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Machu Picchu & the Andes

(Tour code: PMJ17)Visit the incredible 'lost city of the Incas' by rail

The lost city of Machu Picchu and the treasures of Peru are unveiled in this high-altitude adventure, combining scenic rail journeys with first class hotels. An unforgettable experience awaits you in this South American paradise on a tour that includes Lima, Arequipa, Lake Titicaca and Cusco.

Tour Highlights
  • Lima
  • Arequipa - the White City
  • Colca Valley, home of the condors
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
  • Andean Explorer
What’s Included (Full details)
  • 2 nights aboard The Belmond Andean Explorer
  • 10 Nights' Hotel Accommodation
  • Selected Porterage

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Fly Options

Regional Departures Available

To make your travel arrangements even more convenient for you, we are excited to announce that we are now offering some regional airport options outside London for this tour.

To view prices and flight options, please click the 'View Dates & Prices' button and select the departure that you are interested in as options may vary. Alternative, click the image on the left to see flight options and call us on 01904 734 111 to book.

Plaza de Aramas, Lima
Days 1-2

Fly to Lima

We depart London Heathrow and fly via Amsterdam to Lima. On Day 2 we enjoy a guided tour of Peru's thriving capital and enjoy some free time.

Days 3-4

Fly to Cusco

Heading to the airport this morning, we board our flight to Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire. On arrival we take a sightseeing tour that includes Plaza de Armas, the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, and the Temple of Koricancha. Day 4 is at leisure.

Machu Picchu
Days 5-7

Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley

Our journey today takes us by scenic rail to visit the 'Lost City of the Incas', Machu Picchu. A winding bus ride takes us up to the city itself, where our local guide explains the history of this site forgotten for 400 years. Take the train to Ollantaytambo on Day 6, enjoying a visit to Ollantaytambo village in the afternoon. Day 7 takes us to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, stopping at Pisac, a Peruvian village famous for its markets. We also see the Inty Huatana temple and spend time with Andean Camels at Avanacancha.

Andean Explorer
Days 8-10

The Belmond Andean Explorer

Today comes a highlight of our tour as we board South America's first luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Andean Explorer. After lunch on board, we arrive in Raqchi, an Inca archaeological site before continuing to Raya where we witness the sun set over the mountains. During the night we pull into Titicaca, the perfect to spot to watch the sun rise on Day 9. Our day continues with a cruise across the lake to the Uros floating islands where we continue to Taquile, home to the Aymara. We are treated to lunch on the beach as well as a traditional dance demonstration. During our journey to Colca on Day 10, we disembark for a tour of the Sumbay Caves, home to an array of pre-historic cave paintings. We disembark the train in Colca after lunch this afternoon.

Colca Canyon
Days 11-12

Colca Canyon and Arequipa

We travel to Colca Canyon this morning, home to the legendary condor. We stop at the 'Mirador Cruz del Condor', the perfect viewpoint from which to spot these magnificent creatures. The next two nights are spent in the 'White City' of Arequipa which we tour on Day 12.

Days 13-14

Return to London

Following an internal flight to Lima, we connect with our onward flight to London, travelling via Amsterdam and arriving on Day 14.


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