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Ancient Peru and Andean Landscapes

10 Night Itinerary from  £2,731

Pucara Tour

Our essential tour of Peru, including the most important sites of Cusco, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Lake Titicaca.

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • Our essential tour of Peru, a country steeped in ancient history and culture.
  • Discover historic Lima, its fascinating museums and excellent fusion cuisine
  • Head to Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake, to discover the ancient peoples who still live on its islands.
  • Stunning train journey along the Andes from Lake Titicaca to Cusco
  • Explore Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire, and the Urubamba Valley, "Sacred Valley of the Incas", to find stunning landscapes, rural villages and ancient ruins.
  • Spectacular train journey to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas 

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, Lima

Lima - 1 Night

Day 1 - Fly to Lima

Day 2 - Arrive in Lima

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Monday, 20 May 2024

Fly to Lima

Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Lima. 


Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Arrive Lima

Arrive in Lima in the morning. You will be met at the airport by our guide and taken to your chosen hotel for a 1 night stay. Your guide will be able to show you the local area and answer any questions you may have.

Casa Andina Select Miraflores

Lima - First Hotel

The 4* Casa Andina Select Miraflores Hotel is located near the Kennedy Park and a few minutes away from the main shopping centres and restaurants of Miraflores. It’s a hotel that combines a contemporary Andean design.

The air-conditioned superior rooms are well-appointed with private bathroom, hair dryer, coffee making facilities, safe, iron and other facilities. The hotel also offers room service, FREE Wi-Fi, sauna, Jacuzzi, lounge, bar and gym. The La Plaza & Grill restaurant offers a breakfast buffet and also a variety of dishes.

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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.

Casa Andina Private Collection

Antigua Miraflores Hotel

Lima - First Hotel

The Antigua Miraflores Hotel is located in the district if Miraflores, just a few blocks from the central park, close to the ocean front and numerous fine restaurants and shops.

The hotel has the character of a turn of an early 1900's hotel now with all today's comforts making an elegant and comfortable place to stay. All rooms contain hand crafted colonial furniture, original art and antiques as well as private bathroom facilities, cable TV, air-conditioning, mini-bar and direct dial telephones.

The charming restaurant and lounge are the perfect places to relax and serve international and Peruvian dishes.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

Antigua Miraflores Hotel

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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Belmond Miraflores Park

Lima - Deluxe Hotel

The Belmond Miraflores Park is a deluxe oceanfront boutique hotel surrounded by a lush gardens, located in Miraflores, one of Limas most exclusive residential districts.

A modern exterior hides a touch of finesse throughout the hotel, whose 81 rooms and suites are luxuriously decorated with marble and granite bathrooms and king size beds. The observatory Restaurant on the 11th floor offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, while the more formal Traguluz restaurant is the jewel of crown in Lima's dining scene. The Belo Bar is a favourite place to relax and afternoon tea is now available in the lounge. The hotel also has a fitness centre, squash court, sauna, massage centre and business centre.

Accommodation is based on room and breakfast.

Miraflores Park Plaza
Picnic connecting with Nature on Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca - 2 Nights

Day 3 - Travel to Lake Titicaca 

Day 4 - Visit the Uros & Taquile Islands 

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Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Travel to Lake Titicaca

This morning take a domestic flight to Juliaca and transfer to Puno, which stands on the edge of Lake Titicaca. Transfer to your chosen hotel for a 2 night stay. Afternoon to rest at your hotel and acclimatise to the altitude. 


Thursday, 23 May 2024

Visit the Uros & Taquile Islands 

Enjoy an included full day excursion by boat exploring Lake Titicaca, 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 their houses.  

We continue by boat to the beautiful island of Taquile, 3 hours from the mainland. The island is rocky and requires a steep climb to the town. It is famous for its fine weavings (knitted by men!), the traditional dress of the inhabitants and spectacular views over the lake.

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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Casa Andina Private Collection

Puno & Lake Titicaca - First Hotel

Located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, in the surroundings of Puno city, the Casa Andina Private Collection Puno sits at 3,800 meters above sea level. Each of the 46 rooms includes a cable TV, heating, telephone, safe deposit box and a large private bathroom with hairdryer. The hotel features an excellent restaurant with stunning views of the lake and Puno city, which serves delicious Peruvian food as well as international dishes.

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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
The Beautiful Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley of the Incas - 3 Nights

Day 5 - Journey to Cusco and onto the Sacred Valley

Day 6 - Special Veloso tour of the Sacred Valley

Day 7 - At leisure in the Sacred Valley

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Friday, 24 May 2024

Road or train journey to Cusco - and onto the Sacred Valley

Today is one of the highlights of this tour, with a journey by bus (tourist class) or private vehicle (first class) to Cusco. Or travel by train aboard Peru Rail's scheduled service or upgrade to the luxurious Andean explorer with lunch, high tea and entertainment included. The trains and vehicles will stop at local stations and villages where you will meet the people who make this special part of the world their home. It is quite an unforgettable journey across the Andean altiplano, with dramatic mountain landscapes and gorgeous panoramic vistas. Lunch is included today if you travel by road.

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


Saturday, 25 May 2024

Special Veloso Tour of the Sacred Valley

Enjoy our extensive, special full day tour of the Sacred Valley. We begin 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, we 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 an included 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 admire the beautiful sunset over the mountains from the ruins. 


