-top fortress. Next, we’ll journey back to the Sacred Valley by train, stopping en route to Cusco to ‘Dive into Culture’ and learn about the natural dyeing techniques used by native weavers. Visit the Pisac handicraft market followed by sampling the sweet flavours of chicha as we ‘Dive into Culture’ yet again, savouring the favourite drink of the Andes. Then a ‘Stay with a Story’ tonight in what was once an old, colonial Hacienda located in the historic center of Cusco.

Hotel: Novotel Cusco, 2 nights

Day 7: Cusco Sightseeing

Begin your day at the ruins of the UNESCO-listed Sacsayhuaman fortress overlooking Cusco. Your Local Specialist will guide you through Cusco’s colonial centre. Later, you’ll join another Local Specialist who will reveal insights into the nearby 13th century Incan settlement of Qoriwayrachina. The afternoon is free.

Day 8: Cusco Sightseeing – Juliaca – Puno

Fly to Juliaca and meet a Local Specialist to learn about daily life on the Peruvian altiplano. After an included lunch, we’ll visit Sillustani, a pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo. Explore the towering chullpas (above ground tombs) before travelling to Puno along the shores of Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the sun.

Hotel: GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca, 2 nights

Day 9: Lake Titicaca Excursion

Cruise the deep blue waters of Lake Titicaca with a ‘Local Specialist’, passing floating islands constructed by the Uros Indians. Next, in the midst of South America’s largest lake lies Taquile Island, where we’ll embark on a private tour to gain insights into the tradition of knitting and weaving for which the local villagers-men and women-are renowned. Enjoy a lunch here and learn more about the islanders’ unique way of life upon islets make of totora reeds, which grow in the lake, and are attached to sticks driven into the bottom of the lake. Tonight, we indulge in a Trafalgar highlight-a Regional Dinner at our favourite local restaurant in Puno.

Day 10: Puno – Juliaca – Lima – Paracas

Return to Lima this morning, then continue your journey to the coastal playground of Paracas. Discover what life is like in Peru’s rural countryside before arriving to Paracas for dinner at your seaside hotel and an evening at leisure. Perhaps there’s even time for a stroll along the Malecon?

Hotel: Aranwa Paracas Resort and Spa, 2 nights

Day 11: Paracas – Nazca Lines Flight

Take to the skies, soaring above the coastal desert to see the enigmatic Nazca Lines, gigantic geometric designs viewable only from the air. Next, stop this afternoon at the Regional Museum of Ica where we’ll explore the centuries-old cultures of the Paracas and Nazca. ‘Dive into Culture’ during a visit to Bodega El Catador to learn about and taste the finest pisco in the country. The rest of the day is free.

Day 12: Paracas – Ballestas Islands – Lima

This morning, connect with nature, cruising around the uninhabited Ballestas Islands, a “mini-Galapagos” teeming with wildlife. See the mysterious Candelabra in Pisco Bay, then return to Lima where this evening, we’ll visit the Larco Museum with a Local Specialist. Our journey almost at its end, we’ll indulge in a festive Farewell Dinner in the museum’s garden restaurant.

Hotel: Novotel Lima

Day 13: Depart Lima

Say hasta luego to Peru and its ancient treasures, and take transfer to the airport for your flight home or consider extending your holiday in Lima at the Novotel Lima.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 20$5,825.00$7,950.00
February: 10$6,050.00$8,175.00
March: 16$6,050.00$8,175.00
April: 06$6,275.00$8,400.00
April: 20$6,050.00$8,175.00
May: 04, 11, 18$6,050.00$8,175.00
June: 01, 15, 22$6,050.00$8,175.00
July: 06, 13, 27$6,050.00$8,175.00
August: 10, 31$6,050.00$8,175.00
September: 14$6,075.00$8,200.00
September: 28$6,125.00$8,250.00
October: 05, 12, 26$5,975.00$8,100.00
November: 09, 30$5,975.00$8,100.00
2021 Dates & Prices
January: 25$5,495.00$7,070.00
February: 22$5,495.00$7,070.00
March: 15$5,625.00$7,200.00
April: 12$5,625.00$7,200.00
April: 26$5,675.00$7,250.00
May: 10, 24$5,725.00$7,300.00
June: 07, 14, 28$5,725.00$7,300.00
July: 05, 12$5,725.00$7,300.00
August: 16$5,725.00$7,300.00
September: 06, 13, 20$5,725.00$7,300.00
October: 04, 18$5,725.00$7,300.00
November: 15$5,675.00$7,250.00
December: 06$5,675.00$7,250.00
2022 Dates & Prices
January: 17$5,925.00$7,500.00
February: 14$5,925.00$7,500.00
March: 14$5,925.00$7,500.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport:Luxury air-conditioned coach
Flights:Air Ticket: Lima - Cusco - Juliaca - Lima
Rail:Journey aboard the Vistadome train
Accommodation: 12 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Handpicked Peru

