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Peru: Magical Mystic Mountains

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Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca

The Call of a Mysterious Incan Legend

Traverse the magnificent Andes mountains,
cloaked by clouds, and overlooking a rushing sacred river
Explore ancient stone buildings, framed by misty mountains
Once glorious, now rugged monuments in the towering valley
Witness one of the Seven New Wonders of the World, up close and personal
Mysterious sky-city Machu Picchu, an unsolved mystery for a millennia

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Highlights

  • Lima | Capital of Peru and also one of the best gastronomic cities in the world.
    • Take a tour of Lima's historic quarters, an UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
    • See the bohemian side of Lima in the Barranco district.
  • Cusco | The capital of the once mighty Inca Empire.
    • Maras Salt Pans: From the observatory deck, look down at salt pans which date back to the Incas.
    • Moray Terrace: Discover a mysterious series of ancient terraced rings.
    • Awana Kancha Farm: Meet four types of South American camelids. Also, specially-arranged for our guests, experience an age-old shearing process first-hand.
  • Machu Picchu | Once in a lifetime trip to this Wonder of the World.
    • Exclusive! Spend a night in Machu Picchu at the only hotel located near the entrance to explore the ruins at different times of the day and away from the crowds.
    • Take advantage of our unique location to explore this breathtaking world wonder with diverse options.
  • Andean Explorer Train | Ride from Cusco to Puno in style and comfort.
    • Traverse breathtaking scenery of the Peruvian Andes and reach the highest point of our trip: 14,150ft
    • Have the evening of a lifetime: overnight aboard the luxurious Andean Explorer Train
  • Lake Titicaca | Voyage on highest navigable lake in the world.
    • Visit the unique Uros Floating Islands and ride a totora reed boat.
    • Speed boat to the remote island of Taquile - complete with entertainment and a local dining experience.

Itinerary

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Peru
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7.8 mi
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Lima city
Plaza de Armas
Plaza de Armas
Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel
Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel
Welcome to ! For guests within our pickup timeframe, a Supera representative will greet you at the arrival airport. Have a wonderful journey with us!
  • Tour Historic Quarter of Lima:
    Visit some of the most prominent sites at this UNESCO World Heritage Centre including the Convent of San Francisco, Plaza Mayor, Plaza San Martin, and find out why Lima is known as the City of Kings
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1.5 hrs

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35 mi
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Urubamba
Larco Museum
Larco Museum
Cusco City
Cusco City

Lima

  • Larco Museum:
    Visit one of the finest museums of pre-Columbian artifacts and get backstage access to an impressive pottery collection display

After lunch, board a flight to Cusco (11,152 ft), capital of the Incan Empire.

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Maras Salt Pans
Moray Inca Ruins
Moray Inca Ruins
  • Maras Salt Pans:
    See the impressive view of salt pans cascading down the mountain side. Even though they date back to pre-Incan times, learn how they continue to be utilized by present-day villagers to benefit the local community
  • Moray Inca Ruins:
    Explore ruins thought to have been used as an Incan agricultural laboratory for the growing of local crops
  • Peruvian Horse Show:
    In the afternoon, enjoy a cultural dance performance in the Sacred Valley, featuring the renowned Peruvian Paso horse.
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6 mi
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Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu Llama
  • Belmond Hiram Bingham Train:
    Journey by rail through the impressive landscape leading into Machu Picchu on this first-class ride on Belmond's Hiram Bingham train.
  • Machu Picchu Tour (approx: 2.5hrs; altitude 7,972ft):
    Avoid the crowds and visit this wonder of the world in the afternoon, after most tourists have left, leaving you with an almost "all to yourself" experience.
  • Hotel:
    Our hotel tonight is located at the gates of Machu Picchu. Its prime location allows us to spend more time exploring the site and less time commuting.
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Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
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1.5 hrs

