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    Places visited:

  • Lima
  • Arequipa
  • Colca Canyon
  • Puno
  • Cuzco
  • Sacred Valley
  • Machu Picchu
  • Arequipa - stunning whitewashed colonial architecture and the Santa Catalina Monastery.

  • Colca Canyon - amazing scenery and get close to the Andean condors.

  • Lake Titicaca - serenely beautiful and the strange floating reed islands.

  • Cuzco - buzzing former Inca capital.

  • Sacred Valley - beautiful scenery, Inca ruins and colourful markets.

  • Machu Picchu - the jewel in the Inca crown. Breathtaking.

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What our specialists say...

The classic Peru itinerary taking in a mixture of the country's vast array of highlights at a leisurely pace. After exploring the colonial centre of Lima you will start acclimatising in the pretty whitewashed city of Arequipa before heading to the vast Colca Canyon. The trip continues to the serenely beautiful Lake Titicaca before heading to the vibrant city of Cuzco and the highlight of trip, Machu Picchu.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Lima
  • Arequipa
  • Colca Canyon
  • Puno
  • Cuzco
  • Sacred Valley of Incas
  • Machu Picchu
  • Cuzco
  • Lima

Itinerary idea in detail

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Lima

International outbound flight , Lima

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Lima. Upon arrival in Lima today you will be met by a guide and driven to your hotel in the fashionable Miraflores district.

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Day 2 Lima

Lima

Half day guided tour of Lima, including the "Huaca Pucllana" archaeological site, Plaza de Armas, cathedral, church and catacombs of San Francisco. In the afternoon you can explore at leisure, or even take a Peruvian cookery course.

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Day 3 Arequipa

Lima , Arequipa

Fly to Arequipa, known as the "White City" due to the colour of its sillar architecture. Private transfer to your hotel, with the afternoon to relax and acclimatise. Maybe go people watching from one of the balcony cafes on the main square.

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Day 4 Arequipa

Arequipa

Private tour of Arequipa including a visit to the Santa Catalina Convent - a beautiful walled city within the city itself. Afternoon at leisure, you could visit the intriguing Santuarios Andinos Museum, and learn about local history.

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Day 5 Colca Canyon

Arequipa , Colca Canyon

Travel to the Colca Canyon this morning in tourist bus. This is a very scenic road journey, passing herds of grazing llama at altitudes of over 4,000 metres.You have the afternoon at leisure to take in the stunning scenery.

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Day 6 Puno

Colca Canyon , Puno

You will visit the Condor's Cross in the morning to look for the famous Andean Condors and some of the tiny whitewashed villages that dot the valley. This afternoon continue your journey overland to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

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Day 7 Puno

Puno

You will take to the waters of the mystical Lake Titicaca, where you will visit the people who live on floating islands made entirely of reeds, and the weaving communities on Taquile Island.

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Day 8 Cuzco

Puno , Cuzco

Transfer by tourist coach across the stunning altiplano through pretty villages and past grazing vicuna to the former Incan capital of Cuzco.

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Day 9 Cuzco

Cuzco

Stroll into Cuzco's Plaza de Armas this morning and soak up the mix of colonial and Inca architecture. This afternoon, enjoy a half day city tour of Cuzco and a number of the nearby Incan ruins.

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Day 10 Sacred Valley of Incas

Cuzco , Sacred Valley of Incas

Today travel into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting the Inca ruins and colourful market at Pisac. You will then head to the welcoming town and ruins at Ollantaytambo. Spend the night in the Valley.

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Day 11 Machu Picchu

Sacred Valley of Incas , Machu Picchu

Take the stunning train journey to Aguas Calientes, the small town that nestles in the valley beneath Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins in the afternoon, before spending the night in the town.

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Day 12 Cuzco

Machu Picchu , Cuzco

Free morning to return to Machu Picchu to explore again at your own leisure (we recommend arriving early to beat the crowds). There are also options to book a couple of walks near to the site should you wish. This afternoon take the train back to Cuzco.

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Day 13 International return flight

Cuzco , Lima , International return flight

Fly from Cuzco to Lima in time for your onward international connection.

Day 14 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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