Highlights

  • Visit Machu Picchu, a UNESCO-listed treasure
  • Take in the Sacred Valley’s natural splendour and indigenous charms
  • Tour Cusco where Incan and colonial extravagance sit side by side
  • Taste your way through Lima's culinary delights
  • Enjoy private touring and transfers, and stylish stays at four Belmond hotels

Sorry, Paddington, there’s nothing dark about Peru. On this luxury independent tour you’ll be impressed by Lima’s culinary arts, dazzled by Cusco and the Sacred Valley’s Incan wonders and stunned by Machu Picchu – a true highlight of world travel. Along the way you’ll stay in some of the country’s finest hotels, from city landmarks to 500-year-old monasteries, as a whole host of included private experiences bring it to life. There are city tours, visits to indigenous villages, chef-led masterclasses and trips aboard opulent mountain trains. 


Day 1

UK/Lima

Begin your holiday with a private chauffeur transfer to the airport where you’ll relax with VIP-lounge access before your day flight to Lima. On arrival, you'll be met by a private driver who'll see you to your indulgent accommodation, detailed below.

Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel, Lima

Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel, Lima

Rooftop pool, Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel

Rooftop pool, Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel


Day 2

Lima’s cultural and culinary masterpieces

Your luxury hotel, the Belmond Miraflores Park, is the perfect introduction to Lima’s dizzying spread of colonial palaces, glass-and-steel skyscrapers and ancient pyramids, with your indulgent suite enjoying views out over the city. Its rooftop pool isn't too bad, either, featuring stunning coastal panoramas. And, like its architecture, a similarly diverse set of influences plays across Peru’s world-famous cuisine, something you’ll sample on an included private foodies’ tour and lunch. After touring one of the city’s bustling markets, a show-kitchen demonstration will see you prepare the likes of seafood ceviche and the famous lomo saltado – perfectly sautéed tenderloin strips.

Breakfast included

The Basilica Cathedral of Lima

The Basilica Cathedral of Lima

The Plaza Mayor

The Plaza Mayor

Ceviche

Ceviche


Days 3 – 4

The Sacred Valley

After breakfast, a private transfer will bring you to the airport for your flight to Cusco and the Sacred Valley – a peak-framed swathe of rolling greenery that hides Incan ruins and indigenous communities alike. You’ll then be brought to your indulgent accommodation where private flagstone terraces make the most of pretty, rural views. The next day, a private tour will then showcase the region’s myriad delights, calling at market towns, spectacularly staggered saltpans and Moray. Here, great Incan agricultural terraces tier down in giant circular steps. To sample the local delicacies, you’ll also be treated to an included lunch on day four.

Breakfast included

Peru's Sacred Valley

Peru's Sacred Valley

Peruvian women in traditional dress, with their alpacas

Peruvian women in traditional dress, with their alpacas


Day 5

Machu Picchu

Today you’ll experience one of the world’s archaeological treasures in style. Boarding the Vistadome train to wind into the Andean peaks – scenery showcased by panoramic windows – a private guide will then bring you among Machu Picchu’s fabled ruins. You’ll learn how cragged, mist-shrouded mountainsides were carved into everything from royal quarters to sacrificial temples. Then, at day’s end you’ll check into the Inkaterra – the region's most charming accommodation. Here, whitewashed adobe casitas are tucked away among a cloud forest that’s dotted with hidden waterfalls and animated by Peru’s iconic golden-headed quetzal.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu


Days 6 – 7

Cusco’s ancient mysteries

You’ll have some free time to explore Machu Picchu further – perhaps summiting Mt. Huayna for sweeping citadel views – before your return train trip to Cusco. You might even want to upgrade to the Belmond Hiram Bingham for an extra touch of on-the-rails luxury. Then, back in Cusco, you'll spend two nights at a National Monument, a luxury hotel converted from a 16th-century monastery. You’ll also be treated to a private city tour taking in the city's rich history both ancient and colonial. It’s a diversity best showcased by Koricancha, an Incan sun temple that’s been transformed into a stunning Dominican church. You’ll then take in a series of archaeological sites, including cave houses, ceremonial labyrinths and Sacsayhuaman fortress. End with a visit to an Andean art collective.

Breakfast included

Belmond Hotel Monasterio, Cusco

Belmond Hotel Monasterio, Cusco

Sacsayhuaman

Sacsayhuaman

Coricancha

Coricancha


Days 8 – 9

Return to the UK

Your last private transfer will see you to the airport for your overnight flight home, travelling via Lima.

Breakfast included


About the itinerary

"Peru, like much of South America, often conjures up the image of gap-year backpackers, but there are so many more layers to its tourism industry than this. Travel in style on our Luxury Peru tour to be enchanted by both the historical and modern traditions of this beautiful country whilst staying in only the best of accommodations - including a 16th-century monastery conversion. Tick Machu Picchu off your bucket-list, take in the bustling capital, dabble in traditional Peruvian delicacies, and wander streets rich in both colonial and ancient history. This is Peru at its best. "

Katrin Rummer

Destination Specialist

Pricing information

Guide price from £3,105 pp incl. flights

Low Season from: £3,105 pp
High Season from: £3,855 pp

Includes:

  • Return UK airport chauffeur service
  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights between the UK and Lima
  • Domestic flights between Lima and Cusco
  • Private transfers
  • 6 nights accommodation in 5* (Deluxe) hotels on a B&B basis
  • 1 night accommodation in a 5* (Deluxe) lodge on a full-board basis
  • Private touring including half day Flavors of Peru tour with lunch in Lima, full day Chinchero, Maras & Moray tour with lunch, full day Machu Picchu excursion including access to Huayna Picchu and half day Cusco city & ruins tour
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