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In Peru, amidst ancient ruins and vast jungles, every heartbeat is a wild story waiting.

Embark on a vibrant luxury trip to Peru’s essential destinations. From Machu Picchu’s mysteries to Lima’s pulsating heart and the Amazon’s raw wilderness, this 16-day journey is a harmonious blend of energetic activities and rejuvenating breaks to breathe deeply and take it all in.

Experience the rhythm of Peru: exhilarating days balanced with enriching respites.

Destinations & Activities

  • Lima: Explore Barranco’s boutique luxury and uncover historical treasures from San Francisco Convent to Miraflores.
  • Arequipa: Tour the Plaza de Armas, Cathedral, Santa Catalina Convent, and the Jesuit Compañia Church.
  • Chivay & Colca Canyon: Enjoy a scenic drive to Chivay, visit Pampa Cañahuas Reserve, and marvel at volcanoes Ampato and Misti.
  • Colca Valley & Puno: Witness condors in flight at Cruz del Condor and Tapay viewpoint and visit local villages Maca and Yanque.
  • Lake Titicaca: Voyage on Lake Titicaca, explore the floating islands of Uros, and learn about Taquile’s traditional fabrics.
  • Rail Journey from Puno to Cusco: Experience the captivating PeruRail Titicaca train journey.
  • Maras & Moray: Adventure on quad bikes or horses to Moray’s terraces, visit Maras’s salt pans, and ride the train to Aguas Calientes.
  • Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu: Conquer Huayna Picchu’s peak and discover the mystique of Machu Picchu.
  • Cusco: Dive deep into the past at the Temple of the Sun and Saqsaywaman.
  • Amazon – Refugio Amazonas: Navigate the Tambopata river to Refugio Amazonas Lodge, observe wildlife at Lake Condenado, and visit Don Manuel’s organic farm.
  • InkaTerra Reserva Amazonica: Experience birdwatching at Tambopata and Chuncho Macaw Clay licks, and explore chestnuts in Puerto Maldonado.

Suggested Hotels and Accommodations

Lima: Villa Barranco – Master Suite | Arequipa: Cirqa – Boveda Room | Chivay: Colca Lodge – Adobe Junior Suite | Puno: GHL Lago Titicaca – Junior Suite | Sacred Valley: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba – Casita Room | Aguas Caliente: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel – Superior Deluxe Room | Cusco: Palacio Manco Capac – Master Suite | Tambopata Reserve: Refugio Amazonas Lodge | Puerto Maldonado: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica – Amazon Suite Cottage

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    A Warm Welcome and Transfer to Barranco

    As you arrive at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, our friendly team will be there to greet you and whisk you away to your hotel in Barranco. Villa Barranco, a charming boutique, will be your haven during your stay in Lima. With its stately colonial architecture and intimate atmosphere, the hotel offers a unique blend of elegance and comfort. Settle into your spacious Master Suite, where wooden details and vibrant décor create a cozy ambiance.

    Lima City Tour – Unveiling the City of Kings

    Embark on a half-day tour to discover the treasures of Lima, known as the “City of Kings.” Our knowledgeable guide will take you on a journey through history as you visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco. Marvel at the exquisite colonial art and explore the catacombs, where the bones of Lima’s colonial residents rest. Continue your exploration of Lima’s vibrant neighborhoods, including San Isidro and Miraflores, where you can soak in the local culture and enjoy the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. (B)

    Lima to Arequipa – A Journey to the White City

    Bid farewell to Lima and journey to Arequipa, the majestic colonial city with the iconic Misti Volcano looming in the horizon. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Cirqa, a luxurious boutique hotel housed in a 16th-century ecclesiastical complex. The meticulously restored building, adorned with vaulted corridors and courtyards, exudes a moody chic ambiance. Unwind in your Boveda Room, where ancient walls and soaring ceilings create a sense of history and grandeur. (HB)

    Arequipa City Tour – Exploring the Pearl of the South

    Engage in the rich history and architectural wonders of Arequipa during a private city tour. Begin at the Plaza de Armas, the main square, adorned with the stunning Cathedral and the Compañia Church. Admire the colonial beauty of the Convent of Santa Catalina, established in 1580 as a haven for the unwed daughters of Spanish nobility. Delve into the fascinating histories and legends of these iconic landmarks, and gain insight into the cultural tapestry of Arequipa. (HB)

    Arequipa to Chivay – A Scenic Journey to Colca Canyon

    Embark on a scenic journey from Arequipa to Chivay, the gateway to the majestic Colca Canyon. Along the way, you’ll be captivated by the stunning landscapes, including snow-capped peaks, lakes, and volcanoes. Make a stop at the Pampa Cañahuas Reserve, home to exotic Andean animals such as vicuñas and flamingos. As you descend into the canyon, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views and the opportunity to explore the charming town of Chivay. Check into your Family Suite at Colca Lodge, a cozy retreat nestled amidst natural beauty. (B/L)

