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Classic Peru

From £1,525

Our Classic Peru service is a clever way for you to build your own trip to Peru. Expertly designed by our Peru specialists, it's nicely flexible and very good value.

Every Classic Peru trip begins in Lima, where there is a lot to see in Peru's capital city. Every trip also includes time in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, and a visit to Machu Picchu - these are the 'Inca Heartlands' and a must for a first visit to Peru.

Beyond these, it's up to you! Our online tool allows you to quickly tailor a trip by adding destinations to a Peru itinerary.

Our experts can always tailor-make a bespoke trip for you if you have specific requirements.

Classic Peru

From £1,525

Our Classic Peru service is a clever way for you to build your own trip to Peru by adding destinations to a Peru itinerary.

Our experts can always tailor-make a bespoke trip for you if you have specific requirements.

Classic Peru

From £1,525

Our Classic Peru service is a clever way for you to build your own trip to Peru by adding destinations to a Peru itinerary.

Every Classic Peru trip begins in Lima, where there is a lot to see in Peru's capital city. Every trip also includes time in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, and a visit to Machu Picchu - these are the 'Inca Heartlands' and a must for a first visit to Peru.

Our experts can always tailor-make a bespoke trip for you if you have specific requirements.

1Build your trip

Lima and Inca Heartlands are included in all trips.

Build your own trip by adding extra sections below. Only one Lake Titicaca option is selectable using this tool.

Lima
Inca Heartlands
together 7 nights from £1,525

EXTRA SECTIONS ADD TO TRIP

Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and Arequipa
5 nights from £610  
Lake Titicaca and La Paz, Bolivia
5 nights from £920  
Desert Kingdoms of the North
5 nights from £1,230  
South Amazon Rainforest Lodges
3 nights from £640  
North Amazon Rainforest Lodges
5 nights from £935  
Paracas and the Nazca Lines
nights from £325  

Guide price per person with standard options from £1,525

Your day-by-day itinerary

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1 Arrive Lima +

You are met on arrival at Lima airport off your chosen international flight and transferred to your hotel for the night.

2 City Tour of Lima +

Your guide comes to your hotel for a morning tour of Lima as an introduction to the city. You visit the Parque del Amor in Miraflores for its views of the Pacific, and visit the pre-Incan site of Huaca Pucllana. In Lima’s historic centre you pass the Government Palace and the City Hall on the Plaza de Armas, and visit the Cathedral. Finally you are taken to visit the Santo Domingo Monastery which has an impressive old library and attractive cloisters. You are returned to your hotel with the rest of the day free for you to get to know Lima for yourself.

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3 From Lima to the Inca heartlands +

You are collected from your hotel in Lima and returned to the airport for an early morning flight to Cusco, where you are met on arrival. You travel by road from Cusco into the Sacred Valley with your guide. As the road winds down through the mountains, you pause at a small community project at Awanacancha. Here you can get up close to llamas, guanacos and alpacas, and see how their wool is spun, dyed and woven to make traditional textiles. As you descend into the Sacred Valley, you will see on the opposite side the dramatic Incan ruins of Pisac commanding the entrance to the valley. After visiting the ruins you descend to the town where there is a daily market. Stop for a buffet lunch, and later visit the Inkariy Museum of Peru’s ancient civilisations. You then arrive at your hotel in the Sacred Valley.

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4 The Sacred Valley +

This morning you are collected from your hotel to explore the Sacred Valley and its long history. While you travel you will experience something of the way life is lived today among its traditional communities, tilling fields by hand or ox-plough beside the tumbling waters of the Urubamba river, shepherding llamas and alpacas, bargaining in busy markets, creating finely-worked handicrafts, and coming together to celebrate in country fiestas. You visit the magnificent Incan fortress of Ollantaytambo, with its temples, observatories, grain stores and stone-walled terraces. Climbing out of the valley to a dramatic plateau with spectacular mountain panoramas, you visit the circular terraces of the Incan site at Moray. Descending back to the valley you stop at the salt pans above Maras, where tier-upon-tier of salt pans stepped into the side of the valley are tended by local families. In the afternoon you board the train to Machu Picchu Pueblo, the village below the Incan citadel. At the station you are met and taken to your hotel in the village.

