10 Days
From £2,345 PP
In association with Intrepid Travel
See the famous Inca ruins in style on our ultimate Peruvian adventure. Arriving at Machu Picchu on the five-star Belmond train, you’ll also explore the Sacred Valley, see Lake Titicaca and visit Lima and Cusco

We've joined forces with Intrepid Travel, who organise small group journeys with an emphasis on responsible travel, to offer you the ultimate 10-day trip to Peru. In the company of an expert guide, you'll explore the best sites in the Sacred Valley - including magical Machu Picchu.

We've also arranged a fabulous first-class journey to Aguas Calientes, gateway to the Lost City, on the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train. Why? Because a visit to a once-in-a-lifetime destination calls for a once-in-a-lifetime journey.

You'll also get to visit the beautiful islands of Lake Titicaca, do a cooking course and learn how to make the perfect Pisco Sour cocktail in Cusco, and explore capital Lima's churches and palaces.

Our trip is designed with solo travellers in mind. Whether you're single or just want to do something different from your partner or friends, this is a great opportunity to go for it, although if you'd rather travel with someone that's fine too - we've just taken away the single supplement so the price is fair for everyone.

We've also designed the itinerary to ensure there's plenty of time to explore on your own as well as with the small group of like-minded people. You will have a local female guide all the way. So come and join us on an experience of a lifetime - you won't regret it!

To book this trip or request more details, contact Intrepid on the phone number above or email groupsuk@intrepidtravel.com.

Perfect for a solo holiday! Unlike most tours to Peru, ours has NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT, and we use one of Intrepid's experienced local female guides. So our small group tour is a great way to see this South American country on your own and make new friends along the way.

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Price includes

  • All internal transfers and domestic flights
  • Nine nights' accommodation in superior rooms in three- and four-star hotels
  • Meals and drinks as included in the itinerary
  • Activities and guided tours as detailed in the itinerary, including a cooking class and Pisco Sour-making experience; guided walking tours of Lima and Cusco; guided visits to Machu Picchu, Chinchero, and the Ollantaytambo fortress; boat tour on Titicaca Lake
  • One-way train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes on the Hiram Bingham luxury train and return on the Vistadome
  • Entrance fees
  • Excludes flights - these can however be arranged by Intrepid Travel and you can expect to pay around £800pp.
  • Solo travellers will share a room with another group member of the same sex for the duration of the trip. If you want a room all to yourself for the whole trip, a £378 surcharge applies.

All accommodation and activities subect to availability. In the unlikely event that the Belmond Hiram Bingham train is unavailable, you will travel on the luxurious First Class Machu Picchu train operated by Inca Rail.

Price excludes: International flights, international airport departure tax, any visas required, insurance, & tips. This is an exclusive W&H tour and cannot be booked via a third party.

To book this trip or request more details, contact Intrepid on the phone number above or email groupsuk@intrepidtravel.com.

Availability

From
Sun, Sunday, Jun 16
To
Tue, Tuesday, Jun 25
Duration
10 Days
Price per person
£2,345*
* Solo travellers will share a room with another group member of the same sex for the duration of the trip. If you want a room to yourself for the whole trip, a £378 surcharge applies. To enquire & book via email, contact: groupsuk@intrepidtravel.com
Call now to book 02037330844
Quote ref: TS PERU

Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Welcome to Peru
    Lima, Peru

    Sunday 16 June 2019

    On arrival into Lima you'll be met and transferred to the Hotel Antigua Miraflores in the heart of the city. After settling in, you'll meet your guide and take a walking tour around the historical centre, including the majestic Plaza Mayor. You'll then be taken to a fantastic local restaurant for a welcome dinner.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Cusco: Heartland of the Incas
    Cusco, Peru

    Monday 17 June 2019

    In the morning, you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco, former capital of the Incan Empire. Take time to acclimatise to the city's 3,450m-high altitude and explore its Baroque churches and ancient temples.

    In the late afternoon you'll take a cooking class and learn how to prepare some traditional Peruvian recipes then enjoy your creations as part of a four-course tasting menu. Overnight at the San Agustín Plaza Hotel.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Exploring Cusco
    Cusco, Peru

    Tuesday 18 June 2019

    This morning, take a guided walking tour of the city. See the Stone of Twelve Angles at the Inca Roca Palace, and visit the sacred Temple of Coricancha, dedicated to the worship of the Sun. You'll also see the Plaza de Armas and Cusco Cathedral, as well as the picturesque neighborhood of San Blas.

