Peru In Depth

Reaching the canyons of the far south and the pristine jungles of the Peruvian Amazon, this luxury three-week journey introduces more of Peru’s hidden treasures.

Boasting the wild forests of the Amazon, the volcanoes and canyons of the arid south and the lush green valleys of the Andean cloud forest – Peru is a stupendously diverse country. Over the course of this three-week itinerary, you will discover all the historical highlights of this charming nation and soak up the breath-taking vistas of the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca and the Amazon basin. Beginning with a sophisticated stay in Lima’s fashionable Miraflores district, you will then travel south for a night in the city of Arequipa and an exploration of the Colca Canyon – one of the world’s deepest and most dramatic ravines. You will then stop at Lake Titicaca before exploring the wonders of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu with a luxury, lodge-to-lodge trekking programme. To conclude your trip, you will spend three nights in the Peruvian Amazon on an exclusive river cruise experiencing the magic of this vast, untouched wilderness and its fascinating fauna.

Trip highlights

  • 2 nights in Lima at Hotel Atemporal with a historical tour of the city and private street food experience.

  • 1 night in Arequipa at Cirqa with a private city tour of the colonial centre.

  • 2 nights in the Colca Canyon at Belmond Las Casitas with a private tour of the region and half-board meals.

  • 3 nights by Lake Titicaca at Titilaka with all meals and activities included.

  • A luxury train journey from Puno to Cusco and three nights at the Belmond Monasterio hotel.

  • 3 nights on Mountain Lodges of Peru’s lodge-to-lodge Inca trek with daily activities and all meals included.

  • 1 night in Aguas Calientes at Inkaterra with a guided tour of Machu Picchu and an additional permit to climb the Machu or Huayna Picchu peaks.

  • 3 nights aboard the Delfín III luxury Amazon cruise 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 trendy Miraflores district for the next two nights.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Hotel Atemporal

DAY 2

Lima, Peru

Explore Lima

This morning you will explore Lima’s colonial centre with your guide before heading out in bohemian Barranco in the afternoon for a street food tour with a local expert.

DAY 3

Arequipa, Peru

Fly to Arequipa

This morning you will fly to Arequipa, a picturesque colonial ‘White City’ in southern Peru. Upon arrival you will check in to your luxury hotel and enjoy a private tour of the colonial centre in the afternoon.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Cirqa Arequipa

DAY 4

Colca, Peru

Transfer to the Colca Canyon

Early this morning, you will set off for the Colca Canyon and pass through beautiful scenery en-route to your new destination with stunning vistas of volcanoes, mountain marshes and quaint traditional towns.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Belmond Las Casitas

DAY  5

Condor in flight, Luxury holidays to the Colca Canyon, Peru

Visit the Condors at Colca Canyon

Enjoy a private tour of the Colca Canyon and admire the views from the Condor Cross. You will have the opportunity to explore a few local towns and even hike by secluded ruins of Uyu-Uyu if desired.

DAY 6

Isladel Sol Lake Titicaca

Drive to Lake Titicaca

This morning you will set off on an overland tour from Colca to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Lunch will be included en-route and you will arrive at your hotel in the evening where you will spend the next three nights.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Hotel Titilaka

DAYS 7 – 8

Lake Titicaca, Peru

Explore Lake Titicaca

During your time at Titilaka, you will be able to enjoy a variety of activities in the local region scheduled by the lodge and three gourmet meals a day.

DAY 9

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

Luxury train to Cusco

Today you will catch a luxury train from Puno to the colonial city of Cusco where you will spend the next three nights in a charming luxury hotel.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Hotel Belmond Monasterio

DAY 10

Cusco Cathedral, Peru

Private tour of Cusco

Enjoy a private half day tour of the colonial city centre and the surrounding Inca ruins with your expert guide.

