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Highlights Of Peru

South America
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSLPER

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air
  • Excursions: 3

​​Follow in the footsteps of intrepid adventurers in Peru's mountain wilderness. Explore the remains of the Incas' final stronghold in the 'lost city' of Machu Picchu, visit beautiful colonial towns and discover some of the islands of Lake Titicaca on this fascinating trip.

​​Follow in the footsteps of intrepid adventurers in Peru's mountain wilderness. Explore the remains of the Incas' final stronghold in the 'lost city' of Machu Picchu, visit beautiful colonial towns and discover some of the islands of Lake Titicaca on this fascinating trip.

PRICE FROM ? £2999 per person
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What's Included

Just You Tour Manager as your host
Return flights from Heathrow with Avianca via Bogota and internal flights
Use of an airport lounge in the UK
7 nights in 4-star hotels, 1 night’s homestay on one of Lake Titicaca’s islands plus 2 nights in flight
15 meals : 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
Specialist Local Guide
Welcome drink
Overseas transfers & other transportation
Porterage
Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports

Tour of Lima including the cathedral
Visit the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu
Cuzco tour including Sacsayhuaman Fortress
Lake Titicaca’s Uros Islands
Sample the lifestyle of the locals during a
Homestay’ on Amantani Island in Lake Titicaca
Taquile Island & its unique traditions

Not Included

Itinerary

  • Day 1 UK to Lima
  • ​Today you'll fly to Lima, the 'City of Kings'.
  • Day 2 Lima
  • ​Founded in 1535 by the Spanish Conquistador, Francisco Pizarro, much of Spain's colonial influence can still be seen in Lima. Beautiful squares, fine churches and mansions have changed little since the 17th century. Must-see sights include the cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace and the Presidential Palace, which all feature on our included tour. The pre-Inca and Inca artefacts in the city's many museums are also fascinating and you'll have a chance to see them too. Get to know your travelling companions over a drink this evening. ​
  • Day 3 Cuzco
  • ​​It's important to allow your body time to acclimatise to the high altitude in Peru, so we've left today free for you to do just that.​
  • Day 4 Sacred Valley
  • The Valley of the Incas is awash with intriguing sites and fascinating tales. The colourful Chinchero´s Market is full of shops selling all manner of handicraft items - it's a lovely town with a real local feel and you may choose to spend some time here today.

    The impressive Inca ruins of the Ollantaytambo fortress and temple offer an insight into the distinctive Inca building style and also deserve your attention. The site was being built at the time when the Spanish invaded, therefore much of the building was abandoned and remained unfinished.

  • Day 5 Machu Picchu
  • ​The famous ruined city of Machu Picchu was rediscovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham, in 1911. Perched above a steep valley, swathed in dense jungle and often referred to as the 'Lost City', this is a truly incredible site. We travel to Machu Picchu by narrow gauge railway and take the bus up to mist-shrouded mountain tops and the captivating ruins. A Local Guide will accompany us and be on hand to answer questions. Wandering around the site and exploring the ruins for yourself is one of the greatest ways to experience Machu Picchu.​
  • Day 6 Cuzco
  • Cuzco, the former Inca capital, features a fascinating combination of Inca and colonial architecture in its mansions, churches and cobbled streets. Discover the city and the surrounding Inca sites, including the mighty ruins of the stone Sacsayhuaman Fortress, on a tour today.
    Lovely Andean handicrafts and silver jewellery can be found at Cuzco's markets and boutiques. There is also a lively social scene – perhaps spend time with your fellow travellers in one of the inviting cafés or bars. Today you'll also visit a school in the Chocco rural community which is supported by Just You Cares.​
  • Day 7 Puno
  • ​Today we're going to travel to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. We'll travel through magnificent scenery and make several stops en route. First we'll visit Andahuayluillas, where a beautiful 17th century church contains an organ decorated with angels and cherubs. Next we'll call at the ruins of Racchi, and after an included lunch we'll see the archaeological site of Puca-Pucara, before arriving in Puno.
  • Day 8 Lake Titicaca
  • ​We've an early start today, as we make our way to the Uros Islands. Floating on Lake Titicaca, they have been constructed from the totora reed that grows around the edge of the lake. They are home to descendants of the region's native population, and we'll spend some time learning about their day-to-day life before setting sail for Amantani Island.
    This permanent island is located 4,150 metres above sea level and its history can be traced back to pre-Incan times. For a truly unforgettable and authentic Peruvian experience, we're going to stay overnight in the homes of local families here. Your host family will welcome you on arrival and after showing you around their home, you'll sit down to lunch with them.
    Later, we'll journey to one of island's highest points, an ancient ruin known as the Pachatata ceremonial center, where we'll watch the sun as it sets. We'll then head back to our hosts' homes, where dinner will be served accompanied by traditional music.
  • Day 9 Lima
  • After enjoying breakfast with our host families, our explorations of Lake Titicaca's islands continues as we set sail for Taquile Island. Home to a tight-knit community, life here hasn't really changed for more than 1,000 years, and the Taquileños create everything they need themselves, including unique textiles and handicrafts. In fact, UNESCO has even inscribed its textile art on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
    We'll spend time with the locals, learning how both the men and women produce woven and knitted items. There's also time to take in exceptional scenery of terraced fields tumbling down to the bright blue waters of the lake and stone paths dating from pre-Hispanic times.
    Later we'll return to Puno, where we'll head to a restaurant for dinner. We'll then transfer to the airport for our flight back to Lima.
  • Day 10 Lima to UK
  • During a free morning, why not head back into Lima to soak up more sights. Later we'll transfer you to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.
  • Day 11 UK
  • You'll arrive in the UK today.
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Accommodation

    • Jose Antonio Lima 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.
    • Hotel Jose Antonio Cusco
    • The Jose Antonio Cuzco is situated just a few minutes’ walk from the main square. The hotel is fitted with modern amenities but also features stunning colonial details. Rooms are spacious with features including hair dryers, Wi-Fi and cable TV. The hotel also has two great restaurants serving both Peruvian specialties as well as international options.
    • Amantani Homestay
    • Hotel Jose Antonio Puno
    • The Jose Antonio Puno is positioned in front of the incredible Lake Titicaca, 10 minutes from the centre of Puno. The restaurant''s bar overlooks the lake – an ideal spot for a Pisco sour!
    • XIMA Puno Hotel
    • Jose Antonio Lima 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.
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Optional Excursions

​Sacred Valley & Ollantaytambo​

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Further Information

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