Vibrant Hues & Incan Wonderlands, Supreme Heights & Open Plains
Peru’s vast kaleidoscope of colour, vibrancy and history creates an elaborate mesh of seductive and smouldering South American scenery. Resurrected from the hands of a colossal artist is the staggering animated and diverse backdrop. Piping hot deserts sweep into rugged sugar-sprinkled peaks, which soar high above the Amazon, tucked in between rise the Andes with Inca roads.
Journey into the heart of the country to discover her raw drama and endless gems on this jam-packed trip. Behold an empire of extreme beauty with our airport transfers, train rides, coaches and boatscruising pass tribes who call Lake Titicaca the birthplace of the sun. And so the adventure begins!
From oceanside Lima’s seascapes and coast with vestiges of Colonial rule, to Cuzco, where sacred Baroque Colonial architecture crown the ruins of an Incan city, aboard a train on a passage through Andean plains, to Lake Titicaca and the Uros people, who live on the floating islands.
In the company of the people, this diverse land becomes even more exceptional with unique thrills! For in this sacred land, the chefs, artists and communities have worked in union with their diverse country to create a proud and glorious empire.
Discover plenty of awe and wonder on this 10 day pilgrimage topped with our specially designed tour and hand-picked hotels for only £1,599pp!
Free Airport Transfers in an air-conditioned car
- We take care of flights from the UK to Lima
- Airport transfers in an air-conditioned car
- 2 nights stay in the “City of Kings” Lima
- Enjoy an internal flight from Lima to Cuzco
- 4 nights Cuzco with city tour including four main ruins
- Machu Picchu tour: entries, tourist train, guide & lunch
- Coach trip from Cuzco to Puno w/ excursions and lunch
- 3 nights stay in Puno, the gateway to Lake Titicaca
- Sail out in style across Lake Titicaca to the islands
- Lake Titicaca excursion includes entry guide & lunch
- All selected hotels offer bed & breakfast
- Enjoy an internal flight from Puno to Lima
- Fly from airport in Lima then back to the UK
The once in a life time Peruvian wonder tour
- Visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu
- Unearth the rich history and dazzling Colonial monuments of Cuzco
- Sensational journey through the Andes by train to magical Machu Picchu
- Stand on top of the world of the mysterious Inca Empire, Machu Picchu
- A scenic coach ride across the open plains from Cuzco to Puno
- Journey to the ‘Sea in the Sky’ and the floating islands on Lake Titicaca
- Enjoy airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted in inclusions
4 Days Optional Mystical Arequipa Extension + £299pp
See the Andean condor gliding over the Colca canyon’s 3,270 m drop, like a magnificent kite coolly riding the breeze! Live a life of luxury aboard our coach whilst exploring the fascinating landscape.
- Transfers & coach tickets throughout
- Coach travel includes lunch on the way
- One-night accommodation in Chivay w/breakfast
- Dine on mouth-watering dinner at a Chivay restaurant
- Incredible trip to Colca Canyon w/ guide & entrance
- Once in a lifetime opportunity to see the condor
- 2 nights accommodation in Arequipa w/ breakfast
- Domestic flight from Arequipa to Lima
3 Days Optional Amazon: Ecological Nirvana Extension + £399pp
In this wonderful itinerary, the greatest river cutting through the most remarkable rainforest comes with guided tours, a spacious bungalow and specially prepared treks.
- Flights from Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado
- Transfers in and out of Cuzco & Puerto Maldonado
- 2 nights stay at the Ecoamazonia Lodge, full board
- Kick back with lunch at the lodge on arrival day
- Witness treetop antics during a trip to Monkey Island
- Behold a dazzling sunset sinking into the forest canopy
- Guided hike through ancient trees and dazzling flora
- Exciting opportunity to brave the Cave of the Alligators
- Experience captivating nature at Apu Victor Lake
- Get fishing reel ready for the opportunity to trawl the river
- We take care of flights from Puerto Maldonado to Lima
Allpa Hotel & Suites is located in the heart of the Miraflores district, offering easy access to main points of Lima's city. It features modern rooms with Wi-Fi and a restaurant.
