INSPIRING LUXURY HOLIDAY IN PERU 12 DAYS
INSPIRING LUXURY HOLIDAY IN PERU 12 DAYS
Lima-Cusco-Sacred Valley-Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu-Cruise the Amazon River
Visit us all year round
- Live every moment walking on old cobble stoned streets relishing in the ambiance of the ancient cities and archeological sites.
- Hike the best leg of the classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu visiting Winayhuayna and trek up to Sungate Intipunku to catch the first stunning views of one of the seven wonders of the world.
- Be a Chef for a Day with a hands on cooking class in a restaurant with a top Chef.
- Cruise the Amazon river, walking the canopy on the treetop realm, observing nocturnal animals such as caimans, take a ride on the boat inside the jungle creek to hear the sounds of birds and insects.
- A carefully designed trip to enjoy an introduction to Peruvian and nature culture.
Itinerary at a Glance
|Day 1||Arrival in Lima||Welcome to Peru|
|Day 2||Lima||Explore the city of Lima and Larco Museum featuring the finest Pre-Inca collection|
|Day 3||Lima to Cusco to Sacred Valley||Ones the group are in Cusco transfer to Sacred Valley to know the Pisac ruins|
|Day 4||Sacred Valley||Know the Ollantaytambo inca town, see a Peruvian Paso horse show and see the Moray ruins and Maras Salt Ponds|
|Day 5||Sacred Valley to Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu||Start your fabulous hike through different inca ruins the highlight, Wiñay Wayna (forever young) them get to Inti Punku (sun gate) to see the fabulous views of Machu Picchu|
|Day 6||Tour the mystical Machu Picchu – go back to Cusco by train||Hike the legendary Huayna Picchu and make a tour over the citadel and then enjoy a scenic train ride back to the Sacred Valley Cusco|
|Day 7||Cusco city tour||Enjoy a tour of Cusco and former capital of the Inca Empire with your private guide|
|Day 8||Cusco||Free day in Cusco|
|Day 9||Cusco to Lima to Iquitos||Voyage Iquitos Luxury Cruise|
|Day 10||Luxury Delfin Cruise||Cruising through the Amazon River to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve|
|Day 11||Adventurous Journey at Iquitos||Walking tour over the jungle, Paddle boards, canopy, swimming with pink dolphins|
|Day 12||Iquitos to Lima||Iquitos community visit, meet the river mammals and get back to Lima to your international flight|
Day 1 Arrive in Lima the City of Kings
Arrive in the Lima airport, where our staff waits to take you to the heart of the city, Miraflores or spend the night at the airport hotel. This beautiful coastal city was founded by Francisco Pizarro,on January 18 th, 1535 as the City of Kings. It became the capital and the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru. Today Lima renowned for Peruvian cuisine especially ceviche (fresh seafood dishes).
Hotel in Lima
Day 2 Explore the Coastal city of Lima & Larco Museum Featuring the finest pre-Inca Collection
Today we will delve into the history of the City of Kings. We will visit a combination of pre-Hispanic, Colonial and Contemporary. Our tour will take us through pre-Incan ruins, colonial and Inca architecture, residential neighborhoods, charming churches, and more. Enjoy lunch in the restaurant of your choice. After lunch we will visit the Larco Museum, a privately owned museum of pre-Columbian art. The museum is housed in an 18th-century vice-royal building built over a 7th-century pre-Columbian pyramid. It showcases chronological galleries that provide a thorough overview of 4,000 years of Peruvian pre-Columbian history to include the erotic gallery.
