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£3845

Lost World of the Incas

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
(limited dates/availability)

Intriguing, revealing, and ranging from haunting valleys to high-altitude Andean peaks, this is a journey by road, rail, and air, from the capital, Lima, to the cobbled streets of Cuzco, exploring Peru’s Inca heritage in the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca

Hiram Bingham’s 1911 discovery of Machu Picchu must have been overwhelming, not least because there was no written record that the ‘lost city’ ever existed; and here it stood, in a spectacularly scenic but barely accessible setting, built in the 15th century, and abandoned after just 80 years. The Incan Empire was hugely extensive in its heyday, but short-lived; highly advanced in many ways, but with no written form of its Quechua language; which makes it all the more surprising that Quechua is still spoken in the Peruvian heartlands of the Inca civilisation, intermingled with Aymara-speaking descendants of the earlier Bolivian culture. This tour introduces both, visiting Inca ruins in the Sacred Valley; Machu Picchu, hidden in ferns and forestry for 500 years, and famously shrouded in mists and mystery; and Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the Incan empire, and home to the floating Uros islands, ingeniously built and lived on by Aymaran Indians. Contemporary and colonial sites add an extra dimension to the tour; in Lima’s modern metropolitan skyline contrasting with the golden façades of its historic heart; the lavishly frescoed Andahuaylillas church; and Cuzco, intertwining past and present, with all its history on show.

Overview

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

  • UNESCO Site: Historic Lima
  • Enjoy a visit to Maras Village
  • UNESCO Site: Machu Picchu
  • UNESCO Site: Cuzco
  • Spectacular Lake Titicaca
  • Marvel at the Andean peaks

Intriguing, revealing, and ranging from haunting valleys to high-altitude Andean peaks, this is a journey by road, rail, and air, from the capital, Lima, to the cobbled streets of Cuzco, exploring Peru’s Inca heritage in the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca

Notes:

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

Entry to Machu Picchu is restricted and early booking is recommended.

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.

Accommodation

Casa Andina Select Miraflores - Lima

Modern 4-star hotel in the Miraflores area, close to Kennedy Park. Restaurant, bar, spa, sauna and WiFi (free). 155 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Hilton Garden Inn Miraflores - Lima

Taypikala Sacred Valley - Sacred Valley

A 4-star hotel surrounded by a garden and close to Urubamba. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 53 rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea making facilities and satellite TV.

El Mapi by Inkaterra - Machu Picchu

This 3-star hotel is situated in the heart of Aguas Calientes. Facilities include restaurant, bar, WiFi (free) and 130 rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Hilton Garden Inn – Cuzco

Modern 4-star hotel located on a hillside within the historical district of Cuzco. Restaurants, bar, spa, WiFi (free) and 137 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Casa Andina Premium - Lake Titicaca

This 4-star hotel offers panoramic views over Lake Titicaca. Restaurant, bar, WiFi (free) and 45 rooms with hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Extension Options

Amazon Extension

For the jungle experience stay three nights at the charming Hacienda Concepcion chosen for its location between the Tambopata Nature Reserve and the shores of Madre de Dios river. Tour includes an oxbox lake visit, a canopy tower walk, parrot watching at a clay lick, visit to a local farm and ethno-botanical walk. 

Wyndham Costa del Sol - Lima

A modern 4-star hotel close to Lima Airport. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym, sauna and WiFi (free). 192 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion - Puerto Maldonado

This lodge is surrounded by lush tropical rainforest and on the banks of the Rio Madre de Dios. Dining room, bar, spa and no WiFi. 30 rooms with private facilities, hot water and mosquito net. Electricity is provided for several hours each day.

Arequipa and Colca Canyon

Combine a visit to Arequipa, Peru's second most important city, on the foot of the impressive Misti volcano, with the Colca Canyon - twice as deep as the Grand Canyon.

Casa Andina Standard - Colca

This 3-star hotel lies at the edge of the Colca Valley. Restaurant, bar, WiFi (free) and 52 rooms in traditional stone casitas with private facilities, hairdryer, safe and satellite TV.

Casa Andina Premium - Arequipa

A 4-star hotel in an 18th-century colonial mansion made of volcanic stone in the centre of Arequipa. Restaurant, bar, spa and WiFi (free). 40 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Innside Lima Miraflores Hotel – Lima

A modern 4-star hotel in the Miraflores district. Restaurant, bar, gym, pool and WiFi (free). 140 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Nazca Lines Extension

By air experience the enigma of the Nazca Lines (weather permitting) and by boat visit the nearby Ballestas Islands, home to a large sea lion colony. Stay two nights in Paracas and one night in Lima.

Casa Andina Select Miraflores - Lima

Modern 4-star hotel in the Miraflores area, close to Kennedy Park. Restaurant, bar, spa, sauna and WiFi (free). 155 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Hilton Garden Inn Miraflores - Lima

La Hacienda Paracas

This 4-star hotel is located right by Paracas Bay. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 87 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and TV.

Extra Nights

Stay in Lima before you start your tour or before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements

Casa Andina Miraflores (per night) £57
Single supplement £57
Arrival or departure transfer £55

Casa Andina Select Miraflores - Lima

Modern 4-star hotel in the Miraflores area, close to Kennedy Park. Restaurant, bar, spa, sauna and WiFi (free). 155 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Optional Excursions

Machu Picchu 2nd Entrance

Experience a second day of Machu Picchu, with entrance and shuttle bus to Machu Picchu included.

A Gastronomic Walking Tour in Barranco

Join an optional afternoon gastronomic walking tour in the bohemian and artsy Barranco district in Lima. Taste 15 different foods and drinks.

Rainbow Mountain visit

After an early morning pick up, stop at Cusipata for breakfast, before arriving at the community of Wasi Pata which will be the starting point of the hike to the Rainbow Mountain. Walk for approximately 1h 40min, appreciating the Red Valley and the mountain chain of Ausangate on the way. Enjoy the diversity of the South American camelids, lakes and beautiful landscapes you pass. Arriving at the top of the walk, you will have 30mins to rest and take in the breathtaking scenery of the colorful Vinicunca mountain before heading back the same way. From Wasi Pata, return to Cusipata for lunch and a short rest, before driving back to the city of Cusco, arriving late afternoon.

Level: Difficult (you should already get used to the altitude for a few days)
Hiking distance: 10km
Highest point: 5,040m

San Blas Excursion

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
Iberia Airlines from Heathrow

August
August 31 (Saturday)
October
October 12 (Saturday)
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.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • Single Supplement
  • £545
Privately Guided
  • Privately guided available £1495 based on 2+ people
  • On request, please call
Optional Excursions
  • A Gastronomic Walking Tour in Barranco (2024, 2025)
  • £165
  • Machu Picchu 2nd Entrance (2024, 2025)
  • £80
  • Rainbow Mountain visit (2025)
  • £65
  • San Blas Excursion (2025)
  • £38
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £650
  • Arrival or departure transfer
  • £55
Extension Options
  • Arequipa and Colca Canyon Extension (3 nights)
  • 2024: Sep, Oct
  • £895
  • 2025: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov
  • £955
  • Single Supplement
  • 2024: Sep, Oct
  • £95
  • 2025: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov
  • £125

  • Amazon Extension (3 nights)
  • 2024: Sep, Oct
  • £815
  • 2025: Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct
  • £895
  • Single Supplement
  • 2024: Sep, Oct
  • £195
  • 2025: Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct
  • £185

  • Nazca Lines Extension (3 nights)
  • £1165
  • Single Supplement
  • £215

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