This is a comprehensive journey through the highlights of Peru, the cultural heart of South America. Visit the White City of colonial Arequipa, the vast Colca Canyon to witness the unforgettable sight of the flight of the condor, colonial Lima, the markets and ruins of Cusco, Puno and the Lost City of the Incas, mystical Machu Picchu.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Lima

Arrive in Lima and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Lima

Explore the charming colonial centre of Lima and see Plaza Mayor, City Hall and the cathedral. Discover one of the oldest and most traditional bars in Lima, Cordano. Immerse yourself in the history of this country with a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum. Lima has become the gastronomic capital of South America, where you can taste some of the most exquisite Peruvian cuisine. Finish your day enjoying some of the best Peruvian gastronomy at the museum’s enchanting restaurant.

Day 3: Lima – Nazca – Arequipa

Journey to Pisco for a remarkable experience; a flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines. Observe several figures of stylised plants and animals drawn in an enormous labyrinth of straight lines, trapezoids, triangles, and spirals. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before you are transferred to Ica for your overnight coach journey to Arequipa.

Day 4: Arequipa

This morning you will arrive in Arequipa. Your afternoon sightseeing excursion will take you through the many cobble stone streets of Arequipa and its fine Spanish buildings, including the Santa Catalina Monastery. The monastery is one of the most beautiful buildings in Arequipa and features cloisters, charming streets and small plazas that haven’t changed in over 500 years. During your visit, learn what life is like for the select group of nuns that live there.

Day 5: Arequipa – Cola Canyon

This morning begins with an early pick up from your hotel for a scenic drive with awe inspiring views of the Misti and Chachani volcanoes. Continue your journey through the picturesque towns of Callalliu and Sibayo, passing by a vicuna reserve and the hot springs of La Calera. You’ll arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon.

Day 6: Cola Canyon – Arequipa 

Journey by road passing magnificent volcanoes, Indian villages and ancient Inca terraces until reaching the Cruz del Condor viewpoint. Without doubt this site offers the most impressive views of the Colca Canyon and the majestic condor in full flight. After lunch return to your hotel in Arequipa, visiting Patapampa and the volcanoes lookout on the way.

Day 7: Arequipa – Cusco

Fly to Cusco. Your afternoon begins with a unique and exclusive visit to San Pedro local market, where you will find diverse local products. Embark on a journey through history visiting the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun. Continue to the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the underground cave and temple of Qenko and Tambomachay, known as the Baths of the Inca. Your final stop will be a traditional cafe known and visited by the locals, where you will taste some local pastries.

Day 8: Cusco – Sacred Valley

Today embark on a scenic journey to the Urubamba Valley, the “Sacred Valley of the Incas”. You’ll travel from Cusco towards Chinchero, a small picturesque village that is home to significant Inca ruins as well as a beautiful traditional church, before visiting Urpi, a famous textile centre where the inhabitants still use traditional Andean spinning and weaving techniques. The villagers will show you how they achieve the brilliant colours of their pieces by natural means. Continue to the town of Ollantaytambo and climb up the imposing Inca fortress for some spectacular views of the valley. This evening at your hotel, take part in a cooking demonstration to learn how to make local dishes.

Day 9: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

Embark on a train journey through spectacular mountain scenery to the magnificent Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, and enjoy a guided visit of the citadel exploring every corner of this New Wonder of the World. Mystical energies pulsate under your feet as you climb to the top and admire the Intihuatana or visit the Temple of the Sun, the Palace of the Inca, and its agricultural and urban sectors.

Day 10: Machu Picchu – Cusco

This morning is at leisure to explore this extraordinary place on your own or if you are truly intrepid, dare to climb to the top of Mount Huayna Picchu, a symbol of Machu Picchu and the tallest mountain behind the archaeological site. The pathway leading to its summit offers the fabulous reward of a spectacular view of the stone city. This afternoon board the train for your journey back to Cusco.

