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based on 14 nights inc. flights & selected experiences
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Full Board and activities at Las Casitas and on the Andean Explorer train
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Full Board and activities
Based on two people sharing.
Stay at some of Peru's finest luxury lodges and hotels
Take in the highlights of Peru, including Machu Picchu and the colourful markets of Cuzco
Stay on board the luxurious Belmond Andean Explorer train as you journey through spectacular scenery towards the white city of Arequipa
Enjoy privately guided visits to the fascinating Inca sights of the Sacred Valley
Best time of year to travel between April and November
Between April and November is the best season to visit these parts of Peru. The rainy season is typically from December to March, with the heaviest rains arriving in January and February.
Explore Peru's fascinating Inca ruins, colourful culture and dramatic landscapes on this incredible journey taking in key highlights, including Machu Picchu, as well as some less visited regions and a journey on the luxurious Belmond Andean Explorer sleeper train. Stay in beautiful Belmond properties throughout, which offer some of the best accommodation in Peru, along with fantastic service and enviable locations.
Your journey begins in Lima, the capital city, where we recommend spending two nights as a perfect introduction to Peru. Here you can enjoy your first taste of Peruvian hospitality and sample a traditional pisco sour, perhaps with a dish of ceviche for lunch. Lima’s gastronomic scene is firmly on the up, with a number of world-class restaurants having popped up in recent years. Make the most of your stay in the city and book a table at one of the top spots in town to enjoy after a day of exploring. We have included a foodie tour to whet your appetite for what’s to come!
Fly down to Cuzco and travel into the Sacred Valley where your journey back in time to the days of the Incas begins. Spend your days visiting ancient Inca sites and vibrant Andean villages, admiring the architecture at Ollantaytambo and Chinchero, which are not to be missed. A full day horseback riding excursion is included as it’s a great way to explore the rolling landscapes. A full day trip to the ruins at Machu Picchu has also been included, taking the luxurious first-class Inca Rail service. Watch as the clouds peel off the surrounding mountains and the ruins - it is a magical sight to behold. Explore this hilltop city with a knowledgeable guide, learning the secrets of the sun gate and debate the mysteries of how and why this impressive civilisation disappeared. Meet the resident llamas, easily the most photographed llamas in Peru!
From Machu Picchu, continue by luxury train down the valley to the ancient city of Cuzco, whose charming terracotta rooftops cover the valley. Explore the museums and winding streets, taking in lively markets and bartering for souvenirs. Stay at the historic Belmond Monasterio Hotel, a former monastery which has been lovingly converted into a beautiful hotel. A privately guided tour of the city and its surrounding ruins has been included.
After exploring Cuzco, board the luxurious Belmond Andean Explorer sleeper train for an unforgettable two-night journey to the volcanic city of Arequipa, stopping in Puno on the shores of the mirror-like Lake Titicaca along the way. Lake Titicaca is the world's highest navigable lake and home to the famous Uros Indians who live on islands made of Totora reeds. Explore some of the lake's islands and interact with the locals before continuing to Arequipa which is the gateway to the Colca Canyon. Tour the beautiful “White City”, so named because of the dazzling sillar stone which was used to build much of the city, visiting its fascinating treasure trove of museums. All of your meals and activities are included whilst on board, with accommodation in luxurious cabins.
Head into the vast Colca Canyon from Arequipa, this time by road, passing beautiful scenery all the way. Based at the beautiful Belmond Las Casitas with its picturesque grounds, you can enjoy a range of outdoor adventures and spot condors soaring in the valley's thermals.
Fly back up to Lima and spend a final night at the Belmond Miraflores Park to connect with your international flight home.
A fascinating morning visiting Lima's Surquillo Market and the San Isidro Fish Market and joining passionate local Chef Gonzalo, who will teach you how to prepare a typical Peruvian meal and a Pisco Sour.
Explore the magical city of Cuzco on foot with a local guide visiting the highlights from Qoricancha Temple, known as the heart of the Inca Empire, as well as local markets, where you can shop for fine silver, ceramics and famed alpaca crafts.
Wonderful full day private excursion to the village of Pisac home to its colourful Indian market and Inca ruins in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Lunch in Urubamba, followed by a visit to the impressive Inca town and fortress of Ollantaytambo.
Travel to Machu Picchu in total comfort on the Inca Rail First-Class service, enjoying views from the large picture windows and outdoor balcony as you pass through stunning landscapes in the Urubamba Valley.
On arrival at Aguas Calientes train station you will be met by your guide and assisted with boarding the 30 minute bus journey to the ruins. You will be able to take lunch before meeting your guide again to start your tour.
Enjoy an unforgettable horse ride in the Sacred Valley (all abilities welcome) combined with a visit to the local market, Inca Ruins of Pisac and lunch. The Sol y Luna horses are Peruvian Paso horses, which are unique to Peru and truly wonderful to ride.
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Sacred Valley, Cuzco, Peru
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