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:
Discover Cusco – the capital of the Inca empire – and wander the narrow cobblestone streets
Experience pure luxury on the Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu
Explore the enchanting white-walled city of Arequipa, one of the lesser traveled highlights of Peru
Venture into the wilds of the Amazon from Puerto Maldonado where you’ll sleep comfortably in an exclusive private bungalow
Sleep aboard South America’s first luxury sleeper train
Visit the impressive Lake Titicaca and navigate to the Uros Islands and other otherwordly spots
Click through to “Tour Plan” to see the full itinerary for the Peru Highlights.
Day 1 | Lima: You will be picked up from the airport, and taken to the heart of Lima’s bohemian neighborhood – Barranco – to explore the many museums, restaurants, and bars.
Day 2 | Lima to Cusco via Plane: Spend the morning wandering Barranco before departing to Cusco to experience Peru’s colonial charm.
Day 3 | Cusco: Depart Cusco to the Sacred Valley to experience the culturally rich Pisaq, the locally grown food of Urubamba, and the ancient ruins of Ollantaytambo.
Day 4 | Machu Picchu to Cusco: Depart Cusco to Machu Picchu aboard the luxurious Hiram Bingham train complete with three-course brunch and Peruvian wine. Arrive to Machu Picchu early afternoon when most of the groups have started to leave, and explore the park with a guide before a relaxing departure train in the evening.
Day 5 | Cusco to The Amazon via Plane: Travel from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado where you will journey by car and boat through Tambopata National Reserve to your exclusive bungalow. From here, you’ll have opportunity to observe local wildlife and birdlife in an idyllic setting.
Day 6 | The Amazon: Awake to the sounds of the jungle before observing wildlife from the 30 meter observation tower, kayaking the river, or visiting a local farm. Spend the evening at your leisure, or embark on a night walk to discover frogs, insects, and other nocturnal creatures.
Day 7 | The Amazon to Cusco via Plane: Enjoy your last morning in the jungle before departing by boat, and flying back to Cusco.
Day 8 | Cusco to Puno via Luxury Train: Leave Cusco for Puno aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer, South America’s first luxury sleeper. It is a short journey, but aboard the train, you will also savor Andean specialties, make stops, have tea, and sleep in absolute comfort.
Day 9 | Lake Titicaca to Arequipa via Luxury Train: Catch the sunrise at Lake Titicaca before embarking on a boat trip to rarely explored islands. Get back onboard the train in the evening to continue your journey onto the gorgeous city of Arequipa.
Day 10 | Arequipa: Visit the spellbinding highlights of Arequipa from Lake Lagunillas to the Sumbay Caves. Spend your evening wandering the white-walled city at your own pace.
Day 11 | Arequipa: With colonial buildings and surrounding volcanoes, Arequipa is undoubtedly a Peruvian highlight. Get to know the city on a private walking tour that will take you past notable landmarks and viewpoints.
Day 12 | Arequipa to Lima via Plane: On the final day of your Peru Highlights tour, you will be transported to the airport for your flight back to Lima.