(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Lima, Cusco & Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Amazon
This private, luxurious tour is an ideal introduction to Peru. It includes Lima, the cultural, natural, and archaeological highlights of Cusco and the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and a luxury cruise on the Amazon.
Begin in Lima, the cosmopolitan capital of Peru. Enjoy private touring personalized to your interests, such as an insider tour of the impressive historic district (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), a visit to a spectacular pre-Colombian art collection, browsing boutiques and art galleries for high-quality handicrafts, and exploring the city’s food markets. Private cooking lessons, a ceviche-making class and tastings of local specialties can also be arranged, upon request.
Next, fly to Cusco,a charming city high in the Andes Mountains. Stay at the Cusco’s most historic and distinguished 5-star hotel, where an oxygenated room will be arranged to help you acclimate to the high altitude.
One day, take an excursion to the lower elevation of the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba Valley). Your private guide will ensure you experience the best of the local culture during visits to indigenous markets and villages, gentle walks or hikes to important Inca and pre-Inca sites, and meetings with renowned local weavers. Active pursuits can also be incorporated, if desired, such as day treks, rafting, horse-back riding or mountain biking. A private Nuevo Andean cooking lesson can also be arranged, upon request.
Next, board the luxurious Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu and spend one night near the ruins. Your private guide will teach you about the fascinating history of the site and ensure that you have the opportunity to explore the grounds after most tourists have left. Spend the following day exploring the ruins with the option to hike trails to stunning viewpoints around the site before returning to Cusco for two nights. One day, your guide will lead you through the narrow cobblestone streets of Cusco as you learn about the fascinating Incan and Spanish history in the city. During your tour, visit markets, galleries, boutiques and the best artisan workshops. Also opt to see important archaeological sites just outside of the city. Additional activities can also be arranged, upon request, such as a meeting with a local art expert or an evening cultural performance.
Next, fly to Iquitos for a three-night luxury expedition cruise in the Amazon River Basin. While on board, enjoy gourmet meals created by one of Peru’s top chefs, observe wildlife along the waterways from the observation deck, and choose from a variety of wildlife and nature excursions led by expert naturalists. You might like to visit at a local Amazon village, go piranha fishing or on a night excursion to see nocturnal wildlife, visit a manatee rescue center, or board a skiff to explore narrow waterways and spot monkeys and pink dolphin.
On the final day, fly back to Lima where you will be assisted to the international terminal for your onward flight.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Full-day private cultural or culinary tour of Lima
Lima – Cusco
Transfer and flight to Cusco for 2 nights
Cusco & Sacred Valley
Full-day private excursion to the Sacred Valley
Cusco - Machu Picchu
Private transfer to train station and luxury Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu. Arrival transfer to hotel for overnight. Afternoon private tour of Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu – Cusco
Morning private touring and hiking at Machu Picchu. Afternoon luxury Hiram Bingham train to Cusco. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Full-day private tour of Cusco and nearby ruins
Cusco – Iquitos – Amazon
Private transfer to airport and flight to Lima. Airport assistance and connecting flight to Iquitos. Arrival transfer to Amazon cruise for 3 nights
Cruise-based activities and excursions
Amazon – Iquitos – Depart Lima
Transfer to airport and flight to Lima. Airport assistance to connecting departure flight
Miraflores Park Hotel or Country Club Lima Hotel
or Palacio Nazarenas (supplement applies)
Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge
M/V Aria cruise
Per person (double occupancy)
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