South Peru With Unique Hotels
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13Days
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A stunning, privately guided trip through Peru’s southern circuit, staying at unique properties which have been handpicked by our sales team, such as  Country Club, Belmond Casitas del Colca, Titilaka, Sol y Luna, Casona Inkaterra and a night in the brand new luxury venue Cirqa – the newest project of the owner of the famous Titilaka hotel. An upgrade in the room type at each property, train rides aboard the First Class Inca Rail train to Machu Picchu and a visit to the fascinating Larco Museum with a curator are what set this trip apart from the conventional options.

Highlights

  • A comprehensive introduction into Peruvian cultural legacy at Larco Museum
  • Gain some insight into Lima's colonial past with a visit to the Casa Aliaga
  • A gourmet lunch cooked and personally served by a couple of talented chefs in their home in the Sacred Valley
  • Visit to Machu Picchu with your private guide
  • Spend the night at a luxurious colonial property in Arequipa that echos the original 1540s Arequipan architecture
  • Instead of only one night at Colca we include 2 in this awe-inspiring natural environment
  • Complimentary activities at Belmond Casitas del Colca as Alpaca feeding, tea in the orchard & outdoor painting
You will be met at the airport and escorted to the Country Club Hotel. Built in 1927, the Country Club Lima Hotel has a claim to being Peru’s only hotel and national cultural monument. Complete with over 300 pieces of original 16th to 18th-century artwork on loan from the Pedro de Osma Museum, the hotel is not only a place for rest and relaxation but also home to an ad hoc art gallery for those who love the arts.
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Head downtown and explore the center of Lima and it´s impressive sights. As you wander through the Plaza de Armas and Plaza San Martin, it is hard not to be intrigued by its diverse architecture. Your guide will introduce you to the city's architectural heritage, before heading to Santo Domingo Monastery that boasts the oldest carved choir stalls in Lima. It was here that first university in South America, San Marcos University, was founded in 1551. Head to ‘Casa Aliaga’, the oldest colonial house in Latin America, which is owned by the Aliaga family and their descendants. Francisco Pizarro granted this ancient temple to one of his followers Jeronimo de Aliaga in 1535. It features a series of salons that represent life in Lima in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.

In the afternoon you explore the Larco Museum for a journey through the legacy left behind by the pre-Inca cultures and the context in which they had developed. The museum's informative galleries offer a detailed look at 3,000 years of Peruvian’s pre-Columbian history. The museum itself is an attraction, with the colonial mansion that houses the exhibition being built on top of a pre-Inca pyramid from the 7th century
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Flight to Arequipa. Arequipa is one of the finest cities in Peru. In the afternoon you will explore the city. Some of the old buildings were made from white volcanic material which has given it the name of the ‘white city’. Continue on to the extraordinary Santa Catalina Convent built in the 16th century. Traditionally the oldest daughters of Arequipa’s aristocratic families entered the convent in their early teens and spent their lives there, cloistered away. The convent complex has been beautifully refurbished, bringing the past vividly alive once more. Eventually you will head to Yanahuara lookout point for a magnificent view of the Misti Volcano and the city.

For your stay in Arequipa we picked the brand new boutique hotel ‘Cirqa’ for you. Its location only one block from the main square in Arequipa makes it a perfect base for exploring the white city. With only 11 rooms, which are centered around two courtyards, Cirqa offers exclusivity as well as the best in contemporary hospitality coupled with Arequipa authenticity.
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In the early morning you will leave Arequipa and head towards the valley. Along the way you will pass Pampa de Arrieros, Pampa Cañahuas (where you will find the Vicuna National Reserve of Aguada Blanca), Vizcachani and Tojra, a good place for spotting Andean birds. The majestic volcanoes Mismi (5,597 m/18,360 ft), Misti (5,825 m/19,110 ft), Chachani (6,075 m/19,930 ft) and the glaciers Ampato (6,288 m/20,630 ft), Sabancaya (5,976 m/19,606 ft) and Hualca Hualca (6,288 m/20,630 ft) offer amazing panoramic views as you enter the Colca Valley. After approx. 5 hours you will arrive at Belmond Casitas del Colca.


With picturesque views over the Colca Canyon, the Belmond Las Casitas del Colca is the ultimate secluded hideaway that perfectly displays Peru's natural beauty. The property’s 20 bungalows (casitas) each come complete with a small outdoor splash pool, a cozy fireplace, private terrace and luxurious finishes throughout. If you want to feel the rush of wind on your skin as you speed through the canyon on two wheels ask for mountain bike in your booking request.