All the 38 elegantly decorated rooms provide plenty of space. There is an LCD TV and a minibar in each unit. Every room has a private bathroom, some of which feature a bathtub.
Allpa Hotel’s chic restaurant and bar offer a variety of dishes, ranging from traditional to international. Buffet breakfast is served every morning. Guests can benefit from 24-hour room service. The multilingual staff of Allpa Hotel & Suites can assist with arranging laundry and airport shuttle. Allpa is located only minutes’ walk to the crafts market and Angamos Station. The Jorge Chavez Airport is less than 15 km away.
Centrally located with a warm, polite and welcoming staff Maytaq Wasin Boutique Hotel is a gem with stores and restaurants very nearby. The hotel is contemporary in design, boasts high ceilings, lots of natural light and makes guests feel welcome and relaxed.
Tastefully decorated rooms can be enjoyed just 100 m from Cusco’s main square. Rooms have cable TV and are styled with dark wood furnishings. They have modern private bathrooms with showers and some of them include spa baths. There is a shaded terrace with views of the hill and chic common areas with modern décor.
An American breakfast with tropical fruits can be enjoyed daily in the bright common area fitted with glass tables and light wood furnishings.
Maytaq Wasin Boutique Hotel's understated approach and prime location afford customers the chance to enjoy the city at its fullest. It’s exactly what you need, nothing more, nothing less.
Set in the heart of Puno, Conde de Lemos offers views over the historical city centre and the Titicaca Lake.
All 40 guest rooms are offer private bathrooms with bathtub and hairdryer, cable TV reception and a minibar. There is also a choice of suites with a an additional seating area.
Guests can relax at the onsite bar or enjoy a meal at the restaurant that serves typical Peruvian food and international classic dishes. Other amenities include 24-hour front desk and currency exchange.
Located between the Cathedral and the Mirador Manco Capac, the hotel is one block away from the Plaza de Armas, with many cafes, shops and museums nearby. Plaza Del Faro, on the lake shore, is 2 km from the hotel.
Day 1 ARRIVE LIMA
Start your Peruvian odyssey in the “City of Kings”, founded in 1535. Upon arrival at Jorge Chávez International Airport, a host will meet you. Enjoy a transfer to Allpa Hotel and Suites, your city-centre retreat in the Miraflores district, surrounded by cultural attractions and views of the Pacific Ocean.
This immense capital soars above a coast line of rugged cliffs, filled with colonial and pre-conquistador gems. Scarlet sunsets light up the sky, silhouetting the surfers gracefully taming the waves. Recognised as the “Gastronomic Capital of the Americas”, Latinos flock from all over the globe to taste the dishes.
OVERNIGHT IN LIMA
Day 2 LIMA
Colonial Wonders & Pre-Columbian Crafts
Spend the day as you please. Or take our optional city tour that introduces the historical wonders of this “city of kings.” Visit the Cathedral of Lima and the palace used as residence of the Peruvian president.
We will also discover the “garden” region of San Isidro, which preserves its past regal charm, seen in Olivar, whilst walking beneath the trees of the olive grove to the pre-Hispanic temple, “Huallamarca”, another highlight of Lima. Then onto Miraflores, where you could spend days discovering the markets, art galleries and theatres along with the Pre-Incan ruins. Enjoy lunch at Larcomar or enjoy an afternoon at leisure.
OVERNIGHT IN LIMA
Day 3 LIMA – CUZCO
Fly to Cuzco this morning, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, for your hotel stay. It is recommended that you spend this day at leisure in your hotel to recuperate from your journey.
OVERNIGHT IN CUZCO
Day 4 CUZCO
Ancient Streets & Treasures of the Incan Empire
We’re off for a sightseeing adventure to explore the historical streets and dazzling monuments of central Cuzco, including the plaza, cathedral, Temple of the Sun and Korikancha. We’ll also discover the outside Incan treasures of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puka Pukara and the wonderful Fortress of Sachsayhuaman.
OVERNIGHT IN CUZCO
Day 5 CUZCO – MACHU PICCHU
A Train Ride & A Lost Incan City
It’s up early for a morning transfer to the train station from where we will begin our unforgettable journey to Machu Picchu, also known as the “Lost City of the Incas”. From the highlands, we will cross vast plains and later be surrounded by the lush vegetation of the high jungle and the river.