Day 11: Cusco – Puno

Travel by road across the Altiplano to Puno. On the way you will visit Andahuaylillas before continuing to Raqchi ruins, known as “The Temple of God Wiracocha”. Your last stop will be La Raya, the highest point on the road between Cusco and Puno, from where there will be excellent photo opportunities.

Day 12: Puno

Enjoy a speedboat tour on Lake Titicaca visiting the man-made floating reed islands of the Uros Indians. Meet these resilient islanders, descendants of the first Altiplano inhabitants who still live on totora reed platforms. Explore Taquile Island where the islanders still live according to the traditions and beliefs of their ancestors and are world renowned for their lovely outfits and extraordinary textiles.

Day 13: Depart Puno

Your journey ends with a transfer to the airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Lima daily:$5809.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & land transportation
Rail:Train Ticket: Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes - Cuzco
Flight:Flight Ticket: Arequipa - Cuzco
Accommodation: 12 nights accommodation
Guide: English speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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The Highlights of Peru

From intricate frescoes to architectural marvels, Peru is home to one of South America’s most sophisticated ancient civilisations and a thriving modern vibe. Unearth the past in Lima. Delight in Cusco’s tapestry of colonial charm and Inca spirit. Unlock hidden treasures in the lesser-known South Valley. And make the pilgrimage of a lifetime to the mountaintop ruins of Machu Picchu.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Lima

Welcome to the City of Kings. Perched on cliffs above the Pacific Ocean, Lima is a rising star on the international food scene. Accompanied by your A&K representative, transfer to your luxury accommodation in the vibrant Miraflores neighbourhood. Spend time discovering your neighbourhood full of resplendent boutiques, or head down to the Pacific Ocean and watch the mighty Pacific disappearing over the western horizon.

Hotel: JW Marriott Lima, 2 nights

Day 2: Lima

Unlock the secrets of the city on a private walking tour led by a local expert. Get the key to one of South America’s oldest houses, Casa Aliaga, amongst hidden courtyards and ramshackle rooftops. Stand in Lima’s birthplace, the Plaza Mayor, and appreciate architectural masterpieces including the historic cathedral, grand presidential palace and Santo Domingo Convent. Later, lose yourself amongst more than 45,000 classified pre Colombian archaeological objects in the Larco Museum.

Day 3: Lima – Cusco

Begin with a transfer to the airport for your short flight to Cusco, the former ancient capital of the Inca Empire. Upon arrival, meet your Guardian Angel who will accompany you to your luxury accommodation located a short distance from Cusco’s main Plaza de Armas. Sitting at an altitude of 3,400 metres, take time to acclimatise the local way – with rest and coca tea. Later, enjoy a short walking tour of this magnetic city. Stroll the cobblestone plazas and winding alleyways, before stepping inside two private cathedrals accompanied by your Guardian Angel.

Hotel: JW Marriott El Convento Cusco, 4 nights

Day 4: Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Board the opulent Belmond Hiram Bingham train bound for the mystic city of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a gourmet lunch on board before an afternoon spent exploring the enigmatic Incan citadel built by the most advanced pre-Columbian people. Accompanied by your guide along with a small group of other Belmond Hiram Bingham guests, climb up and down the rambling stone terraces amongst pitched-roof houses in a dramatic setting between two forest-clad Andean peaks. Feel its pulse as you visualise the lives of the priests, craftsmen and servants who inhabited the seemingly uninhabitable. Enjoy tea at the Belmond Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, before reboarding the luxury Belmond Hiram Bingham train back to Cusco. Sink into an armchair in the 1920s-style carriages to enjoy the fine dining and perhaps a pisco sour.

Day 5: Cusco

Cusco’s rich tapestry of Spanish and Quechua influences is yours to explore this morning on foot. The cathedral in the central Plaza de Armas is considered one of the most beautiful churches in the Americas, and it will leave you breathless. Seek out the fresco of ‘The Last Supper’ with Jesus eating guinea pig, a sacred motif of Incan paganism. Later, unearth the well-preserved ruins of Sacsayhuaman, a testament to Incan architectural skill and precision. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Day 6: Cusco

Venture into Cusco’s South Valley, Peru’s hidden treasure. Gaze in wonderment at Tipón, where the Incas created an impressive hydraulic system of baths, canals and aqueducts worthy of an empire that stretched from Colombia to Chile. Journey onwards to the red adobe complex of Pikillacta, the only pre-Inca site in the Cusco area. Then, step into the surprisingly vivid “Sistine Chapel of Peru” in Andahuaylillas. Later, set out for a leisurely stroll on your own along the cobblestone plazas and winding alleyways, and search for treasures in one of the fascinating markets that dot the city.

