Andean Explorer

This private Peru itinerary introduces you to the most extraordinary Peru sites, from Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca’s Uros Islands. Discover the beauty of the mountains on a journey from Cusco to Lake Titicaca aboard the Andean Explorer, and stay on a private island luxury resort on an incredible Lake Titicaca tour.

Detailed Itinerary:



Day 1: Arrival in Peru

Onward to Your Arts-Boutique Hotel in the Barranco District
  • Arrival in Lima
  • Meet your Lima liaison’s who will assist you to retrieve your luggage and find your private vehicle.
  • Private transfer to the historic Hotel B in Barranco.
  • Depending on what time you arrive in Lima, you will have dinner on your own, or we will be happy to book a reservation and provide a private transfer to one of the world’s top 50 restaurants in Lima.
Overnight: Hotel B

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INCLUDES: Breakfast
L
INCLUDES: Lunch
Day 2: Lima Tour

Morning at Leisure, Afternoon Guided History Tour
  • Breakfast at your private seaside mansion overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
  • Spend your morning at leisure exploring the Barranco and Miraflores districts.
  • In the early afternoon, private transfer to the Huaca Pucllana Archeological Site where you will eat a luxurious lunch overlooking the pre-Columbian ruins.
  • After lunch, head out on Lima Tour featuring a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum and other Lima highlights.
  • In the evening, retire to your colonial mansion for the night.
Overnight: Hotel B

B
INCLUDES: Breakfast
L
INCLUDES: Lunch
Day 3: Sacred Valley Tour

Lima to Cusco, Descend to the Sacred Valley
  • Breakfast at your private seaside mansion overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
  • Private transfer to the airport for your morning flight from Lima to Cusco (airfare not included – 1 hr. 15 mins. flight).
  • Assistance upon arrival at the airport terminal in Cusco.
  • Private transfer to Sacsayhuaman for a private guided tour of the historic Inca ruin on the way to the Sacred Valley.
  • Onward to lunch on the veranda of a private hacienda in the Sacred Valley.
  • Afterwards, continue to your authentic luxury lodge to relax and acclimatize (you have the option to add a Sacred Valley horseback riding excursion to your Peru itinerary).
Overnight: Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa

B
INCLUDES: Breakfast
L
INCLUDES: Lunch
Day 4: Sacred Valley Tour

A Day in the Life of the Locals
  • Breakfast at your Relais & Châteaux hotel.
  • Private transfer to Ollantaytambo for a privately guided tour of the town and ruins.
  • Lunch at a local-favorite Peruvian cuisine restaurant.
  • After the tour of Ollantaytambo, discover the Inca agricultural complex of Moray and the mysterious salt mines and Maras.
  • Discover Peru’s extraordinary weaving culture during an Andean textile tour at the Center for Traditional Textiles in Chinchero.
  • On the way back to your hotel via private transfer, visit a traditional Andean chicheria to taste chicha, a locally made corn-beer with a fruitful twist, and try your luck at sapo if time permits.
  • For dinner, we recommend one of the two award winning restaurants at your quaint Sacred Valley lodge.
  • Overnight: Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa

    B
    INCLUDES: Breakfast
    L
    INCLUDES: Lunch
    D
    INCLUDES: Dinner
    Day 5: Into the Lost City

    Morning Train to Machu Picchu for a Privately Guided Tour
    • Breakfast at your Relais & Châteaux hotel.
    • Private transfer to Ollantaytambo for a Vistadome train ride to Aguas Calientes (1 hr. 30 mins. ride).
    • Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, ascend by bus with your expert, english-speaking guide for a privately guided tour of Machu Picchu, the Seventh Wonder of the World.
    • After exploring the ancient citadel, enjoy a buffet lunch at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge.
    • Descend to Aguas Calientes where you will have the remainder of the day to explore on your own.
    • Dinner at the INKATERRA Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.
    Overnight: Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel by Inkaterra

    B
    INCLUDES: Breakfast
    L
    INCLUDES: Lunch
    Day 6: A Mystical Morning at Machu Picchu

    Sunrise Luxury Machu Picchu Tour, Return to Cusco
    • Breakfast at your award winning eco-hotel.
    • Watch the sunrise over the Seventh Wonder of the World and then enjoy a guided luxury Machu Picchu Tour led by a local expert.
    • Return to Cusco on the Vistadome Train (you may add the Belmond Hiram Bingham Super Luxury Train upon request).
    • Upon arrival in Cusco, transfer to the historic and luxurious La Casona.
    Overnight: La Casona by Inkaterra

    B
    INCLUDES: Breakfast
    Day 7: Cusco City Tour

    Explore the Former Capital of the Inca Empire
    • Breakfast at your historic, luxurious Cusco hotel.
    • Walking tour of the Cathedral of Santo Domingo, the famous Plaza de Armas, and the “Qorikancha” Temple of the Sun.
    • After lunch, enjoy a private tour of the Martin Chambi Exhibition with a Peruvian photography expert.
    • Afternoon to tour Cusco on your own or utilize the luxury spa at La Casona.
    Overnight: La Casona by Inkaterra

    B
    INCLUDES: Breakfast
    L
    INCLUDES: Lunch
    D
    INCLUDES: Dinner
    Day 8: Andean Explorer Train to Lake Titicaca

    Journey from Cusco to Lake Titicaca on the Andean Explorer, Overnight in Puno
    • Breakfast at your historic, luxurious Cusco hotel
    • Discover Peru’s extraordinary countryside on a full-day journey through the Andes Mountains from Cusco to Lake Titicaca aboard the award-winning Andean Explorer Luxury Train, leaving Cusco in the morning and arriving in Puno in the late afternoon.
    • Transfer to your private Lake Titicaca hotel on the shores of the World’s Highest Navigable Lake.
    • Evening to explore Puno or relax at the lodge.
    Overnight: Titilaka

    B
    INCLUDES: Breakfast
    L
    INCLUDES: Lunch
    D
    INCLUDES: Dinner
    Day 9: Lake Titicaca Excursions

    Cultural Immersion on the Uros & Taquile Islands
    • Breakfast at your hotel overlooking the highest navigable lake in the world.
    • Catch a boat to an extraordinary floating village and meet the local indigenous inhabitants during a Uros Islands Tour.
    • After the Uros Islands Tour, continue on your Lake Titicaca Tour to Taquile Island, and take part in a traditional Andean musical ceremony with the locals.
    • Return to Titilaka to utilize the amenities of the Relais & Châteaux property.
    • Evening stargazing on the patio of your lakeside hotel.
    Overnight: Titilaka

    B
    INCLUDES: Breakfast
    L
    INCLUDES: Lunch
    D
    INCLUDES: Dinner
    Day 10: Lake Titicaca Excursions

    Enjoy the Luxurious Amenities of Titilaka
    • Breakfast at your hotel overlooking the highest navigable lake in the world.
    • Free day to explore Lake Titicaca or utilize the amenities of your Relais & Châteaux luxury hotel.
    • Choose from your choice of activities offered through the lodge, treat yourself to an Andean massage, or simply relax and savor the lodge’s setting.
    • After dinner, search for the Southern Cross and other constellations with an Andean astronomy expert.
    Overnight: Titilaka

    B
    INCLUDES: Breakfast
    Day 11: Andean Explorer Luxury Tour Ends

    Private transfer to the airport in Juliaca, Onward to your next Destination
    • After breakfast, private shuttle transfer to the airport for return flight from the Juliaca airport. Dropoff at the airport marks the end of the Andean Explorer Luxury Tour.
    • Note: You may also choose to extend your Peru itinerary to one of many Peru destinations.