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Classic Peru tour

14 days from £4,710pp

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Tour highlights

  • Wander the pretty streets of Arequipa and visit the Santa Catalina Monastery.

  • Spot Andean condors in the Colca Canyon.

  • Visit the former Inca capital of Cuzco.

  • See the beautiful scenery and colourful markets of the Sacred Valley.

  • Explore Machu Picchu in depth with your private guide.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international and domestic flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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

  • 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.

  • Enjoy a 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.

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

  • Enjoy a 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.

  • Travel to the Colca Canyon this morning in the 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Transfer by train across the stunning Altiplano through pretty villages and past grazing vicuña to the former Incan capital of 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.

  • Today travel into the Sacred Valley, visiting the Inca ruins and colourful market at Písac. You will then head to the impressive ruins at Ollantaytambo.

  • 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.

  • Free morning to return to Machu Picchu to explore again at your own leisure. This afternoon take the train back to Cuzco.

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

  • Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Colca Canyon
Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu

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