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Epic Peru

15 Days from £2,849

This intriguing country is like nowhere you've been before, where Incan ruins, lost civilisations and intoxicating landscapes are king. Peru is like a continent in miniature. Take in its jaw‑dropping diversity – from icy Andean peaks and volcanostudded scenery, to the ‘City of Kings’ and the cloud-topping citadel of Machu Picchu. Add a stay in the rainforest to experience even more.

Departure from: Sep 2018 - Nov 2019

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • ​Return flights from Heathrow with Avianca and internal flights
  • 12 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels plus 2 nights in flight
  • 18 meals: 13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide
CLASSIC TOURING
ALL BREAKFASTS

Included holiday highlights

 

  • Tour of Lima
  • The Pachacamac Temple in the valley of Lurin
  • Cruise the Ballestas Islands
  • See the famous Nazca Lines
  • Visit the 'White City' of Arequipa
  • See the spectacular Colca Canyon
  • Guided tour of the Sillustani ruins
  • Lake Titicaca and the floating islands
  • Tour of Cuzco
  • Machu Picchu guided tour



 


Your Itinerary

HIDE FULL ITINERARY

DAY 1 UK/Lima via Bogotá

Depart on your scheduled flight to Lima via Bogotá . You'll arrive on the morning ​of day 2, when we'll transfer you to your overnight hotel. If you are travelling on a regional flight, you'​ll arrive late in the evening of day 1, and we'll transfer you to your hotel for a two-night stay

DAY 2 Lima

You'll get to see the highlights of Lima today on a tour of the city. While its colonial past is clearly evident in its beautiful squares, fine churches, palaces and mansions, you'​ll also see the architectural legacy of the Incans and native Indians.

DAY 3 Paracas

Start your day with a journey by road to Paracas along the Pan American Highway, which cuts through a barren desert landscape. We'll stop at the site of the ancient Pachacamac Temple where we'll be transported back to pre-Incan times as we explore. The ruins consist ofadobe walls and pyramids and you'​ll also see the remains of early frescoes. Tonight we will stay in Chincha.

DAY 4 Nazca

We're taking to the water today for a fascinating cruise around the Ballestas Islands. This protected wildlife reserve provides shelter for many different species. On your cruise, keep a lookout for Humboldt penguins, sea lions and more. Later we'​ll travel to Nazca for an overnight stay.

DAY 5 Arequipa

Sit back, relax and take in lovely coastal views as you journey to Arequipa, our base for the next two nights.​

DAY 6 Arequipa

You'll understand why Arequipa is known as the White City after today's tour. It is loomed over by ice-capped volcanoes and as you explore you'll see ma​ny buildings made from white volcanic rock. We'​ll also head inside the Museum of Andean Sanctuaries to see archaeological finds from the Andes, and the Santa Catalina Convent, a masterpiece of colonial architecture.You can choose to spend the afternoon just as you wish. ​

DAY 7 Chivay

After setting off early this morning, a scenic drives takes us to the Colca Canyon, whose steep walls are deeper than the Grand Canyon. This is one of the best places in South America to spot the Andean condor, a magnificent bird of prey, so keep your eyes skyward. We'll stay in Chivay overnight. ​​

DAY 8 Puno

Our next base is Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. We'​ll drive here today and​ on the way stop off at the remote burial site at Sillustani, where the religious rituals of the pre-Inca Colla people will be explained.​

DAY 9 Puno

You're going to enjoy superb close-up views of sacred Lake Titicaca and the Uros floating islands this morning. The lake sits 12,500ft up in the Andes and covers a huge area of 3,500 miles. Spend the afternoon in Puno exploring at your own pace. ​

DAY 10 Cuzco

Four nights in Cuzco will give you plenty of time to explore. Your journey here is going to be a wonderful experience too as you cross the high plateau of the Andes taking in views of traditional rural life. ​

