Mystical Titicaca and heritage of the conquistadors

Destination Arequipa Puno Cusco Sacred Valley
Duration 7 days 6 nights
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Experiences

Discover the mummy of ''Juanita'' in Arequipa, dating back to 15th century. Explore the islands of the mystical Titicaca Lake and discover the local lifestyle. Enjoy the perfect setting for gastronomic discovery on board of the luxury Belmond Andean Explorer train. Feel the typical charm and unique atmosphere of the Sacred Valley of the Incas by visiting the town of Ollantaytambo.

 

Your tour at a glance

This luxury private tour in Peru is made for those who have limited time for their trip, but also for whom it is not only important what they discover but especially how they do it. This luxury tour package in Peru will offer you the opportunity to make an amazing 3 days trip from the colonial Arequipa to the ancient capital of the Incas, Cusco, via the mystical Lake Titicaca on board of the luxury Andean Explorer train. Designed for the most demanding clients, it will be for your an unforgettable experience. Another amazing roundtrip will be made on board of the luxury Hiram Bingham train to reach the famous Machu Picchu, the ''lost city'' of the Incas.

 

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

Today your private guide will welcome you at the airport of Arequipa to start your incredible trip through the colonial past of Peru, admiring at the same time the magnificent Inca heritage and crossing the amazing landscapes of Peruvian Andes. Arequipa is an exceptional example of the colonial settlement of Spanish conquistadors. You will start your magic journey by discovering the historical center of the city and later you will have the opportunity to travel back into the time and to spend the night in a colonial house turned into an elegant hotel. 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

The city of Puno will be the next step of your trip. Although it 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. The route from Arequipa to Puno is amazing with its landscapes. It becomes especially attractive when you travel on board of the luxury train of Andean Explorer. The refined interior of its wagons with its modern comfortable en-suite cabins will offer you an unforgettable experience for the following 3 days of your journey. Before to board the train in the evening, you will have time to discover with your private guide the famous mummy of Juanita in the Museo Santuarios Andinos of Arequipa. Why this discovery was so important and for what Juanita is famous for? Don't miss to get all the answers during your visit. You will certainly have the time to admire also the convent of Santa Catalina, an incredible religious citadel, which has been remained intact from the XVI century. Later you will board to Andean Explorer train and will take the road to the picturesque Titicaca Lake. Overnight in the train.

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

The second day of your trip in the train will be dedicated to the discovery of Titicaca islands: Uros and Taquile. By visiting these 2 islands you will have the opportunity to discover the local people, their lifestyle and traditions. What is their main occupation? How is the life on 3800 meters above the see level? You will have the opportunity to discover it. Later, after your private lunch on Taquile Island you will take again the train to continue your journey to Cusco, the capital of the Incas. Bright and elegant, the dining carriages of your luxury train will be a perfect setting for gastronomic discovery on board of Belmond Andean Explorer. 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, admiring the high-altitude landscapes, discovering the stunning archeological park with Inca ruins on the way, you will reach Cusco. Why this city has been choosen as the capital for the Inca Empire and what makes it unique? Explore the city with your private guide to get all the answers. Discover the colonial houses with inca foundations by walking the narrow streets of Cusco and dont miss the famous extraordinary stone with 12 angles. Your guide will be glad to give you all necessary explanations about the architectural specific feqtures of the Inca period. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5 : Round trip by train to Machu Picchu
Day 5 : Round trip by train to Machu Picchu

Today you will wake up earlier than usually, as the incredible Machu Picchu will be waiting for you. The ''lost city'' of the Incas will be another opportunity to appreciate the architectural imagination of the Incas. The Hiram Bingham luxury train will be waiting for you at 9 AM to take you to Aguas Calientes from where you will reach the Machu Picchu by bus. Your private guide will help you to reveal the secrets of this unique architectural gem. Why the Incas disappeared? What was the function of Machu Picchu? How and why this citadel was built on a rocky promontory? Find the answers with the help of your guide. Later, taking the same train you will travel back to Cusco. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6 : From Cusco to Sacred Valley (2h driving)
Day 6 : From Cusco to Sacred Valley (2h driving)

You have certainly heard about the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We invite you to discover the mysterious valley and its secrets with your private guide by visiting Ollantaytambo, a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Along the way you will have the opportunity to make a stop in Chinchero, the local life and traditions of this small charming village whose inhabitants still wear their colorful traditional clothes. Your guide will make you discover also the agricultural terraces of Chinchero which are dating back to the time of the Incas and are used until today. Once in Ollantaytambo you can discover the ruins of the fortress with its famous wall of 6 monoliths gazing out at the spectacular view on the Valley. Exploring Ollantaytambo you will feel the typical charm and unique atmosphere of the Valley and will surely meet Peruvians walking their lama. Overnight in Ollantaytambo.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7 : Cusco and departure
Day 7 : Cusco and departure

Today your trip through the land of the Incas will terminate. According to your flight time, your guide will drive you to the Airport of Cusco for your departure. In case you enough time, you will make other interesting discoveries on the way to the Airport. Another extraordinary site from the Inca period are the circular agricultural terraces of Moray. Stimulate up to 20 different types of microclimates, the best corn is produced here, sacred food of the Incas. The impressive salines of Maras, used since the time of the Incas until today for obtaining the salt could be another stop on the way to Cusco Airport.

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.

 


 

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 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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