The Best of Peru Multi-centre holidays
12 Night multi-centre Peru trip with Machu Picchu
Save trip
Save Tripclick to save
Holiday Highlights
  • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
  • Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
  • Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
Overview
This 15 day / 12 night tour of Peru is the perfect way to see the most amazing and magnificent sights this country has to offer.

Machu Picchu, Peru has perhaps the most breathtaking archaeological site in the world. Yet it also offers a wealth of other magnificent sights: ancient, colonial and scenic. Staying in good hotels of great character 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.
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 an air-conditioned vehicle
• Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
• Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
Itinerary

Day 1 – To Lima: Overnight flight from London to Lima, via Madrid, with LAN. (N)

Day 2 – Lima: Early morning arrival. Transfer to the Miraflores Park for 1 night, including immediate occupancy. Day at leisure / optional excursions. (B)

Day 3 – To Arequipa: Morning tour of colonial and modern Lima, including Casa Aliaga, the oldest colonial mansion in Lima and the architectural masterpiece of San Francisco monastery. Fly over the Andes to Arequipa, an attractive city of beautiful white buildings and colonnaded plazas, surrounded by a dramatic landscape. Stay at the Libertador for 2 nights. (B)

Day 4 – Arequipa: Full-day city tour, including the beautiful Santa Catalina convent, which dates from 1500, and the Juanita Mummy Museum. (B, L)

Day 5 – To the Colca Canyon: Drive into the Andes towards the Colca Canyon (taking approximately four hours, partly on unpaved roads, with stops en route). The scenery is breathtaking, with snowy volcanic peaks, the terraces of the Colca valley and herds of llamas scattered around. Stay 2 nights at Colca Lodge. (B, L)

Day 6 – Colca Canyon: Early morning excursion to Condor’s Cross, where magnificent condors may be seen flying over the canyon. Visit the town of Maca, famed for its pre-Columbian textiles. Afternoon at leisure to take a walk in the canyon or relax in the natural hot springs. (B)

Day 7 – To Lake Titicaca: Travel by road to Puno and Lake Titicaca (approximately six hours). Transfer to the Libertador, set on the shores of the lake, for 2 nights. (B, L)

Day 8 – Lake Titicaca: Full-day tour of the floating reed Uros islands and Taquile island, with a home-cooked lunch prepared by a local family. (B, L)

Day 9 – To Cuzco: Take the stylish Andean Explorer train to Cuzco (approximately 10 hours). Relax over lunch with a pisco sour and music in the observation car as you pass high Andean peaks, mountain streams and rivers, cultivated terraces and small valley towns. Transfer to the Monasteriofor 2 nights. (B, L)

Day 10 – Cuzco: 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 11 – To the Sacred Valley: In the morning, travel to the Indian village of Chinchero to see its Inca terraces and a traditional weaving demonstration. Continue to the Urubamba market (Wednesday only), where locals trade their corn and potatoes. After lunch, visit the Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo, an astounding feat of construction and ingenuity. Stay overnight in the Aranwa Hotel. (B, L)

Day 12 – To Machu Picchu: Drive to Ollanta and take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Tour the ruins and stay overnight at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge†. (B, L, D)

Day 13 – To Cuzco‡: Morning at leisure or further explore Machu Picchu (purchase ticket at time of booking). Return to Cuzco by rail and transfer to the Monasterio for 1 night. (B)

Day 14 – To London: Fly to Lima and on to London, via Madrid, with LAN. (B)

Day 15 – London: Afternoon arrival. (N)

NOTES 

† Optional upgrades: Upgrade to Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge on the Superior Tour from £295 per person, subject to availability.

‡ Extra night: You may wish to spend an additional night in Cuzco (from £65 per person). Please advise at the time of booking.

Accessibility: This tour is fully escorted, except for one night at Machu Picchu due to lack of accommodation for guides. The order of the itinerary is designed to allow gradual adjustment to the altitude, while taking in the major sights of Peru. There are some early morning starts and long drives.

 

Meal Basis: (B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals

 

Price from
£3,399pp
Secure your holiday from only £100pp
Speak with one of our agents to discuss your holiday!
Call 01737 646410 or
Enquire now
Enquire about The Best of Peru Multi-centre holidays
Please list all your holiday requirements in as much detail as possible. This could be the amount of passengers to your preferred dates and departure airport.
The Internet Traveller takes your privacy very seriously and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please read our privacy policy.
View Map
Price from
£3,399pp
Secure your holiday from only £100pp
Enquire now
Enquire about The Best of Peru Multi-centre holidays
Please list all your holiday requirements in as much detail as possible. This could be the amount of passengers to your preferred dates and departure airport.
The Internet Traveller takes your privacy very seriously and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please read our privacy policy.
Why Book with Us?
We’ll do the hard work for you
Your holiday wish is our command. Simply tell us your travel wants, needs and expectations and we’ll create your dream itinerary.
Exclusive access to the best offers
We have access to exclusive rates and offers on holidays that won’t be beaten anywhere else.
Unrivalled customer service
Our passionate, well-travelled team has a combined experience of more than 40 years in the travel industry.
Close