Amanda Sweeney
Amanda Sweeney Product Manager
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Sacred Valley Holidays

The Sacred Valley of the Incas follows the Urubamba River valley between Cuzco and Machu Picchu. It has a mild climate, beautiful scenery and picturesque traditional villages. The Valle Sagrado is also home to some very impressive and sizeable Inca sites such as Ollantaytambo. The surrounding markets are packed with colourful art and crafts and local produce. with the markets at Pisac and Chinchero being the most popular.

The salt terraces at Maras also make a fascinating tour, where salt has been harvested from these natural rock pools in the same way for centuries. Being lower in altitude than Cuzco, it is also the perfect place for some laid-back trekking, horseback riding, mountain biking or river rafting on the Urubamba River.

Due to its temperate climate and lower altitude, you may prefer to head straight to the Sacred Valley on first  arriving in Cuzco in order to gradually acclimatise. Many travellers choose to spend a few days relaxing here in one of the delightful hotels before setting off to Machu Picchu on the train from Ollantaytambo station. This is part way along the train route to the famous ruins and gives you a more leisurely start that morning. Then on your return, head back to Cuzco for a few days, as it would be a shame to miss this fascinating colonial city.

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Wonders of Peru Holiday
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From £2950 per person
13 day holiday
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Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain
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From £3095 per person
14 day holiday
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Rainbow Mountain lies far from the beaten track (a five-day hike away, in fact) deep in the Andes and reached only by the high-altitude...
Eco-Friendly Peru Holiday
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From £3470 per person
13 day holiday
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Give back to local communities on this eco-tour that takes in the best of Peru, including iconic sights such as the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rainforest.
Ultimate Peru Adventure
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From £3725 per person
10 day holiday
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Peru
For adventurous travellers, Peru is a dream destination. In just one trip, spend a night in the Sacred Valley's most exclusive accommodation - a transparent pod suite suspended 400m up - before trying your hand at zip lining, white water rafting and paragliding, and setting off in search of the best views over Machu Picchu.
Peru Express
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From £2985 per person
10 day holiday
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With the direct flight to Lima, this Peru holiday is ideal for those short of time. One of South America’s most vibrant countries,...
Peru & Brazil Made Easy
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12 day holiday
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Peru     Brazil
Offering to show you the highlights of not one, but two of South America's 'must-go' destinations, this tailor-made holiday makes it easy to get under the skin of both Brazil and Peru. All the icons are included: experience mist-cloaked Machu Picchu; get to know the Inca City of Cuzco; stand at the edge of thundering Iguazu Falls; soak up the sun on Copacabana Beach whilst admiring a view that features Corcovado Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain.
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A classic Peruvian tour including Lima, a flight over the Nazca Lines, unique wildlife on the Ballestas Islands, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca.
Andean Treasures of Peru with Luxury Belmond Sleeper Train
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15 day holiday
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This classic Peru holiday showcases the country's best loved natural wonders and colonial gems, including Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. You will also travel in style on the Luxury Belmond Sleeper train.
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Peru Highlights plus Easter Island
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14 day holiday
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Peru     Chile
Mist-cloaked Machu Picchu and mysterious Maoi statues on Easter Island combine to make a Peru and Chile holiday an extraordinary combination.
Wonders of South America
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From £4810 per person
17 day holiday
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Peru     Brazil     Argentina     Bolivia
Experience the best the South American continent has to offer with this exhilarating tailormade holiday through Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil. Bringing together Peru’s Inca past, the dizzying heights of La Paz, stylish Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro’s iconic beaches, this epic journey encompasses the continents main attractions.
Peru & Bolivia Highlights
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From £4975 per person
16 day holiday
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Peru     Bolivia
See the magnificent Inca ruins at Machu Picchu before enjoying the highlights of Bolivia on this 16-day, high altitude itinerary. By way of contrast this trip stays on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca.
Peru - The Land of Incas, Canyons & Condors
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From £5480 per person
13 day holiday
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This once in a lifetime journey is the perfect choice for those who love to pack in some serious sight-seeing but also want time...
Luxury Peru with Belmond
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From £5490 per person
12 day holiday
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Peru
Experience the world of Belmond and dip your toes into the enchanting history and culture of Peru on this luxury holiday staying in Peru’s most indulgent hotels, including the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge located next to the gates of Machu Picchu and the Belmond Andean Explorer, South America’s first luxury sleeper train.
Galapagos & Peru in Style
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16 day holiday
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