Luxury Peru

14 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:

 

£7515 pp

5 star and mid season

 

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Day 1
You will fly to Lima today. On arrival you will be greeted by our friendly representatives and transferred into the city. Your guide will give you an overview of Lima to help you make the most of your time here.
Day 2
Your guide and driver will meet you for a full day tour of Lima’s key attractions. Your tour will focus mainly on the impressive historical sights of the central colonial part of the city, as well as vibrant Miraflores. Your tour can be tailored to your interests, so do let your guide know if there is something you are particularly keen to see.
Day 3
Transfer to the airport today for your short flight to colonial Arequipa. This elegant city with a striking volcanic backdrop is also known as the White City, due to the colour of the stone used in the construction of its historic centre.
Day 4
You will meet your private guide for a tour of Arequipa. Most areas of interest are within walking distance, and highlights include the beautiful Santa Catalina convent.
Day 5
Free day to further explore Arequipa – people-watch in one of the balcony cafes overlooking the main square, try one of the many fine restaurants here and perhaps take a relaxing spa treatment at your hotel. At sunset you will board the luxury Belmond Andean Explorer train for your journey across the Altiplano to Cusco.
Day 6
You will awake on board the train today for sunrise at Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. After breakfast on board you will explore some of the highlights with the rest of the group – visit the curious floating reed islands of Uros, the traditional weaving communities on Taquile and take lunch at a private lakeside location. Return to the train in time for afternoon tea and the onward journey to Cusco.
Day 7
After breakfast on board the train you will have a tour of the archaeological site of Raqchi before arriving in Cusco, proud former capital of the Inca Empire. Transfer to your luxury accommodation in the historic centre, an area filled with pretty plazas, boutiques and restaurants. The rest of the day is free to begin exploring and acclimatising to the altitude.
Day 8
You will meet your guide and driver for a tour of Cusco, taking in not only the key attractions of the historic centre but also the Inca sites in the surrounding hillsides.
Day 9
Free day to further explore Cusco at your own pace – shop for gifts in the boutiques and handicrafts markets, visit some if the city’s many fine museums or perhaps arrange a cookery class.
Day 10
Depart Cusco this morning for the luxurious Hiram Bingham train journey to Machu Picchu. On arrival, you will take the shuttle bus up to Machu Picchu with your guide. You will have an afternoon guided tour, before returning to your hotel for the night.
Day 11
You have tickets for a second entry to Machu Picchu to further explore at your own pace. You can also climb Huayna Picchu mountain, for bird’s eye views over the Inca city. This afternoon take the train to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Day 12
Free day in the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas – a whole wealth of activities can be arranged here, but you may wish to simply relax and enjoy the pristine surroundings before your journey home tomorrow.
Day 13
You will be transferred to Cusco airport for your flights home, via Lima.
Day 14
Arrive home today.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

If you are looking for sumptuous hotels, elegant haciendas and for top quality guiding, Peru can certainly deliver! Standards of accommodation have improved dramatically over recent years; if you prefer to travel in style then this is the itinerary for you. This itinerary includes the country’s vast array of highlights, showcased from a range of memorable 5 star hotels and train journeys. You will see the contrasts of cosmopolitan Lima and colonial Cusco, and will stay in the Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel on the doorstep of Machu Picchu. You will also experience two of the most luxurious train journeys in the country, firstly the three day Belmond Andean Explorer, which travels from Arequipa to Cusco and the Hiram Bingham to reach Machu Picchu.

2 nights Lima – 2 nights Arequipa – 2 nights luxury train – 3 nights Cusco – 1 night Machu Picchu – 2 nights Sacred Valley of the Incas – 1 night on plane


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