DAY 11

Palccoyo Mountain trek, Peru

Trek to the Rainbow Mountain of Palccoyo

Today you will set off on a full day hike to the Rainbow Mountains of Palccoyo where you can take stunning photographs of this unique landscape. This evening you will meet a guide for a briefing for your lodge-to lodge trek to Machu Picchu.

DAY 12

Lamay Lodge, Peru

Lodge to Lodge Inca Trek

This morning you begin your lodge-to-lodge trail to Machu Picchu. Today you will have a choice of cultural activities and hikes in the Pisaq region of the Sacred Valley and spend the night in Lamay Lodge.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Lamay Lodge

DAY 13

Huacahuasi Lodge, Peru

Lodge to Lodge Inca Trek

From Pisaq you will move on to the Lares Valley and have a similar choice of cultural activities or hikes to explore the region with your guides. Tonight, you will spend the night at Huacahuasi Lodge.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Huacahuasi Lodge

DAY 14

Pisac, Peru

Lodge to Lodge Inca Trek

The next day of your lodge-to-lodge hike will be spent around Ollantaytambo where you can enjoy moderate hikes or a range of cultural activity options before spending the night at Kuychi Rumi Lodge.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Kuychi Rumi Lodge

DAY 15

Inca Trail, Peru

Lodge to Lodge Inca Trek

On the last day of your trek, you will have a choice of hikes in the morning, before taking the train to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu, in the afternoon. You will spend the night in a luxury hotel in the town.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

DAY 16

Machu Picchu, Peru

Tour of Machu Picchu & train to Cusco

This morning you will enjoy a two-hour guided tour of the Machu Picchu citadel and then have free time to climb either the Machu or Huayna Picchu peaks. In the afternoon, you will board a train toward Ollantaytambo and continue onwards to Cusco, where you will spend one further night.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Hotel Belmond Monasterio

DAY 17

Delfin Amazon cruise

Fly to the Amazon

Fly to Iquitos in the northern Peruvian Amazon and board your luxury Amazon cruise ship: Delfín III.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Delfin III

DAYS 18 – 19

Pink Dolphin, Colombian Amazon, Colombia

Exploring the Amazon

These days will be spent exploring the Amazon forest on your cruise. You will be able to enjoy nocturnal safaris, kayaking, piranha fishing and several other activities set by the boat crew.

DAY 20

Aeroplane home

Fly Home

Today you will disembark the ship and return to the airport in Iquitos where you will board your onward flights home.

The price for this itinerary is $15,410.

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

What’s included

  • 19 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

Atemporal

Located in the chic Miraflores district of Lima, Atemporal combines super cool eclectic design with a five-star service. Housed within a revamped 1940s mansion, this grand hotel is the perfect base for exploring the city.

Cirqa Arequipa, luxury Arequipa hotel

Cirqa Arequipa

Celebrating the tradition of hospitality that defined this historic building’s old ‘parador’ where monks would receive weary travellers, Cirqa Arequipa offers an authentically Andean experience with all the finesse of sophisticated modern luxury service.

Belmond Las Casitas

Las Casitas by Belmond is perfectly situated at the edge of the Colca Canyon. Twenty luxury casitas are spread among the 24-hectare estate which has stunning views of the terraces and ravines for which the canyon is famous.

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.

Hotel Belmond Monasterio Cusco

Belmond Monasterio

A timeless classic that dates back to 1592, this hotel is simply stunning. Combining centuries-old charm with sheer luxury, this hotel will delight guests. Situated in the heart of the glittering Incan capital, this historic hotel blends in with the area perfectly.

Lares Adventure Lodge to Lodge Inca Trail

Now, it is possible to enjoy this ‘bucket list’ activity in relative luxury – staying at small lodges and hotels en route, perfect for the hiker who enjoys some home comforts after a day in the mountains.

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.

Delfin Amazon cruise

Delfin II

The Delfin II is a luxury boat, perfect for cruising the Amazon in comfort. It has all the luxuries of the cruise liner with the intimacy of the smaller ship. Authenticity is at the heart with Amazonian materials adding charming decorative touches.