Wonders of Peru Holiday
Lake Titicaca  
Cuzco  
Uros Islands Lake Titicaca  
Machu Picchu  
Ollantaytambo  
13 day tour
Including flights and transfers
Prices from
£2950

Tour Highlights

  • Take the train to discover the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Soak up the historic atmosphere of the Santa Catalina convent in Arequipa
  • Watch out for soaring condors in the Colca Canyon
  • Visit the indigenous people who live on the floating reed islands at Lake Titicaca
  • Admire the well-preseved colonial architectural charm in Cuzco
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Wonders of Peru Holiday

Peru

Our Wonders of Peru tailor-made tour encompasses the key highlights of a holiday to Peru and is the perfect introduction for the first-time visitor. The coastal city of Lima bustles with modern and colonial charm and boasts an established gastronomy scene. Nestled in the far south, visit the 'White City' of Arequipa framed by El Misti volcano, where you will have the opportunity to step back in time as you meander through the Santa Catalina convent, founded in 1580. 

In the Andes Mountains, look out for the majestic Condor in the Colca Canyon, sail on shimmering Lake Titicaca to the traditional Uros floating reed and travel through the barren altiplano to reach the city of Cuzco. Heart of the Inca Empire, no holiday to Peru is complete without a visit to this charming city. Cobbled streets, colourfully dressed locals and well-preserved colonial buildings create a magical energy. Complete your Peruvian adventure at Machu Picchu citadel, arriving by train to discover the history, architecture and beliefs of the Incas before the Spanish invasion. 

After travelling through the magical highlands of Peru, we recommend an extension to the lush Amazon Rainforest. Stay in Hacienda Concepcion by Inkaterra and explore the diverse wildlife of the largest rainforest in the world. 

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Day 1
Day 1
UK - Lima
Arrive in Lima the capital of Peru, and transfer to your hotel located in the heart of the Miraflores district, the Jose Antonio Deluxe, close to a great selection of restaurants and cafes and the downtown area. This bustling city offers a mix of experiences from the colonial downtown with historic buildings to the dramatic clifftop shoreline overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Accommodation: Jose Antonio Deluxe
       
Day 2
Day 2
Lima
Explore the city of Lima also known as the City of Kings. You can visit the Plaza de Armas main square and the San Francisco monastery. Take in the historic sights, colonial architecture and Inca influence, as well as many beautiful shrines and churches. Visit the impressive Larco Museum to learn about the history of Peru and admire the collection of artefacts.
Day 3
Day 3
Arequipa
Transfer to the airport for the short flight to Arequipa to visit the Cuidad Blanca or 'White City' including the Santa Catalina convent, dating back to the 16th century and La Compania de Jesus Church, a beautiful sample of baroque art. Overnight at the Casa Andina Select, ideally situated on the main square with magical views.
Accommodation: Casa Andina Select Arequipa
           
Day 4
Day 4
Arequipa
Discover the colonial city of Arequipa with its cultural riches and history, to the backdrop of Misti volcano. At Yunahuara viewpoint, take in the view towards the surrounding volcano landscape including Misti, Chachani and Pichu-Pichu. Charming Santa Catalina convent, with its colourful streets and small plazas was founded in 1580 and is one of the best religious buildings in Peru. Soak up the atmosphere as you meander around the passageways.
Day 5
Day 5
Arequipa - Colca Canyon
Depart Arequipa today through the town of Yura to the Colca Canyon. Reaching a depth of 3,400 metres the 62 miles long Colca Canyon is one of the deepest canyons in the world. The valley was home to the Cabana and Collagua people almost 2,000 years ago, who built a system of terraces that trap melting run-off water from nearby snow-capped volcanoes. Relax in the afternoon at La Calera hot springs in the main town of Chivay as you ease into the higher altitudes.
Accommodation: Casa Andina Standard Colca
         
Day 6
Day 6
Colca Canyon - Lake Titicaca
Early morning is the best time for spotting condors in flight at the Cruz del Condor viewpoint. A large family of Andean condors nest nearby and can often be spotted gliding effortlessly in the early morning thermal air currents. After lunch, continue through the canyon towards the lakeside town of Puno, stopping in small local towns & market en-route.As the sunsets, admire the calm of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.
Accommodation: Sonesta Posada del Inca Puno
       
Day 7
Day 7
Lake Titicaca - Uros & Taquile Islands
Sail the shimmering waters of Lake Titicaca to the Uros floating reed islands. These unique islands are constructed entirely from buoyant tortora reeds which the locals also use to build their homes, boats and crafts. Learn about their traditional way of life, capturing photos of their colourful indigenous wares. Taquile Island, is home to around 2200 people, living peacefully on this slice of natural beauty. Admire the Inca terraces and spectacular vistas from the highest point on the island.
 
