Treasures of Peru
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This introductory tour of Peru includes the countrys most celebrated sights. Starting in Lima, explore Perus ancient, colonial and scenic wonders including Cuzco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Lake Titicaca and, of course, Machu Picchu, perhaps the most breathtaking archaeological site in the world.
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Standard Group Tour in brief
Day 1: Fly to Lima
Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lima with British Airways. Transfer to Jos Antonio Hotel for a 2-night stay. (N)
Day 2: Lima
This morning explore the colonial and modern highlights of Lima, including the Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Columbian site, and the historic masterpiece of San Francisco monastery. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner. (B, D)
Day 3: Fly to Cuzco – The Sacred Valley
Morning flight to Cuzco, set high in the Andes mountains. Transfer to the Sacred Valley with a wealth of Inca sites and great natural beauty. Stay for 2 nights at the Hatun Valley hotel. (B)
Day 4: Sacred Valley
In the morning, visit the colourful Pisac market and the Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo, an astounding feat of construction and ingenuity. Afternoon at leisure to relax or explore the beautiful surroundings. (B)
Day 5: Machu Picchu
Transfer to Ollanta station and take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu and stay overnight at El Mapi Hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Cuzco
Morning at leisure or further explore Machu Picchu (purchase ticket at time of booking). Return to Cuzco by train and transfer to Los Portales for 2 nights. This ancient Inca capital has beautiful colonial churches and mansions sitting alongside Inca remains. (B)
Day 7: Cuzco
Morning guided tour of Cuzco, including the cathedral, the extraordinary Koricancha (the Temple of the Sun), and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Day 8: Lake Titicaca
Travel by road to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca (approximately 10 hours including stops)*. Travel past small valley towns, cultivated terraces and high Andean peaks. Transfer to Jos Antonio Hotel for a 2-night stay. (B, L)
Dy 9: Lake Titicaca
Visit the floating Uros reed islands and Taquile island on a full-day tour with a home-cooked lunch prepared by a local family. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner at a traditional restaurant. (B, L, D)
Day 10: Fly to London via Lima
Transfer to Juliaca airport for a flight to Lima and on to London with British Airways. (B)
Day 11: Arrive London
Meal basis: As per itinerary B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Peruvian Amazon + tour: 4 days & 3 nights from £795 Before the tour it is possible to explore the natural wonders of the Peruvian Amazon in the area around Puerto Maldonado. Stay in a jungle lodge and seek out toucans, black caimans, giant otters and monkeys.
Solo Travellers group tours:
These small group tours have been specially created for single travellers. Benefits include single occupancy of double / twin rooms as standard and at sensible prices, plus the company of like-minded travellers. View the complete collection at CoxandKings.co.uk/solo-travellers
The order of the itinerary is designed to allow gradual adjustment to the altitude while taking in the key sights of Peru. Currently all departures will fly to Peru via Madrid.
*Optional rail journey:
On day 8 it is possible to travel to Puno aboard the stylish Titicacatrain. The journey takes just over 10 hours and does not include stops at archaeological sites. A three-course lunch and afternoon tea are served on board. The supplement to take the train is from £115.