Peru Holidays - Machu Picchu


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8 days from £1300

Flights NOT included - see below



 Recommended flight from London: British Airways from London Gatwick (see below).  If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.



For a detailed day-by-day description, with a summary of what's included, please click on the PDF (above right)

DAY 1 - Arrive Lima.

DAY 2 - Morning Lima city tour.  Afternoon free.  (B)

DAY 3 - Fly to Cusco.  Continue to the Sacred Valley.  Ollantaytambo.  (B)

DAY 4 - The train to Machu Picchu (see below).  Visit the ruins.  Overnight in the town of Aguas Calientes just below the ruins.  (B,D)

DAY 5 - Optional return visit to Machu Picchu (supplementary cost) with the opportunity to climb to the summit of Huayna Picchu.  Afternoon train to Sacred Valley and then by road to Cusco.  (B,L)

DAY 6 - Cusco.  Visit Sacsayhuman and other Inca sites.  Afternoon free.  (B)

DAY 7 - Cusco.  At leisure for exploration.  (B)

DAY 8 - Return to Lima (see note below about transit accommodation in Lima).  Depart.  (B)

Prices from £1300 to around £1950 per person, according to the time of year and choice of accommodation (flights not included). 
The price we quote you at the time of booking is guaranteed.


Depending on the timings of your international flights, you may require day room or overnight accommodation in Lima.  We are happy to book this for you; please ask for details.

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Peru Holidays - Machu Picchu

International Flights from the UK.

British Airways fly twice weekly from London Gatwick to Lima (and v.v.) on Sundays and Wednesdays*.  Current timings from April to October (subject to possible change) are as follows (timings are slightly earlier in both directions from November to March):
Gatwick/Lima. Depart at 13.10; arrive Lima at 19.45
/Gatwick. Depart at 21.15; arrive Gatwick at 15.35 (next day)

You can book the flights yourself via the British Airways website.  Alternatively World Discovery can book the flights for you (we levy a service charge of £25 per person for this service).

* From April to October there is an additional British Airways flight on Fridays.

If you prefer to fly on other days of the week, the best option is KLM via Amsterdam, with daily connecting services from a range of UK regional airports.

Flights within Peru
We can book your Lima/Cusco/Lima flights - and include them on your invoice.  If you are flying with LAN via Madrid, it is sometimes less expensive to include these flights in your international ticket. We are happy to discuss the various options with you and offer further guidance.


Standard Hotels
Lima - Britania Hotel
Sacred Valley - Inkallpa
Machu Picchu - Casa Andina Classic
Cusco - Plaza de Armas Hotel

Superior Hotels
Lima - Four Points Hotel
Sacred Valley - Sol y Luna Hotel
Machu Picchu - El Mapi
Cusco - El Mercado

Luxury Hotels
Lima - B Arts Boutique Hotel
Sacred Valley - Rio Sagrado
Machu Picchu - Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
Cusco - Palacio del Inka


Peru Holidays - The train to Machu Picchu


There are three different trains you can choose from for this fantastic journey, starting with Peru Rail's Expedition Class.  You may choose to upgrade for a small supplement to the Vistadome Train or, for the ultimate in luxury rail travel, to the Hiram Bingham Train operated by Belmond Hotels.  Please click on the links for details.

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