Luxury Peru

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Exclusive lodges, luxury train rides and V.I.P. dining combine together to create this once-in-a-lifetime trip across Peru, offering the highest comfort without a guilty eco-conscience. Suitable for first-time travel ...

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Example Itinerary

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

Day 1 Arrive Lima

Upon arrival to Lima, your private guide will be waiting at the airport to welcome you and take you to the boutique Hotel B hotel. To help you settle in, enjoy a welcome drink at the chic rooftop bar as your guide takes you through your itinerary for the next two weeks. You’ll have the rest of the day to relax and recover from the journey but, depending on your arrival time and energy levels, you may wish to head out and independently begin exploring the bohemian streets, cafes and restaurants of the Barranco district around your hotel this afternoon. 

Hotel B

Day 2 Lima: Artistic Walking Tour & Cooking Class

A specialist guide will meet you at your hotel after breakfast this morning to head out on a walking tour of the trendy surrounding neighbourhood. The streets and corners of Barranco hold secrets that have inspired writers, composers and artists, which you’ll learn all about walking around and stopping at some of their homes and studios, past and present. Following the morning tour, you’ll then be met by a Limeña chef (a chef from Lima), accompanying her on her shop at the local market and stopping at some of her favourite café haunts before heading back to her stunning apartment. Back at home, have fun cooking a traditional Peruvian lunch, under the watchful eye of a professional chef, refreshing yourself with some Pisco Sour cocktails in hand before sitting down to enjoy the masterpiece. The afternoon is left free to relax or continue exploring some of Lima’s other sites and museums.

Hotel B Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley: Weaving, Potato Picnic & Wine Tasting

Fly to Cusco and drive out to the spectacular Sacred Valley this morning. Begin by visiting the charming community of Chinchero to learn about the Andean weaving process using backstrap looms as you join a local weaving family in their courtyard and discover this ancient art that Chinchero is renowned for. From here, you’ll then be taken to meet with Manuel Choqque, known as the ‘mad potato scientist’, who featured in Gordon Ramsey’s ‘Unchartered’ series. There are more than 4,000 varieties of native potato grown in all colours in the highlands of the Andes and the Andeans were the first to cultivate them. You’ll discover the importance of this Peruvian staple as you tour the fields, known as chakras, and observe native farming techniques that have been preserved for 500 years. The tour concludes with a special experience indeed as you sit down to enjoy a potato-based picnic and a wine tasting made from different varieties of native tubers, with incredible views overlooking the Sacred Valley. Afterwards, head to the beautiful Relais & Châteaux property in the Sacred Valley taking it easy for the rest of your first day at altitude.

Sol y Luna Lodge and Spa Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 Sacred Valley: Incan Sites & an Experiential Tasting Menu

Spend today exploring the Sacred Valley further with visits to the agricultural terraces of Moray and the salt terraces of Maras – two of the most important Incan sites in the valley.Beginning at striking Maras, you’ll hear about how the same method of extracting salt has been used since pre-Inca times as you walk across its system of platforms on the steep mountainside valley. Then, head to Moray’s circular terraces,similar to a Greek amphitheatre, which were developed by the Incas to grow produce in varying terrain and temperatures. After exploring the fascinating archaeological site, enter the exclusive MIL restaurant overlooking Moray’s ruins for an extravagant, experiential tasting menu.

Sol y Luna Lodge and Spa Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu: Luxury Belmond Train

After a leisurely morning, you’ll be taken to the train station in the quaint Sacred Valley town of Ollantaytambo to board the luxury Hiram Bingham train service to Aguas Calientes, the entry town to Machu Picchu – there is also the option to leave earlier for a stroll around picturesque Ollantaytambo town and ruins before catching your train. The fabulous, ex-Orient Express train winds from the Andean mountains to the humid cloud forest around Machu Picchu, alongside the Urubamba River, and the spectacular views on board are accompanied by a gourmet, three-course meal. Upon arrival, your guide will be waiting at the platform ready to escort you onto the shuttle bus up to the entry of the ruins, whilst many begin making their way back down from their morning tour. With afternoon entry arranged, your guide will take you around the world-famous site delving into its history and re-discovery, which you can explore until closing, popping over to your exclusive Belmond Hotel in front of the ruins once you’re done. With nothing else up on the mountain top except the ruins and the Belmond lodge, dinner will be taken at the hotel this evening before retiring, ready for an early start the following morning.

Sanctuary Lodge, A Belmond Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Machu Picchu – Cusco: World-famous Ruins

The benefit of the Sanctuary Lodge’s high price tag is its unparalleled location, and this morning you’ll take advantage of this benefit for a second time, strolling over to the entry gate of the ruins in time for opening before the first shuttle bus from the town has arrived. You’ll tour some of the areas not seen the previous day, this time in the morning light, and there will also be the opportunity to put your climbing skills to the test with a hike up to Huayna Picchu peak for a wonderful bird’s eye view of the ruins. After, head over to the hotel for lunch before gathering your things and making your way back down to Aguas Calientes town to catch your train and transfer to Cusco. Arriving in the early evening, the rest of the day is left at leisure.

