Itinerary in brief:
- 2 nights in Lima
- 3 nights in the Amazon
- 1 night in Cusco
- 1 night in the Sacred Valley
- 1 night in Cusco
- 1 night in Puno
- 1 night on Isla Suasi
- 1 night in Puno
- 5 nights in Mancora
Day 1: Depart UK
Depart the UK from your chosen airport.
Included: International flight
Day 2: Arrive Lima
Arrive in Lima and meet your guide who will drive you to your hotel, explaining some of the city highlights as you go. You’ll then have the rest of the day is at leisure to relax after your flight, or to start exploring!
Included: Transfer, boutique hotel
Day 3: Lima
After breakfast, you’ll meet your guide and go for a bike tour to see the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. Your route will take you along the seafront, and you’ll have panoramic views as you cycle – plus a light snack is included, to keep hunger from the door! This afternoon is free for you to spend as you wish.
Included: Breakfast, tour, boutique hotel
Day 4: Fly to the Amazon
After an early breakfast, today you’ll be collected and driven to the airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado, the gateway to the Amazon. Once you land, you will be met by the staff of the boutique Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, and after a quick check-in at their offices in the town, you’ll jump on a 45-minute boat ride that will take you to your eco lodge.
When you arrive, head to your cosy, rustic and luxurious wooden cabana in the rainforest to settle in. Next, you’ll be introduced to the naturalist guides and who will explain all of the excursions on offer and help you decide which you’d like to take part in, starting this afternoon! Lunch and dinner will be provided by the lodge.
Included: Transfers, domestic flight, lunch, dinner, lodge
Days 5 & 6: Amazon
The lodges are adjacent to the lush Tambopata National Reserve and offer many excursions to help you explore this pristine rainforest ecosystem. Choose from guided trail hikes to discover local medicinal plants, or stroll over the high-up canopy walkway to spot wildlife and birds. You can opt for a full-day tour to Lake Sandoval to explore by wooden canoe, looking out for endangered giant river otters as well as squirrel, capuchin and red howler monkeys.
Your stay is on a full-board basis so all meals are included, and if you’re looking for an extra special treat – why not head to the spa? The luxury treatments here combine classic nurturing with the exotic ingredients of the Amazon – the perfect opportunity to unwind!
Included: Full board, all excursions, lodge
Day 7: Fly to Cusco
Today you’ll have an early start, so after breakfast, you’ll be driven to Puerto Maldonado for your flight to Cusco. When you land, you’ll be met and driven to your boutique hotel in the historic centre.
This afternoon we’ve included a guided tour of Cusco so you can see some of the city’s main attractions including some archaeological sites just on the outskirts of the centre.
Included: Breakfast, transfers, domestic flight, boutique hotel
Day 7: Sacred Valley
After breakfast, you’ll head out for a guided tour to the Sacred Valley. This stunning valley lies between Cusco and Machu Picchu and is scattered with Inca heritage and archaeological sites from this past civilisation. You’ll visit some of these remarkable sites including the magnificent Ollantaytambo fortress, as well as local markets where artisans sell their traditional handicrafts. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your boutique hotel in the Sacred Valley where you have the afternoon and the rest of the evening to yourselves.
Included: Breakfast, tour, hotel
Day 8: Machu Picchu
Today you’ll visit Machu Picchu! After breakfast, you’ll be driven to Ollanta train station to catch a train to Aguas Calientes, the last stop before Machu Picchu.
When you reach Aguas Calientes, you’ll be met by your guide, who will help you take the 20 minutes bus ride up to Machu Picchu. When you reach the citadel itself, your guide will show you around and explain some of the histories, but you’ll also have time to yourselves to explore independently.
After the tour, you’ll catch the bus back to Aguas Calientes for a delicious lunch, with the rest of the day free to relax at your hotel - the stunning Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo.
Included: Breakfast, transfer, train, return bus ticket, entrance fee to Machu Picchu, guided tour, lunch, boutique hotel
Day 9: Cusco
This morning after breakfast, you can relax in the hotel’s lovely grounds, or you have the option to go back to Machu Picchu for a second unguided visit - let us know, and we can include a second entrance ticket.
In the afternoon, you’ll catch the train to Cusco where you will be collected and driven to your hotel.
Included: Breakfast, train, transfer, boutique hotel
Day 10: Bus to Lake Titicaca
After breakfast, you’ll be driven to the bus station, to board a comfortable tourist bus to Puno that takes you through the breath-taking scenery of the Andes. The bus makes three stops; at Andahuylillas, a town known for its church dubbed the Sistine Chapel of America; then at Racchi to visit the Temple Wiracocha and finally Sicuani, where you’ll stop for lunch. You’ll also make a brief stop at La Raya, the highest point of the journey at 4,313m. You’ll reach Puno in the late afternoon where you will be met and taken by private transfer to your hotel on the lake shores.
If you’d like to upgrade your journey from Cusco to Puno, talk to us about switching to the iconic and unforgettable train ride onboard the luxury Titicaca Train by Belmond instead!
Included: Breakfast, transfers, bus, boutique hotel
Day 11: Suasi Island
After breakfast, you’ll be driven to the pier in Puno to board a boat to Isla Suasi, a privately-owned island on the Peruvian side of the lake. On the way, you’ll visit the Uros floating islands and Taquile, and a packed lunch is included.
Tonight, we’ve chosen a stay at the beautiful country house, Hotel Isla Suasi which offers marvellous views over the lake’s shimmering, deep blue waters. Swing in a hammock in the pretty gardens, kayak on the lake or simply relax and enjoy views from your private balcony – this is a real retreat into nature. Dinner is included at the hotel tonight.
Included: Breakfast, transfers by land and boat, boxed lunch, dinner, boutique hotel
Day 12: Puno
You can spend this morning enjoying the tranquil setting of the hotel, and perhaps visiting the on-site cultural cottage which explains a little more about life in the Andes. Then you’ll head back to Puno by boat, where you’ll be driven back to your lakeside hotel.
Included: Breakfast, boat journey, boxed lunch, transfer, hotel
Day 13: Flight to the Pacific coast
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up and driven to Juliaca airport for your flight to the beach resort of Tumbes (via Lima) for a few days relaxing on the Peruvian beaches!
Once you land, you will be met and driven to your boutique hotel on the seafront of Mancora.
Included: Breakfast, transfers, domestic flights, boutique hotel
Days 14 to 17: Mancora
Mancora is one of Peru’s best-kept secrets! This quiet seaside village whose biggest claims are surfing, ceviche, and year-round sun-drenched sandy beaches, is an idyllic setting for you to find some relaxation at the end of your honeymoon.
We’ve included a stay at a stunning beachfront, boutique hotel where you can get pampered, sip a cocktail (or two!) and watch as the sunset over the ocean paints the sky with beautiful colours. You’ll have a few days here to rest and enjoy the slow pace of things.
Included: Breakfast, boutique hotel
Day 18: Deoart Mancora
It’s time to say goodbye to Peru today, but you’ll be leaving with plenty of splendid memories! After breakfast, you will be driven to Tumbes airport for your flight back home.
Included: Breakfast, transfer, international flight
Day 19: Arrive UK