Hotel in Lima
Day 3 Fly to Cusco the ancient empire of the Incas – Lunch at Sarapampa Hacienda – Sacred Valley where the elevation is lower
This morning after breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Arrive in Cusco (3,350m/10,990ft) where our staff be waiting at the airport with a sign with your name and private transport to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Cusco was the capital of the Empire of Incas from the 13th to 16th Century. This charming city became a UNESCO World Heritage in 1983. On the way we stop to visit Awanacancha a place where you will see alpacas, llamas and vicuñas. Our delicious lunch will be at the Hacienda Sarapampa tucked away in Taray surrounded by the mystical mountains. Today we will be introduced to the large white corn grown only in the Sacred Valley which helps the economy of the local people. Relish in a wonderful lunch prepared from the farm to the table tasting the organic potatoes, crisp vegetables and meats.Then we continue to the town of Pisaq (2,960m/9,809ft) to have our lunch. After lunch we will drive up the hill from town for a visit of the Pisac ruins (3,390m/11,122ft) and walk to the Sun Temple and the ceremonial grounds with fantastic views of the agricultural terraces built on the hilltop. Thereafter, we continue to your hotel located in Urubamba (2,910mt/9,549ft).
Hotel in Sacred Valley
Breakfast & lunch included
Day 4 Ollantaytambo Inca Town – Peruvian Paso Horse Show – Moray Circular Depressions – Maras Salt Ponds
This morning we set off from our hotel to enjoy a cultural experience. We will drive to one of the original Inca towns of Ollantaytambo (2,792m/9,160ft) once a royal estate to the Inca Pachacutec. The ruins were built on the side of the mountain facing town. Be pleased with the quaint town that has water canals running along the homes. Tour the many structures such as the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Hall and El Baño de la Princesa (Princess Bath). Then visit a local´s home where you will observe the guinea pigs with a chance to feed them and learn of their traditions. Drive to the town of Urubamba to have lunch in the Wayra Restaurant where lunch is served in the outdoor terrace. The buffet is a choice of tubers, meats and salads that is served at your table. Be entertained while you feast on your meal watching a Peruvian Paso Horse show. After lunch will visit Moray (3,500m/11482ft) the circular depressions believed to have been used by the Incas to test plants in different temperatures. Then drive on a dirt trail down to the colonial town of Maras continuing around the mountain where you will catch stunning views of the white salt ponds below. Stop for picture! Once we arrive at the Salt Ponds (3,180m/10,433ft) we will walk around the ponds and taste the salty waters. There are about 3,000 wells which are left to evaporate and are gathered by hand without any machinery. Return to your hotel.
Hotel in Sacred Valley
Breakfast and lunch included
Day 5 Hike the best leg of the Inca Trail km104 to Machu Picchu
Our guide will meet you in your hotel very early in the morning and drive to the Ollantaytambo train station to board the Vistadome train to Chachabamba at Km 104. Here we will walk to the check point to present our permits and passports. Then we start our fabulous walk around the Vilcanota River (Urubamba River) to visit one of the Inca archeological sites of Chachabamba that was discovered in 1940 – almost thirty years after Hiram Bingham rediscovered Machu Picchu. The triangular walls showed that they were once houses with thatched roofs believed to be a sacred site. Afterwards, we will continue with a gradual climb walking on Inca steps for about 3 to 4 hours until we reach the cloud forest. Hike through lush vegetation until reaching the meadows. Thereafter, we hike to Wiñay Wayna (“forever young”, 2,650mt-8,692ft). This site was an important administrative and agricultural center for the Incas. Enjoy a box lunch here whilst taking in the lovely views of the many terraces. After lunch we continue hiking towards the cloud forest until we reach Sungate (Inti Punku) to catch stunning vistas of Machu Picchu below. You will have plenty of time for pictures before walking down to Machu Picchu (2,400mt- 7,874ft). Take a side trail and ride the bus down to Machu Picchu Village to spend the night in a comfortable hotel.
Hotel in Machu Picchu or Machu Picchu Village
Breakfast and box lunch included
Walking Distance – 13km/ 8.08 miles
Approximate hiking time – 6-7 hours
Day 6 Tour the Mystical Machu Picchu lost in time – Travel by train to Cusco
Early rise and have breakfast before taking the bus for a 25-minute ride to the magical Machu Picchu one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Take pleasure in a professional guided walking tour, visiting the citadel once lost in time. Our first visit will be of the guard house to observe the agricultural farming terraces, Funerary Rock where the Incas were mummified and catch spectacular views of Sungate up above and Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu below. Stroll to the extraordinary Temple of the Sun with exceptionally carved stones, The Sacred Plaza with the Temple of the Three Windows which features the huge trapezoidal windows. Walk up to the Intihuatana the solar clock and finally visit the temple of the Condor. After a mesmerizing experience, feeling the energy of the past, exit the park with your guide to have lunch in the Tampu Restaurant in the Sanctuary Lodge. After lunch return to town with your guide to take the Vistadome train with panoramic windows to the Ollantaytambo or Poroy station. Upon arrival in the station we will whisk you to your hotel in Cusco.