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5 Machu Picchu citadel +

At first light you head up by bus to the ruins of Machu Picchu where your private guide shows you the main area of the citadel complex. Afterwards you have free time to soak up the atmosphere, to explore the citadel some more, to walk out to the Inca bridge, or the Watchman's hut. If you would like to hike up either Huaya Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain you would need us to apply in advance for a permit. These are limited in number, so please book early! In the late afternoon you travel by train and road to your hotel in Cusco.

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6 Cusco +

This morning your local guide meets you at your hotel to visit the main Incan sites around the outskirts of the city. At the great fortress and sun temple of Saqsawaman you walk among massive Incan stone walls at the jaguar’s head of the layout of the Incan city, with wonderful views over Cusco and beyond. At the smaller site of Qenko you delve into Incan beliefs, entering passages carved into a sacred rock that lead to its revered divining stone, accessible only to priests, while the Inca congregation gathered in a semicircle amphitheatre with open views of the Cusco valley beyond. You also visit the Incan baths at Tambo Machay, where water from a mountain spring cascades through a masonry channel into a pool below, at just the right height for a (rather short) Inca to enjoy. At nearby Puca-pucara you see a lovely example of a classic Inca post-house, or tambo, of the kind that marked each day’s journey on Incan roads throughout their empire. In the afternoon you tour the city itself. Stopping beside the church of San Cristobal there is a lovely panoramic view over Cusco to get your bearings and pick out many of the most prominent buildings. A few streets away you stop to explore St Peters Market, a bustling covered market stuffed with local produce from the Andes. You next visit Qoricancha, the most important temple of all in Incan times, with walls once lined with gold. In the oldest, most atmospheric part of Cusco you visit the narrow street of Hatunrumiyoc flanked by the original walls of the palace of Inca Roca (on which the Spanish built their Archbishop’s Palace–now the Museum of Art). A long sloping wall of magnificent Incan mortarless stonework made with large pillows of green diorite runs beside the alley. Near the centre is a single stone with 12 sides carved and polished to exactly fit its neighbours. The continue down to the Plaza de Armas, Cusco’s impressive main square, and visit the Cathedral. Later you should have some free time left to explore this lovely city yourself and perhaps choose your restaurant for dinner.

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7 Cusco +

A free day to get to know Cusco, a frequent winner of ‘world’s favourite city’ awards. Churches and museums vie with art galleries and craft shops, photogenic streets bustle with colour and life, while lovely cafes and restaurants await the traveller just when you start to wilt.

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8 Departure via Lima +

This morning you are collected from your hotel in Cusco and taken to the airport for your flight to Lima, arriving in time for evening international flights to the UK. You fly overnight and arrive in the UK the following day.

2Choose your upgrades

For each section of your trip our standard options offer good mid-level accommodation and guided excursions to see the key sites - these are usually shared with others.

From the options below you can upgrade your hotels to something special, choose excursions with private guides, or add some special extras.

OPTIONAL UPGRADES

Lima

Staying at a mid-range hotel, with private airport transfers and a guided city tour shared with others.

Inca Heartlands

Staying in mid-range accommodation. Includes all transfers and four and a half days of guided excursions. Transfers and excursions may be shared with others.

YOUR UPGRADES per person

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Your hotels day-by day

(date order)
1

Antigua Miraflores

Miraflores, Lima

2

Antigua Miraflores

Miraflores, Lima

3

San Agustin Monasterio de la Recoleta

Sacred Valley

4

El Mapi

Machu Picchu Pueblo

5

Tierra Viva Saphi Hotel

Cusco

6

Tierra Viva Saphi Hotel

Cusco

7

Tierra Viva Saphi Hotel

Cusco

Your hotels

(alphabetical order)

Antigua Miraflores

Miraflores, Lima

A good value, characterful hotel situated in the quiet Miraflores neighbourhood of Lima between the ocean front and the park. Originally built in 1918 as a private mansion for a wealthy local family it has been renovated into a hotel and restaurant. It has a certain bygone charm with heavy antique furnishings, bric-a-brac and local artwork. All rooms have private bathrooms, air conditioning, cable TV, free WiFi access and a safe deposit box.

Standard/traditional rooms have one queen or twin single beds.

