Machu Picchu at sunrise, Peru

Classic Peru

Majestic Machu Picchu, the beautiful Sacred Valley and a homestay on Lake Titicaca are just some of this holiday's highlights

Machu Picchu at sunrise, Peru

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12 days from £2,785pp plus international flights.

The majesty of Machu Picchu, scenery of the Sacred Valley and beauty of Lake Titicaca make this a very special holiday.

  • Explore Inca sites in the Sacred Valley
  • Two visits to Machu Picchu
  • Tour Cusco and Lima
  • Shop in famous Pisac market
  • Take a scenic train journey
  • Visit the Uros floating reed islands

This is an introduction to the people, history and culture of Peru, with ample time to spend to take it all in. And all in just 12 days. It's too good to miss!

Your adventure begins in Peru’s vibrant capital city, Lima. You’ll have two nights here, giving you time to explore. Then a domestic flight will take you to the Sacred Valley. Here you'll see how some aspects of life have changed little over the centuries. Farmers still tend terraced lands and villagers still speak in the language of the Incas.

A scenic train journey takes you towards the fabled 'lost city of the Incas' - Machu Picchu, which you will visit twice, allowing you time to really explore this fascinating site before you take the train back to Cusco.

Cusco is a lively city with a rich history encompassing Inca and colonial eras. You'll see evidence of both plus the modern-day city. You have time to explore hear both under your own steam and with a guide.

Next there's a complete change of scene as you head off on the long journey through the Andes Mountains to Lake Titicaca. You'll travel in luxury on the Andean Explorer train, with stylish Pullman carriages, delicious three-course lunch and a glass-walled observation deck. You'll have two days to explore Lake Titicaca, spending one of those visiting the floating islands of Uros and Taquile.

In addition to private guided tours you'll also have time to spend by yourself. We've chosen some lovely hotels for you to stay in en-route, to make this holiday all the more special. The holiday is available year round so you can travel at any time to suit you.

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Experiences you could have on this holiday

Touring Machu Picchu, exploring the Sacred Valley and the islands of Lake Titicaca, these are just some of the experiences you could enjoy on this safari holiday.

Where you could be staying

Below are some of our recommended places to stay on this trip. Being a tailor-made safari, we can sometimes change to different properties you might prefer, but please note that this will affect the trip price.

Ask us about this holiday, or get in touch with us about planning a tailor-made trip which is just right for you.

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