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Peru to Perfection

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Two weeks in Peru...

Commence your Peru to Perfection journey with two nights at the Hotel B in Barranco, Lima. Explore the highlights of Lima with a guide while staying at one of Lima’s best hotels, the neighbourhood also trendy and elegant to explore at your leisure.

Make your way to Iquitos and boat the Delfin II riverboat for a boutique cruise exploring the depths of the Peruvian Amazon. A three-night adventure allows you to search for the Amazon’s rare birdlife and mammals and to explore the tributaries that feed these rivers. Guides are local naturalists and experts in spotting wildlife. There is also the opportunity to explore on kayaks which offer a quiet way to venture into remote, seldom-visited side streams. Here tropical style leets comfort and refined elegance.

From Iquitos, a quick flight to Cusco and a road transfer to the Sacred Valley allows for two nights at the Rio Sagrado hotel on the banks of the Urubamba River. Enjoy the charm of the property decorated in local Peruvian style while dining on local cuisine and exploring the surrounds such as the salt mines of Maras or the agricultural terraces of Moray.

High on the bucket list for many is a day at Machu Picchu. Take the Vistadome train there and the Hiram Bingham on the way back, with an afternoon to explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Machu Picchu with your guide. Even better is that you have a night at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, therefore you can experience seeing sunset and sunrise right over the citadel itself.

After taking the train on return to Cusco, three nights await at La Casona, Cusco’s first boutique hotel which reflects the city’s melange of cultures and traditions. The property is a 16th century Spanish mansion, on the doorstep to the Museum of Pre-Colombian Art and nearby to the popular San Blass artist district which you may want to explore during time at leisure in the city. While in town and with your guide you can also head out on a walking tour and learn about the highlights of the majestic city, and/or visit the nearby Pisac Markets.

Take the overnight Belmond Andean Explorer train for a unique journey between mountain and clouds, and between mountains and highlands. The experience is one of the world’s great train journeys, which has you arrive to Puno, before your final three nights at Titilaka.

Titilaka is located on a private peninsula on the shores of Lake Titicaca, a sophisticated refuge for travellers to explore the natural, cultural, and historical resources of the remote mystical region. Over a three night stay you can elect to meet local communities on the islands of Lake Titicaca and you can admire the work of the skilled reed raftsmen or expert weavers. There are many treks nearby to embark on, archaeological complexes and more – an experiential lodge with an immersive experience to round off your itinerary and time in Peru.

You will love

  • Navigating the Amazon by boat
  • Sunset and sunrise over Machu Picchu
  • Overnight on the Andean Explorer
  • Culture, ruins and colour



Arrive to Lima and check into your accommodation at Hotel B. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure to get over any jet-lag you may have lingering or you may choose to wander about Barranco neighbourhood.


This morning head out with your guide and stop for a pastry and coffee at Pan de La Chola in Miraflores before taking a walking tour through of the historic centre and colonial quarter. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant with some down-time late afternoon, before a dinner reservation made at Maido.


This morning fly to Iquitos and transfer to Nauta before boarding the Delfin II for your three-night journey. Enjoy a VIP reception at the port before heading to Pahuachiro for a skiff exploration.


This morning stop at Yanayacu Pucate for a community visit and to kayak in the surrounds in search for wildlife and to appreciate marine and bird life. This afternoon head out on foot in the Amazon Natural Park, learning about medicinal plants.


Enjoy a picnic breakfast today at Yanayaquillo, along with a skiff excursion. Later today head out to Piranha Creek on another skiff exploration and on the Amazon confluence.


Disembark from your cruise and visit the rescue and rehabilitation centre of river animals to learn about manatees and other threatened species, enroute back to Iquitos airport. Fly to Cusco and road transfer to the Sacred Valley, checking in at Rio Sagrado with the remainder of the afternoon and evening at leisure.


Explore the famous Maras Salt Mines today with your guide, along with a visit to the Moray agricultural terraces. Enjoy lunch at MIL and late this afternoon head out on horseback near your accommodation on a three-hour circuit.


