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AT28 – Incredible Inca

7:12 pm in Peru, South America by South-America

One week from £1395pp – based on 2 sharing, including flights and B&B accommodation at a featured hotel What it feels like to be   Find out more.

One week from £1395pp - based on 2 sharing, including flights and B&B accommodation at a featured hotel

What it feels like to be there...

Cuzco, high in the Andes, is the ancient seat of the mighty Inca empire. The dramatic ruins all around are fascinating, but none can compare with Machu Picchu, a true wonder of the ancient world. The mountains and valleys are bursting with exciting opportunities. Take a deep breath and prepare for an incredible adventure. 

What to do there…

Cuzco is packed with activities and perfect for 7 to 10 days:
  • Major: Mountain-treks, Cultural-visits, Historical-sites, Horse-riding, Rafting, Kayaking, Paragliding, Mountain-biking, Bird-watching, Spa/Massage, Art-classes.
  • Other: Fine-dining, Archaeology, Botany.

Where to stay…

5* Hotel Monasterio is a national monument. Built in 1592, it exudes the majesty and grandeur befitting its long history. Luxury adventure are ingrained in the stonework, and great service and fine dining are always on tap. For your trip to the famous ruins, 5* Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge lets you sleep in style right by the ancient stones.

Some practical information worth knowing…

  • Travel: Lima to Cuzco is 1-1.5h flight, then Machu Picchu is 3h by train. Puno is 6h drive or 1h flight to Juliaca and 1h drive.
  • Weather: cool all year, with rain or snow Jan-Mar.

What the AdventureTemples travel community says…

Rafting steep-sided valleys, riding through ancient ruins, paragliding over high mountains – you could play in this area for a month. But the biggest draw is clear: mighty Machu Picchu is beyond belief. Delight in being first to enter from your hotel doorstep, then climb the famous dome-rock Huayna Picchu for a breathtaking panorama. We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Incredible Inca  

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Country – Peru

7:47 pm in Peru, South America by South-America

What it feels like to be there… The mighty Incas of South America had their Capital in Cuzco, in the Andean mountains of Peru. Since i   Find out more.

What it feels like to be there...

The mighty Incas of South America had their Capital in Cuzco, in the Andean mountains of Peru. Since its rediscovery in 1911, one image has best symbolised this civilisation – the sunset over Machu Picchu. The dramatic landscapes behind these sacred stones are a big draw for modern-day adventurers. Excellent rock climbing is abundant and the rivers are among the best rafting rapids in the world. 

Some practical information worth knowing…

Flights into Peru typically arrive in Lima, though Cuzco airport has a few international connections to nearby South American capitals. The terrain is so steep that air travel is common even to small cities, but the overnight sleeper buses are amazing value and great quality. Local mountain roads are very precarious-looking. In the bright sun it can get warm, but generally layer up and bring an all-weather jacket.
  We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Peru

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Hotel – Hotel Monasterio

11:48 pm in Peru, South America by South-America

High in the Andes, at 3000 metres above sea level, lies the historic city of Cuzco, famed for its unique blend of Spanish and Inca cultures.   Find out more.

High in the Andes, at 3000 metres above sea level, lies the historic city of Cuzco, famed for its unique blend of Spanish and Inca cultures. Right beside the lively Cuzco central square is 5* Hotel Monasterio, a former monastery and national monument dating from 1592. This delightful hotel combines its centuries-old charm and ambience with luxury hotel service, inspired restaurants and boutique rooms and suites. 

