The Highlights of Peru in Comfort and Style

15 Days from £7296 per adult. All trip details below can be tailored just for you
15 Days
Tailor-Made Tour
Honeymoon
Luxury

This is a top quality Peru highlights programme with superlative accommodation for those who like to travel in high comfort and style. It is designed to encompass the best attractions Peru has to offer and appeal to those who appreciate all aspects of a destination. Included are the vast Amazonian rainforests, the atmospheric cloud forests, the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu, the high Altiplano plateau, Lake Titicaca (the world’s highest navigable lake), the condors of the Colca Canyon, the mysterious Nazca Lines and the marine wildlife of Paracas: a true tally of all that is best in diverse Peru, together with luxury rooms and good food.

Itinerary

Price from £7296 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Depart UK

Morning departure from London and fly to Lima. Late afternoon arrival and transfer to Hotel.

Staying at Hotel B. Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 2 - Lima

Enjoy a half day exploring the colonial highlights of Lima accompanied by a private guide, including lunch at one of the city’s excellent restaurants.

Staying at Hotel B. Includes No Meals.

Day 3 - Tambopata National Reserve

Transfer to airport and fly to Puerto Maldonado. Met on arrival and transfer by road to the Tambopata river port at the Infierno community and board boat to lodge. Travel upriver into the buffer zone of the 1.3 million hectare Tambopata National Reserve.

Staying at Refugio Amazonas (Premium Room). Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Tambopata National Reserve

A day of guided activities in the surrounding Amazonian rainforest. Take an early morning trip to a parrot clay lick, and then perhaps climb the 25-metre high canopy tower for a unique perspective of the forest and to see flocks of tanagers and flights of toucans, macaws and raptors. Rest of the day to explore the rainforest.

Staying at Refugio Amazonas (Premium Room). Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Cusco

Transfer to the airport and fly to Cusco. Met on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Staying at Palacio Nazarenas. Includes Breakfast.

Day 6 - Machu Picchu

Transfer to Poroy train station on the outskirts of Cusco and board the comfortable 1920s Pullman-style Hiram Bingham train service to Machu Picchu. Enjoy brunch on board the train. Upon arrival in Machu Picchu town, transfer by bus to the lost city. Guided visit of the magnificent Inca citadel including the residential, religious and agricultural sectors. There is time afterwards to hike to the Inca Bridge, Watchman’s Hut or else just wander through the ruins soaking up the atmosphere. Your guide will tell you the story of the rise and fall of the ancient civilisations of the Andes, the tragic end of the Incas, and the unresolved mystery that the ‘lost city’ still remains today.

Return to Cusco in the evening and dine in style on board the train en route.

Staying at Palacio Nazarenas. Includes All Meals.

Day 7 - Cusco

Guided tour of historic Cusco, including iconic landmarks of the city and some of the Inca sites above Cusco. The afternoon is at leisure.

Staying at Palacio Nazarenas. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Lake Titicaca

Transfer to train station for the Andean Explorer train service to Puno. Met on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Staying at Titilaka. Includes All Meals.

Day 9 - Lake Titicaca

Spend a full day exploring Lake Titicaca with your private guide and visit some of the communities that make the lake their home. Visit the floating islands of Uros and see how the traditional communities live. Visit Taquile Island to marvel at past Inca settlements and interact with the communities that live here.

Staying at Titilaka. Includes All Meals.

Day 10 - Arequipa

Explore the local area by boat, bike or on foot, or just relax around the hotel. Afternoon transfer to Juliaca Airport, visiting the Sillustani tombs en route. Fly to Arequipa. Met on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Staying at Casa Andina Private Collection. Includes Breakfast.

Day 11 - Arequipa

City tour of Arequipa including Santa Catalina and the mummified remains of Juanita in the Andean Sanctuary Museum. The afternoon is at leisure.

Staying at Casa Andina Private Collection. Includes Breakfast.

Day 12 - Colca Canyon

Transfer to Colca Canyon across the high altitude puna landscape. There are optional activities available at the lodge upon arrival such as a short hike to the pre-Inca settlement of Uyo Uyo, and horses and mountain bikes are available for hire.

Staying at Colca Lodge. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 13 - Colca Canyon

Full day of guided activities in Colca Canyon. Watch magnificent Andean condors take to the thermals in the morning, visit 2,000-year-old ancient villages, and admire the amphitheater where the pre-Inca population stored their grain.

Staying at Colca Lodge. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 14 - Arequipa

Return to Arequipa and fly to Lima. Day use of a room in the Country Club. Return to airport in the evening and fly overnight to London

Includes Breakfast.

Day 15 - Arrive UK

Includes In-flight Meals.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
Yes

Flight Info:
Fly from London to Lima on Iberia via Madrid, Air France via Paris, or KLM via Amsterdam. Flights are also available via the USA.

Area Specialist

John Melton
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If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

We would like to thank you again for organising such a magnificent holiday for us in Peru, the Andes and the Amazon basin. The arrangements worked very smoothly, and coped with the inevitable ‘glitches’ (like transport strike in Cusco) as if they were part of the program. The guides and couriers were excellent, without exception, and looked after us very well indeed, without fussing over us. It was a most colourful and exciting trip, and every day was an adventure, bringing us new experiences. Coming back to England was quite an anticlimax (which we are gradually adjusting to, by contemplating our next trip).

Mr T H & Mrs J H - Hampshire

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Titilaka : -15.902119, -69.736265
Casa Andina Private Collection Arequipa: -16.395458, -71.537876
Colca Lodge : -15.650301, -71.668876
Hotel B: -12.143071, -77.023264
Refugio Amazonas : -12.875474, -69.409697