Example Trip Itinerary
Meet and greet at Lima airport
Private transfer to your hotel in Lima
Accommodation in Lima
Villa Barranco is located in a charming 1920’s house that has been carefully restored, fitting perfectly into the surrounding district of Barranco which is known for its arty feel, traditional architecture and laid-back bohemian vibe. There are nine rooms and suites, a some of which on the ground floor enjoy a private garden space, while those on the second have terraces of balconies. The style is simple, comfortable, with wooden floors, Persian rugs and huge beds. Enjoy views of the sea and surrounding neighbourhood from the rooftop terrace, with many cultural sites, bars and restaurants nearby.
- Five king bedded rooms, eight king two twin bedded rooms and four contemporary queen bedded rooms
- Restaurant, bar and lounge
- Living room
- Rooftop sun deck and patio
At last a hotel with lots of Limeño character and heritage. Combining intimate and modern boutique hospitality, with stylish, historical elegance, Hotel B offers both a polished and decidedly local stay to your time in Lima. Located in the city’s bohemian district of Barranco and housed in a historical Belle Époque mansion, once the palatial, ocean view residence of the Peruvian president Augusto Leguia, its architectural features and flair captures Peru’s colonial past in 21st century luxury. In fact, the Arts Hotel renovation team included sculptors from the Fine Arts academy and a host of talented carpenters under the direction of an Italian master woodworker. Each of its 17 rooms (coming in three different categories) all display chic furnishings and modern amenities, with contemporary style and smart design blended together in a very refreshing and unique way.
- 82 guestrooms
- Observatory Restaurant
- Rooftop pool
This luxury hotel in Lima is a great place to relax before or after your visit to Machu Picchu and other destinations in Peru. The hotel is set on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and adjacent to one of the most exclusive residential areas and commercial districts of Lima. Miraflores Park prides itself in offering outstanding personalised service and a home away from home atmosphere. With 82 rooms, the amenities include three massage rooms, a rooftop heated pool, state of the art gym and a special observatory restaurant with sea views while dining. This luxury hotel in Lima is a great place to relax before or after your visit to Machu Picchu and other destinations in Peru.
Being the capital and largest city in the country, Lima is a frequent stop for those travelling to Peru. A mix of modern developments and colonial architecture makes it a fascinating place to explore.
It’s a cosmopolitan city with some beautiful museums, parks and and gourmet restaurants. Lima is one of the culinary capitals of the world, with restaurants serving innovative and tasty interpretations of traditional Peruvian food.
Start with a visit to one of Lima’s most emblematic and picturesque markets, where you can see, taste and purchase the most popular ingredients used in Peruvian cuisine. In the hands of our culinary expert, you may have the chance to try fruits from the coast, mountains and jungle, such as chirimoya, pacay, mango, passion fruit, aguaymanto, aguaje, and stop by the impressive seafood section selling the likes of prawns, shrimp, octopus and scallops. You also have the opportunity to try and buy dried fruits and browse the handicrafts on offer. You then go to La Picanteria, a restaurant owned by famous chef, Hector Solís. The restaurant looks to reproduce the rustic and traditional atmosphere of a picanteria and menus vary according to what's best in the market that day.
Private transfer to Lima airport
Flight from Lima to Cusco
Private transfer to your hotel in the Sacred Valley
Accommodation in Sacred Valley
- 115 rooms
- Large Spa with 7 treatment rooms, Vichy shower, 3 hydrotherapy pools
- 3 restaurants
- Wine cellar
A brand new hotel and spa resort, the Aranwa Aqua is amongst the most luxurious and well equipped accommodations in the Sacred Valley. Set in the impressive grounds of an 18th century colonial hacienda the hotel boast full spa facilities to provide an extra level of relaxation after a day of exploring including many of the latest treatments and facilities. There are one hundred rooms and fifteen large suites (with jacuzzis and floor-to-ceiling windows) and guests can also enjoy three restaurants, a small on site museum and an art gallery.
- 43 casitas
- Adjoining ranch and stables
Set among beautiful gardens in the magnificent location of the Sacred Valley, Sol y Luna is a charming and comfortable hotel with wonderfully relaxing amenities. Your bungalow, or ‘casita’, is designed with Andean touches and stylish interiors and boasts gorgeous views of the surrounding landscape. Spend your days exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas where you can partake in exciting activities such as horse riding, bird watching and para-gliding. Back at Sol y Luna the indulgent spa, sauna and pool is a peaceful place for you to unwind, while the dining consists of a restaurant, Killa Wasi, where Peruvian and European cuisine is served and a bar, Chicha Wasi, where you can enjoy authentic pisco sours.