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Cusco
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  • Machu Picchu:
    Based on your interest and physical strength, choose to explore Machu Picchu your way (activities subject to weather conditions)!
    • Guard House + Sun Gate:
      See daybreak at the Guard House, then follow the original Inca Trail and trek to Inti Punku (Sun Gate) - the original main entrance into Machu Picchu. (Hiking time: 3hrs; Difficulty:★★★★☆)
    • Huayna Picchu:
      Take this once in a lifetime hike over original Incan staircases. The trek to the summit will be strenuous, but the panoramic view of Machu Picchu makes it worthwhile. The trail is limited to just 400 visitors per day, but we have pre-arranged access to the trail for guests wishing to take on the hike. (Hiking time: 3.5hrs; Difficulty:★★★★★)
    • Explore Machu Picchu at your own leisure:
      For an easy-going experience – choose to roam the grounds of Machu Picchu at your pace or stay in to enjoy the comforts of our hotel
  • Vistadome Train to Ollantaytambo:
    Complete with panoramic windows, take in stunning vistas of the Sacred Valley as we head to the small Incan town of Ollantaytambo.

Due to health and safety concerns, the fashion show and live entertainment aboard the Vistadome train has been postponed until further notice. 

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Cusco
Qorikancha
Qorikancha
Awana Kancha Farm
Awana Kancha Farm

Cusco is a city blending Incan and Spanish culture, spend the day visiting some of the must-see sites including Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Cusco Cathedral, and Qorikancha.

  • Awana Kancha Farm:
    See all 4 South American camelids in one place. While llamas and alpacas are abundant, it is rare to see Vicuña and Guanaco elsewhere. We make special arrangements to see the shearing process up close!
  • Free time Discover more of this charming city on your own. Dinner is not included tonight, but we have prepared a local map with some of our favorites.
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Not included - Explore with our helpful maps & suggestions
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3 hrs

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5 hrs

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San Pedro Market
San Pedro Market
Andean Explorer Train
Andean Explorer Train
  • San Pedro Market:
    Mingle with locals in Cusco's famous local market where you can find the freshest fruits, local souvenirs, and award-winning coffee and chocolate beans.
  • Andean Explorer Train:
    Traverse the breathtaking scenery of the Peruvian Andes on this luxury sleeper-train, a first of its kind in South America. Unwind in the piano bar or the observation car with complimentary full bar service. During the day we will stop in Raqch'i, a rural town graced with impressive Incan structures. At sunset we will stop at the highest point of 14,150ft, between Cusco and Puno at La Raya Pass. At night, rest comfortably in your well-appointed cabin.
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Uros Island
Uros Island
Amazing Knitting Techniques at Taquile Island
Amazing Knitting Techniques at Taquile Island

Your guide takes you on a tour of Puno (altitude: 12,555ft), where you'll interact will locals and learn about their culture.

  • Lake Titicaca:
    The world's highest navigable body of water and the birthplace of the Incas.
  • Floating Islands of Uros:
    Get a glimpse of the life of the Uros peoples living on these floating islands made entirely out of totora reeds.
  • Taquile Island:
    Ride a speed boat to this isolated island on Lake Titicaca known for its textile art, recognized by UNESCO as "Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity." 
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24 mi
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1.5 hrs

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20 mi
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Your Next Destination
Sillustani
Sillustani
Mate Museum
Mate Museum
  • Puno
    A leisurely start to our day sees a brief stop at Sillustani ancient tombs before catching a flight back to Lima.
Lima
  • Barranco:
    See the artistic side of Lima in the Barranco district.

A great journey always feels short, let’s look forward to seeing each other again!
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  • Deposit:A deposit of per person is due within 7 days of reservation confirmation to secure your space on tour.
  • Balance:Due days before tour departure.
  • Flights: We are happy to arrange air tickets with the best balance between price and flight quality. You may also book your own flights based on the following times to match our airport transfer schedule. If arriving or leaving outside these timeframes, please meet us at the designated place on your own expense or call us for transfer pricing. We're sorry, but missed activities will not be made up.
    • Pre/post hotels: We can help arrange hotels matching our tour schedule. For prices and availability, please contact our team.
    • Please review the Terms & Conditions before you book.
    • Is This Trip Right for Me?
      • Please see the Itinerary for activity levels and details.
      • Wheelchairs Accessible: Guests in wheelchairs welcome, but please understand some sites are not accessible. A companion to help with the wheelchair must accompany the guest.
      • Age Limit: For quality concerns, guests should be 6 years or older to join this tour
      • Dietary Restrictions: It is important everyone has a great dining experience with us! If you have a special meal restriction (i.e., fatal allergies, no sashimi, no lamb, etc.), please let us know 30 days before tour date. We will do our best to oblige, but we regret some dietary preferences may not be available due to cultural differences.
      • Local Climate & Conditions:
        • This tour involves estimated walking for up to 3.5 hours per day.
        • This tour is a well-paced active tour that includes walking on inclined or uneven pavements in high altitudes.
        • Travelers may experience altitude sickness in destinations higher than 8,000ft above sea level. Common symptoms include headache, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue, and lack of appetite. For most travelers, this is manageable through medication, herbal remedies, and breathing exercises. We have designed our tour to start at lower altitudes and gradually progress to higher altitudes, allowing the body to slowly acclimate. Our buses and hotels are equipped with oxygen tanks, medical professionals are also accessible if needed. Please consult your personal health care provider before travel.

