Majestic condors of the Andes and wonders of the Incas

Destination Lima Arequipa Canyon del Colca Sicuani Cusco Sacred Valley
Duration 11 days 10 nights
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Tour Highlights

 

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Experiences

Visit the religious citadel of Santa Catalina in Arequipa traveling back to 16th century. Experience the traditional beauty of Peru by spending an overnight in Canyon del Colca. Admire the architectural genius of the Incas by visiting the archeological sites near Cusco. Immerse yourself in the mystical atmosphere of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and discover the local lifestyle.

 

Your tour at a glance

The impressive heritage the Incas left is certainly the main reason for the travelers visiting Peru. This luxury tour of 11 days will give you the possibility not only to discover the amazing legacy of the Incas far from mass tourism but also to admire the incredible landscapes of Peru and the majestic condors of the Andes. Your dedicated guide will be always at your disposal to make your experience more colorful and fascinating.

 

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

Welcome to Lima, the joyful and colorful capital of Peru, which will be the start point for your luxury trip in the land of the Incas. Your private guide will meet you at the airport upon your arrival and will take you to your oceanside hotel, located in one of the beautiful districts of Lima, Miraflores. Today, you can just relax at your hotel to live the high life in a warming interior bearing native accents of Peru. Later, if you wish to explore the capital, your guide will be always at your disposal to make you discover the different sides of Lima. You can stroll in the bohemian Barranco district with its many restaurants, bars and especially its pretty villas, or just relax in the famous Kennedy Park located in the heart of the Miraflores. Overnight in Lima.

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

During your private trip you will have the opportunity to discover the colonial past of Peru, to explore the amazing legacy of the Inca Empire and of course to admire breathtaking landscapes. Today your guide will take you to the airport of Lima from where you will take the flight to reach Arequipa, an excellent example of the colonial settlement of Spanish conquistadors. Here you will have the opportunity to travel back in time to 18th century and spend an overnight in an elegant colonial house of that period. And your guide will make you discover the colonial heritage of the ''white city''. Overnight in Arequipa.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3 : Arequipa sightseeing
Day 3 : Arequipa sightseeing

Today you will discover the Arequipa of 16th century. An exceptional visit of the convent of Santa Catalina will give you the opportunity to travel back in time as this unique architectural monument has not been changed since the 16th century. It's a real city in a city that you can explore to discover the local life, the only thing that has been changed after the independence of Peru. Your guide will be always at your disposal. Arequipa is well known for its colonial legacy, however during your stay in the ''white city'' you will have the possibility to discover also the famous mummy of ''Juanita'' in the Museo Santuarios Andinos. Who was she and why she was sacrificed in the 15th century? You will learn about it and much more during your visit. You will have free time at your leisure in the evening. Overnight in Arequipa.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4 : From Arequipa to Canyon del Colca (3.5h driving)
Day 4 : From Arequipa to Canyon del Colca (3.5h driving)

This morning, you will leave the colonial Peru to discover the breathtaking landscapes of the land of the Incas. Your guide will take you to the picturesque Canyon del Colca. Along the way you will cross the Reserva de Salinas y Aguada Blanca nestled in the middle of snow-covered volcanoes. On the way you will have the opportunity to stop and see herds of alpacas and the famous vicuñas whose wool is the sweetest and most expensive in Peru. Later, you will arrive to Chivay, one of the typical villages along the Colca Canyon where you will meet the rural people who come to sell their crops and crafts in the small village market. Later your guide will take you to your hotel, to experience the traditional beauty of Peru in luxury bungalows with ambient interiors echoing the natural beauty of the Andes. Overnight in Yanque.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5 : From Canyon del Colca to Sicuani (5.5h driving)
Day 5 : From Canyon del Colca to Sicuani (5.5h driving)

Today you will say goodbye to the mesmerizing Colca Valley and your guide will take you to Sicuani, a stopover city between the Colca Canyon and Cusco. Along the way you will make a stop at Cruz de Condor where you will admire the majestic condors hovering over the canyon. Did you hear about the Andean Trilogy? The visit of Cruz del Condor will be a nice opportunity to get more information about that. Later you will continue the road to reach Sicuani still crossing the Reserva de Salinas y Aguada Blanca with its various volcanoes and mountain lakes. There are also many species of birds as well as mammals. You will have the opportunity to spot flamingos, deer and vicuñas. Overnight in Sicuani.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6 : From Sicuani to Cusco (3h driving)
Day 6 : From Sicuani to Cusco (3h driving)

Today you will reach the capital of the Incas, Cusco. But before that, take your time to explore with your guide some interesting monuments along the way. Have you ever heard about the Peruvian Sistine Chapel? Then we suggest you to make a stop in the small town of Andahuaylillas and to discover it. Before to arrive to Cusco and to discover the Incan heritage, your guide will make another stop at the archeological site of Pikillaqta, from Wari culture (pre-Inca civilization). It will be a nice opportunity to learn about the ancient civilizations that existed before the Incas and to learn about their lifestyle and traditions. Later you will reach Cusco and you will have free time to walk in the historical center of Cusco, before your guide takes you for a tour the following day. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7 : Cusco sightseeing
Day 7 : Cusco sightseeing

