Scott Dunn presents Peru

Peru in Luxury

Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & Cuzco

From $8600 per person in low season

based on two sharing including transfers, domestic flights, Hiram Bingham train and accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis bar Sanctuary Lodge on a full board basis, plus activities and excursions.

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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

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Best time to Visit

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Average time to visit

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.

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Insider's View

We would always recommend at least two nights in the Sacred Valley on arrival to allow time to acclimatise to the altitude, before going onto experience the highlight of the trip, Machu Picchu!

This suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

Uncover ancient Inca ruins, discover colorful Andean markets, sample the best of Peru's famed culinary scene and travel through Peruvian countryside on the exclusive Belmond Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu on this unforgettable luxury journey.

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.

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  1. Fly to Lima

  2. Days 1-2: Belmond Miraflores Park

    Lima, Peru

    Belmond Miraflores Park is a luxurious European-style hotel, which forms part of the prestigious Belmond group and is located in the exclusive Miraflores district of Lima by the Pacific Ocean and within easy reach of superb restaurants.

  3. Days 3-5: Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado

    Sacred Valley, Peru

    Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado is a charming, luxurious property set in lush gardens on the banks of the Rio Urubamba in the Sacred Valley, perfect for exploring the many cultural and natural attractions nearby and relaxing before and after Machu Picchu.

  4. Days 5-5: Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

  5. Days 5-6: Belmond Sanctuary Lodge at Machu Picchu

    Machu Picchu, Peru

    Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located adjacent to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu and therefore a very convenient base for visiting the awe-inspiring ruins and the beautiful surrounding area.

  6. Days 6-6: Machu Picchu to Cuzco

  7. Days 6-8: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

    Cuzco, Peru

    Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is a stunning former palace and convent and has emerged from years of restoration to become one of Cuzco's finest hotels. Owned and run by the exclusive Belmond group of hotels and has the only outdoor pool in Cuzco.

  8. Fly home via Lima

Location

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.

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This suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation.

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