Your day-by-day itinerary

Women in food market in Lima Peru

Days 1-3

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.

Local women living on Lake Titicaca, Peru

Days 3-5

Typically Titicaca

Sail to the floating reed islands of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake on earth. You’ll stay in Puno, on the shores of the lake, and glide across the shimmery waters of Titicaca during the day. Lake Titicaca was a sacred place for the Incas, believed to be the birthplace of the sun. Sitting at over 3,800 metres above sea level, it’s steeped in crisp beauty with clear starry nights.

Explore the Cobbled Streets of Cusco

Days 5-7

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.

Three customers on top of the mountain looking down

Days 7-11

Trails and Valleys - Short Inca Trek

If the idea of camping leaves you cold, try this quick Inca trek. Spend a day exploring the snow-capped Andes, marvel at Machu Picchu and sleep in a comfy bed. During this trip, you’ll trek the final part of the Inca Trail, arriving at Machu Picchu in the later afternoon light. You’ll spend a night in a cosy local posada in Aguas Calientes. The next morning, you’ll visit the Sacred City again for sunrise.

After your time exploring the ancient Inca ruins, you’ll hop on a train to the village of Ollantaytambo, your first stop in the Sacred Valley. It’s the best-preserved example of Inca city planning, so it’s packed with fascinating sights. Head up to the Inca fort, with sweeping views, you can watch as the town awakes for the day before exploring its unique Inca courtyards. The following day you’ll journey on to the village of Urubamba, where you’ll have plenty of time to relax.

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