Hotel in Cusco
Breakfast and lunch are included
Optional extra cost:
Add Huayna Picchu or Montaña Hike
Upgrade to Hiram Bingham Luxury train
Day 7 Visit the Charming City of Cusco
This four-hour tour offers a unique blend of Incan and colonial architecture, archaeology, history and culture. Our tour takes place in downtown Cusco (3,350m/10,990ft), with visits to the Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas with its outstanding collection of colonial art; considered the best repository of colonial art from the Cusco school. Then stroll the cobble stoned streets to Qoricancha, Temple of the Sun, a spiritual center of the Inca Empire. We will drive above Cusco for a visit of the immense Sacred Temple of Sacsayhuaman. Some sections of this place were first built by the pre-Inca Killke Culture around 1100. The Incas expanded this site in the 13th century constructing the huge stones. Since 1944 an annual theatrical representation of Inti Raymi is held on June 24 in Sacsayhuaman. Continue to the Inca sites of Qenqo, Puca Pucara (Red Fort), and Tambomachay where fountains built by the Incas capture the waters of a natural spring. Return to Cusco to explore on your own some of the museums included in your tourist ticket.
Hotel in Cusco
Day 9 Cusco – Voyage Iquitos Luxury Delfin I – 4D/3N (Departs on Mondays)
Itineraries vary based on whether the travel dates fall in the high water/rainy season or low water/dry season. If Delfin I is not available for your dates we could replace with another luxury cruiser.
Today we will leave for the Cusco airport, fly to Lima and connect to your flight to Iquitos. Arrive in the afternoon and our staff will be waiting to take you to the ship. Our crew will be expecting your arrival at the airport, then transfer all together in our comfortable private vehicle. We will start you off with a lunchbox as we begin the journey to Nauta.
Nauta is a small riverside town on the banks of the Marañon River and was the first city founded in the department of Loreto. Once we reach Nauta, you will enjoy a VIP greeting at our private port along the shores of the Marañon River where the vessel awaits you.
Aboard Delfin, you will be served by our qualified staff who will introduce you to your exquisite and cozy suite, specially equipped with all the amenities for the experienced traveler as yourself. Orthopedic beds, pure cotton sheets, pillows of 100% pure natural latex, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning, and private bathroom with Spanish style hot water showers are all framed with a spacious private terrace we are sure you will enjoy to the fullest.
While the Delfin begins its initial navigation, you will enjoy the most fantastic panoramic views from the elegantly outfitted observation area located on our third deck. Our bartender will be waiting to serve you with an exotic cocktail made with regional fruits and
pisco, the beloved national brandy liquor of Peru. Then, your naturalist guide will give you an overview of your journey’s schedule, activities, route, highlights, wildlife and vegetation to keep your eye out for, geographical and historical background, and other useful details.
The third deck features an entertainment center which offers use for film presentations, as well as extensive literature about the area (fauna, flora, etc.) There is also a completely equipped bar so you can test any combination of regional and international liquors and aromas that the bartender will be happy to provide for you to enjoy under the spell of the beautiful Amazonian afternoons and night, and the sweet breeze of the rainforest. Moreover, should you have any doubts or questions, our guides are always fully at your service.
Breakfast in your hotel, dinner included.
Day 10 Cruising through the Amazon River to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
AM: Fundo Casual, On your first morning with us, we recommend getting up early to appreciate one of the most important zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Never does nature seem more bountiful than in the tropics, and early rising is always rewarding since wildlife is most abundant and active with the rising of the sun.The walk at Fundo Casual jungle trail will take you deep into the rainforest on “terra firma” (non-flooded forest) where your guide will point out the dynamic creatures and vegetation of the Amazon. Be sure to keep an attentive eye open for spotting surprises!
