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Stunning South America, Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca

Soak up the local culture and crafts in Cusco, explore the ancient architecture and take the Vistadome train through the Sacred Valley. Venture into the incredible Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. Ride across Lake Titicaca to see the floating reed villages, visit the Sistine Chapel of the Andes and tour Santiago.
See Cathedrals and fortresses, cross the La Raya pass and experience a true adventure of the Andes on this incredible 10 day Peruvian escorted tour. Then relax as you cruise for 18 nights aboard Sapphire Princess from Santiago, Chile, through South America and on to Ecuador, Costa Rica and Mexico before arriving in Los Angeles for your flight home.

 


March temperature in Lima (cooler at altitude)

AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE
23°C
  HIGH
TEMPERATURE
26°C
  LOW
TEMPERATURE
20°C
DAILY SUNSHINE
HOURS

7 hrs

     
 


Machu Picchu & Cusco Tour March 2023

Start Date: 10 March 2023
End Date: 07 April 2023
Duration: 28 Nights
Price: From £3599pp
Ship: Sapphire Princess 
Highlights   
10 day escorted Macchu Picchu & Cusco Tour, 18nt Full Board Cruise to Los Angeles
Go Princess Plus with Unlimited WiFi, Premium Drinks & Gratuities Included for just £30pppd!
   


Escorted tour highlights
• 10 days escorted touring in Peru & Chile
• Machu Picchu Citadel
• Visatdome train through the Sacred Valley
​• The reed fishing villages of Lake Titicaca
• Andean community arts, crafts and cultural experiences
• Cusco touring the Sun Temple, Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, and much more
• Visit the 'Sistine Chapel of the Andes' and contrasting Incan temple Viracocha
• Join a local family to learn more about their lifestyle, traditions and Andean crops
• Santiago City tour including San Cristobal cable car for a stunning view of the city
and Andean Mountains.
• All internal and international flights and transfers (except L.A. airport)
• Sapphire Princess 18nt cruise from South America to Los Angeles
Go Princess Plus! Unlimited WiFi, Premium Drinks and Gratuities included for just £30 pp per day!

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Your itinerary in detail:
 

     

Your Tour:
‣ 
Fly London to Lima, meet your guide and transfer to your airport hotel (BB)
‣ Fly Lima to Cusco and transfer to your hotel in the Sacred Valley. Visit a local Andean community for a cultural welcome of music and dance, followed by a demonstration of centuries old local crafts.  (BB)
‣ Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu
Enjoy the Vistadome train ride through the Sacred Valley of the Incas up to Machu Picchu. Meet your guide for a tour of the incredible citadel. Return to Ollanta from Aguas Caliente by Vistadome train, transfer by coach back to Cusco (BB)
‣ Cusco City Tour - In the morning tour Cusco and it's ancient Incan buildings, visiting the Sun Temple (Korikancha), the Cathedral and the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, then the impressive ampitheatre of Kenko. In the afternoon visit the 'Red Fortress' Puca Pucara and the famous  Tambomachay aqueducts. (BB)
‣ Cusco to Puno - Take a road trip through the picturesque Andean landscapes, dotted with small villages, llamas and vicunas. Visit the 'Sistine Chapel of the Andes', the 17th century Jesuit church Andahuaylillas and the contrasting Incan temple Viracocha. Cross the La Raya pass at 4,335m and enjoy a panoramic view of the snow-capped Andes! (BB, L)
‣ Puno to Lake Titicaca - Experience a speed boat ride to the floating reed villages of the Uros and Taquile, the weavers island. Appreciate the local culture and crafts, plus lunch on fresh lake fish and local produce.  (BB, L)
‣ Puno to Juliaca, flight to Lima - En route to the airport visit the burial towers of Sillustani, with incredible engineering encircled by Umayo Lake, offering a beautiful landscape. Join a local family in their courtyard to learn more about the lifestyle, Andean crops and their traditions. Fly to Lima and transfer to your hotel.  (BB) 
‣ Lima to Santiago 
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Santiago de Chile. Where you are transferred to your hotel (BB)
‣ Santiago City Tour - This morning enjoy a city tour, take the San Cristobal cable car for a stunning view of the cityscape backed by the Andean Mountains. Explore the iconic Virgin Mary statue before descending for a short walking tour of the historic old town, displaying the Cathedral, Colonial architecture and Moneda, the seat of the president of Chile (BB)
‣ Santiago to San Antonio - Today end your incredible journey and say good bye to Chile as you transfer to the Sapphire Princess to relax on your 18nt full board cruise to Los Angeles (BB)

 


Your Cruise:
‣ Board Sapphire Princess in San Antonio (Santiago, Chile) for your cruise to Los Angeles. Why not go Princess Plus with Premium Drinks, Unlimited WiFi and Gratuities included for just £30 pppd?
‣ La Serena (Coquimbo), Chile
‣ 2 days at sea
‣ Pisco (General San Martin), Peru
‣ Lima (Callao), Peru overnight in port
‣ At Sea
Manta, Ecuador
‣ At Sea
‣ Puntarenas, Costa Rica
‣ 3 days at sea
‣ Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
‣ Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - water shuttle required - limited wheelchair access 
‣ 2 days at sea
‣ Los Angeles, USA, disembark and make your own way to the airport, or extend with a city break, before flying home (overnight)
‣ Arrive UK
 

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