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Cities, Ancient Ruins & Enchanting Desert

Peru & Chile in 16 Days, 14 Nights in Destination

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Unearth the beauty of Peru and Chile in this action-packed journey through urban landscapes, Machu Picchu’s incredible ruins and the awe-inspiring vastness of San Pedro de Atacama.

Trip Highlights

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    San Pedro de Atacama
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    Santiago Chile
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    Valparaiso
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    Viña del Mar
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    Cusco
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    Lima
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    Machu Picchu
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    Sacred Valley

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Accommodation: 14 Nights

Itinerary

Explore the fascinating land of the Andes in this journey through Peru and Chile. Uncover the mysteries of the Sacred Valley and the Inca capital of Cuzco, explore Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World before unearthing Chile’s eclectic variety of landscapes; from urban Santiago de Chile and Valparaiso to a desert adventure through San Pedro de Atacama.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board
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Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to check in for a flight* to Lima. Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Lima
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Arrive in Lima, the capital of Peru, situated on the Pacific Coast. Transfer to the hotel*, and spend the rest of the day exploring the city's colonial streets and magical plazas at your leisure. Overnight stay in Lima.

*If you want to have the hotel room available before 2:00 p.m., you can add early check-in at an additional cost. In case you are interested, you will be able to see the price and do the upsell in the next step of the purchase process.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Arawi Miraflores Express or similar
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95 Reviews

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3rd Day: Lima
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy an informative and fascinating city tour of Lima, including its Historic Centre and the Santo Domingo Convent. Start by exploring the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro before heading to the Historic Center.

Visit the impressive Convent of Santo Domingo and walk to the Plaza de Armas to admire the exquisite colonial architecture that surrounds it. Stop by the Parque del Amor, where you can take beautiful photos of the Peruvian coastline. Overnight stay in Lima.

*Optional visit to the Larco Museum: Visit this private museum of pre-Columbian art to explore the history and culture of Peru through an array of outstanding collections of art pieces.

 

**Optional dinner at Huaca Pucllana: Dine in this famous establishment in Lima to experience the best of Peruvian gastronomy in a one-of-a-kind setting that includes views of a pre-Inca pyramid.

 

***Pack of 3 optional excursions: Make the most of your trip to Peru by adding to your experience a pack of three great optional excursions that include a full day excursion to the Sacred Valley, a dinner and unforgettable show at Tunupa Cuzco and entrance to the Larco Museum.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Arawi Miraflores Express or similar
tripadvisor rating

95 Reviews

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Activities

included
City Tour of Colonial and Modern Lima

Light

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Optional
Pack of 3 Optional Excursions: Sacred Valley, Dinner Show & Larco Museum
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Visit to the Larco Museum

Light

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Dinner at Huaca Pucllana Restaurant

Light

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4th Day: Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Cuzco. Arrive in Cuzco, the former Inca capital, and transfer to the Sacred Valley, on the way stop at Museo Sulca (no guide, only driver) and savor the opportunity to explore this living museum.

Watch local communities create beautiful handmade textiles and soak up the beautiful views, unchanged by time. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, exploring the lively immaculate scenery of this iconic region. Overnight stay in Sacred Valley.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Agustos Urubamba or similar
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422 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to the Sulca Museum

Light

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5th Day: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, an exciting day awaits you in Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transfer to the village of Ollantaytambo to travel by train to Aguas Calientes* (Machu Picchu village) and enjoy the beautiful green mountain scenery along the way.

Once there, transfer by bus to the ancient Inca city of the Citadel for approximately a 2:30h visit which may take place in the morning or afternoon depending on availability. Enjoy the spectacular views of this Peruvian treasure built in the 15th century at an altitude of more than 2000 meters. 

Return by bus to Aguas Calientes and, depending on the return train schedule, you will have free time to explore the town at your own pace. Travel by train back to Ollantaytambo, transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Sacred Valley.

*The reservation includes a standard category train (Expedition train or Voyager train). You have the option to add a supplement to travel on a higher category train (360º train or Vistadome train) in the next step of the booking process.

Please note: In order to offer this tour, it is the passenger's responsibility to send us a copy of his/her passport at least 55 days in advance; otherwise, we cannot guarantee the visit to Machu Picchu (tickets are limited and subject to availability).