Early morning drive to the observation point ‘Mirador Cruz del Condor’, located between Maca and Cabanaconde, one of the deepest parts of the canyon. Here, you find the perfect spot to look down 1,200 m (3,937 ft) into the canyon. It’s here that the legendary condor, the bird with the largest wingspan in the world, can be seen rising and circling on the morning thermals, silhouetted against the magnificent backdrop of the mountain scenery. Afterwards you will make a few stops in some of the picturesque towns en route to visit their colonial churches.
This morning you will say goodbye to Colca and head to Titilaka, a boutique property secluded in a private peninsula. Surrounded by stunning scenery and astounding Andean geography, Titilaka’s contemporary design integrates with the natural environment. Eighteen fully serviced lake-view suites feature heated floors and spa bathrooms, with large oversized tubs and massage showers, plus an array of amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Here you will find a haven for re-energizing after a day of exploration in the Altiplano. All the meals, cocktails, tea time and mini bar consumption are included in the hotel rate. A-la-carte lunch and dinner are served with wine.

Before or after dinner, your concierge will plan your itinerary for the next day according to your preferences. Activities range from the contemplative to the adventurous and include: mountain biking, highland treks, canoeing, kayaking, visits to Taquile and Uros Islands, Chucuito Peninsula.
Enjoy your activities on Titicaca Lake and/or the Altiplano with an English speaking guide (and shared with other hotel’s guests).
Enjoy your activities on Titicaca Lake and/or the Altiplano with an English speaking guide (and shared with other hotel’s guests).
At a proper time, transfer to Juliaca’s airport for your next flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, you will be escorted by your guide to your hotel in the Sacred Valley. Spend the night at Sol y Luna Hotel & Spa. Set among beautiful gardens in the magnificent Sacred Valley. Sol y Luna is a Relais Chateaux hotel property that transmits a spirit for creativity and genuine hospitality.
Individual ‘casitas’ (bungalows) blend into the flower-filled gardens and are tastefully decorated with bright décor. Each casita has been individually decorated with Peruvian folk art and locally handcrafted furnishings and ornaments, reflecting the love of its owners for the Andean culture and the Sacred Valley. The hotel has its own stables, an intimate indoor spa and an outdoor heated pool to unwind whilst enjoying a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains.
Start your day off by visiting the Salt Mines of Maras. Its intense white shine appears to glisten on a sunny day - an impressive sight for any visitor. Salt was extracted from these mines during Inca times and the same method is still being to this day. You then head then to Moray, with its circular terraces hidden among the hills, similar to that of a Greek amphitheater. Surrounded by an impressive backdrop of snow-covered mountains, Moray was used as an open-air agricultural lab for adapting crops to different environmental conditions.

Shortly after enjoy a 3-course gourmet lunch this afternoon at Iskay, located only minutes away from the village center of Maras, idyllically situated on a hill with impressive views over the surrounding valley. Upon arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by Tatiana and Jeremy to their lovingly furnished family home which is also the location of this private restaurant. The season and daily harvest, which comes from the restaurant's own garden and surrounding fields, determine the three-course, delectable menu which is personally created and freshly prepared by the hostess.
This morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in the Sacred Valley and privately escorted to Ollantaytambo train station for your upcoming railroad journey.

The VISTADOME train ride takes you through the Sacred Valley of the Incas up to Aguas Calientes.

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your guide who will assist you onto the shuttle bus to the entrance of the citadel of Machu Picchu. During your guided tour you will experience the uniqueness of the location and the genius that went into its construction. The duration of your magical trip to one of the Seven New Wonders of the World will be 2.5 hours, after which you will make your way back out of the citadel with your guide.

Later in the afternoon, return by VISTADOME train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo train station. From there, you will be picked up and privately escorted all the way to your hotel in Cusco.
This morning walk through Cusco's major sites of interest. You visit the famed cathedral with its magnificently carved woodwork, ornate altar and many hundreds of canvases from the 17th-century Cusco Painting School. You continue exploring the cultural wealth of Cusco at the Temple of the Sun where you witness the incredible masonry of the Incas, an engineering feat that remains an enigma. Afterwards walk along Hatunrumiyoc Street named after the 12-angled stone clearly visible in the remaining walls of what used to be Inca Roca’s Palace. Make a last stop in San Blas artisan quarter. Its steeped cobblestone alleys not only offer spectacular views of the city but are lined with workshops and galleries, a great way to soak in Cusco´s artistic atmosphere.
At proper time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima.
You will be met at the airport and escorted to the Country Club Hotel. Built in 1927, the Country Club Lima Hotel has a claim to being Peru’s only hotel and national cultural monument. Complete with over 300 pieces of original 16th to 18th-century artwork on loan from the Pedro de Osma Museum, the hotel is not only a place for rest and relaxation but also home to an ad hoc art gallery for those who love the arts.
Accommodation options
Head downtown and explore the center of Lima and it´s impressive sights. As you wander through the Plaza de Armas and Plaza San Martin, it is hard not to be intrigued by its diverse architecture. Your guide will introduce you to the city's architectural heritage, before heading to Santo Domingo Monastery that boasts the oldest carved choir stalls in Lima. It was here that first university in South America, San Marcos University, was founded in 1551. Head to ‘Casa Aliaga’, the oldest colonial house in Latin America, which is owned by the Aliaga family and their descendants. Francisco Pizarro granted this ancient temple to one of his followers Jeronimo de Aliaga in 1535. It features a series of salons that represent life in Lima in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.

