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Chivay Tour

15 Night Itinerary from £3,503

Private Individual Tour

 

Our comprehensive journey through Peru. Discover Andean landscapes, ancient civilisations, stunning ruins and the magnificent islands of Lake Titicaca

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  • Discover historic Lima with its fascinating museums and excellent fusion cuisine.
  • Colonial splendour of Arequipa and ancient terraces of the Colca Canyon.
  • Explore the legacy of ancient Inca and Aymara civilisations on Lake Titicaca.
  • Inca heartland of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • 'Vistadome' train journey to visit the magnificent ruins Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas.
  • Marvel at stunning Andean Landscapes on a comprehensive tour through the Peruvian Andes.

This itinerary can be modified and adapted to your preference with a specialst advisor, who can provide a guaranteed price, based on hotels, transport, excursions and flights.

Chivay Tour
Tour Itinerary

Lima - 2 Nights

Day 1 - Arrival in Lima

Day 2 - Tour of Lima

Day 1

Arrival in Lima

Direct flight to Lima on a Wednesday, arriving the same day in the evening, and staying for 2 nights.


Day 2

Tour of Lima

Afternoon tour of the city including the historic centre. Visit the Presidential Palace, Plaza San Martín and the Larco Herrera Museum, with a fabulous collection of ancient artefacts from all over Peru. 

Allpa

Lima - Tourist Hotel

This small contemporary hotel is located in the heart of Miraflores, with plenty of access to local conveniences such as restaurants and shops. The rooms are comfortable, spacious and modern although simple in character, and all with modern amenities such as WiFi, air conditioning and private facilities. The hotel has a bar and restaurant serving international dishes.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

Casa Andina Private Collection

Lima - First Hotel

The stylish Casa Andina Private Collection is located in the heart of Miraflores, close to many excellent restaurants. The 148 rooms are furnished in the modern European style, with modern amenities and private facilities. There is a lounge, swimming pool, bar, restaurant, and adjoining sandwich cafe for light snacks.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

Country Club

Lima - Deluxe Hotel

Located just 7 miles from the international airport in the exclusive residential area of San Isidro with a pleasant view overlooking Lima Golf Club. 

Opened in 1927 and declared a Peruvian Cultural Monument, the historic Country Club offers luxurious and lavish accommodation in single or double air conditioned rooms equipped with cable TV, minibar and internet access. Each room is adorned with traditional Andean textiles. Dine in the award-winning hotel restaurant or enjoy a cold drink at the bar. For something light try the hotel snack bar. Work out in the hotel gym or take a leisurely swim in the pool. Guests interested in golf can gain access to Lima Golf Club.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

Arequipa - 1 Night

Day 3 - Tour of the City & Santa Catalina Convent

Day 3

City Tour & Santa Catalina Convent

Leaving in the morning, fly to Arequipa, Peru's second largest city, set in a rich green valley at the foot of the mighty El Misti Volcano. The buildings in the centre have been built almost exclusively of the volcanic material 'sillar', a white, porous rock, giving Arequipa its nickname of 'The White City'.

Your guide and transport will meet you at your hotel for a delightful city tour which visits the church of La Compania and other colonial buildings, including the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral. The Santa Catalina Convent once held some two hundred nuns and is a maze of colourful alleyways and rooms, providing a fascinating insight into the way the nuns once lived. 

 

Posada Del Monasterio San Augustin

Arequipa - Tourist Hotel

In a perfect location in front of the Convent of Santa Catalina, the characterful San Agustin Posada del Monasterio Hotel is a traditional Sillar house dating back to the 18th century. It has been completely restored preserving its architectural heritage with modern touches.

The hotel has 46 rooms, a restaurant serving international and local dishes and a bar. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. 

Each room is air-conditioned with private bathroom, safe, hairdryer, telephone, TV and amenities.

The rates are on a bed and breakfast basis.

 

 

Casa Andina Premium

Arequipa - First Hotel

Formerly the old Mint, the Casa Andina Premium Arequipa has been beautifully restored into a modern first class hotel with lots of character. The hotel is well located in front of the Santa Catalina Convent and within easy walking distance from the Plaza de Armas.

Public areas include a restaurant and bar. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

The 40 comfortable air-conditioned rooms include room service, private bathroom, desk, coffee making facilities, safe, slippers, TV, iron and hair dryer.

