Best of Peru and Colombia


Discover South America’s most magical destinations! From Peru’s Uros tribe on Lake Titicaca and majestic Machu Picchu, fly to Colombia to explore the coffee region and colonial Cartagena.

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DAYS 1-2: FLY TO LIMA
Fly to Peru’s historical capital Lima, arriving the same or following day. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (D)
DAYS 1-2: FLY TO LIMA
DAY 3: LIMA CITY TOUR
Founded by conquistador Francisco Pizarro and originally named the City of the Kings, Lima has plenty of heritage, which you’ll explore today. Start in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic centre to admire the colonial magni cence, before the 17th century San Francisco church and Casa Aliaga. Finish the day at the Huaca Pucllana archaeological centre. (B
DAY 3: LIMA CITY TOUR
DAY 4: TRAVEL TO LAKE TITICACA
Rise early to fly to Juliaca and transfer to Puno, a city on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Spend some time visiting Puno’s sights, including viewpoints for spectacular views, a local market, a handicraft market and the Carlos Dreyer Museum, home to a fascinating collection of art and artefacts. (B)
DAY 4: TRAVEL TO LAKE TITICACA
DAY 5: LAKE TITICACA
Cruise on Lake Titicaca. Visit the Islas Uros, oating islands constructed entirely from reeds. Meet the ancient Uros people who call them home and spend some time learning about their way of life out on the water with traditional dancing, cooking andbasket weaving. Continue across the lake to tour the island of Taquile. Protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and once a stronghold of the Inca, you’ll nd ruins and wonderful textiles made by the island’s men. (B,L)
DAY 5: LAKE TITICACA
DAY 6: TRAVEL TO THE SACRED VALLEY
Depart Lake Titicaca and journey through spectacular Andean landscapes to the Sacred Valley, the heartlands of the Inca Empire.There will be a stop en route at Sillustani, a pre-Incan cemetery on the shores of Lake Umayo. (B,L,D)
DAY 6: TRAVEL TO THE SACRED VALLEY
DAY 7: URUBAMBA VALLEY
The Urubamba, or ‘Sacred’, Valley is home to Incan citadels and beautiful landscapes. Beginning in the charming town of Pisac, visit the excellent market to both mingle with the locals and to browse the plentiful Peruvian handicrafts. Later, meet a typical Inca community at Ollantaytambo. Above the town is an old Incan fortress, whilst there is also an area of wonderfully preserved houses, both of which you can explore. (B,L)
DAY 7: URUBAMBA VALLEY
DAY 8: TRAIN TO MACHU PICCHU
From Ollantaytambo board the panoramic Vistadome train to travel through the mountainouslandscapes to the small town of Aguas Calientes. From here you will ascend to the magnicent Machu Picchu. Long abandoned by the Inca, it came to international GUIANA attention when it was stumbled upon by Hiram Bingham in 1911 and is considered one of the new 7 Wonders of the World. (B,L,D)
DAY 8: TRAIN TO MACHU PICCHU
DAY 9: MACHU PICCHU
Enjoy some free time at Machu Picchu, exploring the complex as you wish - venturing up to the Intipunku, ‘Sun Gate’, is a rewarding climb. This afternoon, return to Aguas Calientes and take the train back to Ollantaytambo before transferring to Cusco. (B)
DAY 9: MACHU PICCHU
DAY 10: DISCOVER CUSCO
Home to an incredible Incan legacy Cusco has some of the richest heritage in South America and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour will include visits to the Plaza de Armas, once the heart of the Incan capital of Huacaypata; and Qoricancha, the temple of the sun. Head just out of town to the ruins of Sacsayhuaman and Puka Pukara, the ‘Red Fortress’. (B,L)
DAY 10: DISCOVER CUSCO
DAY 11: FLY TO BOGOTA
Bid farewell to Peru and y to Bogota. Colombia’s capital is as vibrant as it is surprising, nestled at the foot of the Andean peak of Monserrate. With a delightful colonial old town full of museums and galleries, Bogota always has a cultural event on the go and the nightlife is considered one of the best on the continent. (B,D)
DAY 11: FLY TO BOGOTA
DAY 12: BOGOTA CITY TOUR
Explore the sights of the city, starting in the historic centre at the Plaza de Bolivar and wander some of the surrounding streets to admire the impressive colonial architecture. Marvel at the exhibitions of the Gold Museum before ascending Monserrate, the symbol of the city, for excellent views and to visit the 17th century church at its peak. The afternoon is at leisure. (B,L)
DAY 12: BOGOTA CITY TOUR
DAY 13: SALT CATHEDRAL
Just outside of Bogota is one of Colombia’s most unusual attractions; the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira. Built 200 metres below ground in a salt mine, this cavernous space is considered an outstanding example of modern Colombian architecture. Fly to Armenia and transfer to your hotel, located in Colombia’s lush coffee region. (B,L,D)
DAY 13: SALT CATHEDRAL
DAY 14: COCORA VALLEY
Drive in Willy Jeeps into the beautiful landscapes of Cocora, a lush valley surrounded by high hills. An eco-guide will lead you through cloud forest full of a diverse range of ora and fauna. Continue to the quaint town of Salento, where you can see typical paisa architecture and visit the workshops of craftmen and artisans. (B,L,D)
DAY 14: COCORA VALLEY
DAY 15: COFFEE HACIENDA
Tour a hacienda, welcome cup of java in hand and learn all about growing and processing coffee. Enjoy an introductory talk, exercises in tasting and smelling coffee and a tour of the plantation and production of Coffee. At the end of the tour you’ll not only have a greater appreciation for coffee but also a farewell brew to sip on. Transfer to the airport to y to Cartagena. (B,L)
DAY 15: COFFEE HACIENDA
DAY 16: THE ‘JEWEL OF THE INDIES'
Cartagena is Colombia’s most popular destination. Vibrant and colourful, located on the Caribbean coast and home to a beautifully preserved, UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town, it’s easy to see why! This morning, venture to the neighbourhoods of Bocagrande and Manga, wander the cobbled alleys of the old town and see the Castillo de San Felipe. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B,L)
DAY 16: THE ‘JEWEL OF THE INDIES'
DAY 17: ROSARIO ISLANDS
Spend a dreamy day on Isla Del Encanto, one of the islands that make up the coral archipelago of Rosario – a great way to relax at the end of your tour. This evening, back in Cartagena, enjoy a farewell meal at a local restaurant. (B,L,D)
DAY 17: ROSARIO ISLANDS
DAYS 18-19: FLY CARTAGENA TO IRELAND
Fly to Ireland, arriving home the following day. (B
DAYS 18-19: FLY CARTAGENA TO IRELAND

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Based on London Heathrow departures
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Land only from £3,590pp (Lima - Cartagena)
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