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Luxury journey

From the refined gastronomy of Lima to the one in Lake Tititcaca via the Amazonian and the Sacred Valley, this itinerary will make you discover the magic of the Inca's land through different steps in luxurious hotels Relais et Châteaux. If you are looking for an authentic historical and cultural atmosphere combined with an exceptional setting, this trip is made for you. All establishments combine great hospitality and excellent tables allowing you to enjoy the delights of Peruvian cuisine based on a rich biodiversity and years of cultural mixing. Our selection of prestigious trains and cruises offer you a trip in optimal conditions of safety and comfort.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Lima
  • Day 2: Lima - Paracas
  • Day 3: Lima - Arequipa
  • Day 4: Arequipa
  • Day 5: Arequipa - Colca Valley - Yanque
  • Day 6: Colca Valley - Cruz del Condor - Yanque
  • Day 7: Colca Valley - Puno - Titilaka
  • Day 8: Titilaka
  • Day 9: Titilaka - Puno - Cusco
  • Day 10: Cusco - Sacsayhuaman - Q'enqo - Cusco
  • Day 11: Cusco - Poroy - Aguas Calientes - Poroy - Aguas Calientes
  • Day 12: Ollantaytambo - Sacred Valley - Moray - Maras - Moray - Maras - Sacred Valley
  • Day 13: Sacred Valley - Pisac - Cusco - Pisac - Cusco
  • Day 14: Cusco - Lima - Cusco - Lima - Iquitos - Lima - Delfin I Boat
  • Day 15: Belluda Caño - Dorado River - Lima
  • Day 16: Puinahua River - Pacaya River
  • Day 17: Puerto Miguel Village - Iquitos - Lima

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Lima



Upon your arrival at the airport Jorge Chávez of Lima, you will be taken to your hotel.

English speaking assistance from airport to your hotel.


Nigth at the hotel B Art Boutique.
Included : private transport, transfer departure, reception with english-speaking guide, room & breakfast
Included opts : English-speaking guide

Day 2: Lima - Paracas

Departure in private vehicule to Paracas.
Leaving Lima, detour to visit the site Pachacamac which was one of the most important ceremonial centre in the pre-Hispanic America. This archaeological site extends 460 hectares and includes over 50 architectural structures which most are made from stones and adobes. It shows various ruins from the Lima civilization (200-600 AD) to the Incas (1450 -1530), revealing a city that held different functions in time: religious centre, commercial crossroads and administrative centre.

Night at the hotel Libertador Luxury Collection.
Included : private transport, english-speaking tour leader, guide expenses, english speaking guide, room & breakfast
Included opts : Visit of Pachacamac.

Day 3: Lima - Arequipa

Departure in the morning from the hotel to the Ballestas Islands, where you willl discover the area's wildlife: sea otters, penguins and a multitude of birds.

Flight to Arequipa.


Reception at Arequipa airport and transfer to the hotel.

Visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery by night. Enjoy this special ambiance created by the spectacular lighting. (Visits only on Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Night at the hotel Casa Andina Private.
Superior room
Included : private transport, english-speaking tour leader, guide expenses, english speaking guide, transfer arrival, domestic flight, airport tax, reception with english-speaking guide, entrance fees, room & breakfast
Included opts : Flight over Nazca lines, Suite

Day 4: Arequipa

Half day dedicated to the discovery of Arequipa, the "white city". Enjoy a guided tour of the colonial downtown including the main square, the cathedral and the Jesuit church and convent.
Our way will take us to the Yanahuara and Carmen Alto "miradors" (lookout points) where we can admire the panoramic views of the surrounding volcanoes (Misti and Chachani).
Night at the hotel Casa Andina Private.
Superior room
Included : english speaking guide, entrance fees, private transport, room & breakfast
Included opts : Suite

Day 5: Arequipa - Colca Valley - Yanque

Morning departure in a private vehicle along the road that leads to the Colca canyon. We will pass through the Pampa Cañahua region, a nature reserve for vicunas and other camelids. We will also make a stop at the Patapampa pass at 4,900 m of altitude, to admire views of the Ampato, Sacanbaya and Hualca-Hualca volcanoes. Arrival at the hotel.

