Overview

Lima - 2 nights
Sacred Valley - 2 nights
Machu Picchu - 1 night
Cuzco - 2 nights
Lake Titicaca - 2 nights
Lima - 1 night
Flight - 1 night

LOST WORLD OF THE INCAS

A journey through Peru visiting outstanding monuments, from Lima to Cuzco’s cobblestone streets to the Sacred Valley and Macchu Picchu, through the Andes to Lake Titicaca

Hiram Bingham's sense of wonderment when, in 1911, he discovered the 'lost' city of the Incas can scarcely be imagined. Not only was there no written record that Machu Picchu had ever existed but its ruins were extensive, unspoiled and stood in surroundings of outstanding natural beauty.

The Inca Empire stretching from Chile to Ecuador was the largest the Americas had ever seen and at its time was the greatest in the western hemisphere. Highly advanced, it had nonetheless failed to discover the wheel and had developed no writing system for its language, Quechua. This allied to the fact that its heartlands lay mainly amongst the inaccessible peaks and jungles of the interior of Peru largely explains why these important sites remained undiscovered for so long.

Our arrangement explores Machu Picchu and the principal Inca sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Several outstanding colonial monuments are also visited in Lima and contact is made with present-day descendants of the Inca, the Quechuaspeaking Indians living in Andean mountain villages and on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

Key Features

Cultural & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Local Expert Guides
No Single Supplement
Group Size: 5 - 25

 

Special Event

Maras Culture & Tradition

Visit the rural village of Maras in the Sacred Valley where you will learn about Andean culture and traditions.

Day 1 Fly from London Gatwick to Lima (Apr-Oct) or London Heathrow via Madrid (Nov-Mar). Stay two nights at the 4-star Casa Andina Select Miraflores. 

Day 2 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. (B, L)

Day 3 Fly to Cuzco (3,400 metres) and transfer to the Sacred Valley (2,400 metres), visiting the Living Museum of the Andes - Awanakancha and the famous Pisac Market en route for two nights at 3-star Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay or Hacienda Valle. (B)

Day 4 Visit the Maras Salt Mines, the archaeological site of Moray and Ollantaytambo fortress to view the best surviving example of Inca town planning. Special visit to Maras village. (B)

Day 5 Join the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes before the final ascent by road to Machu Picchu. Tour the ruins with the rest of the day at leisure to explore the site. Overnight at 3-star El Mapi by Inkaterra Hotel in Aguas Calientes. (B, D)

Day 6 In the morning time to ascend to the archaeological site once more for independent exploration before returning by rail and road to Cuzco (4 hrs) in the afternoon. (Optional second entrance to Machu Picchu - £65). Stay two nights at the 4-star Sonesta Cuzco (Feb–Apr 19) or Hilton Garden Inn (May onwards).(B)

Day 7 Tour of Cuzco includes the Temple of the Sun, cathedral and the Plaza de Armas, the imposing Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the underground temple of Kenko, the Inca baths of Tambo Machay and the 'red fort' Puka Pukara. (B)

Day 8 Journey across the Andean high plain by road visiting Andahuaylillas Church, considered to be the 'Sistine Chapel' of the Americas, and Raqchi ruins. Enjoy lunch included before reaching Puno (6 hrs) on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest commercially navigable lake in the world at 3,812 metres. Spend two nights at Sonesta Posadas del Inca. (B, L)

Day 9 Visit to the floating islands of Uros. These Aymara-speaking Indians still live on islets made from tortora reeds of Lake Titicaca. Visit Taquile Island and enjoy a home cooked lunch. (B, L)

Day 10 Fly from Juliaca to Lima for overnight at the 4-star Casa Andina Select Miraflores. (B)

Day 11 Return flight to London or extend your stay in Peru. (B)

Day 12 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. 

On Day 5, your main luggage is transported to Cuzco so an overnight bag is needed for the Machu Picchu stay (max. 5kgs).

Day 8 includes a long transfer with sightseeing en route.

Altitude
Part of your itinerary will be travelling at altitude. We therefore strongly recommend that anyone, regardless of age, should consult their doctor to ensure that they are fully fit and understand the effects of travelling at altitude. This is absolutely essential if you have any pre-existing heart conditions, anaemia or lung problems.

2019

Sundays
per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Gatwick
(Nov – Mar Iberia from Heathrow via Madrid)

Date Price
August 4 £3095
September 8 £2695
October 6 £2695
October 27 £2845
November 24 £2845

2020

Sundays
per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Gatwick
(Nov – Mar Iberia from Heathrow via Madrid)

Date Price
February 2 £2745
March 29 £2895
April 19 £2845
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Limited availability, on these dates:
Feb 2

Single supplement £555

Flight Options

London/Lima/London
British Airways World Traveller Plus from £675
British Airways Club World from £2145
Iberia Business Class from £2145

Optional Excursions

Machu Picchu 2nd day ticket £65

Extension Options

Extension - Nazca Lines 
4 nights £975
Single supplement £495

Extension - Amazon 
4 nights £945 
Single supplement £345

Extension - Arequipa & Colca Canyon 
4 nights £1095
Single supplement £895 

Extra Nights - Lima
Casa Andina Miraflores
(per night) £55

Single supplement £50
Arrival or departure transfer £25

Privately Guided

Add £1295 per person

Independent Arrival

Save £650 
Arrival transfer add £25
Departure transfer add £25

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 10 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 1 dinner, 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, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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