Peru In Style

Suggested Itinerary

14 Days From £13,995

Overview

This eco-luxury tour takes in exclusive lodges, luxurious train rides and extraordinary experiences, allowing you to travel in the utmost comfort but also responsibly. Suitable for those travelling to the country for the first time or for those special occasions, the comprehensive journey takes in all the country’s must-see destinations and famous attractions but, through carefully picked exclusive accommodation options, allows you to experience them unlike the average tourist.

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stay in some of Peru’s most exclusive and eco-friendly accommodation and travel on the luxurious Orient Express train
  • Discover the world-famous Machu Picchu ruins and enjoy a private boat trip around Lake Titicaca
  • Get lost in Colca Canyon and go in search of the magnificent Andean condor, the heaviest bird in the world
  • Explore the colonial buildings of historic Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the backstreets of Cusco
  • Meet with local artists, chefs and experts, including Manuel Choqque, famous ‘mad potato scientist’
  • Get off the beaten track as you hike remote trails in the Sacred Valley and discover its archaeological highlights

Suggested Itinerary

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE LIMA

DAY 1: ARRIVE LIMA

On arrival to Lima you will be met by one of our local representatives and taken to your hotel where you will have the afternoon to settle in and recover from your long journey. Depending on your flight arrival time you may have time to begin to explore the city at your own leisure this afternoon.

Hotel B

DAY 2: LIMA

DAY 2: LIMA

This morning enjoy a walking tour of the bohemian district of Barranco with a specialist guide who will take you to all the secret corners where artists have been inspired. Barranco has long been the epicentre of Lima’s cultural elite attracting artists, writers, designers and photographers since its avant-garde heyday during the 1960s and 1970s. End the morning alongside an expert local chef, who will treat you to the culinary delights of Lima, considered to be the ‘Gastronomic Capital of South America’. Begin with a quick visit to the market where you will pick up the ingredients and try different exotic fruits. From there your culinary host will take you to some of their favourite hidden gems to sample some of the best coffee and chocolate in the city, before returning to the apartment where together you will cook a delicious lunch of local dishes and reward yourselves with some refreshing Pisco Sours. The afternoon is then free, allowing you to choose between exploring some of Lima’s other sites and museums or relaxing and enjoying the city’s fine restaurants and boutique shops.

Hotel B
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3: LIMA - CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY

DAY 3: LIMA - CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY

Fly to Cusco today and the spectacular Sacred Valley. Begin by visiting the charming community of Chinchero to discover the Andean weaving process using backstrap looms. Join a local weaving family in their courtyard and learn the ancient art that Chinchero is renowned for. From here you will then be taken to meet with the ‘mad potato scientist’, Manuel Choqque, who was recently featured in Gordon Ramsey’s series ‘Unchartered’. There are more than 4,000 varieties of native potato grown in the highlands of the Andes and the ‘Andeans’ were the first people to cultivate them. Learn more from Manuel and discover the characteristics of the colourful varieties, before exploring the fields of the local communities, known as “Chakras”. Here, you can observe traditional native farming techniques that have remained intact over the last 500 years and see first-hand why local tradition runs so deep. Enjoy a potato-based picnic with views overlooking the Sacred Valley, before finishing a special wine tasting made of different varieties of native tubers, also made by your host, Manuel.

Sol y Luna Lodge and Spa
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: SACRED VALLEY

DAY 4: SACRED VALLEY

Today will be spent hiking from the agricultural terraces of Moray to the salt terraces of Maras. Moray’s circular terraces are similar to a Greek amphitheatre and were developed by the Incas to grow produce in varying terrain and temperatures. Then your guide will take you to the Maras salt pans which are a fascinating system of platforms used since pre-Inca times. The same method of extracting salt is still used today. Lunch today will be at MIL Restaurant, a one-of-a-kind culinary experience in a restaurant overlooking Moray archaeological site. From the chef of Lima’s award-winning Central and Kjolle restaurants, MIL offers an 8 Moments Experience that consists of a sequence of 8 small dishes that make up a menu and that represent 8 heights of the region. This is served with water and herbal infusions and will be quite an experience.

