Markets and Plazas of Lima
Amble among the colonial facades and high rises of Lima, veiled in fog and packed with verve. A proud Latino city perched on crumbling cliffs with a blooming food scene, Lima fizzes with energy. Staying in a traditional posada, you’ll be shown around Miraflores food market and the charming colonial centre by a local Limeño guide.
Sea Lions and Sand Dunes
Sleep next to a surreal desert lagoon and sail around islands crammed with sea lions. Welcome to the curious coastline of Peru. During this trip, you’ll spend three days exploring coastal Peru by private car, where the surreal garúa mist rolls in from the sea. You’ll explore Huacachina and take a boat trip to the Islas Ballestas, where sea lions bark and penguins patrol along the shorelines.
Culture and Cookery in Arequipa
You won’t forget a visit to Arequipa, surely one of Peru’s most charming cities. Wander along cobbled streets to the local market and enter an explosion of colour, sounds and smells. Step inside a local home and learn the secrets of how to cook perfect quinoa, chicha or caldo verde. In the evening you can visit Basilica Cathedral and watch local life unfold with a pisco sour.
Condors in the Colca Canyon
Zigzag into the dizzying Colca Canyon, watch silver-winged condors and visit traditional villages. With ancient terraces carved into the hillsides and alpacas grazing on the plains, it’s an area packed with Peruvian romance. You’ll spend your first night in a cosy hotel and your second with a local family in their home. Enjoy a typical Peruvian breakfast then help out with the daily chores around the farm.
Explore the Cobbled Streets of Cusco
Explore Cusco, the Inca heartland and a city of colourful contrasts. During this trip, you’ll spend two nights in Cusco, the gateway to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. Travellers from all over the world meet here before heading into the mountains, making it a lively hub of restaurants, bars and museums. Scattered with Inca ruins and colonial churches, it’s a brilliant place for an atmospheric wander.
Train Tracks to Machu Picchu
Skip the trekking and take the train to Machu Picchu, arriving in easy style. Train and car are a great way to explore the Sacred Valley without any of the sweat and blisters of trekking. If you’re looking to relax en route to Machu Picchu, it’s absolutely the best way to travel. Explore Inca ruins and enjoy the relaxed pace of life in the valley.
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If you choose to travel In Style, you’ll be upgraded at various destinations throughout this itinerary. In Lima you’ll stay in a colonial villa in the Miraflores district before arriving at your traditional colonial casa in Huacachina. In Nazca you’ll find a comfortable pousada and a pretty colonial boutique hotel in Arequipa. In Ollanta you’ll enjoy a central, boutique hotel then top it all off with a little relaxation in the quiet garden of your stylish hotel in Cusco.
Prices from: £ 2,238 - per person - In Style option