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Epic Peru

15 Days from £2,899

Follow in the footsteps of intrepid adventurers as you explore Peru, an intriguing country like nowhere you've been before. Discover the colonial past of its capital, Lima, journey along the Pan American Highway to the ancient Pachacamac Temple and cruise around the Ballestas Islands, keeping a lookout for Humboldt penguins and sea lions. In the 'White City' of Arequipa – loomed over by ice-capped volcanoes – uncover archaeological Andean treasures then take a scenic drive via the immense Colca Canyon. Gaze skyward to spot Andean condors as you head to Puno, set on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Sitting 12,500ft up in the Andes, it is home to the Uros floating islands, which you'll discover before you travel to Cuzco. During a four-night stay here, walk amongst ancient Inca sites, none more thrilling than the 'lost city' of Machu Picchu. Perched high above a steep valley and swathed in jungle, this incredible site is the pièce de résistance of your tour.

Departure from: Apr 2019 - Nov 2020

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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

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

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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

Today is free for you to make your own discoveries in Cuzco. However, if you'd like to join an optional excursion, why not come with us to the Sacred Valley.
This day of exploration begins in Chinchero, a typical Andean village, where we're invited into a local home to meet a craftsman who will tell us all about the production of traditional textiles. The village is also home to a beautiful adobe church built in the early 1600s by the Spanish and Inca ruins dating back to the 15th century. Prior to lunch in a restaurant we'll head to the Racchi viewpoint to take in amazing views over the Sacred Valley. In the afternoon we arrive in Ollantaytambo, an Incan military, religious and agricultural centre located at the top of a mountain. This fortress settlement is one of the few places where the Spanish colonists were defeated by the Incas. The present town, which we will explore, largely follows its original Inca plan, with stone-paved streets and a number of ruins remaining.

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.

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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 :

DM Hoteles Nazca
DM Hoteles Nazca is a wonderful property that combines classic style with a great location, being situated just a short walk from the city’s main square. The hotel has a large and spacious courtyard that has a refreshing swimming pool in its centre. Both local and international dishes can be enjoyed at the in-house restaurant, and there is also free WIFI readily available. The air-conditioned rooms are furnished with private facilities, a safe as well as a TV.

Day 5 - 6 :

San Agustin Posada del Monasterio

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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 :

XIMA Puno Hotel
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Day 10 - 13 :

XIMA Cusco Hotel
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Dates and Prices

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WED 10 APR 19

London (Heathrow)

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£3,099

£2,949

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Outbound
Avianca

Wednesday 10 April 2019

Departs

22:40 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

03:50 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca

Avianca

Thursday 11 April 2019

Departs

06:25 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

Arrives

09:30 Lima (Jorge Chavez Intl)

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Avianca

Inbound
Avianca - AV

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Departs

15:50 Cuzco (Velazco Astete)

Arrives

19:17 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca

Avianca - AV

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Departs

22:55 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

Arrives

15:35 London (Heathrow)

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Avianca

WED 01 MAY 19

London (Heathrow)

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£3,249

Available

Outbound
Avianca

Wednesday 01 May 2019

Departs

22:40 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

03:50 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca

Avianca

Thursday 02 May 2019

Departs

06:25 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

Arrives

09:30 Lima (Jorge Chavez Intl)

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Avianca

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Avianca - AV

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Departs

15:50 Cuzco (Velazco Astete)

Arrives

19:17 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca

Avianca - AV

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Departs

22:55 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

Arrives

15:35 London (Heathrow)

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Avianca

WED 03 JUL 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£3,249

£3,099

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Avianca

Wednesday 03 July 2019

Departs

22:40 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

03:50 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca

Avianca

Thursday 04 July 2019

Departs

06:25 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

Arrives

09:30 Lima (Jorge Chavez Intl)

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Avianca

Inbound
Avianca - AV

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Departs

15:50 Cuzco (Velazco Astete)

Arrives

19:17 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca

Avianca - AV

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Departs

22:55 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

Arrives

15:35 London (Heathrow)

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Avianca

WED 11 SEP 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£3,149

Available

Outbound
Avianca

Wednesday 11 September 2019

Departs

21:40 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

04:05 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca

Avianca

Thursday 12 September 2019

Departs

06:25 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

Arrives

09:30 Lima (Jorge Chavez Intl)

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Avianca

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Avianca - AV

Tuesday 24 September 2019

Departs

16:47 Cuzco (Velazco Astete)

Arrives

20:14 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca

Avianca - AV

Tuesday 24 September 2019

Departs

23:04 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

Arrives

15:30 London (Heathrow)

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Avianca

WED 09 OCT 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£3,149

£2,999

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Avianca

Wednesday 09 October 2019

Departs

22:40 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

03:50 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca

Avianca

Thursday 10 October 2019

Departs

06:25 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

Arrives

09:30 Lima (Jorge Chavez Intl)

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Avianca

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Avianca - AV

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Departs

15:50 Cuzco (Velazco Astete)

