Peruvian Highlights via Luxury Train and Plane
Looking for a culturally rich adventure? Let us guide you through the most beautiful and historic travel locations in Peru! Our unforgettable Inca experience will take you to Lima, Peru’s sprawling mega-capital. Explore Arequipa, the enchanting white city, where Mount Misti looms above the city at staggering heights and lose yourself in the breathtaking views of the Colca canyon where the condors soar through the air around you. Discover Cusco, the capital of the Inca empire and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Enjoy a magical journey to Machu Picchu on the pure vintage luxury Belmond Hiram Bingham train and discover Machu Picchu, allowing yourself to be transported back in time to the civilization which had such an effect on the world. Treat yourself to exclusive lodging and activities in the heart of the rainforest where you can relax among some of the most biodiverse surroundings on the planet. Enjoy the mysticism offered by the beautiful Peruvian andean highlands onboard South America´s first luxury sleeper train and discover the world’s highest navigable lake. Most importantly, inspire yourself and create memories that will last forever with this trip ofa lifetime.
Highlights of the Peru Highlights tour:
On this fabulous Peru highlights tour, you will experience the very best that this diverse country has to offer, travelling in style all the way!
Travel back in time in Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire.
Enjoy pure luxury aboard the Hiram Bingham train, and explore the awe-inspiring citadel of Machu Picchu.
Explore the charming “white city” of Arequipa, one of the off the beaten track highlights of Peru.
Delve into the wilds of the Amazon, and observe the fabulous wildlife from your very own private bungalow.
Travel in the utmost comfort aboard South America’s first luxury sleeper train.
Visit the spectacular Lake Titicaca, and discover the traditional cultures that live on its islands.
Click through to “Tour Plan” to see the full itinerary for the Peru Highlights.
Day 1 | Lima
Begin your Peruvian adventure in the “SoHo of Lima”, trendy Barranco! Peek into art galleries hidden away inside the faded grandeur of colonial mansions, and hunt for unique treasures in smart vintage boutiques.
Day 2 | Lima to Cusco
Spend the morning wandering Barranco before your flight to Cusco. Once the heart of the Incan Empire, Cusco is a fascinating mix of colonial charm and ancient mystery. Explore the city with your expert guide, before heading up to the nearby archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay.
Day 3 | Sacred Valley
Travel back in time with a fascinating daytrip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit the breathtaking mountain top ruins in Pisaq, enjoy a lunch of traditionally cultivated food in Urubamba, before exploring the ruined fortress of Ollantaytambo, one of the few places where the Incas managed to drive off the Spanish.
Day 4 | Machu Picchu
Depart Cusco for Machu Picchu aboard the luxurious Hiram Bingham train, and enjoy a three-course brunch accompanied by Peruvian wine. Arrive into Machu Picchu in the early afternoon when most of the groups have started to leave, and explore the breath taking citadel with your expert guide before returning to Cusco by train in the evening.
Day 5 | Cusco to the Amazon
Fly from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, where you will board a boat and sail into the million hectare Tambopata National Reserve. Here, in one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, you can observe local wildlife from the idyllic setting of your private bungalow.
Day 6 | The Amazon
Spend the morning climbing a canopy observation tower to visit the diverse wildlife that inhabit the treetop level. Next, kayak along the Amazon river to look for creatures above and below the water, or spend the afternoon visiting a local farm. In the evening, you can embark on a night walk to discover frogs, insects, and other nocturnal creatures.
Day 7 | The Amazon to Cusco
Enjoy your last morning of waking up to the sounds of the rainforest, before travelling by boat back to Puerto Maldonado for your flight to Cusco.
Day 8 | Cusco to Puno
Leave Cusco for Puno aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer, South America’s first luxury sleeper. Travel along one of the highest train routes in the world, taking in breathtaking scenery and savoring carefully crafted Andean specialties in the utmost comfort.
Day 9 | Lake Titicaca to Arequipa
Catch the sunrise at Lake Titicaca before embarking on a boat trip to visit the traditional islands of Taquile and Uros. Admire the ancient techniques that the people of Uros use to craft their islands out of reeds, and browse for unique handcrafts on Taquile. In the evening, board your luxury train once more to continue your journey to the gorgeous city of Arequipa.
Day 10 | Arequipa
Spend the morning visiting the spellbinding, azure blue Lake Lagunillas, and the prehistoric paintings in Sumbay Caves. Enjoy a final lunch aboard the train as your travel to Arequipa, and spend your evening wandering the streets of Peru’s most beautiful city at your own pace.
Day 11 | Arequipa
With its charming colonial buildings and surrounded by volcanoes, Arequipa is undoubtedly a Peruvian highlight! Discover the UNESCO World Heritage city centre with a private walking tour.
Day 12 | Arequipa to Lima
Private transfer to Arequipa airport for your flight back to Lima. Return home full of amazing memories of your Peru highlights tour!
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Day One : Welcome to Peru
Day Two : Cuzco, the capital of the Inca empire
Day Three : The sacred valley of the Incas
Day Four: A magical journey to Machu Picchu
Day Five : Beginning of your jungle experience
Day Six : The canopy tower
Day Seven : Welcome back to the capital of the Inca empire
Day Eight : The Peruvian highlands onboard South America´s first luxury sleeper train
Day Nine : Catch the sunrise over the lake Titicaca
Day Ten : Welcome to Arequipa
Day Eleven : Arequipa, the enchanting white city
Day Twelve : Wonderful memories