ENQUIRE

CLASSIC PERU

Follow the classic route to Machu Picchu staying in some of the most exquisite hotels and lodges in the region. Your introduction will be through Lima's delicious cuisine, before you head off the tourist trail in the Sacred Valley for gentle or more active cycling, hiking, rafting and canoeing. The luxurious Hiram Bingham Pullman train will ensure that you arrive at the iconic Machu Picchu in style.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Prepare ceviche alongside a renowned chef in Lima
  • Cycle through the Sacred Valley
  • Board the historic and lavish Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy a picnic amongst Inca Ruins
£4,260
per person

Price from

CHARLIE LOCKWOOD

Latin America Specialist

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  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Arrive Lima

    You will be met on arrival and driven to your fantastic boutique hotel in the colonial district of the city.

    Overnight: Hotel B

  3. Day 2 Lima

    Today you will be taken to a local produce market to taste and savor the incredible array of native Peruvian fruits and vegetables. Continue to a typical restaurant to learn the art of creating ceviche and other seafood dishes, accompanied by the emblematic national aperitif, pisco sour, before returning to your hotel.

    Overnight: Hotel B

  4. Day 3 The Sacred Valley

    Head back to the airport for the flight to Cusco. On arrival you will be met and driven to the town of Urubamba via the impressive ruins at Pisac, and also enjoy the freshly baked bread at a traditional bakery. You will arrive at your hotel, which is peacefully situated by the Urubamba River, mid-afternoon.

    Overnight: Hotel Rio Sagrado

  5. Day 4 The Sacred Valley

    You will be collected after breakfast for an exploration around the fascinating and lesser-known sites of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. If you would prefer to be more active you can choose to cycle (with full back-up support) through the intricate Inca terracing to the salt pans at Moray; alternatively you can explore on foot.

    Overnight: Rio Sagrado

  6. Day 5 Machu Picchu

    After a leisurely breakfast you will be driven to the Inca fortress town of Ollantaytambo where you can walk along an old Inca Trail towards the town. Later you will be taken to the train station for the Vistadome train to the town at the base of Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes. You will be escorted to your hotel.

    Overnight: Inkaterra

  7. Day 6 Cusco

    An early start will allow you to have some time at the iconic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu with your private guide before the crowds arrive from the train. Afterwards you will have time to explore and photograph the ruins in your own time, and if you wish we can organise a permit to climb Huayna Picchu for a truly spectacular view over the site (but not for the faint hearted!). Return to the train for your journey back to Cusco, where you'll be met and driven to your hotel.

    Overnight: La Casona

  8. Day 7 Cusco

    Your trip around the Cusco environs will be tailored to your particular interests but we will include a gourmet picnic either in a quiet city plaza or at Inca Ruins in the hills overlooking Cusco.

    Overnight: La Casona

  9. Day 8 Cusco

    If you would like a day of adventure, then there is nothing more fun than a rafting trip on a beautiful section of the Urubamba River above Cusco. A full safety briefing and equipment is provided, and you will be accompanied by fully accredited guides. If you would prefer to stay on dry land then there are also wonderful horse riding trails to take at a gentle pace. Or you may prefer a day at leisure in Cusco to do as you please.

    Overnight: La Casona

  10. Day 9 Arequipa

    You will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Arequipa. The region has a wonderful climate and it is a beautiful city in which to explore and while away the hours in the impressive central plaza. You will have an orientation walk to include the charming Santa Catalina Convent, hidden from the world until 1970. The convent was originally a secret walled village inside the city, an isolated home for 450 nuns and their female servants.

    Overnight: Casa Andina Private Collection

  11. Day 10 Arequipa

    Today is free from organised tours so that you can explore this beautiful city in your own time.

    Overnight: Casa Andina Private Collection

  12. Day 11 Colca Canyon

    You will be collected after breakfast for the spectacular journey through agricultural terracing and mountain passes to Colca Canyon - one of the World's deepest canyons and home to condors gliding effortlessly overhead in the thermals created by the gorge. Check-in to peaceful Colca, and relax in the private hot springs.

    Overnight: Colca Lodge

  13. Day 12 Colca Canyon

    Today, a private guide and vehicle will make it easy to explore the fascinating local villages, pre Inca ruins, and the Cruz del Condor, which provides a wonderful vantage point for looking out over the valley and spotting huge condors. There will also be time, if you wish, to ride, bike, hike and fish or enjoy the on-site spa and hot springs.

    Overnight: Colca Lodge

  14. Day 13 Arequipa

    Return to the White City of Arequipa (as it is known by locals), where you can spend your last evening at one of the city's excellent restaurants, or shopping for Alpaca clothing in the boutiques.

    Overnight: Casa Andina Private Collection

  15. Day 14 Overnight flight

    This morning you will be collected and driven to the airport for your flight to Lima and onward flight home.

  16. Depart

Currency
Low £ 4,260 $ 5,950 € 5,039
Mid £ 4,942 $ 6,902 € 5,846
High £ 6,694 $ 9,349 € 7,919

BOOKING NOTES

  • Per person, based on two people sharing a room

INCLUSIONS

  • All accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and guide services as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Internal flights where detailed in the itinerary.

EXTRAS

  • International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.
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