From the golden Inca treasures in Lima and Cusco to the mystic citadel of Machu Picchu, see Peru through the eyes of local connoisseurs. Handpicked hotels and exclusive experiences, including Belmond train through the breathtaking Sacred Valley. Visits to Maras Salt Plains, Pisac Market, and Morray terrace. Indulge over exotic Pisco Sour and market-fresh ceviches; special surprises at every turn. Extend your wanderlust to the Amazon, to Lake Titicaca, to Colca Canyon and Arequipa.

Our Pricing

(*) Introductory rate, based on double and single occupancy. Prices are subject to change.
(**) Single occupancy is subject to availability.
(***) Need a roommate? we may be able to assist you with, at no additional charge.

Included:

  • Services as mentioned on the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned on the itinerary
  • Hotels in Lima, Cusco & Sacred Valley
  • Local English Speaking Guides
  • Economy Class Domestic Flights Lima/Cusco RT
  • Entrance Tickets
  • All Transfers to/from Airports during the itinerary
  • Belmond Hiram Bingham Cusco/Machu Picchu
  • Inca Rail First Class Machu Picchu/Ollantaytambo

Not Included:

  • International Flights to/from Peru
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses nor Services not specified
  • Visas
  • Travel & Medical Insurance. Contact us for assistance
  • Alcoholic Benerages

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Important/Before You Travel

Passports

All travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Peru. However, we strongly recommend traveling with 6 months validity on your passport at all times. Most destinations, including Peru, require that you have adequate un-used pages in your passport, allowing for any necessary stamps upon arrival and departure. We recommend that you have at least two free pages in Visas section of your passport before any international travel.

Visas

Peru tourist visa is not required for citizens of United States of America for a stay up to 183 days. Check with your airline in case you have connecting flights overseas as part of your journey to Peru. It may be the case that countries you pass through en route to your destination may require a separate transit visa.

While we will assist when needed, please note that passport, visa, and vaccination requirements vary from country to country and are the sole responsibility of the traveler. If you are a US resident, you may visit Travel.State.Gov for more information on passport, visa, and vaccination requirements for various countries.

Medical & Travel Insurance

Unfortunately, sometimes things happen in life which means your plans may have to change. That is why we strongly recommend taking out Travel & Medical Insurance to cover all eventualities. Contact us if you may need our assistance.

Disclaimer

Please be advised that travel in Peru, in general, is occasionally subject to disruptions due to circumstances beyond our control. These disruptions may affect your trip and may result in delays and changes in plans. These include but are not limited to adverse weather conditions unannounced schedule changes in museums and other attractions’ opening times flight cancellations and delays etc. (Please refer to our booking conditions under “force majeure”). Likewise, infrastructure is still limited in places so water and power shortages might occur as well as substandard service even in the best hotels. Therefore to enhance the enjoyment of your holiday Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator & Carlos Melia strongly advises you to be understanding and patient as nobody can or will be held responsible for changes to your itinerary as a result of the aforementioned. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator & Carlos Melia will be there to mitigate the hassle and rearrange activities wherever possible to suit your needs but sometimes the circumstances are beyond our control. The upside is the privilege of visiting a largely unspoiled country and region with a rich culture and delightful population.

Dates

June 29th – July 04th, 2019

Group Size

Minimum 06 ppl / Maximum 10 ppl

Host

Carlos Melia

Itinerary Outline

June 29 – Arrive in Lima
June 30 – Lima to Cuzco
July 01 – Cusco
July 02 – Cusco, Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley
July 03 – Sacred Valley
July 04 – Sacred Valley/Cusco/ ima

Accomodations

Lima – Belmond Miraflores Park
Cusco – Belmond Monasterio
Sacred Valley – Sol & Luna by Relais & Chateaux

Suggested International Flights

(*) Contact us for assistance & information.

Domestic Flights

Lima > Cusco – June 30th LA2027 @ 09.44AM
Cuzco > Lima – JULY 04th LA2062 @ 06.11PM
(*) Included in the itinerary. To be booked by us.

Trains

Cusco > Machu Picchu – Belmond Hiram Bingham
Machu Picchu > Sacred Valley – Inca Rail 1st Class
(*) Included in the itinerary. To be booked by us.

Optional Pre & Post Add-Ons

  • Belmond Andean Explorer Luxury Train
  • Peruvian AMAZON River Experience
  • Lake Titicaca, Puno, URO Islands & Arequipa
  • Extend your stay in Lima
    (*) To be offered upon individual request.

June 29th – Arrival to Lima

Welcome to Lima

On your first day in Peru, we will take you on an introduction of the City of Kings, a private group tour of Lima, including a Peruvian lunch, followed by the famed LARCO Museum. Our evening in Lima will kick-off with a ” Group Welcome Cocktail “. As for our dinning plans, Lima is known for an amazing local and international gourmet scene, with several Best World Top 50 ranked restaurants. Tonight we will be holding a table for the group, at one of our favorite restaurants, but we encourage you each to make your own individual restaurant selections to best enjoy Lima’s cuisine. Upon request we will be happy to assist with bookings. Meals to be included: Group Lunch + Welcome Cocktail.

Lima/Capital and the largest city of Peru. located in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. With a population of more than 9 million, Lima is the most populous metropolitan area of Peru. 

