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

  • Visit the Larco Museum together with one of the museum's curators
  • 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
  • Train ride to Machu Picchu with IncaRail's First Class allows for a less crowded Machu Picchu visit
  • 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
  • Complimentery 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 with one of its curators. Upon arrival at the colonial house, the museum’s curator will take you on 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. Its masterpieces are considered worldwide icons of pre-Columbian art and have been displayed in the world's most renowned museums. 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 (1.5-hour duration).
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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 off by exploring the fascinating but unusual Pisaq market situated in the Sacred Valley. Originally, a place where people from remote communities used to barter their products, Pisaq has evolved into one of South America's most famous souvenir markets. Be sure to sample some 'empanadas' baked in traditional clay ovens.


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.

Board the First-Class train service from IncaRail leaving at 11:15. The trains arrival time and the 3-course meal served on board allows for a visit to Machu Picchu at a time where most tourists take a break for lunch.

Once in Aguas Calientes, a small coach takes you up the steep roads to the entrance of the citadel. For centuries Machu Picchu remained undiscovered by the Spaniards and has only been found in 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham. During a guided tour you will experience the uniqueness of the location and the genius that went into its construction, making this Inca site one of the seven new wonders of the world.

After the guided excursion you will return to Aguas Calientes town to board your First Class train back to Ollanta (dinner will be served on board).
This morning head to Cusco for a walk through its 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 with one of its curators. Upon arrival at the colonial house, the museum’s curator will take you on 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. Its masterpieces are considered worldwide icons of pre-Columbian art and have been displayed in the world's most renowned museums. 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 (1.5-hour duration).
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 off by exploring the fascinating but unusual Pisaq market situated in the Sacred Valley. Originally, a place where people from remote communities used to barter their products, Pisaq has evolved into one of South America's most famous souvenir markets. Be sure to sample some 'empanadas' baked in traditional clay ovens.


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.

Board the First-Class train service from IncaRail leaving at 11:15. The trains arrival time and the 3-course meal served on board allows for a visit to Machu Picchu at a time where most tourists take a break for lunch.

Once in Aguas Calientes, a small coach takes you up the steep roads to the entrance of the citadel. For centuries Machu Picchu remained undiscovered by the Spaniards and has only been found in 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham. During a guided tour you will experience the uniqueness of the location and the genius that went into its construction, making this Inca site one of the seven new wonders of the world.

After the guided excursion you will return to Aguas Calientes town to board your First Class train back to Ollanta (dinner will be served on board).
This morning head to Cusco for a walk through its 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 7,730 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 First Class by IncaRail (including lunch and dinner served on board)
  • Entrance fee and bus tickets Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes for the second-day visit to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance fees to the sites noted in the itinerary (important: the chronological order of visits in the itinerary may change to ensure the best operation)
  • 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

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