Day 7: Depart Cusco

Following a leisurely breakfast, meet your Guardian Angel who will accompany you on your private transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Lima daily:$5,795.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Transport:Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Flights:Air Ticket: Lima - Cusco
Rail:Luxury Belmond Hiram Bingham train
Accommodation: 6 nights accommodation
Guide: English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Peru in Depth

Some of the world’s most astonishing attractions await within Peru. Peru conceals some of the world’s most astonishing attractions: from the modern culinary hub of Lima to the rainforest wonders of the Amazon; Incan treasure and the ruins of Machu Picchu plus the altiplano landscapes and islands of Lake Titicaca. Wherever you find yourself, there are unique hotels, welcoming locals, world class food and all delivered in customary A&K style.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Lima

Welcome to the City of Kings. Perched on cliffs by the Pacific Ocean, Lima enjoys wide acclaim on the world food scene. Receive a warm welcome by your A&K representative and transfer to your boutique hotel in the Barranco neighbourhood. Spend time orientating yourself with a leisurely walk in the bohemian art district, which promises history, colour, and culture at every turn.

Hotel: Hotel B, 3 nights

Day 2: Lima

Taste the real Peru with a revealing culinary experience. Take a trip to the local market to source fresh ingredients, and with a pisco sour in hand, you’ll become sous chef for the morning as a local chef shares Lima’s classic recipes. After enjoying the spoils of your labour, unlock the secrets of the “City of Kings” on a walking tour led by a local expert. Get the key to one of South America’s oldest houses, Casa Aliaga dating back to the founding of Lima in 1535, amongst hidden courtyards and ramshackle rooftops. Stand in Lima’s birthplace, Plaza Mayor, and admire architectural masterpieces including the historic cathedral, grand presidential palace and Santo Domingo Convent.

Day 3: Lima

Lose yourself this morning amongst more than 45,000 classified pre-Columbian archaeological objects in the fascinating and intriguing Larco Museum, a one-time private mansion and one of the city’s best museums. Then, embark on your own treasure hunt through the city, discover Lima’s emerging art scene or find something closer to home during your time at leisure. Later enjoy a glass of sparkling wine, or other refreshment, admire the hotel’s unique art collection and enjoy a private viewing of the extensive collection at the adjoining Lucia de la Puente Gallery.

Day 4: Lima – Amazon

Begin with a private transfer to the airport for your flight east to Puerto Maldonado, on the banks of the Madre de Dios River, a tributary of the Amazon near the borders with Bolivia and Brazil. Cruise slowly by boat through enchanting rainforest to arrive at your eco-luxury lodge. Drop your bags and spend the afternoon exploring the trails winding through the surrounding rainforest. Spend time with one of the naturalists to discover the selection of included shared excursions on offer during your stay. The hotel also serves as a research centre, and no fewer than 540 bird species have been spotted in its grounds. Later, opt for the twilight boat tour and watch as animals and birds of the day give way to species of the night.

Hotel: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, 2 nights

Day 5: Amazon

Rise early to enjoy nature at its fullest. Choose to visit Lake Sandoval in the Tambopata National Reserve. Glide in a wooden canoe across a beautiful, mirror-like oxbow lake, home to the endangered giant river otter, as well as red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, side-neck turtles and black caimans. Later, the remarkable Inkaterra Canopy Walkway beckons. High above the forest floor, you’ll discover the perfect lookout for bright toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys and the three-toed sloth. Return to earth to explore an utterly different ecosystem on the Anaconda Walk over the Aguajales swamps.

Day 6: Amazon – Cusco – Sacred Valley

Return along the Madre de Dios River to Puerto Maldonado and head to the Butterfly House, a garden fluttering with rare species. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco and onwards by car to the Sacred Valley of the Incas (2,900 metres). It is difficult to imagine anywhere better to soak up the tranquillity of the mountain-ringed valley than your luxury property. Take time to acclimatise the local way – with rest and coca tea.

