Luxury Peru: Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

Duration: 9 days

Highlights: Sacred Valley, Cusco, Puno and Machu Picchu

Visit some of the highlights of Peru, including the beautiful Machu Picchu

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Day 1 - Visit Manos de la Comunidad

Upon arrival at Lima International Airport, you will be met and given assistance in connection with your internal flight to Cusco.
Upon arrival in Cusco, you are met and transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. En route, stop at Manos de la Comunidad, a center where South American Camelids (members of the camel family) including Llamas, Alpacas, Guanacos and Vicunas are all bred. Learn about the renowned fibers created from their coats, as well as the ancient weaving techniques which are still practiced to this day.

Overnight: Sol y Luna Hotel

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Day 2 - Salineras de Maras

Meet Quechua-speaking farmers and weavers on an inspiring half-day visit to an Andean highland community in the Sacred Valley. This personal encounter reveals the unique lifestyle and traditions of descendants from the mighty Inca Empire. Explore their village, see and taste the typical food of the area, understand their ancient medical remedies, watch weavers at work, wander into the fields to learn about local agricultural practices, and join in a traditional Andean blessing.
Drive through the valley to the salt pans of Maras (Salineras de Maras) to appreciate a method of salt extraction used since Inca times.
From the village of Maras, continue to Moray, a fascinating archaeological site comprising a series of concentric agricultural terraces, some as deep as 150 meters (492 feet), while enjoying the magnificent views this part of the Sacred Valley offers.

Overnight: Sol y Luna Hotel

Meal Plan: B,BXL

Day 3 - Board the Belmond Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu

Transfer from your hotel to the station in Ollantaytambo to board the Hiram Bingham train
Belmond Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu
Start your experience off with a welcome cocktail. Once on board, the maître will invite you to a gourmet brunch.

Shared bus to Machu Picchu Citadel
Accompanied by your guide, explore the city’s ruins, and feel its pulse as you visualize the lives of the priests, craftsmen, and servants who inhabited this seemingly uninhabitable citadel. Excavations at the site have revealed skeletons, artifacts and woolen clothing,
Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel in Cusco but no gold. The same precision of assembled stones exists here as in other Incan sites.

Tea Time at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
In the afternoon, board the Belmond Hiram Bingham train to Cusco.
Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

Overnight: Palacio Nazarenas, a Belmond Hotel

Meal Plan: B,L

Day 4 - City Tour in Cusco

Today, uncover Cusco on a city tour beginning at the architecturally-stunning Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas, considered to be one of the most beautiful churches in the Americas. Its construction was influenced by the great Spanish cathedrals of the era, reflecting gothic, renaissance and baroque styles. Another ornate church is Santo Domingo, a 16th-century Dominican church and convent built on the foundations of the Koricancha, the Incas’ principal religious building, dedicated to the worship of the sun. Next, explore the well-preserved ruins of Sacsayhuaman, a testament to Incan architectural skills and compiled of enormous stones, which were cut and placed together with incredible precision and without any mortar to hold them in place. This ancient fortress overlooks the red-tiled roofs of Cusco and the spectacular surrounding countryside and is where the greatest battle between the Spanish and Incas took place.

Overnight: Palacio Nazarenas, a Belmond Hotel

Meal Plan: B

Day 5 - Belmond Andean Explorer Train

Transfer from your Cusco hotel to the train station to board the Belmond Andean Explorer Train.
An overnight escape aboard the stylish carriages of Belmond Andean Explorer departing from Cusco, across the giant peaks and wide open spaces of the highest plains of the Andes to reach Lake Titicaca - the birthplace of the Incas.

11:00 Departure from Cusco to Puno. Enjoy lunch on board before your visit to Raqchi at 13:55. Tea is served at 15:30 after which you can admire the sunset at la Raya. Cocktail and dinner before arriving at Titicaca Lake station at 23:30.

Overnight: Andean Explorer Spirit of the Water

Meal Plan: B,L,D

Day 6 - Welcome to Puno!

06:00 Breakfast on board.

08:00 Arrival at Titilaka Lake station.

Transfer to Titilaka, located in the Altiplano, Puno is the home of Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake at 3,812m (12,507 ft). This area waits for the visitors to impress them with its beautiful landscapes, traditional indigenous communities, fauna, history and archaeological sites.

The lodge offers different excursions designed to meet your interests and capabilities. they include the main attractions on land and on the lake, as well as a number of shorter visits to complement these.

All excursions and activities offered are included in the rates, except for those requiring border passage to Bolivia. Excursions are organized into three difficulty levels, according to the physical demand specified in the summary chart.

Overnight: Titilaka Hotel

Meal Plan: B,L,D

Day 7 - Enjoy the Activities

Excursions and activities a la carte provided by Titilaka

Overnight: Titilaka Hotel

Meal Plan: B,L,D

Day 8 - Flight to Lima

Transfer to Juliaca Airport to take the flight to Lima.

Reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Lima.

Overnight: Hotel B

Meal Plan: B

Day 9 - Departure

Transfer to the Lima International Airport for your international flight.


Meal Plan: B

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