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Take in Peru's spectacular highlights in refined luxury, staying in some of South America's finest hotels and enjoying a romantic ride through the high plains of the Andes aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer.
The highlights include Lake Titicaca- the world's highest navigable lake. Lima - the continents foremost gastronomic and cultural destination. Cusco - the former capital of the Inca empire and finally, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.
This 11-day itinerary allows you to travel in style and comfort with every detail carefully tailored to you and your own personal preferences. Each part of this carefully crafted itinerary will provide unique experiences and create treasured memories.
Days 1 & 2 - Lima
Days 3 & 4 - Belmond Andean Explorer Train
Day 5 - Cusco
Day 6 - Hiram Bingham Tour to Machu Picchu
Days 7 - 9 - Sacred Valley
Day 10 - Lima
Day 11 - Depart Lima
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Price based 2021 departures with 2 people sharing a room. See price tab for detailed information.
Arrive in Lima and spend the next two nights at the gorgeous Hotel B in the romantic bohemian district o Barranco.
On your second day, you will take a tour of the capital, visiting the Cathedral, the stunning colonial mansion Casa Aliaga and clay pyramid of Huaca Pucllana,
We recommend making the most of Lima’s gastronomic fame, please let your travel specialist know if you would like to make a reservation at any of the top restaurants.
Today you will fly down to Arequipa to board the luxurious 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.
Upon arrival to Lake Titicaca, you will enjoy a full-day tour of both Uros and Taquile islands before heading back to the train for your last night on board as it makes its way to Cusco.
Day 3 Meals: B, D
Day 4 Meals: B, L, D
Upon disembarking the Andean Explorer you will be transferred to Palacio del Inka, a beautiful 5 centuries-old mansion perfectly located in the historic centre of Cusco.
Enjoy a half-day tour of Cusco and its surroundings, taking in sites such as the Inca archaeological sites of Coricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.
Depart Cusco on the Belmond Hiram Bingham to make your way to 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).
Upon arrival into Aguas Calientes, you will be taken on a tour of the fascinating citadel before retiring to Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel to located at the entrance of Machu Picchu.
Meals: B, L
After taking in the magic of the famous archaeological site you will board the Belmond Hiram Bingham once again, making your way to the Sacred Valley of the Incas with dinner on board.
A valley in the Andes of Peru, it 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 spend three nights here at the Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado, having a full day tour to Pisac Market and the town of Ollantaytambo before letting your mind and soul unwind with a day at leisure.
Day 7 Meals: B, D
Day 8 – 9 Meals: B
Today you will fly back to Lima for your last night in this culturally stunning country.
Transfer to Lima airport for your onward flight
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.
(2021 departures, based on 2 people sharing a room)
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10 nights’ accommodation as detailed
9 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Half-day city tour of Lima
Three day/two-night programme aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer
Full-day tour of Uros and Taquile Islands
Private, half-day tour of Cusco and its surrounding Inca sites
Hiram Bingham train from Cusco to Machu Picchu Pueblo and return to Sacred Valley
Full-day tour to Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo
Transfers and domestic flights as per itinerary
International flights if not added
Meals not indicated in your itinerary
Local departure taxes payable locally
Items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks etc
Tips for guides and drivers (discretionary)
Camera or video fees at any sites
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