Hotel: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, 2 nights

Day 7: Sacred Valley

Once the epicentre of the Inca Empire, the Sacred Valley is speckled with little-known but spectacular ruins, many of which remain unexplored. Visit a remote village seemingly frozen in time. Experience complete cultural immersion as you delve into the ancient agricultural methods used for centuries in this challenging Andean mountain environment. Join in the daily activities and discover how local communities live today. Learn how vibrant food is being cooked in wood-fired, mud-brick stoves. Watch a demonstration of age-old textile artistry and uncover secrets to natural dyeing. Return to your lodge and spend your afternoon at leisure, enjoying the amenities of your accommodation before dinner.

Day 8: Sacred Valley – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu

Begin your pilgrimage to Machu Picchu (2,400 metres), stopping en route at the imposing fortress of Ollantaytambo, where the Incas celebrated their greatest victory over the invading Spanish. Board the picture-windowed Sacred Valley train, accommodating just 33 passengers, the train exudes the elegance of the 1920s. Sit back and relax and absorb the majestic Andean landscape while enjoying a gourmet lunch as the train winds through the mountains and cloud forest to the lost city of Machu Picchu. Overlooking the raging Urubamba River and discovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham in a hidden tangle of trees, the true history of Machu Picchu will forever remain an enigma, as the Incas left no written records. Unravel its mysteries as you explore with your expert guide. Return to your hotel, an intimate styled Andean village with terraced hills, waterfalls, stone pathways. Relax in a hidden corner or indulge in an invigorating spa based on a mystical Andean approach.

Hotel: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

Day 9: Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Spend time exploring the natural beauty of your lodge, seek out the more than 200 species of birds or delve deeper into the mysteries of the ancient citadel with the opportunity to climb to the “Inti Punku”, the famous Sun Gate. Or, for superior views across the ruins, hike further to the highest mountain, Huayna Picchu, or continue a leisurely tour of the rambling stone terraces. Later board the Vistadome train to Ollantaytambo and continue by road to Cusco, the former ancient capital of the Inca Empire.

Hotel: La Casona Inkaterra, 3 nights

Day 10: Cusco

Sitting at an altitude of 3,400 metres, Cusco’s rich tapestry of Spanish and Quechua influences is yours to uncover this morning on foot. Considered to be one of the most beautiful churches in the Americas, the cathedral in the central Plaza de Armas will leave you breathless. Seek out the fresco of ‘The Last Supper’ with Jesus eating guinea pig, a sacred motif of Incan paganism. Explore the well-preserved ruins of Sacsayhuaman, a testament to Incan architectural skill. Compiled of massive stones, the walls were cut and placed together with incredible precision and without a single drop of mortar to hold them in place. This ancient fortress, where the greatest battle between the Spanish and Incas took place, overlooks the red-tiled roofs of Cusco and the spectacular lush countryside.

Day 11: Cusco

Appreciate a day at leisure. Stroll the cobblestone plazas and winding alleyways, or search for treasures in one of the fascinating markets that dot the city. Alternatively take the hike to the statue of Christ at the top of the valley overlooking Cusco and soak in the breathtaking views of the entire city below. Late afternoon accompanied by your Guardian Angel, take a private tour of your historic boutique accommodation. Learn about the restoration process that brought this colonial building back to its original glory and stories from the manor’s long past. Later join a local shaman for a unique coca leaf reading. The coca leaf is integral to Andean life besides being used in celebration ceremonies, funerals, labour, and religious practices, among other occasions.

Day 12: Cusco – Juliaca – Lake Titicaca

Private transfer to Cusco airport for your flight to Juliaca and be met on arrival by a representative of the hotel. Proceed to Puno, situated between the mountains and the shores of Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake. Journey onwards to your luxury lodge set on a secluded private peninsula, and en route stop at Sillustani, the region’s largest and most important pre-Hispanic funeral grounds. Settle in and soak up the exceptional views from your lake facing room, the ultimate place for discovering this mystical land and birthplace of the Incan civilisation.

