From the sacred Lake Titicaca to the Amazon

Destination Arequipa Puno Cusco Puerto Maldonado
Duration 9 days 8 nights
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Experiences

During this luxury tour to Peru, don't miss to experience the luxury Andean Explorer train tour from the colonial Arequipa to Cusco, the capital of the Incas. Explore the mystical Lake Titicaca and the lifestyle on its picturesque islands. Make a meaningful and immersive experience on board of the luxury Hiram Bingham train to reach the famous Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas. Admire the unique archeological remains from the Inca period in Cusco. Discover the amazing wildlife of Peruvian Amazon and enjoy the unusual experience of piranha fishing. 

 

Your tour at a glance

This private luxury tour is made for those who would like to discover Peru differently. This tour will give you the opportunity to start your trip by the colonial city of Arequipa from where you will take the luxury Andean Explorer train to reach the mystical Lake Titicaca and later the capital of he Incas, Cusco. This 2 days train tour will offer you an unequalled experience in the land of the Incas. You will have the possibility to discover the lifestyle on Uros and Taquile islands, reveal the hidden world of the Incas with the help of your dedicated guide and conclude your tour with the magnificent Peruvian Amazon and its wildlife. 

 

Day 1 : Arrival in Arequipa
Day 1 : Arrival in Arequipa

Welcome to Arequipa, an exceptional example of the colonial settlement of Spanish conquistadors. Your private guide will meet you at the airport of Arequipa upon your arrival to start your tour. The ''white city'' of Arequipa will give you the possibility to travel back to 16th century and admire its architectural marvels that remained intact from that period, such as the religious citadel of Santa Catalina, a real city in the city built in 1579. Afterwards, you can walk on the historical Plaza de Armas where you will find different monuments from Spanish colonial period such as the most unusual and well known colonial Cathedral of Arequipa. To conclude your colonial experience of the day, you will spend the night in a charming colonial house of 18th century. Overnight in Arequipa.

Day 2 : From Arequipa to Puno by Andean Explorer luxury train
Day 2 : From Arequipa to Puno by Andean Explorer luxury train

Besides the colonial aspect of the city, Arequipa is known also for the well preserved mummy of ''Juanita'' which can be discovered in Museo Santuarios Andinos. It is an important discovery of a mummy dating back to the XV century. But why this Inca girl was sacrificed and why the Incas were practicing the mummification? You will learn about it once you visit the museum with your private guide. Later you can explore the convent of Santa Catalina to discover the local life. Even if the construction remained intact from the XVI century, the local life is not the same anymore. How the life of the nuns was before and now? Discover it during your visit with your private guide. In the evening, you will board the Andean Explorer train to continue your amazing journey to Puno, mostly famous for its geographical position on mystical Lake Titicaca. This iconic train with its magnificent interior will offer you an unforgettable experience through the sacred land of the Incas. Overnight in the train.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3 : Lake Titicaca and its islands
Day 3 : Lake Titicaca and its islands

Today you will have one of the beautiful mornings of your trip, enjoying the sunrise at Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world (3812 m). After the breakfast you will explore with your local guide the most picturesque islands of Titicaca: Uros and Taquile, an excellent possibility to discover the local inhabitants and the local lifestyle. In the afternoon, after your private lunch in Taquile Island, you will continue your journey to Cusco, comfortably installed in the train, enjoying the amazing landscapes on the way. Aboard Belmond Andean Explorer, everything is designed for a relaxing and comfortable trip. The Piano Bar Car, the elegant dining carriages, the Spa Car and the Observation Car, everything is designed for your absolute comfort. Overnight on board at Marangani.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4 : From Puno to Cusco by Andean Explorer luxury train
Day 4 : From Puno to Cusco by Andean Explorer luxury train

Today, in the afternoon you will conclude your magic journey on board of the Andean Explorer Train by reaching Cusco, the one-time capital of the Inca Empire. Your private guide will welcome you at the railway station upon your arrival and you will start to travel back to the time of the Incas. The narrow streets of Cusco with its different colonial houses built on Inca foundations will perfectly illustrate the engineering genius of this enigmatic civilization which existed only during one century but which left an incredible legacy in the world's history. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5 : Cusco sightseeing
Day 5 : Cusco sightseeing

To learn and to discover more deeply the specific aspects characterizing the Incas, your guide will make you discover the archeological sites near Cusco. By visiting Tambomachay, you will learn about the water cult of the Incas and will discover the amazing irrigation system of 15th century. By visiting Qenko, you will learn about their beliefs, the sacrifices and mummifications they were practicing. Once you are in Sacsayhuaman, you will discover their incredible architectural genius. Later, when you are back to Cusco, you can conclude your magical discoveries by visiting the Pre-Columbian museum of art in the district of San Blas, which has a large collection of archaeological artifacts from all over Peru. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6 : Round trip by train to Machu Picchu
Day 6 : Round trip by train to Machu Picchu

The mystical Incan citadel of Machu Picchu will be certainly one of the main highlights of your private journey in Peru. Why this magnificent sacred site attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world? Why it was built on the rocky promontory and why was abandoned? You will get all the answers once you visit the ''lost city'' of the Incas. You will get there by the luxury train of Hiram Bingham which is specially designed to make the journey more pleasant and comfortable. And your experienced private guide will be always at your disposal to offer you a meaningful and immersive experience. The way back to Cusco will be done always on board of the elegant Hiram Bingham. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7 : Flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado
Day 7 : Flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado

