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Highlights of Peru

Reference WW64692
13 nights from
£2769 pp
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What's Included

Return flights from the UK
January to November 2020
13 nights
Bed & Breakfast
Overview

Our Highlights of Peru tailor-made holiday combines Peru's main attractions into one great holiday.

It's a fantastic itinerary, particularly if this is your first time to Peru. Begin your holiday in the heart of Peru's bustling capital, Lima, before flying on to the ancient colonial city of Arequipa and discovering its many treasures.

The holiday then moves on through the Colca Canyon for some amazing scenery before visiting the fascinating Uros floating islands on Lake Titicaca. Next, it's all-aboard the famous Andean Explorer to Cusco where you will spend 2 nights, and discover its charms on a city tour.

You will then head into the Sacred Valley before, finally, it's the big one - Machu Picchu!

Our expert guide will take you around this fascinating citadel before you head back for your final night in Cusco.

Why you'll love this

Enjoy a half day tour of Peru's capital - Lima
See beautiful colonial buildings & churches in Arequipa
Tour the impressive mountain ranges of Colca Canyon
See Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable body of water in the world
Explore the fascinating UNESCO listed city of Cusco
Expereince an unforgettable day at one of the seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu
Spend a night in the Sacred Valley
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Your Itinerary

This morning, board your flight to Lima. Spend two nights discovering Peru's bustling capital city.

Lima may not wear its treasures on its sleeve, but peel back the layers and you’ll find pre-Columbian temples sitting silently amid condominium high-rises and a lively beating heart.

Enjoy a half-day tour of Lima. Explore Lima's old area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with fascinating historic buildings. Start with a scenic tour in the colonial downtown, which radiates from the Main Square, where you can appreciate the grandiose architecture of the Spanish Empire.

Continue to Larco Museum, located in the traditional Pueblo Libre district, which is housed in a beautifully restored viceregal mansión built on a seventh-century a pre-Columbian pyramid.

Overnight in Lima

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Arequipa.

On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Arequipa is home to beautiful colonial buildings, churches and the fascinating Santa Catalina Monastery.

There is also a thriving gastronomic scene here to rival the capital city.

Overnight in Arequipa.

After breakfast, you will start your city tour with the Carmen Alto scenic viewpoint, offering expansive views of the city below.

You will then go to the exclusive and traditional Yanahuara quarter, crossed by small streets of cobblestones, which houses one of the most emblematic churches of the Cusco mestizo.

Then, you will go downtown, to visit the Main Square, the Church of the Society of Jesus (1590), the Cathedral (built in the 17th century and fully rebuilt after several earthquakes) and the Monastery of Saint Catherine.

Overnight in Arequipa.

This morning start your 2-night tour to Colca Canyon and Puno. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and you will leave the city through Yura, a district characterized by impressive geographical features that include gullies, mountain ranges and canyons.

You will enter the Pampa Cañahuas Reserve. You will then visit Vizcachani, the Toccra Pampas and skirt the crater of the Chucura Volcano to reach the Los Andes Scenic Viewpoint in Patapampa (4800 masl) from where you will see the various volcanoes that surround Arequipa.

Overnight in Chivay.

Today is a new day for visual delights. Your guide will take you to the Condor Cross, from where you will appreciate the Colca Valley. It is one of the world’s deepest canyons with over four kilometres at its deepest part.

Your guide will then take you to visit the Pinchollo, Maca, Achoma and Yanque towns, followed by the Antahuilque and Choquetico scenic viewpoints.

After lunch, you will be taken to the Coporaque town and the Chininia Colcas which are incredible pre-Inca constructions on vertical natural walls.

Overnight in Chivay.

You will be collected from your hotel in Chivay at approximately 13.30 and transferred to Puno city via Patahuasi.

The road is a magical tour by the high plains, stone forests and sky blue lagoons populated by cranes that dry their wings in the icy wind. You will arrive in Puno after a 6-hour journey.

Overnight at Lake Titicaca.

Lake Titicaca is situated on the border between Peru and Bolivia. It’s the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable body of water in the world.

Full day tour to Uros and Taquile Island. You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the port where you will join your boat and sail to the floating islands of the Uros.

After a one-hour tour, you will continue your trip to Taquile Island. Unlike other islands, inhabited by Aymara-speaking people, its residents speak Quechua.

Overnight at Lake Titicaca.

Early departure by coach to the city of Cusco, this scenic trip leaves from Puno and travels almost 400 Km through spectacular countryside and towns.

The journey lasts around 9 hours, during which you will enjoy 4 guided visits to the main attractions of this region.

Overnight in Cusco.

Cusco also spelt Cuzco or Qosqo in Quechua is a fascinating city that was once the capital of the Inca Empire.

The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its well preserved colonial architecture, evidence of rich and complex history. This morning, enjoy a half-day walking tour of Cusco.

The tour begins in Cusco's main square, also called Aucaypata Square. Here, you will understand the original design of the square and be shown the location of the main Inca temples and buildings.

Your journey continues towards Francisco Square to appreciate its church, Arch and the National College of Sciences, one of the most emblematic and old of Cusco. From here make a visit to the San Pedro Market to discover various typical products of the region.

Overnight in Cusco.

Today will be an unforgettable day as you visit one of the seven wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. You will be met at your hotel in the morning and driven to Ollantaytambo Train Station in the Sacred Valley, where you will ride the Expedition train service to Machu Picchu.

You will enjoy a guided tour of the marvellous citadel, an awe-inspiring experience where your guide will explain the different areas of and theories behind Machu Picchu. Afterwards, you will have time to explore Machu Picchu at your own pace.

Overnight in the Sacred Valley.

Transfer back to Cusco for an overnight stay.

Overnight in Cusco.

After breakfast, your transfer will take you back to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK via Lima.