LUXURY TRAVEL IN PERU 13 DAYS

Duration:13 Days

GENERAL INFORMATION

Luxury and comfort rolled up in one journeying through Peru. Relax and rejuvenate with a voyage to the Amazon River being pampered enjoying nature. Travel to the Sacred Valley of the Incas touring the archeological sites and colorful markets. Experience the magic at Machu Picchu basking in its beauty. Walk around the charming city of Cusco with its glorious Inca and Colonial architecture. Delight in the splendors of life visiting Lima the city of Kings tasting delicious cuisine.

AT A GLANCE

  • Day 1
    Arrive in Lima – Miraflores Hotel in Lima
  • Day 2
    Depart Lima – fly to Iquitos – Transfer to Nauta lounge – Skiff ride to Amazon Aria – Briefing – Dinner Aria suite (B, L, D)
  • Day 3
    Skiff rides – Ucayali River – Pink Dolphins – Pacaya River at dusk spotting wildlife Aria suite (B, L, D)
  • Day 4
    Pacaya River – Ucayali River – Tapiche River Aria suite (B, L, D)
  • Day 5
    Swimming and kayaking Clavero Lake – Hike in San Jose De Sarapanga Forest Aria suite (B, L, D)
  • Day 6
    Local market – Nauta – Manatee Rescue Center – Airport – Fly to Cusco – Arrive in Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas Hotel in Sacred Valley (B, L)
  • Day 7
    Pisac ruins + market – Taray Viewpoint – Lunch in Urubamba – Ollantaytambo Ruins Hotel in Sacred Valley (B, L)
  • Day 8
    Chinchero Traditional Weaving – Huaypo Picnic lunch – Maras Salt Ponds – Moray Circular Terraces Hotel in Sacred Valley (B, L)
  • Day 9
    Depart Sacred Valley – Train to Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Tour Hotel in Aguas Calientes (B, L)
  • Day 10
    Machu Picchu – Huayna Picchu or Montaña Hike – Luxury Hiram Bingham Train – Cusco Hotel in Cusco (B, L, D)
  • Day 11
    Half Day Cusco city tour – 12 angle stone – Cathedral – Qoricancha – San Pedro market – Sacsayhuaman – Qenko Hotel in Cusco (B)
  • Day 12
    Depart Cusco – Fly to Lima – Arrive in Lima – Miraflores – Larco Museum Tour Hotel in Lima (B)
  • Day 13
    Lima Gourmet Tour – Barranco – Miraflores – Cebiche and Pisco Sour class – Lunch in Huaca Pucllana – Depart Lima – International Flight (B, L)

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Lima, Capital of Peru

Arrive at the Lima airport where our representative will meet and greet you. Private transfer to your hotel in Miraflores. If arriving in the evening you will spend the night at the airport hotel or if arriving in the morning or afternoon we will take you to Miraflores.
Hotel in Lima
No meals

Hotel Selection in Lima
4* Costa del Sol by Wyndham airport hotel
5* Belmond Miraflores Park, Country Club Lima Hotel, Hotel B

Day 2 Lima – Luxury Aria Amazon Cruise of Iquitos 5 Days

NOTE: If the Aria Cruise is not available we will offer you an alternative, the Delfin Cruise. These cruises have specific departure dates and availability.
Today adventure in luxury begins with a flight to Iquitos. You will be greeted at the airport in Iquitos by our specialized team and travel by air-conditioned vehicle through the Peruvian countryside to arrive at our Nauta Lounge in time for lunch, or we will serve a box lunch en route depending on the flight arrival time. In the afternoon, we will set off on your first skiff excursion to visit the birthplace of the Amazon. Then we will board the ARIA AMAZON and settle into your comfortable suite as you begin one of life’s greatest adventures. Following a routine safety drill and introduction to our naturalist guides, we gather for innovative Amazonian cuisine created by our Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, whose restaurant, Malabar, is one of Lima’s top-ranked dining experiences.
Lunch and dinner included

