Lake Titicaca, Peru
Lake Titicaca, Peru
Cusco views and Lake Titicaca
Cusco views and Lake Titicaca
Lovely views of Lima and Machu Picchu
Lovely views of Lima and Machu Picchu
Misty views of Machu Picchu and gorgeous Ballestas Island
Misty views of Machu Picchu and gorgeous Ballestas Island
Machu Picchu and Paracas National Park
Machu Picchu and Paracas National Park

Land of the Incas

11 Nights from £3,549 Including Flights

Overview

Steeped in rich in colonial history, home to iconic ancient ruins, and offering stunning vistas, Peru is a hub of excitement and fascination. Discover some of the country’s most enchanting attractions on this brilliant 11-night tour, which takes you to nine vibrant cities, Machu Picchu, and beautiful Lake Titicaca.
Starting and ending in Lima, you’ll be treated to a wide range of incredible activities, including a scenic flight to see the Nazca Lines, a Vistadome trip to the Lost City in the Clouds, and a cruise along the dazzling Lake Titicaca (TT).

Highlights

  • Enjoy a tour of Lima’s colonial architecture
  • Explore the Sacred Valley, including a Pisac handicraft market
  • Journey to Machu Picchu via a scenic Vistadome
  • Spend time discovering the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Embark on a sightseeing tour of Cusco
  • Cruise along the waters of Lake Titicaca
  • Discover the lively cities of Juliaca and Paracas
  • Be treated to a Nazca Lines flight to see the giant geometric designs from above
  • Sail beside the uninhabited Ballestas Islands
Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Lima

Begin your journey in Lima, where you’ll be met by your local host and transferred to your hotel in the trendy district of Miraflores. In the evening you’ll meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at 6pm.

Overnight: Hilton Miraflores

Day 2

Lima

Today you’ll get to explore more of the city. The morning is free for you to wander around at leisure, before joining a local specialist for a sightseeing tour through Lima’s colonial architecture and attractions, including the Church of San Francisco’s hidden catacombs, and the UNESCO-listed Historic Centre.

Later on, you’ll enjoy a beautiful walk through Miraflores, checking out the stylish shops and art exhibitions. There are a couple of optional excursions you could embark on, including a workshop at the Choco Museum to learn all about the Peruvian chocolate making process, or a buffet-style dinner at La Dama Juana Restaurant alongside a vibrant Folklore Show. The Magic Circuit of the Water is a great optional activity too, which involves exploring the world’s largest fountain complex.

Breakfast included.

Overnight: Hilton Miraflores

Day 3

Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

Start the day with a short flight to Cusco, which is the gateway to the fascinating Sacred Valley. Once there, you’ll be greeted by a Shaman (a person who is said to have access to the world of good and evil spirits), who will perform a special ceremony for you. Next up is a Be My Guest lunch, where you’ll dine with local hosts and learn all about the production of Giant White Corn.

In the afternoon, you’ll be treated to a local Marinera dance and to see the Peruvian Paso horses, before heading to a Pisac handicraft market for a bit of shopping. Be sure to try a swig of chica – the corn beer that has become the favourite drink of the Andes.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Overnight: Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness

Day 4

Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

You’ll begin your journey to Machu Picchu via Ollantaytambo, where you’ll board a Vistadome train and travel to the Lost City in the Clouds. Once there, you’ll have plenty of time to discover the ancient ruins, joining your local specialist as you explore the iconic Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Intihuatana, and the Sacred Plaza.

Breakfast and dinner included (plus a snack on the Vistadome train)

Overnight: Sumaq Machu Picchu

Day 5

Machu Picchu – Cusco

Today will be spent experiencing more of Machu Picchu, giving you more time to see the hilltop fortress at your own pace. Afterwards, you’ll head back to Sacred Valley via train, with a stop over to learn about the natural dyeing techniques used by Peru’s native weavers. Once in Cusco, you’ll transfer to your home for the night, a centuries-old mansion.

Breakfast included.