The rooms are on a bed and breakfast basis.

 

Colca Canyon - 2 Nights

Day 4 - Journey to the Colca Canyon

Day 5 - Tour of Colca Canyon

Day 4

Journey to the Colca Canyon

We start our journey by travelling along the Yura highway which runs along the snow-capped mountains of Chachani towards Pampa Canahuas. On the route there are several short stops to visit the Villages of Callalli (Callalli's Castles) and Sibayo, before arriving in Chivay, staying at a local lodge for 2 nights. 


Day 5

Tour of the Colca Canyon

Our full day tour into the world's deepest Canyon to walk along the ancient farming terraces, the local villages and communities where people still dress in their traditional clothing, and visit the Cruz del Condor lookout point, with a chance of seeing the magnificent Andean Condors soaring above. 

Casa Andina Standard

Colca Canyon - Tourist Hotel

A rustic, relaxed, intimate and lovely hotel located in Chivay, gateway to the Colca Canyon.

The public areas include a restaurant serving international and local dishes - and a bar. 

Each of the 51 rooms is in the design of a stone house with wooden floors. They have a large bed, desk safe and private bathroom with shower. 

The rates are on a bed and breakfast basis.

 

Colca Lodge

Colca Canyon - First Lodge

Colca Lodge is located in one of the most spectacular regions of southern Peru, the Colca Valley, 3250 meters (10660 feet) above sea level. The hotel is built on the banks of the River Colca and is surrounded by hundreds of pre-Inca agricultural terraces that have been declared a Peruvian National Heritage. Colca Lodge employs earth, stone and straw in its construction to create a magical environment where the rooms are connected with the gardens which, in turn, shade into the adjacent crop-fields without the use of dividing structures such as walls or hedges. 

Public areas include a superb restaurant, use of thermal springs with four pools and a bar. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the lodge.

There are 45 rooms and suites with good heating, private bathroom, safe, desk and sitting area. The Panoramic suite has an outside jacuzzi with stunning views.

The rates are on a bed and breakfast basis.

Lake Titicaca - 2 Nights

Day 6 - Journey to Lake Titicaca

Day 7 - Visit Uros & Taquile Islands

Day 6

Journey to Lake Titicaca

We continue our journey across the altiplano desert landscape to Puno on the shore of Lake Titicaca, staying for 2 nights. 


Day 7

Visit Uros & Taquile Islands

Full day excursion by boat onto the lake, beginning with the floating reed islands of Uros. Although the Uros Indians of these islands have intermarried with Aymaras and no pure-blooded Uros exist, many of the inhabitants of the islands still practice the old traditions of fishing, trapping birds and living on the lake plants. The totora reeds which grow abundantly in the shallows of the lake are used to build and maintain their floating islands, their boats, and also their houses.  

Casa Andina Tikarani

Puno & Lake Titicaca - First Hotel

The Casa Andina Classic Tikarani is a few minutes’ walk outside of Puno city centre, including Lima Street which is very popular amongst tourists and locals alike. The hotel lobby boasts a stone fireplace, ideal for warming up after being out in cold weather. It has 53 rooms, all with TV, telephone, en-suite bathroom and mini-bar. The restaurant serves typical Andean cuisine.

Libertador Hotel

Puno & Lake Titicaca - First Hotel

The Libertador Luxury Hotel is a beautiful and spacious hotel sets on the Esteves Island overlooking Lake Titicaca, the world´s highest navigable lake. All the rooms have a wonderful panoramic view, from where you can see the most beautiful sunrises. The hotel is located only 5 minutes from downtown Puno, 45 minutes from the airport in Juliaca, and 3 hours from the Bolivian border.

 

Titilaka Lodge

Puno & Lake Titicaca - Deluxe Lodge

Experience Lake Titicaca on a secluded private peninsula. Titilaka, a luxury refuge features sumptuous lake view suites, intimate fireside dining, wraparound terraces, heated outdoor pool. A serene setting, surrounded by incomparably blue waters, graced with dramatic dawns and spectacular sunsets. This all-inclusive 18-suite exploration lodge includes private transport to & from the airport in Juliaca and from Puno train station, full board, bar and a choice of two-, three- or four day programs with a-la-carte excursions in Land Rovers or by boat. Rooms are facing the lake and all have private bathrooms with heated floors. Daily activities include nature and archeology adventures, visiting living cultures, colonial churches and islands like Taquile and the nearby man-made floating islands of the Uros people.