         

        Altitude (Feet above sea level)

          • Lake Titicaca (Peru):12,555 ft 
          • Cusco (Peru):11,152 ft
          • Urubamba (Peru):9,420 ft
          • Machu Picchu (Peru):7,972 ft 
          • Half Dome, Yosemite, CA:8,839 ft 
          • Quito (Ecuador):9,350 ft 
          • Atacama (Chile):7,896-14,107 ft 
    • Accommodations:
        • Most reserved rooms are TWIN (2 bed) rooms. Please let us know if you require a DOUBLE (1 large bed) for the entirety of the tour - we will try our best to accommodate. Otherwise rooms will be TWIN (2 bed) rooms.
        • TRIPLE (3 bed) rooms are limited and not guaranteed in all hotels.  

        Andean Explorer Train:

        • Please note WIFI is not provided on Andean Explorer train due to unstable service.
        • Twin and bunk bed cabins have folding beds. Triple accommodation not available aboard the train; a bunk bed cabin is provided for the 3rd guest.
        • For cabin upgrades & pricing, see our 'Fares + Dates' section.
      • Our rooms for this tour are reserved with twin rooms (2 beds/room), but hotels may have different configurations. Please refer to the Hotels section for details.
      • If you have special requirements, please inform us at time of booking so we may make arrangements as soon as possible.
      • For guest privacy and security considerations, we do not have single sharing arrangements.
    • Vaccine:
      • Guests with preexisting medical conditions such as heart or lung disease should consult with your doctor before traveling. We strongly encourage you to visit the CDC website and check with your health care provider for a list of recommended and required shots when traveling to Peru and other South American countries.
      • Zika virus is present in Peru. We do not recommend women who are pregnant to travel to Peru. For more information, visit the CDC or CA Department of Public Health websites. 
    • Visas:
      • Please be aware once a visa is processed by Supera, we will not be able to provide a refund under any circumstances.
    • Passports:
      • Please provide a copy of your passport at sign up; we recommend having a copy of your passport with you in case of emergencies.
      • Your passport must have at least 6 months of validity remaining and two blank “Visa” pages.
    • Luggage Handling:
      • Due to limited luggage space on our train to/from Machu Picchu, we will provide a complimentary carry-on tote bag for you to pack an overnight bag for 2 day/1 night use on Day 3. We will arrange the transfer of your large suitcases to our hotel in Cusco.
      • Porterage service included in all hotels, train stations, and airports where available.
      • Domestic airlines in Peru allow 1pc of checked luggage (up to 50lbs).
    • Flights and Luggage:
      • Some airlines charge a fee for pre-assigned seats. If so, we will let you know the details at time of booking.
      • For travelers who have booked your own tickets, we recommend reserving at least 3 hours connecting time between international airports.
      • Luggage allowances will vary based on the rules for each airline. Excess baggage fees are the responsibility of the traveler.

    Stays of a Lifetime

    Don't be too tired to remember your trip!
    A hotel is not merely a place to rest your head. We hand-pick each one to give you comfort, great views, unique experiences, and above all, memorability. We carefully consider locations to let your mind, body, and spirit wander freely while feeling at home.


