Fantastic luxury holiday to the Highlights of Peru

All our Peru holidays can be tailored to include the finest hotel and travel choices, however sometimes luxury travel also requires that little extra special touch and we also include private guides and additional excursions. We've specially prepared the below holiday itinerary as an example of a specially-prepared luxury holiday to Peru, however this is just one example of the endless options available, so contact us for further information and to discuss your travel wishes.

Departures: Daily

Length: 10 days / 9 nights

Destinations: Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu

Highlights: Travel on a holiday through the best of Peru's most famous sights and destinations, travelling in style on the train to Machu Picchu, whilst enjoying some of the finest and most luxurious hotel accommodation in South America. If you want to experience the very best of luxury Peru, then this is the holiday for you.

Tour Price 2017: from £POA

Price Information: Based on 2 people travelling and sharing a double or twin room in our selected luxury hotel accommodation. See our Peru hotel guide for more information on our luxury accommodation.

Holiday Itinerary

Arrive in Lima at anytime, and upon arrival we will meet you and will escort you in a private transfer to your hotel, where we will help you check-in and answer any questions you may have before leaving you to enjoy your first day in Peru. The remainder of the day is free time to explore the fantastic Lima district of Miraflores, famous for its fine-dining opportunities, fabulous views over the Pacific Ocean, the 2500 year-old ancient pyramid of Huaca Pucllana, and world-class artesanal and modern shopping facilities.

Meals: None

Overnight: JW Marriot Hotel, Miraflores, Lima - one of the most famous and high quality hotels in Peru, this towering landmark, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, offers style and luxury in the heart of the popular district of Miraflores.

Lima Free Day - Pacific Coast
Lima Free Day - Huaca Pucllana

Peru is fast becoming a world-renowned culinary highlight, and Peru has won the World's Leading Culinary Destination at the World Travel Awards an astonishing 4 years in a row from 2012 to 2015. Lima is also home to a number of the "Top 50" restaurants in the world, and fine Peruvian food is always just around the corner. Today you will get to discover all about Peruvian and Lima cuisine on our Gastronomy Tour, and will follow the journey of food from the market to your plate. Start the day in a typical Lima market and learn all about the fantastic and exotic ingredients that feature in Peruvian cuisine, then head to a kitchen and enjoy a cookery lesson and learn how to make a typical traditional Peruvian dish, then end the tour in one of Lima's top restaurants and enjoy a luxurious lunch with fabulous views over the Pacific Ocean.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: JW Marriot Hotel, Miraflores, Lima

Lima Gastronomy Tour
Lima Gastronomy Tour

This morning we will collect you by private vehicle and escort you to Lima airport for a flight to Cusco, a fantastic Andean city and the former capital of the Inca Empire. From Cusco airport we will escort you by private vehicle to your fabulous hotel near the centre of the city, and the remainder of the day will be free for you to enjoy the luxuries of your hotel, or to explore Cusco city centre.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cusco - an exquisite hotel in the heart of Cusco with its own spa that not only offers pristine luxury in this ancient city, but also provides additional services such as cookery classes, yoga, hotel tours, salsa lessons and pisco sour tasting.

Cusco Free Day - Cusco Locals
Cusco Free Day - Cusco Streets
Cusco Free Day - View of Korikancha

The ancient city of Cusco is a fabulous world-class travel destination, featuring some of the most impressive traditional Inca and colonial-era architecture in the whole of South America. Today you will embark on a private tour to visit the highlights of this fantastic city, including Cusco cathedral and central plaza, Qoricancha Temple of the Sun, and the large Inca ruins of Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman which are situated on the outskirts of the city.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cusco

Cusco City Tour - Korikancha
Cusco City Tour - Sacsayhuaman
Cusco City Tour - Sacsayhuaman

