Your Holiday Itinerary - Land of the Incas

Day 1: Arrive Lima (2 Nights)

The Capital of the New World extends a warm welcome on your epic voyage through the iconic and unexpected highlights of Peru. Meet your local host on arrival and transfer to your hotel in the fashionable barrio of San Isidro. This evening, you'll join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at 6 p.m. (W,R) Hotel - Novotel Lima

Day 2: Lima Sightseeing

Ease in to Lima life with a leisurely morning to enjoy the city. Next, you'll connect with the colonial heritage of Francisco Pizzaro's "City of Kings", joining your Local Specialist for a city tour that reveals Lima's colonial splendour. Admire the UNESCO-listed Historic Centre and see the Church of San Francisco, delving into its hidden catacombs, religious art museum and extensive library. Later, you'll embark on a scenic walk through Miraflores with your Travel Director and soak up the local sights and sounds. (B)

Day 3: Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley (2 Nights)

We'll fly to Cusco this morning, the gateway to Peru's treasured Sacred Valley, where you will enjoy a local Peruvian lunch with sweeping views of the Sacred Valley. Then we'll 'Dive into Culture', meeting a Shaman who will perform a special ceremony to welcome us to Peru. Tonight, you'll stay in a hotel along the banks of the Vilcanota River, on the grounds of an old 17th-century colonial hacienda. It is great for morning birders and afternoon walks in the gardens. (B, L, D) Hotel - Aranwa Sacred Valley

Day 4: Sacred Valley

'Connect with Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' lunch, learn about the culture surrounding the production of Giant White Corn. Our hosts will demonstrate the differences between traditional farming techniques and the newer technologies used today. Revel in the romance of the local Marinera dance and local musicans. This evening, meet 'Local Specialist', Peter Frost, a writer, photographer and independent scholar who has explored the Andes and Amazon for 47 years, locating and investigating the previously unknown Inca and pre-Inca site of Qoriwayrachina. He currently resides in Peru and works as an accompanying expert for National Geographic Expeditions. (B, BMG)

Day 5: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

Visit the mystical Incan stronghold of Ollantaytambo, en route to Machu Picchu, a village in the Sacred Valley, set on the Urubamba River amid majestic mountains. It's known for the Ollantaytambo ruins, a massive Inca fortress with large stone terraces on a hillside. Then, ascend to the Lost City in the Clouds aboard the Vistadome train (light snack included). Here you will delve into the mysteries of this once-great civilisation, joining your 'Local Specialist' for an exploration of the temples, palaces and terraces whose construction defy imagination. Visit the iconic great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the intricately carved Intihuatana, most likely used as a sundial centuries ago. We return to our hotel where we'll dine tonight. (B, D) Hotel - Sumaq Machu Picchu

Day 6: Machu Picchu – Cusco (2 Nights)

The ruins of Machu Picchu beckon yet again and we enjoy one final opportunity to reconnect with its story, spending some time on our own to explore the hill-top fortress. Next, we'll journey back to the Sacred Valley by train, stopping en route to Cusco to 'Dive into Culture' and learn about the natural dyeing techniques used by native weavers. Visit the Pisac handicraft market followed by sampling the sweet flavours of chicha as we 'Dive into Culture' yet again, savouring the favourite drink of the Andes. (B) Hotel - Novotel Cusco

Day 7: Cusco Sightseeing

Begin your day at the ruins of the UNESCO-listed Sacsayhuaman fortress overlooking Cusco. Your Local Specialist will guide you through Cusco's colonial centre. Later, you'll join another Local Specialist who will reveal insights into the nearby 13th century Incan settlement of Qoriwayrachina. The afternoon is free. (B)

Day 8: Cusco Sightseeing – Juliaca – Puno (2 Nights)

Fly to Juliaca and meet a Local Specialist to learn about daily life on the Peruvian altiplano. After an included lunch, we'll visit Sillustani, a pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo. Explore the towering chullpas (above ground tombs) before travelling to Puno along the shores of Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the sun. (B, L) Hotel - GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca

Day 9: Lake Titicaca Excursion

Cruise the deep blue waters of Lake Titicaca with a 'Local Specialist', passing floating islands constructed by the Uros Indians. Next, in the midst of South America's largest lake lies Taquile Island, where we'll embark on a private tour to gain insights into the tradition of knitting and weaving for which the local villagers-men and women-are renowned. Enjoy a lunch here and learn more about the islanders' unique way of life upon islets make of totora reeds, which grow in the lake, and are attached to sticks driven into the bottom of the lake. Tonight, we indulge in a Trafalgar highlight-a Regional Dinner at our favourite local restaurant in Puno. (B, L, RD)

Day 10: Puno – Juliaca – Lima – Paracas (2 Nights)

Return to Lima this morning, then continue your journey to the coastal playground of Paracas. Discover what life is like in Peru's rural countryside before arriving to Paracas for dinner at your seaside hotel and an evening at leisure. Perhaps there's even time for a stroll along the Malecon? (B, L, D) Hotel - Aranwa Paracas Resort and Spa

