Splendors of the Land of the Inca

Trip Overview

Riding a vintage-style luxury train – complete with wood-paneled interiors and old-fashioned brass fittings – through the dramatic peaks and valleys of the Peruvian landscape is just one of the high points of this unique adventure. Perhaps even better, the train will end up at the lovely town that serves as the gateway to Machu Pichu, the ancient Inca citadel recognized as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Journey through bucolic villages, ancient ruins and breathtaking natural settings, following in the footsteps of the ancient Incas.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Travel on a luxurious train to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
  • Enjoy a private gourmet picnic on a secluded bank of the stunning Huaypo Lagoon
  • Explore beautiful Cuzco, a UNESCO World Heritage city filled with stunning historic architecture
  • Participate in traditional cooking demonstrations

7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS
PERU

Price From: $ 5,195

Pricing is per person based in double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Air is not included. Because this is a Private Xpedition, final pricing is subject to change based on final dates, availability, number of people traveling together, and choices.

What´s included:

  • A customized Itinerary
  • Local expert guide throughout the trip
  • Airport-Hotel-Airport private transfers
  • Private transportation and activities per itinerary
  • Lodging and meals as indicated in final itinerary
  • Full breakfast daily
  • Entrance fees and taxes
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

Upon arrival in Lima, you will be transferred to your stunning hotel, located in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of the city. After settling in, your Peruvian adventure begins with a private cooking demonstration by one of the most prominent Peruvian chefs in the world, followed by dinner.

Westin Lima (5*) or Similar

After breakfast, catch a morning flight to Cuzco. Upon arriving, continue to a stunning lagoon for a private gourmet picnic set against the stunning backdrop of the Peruvian Andes. Later, continue to Chinchero, a village famous for the extraordinary beauty and quality of its textiles. Visit a weavers’ workshop established 28 years ago to motivate the younger generations of women to learn from their elders and connect them to this ancestral art. In the late afternoon, arrive at your stunning hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Inkaterra Urubamba Hotel (5*) or Similar

This morning brings the opportunity to continue exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Start by visting Pisac, a tranquil place where Inca and colonial influences have reached a perfect balance resulting in the unique way of life of the local population. Later, continue to Ollantaytambo, a living Inca town once guarded by a massive fortress. Discover this large archaeological complex and see where royal Inca delegations used to stop on long journeys.

Inkaterra Urubamba Hotel (5*)

 

After breakfast, board a stunning train bound for Aguas Calientes, the entry point for Machu Picchu. Prepare to be bowled over by the stunning views along the way. In the afternoon, explore the enigmatic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Follow in the footsteps in the ancient Incas as you discover the magic of the citadel. Be stunned by the Intihuatana (the Sun Dial), the Sacred Plaza and the Temple of the Sun. Marvel at the spectacular natural landscapes and the energy of the enigmatic structures. In the afternoon, return to Machu Picchu Pueblo to spend the night.

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo (5*)

Wake up early for a morning walk to the Sun Gate to watch the sun come up over the ancient Inca ruins – a spectacle not to be missed. Before returning to Cuzco, visit the Spectacled Bear Project for a biologist-led tour. Later, step aboard a luxury train once again, this time to return to Cuzco. Here, check into a beautiful and historic monastery hotel.

Belmond Monasterio Hotel (5*) or Similar

Begin the morning with an inspiring visit to Qorikancha (meaning Golden Temple in the native Quechua language), dedicated to the worship of the Sun God. Then, stroll through the picturesque Main Square, taking in the cathedral with its exquisite vestibules and priceless paintings from the Cuzco School of the 17th and 18th centuries. Join a chef for a Pachamanca lunch in a former Inca palace and see how this intricate dish is made. Explore the city on your own in the afternoon before regrouping for a dinner in the lovely grounds of the hotel.

Belmond Monasterio Hotel or Similar

The day begins with the journey back to Lima. Once there, explore the San Isidro district, home to one of the most important private collections of colonial art in the world. Get the insights and stories behind each work directly from the owners of the collection. Dinner tonight will be in a restaurant considered one of the best restaurants in the world, an experience not to be missed.

Westin Lima Hotel (5*) or Similar

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.

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