Itinerary in brief:
- 2 nights Lima
- 1 night Arequipa
- 2 nights Colca Canyon
- 2 nights Puno
- 2 nights Cusco
- 1 night Sacred Valley
- 1 night Agues Calientes
- 2 nights Cusco
Day 1: Depart UK
Depart the UK from your chosen airport
Day 2: Arrival into Lima
On arrival you'll be greeted and transferred to your hotel
Included: Hotel & transfers
Day 3: Lima
After breakfast, you'll be collected from your hotel and taken for a city tour of Lima, visiting El Olivar Park, an ancient olive plantation, historical downtown-Lima, the main square, presidential palace and Saint Francis Church.
Included: Hotel, breakfast & day tour
Day 4: Lima to Arequipa (flight to Arequipa)
After breakfast you'll be collected and taken to airport for your domestic flight to Arequipa.
This afternoon we've included a half-day city tour, which will take you to the main square (one of the most beautiful in Peru), the Monastery of Saint Catherine and the Yanahuara & Chilina districts which offer panoramic views of Arequipa’s countryside.
Included: Hotel, breakfast, transfers & day tour
Day 5: Arequipa to Colca Canyon
After breakfast you'll be collected and taken to your hotel in Colca Canyon
Afternoon at leisure
Included: Hotel, breakfast & transfers
Day 6: Colca Canyon
After breakfast, you'll head off for a tour to Colca Canyon
From your vantage point of the Condor Cross, you'll have spectacular views of Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world, with it's deepest side measuring 4km. After lunch you'll visit some incredible pre-Inca constructions, the Ocelle scenic viewpoint and the ampitheatre.
Included: Hotel, day tour, lunch & dinner
Day 7: Colca Canyon to Puno
You're free to spend the morning at leisure
After lunch you'll be collected from your hotel and transferred to Puno via Patahuasi. The trip takes 6 hours, but the scenery is ever-changing; journey across high plains, past 'stone forests' that seem as if they're from another world, and past sky blue lagoons.
Included: Hotel, breakfast, lunch & transfers
Day 8: Puno
Today you'll be collected and taken for your trip to the floating islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca; a village that inhabits a series of islands built by weaving tortora (reefs) together. Afterwards, you'll visit Taqulle Island and learn about the history of this island and its Inca past.
Free time in Puno
Included: Hotel, breakfast, lunch & day trip
Day 9: Puno to Cusco
Today you'll be collected from the hotel and transferred to the bus station, where a resentative will assist you onto the bus.
You're bound for Cusco, stopping along the way at the town of Pucara. You'll also visit the Church of Andahuaylillas known as the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Americas’ before arriving in Cusco.
Included: Hotel, breakfast and transfer to Cusco
Day 10: Cusco
Today we've included a full day city tour, so after bring collected from the hotel, you'll spend the day exploring key sites in Cusco, including ancient Inca site of Coricancha (also known as the ‘Temple of the Sun’), the Sacsayhuaman Fortress and the archaeological complex of Qenqo, before being returned to your hotel for some well-earn.
Included: Hotel, breakfast & full day trip
Day 11: Cusco to Sacred Valley
After breakfast, you'll be collected for your day trip.
You'll head to the Llama centre to learn about the importance of llamas and alpacas to the Peruvian way of life, before spending some time exploring the local markets. After lunch, you'll continue on to Ollantaytambo, one of the most important Inca archaeological sites.
Included: Hotel, breakfast, lunch and full day trip
Day 12: Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu
After breakfast you'll be picked up for your trip to Machu Picchu.
You'll take the train to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu, a World Heritage Site, considered to be one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
Spend the afternoon at leisure
Your hotel for the night is nearby Aguas Calientes
Included: Hotel, breakfast, lunch, transport and entrance to Machu Picchu
Day 13: Machu Picchu to Cusco
Today we've included a second entrance to Machu Picchu, as well as the bus from Aguas Calientes so you can spend a second day exploring these splendid ruins independently.
This afternoon, you'll return to Cusco by train.
Included: Hotel, breakfast, transport & entrance to Machu Picchu, train to Cusco
Day 14: Cusco
Breakfast will be served at the hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure.
Included: Hotel & breakfast
Day 15: Cusco to Lima
After breakfast you will be collected and transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Included: Breakfast & transfer
Day 16: Arrive UK