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Peruvian Highlights

Day 1

British Airways flight to Madrid, connecting onwards to Lima with LAN airlines, arriving the following day.

Days 2 – 3

Transfer to the Miraflores district and the Casa Andina Private Collection for two nights. Next day discover Peru’s magical capital with a tour visiting the city’s colonial centre and excellent Archaeological museum.

Days 4 – 5

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight to the town of Puerto Maldonado on the Madre de Dios River, in the Amazon basin. Continue by boat to the Reserva Amazonica Lodge for two nights. Excursions are included into the surrounding jungle in search of some of the rare and exotic wildlife including parrots, caiman, monkeys, sloths and the endangered giant river otter.

Lunch and dinner included

Days 6 – 7

Return by boat to Puerto Maldonado for your flight to Cuzco. Continue to the Casa Andina Private Collection in the Sacred Valley for a two night stay. Following day you have a full day to explore the beautiful Sacred Valley. This fertile area along the Urabamba River between Cuzco and Machu Picchu is home to Incan ruins, small Andean towns and colourful local markets.

Day 8

Board the early morning Vistadome train to Machu Picchu – ‘The Lost City of the Incas’. A tour of this incredible site offers an invaluable insight into its history and context. Stay overnight at Inkaterra Machu Picchu hotel.

Lunch and dinner included

Days 9 – 10

Take your morning at leisure. Return by rail to Cuzco for two nights at the Libertador hotel in a Standard room. Our half day tour introduces you to Cuzco; once the capital of the great Incan Empire.

Day 11

Take an incredible full day journey across the Andes by railway. The Andean Explorer train traverses one of the highest points of any railway system in the world, taking you through spectacular scenery to the high altiplano and onwards to Lake Titicaca. Transfer to the Libertador hotel in Puno for an overnight stay.

Lunch and dinner included

Day 12

Early morning visit to the Uros floating islands to learn about the lifestyle and traditions of the Uros people. Continue by road for a lengthy but spectacular journey to the Colca Canyon. Overnight at the three star Colca Lodge.

Dinner included

Days 13 – 14

Twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, the Colca Canyon offers a dramatic landscape. Savour an early morning visit to Cruz del Condor with the chance to see the mighty Andean Condor. Continue to Arequipa for two nights in the Libertador Arequipa. Enjoy a tour of the colonial centre of this elegant city including a visit to the Santa Catalina convent.

1 lunch included

Day 15

Return by air to Lima for a farewell dinner and final night at the Casa Andina Private Collection

Dinner included

Day 16

Overnight flight with Iberia via Madrid to Heathrow.

 

Destination:
South America

Locations:
Amazon river, Machu Picchu, Andean Explorer Train, Colca Canyon

Nights:
14

Type:
escorted, English speaking local guides

Accommodation:
4* hotels, breakfast throughout