Classic Peru

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Best time to go: March to April, June to October

9 Nights | from £4,120pp

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Classic Machu Picchu

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Slip deep into the jungle and hole up in a twinkly, lantern-lit Amazon lodge
  • Delve into the Peruvian Amazon, one of the most biodiverse places on the planet
  • Spot monkeys, walk up in the canopy and kayak with piranha from the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge
  • Journey into the Sacred Valley to meet llama farmers and discover Inca ruins
  • Haggle with the locals at Cusco's lively San Pedro market 




Day 1 London / Lima
Maximise time spent lapping up the colours of your Peruvian adventure by flying overnight to Lima via Madrid.

Day 2 Lima
Head straight to Limas up and coming neighbourhood of Barranco where you can explore the local cafes and art gallery's before settling down over a welcoming sunset 'pisco-sour'.
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Day 3 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 a wide-eyed 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 Amozonica I Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 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 Amozonica I Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 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. 
Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba I Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Urubamba
Strike out to a tranquil grassy wonderland today. Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with its show stopping markets, charmingly flora filled plains and some of the most impressive Inca sites in the country. Highlights of your explorations will include the colourful town of Pisac and the impressive Incan fortress at Ollantaytambo.
Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba I Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Urubamba / Machu Picchu
It's time. Today you will gulp in your first sight of Machu Picchu, the iconic 'Lost City of the Incas'. After a bewitchingly beautiful train journey through the tropical foothills of the Andes you arrive at the bustling town of Aguas Calientes toppling down to the banks of the Urubamba River. Prepare to be transported to another world as you explore the shady walkways and magnificent look out points of Machu Picchu. 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 citadel.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo I Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Machu Picchu / Cusco
Retaining an air of myth and mystery this awe inspiring citadel beckons you back this morning, well, we will leave the choice up to you but the chance to see the early morning sun glint over this heavily anticipated highlight is not often turned down! Returning to Cusco by train soaking up the picturesque villages and little gorges flanking the track, you will be back in time for a last lip-smacking dinner. You can never get bored of Peruvian cuisine, with its frighteningly fresh ceviche and unique fusion dishes.
La Casona Inkaterra I Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 Cusco
Take a walking tour roaming Cusco's cobbled streets and pretty plazas. Wonderfully these streets were made for walking with everything being a civilised distance from the main Plaza de Armas. When you have finished posing for photos amongst the picture postcard archways or relaxing in one of the cities many top-notch eateries head out to the Inca site of Sacsayhuaman, which overlooks the city with its impressive collection of giant stones mind bogglingly placed there by the ancient Incas.
La Casona Inkaterra I Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 Cusco / Lima
It's time to say a sad goodbye to this Inca adventure as you fly home today via Lima.

Pricing
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 10 day suggested holiday will cost from £4,120 per person, based on two sharing, including international flights.

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Peru Map

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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