DAY 11 Cuzco

There's plenty to see in Cuzco, so let's head off to explore. We're going to start at a school in the Choco rural community which is supported by the Travelsphere Cares project, before heading to the Koricancha Temple. This ancient Inca palace was the centre of worship of the Sun God. In Cuzco's main square you'll step inside the cathedral, and your tour ends with a visit to the Sacsayhuamán fortress, an impressive example of Inca military architecture. ​

DAY 12 Machu Picchu

You've seen many of Peru's incredible sights so far on your tour, but today offers something really special. You're going to get the chance to explore the ruined 'lost city' of Machu Picchu, perched high above a steep valley and swathed in jungle. Your journey here is by narrow gauge railway, with the last part by bus. A walk with a Local Guide on the mountain top and time to go your own way will help you to uncover its splendour. You'll be able to wander through the temples and terraces and enjoy spectacular views into the lush green Urubamba Valley thousands of feet below. ​

DAY 13 Cuzco

If you'd like to explore Cuzco further, today is free for you to do just that. However, if you'd like to join an optional excursion, why not come with us to the Sacred Valley. First, experience the colour and tradition of Pisac's Indian market, where you can barter for rugs, alpaca-wool sweaters and other native handicrafts. After an included lunch, we'll continue to Ollantaytambo. Originally a fortress settlement, this is one of the few places where the Spanish colonists were defeated by the Incas. As you explore you'll see a town which largely follows its original Inca plan, and a number of Inca ruins can still be seen. ​

DAY 14 Cuzco

Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight to the UK via Lima and Bogotá . ​

DAY 15 UK via Bogotá

You'll arrive back in the UK today. ​


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

HIDE ACCOMMODATION ITINERARY

Day 1 - 2 :

Jose Antonio Hotel
The 4-star Jose Antonio Hotel is located in the heart of Miraflores, close to downtown Lima. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and gift shop. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, mini-bar, TV and hairdryer.

Day 3 :

San Agustin
Located in front of the Pacific ocean, the San Agustin Paracas is the only hotel in the Paracas Bay where all rooms boast an ocean view. Room facilities include a private bathroom, 32 inch TV and safety deposit box.

Day 4 :

Casa Andina Standard
The 3-star Hotel Casa Andina is located just a short walk from the main square in Nazca.

Hotel facilities include a buffet breakfast and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, safe and a TV.

Day 5 - 6 :

Casa Andina Standard
Located within a lovely area of Arequipa, close to the Plaza San Francisco, the recently restored Casa Andina Classic acts as an excellent base to explore the ''White City'' of Arequipa. Hotel facilities include free Wi-Fi in public areas and a 24-hour front desk.

Day 7 :

Casa Andina Hotel Colca
The 3-star Hotel Casa Andina is located in the Colca Valley.

Hotel facilities include a buffet breakfast. Bedrooms have private facilities, safe and a TV.

Day 8 - 9 :

Jose Antonio
The Jose Antonio Puno is positioned in front of the incredible Lake Titicaca, 10 minutes from the centre of Puno. The restaurant''s bar overlooks the lake – an ideal spot for a Pisco sour!

Day 10 - 13 :

Jose Antonio
The 4-star Jose Antonio is located in the heart of the archaeological centre of Cusco. Hotel facilities include a restuarant and a bar. Bedrooms have private facilities, mini-bar, hairdryer, safe and a TV.


