Journey through Peru in Luxury

15 days - 14 nights
Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machupicchu, Amazon Rainforest of Iquitos
Overview

A Luxury Tour of Peru

Discover Peru staying in heavenly hotels, feasting on gourmet dining, and being pampered throughout your journey. Timeless memories, traveling through Lima the City of Kings, to Cusco the Empire of the Incas, traveling to the magnificent Machu Picchu, and ending with a luxury river cruise in Iquitos.

  1. Arrival to Lima
  2. Lima – City Tour – Larco Herrera Museum
  3. Lima - Sacred Valley – Awanacancha
  4. Sacred Valley of the Incas
  5. Chinchero Weaving – Moray - Maras Salt Mines - Peruvian Paso Horseback riding
  6. Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo Station Vistadome – AguasCalientes – Machupicchu Tour
  7. Machupicchu -Huaynapicchu - Cusco
  8. Cusco Walking Tour
  9. Free day in Cusco
  10. Cusco / Lima / Iquitos - Cruise the Amazon on the Aria Amazon luxury cruiseship
  11. Iquitos Amazon Cruise - Fundo Casual /YanayacuPucate
  12. Iquitos Amazon Cruise - Amazon Park / Jacinto Lake or NautaCaño Creek
  13. Iquitos Amazno Cruise – Iquitos / Lima
  14. Free day in Lima - explore the finest Restaurants of South America
  15. Lima - International flight
Departures:
Daily departures year round
Destinations:
Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machupicchu, Amazon Rainforest of Iquitos
Reservation code:
LX-LUX2
Day by day

Day 1 Arrival Lima

Arrive in the Lima airport and our staff will be waiting to transfer you to Miraflores. Lima is a world heritage site known for its fine cuisine, historical center and museums.
Overnight in Lima - Belmond Miraflores Park
No meals Included

Day 2 Lima – City Tour – Larco Herrera Museum

This morning we will explore Peru’s capital by visiting the Plaza Mayor, Cathedral, and the San Francisco Monastery and Catacombs. We will visit Barranco the Bohemian suburb and stroll through its central park, the traditional bridge of Sighs, and some art galleries. Then we will enjoy a delicious lunch in one of Lima’s finest restaurants (not included). Finishing lunch we continue to the Larco Herrera Museum, which showcases a large collection of pre-Columbian art. Enjoy the rest of the day admiring how the locals live and taste the variety of cuisine that Lima is known for.
Overnight in Lima - Belmond Miraflores Park
Breakfast included

Day 3 Lima - Sacred Valley – Awanacancha 

With a transfer to the airport fly to Cusco. Upon arrival, our staff will be waiting to start your journey to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will visit the Awanacancha Center to pet the adorable camelids of llamas, alpacas and vicunas. Then we continue to your hotel in the Sacred Valley while admiring the beautiful mountainous region. 
Overnight in the Sacred Valley - Tambo del Inka 
Breakfast included

Day 4 Sacred Valley of the Incas

Start off early from your hotel with your guide after a delicious breakfast. Travel to Pisac and visit the Sun Temple and catch spectacular views of the surrounding Inca Terraces. Afterwards, drive down to the Pisac town for a visit of the colorful market where they sell many handicrafts. Then try an empanada right out of the typical oven. Then we will drive to Urubamba enjoying picturesque views of the Sacred Valley. Enjoy a delicious Peruvian buffet lunch in the Wayra Restaurant while watching a Peruvian Paso horseshow. After a wonderful time we continue to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, which was the Royal estate of the Emperor Pachacutec. Visit the archeological sites admiring the amazing ceremonial center and the quaint town. Return to your hotel and relax.
Overnight in the Sacred Valley - Tambo del Inka
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 5 Chinchero Weaving – Moray - Maras Salt Mines – Optional Peruvian Paso Horseback riding

After breakfast your guide will meet you in your hotel to start your journey. Drive along the Sacred Valley taking in gorgeous vistas of the surrounding mountains and Vilcanota River. We arrive in Chinchero town where we will watch a weaving demonstration using ancient techniques, in a local’s home using natural dyes made of plants, flowers and insects. Then visit the small chapel before continuing to the Moray agricultural circles sitting on a high plateau. It is believed that the Incas used this location to test plants at different temperatures. Thereafter, drive down a dirt road to the town of Maras and continue to the salt mines where the salt evaporates from a side of a mountain and fills the pans. The families still gather the salt by hand without using machinery. From there we will go to the Huayoccarri Hacienda, an estate founded in the 17th Century, and belongs to the Lámbarri Orihuela family. It has an admirable collection of Peruvian art, housed in different rooms according to era: pre-Incan, Incan, Viceregal and Republican. We will enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch with fresh ingredients. Then you will have the option of horseback riding on the Peruvian Paso Horse that has a smooth ride for about 2 hours. Or return to your hotel and relax for the rest of the day.
Overnight in the Sacred Valley - Tambo del Inka
Breakfast and lunch included 

Day 6 Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo Station – Vistadome – Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu Tour

This morning journey by train to Aguas Calientes with breathtaking views of the landscape as it drops down to lower altitude. Arrive in Aguas Calientes and check into your hotel.  Then take the bus up to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary for a grand tour exploring the temples and fine Inca structures. Afterwards, walk to the Inca Bridge or Sungate gate or further explore the Citadel. Then enjoy a delicious Peruvian buffet lunch in the Tinquy Restaurant at the Sanctuary Lodge. 
After lunch continue exploring one of the Seven Wonders of the World and then return to town to spend the night.
Overnight in Aguas Calientes - Inkaterra Machupicchu Pueblo or Sumaq
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included 

Note: If you choose the Sanctuary Lodge near the ruins then you must book far in advance.

