This is a Private Tour
17 Days From £4,481 pp / $5,960 pp
Want to see Peru in style? During this journey you will stay in some of Peru’s most luxurious accommodation, including a night at the stunning Inkaterra Machu Picchu. You’ll be visiting the countries best regions and cities including Lima, the Amazon, Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and Arequipa.
Domestic flights, accommodation, activities, some meals, full ATOL financial protection
International flights, travel insurance, some meals
Meet the local indigenous tribes of the Peruvian Amazon
Get up close with condors at Colca Canyon
Exlore the Uros reeds islands and meet the Aymara community on Taquile Island
To book this tour or start creating your own tailor made itinerary call us on: 0207 407 1478 (UK) or contact us.
Day 1: Lima – Arrive in Lima / Quinta Miraflores
Day 2: Lima – City tour of Lima / Quinta Miraflores
Day 3: Amazon – Scenic flight and canoe to lodge / Reserva Amazónica
Day 4: Amazon – Activities in the Amazon / Reserva Amazónica
Day 5: Amazon – Activities in the Amazon / Reserva Amazónica
Day 6: Cuzco – Fly to Cuzco and transfer to hotel / Picoaga
Day 7: Cuzco – City tour of Cuzco / Picoaga
Day 8: Sacred Valley – Visit Pisac market and Ollantaytambo – Sol y Luna
Day 9: Sacred Valley – Day at leisure to relax / Sol y Luna
Day 10: Machu Picchu – Train up to Machu Picchu / Inkaterra
Day 11: Machu Picchu – Visit the ruins and return to Cuzco / Picoaga
Day 12: Puno – Andean Explorer train to Lake Titicaca / Libertador
Day 13: Puno – Uros and Taquile Island / Libertador
Day 14: Colca – Continue to the Colca Valley / Colca lodge
Day 15: Colca – Visit Colca Canyon / Colca lodge
Day 16: Arequipa – Transfer to Arequipa / Casa Andina Private Collection
Day 17: Lima – Fly to Lima for onward flight
Touch down in Lima, Peru’s vibrant capital. Our local guides in Lima will be on hand to show you the very best hidden secrets of this city. You’ll see pre-Hispanic temples, colonial mansions and its myriad of different districts. There’s almost one for every mood, Barranco is a bohemian neighbourhood and packed with curious cafes, nightclubs, pubs and music. Santiago de Surco boasts forgotten wine cellars going back more than 100-years. During your time in Lima you will stay at the wonderful Quinta Miraflores.
Next stop: the Amazon. Take a scenic flight over to the port town of Puerto Maldonado and canoe down to the Reserva Amazónica Lodge, your home for the next few nights. During your stay here there is plenty of choice through which you can explore the rich trees-capes, either by canoe, trekking or swinging through the trees Tarzan-Style. You will also have the opportunity to visit a local indigenous tribe to learn about their way of living.
Return along the river to board your flight to the Inca capital of Cuzco.
Our guides will be waiting to whisk you away to the Picoaga. Its old city is worth a visit in its own right, with cobbled streets, colourful markets, and buzzing nightlife. You can get a taster for the Inca Trail by exploring Cuzco’s nearby ruins, swathed in the blissful silence that you can only experience in this part of the world.
In the shadows of the great explorers
Our guides will pick you up and take you to the spectacularly beautiful Sacred Valley. Within no time you’ll be bartering like a local at the famous market in Pisac before heading over to Ollantaytambo, the last inhabited Inca town. You’ll have a couple of days staying at the Sol y Luna in your own private cabana. Explore the area on your own terms, hiking or cycling through the region or even paragliding over the lakes and Inca terraces.
Thoroughly refreshed you’ll continue on your journey by boarding the train up to Aguas Caliente. Spend the night getting pampered at the Inkaterra before heading up to Machu Picchu early in the morning. Our local guide will bring the ruins to life on a private tours whilst also giving you time to explore on your own. There are plenty of hot springs in town to take a soak should you wish. Late in the afternoon you’ll board the train to head back down to Cuzco for another night at the Picoaga.
Board the Andean Explorer (Orient Express) train to Puno. Enjoy the scenery while travelling in the beautiful 1920’s style wagon train with Pullman seats. A three course meal will be served during the journey and you’ll have time to sit in the observation wagon. As soon as you pull into Puno our local guide will whisk you away to the Libertador on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
Mysteries of the lake
The next morning you’ll head out on a boat to visit the reed islands of Uros. Meet the local people and learn about their way of living and why it is that they live on these man made islands. You’ll continue on to the island of Taquile to meet the self supporting Aymara community. As you arrive, they’ll show you around this sacred island before you can enjoy a delicious local homemade lunch. Take the time to explore the island by yourself before heading back to Puno.
Colca and beyond
Your journey continues to the Colca Valley. You’ll stay at the Colca lodge where you’ll have a couple of nights of pure indulgence with full use of the spa facilities including the natural thermal hot springs. Our guides will take you on an adventure in the local area including a visit to the famous Colca Canyon to watch the condors that majestically sweep just a few metres above and below you.
The white city
The last stop on this luxury tour of Peru is the white city of Arequipa. Here you’ll stay at the fantastic Casa Andina Private Collection and take the time to enjoy the fantastic cuisine. Our guides will show you around the city as well as taking you to the fascinating city within a city, the monastery Santa Catalina. You can also meet the 500-year old Juanita the ice maiden at the museum. Only to soon you’ll be heading to the airport for your flight back to Lima and onward journey home.
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