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Agustos Urubamba or similar
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422 Reviews

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Activities

included
Machu Picchu Citadel Guided Tour

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Optional
Upgrade to a Panoramic Train
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6th Day: Sacred Valley - Cuzco
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off towards Cuzco, with the opportunity to enjoy the optional Sacred Valley excursion along the way, to experience the best of the region.* Arrive in Cuzco and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, enjoying the lively plazas at night. Overnight stay in Cuzco.

*Optional Essence of the Sacred Valley Excursion: Visit Chinchero and the PARWA Centre, to appreciate the colourful traditional textiles. Next, visit the church of Chinchero before heading to the Racchi panoramic viewpoint for a fantastic view across the valley. Explore Ollantaytambo and its Inca fortress. Lunch and 'Boleto Turisitco' included granting entrance to the Sacred Valley and surrounding sights.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Rojas Inn or similar
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282 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
The Essence of the Sacred Valley (with lunch and 'Boleto Turisitco')

Moderate

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7th Day: Cuzco
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on a fascinating half-day tour of Cuzco. Begin in the iconic Plaza de Armas, and visit the Cathedral. From here, walk to the Koricancha Temple, an impressive ancient Inca palace, in honour of the Sun God where a Dominican church stands on the site today. Finally, visit the lively San Blas neighbourhood, known for its artists, shops and artisan workshops.

Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, soaking up the atmosphere of the city and sampling the local cuisine. As an alrerntive, we recommend an optional dinner at Tunupa Museo Restaurant* that will pair the most emblematic dishes with traditional music and dances full of charm. Overnight stay in Cuzco.

*Optional dinner at Tunupa Museo Restaurant: A perfect occasion to enjoy a wonderful dinner in the heart of Cuzco, with magnificent views of the Plaza de Armas and a lively and colorful show with live music and traditional dances.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Rojas Inn or similar
tripadvisor rating

282 Reviews

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Activities

included
Half-Day Cusco Tour

Moderate

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Optional
Dinner at Tunupa Museo Restaurant

Light

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8th Day: Cuzco - Lima
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Lima. Arrive, transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Lima.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Arawi Miraflores Express or similar
tripadvisor rating

95 Reviews

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9th Day: Lima - Santiago de Chile
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Santiago de Chile. Arrival at the airport in Santiago and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Perhaps you can use this time to familiarize yourself with this vibrant and cosmopolitan city; why not sample the local cuisine or enjoy cocktails in the trendy neighborhood of Bellavista? Overnight stay in Santiago de Chile. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Torremayor Lyon or similar
tripadvisor rating

1291 Reviews

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10th Day: Santiago
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Breakfast at the hotel. Start your adventure by taking part in a guided city tour where you will acquaint yourself with Santiago’s main attractions—everything from the ‘Sanhattan’ skyscrapers to the old-world colonial architecture in a captivating fusion of old meets new. Begin the tour walking down the city’s main avenue and learn about its history and surroundings. 

Visit the cobblestoned streets of Lastarria, a neighborhood characterized by its open green spaces and 19th century style mansions, now used as cafes, restaurants, bookstores and museums. Next, get lost in the beauty of Santa Lucia Hill as your guide recounts the Mapuche/Spanish conflict before stopping by a panoramic viewpoint to gaze at Santigo in all its splendor, including relics and constructions of the colonial era, such as the Hidalgo Castle. 


From here, stop by emblematic locations of the city such as Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of Santiago as well as the former national congress, the imposing government house called La Moneda and the Plaza de la Constitución where you will learn about its historical significance.

The tour will continue with a visit to the Central Market, one of the most well-known gastronomic points of Santiago, and then continue to the upper sector of the capital. On the way, you will stop by a Lapis Lazuli store where you can purchase one-of-a-kind jewelry and unique handicrafts to take back home with you. Transfer to your hotel and overnight stay in Santiago de Chile.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Torremayor Lyon or similar
tripadvisor rating

1291 Reviews

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Activities

included
City Tour of Santiago

Light

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11th Day: Santiago
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, transfer to Valparaiso, passing through the lush agricultural valley of Curacavi and the Casablanca Valley, famous for its innovative wineries that are producing Chile's best white wines and cool-climate reds.