Optional Vistadome Train Ride + £40pp
For a trip of unforgettable sensations, opt for an upgrade to the Vistadome train. Surrounded entirely by glass with large panoramic windows including roof top views and amazing picture opportunities. You’ll have a unique experience reclining on large leather recliners, whilst witnessing the beautifully changing sights and receiving a high level of service. Folklore will accompany your journey, giving a more intimate experience of ancient cultures. You couldn’t ask for a better trip!
Arriving at the train station, we will board a bus to the heart of Inca civilization. Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu with visits to the main square and the circular tower. Also included is the sun dial, the temple of three windows and the cemetery. Feel free to lunch at your own expense in Aguas Calientes before taking the train back to the hotel in Cuzco.
OVERNIGHT IN CUZCO
Day 6 CUZCO
Day at leisure or optional tour to Sacred Valley
Cuzco, the longest inhabited city of the Americas and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a fabled city of stone streets, cathedrals and squares that have been influenced by the people who have lived here centuries ago and continue to live here today. Spend the day walking through the vibrant marketplace, thriving with modern "mestizo" culture or head out to see fortresses and relics of the Incan empire.
OVERNIGHT IN CUZCO
Day 7 CUZCO - PUNO
Through the Andean High Plains to Lake Titicaca
07:50-17:00 Spend the day travelling in relaxed comforts aboard a coach from Cuzco through dramatic mountains, across the Andean plains and past remote villages.
At Andahuaylillas, explore the San Pedro Apostol, built on top of a scared site by the Jesuits in the 16th century and at Huaro Colonial Chapel, stunning Baroque art and the oldest piano in Latin America. Visit the Inca site of Raqchi; its many sites each hold a different purpose, with the Temple of Wiracocha being the most prominent. The 92 meters long temple was thought to be built to appease the Superior God. Continue to Sicuani, and walk through the small market town, surrounded by snow-capped mountains before savouring incredible views over an exclusive restaurant buffet lunch.
The coach journey continues towards Puno and Lake Titicaca, with the Vilcanota Valley beginning to close in as the road climbs La Raya Pass, before dropping down into the deserted “pampa” that covers much of inland southern Peru. This afternoon uncover the origins of Andean civilisation in the highlands at Pukara. Let your creative juices take over as you see the many sculptures and multi-coloured pottery.
Continue to Puno, where you’ll see the sights of the pre-Colombian era and local women in colourful dresses and bowler hats. Stop for a traditional regional lunch.
OVERNIGHT IN PUNO
Day 8 PUNO
Explore the Heights of Lake Titicaca
Discover life on South America’s largest lake by boating to one of its floating islands; they are home to the Uros people, who have for centuries maintained a distinctive lifestyle in order to isolate themselves from the Colla and Inca tribes. The inhabitants live on these artificial islands made of Totora reeds.
Next, on the fascinating island of Tequile, learn about the Aymara people who live here; they are known for their hand-woven textiles and traditional culture. Don’t forget to pick up a knitted souvenir! Enjoy a traditional lunch, dining on the lake’s fresh trout along with Peruvian food. After, we will explore the sloping hills and archaeological sites. Return to Puno for an evening at leisure.
OVERNIGHT IN PUNO
Day 9 PUNO
After breakfast, enjoy your day at leisure and explore the busy market, cathedral and museum.
OVERNIGHT IN PUNO
Day 10 PUNO - LIMA - ONWARD DESTINATION
Fly from Puno to Lima for a flight back to the UK.
Something Special in Peru
Enhance your experience in this magnificent country by joining an optional extension which offers something a little bit special. Our exceptional trips are highlighted on the main page. Speak to your Citrus Holidays consultant for details about including one of the extensions at the end of your itinerary.
BOARD YOUR FLIGHT HOME
- We recommend that you buy a travel Insurance as any costs incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc. are not included and will be passenger’s responsibility.
- Accommodation will be on twin sharing basis unless otherwise stated.
- The package is non-refundable for any inclusion items not used/taken.
- Anything not included in the package will be charged separately.
- Tips, bar, laundry, telephone calls and other personal expenses not specified above.
- Early Check in / Late Check out