June 30th – Lima to Cusco

Our itinerary will continue onwards to Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire. Scheduled flight from Lima to Cusco. Upon arrival, we will enjoy a casual lunch overlooking Cusco’s main square, followed by a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sacsayhuaman, Inca citadel on the northern outskirts of the city – approx. 2 hours. The rest of the afternoon will be on your own to acclimatize, enjoy your hotel and discover Cusco at your own pace. We will meet again for a group dinner, to be hosted over exquisite international cuisine, featuring locally sourced ingredients, at a very charming venue. Meals to be included: Breakfast + Group Lunch & Dinner.

Cusco/Historic capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th until the 16th-century. In 1983 Cusco was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO with the title “City of Cuzco”. It has become a major tourist destination, The Constitution of Peru designates it as the Historical Capital of Peru.

July 01st – Cusco

On our second day in Cusco, we will join our expert Chef on a visit to the local market of San Blas, followed by a group cooking class, where we will learn the secrets of a true Peruvian Ceviche and Pisco Sour. Hopefully, you will master the art of Peruvian Cuisine since lunch will follow. For our afternoon plan, we will join our local guide, on a full tour to the city of Cusco and its many landmarks. Upon return to our hotel, we will set you free on an Evening on your own to enjoy Cusco at your own pace. Suggestions on restaurants and bars to be provided in advance, and upon request. Meals to be included: Breakfast + Group Lunch.

July 02nd – Cusco to Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley

Today you will be driven from Cusco to the Poroy train station to begin your journey to Machu Picchu, aboard Belmond Hiram Bingham luxury train. We will enjoy a gourmet brunch during this spectacular journey through the Sacred Valley, passing by lush landscapes and Andean villages. Enjoy views of the beautiful mountains and Urubamba River before arriving in Aguas Calientes after approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes of travel. Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, we will be transferred by bus, 2,430 meters (7,972 feet) above sea level. to the citadel of Machu Picchu. “Magnificence” is the only word to describe the scene as you gaze upon the ruins of Machu Picchu. The main destination on many travelers’ lists, the ‘lost city of the Incas’ is a man-made marvel that has become a symbol for the ingenuity and prosperity of the most expansive empire in pre-Columbian America. Enjoy a guided tour of the spectacular ruins, discussing their history and significance whilst taking in the panoramic views. Following your visit, you will take a bus back down the hill to the small town of Aguas Calientes, which lies at the foot of the famed archaeological complex. After a lovely day exploring Machu Picchu, you can relax on the comfortable hour and 40-minute ride back to Ollantaytambo. The Inca Rail First-Class Train offers panoramic windows and freshly prepared meals made with local ingredients. There is also an observatory-lounge car, with a bar, live music, and balcony for enjoying the scenery. The journey from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.. After a comfortable ride, we will reach our destination. Upon arrival at the Ollantaytambo train station, we will be transferred to our hotel in the Urubamba Valley. Meals to be included: Breakfast + Group Lunch & Dinner aboard train.

Machu Picchu/The ‘lost city of the Incas’. Believed to be an Inca settlement built to control the economies of neighboring communities, it is associated with being the royal estate of Pachacuti, the great Inca who sparked the expansion of the empire.

July 03rd – Sacred Valley

Today we will fully explore and enjoy the Sacred Valley. Expect a day filled with panoramic views, breathtaking scenery and some active walking along the valley and the many Inca sites. Visits to Maras Salt Pan, the terraces at Moray Archeological site and Ollantaytambo. Lunch will be a very special surprise for our group. Upon return to the hotel , we will set you free on an evening on your own to enjoy the Sacred Valley at your own pace. We strongly recommend dinner at our hotel by Relais & Chateaux. Suggestions on alternative restaurants to be provided in advance, and upon request. Meals to be included: Breakfast + Group Lunch.

Sacred Valley/The Sacred Valley of the Incas or the Urubamba Valley is a valley in the Andes of Peru, Star attractions are the lofty Inca citadels of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, among many other Inca sites Moray and Maras Salt Pan.

July 04th – Sacred Valley to Cusco & Flight Back to Lima

It is time to end our journey, but still, we have some more surprises to share with you all on our way back to Cusco along the Sacred Valley. Today we will take you to the local market of Pisac and we will visit a local Hacienda, where we will delight you with a Farm to Table lunch while enjoying a traditional Marinera and Peruvian Paso horse dance. Transfer to Cusco Intl’ Airport will follow, to board our flight back to Lima. Meals to be included: Breakfast + Group Lunch.

This Marks the End of Our Journey

Our group experience will end upon landing in Lima. For those of you heading back home, we will assist you to coordinate the best connections for your international flights. For those of you interested in extending your stay in Peru, we have lots of options and recommendations, and we will assist you in planning your Pre & Post Add-On experiences.

Host Carlos MeliaFor the past five years, I have been visiting Peru, exploring all corners of this fascinating country, scouting for the best experiences to share with you all. From the bustling Lima to the breathtaking Sacred Valley and magnificent Machu Picchu. I am excited to present this itinerary curated and hosted personally by me. Looking forward seeing you in Peru.

Lima > Cusco by air, estimated flight time 1 hour 30 minutes. Cusco > Machu Picchu by train, estimated ride time 3 hours 15 minutes with lunch. Machu Picchu > Sacred Valley by train, estimated ride time 2 hours with dinner. Sacred Valley > Cusco by land, estimated driving time 1 hour 25 minutes with lots of surprises along the way. Cusco > Lima by air, estimated flight time 1 hour 30 minutes.