Travel through Peru's greatest sites in style and comfort
This exclusive 14-day itinerary was crafted to bring you through Peru's rich history and breathtaking landscapes, all in unparalleled comfort. Begin your journey in the Sacred Valley, embarking on privately guided tours of ancient Incan ruins and traditional markets, before arriving at Peru's crown jewel, Machu Picchu, via luxury Belmond train. Your private guide will unveil the secrets of this archaeological wonder, ensuring an intimate and insightful experience. Explore the enchanting city of Cusco, where you'll stay in opulent accommodations blending modern luxury with colonial charm. Traverse overland on the five-star Belmond Andean Explorer overnight train to Lake Titicaca and visit the floating Uros Islands and tranquil Taquile Island while relishing gourmet Andean cuisine. Your voyage continues to the dramatic Colca Canyon, where you'll unwind in a lavish lodge with sweeping canyon views. Traverse the "Cruz del Condor" vantage point for an awe-inspiring encounter with the majestic Andean condors. Conclude your journey in Arequipa, exploring white-stone beauty and staying in a historic mansion-turned-boutique hotel. This meticulously curated itinerary seamlessly blends Peru's natural wonders and cultural treasures with unparalleled luxury, leaving you with unforgettable memories of this extraordinary land.
Luxury Peru: Machu Picchu and Southern Peru is a two-week itinerary, but is very customizable and can be split into two shorter trips depending on your travel wishes. Connect with an Extraordinary Journeys Peru specialist to discuss your ideal trip.
Who is a Luxury Peru: Machu Picchu and Southern Peru best for?
Travelers looking to explore Machu Picchu and Peru's mountains, lakes, and canyons without sacrificing style, luxury, and first-class services and amenities.
DAYS 1, 2 & 3 :
Arrive in the Sacred Valley, Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba
Train to Machu Picchu, Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
DAYS 5 & 6:
Train to Cusco, Inkaterra La Casona
Train to Lake Titicaca, Belmond Andean Explorer
DAYS 8 & 9:
Lake Titicaca, Titilaka
DAYS 10 & 11:
Continue to Colca Canyon, Belmond Las Casitas
DAYS 12 & 13:
End in Arequipa, Cirqa
Luxury Peru: Machu Picchu and Southern Peru trip highlights
- This journey through Peru begins in the Sacred Valley, a place of deep spiritual and cultural importance to Peruvians. Today, it's home to some of Peru's most beautiful hotels, tucked into the folds of the Andes. Your stay here can be active and adventurous or slow and restorative. Time spent here will help you acclimate to the area's altitude, before continuing to Machu Picchu.
- Next, board the Belmond train for a luxurious ride to Machu Picchu town to arrive at Sanctuary Lodge with its privileged location at the gates of the citadel. Together with your private guide, take a tour of the ancient Incan city. Sleep peacefully at the top of this tropical mountain forest and gain early sunrise access to Machu Picchu again the next morning.
- Next, return to Cusco on the Belmond train and spend two nights in the ancient capital of the Incan Empire, and current culture capital of Peru. Rest at the exclusive Inkaterra La Casona property in the Plaza las Nazarenas. Reserved solely for guests, step inside the gated enclave and be transported back in time at the Relais & Châteaux, historic, renovated property. Take in the city scene from your private balcony, or venture out to try some ceviche and delve into Cusco's mix of Incan and Spanish architecture.
- Next, it's time to board the prestigious overnight train, the Belmond Andean Explorer, and spend a night in your private cabin traveling between Cusco and Lake Titicaca. Enjoy dinner set against the backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery, and take advantage of an onboard spa treatment to arrive in Puno refreshed and ready to explore.
- Once in Puno, transfer to Titilaka Hotel set on the banks of Lake Titicaca. Titilaka offers a unique way to explore the fascinating Indigenous cultures of the High Andes. Upgrade to private excursions to tour the Uros floating islands and meet the reed raftsmen and weaver women of these Uros-Aymara communities.
- Continue onwards to mystical Colca Canyon, one of the world's deepest canyons and a habitat for the giant Andean Condor. This, again, can be a setting for those seeking action and adventure in the form of extreme sports and trekking or a peaceful resting point towards the end of your journey.
- End your trip in Arequipa, the colonial-era capital of Peru, famous for its baroque-style buildings made with local sillar, a white volcanic stone. Home to art, history, and architecture, Arequipa appeals to all types of travelers, and the former monastery-turned-hotel Cirqa is sure to be a highlight and perfect conclusion to your epic Peru journey.
Starting at $14,500 per person sharing in 2024.
When is the best time to travel to Peru?
The best time to visit the Machu Picchu area is between May and October, the dry season.
Luxury Peru: Machu Picchu and Southern Peru map
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