There is no better way to explore the length and breadth of the Sacred Valley during your holiday than on a private tour, with your own private tour guide and driver. The valley is one of the best travel destinations in South America, steeped in the history and culture of the Inca and Andean people. Leaving Cusco in the morning you will first visit the delightful village of Chinchero, which is famous for its traditional crafts techniques and unique clothing style, and also contains some pristine Inca ruins and a beautiful ancient colonial church. From Chinchero we journey to the Inca site of Moray, one of the most unique and impressive Inca sites in Peru which features three large terraced circular depressions. After Moray the tour continues to Maras, a network of salt-pans covering a valley side that pre-date the Inca, before concluding in the town of Ollantaytambo at the end of the valley. The town exists on a network of Inca streets, and features a large Inca fortress that overlooks the town that you will tour. Afterwards we will journey back up the valley to your spa hotel for the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Sacred Valley - this luxury spa resort hotel offers a variety of spa treatments, features its own pool, and has fantastic restaurant facilities in the heart of the valley.

Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas - Moray
Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas - Maras
Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas - Ollantaytambo

The Sacred Valley is one of the most serene, tranquil and relaxing destinations in South America, and we include a free day here to give you a day of rest and to allow you time to make the most of this incredible location and to give you the opportunity to enjoy the extra spa benefits that your hotel provides.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Sacred Valley

After enjoying your final morning in the Sacred Valley we will escort you by private vehicle to the train station at Ollantaytambo, and from there you will journey on the fabulous Vistadome train towards Machu Picchu, your destination being the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo (also called Aguas Calientes) in the foothills of the valley below Machu Picchu itself. The train journey provides a unique opportunity to admire the fantastic landscape which features traditional farmland, Inca terraces and ruins, and views of snow-capped Andean peaks. On arrival in Machu Picchu Pueblo we will escort you to your hotel, which is excellently located for travel to Machu Picchu the following morning.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Inkaterra Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Pueblo - a stunning hotel with views over the Vilcanota River and with additional services including sauna and spa treatments.

Optional Upgrade: Upgrade your hotel accommodation to the Belmond Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel with views of Machu Picchu. Please enquire for full details.

The advantage of sleeping in Machu Picchu Pueblo is that it allows early access to Machu Picchu itself, and we will take advantage of this opportunity by meeting you early in the morning in your hotel to escort you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu itself. Our guide will give you a private tour throughout this iconic site, explaining the key aspects of the various areas within the ruin, and discussing the history of the Inca Empire and the importance of Machu Picchu. After the tour concludes our guide will leave you alone so you have the opportunity to explore the ruin yourselves and make the most of your experience, and then we will escort you back to Machu Picchu Pueblo so you have enjoy some lunch. In the afternoon you will return to Cusco on the famous Hiram Bingham Train, a journey that offers incredible luxury, and fine cuisine.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cusco

Tour of Machu Picchu
Tour of Machu Picchu
Tour of Machu Picchu

Today you will return to Lima, and will have the choice of a morning flight giving you the whole afternoon and evening free in Lima, or an afternoon flight giving you one final morning to discover Cusco one final time. On arrival in Lima we will escort you by private vehicle to your hotel in Miraflores. You may consider spending your final afternoon visiting the ancient 2500 year-old pyramid of Huaca Pucllana, exploring the crafts markets of Miraflores, or enjoying the final evening meal of your holidays in the culinary capital of the Americas. We would be more than obliged to assist with restaurant reservations or recommendations if required.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: JW Marriot Hotel, Miraflores, Lima

Today is the final day of your trip, and at the appropriate time we will meet you and escort you by private vehicle to Lima airport and assist with check-in for your international return flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: N/A

Included

  • Two domestic flights within Peru (Lima - Cusco / Cusco - Lima)
  • All excursions
  • English-speaking guides for all excursions
  • Entry fees to all sites included in the itinerary (including Machu Picchu)
  • Accommodation
  • All meals detailed
  • Private transfers to / from airports or hotels
  • All transport and travel within Peru

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This is a flight-inclusive package holiday. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/atolcertificate.

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