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13

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Luxury Peru Adventure

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Journey Highlights

Peru is rife for adventure, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on luxury. With this expertly tailored journey, you will cover some true highlights of the country with expertly guided tours and excursions for only the best experiences. After spending your first two nights in the capital city of Lima, you will board the Aria Amazon for an enviable cruise down the Amazon River, where you will discover the wildlife that resides along its banks from a luxurious vessel.

Heading into Sacred Valley, where you will stay at the delightful Sol y Luna hotel, a number of diverse experiences await. Visit Ollantaytambo Fortress and an organic farm to create your own traditional meal, see the spectacular salt pans of Maras and ride a Peruvian Paso Horse across the rural pathways before heading on to Machu Picchu. Staying at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, which boasts a prime location at the entrance to the famous Inca citadel, enjoy a full day of guided exploration to make the most of this stunning location, before returning to Cuzco on the timelessly elegant Belmond Hiram Bingham Train.

There is no better way to see the wonder of Peru than in pure luxury and this journey obliges wonderfully.

Culture & History Luxury City Breaks Adventure Travel
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A luxurious look at Peru

Guide Price:

Prices from £11,410 per person. This price includes accommodation, flights and transfers

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Your journey at a glance

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    2 nights Lima, Peru
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    4 nights Board Aria Amazon for your river cruise
  • 3
    4 nights Sacred Valley, Peru
  • 4
    1 night Machu Picchu, Peru
  • 5
    2 nights Cuzco, Peru
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As Peru is such a diverse landscape, the climate can differ significantly between areas. Depending on the time of year you visit, Lima is either shrouded in mist or baked in sunshine. Between the months of December and April you can expect bright skies in the capital, though from November to March is the rainy season at Machu Picchu.

Fly from London to Jorge Chávez International Airport

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Lima, Peru

Staying at

Hotel B

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Wake up on your first day in Lima, the bustling capital city of Peru. Saturated with ancient history, the museums are full of pre-Columbian artefacts from millennia’s ago, while at the middle sits the intriguing Huaca Huallamarca which comprises a temple and cemetery from around 200BC.

Join your friendly and knowledgeable guide at the Larco Herrera Museum and take a journey into the country’s past, getting to know the animals and deities of the ancient civilisations up to the influence the Spanish conquest had on Peru’s heritage. Next, visit the colonial area of Lima featuring the cathedral, Convent of Santo Domingo and the Main Square, and admire the beautiful architecture and the learn the story behind their walls.

In the evening, take up your dinner reservations at either Central or Maido restaurants. Both highly acclaimed, Central delivers a fusion of world flavours crafted from native Peruvian ingredients, while Maido serves a variety of sushi and other Japanese dishes infused with Peruvian flair. After dinner, return to Hotel B to end your final night in Lima.

Staying at

Hotel B

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Located in Lima’s romantic Barranco district, Hotel B is a beautiful boutique hotel showcasing Peru’s contemporary charm and fascinating history. A former holiday home of 1920sPeruvian president Augusto Leguia, Hotel B was abandoned for twenty years before being lovingly restored to become one of Lima’s finest hotels. The signature Belle époque architecture, expertly curated art collection and opulent additions of Italian marble, expansive terraces and open balconies make Hotel B entirely unique.

Guests are perfectly placed to explore Barranco, a bohemian district, home to many of Peru’s most famous artists, musicians, photographers and designers. A rich café culture, quaint shops, museums and churches await your discovery while the hotel itself offers many exclusive excursions and elegant amenities. A private outdoor lounge, with panoramic city views, is the ideal place to take time for relaxation and to enjoy the picturesque surroundings. Hotel B’s inner courtyard is alive with scents of jasmine and fig which grow in abundance in this intimate setting.

The hotel’s art concierge can arrange private viewings at local galleries and invitations to specialist arts events in the local area. Additionally, guests can enjoy a taste of Peruvian culture with organised trips to local markets, cooking classes and Pisco tasting events.


  • Type:Boutique Hotel
  • Summary:Boutique hotel in Lima's bohemian district
  • Feature:Relais & Chateaux hotel
  • Rooms:17 Rooms
  • Location:Peru
  • Nearest airport:Lima Airport
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Transfer from Hotel B to Lima Airport

A representive will meet you in the hotel lobby to assist you with checking in at the airport.

Fly from Lima to Iquitos

Board the bus to the river at the port of Nauta

Be greeted at the airport by a guide before being transported on a fully air-conditioned bus to the Nauta Lounge where you will recieve lunch.