Sunday, 26 May 2024

At leisure in the Sacred Valley

A day at leisure in the Sacred Valley to pursue your own interests, relax at your hotel or take an optional excursion. 

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.

Pakaritampu

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. 

Casa Andina Premium

Sol Y Luna

Sacred Valley of the Incas - Luxury Hotel

Located in Huicho in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Sol y Luna has a stunning setting between the snow-capped mountain ranges of the Cordillera del Vilcanota and the Cordillera del Vilcabamba.

The hotel is a series of adobe bungalows, each with private facilities and a terrace, decorated in a rustic style and set in beautifully landscaped gardens. Each detail has been carefully chosen to reflect the ambience of the Andean culture in the Sacred Valley.

Public areas include a restaurant, spa and swimming pool.

The hotel also offers a unique combination of eco-tourism, adventure, sport and culture in a variety of outdoor activities. As well as hikes and treks in the surrounding areas, you can also choose from horseback riding, mountain biking and paragliding. You can also get involved with the hotel's charitable work, where they support local people through education at a dedicated Sol Y Luna School.

Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

Sol y Luna - Relais & Chateaux
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Machu Picchu - 1 Night

Day 8 - Train journey to Machu Picchu

 

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Monday, 27 May 2024

Train Journey to Machu Picchu 

Board Peru Rail's 'Vistadome' train at Ollantaytambo for a scenic 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 an included 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. 

 

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.

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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.

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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.

 

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
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Cusco - 3 Nights

Day 9 - Explore Machu Picchu and return to Cusco

Day 10 - Guided tour of historic Cusco

Day 11 - At leisure in Cusco

Day 12 - Return to the UK

Day 13 - Arrive in the UK

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Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Explore 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, where we stay for 3 nights.


Wednesday, 29 May 2024

Guided tour of historic Cusco

Once the capital of the Incas before the conquistadors pillaged its treasures, Cusco has much to explore including Inca foundations supporting ornate churches and buildings. Our local guide will take you round the attractive historical centre and on to the ruins surrounding Cusco, including the massive Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman. 


Thursday, 30 May 2024

At leisure in Cusco

Today is at leisure to explore the city and soak up the unique atmosphere. 

 


Friday, 31 May 2024

Fly back to the UK

Fly to Lima and connect to an overnight flight back to the UK.


Saturday, 01 June 2024

Arrive in the UK

Arrive in the UK in the morning.

Maytaq Wasin

Cusco - Tourist Hotel

Situated in the heart of the Incan empire, only a few steps away from the main plaza, the Maytaq Wasin Hotel is contemporary in design, boasts high ceiling and plenty of natural light. There is a shaded terrace with views of the hills and chic common areas with modern decor. The hotel is only 150 metres from the Inca Museum and steps away from the main Plaza de Armas.

Public areas include an open rooftop terrace, lounge, restaurant and bar. Free Wi-Fi is available.

The well-appointed rooms have twin/double beds, cable TV and private bathoom with shower.

The rates are on a room and breakfast basis.

 

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Casa San Blas

Cusco - First Boutique

The Boutique Hotel Casa San Blas provides a service based on personalised attention within the context of a friendly, home-like atmosphere. The hotel is located in the historic artisans quarter of San Blas, just two and a half blocks from Cusco's main plaza. The rooms are decorated with a select collection of weavings designed to provide guests with an insight into the history and meaning of the mystical symbolism of the Andes. The hotel has been designed to harmonise with the colonial architecture of the San Blas neighbourhood, based upon the restoration of a historic mansion while incorporating all the benefits of the modern world, warmth, comfort - in a perfect blend of old and new.

Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

Casa San Blas Boutique

Casa Andina Premium

Cusco - First Hotel

This beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 4 blocks from Cusco’s main square – Plaza de Armas, is complete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property.

The hotel has 93 air-conditioned rooms offering private bathroom, safe, minibar, safe, TV, kettle and FREE Wi-fi. The Alma Restaurant & Bar offers an enjoyable breakfast buffet and a varied menu. 

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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. 

Luxury Hotel in Converted Colonial House

Belmond Monasterio de Cusco

Cusco - Luxury Hotel

Built 300 years ago atop Inca foundations, the building was originally the Seminary of San Antonio Abad. In 1995, the seminary was tastefully converted into a luxury hotel while still preserving its original architecture of arched galleries surrounding two elegant colonial style courtyards. The Belmond Monasterio de Cusco is  Cuzco's premier hotel, providing its guests with a museum setting of Inca and Spanish traditions. The hotel is conveniently situated very close to the city's central square, the Plaza de Armas, where the Cathedral and museums are located.

All of the 122 air-conditioned rooms have en-suite bathrooms, telephone, mini-bar and cable TV and many of them are oxygen-enriched. The hotel also has a lobby bar, two restaurants and deli/café.

Several activities are available including art tours, cooking classes and pisco lessons.

The rooms and on a bed and breakfast basis.

Belmond Monasterio

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 £2,731 £3,449 £2,906 £3,656
Multiple Travellers - Own Room £3,348 £3,737 £3,543 £4,652
Single Traveller - Own Room £3,850 £4,753 £4,159 £5,277

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


What's Included

  • 13 Days/10 Nights
  • International flights (2 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • 10 breakfasts and 4 lunches 
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Exclusive list of restaurant suggestions
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

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