Overview

Flight – 1 night
Lima – 1 night
Sacred Valley – 3 nights
Cuzco – 1 night
Lima – 1 night
Bogotá - 2 nights
Cartagena – 2 nights
Flight – 1 night

Spendology - Widgets

HIGHLIGHTS OF COLOMBIA & PERU

From the Colombian Caribbean port of Cartagena via Bogotá to explore the old Inca Empire in Peru, visiting Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and the capital, Cuzco, amidst the iconic Andes mountains

Colombia is an emerging destination, enjoying stability after decades of conflict. Explore captivating Cartagena de Indias, the evocative port on the Caribbean coast, with its UNESCO-listed walled city. Founded at the time of the Spanish Empire, Cartagena was subsequently attacked by waves of pirates and national fleets; the forts and cannons erected to protect it are still in place.

Bogotá, Colombia’s cosmopolitan capital founded in 1538 by the Spanish explorer Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, nestles high in the Andes in a region once home to many pre-Hispanic cultures including the Incas.

Peru is the heartland of the Incas and littered with sites that showcase this powerful empire’s powers as master builders, most notably Machu Picchu but also in the Sacred Valley. Visiting this citadel hidden in the Andes mountains is inspiration enough for a first time visit, but the Incas were just one in a long line of people with a surviving legacy to explore.

Cuzco was the capital of the former Inca Empire and a Spanish colonial architectural masterpiece.

Key Features

New Culture & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
4 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Local Expert Guides
Group Size: 6  18

Day 1 Fly overnight to Lima via Bogotá.

Day 2 On arrival transfer to the 4-star Hotel José Antonio Deluxe for overnight. Afternoon tour of Lima includes the impressive buildings of the Plaza de Armas, the 17th-century Convent of San Francisco, the largest in South America and part of the Historic Centre of Lima on the UNESCO World Heritage list and the hacienda-housed Larco Museum.

Day 3 Fly to Cuzco (3,400 metres) and transfer to the Sacred Valley (2,400 metres), visiting the famous Pisac Market en route for three nights at the 4-star Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley. (B)

Day 4 Visit the Salineras de Maras, the Inca archaeological site of Moray and the small village of Chinchero. (B)

Day 5 Travel to Machu Picchu (2,500m) by train (3 hrs). From Aguas Calientes, buses operate to the ruins. Spend the afternoon touring the site before returning to the Sacred Valley by road and rail (3 hrs).(B)

Day 6 Transfer to Cuzco via the Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman and Kenko for overnight at the 4-star Hilton Garden Inn. Afternoon walking tour of Cuzco visiting the centre of the Inca Empire and the cathedral and the colonial buildings. (B)

Day 7 Day at leisure or optional visit to the Pre-Colombian Museum and San Pedro Market (£40). Fly to Lima for overnight at the 4-star Wyndham Costa del Sol Hotel. (B) 

Day 8 Fly to Bogotá and transfer to 4-star NH Pavillon Royal Hotel for two nights. Afternoon tour of Bogotá includes the historical centre (La Candelaria), the Botero art collection and the amazing Gold museum. (B)

Day 9 Day at leisure or optional morning Graffiti tour in the historical centre (£30). Optional afternoon tour to the colonial district of Usaquén  including a coffee tasting (£85). (B) 

Day 10 Fly to Cartagena and transfer to boutique-style Hotel Kartaxa for two nights. Afternoon walking tour of Cartagena’s colonial district includes Bolivar park, a visit to the convent of San Pedro Claver, built between 1580 and 1654 and Inquisitions. (B)

Day 11 Day at leisure or optional tour in Cartagena old town visiting the Monastery of La Popa, San Felipe Fortress, the walled old town, including the Naval Museum and the artisan centre in Las Bóvedas (£55). (B)

Day 12 Return flight to London via Bogotá. (B)

Day 13 Arrive London. 

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner

Notes

This is a full itinerary with many visits on foot including some uneven surfaces and inclines. 

2021

Tuesdays
per person in a twin/double room
Avianca from Heathrow

Date Price
May 8 £2145
October 9 £2175
November 20 £2175

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £395

Accommodation Upgrade

Early check-in Jose Antonio Deluxe Lima
Twin/Double £30
Single supplement £15 

Flight Options

Avianca Business Class from £2145

Extension Options

Extension - Peruvian Amazon
4 nights £995
Single supplement £165

Extra Nights - Cartagena
Kartaxa Hotel (per night) £60 
Single Supplement £55

Extra Nights – Lima
Jose Antonio Deluxe Hotel (per night) £60
Single Supplement £35

Optional Excursions

Tour of Pre-Colombian Museum & San Pedro Market Cuzco £40
Graffiti Tour Bogotá £30
Tour to Usaquen with Coffee Tasting £85
Tour of Cartagena old town £55

Independent Arrival

Save £500 
Arrival transfer add £25
Departure transfer add £20

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 9 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, overseas departure taxes, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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