Peru : land of the Incas

Destination Lima Arequipa Puno Cusco Ollantaytambo
Duration 10 days 9 nights
Dates & Prices
Date of travel

 

Tour Highlights

 

Inca luxury tour Peru Luxury train Peru Peru travel Machu Picchu Colonial Peru luxury travel
Inca heritage Andean luxury train Machu Picchu Colonial Arequipa

 

 

Experiences

Travel back in time to 16th century during your visit of Santa Catalina in Arequipa, the unique construction remained intact. Reach the mystical Titicaca lake on board of the elegant Andean Explorer train, a unique luxury experience. Explore the once famed capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco and its four exceptional archeological sites. Discover the crowning achievement of the Inca civilization, Machu Picchu and uncover its secrets. Wander through the narrow streets of Ollantaytambo and feel the typical charm and unique atmosphere of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

 

Your tour at a glance

Discover the different sides of the land of the Incas in 10 days. The colonial Arequipa, the mystical lake Titicaca, the mysterious Sacred Valley of the Incas and much more are included in this luxury tour with dedicated private guide. The luxury 3 days tour on board of the Andean Explorer train will make your private trip more pleasant. The stunning colors of the Rainbow Mountain will make your luxury trip more colorful and unique. The roundtrip to Machu Picchu on board of the elegant Hiram Bingham train will be the golden crown of your trip.

 

Day 1 : Welcome to Lima
Day 1 : Welcome to Lima

Your dedicated private guide will welcome you at Lima international airport, the start point for your tour in the land of the Incas. He will take you to your oceanside hotel, situated in Miraflores, the exclusive residential district of peruvian capital. After a welcome briefing, you can take your time for leisure. Later, you can start Lima sightseeing according to your preferences. Your guide will be happy to assist and advise you based on what you would like to see. Overnight in Lima.

Day 2 : The colonial white city of Arequipa
Day 2 : The colonial white city of Arequipa

In the morning, you will leave Lima to reach the ''white city'' of Arequipa, which is an exceptional example of the colonial settlement of spanish conquistadors, sheltering as well the famous Inca mummy of ''Juanita''. The historical center of Arequipa is inscribed on the UNESCO heritage list. Here you admire the pretty cityscapes discovering also the largest convent in the world : the spectacular religious citadel of Santa Catalina where you will be transported back into the time, as this unique construction remained intact from the XVI century. The alleys around the historical Plaza de Armas are particularly pleasant. Overnight in Arequipa. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3 : Towards Lake Titicaca by luxury train
Day 3 : Towards Lake Titicaca by luxury train

Start your day by discovering the well preserved mummy of ''Juanita'' in the Museo Santuarios Andinos. It is an important discovery of a mummy dating back to the XV century. It was an inca girl sacrified as an offering to the Inca gods discovered on Mount Ampato in the Andes. Then, make a meaningful visit of 2-3 hours of the convent of Santa Catalina, a real city in the city built in 1579. Afterward, 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. In the evening, continue your journey by taking one of the most breathtaking roads with the luxury Andean Explorer train to reach Puno. In honor of its respected passengers, the train feature a refined interior in its wagons. You will be lodged in a comfortable en-suite cabin with a private bathroon with a washbasin. In this train everything is designed to best meet the expectations of its demanding customers. Thus you will head to the city of Puno which is considered as the cradle of the Inca civilization and the folkloric capital of Peru. But the city is mainly famous for its geographical position on mystical Lake Titicaca. Diner and overnight on board, the train will continue travelling.

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

This morning admire the sunrise at Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world (3812 m). After the breakfast start exploring with your local guide the most picturesque islands of Titicaca : Uros and Taquile and discover their inhabitants and the local lifestyle. In the afternoon, enjoy your private lunch at Collata Beach in Taquile. At around 4 PM, comfortably installed in the train, you will continue your journey to Cusco, one-time capital of the incas, enjoying the amazing landscapes on the way. In the evening, enjoy the pre-dinner cocktails and for the diner take a seat in a world-class feast in the train’s two beautiful dining carriages: Llama and Muña. Bright and elegant, each atmospheric space is the perfect setting for gastronomic discovery. Aboard Belmond Andean Explorer, sample the full spectrum of Peruvian flavors in the hands of our acclaimed chefs. Overnight on board at Marangani.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5 : Cusco : the one-time capital of the Incas
Day 5 : Cusco : the one-time capital of the Incas

Today after your breakfast, you will continue your journey to Cusco, the once famed capital of the Inca Empire, the uncontested archeological capital of the Americas and the oldest permanently populated city of the continent. Along the way to Cusco, you will admire the high-altitude landscapes that stretches from Arequipa to Cusco. You will make also the Raqchi tour discovering the stunning archeological park with inca ruins. Later, after the brunch in the bar car of the train you will conclude your magic experience on borad of the elegant Andean Explorer train. Upon your arrival to Cusco, continue your visits with your private guide. Explore the lively Plaza de Armas, where you will find many colonial buildings such as the convent Santo Domingo built on the inca base of sacred Coricancha (the ancient Temple of the Sun). Wander the narrow streets of Cusco and admire the pretty colonial houses, the famous Hatun Rumiyoc street with its perfectly preserved Inca foundations and extraordinary stone with 12 angles. After lunch, discover the central Mercado de Cusco (San Pedro Central Market) tasting the local flavors as the delicious ceviche (marinated raw fish with lemon juice). Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6 : The archeological treasures of Cusco
Day 6 : The archeological treasures of Cusco

