Scott Dunn presents Peru
Peru in Luxury
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & Cuzco
- 7 nights
- from $8700 per person
At a Glance
Take in Peru's absolute highlights, including the Sacred Valley, Cuzco and Machu Picchu
Stay in luxurious Belmond properties throughout and travel on board the exclusive Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu
Climb to the summit of Huayna Picchu for those classic bird's eye views over Machu Picchu
Experience Peru's delicious cuisine in the culinary capital Lima and enjoy a cookery class in Cuzco to learn to prepare your absolute favorites
Fly into Lima, Peru's capital and culinary hotspot. You will be privately transferred to the Belmond in Miraflores, an affluent area home to many of the city's most sought after restaurants and perched overlooking the South Pacific. Enjoy a walking tour of the city with a private guide and discover "The City of Kings", as it was named by its founder Francisco Pizarro in 1535, now a bustling metropolis with a vibrant food and art scene.
From here you will fly to Cuzco direct, where upon arrival you will be transferred to the Sacred Valley to the Belmond Rio Sagrado, your home for the next two nights. Spend a full day exploring the incredible Sacred Valley of the Incas, uncovering the history and culture of the Andean region by visiting fascinating archaeological sites, colorful markets and local towns. Stop for lunch at Wayra Restaurant at the Sol y Luna Hotel to enjoy the spectacular Peruvian horse show display, before visiting the Inca fortress town of Ollantaytambo: the site of the last big battle between the Incas and Spanish before the remaining Inca rebels fled into the jungles of Vilcabamba. In this well-preserved village, you can still feel the true magic of the Incas among the ruins. The hill-top, Inca sun temple displays some of the finest stonework in the area.
On your final morning here you will board the exclusive Belmond Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu, dining in style as you enjoy brunch with views of the Peruvian countryside. Upon arrival, enter the ancient Inca site where you will be taken for a tour of the ruins set high in the Andes, accompanied by an expert guide. Spend the night at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, located in a covetable spot just outside the Machu Picchu entrance and return to the ruins in the morning to explore at your own pace and climb Huayna Picchu for the classic bird's eye view over this breathtaking lost city.
Following lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge you will re-board the Hiram Bingham, this time bound for Cuzco. Along the way a four-course Andean-inspired menu will be served, along with Pisco Sours, Peru's national cocktail. Spend your final two nights at the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas which boasts a great central location in this historic center. Enjoy a walking tour with a local guide taking in key sites and vibrant markets before learning about Peruvian cuisine in an interactive cookery class.
|Fly to Lima|
|Belmond Miraflores Park|
Sacred Valley, Peru
|Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado|
|Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu||Belmond Hiram Bingham Train|
Machu Picchu, Peru
|Belmond Sanctuary Lodge at Machu Picchu|
|Machu Picchu to Cuzco||Belmond Hiram Bingham Train|
|Belmond Palacio Nazarenas|
|Fly home via Lima|
Location & Directions
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & Cuzco
Arrive into Lima, a haven of gastronomy where you will spend two nights in the Miraflores district, a modern and lively area of the city with restaurants galore and a buzzing nightlife. From here you will fly to Cuzco (1 hour 20 mins) and transfer into the Sacred Valley where you will find colorful markets and Inca ruins dotted throughout. Stay for two night at the Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado before taking the Hiram Bingham train to the breath-taking ruins at Machu Picchu. Stay for one night at the Sanctuary Lodge, just outside of the gates to the ruins making it easy to return to the site. From here you will jump back on the train to Cuzco for a two night stay in the old Inca Capital, a charming city with a pleasant atmosphere and plenty to explore. Fly home via Lima.
When to go
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.