Hotel: Titilaka , 2 nights

Day 13: Lake Titicaca

Tucked between snow-capped mountains along the border of Bolivia and Peru, Lake Titicaca is not only the world’s highest navigable lake at 3,182 metres, it’s also one of the most beautiful. And there are endless ways to explore. Shared excursion options include day trips to the Uros floating islands and the Island of Taquile, trekking along the Colla Route, part of the original network of Incan roadways to the market, birdwatching with specialists, visits to colonial temples, and more. After a day exploring, there’s no better place to re-energise than back at your lodge surrounded by the astounding Andean terrain.

Day 14: Lake Titicaca – Depart Puno

Return transfer to Puno’s Juliaca airport and en route stop and see Lampa, a colonial-period architectural gem and previous Spanish colonial stronghold. Arrival at the airport where your journey ends. Alternatively travel across the border into Bolivia and appreciate another part of Lake Titicaca.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Lima daily:$13,295.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Flights:Air Ticket: Lima - Puerto Maldonado - Cusco - Juliaca
Rail:Train Ticket: Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo
Accommodation: 13 nights accommodation
Guide: English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Legacy of the Incas

Peru is one of the great originating centers of ancient culture, and on this holiday, you’ll discover its archaeological treasures, visit its ancient ruins, and learn about its ancient culture. A highlight of your holiday is a tour to Machu Picchu, where you’ll visit this amazing Inca city. Stand in awe as you witness the ancient ruins surrounded by soaring peaks—one of the most majestic images in South America! Also, see the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, which was built in the early 12th century. Some of the stones used to build the fortress weigh more than 350 tons, and the stones were fit so tightly together that a piece of paper will not fit between the stones. Try to figure out how it was built without the help of modern technology and machinery! While at the ruins, experience a Mother Earth ceremony by a local shaman to thank Mother Earth and to ask for good health and safe travels.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Lima, Peru

Welcome to Lima! Meet your Tour Director upon arrival.

Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Miraflores, 2 nights

Day 2: Lima

This afternoon, your Local Guide focuses on the city’s colonial heritage during a Walking tour. Start at the Plaza de Armas to see the Government Palace and the cathedral. From here, stroll to the venerable San Francisco Monastery with its splendid 17th-century cloister murals. For a special treat, stop at a Local Peruvian Food Market to taste some typical Peruvian fruit and experience a bit of everyday life in Lima. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow travelling companions at one of Lima’s finest historic homes, Casa Garcia Alvarado.

Day 3: Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco, the impressive Andean city that was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Head into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you will enjoy a special lunch prepared exclusively for Globus guests at a private location. Here, enjoy a live Andean band and experience a mystical El Pago a la Tierra, or Mother Earth Ceremony, performed by a local shaman. These ceremonies thanking Mother Earth and asking for good health and safe travels have been practiced in Peru since before the arrival of the Incas. Next, continue to PISAC, an old mountain village where you will have free time to shop for local wares, such as alpaca sweaters and blankets, jewellery, or hand-painted ornamental dishes and vases. Stay in the Sacred Valley tonight, and enjoy a special dinner at the hotel.

Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado

Day 4: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

This morning, visit the Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo, followed by the opportunity to visit a Home, meet some of the locals, and experience their traditional way of life. Next, board the Vistadome Train for a short journey through the lush Urubamba Valley. Then, transfer to a motorcoach for the ascent to legendary Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas,” high above the steep valley overlaid with dense tropical jungle. Your Local Guide will bring you closer to the lives and mysteries still hidden in these amazing structures built by the Pre- Columbian masters of this sacred land. Tonight, learn how to mix the perfect Pisco Sour, Peru’s national drink, before an exquisite dinner at the hotel.

Hotel: Sumaq Hotel

Day 5: Machu Picchu – Cusco

Your entrance to Machu Picchu is included for a second day. Enjoy the tranquility of the morning, with free time to wander the ruins at your own pace and experience the magic that is Machu Picchu. After lunch, return to the Sacred Valley by Train Ride and continue on to Cusco.

Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Cusco, 2 nights

Day 6: Cusco

This morning, learn more about the Incas and their struggle against invading Spaniards on your Cusco City Tour, with visits to the imposing Cathedral and the Santo Domingo Monastery. During your city tour, you will be greeted by an INCA KING, so have your cameras ready! Also visit the semi-circular Kenko Temple with its stone altars and labyrinth of passages, and see the ancient site of Puca Pucara before the Temple Of Sacsayhuaman, perched on a hillside overlooking Cusco. It remains unfathomable how and when this fortress of gigantic stones- with some blocks weighing more than 350 tons-was built. The remainder of your day is free to explore at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant..

