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PERUVIAN HIGHLIGHTS

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Overview


Flying in and out of Lima, this is a shorter tour that packs in all the highlights of Peru so you benefit from the full Peruvian experience. 
 
Start in the country’s capital, enjoying the clash of old and new. Cosmopolitan districts sit alongside centuries-old architecture, promising a unique city experience. Lima boasts one of the best culinary scenes in Latin America, so you’re guaranteed some truly memorable meals. 
 
A stay in Cuzco, a former capital of the Inca empire allows you to explore more of the deep history of the region. Explore ancient ruins and sacred sites before journeying on to the highlight of any Peruvian trip – Machu Picchu. The citadel is an iconic sight, and on this tour you will get chance to explore and learn about its history. 
 
The last leg of your holiday sees you travel across the mountainous backdrop to reach Lake Titicaca. Here you can learn about the Uros tortura reed islands, hike on Taquile Island and enjoy the truly stunning panoramic views across the sparkling waters.
 
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Itinerary


Day 1 - UK – Lima
Catch your direct flight to Lima, arriving in the early evening. Your Lima hotel, Courtyard by Marriott, is located in the stylish Miraflores neighbourhood. This is a fantastic district to explore and get a feel for the Lima culture – some of the best restaurants in Latin America can be found here. A short walk from the hotel, Larcomar is Lima’s premier shopping and entertainment complex.
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Day 2 - Lima
Spend the day exploring Lima, whose historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop by famous sights such as the cathedral, Archbishop’s palace and City Hall. Admire the city’s historic architecture, which sits alongside upmarket, modern neighbourhoods. Enjoy the picturesque views from the Parque del Amor (Park of Love), and explore the Larco Museum, which houses thousands of artefacts daring back over 3,000 years.
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Day 3 - Lima – Cuzco – Sacred Valley
Explore the splendour of the Sacred Valley, a rich and verdant landscape dotted with many rustic villages, important sites and patchwork fields. Experience the indigenous way of life in villages such as Pisac and Cinchero, and browse the traditional markets for souvenirs. The Ollantaytambo fortress is set within a charming town, and is well worth exploring.
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Day 4 - Sacred Valley
Spend the morning taking in the bucolic beauty of the area, before going sightseeing. The town of Maras is home to sparkling salt pans, and Moray’s ancient circular terraced ruins are fascinating. Visitors to the valley have a whole host of activities to choose from, ranging from the relaxing (cooking classes, pottery workshops) to the exhilarating (kayaking, rafting, mountain biking).
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Day 5 - Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu
Today you will travel to the town of Aguas Calientes by train. The town is the gateway to the iconic Machu Picchu. This world wonder is an imposing structure, and today you will have time to explore its many secrets. The fortress’ mysterious atmosphere is often boosted by an atmospheric curtain of mist, but is always impressive.
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Day 6 - Machu Picchu – Cuzco
Watch the early-morning sunrise from Machu Picchu itself, before spending the morning doing even more exploring. Huyana Picchu affords aerial views of the citadel itself, perfect for those holiday snaps. Back in Aguas Calientes, hop onto the train that will take you to Poroy, just outside the ancient city of Cuzco. Here you will find ancient buildings and ruins, alongside a burgeoning gastronomy scene and plenty of fascinating churches.
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Day 7 - Cuzco
Discover the city in a day of exploration. The imposing cathedral sits next to the main square (Plaza de Armas), and along with the Koricancha temple is a ‘must visit’ attraction in the city. Nearby, admire the gargantuan structure of the Sacsayhuaman fortress, once believed to have functioned as a solar calendar.
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Day 8 - Cuzco – Puno, Lake Titicaca
You will travel by road to the town of Puno, perched next to Lake Titicaca. At Andahuaylillas admire the 17th century church and its ornate organ, before heading for the Incan ruins at Racchi. Continue over the rocky terrain as the sun sets, and arrive at the lake in the early evening.
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Day 9 - Lake Titicaca
Spend the last full day of your holiday exploring the beautiful Lake Titicaca. According to Peruvian tradition, the lake is the birthplace of the sun, and it is the largest in South America. Taquile Island affords spectacular views over the water, and is home to a thriving community. Visit the tortura reed islands, and meet the Uros people who inhabit them.
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Day 10 - Lake Titicaca – Lima – UK
Travel to Juliaca airport for your trip back to the UK via Lima.
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