Sol y Luna Lodge and Spa
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5: SACRED VALLEY

DAY 5: SACRED VALLEY

This exclusive adventure gets you off the beaten path and up into one of the most beautiful sectors of the Peruvian Andes, home to local communities and lesser-known Inca ruins, as well as sweeping Andean high plain views. After driving up to this hidden valley, you will start with a visit to the traditional Andean village of Huilloc, where you have the chance to walk around the town and learn more about rural Andean life here, a community also known for their weaving skills. From here you visit the ruins of Pumamarca, a quiet Inca site that leads to a beautiful canyon trail down to the village of Ollantaytambo. Your guide leads you through a seldom hiked Inca trail, down through the canyon offering great views of the valley. You can then explore the old streets of this fascinating town with its narrow cobbled passageways and ever present Inca walls, before returning to your hotel for the evening.

Sol y Luna Lodge and Spa
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6: SACRED VALLEY - MACHU PICCHU

DAY 6: SACRED VALLEY - MACHU PICCHU

This is a very special day which takes you off the beaten track and up to view one of the most spectacular sites in the world - Machu Picchu - the "Lost City of the Incas". Beginning with an early train ride, the trek begins at the Km 104 checkpoint this morning. From here the trail leads up through the cloud forest towards the recently restored ruins of Chachabamba and the base of Wiñay Wayna. From here a steep Incan staircase leads you up, past beautiful terraces and various buildings and water features, flanked by lush vegetation and the scent of wild orchids throughout. Eventually you reach the famous Gateway of the Sun, beyond which stands the magnificent site of Machu Picchu, in all its iconic glory.  After admiring these spectacular views, you’ll then descend to the entrance to check into your hotel, located right by the ruins.

Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

DAY 7: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

The pinnacle of your journey (quite literally), today you return to the ruins to enjoy a guided tour of one of the world’s most spectacular archaeological wonders. Lost for centuries amongst the towering Andean peaks, this awe-inspiring World Heritage Site was rediscovered in 1911 by the explorer, Hiram Bingham. There will be time to enjoy some free time during your visit, as well as a chance to climb Huayna Picchu, after which you retrace your journey to the city of Cusco, considered by many to be the archaeological capital of the Americas. Board the fabulous Orient Express train, home to a full bar, fine dining and entertainment, and soak up the spectacular views as you travel in luxury, before getting off at Poroy for your onward transfer to Cusco.

Tocuyeros Boutique Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8: CUSCO

DAY 8: CUSCO

Enjoy a free morning in Cusco for some well-earned rest and recuperation. Whether your interest is exploring Inca ruins, visiting colonial-style churches, bargain hunting in artisan markets, visiting the chocolate museum or just relaxing over a coffee on a terrace overlooking the Plaza de Armas, Cusco has something for everyone. Lunch today will be at a local restaurant specializing in local delicacies and with a lovely balcony overlooking the Plaza de Armas. This afternoon you can then enjoy a walking tour of the city, tailored to your interests, meeting with local artists, musicians, and craftsmen, wandering through hidden courtyards and old cobbled alleyways, really getting a feel for this eclectic city.

Tocuyeros Boutique Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9: CUSCO - LAKE TITICACA

DAY 9: CUSCO - LAKE TITICACA

A highlight of the trip, this morning you will board your luxury train to Lake Titicaca. Enjoying exceptional service along the way, this journey will take all day and is considered one of the ‘Great Train Journeys of the World’, as you pass through epic Andean landscapes, slowly winding your way towards Puno, located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. On arrival in Puno you will be met and transferred to your luxury lodge, a very special and secluded boutique property located on the peninsula of Chuchuito. Surrounded on three sides by the pristine lake, and with four acres of grounds and two private beaches, Titilaka is the perfect base from which to explore this unspoiled corner of an area renowned for its ethereal beauty. It boasts outdoor wrap-around terraces, an over-water deck and boardwalks for relaxing and enjoying the outstanding views. The property offers a number of unique experiences which allow guests the opportunity to learn about the region’s distinctive nature, history and culture.

