Elite Peru

This luxury tour includes the best cuisine in South America, phenomenal highlights of the Inca empire, and a luxurious train ride with vistas that will take your breath away.

Peru is one of the world's most varied countries.

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Best Time to Visit

From May to September, Lima’s microclimate is shrouded in a fog called La Garua; a thick layer of low-hanging clouds paired with low temperatures and a bit of drizzle.  The further away from Lima you travel along the coast, the more the sun breaks through the mist.

During summer, November to March, coastal Peru is warm and sunny, making the ocean great for swimming.

The Andes highlands have two seasons: wet and dry.  April to November it rarely rains and the days of endless sunshine offer an even better view of the rugged mountain peaks against a clear blue sky.

Mid-December to March sees some very heavy showers and temperatures can drop quickly when the sun disappears behind the clouds, and as you reach higher altitudes.  Although you’ll probably get a bit wet, you can still trek to Machu Picchu during these months, although the Inca Trail closes during February.


Arrive in Lima


Upon your arrival in Lima, a swift transfer takes you to a charming boutique hotel nestled in the trendy Miraflores district. This “Casa” preserves the individuality of original Peruvian mansions of the 1940s, and with only six gorgeous rooms, maintains the personality and warmth of a family home. Freshen up in your contemporary and vibrant room, help yourself to a beverage from the Honesty Bar, and let the chic concierge team offer recommendations and secure a reservation at one of the city’s acclaimed dining establishments.

Speaking of dining establishments, Lima has the best in all of South America. To deepen your appreciation for Peru’s culinary prowess, we’ve arranged for you to enjoy a curated foodie tour through backstreets, hidden gems, and markets: an experience not to be missed!

During your stay in the capital, we recommend you leisurely explore Lima’s highlights by one of the bicycles offered by your hotel. Venture into the Bohemian charm of Barranco, with pavement cafes, lively bars, vibrant street art, and unique boutiques. Perhaps go for a coastal walk along Miraflores’ cliffs and savour your inaugural Pisco Sour while paragliders grace the sky and surfers catch waves below.

Suggested Accommodation: Atemporal

Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

Continue on your journey to Peru’s Sacred Valley, an aptly-named region steeped in ancient history and awe-inspiring landscapes. Nestled between towering Andean peaks, this valley boasts impressive Incan ruins, picturesque villages, and markets showcasing the colors and vibrancy of Andean culture. You will enjoy a delightful meal at one of the finest farm-to-table restaurants in the region, where you’ll be able to savor the one and only Giant White Corn, domesticated by the Incans and found nowhere else.

Your stay in the Sacred Valley ends as you board your luxurious train ride to Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site which has been beckoning explorers for generations. Gaze at the Cusco highlands while indulging gourmet Peruvian food on your way to this ancient citadel.

After visiting Machu Picchu, transfer to the traditional Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, which spans about 100 acres and is surrounded by imposing green mountains. Enjoy excellent, fresh meals featuring crops farmed using traditional hand tools, as done centuries ago.

Suggested Accommodation: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba


After a day imbued with spirituality and awe in Machu Picchu, your adventure continues in style on a luxurious train ride back to the one and only Cusco. UNESCO has placed this city on their World Heritage List for good reason: it beckons exploration in every cobblestone street through its intertwining of Incan and Spanish colonial architecture.

Cusco is a fun and vibrant city, with fantastic restaurants to choose from and lively nightlife. Your adventure includes a guided tour of Cusco’s main sites, plus a bonus visit to the bustling San Pedro market, a great place showcasing exotic produce and traditional remedies that will make fun gifts to bring back home to family and friends! And when your day of exploration concludes, retreat to the main courtyard of the stunning, 16th-century former monastery, the Monasterio Hotel, as a cup of restorative Coca tea or a delicious Pisco sour makes its way to you.

Suggested Accommodation: Belmond Monasterio Hotel

Andean Explorer Luxury Train from Cuzco to Arequipa

Say goodbye to Cusco this morning as you board South America’s first Luxury sleeper train, the Andean Explorer. Unlike any train ride in the world, it traverses the highest plains of the Andes before arriving at the reflective beauty of Lake Titicaca. On your first morning, after awaking early to catch the breathtaking sunrise across Lake Titicaca, enjoy an early gentle hike in the Raya to meet a local family, and then return onboard for a delicious breakfast. You’ll partake in other carefully curated short excursions, including taking a traditional boat ride to the islands of the Uros, extraordinary artificial islands created from carefully woven reeds that are constantly renewed.

On the next day of your magnificent Andean Explorer train journey, you’ll stop along the way to Arequipa at the Sumbay caves, home to fascinating cave paintings estimated to be over 8000 years old. Return to the train for lunch as the train continues to Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you will disembark.

Suggested Accommodation: The Andean Explorer, A Belmond Luxury Sleeper Train


Over the next two days you will see one of Peru’s most beautiful cities, and its only UNESCO-designated town centre. To get a sense of why Arequipa deserves its “most beauitful” award, we recommend a guided tour of its lovingly preserved colonial gems as well as a chance to see its equally astounding countryside. Gaze at the perfectly conical El Misti Volcano where majestic condors still glide the sky. This is the Andes in all their splendor!

And as if Arequipa needed more accolades, it also boasts cuisine that rivals that of Lima. Let us show you why, as your guide takes you on a half day Foodie tour, including a visit to the Eiffel-designed San Camilo Market to feel the pulse of the city and enjoy its thoroughly unique food.

For the night, relax in your hotel that was once a monastery built in 1540, the gorgeous CIRQA Hotel.

Suggested Accommodation: Cirqa Hotel – Relais & Chateaux

Depart from Lima

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