Sacred Valley of the Incas - 3 Nights

Day 8 - Journey to Cusco

Day 9 - Full Day Tour of Sacred Valley

Day 10 - At Leisure in the Sacred Valley

Day 8

Bus or train journey to Cusco

Journey by bus (tourist) or private vehicle (first) to Cusco. The other options are to travel by train aboard Peru Rail's Titicaca train or for the ultimate travel experience upgrade to the Andean Explorer, with lunch, high tea and entertainment included. Whatever mode of transport you choose, this is an unforgettable journey across the Andean altiplano, offering dramatic landscapes throughout. You will stop at local villages and markets and meet the people that make this remote region their home.

On arrival in Cusco, you will be met by our representative and taken to your hotel in the Sacred Valley, staying for 3 nights. 


Day 9

Tour of Sacred Valley

Enjoy our extensive, special Full Day tour of the Sacred Valley. Begin by visiting the market at Chinchero, where locals come to barter and sell local produce and handicrafts. Also visit a local weaving collective, to learn the traditions of weaving by hand on a back-strap loom. Next you will proceed to Moray, thought to have been an open-air crop laboratory of the Incas, followed by the pre-Inca salt pans of Maras. After lunch, visit the stunning fortress town and ruins of Ollantaytambo. This large archaeological complex is believed to have been a significant agricultural, administrative, social, religious and military centre. The town itself is geometrically perfect; with straight streets, trapezoidal doors, and Inca drainage systems. Finally we travel to the colonial town of Pisac, built on the ruins of an Inca citadel and located at the entrance to the immensely fertile Urubamba "Sacred" Valley. Here you can see the bustling market, and watch the sunset over the mountains from the ruins. 


Day 10

At Leisure in the Sacred Valley

Today you have the flexibility to pursue your own interests or relax.

Pakaritampu

Sacred Valley of the Incas - Tourist Hotel

The Pakaritampu Hotel is located in Ollantaytambo in the heart of the Sacred Valley; ideally situated for exploring the Sacred Valley, starting the Inca Trail, and taking the train to Aguas Calientes. The hotel has large gardens hosting a variety of local plants and flowers and is a series of four separate buildings, built according to the architectural style of Cuzco. From the hotel you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Ollantaytambo ruins. Each of the 37 rooms features its own private bathroom facilities and telephone. The hotel has a cosy living room with open fire, a reading room, restaurant and bar. There is also internet access and laundry service.

Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

Casa Andina Private Collection

Sacred Valley of the Incas - First Hotel

Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, just 10 km from Ollantaytambo train station. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful gardens and offers an Andean spa and a Gym, restaurant, bar, room service, telescope to view the night sky and business centre with internet access. From the hotel River Rafting, Trekking, Mountain Biking and Horseback Riding can be arranged. Each of the 85 rooms is equipped with Cable TV, heating, bathtub or Jacuzzi, hairdryer and safe deposit box.

Accommodation includes room and breakfast. 

Explora Valle Sagrado

Sacred Valley of the Incas - Deluxe Hotel

Part of the Explora group of lodges the Valle Sagrado lodge offers all you would expect of a luxury hotel with a design inspired by the local environment and culture. Located in a secluded hacienda and ancient corn plantation, amidst the mountains that were once the centre of the Inca Empire, it includes all meals, drinks and a complete program of in-depth walks and excursions to explore the whole area. 

Machu Picchu - 1 Night

Day 11 - Train Journey to Machu Picchu & Guided Tour

Day 11

Train Journey to Machu Picchu & Guided Tour

Board Peru Rail's 'Vistadome' train at Ollantaytambo for the journey to Machu Picchu. This is a spectacular journey through a dramatic and changing landscape with some fantastic views. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will be met by your guide and travel via a winding road up the mountain before finally glimpsing Machu Picchu. After lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge you will have a private guided tour of the extensive archaeological site to learn about the history and culture of the Incas. 

Sanctuary Lodge, Belmond Hotels

Machu Picchu - Deluxe Lodge

Set in its own gardens and the only hotel in such close proximity to the magical ruins, the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge offers twenty-nine well-appointed rooms and two suites. Also located just outside the gates to the Lost city of the Incas, this beautiful hotel is the only one to command views of the site. An Orient Express owned hotel, the service is impeccable and the food is excellent. Accommodation includes room, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

In nearby Aguas Calientes hot springs you can enjoy a soothing bath at the end of a long day of exploring. Enjoy lunch in the cafeteria overlooking the citadel of Machu Picchu, where you can choose from a wide variety of dishes and enjoy a spectacular view. There is also an indoor dining room where a delicious breakfast buffet and international cuisineare available.

