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Between stays in the depths of the world’s largest rainforest and trips to ancient cities you’ll experience the very best of Peru. Start with its foodie capital where colourful colonial architecture combines with South American exuberance before a riverboat will bring you into the depths of Amazon Rainforest. Staying in a luxury lodge, night safaris, canopy walks and wildlife reserve treks will introduce you to the sheer biodiversity of this unique part of the world. Then, you’ll move onto the ancient sights of the Sacred Valley where Incan ruins tell the story of a lost civilisation. Prime among them is Machu Picchu, one of the world’s true wonders.

  • Days 1 - 2

    Lima

    Hotel: 5* Belmond Miraflores Park, Lima

    Your tour starts in the Peruvian capital of Lima at a city centre hotel. Renowned for its gastronomy, Lima has long blended Peruvian flavours with international influences brought from all corners of the world by its migrant population. Perhaps explore the city lights and culinary extravagance on an optional Lima by Night tour.

  • Days 2 - 3

    Lima

    Hotel: 5* Belmond Miraflores Park, Lima

    After breakfast, a tour of Lima’s sights will start with its historic centre, a World Heritage Site, known as ‘the City of Kings’. Its crowning jewel is its main square, host to the 16th century Government Palace, neoclassical Cathedral, ornate Archbishop’s Palace and the colonial City Hall. When taken with the baroque pink of the Santo Domingo Convent, it’s a heritage counterpoint to San Isidro, your next stop and the city’s upscale modern district. Continue on to Miraflores whose galleries and pretty gardens constitute Lima’s cultural centre. End at Parque del Amor for views out over the Pacific.

  • Days 3 - 4

    The Amazon Rainforest

    Hotel: 4* Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, Peru Amazon


    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado where a 45-minute motorboat ride along the Madre de Dios River will bring you to Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica. This collection of thatched, contemporary lodges is set deep in Amazonia; it’s the ideal launchpad to explore the region’s incredible range of flora and fauna. And, there’s not time to waste as – after lunch – you’ll make use of the reserve’s trail system to head into the jungle and gain an appreciation of the rainforest ecosystem up close. Later that night, a guided canoe ride will take you out in search of nocturnal birds and wildlife that prefer the evening cool before returning for an indulgent evening meal.

  • Days 4 - 5

    The Amazon Rainforest

    Hotel: 4* Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, Peru Amazon

    In the morning, a trip into the Tambopata National Reserve will introduce you to a few of Lake Sandoval’s endangered species, which include the giant otter and red-bellied macaw. Then, following lunch, you’ll gain a new perspective with a canopy walkway. Observation platforms – set some 30 metres off the forest floor – are linked by bridges, making for regular encounters with treetop species, including sloths, monkeys and toucans. Then, after the treetop circuit, continue onto the Anaconda Walk. Here, 200 metres of wooden footbridges are suspended over flooded jungle swathes, the natural habitat of an array of amphibian life.

  • Days 5 - 6

    The Amazon Rainforest

    Hotel: 4* Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, Peru Amazon

    After breakfast, a motorised canoe will bring you the short distance to Gamitana Creek. Here, you’ll snake through intertwining waterways as you stop to observe the lush vegetation and exotic wildlife before reaching Sanipanga, where you’ll be treated to everything from prinahas and turtles to caimans and birds. It’s also the site of the Gamitana model farm where native cultivation techniques are still employed to this day. Your afternoon will then be spent in the Inkanterra Hacienda Concepcion, where you’ll learn about the surprising uses and benefits of its 200 species of plants. Come nightfall, you’ll once more make use of the reserve’s trail system, this time to the wild sounds of the rainforest by night.

  • Days 6 - 7

    Sacred Valley

    Hotel: 4* Hotel Sol y Luna, Cusco and Sacred Valley

    As you leave the Amazon, a 45-minute motorised canoe ride will once again bring you back along the Madre de Dios River to Puerto Maldonado. Here, you’ll visits its famed butterfly gardens. Country-wide, Peru features over 3,700 varieties of this delicately beautiful insect, many of which can be spotted here. A direct flight will then bring you to Cusco. Much more than a mere gateway to Machu Picchu, it hosts an Incan heritage all of its own while its verdant, mountain-lined valley makes for spectacular views.

  • Days 7 - 8

    Sacred Valley

    Hotel: 4* Hotel Sol y Luna, Cusco and Sacred Valley

    Wake early for a trip to Pisac. Before reaching the fabled ruins of this market town, you’ll stop off at Awankancha where you’ll have the chance to browse and perhaps pick up some traditional Peruvian crafts as you make your way to Ollantaytambo. Here, an expansive, immaculately kept archaeological site tells the story of an ancient Incan centre that still bears all the hallmarks of its military, religious and agricultural past. From here, you’ll enjoy views down to its town namesake whose narrow streets and canals have not changed since they were first built by the Incas.