    Colca Canyon Exploration – Witness the Flight of the Condors

    Prepare for an unforgettable day of exploration as we venture into the heart of the Colca Canyon. Starting early in the morning and make your way to the Mirador Cruz del Condor, a lookout point known for its breathtaking views of the canyon and the majestic Andean condors in flight. Marvel at these incredible creatures as they soar through the sky, an awe-inspiring sight. Continue your journey to the picturesque villages of Maca and Yanque, where you can meet the people and experience the local culture and traditions. (B/L)

    Chivay to Puno – From Canyon to Lake Titicaca

    Bid farewell to Colca Canyon as we embark on a scenic drive to Puno, located on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Along the way, you’ll be treated to stunning landscapes, including stone forests and lagoons teeming with birdlife. Make a stop in Lagunillas, where you can admire the beauty of the area and capture breathtaking photos. After a six-hour journey, we’ll arrive in Puno, a narrow causeway to the edges of Lake Titicaca to the premium GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca (previously known as Libertador). This luxurious hotel overlooking the shimmering lake, features top-tier amenities and one of the best restaurants in the region. (B/L)

    Uros and Taquile Islands – Delving Deep into Lake Titicaca’s Rich Culture

    Embark on a boat tour of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and explore its fascinating islands. Our first stop is the Floating Islands of Los Uros, where the indigenous people have built their homes on man-made islands made of reeds. Learn about their unique way of life and witness their craftsmanship firsthand. Continue to Taquile Island, inhabited by Quechua-speaking locals who have preserved their traditional way of life for generations. Explore the island’s terraced hillsides and archaeological sites, and interact with the friendly locals. (B/L)

    Puno to Cusco by Train – A Scenic Rail Journey

    Embark on a scenic train journey from Puno to Cusco aboard the PeruRail Titicaca Train. Sit back, relax, and take in the breathtaking views of the Andean landscapes as you make your way to the historic city of Cusco. The train offers a comfortable and luxurious experience, allowing you to lose yourself in the beauty of Peru’s countryside. The 10½-hour journey will fly by, as Andean artists perform iconic dances from Puno and Cusco. Throughout your voyage, savor the zest of Peru’s beloved Pisco Sour and delight in a spread of tantalizing gourmet dishes. By the time you arrive at Wanchaq Station in the city of Cusco, you will know why this is considered one of the world’s premier luxury train journeys.

    A private driver will be there for you for the transfer to a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Sacred Valley: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba. Settle into your Casita Room, adorned with vintage textiles and locally made furniture. (B/L)

    Maras and Moray Tour on Quad Bikes – Thrilling Adventures in the Sacred Valley

    In the morning, take in the stunning views of the Andes, embracing the serenity and vast open spaces around you. Then get ready for an adrenaline-filled day as we embark on a quad bike tour of the Sacred Valley. Start your journey in the town of Cruz Pata, where you’ll have the opportunity to practice on the quads before setting off. Ride through the stunning landscapes and make your way to the ancient agricultural terraces of Moray, an ancient Inca site. Learn about the significance of these terraces and marvel at their architectural ingenuity. Continue your adventure to the salt pans of Maras, where you can witness the traditional salt production process and enjoy the breathtaking view of the ancient patchwork of terraced salterns.

    During this tour we will have magnificent views of the snowy Veronica and Chicon, accompanied by a magical landscape in contact with nature.

    After the tour you will be transferred to the Ollantaytambo train station to board PeruRail’s Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes. You will be met at Machu Picchu Station and brought to the luxury Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo. After checking into your superior deluxe room, enjoy a delicious dinner. Spread over twelve lush and secluded acres alongside the Vilcanota River, Inkaterra is renowned for its serenity, the melody of waterfalls and the calls of 214 different bird species. Stone trails lead to its many gardens, including the world’s most extensive collection of native orchids, showcasing 372 verified species. (B/D)

    Exploring the Enigmatic Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu

    After a restful night at the luxurious Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, wake up refreshed and ready to explore. The day begins early with a transfer to the shuttle bus that will drop you off at the gates of Mach Picchu. You will head directly to the Sacred Rock at the far north side of the sanctuary. This is where you start the thrilling climb to the top of Huayna Picchu, the iconic peak that overlooks Machu Picchu. As you conquer the challenging trail, be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the ancient citadel and the surrounding mountains.

    After descending from Huayna Picchu, rendezvous with your guide back at the entrance of Machu Picchu and re-enter for a comprehensive tour of the sanctuary. Delve into the history and spirituality of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Guard House, Quarry, Sacred Main Square, the Intihuatana, the Sacred Rock, the Room of Mirrors and the Temple of the Condor. Each step reveals the fascinating architectural genius of the Inca and our theoretical understanding of their cosmovision.

    As the day comes to an end, take the bus back to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes) and savor a delicious lunch. Afterward, head to the train station for a scenic journey aboard the Vistadome to Cusco. Upon arrival you will check into the Palacio Manco Capac, a luxurious twelve-room boutique hotel situated above San Cristobal, with a breathtaking overview of the the Inca capital city. (B/L)

    Day 2: Immersing in the Charms of Cusco (Free Day)

    Today is yours to explore the ancient city of Cusco at your leisure. Take the opportunity to wander through the cobblestone streets, marvel at the impressive colonial architecture, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the city. Discover hidden corners, browse local markets, and sample the diverse flavors of Peruvian cuisine at one of the many charming restaurants.

