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.

The main square in Arequipa, Peru

Days 3-5

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.

Person watching a condor fly in Peru

Days 5-7

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.

Local women living on Lake Titicaca, Peru

Days 7-9

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 9-11

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.

woman overlooking mountain viewpoint in peru

Days 11-15

Following Ancient Footsteps – Inca Trail

Over five days, you’ll complete the classic Inca Trail, twisting into the mountains for 44km along an ancient Inca trade route. You’ll cross mountain passes measuring a heady 4,200m, sleeping in tents on the way and stop to soak up the incredible scenery. It’s not for the faint-hearted, but when you see Machu Picchu emerge between the morning clouds, you’ll efforts will be rewarded a thousand times over.

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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 heading to your colonial boutique hotel in Arequipa. Finally, in Cusco, you can relax in the quiet garden of your stylish hotel in the San Blas area of the city.

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