Traveller's guide: Peru

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Getting there

There are no direct flights between the UK and Peru. You can fly to Lima via Madrid with Iberia (0870 609 0500; www.iberia.com); via Miami with British Airways/American Airlines (0844 493 0787; www.ba.com); and via Amsterdam with KLM (08705 074074; www.klm.com). LAN (0800 977 6100; www.lan.com) and Air Comet (0808 234 5186; www.aircomet.com) fly via Madrid, using Iberia and Air Plus Comet respectively for the London-Madrid sector.

The writer travelled with Abercrombie & Kent (0845 618 221; www.abercrombiekent.co.uk), which offers 12-night packages to Peru from £3,190 per person. The price includes flights with LAN from Heathrow, transfers, accommodation at the Country Club in Lima, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, Inkaterra Urubamba Villas, Inkaterra Machu Picchu, Libertador Cusco, certain meals and excursions.

To reduce the impact on the environment, you can buy an "offset" through Abta's Reduce my Footprint initiative (020-7637 2444; www.reducemyfootprint.travel).



Staying there

Country Club, San Isidro, Lima (00 51 1611 9000; www.hotelcountry.com).

Inkaterra properties (Reserva Amazonica Lodge, Puerto Maldonado; Urubamba Villas, Urubamba; and Inkaterra Machu Picchu): 0800 458 7506; www.inkaterra.com

Libertador Palacio del Inka, Cusco (00 51 8423 1961; www.libertador.com.pe).



More information

Peru Tourism Board: www.peru.info






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