Start your day by discovering the four exceptional archaeological sites that were protecting Cusco: Tambomachay, an important arceological site devoted to the water cult, names also ''bath of the Inca'', Puka Pukara, with the ruins of a military fortress from the Inca period, Qenko, another important ritual center of the former Inca Empire, where sacrifices and mummification took place, and of course the impressive citadel of Sacsayhuaman with its huge blocks of stone ideally superimposed into the natural landscape. After lunch, you can explore the San Blas district and the Pre-Columbian Museum of Art, which has a large collection of archaeological artifacts from all over Peru. Spend an evening at your leisure. Overnight in your stylish accommodation in Cusco. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7 : Machu Picchu : the mystical Incan citadel
Day 7 : Machu Picchu : the mystical Incan citadel

In the morning, board the luxury Hiram Bingham train to reach the incredible Machu Picchu, the mystical Incan citadel of the 15th century, also called “lost city”, located on a rocky promontory, in the Andes. Discover the magnificent sacred site of the Incas: an experience that will take your breath away. Explore the crowning achievement of the Incan civilization with your private guide who will help you to uncover its best-kept secrets. Late in the afternoon, take again the elegant Hiram Bingham train and journey back to Cusco. Overnight in Cusco. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8 : The Rainbow Mountain and its stunning landscapes
Day 8 : The Rainbow Mountain and its stunning landscapes

Another amazing experience will be waiting for you this morning. Your private guide will meet you at your hotel early in the morning to start the private tour to the famous Rainbow Mountain. It is an amazing mountain situated in the Andes of Peru which creates a landscape of 7 stunning colors. The mountain has been discovered only in 2015, which makes it a relatively less explored destination. In the morning, you will reach by car the city of Pitumarca (3800 meters above sea level), from where you will start the hiking to the famous Vinicunca. On the way you can see South American camelids like llamas, guanacos and alpacas. Once on the spot, you will admire the truly unique landscapes of this multicolored mountains whose colors are completely of native origin. Later, you will return to Pitumarca for the lunch and your private guide will take you back to your hotel in Cusco. Overnight in Cusco. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 9 : The Sacred Valley of the Incas
Day 9 : The Sacred Valley of the Incas

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before taking the road to Ollantaytambo, a town in the mysterious Sacred Valley of the Incas. The archaeological researches show that this cradle of the Inca Empire probably served as a residence for the aristocratic families of Cuzco. The Valley is considered as sacred because everything grows there! Up today the Sacred Valley is valued for its geographic and climatic characteristics. Although it is located at an altitude of 2,800 meters on average, the climate is particularly mild throughout the year. Thanks to the rainfall, the land is very rich. This is where the best corn is produced, sacred food of the Incas. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is well known for its impressive Inca ruins, amazing landscapes, charming small villages and vast agricultural terraces. Wander in Chinchero along the way, a small pleasant village famous for its textile manufacturing whose inhabitants still wear their colorful traditional clothes. The village is also known for its agricultural terraces, dating back to the time of the Incas, used until today. Once in Ollantaytambo and after lunch explore the ruins of Ollantaytambo fortress with its famous wall of 6 monoliths, the Temple of the Sun and the baths, gazing out at the spectacular view on the Valley. In the evening simply wander through the narrow streets of the city and feel the typical charm and unique atmosphere. You will surely meet Peruvians walking their lama, these iconic animals of Peru. Visit also the authentic local market. Overnight in Ollantaytambo. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 10 : A last look at the capital of the Incas
Day 10 : A last look at the capital of the Incas

Today you will say goodbye to the magical land of the Incas and to its architectural masterpiece Machu Picchu. You will take one last look at the sacred valley of the Incas with their impressive agricultural terraces. After your breakfast at the hotel your guide will take you to Cusco Airport, from where you will take the plane to reach Lima for your homebound flight.

Meals : Breakfast

Hotels during this exclusive luxury trip to Peru

 

Belmond Miraflores Park, Lima - 5*
Luxury tour Peru Lima   Luxury tour Peru Lima
   
  Luxury tour Peru Lima
   
  Luxury tour Peru Lima
   
  Luxury tour Peru Lima

 

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*
Luxury tour Peru Arequipa   Luxury tour Peru Arequipa
   
  Luxury tour Peru Arequipa
   
  Luxury tour Peru Arequipa
   
  Luxury tour Peru Arequipa

 

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*
Luxury tour Peru   Luxury tour Peru
   
  Luxury tour Peru
   
  Luxury tour Peru
   
  Luxury tour Peru

 

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*
Luxury tour Peru Cusco   Luxury tour Peru Cusco
   
  Luxury tour Peru Cusco
   
  Luxury tour Peru Cusco
   
  Luxury tour Peru Cusco

 

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.

 


 

Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado, Ollantaytambo - 5*

 

Luxury tour Peru Ollantaytambo   Luxury tour Peru Ollantaytambo
   
  Luxury tour Peru Ollantaytambo
   
  Luxury tour Peru Ollantaytambo
   
  Luxury tour Peru Ollantaytambo

 

Why we chose it?


Cozy environment in the middle of the Sacred Valley

Chalet-style luxury retreat with Andes views

Local planetarium to observe the stars and planets

 

Overview

The overnight in Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado will give you the possibility to relax in the cozy environment of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will travel back in time and you will feel how the aristocratic families of Cusco were living at that time. Here, you will also have the possibility to see how the locals prepare the famous Peruvian ‘’pachamanca’’ in the earthen oven.

 


 

 

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
- Luxury Andean Explorer train tour from Arequipa to Cusco with 2 magic overnights in suite cabin with private bathroom
- Internal flight from Lima to Arequipa
- 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

 

© 2021 Peru Exclusive - Luxury travel. All Rights Reserved