The majestic landscapes of Peru

Destination Lima Paracas Arequipa Puno Cusco Sacred Valley
Duration 12 days 11 nights
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Experiences

Admire the archaeology's greatest enigmas, flying over the mysterious Nazca lines. Discover the natural sanctuary of Paracas, the Natural Reserve with its unique flora and fauna. Reach the mystical Titicaca Lake on board of the elegant Andean Explorer train, a unique luxury experience. Immerse yourself in the mystical atmosphere of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and discover the local lifestyle. Enjoy an unforgettable experience on board of the luxury Hiram Bingham train to get to the famous Inca citadel Machu Picchu.

 

Your tour at a glance

This 12 day luxury tour in Peru is an excellent opportunity to discover not only the rich heritage of the Incas but also the amazing landscapes that offers Peru. The Paracas National Reserve, one of the richest ecosystems in the world, the picturesque Islas Ballestas will make your luxury experience more beautiful and pleasant. Your dedicated guide will help you to uncover not only the mysterious world of the Incas but also the mysterious Nazca lines, created by the Nazca, pre-Inca civilization developed from the 2nd century BC to the 7th century AD. You luxury travel in Peru will be more attractive by spending 2 nights on board of the elegant Andean Explorer train which will take you from the colonial Arequipa to the ancient Cusco via the picturesque Lake Titicaca.

 

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

Your luxury trip through the majestic landscapes of Peru will start by your arrival to Lima. Your private guide will meet you upon your arrival at Lima airport and take you to your oceanside hotel. After your check-in, we will give you additional information about the rest of your tour and answer any questions you may have. Later, you can just relax in the famous Kennedy Park located in the heart of the Miraflores district, which is at the same time a meeting point for locals and travelers. In the evening, your guide will take you to Parque de la Reserva (closed on Mondays), where you will be able to 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 accompanied by music and laser projections. Overnight in Lima.

Day 2 : From Lima to Paracas (4h driving)
Day 2 : From Lima to Paracas (4h driving)

Today, your private guide-driver will meet you at your hotel and take you to Paracas, a port city famous for its National Reserve with its incredible natural beauty. The Paracas National Reserve is an important natural sanctuary founded in 1975 to protect the local fauna and flora. More than 74 species of plants growing in this extremely arid region as well as 216 bird species, 16 types of mammals, reptiles and 193 species of fish. It is considered as one of the richest ecosystems in the world (duration of visit around 3 hours). During the visit you will also discover the famous Playa Roja (Red Beach) where the desert meets the see offering stunning views. Overnight in Paracas.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3 : Nazca lines
Day 3 : Nazca lines

Another natural beauty of Paracas are the Islas Ballestas. This morning, after breakfast at your hotel, you will leave for a boat trip (approximate duration: 2 hours) to this amazing islands. The Ballestas Islands are a group of rocky islands famous for their abundant wildlife. This tour is particularly appealing for its wildlife, as the islands are home to thousands of birds and mammals including penguins, sea lions and pelicans. The islands are protected, which means you will not be able to swim with the animals or walk on the islands themselves, but you will get very close to them by boat. On the way, the boat will stop to allow you to admire the famous "candelabra of Paracas": it is a huge glyph mysteriously engraved in the cliff many centuries ago. Later, you will continue your journey to Nazca, to discover the famous group of giant geoglyphs (also known as "Nazca lines") created by the Nazca, pre-Inca civilization developed from the 2nd century BC to the 7th century AD. Your guide-driver will take you to Nazca Airfield from where you will fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines. The duration of the flight is 30 minutes, which will allow you to observe the main lines. These geoglyphs, (geometric patterns and animal shapes), are fully visible only from the sky and are among archaeology's greatest enigmas. Later you will return to Paracas. Overnight in Paracas.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4 : From Paracas to Lima (4h driving)
Day 4 : From Paracas to Lima (4h driving)

This morning, your guide-driver will take you back to the capital. Along the way, you will make a short stop in Pisco, known especially for its national alcoholic drink with the same name. Then you will discover the archaeological site of Pachacamac dating back to Moche and Huari civilizations, located not far from Lima. It's nice opportunity for you to learn about the mythology, beliefs and practices of these pre-Inca civilizations. Pachacamac is a large complex of temples and pyramids, which was at that time an important place of pilgrimage destroyed in the 16th century by the conquistadors. Then, depending on the time of your arrival in Lima, you will be able to make some additional visits in the capital according to your points of interest. Your guide will be always at your disposal and will help you with his suggestions. Overnight in Lima.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5 : Flight from Lima to Arequipa
Day 5 : Flight from Lima to Arequipa

Today, you will take the flight with your guide from Lima airport to reach Arequipa, a beautiful colonial city surrounded by volcanoes and deep canyons. Once in Arequipa, your guide will take you to your hotel. 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. The historical center of Arequipa is inscribed on the UNESCO heritage list. Here you will be able to admire the pretty cityscapes. You will spend the overnight in a charming colonial house of XVIII century, an excellent opportunity to travel back in time to colonial era. Overnight in Arequipa.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6 : From Arequipa to Puno by luxury Andean Explorer train
Day 6 : From Arequipa to Puno by luxury Andean Explorer train

