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Inca Heartland, Colonial Heritage, Mountain Scenery & up close with condors

14 Night Itinerary from  £3,635

Chivay Tour

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

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • 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 the magnificent ruins Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas.
  • Marvel at stunning Andean Landscapes with deep valleys, villages and snow-covered peaks

This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.

Tour Itinerary

Plaza de Armas Cusco

Lima - 2 Nights

Day 1 - Fly to Lima

Day 2 - Arrival and guided tour of Lima

Day 3 - Optional Tours

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Monday, 20 May 2024

Fly to Lima

Depart London Heathrow on your overnight flight to Lima. 

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Arrival and guided tour of Lima

Arrive in Lima, where you will be met by our guide and transferred to your chosen hotel for a 2-night stay including breakfast. In the afternoon take a guided 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. 

Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Optional tours

Today, enjoy a choice of optional guided tours, including: a tour to the Pachacamac ruins, a sacred and ceremonial site dating back to the beginnings of Christianity; a culinary tour of Lima by night; a full day visit and flight over the Nazca Lines - incredible geoglyph figures of animals, birds and geometric figures etched in the desert; a visit to the Paracas Islands; or a walking tour discovering Lima's wonderful array of street food.



Hotel "B"

Lima - Deluxe Hotel

A superbly renovated family house in the bohemian area Barranco, Arts Hotel "B" is a fusion of high-ceiling historical elegance and modern cultural sophistication. The rooms are spacious and elegant with modern amenties, some with balconies overlooking the boulevard or the square. The restaurant offers excellent modern Peruvian cuisine, providing the highest levels of service.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

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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.

Country Club

Arequipa - 1 Night

Day 4 - Tour of the City & Santa Catalina Convent

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Thursday, 23 May 2024

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.



Hotel Posada Monasterio Arequipa

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.


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Arequipa - First Hotel

This historic hotel is located in front of the Plaza de Armas (the Main Square) of Arequipa and steps away from the main attractions of the city.

The hotel has 58 comfortable, air-conditioned rooms with private bathroom, FREE Wi-Fi, minibar, safe and flat screen TV.

The La Plaza & Grill restaurant offers a breakfast buffet and also a variety of dishes overlooking the Main Square. Other public facilities include a bar, spa and gym.  

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Colca Canyon - 2 Nights

Day 5 - Journey to the Colca Canyon

Day 6 - Tour of Colca Canyon

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Friday, 24 May 2024

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. 

Saturday, 25 May 2024

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.


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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.

Colca Lodge
House on a floating island

Lake Titicaca - 2 Nights

Day 7 - Journey to Lake Titicaca

Day 8 - Visit Uros & Taquile Islands

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Sunday, 26 May 2024

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. 

Monday, 27 May 2024

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 Premium

Puno & Lake Titicaca - First Hotel

The Casa Andina Premium, Puno 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, FREE Wi-Fi, telephone, en-suite bathroom and mini-bar. The restaurant serves typical Andean cuisine.

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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.


Boatman on Lake Titicaca

Titilaka Lodge

Puno & Lake Titicaca - Deluxe Lodge

Experience Lake Titicaca on a secluded private peninsula staying in a luxury lodge on the lake shore.

Titilaka Lodge features sumptuous lake view suites, intimate fireside dining, wraparound terraces, and a heated outdoor pool. A serene setting, surrounded by incomparably blue waters, graced with dramatic dawns and spectacular sunsets.

The lodge is all-inclusive, with 18 suites and includes private transport to and from the airport in Juliaca and from Puno train station, full board, bar and a choice of two, three or four day programmes with a choice of excursions in Land Rover or by boat. Rooms are facing the lake and all have private bathrooms with heated floors.

Daily included activities on offer are nature and archeology adventures, kayaking, visiting living cultures, bike excursions, colonial churches, islands like Taquile and the nearby man-made floating Uros islands, local markets, cloth weavers, canoeing, a reed boat ride, and a picnic overlooking the lake.

Overlooking Lake Titicaca
Willoq Lady Mountain View

Sacred Valley of the Incas - 3 Nights

Day 9 - Journey to Cusco

Day 10 - Full Day Tour of Sacred Valley

Day 11 - At Leisure in the Sacred Valley

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Tuesday, 28 May 2024

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. 

Wednesday, 29 May 2024

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. 

Thursday, 30 May 2024

At Leisure in the Sacred Valley

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


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 Premium

Sacred Valley of the Incas - First Hotel

Casa Andina Premium 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. 

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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. 

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Awe-inspiring Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu - 1 Night

Day 12 - Train Journey to Machu Picchu & Guided Tour

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Friday, 31 May 2024

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. 

El Mapi

Machu Picchu - Tourist Hotel

A smart and contemporary hotel, located in the heart of Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes); the perfect spot to start enjoying a once in lifetime experience to the Citadel of Machu Picchu: the Lost City of the Incas. El Mapi hotel is located just a few steps from the main square and the train station, this hotel of only 48 rooms, offers its guests the opportunity to admire and interact with the picturesque Andean town of Machu Picchu town. The hotel welcomes all of its guests with great service in a friendly and cozy environment. With all the facilities in mind, the rooms are modern equipped with two twins or one king bed, 100% cotton sheets, down duvets covers, 32'' TV and cable, hair dryers and naturally scented toiletries.

El Mapi by Inkaterra

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.

Casa Andina Standard

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.


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Colonial interior courtyard architecture

Cusco - 3 Nights

Day 13 - Machu Picchu and return to Cusco

Day 14 - Tour of Cusco

Day 15 - At Leisure in Cusco

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Saturday, 01 June 2024

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. 

Sunday, 02 June 2024

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. 

Monday, 03 June 2024

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.


Costa Del Sol Picoaga

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. 

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Inca & Pre-inca Cultures of Peru

Return via Lima - 0 Nights

Day 16 - Departure

Day 17 - Arrive in UK

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Tuesday, 04 June 2024


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

Wednesday, 05 June 2024

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
Room Arrangement Tourist First Tourist First
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £3,635 £4,441 £4,160 £5,181
Multiple Travellers - Own Room £4,016 £5,189 £4,863 £5,928
Single Traveller - Own Room £5,243 £6,326 £5,983 £7,173

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

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  • Guidelines prices are per person based on 2 people sharing a twin room
  • 17 Days/14 Nights
  • International flights (2 overnight)
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  • 14 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 2 dinners 
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