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Peru Highlights

From US$6,590 (~ AUD$9,936 *) Per Person Twin Share

Peru Highlights is a condensed yet comprehensive exploration designed for those with limited time but a deep desire to savour the essence of this remarkable nation. Immerse yourself in the captivating tapestry of Peru, a country renowned for its rich cultural heritage, awe-inspiring landscapes, and delectable cuisine.

Experience the heart of the Andean culture and delight in the flavours of Peruvian dishes at some of the world’s finest restaurants. Recently, Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 were announced in Rio de Janeiro, where Peru placed nine (09) restaurants in the prestigious culinary list. Maido, Mitsuharu “Micha" Tsumura’s Nikkei Cuisine, claimed top spot. The list also includes KjolleMayta, MéritoOssoMilLa MarRafael and Cosme. Whereas, while Central, as “the best restaurant in the world", was not eligible to participate in this category, it did step directly into the hall of fame as the Best of the Best. Lima is a paradise for foodies, and we are happy to take you!

This condensed tour of Peru balances the modern with old-age charm and heritage—leaving you with cherished memories that will linger in your heart long after your return home.

 
 

Itinerary

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Day
 
Destination
Arrival
Departure
Day 1

Transfer from Lima Airport to your hotel.

Optional: A la Carte dinner at one of the world's finest restaurants.

Day 2

(B/L) Your sightseeing tour explores the modern districts of Lima and its historic center, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.
Your tour then leads you to the Larco Herrera Museum, where an extensive collection provides an intuitive insight into Peru's rich pre-Columbian history spanning 3,000 years.

To complete your museum experience, savor a delectable lunch at Café del Museo, offering an authentic Peruvian menu infused with contemporary culinary techniques

Day 3

(B/L) Morning flight to the Incan city of Cusco.
From there, embark on a scenic 2-hour journey to reach your hotel in the picturesque Sacred Valley. Along the way, make a delightful stop at a captivating farmhouse for a gastronomic experience that will tantalize your taste buds. Alternatively, enjoy a traditional Peruvia BBQ lunch with horse show at Wayra, Sol Y Luna Relais Chateaux.

You have the option to visit Chinchero, where you can immerse yourself in the Andean weaving tradition by joining a local weaving family in their courtyard. Chinchero is celebrated for its textile production, crafted skillfully on traditional backstrap looms.

Your overnight stay awaits you at the charming Sol Y Luna Relais Chateaux

Day 4

(B/L) Embark on a captivating full-day tour through the wonders of the Sacred Valley. Your journey begins with a visit to the historic salt ponds of Maras, where salt extraction has been a tradition since Inca times. In recent years.

Next, you'll explore Moray, home to enigmatic circular terraces. Many archaeologists and anthropologists believe that the Moray ruins were once used as a means to carry out agricultural experiments.

To crown your day of exploration, you'll enjoy a memorable lunch at Mil Restaurante. Mil, the second restaurant of celebrity chef Virgilio Martinez, boasts a spectacular location atop the Moray terraces, once used by the Incas for experimental purposes and now a source of inspiration for Martinez and his culinary team. Here, they utilize ancient cooking techniques to craft an 8-course tasting menu that showcases local and lesser-known ingredients, all while providing breathtaking views of the Moray terraces.
Your lunch includes eight courses, complimentary water, and tea.

After this unforgettable experience, you'll return to your hotel in the Sacred Valley for a restful night.

Day 5

(B/L/D) This morning, depart from your hotel in the Sacred Valley to explore the remarkable Ollantaytambo fortress, where you'll marvel at the Temple of the Sun, constructed from six massive monoliths weighing over 50 tons each, and the Terrace of the Ten Niches. Then board the Vistadome Observatory wagon for a picturesque train journey through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, ultimately arriving in Aguas Calientes.

Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, a small coach will transport you up the winding roads to the entrance of Machu Picchu, where your accommodation for the day is situated. Enjoy a delectable a-la-carte lunch before embarking on a guided tour of the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu. Witness the unique beauty of the location and the incredible engineering behind its construction, solidifying its status as one of the world's seven new wonders.

Your afternoon visit offers a more intimate experience with fewer visitors, as it's the last entry time of the day. After your guided tour, your guide will escort you to your hotel for a meal and a peaceful night's rest, conveniently located next to the citadel's entrance.

Please note that Machu Picchu train regulations permit only a 5-kilogram carry-on onboard; the safest place for your remaining luggage is at the hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Day 6

(B/T/D) Following breakfast, you can explore the magnificent Machu Picchu at your leisure, uncovering its hidden treasures (an entrance fee for Machu Picchu, an English-speaking guide, and a shuttle bus are all included).

In the late afternoon, enjoy the Belmond afternoon tea, before your return journey to Ollanta or Cusco (depending on the season) commences aboard the luxurious Hiram Bingham train. As you travel, relish in pre-dinner cocktails and savour an elegant four-course meal on board. The train's bar carriage also promises an entertaining music show, ensuring a delightful end to your day.

Day 7

(B) Commence your Cusco sightseeing adventure at the awe-inspiring Sacsayhuaman Fortress, a monumental testament to the Inca civilization's architectural prowess. The meticulous precision displayed in the rockwork stands as a testament to the exceptional skills of Inca stonemasons.

Returning to Cusco city, you'll encounter a striking blend of Inca and Hispanic influences at the Koricancha, also known as the Sun Temple. A short stroll away lies the Cathedral, an imposing structure that graces the northeastern side of Cusco's central square. Within its hallowed halls, you'll find the renowned 'Last Supper' painting by Quechua artist Marcos Zapata.

Wander along cobblestone streets leading to the artistic enclave of San Blas, where many skilled craftsmen operate workshops and quaint galleries in the charming, narrow lanes. Departing from the main square, follow Triunfo Street to Hatunrumiyoc, where you'll encounter the famous twelve-sided stone, a remarkable testament to ancient craftsmanship.

Day 8

(B) Transfer to Cusco airport for your return flight home.

2024 Private Tour  (based on double or twin share)

Pricing are in USD per person, one room for two guests sharing

For other departures and availability, please contact First Class Travel at 1300 30 80 81

 

*Rates are subject to availability and seasonality and may change without notice. Rates are based on two adults sharing. For solo travellers or single person occupancy rates or further information on terms and conditions, please contact our Travel Specialists at time of booking.

NIGHT 1-2

Country Club Lima Hotel
LIMA, PERU

NIGHTS 3-4

Sol Y Luna Relais Chateaux
URUBAMBA, PERU

NIGHT 5

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge 
MACHU PICCHU, PERU

NIGHTS 6-7
Belmond Monasterio
CUSCO, PERU

 
 

Call a Luxury Tour Specialist on 1300 308 081 and Quote #94565

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