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Best time to go: June to September

14 Nights | from £5,100pp

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Travel deep into the jungle and hole up in a lantern-lit Amazon lodge
  • Trek to Machu Picchu staying in fabulous lodges and meeting the locals in the pretty villages you pass
  • Explore Cusco - Peru's cultural heart
  • Relax and walk amongst the grassy slopes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Day 1 London / Lima
Fly to Pacific flanked Lima and head straight to its sophisticated sea-view neighbourhood of Miraflores where you can watch the kite-surfers play over a welcoming sunset Piscosour.
Casa Andina Private Collection Lima | Meals: None

Day 2 Lima / Reserva Amazonica
Head off for your Amazon adventure flying to Puerto Maldonado in the South East of the country. This once booming rubber town is surrounded by some of the world's most pristine rainforests. This is an adventure from the start. There are no roads to your jungle hideaway, just the rushing Madre de Dios river, so hop on a boat and be transported both metaphorically and literally to a land of riotous colour, jungle song and extraordinary wildlife. Take an afternoon walk and be guided along the thrillingly high canopy walkways –hanging bridges and treetop observation platforms a-plenty this is the perfect spot to view the Amazon's rare treats of nature, impossible to spot from the ground. Return to your lantern lit cabana for perhaps a lazy swing in your porch-hammock before drifting off to the jungle lullaby snug in your canopied bed.
Reserva Amazonica | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Reserva Amazonica
Waking to a symphony of birdsong you will certainly be reminded you are in the heart off one of the world's most beautiful jungles, but jungles aren't all about the towering canopies of green, this reserve is also home to a remarkable wetlands system. You will explore the boardwalk over these rainforest swamps and see the transition of the rainforest ecosystem from dry through to marshy. Great bird and reptile spotting territory.This afternoon drop back a pace and take a tranquil boat trip to Lake Sandoval, where you will have the chance to get up close and personal to those charming giant otters, not so charming piranhas and some jewel hued parrots.
Reserva Amazonica | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Reserva Amazonica / Sacred Valley
Leaving the rainforest behind, you will fly back across Peru to Cusco and be transported to the tranquil grassy wonderland of the Sacred Valley. With its show stopping markets, charmingly flora-filled plains and some of the most impressive Inca sites in the country, this Inca hotspot is sure to delight. Highlights of your explorations will include the colourful town of Pisac and the impressive Incan fortress at Ollantaytambo.
Sol y Luna | Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Sacred Valley

With a further day exploring the valley you could visit charming Chinchero and continue on a walking exploration of the verdant valley floor. The Maras Salt Mines will amaze, and be sure to pick up a brightly coloured souvenir from the bowler-hatted women that potter about.The Sacred Valley is also home to our very own A&K Philanthropy Project, 'Children of the Rainbow', today you have time to visit this heart-warming project which offers a sunnier future to deprived children in the region.
Sol y Luna | Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Cusco / Salkantay Lodge

Six nights of luxury mountain lodges and five glorious days spent traversing some of the most awe-inspiring slopes of the Inca lands await. Enjoy the thrill of this alternative trek to Machu Picchu. Escape the crowds, swap a tent in favour of some snug lodges and prepare to be wowed;you will drink in glacier views and traverse remote mountain passes whilst flitting between deserted boulder laden landscapes and fascinating archaeological sites. Bump into locals, still proudly attached to their Andean heritage, who will greet you along the way and give you a glimpse into their iconic yet still much undiscovered worldLeaving Cusco by road for the Salkantay Lodge in the beautiful valley of Soraypampa you will visit the Inca ruins of Tarawasi, before starting a magnificent journey along the old 'Camino Real' (Royal Path).
Mountain Lodges of Peru | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Salkantay Lodge

