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Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru

Luxury Peru: Secrets of the Incas

11-day tailor-made holiday from £5,515 pp

Special offer: Discount on Belmond hotels if booked 01-10Jun17

Summary

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A tailor-made tour taking in Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley

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In Brief

  • 2 Nights Lima
  • 3 Nights Cusco
  • 2 Nights Sacred Valley
  • 1 Night Machu Picchu
  • 1 Night Cusco

About

Recommended for:
City | History & culture | Honeymoon | Natural world

Uncover the secrets of the Incas on this superb luxury holiday. Along the way you'll experience Peru's ultimate highlights including Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and magical Machu Picchu, while staying in some of the country's very best hotels. As part of this unforgettable journey you'll also take a trip on the Belmond Hiram Bingham train – considered by many to be one of the world's greatest rail journeys.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK/Lima

Depart the UK on a day flight, arriving at Lima international airport. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the upscale neighbourhood of Miraflores. Check into your suite with views across the Pacific Ocean and spend the rest of the day relaxing and recovering from your flight.

Stay: Belmond Miraflores Park, Lima (Deluxe)

Day 2
Lima

Discover why Peruvian food is rapidly gaining world-wide acclaim on a gastranomic tour of Lima which includes a visit a traditional market and a delicious buffet lunch. Spend the rest of the day relaxing at your hotel or exploring the city further at your leisure.

Stay: Belmond Miraflores Park, Lima (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Day 3
Cusco

Fly to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire and transfer to one of the city's most exclusive hotels, Palacio Nazarenas. This former palace, located between the Plaza de Armas and the San Blas neighbourhood is home to Cusco's first outdoor pool. There are just 55 luxury suites and every guest is assigned the services of a personal butler. The rest of the day is free to rest and get acclimatised to the altitude.

Stay: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cusco (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 4
Cusco

A half-day city tour will show you this magical city built on the foundations of the Inca palaces. You will visit Korikancha - Temple of the Sum, Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral and the artistic San Blas district. After a short drive out of the city you will also visit the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the underground cave and temple of Kenko and Tambomachay, known as the Baths of the Inca.

Stay: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cusco (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 5
Cusco

Spend a day at leisure, exploring Cusco at your own pace or take optional tour within the city or an excursion out to the beautiful Sacred Valley.

Stay: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cusco (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 6
Sacred Valley

Drive through the breathtaking Sacred Valley of the Incas, to the town of Chinchero with its Inca ruins and colonial church before continuing to the unusual circular terraces at Moray and Las Salinas de Maras, a stairway of salt pans and one of the most fascinating sights in the area, provides great photo opportunities.

Stay: Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado, Sacred Valley (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Day 7
Sacred Valley

Enjoy a relaxing day at leisure to enjoy the facilities at your hotel, or take an optional tour to visit the small community of Misminay and meet its people. Learn about their ancestral agricultural techniques and the pre-Incan tools that they still use today, enjoy a lunch prepared by the women of the community, who will also share the secrets of their weaving techniques and the process of dyeing wool with natural dyes.

Stay: Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado, Sacred Valley (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Day 8
Machu Picchu

Rise early this morning as you transfer to Ollantaytambo train station and board the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train for an unforgettable scenic journey through the ever-changing landscapes of the beautiful Andes. Enjoy lunch along the way before arriving in Aguas Calientes, from where you'll transfer by bus to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the ancient Incan ruins, visiting the main plaza, the royal quarters, the Temple of Three Windows, the circular tower and the sacred Sun Dial and burial grounds.

Stay: Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Machu Picchu & Hiram Bingham train to Cusco

This morning you will have an opportunity to return to Machu Picchu for a second (unguided) visit. We highly recommend taking one of the first buses particularly if you intend to sit and watch the early morning mist lifting over the ruins, walk to the Sun Gate or scale the heady heights of Huayna Picchu before making a memorable return journey to Cusco on board the luxurious Hiram Bingham train. Upon arrival at Poroy Station, transfer back to Cusco and the luxurious Belmond Hotel Monasterio for a one-night stay.

Stay: Belmond Hotel Monasterio, Cusco (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Day 10
Lima

After breakfast depart Cusco and return to Lima for your flight back to the UK or onward journey.

Meals: B

Day 11
Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK after your overnight flight and continue your onward journey home.

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Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

11-day tailor-made holiday from £5,515 pp

Discount on Belmond hotels if booked 01-10Jun17

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