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Gems of Peru: Machu Picchu & Amazon Cruise

Peru in 14 Days, 12 Nights in Destination

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A comprehensive tour of Peru; from cities to the jungle! Visit the incredible Machu Picchu, discover the vibrant culture of Lima and Cusco and uncover the secrets of the Sacred Valley before embarking a cruise along the Amazon.

Trip Highlights

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    Cusco
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    Iquitos
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    Lima
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    Machu Picchu
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    Sacred Valley

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels and 3 nights on board the Perla Cruise.
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Accommodation: 12 Nights

Itinerary

Discover the fascinating history of Peru and its ancient Inca Empire. Explore Lima, the gastronomic capital and sample its iconic ceviche. Uncover the mysteries of the Sacred Valley and the Inca capital of Cusco, explore the famous Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World and embark on a La Perla cruise ship to navigate the great Amazon.

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

* 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.

Accommodation

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

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2nd Day: Lima
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy an informative and interesting city tour of Lima, including its Historic Center 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 in the Parque del Amor, from where you can take beautiful photos of the Peruvian coastline. After the tour, the rest of the day is free at leisure. Alternatively, take part in our optional visit to the Larco Museum* and/or dinner at Huaca Pucllana**. 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: A famous establishment in Lima ideal to enjoy the best of Peruvian gastronomy in a one-of-a-kind setting that includes views of a pre-Inca pyramid.

Aprovecha al máximo tu viaje a Perú añadiendo a tu experiencia un pack de tres estupendas excursiones opcionales que incluyen una excursión de día completo al Valle Sagrado, una cena y espectáculo inolvidable en Tunupa Cuzco y la entrada al Museo Larco. Añada estas experiencias a su viaje en el siguiente paso del proceso de reserva.

Accommodation

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

See our full selection

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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Optional
Visit to the Larco Museum

Light

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Dinner at Huaca Pucllana Restaurant

Light

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3rd 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 Cusco. Arrive in Cusco, 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 creating 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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4th 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
tripadvisor rating

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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5th Day: Sacred Valley - Cusco
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off towards Cusco, with the opportunity to enjoy the optional Sacred Valley excursion along the way, to experience the best of the region*. Arrive in Cusco and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, enjoying the lively plazas at night. Overnight stay in Cusco.

*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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6th Day: Cusco
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on a fascinating half-day tour of Cusco. 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 Cusco.

*Optional dinner at Tunupa Museo Restaurant: A perfect occasion to enjoy a wonderful dinner in the heart of Cusco, 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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7th Day: Cuzco - Lima
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Lima, the capital of Peru. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in and 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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8th Day: Lima - Iquitos
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Iquitos, also known as the capital of the Peruvian Amazon. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Iquitos.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
DoubleTree by Hilton Hote... or similar
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471 Reviews

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9th Day: Iquitos
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, take part in a guided tour of Iquitos where you will familiarize yourself with the most emblematic attractions of this colorful and dynamic city. Later, you will transfer to the historic river port city of Nauta where you will be embarking on board La Perla Cruise. 

Once on board, you will meet with your guides who will walk you through what to expect of your nautical journey over the next few days. After the briefing session, you will enjoy a welcome lunch, your first taste of this region’s gastronomy! The menu offers several options, including a vegetarian alternative.

Before dinner, familiarize yourself with the Amazonian jungle as you set off on a night excursion by boat to the area of Nauta Caño. Here, you will find an array of exotic animals that can only be seen at sunset; from caimans and bats to frogs, tarantulas and other elusive species of animals that populate these lush jungles.

After this introduction into the Amazonian jungle, return to the boat to enjoy dinner, rest and recharge your batteries for the adventure to come! Night on board.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
La Perla or similar
tripadvisor rating

52 Reviews

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Activities

included
Night-Time Boat Excursion
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10th Day: Iquitos
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In the morning, take part in a delightful canoe picnic breakfast on the Yanayacu River in Pucate, one of the best protected and preserved areas of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, known for being home to pink dolphins. Later, make your way back to your cruise ship and enjoy lunch, some rest and a talk given by your guides on Amazonian philosophy.

Later, you will meet the shaman of the San Regis community, a wise man from the native community who will share his knowledge on the rituals of his ancestors, medicinal plants and the Amazonian cosmovision. Your guides will act as interpreters in case you wish to ask questions to the shaman.

After this one-of-a-kind reflective and spiritual experience, you will take part in a tree planting ceremony, as a contribution to the environment. Make your way back to the ship, relax as you listen to live music and enjoy a succulent dinner. After this, your guides will brief you on the activities of the following day. Night on board.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
La Perla or similar
tripadvisor rating

52 Reviews

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Activities

included
Shaman Blessing Ceremony & Tree Planting
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Canoe Trip and Pink Dolphin Watching
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11th Day: Iquitos
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Early this morning, take part in a boat excursion to the Quebrada de Iquitos, an ideal location to spot numerous endemic species. After this, return to the cruise ship for a delicious buffet breakfast. Later, set off on a walk through the jungle until you reach the ‘hanging bridges’, a set of structures stretched high up in the trees allowing you to walk among the leafy canopy and admire the riches of the jungle from a unique perspective.

Make your way back to the cruise ship, enjoy lunch and rest up before your next excursion of the day! Later, set off on a boat expedition to the Shiriyacu stream where you will go fishing for piranha using local equipment and techniques. This area is also a very popular destination for  pink dolphins spotting.

Return to your cruise ship, enjoy some live music and feast on a delicious dinner. Night on board.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
La Perla or similar
tripadvisor rating

52 Reviews

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Activities

included
Piranha Fishing and Pink Dolphin Watching
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included
Hike to the Hanging Bridges
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12th Day: Iquitos - Lima
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Early in the morning, take a boat to Gasparito Gorge, a very popular area for bird and primate watching. After breakfast, you will meet with a bartender who will walk you through the art of the Pisco Sour making, arguably Peru’s most recognizable cocktail.

From here, you will make your way to the airport. En route, you will visit the River Mammal Rescue and Rehabilitation Center (Amazon Forever Organization) where biologists and volunteers take care of the manatees, an endangered species that have been rescued. You will learn how the manatees are treated and prepared for their reinsertion into the wild.

Disembark the ship at the port and transfer to the airport for a flight to Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in and overnight stay in Lima. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Holiday Inn Lima Airport or similar
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687 Reviews

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Activities

included
Pisco Sour Masterclass & Mammal Rescue and Rehabilitation Center Visit
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13th Day: Lima - Night on board
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight* back to UK/Ireland.

14th Day: UK/Ireland
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Arrive in UK/Ireland and end your trip.

Included activities

Included

City Tour of Colonial and Modern Lima

Included activity for day 2 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

Physical rating:

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 3 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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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 4 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 6 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.
Optional
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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 2 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 2 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 2 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 4

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.

Physical rating:

Light

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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 - UK/Ireland.
  • Internal flights: Lima - Cusco, Cusco - Lima, Lima - Iquitos, Iquitos - Lima. *
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  • Train Journey from Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes on board the Expedition Train. **
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  • 9 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels and 3 nights on board the Perla Cruise.
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  • 9 Breakfasts and Full-board in the Perla Cruise.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with 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

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

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.

** 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.

If you are interested in travelling on a date not included on our departures calendar, please contact our Customer Service Department.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offers up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

  • 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.

Children: 2 - 11 years.

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.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

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