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Essence Of Peru
Featuring the Andean Explorer

Lima, Urubamba, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lake Titicaca
15 July 2021 - 22 July 2021 | 11 Nights
Starting at $5,688/person
Reduced deposit: $250/pers. + 1 airline ticket (coach) per room when booked online by Oct. 31

  • Culture and History
  • Outdoors
  • City discovery

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5 Home bases
8 Destinations
Activity level
Moderate
Service level
Premium
Group size
Max
8
Journey designed by
Tembani Mnyapa

                                

On this journey, we invite you to experience true Peruvian luxury and charm. Discover the history and culture of Peru on one of many private guided tours included in this curated experience. Hike the surreal Twilight Mountain, before experiencing a variety of bird species from the comfort of your hotel. Learn to cook a gourmet Peruvian dish and visit the historical Machu Picchu ruins. Expect a full cultural immersion accompanied by authentic cuisine and divine wines. Choose to return home, or board a luxury train for a Belmond Andean Explorer experience. Enjoy impeccable service and astronomical site-seeing including Lake Titicaca and the emblematic Sumbay Caves. Allow us to dazzle you in true Peruvian style, as with AIV the possibilities are abundant.

Your Host

Tembani Mnyapa
Tembani Mnyapa

Nights

1 night in Lima

3 nights in Urubamba (Sacred Valley)

1 night in Machu Pichu

2 nights in Cusco

Train extension:
2 nights on the Andean Explorer

1 night in Arequipa

Meals

8 Traditional breakfast (+3 with train)

5 Lunches (+2 with train)

7 Dinners (+2 with train)

Activities

Bohemian private guided history and cultural tour Lima

Twilight Mountain trail walk sunset

Half-day trip sacred valley

Private Urubamba Market tour

Gourmet Peruvian cooking lesson

Bird watching

Private guided tour Citadel of Machu Picchu

Private guided tour in Cusco

Wine tasting + Andean Jazz musical entertainment

Extras

Private luxury vehicle transfer

All Taxes

Highlights

Peruvian History and Culture

Immerse yourself in the essence of Peruvian history and culture. From the mystical Ollantaytambo’s Archeological Park ruins to the outstanding Machu Picchu ruins, we assure you that awe-inspiration is on the horizon. We also visit the Inca Museum, Cusco Cathedral and San Blas Church - expect to experience child-like wonder!

Belmond Andean Explorer Train

Choose to make a stop in Cusco, or continue with the Peruvian luxury train. Embark on the ultimate Peruvian escape and journey from Cusco to Arequipa in style, visiting charming Puno and the majestic Lake Titicaca. Uncover the hidden gems of the fascinating region on the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham Train.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Welcome to Lima

Welcome to Lima

Day 1

Upon your arrival in Lima, you are whisked away to our host property. After some time to freshen up, experience a Bohemian private guided tour and explore the "City of Kings" in the heart of Lima. We visit the Pedro de Osma Museum and the Las Pallas Art Gallery, before enjoying lunch at a local recommended eatery. In the evening, we have a welcome dinner with amazing wine pairings at Tragaluz restaurant, located at the beautiful Belmond Hotel.

Lima To Urubamba

Lima To Urubamba

Day 2

After a delicious breakfast at your property, we take a scenic flight from Lima to Urubamba, an impeccable location, and our home for the next three glorious nights. After checking and settling in our beautiful hotel, we delight in afternoon tea on the property. Lunch will be served before a private explorer guide leads us on a trail walk of the gorgeous Twilight Mountain. As the sunsets, we have an authentic and traditional dinner back at the hotel.

Exploring Sacred Valley

Exploring Sacred Valley

Day 3

Today, we enjoy breakfast served at the property, before a half-day history and culture trip, from Urubamba to the Sacred Valley. On the private guided tour, we visit the Ollantaytambo’s Archeological Park ruins. Lunch will be at leisure, so why not indulge in a spa treatment? We then have the opportunity to spot the birds of Urubamba, while at the hotel. From hawks to hummingbirds, there is an array. Dinner will be served at the hotel and paired with excellent wines.

Urubamba and Markets

Urubamba and Markets

Day 4

After breakfast at the hotel, we embark on a special tour of the markets, before a gourmet Peruvian cooking lesson, lead by a professional. We enjoy the fruits of our labor over a languorous lunch. In the evening, we take a short trip to the Ananua restaurant, where we have a gastronomic experience for dinner, that you will want to write home about!

