Embrace charm and splendor during your 13-day luxury Peru tour that will immerse you in grand history, showcase opulent heritage, and highlight the fascinating architecture. Bask in impressive lodges among the secluded altiplano and enjoy the urban comforts of Cusco. From the cuisine to the culture, ancient ruins to lavish hot springs, you will find majesty in soaring condors and the wondrous ambiance of Machu Picchu as you discover Peru.
Lima – Luxurious Lima
Arrive in the stunning city of Lima, the capital city of Peru. The center of the city is filled with gems to be discovered, from the wondrous architecture to the city’s conquistador past. The citrusy scent of fresh ceviche beckons to you. Tour through the city, on your own or with a guide, and experience the fabulous and vibrant life of Lima. The cathedral stands tall along the Plaza de Armas; spires rise high into the air with Spanish opulence on either side of the entrance. The bells chime on the hour and fill the square with music. Wander into Lima’s old train station, now a cultural center known to the locals as Casa de la Literatura Peruana, which means House of Peruvian Literature. The façade of the building glows yellow in the warm Lima sun. The white painted pillars stand out against the yellow and build upward towards the ticking clock. The interior shines with colorful stained glass, the variety of colors shimmering along the floor. Where once the scent of polished tile would linger along the station, now the rooms are perfumed with books that show the deep range of Peruvian literary works.
Wander around and through the stunning architecture of Torre Tagle Palace. The palace is considered to be one of the most stunning pieces of architecture in South America due to the unique elegance and grace of early 18th-century styling. The coat of arms of José B. Tagle is still hung above the door as the pink façade stands out against the hues of the city. Two sensationally carved wooden balconies adorn the façade and flank the stone-carved entrance. Venture inside to see the courtyard, styled like a Spanish villa, where wooden balconies wrap around the building and showcase the designed tile floors below. There is also plenty of time to visit Miraflores, one of Lima’s modern and majestic residential neighborhoods. The green of the grass and trees radiates against the blue of the sea. You can hear the gentle rush of the waves as they lap against the sand. The breeze brings in the sweet and salty aroma of the water. Visit the statue of lovers along the Calle de las Pizzas, where their comfortable embrace sits in stone forever along the shore.
Arequipa – Astounding Arequipa
Colca Canyon – The Sensational Colca Canyon
Colca Canyon – When Condors Soar
Puno – The Road to Puno
Lake Titicaca – The Wondrous Waters of Titicaca
Cusco – The Luxuries of the Railway
Cusco – Fabulous Cusco
Sacred Valley – The Sights of the Sacred
Sacred Valley – The Grandeur of Ruins
Aguas Calientes – Majestic Machu Picchu
Cusco – The City in the Clouds
Lima – Through the Clouds and Home
- Explore the famous ruins of Machu Picchu
- Venture into the Sacred Valley
- Witness the incredible sight of condors at Cruz del Condor
- Experience the historical and cultural wonders of Lake Titicaca, including the floating islands
- Relax into the hot springs at Colca Canyon
- Enjoy the history of Cusco and its surroundings
- Wander through Lima, the capital of Peru
- Venture through archeological wonders
- Discover the culture and flavors of Peru
Peru tours are sensational and this 13-day adventure takes you through the grandiose landscapes and cultural wonders of Peru. This Peru luxury tour is for amateur archeologists, llama lovers, cultural enthusiasts, tea drinkers, and those who have ever considered any of the above. The majesty of Peru will rise before your eyes; the rolling mountaintops of the Andes, the waters of Lake Titicaca iridescent in natural sapphire, and the vibrant colors of the indigenous clothing will fill you with joy as the Andean world bursts with life. Listen to the subtle sounds of the pan flute beneath the open mountain sky. Machu Picchu sits on the plateau as the City in the Clouds. From the urban culture of Lima to the remaining wonders of Peru and its people’s history, journey deep inside the majesty that brings the country to life as you make your way along the custom tailored path into this eclectic world.
Begin your journey in the capital city of Lima where the urban luxuries are set within the city’s history and modernity. From the Spanish remnants in the city center to the upscale and posh neighborhood of Miraflores, your time in Lima is a perfect introduction to Peru. Travel from Lima to Arequipa high in the Andes where the streets and architecture continue to boast its Spanish connection, even though the culture of the city has always been connected to its indigenous roots. The city glows with white facades and the murmurs of mummies drift through the streets. Into the mountains you will find the unique view of high altitude villages and life within the plants and llamas that graze upon them. Settle into the luxurious comfort of Colca Lodge surrounded by the beauty of the second largest canyon in the world, Colca Canyon. Witness the grace and elegance of condors as they soar through the sky around the area known as Cruz del Condor, Cross of the Condor.
From the majestic beauty of Colca Canyon you will venture to the serene city of Puno along the shores of the famous Lake Titicaca. The water shines a fabulous blue as islands float along its surface. Enjoy a tour of the lake to see the floating islands and the fantastic stationary island of Taquile, known for its people and art. Continue your journey as you take the luxurious train into Cusco where the expanse of the Andes spreads into the horizon before arriving in the beautiful mountain city. Explore the majesty of the city from its unique architecture and culture, to the ruins that surround Cusco, including the hillside structure of Sacsayhuaman Fort.
Let your heart pulse as you continue the journey of a lifetime and begin your tour of the Sacred Valley. The lush mountains stand tall around you as the Urubamba River rushes past. The valley is steeped in history, from the unique culture and people who have remained for centuries, to the ruins that are strewn across the hillside. Enjoy the city of Chincheros as you wander through the ruins of the fortress Ollantaytambo. Explore the City of Clouds with your guide as you venture through the famous city of Machu Picchu. Whether sitting along the Sun Gate, exploring the bridge carved into the cliff’s side, or hiking to the peak of Huayna Picchu for a better view of the city below, the majesty of Machu Picchu is never ending. Briefly return to Lima where you will have the opportunity to dine next to a Peruvian pyramid before returning home. Atop mountains, sunken into valleys, and everywhere in between, you will discover the true magic of Peru.
$11,825 per person (excluding international flights)
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