Signature Peru

Explore the Lost City of the Incas with a local expert, and experience Andean culture first-hand through intimate encounters with Inca history experts, chicha brewers, traditional artisans, and Pisco sommeliers. Discover the most unique cultural and historical experiences in Peru on our distinctive, signature private Peru tour.

Detailed Itinerary:



Day 1: Arrival in Lima, Onward to the Barranco District

Begin Your Private Peru Tour
  • Assistance from the airport terminal upon arrival.
  • Private transfer to your oceanview boutique hotel.
  • Enjoy an evening stroll through the bohemian Barranco neighborhood with a stop at the Mario Testino Photography Exhibition (MATE).
  • Next, visit famous Peruvian sculptor Victor Delfin’s private art studio located at Second Home overlooking the Pacific
  • Dinner at the acclaimed restaurant of your choice (we will discuss options and make reservations for you in advance).
Overnight: Second Home

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Day 2: Private Lima Tour

Explore Historic Sites and Savor the World’s Best Ceviche
    • Breakfast at your oceanview boutique hotel.
    • Meet with your private local guide and driver for a tour of the Chorrillos Fish Market and the Huaca Pucllana pre-Columbian Archaeological Site.
    • Enjoy a traditional Peruvian ceviche lunch at a local-favorite cevichería.
    • Afternoon visit to Museo Larco, a privately owned museum of pre-Columbian art with chronological galleries that shed light on more than 10,000 years of Peruvian history.
    • Return to your hotel via private transfer in the late afternoon.
Overnight: Second Home

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Day 3: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Lima to Cusco, Descend to the Sacred Valley
      • Breakfast at your oceanview boutique hotel.
      • Morning private transfer to the airport for a domestic flight from Lima to Cusco (airfare not included – 1 hr. 15 mins. flight).
      • Upon arrival in Cusco, descend to the Sacred Valley with your private guide and driver.
      • Discover masterful masonry at the Sacsayhuaman Inca Fortress and explore the famous Pisac Indigenous Market with your expert private guide.
      • Onward to a luxurious lunch at Hacienda Huayoccari, a historic Spanish hacienda and private art museum dating back to the 17th century.
      • Spend the rest of your afternoon relaxing and acclimatizing at your historic boutique hotel in the heart of the Sacred Valley.
Overnight: El Albergue de Ollantaytambo

Day 4: Sacred Valley of the Incas
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A Day in the Life with the Locals
      • Breakfast at your unique boutique hotel.
      • Morning visit to the Center for Traditional Textiles (CTTC) for an Andean weaving demonstration with local artisans led by famous author and quechua weaving specialist Nilda Callañaupa. Shop for some of the most beautiful textiles in the Andes and help support cultural preservation in Peru by purchasing directly from the artisans who make extraordinary textiles by hand.
      • Afterwards, explore the Moray Inca agricultural complex and the mysterious salt mines at Maras with your expert private guide.
      • Lunch at an intimate Peruvian fusion restaurant in a thriving Andean town.
      • This afternoon, visit a local chichería (Andean brewery), and learn how traditional Andean corn-beer is made. Have a taste of chicha if you wish and try your luck at sapo before returning via private transfer to your hotel in one of the oldest continually inhabited villages in the Andes.
Overnight: El Albergue de Ollantaytambo

Day 5: Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Tour of the Oldest Continually Inhabited Town in the Andes
      • Breakfast at your unique boutique hotel.
      • Morning privately guided walking tour of the former Inca village of Ollantaytambo and the ruins above town, visiting a local residence and learning how the ancestors of the Inca live in the oldest continually inhabited town in the Andes.
      • Learn about Andean ancestral cooking techniques and native gastronomy during a traditional pachamanca lunch at an organic garden in the Urubamba River Valley.
      • This afternoon you are free to explore the Sacred Valley on your own.
      • Overnight at El Albergue – a beautiful property designed and decorated by artist Wendy Weeks that is known among locals as the original Machu Picchu train station hotel.
Overnight: El Albergue de Ollantaytambo

Day 6: Discover the Lost City
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Morning Vistadome Train, Afternoon Tour of Machu Picchu
      • Breakfast at your unique boutique hotel.
      • Morning Vistadome Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, meet your private local guide and ascend to Machu Picchu by bus upon arrival.
      • Enjoy a privately guided walking tour of Machu Picchu.
      • After some time to explore Machu Picchu on your own, return to Aguas Calientes by bus.
      • Dinner at your award-winning ecoluxury lodge.
Overnight: Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel by Inkaterra

Day 7: A Mystical Morning at Machu Picchu
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Hike the Iconic Peak of Huayna Picchu and Return to Cusco
      • Breakfast at your award winning eco-luxury hotel.
      • Morning to explore Machu Picchu on your own with an optional Huayna Picchu hike. You may also choose to stay in Aguas Calientes, perhaps signing up for to visit the Inkaterra Nature Reserve and Andean Bear Sanctuary or utilizing the in-house spa.
      • In the afternoon, return from Aguas Calientes to the Sacred Valley via the Vistadome Train.
      • Private transfer to Cusco, the imperial capital of the Inca Empire.
      • Overnight at a unique Peruvian boutique situated on the property where the founder of the Inca Empire once resided.
Overnight: Quinta San Blas by Ananay Hotels

Day 8: Cusco City Tour
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Explore the Former Capital of the Inca Empire
      • Breakfast at your historic Inca-inspired hotel.
      • Morning privately guided tour of the San Pedro Market, Plaza de Armas, Cathedral of Santo Domingo, and the Qorikancha Temple of the Sun.
      • Spend the afternoon exploring Cusco on your own (a curated list of suggested shops and restaurants is provided beforehand in our thorough Peru Pre-Trip Informational Packet).
      • Evening “Pisco Tasting and Tapas” at Museo del Pisco with an expert Pisquero (Pisco sommelier).
Overnight: Quinta San Blas by Ananay Hotels

Day 9: Return to Lima
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Fly from Cusco to Lima, End of Tour
      • Breakfast at your historic Inca-inspired hotel.
      • In the morning, private transfer to the airport in Cusco for your return flight marking the end of your Private Peru Tour.
      • If you wish, book an additional evening tour of Lima or a room at Wyndham Costa del Sol Airport Hotel prior to your international flight. Or you may choose to extend your trip to Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon, the Amazon, Pisco territory, or one of the other world-class sites in Peru.