THE MAJESTY of the ANDES and AMAZON

Join us to explore one of South America’s most fascinating, colourful and cosmopolitan countries, as you marvel at the treasures of the Inca, then enjoy a three nights in the awe-inspiring Amazon Basin.  Enjoy the company of a small group of like-minded travellers as you uncover the secrets of one of the world’s most fascinating civilisations and one of South America’s most colourful countries. Begin your tour in Lima, Peru's cultural, culinary and colourfully modern capital. Fly to Cusco, capital of the Inca civilisation, and gateway to the Sacred Valley and astonishing 'lost city' of Machu Picchu. Spend time discovering Cusco's wonders, then board the PeruRail Titicaca for an unforgettable journey to Lake Titicaca. Explore her shores and islands before the Peruvian altiplano, the Andes with their canyons and volcanoes, condors and alpacas, and the dazzling 'white city' of Arequipa, before three nights immersed in nature in the Amazon Rainforest complete your wonderful adventure.

Highlights

  • A day at Machu Picchu, an unforgettable journey on the Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes.
  • Spend three nights in the awe-inspiring Amazon and choose from a range of wonderful activities and excursions
  • Visit Cusco, a remarkable living citadel
  • Spend a day in awe-inspiring Colca Canyon
  • Ride the 1920s-style PeruRail Titicaca train through the Peruvian Andes to lakeside Puno
  • Search the skies for soaring condors
  • A Lake Titicaca cruise to the Uros Islands and Taquile
  • Tour Lima, the Peruvian capital and 'City of Kings'
  • Explore the Sacred Valley and the ruined Inca stronghold of Ollantaytambo
  • Visit a mineral-laden hot spring

Inclusions

  • 11 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at hotels in Lima (3 nights), the Sacred Valley (2), Cusco (2), Puno (2), Colca Canyon (1) and Arequipa (1), plus two nights on the aircraft
  • Three nights' full-board accommodation at the Hotel Refugio Amazonas
  • Seven lunches and three dinners
  • Narrow gauge Vistadome train ride, to Machu Picchu – the lost city of the Incas
  • Journey through the Peruvian Andes on the 1920’s-style “PeruRail Titicaca Train” to lakeside Puno
  • Guided tours of Lima, Arequipa, Cusco and the Sacred Valley
  • A boat trip on Lake Titicaca
  • Visits to the Inca sites at Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu
  • Return flights to Lima
  • Internal flights from Lima to Cusco, and from Arequipa to Lima
  • Air-conditioned coach and rail travel and transfers throughout
  • Entrance fees to featured sites
  • The services of a tour manager and local guides in Peru