Urubamba to Machu Picchu

Urubamba to Machu Picchu

Day 5

Early morning, we depart for Machu Picchu via the Vista dome Train. Breakfast will be served on board, before we arrive in Machu Picchu. We then check in at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel, before departing for a private guided tour of the spectacular ruins – Citadel of Machu Picchu. We have lunch at a local restaurant, and dinner at Café Inkaterra.

Machu Picchu To Cusco

Machu Picchu To Cusco

Day 6

After a leisurely morning (a private hike to the Citadel may be organized) and a tasty lunch at our hotel, we catch a train from Machu Picchu to Cusco. The luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham Train departs early evening and dinner, will be served on board as we gently journey through Peru. We arrive in Cusco early evening, where we spend the next two delightful nights!

Cusco

Cusco

Day 7

After breakfast, we depart on a city tour of Cusco. We visit the Inca Museum, Cusco Cathedral, and San Blas Church. Expect artisan workshops and San Pedro markets, where we sample local fruits and cheeses. We then enjoy a wine tasting complete with a local Andean jazz musical performance. After, a traditional lunch will be served at a local Peruvian home. In the evening, we have a farewell dinner at the famous MAP Café.

End in Cusco Or Continue with Belmond Andean Explorer!

End in Cusco Or Continue with Belmond Andean Explorer!

Day 8

After another delightful breakfast served at the property, a private vehicle could transfer you to Cusco Airport, where you could catch a flight home connecting through Lima. OR why not extend your stay for a riveting and memorable ride aboard the luxurious Belmond Andean Explorer train? We assure you that it will be a special and noteworthy experience.

Belmond Andean Explorer Experience

Belmond Andean Explorer Experience

Day 9

Today we depart from Wanchaq Station in Cusco on a luxury train journey that takes us to Arequipa. We spend two nights on the comfortable, yet impeccable and beautiful train. While on this adventure, expect private guided tours of Raqchi and La Raya, canapés in the regal bar car and cocktails that are free-flowing. We then arrive in Puno at the Lake Titicaca Station, where we spend the night on the train.

Explore Lake Titicaca

Explore Lake Titicaca

Day 10

Wake up to a spectacular sunrise over Lake Titicaca while enjoying breakfast on board. We then explore Lake Titicaca and visit Uros and Taquile islands, by way of boat. After the excitement on the water, we have a private lunch on Collate Beach on Taquile Island, where we enjoy a dancing and artisan craft display. Tea will be served at the station before we continue our adventure. Dinner will be served on board and the night spent in Saracocha.

Saracocha To Arequipa

Saracocha To Arequipa

Day 11

After breakfast served on board, we continue our journey to Arequipa. En-route we delight in a tour of The Sumbay Caves and have lunch on the train. upon our arrival in Arequipa, we bid farewell to the train and experience a private luxury vehicle transfer to Casa Andina Premium. Here, we will check-in at the Casa Andina Premium and have some time to relax and enjoy the premium experience of the exquisite hotel. Dinner will be at leisure.

Depart To Lima

Depart To Lima

Day 12

As the final day of the journey is upon us, a private Vehicle Transfer to Arequipa Airport awaits. From here, catch a flight to Lima Airport to embark on your journey home. Not quite ready for home? The Art In Voyage team will gladly assist with arranging a further extension to end your experience in Peru on the perfect note, for you.

Accommodations

JW Marriot Hotel Lima

JW Marriot Hotel Lima

Lima, Peru

A luxury escape awaits you at our waterfront JW Marriott Hotel Lima. Situated within steps of the beach and Costa Verde, the hotel is also convenient to Lima attractions like the Cathedral of Lima and Larcomar entertainment center. Surrounded by manicured lawns and palm-fringed walkways, in a city where greenery is rare, this is prime of oceanfront real estate. From the exterior, its vast glass frontage can dazzle in high summer, but this does make it the flamboyant it show-off the strip, set among more modest hotels.

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Machu Picchu, Peru

With its extensive private reserve, stunning riverside setting, spacious rustic-chic guest rooms, and excellent in-house guides, this is one of the best hotels in the area of Aguas Calientes, the town closest to Machu Picchu. The Hotel stands apart from Aguas Calientes on its own 12-acre densely wooded reserve, at the foot of the mountains and beside the Urubamba (aka Vilcanota) river. It’s a five-minute walk into town, which is a lively, ramshackle affair full of hostels, souvenir stalls, and internet cafés –as well as its namesake hot springs. It’s a half-hour bus ride up to Machu Picchu.

