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Value Peru: Sacred Valley of the Incas to Lake Titicaca

12 days from £1,760pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Peru / Lake Titicaca

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Overview & Highlights

This economical holiday includes Peru’s top sights and features visits to charitable projects and local communities. An excellent budget choice if you’re interested in local community life.

This unusual private tour of Peru explores the Inca heartland in the Andes, and includes attractions in and around Cusco and Lake Titicaca. Fly up to the Andes from Lima and stay in historic Cusco, the former Inca capital and a treasure trove of Inca stonework and colonial architecture. Continue by road into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. 

Next is a rail journey alongside the tempestuous Urubamba river through a narrow gorge leading to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, set on a mountain saddle above the valley. Finally travel to shimmering Lake Titicaca on the altiplano, visiting islands and local communities as well as the ruined artefacts of a long-gone pre-Columbian civilisation.

What makes this holiday special is its community focus: you are staying at two hotels set up to support a street children’s charity established by a Dutchwoman, you visit indigenous communities on the Uros and Taquile Islands of Lake Titicaca and stay with a local family on the shores of the lake. This gives you the opportunity to engage with local people and learn about their lifestyle at first hand.

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  • Tour of the city of Cusco and Sacsayhuamán ruins
  • Visit the Los Niños charity project
  • Full day guided visit to the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Inca ruins and museums en route to Puno
  • Sillustani ruins near Lake Titicaca

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  • As a long-term confirmed do-it-yourself traveller, the smoothness and ease of this tour converted me. I loved the parts of South America that I saw, and would like to see…

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  • This was a great trip - wonderful scenery and amazing sites. It was well organised and allowed for some opportunity to do things on one's own away from the group.

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Our Expert's Opinion

Sustainable travel is a cause close to my heart, and I believe in giving back to the communities we visit on our holidays. That's why I'm particularly fond of this holiday. Not only does it offer great value and include Peru's highlights, but in some places, it also provides opportunities to spend time with local people in their homes and support grassroots charities along the way.

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Lina Fuller Travel Expert Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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