Peru is a destination which has enthralled its visitors for decades. On this trip you’ll spend thirteen incredible days discovering the wonders of southern Peru before reaching the majestic site of Machu Picchu, the jewel of the Incas.

Get a taste of Peru’s colonial history with private city tours in Lima and Arequipa, two of the most important cities during the Viceroyalty, offering a unique historical perspective and a rich architectural history. Your journey continues, passing first through the Yura district before reaching the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Colca Valley and Puno, with Lake Titicaca.

On a luxury trip to Peru, experience the immensity of the Colca Valley, one of the deepest canyons in the world – double the size of the Grand Canyon. From within the canyon, witness the natural spectacle of the immense condors and let yourself be surprised while watching the overflight of these elegant raptors, patrolling with military discipline. The next morning you’ll make your way to beautiful Puno where you will board a boat and float to the islands of Uros & Taquile to be immersed into the Inca Empire’s past and present. For your final few days, you’ll explore Cusco, the heart of Tahuantinsuyo, and get an in-depth look at the unsurpassed Inca cosmology. Here you’ll explore the ‘Lost City of the Incas’ Machu Picchu, which was once swallowed up and hidden by the jungle. On a guided tour you will uncover the origins behind this magical citadel and its most prominent landmarks such as the monumental Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial, and the Burial Grounds.

When designing luxury holidays in Peru, we carefully selected a unique blend of sites to visit, allowing you time to relax and reflect on all that you see without the constant need for travel every day. Staying at some of our favourite hotels from the boutique Belmond in Colca Canyon to the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, a peacefully Hacienda situated in a tranquil rainforest.


Experience highlights

  • In Lima city you will visit the Larco museum, which houses the world’s most complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver treasures; Casa Aliaga, a colonial mansion; and enjoy a scenic tour in the colonial downtown, where you’ll appreciate the grandiose architecture of the Spanish Empire and be amazed by Lima’s Cathedral. 
  • Explore the ‘forbidden city’ in the heart of Arequipa on your private tour which takes in the sensational Monastery of Santa Catalina; the Peruvian masterpiece, Church of the Company; and the neighbourhoods of  Yanahuara and Carmen Alto, where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Misti Volcano. 
  • On your way to Colca Valley, you’ll stop in the Yura district, to see its impressive deep  ravineshigh mountains, and waterfalls. Along with Pampa Cañahuas, home to the vicuña, an indigenous Andean camel and visit the stunning viewpoint at Mirador de los Andes with vistas overlooking numerous volcanoes.
  • Keep your binoculars and camera handy as you look for the renowned Condors in the Colca Valley which is one of world’s largest canyon – double that of USA’s Grand Canyon.
  • Marvel at the stunning stone forests of Patahuasi on your scenic afternoon drive from Colca Valley to Puno. Caused by erosion of the rocks, there are over 4,000 rock formations which bear resemblance to humans and animals.
  • Learn from the indigenous Uros people about the art of how they live on human-made islands, created entirely from the buoyant totora reeds that grow abundantly in the shallows of Lake Titicaca. 
  • Explore the ancient Inca capital of Cusco with its impressive convent and cathedrals on a private tour. Walk around the Plaza de Armas which is the pivotal point of the old town, view the baroque Santo Domingo Convent and meander through small alleys and arcades.
  • Learn about Andean traditions from the “living museum” of Yucay. Commonly referred as the Scared Valley of the Inca’s, with your expert guide learn about the Inca civilisation.
  • In the company of an expert guide, explore Machu Picchu. One of the modern wonders of world, learn the history of the citadel from an expert guide who will bring alive the many stories and myths surrounding it.
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Experience highlights

Appreciate the grandiose architecture of Lima's Cathedral
Explore the 'forbidden city' in the heart of Arequipa on your private tour
Carved columns at Church of the Company in Arequipa
Stop in Pampa Cañahuas, home to the vicuña, an indigenous Andean camel
Marvel at the stunning vistas at Mirador de los Andes
Colca canyon, one of world’s largest canyon – double the size of the Grand Canyon
Look out for majestic condors in Colca Valley
Explore the ancient Inca capital of Cusco on a private tour
Visit Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America
Learn from the indigenous Uros people about the islands they make from the buoyant totora reeds
Learn about Andean traditions from the “living museum” of Yucay
Herbs and flowers used to create the dye for textiles
In the company of an expert guide, explore Machu Picchu
Wander landmarks such as the Royal Quarters & the Circular Towers in Machu Picchu
Explore the houses in the so-called industrial sector in Machu Picchu

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    Where you’ll stay


    AC Hotel by Marriott Lima Miraflores, Lima

    With widescreen views of both Lima's well-heeled Miraflores neighbourhood and the wild Pacific Ocean, the AC Hotel by Marriott Lima Miraflores stands proud and pretty in the city's Malecón de la Reserva district. It's not only a great base in Lima but also offers some of the city's best dining options, including the European-Peruvian fusion food on offer at AC Kitchen. Top-floor Insumo is not only curated by one of the best Peruvian chefs in the country, it's the only restaurant in Lima that's on a rooftop which overlooks the ocean.


    Hotel Costa Del Sol Wyndham, Arequipa

    Dusky pink colonial-style building dating back to the 1940s is surrounded by extensive lush gardens. Enjoy the peaceful location and spectacular views of the volcanoes that dominate the urban landscape of the city, only 15 minutes’ walk away from many of Arequipa’s main sights.


    Belmond Andean Explorer, Peru

    South America’s first luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Andean Explorer reinvented the rail experience in Peru. It doesn’t just give you a front-row seat to some of the country’s finest landscapes, whizzing through the grassy Andean plains overlooked by hulking mountains, but brings the outside in with its earthy tones, alpaca wool textures and bathrooms fashioned from local stone – all stamped with Belmond’s seal of luxury. Also the world’s loftiest train ride, this is a journey that proffers literal, as well as figurative, highs.


    GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca, Lake Titicaca

    Located on the island of Esteves Island, you may gaze on the Andes from one part of the hotel to Bolivia from another. All guest rooms of this 5-star are elegantly designed and offer panoramic views of the lake, where you can catch the most the beautiful sunrises.


    Palacio del Inka, Cusco

    Housed in a building with over five centuries of history and next to the Qoricancha Palace, the hotel seamless blends modern day service with historical painted ceilings and stuccos. Relax after a day sightseeing with some well-deserved time in its Palacio de Inka spa or therapeutic indoor pool.


    Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, Urubamba

    Set in 40 hectares of woodland forest, this contemporary yet rustic Hacienda-style hotel is nestled right in the heart of the Valley of the Incas. Take in the views of the valley with a pisco sour in hand or simply enjoy the peace and calm of its picturesque views over the Sacred Valley.


    Inkaterra Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu

    Among the trickling waterfalls and lush flora surrounding Machu Picchu is this collection of casitas, stone pathways, and wooden bridges tucked away in the cloud forest. Welcoming guests to its intimate Andean Villa, the hotel is renowned for its service and warm Peruvian hospitality. A must stay when you’re visiting Machu Picchu.

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