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Embark upon a Peruvian adventure with this Peru holiday package with an itinerary that will take you to see the best of Peru, all in two weeks. Wander around the core of the city, the Plaza de Armas of Lima, enjoy some retail therapy in the upscale shopping district of Miraflores, gawp at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Arequipa, experience the depths of the Colca Canyon and enjoy the tranquillity of Lake Titacaca. A trip to Peru wouldn’t be complete without a visit to The Sacred Valley of the Incas to see some of the finest Inca ruins, and of course taking a sunrise hike through the jaw-dropping Machu Picchu.
This luxurious 14 day Peru holiday package beings with flying direct to Lima with British Airways. With British Airways being the only airline to fly direct to Peru from London Gatwick, you can enjoy all the refreshments and entertainment on board. This flight goes quite the distance, with 12 and a half hours in the air, you’ll be flying in Business Class to Lima. Relax in a spacious seat which converts into a fully flat bed. Access private lounges, enjoy luxurious spa treatments and indulge in mouth-watering three-course meals with expertly sourced wines.
Upon landing in Lima you will transfer to the Belmond Miraflores Park hotel for the next two nights.
When people discuss great South American cities, Lima is often overlooked. But Peru’s capital can hold its own against its neighbours. It has an oceanfront setting, colonial-era splendour, sophisticated dining and nonstop nightlife. Even though the city may be clogged with traffic and fumes, don’t let this be a deterrent. Wander around the nearby districts surrounding the Plaza de Armas, among the gnarled olive trees of San Isidro’s Parque El Olivar and you’ll find yourself well and truly charmed.
Take a short domestic flight from Lima to Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage site set amongst three magnificent snow-covered volcanoes. Here you’ll be staying in the Casa Andina Private Collection for one night.
This jaw-dropping white-stoned city is one of the most visually-stunning cities in Peru. It shines under the striking sun at 2350 metres above sea level. It is abuzz with people mingling at bars and cafés in 500-year-old buildings and shoppers seeking the finest alpaca threads anywhere in the country.
Next up on this incredible Peru holiday package, transfer to Colca Canyon from Arequipa, where you’ll stay in the Colca Lodge for two nights.
The Colca Canyon in southern Peru’s Arequipa region is an area of astounding scenic beauty, best known as one of the world’s deepest canyons. The valley also features an incredible amount of Inca and pre-Inca agricultural terraces and the irrigation systems necessary to operate them.
Located between Bolivia and Peru, Lake Titicaca is one of the most fascinating lakes in the world. Situated at a very high altitude of over 3800 metres above sea level and a sacred place for the Inca civilization. The town of Puno is also an interesting place to visit during your stay, as it’s the capital of Peru’s folklore and has a beautiful old cathedral. You’ll be staying in Lake Titicaca at the Libertador Lago Titicaca hotel for two nights.
Leaving Lake Titicaca, you’ll board the Belmond Andean Explorer to Cusco. This train journey is one of the highest on earth. Cross the highest plains of the Andes, from the reflective beauty of Lake Titicaca to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire.
Disembarking in Cusco you’ll discover the old-world charm and contemporary indulgence of the Belmond Palacio Monasterio, here you’ll stay for one night.
Cusco is a beautiful city with well-preserved colonial architecture, evidence of a rich and complex history. The city itself represents the centre of indigenous Quechua culture in the Andes, and by merely walking the streets one sees the layers of history. Spanish colonial buildings erected directly atop Inca walls line the square, while the modern tourist nightlife flourishes in their midst.
Take the scenic drive from Cusco through the stunning landscape to The Sacred Valley of the Incas, a relaxed and beautiful stretch of small villages and ancient ruins. You’ll stay in The Sacred Valley for two nights at the Belmond Rio Sagrado.
The magnificent Inca ruins found from Pisac to Ollantaytambo and beyond are some of the finest not only in Peru, but also in all the Americas and are testaments to the region’s immense ceremonial importance.
From The Sacred Valley you’ll take the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu, Peru’s most iconic attraction. This train journey is one of the most incredible train journeys in the world.
Explore Machu Picchu in unrivalled depth with the site’s former resident archaeologist, Alfredo Mormontoy Atayupanqui, and stay overnight at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, located beside the citadel.
Rise early and enjoy a walk through Machu Picchu at sunrise. You can choose to take one of two hikes with your guide, or just relax and continue exploring the magnificent citadel on your own. You will then board the Belmond Hiram Bingham to return back to Cusco, where you will stay in the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas for an additional two nights.
You will have another chance to explore Cusco before catching a domestic flight back to Lima, and then heading off on your British Airways Business Class flight back to London Gatwick. If you still want to see more then why not extend your stay, you can choose to stay extra nights anywhere along the way or maybe add in a stop-over in another South American country.
With prices from £6875 per person, including flights and transfers for this Peru holiday package. Give us a call today and you could be discovering Peru on this incredible adventure!