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Manchester

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Wednesday 26 September 2018

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Norwich (Intl)

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Birmingham (Intl)

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Wednesday 12 September 2018

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Wednesday 26 September 2018

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Aberdeen (Dyce)

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Wednesday 26 September 2018

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Cardiff

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Wednesday 12 September 2018

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Tuesday 25 September 2018

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Wednesday 07 November 2018

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Tuesday 20 November 2018

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Wednesday 21 November 2018

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Tuesday 20 November 2018

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Wednesday 21 November 2018

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Tuesday 20 November 2018

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Wednesday 21 November 2018

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Tuesday 20 November 2018

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Bristol

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Tuesday 20 November 2018

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Wednesday 21 November 2018

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Norwich (Intl)

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Tuesday 20 November 2018

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Wednesday 21 November 2018

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Birmingham (Intl)

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Wednesday 07 November 2018

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Wednesday 07 November 2018

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Tuesday 20 November 2018

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Wednesday 21 November 2018

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London (Heathrow)

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Wednesday 07 November 2018

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Thursday 08 November 2018

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Tuesday 20 November 2018

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Tuesday 20 November 2018

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WED 10 APR 19

London (Heathrow)

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Wednesday 10 April 2019

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Thursday 11 April 2019

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Tuesday 23 April 2019

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Wednesday 01 May 2019

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Tuesday 14 May 2019

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Tuesday 22 October 2019

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London (Gatwick)

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Wednesday 06 November 2019

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Tuesday 19 November 2019

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Wednesday 20 November 2019

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Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Sacred Valley of the Incas and Ollantaytambo

FROM £70

Visit Chinchero, a small picturesque Andean village. Enter the home of a textile artisan, where you will see some of his original work and learn about his techniques, as well as his creative process. Then visit its significant Inca ruins dating from the end of the 15th Century, as well as a beautiful traditional church. Afterwards, on the road to Ollantaytambo, you will stop at the Racchi viewpoint, for one of the best views of the Sacred Valley. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Then it is on to Ollantaytambo, one of the most representative building complexes of the Inca Empire and site of one of the Spanish Conquistadors' rare strategic defeats. Famous for its terraced fields, Ollantaytambo was a very effective fortress and also a religious center. Finally, you will stop at the village of Ollantaytambo, known as "the only living Inca town". It is the best surviving example of Inca urban planning, with stone-paved streets that have been inhabited since the 12th Century.

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Epic Peru with Amazon Add-on

Extend your holiday to 18 days from £599

Sep 2018 - Nov 2019 Departures

Extend your holiday with this three-night add-on, a unique opportunity to experience the heart of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. A place of incredible biodiversity, the rainforest is home to a diverse array of exotic creatures, from castanet frogs to howler monkeys. You will stay at a hotel such as the 3-star Hacienda Concepcion, located on the banks of the Madre de Dios River, a tributary of the Amazon. The lodge accommodation is simple in style – there are individual bungalows with mosquito nets, en suite facilities with hot water and a terrace with hammocks, and there is also a restaurant, bar and massage spa. A Tour Manager will accompany you on this add-on.

Epic Peru with Galapagos Add-on

Extend your holiday to 20 days from £3,199

Sep 2018 - Nov 2018 Departures

You can choose to extend your holiday with an overnight stay in Guayaquil and a 4-night cruise through the incredible Galapagos Islands on board the Galapagos Coral, which begins on Day 14 of your holiday. These islands, home to an astonishing array of thrilling wildlife, are a nature-lover’s paradise, and you’ll explore them in the company of expert guides. Enjoy island walks, the chance to snorkel among fascinating marine life and a visit to San Cristobal Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre during your cruise. Please note: You will not be accompanied by a Tour Manager.

Local Knowledge

We asked one of our Tour Managers to sum up what they really love about this tour. Here's what they said:

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

For a taste of Cuzco local life and a journey for all your senses, make your way to San Pedro Market.

ALISON BISSET - TOUR MANAGER

Epic Peru


PeruRail

PeruRail operates several trains to Aguas Calientes along the track that was originally laid in 1928.  Your journey will take you on the second highest railroad in the world, along the narrow gauge ride down the Urumbamba River venturing through the spectacular Andes mountain scenery. On route you start your magnificent scenery by viewing the spectacular Mountain Veronica peaking at 3.5 miles high just 15 minutes out of Ollantaytambo.