Arrive in Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its unique architecture and cultural significance and embark on a guided city tour starting by its downtown area and learn about the history of "Valpo" and its importance in the trade and commerce of South America. 

To get to the top of the city’s steep hills, hop on a funicular and enjoy a maze of streets revealing brightly colored buildings, bohemian cafes, elegant restaurants, and spectacular views of the port. From here, make your way to Cerro Concepción and Cerro Alegre, two of Valparaiso 's most eclectic neighborhoods. 

Next, stop by La Sebastiana, one of the three houses converted into museums dedicated to Pablo Neruda (entrance and lunch not included). Finally, continue the tour to the city of Viña del Mar where you will visit its main attractions, including the Flower Clock, the Fonck Museum, the Quinta Vergara, and Los Cañones Beach. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you see fit. Overnight stay in Santiago de Chile.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Torremayor Lyon or similar
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1291 Reviews

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Activities

included
Valparaíso & Viña del Mar Excursion

Active

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12th Day: Santiago - Calama - San Pedro de Atacama
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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport in Santiago de Chile for a flight to Calama. Upon arrival, you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Take this time to familiarize yourself with your new surroundings. Why not quickly browse the remarkable natural landscapes of this truly magical location? Overnight stay in San Pedro de Atacama.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
La Casa de Don Tomas or similar
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1217 Reviews

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13th Day: San Pedro de Atacama
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Breakfast at the hotel. Leisurely time for you to enjoy yourself at your own pace until the early afternoon. Later, visit the Valley of the Moon which contains a variety of stones and sand formations that resemble the moon’s landscape, part of the National Reserve Los Flamencos (entrance fees not included*).

You will make your way to the Cordillera de la Sal and Valles de Marte y Luna, which are salt flats with a stunning view into the distance that will truly leave you speechless. Later, enter the Death Valley to enjoy one of the best views of the Andean Mountains and its volcanoes.

Finally, at sunset, you will get to experience the unforgettable moment golden and red tones cover everything in sight, making this magical moment one you will take with you forever. Return to your hotel and overnight stay in San Pedro de Atacama.

*To visit the Valley of the Moon, you must pay a fee to access the National Reserve Los Flamencos.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
La Casa de Don Tomas or similar
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1217 Reviews

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Activities

included
Excursion to the Valley of the Moon

Moderate

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14th Day: San Pedro de Atacama
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the entire day at your leisure. Take this time to relax and move at your own pace. Alternatively, we recommend taking part in one of two of the following optional activities: either a full day excursion to Tatio Geysers and the village of Machuca* or a full day excursion to Altiplanic Lagoons**.  Overnight stay in San Pedro de Atacama. 

*Optional Excursion to Tatio Geysers and Machuca village: Embark on an exciting journey to beautiful Altiplano early in the morning to get a glimpse of the immaculate sunrise over the geothermal field of the Tatio Geysers where 70 fumaroles emerge from the ground in jets of steam and water. Later, take a stroll through the village of Machuca, home to traditional straw houses and artisans selling Andean crafts and delicacies. 

**Optional Excursion to Altiplanic Lagoons: Get to know the stunning lagoons of Altiplanic including Miscanti and Miniques which are surrounded by volcanoes as well as the magnificent Salar de Aguas calientes, most famously known for its red stones. Later, head to  Chaxa Lagoon and the Andean town of Toconao where you can feast your eyes on a variety of exotic wildlife including flamingos. Lunch included.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
La Casa de Don Tomas or similar
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1217 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Tatio Geysers & Machuca Excursion

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Altiplanic Lagoons Excursion

Active

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15th Day: San Pedro de Atacama - Calama - Santiago
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, you will be picked up from your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama and taken to Calama airport to board a flight to Santiago de Chile. You will be met at the airport by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is yours to relax and spend it as you see fit. Overnight stay in Santiago de Chile.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Torremayor Lyon or similar
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1291 Reviews

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16th Day: Santiago - UK/Ireland
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Breakfast at the hotel*. It’s time to bid farewell to magical Chile. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to board a flight back home to UK/Ireland.