Night at the hotel Las Casitas del Colca.
Included : english speaking guide, entrance fees, private transport, room & breakfast

Day 6: Colca Valley - Cruz del Condor - Yanque

After breakfast we will take to the road as far as the lookout point of Cruz del Condor where the true depth of the canyon (1200 m) can be appreciated and where we can observe Andean condors in flight. Return toward Chivay stopping along the way at the lookout points of Antahuilque and Choquetico, the pre Inca cemetery and the picturesque villages of Maca (3262m) and Yanque (3417m). Free time in the afternoon or an optional excursion (ask us for more details).
Night at the hotel Las Casitas del Colca.
Included : english speaking guide, entrance fees, private transport, room & breakfast

Day 7: Titilaka - Colca Valley - Puno

Reception in Puno and transfer to Hotel Titilaka *****, a beautiful Relais & Chàteaux hotel situated on the west shores of lake Titicaca close to the Chucuito Peninsula.
Overnight at Hotel Titilaka.
Breakfast and departure to Puno. Several stops on the way to enjoy the landscape of the peruvian highlands. No guide on the Colca - Puno route.
Included : private transport, room & breakfast, transfer arrival, dinner

Day 8: Titilaka

This day is devoted to the discovery of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, among a wide selection of excursions and walks on demand.

You could choose your activity between:
- Explore the Uros islands and Taquile
- Visit the local neighboring communities of Socca or Perka
- Visit the archaeological sites of Sillustani, Inka Anatawi, Juli and Pomata
- Visit to the colonial village of Lampa
Etc.

Selection of the activities upon your arrival at the hotel. Tours are grouped with the hotel guests and leaded bu an English-speaking guide.
Contact us if you want to reserve private tours.
Overnight at Hotel Titilaka.

NB : Note: In Titilaka, all meals are prepared with fresh local ingredients. The evening cocktails are served from 18:30, and followed by a dinner. Taste the house speciality: the "Chilcano of Muña," a combination of Peruvian Pisco and mint.

Day 9: Titilaka - Puno - Cusco

Transfer from the hotel to Puno station.

In the morning, transfer to the Puno train station. Departure for the long journey to Cuzco, aboard the Orient Express train. We admire wonderful landscapes along the road. Lunch included (on board).
Note 1: the train operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from November to March. From April to October, it also operates on Fridays. It makes no stops. As for the tourist bus, it does operate every day and stops on several occasions to allow visits.
Note 2: visitors are not accompanied by a guide on this train journey.
Note 3: journey in first class, around 6-hour travel time.

Reception at Cusco's train station and transfert to the hotel.

Night at the hotel La Casona.
Included : lunch (no drinks), train ticket, private transport, reception with english-speaking guide, room & breakfast
Included opts : Assistance by a local guide during the transfer., Entrance fees Cathedral + Qorikancha

Day 10: Cusco - Sacsayhuaman - Q'enqo - Cusco

Departure for a half-day dedicated to the discovery of the ruins around Cusco (Sacsayhuaman and Q’enqo) and of the historical center: Koricancha (Temple of the Sun) and the Cathedral where several paintings of the Cusco School and many gold and silversmithery pieces and precious stone objects are displayed.
Return to the hotel in Cusco.


Free afternoon in Cusco.

Gastronomic dinner at the restaurant "Café Map" located in the Pre-Columbian Art Museum of Cusco. A fusion of art and gastronomy in your plate ! Our favorite: The "Ossobuco of lomo saltado", a treat!

Night at the hotel La Casona.
Included : entrance fees, private transport, english speaking guide, dinner (no drinks), room & breakfast
Included opts : Private guide

Day 11: Cusco - Poroy - Aguas Calientes

Transfer to Poroy train station.
Train Hiram Bingham Poroy - Machu Picchu.
Night at the hotel Machu Picchu Pueblo.
Junior Suite
Included : private transport, departure transfer with english speaking guide, entrance fees, train ticket, local english-speaking guide , room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks), dinner
Included opts : Private guide, Junior Suite

Day 12: Ollantaytambo - Sacred Valley - Moray - Maras - Sacred Valley

Train back to Ollantaytambo.
Visit to the Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo, named after the Inca warrior, Ollanta. This was the site of many fierce battles between the Inca and the Spanish.
Departure at 9am in a private vehicle on a day-trip exploring the Sacred Valley. The first stop will be at the cultural site of Moray, an ancient Inca agricultural laboratory. We take to the road again, this time in the direction of the salt flats of Maras, located in the middle of the Cordillera. We will then walk down to the Urumbamba River before making the return trip to the hotel in the Sacred Valley.
Lunch at the Hacienda Huayoccari and visit of the private art collection owned by the family Lambarri.
Night at the hotel Sol y Luna.
Casita superior Deluxe.
Included : train ticket, private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses, entrance fees, lunch (no drinks), room & breakfast
Included opts : Private guide, Guide's meals, Casitas superior Deluxe.

Day 13: Sacred Valley - Pisac - Cusco

8 am departure for a half-day trip exploring Pisac. We will visit the impressive Inca ruins and then wander around the colorful handicraft market. Return trip to Cusco and transfer to the hotel.


Night at the hotel La Casona.
Included : private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses, room & breakfast
Included opts : Private guide

Day 14: Cusco - Lima

Transfer to Cusco's airport.
English speaking assistance from your hotel to the airport.

