Peru: Machu Picchu
Posted: 25 October 2017
South America is synonymous with the passion of Latin culture, flavoursome cuisine, vibrant backdrops, stunning scenery and unique history. One of the most mysterious of South America’s patchwork of cultures is Peru, home to a vast variety of terrains including the Amazon Rainforest, the Andes Mountain range, pristine beaches on the Pacific Coast, the famous Inca trail and, of course, Machu Picchu.
Peru’s dramatic landscapes are the stuff of legend and the nation’s inextricable links with ancient history make this fascinating country the ideal setting to get off the beaten track and into the essence of exploring. If you’re seeking an unforgettable dose of culture and a true sense of having escaped the norm, Peru will welcome you with open arms.
Listing the many natural and man-made landmarks of Peru reads like its own list of luxury travel bucket list hotspots; Lima, Cuzco, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca and the aforementioned Inca Trail. To navigate Peru’s show stopping sights can be a complex affair if you don’t know where to start, but our expert Travel Consultants have uncovered a simple and stunning perspective on Peru that takes the hassle out of the journey to ensure you can spend your time perusing.
As South America’s first luxury sleeper service, Belmond Andean Explorer invited expectations as high as the Andes themselves. Fortunately, it doesn’t disappoint. On board, guests are treated to the same flawless levels of service and amenities that the world’s finest hotels would be proud of, such as spa treatments, delectable dining and spacious ensuite cabins, from which to enjoy exquisite views of Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and the striking Peruvian Highlands. Choose from four, two or one-night itineraries that showcase the best of this unforgettable region in stunning style, or, for the ultimate Peruvian adventure, combine with the Belmond Hiram Bingham train and a visit to Machu Picchu.
The Belmond Hiram Bingham Train takes you to the charm of Machu Picchu in imitable style. On board, traditional musicians will get you into the spirit whilst the barman will serve ‘Pisco Sours’ to toast the pristine beauty of its native land. You’ll traverse Sacred Valley, observe a sky full of stars and arrive at Machu Picchu energised and refreshed. Dining, dancing and discovery await.
Of course, Peru is steeped in ancient history and a cultural holiday in Peru is one of the most rewarding and unforgettable experiences in luxury travel. Belmond, meaning ‘beautiful day’, has expertly utilised their skills as leaders in luxury with an intimate knowledge of Peru’s scintillating civilisations, natural wonders and unique hospitality, to create inspired journeys that showcase the best of Peru and its timeless allure.
On board a Belmond luxury train you’ll be treated to a wealth of delights that are second only to the exceptional scenery outside your window. From the observation car you can take advantage of the peerless photo opportunities and scale the heady heights of the Peruvian landscape in five-star comfort. Once you’ve disembarked the train, you can indulge in Belmond’s acclaimed sophistication by staying at one of their many exceptional properties in Peru, located in Cuzco, Colca Canyon and Lima, to ensure you wake up in the heart of the action and can retreat into first-class luxury whenever you need.
If you’re seeking to add a further dazzling dimension to your luxury cultural holiday, why not combine the lavish landscapes with an adventure at sea? Elegant Resorts has an exclusive luxury land and sea journey that comprises some of South America’s most sought-after spots including Machu Piccu and the Galapagos Islands. From Darwin to the Incas, you’ll step back in time to uncover nature’s bounties in Latin America. Embarking in Ecuador, you’ll enjoy a sublime luxury cruise experience on board Silver Galapagos, an expertly-designed voyager ship that is smaller and perfectly designed to get you closer to the Galapagos Islands and its inhabitants, all in signature Silversea splendour.
Peru is richly rewarding and utterly unforgettable. However you decide to enjoy the cultural delights of Peru, we have the bespoke itinerary or hassle-free journey to quell your quest for adventure and provide the best insights into this remarkable nation. To plan your perfect cultural holiday to Peru, or for further information about any of our tailor-made itineraries, please call one of our expert Travel Consultants.