Train to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is perhaps the most breathtaking archaeological site in the world. Yet Peru also offers a wealth of other magnificent ancient, colonial and scenic sights.

15 nights from £3295pp

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  • Train to Machu Picchu
  • Train to Machu Picchu

Staying in good hotels with great character and with some free time to relax, this tour reveals Peru’s many wonders, including Cuzco and Arequipa, the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca and, of course, Machu Picchu.

Train to Machu Picchu Itinerary

  • Day 1: Fly to Lima

    Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lima with British Airways and transfer to the Casa Andina Premium Miraflores for 2 nights. (N)

  • Day 2: Lima

    Morning tour of colonial and modern Lima, including Casa Aliaga, the oldest colonial mansion in Lima, and the architectural masterpiece of San Francisco monastery. (B)

  • Day 3: Fly to Arequipa

    Fly over the Andes to Arequipa, a city of white buildings and colonnaded plazas, surrounded by the dramatic landscape of ice-capped volcanoes. Stay at the Costa del Sol Wyndham for 2 nights. (B)

  • Day 4: Arequipa

    Full-day city tour, including the beautiful Santa Catalina convent, which dates from the 16th century, and the Juanita Mummy Museum. (B, L)

  • Day 5: Colca Canyon

    Drive into the Andes towards Colca Canyon (approx 4 hours, partly on unpaved roads, with stops en route). The scenery is breathtaking, with the terraces of the Colca valley and herds of llamas scattered around. Overnight at Aranwa Colca. (B, L)

  • Day 6: Lake Titicaca

    Early morning excursion to Condor’s Cross, where magnificent condors can be seen flying over the canyon. Visit the town of Maca, famed for its pre-Columbian textiles, and continue by road to Puno and Lake Titicaca (approx 6 hours). Stay 2 nights at the Libertador on the shore of the lake. (B, L)

  • Day 7: Lake Titicaca

    Full-day tour of the floating Uros reed islands and Taquile island, with a home-cooked lunch prepared by a local family. (B, L)

  • Day 8: Luxury train to Cuzco

    Take the stylish Belmond Andean Explorer train to Cuzco. Relax over lunch or with a pisco sour in the observation car as you pass through gentle rolling Andean plains where vicuñas and alpacas may be seen. Dinner and overnight on board (bunk bed cabin). Upgrade to a twinbedded cabin from £105 per person. (B, L, D)

  • Day 9: Chinchero • Sacred Valley

    Disembark the train and travel by road to the indigenous village of Chinchero to see its Inca terraces and a traditional weaving demonstration. Continue to the Sacred Valley and stay 2 nights at Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley. (B, L)

  • Day 10: Sacred Valley

    Half-day visit to the Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo, an astounding feat of construction and ingenuity. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

  • Day 11: Machu Picchu

    Drive to Ollanta and take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Tour the spectacular ruins and stay overnight at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel. (B, L,)

  • Day 12: Cuzco

    Morning at leisure or further explore Machu Picchu (purchase ticket at time of booking). Return to Cuzco by rail and transfer to the Casa Andina Premium Cuzco for 3 nights. (B)

  • Day 13: Cuzco

    Morning tour of Cuzco, including the San Blas district, the cathedral and the extraordinary Temple of the Sun at Koricancha. Afternoon at leisure in the Inca capital. (B)

  • Day 14: Cuzco

    Day at leisure or take an optional excursion to the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, Awanacancha llama farm or the ruins of Sacsayhuaman. (B)

  • Days 15-16: Fly to London via Lima

    Fly to London via Lima with British Airways, arriving the next day. (B) (N)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

  • Important information

  • † Inti Raymi festival

    The 12 June 2020 departure coincides with the Inti Raymi festival and has a modified itinerary. It includes a 2-night stay at Colca, the scenic Titicaca train day journey, a stay at the Sonesta Hotel in Cuzco and a full day of ceremonial celebrations in honour of the Sun god.

  • Superior tour

    This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

  • Single supplement

    From £895pp.

  • Itinerary

    The order of the itinerary allows gradual adjustment to the altitude, while taking in the major sights of Peru. There are some early morning starts and long drives. Departures between November and April will fly to Peru via Madrid.

  • Private & tailor-made travel

    This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements.

Tour Highlights

  • Stay overnight at Machu Picchu
  • Visit the oldest private colonial mansion in Lima
  • Spot majestic condors in Colca Canyon
  • Scenic train journey across the altiplano & overnight aboard the luxury Belmond Andean Explorer
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • Small group size - average 16 people (max 26)

Price Includes

4- & 5-star accommodation
Direct international flights with British Airways
Internal flights
Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
Small group size - average 16 people (max 26)
Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
Experienced local tour manager
14 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 2 dinners
Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
Porterage at airports and stations
Inti Raymi+, Easter & Christmas departures

Dates and Prices

2020 Departures £ prices per person based on 2 people sharing

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