Train to Machu Picchu

Resort: Train to Machu Picchu
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Peru
Price From: £2895.00


Machu Picchu is perhaps the most
breathtaking archaeological site in the
world. Yet Peru also offers a wealth of other
magnificent ancient, colonial and scenic sights.
Staying in good hotels with great character
and with some free time to relax, this tour
reveals Perus many wonders, including Cuzco
and Arequipa, the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca
and, of course, Machu Picchu


Day 1: Fly to Lima

Fly from London (regional connections available)
to Lima with British Airways and transfer to the
Casa Andina Premium Miraflores for 2 nights. (N)

Day 2: Lima

Morning tour of colonial and modern Lima,
including Casa Aliaga, the oldest colonial
mansion in Lima, and the architectural
masterpiece of San Francisco monastery. (B)

Day 3: Fly to Arequipa

Fly over the Andes to Arequipa, a city of white
buildings and colonnaded plazas, surrounded
by the dramatic landscape of ice-capped
volcanoes. Stay at the Costa del Sol Wyndham
for 2 nights. (B)

Day 4: Arequipa

Full-day city tour, including the beautiful
Santa Catalina convent, which dates from
the 16th century, and the Juanita Mummy
Museum. (B, L)

Day 5: Colca Canyon

Drive into the Andes towards Colca Canyon
(approx 4 hours, partly on unpaved roads, with
stops en route). The scenery is breathtaking,
with the terraces of the Colca valley and herds
of llamas scattered around. Overnight at
Aranwa Colca. (B, L)

Day 6: Lake Titicaca

Early morning excursion to Condors Cross,
where magnificent condors can be seen flying
over the canyon. Visit the town of Maca, famed
for its pre-Columbian textiles, and continue
by road to Puno and Lake Titicaca (approx 6
hours). Stay 2 nights at the GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca on the
shore of the lake. (B, L)

Day 7: Lake Titicaca

Full-day tour of the floating Uros reed islands
and Taquile island, with a home-cooked lunch
prepared by a local family. (B, L)

Day 8: Luxury train to Cuzco

Take the stylish Belmond Andean Explorer train
to Cuzco. Relax over lunch or with a pisco sour
in the observation car as you pass through
gentle rolling Andean plains where vicuas and
alpacas may be seen. Dinner and overnight
on board (bunk bed cabin). Upgrade to a twinbedded
cabin from £105 per person. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Chinchero Sacred Valley

Disembark the train and travel by road to
the indigenous village of Chinchero to see
its Inca terraces and a traditional weaving
demonstration. Continue to the Sacred
Valley and stay 2 nights at Casa Andina
Premium Sacred Valley. (B, L)

Day 10: Sacred Valley

Half-day visit to the Inca fortress at
Ollantaytambo, an astounding feat of
construction and ingenuity. Afternoon at
leisure. (B)

Day 11: Machu Picchu

Drive to Ollanta and take the Vistadome train
to Machu Picchu. Tour the spectacular ruins
and stay overnight at the Inkaterra Machu
Picchu Hotel.
(B, L, D)

Day 12: 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 Premium Cuzco for 3 nights. (B)

Day 13: 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 14: Cuzco

Day at leisure or take an optional excursion to
the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, Awanacancha
llama farm or the ruins of Sacsayhuaman. (B)

Days 15-16: Fly to London via Lima

Fly to London via Lima with British Airways,
arriving the next day. (B) (N)

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