The Lodge has 31 rooms and one suite, bar, restaurant, self service autlet and a cliffhanging snack bar, with one of tha best views of the Sacred Mountain. All rooms have Television, laundry service, mini bar, Idd telephone.

 

Casa Andina Classic

Machu Picchu - Tourist Hotel

Located by train station, the hotel is modern, functional but bland, useful for an overnight stay. The standard rooms have no windows but others look out over the station or behind to the Urubamba river.

Inkaterra Pueblo

Machu Picchu - First Hotel

Conveniently located next to the train station in Aguas Calientes, all cabanas have spacious rooms with en-suete bathrooms and are set amongst dense vegetation with gardens spread through the grounds, linked by winding paths. there is a restaurant & bar, a spa, walks and an orchid trail, that combined with the lush vegetation of the grounds, create a sense of tranquility & relaxation.

Cusco - 3 Nights

Day 12 - Machu Picchu and return to Cusco

Day 13 - Tour of Cusco

Day 14 - At Leisure in Cusco

Day 12

Machu Picchu and return to Cusco

The morning is free to explore. You may wish to climb Huayna Picchu, a steep climb but well worth it for the fantastic views of the valley and a different perspective of Machu Picchu. Alternatively, there is a gentle climb, back along the Inca Trail, to Intipunku: the Gate of the Sun, and the first sight one has of the complex if walking the Inca Trail. In the afternoon, take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes and the train back to Ollantaytambo Station and on to Cusco. 


Day 13

Tour of Cusco

Beginning in the main square of Cusco we visit the cathedral, built by the Spanish on Inca foundations and with an unusual local variation of the painting of the Last Supper.  We also visit Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun, part of which survived having a Colonial church built on top of it. From the city centre we travel into the mountains above Cusco to visit the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucara and Kenko. The mighty fortress and complex of Sacsayhuaman was built with massive stones, some weighing over 100 tons, and which all fit together like a jigsaw, without mortar. 


Day 14

At Leisure in Cusco

A full day at leisure in Cusco to explore the city, relax, take an optional extra excursion, or simply enjoy the surroundings and atmosphere of this magnificent city. 

Costa Del Sol Picoaga

Cusco - First Hotel

The Costa Del Sol Picoaga Hotel occupies an original Colonial mansion built for a Spanish nobleman, shown in its stonework arches and large courtyard. Located just 2 minutes from the main square, the hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the city. The 70 rooms are well decorated, comfortable and modern, all with private facilities.

Accommodation is on a room and breakfast basis.

 

La Casona

Cusco - Luxury Hotel

Enjoy superb cuisine, elegant furnishings, attentive service and spacious rooms in the first luxury boutique hotel in Cusco, with a unique mix of culture and tradition. Carefully restored from its former life as a 16th century mansion, La Casona presents modern luxury without sacrificing authenticity. Eleven spacious suites surround a sumptuous courtyard. Contemporary amenities create the ambience of comfort and exclusivity enjoyed by residents in centuries past.

The hotel has a restaurant, bar, spa and free Wi-Fi. The air-conditioned rooms have private bathroom, TV, minibar and a seating area. Each room features dark wood sculpted panels, elegant furniture, deep burgundy sofas and rich rugs and fabrics.

The rates include daily buffet breakfast with regional products. 

 

 

Return via Lima - 1 Night

Day 15 - Departure

Day 16 - Arrive in UK

Day 15

Departure

Flight to Lima, connecting with return flight home in the early evening.


Day 16

Arrive in UK

Arrive back in the UK in the morning.

Price Guidelines

Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates 25 Dec - 21 Jun, 17 Aug - 12 Dec 22 Jun-16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Travel Dates Tourist First Tourist First
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £3,503 £5,058 £3,691 £5,247
Single Traveller - Own Room £5,085 £7,876 £5,273 £8,064

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.


What's Included

  • Guidelines prices are per person based on 2 people sharing a twin room
  • 16 Days / 14 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • 14 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 2 dinners 
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides

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