Treasures of Peru: Solo Travellers Tour

This introductory tour of Peru includes the country’s most celebrated sights. Starting in Lima, explore Peru’s ancient, colonial and scenic wonders including Cuzco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Lake Titicaca and, of course, Machu Picchu, perhaps the most breathtaking archaeological site in the world.

Day 1: Fly to Lima
Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lima with British Airways. Transfer to José Antonio Hotel for a 2-night stay. (N)

Day 2: Lima
This morning explore the colonial and modern highlights of Lima, including the Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Columbian site, and the historic masterpiece of San Francisco monastery. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner. (B, D)

Day 3: Fly to Cuzco • The Sacred Valley
Morning flight to Cuzco, set high in the Andes mountains. Transfer to the Sacred Valley with a wealth of Inca sites and great natural beauty. Stay for 2 nights at the San Agustin Urubamba Hotel. (B)

Day 4: Sacred Valley
In the morning, visit the colourful Pisac market and the Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo, an astounding feat of construction and ingenuity. Afternoon at leisure to relax or explore the beautiful surroundings. (B)

Day 5: Machu Picchu
Transfer to Ollanta station and take the train to Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu and stay overnight at El Mapi Hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Cuzco
Morning at leisure or further explore Machu Picchu (purchase ticket at time of booking). Return to Cuzco by train and transfer to Los Portales for 2 nights. This ancient Inca capital has beautiful colonial churches and mansions sitting alongside Inca remains. (B)

Day 7: Cuzco
Morning guided tour of Cuzco, including the cathedral, the extraordinary Koricancha (Temple of the Sun) and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 8: Lake Titicaca
Travel by road to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca (approximately 10 hours including stops).* Travel past small valley towns, cultivated terraces and high Andean peaks. There will be a chance to stop at archaeological sites along the way. Transfer to José Antonio Hotel for a stay of 2 nights. (B, L)

Day 9: Lake Titicaca
Visit the floating Uros reed islands and Taquile island on a full-day tour with a home-cooked lunch prepared by a local family. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner at a traditional restaurant. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Fly to London via Lima
Transfer to Juliaca airport for a flight to Lima and on to London with British Airways. (B)

Day 11: London
Afternoon arrival. (N)

Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information

Solo Travellers group tours
These small group tours have been specially created for single travellers. Benefits include single occupancy of double / twin rooms as standard and at sensible prices, plus the company of like-minded travellers.

Itinerary
The order of the itinerary is designed to allow gradual adjustment to the altitude while taking in the key sights of Peru.

* Optional rail journey
On day 8 it is possible to travel to Puno aboard the stylish Titicaca train featuring two dining cars and an open air observation car. The journey takes just over 10 hours and does not include stops at archaeological sites. A three-course lunch and afternoon tea are served during the journey. The supplement to take the train is from £265, please ask for further details.

Standard tour
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.

Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please ask for further details.

Departure Dates and Costs
25 Apr 2018- 05 May 2018:£2,695
06 Jun 2018- 16 Jun 2018:£2,695
12 Sep 2018- 22 Sep 2018: £2,695
10 Oct 2018- 20 Oct 2018: £2,595