*Depending on the time of your departure flight you might not be able to enjoy breakfast this morning.

Included activities

Included

City Tour of Colonial and Modern Lima

Included activity for day 3 in Lima

Enjoy an informative and interesting city tour of Lima, including its Historic Centre and the Santo Domingo Convent.

Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

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Light

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Please note that the museum is open until 18:00. If your flight arrives after 16:00 you will not be able to visit the museum.

Visit to the Sulca Museum

Included activity for day 4 in Cusco

Make a quick stop at the Sulca Textile House Museum and familiarize yourself with the fabrics and pieces from ancient Peru and their ancestral techniques dating all the way back to Pre-Columbian Inca.

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Included
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Schedule determined by reserved frequency. Please note that the train transfer will be by Expedition or Voyager train, depending on availability.

Machu Picchu Citadel Guided Tour

Included activity for day 5 in Machu Picchu

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu, a true wonder of the world! Discover these ancient Inca ruins, perched high in the Andes, for a truly unforgettable experience!

Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Active

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Half-Day Cusco Tour

Included activity for day 7 in Cusco

Embark on this tour of Cuzco and acquaint yourself with the most iconic locations of the city; from the San Pedro Market and the Plaza de Armas to the Cathedral and Koricancha Temple.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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Please avoid booking the activities included in this package separately.

Pack of 3 Optional Excursions: Sacred Valley, Dinner Show & Larco Museum

Suggested activity for day 3 in Sacred Valley

Make the most of your time in Peru with this great value pack of three optional excursions including a full-day Sacred Valley excursion, an unforgettable dinner and show at Tunupa Cuzco and entrance to the Larco Museum!

Physical rating:

Light

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Visit to the Larco Museum

Suggested activity for day 3 in Lima

A must-see attraction in Lima, the Larco Museum is a privately owned museum of pre-Columbian art. Trace the history and culture of Peru as you walk through this historic gallery!

Physical rating:

Light

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Dinner at Huaca Pucllana Restaurant

Suggested activity for day 3 in Lima

A night to remember at this famous Lima establishment. Enjoy elevated Peruvian dishes in an elegant setting, with views of a pre-Incan stepped pyramid.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Upgrade to a Panoramic Train

Suggested activity for day 5

Explore the landscape with panoramic windows and an open-air observatory car where you can enjoy all the beauty of the landscape. This upgrade can be either to the 360ª Train or to the Vistadome, depending on availability.

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Lima; Santiago de Chile - UK/Ireland.
  • Internal flights: Lima - Cuzco, Cuzco - Lima, Santiago de Chile - Calama, Calama - Santiago de Chile.*
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  • Train Journey from Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes on board the Expedition Train. **
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  • 14 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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  • 14 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

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Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included and entrance fees to National Parks.

If your destination is in the USA or Canada, or if your selected flights to a different destination have connections in the USA or Canada, it is mandatory to have an ESTA (for USA) or an eTA (for Canada) before travelling.

ESTAhttps://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

eTAhttps://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eta.html 

*Documentation of the internal flights will be delivered at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

Maximum checked baggage limit on internal flights is 15kg.

** You can choose to upgrade to a different train for this journey in the next step of the booking process.

You will be able to carry 1 piece of luggage per person weighing a maximum of 5kg. on board the train.

To access the citadel of Machu Picchu, you can bring a personal bag that does not exceed 40x35x20cm. In case it exceeds the indicated measurements, you will be able to keep it during the visit for a price of approx. 2$ per bag. Please note that it is forbidden to enter with plastic bottles or bags.

It is the customer's responsibility to send a copy of their passports in time (no less than 55 days before the trip) in order to guarantee the entrance to Macchu Picchu. Note that tickets are subject to a maximum capacity and availability is limited.

We strongly recommend you consult your doctor regarding the possible effects of altitude sickness before you travel.

  • Peru
  • Chile
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with at least six months validity.

    • Visa

      No visa is required to enter the country.

    • Currency

      Peruvian Sol.

    • Language

      Spanish.

    • Electricity

      220V, 60 Hz.

    • Health

      Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.

    • Time zone

      GMT - 05:00.

    • Tourist Office website

      https://www.peru.travel/en-uk/

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline's website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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