Lima Sacred Valley Machu Picchu

Cusco Lake Titicaca

Peru is for many people the ultimate South American destination for the traveller who is serious about their “luxury travel”. Hotels will surprise and delight, the sites are simply magnificent, and the restaurants are literally the finest in the world! This holiday focuses on the best of the best that Peru has to offer.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Discover Machu Picchu with an expert guide
  • Dine at the world’s best restaurants
  • Explore wonders of The Sacred Valley
  • Wander the colonial masterpiece city of Cusco
  • Encounter the local Uros people at Lake Titicaca

What’s included

  • Private tours for most included activities
  • Travel by luxury train
  • Meet & greet airport service
  • Luxury or boutique accommodation at your chosen level
  • Expert guides in each destination


This is an example itinerary. It is fully flexible; you can add or detract days and include hotels at your chosen budget. It departs daily.



Price Guide

$12,895 – $14,275 pp

Our quotes are bespoke for your customised trip. The prices displayed are indicative only, read more

Fly to Lima

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Day 1-2

Lima – restored mansions, museums and markets

Arrive Lima and transfer into the charming, cobbled streets of Barranco to the Hotel B, a sumptuously restored Belle Époque styled mansion. Once a coastal summer escape for Lima’s rich and famous, Barranco is best explored on foot offering an excellent mix of museums, bars, galleries and historic mansions. For colonial Peru, head into the city centre while for markets, museums and the fascinating pre-Inca pyramid of Huaca Pucllana, the neighbouring suburb of Miraflores is an excellent alternative.

Day 3-5

Sacred Valley – salt pans, ancient fortress and Inca ruins

Fly to Cusco where you will be driven into the Sacred Valley, a stunning area of Inca ruins, Andean markets and whitewashed colonial towns flanked by the towering glacier-topped peaks of the Vilcabamba Range. The Sacred Valley has no shortage of beautiful properties but for the setting alone, look no further than the Rio Sagrado overlooking the Urubamba River. During your stay, visit the enigmatic site of Moray or dazzling salt-pans of Maras; wander along Inca Trails to Pisac or Huchuy Qosqo; marvel at the formidable fortress town of Ollantaytambo or browse the stalls of Chinchero’s traditional Sunday market.

Day 6

Machu Picchu – luxury train to the “lost city”

All board the luxurious Hiram Bingham, a beautiful train furnished in the classic style of the 1920s Pullman carriages! The Hiram Bingham winds its way through the heart of the breathtaking Vilcabamba Mountains to reach Aguas Calientes where you will be whisked up to tour the magnificent lost city of the Inca – Machu Picchu! As the crowds descend to the village, you will make your way to your accommodation; where else but the Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel right next to the Inca citadel itself with spellbinding views of the surrounding mountains.

Day 7-9

Cusco – colonial splendour meets Incan intrigue

Wander amidst the terraces, ruins and amazing Inca shrines of Machu Picchu, before you rejoin the Hiram Bingham Train for the journey back to Cusco. The Inca capital Cusco spills over with monuments, museums, galleries and an Incan intrigue and based at the sumptuous Inkaterra La Casona, you will delve into its riches. Visit the Korikancha Temple of Sun and colonial cathedral, browse the workshops and galleries of San Blas or fill your senses at San Pedro food market. No visit to Cusco is complete without visiting the extraordinary ruined fortress of Sacsayhuaman that sits in the hills above the city.

Day 10-13

Lake Titicaca – lake on the roof of the world

Kick back and watch the world drift by as you embark the Belmond Andean Explorer, the height of luxury and South America’s first deluxe sleeper train as it journeys up into the highlands to reach Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Overnight in a cosy cabin before you finish your journey at Titilaka, Lake Titicaca’s most exclusive hotel sitting on a private, secluded peninsula. Enjoy daily activities which include walking, paddling, bird-watching and boat-trips out to the remote island communities of Uros and Taquile.

Day 14

Depart Puno

Return to the airport (or town) for onward connections to your next favoured destination.

Day 15

Fly home

A note on price

The prices outlined above are a rough guide to give you an idea of costs and enable you to budget for your trip.

Guide prices are generally for private arrangements based on twin share, in well located, good quality accommodation (excluding international flights).

Please note costs are indicative and may vary due to a number of factors such as; travel date, hotel choice, room category, number of people travelling and prevailing exchange rates.

Price Guide $ – $ per person

When to travel

jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season from April to November when there are bright sunny days and an average temperature of around 20° though dropping to just above zero at night due to the altitude. The Amazon is hot and sticky all year round though marginally more oppressive and wet between the months December and March.

Add on’s

There are a multitude of add on holiday options to this Peru itinerary, for example you could head for a cruise in the Galapagos Islands, explore the Atacama or Patagonia.

Peru is also easily accessed with direct flights from Melbourne and Sydney travelling via Santiago.

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