based on 12 nights inc. flights & selected experiences
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
Boat transfers in the Amazon
Full Board and activities on the Lares Trek
International economy flights and taxes from the UK
Full Board and activities
Based on 2 people sharing.
Avoid the crowds and trek to Machu Picchu in style staying at wonderful mountain lodges
Visit unspoiled Andean communities among epic landscapes
Sink into a hot tub to soothe weary muscles after a day's trekking
Encounter playful pink river dolphins while exploring the Amazon
For the adventurous, try the local speciality of guinea pig in Cuzco
April to October is best for time for visiting Peru’s Andean region and main highlights. It is typically sunny in the day and cold at night due to altitude. Heavy rains last from December to end of February with January and February being the wettest months. Peru is very popular in the high season, especially during their many cultural festivals such as Inti Raymi on 24 June, so best to book well in advance. The Amazon can be visited all year.
The perfect trip for adventurous travellers who prefer not to compromise on luxury, this unforgettable itinerary will take you through Peru's diverse landscapes high in the Andes to Machu Picchu, taking in a lodge to lodge trek on the Lares Trail, before flying to the mighty Amazon Rainforest where you will encounter unique cultures and magnificent wildlife.
Your first stop on this adventurous holiday is Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire and a maze of charming cobbled streets and beautifully ornate churches. Stay at El Mercado, built on the premises of a former market, and stroll around this beautiful colonial city enjoying delicious Peruvian cuisine and shopping for authentic local handicrafts. Explore the numerous Inca ruins which surround the city with a private guide, including the impressive Sacsayhuaman and gain an insight into the lives of the Incas before delving deeper into Peru’s history and culture.
From Cuzco, you will embark upon a four-night trek heading for Machu Picchu along the spectacular Lares Trail, staying at luxurious mountain lodges along the way. Completely off the beaten track, each lodge offers comfortable accommodation complete with a hot tub - perfect for soaking aching muscles after a day of trekking. Pass through ever-changing Andean scenery, over high mountain passes, past ancient Inca stairways, snow-capped peaks and remote Andean communities on this 4-night adventure.
Once you reach Machu Picchu you’ll spend a night at Sumaq which sits in the town of Aguas Calientes, a short bus ride or hike up to the ruins. Enjoy an in-depth guided tour of this mysterious site which is a must on any first trip to Peru.
Return to Cuzco by train and spend a final night back at El Mercado, collecting any luggage you may have left behind.
Fly to Puerto Maldonado in the Peruvian Amazon to begin the rest of your adventure, enjoying an enchanting three-night stay at eco-chic lodge Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, where you can spend days enjoying visits into the jungle to view Amazon monkeys, three-toed sloths and caiman in their natural habitat. Set on a private reserve on the banks of the Madre de Dios River, Reserva Amazonica offers a fantastic introduction to this rich and biodiverse region and is the perfect place to end your trip.
Come eye to eye with the primates and birds that live in the treetops of the Amazon rainforest from the canopy walkways at Reserva Amazonica. Towers and hanging bridges link their way through the forest offering a unique perspective.
Explore the magical city of Cuzco on foot with a local guide visiting the highlights from Qoricancha Temple, known as the heart of the Inca Empire, as well as local markets, where you can shop for fine silver, ceramics and famed alpaca crafts.
Explore the Peruvian Amazon, meandering along its rivers and waterways by boat or exploring on foot. Your guide will introduce you to the fascinating flora and fauna here, from the tiniest insects to the colourful birdlife.
A beautiful oxbow lake, home to some truly unique wildlife including the endangered giant river otter, red howler monkeys, macaws and side-neck turtles. The lake's mirror-like reflections and resident wildlife provide countless photographic opportunities.
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