Day 3 Ucayali River – Pacaya River

We start the day like Amazon River dwellers, cruising along the Ucayali River on skiffs. Observe the farmers and fishermen go about their daily lives, we search for pink river dolphins in these pristine waters. Later in the day, we return to the skiffs, to ride along the black waters of the Pacaya River at dusk, searching for the mysterious wildlife that comes out after dark and with extraordinary stargazing.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 4 Pacaya River – Ucayali River – Tapiche River

The rewards of our early start today are plentiful, including a breakfast picnic accompanied by jungle symphony and fishing along the black waters of the Pacaya River. After lunch, we venture out by skiffs on the Ucayali River alongside the banana boats transporting jungle products to the port of Requena, keeping an eye out for pink river dolphins. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 5 Clavero Lake – San Jose De Sarapanga Forest

Today, choose to go jungle walking, canoeing, kayaking, or swimming on the black water Yarapa or Clavero River in the morning. Come afternoon, take a short jungle walk in the San Jose de Sarapanga forest and see the unforgettable giant water lilies. This evening before dinner, we will gather to introduce you to some of the crewmembers whom you may not have met, working «behind the scenes» to ensure your countless exceptional experiences aboard the ARIA AMAZON. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 6 Nauta – Manatee Rescue Center – Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas

This morning, we will visit the local fresh market with your guides who can identify the day’s catch by the fishermen of Amazonia and the region’s exotic fruits. Return to the ARIA for breakfast and to pack. Before saying goodbye, we visit the Manatee Rescue Center, a kind of animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees to rescue, rehabilitate and release them back into the wild. Then visit the San Juan craft market en route to the airport. Depending on your flight time enjoy lunch or a box lunch. Fly to Cusco where our staff will greet you and take you to the Sacred Valley of the Incas where the altitude is lower.
Hotel in the Sacred Valley
Breakfast and lunch included

Hotel Selection in the Sacred Valley
5* Belmond Rio Sagrado, Tambo del Inka

Day 7 Pisac ruins market – Taray Viewpoint – Ollantaytambo Ruins – Urubamba

After a delicious breakfast starts your cultural tour of the Sacred Valley. Tour the Inca ruins of Pisac and a short hike to the Inti Watana (Sun Temple), baths, altars, water fountains, and ceremonial platform. Following a drive down to the town of Pisac for a stroll around the colorful handicraft market where you can pick up some souvenirs. Splendid scenery from the viewpoint of Taray for some nice pictures. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Sarapampa Hacienda from the farm to the table. After lunch, visit the Inca town of Ollantaytambo for a walk around the ruins facing the town. Stroll along the ancient streets with its Inca design that can still be seen today. Return to your hotel to enjoy its amenities.
Hotel in the Sacred Valley
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 8 Chinchero Traditional Weaving – Huaypo Picnic lunch – Maras Salt Ponds – Moray Circular Terraces

This morning we will travel to the rustic town of Chinchero at a higher elevation than Cusco. Observe an ancient weaving demonstration by the indigenous people with their colorful typical wear. Visit the small adobe colonial chapel built around the 17th century upon the foundations of the Inca Temple. The inside is covered with lovely floral and religious designs. A lovely drive to Huaypo Lake passing villagers. Relax and have a divine picnic lunch in nature surrounded by the pristine lake. After lunch, we will go to the small colonial town of Maras for a walk around the Plaza. Then continue driving around the mountain to the magical Salineras, with stunning scenery of the salt ponds staggered down the mountainside in terraces that are maintained and worked by the families of nearby communities. Our next visit takes us to the Moray circular terraces sitting on a high plateau. No one knows for sure what they were used for as there are different hypotheses. Return to your hotel and relax.
Hotel in Sacred Valley
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 9 Journey by Train to Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Tour

This morning we will travel by train from the hotel train station to Aguas Calientes with splendid vistas of nature. Get comfortable in the hotel of your choice and have a nice lunch. Explore Machu Picchu after the crowds have left with peace of mind. Walk with your guide while he provides historical background on the genius construction by the Incas. A magical time at one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Savor a fine dinner at your hotel restaurant.
Hotel in Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Hotel selection in Machu Picchu or Aguas Calientes
5* Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo, Sumaq

