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Empires of Peru: Kuelap and Machu Picchu

15 days from £2,532pp

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Empires of Peru: Kuelap and Machu Picchu


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Surely no country in the world can compete with Peru for the sheer richness and variety of its history of empire. Waves of indigenous cultures, each with its own distinctive traditions, have left a huge cultural legacy. Ruined temples and fortresses abound, artistic artefacts have been discovered all around the country, and the descendants of these peoples maintain a strong identity linking them with their past.

With constantly improving infrastructure in Peru, it is now possible to discover the different vestiges of this heritage in what were once remote locations difficult (and expensive) to access. This exciting good-value holiday takes you to the archaeological sites of northern Peru, including cliff-top Kuelap of the mysterious Chachapoyans, the Moche temples on the desert coast and, of course, Cusco and the remarkable Inca citadel at Machu Picchu. 

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Lima and transfer to hotel in Miraflores.

Day 2

Private guided visit to the Larco Museum.

Day 3

Fly to Jaen in northern Peru, continue to Chachapoyas.

Day 4

Full day guided discovery of Kuelap fortress.

Day 5

Hike to Gocta Falls.

Day 6

Continue by road to Chiclayo.

Day 7

Museum visits.

Day 8

Drive to Trujillo, coastal colonial city.

Day 9

Guided visits to Moche monuments.

Day 10

Explore Trujillo then fly to Cusco.

Day 11

Guided tour of Cusco.

Day 12

Guided explorations of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Day 13

Guided tour of the Inca citadel Machu Picchu.

Day 14

Day at leisure in Cusco.

Day 15

Transfer to airport to connect with your international flight home.

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Included in this holiday

Lima Cathedral
Places visited

Things to do

hotel el tambo


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