This village of 500 people, although not very many miles from the bigger town of Nauta in miles, is still quite removed when you have to go by canoe from place to place. On your visit to this community we will be welcomed by smiling faces and friendly people. Around the community, people who are happy to show you the process of peeling and grating cassava, while another may invite you in for a look at the tools he uses to process the rice (grown locally). A day in the life of a local ribereño is eye-opening to how far we have come in this day and age and a reflection of how simple yet rewarding life is for others.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Day 11 Adventurous Journey to the private reserve – Excitement walking on the Canapoy – Paddle Boards – Swimming with pink dolphins
This is a unique opportunity; you will get to the only Canopy Walkway in this area, an experience unequaled in the rainforest! At a height of over 25 meters (85 feet) and extending for 500 meters (one-third of a mile), the Canopy Walkway provides a view of the rainforest from the treetops, the best vantage point for observing Amazon wildlife and vegetation. The Canopy Walkway is accessible to all and requires no special skills or equipment. The suspended walkway is spread between 14 of the area’s largest rainforest trees and is one of the longest canopy walkways in the world. You will enjoy “Terra Firma” forest and you will be able to see the differences between your previous hike and this one.
Yanayacu Pucate: This is one of the best preserved and protected zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Your guide will use his expert eye to pinpoint all the biodiversity of this region. If you want to interact directly with the waters of the Amazon, go out on one of our paddle boards. You will even have the opportunity to swim in the jungle river along with the famous pink dolphins!
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Day 12 Iquitos Community Visit – The Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals – Fly to Lima
With heavy hearts, the staff will wish you farewell as you begin your departure. At the port of Nauta, our ground crew will be waiting to take you by our private vehicle back to the city of Iquitos, about 95 kilometers journey by paved road.
On our way from Nauta back to Iquitos airport, you will visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA) where you will have the chance to meet baby manatees and learn about these wonderful and docile creatures and why they are on the endangered species list. As well, there are also some other animals cared for by the center that have been rescued from capture for the intention of being turned into pets and other threatening conditions. We welcome you to donate to this ambitious organization and education center as you wish. Our land personnel will wait for you at the airport and give your boarding passes and help you check in.
Our staff will be on hand to help you with your luggage and check in at Crnl. FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport in Iquitos. The return flight will take you directly to the city of Lima, the capital of Peru. At the security gate, your guide and Delfin crew will say goodbye. We truly hope that you enjoyed your stay and Amazon travel experience with us!
Our land personnel will wait you at the airport and give your boarding passes and help you check in. Fly to Lima where our staff will be waiting to assist you in connection to your international flight.
Breakfast and lunch included
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- This itinerary is based on 2 people travelling together in double or twin occupancy.
- Professional English speaking guide.
- Your trip coordinator is available 24/7 for any assistance and needs that you may require. Our trip coordinator will be in care of the details of your trip: Changing money, check in at the different hotels, ideas of activities you can do on your free time, luggage storage, domestic flights reconfirmation, recommend restaurants, translation, etc.
- All in-country transfers as scheduled
- All entrance fees for places mentioned in the program.
- Accommodation at your selected hotels.
- Private comfortable vehicles + professional drivers.
- Train: Round trip Vistadome class train or similar.
- All meals indicated on the itinerary. Vegetarian diets accommodated on request (advance notification required). For other diets, consult your travel specialist before making a reservation.
- Our private tours are flexible, if you are exhausted you can change the time departure or reduce the visit time or change any activity in your program. We also want you to enjoy your hotel amenities.
- Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
- International flights, nor local flights within Peru. (we can book the domestic flights at an economical price)
- Entrance: Huayna Picchu or Montaña hikes
- Tours, meals or other services not listed on the itinerary.
- Alcoholic beverages nor items of a personal nature; such as clothing, equipment, laundry and phone calls.
- Expenses incurred in trip preparation such as, but not limited to, non-refundable airline tickets, travel insurance, and additional expenses resulting from flight delays, schedule changes, cancellations, or missed connections.
- Tips to the local staff.
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