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Discover a land of ancient Incan ruins, lost civilisations and spectacular landscapes as we journey through Peru, from its modern capital to the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Explore the ruins of the Inca Empire including Machu Picchu; experience Peruvian culture, cuisine and traditions; and spend two unforgettable nights in the Amazon rainforest.

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Why go?

  • Dive into the historic centre of Lima
  • Stay in the Amazon rainforest - home to rich ecosystems, tropical plants and beautiful wildlife
  • Visit a farm of camelids whose wool is used to make colourful textiles
  • Admire the most important archaeological site in Peru – Machu Picchu
  • Visit traditional Cusco
  • Explore the floating islands of the Uros on Titicaca’s Lake
  • Read our blog to discover 7 unmissable things to do in Peru

Itinerary

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After landing in Lima, we will transfer to our hotel and join other Solos guests for a welcome drink and dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight Lima

  • Accommodation 3 * Allpa Hotel & Suites
  • MEALS Dinner included

After breakfast we will begin our half-day city tour of Lima. We head to Lima’s historic old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site full of fascinating cultural sites, colonial architecture and a varied history that reflects the many faces of this intriguing city. Here we will visit the Plaza de Armas - the perfect introduction to Old Lima – before stopping by Aliaga Mansion, known not only for its architectural grandeur but also for its intriguing history. Before finishing the tour, we will visit the Larco Museum, home to many pieces of fine pre-Columbian art, gold and silver artefacts. Overnight Lima

  • Accommodation 3 * Allpa Hotel & Suites
  • MEALS Breakfast included

Today we will make our way to Lima Airport for our flight to Puerto Maldonado. After landing we will travel on a motorized canoe for approximately 25 minutes along the Madre de Dios River to our lodge. Here we can enjoy a delicious, healthy lunch – made with organic ingredients and native flavours. After lunch we will walk through the property’s nature trails, where we can discover and learn about primary and secondary rainforest, its components, uses, human impact and relevance to the world. In the evening we will board a motorized canoe once more for our Twilight River excursion. As we sail along the Madre de Dios River, we’ll learn about its ecosystem, Amazon creeks, the nocturnal animals’ behavior and the southern constellations. Dinner later on will be at Casa Grande’s dining room. Overnight Puerto Maldonado

  • Accommodation Hacienda Concepcion Lodge
  • MEALS All meals included

After breakfast we will get ready for a long trek through terra firma into the Tambopata National Reserve and towards Lake Sandoval. Here we will learn why Madre de Dios is called the biodiversity capital of Peru, about the reserve’s conservation efforts and the formation of the lake. We will travel by dugout canoe across a mirror-like oxbow lake that’s home to the endangered giant river otter, blue and yellow macaw, red howler monkey, black caiman and one of the world’s biggest fresh water scaled fish: the paiche. After lunch at the lodge we will take a 20-minute ride by motorized canoe to the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway Interpretation Center where we can learn about its construction and the conservation projects. At night we will go on another rainforest adventure, to witness the nocturnal animals and their intriguing behaviour patterns and enhanced senses. Tonight, we’ll enjoy dinner in Puerto Maldonado. Overnight Puerto Maldonado

  • Accommodation Hacienda Concepcion Lodge
  • MEALS All meals included

Today we will leave our lodge and board the motorized canoe to Butterfly House where we will learn about the fascinating transformation of these colourful insects. Later we will take our flight to Cusco and transfer to our hotel. The afternoon is at leisure to spend however you wish. Overnight Cusco

  • Accommodation 4 * Xima Cusco
  • MEALS Breakfast included

Today we will head to Urubamba, visiting Awanakancha en route, an exhibition centre of textiles and South American camelids. It’s considered a living museum; here you can see Andean camelids, learn about the techniques to take their wool and acquire some finely spun garments. Afterwards we will visit the Pisac village market selling goods crafted by residents of the local area. The village is known for its archaeological sites in the Sacred Valley on the slopes of the hills. Later we will enjoy lunch at local restaurant. Overnight Urubamba