- 22 rooms
- Private villas for families and groups of friends
This is without doubt one of the most comfortable and luxurious places to stay in the Sacred Valley. Set in a beautiful spot by the Urubamba river the hotel is close to the Incan fortress of Ollantaytambo. The construction and design of the twenty-two rooms is in keeping with the rustic surrounds of this historic location with extensive use of natural materials, yet never compromising on luxury. The hotel has a good restaurant and a high quality 230 square metre spa in which to relax after a day exploring the area. There are two very spacious and well-appointed villas suitable for families or groups of friends travelling together.
- 128 rooms
- Swimming pool
A modern luxury resort, the Tambo Del Inka was opened in 2010 and offers a wide range of comforts and amenities for those seeking a luxurious stay in this scenic area. In an exclusive position in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Tambo Del Inka is the only hotel in Urubamba with its own private train station the Machu Picchu. The modern sophisticated suites take inspiration from Incan designs, with native fabrics and décor. Each has its own private terrace overlooking the incredible natural surroundings. Guests can unwind beside the pool which boasts excellent views of the surrounding mountains, go for an invigorating workout in the world class fitness centre or choose one of the many pampering treatments on offer at the hotel’s luxurious spa. The in-house restaurant serves up an innovative take on the local Andean cuisine, using homegrown, organic ingredients.
- 50 rooms
- Outdoor pool
- Dining room
- Bar and living room
Tucked away in one of the Sacred Valley’s most secluded haciendas, next to the tiny village of Urquillos and close to many of the area’s most important Inca settlements, explora Valle Sagrado is the wonderful hub from which to explore this incredible region of Peru. Carefully built within an ancient corn plantation set on Inca terraces, 50 rooms – six of which are suites – drink in views of the surrounding fields and mountains. Each is modern in its simplicity and thoroughly comfortable. There is an outdoor swimming pool, with hot tubs, massage room, steam rooms and saunas all set within a carefully preserved colonial building, Pumacahua House. A communal dining room, bar, library and living area sit at the heart of the property. Guests stay here on a three night all inclusive basis, discovering the area with a selection of over 20 exploration activities. These include a range of hikes to colonial towns, snowcapped mountains, high altitude lagoons and Inca archaeological sites, half and full day mountain bike rides and tours to Cusco, Machu Picchu, or more off-the-beaten track locations.
- 12 rooms and 24 casitas
The Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba is a modern take on a traditional hacienda, wonderfully located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas between Cusco and Machu Picchu, its sizable estate backed by green mountains and overlooking terraced fields below. The view is shared by all 12 rooms in the Casa Hacienda and 24 standalone casitas. Architecture and interiors are inspired on the area’s cultural history, with colonial furniture, authentic Inca masks and handcrafted woodwork giving a genuine sense of place. Food is centred around an ‘earth to table’ concept, with produce from the hacienda’s organic plantation. Quinoa, Urubamba giant corn, medicinal herbs and a variety of potatoes are farmed with traditional hand tools and oxen, as done centuries ago, and guests are welcome to join in picking their own crops. The most recent addition to the hacienda is the Mayu Spa, which means river in Quechua. It is nestled between the organic orchard and an peppertree forest and offers treatments using natural products derived from native medicinal herbs.
Spend your time relaxing and exploring the incredible scenery of the Sacred Valley. It's a great place to experience the culture of Peru and the landscape is breathtaking.
Your guide will collect you from your hotel in the Sacred Valley and take you on a full day private tour. Start at the Inca fortress town of Ollantaytambo. The site was built just as the Spaniards arrived and is one of the most important if not visible vestiges of how the Incas inhabited and functioned in their cities making it a fascinating place to explore. There is a fortress at the top of the hill (and quite a few steps) which is particularly interesting to investigate for the techniques the Incas used in its construction.
Private transfer to Ollanta station
The Vistadome train takes you to the magnificent ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu in superb modern comfort. As per its name, the train has wide glass windows built into the roof and sides of the carriages so you really do get to see the rich Peruvian countryside rushing by. Large leather seats, air conditioning, heating, and good service reflects all the contemporary efficiency and standards of Peru Rail too.
Your private guide will take you on a comprehensive tour of the Machu Picchu citadel, really bringing it to life by detailing the history, significance and myths surrounding it as well as taking you to the hidden corners and best viewpoints. After your tour, you'll descend to Aguas Calientes for a delicious lunch at the rustically elegant Inkaterra hotel, before an afternoon at leisure. You can explore the areas around Machu Picchu or carry on exploring the ruins.