Arrives

19:17 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca

Avianca - AV

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Departs

22:55 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

Arrives

15:35 London (Heathrow)

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Avianca

WED 06 NOV 19

London (Gatwick)

GUARANTEED

£3,049

£2,899

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Air Europa

Wednesday 06 November 2019

Departs

17:20 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

20:45 Madrid (Barajas)

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Air Europa

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Air Europa - UX

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Departs

16:30 Lima (Jorge Chavez Intl)

Arrives

05:10 Madrid (Barajas)

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Air Europa

Air Europa - UX

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Departs

07:50 Madrid (Barajas)

Arrives

09:10 London (Gatwick)

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Air Europa

WED 04 MAR 20

London (Heathrow)

£3,099

£2,949

Available

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Avianca

Wednesday 04 March 2020

Departs

21:40 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

04:05 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca

Avianca

Thursday 05 March 2020

Departs

05:34 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

Arrives

08:34 Lima (Jorge Chavez Intl)

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Avianca

Inbound
Avianca - AV

Tuesday 17 March 2020

Departs

17:45 Lima (Jorge Chavez Intl)

Arrives

20:30 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca - AV

Tuesday 17 March 2020

Departs

23:04 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

Arrives

14:45 London (Heathrow)

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Avianca

WED 29 APR 20

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£3,249

£3,099

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Avianca

Wednesday 29 April 2020

Departs

21:40 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

04:05 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca

Avianca

Thursday 30 April 2020

Departs

05:34 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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08:34 Lima (Jorge Chavez Intl)

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Avianca

Inbound
Avianca - AV

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Departs

17:45 Lima (Jorge Chavez Intl)

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20:30 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca

Avianca - AV

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Departs

23:04 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

Arrives

14:45 London (Heathrow)

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Avianca

WED 01 JUL 20

London (Heathrow)

£3,249

£3,099

Available

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Avianca

Wednesday 01 July 2020

Departs

21:40 London (Heathrow)

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04:05 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca

Avianca

Thursday 02 July 2020

Departs

05:34 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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08:34 Lima (Jorge Chavez Intl)

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Avianca - AV

Tuesday 14 July 2020

Departs

17:45 Lima (Jorge Chavez Intl)

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20:30 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca - AV

Tuesday 14 July 2020

Departs

23:04 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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14:45 London (Heathrow)

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Avianca

WED 12 AUG 20

London (Heathrow)

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£3,169

£3,019

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Avianca

Wednesday 12 August 2020

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21:40 London (Heathrow)

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04:05 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca

Avianca

Thursday 13 August 2020

Departs

05:34 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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08:34 Lima (Jorge Chavez Intl)

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Avianca - AV

Tuesday 25 August 2020

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17:45 Lima (Jorge Chavez Intl)

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20:30 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Tuesday 25 August 2020

Departs

23:04 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

Arrives

14:45 London (Heathrow)

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Avianca

WED 09 SEP 20

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£3,149

£2,999

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Avianca

Wednesday 09 September 2020

Departs

21:40 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

04:05 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca

Avianca

Thursday 10 September 2020

Departs

05:34 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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08:34 Lima (Jorge Chavez Intl)

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Avianca

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Avianca - AV

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Departs

17:45 Lima (Jorge Chavez Intl)

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20:30 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca

Avianca - AV

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Departs

23:04 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

Arrives

14:45 London (Heathrow)

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Avianca

WED 07 OCT 20

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£3,149

£2,999

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Avianca

Wednesday 07 October 2020

Departs

21:40 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

04:05 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca

Avianca

Thursday 08 October 2020

Departs

05:34 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

Arrives

08:34 Lima (Jorge Chavez Intl)

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Avianca

Inbound
Avianca - AV

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Departs

17:45 Lima (Jorge Chavez Intl)

Arrives

20:30 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca

Avianca - AV

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Departs

23:04 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

Arrives

14:45 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Avianca

WED 04 NOV 20

London (Heathrow)

£3,049

£2,899

Available

Outbound
Avianca

Wednesday 04 November 2020

Departs

21:40 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

04:05 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca

Avianca

Thursday 05 November 2020

Departs

05:34 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

Arrives

08:34 Lima (Jorge Chavez Intl)

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Avianca

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Avianca - AV

Tuesday 17 November 2020

Departs

17:45 Lima (Jorge Chavez Intl)

Arrives

20:30 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

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Avianca

Avianca - AV

Tuesday 17 November 2020

Departs

23:04 Bogota (Eldorado Intl)

Arrives

14:45 London (Heathrow)

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Avianca

Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. 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.

ADD TO TOUR AT CHECKOUT

Add-on

Take the opportunity to maximise your travel experience and extend your holiday with an add-on. The number of days shown is inclusive of the main tour and the price shown is in addition to the cost of the main tour:

Epic Peru with Amazon Add-on

Extend your holiday to 18 days from £599

Apr 2019 - Nov 2020 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.