A mix between history, live culture and nature. Lima, Cusco and the jungle in Puerto Maldonado are waiting for a great Peruvian experience. This is the perfect trip to experience the wildlife that Peru has to offer whilst also becoming immersed within the mystery which surrounds the history of the region.
On Day 1 you will arrive by flight to Jorge Chavez International Airport where you will be greeted. From there, you will be treated to a private transfer to your selected hotel in Lima.
The following day will see you explore Lima. Lima is the bustling capital of Peru and a great city to explore. With this half-day city tour, you start at the city’s main square, to admire the Government Palace, and visiting the Cathedral, where the conqueror Francisco Pizarro got his final resting place.
You also have the opportunity to visit the religious museum of the Cathedral. Then, your guide takes you to the San Francisco Church and the Monastery, where several areas are embellished with authentic Sevillian tiles dating back to 1620. Also remarkable are its Museum of Religious Art, the Zurbaran Room and the library. The complex was built on top of underground catacombs which were used as cemeteries during the colonial times. Entrance to the Cathedral included. Entrance to San Francisco convent included.
You will also visit Larco Museum, for which admission is included. Located in an 18th century vice-royal mansion, built on a pre-columbian pyramid of the 17th century, its new galleries display the best and most complete collection of gold and silver of Peru. This Museum showcases remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-columbian history. It features the finest gold and silver collection from ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection, one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions.
You will have lunch and will again stay in Lima. Your lunch as well as the entrance fees and tour are all included in the price.
You will have a private transfer from your selected hotel to the airport in Lima with guide. A domestic flight will then take you to Cusco. Private transfer from airport in Cusco to your hotel with guide. Please be aware of the sign with your name on it. Your transfers are included however flights are customer’s responsibility.
The first activitiy of your time in Cusco is a City Tour, provided by an English speaking tour guide. Cusco (or Cuzco) was the historic capital of the Inca Empire, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This tour is the perfect time to explore magical Cusco!
This beautiful city has an interesting history, both from Inca and colonial times. You start this half-day tour at Cusco’s main square. While the guide tells you more about the history of this special place, you can admire the city’s cathedral that was built between 1560 and 1664 with the red granite stones from the Inca Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. The cathedral is without doubt one of the most impressive buildings in Cusco. Next, you continue to Koricancha and the Convent of Santo Domingo. After exploring Cusco, you head to the nearby ruins, such as the Sacsayhuaman Fortress with its immense temple walls made out of huge stones constructed in a zigzag pattern. Full of new knowledge about the history of the Incas, you return to your hotel in Cusco.
Throughout this day your breakfast, entrance fees, and transport are all complimentary.
The following day, you will travel to the Sacred Valley. Located between Cusco and Machu Picchu, was unquestionably an important area for the Incas. Today, the Sacred Valley remains the lush agricultural region it once was, supplying the city of Cusco with many agricultural products. With this full-day tour, you start the day with visiting the Pisac Andean markets. It is an interesting experience offering you new insights in the cultural of this region and, of course, you also have time to do some shopping! In the afternoon, you visit the Ollantaytambo Ruins. One of the best preserved sites of this area is known as Hanan Huacaypata and is north of the main square. These ruins exist out of elegantly crafted stone walks. The tour is concluded with a stop at Chinchero, a village specialized in textile products that also has an interesting Inca history. Afterwards, you are brought back to your hotel.
If you have ever dreamed of traveling through the Peruvian Andes on a train modeled on the Pullman cars of the 1920s, The Belmond Hiram Bingham train not only makes this possible, it turns a magical journey into an unforgettable experience, with personalized service that takes care of every last detail on your trip.
Travel on the exclusive and luxurious train, enjoy the elegant dining car, the bar car, and the observatory, where you can take in the unmatched scenery in the open air while sipping on a traditional Peruvian cocktail and listening to live local music. Start your experience off with a welcome cocktail. Once onboard, the maître will invite you to a brunch and gourmet lunch. The return trip includes a fine dining experience at dinner. In both cases, you can accompany your meals with beverages (non-premium) and an excellent wine selection.
Your transfers, dinner, entrance fees, guide and train tickets are included in tour price.
At agreed time, you will return to Aguas Calientes for taking the train back to Cusco. From there, you will return to your hotel in Cusco for one more night.
Your remaining days will be spent enjoying the beautiful rainforests of Peru and taking part in a variety of activities. The excursions on offer are bespoke and therefore this itinerary is only an example.
Begin the experience within the enchantment of the rainforest as you take a boat ride along the river to arrive at your chosen hotel. From there, you can choose from a number of activities.
The first day is the perfect time to explore your surroundings. There are many trails for you to explore with a guided tour which will allow you to take in the natural sights, flora and fauna. And if possible, on the night the Twilight River Excursion is definitely recommended. The local area takes on a whole new lease of life when the sun goes down and the nocturnal life comes out.
Day Two gives you more time to explore what is around you. There are a number of lakes which you can visit on excursions, where you can take out rowboats and relax in the water. Or, for more adventure, try out the local Canopy Walkway. 29 metres above the forest, this is one of the best ways to travel through the rainforest.
Day Three, again allows you more time to explore. There a number of wildlife trails which can fill an entire day. Visit the Chuncho Clay Lick for one of the world’s best places to see macaws, or take a trip to Gamitana Creek where you can find piranhas, turtles, and a variety of birds. Or for a more educational side, there are a number scientific researchers who operate in the region, and a number of tour operators who know everything there is to know about the area.
Day Four is the last chance to enjoy the relaxation and unique experience of the rainforest. Whether you take in the information from the scientific projects of the area, take a guided tour one last time, or simply spend your time relaxing, this is the last day to enjoy the experience.
You will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight.