Highlights of Peru

From $4,549
Duration 9 Days
Departures from: May 2022 - Sep 2022
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From $4,549
Duration 9 Days
Departures from: May 2022 - Sep 2022
Tour Overview
Follow in the footsteps of intrepid adventurers in Peru's mountain wilderness. Explore the remains of the Incas' final stronghold in the 'lost city' of Machu Picchu, visit beautiful colonial towns and discover some of the islands of Lake Titicaca on this fascinating trip.
  • Classic Touring
  • All Breakfasts
  • Max Group Size 35

Your Holiday Includes

  • 8 nights in 4-star hotels
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 13 meals : 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Specialist Local Guide Welcome drink
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Tour of Lima including the cathedral
  • Visit the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu
  • Cuzco tour including Sacsayhuaman Fortress
  • Lake Titicaca’s Uros Islands

Itinerary

Day 1

Make your own way to the hotel where your Tour Manager will meet you for your welcome meeting that evening. Meals included: D

Day 2 Lima to Sacred Valley

It's important to allow your body time to acclimatise to the high altitude in Peru, so upon arrival in Cuzco we will transfer you to the lower altitude of the Sacred Valley to help do just that. Meals included: B

Day 3 Machu Picchu

The famous ruined city of Machu Picchu was rediscovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham, in 1911. Perched above a steep valley, swathed in dense jungle, and often referred to as the 'Lost City', this is a truly incredible site. We travel to Machu Picchu by narrow gauge railway and take the bus up to mist-shrouded mountain tops and the captivating ruins. A Local Guide will accompany us and be on hand to answer questions. Wandering around the site and exploring the ruins for yourself is one of the greatest ways to experience Machu Picchu. Meals included: B,L

Day 4 Cuzco - at Leisure

This morning we will transfer from Sacred Valley to Cuzco. Upon arrival in Cuzco, the rest of the day is at leisure. Why not grab a drink in one of the bars and restaurants that surround the Plaza de Armas? Meals included: B

Day 5 Cuzco

Cuzco, the former Inca capital, features a fascinating combination of Inca and colonial architecture in its mansions, churches and cobbled streets. Discover the city and the surrounding Inca sites, including the mighty ruins of the stone Sacsayhuaman Fortress, on a tour today.
This afternoon we're going to visit a community centre in Ccaccaccollo to learn how the Planeterra weaving co-operative has impacted the village. Very few communities benefit from tourism and this centre helps maintain a traditional way of life, helping bring back weaving traditions whilst supporting small local communities. Today, more than 55 women are part of the association, constantly learning new methods, whilst also maintaining traditional ones. Women involved the project report that all of their children are now able to study at university, and they are the first generation to be completely literate in Spanish. Learn all about weaving and dyeing techniques used to create traditional garments, and afterwards have the opportunity to purchase them.
Meals included: B

Day 6 Puno

Today we're going to travel to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. We'll travel through magnificent scenery and make several stops en route. First we'll visit Andahuayluillas, where a beautiful 17th century church contains an organ decorated with angels and cherubs. Next we'll call at the ruins of Racchi, and after an included lunch we'll see the archaeological site of Puca-Pucara, before arriving in Puno. Meals included: B,L

Day 7 Lake Titicaca

After an early breakfast, our begin our explorations of Lake Titicaca, which sits at 12,500 feet above sea level, as we set sail for Uros and Taquile. Uros, our first stop, is a group of more than 80 floating reed islands, each inhabited by Uro-Aymara families who build houses out of reed mats. Then, we continue sailing to Taquile. This island is known for its friendly people who still preserve traditional customs and wear traditional dress. Among the highlights are the expertly crafted textiles with symmetric and symbolic patterns, with strong colours that reflect Andean customs and beliefs. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.
Later, we return to hotel in Puno and head downtown for dinner. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 8 Puno - Lima

Today, is free for you to enjoy at your own leisure. This afternoon, we will transfer you to the airport for our flight to Lima. Meals included: B

Day 9 Lima

Today it's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as your holiday comes to an end. Meals included: B

Additional Information

Please note: During this tour you will experience altitudes of over 12,000ft and altitude sickness can occur. This should not be a problem, although everyone has to take it easy. If you suffer from high blood pressure or respiratory conditions, or have any other concerns, please consult a doctor before you decide to travel on this holiday.

Accommodation

Innside by Melia Lima Miraflores Hotel

Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay

Set in the scenic and historic grounds of a converted monastery, the Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay is truly a remarkable hotel. Placed in the Sacred Valley, this property is surrounded by beautiful mountains – and as such has been rated as being in one of the best locations of the region. Contemporarily styled rooms are complemented by the authentic aesthetic that is found throughout the rest of the site. The guest rooms are fitted with private facilities and a TV. With further great aspects of this hotel including the availability of free Wi-Fi and a restaurant terrace that overlooks a charming garden.

Hotel Jose Antonio

Jose Antonio Cuzco is located 10 minutes’ walk from the Plaza de Armas, the main square of Cuzco. Enjoy delicious Peruvian food in the hotel's restaurant or the ones close by. Or, enjoy a Pisco sour at El Molino, the hotel’s bar!

Hotel Jose Antonio Puno

The Jose Antonio Puno is positioned in front of the incredible Lake Titicaca, 10 minutes from the centre of Puno. The restaurant's bar overlooks the lake – an ideal spot for a Pisco sour!

Innside by Melia Lima Miraflores Hotel