Peru | Ultra-Luxe Private Tour | Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco | Peru (8 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Lima, Peru
Wyndham Costa del Sol Hotel None

Arrival in Lima after an overnight flight from the US. Greeting by your personal host and check-in assistance at the Wyndham Costa del Sol Hotel, conveniently located across the street from the airport.

Day 2
Sacred Valley, Peru
Sol y Luna Breakfast, Lunch

Morning flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, greeting by your personal host and private transfer to the Sacred Valley where you will stay in the tranquil Sol y Luna lodge. On the way to your lodge, stop to have lunch in the private salon of an exclusive hacienda with spectacular views of the area. After lunch, enjoy horseback riding on Peruvian Paso horses with your personal guide through this spectacular region. Alternatively, enjoy a private meditation ceremony performed by a Paco (Andean Shaman) before sunset especially for your party. Later, relax in the comfort of your lodge in the evening.

Day 3
Sacred Valley, Peru
Sol y Luna Breakfast, Lunch

With your expert guide go on a special mountain biking excursion through the rolling hills of the Sacred Valley. Highlights include visiting the concentric ruins at Moray and the salt pools at Maras. There will also be a private back-up vehicle should anyone in your party tire. Along the way, you will stop for a delicious gourmet picnic lunch in the shadows of the Andes arranged for your party - complete with fine glass-ware and linen. Afterwards, you will be taken to an exclusive house for a private pisco sour tasting.

Day 4
Machu Picchu, Peru
Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Experience an awe-inspiring train ride along the towering Andes and the Quechua-speaking villages of the Sacred Valley as you travel to Machu Picchu. You will either leave the train at kilometer 104 and hike the last portion of the Inca Trail with your personal guide (passing through the Gate of the Sun) or take the luxurious Hiram Bingham train all the way to Machu Picchu. Discover the spectacular ruins and check-in to the luxurious Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel, nestled between steep mountain walls of lush Andean greenery in the valley below the site of Machu Picchu. Private guided tour of the Machu Picchu ruins in the afternoon and gourmet meals at your hotel in the evening.

Day 5
Machu Picchu, Peru
Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rise early to catch the sunrise over the ruins and enjoy further hiking to the Machu Picchu Mountain or to the Gate of the Sun. After lunch, enjoy a private shaman meditation ceremony in the gardens of Sanctuary Lodge.

Day 6
Cusco, Peru
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas Breakfast, Snack

Train transfer to Ollantaytambo where you will take a private transfer to Chinchero to experience a personal weaving demonstration by a group of local women. Continue on by private transfer to Cusco. Take time in the evening to relax and acclimatize, and a local academic will give a private informative talk about the history of the Incas, especially for your party.

Day 7
Cusco, Peru
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas Breakfast

Visit a local market where you will get a sense of the rhythm of daily Cusquenian life and be able to buy traditional handicrafts. Later, with your personal guide, tour the main sightseeing highlights of the historic city of Cusco, including the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, and the Incan “Sun Temple” of Qoricancha, with accents on the historical and cultural highlights of the city. Afterwards, Blue Parallel will arrange for exclusive access to the Hotel Monasterio's chapel where you will be given a private music demonstration by a local musician who will explain the different instruments indigenous to Peru. At night, dine on eclectic Peruvian and international delicacies in one of Cusco’s best restaurants in the evening

Day 8
Cusco, Peru
Wyndham Costa del Sol Hotel Breakfast

Following breakfast, your expert guide will take you to the outskirts of Cusco where you will explore 2 churches constructed in the 17th century by the Jesuit faith. Here you will have exclusive access to the choir level and bell tour, which will only be open for Blue Parallel guests. Afterwards, return to Cusco and stop in a tile-making town where you can see where local families have been creating tiles for the beautiful homes of Cusco, a tradition that dates back hundreds of years. Enjoy lunch in Cusco before taking the afternoon flight to Lima. Once there, relax and freshen up before your international departure with a day-check at the Wyndham Costa del Sol Hotel.

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Visit the highlights of Peru on this trip. You will discover the main attractions of colonial Peru and the heritage of the Incan civilization. Enjoy the Sacred Valley's unique archeological sites, hike in the breathtaking Machu Picchu ruins, and explore the cobble-stone streets of Cusco with its fusion of colonial and Incan treasures.

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Blue Parallel creates private, tailor-made journeys designed around the themes of World Heritage destinations, outdoor adventures, gourmet cuisine, exclusive lodging, white glove service and insider access. We operate in Latin America: the Amazon, Antarctica, Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Easter Island, the Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Panama, Patagonia, Uruguay and the Yucatan Peninsula. And in the Mediterranean: the Adriatic Coast, Andalucia, Corsica, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Morocco, Sicily & the Aeolian Islands, Spain, Portugal and Turkey.

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Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018

Blue Parallel was amazing! Our guides were outstanding and provided us with excellent service. Every detail was considered and thought of for us. We adored every minute of our trip.