Board the Hiram Bingham train and travel from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival take the bus to explore the citadel of Machu Picchu with your guide. Check into the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge for your one-night stay and enjoy sunset over the ruins.


Rise early to watch sunrise over the Machu Pichhu citadel, enjoy breakfast and head back into the ruins to explore once more, along with a hike up Huayna Picchu. This afternoon take the train back to Cusco, checking in at La Casona and the evening is at leisure.


Head out on a half day walking tour of Cusco with your guide. Explore Sacsayhuaman and later visit the Pisac Markets.


A full day is at leisure for you today to walk about Cusco and its cobblestone streets, to visit its markets, people watch or for shopping


After breakfast make your way to the train station to board the Andean Explorer to Puno. Enjoy lunch and dinner on board, pre-dinner cocktails, a tour of Raqchi and of La Raya and enjoying the landscapes as you pass by varying altitudes enroute to Puno, arriving late this evening.


After breakfast, disembark from the Andean Explorer and your guide will meet you to drive you to Titilaka for a three-night stay. Various offerings at the lodge today include hikes and walks, marketplace visits or perhaps exploring colonial temples.


Enjoy the offerings at the lodge as per yesterday or perhaps nautical sports such as kayaking, Canandian canoeing, paddle-boarding, rafting through the reeds or heading out on a sailboat. You may also choose to bird-watch, stroll across the altiplano or cycle through Plateria.


Explore the Uros floating islands and the Island of Taquile – meet the skilled reed raftsmen and expert weaver women famous for their craft. In Taquile learn about the Quechua people and enjoy the grandeur of the lake with lunch outdoors overlooking to Bolivia’s Cordillera Real, or to the Royal Mountain Range.


Check out of your accommodation and your journey comes to an end – perhaps cross into Bolivia, make your way back to Lima, or homebound.


A selection of the finest lodges and hotels

Hotel B – Lima

Hotel B has the feeling of a restored Grand Dame with a cheeky twist, integrating vintage and designer furniture with a unique art collection. This exquisite hotel caters for those looking for a luxurious Lima experience along with artistically-keen explorers interested in immersing themselves in Barranco’s art and culture scenes. Read More

Delfin Amazon Cruises

The Amazon comprises half of the planet’s remaining rainforest and the Amazon River is the life force of this amazing ecosystem. Cruising aboard a luxury Delfin Amazon vessel allows you to experience it in Relais & Châteaux style. Read more

Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado – Sacred Valley

On the banks of the mighty Urubamba River, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, this charming hotel is a tranquil retreat situated between Cuzco and Machu Picchu, and the perfect base from which to discover the magic of the valley. Enjoy the beautiful and relaxed surroundings of Rio Sagrado as you explore the historic Sacred Valley. Read More

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge – Machu Picchu

Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located adjacent to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. The lodge has two suites and twenty-nine rooms, twelve of them with an amazing view of the mountains. Sit out on the terrace, savour Peruvian cuisine based on produce grown on the lodge’s own plot, and unwind in the shadow of the Lost City. Read More

La Casona – Cusco

La Casona is located at the Plaza las Nazarenas, Cusco. The city's first boutique hotel, surrounded by cobblestone streets, reflects the city's mélange of cultures and traditions. Stay in the heart of Cusco and experience the tranquility and repose La Casona once offered to illustrious travellers who visited in earlier times. Read More

Belmond Andean Explorer Luxury Train

Enjoy the mysticism offered by the beautiful Peruvian Andean landscape aboard the luxury of the Belmond Andean Explorer train. This spectacular 3 day / 2 night rail journey traverses the highest plains of the Andes, travelling from Cusco to Arequipa. Read more

Titilaka – Lake Titicaca, Puno

Titilaka is an experiential lodge located on a private peninsula on the shores of Lake Titicaca, providing sophisticated travellers a luxurious refuge to explore the treasured natural, cultural and historical resources of this mystical region. Maintaining the best standards of facilities and service, Titilaka distinguishes itself in comfort and in style. Read More

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