Day 8
Day 8
Lake Titicaca - Cuzco
Travel by road today across the spectacular Andean altiplano with a stop at La Raya, a remote settlement and the highest point of the journey at 4313m where locals offer their handicrafts for sale. There are also plenty of photo opportunities from the dramatic landscape to inquisitive llamas. As you drive north, the landscapes become lush and increasingly populated until you are finally immersed in the enigmatic charm of colonial Cuzco, the heart of the Inca Empire.
Accommodation: Sonesta Cuzco
     
Day 9
Day 9
Cuzco
Explore the city of Cuzco with its Inca and colonial history and the impressive ruins of Sacsayhuaman on the outskirts of the city. These ruins are a wonderful example of Inca military architecture made up of three large terraces which overlap in a zigzag fashion. The city of Cuzco was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and is filled with Spanish arches and squares, and houses with wooden balconies jutting over narrow cobbled streets.
Day 10
Day 10
Sacred Valley of The Incas
The landscape of the Sacred Valley is a dramatic contrast to Cuzco. Steep sided mountains flank a fertile valley floor carved by glaciers. Visit Chinchero town where ancestral traditions remain and the locals display their array of weaving methods. Continue to Ollantaytambo, a town dominated by fortress like Inca ruins with pretty cobbled streets.
Accommodation: Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay
         
Day 11
Day 11
Machu Picchu
From the train station at Ollanta embark the Vistadome service to Aguas Calientes. Discovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, explore the spectacular citadel and learn about the Inca traditions and history. At its prime, Machu Picchu was thought to have up to 500 inhabitants and was linked to Cuzco and the jungle by a series of trails. Experts continue to dispute why the site was abandoned as it remained an enigmatic secret to the Spaniards.
Accommodation: El MaPi Hotel by Inkaterra
           
Day 12
Day 12
Machu Picchu - Cuzco
Free morning to return to Machu Picchu citadel. Included in your Peru holiday is a second entrance including the Huayna Picchu climb (available at 7am or 10am). Revisit your favourite areas or walk to the Sun Gate for a different perspective. In the afternoon board the Vistadome train to Poroy and transfer by road to Cuzco for your final evening.
Day 13
Cuzco - UK
After travelling through the magical highlands of Peru, we recommend an extension to the lush Amazon Rainforest. Stay in Hacienda Concepcion by Inkaterra and explore the diverse wildlife of the largest rainforest in the world. Alternatively take your flight via Lima back to the UK.

Pricing Information & Dates

13 day tour, from £2950 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers

Tour Route Map

  1.   Lima
  2.   Arequipa & Colca Canyon
  3.   Lake Titicaca
  4.   Cuzco
  5.   Sacred Valley
  6.   Machu Picchu
  7.   Cuzco
  8.   Lima

Accommodation on this Tour

Casa Andina Select Arequipa
Casa Andina Select Arequipa
Arequipa & Colca Canyon, Peru
Casa Andina Select Arequipa Casa Andina Select is the newest addition to this hotel chains portfolio in the charming White City of Arequipa. Completely renovated, this new hotel opened in early 2016......
           
Casa Andina Standard Colca
Casa Andina Standard Colca
Arequipa & Colca Canyon, Peru
Casa Andina Standard Colca Casa Andina Standard Colca is a complex of individual stone casitas (with thatched or clay roofs), linked by plant-lined walkways. The 51 traditional rooms (casitas)......
         
El MaPi Hotel by Inkaterra
El MaPi Hotel by Inkaterra
Machu Picchu, Peru
El MaPi Hotel by Inkaterra El MaPi Hotel is an excellent hotel choice with a welcoming atmosphere in the heart of Aguas Calientes, the village below Machu Picchu. With contemporary, modern......
           
Jose Antonio Deluxe
Jose Antonio Deluxe
Lima , Peru
Jose Antonio Deluxe Jose Antonio Deluxe is located in the heart of Miraflores, a Lima neighbourhood best known for its upscale residences, fashionable shops, cafés, parks, night clubs and fine......
       
Sonesta Cuzco
Sonesta Cuzco
Cuzco, Peru
Sonesta Cuzco Sonesta Cuzco was completely renovated in 2010 and now offers modern contemporary décor in its 70 rooms with internet access and bathtubs. The hotel also offers a fine......
     
Sonesta Posada del Inca Puno
Sonesta Posada del Inca Puno
Lake Titicaca, Peru
Sonesta Posada del Inca Puno Sonesta Posada del Inca Puno is located on the shores of Lake Titicaca and from its guest rooms, restaurant and bar; the hotel offers panoramic views of the......
       
Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay
Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay
Sacred Valley, Peru
Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay boasts a lovely location in the depths of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a 1 hour drive from Cusco and a 1 hour train ride from Machu......
         

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