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

Spendology - Widgets


A journey through Peru visiting outstanding monuments, from Lima to Cuzco’s cobblestone streets to the Sacred Valley and Machu 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 Quechua-speaking 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
Solo Group Departure
Local Expert Guides

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 to Lima and 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 and the famous Pisac Market en route for two nights at 4-star Taypikala Sacred Valley(B)

Day 4 Visit the archaeological site of Moray and Ollantaytambo fortress to view the best surviving example of Inca town planning. A stop to view the Maras Salt Mines. 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 the 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 (second entrance to Machu Picchu - £75; pre-bookable only) or time at leisure in Aguas Calientes before returning by rail and road to Cuzco (4 hrs) in the afternoon. Stay two nights at the 4-star Hilton Garden Inn. (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 (4,300 metres) by road visiting Andahuaylillas Church, considered to be the 'Sistine Chapel' of the Americas, and Raqchi ruins 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 the 4-star Casa Andina Premium Puno. (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 Optional visit to a market and cookery class (£140). Return overnight flight. (B)

Day 12 Arrive London.

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


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.

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.


per person in a twin/double room
Air France from Heathrow

Date Price
February 26 £3395
March 19 £3575
April 16 £3695
September 3 £3595
Solo Group Departure

26 February 2023

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Solo Group Departure 
(No Single Supplement)
2023: Feb 26

Single supplement £515

Flight Options

Air France from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester and Newcastle – nil
Air France Business Class - On request
KLM from Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton from £100

Optional Excursions

Machu Picchu 2nd day ticket £75
Market and cookery class £140

Extension Options

Extension - Nazca Lines 
4 nights £1145
Single supplement £575

Extension - Amazon 
4 nights £1175
Single supplement £365

Extension - Arequipa & Colca Canyon 
4 nights £1345
Single supplement £1095

Extra Nights - Lima
Casa Andina Miraflores
(per night) £60
Single supplement £56
Arrival or departure transfer £55

Privately Guided

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Arrival or departure transfer add £55

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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