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Board Aria Amazon for your river cruise

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Board Aria Amazon at approximately 6pm and settle into your room and surroundings before sitting down for a welcome dinner created by Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino from one of Lima’s best restaurants, Malabar. Sample some fine South American wine alongside the locally sources menu before resting for the night in your beautifully designed suite; with fantastic floor-to-ceiling windows and a sumptuous king-size bed, prepare to see the Amazon in the finest luxury.

Day 1 – After watching the sun rise over the river as you enjoy the delectable breakfast buffet, join your skiff excursion along the Ucayali River or Yanallpa River, where you will observe the vibrant plant and wildlife. Return to your skiff later that day to search for nocturnal wildlife that emerges as dusk falls and make the most of the unpolluted skies to gaze at the stars.

Day 2 – Rise early to enjoy a picnic breakfast and be serenaded by the morning jungle symphony before fishing along the waters of the Pacaya River. After lunch, venture out on skiffs to spot pink river dolphins.

Day 3 – In the morning, choose between a jungle walk, canoeing, kayaking or swimming, depending on your interests, or simply relax on board the boat. If weather permits in the afternoon, take a walk in the San Jose flooded forest to see the giant water lilies or visit an Amazonian village for insight into how the local people live. Back on board, meet the crew who has worked behind the scenes to make your cruise so special, and enjoy a final farewell dinner.

Day 4 – Spend your final morning in the Amazon visiting the local marketplace before returning to the boat for a final time to enjoy breakfast. After disembarking, visit the Manatee Rescue Center and San Juan craft market before heading to the airport.
 

Transfer to Iquitos Aiport

Your guides will assist you with checking in at the aiport

Fly from Iquitos to Lima

A representive will meet you at the airport to assist you with your connecting flight to your next destination

Fly from Lima to Cuzco

Transfer from Cuzco Airport to Urubamba Valley

Be met at the airport by your guide who will join you on your 90-minute drive to your hotel. On the way, you will be briefed on the activities arranged for you and recieve your multi-use ticket to historical sites.

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Sacred Valley, Peru

Staying at

Sol y Luna

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Arrive at the beautifully serene Sol y Luna and rest to ensure you acclimatise to the altitude. After a night’s sleep, rise on your first morning for a guided visit to the town and Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo. Next, visit the organic farm at the charming El Albergue hotel, where you will learn how to prepare a Pachamanca, or ‘earth oven’. While your traditional lunch cooks in your creation, explore the rest of the farm before enjoying the fruit of your labour. Finish off your first full day at the town of Chinchero, where the hillside terraces and village boasts magnificent views of the mountains.

On your second day in Sacred Valley, visit the enigmatic Inca terraces of Moray and small colonial village of Maras. Stopping for a picnic lunch, be amazed at the pre-Columbian salt pans before walking down to the Urubamba River and returning to the hotel for a relaxing evening.

On your third day, chose from a range of activities that suit your interests. Adventurous types may wish to head outdoors for a two-hour horse-riding excursion with a world-renowned Peruvian Paso Horse, venturing from the Hacienda Huayoccari to the Vilcanota River through quaint towns. You may also take up stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking across the lake.

For a more cultural option, spend the day with local traditional weavers to learn about their craft, or take a guided visit to Pisac ruins and marketplace, one of the most important Inca sites in the Urubamba Valley.

Return to Sol y Luna for your final night in Sacred Valley.

Staying at

Sol y Luna

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Nestled in Sacred Valley, known as the gateway to Machu Picchu, Sol y Luna is a haven of serenity and solitude in a stunning location. Made up of forty-three cosy casitas – each created out of local stone and individually decorated – enjoy stunning views of the Andes Mountains in accommodation that seamlessly blends authenticity with luxury. Be immersed in the deeply ingrained culture of the region with a number of experiences and excursions, ranging from culinary discoveries to adrenaline-inducing journeys across the landscape. With a beautiful natural playground and trove of cultural heritage, Sol y Luna is a true gem to behold.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Peaceful casitas nestled in stunning surroundings
  • Feature:Cultural experiences bring guests closer to Peru's heart
  • Rooms:43 casitas
  • Location:Peru
  • Nearest airport:Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport
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Transfer to Ollantaytambo station

Rise early in the morning to be collected from your hotel and driven to the train station in Ollantaytambo to begin your journey to Machu Picchu

Board the Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes

Featuring spectacular panoramic windows, take the approximately 90-minute train journey to Aguas Calientes and relax as you enjoy the views. For those wishing to arrive at Machu Picchu by foot, there is an option to disembark the train early and take an approximately six-hour guided hike

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Staying at

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

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Having reached Aguas Calientes by train, be taken on a guided visit of Machu Picchu before walking the short distance to Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, where you will be staying for the night. This lodge offers guests the unique opportunity to access the ruins early in the morning and later in the evening, allowing guests to avoid the crowds.

