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Clouds atop mountains behind Cusco's
lagunas. Right, from top: treetop macaw;
canopy walkway; a traditionally dressed
Peruvian woman with her faithful llama
There are no direct ights from the UK to Peru.
Air Europa has economy ights via Madrid from Gatwick
from £570pp (total ight time including stopover of 18hrs).
LAN has return ights from Lima to Cusco for £182pp (1hr
20mins), and from Lima to Puerto Maldonado for £225pp
WHO TO TRAVEL WITH
Cox Kings has an 11-day/9-night private tour to
Peru from £2,295 per person including ights with LAN
or Iberia, transfers, return train tickets to Machu Picchu,
excursions and accommodation, with breakfast daily.
WHEN TO GO
The most popular months are the driest: May
to October, with July and August attracting the highest
number of visitors. December and January are the
hottest months, but also the wettest.
WHERE TO STAY
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is in the town
of Agua Calientes, a short walk from the bus that takes you to
the summit of the fortress. Prices start from £148 per guest per
night, including breakfast and à la carte dinner. inkaterra.com
The stylish Hotel B in the Barranco district of Lima has
its own art collection, as well as an excellent restaurant.
Rooms from £160 a night. hotelb.pe
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