Overnight: Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel

Day 6

Cusco

This will be an interesting day full of great sights. Begin with an exploration of the UNESCO-listed Sacsayhuaman fortress that offers sensational views of the city, before joining a tour of Cusco’s colonial centre including the baroque Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and the district of San Blas.

A few hours later, you’ll be joined by another local specialist who will show you the 13th century Incan settlement of Qoriwayrachina. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to enjoy, before choosing from a selection of local restaurants.

With your free hours in the afternoon, you could embark on an optional excursion. You could visit the Inca agricultural greenhouse Moray and the charming salt mining village of Maras – learning ancient salt mining techniques with local villages, or you could visit the Piquillacta Ruins and Andahuaylillas Church.

Breakfast and dinner included.

Overnight: Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel

Day 7

Cusco – Juliaca – Puno

Your first port of call is a flight to Juliaca, where you’ll be met by a local specialist for a tour and talk about the daily life on this Peruvian altiplano. After a tasty lunch, you’ll venture to Sillustani, a fascinating pre-Incan burial ground that resides on the shores of Lake Umayo. Here, you’ll discover the soaring above-ground tombs (chullpas), before moving on to Puno. Known as the birthplace of the sun, this city is located along the shores of Lake Titicaca.

Breakfast and lunch included.

Overnight: GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca

Day 8

Lake Titicaca

Today you’ll embark on a scenic cruise of Lake Titicaca, exploring the waters with a local specialist and sailing past floating islands built with reeds by the Uros Indians. Along the way you’ll come across Taquile Island, where you’ll enjoy a private tour to learn more about their tradition of weaving and knitting, as well as getting an insight into their unique way of life. Dinner will be at a lovely local restaurant in Puno.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Overnight: GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca

Day 9

Puno – Juliaca – Lima – Paracas

You’ll return to Lima this morning, stopping by the rural countryside before arriving at the coastal town Paracas, where you’ll enjoy a free evening. If you have time, we’d recommend strolling along the Malecon, a boardwalk that follows the coast line.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Overnight: Aranwa Paracas Resort & Spa

Day 10

Paracas – Nazca Lines Flight

It’s an exhilarating day today, boarding a short scenic flight to see the Nazca Lines – a series of giant geometric designs that can only be viewed from the air. Afterwards, you’ll visit the Regional Museum of Ica where you can gain further insight into the ancient cultures of the Paracas and Nazca. The day also includes a visit to Bodego El Catador so that you can find out more about the finest pisco (brandy) in Peru. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast and dinner included.

Overnight: Aranwa Paracase Resort & Spa

Day 11

Paracas – Ballestas Islands – Lima

Your last full day will begin with a cruise along the beautiful and uninhabited Ballestas Islands, looking out for abundant wildlife. You’ll visit the enchanting Candelabra in Pisco Bay, before returning to Lima for a fascinating trip to the Larco Museum with a local specialist. Enjoy a delicious farewell dinner in the museum’s garden restaurant.

Breakfast and dinner included.

Overnight: Hilton Miraflores

Day 12

Lima

This marks the end of your trip. Transfer to the airport for your ongoing flight.

  • 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 8 dinners
  • 11 nights of accommodation
  • All internal transport shown, including a luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi, and internal flights
  • Excursions: City sightseeing tour of Lima, special Shaman ceremony, Pisac handicraft market, Marinera dance and Peruvian Paso horses, Vistadome train to Machu Picchu, tour of Machu Picchu, lesson on natural dyeing techniques, tour of Juliaca, tour of Sillustani, cruise of Lake Titicaca and Taquile Island, Nazca Lines Flight, Musem of Ica, Bodego El Catador, cruise to Ballestas Islands, Larco Museum

What’s Not Included

  • Optional excursions: workshop at Choco Museum, La Dama Juana Restaurant with Folklore Show, Magic Circuit of the Water, Moray & Maras tour, Piquillacta Ruins and Andahuaylillas Church

Amanda Hobbs
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