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Machu Picchu

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Train to Machu Picchu guided tour

Including 2 spectacular train journeys

This has been out most popular tour to Peru for many years, and is run by Cox and Kings which means small group sizes (maximum 18) and excellent accommodation in good locations.

The highlights are the scenic rail journey from Puno to Cuzco, and then a night on board the luxury Belmond Andean Explorer train on your way to Machu Picchu. You'll see the ruins on the day you arrive in Machu Picchu, but there's also another chance to visit them first thing the next morning if you wish.

The tour is also available on a private basis, and if you'd prefer it this way then we can tailor it to your interests and budget.

Lima
 
2 nights

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lima with British Airways via Madrid, and transfer to the Casa Andina Premium Miraflores for 2 nights.

Next day, you'll start with a morning city tour of Lima, including Casa Aliaga, the oldest colonial mansion in Lima, and the architectural masterpiece of San Francisco monastery.  (Breakfast)

Lima, Peru
Arequipa
 
2 nights

Fly over the Andes to Arequipa, a city of white buildings and colonnaded plazas, surrounded by the dramatic landscape of ice-capped volcanoes. Stay at the Costa del Sol Wyndham for 2 nights.  (Breakfast)

Next day there is a full-day city tour, including the beautiful Santa Catalina convent, which dates from the 16th century, and the Juanita Mummy Museum.  (Breakfast, Lunch)

Arequipa, Peru
Colca Canyon
 
1 night

Drive into the Andes towards Colca Canyon (approx 4 hours, partly on unpaved roads, with stops en route). The scenery is breathtaking, with the terraces of the Colca Valley and herds of llamas scattered around. 

Overnight at Aranwa Pueblito Encantado del Colca.   (Breakfast & Lunch)

Lake Titicaca
 
2 nights

Early morning excursion to Condor's Cross, to see magnificent condors flying over the canyon. 

Visit the town of Maca, famed for its pre-Columbian textiles, and continue by road to Puno and Lake Titicaca (approx 6 hours). Stay 2 nights at the GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca on the shore of the lake.  (Breakfast & Lunch)

Nest day, Take a full-day tour of the floating Uros reed islands and Taquile Island.   (Breakfast & Lunch)

 

Lake Titicaca, Peru
Your Hotel:  
Cuzco
 
1 night

Take the stylish Belmond Andean Explorer train to Cuzco. Relax over lunch or with a pisco sour in the observation car as you pass through gentle rolling Andean plains where vicuñas and alpacas may be seen. 

Dinner and overnight on board (bunk bed cabin). Upgrade to a twin-bedded cabin from £125 per person.   (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Andean Explorer by Belmond, Peru
Sacred Valley
 
2 nights

Disembark the train and travel by road to the indigenous village of Chinchero to see its Inca terraces and a traditional weaving demonstration. 

Continue to the Sacred Valley and stay 2 nights at Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley.  (Breakfast & Lunch)

Next day, enjoy a half-day visit to the Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo, an astounding feat of construction and ingenuity. Afternoon at leisure.   (Breakfast)

Machu Picchu
 
1 night

Drive to Ollanta and take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Tour the spectacular ruins and stay overnight at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel.  (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Cuzco
 
3 nights

Morning at leisure or further explore Machu Picchu (purchase ticket at time of booking). Return to Cuzco by rail and transfer to the Casa Andina Premium Cuzco for 3 nights.   (Breakfast)

Next day, enjoy a half-day tour of the Inca capital including the San Blas district, the cathedral and the extraordinary Temple of the Sun at Koricancha.  (Breakfast)

Your final day in Cuzco is at leisure, with a optional excursions to the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, Awanacancha llama farm or the ruins of Sacsayhuaman.   (Breakfast)

Your Hotel:  
Home
 

Fly to London via Lima with British Airways, arriving the next day.   (Breakfast)

Amazon Rainforest
 
2 nights

Instead of flying straight back to London after the tour, fly instead to Puerto Maldonado and transfer by motorised canoe to the Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion for 2 nights (individual bungalow). Upgrade to the sister property Reserva Amazonica (Superior river-view bungalow) from £225per person. Please note that electricity is generally limited in jungle lodges. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Next day, explore the surrounding rainforest, rivers and Sandoval lake, habitats for macaws, black caimans, giant otters and monkeys. The Inkaterra canopy walkway consists of hanging bridges that allow you to observe the incredible rainforest from the treetops. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

On your final day, return to Puerto Maldonado. Fly to Lima and on to London via Madrid with British Airways. (Breakfast)

Guide Prices

There are still a few odd dates left for 2024, but for a bigger selection please contact us about 2025. We can then contact you when dates and prices are fully available.

24 July 2024 - £3,995 per person

21 & 28 August - £4,095 per person

6 November 2024 - £3,595 per person

Please note that all prices are guide prices only and it is likely that as flight costs change, so will the price of the tour.

The Amazon Rainforest extension starts at £395 per person.

What's Included?
  • All flights including internal flights
  • 4 and 5 star accommodation
  • Meals - 14 breakfasts, 7 lunches & 3 dinners
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour manager
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Welcome drink & farewell dinner

More information

Call  01462 677111

Local to Letchworth, Baldock, Hitchin or Stevenage?

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