Before to continue your journey to Puno to admire the unique landscapes offered by the mysterious Lake Titicaca, you will have time to make some visits with your guide in Arequipa. You can explore the convent of Santa Catalina, a real city in a city where you will travel back in time to 16th century as this unique monument has been remained intact from 16th century. Discover the local life, the only thing changed since that time. Later you can discover also the mummy of Juanita in the Museo Santuarios Andions, another good opportunity to learn about the mummification practices during the Inca period. In the evening, you will board the luxury Andean Explorer train to reach Puno, which is mostly famous for its geographical position on mystical Lake Titicaca. You will be lodged in a comfortable en-suite cabin with a private bathroom with a washbasin. In this train everything is designed to best meet the expectations of its demanding customers. Overnight in the train.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7 : Lake Titicaca and its islands
Day 7 : Lake Titicaca and its islands

Today you will have the opportunity to admire the sunrise on Lake Titicaca, an exceptional moment. Being the highest navigable lake in the world, Titicaca is still full of secrets. However your guide will help you to uncover them. Today you will have the opportunity to admire not only the beautiful Andean landscapes surrounding the lake but you will visit also the 2 most picturesque islands of Titicaca: Uros and Taquile. You will discover the local lifestyle, you will see how the people live there, what their main occupation is and how they survive. After lunch, you will be comfortably installed in the train again to continue the trip to Cusco, the one-time capital of the Incas, enjoying the amazing landscapes on the way. Traveling on board of this train is a real pleasure: the Andean Explorer will offer you an extraordinary experience. Overnight on board at Marangani.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8 : From Puno to Cusco by luxury Andean Explorer train
Day 8 : From Puno to Cusco by luxury Andean Explorer train

Along the way to Cusco, you will admire the high-altitude landscapes that stretches from Arequipa to Cusco. In the afternoon, you will reach the capital of the Incas where your private guide will meet you at the railway station and will take you to your hotel, an exceptional accommodation built on Inca foundations. Later, you will explore with your guide 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). You will wander the narrow streets of Cusco and admire the pretty colonial houses, as well as the famous Hatun Rumiyoc Street with its perfectly preserved Inca foundations and extraordinary stone with 12 angles. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 9 : Cusco sightseeing
Day 9 : Cusco sightseeing

Today you will discover the archaeological sites near Cusco. For those who are mostly interested by the cults and traditions of the Incas, Tambomachay will be the right place. The site is devoted to the water cult. It consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and various cascades of water that flow along the rocks. From the main waterfall, the Incas made two cascades of exactly the same size: if we put two identical bottles, they would be filled simultaneously. Here, at the time of the Incas, there were royal gardens which were irrigated with a complex system of channels specially created for this purpose. Those who are interested by military architecture of the Incas should visit Puka Pukara, with the ruins of a military fortress from the Inca period. The archeological site of Qenko is another ritual center of the Inca period where you will have the opportunity to learn about different practices of the Incas, such as the mummification and the sacrifices. Today it is still difficult to say what its purpose was, but it was one of the most important sanctuaries of the Incas. The last step will be the Sacsayhuaman, the impressive citadel of Sacsayhuaman with its huge blocks of stone ideally superimposed into the natural landscape. Later you will return to Cusco and you will have free time. Your guide will be always at your disposal. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 10 : Round trip by luxury train to Machu Picchu
Day 10 : Round trip by luxury train to Machu Picchu

Your luxury trip through the amazing landscapes of Peru will take you today to the incredible Machu Picchu, the mystical Incan citadel of the 15th century, also called “lost city”, located on a rocky promontory, in the Andes. In the morning, you will board the luxury Hiram Bingham train to reach the crowning achievement of the Incan civilization that you will explore with your private guide who will help you to uncover its best-kept secrets. Late in the afternoon, you will take again the elegant Hiram Bingham train and journey back to Cusco. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 11 : From Cusco to Sacred Valley (2h driving)
Day 11 : From Cusco to Sacred Valley (2h driving)

Other amazing landscapes will be reserved for you today by visiting 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 Valley is considered as sacred because everything grows there! Although it is located at an altitude of 2,800 meters on average, the climate is particularly mild throughout the year. 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. 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. Overnight in Ollantaytambo.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 12 : From Sacred Valley to Cusco Airport (2h driving)
Day 12 : From Sacred Valley to Cusco Airport (2h driving)

This morning enjoy for a last time the stunning views on the Sacred Valley of the Incas before your driver takes you to Cusco Airport for your departure flight. On the way, we will make a stop at Chinchero, a small charming village whose inhabitants still wear their colorful traditional clothes. The site is known for its textile manufacturing. Women begin to weave from 6 years old. The village is also known for its agricultural terraces dating back to the Inca era, used until today. Later, you will arrive to Cusco Airport for your departure 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.

 


 

DoubleTree by Hilton Resort, Paracas - 5*
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Why we chose it?


Waterfront hotel located next to Paracas National Park

Ocean-facing pool, full-service spa and fitness center

Private beach 

 

Overview

The luxurious suites of Hilton Paracas are decorated with stylish woods and fabrics. The private beach will ensure your peaceful stay in Paracas. Admire the exotic wildlife and breathtaking views from the spacious balcony of your elegant suite. The full service spa and the ocean-facing pool will ensure your absolute relaxation at the hotel.

 


 

Villa Barranco by Ananay Hotels, Lima - 4*
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Why we chose it?


Old republican house from the 1920s

Oasis of tranquility in the bohemian and artistic neighborhood of Lima

Only 9 individually decorated rooms

Thoughtful in-room touches

 

Overview

Your stay in Villa Barranco will give you the opportunity to travel back in time to 1920s to feel how the social elite was living at that time. The hotel has been restored with great care, respecting the original architecture and art. The hotel has only 9 stylish rooms, a terrace and an exclusive bar for its guests with a wonderful view of the sea. You will certainly appreciate the local restaurant with its homemade menu.

 


 

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.

 


 

Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado, Ollantaytambo - 5*

 

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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
- 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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