Travel 2 Touring 18/19

LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

SOUTH AMERICA

1

LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

BRAZIL

1

PERU

Lima

3

Machu Picchu

2

RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

1

Cuzco

2

1

Lake Titicaca

Colca

Colca Canyon

LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

1

1

Puno

2

Arequipa

1

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Travel in style staying at some of Peru’s finest hotels • See the magnificent Machu Picchu • Explore the Sacred Valley • Travel on board South America’s first luxury sleeper-train from Cuzco to Arequipa • See one of the world’s deepest canyons – the Colca Canyon LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

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13 day Peru in Style Lima • Sacred Valley • Machu Picchu • Cuzco • Andean Explorer Train • Lake Titicaca • Arequipa • Colca Canyon

Day 1: Arrive Lima On arrival into Lima, take your private transfer to your hotel in the heart of the vibrant San Isidro district. The rest of the day is at leisure. Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center Day 2: Lima – Cuzco – Sacred Valley Fly to the ancient Incan capital of Cuzco and transfer to your hotel set in the heart of the beautiful mountain region of the Sacred Valley. At an altitude of 2,900m it is a perfect place to acclimatise to the Andean elevation, being much lower than Cuzco. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the setting and superb facilities of the hotel. (B) Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa (2 nights) Day 3: Sacred Valley Enjoy a full day’s sightseeing taking in the highlights of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the ancient Incan fortress of Ollantaytambo and the incredible archaeological site of Moray with its circular terraces and the Maras salt pans. (BL) Day 4: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes Transfer to Ollantaytambo Station and take the scenic train journey to Aguas Calientes. On arrival, continue by bus to the entrance of Machu Picchu. The views and ruins are astonishing and your guide will bring this ‘Lost City’ to life. That evening return back to Aguas Calientes for the evening. (BL) Inkaterra Pueblo Machu Picchu Days 5 & 6: Aguas Calientes - Cuzco Your morning is free to perhaps return to the ruins or browse the market of Aguas Calientes before returning to Cuzco by train and road. The following day is free to explore Cuzco at leisure. (B) Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel Day 7: Cuzco – Andean Explorer Train – Lake Titicaca In the morning you board the Belmond Andean explorer train – the first luxury overnight train in South America. Settle in to your luxurious cabin as you journey through spectacular Andean scenery towards Puno. After savouring your first lunch on board disembark for a sightseeing stop at Raqch’I, a fascinating Inca archaeological site brimming with history. Soak up the sunset over La Ray Mountain

Range before enjoying an elegant dinner on board. The train stables in Lake Titicaca where you will spend your first night. (BLD) Belmond Andean Explorer Train (2 nights) Day 8: Lake Titicaca Wake early to catch the sunrise over Lake Titicaca and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast on board. You will embark on a sightseeing trip to the fascinating floating islands of Uros where you will learn about the traditions of the locals and how they have lived on islands made of woven reeds before continuing to Taquile where you will have lunch and a demonstration from traditional dancers and artisanal workers. Later return to the train as you continue the Andean journey After breakfast, disembark the train for an excursion to Lake Lagunillas and Sumbay Caves. After lunch back on board, you complete the final leg of the train journey and arrive in Arequipa in the afternoon. On arrival transfer to your hotel or join a city tour to experience the ‘White City. Your hotel that evening is set minutes from the historic centre of town but has a pool, spa and Jacuzzi and spacious gardens perfect for relaxing and unwinding after a day exploring the city. (BL) Libertador Arequipa Day 10: Arequipa - Colca Canyon Take a scenic bus ride past the snow-capped El Misti volcano to the Colca Canyon, twice as deep as the Grand Canyon and bordered on either side by unspoilt villages. Enjoy a lunch en route before arriving in the traditional town of Chivay. Spend the afternoon at leisure to appreciate the glorious Andean scenery. (BLD) Belmond Las Casitas Day 11: Colca Canyon - Arequipa After an early breakfast, depart for the Cruz del Condor to see the majestic condors in flight. Enjoy lunch in Chivay, and return to Arequipa. (BL) Libertador Arequipa Days 12 & 13: Arequipa – Lima Fly back to Lima for your final night before heading home. Your tour concludes after check out on day 12, if you have a free day before flying perhaps join a city tour or even try your hand at a Peruvian cooking class. (B) Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center to Arequipa. (BLD) Day 9: Arequipa

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PRICES INCLUDE • 10 nights’ premium accommodation in named hotels and 2 nights on board the Belmond Andean Explorer train • Meals as specified: 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 3 dinners • Internal flights, shared transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary DEPARTURES 2019: Fridays (Andean Explorer Train departs Thursday)

TOUR STYLE: Independent Luxury

GROUP SIZE: 1+

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ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 5 stars

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

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