Titilaka
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: LAKE TITICACA

DAY 10: LAKE TITICACA

This morning you embark on a special private boat trip on the lake. Choose between a visit to the breath-taking Islands of Taquile, home to a unique ancient culture of fishing, farming and weaving, or spend some time visiting the Uros Islands, where you can meet with the skilled reed raftsmen of the Uros-Aymara communities as well as expert weaver women famous for their craft. You’ll get to know first-hand the remarkable heritage and the ancestral techniques used to keep their islands afloat. This afternoon you enjoy a choice of activities, from learning about local farming techniques, to cycling through the fields of Plateria, to rafting through the lake-reeds and enjoying some birdwatching. This evening you can then enjoy some spectacular star-gazing as your guide highlights some of the key visible constellations.

Titilaka
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11: LAKE TITICACA - LAMPA - COLCA CANYON

DAY 11: LAKE TITICACA - LAMPA - COLCA CANYON

Set off for Colca Canyon today. It’s a long but spectacular drive through the high Andes, passing beautiful lakes and huge vistas. En route you can stop to visit Lampa, a colonial-period architectural gem and previous Spanish colonial stronghold in the area. Known as the “Pink City” for the lively colours of its town walls, Lampa has a lovely church, old mansions and squares. Renowned in the region for its architecture, the Lampa church was the only local temple built exclusively for the use of Spanish landowners. Explore its mysterious catacombs and impressive replica of Michelangelo’s “La Pietà.” Late afternoon you arrive into the amazing Colca Canyon, home to the charming Colca Lodge, your base for the next two nights. If you arrive in time make sure to sample the wonderful hot-springs to relax after your long journey!

Colca Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12: COLCA CANYON

DAY 12: COLCA CANYON

Explore Colca Canyon today, stopping in local villages and going in search of the majestic Andean condor, the heaviest flying bird in the world, with the second longest wingspan. Travel deep into the canyon where there are breathtaking views, and visit some local villages to get a better idea of daily life in this famous canyon. You’ll get the chance to delve a bit deeper into the intricate and renowned embroidery of the canyon, one of the most noticeable cultural markers of the area, and enjoy a hike to a pre-Inca site, or simply relax in the natural hot springs along the shores of the river at your lodge in the afternoon.

Colca Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13: COLCA CANYON - AREQUIPA

DAY 13: COLCA CANYON - AREQUIPA

Today you will be driven to Arequipa, a four-hour drive that takes you along the winding roads of the Colca Canyon, past rural homes and herds of native vicuñas and alpacas. Upon arrival in Arequipa city you will be taken to your hotel and can enjoy some free time to relax or explore at leisure. Arequipa has a beautiful historical centre and some great shops and restaurants to check out.

Cirqa
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 14: AREQUIPA - DEPART LIMA

DAY 14: AREQUIPA - DEPART LIMA

A morning tour allows you to further explore Arequipa's historic buildings, including the main square and cathedral, made from white volcanic material (sillar) which gives Arequipa its colloquial title of ''the white city'. Spend some time at the extraordinary 16th century Santa Catalina Convent, a huge complex of buildings, that once served as a town within itself housing 450 nuns, and was only opened to the public in 1970 after 400 years as a cloister. You will later be transferred to the airport in time to catch your flight to Lima, to connect with your international flight.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

14 days from £13,995

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

Flexible booking conditions regarding transfers and cancellations

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Book With Confidence

We understand that flexibility is now a key factor when booking a holiday, and we believe our Covid Promise and Covid Viable Test provide that.

We believe these terms and conditions for making a booking are amongst the most generous in the travel industry right now, and we hope they will give you the confidence, when you feel ready, to go ahead and book your next adventure.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is per person, based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

Positive Impact of this Trip

Tree
Ten trees are planted per passenger on this trip
Community
Supports Wild Frontiers Foundation community projects
Wind Turbine
A contribution to renewable energy projects

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