    Lima :

    Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel

    This hotel, located in the Miraflores district of Lima, is truly an urban oasis. Tucked away in a peaceful verdant garden, it is only a 5-min walk to the bustling Larcomar Shopping Center. All of our rooms offer a prime ocean view and guest can enjoy breakfast on the 11th floor with a spectacular view of Lima city and the Pacific Ocean coastline.

    Club Junior Suites Ocean View    
    42 m² (452 ft²)
    100 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    200 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Club Junior Suites Ocean View, 100 x 200 cm * 3 beds

    Urubamba :

    Tambo del Inka Hotel

    Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, part of Marriott International, is the only hotel in Urubamba with a private train station to Machu Picchu.  It offers facilities such as spa and heated indoor swimming pool. The elegantly designed rooms offer a private balcony with views of the natural environment.  You can also use the modern gymnasium or comfortable lounge which is equipped with a pool table and various board games for relaxation.

    Deluxe Terrace Room    
    40 m² (431 ft²)
    150 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    190 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Deluxe Terrace Room + Rollaway Bed (90 x 185 cm)

    Machu Picchu :

    Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

    With only 31 rooms, this is the only hotel located at the entrance of Machu Picchu. While most travelers have to wake up at 4am to get in line for the local shuttle bus (then spend another 40 minutes en route) to get to the entrance of Machu Picchu, an overnight stay here means you can avoid the crowds and visit Machu Picchu conveniently without any hassles. Although a night here has a price tag of almost $1000/night, it is well worth it for a chance to experience Machu Picchu at different times of the day.

    Deluxe Room    
    15 m² (161 ft²)
    100 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    200 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Deluxe Room, 100 x 200 cm * 3 beds

    Cusco :

    Belmond Palacio Nazarenas Hotel

    Palacio Nazarenas has been awarded 2019 Travelers' Choice Award from TripAdvisor. Built on Inca foundations and refinished with all the modern comforts, the beautifully decorated rooms here have a blend of understated elegance with Peruvian touches. Each room is equipped with an Oxygen Enrichment System where 3% pure oxygen is constantly being  supplied to the room to relieve any discomfort caused by high altitude. Did we mention the minibar is free for your enjoyment?

    Studio Suites    
    40 ~ 60 m² (431 ~ 646 ft²)
    100 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    200 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Studio Suites + Rollaway Bed (97 x 184 cm)

    Cusco :

    Belmond Andean Explorer Train

    South America's first luxury sleeper train will be our home for one night as we journey from Cusco to Lake Titicaca. This train travels along one of the highest train routes in the world and offers breathtaking views along the way. Onboard, relax and hang out in the Observation Car, Piano Bar Car, Spa Car, or Dining Car. Retreat to your room in the evening equipped with your own private bathroom. 

    Twin Bed Cabins    
    7 m² (75 ft²)
    70 x 185 cm * 2 Bed    
    N/A
    Arranged with Twin Bed Cabin + Bunk Bed Cabin 5.5 m² (59 ft²) with Single Bed 70 x 185 cm

    Puno :

    GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca

    A stay at GHL Hotel Lake Titicaca, on the private island of Esteves, offers you a privileged position from which to marvel at the richly colored dawn sky or relax at the end of the day with a glass of red wine as you watch the sunset over the lake. The hotel is located at one extreme of Titicaca, in the bay of Puno on a rocky hill surrounded by the extensive reed forest or totorales that dominate this side of the bay.

    Premium Sunrise Room    
    40 m² (431 ft²)
    105 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    200 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
    Arranged with Premium Sunrise Triple Room 44 m² (473 ft²), 90 x 190 cm * 3 beds
    Carolyn Y.
    (07/09/2018) Carolyn Y.

    I want to say mahalo AGAIN for doing such an excellent job in guiding us through the amazing tour of Peru and returning us safely back home. Your warm personality and cheerfulness that greeted us every morning pushed us to our physical limits on the climbs.....of which I’m sure I lost some brain cells from lack of oxygen.....but now we can all say “been there-done that!!”

    -guest email

    Patsy & Marwan F.
    (09/30/2019) Patsy & Marwan F.

    Thank you so much for the amazing trip and wonderful pictures. We had so much fun, great experiences and unforgettable memory. .... Thank you again and hope to see you two soon!

    -guest email