Andean Discovery

Andean Discovery

10 Days / 9 Nights

Price from$3,395

• City of Gold, Lima • Cuzco 'Centre of the World' • Sacred Valley of the Incas • The Lost City of Machu Picchu • Arequipa, the 'White City' • Colca Canyon

Explore the heart of South America, Peru - rich in history, customs and culture. Visit the wondrous Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world and home to the magnificent Andean condor.

Andean Discovery map

Day 1: Arrive Lima You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Fly Lima > Cuzco Fly from Lima to Cuzco and start exploring this beautiful UNESCO listed colonial city that oozes historic charm, and was once the Inca 'capital of the world'.

Day 3: Cuzco Morning at leisure to explore the city at your own pace. Enjoy an afternoon city tour visiting the San Pedro Market and the artisan district of San Blas. Then see Koricancha, the Temple of the Sun, and admire the finest example of exquisite Inca stonework found anywhere in their empire. The tour ends with a visit to the impressive Cathedral - considered one of the most beautiful in Latin America.

Day 4: Cuzco > Sacred Valley Depart Cuzco on a full day sightseeing tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and marvel at the incredible Inca circular agricultural terraces at Moray. Visit the village of Misminay, where villagers welcome you with music and dancing, and you will have an opportunity to learn about their way of life. End the day with a visit to the mighty fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo, scene of the last great battle between the Inca army and the Spanish conquistadores. Lunch is included, and the night is spent at a charming valley hotel.

Day 5: Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu Enjoy your scenic 90-minute train journey to the citadel of Machu Picchu and take a tour of the ruins. Stay overnight at Aguas Calientes, the small town situated at the base of the ruins.

Day 6: Machu Picchu > Cuzco Time to revisit the ruins this morning (at additional cost) or explore the markets in town. This afternoon travel by train back to Cuzco and transfer to your hotel.

Day 7: Cuzco > Arequipa Take a morning flight to the lovely 'white city' of Arequipa. In the afternoon enjoy sightseeing including a visit to the wonderfully resorted Santa Catalina Convent dating from 1579, and a chance to marvel at the beautiful cathedral on the lovely main square.

Day 8: Arequipa > Colca Canyon A dramatic day driving into the high Andes to visit the Colca Canyon, one of the world's deepest, and famous for sightings of the majestic Andean condor. The drive passes through a National Reserve where it is possible to see many species of birds and camelids, including vicunas and llamas. Picturesque unspoiled Andean villages and traditional pre-Inca agricultural terraces line both sides of the canyon, and you'll have great views of the smoking Sabancaya volcano once you arrive.

Day 9: Colca Canyon > Arequipa Rise early and visit the 'Condor Cross', the best point for breathtaking views of the Colca Canyon. Here you may admire the majestic Andean Condor in flight, wheeling and gliding on the air currents rising from the bottom of the canyon. On your return to Arequipa, see the 'hanging tombs' of Choquetico and picturesque towns including Yanque with its lovely white church, before stopping at Chivay for lunch. Arrive Arequipa late afternoon and stay overnight.

Day 10: Arequipa Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

• Tailor-made journey with English-speaking local guides • Personal meet and greet on arrival in Lima • 9 nights' in your selected category of accommodation • Transfers and transport • Sightseeing and entrance fees • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches • Flights Lima > Cuzco > Arequipa

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Booking conditions

• The price is based on you arriving in Peru on LATAM Airlines (if you arrive on any other airline the internal airfares may be more expensive) • The prices do not apply during the Inti Raymi festival in June and during certain other public holidays • This tour reaches high altitudes of up to 4,800m on the access road to the Colca Canyon, so should not be considered by anyone with heart or respiratory problems

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.