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10 days from £1600

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 - By the Andean Explorer train across the Altiplano to Lake Titicaca.  (B,L)

DAY 9 - By boat on Lake Titicaca to the reed islands and also Taquile Island.  Afternoon free.  (B)

DAY 10 - Return to Lima (see note below about transit accommodation in Lima).  Depart.  (B)

Prices from £1600 to around £2350 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.

Peru Holidays - Cusco - Plaza de ArmasPeru Holidays - The Andean Explorer stops en route at La Raya, the highest point on the journey between Cusco and Lake Titicaca at 4,071 metres/14,172ft).

Peru Holidays - Lake Titicaca - Reed Islands and balsa boat

International Flights from the UK.

British Airways fly three times a week from London Gatwick to Lima (and v.v.) on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays from April to October*.  This means that you could follow this 10 day itinerary with direct British Airways flights departing on either Wednesday or Friday.  Timings are as follows:
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 these 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 November to March there are only 2 British Airways flights (on Sundays and Wednesdays) which means that this 10 day itinerary would not therefore be possible using their services.  During this perios we would therefore recommend the daily services of KLM via Amsterdam.  Current timings are as follows:
Heathrow/Amsterdam. Depart at 08.45; arrive Amsterdam at 11.50
Amsterdam/LIma. Depart at 12.30; arrive Lima at 18.05
Lima/Amsterdam. Depart at 20.10; arrive Amsterdam at 15.40 (next day)

Amsterdam/Heathrow. Depart at 16.55; arrive Heathrow at 17.10
KLM also have connecting flights from several UK regional airports.

Flights can be booked via the KLM website.  From April to October you could also choose to use KLM if the Wednesday and Friday departures don't fit in with your plans.

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

Puno - Sonesta Posada del Inca

Superior Hotels
Lima - Four Points Hotel
Sacred Valley - Sol y Luna Hotel
Machu Picchu - El Mapi
Cusco - El Mercado
Puno - Casa Andina Private Collection

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


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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