Flight to Lima.


Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Full day dedicated to the visit of the Peruvian capital city. Explore the colonial quarters of the city center including the Plaza San Martin and the Plaza de Armas.

Visit of the Cathedral, the San Francisco Convent and its catacombs.
Visit to the artists neighborhood of Barranco and observation of its charming architecture.
Visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, one of the largest private collections of pre-Columbian art in Peru. The exhibition rooms showcase the splendid and well preserved artifacts: pottery, textiles, gold pieces and even mummies all of which will teach you more about Peruvian history.

Dinner at Astrid y Gaston, a gastronomical restaurant (subject to availability at the time of confirmation)

Nigth at the hotel B Art Boutique.
Included : private transport, departure transfer with english speaking guide, domestic flight, transfer arrival, english speaking guide, guide expenses, entrance fees, drinks, dinner, room & breakfast
Included opts : Assistance by a local guide during the transfer., English-speaking guide , Entrance fee, Visit to the Larco Museum

Day 15: Lima

Three hours before take-off, transfer to Jorge Chavez airport in Lima. Connection with the international return flight.
Assistance by one of our representative for your check in and customs formalities.
Included : private transport, transfer departure, departure transfer with english speaking guide

Day 17:



Included : private transport, transfer arrival

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 14: Lima - Iquitos - Delfin I Boat

Domestic flight from Lima to Iquitos.
Arrival at Iquitos airport followed by a journey of an hour and a half to the town of Nauta, the oldest city of the department of Loreto. Between Iquitos and Marasuivi river, Nauta is the city-pier for a cruise aboard the Dolphin. You will be welcomed with a cocktail followed by dinner. Then, on the upper observation deck, will begin a presentation of the Amazon (wildlife, history and geography of the Amazon Basin).
Included : domestic flight, airport tax, private transport, cruise, drinks, dinner

Day 15: Belluda Caño - Dorado River

In Amazon, sunrise and sunset are ideal times of the day to discover nature, that is why we suggest you to get up early. After breakfast, you will go for a walk through the jungle to visit two different types of ecosystems : the flooded forest and the dry forest.
This walk will give you the opportunity to discover species in transition such as the snail comet, the black-tailed ant Bird or hummingbirds. You will also see very tall trees with lianas and a variety of palm trees. After an hour of walking, you will arrive at a beautiful lagoon where two canoes will be waiting in one of the most isolated places in the world.
Lunch.
By early afternoon, you will head to the spectacular river dorado ranging within Pacaya Samiria Reserve, where you will experience an unforgettable encounter with the pink and grey dolphins. You will enjoy a unique opportunity to swim with them. You will explore this area and its looking for different type of wildlife with chances to meet various monkey and bird species. You will also see iguanas resting on the edge, taking the sun during your return to the boat.
Dinner on the boat.

Day 16: Puinahua River - Pacaya River

You will walk through this unique ecosystem, through a lush rainforest with emergent trees and felling of trees up to 55 meters. As the largest tract of tropical rainforest in the Americas, the Amazonian rainforest boasts unparalleled biodiversity. 1 in 5 of all birds recorded live in this extraordinary habitat. It has been estimated that many hundreds of million species may yet to be discovered.
After observing many species in the area, return to the boat and lunch.
After lunch, you will almost arrive at Pacaya River, the heart of Pacaya Samaria National Reserve, the largest protected area of Peru with an annual average rainfall of 3 000 mm. This is certainly the largest wetland protected reserve all around the world with its lakes, marshes, streams and palm trees. The reserve is converted into a flooded forest during the rainy season and will be one of the most beautiful places you will visit during your life.
While the sun will begin to set, you will remain impressed by the intense colors of the sky and its reflection on the black waters of the Pacaya River.
That is why the area is called the Forest Mirrors. While observing nocturnal wildlife you will observe the stars, all under the magical charm of dragonflies illuminating the jungle surrounding you.
Return to the boat and dinner.

Day 17: Puerto Miguel Village - Iquitos - Lima

After breakfast, you will leave to visit the community of Puerto Miguel, where you will have the opportunity to discover and share the cultural richness and the wonderful talent of local artisans. After the visit of the community, you will explore the Yarapa River. After some time, you will reach a beautiful lagoon called Uvo. Then you will arrive at the origin of the formation of this majestic river, in the very heart of the Amazon basin. You will continue the journey and enjoy the incredible number of dolphins feeding in the confluence of the Ucayali and Maranon rivers.
Lunch.
Arrival at the Port of Maura and transfer to the airport in Iquitos
Domestic flight from Iquitos to Lima.

Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Included : domestic flight, airport tax, private transport, transfer arrival

Night in the hotel   Lima

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Un lugar para los exploradores contemporáneos de la vida que buscan intrigas y misterios de la cultura, geografía y naturaleza peruana, Hotel B está dirigido a los tradicionalistas que buscan una atmósfera histórica auténtica y finos exploradores urbanos dispuestos a sumergirse en la vida social contemporánea de la ciudad y la escena cultural.

Night in the hotel   Paracas

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Hotel Paracas Luxury Collection is designed to offer you an exceptional stay along the central coast of Peru. It has two swimming pools and a luxury spa. The bungalows are spacious, charming and tastefully decorated. The privileged position of the hotel on the bay in front of the Paracas National Reserve, offers fabulous sunsets. Guests can enjoy the spectacle of nature and inter alia observe the pelicans meet on the bay.

Option : Flight over Nazca lines

Night in the hotel Casa Andina Private Arequipa   Arequipa

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Ideally located close to the Santa Catalina Convent and installed within the Casa de la Moneda, national historic monument built in 1794, Casa Andina Private Collection is more a living museum than a hotel. It is housed in a colonial mansion built in stone, with high vaulted ceilings, two large courtyards and a gourmet restaurant. Its colonial architecture offers some freshness across all rooms and protects from the summer heat of Arequipa. Meticulously restored in 2008, the hotel has 40 rooms decorated with original frescoes and a small chapel.

Option : Suite

Included :
room & breakfast

Night at the hotel Las Casitas del Colca   Yanque

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Las Casitas del Colca is a luxury hotel and spa located in the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world. The hotel is spread over 24 hectares, located in the peruvian Andes to 3260 meters above the sea level, on the left side of the Rio Colca. It benefits from both a beautiful view over the Canyon and the glacier Misti. Conceived as a haven of peace, the establishment has a spa, an outdoor pool and provides luxurious villas with chimney.

Package 3d-2n Hotel Titilaka   Titilaka

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast, transfer arrival, dinner

In the heart of the highest navigable lake of the world, the Titilaka lodge runs on a private peninsula on the west coast, near the villages Quechua and Aymara. Ideally located under cover of the beaten track, it allows you to discover the lifestyle and traditions of local communities. The Titilaka offers a splendid view from each room, contemporary design which has integrated local heritage in direct contact with the surrounding wilderness.

Night Hotel La Casona   Cusco

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Located close to the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, La Casona Inkaterra is a colonial mansion of the seventeenth century known as the first Relais & Châteaux property in Peru. The property, which was one of the first Spanish buildings in Cusco, reflects an elegant mix of Peruvian cultures and traditions. Set around an inner courtyard, the suites are luxurious, elegant and refined, while maintaining the authenticity of the Inca style.

Night in the hotel Machu Picchu Pueblo   Aguas Calientes

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks)

Situated underneath the citadel of Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Pueblo extends over a tropical garden of five hectares with hiking trails surrounded by ferns and orchids. Each "casita" has its private garden. You will enjoy the cosy comfort and authentic charm of the villas and also the natural spa treatments and a delicious quinotto ( "risotto" made from quinoa) in the restaurant of the hotel overlooking the river. You will have the opportunity to bathe in the hot springs of the site and enjoy the excursions offered by the establishment to discover surrounding jungle.

Option : Junior Suite

Included :
room & breakfast, dinner

Night in the hotel Sol y Luna   Sacred Valley

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Sol y Luna hotel is set in Urubamba, at 2800 meters above sea level and close to the main archaeological sites of the Sacred Valley. Installed in a decor with bright colours, the Sol y Luna is a gateway to the Inca civilization which celebrates the virtues of the Sacred Valley. The architecture mixes avant-garde and primitive spirit. The materials - stone, beams and bricks - are from the Valley. the hotel exhibits at the same time modern artwork and traditional peruvian art. Each cottage offers a privileged space to enjoy the luxurious nature of the Valley.

Option : Casitas superior Deluxe.

Included :
room & breakfast

Night in the hotel   

Level : 5*
Included : private transport, cruise, drinks, dinner

Delfin I is the smallest cruise ship sailing on the Amazon River. It allows you to discover the rich fauna and flora of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, the largest protected reserve in Peru which covers 5 hectares of floodplain forest. This cruise reveals the magic of the Amazon. Every morning when you wake up, you see new landscapes and authentic villages full of life. In the evening, you will enjoy the magnificent sunsets over the observation deck of the boat. The boat counts 4 spacious air-conditioned suites with private terraces, two Master Suite with hot tub. It offers a unique experience in the Amazon with optimal comfort conditions. The menu of the restaurant exalt your palate thanks to culinary delights carefully prepared reflecting the exotic nature and years of cultural mixing that have shaped Peruvian cuisine. Everything is served with the best South American wines.

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