Please RSVP to register your interest in this trip. Once we reach minimum numbers you will be invited to attend a presentation in Birmingham to hear all about the trip. You will then be able to reserve a place on the trip. Once you are booked onto the trip you will then be invited for a further meet up in Birmingham to meet your fellow travellers before the trip departs.
Date of departure 29 April[masked] nights - 11 days
Day 1: Fly to Lima
Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lima with British Airways. Transfer to José Antonio Hotel for a 2-night stay. (N)
Day 2: Lima
This morning explore the colonial and modern highlights of Lima, including the Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Columbian site, and the historic masterpiece of San Francisco monastery. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner. (B, D)
Day 3: Fly to Cuzco • The Sacred Valley
Morning flight to Cuzco, set high in the Andes mountains. Transfer to the Sacred Valley with a wealth of Inca sites and great natural beauty. Stay for 2 nights at the Hatun Valley hotel. (B)
Day 4: Sacred Valley
In the morning, visit the colourful Pisac market and the Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo, an astounding feat of construction and ingenuity. Afternoon at leisure to relax or explore the beautiful surroundings. (B)
Day 5: Machu Picchu
Transfer to Ollanta station and take the train to Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu and stay overnight at El Mapi Hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Cuzco
Morning at leisure or further explore Machu Picchu (purchase ticket at time of booking). Return to Cuzco by train and transfer to Los Portales for 2 nights. This ancient Inca capital has beautiful colonial churches and mansions sitting alongside Inca remains. (B)
Day 7: Cuzco
Morning guided tour of Cuzco, including the cathedral, the extraordinary Koricancha (the Temple of the Sun), and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Day 8: Lake Titicaca
Travel by road to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca (approximately 10 hours including stops)*. Travel past small valley towns, cultivated terraces and high Andean peaks. There will be a chance to stop at archaeological sites along the way. Transfer to José Antonio Hotel for a 2-night stay. (B, L)
Day 9: Lake Titicaca
Visit the floating Uros reed islands and Taquile island on a full-day tour with a home-cooked lunch prepared by a local family. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner at a traditional restaurant. (B, L, D)
Day 10-11: Fly to London via Lima
Transfer to Juliaca airport for a flight to Lima and on to London with British Airways. (B) (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
The order of the itinerary is designed to allow gradual adjustment to the altitude while taking in the key sights of Peru.
* Optional rail journey
On day 8 it is possible to travel to Puno aboard the stylish Titicaca train. The journey takes just over 10 hours and does not include stops at archaeological sites. A three-course lunch and afternoon tea are served onboard. The supplement to take the train is from £175.
3- & 4-star accommodation
• Twin / double rooms for single use (no sharing unless you want to)
• Direct international flights with British Airways
• Internal flights
• Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
• Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
• Experienced local tour manager
• 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
• Welcome & farewell group dinner
• Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
• Porterage at airports
£500 deposit (non refundable) when you book your place.
Part payment £1000 due 14 October 2019
Balance £1195 due 15 January 2020
Terms and conditions of booking will be advised at the presentation.
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