Moving on from the mountains you will soon vision agricultural terraces on the valley slopes, an array of alpine meadows and tropical rainforest. Your journey brings you to a town called Aguas Calientes situated in the valley below Machu Picchu. From here you will take a bus which travels 13 switch backs up the mountain to your final destination of the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Lost City of Incas.  It was brought to international attention in 1911 by Hiram Bingham. An interesting fact of Machu Picchu is that it was not meant to be named Machu Picchu as the name has been lost forever. Hiram Bingham was actually looking for another city known as Vilcabamba and was pointed in the direction of locals to a place between Machu Picchu (Old Mountain) and Huayna Pcchu (Young Mountain).

The name Machu Picchu has since stuck and is now visited by hundreds and thousands of tourists each year. Here you will then be greeted by an expert guide who will show you every nook and cranny of this remarkable site. There’s free time for you to explore the remarkable ruins and ancient architecture by yourself. With over 150 buildings present on the site every turn is sure to unveil something new and equally amazing! 



The story behind Machu Picchu

Shwe Dagon Pagoda

Perched high in the Andes in a hidden location and seemingly suspended in the mists of the mountain jungle this extraordinary Inca citadel is often referred to as the ‘Lost City’.


A 600-YEAR-OLD MYSTERY

Dating back to the 15th century, it was originally thought that Machu Picchu was a political, religious and administrative centre. More recent theories have also suggested that it was a royal estate, celebrating the military conquests of a mighty Inca ruler. However, mystery still surrounds the true reason as to why this fantastic city was conceived and constructed. Although its function remains a topic of hot debate, what we do know for certain is that Machu Picchu is an engineering marvel. Thousands of labourers worked for 50 years on the wonderfully preserved citadel, and the vast Inca walls of polished stone, built without any mortar, still stand today.

20TH CENTURY REDISCOVERY

The Spanish conquistadors arrived in Peru in the early 16th century but no mention of Machu Picchu was made in their very detailed travel chronicles. It’s possible that German explorers visited the site in the 1860s but apart from this, only the local Quechua people were aware of its existence. It was the Quechuas who in 1911 guided American historian Hiram Bingham through the thick jungle to the remote and isolated ‘Lost City’. The vegetation was so dense it was only possible to map out the site at this stage. Bingham returned in 1912 and again in 1915 to complete the challenging task of clearing the thick forest. It was during this time that he also discovered more ruins along the now famous Inca Trail.

A THRILLING JOURNEY

Today, the journey to remote Machu Picchu is still an adventure. The day starts with a magical trip on the narrow gauge railway to the town of Aquas Calientes. The train travels through deep gorges cut by rushing rivers and enclosed by huge stone cliffs topped with cloud forest. A bus ride completes the experience with a steep and twisting road taking travellers high into the mist-shrouded mountains. Here, the thrilling reward is one of the world’s most astonishing and wonderful sights. A local specialist guide will bring Machu Picchu alive, describing each fascinating area and its possible purpose too.

MACHU PICCHU TOP FIVE

Splendid temples and terraces, and dizzying views of the lush green Urubamba Valley thousands of feet below - at every turn another breathtaking sight awaits. Here are some of our Machu Picchu highlights.

  • Temple of the Three Windows Look out through the huge windows, rare in Inca architecture, to the commanding vistas across the valley.
  • Central Plaza Perhaps join grazing llamas on this vast green space which marks the divide between the grand ceremonial area and the residential and industrial sectors.
  • Temple of the Sun Best viewed from above, this rounded tower may have been used for astronomical purposes by the Incas.
  • Royal Tomb View the step-like altar and sacred niches from the entrance, and speculate on their mystical ceremonial significance.
  • Intihuatana It is likely that this magnificent carved rock was used by Inca astronomers to predict solstices. Stop here for a photo and drink in more glorious views.



DID YOU KNOW?

Hiram Bingham was actually searching for another lost city, Vilcabama, the last stronghold of the Incas, when he discovered Machu Picchu.



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