You can rest if you wish as today is used for acclimatisation but we imagine you will find this hard amongst all the beauty! Trek to glacial Lake Humantay where the more adventurous might take a dip or you can simply gaze at Mt. Salkantay, a sacred mountain in Inca mythology.
Mountain Lodges of Peru | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Salkantay Lodge / Wayra Lodge
The heftiest trekking day of the adventure involves an early start hiking up the Rio Blanco valley to the highest point on the trek - a pass at 4,638 m. From here take in views of snow-capped peaks of the Vilcabamba Range and gaze up at the glaciated south face of Mt. Salkantay which towers above.
Mountain Lodges of Peru | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 Wayra Lodge / Colpa Lodge
The trek heads downhill through increasingly verdant scenery towards the Salkantay River. The Colpa Lodge is located at a Narnia-esque confluence of three rivers. Enjoy snow-capped mountain views as you soak in the outdoor hot tub, accompanied by resplendent butterflies playing amongst the orchids that litter the Lodge's land.
Mountain Lodges of Peru | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Colpa Lodge / Lucma Lodge
Hiking through knock-your-walking-socks-off-beautiful villages you will head down to the Santa Teresa River Valley. As you trip down the pretty slopes you will pass through banana and coffee plantations and learn of the local way of life. Picnic by the river and take a tour of the coffee plantation before arriving at Lucma Lodge, surrounded by its own avocado trees. Delightful.
Mountain Lodges of Peru | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Lucma Lodge / Machu Picchu
Your last trekking day won't be an easy one but it will offer a distant but quite spectacular view of Machu Picchu, made all the more worthwhile as it is a view few tourists ever glimpse. Visit the recently restored Llactapata Ruins before hopping on a train to take a bewitchingly beautiful journey through the tropical foothills of the Andes to your ultimate destination –Machu Picchu itself.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Machu Picchu / Cusco
Today you will take your first steps in Machu Picchu, the iconic 'Lost City of the Incas'. Prepare to be transported to another world as you explore the shady walkways and magnificent look out points of the mighty citadel. Accompanied by our superb guide you will devour a fascinating history lesson in possibly the world's most breath-taking classroom;where llamas roam on the grassy banks and masterfully cut stones perch together without mortar to form this still stunning architectural masterpiece.The keener amongst you have an opportunity for one last hike up to the top of steep Huayna Picchu for expansive views of the citadel and the valley over which it presides.As you return to Cusco by train you'll arrive in plenty of time for an evening relaxing and feasting on the fabulous food for which Peru is becoming so famous preparing to soak in the city's cultural delights tomorrow.
El Mercado Tunqui | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13 Cusco
Your tour will lead you around Cusco's cobbled streets and pretty plazas. These streets were made for walking, with everything being a civilised distance from the main Plaza de Armas. Pose for photos amongst the picture postcard archways, relax in one of the cities many top-notch eateries then head out to the Inca site of Sacsayhuaman;overlooking the city it's a mighty impressive collection of giant stones mind bogglingly placed there by the ancient Incas.
El Mercado Tunqui | Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 Cusco / Lima

After hopping on a flight back to Lima, enjoy your last afternoon wandering around the heart of the city;with our expert guide you will uncover it's UNESCO stamped cultural heart in all its crumbling colonial splendour - don't miss the Archaeological Museum, the Presidential Palace and the Church of San Francisco. You have plenty of time to shoot off to the trendy arts district of Barranco for a sunset stroll;here you can soak up the colourful bars and cute boutiques and galleries for which it is so famous before a magnificent seafood dinner in one of the cities top-notch restaurants.
Casa Andina Private Collection Lima | Meals: Breakfast

Day 15 Lima / London

It's time to say a sad goodbye to this Inca adventure as you fly home today via Lima and Madrid.
Meals: Breakfast

Pricing
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 15 day suggested holiday will cost from £5,100 per person, based on two sharing, including international flights.

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Best time to be there

Being such a geographically diverse country the weather in Peru is determined both by altitude and season. May to October is the best time to travel although the Amazon area is hot and humid throughout the year.

Fly to

Lima - LAN Airlines, daily via Madrid

flying time

15 hours

time difference

GMT -5 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area.

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