Classic Peru

Exploring charming colonial cities, mysterious Inca ruins and the scenic splendour of the Andes, this Classic Peru tour includes all the highlights.

Beginning with a two-night stay in Peru’s capital city on the Pacific Coast, you will enjoy a fascinating tour of Lima’s colonial centre with plenty of free time to sample the local gastronomy, widely regarded as some of the best food in Latin America. Next, explore the mysterious Inca ruins of the Sacred Valley and enjoy a luxury train journey to the most famous lost citadel of all: Machu Picchu. Enjoy a cosy night tucked away in the cloud forest at the foot of the mountain before returning to the ruins for a second time the next day and taking the train on to Cusco, the epicentre of Peruvian colonial history – where the 15th and 16th century cultural clash between the Spanish conquistadors and the indigenous Quechua peoples remains evident. From Cusco, you will travel to the Bolivian border to spend two peaceful nights by the azure waters of Lake Titicaca before returning home.

Trip highlights

  • 2 nights in Lima at Hotel B Barranco with a private city tour of the colonial city centre.

  • 2 nights in the stunning Sacred Valley at Sol y Luna Lodge.

  • Included visits to the main historical sites in the valley and a traditional Pachamama ceremony.

  • A day trip aboard the Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu with a guided tour of the Inca citadel.

  • One night in Aguas Calientes at the cosy Inkaterra hotel and an included second entry to Machu Picchu.

  • 3 nights in Cusco at the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas with a private tour of the city and its surrounding ruins.

  • Tickets aboard the luxury Perurail Titicaca train to Lake Titicaca with a gourmet lunch on board.

  • 2 nights at Lake Titicaca at Titilaka Hotel with all meals and activities included.

Map of your holiday

Day by Day itinerary

DAY 1

Lima, Peru

Arrive into Lima

Arrive into Lima and transfer to your hotel in the artistic Barranco district for the next two nights.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Hotel Barranco B

DAY 2

Lima, Peru

Explore Lima

Enjoy a privately guided tour of colonial Lima. Visit the Casa Aliaga, the striking main square and the fascinating Larco Herrera Museum, full of pre-Hispanic treasures.

DAY 3

Sol y Luna, Sacred Valley, Peru

Fly to Cusco and head to the Sacred Valley

Today you will fly to Cusco and transfer to your charming hotel in the Sacred Valley, enjoying a picnic lunch and a tour of Chinchero en-route.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Hotel Sol y Luna

DAY 4

Moray, Peru

Private tour of the Sacred Valley

Visit the salt mines of Maras, the agricultural terraces of Moray and the hillside Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. In the afternoon, you will attend a traditional Pachamama (‘Mother Earth’) ceremony and have a traditional local lunch.

DAY  5

Machu Picchu and Llama, Peru

Visit Machu Picchu

This morning you will board the luxury Belmond Hiram Bingham train and set off for Machu Picchu. A gourmet lunch is served on board. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a guided tour of the citadel and an elegant afternoon tea at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge before checking in to your hotel for the night.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

DAY 6

Take the train to Machu Picchu on a luxury holiday to Peru

Re-visit Machu Picchu & take the luxury train to Cusco

This morning you will be able to re-enter the Machu Picchu ruins to explore independently or undertake the hike to the top of the Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu mountains. In the afternoon, catch the Hiram Bingham train to Cusco for 3 nights and enjoy an evening meal on board.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Hotel Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

DAY 7

Cusco Cathedral, Peru

Private tour of Cusco

Enjoy a private tour of colonial Cusco with included visits to the fascinating Inca ruins surrounding the city centre.

DAY 8

Cusco, Peru

Free time in Cusco

Day at leisure to explore Cusco independently.

DAY 9

Take the train to Machu Picchu on a luxury holiday to Peru

Board a luxury train to Lake Titicaca

Today you will board the 1920s-style luxury Titicaca train from Cusco to Puno and be served a delicious local lunch on board. Upon arrival in Puno, transfer to your hotel for the next two nights on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Hotel Titilaka

DAY 10

Hotel Titilaka - Luxury hotel in Lake Titicaca, Peru

Explore Lake Titicaca

During your stay at Titilaka, you will be able to take part in a variety of activities scheduled by the lodge in the region. All meals are also included in your stay.

DAY 11

Lima, Peru

Fly to Lima

This morning you will explore some lesser-known ruins on your way to Juliaca. You will board a flight to Lima there and transfer to your hotel for your last night in the city.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Hotel Barranco B

DAY 12

Aeroplane home

Fly Home

Today, at the appropriate time your guide will accompany you to the airport for your flight home.

The price for this itinerary is $7,450.

This is a per person price, based on 2 people travelling and sharing a room.

What’s included

  • 11 nights in luxury accommodation as listed above

  • Private transfers and tours with an English speaking guide and driver

  • All internal flights in economy class seating

What’s not included

  • International flights (discuss your specific requirements with us)

  • Travel insurance

  • Any visas you may require

This is a guide price. Please enquire and we will provide a full personalised quote for you.  All our itineraries are tailor-made to your own requirements so can be modified however you wish.

WHERE TO STAY

Our favourite luxury hotels

Hotel B Lima

Hotel B Barranco

Originally built in the style of the Belle Époque, the mansion served as a seaside retreat during the presidency of Augusto Leguia in the 1920s. Its architectural features and flair make this hotel one of the most attractive properties in Lima.

Sol y Luna Lodge Sacred Valley Peru

Sol y Luna Lodge and Spa

Sol y Luna is an award-winning hotel, located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In this naturally stunning area, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful surrounding whilst staying in luxury. Situated just 1km from the town of Urubamba, you also have the opportunity to experience authentic town life.

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

The Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo is set amongst lush rainforest in 12 acres of natural beauty and offers cosy and luxurious accommodation.

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas Cusco

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

The Belmond Palacio Nazarenas Hotel is one of the most exclusive hotels in the city of Cusco. Featuring stunning contemporary design mixed with antique furnishings, this hotel is a world leader in cutting edge design.

Hotel Titilaka Lake Titicaca Peru

Titilaka

Remote and tranquil, this luxurious hotel offers visitors truly stunning accommodation on a private peninsula of Lake Titicaca. Situated on the shore of the lake, it boasts outstanding views of the blue waters and distant mountains under white-washed skies.