Day 10 Machu Picchu Huayna Picchu or Montaña Hike – Luxury Hiram Bingham Train – Cusco

This morning another visit to the mystical Machu Picchu, or Hike Huayna Picchu, or Montaña with your guide. Enjoy a lovely lunch and relax in your hotel. Then it will be time to take the shuttle bus down to Aguas Calientes to board the luxury Hiram Bingham train to the Poroy Station. Glamour and style with breathtaking views, sing along with our traditional musicians and indulge in a twilight dinner. Arrive at the train station and our staff will whisk you to your hotel in Cusco.
Hotel in Cusco
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Hotel selection in Cusco
5* Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Belmond Monasterio, Inkaterra La Casona

Day 11 Ancient Cusco City Visit

Tour the adorable city of Cusco admiring the Inca and Colonial architecture and narrow streets. Walk to the 12 angle stone and take some pictures before walking up to San Blas, the artist district to appreciate the special art unique to Cusco. Visit the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas observing the beautiful altars and paintings. Stroll to the Qoricancha Sun Temple which was not only the most sacred site in the Inca belief but was considered the very center of the Inca world. Then we will have a cultural visit to the San Pedro Market where the local people shop. Drive above Cusco to tour Sacsayhuaman with its massive, genius built walls which still remain today. Then off to the Qenko ruins which were possibly used for death rituals. Return to Cusco and have a delicious lunch and leisure time for shopping.
Hotel in Cusco
Breakfast included

Day 12 Cusco – Lima – Larco Museum

Say farewell to Cusco with a transfer to the airport for a flight to Lima. Our representative will be waiting at the airport to take you to Miraflores. Unwind and have lunch. Take a nice leisurely drive with our guide to the Larco Museum one of the best museums in Peru. Return to your hotel and relax.
Hotel in Lima
Breakfast included

Day 13 Lima Gourmet – International Flight

The chef will meet you at your hotel in the morning to start the tasty foody tour. Enjoy great overviews of Lima, the city of Kings. We will visit Miraflores and Barranco savoring organic coffee, drinking a fruit smoothie, and fresh fruit at a local market. Enjoy a hands-on cocktail class of Pisco and making a delectable cebiche with a top chef. A great cultural and food tasting tour that ends with a delicious lunch at the Huaca Pucllana. Return to your hotel. Later in the evening transfer to the airport for your international flight.
Breakfast and lunch included
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Included

  • Transfer IN/OUT All cities on program
  • Private transport + Driver
  • English speaking guide
  • Private tours or group tours as per program
  • Meals as per program
  • Cruise in Iquitos with meals
  • Entrance tickets: Full Tourist BTG ticket for ruins in the Sacred Valley above Cusco, maras salt ponds, the chapel in Chinchero, ruins, and museum on sun route
  • Lima: 2 nights
  • Iquitos Cruise: 4 nights
  • Sacred Valley: 3 nights
  • Aguas Calientes: 1 night
  • Cusco: 2 nights
  • Machu Picchu entrance for Pm visit of Machu Picchu with Huayna Picchu or Montaña on the second day visit
  • Bus Tickets: Day 1 and 2 Round trip from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and back to town
  • Train: Urubamba to Aguas Calientes + Augas calientes to Poroy station
  • Transfer from the train station to Cusco
  • Complimentary water 1 bottle per person in Cusco and Sacred Valley during tours
  • All entrances as per program
  • Briefing at your hotel before the trek

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance (highly recommend it)
  • Domestic airfare (we can book at a lower rate).
  • Anything not mentioned in program
  • Tips

What to bring

  • Physical Passport
  • Daypack
  • Carryon luggage per person for one night up to 6 kilos (rest of luggage you will leave in hotel storage)
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable broken-in walking shoes with good sole grip
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sunblock
  • Insect repellent
  • Moisturizer
  • Light jacket for cool morning or night
  • Rain poncho in case of rain
  • Canteen to refill water
  • Camera
  • Wet wipes
  • Small towel
  • Snacks
  • Personal medicines and first aid items
  • Cash for tipping etc

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