This classic Peru itinerary takes in a mixture of the country's vast array of highlights at a leisurely pace, while riding the rails on board the Belmond Andean Explorer train and staying in some of the best accommodations in the country. You begin in the metropolitan capital of Lima and then start to acclimatize to the Andean altitude in the historic Incan city of Cuzco before heading to the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu. The trip continues abroad the Andean Explorer as you cross the altiplano to reach the serenely beautiful Lake Titicaca before heading further into the Peruvian countryside en route to Arequipa.
Take a privately guided tour of Machu Picchu.
Explore the former Inca capital of Cuzco.
Traverse the Andean countryside in style onboard the Belmond Andean Explorer.
Stay in either the chic Miraflores or bohemian Barranco districts in Lima, Peru’s capital city.
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- Sacred Valley
- Machu Picchu
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Includes international flights from Ireland.
Day 1 Lima
International outbound flight , Lima
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Lima. Arriving in Lima, you're met by your private guide and driven to your hotel by private transfer in the city's fashionable Miraflores district. We suggest spending the evening relaxing after your flight and getting your bearings, perhaps trying out Peruvian cuisine in one of the city's superb restaurants.
Day 2 Lima
Day 3 Cuzco
Day 4 Cuzco
Day 5 Sacred Valley
Day 6 Machu Picchu
Start today with a privately guided tour of the ruins of Ollantaytambo before taking the one and a half hour train journey to Machu Picchu with your guide. The journey traces the edge of the white-water Urubamba River as it twists through the increasingly steep-sided jungle valley. From your seat, you’ll spot a series of Incan sites before arriving at Aguas Calientes. After disembarking from the train you will take a short bus journey up to Machu Picchu for your privately guided tour of the ruins.
Day 7 Cuzco
Day 8 Cuzco
Day 9 Cuzco
Awake at Lake Titicaca and watch sunrise over this mythical lake then enjoy breakfast onboard. Afterwards, there is the option to include a small group excursion on to the lake before enjoying lunch on the lake. In the afternoon you will return to the train for tea time, cocktail hour, dinner, and continue your journey to Arequipa.
Day 10 Arequipa
Day 11 International return flight
Day 12 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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