Postcard from Peru
Our clients share their experiences of the Inca heartland and Amazon Rainforest and their close encounters with condors a…
Machu Picchu is one of the most recognisable archaeological sites in the world. Perched high on a saddle between two mountains, there are few places which can rival its magnificent setting; surrounded by steep valleys, green forested mountainsides, and low-hanging clouds. Its terraced slopes fall away to the Urubamba River, which rushes along round a great hairpin bend below, making access difficult and the arrival even more magical.
The ruins of Machu Picchu are very well preserved because the Spanish conquistadors never discovered it. It is thought that the citadel was abandoned before the Spanish arrived in Peru, buried for centuries in the jungle, until the explorer Hiram Bingham stumbled upon it in 1911. It was later explored by an archaeological expedition sent by Yale University, and continues to be excavated to this day.
Aside from completing the Inca Trek, Machu Picchu can only be reached by train, either from Cusco or from the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The journey takes about 3 hours and passes through a beautiful valley between imposing mountains. There are different train services available, from the comfortable modern Vistadome train, to the classic and luxurious Hiram Bingham. The trains go to the town of Aguas Calientes, from which a short bus ride takes you right to the entrance of the archaeological site. See below for more information.
14 Nights from £3,472 €3,267 $3,514
Our comprehensive journey through Peru. Discover Andean landscapes, ancient civilisations, stunning ruins and the magnificent islands of Lake Titicaca
14 Nights from £4,139 €4,066 $4,380
Discover Peru's diverse landscapes and history, from the Coastal Desert, the altiplano and high peaks of the Andes, to the lush Amazon rainforest.
Chasqui Active Tour
14 Nights from £3,350 €3,119 $3,354
Active Tour of Peru, with day walks in the Colca Canyon, Sacred Valley, and finishing with the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
10 Nights from £2,598 €2,217 $2,377
Our essential tour of Peru, including the most important sites of Cusco, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas & Lake Titicaca
Pacaya Deluxe Cruise Tour
14 Nights from £8,499 €9,298 $10,048
From the comfort of the luxury Aria Amazon riverboat, we explore the pristine rainforest of the Amazon, combined with Ancient Civilisations of the Andes.
Machu Picchu Tour
7 Nights from £2,318 €1,881 $2,013
Our short tour of Peru focuses on Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire, and Machu Picchu, their lost citadel and ancient stronghold.
Cordillera Real Luxury Tour
14 Nights from £5,544 €5,753 $6,208
Our Luxury Tour of Peru showcases the very best hotels and lodges on offer, while taking you to the most exclusive locations with immersive experiences
Ninos Incas Family Tour
15 Nights from £3,456 €3,247 $3,492
Family-oriented tour of Peru: Discover ancient cultures, mountain landscapes and the diversity of the Amazon rain-forest with your little explorers.
Cusco City Break Tour
7 Nights from £1,578 €994 $1,051
Perched high in the Andean Mountains, Cusco, Machu Picchu and the "Sacred Valley of the Incas" tell the story of the Inca Empire and the colonial legacy of the Conquistadores.…
21 Nights from £5,148 €5,278 $5,692
A cross-continent odyssey from beaches to the high Andean mountains, via remote villages, cosmopolitan cities, Inca archaeology and dramatic landscapes.
28 Nights from £9,644 €10,673 $11,537
Cross the continent and cruise deep into the Amazon Rainforest. Enjoy cosmopolitan cities, colonial heritage, stunning Andean landscapes and the magnificent Iguassu Falls.
22 Nights from £5,402 €5,583 $6,023
A cross-continent adventure with alpine and Andean scenery, tropical beaches, cosmopolitan cities, magnificent waterfalls and colonial and Inca heritage.
17 Nights from £4,166 €4,100 $4,416
The stunning setting of Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana on the Beach and high on Lake Titicaca, with a luxury train journey across Andean mountain landscapes to Cusco, Sacred Valle…
17 Nights from £5,394 €5,573 $6,012
Cruise the Galapagos Islands and experience the culture and Inca heritage of the Andean region. Option to continue to Lake Titicaca, La Paz and the stunning setting of Rio de…
17 Nights from £7,597 €8,217 $8,876
Cruise the Galapagos Islands for close encounters with friendly wildlife, combined with the landscapes of the Andean mountains, colonial heritage and ancient Inca civilisation…
21 Nights from £5,768 €6,022 $6,498
An expedition to the remote salt flats and flamingo-filled lagoons of the high Andes and the Atacama desert. Cross mountains and valleys to reach Machu Picchu and discover the…
17 Nights from £4,204 €4,145 $4,466
The descendant of the Empire of the Incas maintain their identity and traditions blending with colonial history, in a setting of impressive mountains landscapes and the riches…
15 Nights from £6,450 €6,840 $7,385
Combine an expedition cruise into the Ecuadorian Amazon with the colonial splendour of Andean cities and Peru's magnificent Inca citadels.
14 Nights from £3,110 €2,831 $3,042
Explore the Inca Empire including the remote Colca Canyon and staying in the "Sacred Valley", taking the trains to Machu Picchu and along magnificent Andean landscapes from La…
17 Nights from £4,736 €4,783 $5,157
Step back in time to explore landlocked Bolivia and the riches of Potosi. Cross mysterious Lake Titicaca perched at the top of the Andean mountains, travelling by train to Cus…
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