The day will be dedicated to the famous Cusco. This is where you will be able to explore the architectural treasures of the Inca Empire with your private guide. In Cusco you will find many colonial buildings on Inca foundations. One of the charming districts with its typical atmosphere to discover the Incan heritage is the San Blas Neighborhood. Your guide will take you there and you will wonder through its narrow streets. Today you will explore also the Plaza de Armas de Cusco where one of the most interesting monuments is the convent Santo Domingo built on the Inca base of sacred Coricancha (the ancient Temple of the Sun). Later you will simply enjoy your stay in your hotel built on Incan foundations. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8 : Cusco sightseeing
Day 8 : Cusco sightseeing

Once you are in Cusco, you cannot miss the discovery of the four archaeological sites that were protecting the city some centuries ago: Tambomachay, Puka Pukara, Qenko and Sacsayhuaman. Why is it important to explore them? Because they will help you to reveal many interesting facts about the Incas such as their beliefs and rituals, their architectural techniques, as well as their most ceremonies and practices such as the mummification. Your guide will give you necessary explanations. Once you return to Cusco, you can discover also the Pre-Columbian Museum of Art, which has a large collection of archaeological artifacts from all over Peru and which will be a nice conclusion of your day. Later you will have free time to explore Cusco according to your preferences, your guide will help you with his suggestions. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 9 : Round trip by train to Machu Picchu
Day 9 : Round trip by train to Machu Picchu

Today you will have one of the memorable days of your life, you will explore the Inca's lost city, the unequalled Machu Picchu. Until now, this mysterious citadel of the 15th century built on a rocky promontory is full of uncovered secrets. However your guide will help you to reveal the most interesting facts about the site which exact function is still discussed by the scientists. Your experience will be much more pleasant thanks to the luxury Hiram Bingham train that you will take to make a round trip to Machu Picchu. Decoration, luxury, service, refined meals, open bar, everything is designed here to best meet your expectations. You will return to Cusco in the evening. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 10 : From Cusco to Sacred Valley (2h driving)
Day 10 : From Cusco to Sacred Valley (2h driving)

When we are talking about the Incas, we cannot pass over the Sacred Valley. Why the Urubamba Valley was sacred for the Incas and what is the Valley famous for? Today your guide will take you there and you will get all the answers. Before to arrive to Ollantaytambo, a town in the mysterious Sacred Valley of the Incas, you will make a stop in Chinchero, a small charming village whose inhabitants still wear their colorful traditional clothes, an excellent occasion to experience authentic local lifestyle. Then you will arrive at Ollantaytambo where you can simply walk through the narrow streets of the city and feel the typical charm and unique atmosphere. You will get an insight into local life and will surely meet Peruvians walking their lama. You can also visit the authentic local market. Your guide-driver will always be at your disposal. Overnight in Ollantaytambo.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 : From Sacred Valley to Cusco Airport
Day 11 : From Sacred Valley to Cusco Airport

According to your homebound flight time, you will have the opportunity to make some more discoveries to admire for the last time the amazing heritage of the Inca Empire. Thus, before to take you to the airport, your private guide will take you to Moray, where the circular agricultural terraces from the time of the Inca civilization will surprise you by their architectural conception. Then you will make a stop at the impressive salines of Maras, used since the time of the Incas until today for obtaining the salt. Later, you will arrive to Cusco Airport for departure flight.

Meals : Breakfast

Hotels during this exclusive luxury trip to Peru

 

Belmond Miraflores Park, Lima - 5*
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  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*
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  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 Las Casitas, Canyon del Colca - 5*
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  Luxury tour Peru Canyon del Colca
   
  Luxury tour Peru Canyon del Colca

 

Why we chose it?


Surrounded by the serenity of the mesmerizing Colca Valley

Experience the traditional beauty of Peru

Bland of traditional and modern luxury touches in the awe-inspiring natural environment

Individual ‘’casitas’’ with a private terrace and hot tub

 

Overview

Discover the hidden gem of the Andes by spending an overnight in las casitas of breathtaking Colca Valley. Relax in your individual casita with a private terrace and hot tub or enjoy the treatments of the local wellness Spa rich in indigenous organic plants and flowers that soothe your body and mind. Another memorable experience for you could be the Alpaca feeding, these emblematic animals, which are walking near the casitas.

 


 

Wilkamayu hotel, Sicuani - 3*
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  Luxury tour Peru Sicuani
   
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Why we chose it?


Strategically located in the tourist corridor Cusco - Puno or Cusco - Arequipa

Charming central courtyard with colonial-style galleries

Warm and homely atmosphere 

 

Overview

The hotel Wilkamayu is the ideal accommodation to make a stopover between Cusco and Arequipa or Puno and Cusco. Even it’s not a luxury accommodation, it offers first rate quality services to its guests and does its best to ensure a pleasant and relaxing experience to its visitors complying their highest expectations. The charming garden decorated with antiques and artworks from Cusco will ensure your peaceful evening at the hotel.

 


 

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cusco - 5*
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  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*

 

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  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
- Internal flight from Lima to Arequipa
- Internal flight from Cusco to Lima
- 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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