Howler monkeys curl their tails while hooting an Amazonian call. Quechua women in colorful dress wander past sturdy Incan fortresses. The sun rises above the world-renowned Machu Picchu, and it sets behind the rainforest and sacred valley. Peru is a land of rich natural and cultural highlights, many of which are hidden away and are only recently becoming known to visitors. This ten-day tour combines the best of these with the country’s finest hotels, going from the Amazon to the Andes in five-star...
Lima – Relaxed Arrival and Seafood
Lima is all bustle and noise at first glance. It is a sprawling city of tightly-packed neighborhoods, where many centuries of architecture stand side by side. You will be staying in Miraflores, which is a contemporary suburb along the Pacific Ocean and the epicenter of what has become an internationally acclaimed culinary scene. They do seafood differently here. Specifically, a form of Japanese Peruvian fusion known as Nikkei. After an airport transfer and some time to relax at the hotel, you will have dinner reservations at one of the World’s Top 50 Restaurants, which will be a great place to start feeling Peru and the experiences that it can provide.
Lima – Old and New Highlights in the City of Kings
Reserva Amazonica – Beneath the Lush Jungle Canopy
Reserva Amazonica – Canoeing on Lake Sandoval and a Bridge Above the Swamps
Reserva Amazonica – More Wildlife and Medicinal Plants Deep in the Amazon
Urubamba Valley – Spa Indulgence in the Sacred Valley
Urubamba – Customized Experiences in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
Machu Picchu – Exclusivity and Privacy at the Ancient Incan Citadel
Cusco – A Morning at Machu Picchu and Afternoon with Cusco Highlights
Cusco – The Old Incan Capital and Departure
- Luxuriate in nature during a three-night jungle stay in Reserva Amazonica
- Celebrate legend as you spend a day at Machu Picchu
- Explore the cultural nuance and fabulous cuisine of Lima, with private tours of the City of Kings
- Discover where Spanish and Incan architecture collide during your 24 hours in Cusco
- Escape to the Urubamba Valley with two nights in a remote spa villa
- See flocks of macaws, get close to three different types of monkeys, and embrace the Amazon’s wild splendor
- Interact with ancient ruins and shimmering salt pans
- Stay in some of Peru’s finest hotels, including the only hotel situated at Machu Picchu
- Savor the journey, including a train to Cusco complete with a canoe trip on Lake Sandoval
Peru is a land of icons and a country where a hundred postcards could be created in a single day. From Lima to Cusco, the Amazon to the Andes, you will find that everywhere you explore will bring a photograph to remember. However, Peru is not purely a visual country. Here, you explore with all the senses. You will experience a myriad of aromas throughout the jungle, howler monkeys prancing about, unique cobblestone roads, and the soft touch of the medicinal Amazonian plants.
This is a country that you feel. Even though some attractions are world famous, they have retained a special sense of being cut off and untouched. The ancient culture is not just something to be read about , rather you experience it at markets and along the sacred trails. You can feel what it must have been like when the Incas flourished, and you can sense how much of the Amazon is yet to be explored.
Handcrafted with Peru’s finest hotels, this ten-day private tour takes you around the country’s key highlights and experiences. Fly to Lima and check out one of the world’s finest culinary scenes along with neighborhoods that mix old and new cultures. Then, fly to the Amazon, where a three-night stay is both relaxing and full of adventure. Canoe on Lake Sandoval as monkeys call, hideout at salt licks to see incredible birdlife, learn about over 200 species of plants, and embrace a feeling that only the Amazon can create. Your lodge is on the water, and there is a customized program of activities that will be dependent on how you feel.
It is a short flight West from the Amazon to the Andes, where you can check out a couple highlights of before settling into a spa villa accommodation that dates back to 19th-century royal grandeur. Day seven is all about the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where markets meet fortress, stone, and salt pans. Then, it is off to Machu Picchu on day eight, which is full of an afternoon in the citadel that is as large as it is famous. Stay at the only hotel on the mountain, which is adjacent to the lost city so that you can return the following morning for another experience with Machu Picchu. Take the train to Cusco on day nine, and the final 24 hours brings colonial churches, Incan temples, colorful markets, and grand plazas. You then fly out from Cusco, taking the feeling of Peru back home. Read more here about the other exceptional experiences our travelers have appreciated in their travel reviews of Peru.
$2,855 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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