Day 7: Cusco – Juliaca – Puno (Lake Titicaca)

Board a flight to Juliaca, where you will continue to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

Hotel: Libertador Lake Titicaca, 2 nights

Day 8: Puno – Excursion to Lake Titicaca

Today, take a motorboat trip to some of the more unique islands of Lake Titicaca. Start with Taquile Island, which was once part of the Inca Empire and was one of the last areas of Peru to be conquered by Spain in the 16th century. The Spanish banned traditional dress on the island, which is why the Spanish peasant dress can still be found today. Next, travel to the fascinating Uros Islands, home to the Uros Indians, who were forced to live on the lake as the Inca Indians pushed farther into their territory. These islands are completely made by reeds and are continually added to as they disintegrate to the bottom of the lake.

Day 9: Puno – Sillustani – Juliaca – Lima

Depart for Juliaca this morning, visiting the ruins of Sillustani en route. At this pre-Incan burial ground, see where the ancient Aymaras buried their high priests in chullpas-above-ground, cylinder-shaped tombs dating back to the 1400s. While here, spend some time with the locals, see their Homes, learn how they work, what they eat, and gain a better understanding of their lives. Fly from Juliaca to Lima this afternoon.

Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Miraflores

Day 10: Lima – Paracas – Ballestas Islands Cruise & Nazca Lines

Enjoy a scenic drive south along the Pan-American Highway to the Bay of Paracas. Embark on a cruise out to the Ballestas Islands, which are inhabited by a wide variety of sea mammals and exotic birds, including boobies, sea lions, and Humboldt penguins. The huge Candelabro, a candelabra-shaped etching on the Paracas cliffside, can also be seen as you cruise back to shore. Continue to the town of Pisco, the wine capital of Peru. Have your camera handy today as you board your aircraft for Flightseeing over the Nazca plains, which can only be appreciated by air. Your pilot will point out the mysterious markings known as the Nazca Lines, a series of drawings of animals and geometric figures etched into the parched soil-some up to 305 metre (1,000 feet long)! Theories vary, but the most accepted belongs to German mathematician Maria Reiche, who dubbed the land the “astronomical calendar” of the ancient Peruvians. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel.

Hotel: Doubletree Resort by Hilton Paracas

Day 11: Paracas – Lima

After some free time in Paracas, return to Lima today. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a memorable farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Miraflores

Day 12: Depart Lima

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 07$6,595.00$7,869.00
February: 18$6,595.00$7,869.00
March: 31$6,595.00$7,869.00
April: 28$6,595.00$7,869.00
May: 12$6,595.00$7,869.00
June: 23$6,595.00$7,869.00
July: 07$6,595.00$7,869.00
September: 29$6,595.00$7,869.00
October: 13, 27$6,595.00$7,869.00
November: 10$6,595.00$7,869.00
2021 Dates & Prices
January: 19$7,621.00Price on Application
April: 27$7,621.00Price on Application
April: 26$5,675.00Price on Application
June: 22$7,621.00Price on Application
September: 28$7,621.00Price on Application
October: 12, 26$7,621.00Price on Application
November: 09$7,621.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 8 dinners
Transport:Luxury air-conditioned coach
Flights:Air Ticket: Lima - Cusco - Juliaca - Lima
Rail:Journey aboard the Vistadome train
Accommodation: 11 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Nazca Lines & Ballestas Islands

Marvel at the amazing Nazca lines, huge figures which are preserved in the high, arid plateau of the Nazca Desert. Geometric shapes include birds, fish, llama and monkeys and are ancient spectacle not to be missed. Take a boat journey to Ballestas Islands to explore sea lion colonies and spot thousands of birds in the wildlife sanctuary.

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Day 1: Lima – Nazca

Journey south along the Pan American Highway aboard a coach through arid desert scenery and lush coast oasis to Pisco. This afternoon take a flight over the mysterious Nazca lines. Covering an area of nearly 1,000 square kilometres, there are about 300 different figures, including animals and plants.

Day 2: Nazca – Paracas – Lima

Travel north to Paracas for an excursion by boat to the Ballestas Islands wildlife sanctuary, with its sea lion colonies and thousands of birds. In the afternoon return to the bus station for the journey back to Lima.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Lima daily:$1,265.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinners
Transport: Coach ransfers from Lima & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 1 night accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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