Return in the evening to overnight at your chosen hotel in the Machu Picchu area.
Lodges in Machu Picchu
Inkaterra Machu Picchu is only steps away from the train ride to the breathtaking views of the Incan citadel. The hotel consists of several whitewashed cottages in an Andean village located in the heart of Agua Calientes, part of the historical Machu Picchu attraction. Tea time and evening nature shows are offered each day, and the hotel has a spa and yoga facility. The spacious rooms all have a fireplace and thick, handmade alpaca wool blankets cover each bed making it a perfect place for simple relaxing before and after your Machu Picchu excursion.
- 31 rooms
- Two restaurants
The Sanctuary Lodge is certainly one of the best located hotels in the world, being the only accommodation located inside of Machu Picchu. There are stunning views from many of the rooms and the hotel is within walking distance of the Incan ruins. The gorgeous garden is a wonderful place to have breakfast or a cocktail in the evening while relishing in the peace of the surroundings. Given the location, space is at an economy so the standard rooms are not overly spacious. However, this is a small price to pay for such a stunning location. All meals are included in the cost.
- 60 rooms
An excellent option in the Machu Picchu area, the Sumaq is located outside of the town of Aguas Calientes on a stretch of the Urubamba river. 60 rooms and suites are decorated to a clean modern finish with flourishes and details inspired by the Inca citadel, with views of the river and mountains. One of the real highlights here is the restaurant, by our reckoning one of the best in the Machu Picchu area. Aside from visiting the famous citadel above, you can partake in Peruvian cooking classes, witness traditional ceremonies and shamanic rituals, and head out on hikes through the lush valley in search of unique species of flora and fauna.
Discover the Machu Picchu citadel by climbing up either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. Both scenic sites offer incredible, sweeping views, but vary in route. Huanya Picchu is a steeper route for the confident hiker as you pass sheer drops and takes around 2 hours. Machu Picchu Mountain is a rewarding 3 hour ascending hike taking you away from the larger crowds to enjoy the vistas.
Board the train for the journey back from Machu Picchu with refreshments served on board.
Private transfer from Ollanta Station to your hotel in Cusco
Accommodation in Cusco
- 16 rooms
- Restaurant and bar
- Spa, sauna and massage rooms
- Hydro massage pool
Casa Cartagena has a uniquely sharp and contemporary look in a town dominated by colonial style hotels. The boutique hotel has a sleek, minimalist concept with clean, white lines and modern furnishings for the interiors, whilst the historical exterior has been renovated beautifully in keeping with the surrounds of the city. Service is attentive and professional and the hotel sits just 200 metres from the main historic square of the city. The sixteen rooms are spacious and airy, and the central courtyard is beautifully lit up by a large luminescent globe.
- 126 Rooms
- Select rooms oxygen enriched
- Two Restaurants
- 2 Restaurants
- Lobby bar
Cusco’s most famous and prestigious hotel, Monasterio is a beautifully restored monastery in the heart of town just steps away from the main plaza, finest restaurants and best museums. Built around Incan foundations, adorned with antique Spanish design, the hotel is an important historical landmark and is protected by the National Institute of Culture. The 126 unique rooms offer a great mix of elegance and comfort, ranging from cozy quarters to expansive suite. The hotel also goes the extra mile in terms of guests’ comfort with the provision of some oxygen enriched bedrooms to help acclimatize to the high altitude. There are two restaurants – Illariy in the cloisters opening out over the leafy courtyard where you’ll find delicious breakfasts and light lunches, and El Tupay which serves fine international cuisine created from local ingredients, often accompanied by opera. The relaxed lobby bar is the place to sip pisco sours after a day exploring.
- 55 oxygen-enriched suites
- Outdoor pool
- Poolside bar
Palacio Nazarenas, a beautifully-restored old palace and convent, is Belmond’s latest hotel in Cusco and another triumph on the same par as the nearby Monasterio. The hotel has been conscientiously renovated so that guest bask not only in modern luxury but in the history of Cusco, with cloistered gardens, fountains, walls of Incan stones, lovely terraces and flowered patios to wander amongst. The style is sympathetic to the colonial era in regards to its lavishness but also outfitted to modern demands and designs. For example, all of its rooms are oxygen-enriched to help ease the altitude for visitors, and it boasts the city’s first outdoor pool.