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Palacio Del Inka

Palacio Del Inka

Cusco, Peru

Considered a historic landmark, Palacio del Inka is a five-centuries-old mansion located in the heart of downtown Cusco. The unique hotel's captivating design embraces historical aspects of a Peruvian culture while maintaining world-class luxury and modern conveniences. Here you'll find stone archways, authentic Hispanic art, and ornate gilded antiques. Join us for a delectable meal at Inti Raymi, at the hotel's on-site restaurant serving an array of epicurean cuisine or enjoy a selection of wines curated by our Master Sommelier. Harmonize your body and soul with a signature treatment or massage at the hotel's luxurious Andes Spirit Spa. Each of...

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Imperia Marquis Suite | Cusco
Suite | Cusco
Belmond Andean Explorer Peru

Belmond Andean Explorer Peru

Cusco, Peru

Belmond Andean Explorer is South America’s first luxury train that combines genuine daytime getaways with sleeping accommodations at night, all while traversing the Peruvian Andes. The Belmond Andean Explorer train travels along one of the highest train routes in the world, crossing through breathtaking cities on its way from Cusco to Lake Titicaca (Puno) and Arequipa, and exploring natural wonders and ancient kingdoms on one and two-night trips.

Suite Cabins | Cuzco - Puno - Arequipa
Casa Andina Premium

Casa Andina Premium

Arequipa, Peru

Located just 5 minutes from the Plaza de Armas of Arequipa. A unique hotel made from ashlar and 225 years old. It was the National Mint for 6 years between 1937 and 1943, it still preserves murals in gold leaf and paintings from the republican era and has colonial rooms. In 2019, it was recognized as a cultural heritage by UNESCO, obtaining the blue shield, a symbol that allows visitors to know its history through a QR code. In addition to the amazing history of this hotel, here you can enjoy a delicious breakfast and a varied menu at Alma...

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Senior Suite | Arequipa

Your Choices

Premium King Oceanfront 
| Lima
Premium King Oceanfront | Lima
Deluxe King | Urubamba
Deluxe King | Urubamba
Suite | Cusco
Suite | Cusco

End In Cusco

$5,688/person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $1,000/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Premium King Oceanfront 
| Lima
Premium King Oceanfront | Lima
Deluxe King | Urubamba
Deluxe King | Urubamba
Suite | Cusco
Suite | Cusco
Suite Cabins | Cuzco - Puno - Arequipa
Suite Cabins | Cuzco - Puno - Arequipa
Senior Suite | Arequipa
Senior Suite | Arequipa

With Train Ending

$8,383/person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $1,000/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Nights

1 night in Lima

3 nights in Urubamba (Sacred Valley)

1 night in Machu Pichu

2 nights in Cusco

Train extension:
2 nights on the Andean Explorer

1 night in Arequipa

Meals

8 Traditional breakfast (+3 with train)

5 Lunches (+2 with train)

7 Dinners (+2 with train)

Activities

Bohemian private guided history and cultural tour Lima

Twilight Mountain trail walk sunset

Half-day trip sacred valley

Private Urubamba Market tour

Gourmet Peruvian cooking lesson

Bird watching

Private guided tour Citadel of Machu Picchu

Private guided tour in Cusco

Wine tasting + Andean Jazz musical entertainment

Extras

Private luxury vehicle transfer

All Taxes

Add-Ons and Extension

Garden Junior Suite | Urubamba
Imperia Marquis Suite | Cusco

Urubamba & Cusco room upgrade

$353/person
Why not upgrade to a spacious large and warm room in Urubamba and Cusco. Enjoy your bedroom amenities with a terrace and panoramic view to enjoy the imposing mountains in Urubamba and courtyards in Cusco .

Amazon River Cruise

$4,100/person
While others are going home and some departing for the Belmond Andean Explorer Train Experience. Enjoy one more night stay in Cusco, relax and prepare yourself for the lifetime experience of cruising the Amazon for 3 nights.

Good to know

All listed activities are optional in attendance

Our property selection is always subject to change as these are privately owned. In such rare instances, it will be substituted for one of equal or great value offering similar features and amenities.

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged.

Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with Seven Corners)

How about extending?

Come early, or leave late. Allow our consultants to customize a pre- or post- extension to your journey.

Why travel with us?

Expertise & Flexibility

Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups

Unpretentious Luxury Vibe

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All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

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