Inkaterra La Casona Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 Cusco: E-biking & Walking Tour

This morning, you’ll mount your state-of-the-art electronic assisted bicycles for a truly wonderful and eco-friendly way to tour this charming city. Enjoying the fresh breeze and open-air views, with half the effort, you’ll first ride out of the city to the impressively enormous Sacsayhuaman ruins on the outskirts of Cusco. Parking up, you’ll explore these jaw-dropping Incan ruins by foot with your guide. After, hop back on the bikes and descend into central Cusco, enjoying spectacular views over the city sat within the valley that few tourists get to see. Here you’ll finish with a walking tour around the historic city’s colonial buildings and ancient sites before free time to indulge in Cusco’s plethora of fine restaurants for lunch and boutique cafes and shops for the rest of the day.

Inkaterra La Casona Breakfast

Day 8 Cusco – Lake Titicaca: Luxury Titicaca Train

Aboard another luxury Orient Express train, this morning you’ll begin the full day’s journey across the Andes to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Enjoying exceptional service and a gourmet, three-course lunch along the way, this journey is considered one of the ‘Great Train Journeys of the World as you pass through epic landscapes, slowly edging towards the lakeside town of Puno. On arrival, 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. 

Titilaka Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Lake Titicaca: Indigenous Communities Boat Tour

This morning, embark on a special private boat trip on the lake. Choose between a visit to the breathtaking islands of Taquile, home to unique ancient cultures of fishing, farming and weaving, or spend some time visiting the floating Uros Islands, where you can meet with skilled reed raftsmen of the Uros-Aymara communities and get to know firsthand the remarkable heritage and the ancestral techniques used to keep their islands afloat. This afternoon, you can enjoy a choice of activities, from learning about local farming techniques to cycling through the fields of plateria, rafting through the lake reeds or enjoying some birdwatching. This evening, enjoy some spectacular stargazing alongside your guide to highlight some of the key visible constellations.

Titilaka Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Lake Titicaca – Lampa – Colca Canyon: Remote Colonial Architecture

Saying goodbye to the legendary lake, you’ll set off for Colca Canyon today. It’s a long but spectacular drive through the high Andes, passing beautiful lakes and wide vistas. En route you can stop to visit Lampa, a previous Spanish colonial stronghold showcasing examples of well-preserved period architecture. Known as the “Pink City” for the lively colours of its town walls, you’ll have time to tour its lovely church, old mansions and squares as well as the mysterious catacombs. Arriving to your lodge in the late afternoon, there’ll be time to refreshen up and unwind a bit before dinner.

Colca Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Colca Canyon: Andean Condors

Explore the Colca Canyon today. The first stop will be at Condor’s Cross, the best spot along the canyon to spy condors, the heaviest flying bird with the second largest wingspan, circling above. After managing to catch these majestic creatures on camera, travel deep into the canyon for dramatic views over the region, stopping at some of the canyon’s remote villages for some insight into daily life at these heights and to learn about one of the most notable cultural markers of the area, its embroidery. Arrive back to the lodge for lunch and an afternoon to relax amongst these stunning vistas. Not to be missed is a dip in the lodge’s natural hot springs beside soothing river that flows through the valley mountains surrounding you on every side. If looking for more activity still, you can take a short hike up from the lodge to a pre-Inca site before dinner.

Colca Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Colca Canyon – Arequipa: Drive Through Valleys & Canyons

Following breakfast, you’ll begin the four-hour drive along the winding roads of the Colca Canyon, past rural homes and herds of native vicuñas and alpacas down to the colonial city of Arequipa. Check in to the designer CIRQA hotel and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure before dinner in the chandelier-adorned restaurant or out in the courtyard. 

CIRQA Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 Arequipa – Lima: Colonial City Tour

Your final morning is spent touring one of Peru’s prettiest cities, exploring Arequipa's historic buildings including the main square and cathedral made from white volcanic material (sillar) which gives Arequipa its familial title of ''the white city'. You’ll also 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. It was only opened to the public in 1970 after 400 years as a cloister. Later, you’ll be taken to the airport to catch your flight to Lima and connect with your onward international flight, where your time in Peru comes to a close.

Breakfast

EXAMPLE 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.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

13 days from £12,490

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.

WILD MILES

This tour will earn you 12628 Wild Miles

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

Wild Miles Club

When you book a trip with Wild Frontiers you are awarded points, which are based on the return distance from London to the arrival city of your trip. Points are awarded for all our holidays, including both our escorted group tours and tailor-made trips. When you accrue points, you will qualify for the following discounts on all future bookings:

Blue More than 10,000 points 2.5% discount
Bronze More than 30,000 points 5% discount
Silver More than 45,000 points 7.5% discount
Gold More than 60,000 points 10% discount

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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The world is drawn to Peru by the tip of the iceberg: Machu Picchu. Yet sublime nature, stunning geography and a rich living culture abound, as do a myriad of multi-sport activities to enjoy.

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