In the afternoon you explore the Larco Museum for a journey through the legacy left behind by the pre-Inca cultures and the context in which they had developed. The museum's informative galleries offer a detailed look at 3,000 years of Peruvian’s pre-Columbian history. The museum itself is an attraction, with the colonial mansion that houses the exhibition being built on top of a pre-Inca pyramid from the 7th century
Accommodation options
Flight to Arequipa. Arequipa is one of the finest cities in Peru. In the afternoon you will explore the city. Some of the old buildings were made from white volcanic material which has given it the name of the ‘white city’. Continue on to the extraordinary Santa Catalina Convent built in the 16th century. Traditionally the oldest daughters of Arequipa’s aristocratic families entered the convent in their early teens and spent their lives there, cloistered away. The convent complex has been beautifully refurbished, bringing the past vividly alive once more. Eventually you will head to Yanahuara lookout point for a magnificent view of the Misti Volcano and the city.

For your stay in Arequipa we picked the brand new boutique hotel ‘Cirqa’ for you. Its location only one block from the main square in Arequipa makes it a perfect base for exploring the white city. With only 11 rooms, which are centered around two courtyards, Cirqa offers exclusivity as well as the best in contemporary hospitality coupled with Arequipa authenticity.
Accommodation options
In the early morning you will leave Arequipa and head towards the valley. Along the way you will pass Pampa de Arrieros, Pampa Cañahuas (where you will find the Vicuna National Reserve of Aguada Blanca), Vizcachani and Tojra, a good place for spotting Andean birds. The majestic volcanoes Mismi (5,597 m/18,360 ft), Misti (5,825 m/19,110 ft), Chachani (6,075 m/19,930 ft) and the glaciers Ampato (6,288 m/20,630 ft), Sabancaya (5,976 m/19,606 ft) and Hualca Hualca (6,288 m/20,630 ft) offer amazing panoramic views as you enter the Colca Valley. After approx. 5 hours you will arrive at Belmond Casitas del Colca.


With picturesque views over the Colca Canyon, the Belmond Las Casitas del Colca is the ultimate secluded hideaway that perfectly displays Peru's natural beauty. The property’s 20 bungalows (casitas) each come complete with a small outdoor splash pool, a cozy fireplace, private terrace and luxurious finishes throughout. If you want to feel the rush of wind on your skin as you speed through the canyon on two wheels ask for mountain bike in your booking request.

Early morning drive to the observation point ‘Mirador Cruz del Condor’, located between Maca and Cabanaconde, one of the deepest parts of the canyon. Here, you find the perfect spot to look down 1,200 m (3,937 ft) into the canyon. It’s here that the legendary condor, the bird with the largest wingspan in the world, can be seen rising and circling on the morning thermals, silhouetted against the magnificent backdrop of the mountain scenery. Afterwards you will make a few stops in some of the picturesque towns en route to visit their colonial churches.
This morning you will say goodbye to Colca and head to Titilaka, a boutique property secluded in a private peninsula. Surrounded by stunning scenery and astounding Andean geography, Titilaka’s contemporary design integrates with the natural environment. Eighteen fully serviced lake-view suites feature heated floors and spa bathrooms, with large oversized tubs and massage showers, plus an array of amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Here you will find a haven for re-energizing after a day of exploration in the Altiplano. All the meals, cocktails, tea time and mini bar consumption are included in the hotel rate. A-la-carte lunch and dinner are served with wine.