Day 7 Machupicchu - Huaynapicchu - Cusco 

Your guide will meet you early in the morning for your second day visit to the mysterious Machu Picchu. Go to an adjacent entrance and climb Huayna Picchu up a narrow trail to the top of the mountain and catch spectacular views of Machu Picchu and the valley below. Then return to town and enjoy Peruvian cuisine in the Sumaq Restaurant.  After lunch relax and then board your train to Cusco. 
Overnight in Cusco - Belmond Monasterio or Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Breakfast and lunch included 

Note: Upgrade to the Luxury Hiram Bingham Train (it does not run on Sundays)
Note: New Park Regulations states you must be accompanied by a professional guide in Machu Piccu, Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain Peak and must exit with guide.

Day 8 Cusco Walking Tour 

This morning journey through the Inca city walking on the cobble stone streets passing narrow streets and local stores. We will walk to the Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas, and then on to Qoricancha the Inca Sun Temple. Then we will visit the vibrant San Pedro Market where the locals shop for Andean grains, fruits, natural medicine plants and more. Afterwards, drive up above Cusco for a visit of the spectacular Sacsayhuaman complex with stupendous stonework, Qenko a place of rituals and the Temple of the Moon; a mysterious site with two caves which contain alters and carvings of serpents and more. We will continue to the house of Sulka to see the lovely textiles made by hand. After a glorious time we will return to the city to enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch in the Map Café. After lunch you will have the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Cusco - Belmond Monasterio or Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Breakfast and lunch included 

Day 9 Free Day in Cusco

Today enjoy a day at leisure to relax and take in the ambiance of the City of the Incas. Go shopping for fine alpaca and vicuna textiles and clothing or visit the museums to include the Pisco museum where you will learn to make your own drink and toast several to Peru.
Overnight in Cusco  -  Belmond Monasterio or Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Breakfast included 

Day 10 Cusco / Lima / Iquitos - Luxury Cruise 4 Days/ 3 Nights (Delfin 1 or Aqua Expeditions)

Departs on Mondays June to October (Low Water Season) - November to May (High Water Season) Morning transfer from your hotel to the Cusco airport for your flight to Iquitos. Arrive in the airport, and transfer to Nauta, VIP reception at our private port, embarkation. You will be introduced to your exquisite and comfortable suite, with all amenities to make you feel like royalty. Delight in happy hour drinking a cocktail, liquor, Pisco, or your favorite drink.
Overnight in Cruiser -  Master Suite
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 11 Cruise -  Fundo Casual / Yanayacu Pucate

We recommend early morning rising since wildlife is most abundant and active while the sun is rising.  We will walk deep into the green jungle where your guide will point out the lively wildlife and serene vegetation of the Amazon. Be ready to spot many surprises!
In the afternoon, we will cruise Yanayacu Pucate Rivers with breathtaking vistas of the lagoons and creeks. You will be in one of the most preserved and protected zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Your guide will show you the precious biodiversity of this region.  Then take pleasure in a stand up paddle board to soak in the waters.  Take a dip and swim in this refreshing river in the jungle with the lovable pink dolphins.
Overnight in Cruiser - Master Suite
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included 

Day 12  Cruise - Amazon Park / Jacinto Lake or Nauta Caño Creek

Morning rise and off to another adventure traveling to visit a private fishing reserve. We will walk through primary forest and paddle slowly through tranquil Tahuampa Lake, a black water lagoon with giant arapaima fishes (known locally as paiche). Be in awe with an early morning symphony of sounds that will enamor you. We will go to a network of suspension bridges hanging high up in the treetops where you can explore the canopy at your leisure. 
In the afternoon we either visit Jacinto Lake or Nauta Caño Creek to do some skill skiff exploration, kayaking, piranha fishing & night safari.
Overnight in Cruiser - Master Suite
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included 

Day13  Cruise – Iquitos / Lima 

This morning after a delicious breakfast we will visit the San Francisco community to visit the villagers and the incredible market of arts and crafts.  
Enjoy a fabulous lunch before disembarking and visiting the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA) to learn about manatees and other threatened species en route to Iquitos airport for your flight to Lima. Reception at the Lima airport and transfer to Miraflores. 
Overnight in Lima - Belmond Miraflores Park
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 14 Free day in Lima

Enjoy a relaxing day in Lima exploring the different restaurants or just walking on Malecon.
Overnight in Lima - Belmond Miraflores Park
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 15 Lima - International flight

Transfer from your hotel to the Lima airport for your international flight.
Breakfast included
End of Services

Included

Included

Hotels included:
Hotels: 4 nights in Lima, 3 nights in Cusco, 3 nights in the Sacred Valley, 1 night in AguasCalientes, 3 nights inLuxury cruise in Iquitos with Delfin or Aqua Expeditions
Entrance tickets:
All entrance tickets for the places to visit mentioned in the program
Excursions:
All excursions mentioned in the program
Guide:
Official bilingual guides during excursions
Machupicchu:
Roundtrip bus tickets and entrance tickets to the Sanctuary on day 6 / second day entrance Huayna Picchu if available or Machu Picchu Mountain Peak + round trip bus
Meals:
Meals as mentioned in program
Tips:
Tips at airports, hotels and tips for guides, drivers or other personal
Train:
Train to Machupicchu by Vista-Dome (roundtrip)

Not included:

  • Flights:International flights and domestic flights
  • Flight taxes: National and international departure airport taxes
  • Tips: Tips at airports, hotels and tips for guides, drivers or other personal.
  • Insurance: Travel insurance
Hotels

Hotels

Prices

  Occupancy Luxury 5*
Prices in US$ Double room US $ 10030
Single room supplement  US $ 5630