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Train to Machu Picchu
- International flights with LAN
- 12 nights' twin share accommodation
- Breakfast daily, 7 lunches & 1 dinner
- Escorted sightseeing
- Local transfer in an air-conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fees
Overnight flight from London to Lima, via Madrid, with LAN. (N)
Day 2 - Lima:
Early morning arrival. Transfer to the Casa Andina Private Collection for 1 night, including immediate occupancy. Day at leisure / optional excursions. (B)
Day 3 - To Arequipa:
Morning tour of colonial and modern Lima, including Casa Aliaga, the oldest colonial mansion in Lima and the architectural masterpiece of San Francisco monastery. Fly over the Andes to Arequipa, an attractive city of beautiful white buildings and colonnaded plazas, surrounded by a dramatic landscape. Stay at the Libertador for 2 nights. (B)
Day 4 - Arequipa:
Full-day city tour, including the beautiful Santa Catalina convent, which dates from 1500, and the Juanita Mummy Museum. (B, L)
Day 5 - To the Colca Canyon:
Drive into the Andes towards the Colca Canyon (taking approximately four hours, partly on unpaved roads, with stops en route). The scenery is breathtaking, with snowy volcanic peaks, the terraces of the Colca valley and herds of llamas scattered around. Stay 2 nights at Casa Andina. (B, L)
Day 6 - Colca Canyon:
Early morning excursion to Condor's Cross, where magnificent condors may be seen flying over the canyon. Visit the town of Maca, famed for its pre-Columbian textiles. Afternoon at leisure to take a walk in the canyon or relax in the natural hot springs. (B)
Day 7 - To Lake Titicaca:
Travel by road to Puno and Lake Titicaca (approximately six hours). Transfer to the Libertador, set on the shores of the lake, for 2 nights. (B, L)
Day 8 - Lake Titicaca:
Full-day tour of the floating reed Uros islands and Taquile island, with a home-cooked lunch prepared by a local family. (B, L)
Day 9 - To Cuzco:
Take the stylish Andean Explorer train to Cuzco (approximately 10 hours). Relax over lunch with a pisco sour and music in the observation car as you pass high Andean peaks, mountain streams and rivers, cultivated terraces and small valley towns. Transfer to the Casa Andina Private Collection for 2 nights. (B, L)
Day 10 - Cuzco:
Morning tour of Cuzco, including the San Blas district, the cathedral and the extraordinary Temple of the Sun at Koricancha. Afternoon at leisure in the Inca capital. (B)
Day 11 - To the Sacred Valley:
In the morning, travel to the Indian village of Chinchero to see its Inca terraces and a traditional weaving demonstration. Continue to the Urubamba market (Wednesday only), where locals trade their corn and potatoes. After lunch, visit the Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo, an astounding feat of construction and ingenuity. Stay overnight in the Sacred Valley at Casa Andina Private Collection. (B, L)
Day 12 - To Machu Picchu:
Drive to Ollanta and take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Tour the ruins and stay overnight at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 13 - To Cuzco:
Morning at leisure or further explore Machu Picchu (purchase ticket at time of booking). Return to Cuzco by rail and transfer to the Casa Andina Private Collection for 1 night. (B)
Day 14 - To London:
Fly to Lima and on to London, via Madrid, with LAN. (B)
Day 15 - London:
Afternoon arrival. (N) Meal Basis: (B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals
The Casa Andina Private Collection is located in the heart of the Miraflores district of Lima close to Kennedy Park. It is a medium sized hotel with 148 rooms decorated in local Peruvian textiles and art. Facilities include a restaurant, small spa and heated swimming pool.
Libertador, Arequipa Hotel
Libertador overlooks Selva Alegre, the city's largest park, and has an imposing view of the Misti volcano. Its location is very quiet and within walking distance of the historical centre. Built in 1940 in a colonial style, the hotel has a modern infrastructure and excellent facilities and offers 88 spacious rooms, a spa, modern gym and swimming pool. In Los Robles restaurant you can enjoy typical Arequipena and international food or you can relax at Los Montoneros bar on the terrace by the pool and gardens.
Casa Andina Colca, Colca Canyon
The Casa Andina, Colca is a small three star colonial style property. It is located in the centre of the colonial town of Chivay in the heart of the Colca Valley. Here guests can enjoy comfortable heated rooms in addition to typical lunches and dinners, the perfect prelude to a stirring folk show. The property has 52 rooms and all of the modern facilities that you could expect from a three star property.
Libertador Lake Titicaca, Puno
The Libertador Lake Titicaca is a first-class hotel situated on the peninsula of Isla Esteves, offering spectacular views over Lake Titicaca. There are spacious public areas, modern rooms with lake views, a restaurant serving fine cuisine, a bar and a games room. This is an excellent base for lake excursions.
Casa Andina Private Collection, Cuzco
Casa Andina Private Collection Cuzco is situated in a large, renovated 16th century colonial house in the old part of Cuzco, just a few blocks walk from the main square. There are 70 rooms and facilities include a restaurant, bar, colonial terrace and internet access.
Casa Andina Private Collection, Urubamba
The 85 room Casa Andina Private Collection Urubamba is located in the Sacred Valley near Cuzco, and is surrounded by Andean peaks. It is part of a small resort offering boutique style rooms, a restaurant with a local ambience, and bar with outside terrace from which one can take in the sights and sounds of the Peruvian countryside.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel, Machu Picchu
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo is situated in 5 hectares of cloud forest garden beside the Urubamba river, a five-minute walk from the station at Aguas Calientes. The hotel consists of 85 rooms in Andean village-style cottages nestled amid the gardens and each accommodation offers spacious private bathrooms, phone and large beds. There is a restaurant with views over the river, a cafe & bar and a spa. The beautiful orchid gardens attract a variety of birds and butterflies, creating a tranquil atmosphere, and there is a small organic tea plantation. There are regular buses to the site of Machu Picchu, a journey of 30 minutes.
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