Machu Picchu at sunrise, Peru

Classic Peru Itinerary

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

11 days from £2300pp plus international flights.

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Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca

Day 1

Arrive Lima

On arrival at Lima you'll be met and transferred to your hotel in the trendy neighbourhood of Miraflores where you'll be spending two nights. The hotel has a restaurant if you don't want to venture far, alternatively jump right in and start to explore this vibrant city.

Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca

Day 2

Lima City Tour

This morning you'll have a tour of Peru's capital city. You'll see some of the fine architecture including the cathedral and presidential palace. There's a visit to the well-known Larco Museum, with its impressive displays of pre-Columbian art. These include a gold and silver gallery, chronological culture galleries and the famous collection of erotic pottery. After the tour you'll return to the hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast

Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca

Day 3

Fly To Cusco

This morning you'll return to the airport for your domestic flight to Cusco. You'll be met at Cusco by our local representative and transferred to the Ramada by Wyndham Costa Del Sol Cusco hotel, which is set in a 17th century mansion with a cloistered courtyard. The rest of the day has been left for you to explore Cusco at your own pace. The hotel is a short walk from the main square so you can set out for some independent exploration of Cusco's sights, restaurants and bars.

Breakfast, lunch

Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca

Day 4

Tour Of Cusco And Sacsayhuaman

After breakfast at the hotel you'll be collected for your tour of the city and nearby Inca sites. You'll visit the main square, cathedral and the Koricancha, which was the most important temple in Inca times. Heading out of the city you'll visit Sacsayhuaman, the former capital of the Inca empire, a huge complex of carefully constructed stone walls overlooking the modern city. At the end of the tour your guide will take you back to your hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast, lunch

Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca

Day 5

Pisac And The Sacred Valley

Breakfast at the hotel then your guide will meet you for the journey to the Sacred Valley. This fertile valley is still farmed much as it was in Inca times, with picturesque terracing. There are several towns and villages scattered through the valley where you'll see traditional crafts and customs. You'll visit Pisac, known for its colourful, bustling market and for the superb Inca ruins above the town. You'll also see the impressive ruins at Ollantaytambo, an Inca fortress. You'll end the day at Pakaritampu, your hotel in Ollantaytambo.

Breakfast, lunch

Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca

Day 6

Train Ride And Machu Picchu

Today you'll visit the world-famous site of Machu Picchu, traveling in style on a train with large, panoramic windows. From Aguas Calientes it's a short bus ride to the citadel of Machu Picchu. You'll have a comprehensive guided tour of the sanctuary and your guide will give you plenty of background information to really bring the site to life. Lunch is at Sanctuary Lodge, the closest hotel to the site, followed by free time to stroll around the ruins, later heading down the hill to your hotel, El MaPi.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca

Day 7

Machu Picchu And Train To Cusco

This morning you have time for a return to Machu Picchu. You can take your time as you wander around the ruins, taking in the views and using your imagination to picture scenes of the busy Inca city in its heyday. In the afternoon you'll take the train back to Cusco. Sit back and enjoy the three-hour ride and those amazing views. On arrival you'll be transferred to the Ramada by Wyndham Costa Del Sol Cusco.

Breakfast

Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca

Day 8

Titicaca Train To Puno

After breakfast your guide will take you to the train station where you'll board the stylish Titicaca Train for the full day journey through the Andes to Puno. Along the way you'll be able to observe local communities and changing scenery, as you pass villages, mountains and wide plains. A three course lunch is included and is served in an elegant, Pullman-style dining car. The journey ends at Lake Titicaca, where you'll be met and transferred to the Casa Andina Premium Hotel, on the shores of the lake in Puno.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca

Day 9

Lake Titicaca And Homestay

This morning you'll set out on a voyage of discovery! Boarding your boat you'll explore the famous lake, first visiting the floating reed islands of Uros where you'll learn about the the daily lives of the people here. You'll then travel across Lake Titicaca to Amantani Island, home to the pre-Inca Aymara people. This is where you'll be spending the night, as guests of a local family. It's an excellent way to gain an insight into life on Titicaca.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca

Day 10

Lake Titicaca And Puno

You'll have breakfast with the family before rejoining your guide and heading back out on the lake. Next stop is Taquile Island where you see a different culture and hear a different language, Quechua. The community here is prosperous and is known for its prowess in weaving. Unusually this craft is practiced by the men rather than the women. You'll have lunch in the main village square before travelling back across the lake to Puno, where you will spend the night in the Casa Andina Premium.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca

Day 11

Fly To Lima - Departure

After breakfast you'll check out of the hotel and set off on the 45-minute drive to Juliaca airport. The flight to Lima takes about an hour and 40 minutes. Here you'll connect with your international flight to begin the journey home.

Breakfast

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