    The afternoon is free for you to explore further before the group joins a fun Pisco Sour tour. Your local guide will tell you all about this traditional drink and its place in Peruvian history, plus you'll get to create and taste them for yourself. Overnight at the San Agustín Plaza Hotel.

    Meals - Breakfast
  4. Day
    4
    Journey to the Sacred Valley
    Ollantaytambo, Peru

    Wednesday 19 June 2019

    In the morning, you'll head to the small Andean town of Chinchero, home of traditional Peruvian weaving. Shop for souvenirs such as hand-painted beads and ponchos.

    Lunch is included as you continue your journey through the Sacred Valley driving along the Urubamba River towards the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, for a tour and to check in to your hotel, the Pakaritampu.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
  5. Day
    5
    Explore magical Machu Picchu
    Machu Picchu, Peru

    Thursday 20 June 2019

    In the morning, you'll take your place on the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham. Enjoy the 1920s-style carriages or soak up the views from the open-air observation car.

    The rail journey from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, gateway to Machu Picchu, is one of the most beautiful in the world - the train descends along the edge of the Urubamba River until it reaches the cloud forest. Enjoy a gourmet brunch and live Peruvian music and dancing on-board before you arrive and are transferred by private coach to the Lost City of Machu Picchu.

    You'll be given a private guided tour of the most important archaeological zones, and will enjoy a wonderful high tea at the Machu Picchu Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Hotel. In the late afternoon you'll take the Vistadome train back to the town of Ollantaytambo, followed by a transfer to the San Agustín Plaza Hotel in Cusco, where you'll stay for two nights.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
  6. Day
    6
    Free day in Cusco
    Cusco, Peru

    Friday 21 June 2019

    Explore Cusco again on your own - or simply spend time relaxing after your incredible day in Machu Picchu.

    Meals - Breakfast
  7. Day
    7
    Cusco to Puno
    Puno, Peru

    Saturday 22 June 2019

    Today you'll travel through the Andean Valley and Plains in a private coach to Puno on the shore of Lake Titicaca in south-eastern Peru. You'll stop off to see the 17th-century Andahuaylillas Church, the archaeological site of Raqchi, also known as the Temple of Wiracocha, and the majestic La Raya Pass with a beautiful view of the Chimboya Glacier.

    Lunch is included en route and you'll be transferred to your hotel, the Casa Andina Premium Puno Hotel, on the shores of Lake Titicaca, when you arrive in the early evening.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
  8. Day
    8
    A day on Lake Titicaca
    Lake Titicaca, Peru

    Sunday 23 June 2019

    The world's highest navigable lake is dotted with 41 islands full of colour and wildlife. You'll do a full day tour by boat to the Uros and Taquile Islands, where people still live in traditional reed houses. A typical lunch will be included in a local family's home, and in the afternoon you'll return to Puno and the Casa Andina Hotel by boat.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
  9. Day
    9
    Back to Lima
    Lima, Peru

    Monday 24 June 2019

    In the morning, you'll be transferred to Juliaca Airport (one hour from Puno) to take your internal flight to Lima.

    You'll have time for last-minute shopping or sightseeing before your farewell dinner at La Huaca Pucllana, and your overnight stay at the Antigua Miraflores Hotel.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  10. Day
    10
    Return to the UK
    Lima, Peru

    Sunday 25 June 2019

    Today you will be transferred to Lima international airport for your flight back to the UK.

    Want to stay a while longer before heading home? Contact Intrepid Travel to organise any additional South America travel plans.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

Hotel Antigua Miraflores

4
Lima, Peru

A charming family-run Spanish-colonial style mansion in the heart of Lima, Peru.

San Agustin Plaza

4
Cusco, Peru

Just 300 metres away from Cusco's main square, this welcoming 12-room hotel also has a popular restaurant serving local specialities.

Pakaritampu Hotel

4
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Pakaritampu Hotel is in the heart of the Sacred Valley, in the village of Ollantaytambo. It is two minutes away from the train station with direct connection to Machu Picchu.

Casa Andina Premium Puno

4
Puno, Peru

On the shores of Lake Titicaca, Casa Andina Premium Puno boasts beautiful views of this famous lake - with great dining and comfortable rooms.

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Availability

From
Sun, Sunday, Jun 16
To
Tue, Tuesday, Jun 25
Duration
10 Days
Price per person
£2,345*
* Solo travellers will share a room with another group member of the same sex for the duration of the trip. If you want a room to yourself for the whole trip, a £378 surcharge applies. To enquire & book via email, contact: groupsuk@intrepidtravel.com
Call now to book 02037330844
Quote ref: TS PERU