Today you will leave the Incan capital to reach the amazing Peruvian Amazon with its remarkable biodiversity. You will explore the Tambopata National Park, which is one of the jewels of the Amazon rainforest. Here you will have the opportunity to discover the Amazonian flora and fauna with the help of your experienced naturalist guide who will give you all the necessary explanations. Upon your arrival to Puerto Maldonado, another driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the boat which will take you to your hotel. You will be installed in a charming cabana nestled in a lush rainforest. Overnight in Puerto Maldonado.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8 : Amazon rainforest
Day 8 : Amazon rainforest

Start your day by discovering the wildlife of the amazing Lake Sandoval by canoe. Thousands of species of birds, the endangered river wolf, howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, turtles and black alligators can be observed here. Later, you will cruise for about 20 minutes to reach the exciting Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, amazing suspended bridges with two panoramic observation towers. Live an unforgettable experience observing the Amazon forest from the treetops. You will have the possibility to admire the beautiful toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys and the three-toed sloth. At sunset, you will explore the forest by walk listening the wild sounds of the jungle. Overnight in Puerto Maldonado.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 9 : Puerto Maldonado and departure
Day 9 : Puerto Maldonado and departure

Today, you will take the boat to reach Puerto Maldonado Airport for your departure flight to Lima from where you will take your homebound flight. It’s a great time to observe how the Amazon rainforest is waking up before to leave this magic scenery. Along the way to the airport you will make a short stop at Mariposario of Tambopata. Peru has the largest variety of butterflies in the world, with 3,700 known species. Many of these can be seen in the Butterfly Farm, which showcases the diversity, beauty and adaptability of these marvelous insects.

Meals : Breakfast

Hotels during this exclusive luxury trip to Peru

 

CIRQA - Relais & Châteaux, Arequipa - 5*
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Why we chose it?


Amazing experience in a 16th century colonial period hotel

Located in the historic center of Arequipa

Tailor-made organic amenities  

 

Overview

Your stay in Cirqa hotel will give you the opportunity to travel back in time to 16th century, the period when Arequipa was built and to live an unforgettable experience in a colonial house. The powerful walls, arches and columns of the hotel are all made of volcanic rocks. Its astounding architectural interior with current contemporary nuances is a perfect bland of modern and traditional touches.

 


 

Belmond Andean Explorer Train - 5*
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Why we chose it?


South America's first luxury sleeper train

En suite cabin with private bathroom

Spa treatments on board

Beautiful dining carriages for gastronomic discovery 

 

Overview

Traveling on board of the Andean Explorer Train is a unique experience to discover some marvels of Peru by train. Installed in your luxury en suite cabin with private bathroom your will start your journey from the colonial Arequipa, cross the mystical Titicaca Lake and arrive to the one-time capital of the Incas, Cusco. All necessary facilities are accessible on board of the train: Spa treatments, dining carriages and open deck.

 


 

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cusco - 5*
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Why we chose it?


Built on Inca foundations

Decorated with colonial period frescoes

Specialty dishes prepared by leading Peruvian chefs

Inspired Andean wellness 

 

Overview

This former convent built on the Inca foundations, dating back to 17th century will take you back in time and you will live an amazing experience in your artistic room where the Inca stonework meets the Spanish colonial architecture and where the modern comfort meets the old-world charm. Relax at open-air heated pool, enjoying the colorful dishes at the local Senzo Bar. Don’t miss the unique Spa treatments that offers the local Hypnoze Spa, inspired by Inca and Andean culture.

 


 

Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion, Puerto Maldonado - 4*
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Why we chose it?


Located within the heart of the Amazon, between the Tambopata National Reserve and the shores of the Madre de Dios River

Individual bungalows

Meals prepared with organic and local farm products

 

Overview

The Inkaterra Hacienda Conception is located in a lush tropical rainforest of the Peruvian Amazon and offers amazing activities to discover the impressive variety of flora and fauna. The rustic comfort of Hacienda Conception will offer you an amazing Amazon experience. Here you will be able to enjoy also the local Spa combining the classic nurturing of a Spa with the exotic ingredients of the tropical forest.

 


 

 

Your tour includes:

- All private transfers with air conditioned high end SUV with all applicable transport taxes
- Dedicated English speaking guide-driver and his living expenses
- All luxury accommodations with full breakfast daily
- Internal flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado
- Internal flight from Puerto Maldonado to Lima
- 2 lunches and 2 dinners during your stay in Puerto Maldonado
- All excursions with an experienced naturalist guide in Puerto Maldonado
- Luxury Andean Explorer train tour from Arequipa to Cusco with 2 magic overnights in suite cabin with private bathroom
- 2 gastronomic dinners on board of the elegant Andean Explorer train
- Private lunch on Taquile island in Titicaca Lake
- All entrance fees as per described itinerary
- Luxury train (Hiram Bingham) for a round trip to Machu Picchu
- Gastronomic lunch and dinner on board of Hiram Bingham train
- Bus for a round trip to Machu Picchu entrance
- Courtesy of fresh bottled water at all times in the car
- Car and passenger insurance
- All parking fees

 

Your tour does not include:

- Meals and drinks (except as specified above)
- Personal expenses (tips, telephone calls etc...)
- International airfare

 

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