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LATIN AMERICA PERU & THE ANDES


14 DAYS from £3490 (per person twin share with flights)


itinerary Bales Escorted


A comprehensive tour of Peru’s vibrant cities, stunning scenery and ancient landscapes


Soraypampa Valley


DAY 1 – Fly to Lima Fly via Madrid with Iberia/LAN to Lima for 2 nights at the Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores.


Cusco


DAY 2 – Lima Morning sightseeing tour of the capital. Afternoon at leisure.


DAY 3 – Arequipa Visit the Museum Larco before departing Lima for 2 nights at the Libertador Arequipa.


DAY 4 – Arequipa Morning tour of Peru’s ‘White City’, including the stunning Plaza de Armas and the colourful Santa Catalina Convent.


DAY 5 – Colca Canyon Depart Arequipa for the drive to the remote Colca Canyon, twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. Overnight at the Casa Andina in Chivay.


DAY 6 – Lake Titicaca Visit the Canyon, including the Cruz del Condor, before driving east for 2 nights at the Libertador Lake Titicaca.


MOUNTAIN LODGES OF PERU Mountain specialists for over a decade, this company has a simple, but effective philosophy: true comfort and true service, amidst true adventure. These remarkable lodges provide first-class service and exceptional comfort amongst the snow-clad peaks of the Andes.


Working in conjunction with local communities, these 4 unique lodges are located in some of the most pristine and remote parts of the mountains; at Soraypampa (3,800m), Huayraccmachay (3,850m), Collpapampa (2,800m) and Lucmabamba (2,100m), providing superior levels of accommodation along the breathtaking mountain route between Cusco and the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu.


DAY 7 – Lake Titicaca A full day’s exploration of the lake, including the floating Uros Islands and the Quechua community of Llachon.


DAY 8 – Cusco ‘Andean Explorer’ train journey across the high altiplano. 2 nights at the Libertador Cusco.


DAY 9 – Sacred Valley of the Incas Explore valley life, past and present, from the Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo to the towns of Urubamba and Chinchero.


DAY 10 – Machu Picchu Travel by Vistadome train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu today and tour the fabled mountain top ruins. Overnight at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel (or take an optional upgrade to the Machu Picchu Santuary Lodge).


DAY 11 – Cusco Relax or explore the gardens this morning before boarding the Vistadome train back to Cusco. 2 nights at the Libertador Cusco.


DAY 12 – Cusco Morning tour of this beautiful city, including the nearby ruins crowned by the mighty fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Afternoon free for individual exploration or shopping.


DAYS 13/14 – Fly to the UK Morning at leisure before your flight to Lima. Connect with your overnight Iberia/LAN flight back to the UK via Madrid, arriving the following morning.


Salkantay Lodge. Photo by Mario Verin


DAYS 1 to 4: Fly overnight to Lima for 1 night before flying to Cusco for 2 nights, ample time to acclimatise to the higher altitude and explore the area.


DAYS 5 to 10: Meet your ‘Mountain Lodges of Peru’ guide and spend 6 nights in a selection of different exclusive Lodges, enjoying challenging treks whilst experiencing some of the country’s most spectacular scenery.


DAYS 11 to 14: Following that all important visit to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu it’s back to Cusco for a further 2 nights before your return flight back to the UK.


Prices from £3,495 for 14 days PERUVIAN AMAZON EXTENSION


Extend your holiday at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, located on the banks of the Madre de Dios River and inside a 40 square mile private ecological reserve. A multitude of à la carte activities and excursions await you.


Prices from £675 per person. Please call for full details. This journey is also available as a Tailor Made itinerary.


17 Mar ‘12 £3490


13 Oct ‘12 £3565


05 May ‘12 £3490


17 Nov ‘12 £3565


16 Jun ‘12 £3675


16 Mar ‘13 £3565


28 Jul ‘12 £3795


14 Apr ‘13 £3565


15 Sep ‘12 £3565


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