- 11 Suites
- Lounge and dining room
This luxury boutique hotel is located right in the center of Cusco surrounded by cobblestone streets, museums and next door to Plaza Las Nazarenas. This really is the premier property in Cusco and a real delight to stay at. La Casona is a beauitfully and carefully restored colonial manor house from the 16th century with modern luxuries. With only eleven suites surrounding a courtyard, the atmosphere is very private and charming. Each room is furnished with period antiques and has a fireplace and heated floors. Other hotel amenities include a library, restaurant, lounge, spa, butler services and Peruvian cooking classes.
- 43 rooms
- Oxygen enrichment
- flat screen televisions
- Bar and restaurant
- 4 treatment rooms
- Ipod docks
- Steam Room and Dry Sauna
- Steam Room
- Dry Sauna
The Aranwa is an excellent boutique option in Cusco. Decoration is a mixture of colonial style, modern furniture and opulent restored antique pieces from the owner’s personal collection. The hotel retains a historic feel whilst modern touches make your stay that much more comfortable. The forty three rooms are equipped with such features as iPod docks, oxygen enrichment (optional) and large, all marble bathrooms with jacuzzi’s or colonial style claw-footed bath tubs.
Enjoy this beautiful city and UNESCO World Heritage site. You'll have our list of recommendations as well as private guides on hand to enjoy the best of this beautiful city. We can arrange a number of private, interest-led tours to booking fine restaurants for you. Your personal travel designer will be able to recommend activities that are most suitable to your interests.
Today you will visit the Imperial City, a living example of the mixture of the Andean and Spanish cultures. You start your trip visiting the Santo Domingo Convent, built over the Koricancha Palace.
Later, you will stop at the Main Square, where you can find the Cathedral of Cusco. Going on with the tour, you will visit the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, which is the largest and most impressive of four archaeological ruins on the outskirts of Cusco. Built by the Incas, it served an important military function and was the site of a major battle with the Spanish in 1536. The complex was constructed out of massive stones, some weighing as much as 300 tons, cut to fit together without the use of mortar.
Later, you will take a look at the archaeological sites of Qenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay, located north east of the city.
Enjoy a romantic dinner and excellent views across the rooftops of Cusco at Marcelo Batata, a wonderful restaurant specialising in pisco and Peruvian fusion cuisine.
Private transfer to Cusco airport
Flight from Cusco to Lima
Flight from Lima to Tumbes
Private transfer to your hotel in the Northern Beaches
The northern Beaches
Accommodation in The northern Beaches
- Eight villas
- Private house for eights guests
- Bar and restaurant
- Swimming pool
Villas del Mar Máncora is located a short way along the coast from the town of Mancora overlooking a beach which is just a short walk away along a stone path. There are eight villas, ‘Matrimoniales’ for couples with sea view terraces and ‘Familiares’ for families which sleep up to six people in three bedrooms. There’s also a private house with its own pool and living areas that can cater for eight guests. A pleasant pool is fringed by a bar and restaurant which serves up Peruvian specialities with produce from the Pacific and Villas del Mar Máncora’s garden.
- 22 rooms
- Swimming pool
- Restaurant and bar
On a quiet stretch of beach 20 minutes south of Mancora, Arennas Mancora is a modern retreat making the most of this coastline’s perfect surf and beautiful sunsets. There are 22 contemporary rooms and private villas are spacious, minimalist and each with air-conditioning and its own terrace. Many feature huge glass doors out onto private decks and Pocitas beach. The property also features spacious lounges and terraces, an outdoor pool, bar and restaurant. A range of activities can be organised from here, including deep sea fishing, whale watching trips, surfing and kite surfing classes, and horse rides on the beach.
- 7 suites
- Lounge bar
- Outdoor swimming pool
Set a few miles south of Mancora on the pleasant stretch of beach known as Las Pocitas, DCO suites is a welcome addition to the beach hotel scene in Peru. This is a stylish, well run boutique property of just seven rooms set right on the beach. All of the six suites face out to see and the larger master suite includes a jacuzzi from which to enjoy the views (particularly the Pacific sunset). Facilities at the hotel also include a good bar, pool, beach service and a spa. The hotel’s restaurant is the best in the area and service is friendly and efficient.
Relax and enjoy the warm Pacific climes, beaches, rustic atmosphere, seafood restaurants and lively bars at night. While away your days surfing, fishing, diving, horse riding and generally kicking back.
Private transfer to Tumbes airport
Flight from Tumbes to Lima