Day 11: Paracas – Nazca Lines Flight

Take to the skies, soaring above the coastal desert to see the enigmatic Nazca Lines, gigantic geometric designs viewable only from the air. Next, stop this afternoon at the Regional Museum of Ica where we'll explore the centuries-old cultures of the Paracas and Nazca. 'Dive into Culture' during a visit to Bodega El Catador to learn about and taste the finest pisco in the country. The rest of the day is free. (B)

Day 12: Paracas – Ballestas Islands – Lima

This morning, connect with nature, cruising around the uninhabited Ballestas Islands, a "mini-Galapagos" teeming with wildlife. See the mysterious Candelabra in Pisco Bay, then return to Lima where this evening, we'll visit the Larco Museum with a Local Specialist. Our journey almost at its end, we'll indulge in a festive Farewell Dinner in the museum's garden restaurant. (B, FD) Hotel - Novotel Lima

Day 13: Depart Lima

Say hasta luego to Peru and its ancient treasures, and take transfer to the airport for your flight home or consider extending your holiday in Lima at the Novotel Lima. (B)

KP = Kick Off Party. B = Breakfast. L = Lunch D = Dinner. WR = Welcome Reception. RD = Regional Dinner. BMG = Be My Guest. FD = Farewell Dinner.

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This tour starts and ends in Lima

April 12

£3501
£3256

August 16

£3542
£3295

April 26

£3524
£3278

September 6, 13

£3542
£3295

May 10

£3471
£3229

September 20

£3895
£3623

May 24

£3542
£3295

October 4, 18

£3542
£3295

June 7, 14, 28

£3542
£3295

November 15

£3542
£3295

July 5, 12

£3542
£3295

December 6

£3542
£3295

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single Supplement is available

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Land of the Incas

13 Day Escorted Tours - 7% Discount

2021 discount prices from £3229

Soar over intricate desert designs carved centuries ago—the vastness of Peru traced from its Pacific edge to the mountain fortresses of the Incas and the shimmering blue of South America’s largest lake, where you will journey to the quiet island of Taquile, still firmly rooted in the past.

This exciting Land of Incas escorted tour comes with a 7% discount saving. To book call Trafalgar Tours direct on 0800 5335616 and quote Travel ref: TT55 plus the tour code.

To receive your 7% discount call Trafalgar direct on 0800 533 5616 and guote the code: TT55.

Land of the Incas

  • 13 days – 1 Country
  • Trip Style: Country Explorer
  • Code: LLIA
  • From: £3209 (per person twin share)
  • Includes: 12 nights’ accommodation. 23 meals.12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
  • All transfers shown
  • On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage (overnight bag) can be taken. Your suitcase will be securely stored and returned to
    you in Cusco.

Trip Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS

Visit Hacienda "Sarapampa", a Quecha word meaning corn field, and savour Peruvian farm-to-table cuisine. Your lively hosts will acquaint you with the production process for what's known as Giant White Corn and you'll have a chance to watch a Marinera performance that showcases traditional dance alongside Peruvian Paso horse showmanship. (Day 4)

STAYS WITH STORIES

Stay at the centuries-old Palacio del Inka in the historic heart of Cusco. (Day 6)

DIVE INTO CULTURE

Meet a Shaman who will perform a Pago a la Tierra ceremony, an ancient ritual of the Andean culture. Visit a local chicheria for a traditional chicha tasting. Learn about the natural dyeing techniques used by native weavers and visit Bodega El Catador to learn about and taste the fi nest pisco in the country. (Days 3, 6, 11)

LOCAL SPECIALIST

For included sightseeing in Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, at Qoriwayrachina, the Peruvian altiplano, Lake Titicaca and at the Larco Museum. (Days 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12)

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Lima, Cusc0

  • Cruise around Lake Titicaca, the Ballestas Islands

  • Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley

  • See the other-wordly Nazca Lines from the air

  • Iconic train journey aboard the Vistadome train

  • Visit the outdoor market at Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman, the Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca

Scheduled Flights

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VIP Door to door UK transfers

We’ve taken care of every detail in our guided holidays, including how you’ll get to and from the airport.

We’ll pick you up from your home in a private car for a stress-free journey to the airport – so your holiday starts the moment you leave your front door. And when you arrive back in the UK, your driver will be waiting for you at the terminal to take you home.

  • We’ll arrange a convenient pick-up time
  • All cars are first-class saloon vehicles
  • Available for journeys within 150 miles of your departure airport

Of course, you can make your own transfer arrangements too. Just advise your travel agent at the time of booking and your invoice will be reduced by £100 per person.

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  • Book and pay in full by 25 February 2021 and you'll save up to 10%.

Please note: All of the above savings are in addition to the Travel 55 discount of 7% that comes when you book direct with Trafalgar using our code: TT55

 


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