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    Places visited:

  • Lima
  • Cuzco
  • Sacred Valley of Incas
  • Machu Picchu
  • Puno
  • Arequipa
  • Take a privately guided tour of Machu Picchu.

  • Explore the former Inca capital of Cuzco.

  • Traverse the Andean countryside in style onboard the Belmond Andean Explorer.

  • Stay in either the chic Miraflores or bohemian Barranco districts in Lima, Peru’s capital city.

Audley Travel specialist Catherine

What our specialists say...

This classic Peru itinerary takes in a mixture of the country's vast array of highlights at a leisurely pace, while riding the rails on board the Belmond Andean Explorer train and staying in some of the best accommodations in the country. You begin in the metropolitan capital of Lima and then start to acclimatize to the Andean altitude in the historic Incan city of Cuzco before heading to the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu. The trip continues abroad the Andean Explorer as you cross the altiplano to reach the serenely beautiful Lake Titicaca before heading further into the Peruvian countryside en route to Arequipa.

We recommend this trip for:

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

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With international flights from a choice of 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. Arriving in Lima, you're met by your private guide and driven to your hotel by private transfer in the city's fashionable Miraflores district. We suggest spending the evening relaxing after your flight and getting your bearings, perhaps trying out Peruvian cuisine in one of the city's superb restaurants.

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Day 2 Lima

Lima

Today's private tour is a great chance to learn about the many influences that have shaped Lima over the centuries and sample Peruvian cuisine at some of the city's best restaurants.

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Day 3 Cuzco

Lima , Cuzco

You will be met at your hotel this morning by your driver and taken to the airport via private transfer. Upon arrival in Cuzco you will be met by your driver and taken to your hotel by private transfer. This afternoon should be spent at your leisure as you acclimatize to the high altitude.

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Day 4 Cuzco

Cuzco

Enjoy a privately guided tour of the highlights of Cuzco and nearby Inca ruins.

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Day 5 Sacred Valley of Incas

Cuzco , Sacred Valley of Incas

Make your way through the Sacred Valley on a private excursion with visits to a traditional Andean market, the agricultural terraces of Moray, and salt pans at Maras.

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Day 6 Machu Picchu

Sacred Valley of Incas , Machu Picchu

Start today with a privately guided tour of the ruins of Ollantaytambo before taking the one and a half hour train journey to Machu Picchu with your guide. The journey traces the edge of the white-water Urubamba River as it twists through the increasingly steep-sided jungle valley. From your seat, you’ll spot a series of Incan sites before arriving at Aguas Calientes. After disembarking from the train you will take a short bus journey up to Machu Picchu for your privately guided tour of the ruins.

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Day 7 Cuzco

Machu Picchu , Cuzco

Take the morning to return to Machu Picchu on your own before taking a scenic three-hour ride aboard the Hiram Bingham train back to Cuzco.

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Day 8 Cuzco

Cuzco

Traverse the beautiful Peruvian countryside aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer train. As part of the all-inclusive service you’ll enjoy tea time and dinner and the open bar when you aren't taking in the views from the observation car. You will spend the night on board outside of Lake Titicaca.

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Day 9 Cuzco

Puno , Cuzco

Awake at Lake Titicaca and watch sunrise over this mythical lake then enjoy breakfast onboard. Afterwards, there is the option to include a small group excursion on to the lake before enjoying lunch on the lake. In the afternoon you will return to the train for tea time, cocktail hour, dinner, and continue your journey to Arequipa.

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Day 10 Arequipa

Arequipa

An early morning breakfast onboard is followed by a day of activities that include Lake Saracocha and the Sumbay Caves. You will then have the option to disembark and visit the Colca Canyon or continue on to the white city of Arequipa and enjoy a panoramic city tour with a small group.

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Day 11 International return flight

Arequipa , Lima , International return flight

Today you will be met at your hotel by your driven and taken to the airport via private transfer for your domestic flight to Lima where you will connect for your international flight home.

Day 12 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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