Travel Challenge: An adventure in Peru

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Every week, we invite companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: a two-week journey around Peru, leaving in mid June. Prices are per person based on two sharing.

Cox & Kings

£3,145: Train to Machu Picchu group tour

This 16-day/14-night group tour, departing 11 June, includes flights from London to Lima with KLM via Amsterdam, accommodation in characterful hotels with breakfast daily and most lunches and dinners. Cox & Kings' Latin America product manager, Marie-Louisa Lowther, says: "June is the perfect time to explore Peru. This departure coincides with the Inca's Inti Raymi festival, the Festival of the Sun. It is filled with colourful dances and costumes and is a fantastic insight into the Inca culture and their ceremonies." Along with the train journey to Machu Picchu, the tour features the Andean Explorer from Puno to Cuzco, regarded as one of the best rail journeys in the world. (020-7873 5000; ).

Journey Latin America

£1,948: Highlights of Peru

This 14-day tour includes Imperial Lima, the White City of Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, Cusco and Machu Picchu with Iberia flights from Heathrow via Madrid. "This represents excellent value for money; it takes in several of Peru's most famous destinations while staying in comfortable accommodation. It also includes excursions, some meals, all transport, flights and highly rated guides," says Laura Rendell-Dunn of Journey Latin America. (020-8747 8315; ).


£1,998: Sacred Land of the Incas

The tour includes flights from Heathrow via Madrid on Iberia, an expert guide, private bus travel and 14 nights' accommodation. "This non-trekking tour includes the Nazca Lines, colonial Arequipa, the Colca Canyon, Andean high plains, boating on Lake Titicaca and a visit to Machu Picchu, with optional white-water rafting in the Sacred Valley, and time in Cusco and Lima," says Jason Beevis of Explore. Departs 12 June. (0844 499 0901; ).