Classic Peru

15 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:


A typical 4* holiday costs from

£6,175 per person


(Based on two people travelling. 3* can be a lot cheaper, and peak season or 5* hotels can be substantially more expensive.)

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Day 1
You will fly to Lima today. On arrival you will be greeted by our friendly representatives and transferred into the city. Your guide will give you an overview of the city to help you make the most of your time.
Day 2
Your guide and driver will meet you for a morning tour of the most important parts of the city. Your tour will focus mainly on the impressive historical sights of the central colonial part of the city. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 3
An early start for your flights to the colonial town of Arequipa. You will be transferred to your hotel in the Old Town.
Day 4
You will meet your private guide for a tour of Arequipa. Most areas of interest are within walking distance, so the majority of the tour will be on foot.
Day 5
You will be transferred to the impressive Colca Valley.
Day 6
This morning you will visit Condor’s Cross at the dramatic Canyon. Here you can look out for the enormous condors gliding on the thermals. You will return to your hotel for a leisurely afternoon.
Day 7
You will travel by tourist coach to Lake Titicaca, likely to be one of the highest stops in terms of altitude. You will stay in Puno tonight.
Day 8
You will have a full day excursion with your guide and boatman on the lake. You will visit the Uros floating islands and the sleepy town of Llachon.
Day 9
You will travel to Cusco by bus. You will stay in the Old Town, an area filled with pretty plazas, boutiques and restaurants.
Day 10
You will meet your guide and driver for a full day tour of the city. You will explore the highlights of central Cusco as well as some of the impressive Incan ruins on the surrounding hillsides.
Day 11
Day at leisure to explore the city by yourselves.
Day 12
You will be transferred into the Sacred Valley, to the small town of Ollantaytambo.
Day 13
You will take the spectacular train journey to Machu Picchu. On arrival, you will take the shuttle bus up to Machu Picchu with your guide. You will have an afternoon tour, before returning to the small town where you will spend the night.
Day 14
You have tickets for a second entry to Machu Picchu, to explore by yourselves. You can also climb Huayna Picchu, for bird’s eye views over the Incan city. You will travel back to Cusco this afternoon.
Day 15
You will be transferred to Cusco Airport for your flights home, via Lima.
Day 16
Welcome home!

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

Focusing on the classic overland circuit, this journey packs in Peru’s most iconic highlights. Peru is a country of incredible contrasts but the high Andean plains, unique history and colourful traditional culture is probably what most people think of first. Archaeological highlights and cultural treasures are interspersed with cosmopolitan and colonial cities, the serene waters of Lake Titicaca and spectacular landscapes. Of course, the highlight of this trip will be exploring the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, astounding not only for its size and construction but also its remote mountain setting.

Start in Peru’s vibrant and historic capital which overlooks the Pacific Ocean before veering south to ‘The White City’ – Arequipa – to start your discovery of Peru’s intriguing past. Cross the Colca Canyon through a deep gorge where condors fly to the high altiplano on which the highest navigable lake in the world sits at Titicaca. Sail to its lake communities before continuing on to spectacular Cusco, the gateway to the Incan empire, Machu Picchu, and still a vibrant centre for traditional communities.

2 nights Lima – 2 nights Arequipa – 2 nights Colca – 2 nights Lake Titicaca – 3 nights Cusco – 1 night Sacred Valley– 1 night Machu Picchu – 1 night Cusco – 1 night on plane 

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