    In the evening, return to the Palacio Manco Capac. Indulge in the comfort of the Master Suite, unwind in the cozy ambiance of the hotel, and reflect on the wonders you have experienced so far. (B)

    Day 3: Unveiling the Secrets of Cusco on a City Tour

    Embark on a half-day private tour to delve deeper into the history and culture of Cusco. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, visit the main plaza and the Temple of the Sun, also known as Koricancha. Explore the ruins scattered on the outskirts of the city, starting with the Inca ritual site of Quenqo, followed by the water temple of Tambomachay, the customs house of Puca Pucara, and the awe-inspiring temple fortress of Saqsaywaman.

    Marvel at the incredible precision with which the enormous stone blocks were assembled to form the external walls of Saqsaywaman. Some of these stones stand an impressive nine meters tall and weigh over 350 tons, a testament to the ingenuity and skill of the Inca.

    After a day steeped in the captivating history of Cusco, return to the Palacio Manco Capac to relax in the Master Suite and savor the tranquility of the surroundings. (B)

    Day 4: Venture into the Enchanting Amazon Rainforest

    Bid farewell to Cusco as you embark on a journey to the vibrant heart of the Amazon rainforest. Arrive in Puerto Maldonado, the capital of Madre de Dios, and take a one-hour bus and boat transfer to the Refugio Amazonas Lodge. As you leave the city behind, embrace the incredible scenery along the way and get a taste of the Amazonian gastronomy during the boat ride.

    Settle into your comfortable accommodation at Refugio Amazonas, a 32-bedroom lodge nestled within a private ecological reserve. Absorb the natural wonders of the rainforest as you navigate around Lake Condenado, keeping an eye out for wildlife such as the hoatzin, caimans, and the elusive otters that inhabit its waters.

    Explore the nearby organic farm of Don Manuel, where you will discover the various crops grown in the area and be introduced to exotic fruits you may have never encountered before. As night falls, embark on a fascinating night walk through the jungle, observing with your guide the diverse species of frogs and listening to the captivating sounds of the rainforest. (FB)

    Day 5: Witness the Spectacle of the Macaw Clay Lick

    Embark on a half-day excursion to one of the most famous attractions of the Amazon rainforest, the Tambopata clay lick. This natural phenomenon attracts a variety of macaws, parrots, and parakeets, creating a colorful spectacle. With the assistance of your guide and specialized equipment, observe these magnificent birds up close and learn about their behavior and ecological significance.

    Continue your exploration of the rainforest as you visit a nearby chestnut camp. Discover the origin of chestnuts, witness the towering chestnut trees, and gain insight into the local people’s sustainable harvesting practices. This activity not only provides a unique cultural experience but also highlights the importance of preserving the rainforest and its resources.

    As the day comes to a close, spend the night at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, located in the heart of the rainforest. Indulge in the comforts of the Amazon Suite Cottage, surrounded by the sounds and scents of the jungle. (FB)

    Day 6: Farewell to the Amazon, Hello Lima

    As your Amazon adventure draws to a close, bid farewell to the rainforest and embark on a flight from Puerto Maldonado to Lima, Peru’s vibrant capital. Upon arrival, transfer from the airport to your hotel and take some time to rest and rejuvenate.

    In the afternoon, venture out to explore Lima at your own pace. Uncover the hidden corners of the city, stroll through its ancient streets, and take in its rich history and culture. Indulge in the culinary delights for which Lima is renowned, savoring the fusion of flavors that make up Peruvian gastronomy.

    Return to your hotel for a final night in Lima, reflecting on the incredible experiences and memories you have gathered throughout your Peruvian adventure. (B)

    Day 7: Farewell to Peru

    As your journey comes to an end, check out from your hotel and prepare for your departure. Transfer from the hotel to the airport for your international flight, bidding farewell to Peru with a heart full of cherished memories and a sense of wanderlust that will stay with you forever. (B)

    (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner (HB) Half Board (FB) Full Board

    Tour Package Includes

    • Private transfers as per itinerary
    • Half day Lima city tour (private service)
    • Half day Arequipa city tour (private service)
    • 2D Colca Valley Excursion (private from Arequipa to Puno)
    • Full day Uros & Taquile islands (shared service) + lunch
    • PeruRail Titicaca Train (Puno to Cusco)
    • Half day Maras – Moray by Quad Bikes (private service)
    • Round-trip train and Consettur bus tickets (Vistadome)
    • Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu excursion (private service)
    • City Tour Cusco & Archaeological sites (half day, private service)
    • 13 nights at selected hotels & breakfast (half board at Cirqa)
    • Entrance fees for all destinations
    • 3D 2N at Refugio Amazonas (full board & a la carte activities)
    • Bilingual Tourist Guide (English-Spanish)
    • General touristic ticket

    Not Included

    • National or International flights
    • Non-itinerary meals or drinks
    • Tips or services not described in the itinerary
    • Early check-in / late check-out
    • Trip insurance
    • Late check out
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