  • Accommodation 3 * Hotel San Agustin Urubamba
  • MEALS Breakfast & Lunch included

Today we will visit the most important archaeological sites in Peru – Machu Picchu. After breakfast we will transfer to Ollantaytambo station and take a train to Aguas Calientes, a journey that will take around 2 hours. Aguas Calientes is also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, and is the last stop before the entrance to the remains of the 15th century Inca city. After arrival we will transfer to Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that is believed to have served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacutec from 1438 to 1572. Translated as Old Mountain, Machu Picchu is listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO and is also one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. In the afternoon we will take a train to Cusco. Overnight Cusco

  • Accommodation 4 * Xima Cusco
  • MEALS Breakfast included

Today we will have a half day tour of Cusco City and the nearby ruins. We will start our tour by visiting Coricancha, also known as the Temple of the Sun, which was built by the Inca ruler Pachacuti. Afterwards we will visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument in Plaza de Armas square. The construction of the cathedral took almost 100 years to complete, beginning in the mid-16th century. Afterwards we will continue to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman and Quenqo, located in an archaeological complex mainly used for religious purposes where it is believed agricultural rituals were performed. Lastly we will visit Puka Pukara - an architectural complex of alleged military use with multiple spaces, plazas, baths, aqueducts, walls and a tower. The afternoon is at your leisure to spend however you wish. Overnight Cusco

  • Accommodation 4 * Xima Cusco
  • MEALS Breakfast included

Today is free for you to relax at the hotel or explore Cusco on your own. Overnight Cusco

  • Accommodation 4 * Xima Cusco
  • MEALS Breakfast included

After breakfast we will transfer to the bus station to travel to Puno on a shared regular bus. On the way to Puno we will pass by spectacular locations such as the town of Andahuaylillas, where we’ll stop for a lunch buffet in a local restaurant. Upon arrival, we will transfer to our hotel in Puno. Overnight Puno
Travel time: 10 hours.

  • Accommodation 3 * Xima Puno
  • MEALS Breakfast & Lunch included

Today we will go on a full day tour visiting the floating islands of the Uros on Lake Titicaca. These unique islands have have been created entirely with the buoyant totora reeds that grow abundantly in the shallows of the lake. The lives of the Uros people are interwoven with these reeds. Afterwards we will continue our trip to the Taquile Island where we will receive a brief explanation about the island before attending a cultural activity. Afterwards we will have lunch and return to Puno. Overnight Puno

  • Accommodation 3 * Xima Puno
  • MEALS Breakfast & Lunch included

After breakfast we will transfer to the airport for our flight back to Lima. On arrival we will transfer to our hotel in Lima, before enjoying dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight Lima

  • Accommodation 3 * Allpa Hotel & Suites
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

After breakfast, we will have a bit of free time for some final souvenir shopping before we head to the airport for our evening flight back to the UK.

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS Breakfast included
  • Accommodation
  • MEALS No meals included

Added value

  • 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners
TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT - 5 hours

Approx. Flight Time

13 hours

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum
Lima: 29°C July
Puerto Maldonado: 30°C July
Urubamba: 8°C July
Cusco: 18°C July
Puno: 5°C July

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What’s included:

  • International flights (London – Lima – London)
  • Internal flights Lima (Puerto Maldonado; Puerto Maldonado – Cusco; Juliaca - Lima)
  • Single room with private facilities
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • English speaking guides on tours and excursions as listed in the itinerary
  • A guided private half day walking city tour of Lima + Larco Museum on day 2
  • A shared service on Amazon stay (walks, treks and transfer will be with other guests)
  • A private full day tour in Awanakancha and Pisac on day 6
  • A private full day tour in Machu Picchu on day 7
  • A private half day tour of Cusco city and nearby ruins on day 8
  • A shared bus service from Cusco to Puno on day 10
  • A semi-shared service on day 10
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel (lunches and dinners as specified in the itinerary)
  • Entrance tickets to attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and from Aguas Calientes to Ollanta
  • A shared bus journey from Cusco to Puno
  • All transfers airport/hotel/airport are private

 What’s extra:

  • Insurance - see here
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during meals.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone calls etc.)
  • Meals not mentioned in the programme
  • Early check in, late check out

Airline Information BA

  • All bookings featuring flights with British Airways are part of a group allocation which unfortunately means you will be unable to manage your reservation directly with BA online; The following actions can only be carried out on check in at the airport. 

