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Luxury Peru by Rail: Cuzco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca

12 days from £7,115pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Take a privately guided tour of Machu Picchu.

  • Explore Cuzco, the former capital of the Inca Empire.

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

  • Stay in either the chic Miraflores or bohemian Barranco districts in Lima.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Lima
  • Cuzco
  • Sacred Valley
  • Machu Picchu
  • Cuzco
  • Puno
  • Cuzco
  • Arequipa
  • Lima

Itinerary idea in detail

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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. 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.

Day 2 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.

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.

Day 4 Cuzco


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

Day 5 Sacred Valley

Cuzco , Sacred Valley

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.

Day 6 Machu Picchu

Sacred Valley , 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.

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.

Day 8 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.

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.

Day 10 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.

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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