Fly from the UK to Lima where you will be met by your guide and make your way to the Belmond Miraflores Park.
Lima is a modern city that has ten million inhabitants. It was built over the capital of the Spanish Viceroyalty and local pre-Inca vestiges. Your tour will start at Larcomar, the city´s most exclusive shopping center located in front of the Pacific Ocean, and will transfer you to the Pucllana Temple, a pre-Inca pyramid found in the Miraflores district, to mark a contrast. You will visit the El Olivar Park, an ancient olive plantation, which is now part of the city, located in the San Isidro district, and from there you will be transferred to
Lima´s historical downtown, a World Heritage listed by UNESCO.
The Belmond Miraflores Park occupies a beautiful garden location beside the Pacific Ocean and is one of the few hotels in the city that offers breath-taking views over the sea. You will then fly to Arequipa, where you will board the Belmond Andean Explorer.
The Andean Plains & Islands Of Discovery itinerary departs as the sun sets on the baroque architecture of Arequipa and travels overnight towards Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Through the deep valleys and high mountains where South American camelids graze on the wide
open plains and ‘big sky’ country of the Peruvian Altiplano.
Cusco, also spelt Cuzco or Qosqo in Quechua is a fascinating city that was once the capital of the Inca Empire. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its well preserved colonial architecture, evidence of a rich and complex history. By merely walking the streets, you can admire the many
layers of indigenous Quechua culture. Spanish colonial buildings erected direct atop Inca walls while the modern tourist nightlife flourishes in their midst. The city offers the perfect base to explore Machu Picchu, the Sacred
Valley of the Incas and other Inca sites in the region.
These two days will be unforgettable as you visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. The citadel is a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacutec (1438-1472). Located in a spectacular location, Machu Picchu, which means “Old Mountain”, has been declared a UNESCO World
Heritage site and is the most well-known archaeological site on the continent
The Sacred Valley of the Incas or Urubamba Valley is a valley in the Andes of Peru, close to the Inca capital of Cusco and below the ancient sacred city of Machu Picchu. The valley is generally understood to include everything between Písac and Ollantaytambo, parallel to the Urubamba River, or
Vilcanota River or Wilcamayu, as this Sacred river is called when passing through the valley. It is fed by numerous rivers which descend through adjoining valleys and gorges, and contains numerous archaeological remains and villages. The valley was appreciated by the Incas due to its special geographical and climatic qualities. It was one of the empire's main points for the extraction of natural wealth, and the best place for maize production in Peru.
You will take your transfer back to Cusco airport, from there you will fly to Lima and home.
Colonial architecture, superb museums (with Inca gold and Pre-Columbian antiquities), glamorous shops, bars and restaurants, all of which only a few minutes away from this beautiful 5* hotel. Located in Lima's most fashionable areas, this hotel, is surrounded by all that is great about Peru's capital city. As one of the best luxury hotels in Lima (Peru), the hotel itself combines personalised service, exceptional dining and indulgent facilities that create the perfect base from which you can explore the city. It features a glorious rooftop pool and spa area, and the rooms are bright, fresh, and comfortable. As one of the few accommodations in the city that offer breath-taking views (over the ocean), this accommodation has all the ingredients to provide you with one of the most luxurious experiences in Peru.
Located right beside Cusco's central square, the Belmond Hotel Monasterio is a former monastery and national monument dating back to 1592. It is a retreat that combines unique history and centuries-old charm, with fantastic and luxurious service, restaurants, boutique rooms and suites, all of which set around a tranquil central courtyard. The hotel's historic heritage is so great that very little was allowed to be altered when renovating the premises. The result is a beautifully refurbished piece of history brought to a new light. Here you will surely lose yourself in the beauty of the hotel's artworks, antiques as well as its own church. Even though the building looks pretty historic, the comfort you will feel here is the kind of comfort you could only find in a 5* luxury hotel - including exquisite king-size beds, flat-screen TV, or even private bathrooms with L’Occitane amenities. The hotel also features a great bar area with even more original artworks, as well as two restaurants serving delicious cuisine, as well as a spa with a comprehensive range of treatments. History and luxury all in one? You certainly won't find it everywhere.
The Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is primely located just a few steps away from the entrance of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Picture yourself waking up surrounded by gardens that boast stunning views over the nearby jungle-covered mountains and the valley below. But not only the surroundings elevate themselves to a new standard of beauty, the hotel's guest rooms are decorated with crisp light linens and dark woods, and each room features all the facilities you deserve when booking first class - King Size Beds, Marble Bathrooms, LCD Television and mini bar. You can also upgrade to a Deluxe Mountain View & Terrace Room where you will wake up to the most fabulous views of the valley. When hungry you can head to the hotel's restaurants where delicious Peruvian cuisine is being served to guest and all ingredients are local and fresh. The hotel has many other great services and facilities such as bar area, a wide range of massages, aromatherapy treatments based on ancient Inca techniques.
Built in natural materials to resemble an authentic Andean village, the Belmond Rio Sagrado hotel is beautifully located on the banks of the Urubamba River, among a natural paradise of green fields and tall proud mountains. Located at a lower altitude than its neighbour Cusco, this hotel offers the perfect climate to adjust yourself to this part of the world. From here you can easily explore Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu as the hotel is the only one around ere that has its own strop on the train to Machu Picchu. If you agree that luxury is in the detail, you'll definitely love this added bonus. Another highlight of this luxury hotel in Peru is the fantastic view anyone gets from their room, as these come with a terrace overlooking the gardens and river beyond. The hotel features a lovely heated pool where you can relax after a day exploring, as well as a restaurant and bar area where you can recharge your energy with tasty Peruvian cuisine. When coming to Sacred Valley, this will be your perfect, sacred retreat.
The Belmond Las Casitas is located on beautiful canyon treks and is a luxury hotel in Peru that blends perfectly with its surroundings. It features a presidential villa and 19 cottage villas, plus an outdoor heated swimming pool, day spa, vegetable garden and onsite farm. The hotel’s luxurious villas also include either garden or valley views, as well marble bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers. As the only luxury ultimate hotel in Colca Canyon Hotel, here you can experience complete and utter relaxation with activities such as riding Peruvian Paso horses, keeping an eye on the sky as an Andean condor flies by, enjoying sunsets by the pool, or simply going for spa treatment. You can use the hotel's library and read books, or head back to your room and enjoy a moment for yourself meditating after a long day of exploring.
The Belmond Andean Explorer is an overnight sleeper train that began operating between Arequipa, Lake Titicaca and Cusco in 2017. The Andean Explorer route from Cusco to Puno is called “The Spirit of The Water” as a metaphor to its final destination - Lake Titicaca. The journey includes lots of different surprises, such as a 'prior to boarding' dance performance given by an Andean Huayno dance group and a champagne treat reception. The train has the capacity for 48 travellers and includes 16 carriages. The interior décor is beautifully inspired by traditional Incan colours as well as by the overall heritage of the region. Other highlights of this luxurious experience include small details such as; staff greeting each traveller by name and attend to their needs including Pisco sour - a refreshing Peruvian cocktail of Pisco liquor, lime juice, egg white, syrup and Angostura bitters.
The Hiram Bingham train takes you to the Inca citadel Machu Picchu. Named after the explorer who discovered Machu Picchu, this luxurious experience combines glamour with history and elegance with tradition. As you board the 1920's style carriages you will begin to feel transported into a different time; a time where polished woods, brass, fine fabrics, and antique fittings bring back a long lost old-fashioned charm. On board the Hiram Bingham, you will not only feel like a royal, you will also eat like one. Indulge as much as you can on the several artisanal delights as you go from brunch to lunch or dinner. You may be headed to the 'Lost City', but while on board nothing's lost, everything is a new discovery.
|Tours & Transfers||From Price|
|All private||£4,999 pp|
The price is based on twin / double share and based on the lowest season of travel. Please contact the Latin Routes Travel Specialists or submit an enquiry to have this holiday accurately costed for you.
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