Start your second day with your guide for an activity-filled day at Machu Picchu. There are a variety of excursions available to suit different physical levels, including a hike to the Inca Bridge, the ‘Sun Gate’, Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain. Whichever you choose, you will still be amazed at the magnificence of this spectacular area.

Staying at

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

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Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu sits alone at the entrance to the world’s most famous Inca citadel. As the only hotel standing adjacent to the formidable Urubmamba mountain range and tumbling stone steps of Machu Picchu, the lodge’s location is unbeatable. The property has been sensitively incorporated into the hillside, offering guests demure, mellow rooms and flourishing gardens overlooking the verdant hollows of forested mountain slopes. Many rooms face Huyana Picchu – the impossibly steep peak and hauntingly beautiful icon of the Andes panorama. Wake early and enjoy breakfast on your terrace while watching the dawn break through a cloak of darkness. By day, explore the Incan ruins – arrive before the hoards and leave long after they depart and then watch silence fall over the region from your outdoor hot tub.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:The only hotel to be located adjacent to Machu Picchu
  • Feature:Admire breathtaking sunrises from your terrace
  • Rooms:31 rooms & suites
  • Location:Peru
  • Nearest airport:Cuzco Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport
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Take a bus to the town of Aguas Calientes

After spending the day exploring Machu Picchu, take the bus to the train station in Aguas Calientes

Travel onboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham Train to Poroy

Known for its luxurious train journeys, join Belmond Hiram Bingham for an elegant journey through the stunning scenery. Enjoy dinner on board and admire the landscape as you relax on your way to your final stop.

Transfer from Poroy train station to your hotel in Cuzco

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Cuzco, Peru

Staying at

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

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After checking in to the fabulous Belmond Palacio Nazarenas in Cuzco, take a rest and prepare for the next day. The next morning, head out for a four-hour walking tour of the city of Cuzco. Beginning in the Main Square, admire the mix of Colonial architecture and Inca remnants before seeing Koricancha, the most sumptuous ‘Sun Temple’ in the Inca Empire, and the breathtaking cathedral. As this tour is tailored, there are a number of options you can include, such as the chocolate museum, Pre-Columbian Art Museum, San Pedro Market, the quaint district of San Blas or the Casa Concha manor, a fully-restored colonial mansion and home to a fine selection of Inca artefacts. In the afternoon, head about twenty minutes outside the city for your bike tour, winding through the beautiful scenery and stopping to explore the Inca sites on the way.

After your day of exploring, return to your hotel to relax and spend the final night of your journey.

Staying at

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

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Years of restoration has converted this former palace and convent into one of the city's most exclusive hotels; a fabulous spa, the city's first outdoor pool and stylish restaurants serving cutting-edge local cuisine complete this intimate urban retreat. Featuring just 55 suites, this ultra-exclusive resort is enriched with oxygen and the essence of elegance. Each suite enjoys butler service while the signature restaurant provides delectable dining experiences and some of the regions finest excursions and activities.

Steeped in 16th Century architecture and delightfully dedicated to its Inca and Andean heritage, this unforgettable hotel is a joy to experience. Embrace the spirit of South America with a sizzling salsa lesson, taste Peru’s national drink Pisco or take a cooking class to recreate the fulsome flavours of Peruvian cuisine. The hotel itself is a work of art and guided tours reveal the fascinating history of the stunning setting.

The ideal addition to any Peru or Machu Picchu itinerary, this stand out hotel is, in its own way, one of Peru’s finest man-made wonders.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Set in a tranquil plaza behind Cusco's main square
  • Feature:The city's first outdoor pool
  • Rooms:55 suites
  • Location:Peru
  • Nearest airport:Cuzco Airport
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Transfer from your hotel to the Airport

A representative will meet you in the hotel lobby to escort you to the airport

Fly from Cuzco to Lima

A representative will meet you at the airport and assist you with your connecting flight

Fly from Lima to London

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