 

El Mapi

Machu Picchu Pueblo

El Mapi is Inkaterra's new, 48-room, functional,  contemporary style hotel located in the centre of Machu Picchu Pueblo - the village at the base of Machu Picchu's mountain. Bedrooms are small but well appointed each with blackout curtains, 100% cotton sheets, down duvets, hypoallergenic pillows, cotton bath robes, natural herbal amenities, 32" flat screen TVs and tight-focus reading lights. There is a cafeteria offering organic salads, fresh sandwiches, homemade soups and pastries which is open until 11pm and a bar with free Wi-Fi. Oxygen is available upon request.

San Agustin Monasterio de la Recoleta

Sacred Valley

The San Agustin Monasterio de la Recoleta Hotel is a beautifully renovated monastery originally built in the 17th Century and located in Urubamba in the Sacred Valley, nearby the main visitor sites of Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Maras and Moray. The hotel has attractive gardens and 32 rooms set around their internal courtyard. Bedrooms are equipped with cable TVs, safety deposit boxes, heaters whilst there is Wi-Fi in the public areas of the hotel. There is also a restaurant and bar on site should guests wish to eat at the hotel.

Tierra Viva Saphi Hotel

Cusco

Located about an 8 minute walk away from the main square in Cusco's historical centre, Tierra Viva Saphi hotel is a comfortable mid-range option.

All 20 rooms have private bathrooms, cable TV, complimentary internet access, telephone, heating, hair dryer and safety deposit boxes.

 

3Reserve your trip

Click the 'Reserve my trip' button below when you have made your choices. We will contact you to confirm your selections and discuss your international flight options.

Or you can call us on 020 7281 7788 to discuss your plans

Your trip

Selected sections

Lima
Inca Heartlands

Selected upgrades

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Total price £1,525

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Your hotels

1

Antigua Miraflores

Miraflores, Lima

2

Antigua Miraflores

Miraflores, Lima

3

San Agustin Monasterio de la Recoleta

Sacred Valley

4

El Mapi

Machu Picchu Pueblo

5

Tierra Viva Saphi Hotel

Cusco

6

Tierra Viva Saphi Hotel

Cusco

7

Tierra Viva Saphi Hotel

Cusco

Antigua Miraflores

Miraflores, Lima

A good value, characterful hotel situated in the quiet Miraflores neighbourhood of Lima between the ocean front and the park. Originally built in 1918 as a private mansion for a wealthy local family it has been renovated into a hotel and restaurant. It has a certain bygone charm with heavy antique furnishings, bric-a-brac and local artwork. All rooms have private bathrooms, air conditioning, cable TV, free WiFi access and a safe deposit box.

Standard/traditional rooms have one queen or twin single beds.

 

El Mapi

Machu Picchu Pueblo

El Mapi is Inkaterra's new, 48-room, functional,  contemporary style hotel located in the centre of Machu Picchu Pueblo - the village at the base of Machu Picchu's mountain. Bedrooms are small but well appointed each with blackout curtains, 100% cotton sheets, down duvets, hypoallergenic pillows, cotton bath robes, natural herbal amenities, 32" flat screen TVs and tight-focus reading lights. There is a cafeteria offering organic salads, fresh sandwiches, homemade soups and pastries which is open until 11pm and a bar with free Wi-Fi. Oxygen is available upon request.

San Agustin Monasterio de la Recoleta

Sacred Valley

The San Agustin Monasterio de la Recoleta Hotel is a beautifully renovated monastery originally built in the 17th Century and located in Urubamba in the Sacred Valley, nearby the main visitor sites of Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Maras and Moray. The hotel has attractive gardens and 32 rooms set around their internal courtyard. Bedrooms are equipped with cable TVs, safety deposit boxes, heaters whilst there is Wi-Fi in the public areas of the hotel. There is also a restaurant and bar on site should guests wish to eat at the hotel.

Tierra Viva Saphi Hotel

Cusco

Located about an 8 minute walk away from the main square in Cusco's historical centre, Tierra Viva Saphi hotel is a comfortable mid-range option.

All 20 rooms have private bathrooms, cable TV, complimentary internet access, telephone, heating, hair dryer and safety deposit boxes.