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In Peru, archaeological treasures are weaved seamlessly among sweeping, unspoiled valleys and the mountain scenery of the Andes. Add into the mix a host of vibrant and friendly locals, and you’ll soon realise there’s much more to discover here than just llamas and knitted chullo. You’ll ride the wave of charming chaos in the coastal capital of Lima, before travelling to mountain-top Machu Picchu and gliding through the tranquil waters of Lake Titicaca, discovering history and legend along the way.
- 11 Nights in hotels
- International Flight
- Internal flights as detailed in the itinerary
- 17 Meals including; 11 breakfasts, 5 lunch and 1 dinner
- 12 Guided excursions and visits
- Tours of Lima, Arequipa and Cuzco
- Entrance to Larco Museum and Santa Catalina Monastery
- Visits to Colca Canyon and Condor Cross; Sillustani Tombs; Sacred Valley; village of Pisac and fortress of Ollantaytambo
- Excursions to Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu
- Puno-Cuzco train journey (by coach in 2018)
- Audio headsets are provided in Lima, the Sacred Valley, at Machu Picchu and in Cuzco
- VIP door-to-door travel service
- Check-in service by Titan staff
- Free connecting flights from regional airports
- Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
- Scheduled LATAM flights via Sao Paulo.
- Best available coaches with Wi-Fi and experienced drivers
- Hotel porterage
- Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
- UK Air Passenger Duty
Day 1: London - In Flight
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Lima.
Day 2: Lima
We arrive in Lima and transfer to the Jose Antonio Hotel (4T). The remainder of the day is spent at leisure. You may want to explore this vibrant city or just relax at the hotel.
Day 3: Lima - Arequipa
This morning we take a tour of the old ‘City of Kings’, the alternative name was in fact the city’s original name chosen by the founder of Lima, Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Founded in 1535, Lima is renowned for its colonial architecture, especially at the heart of the city.
Day 4: Arequipa
This morning we embark on a tour of Arequipa, a city used to earthquakes and renowned for enticing, scenic views due to three snow-capped towering volcanoes - Chachani, Misti and Pichu Pichu - guarding the city.
Day 5: Arequipa - Colca Canyon
Today we travel from Arequipa into the Colca Canyon marvelling at the colourful Andean Valley as we journey to Chivay - located in the southern Colca Canyon region, this charming town showcases a cultural main square, green valley, array of pretty villages and views of the surrounding terraced hillsides and snow-capped peaks.
Day 6: Colca Canyon - Puno
At the Cruz del Condor, Andean Condors soar gracefully on thermals rising from the stunning canyon. The scale of the canyon and its surroundings is breathtaking, with the summit of the nearby Ampato volcano over 5km higher than the canyon’s lowest point.
Day 7: Lake Titicaca
A full-day excursion to Lake Titicaca reveals an area of great beauty and legend. Thought to be the birthplace of the sun, Lake Titicaca is South America’s largest lake, the sparkling deep blue waters and array of breathtaking views are a pleasure to behold. Local attractions include Uros villages, whose inhabitants live on floating totora-reed islands, and Taquile Island, inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives, where we see a demonstration of traditional hand-weaving techniques which offers a truly unique, insightful experience of the remarkable lifestyle and culture of these Peruvian natives.
Day 8: Puno - Cuzco
Today we take the Titicaca Train to Cuzco, journeying through Peru’s most dramatic and captivating scenery, climbing past small villages and grassland plains.
Day 9: Cuzco
Situated in the Peruvian Andes, Cuzco, known as the ‘Archaeological Capital of America’, was the once fabled capital of the Inca Empire.
Day 10: Cuzco - Sacred Valley
We travel to the Sacred Valley, stopping in the charming village of Pisac where Quechua people, who live in the beautiful surrounding highlands, sell their stock and purchase any supplies they require in its lively market - a shoppers delight.
Day 11: Machu Picchu
Our full-day excursion takes us by train to the magnificent lost Inca city of Machu Picchu, Peru’s historic, archaeological masterpiece.
Day 12: Sacred Valley - Cuzco - Lima
Today we transfer to Cuzco Airport for our flight to Lima where we transfer to the Jose Antonio Hotel (4T) to stay overnight.
Day 13: Lima - In Flight
Transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.
Day 14: London
Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
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