Day 1 London - In flight
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow Airport for your scheduled LATAM Airlines flight to Lima via Sao Paulo.
Day 2 Lima
We arrive in Lima and transfer to the Jose Antonio Hotel (4T). This afternoon we begin our city tour, once known as ‘City of Kings’. Founded by the Spanish in 1535, Lima is renowned for its colonial architecture, especially at the heart of the city. We begin our explorations in the Old Town, passing the Government Palace and historic squares, and with stops at the cathedral and Larco Herrera Museum, where gold and silver from ancient Peru are displayed.
Day 3 Lima - Arequipa
We transfer to Lima Airport for our flight to Arequipa and travel to the Casa Andina Select Arequipa Hotel (4T) for our overnight stay. This afternoon we embark on a tour of Arequipa, where three volcanoes of Chachani, Misti and Pichu Pichu tower over the city. We discover the fine old quarter of San Lazaro and the spectacular Monastery of Santa Catalina, Peru’s most important religious building.
Day 4 Arequipa
A day at leisure to independently explore the historic centre of Arequipa, or take an optional tour.
Day 5 Arequipa - Colca Canyon
Today we travel from Arequipa into the Colca Canyon marvelling at the colourful Andean Valley as we journey to Chivay to spend a relaxing evening at the Casa Andina Colca (3T+) hotel.
Day 6 Colca Canyon - Puno
At the Cruz del Condor, Andean Condors soar gracefully on thermals rising from the stunning canyon. The scale of the canyon and its surroundings is breathtaking, with the summit of the nearby Ampato volcano over 5km higher than the bottom of the lowest part of the canyon. Later we travel to Puno and our hotel for two nights - the Sonesta Posada del Inca Puno (4T).
Day 7 Lake Titicaca
A full-day excursion to Lake Titicaca reveals an area of great beauty and legend. Local attractions include Uros villages, whose inhabitants live on floating totora-reed islands, and Taquile Island, inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives, where we see a demonstration of traditional hand-weaving techniques. Returning to Puno, we visit the Sillustani archaeological site with its chullpa burial towers, sited on the shores of Lake Umayo.
Day 8 Puno - Cuzco
Today we journey by coach to Cuzco, travelling through Peru’s most dramatic and captivating scenery, past small villages and grassland plains. En route we make a stop in the village of Raqchi, located at the site of the remains of the Inca Temple of Viracocha; Andahuaylillas, for its baroque church that contains many lovely frescoes; and a remote scenic stop at La Raya - the highest point of the journey at over 4,300m above sea level. Absorb the stunning views of snow-capped peaks, as we head towards Cuzco, where we spend three nights at the Eco Inn Hotel (4T).
Day 9 Cuzco
Situated in the Peruvian Andes, Cuzco, known as the ‘Archaeological Capital of America’, was the once fabled capital of the Inca Empire. Our captivating city tour includes visiting the Plaza de Armas, cathedral, Temple of the Sun and the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, the massive Inca fortress perched high overlooking the city. Building work here began in the 1440s and took nearly a century to complete.
Day 10 Cuzco - Sacred Valley
We travel to the Sacred Valley, stopping in the charming village of Pisac where shoppers can delight in its lively market. Head to Ollantaytambo, where ruins include a series of steps and niches carved out of the cliff. Stay for two nights at the Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay Hotel (4T).
Day 11 Machu Picchu
Our full-day excursion takes us by train to the magnificent lost Inca city of Machu Picchu. For most visitors, the sheer scale of this complete city once buried in the jungle is simply unparalleled. Rediscovered in 1911 by Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham, the ruins of temples, palaces, towers and fountains set against a dramatic backdrop of dark green forested mountains rising from the deep valley are unimaginably breathtaking.
Day 12 Sacred Valley - Cuzco - Lima
Today we transfer to Cuzco Airport for our flight to Lima where we transfer to the Jose Antonio Hotel (4T) to stay overnight.
Day 13 Lima - In flight
We transfer to Lima Airport for our scheduled LATAM Airlines flight to London via Sao Paulo.
Day 14 London
Arrival at London Heathrow Airport where you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.