  • Online Check in.
  • Pre-reserved seat selection
  • Seat Request
  • Baggage Extras eg, Golf Bags, Ski Carriage.

Useful Information

Visa
British Citizen’s don’t need a visa to travel to Peru if the purpose of the visit is tourism. More info 

Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your sole responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant embassies and/or consulates of the countries in which you are planning to travel. 

Passport validity
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Peru.

Transfer Time
The transfer time from Lima Airport to your hotel in Lima is approximately 1 hour, depending on the traffic.

Gratuities
We suggest a Group Collection to cover guides, transfer drivers, and hotel staff of £70.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % to add on.

Included Programme
A sightseeing programme is included in your touring package.

Optional excursions
There will be several optional activities available to you during the course of your holiday, full details of which will be given out at the Information Meeting by your Tour Leader. Your Tour Leader will arrange these for you but may not necessarily accompany you.

Dress Code
During the day when sightseeing, we recommend casual, lightweight cotton clothing. You will find that smart casual wear is acceptable, even in the best hotels during the evening. We would recommend a lightweight raincoat and an umbrella or hat for protection against rain or sun. Comfortable shoes are a “must” for sightseeing. From time to time, your guide will advise you about observing local customs. On certain occasions it will be necessary to wear clothing covering one’s shoulders and knees.

Please note
A reasonable level of fitness/mobility is required as we include plenty of sightseeing/travelling, some with early starts.
Current restrictions on visits to Machu Picchu include a maximum stay of 4 hours in the citadel.

  • Carry the same ID card submitted to the agency, as train tickets and entrance ticket to Machu Picchu will be issued with the same information.

  • In all train services to Machu Picchu the passenger may only carry hand luggage (backpack, purse or briefcase), with a maximum weight of 5kg / 11lb.

  • Size allowance: 62 linear inches, 157cm (height + length + width)

There is luggage restriction in Puerto Maldonado, due to weight and space limitations on the boat, passenger luggage is limited to 10 kg. (22 lbs.) per person. Storage is available at Inkaterra Butterfly House, near the airport in Puerto Maldonado (free of charge).

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From COMMENTS  

What’s included:

  • International flights (London – Lima – London)
  • Internal flights Lima (Puerto Maldonado; Puerto Maldonado – Cusco; Juliaca - Lima)
  • Single room with private facilities
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • English speaking guides on tours and excursions as listed in the itinerary
  • A guided private half day walking city tour of Lima + Larco Museum on day 2
  • A shared service on Amazon stay (walks, treks and transfer will be with other guests)
  • A private full day tour in Awanakancha and Pisac on day 6
  • A private full day tour in Machu Picchu on day 7
  • A private half day tour of Cusco city and nearby ruins on day 8
  • A shared bus service from Cusco to Puno on day 10
  • A semi-shared service on day 10
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel (lunches and dinners as specified in the itinerary)
  • Entrance tickets to attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and from Aguas Calientes to Ollanta
  • A shared bus journey from Cusco to Puno
  • All transfers airport/hotel/airport are private

 What’s extra:

  • Insurance - see here
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during meals.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone calls etc.)
  • Meals not mentioned in the programme
  • Early check in, late check out

Airline Information BA

  • All bookings featuring flights with British Airways are part of a group allocation which unfortunately means you will be unable to manage your reservation directly with BA online; The following actions can only be carried out on check in at the airport. 

  • Online Check in.
  • Pre-reserved seat selection
  • Seat Request
  • Baggage Extras eg, Golf Bags, Ski Carriage.

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