The other-worldly beauty of Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu

Destination Lima Arequipa Puno Cusco
Duration 8 days 7 nights
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Experiences

Enjoy the opportunity to spend the night in a colonial house of 18th century in Arequipa. Make an unforgettable luxury train tour from Arequipa to Cusco crossing Peru's natural wonders. Admire the amazing sunrise on the mystical Titicaca Lake. Feel the authentic atmosphere of Cusco by visiting San Blas Neighborhood. Explore the incredible sacred site of the Incas, the famous Machu Picchu.

 

Your tour at a glance

Why to choose this tour? Because this luxury private tour will give you the possibility to discover the amazing heritage of the Inca Empire far from mass tourism with your dedicated guide, as well as to enjoy the amazing 3 days tour on board of the luxury Andean Explorer train which will take you from the ''white city'' of Arequipa to Cusco via the picturesque Lake Titicaca and its islands. Don't miss to discover the beauties of Peru during this 8 day private tour package. 

 

Day 1 : Arrival in Lima
Day 1 : Arrival in Lima

Your private tour in the Inca land will begin with your arrival in Lima. Your guide will welcome you at the airport according to your flight time and will take you to your hotel situated in the heart of the ''City of Kings''. Before to go back in time to the Inca period, your guide will introduce you to the colonial period in Peru by visiting the treasures of Lima and later of Arequipa, both cities being exceptional examples of the colonial settlement of Spanish conquistadors. The historic center of Lima is the best place to immerse yourself in Peru’s colonial past. In the evening you can simply relax in Miraflores Park or your guide will take you to Parque de la Reserva where you will admire "the magic water circuit". This complex of fountains is especially beautiful in the evening (after 19h), when the fountains are illuminated and the spectacle of water begins. Overnight in Lima.

Day 2 : Flight from Lima to Arequipa
Day 2 : Flight from Lima to Arequipa

Your journey through the colonial past of Peru will continue by your flight to Arequipa. Once in Arequipa, another driver will welcome you at the airport and will take you to your hotel, which is actually not a simple accommodation but a colonial house of 18th century transformed into a stylish hotel. It will give you the possibility to travel back in time and to feel the unique charm and atmosphere of that period. In the evening, you will have free time to walk in the historic center of Arequipa and explore the streets and alleys around Plaza de Armas which are particularly pleasant. Overnight in Arequipa.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3 : From Arequipa to Puno by luxury Andean Explorer train
Day 3 : From Arequipa to Puno by luxury Andean Explorer train

In the morning your private guide will welcome you in your hotel and you will make a city tour to discover how the life in Arequipa was during the colonial period and what has been changed after the independence. For that, we invite you to discover the convent of Santa Catalina, an amazing architectural jewel preserved from 16th century, which is actually one of the largest convents in the world. This visit will allow you to understand how the life inside this religious citadel was and to reveal the important changes occurred after the independence. Later, you can also visit the Museo Santuarios Andinos, a rare occasion to discover a well preserved mummy of Juanita, an Inca girl, sacrificed so young. In the evening, you will say goodbye to the colonial Arequipa to continue your journey by carving a path between Peru’s natural wonders and ancient kingdoms. The luxury Andean explorer train will offer you this unequaled possibility. Overnight in the train.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4 : Lake Titicaca and its islands
Day 4 : Lake Titicaca and its islands

When you wake up in the morning, the first thing you will see will be the amazing sunrise on the mystical Titicaca Lake. Even if the city of Puno, is considered as the cradle of the Inca civilization and the folkloric capital of Peru, however the main reason to come here is certainly the picturesque Lake Titicaca. Today, you will have the opportunity to discover its most beautiful islands: Uros and Taquile, their inhabitants and the local lifestyle. How they live at an altitude of 3800 m and what is their main occupation? Your guide will be happy to give you all necessary explanations. Later, you will board on the train again to continue your journey to reach the ''center of the earth'', the unequaled Cusco. Overnight in the train.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5 : From Puno to Cusco by luxury Andean Explorer train
Day 5 : From Puno to Cusco by luxury Andean Explorer train

Today your vibrant journey on board of the Andean Explorer train through a time-honored land will finish in Cusco. This is where you will travel back in time to feel and experience the heritage left by the Incas. Your private guide will welcome you in Cusco upon your arrival in the afternoon and will take you to your hotel where the rich history meets the modern indulgence. It will be an historical overnight for you as the hotel was built on Inca foundations. Today you can simply relax in your hotel or start the sightseeing of the Incan capital with your guide. Wander the narrow streets of Cusco and admire the pretty colonial houses. Then you can cross the famous Hatun Rumiyoc Street with its perfectly preserved Inca foundations and extraordinary stone with 12 angles. Another option will be the visit of the central Mercado de Cusco to taste the local flavors. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6 : Cusco sightseeing
Day 6 : Cusco sightseeing

Today you will explore the archeological treasures of Cusco. It will give you the possibility to learn different interesting facts about the Incas, their beliefs, rituals and much more. Your private guide will be always at your disposal to give you all necessary explanations. In Tambomachay, learn about the water cult, in Qenko, about the sacrifices and mummifications in the Inca Empire and in Sacsayhuaman, just admire the architectural genius of the Incas having discovered the citadel and its huge blocks of stone ideally superimposed into the natural landscape. Once you are back to Cusco, you can wander in San Blas Neighborhood with its typical handicrafts, hotels, bars and restaurants, an excellent possibility to feel the authentic atmosphere of Cusco and to admire the architectural legacy of the Incas, as well as of the conquistadors. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7 : Round trip by train to Machu Picchu
Day 7 : Round trip by train to Machu Picchu

Impossible to make a trip in Peru, to discover the capital of the Incas and not to honor their mystical citadel of 15th century, the incredible Machu Picchu. Until now there are only different assumptions about the function of the site, built on a rocky promontory at 2400 m. However, with the help of your private guide you will reveal some of the best kept secrets of the ''lost city''. To make your journey more pleasant, you will make a round trip from Cusco on board of the luxury train of Hiram Bingham. It will be an amazing experience with extra added elegance and a lively ambience. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8 : Cusco and departure
Day 8 : Cusco and departure

Today you will have free time at your leisure to visit shops or simply relax. Later, according to your flight time, your guide will take you to Cusco Airport for your departure flight to Lima from where you will catch your homebound flight.

Meals : Breakfast

Hotels during this exclusive luxury trip to Peru

 

Belmond Miraflores Park, Lima - 5*
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Why we chose it?


Incarnation of urban elegance beside the city's cultural gems

Rooftop pool with ocean view

Amazonian-inspired wellness

Exquisitely decorated interior bearing native accents of Peru 

 

Overview

The hotel Miraflores is a luxury accommodation set in the heart of the verdant Miraflores Park, Lima’s most fashionable areas, with panoramic ocean views. Enjoy the nourishing therapies of the local Spa or just relax in your spacious marble bathroom with bathtub and separate shower. Don’t miss the opportunity to have your dinner in the stylish, framed by impeccable gardens restaurant of the hotel, and make a complete immersion in the South America’s culinary capital.

 


 

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.

 


 

 

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 Lima to Arequipa
- Internal flight from Cusco to Lima
- 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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