Showcase Peru’s highlights in style
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- Jungle treks, canoe trips and canopy walks in the Amazon
- Summiting Machu Picchu aboard a mountain train
- Staying in one of Cusco’s colonial treasures
- Taking in the Sacred Valley’s Incan heritage and village charms
- Enjoying indulgent dining, stays and private touring
- 1 Night Lima
- 3 Nights The Amazon
- 2 Nights The Sacred Valley
- 1 Night Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
- 2 Nights Cusco
City | Spa | Wildlife
From its great jungled depths to its Andean heights, Peru is a land of wonder – a wild counterpoint to its luxury accommodation. On this comprehensive independent tour, you’ll stay in a thatched-roof cabaña in the Amazon, a 16th-century mansion that ranks among Cusco’s colonial treasures and a luxury lodge next to Machu Picchu, recommended by National Geographic. Along the way, you’ll enjoy private transfer throughout, flight hops, gourmet dining and a range of included excursions, from motorised canoe trips in the Amazon to guided tours of the Sacred Valley’s Incan delights.
Day by day itinerary
Begin your holiday in style, with complimentary airport-lounge access before your day flight to the Peruvian capital. You’ll be met on arrival and brought, via private transfer, to the contemporary luxury of Lima’s Casa Andina. Sited in the bohemian district of Barranco, you’ll have Pacific Ocean views, pretty parks and some of Peru’s finest restaurants on your doorstep. Lima also impresses with spectacular, 16th-century churches and cathedrals – colonial landmarks on a grand scale.
Stay: Hotel B, Lima (Deluxe)
Today, following a private transfer, you’ll fly to Puerto Maldonado – gateway to the Amazon Rainforest. A scenic cruise will then bring you into its jungled depths and your luxury thatch-roof cabaña. Set on an ecological reserve, you’ll enjoy a romantic seclusion and full-board dining inspired by the region’s tropical flavours. There’s even complimentary pisco sours. However, you’ll also want to explore on range of included excursions. Spot lizards on jungle walks, spy owls on night boat rides and join river otters and a turtles on a canoe. The canopy walkway, strung at toucan level 30 metres above the forest floor, is a particular highlight – as is spotting anacondas in the wetlands
Stay: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, Puerto Maldonado (Superior)
Meals: B L D
Retracing your bow wake, you’ll return to Puerto Maldonado to make the flight down to Cusco where you’ll be met and brought out into the Scared Valley’s lush countryside. They’re views showcased by your 100-acre hacienda accommodation, all colonial furniture and authentic Inca masks. The next day, your private guided tour will bring you among the region’s highlights, taking in colonial towns, Moray’s spectacularly curved Incan terraces and the Maras salt mines. These great white tiers date predate the Incas. You’ll also enjoy an included lunch, sampling the local delicacies.
Stay: Inkaterra Urubamba, Sacred Valley (Superior)
You’ll be treated, today, to a true world wonder. Boarding the Vistadome train, you’ll enjoy panoramic mountain views as you wind up into the Andes to arrive at Machu Picchu, following a short bus transfer. Here, a private guide will showcase the stunning vistas, archaeological treasures and fascinating history of this mountaintop citadel. Gaze out to mist-shrouded views and learn about its royal past. You’ll then retrace your route back down to Aguas Calientes to stay in a recreated Andean village, complete with waterfalls, whitewashed casitas and a superb full-board restaurant. It’s all set in a cloud forest, host to 214 bird species – including the golden-headed quetzal.
Meals: B L D
Wind back down, on the train, to Cusco and your luxury accommodation – a 16th-century manor house beautified by pre-Columbian textiles and original murals. Surrounded by cobblestone streets, it’s perfectly poised for your private city tour. Cusco’s diverse influences are perfectly surmised by Coricancha, an Incan palace that’s been capped with a spectacular Spanish church. However, the city’s colonial influence is best felt in the main square, ringed by European arcades and watched over by a great Renaissance cathedral. You’ll then be brought out to uncover the city’s Incan surrounds. There’s the monolithic Sacsayhuaman Fortress, an artists’ workshop and a trio of archaeological sites, ranging from ceremonial caves to terraced fortresses.
Stay: Inkaterra La Casona, Cusco (Superior)
Depart for UK
After breakfast, your last private transfer will see you to the airport for your overnight flight home.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
from £3,280 pp. incl. flights
from £3,405 pp. incl. flights
- Complimentary UK airport lounge access
- Return flights from London to Lima
- Domestic flights from Lima to Puerto Maldonado, Cusco and Lima
- Private airport transfers
- 6 nights accommodation in typically 4/4+* (Superior) hotels on a B&B basis
- 3 nights accommodation in a 4/4+** (Superior) lodge on a full-board basis
- Shared touring in the Amazon
- Private touring in Lima and Cusco, including full day Sacred Valley tour with lunch visiting Maras and Moray, full day Machu Picchu excursion by Vistadome Train with lunch, half day Cusco city & ruins tour
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Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
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