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Peru Machu Picchu & Amazon

Exceptional Machu Picchu and The Amazon luxury journey

12 Days

Welcome to your trip of a lifetime! Exploring the exceptional Machu Picchu and The Amazon luxury journey

12 Day Sample Itinerary

Trip-at-a-Glance

The extraordinary awaits!

Day 1

Arrival in Lima

Day 2

Enjoy an immersive exploration of Lima, including a visit to Larco Herrera hosted by Museum curator, and Chef’s Table dinner with Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino

Day 3

Fly to Cusco, take a scenic helicopter flight over the Sacred Valley of the Incas, followed by gourmet picnic lunch on the shores of Lake Huaypo

Day 4

Learn about time honored traditions in Chinchero with weaving workshop, visit the town of Maras and the circular Inca terraces of Moray

Day 5

Discover the fortress town of Ollantaytambo, before proceeding to Machu Picchu area

Day 6

Explore the breathtaking citadel of Machu Picchu and hike Huayna Picchu. Travel to Cusco in the evening with the Belmond Hiram Bingham Luxury Train service.

Day 7

Get inspired exploring Cusco and enjoy Coffee with an artist

Day 8

Fly to Iquitos, 4 Nights Delfin I all-inclusive Amazon expedition cruise

Day 9 - 11

4 Nights Delfin I all-inclusive Amazon expedition cruise

Day 12

Departure from Peru

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Day 1: ARRIVE LIMA

Welcome to Peru!

Welcome to Peru!
Start your Peru Exceptional Machu Picchu and the Amazon luxury journey with a stay in Lima.

  • Accommodations: Country Club Lima
  • Meals Included: None Today
Day 2: LIMA

Discover the City of Kings

Enjoy a full day historical and gourmet exploration.

Peru’s capital is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and holds a large architectural complex with places such as the historic San Martín Square, Plaza de Armas, Casa Aliaga, and the Cathedral. Join the curator at Larco Herrera Museum for an immersive experience and viewing of its collection of pottery, gold and silver works, mummies, and ceramics from the Chimu, Mohica and other pre-Inca civilizations.

Discover the vibrant food scene in Lima during chef’s table dinner with chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.
This special private dining experience is one for the foodies!

You’ll have the chance to take part in an exquisite and authentic five-course dinner prepared right in front of your eyes, by one of Peru’s top internationally acclaimed chefs, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. Known as the Jungle Chef, Pedro has made a name for himself by championing unusual and interesting ingredients from the Peruvian Amazon.

Each course will be beautifully presented and served with a carefully paired glass of wine. It is the best of both worlds – you get to be in the kitchen, without doing any of the work! The menu changes often to showcase seasonal local produce but can easily be adapted for any dietary requirements or preferences.

  • Accommodations: Country Club Lima
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner Today
Day 3: LIMA / SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS

Experience a bird's-eye view Machu Picchu

Fly to Cusco and enjoy a helicopter flight over the Sacred Valley of the Incas with gourmet picnic lunch on the shores of Lake Huaypo.

Explore the magical scenery in the Sacred Valley of the Incas during a splendid helicopter ride. Fly towards the Sacred Valley, specifically to two of the most magnificent Inca constructions: Maras and Moray. Maras is a salt extraction center that has been operating since the time of the Incas. It is made up of thousands of rectangular water deposits located on the side of a mountain, which together form a dazzling landscape. Flying over Moray, you’ll see an enormous construction of concentric circles that worked as an agricultural laboratory. Gourmet picnic lunch awaits on the shores of Lake Huaypo.

  • Accommodations: Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Today
Day 4: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS

Last day of Salkantay Trail trek

Learn about time honored traditions during your visit to the Andean village of Chinchero, enjoy a weaving workshop, and explore Maras and Moray.

Chinchero is a traditional Andean Indian village located high up on the windswept plains of Anta at about 12,500 feet above sea level. Its colorful Sunday market is one of the most authentic in Peru. In the main plaza, an adobe colonial church, dating from the early seventeenth century, has been built upon the foundations of an Incan temple or palace. The ceiling and walls are covered in beautiful floral and religious designs. Chinchero’s inhabitants continue to honor their Inca ancestors by passing their weaving skills from generation to generation. Visit a local textile center, where traditional weaving techniques have remained virtually unchanged for centuries.