Before or after dinner, your concierge will plan your itinerary for the next day according to your preferences. Activities range from the contemplative to the adventurous and include: mountain biking, highland treks, canoeing, kayaking, visits to Taquile and Uros Islands, Chucuito Peninsula.
Enjoy your activities on Titicaca Lake and/or the Altiplano with an English speaking guide (and shared with other hotel’s guests).
Enjoy your activities on Titicaca Lake and/or the Altiplano with an English speaking guide (and shared with other hotel’s guests).
At a proper time, transfer to Juliaca’s airport for your next flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, you will be escorted by your guide to your hotel in the Sacred Valley. Spend the night at Sol y Luna Hotel & Spa. Set among beautiful gardens in the magnificent Sacred Valley. Sol y Luna is a Relais Chateaux hotel property that transmits a spirit for creativity and genuine hospitality.
Individual ‘casitas’ (bungalows) blend into the flower-filled gardens and are tastefully decorated with bright décor. Each casita has been individually decorated with Peruvian folk art and locally handcrafted furnishings and ornaments, reflecting the love of its owners for the Andean culture and the Sacred Valley. The hotel has its own stables, an intimate indoor spa and an outdoor heated pool to unwind whilst enjoying a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains.
Start your day off by visiting the Salt Mines of Maras. Its intense white shine appears to glisten on a sunny day - an impressive sight for any visitor. Salt was extracted from these mines during Inca times and the same method is still being to this day. You then head then to Moray, with its circular terraces hidden among the hills, similar to that of a Greek amphitheater. Surrounded by an impressive backdrop of snow-covered mountains, Moray was used as an open-air agricultural lab for adapting crops to different environmental conditions.

Shortly after enjoy a 3-course gourmet lunch this afternoon at Iskay, located only minutes away from the village center of Maras, idyllically situated on a hill with impressive views over the surrounding valley. Upon arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by Tatiana and Jeremy to their lovingly furnished family home which is also the location of this private restaurant. The season and daily harvest, which comes from the restaurant's own garden and surrounding fields, determine the three-course, delectable menu which is personally created and freshly prepared by the hostess.
This morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in the Sacred Valley and privately escorted to Ollantaytambo train station for your upcoming railroad journey.

The VISTADOME train ride takes you through the Sacred Valley of the Incas up to Aguas Calientes.

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your guide who will assist you onto the shuttle bus to the entrance of the citadel of Machu Picchu. During your guided tour you will experience the uniqueness of the location and the genius that went into its construction. The duration of your magical trip to one of the Seven New Wonders of the World will be 2.5 hours, after which you will make your way back out of the citadel with your guide.

Later in the afternoon, return by VISTADOME train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo train station. From there, you will be picked up and privately escorted all the way to your hotel in Cusco.
This morning walk through Cusco's major sites of interest. You visit the famed cathedral with its magnificently carved woodwork, ornate altar and many hundreds of canvases from the 17th-century Cusco Painting School. You continue exploring the cultural wealth of Cusco at the Temple of the Sun where you witness the incredible masonry of the Incas, an engineering feat that remains an enigma. Afterwards walk along Hatunrumiyoc Street named after the 12-angled stone clearly visible in the remaining walls of what used to be Inca Roca’s Palace. Make a last stop in San Blas artisan quarter. Its steeped cobblestone alleys not only offer spectacular views of the city but are lined with workshops and galleries, a great way to soak in Cusco´s artistic atmosphere.
At proper time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima.

Based on two people sharing TWIN or double room (excluding international & domestic flights)

USD 7,100 per person
Country Club Lima (Master), Cirqa (Aposento), Belmond Casitas del Colca (Garden View), Titilaka (Atardecer), La Casona Inkaterra (Balcony Suite), Sol y Luna Relais & Châteaux (Casita Deluxe)

  • Transfers from/to the airport, bus or train station
  • Accommodation based on TWIN in the selected hotel category
  • Private services with local English-speaking guides, except:
    • Services at Titilaka, where excursions will be shared with other guests
  • Train ticket Ollanta – Machu Picchu – Ollanta in Vistadome
  • Entrance fees to the sites noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as noted (B: breakfast, BoxedL: boxed lunch, L: lunch, D: dinner)
  • One small bottle of still water per person per day
  • Tips for baggage porters at airports, stations and hotels
  • Permanent assistance by our Guest Experience Department
Pre-Inca mummy at Larco Museum
Larco Museum
Casa Aliaga Colonial House
Santa Catalina Cloister
Collection at Santa Catalina
Traditional attires in Colca
Volcano lookout point
Pampa Canahuas & vicunas
Vicunas at Pampa Canahuas
Pre-Inca terraces Colca Valley
Yanque town in Colca
Chivay market in Colca
Cruz del Condor
Condor in Colca Canyon
Uros islands with Titilaka
Picnic on the shores of Titicaca
Exploring Titicaca Lake with Titilaka
Titilaka Dawn Suite
Boat House at Titilaka
Maras Salt Pans
Lunch at Iskay
Inca Terraces Moray
Machu Picchu
Koricancha Sun Temple
Hatun Rumilloq Street Cusco

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