  • Days 8 - 9

    Machu Picchu

    Hotel: 5* Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Cusco and Sacred Valley

    Today, you’ll summit one of the true highlights of world travel – Machu Picchu. Begin with a winding train ride up to its craggy, carpeted mantelpiece before a bus takes you the last stretch. An expert will then guide you between its complex jumble of palaces, plazas, temples and residences that have puzzled scholars since its 1911 discovery. Its dramatic location supports theories that place it as everything from a military stronghold and palatial retreat to a ceremonial site and religious centre. Either way, its rock buildings blend seamlessly with its granite escarpments, making for postcard-perfect vistas at every turn.

  • Days 9 - 11

    Machu Picchu/Cusco

    Hotel: 4* Inkaterra La Casona, Cusco and Sacred Valley

    In the morning, make use of your return bus tickets to explore Machu Picchu further before boarding a train to Cusco. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its blend of colonial and Incan history makes for unique architecture and a rich past. The next day, a city tour will take it all in. Start with Coricacha Temple, an Incan palace and place of worship. Once the Spanish conquered Peru, the Dominican order built the perfectly proportioned Santo Domingo Church over its foundations. Your next stop is the Sacsayhuaman Fortress where enormous stone blocks – expertly shaped by the Incas – form imposing battlements that look out over Cusco. The tour then continues with visits to three archaeological sights – Qenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay – which comprise a collection of important religious and administrative sites that once again date back to the Incas. Lastly, a visit to Inka Expression will introduce you to Andean art. Watch as craftsmen work on silver pieces and wood paintings at this boutique workshop.

  • Days 11 - 12

    End of tour

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    Transfer to the airport to make your flight to Lima where you’ll connect for your last leg back to the UK, or onward journey. 

  • HOTEL in PARACAS

    5* BELMOND MIRAFLORES PARK, LIMA

    In this beautiful garden location beside the Pacific Ocean, you can enjoy breathtaking views out to the sea. The personalized service and dining create the perfect base from which to explore. The special colonial architecture and the glamorous shops are the moments from this hotel. ...
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    4* INKATERRA RESERVA AMAZONICA, PERU AMAZON

    Tambopata Suite: tall fishtail palm rooftops, private covered terrace with plunge pool, sunbathing chairs and outdoor shower in four integrated areas. 78 square meters bedroom, with 1 king or twin beds, graceful canopy mosquito net, all cotton sheets and hypoallergenic pillows. Added are plush bathrobes and Andean rubber slippers along with rainf...
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    4* HOTEL SOL Y LUNA, CUSCO AND SACRED VALLEY

    Premium Casitas: 120 m2 each 3 Premium bungalows, with 1 king-size bed 2 Premium twin bungalows, with 2 full-size beds. Entrance porch, Entrance hall , Living room, Bedroom, Private terrace with Jacuzzi, Walk-in closet, Marble-tiled bathroom, twin sinks, bathtub with views onto the mountains and gardens, 2 flat-screen televisions with satellite r...
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    5* INKATERRA MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO HOTEL, CUSCO AND SACRED VALLEY

    The Pueblo Hotel in Machu Picchu is one of the Luxury Hotels in middle of the cloud forest vacation paradise. This five star property is in Andean style village within 12 acres of landscape. Follow stone pathways along the terraced hills and discover the surrounding of this luxury adventure accommodation. ...
  • HOTEL in PARACAS

    4* INKATERRA LA CASONA, CUSCO AND SACRED VALLEY

    The first boutique hotel in Cusco, Inkaterra La Casona is located in the traditional Plaza de las Nazarenas, surrounded by vibrant, cobblestoned streets. This 16th Century manor house stands on the training grounds for an elite army of Incas, and had Spanish Conquistador Diego de Almagro and ‘Libertador’ Simón Bolívar am...

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Itinerary Overview

Days 1 - 2 Lima Days 2 - 3 Lima Days 3 - 4 The Amazon Rainforest Days 4 - 5 The Amazon Rainforest Days 5 - 6 The Amazon Rainforest Days 6 - 7 Sacred Valley Days 7 - 8 Sacred Valley Days 8 - 9 Machu Picchu Days 9 - 11 Machu Picchu/Cusco Days 11 - 12 End of tour

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  • Accommodation throughout based on twin or double room occupancy (please as for single room price as required)
  • Private transfers throughout
  • Guided tours as described
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Minimum 2 passengers (or single supplement will apply) departing and returning to Lima.

Guide price per person: £2490 / excl. sports

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