  The ideal hotel from which to discover the delights of Cuzco, its doors open to a vibrant scene of old and modern architecture, markets, galleries and restaurants serving ‘new Andean’ cuisine. You can also indulge in a wide range of activities in the area, including mountain biking, white-water rafting and, for those who prefer a little less physical exertion, fishing and horse riding. After you have finished discovering the ancient Inca ruins or trekking in the archaeological park, the hotel will welcome you back with a hand drawn bath courtesy of your 'bath butler' or a relaxing massage.
  Further Information We carefully select luxury accomodations offering the services and facilities our customers care about and genuinely use. If you would like a factsheet or your party require something specific (e.g. Nanny or Butler services), please enquire and we will email details. For more on travel practicalities or the activities on offer, please see the summary page for this AdventureTemple: AT28 Incredible Inca We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Monasterio

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Hotel – Hotel Titilaka

11:48 pm in Peru, South America by South-America

Indulge and immerse in the splendour and spirit of the lake at 5* Hotel Titilaka. Surrounded by stunning scenery and astounding Andean geogr   Find out more.

Indulge and immerse in the splendour and spirit of the lake at 5* Hotel Titilaka. Surrounded by stunning scenery and astounding Andean geography, Titilaka’s contemporary design integrates with the natural environment, paying homage to the ancient Titicaca, origin of the great Inca culture. 

  The fully serviced lake-view suites feature heated floors and spa bathrooms, with large oversized tubs and massage showers, plus an array of amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Here you will find a haven for re-energizing after a day of excursion by boat, mountain bike, hiking or car — the choice is yours. Explore the Andean communities on the islands of Taquile or Uros; visit the archaeological sites of Chullpas de Sillustani and the splendid colonial churches in the towns of Juli, Pomata and Lampa; or simply absorb the spirit of the region.
  Further Information We carefully select luxury accomodations offering the services and facilities our customers care about and genuinely use. If you would like a factsheet or your party require something specific (e.g. Nanny or Butler services), please enquire and we will email details. For more on travel practicalities or the activities on offer, please see the summary page for this AdventureTemple: AT28 Incredible Inca We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Hotel Titilaka

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Hotel – Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

11:48 pm in Peru, South America by South-America

One of the world’s major heritage sites, Machu Picchu is a sacred place of ancient stones illuminated by spectacular sunrises and myst   Find out more.

One of the world's major heritage sites, Machu Picchu is a sacred place of ancient stones illuminated by spectacular sunrises and mystical moonlit nights. 5* Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located adjacent to this ancient Inca citadel. Uniquely, it offers its guests the opportunity to explore this great site late in the evening and early in the day. 

  Climb the dome peak of Huayna Picchu for a panoramic view of the imposing ruins and the Urubamba Valley. The breathtaking views from this mountaintop citadel are a photographer's dream. Later, sit out on a terrace and savour Peruvian cuisine based on produce grown on the Lodge’s own plot: this delightful hideaway is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the shadow of the Lost City.
  Further Information We carefully select luxury accomodations offering the services and facilities our customers care about and genuinely use. If you would like a factsheet or your party require something specific (e.g. Nanny or Butler services), please enquire and we will email details. For more on travel practicalities or the activities on offer, please see the summary page for this AdventureTemple: AT28 Incredible Inca We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

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Region – South America

7:46 pm in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, South America by South-America

What it feels like to be there… Whether through Che’s ‘Motorcycle Diaries’, stories of sailors rounding the violent Cape Horn, o   Find out more.

What it feels like to be there...

Whether through Che’s ‘Motorcycle Diaries’, stories of sailors rounding the violent Cape Horn, or tales of the Incas at Machu Picchu, your first experience of South America was probably an adventure story. Happily, the continent lives up to the hype in every way and is also surprisingly easy to travel around. From mountain to desert to frozen seas, you just have to get out there and do it. 

Some practical information worth knowing…

The main intercontinental travel hubs in the region are the big cities: Santiago, Buenos Aires, Rio, São Paulo and to a lesser extent Lima. It is also common to fly in from US travel hubs and get local connecting flights to all the smaller cities. The bus networks are amazing and the main roads good, but in the mountains things do get steep and scary. Altitude and latitude are the main influence on temperature, but the rising air currents over the mountains create very wet and very dry areas, so pack a waterproof, sun hat and lots of layers. Visas are generally available on arrival and getting local currency is straightforward in airports, urban centres and hotels.
  We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: South America

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