Venture to the fascinating and beautiful sites of Maras and Moray. The circular terraces of Moray are referred to as a greenhouse of the Incas by the local people, and historians believe the site was used as an agricultural research center. In Maras, explore the town and learn how to prepare the traditional fermented drink called chicha.

Enjoy the view at the salt fields of Maras, which are often an astounding sight during the dry season. An immersive gourmet experience follows at MIL Centro.

  • Accommodations: Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Day 5: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS / MACHU PICCHU

Explore Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu

Explore the fortress town of Ollantaytambo before traveling to Machu Picchu aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham Luxury Train.

Ollantaytambo is where you will find the best surviving example of Incan town planning. Many of the building foundations in old town Ollantaytambo were built by the Inca, and most of the Inca canchas, or blocks, are still intact. The Fortress was first a place of worship, as well as a location for studying astronomy. It was here that Manco Inca defeated the Spanish in 1538 before fleeing to the mountains of Vilcabamba.

The 16 massive terraces spread before you are a testimony to the magnificent Inca masonry. Climb the steep stone steps up to the imposing fortress at the top of the mountain – around 260 steps! From there, the view down the valley is superb and you can admire the huge monoliths that form the Temple of the Sun.

Enjoy immersive experiences at your hotel and the surrounding cloud forest that is home to 372 native orchid species, more than 200 kinds of birds, and 111 species of butterfly.

  • Accommodations: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Today
Day 6: MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO

Walk in the footsteps of the Incans

A Visit to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu hike.

Begin with an exhilarating hike up Huayna Picchu, which has an ascent of just over 1,000 feet. Once at the top, the views of the Citadel and surrounding landscape are extraordinary and well worth the climbing effort. From the Huayna Picchu summit, the scale and ingenuity of Machu Picchu and its various structures and terraces is fully revealed.

Explore Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas” known as the holy grail for lovers of Inca monuments, and the most famous archaeological site in all South America. You will be amazed and feel inspired as you walk around the citadel’s agricultural terraces, royal houses, and temples. Enjoy a second entrance to the citadel, giving you additional time to explore on your own.

Travel to Cusco aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham Luxury Train.

  • Accommodations: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Today
Day 7: CUSCO

Discover the stunning colonial architecture and archaeology of Cusco

Discover the stunning colonial architecture and archaeology of Cusco and enjoy a cup of coffee with a local artist.

Inside Cusco’s historical center, be amazed by the historical sites and structures, including Koricancha, also known as the “Temple of the Sun, and the Convent of Santo Domingo, whose stones were once covered with gold! The main square is where you will find the beautiful Plaza de Armas and Cusco Cathedral.

Sacsayhuamán is perched on a hill on the northern outskirts of Cusco. In addition to a wonderful view over Cusco, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sacsayhuamán boasts massive stones – measuring up to 13 feet tall – placed tightly together, creating a fortress-like structure.

Learn about time honored traditions with Peruvian Artist, Berenice Diaz while enjoying a cup of coffee at Cafe La Mestiza. Get a glimpse into an artist’s life.

  • Accommodations: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 8-11: THE AMAZON

Explore the Amazon onboard the Delfin I

Fly to Iquitos, explore the Amazon with the Delfin I, where breathtaking sceneries, luxuriant forests, natural life at its finest, and the endless expanses of the river come together.

Your four nights expedition cruise includes suite accommodation, all meals, all excursions and equipment (including rubber boots and rain ponchos), transfers to/from vessel, entrance fee to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, natural juices, and beverages.

  • Accommodations: Delfin I
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily
Day 12 DEPART PERU

End of your 12 day trip

Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, you will connect with your departure flight from Peru.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Interested in this trip?
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With the help of our travel specialists, create a perfect trip planned around your specific interests, tastes and preferences. We will provide helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.


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