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Peru | Ultra-Luxe Tour | Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Amazon | Peru (10 days)

Blue Parallel

Lima, Peru To Lima, Peru

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Sep 2018

Peru | Ultra-Luxe Tour | Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Amazon | Peru (10 days)

Itinerary

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

Please note that the following is only a suggestion as all of our journeys are custom-made.

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
Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Short flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado. Arrival in Puerto Maldonado and private transfer to a river port on the Madre de Dios River. You will then embark with your personal guide on a motorized canoe until reaching the elegantly-rustic Reserva Amazonica property located on the river bank. In the afternoon explore the surrounding rainforest with your personal specialized naturalist guide. While traveling on the river and walking in the jungle you are likely to encounter, among other species, Black Caimans, Red-Bellied Macaws, and at least one of the five species of monkeys which live in the forest near the lake (such as the Brown Capuchin Monkey). In the early evening, enjoy a private guided tour on the river where you will spot caimans and capybaras followed by dinner at your lodge.

Day 9
Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast at your lodge followed by a bird watching experience in the rainforest with your expert guide. Later, explore the Gamitana Creek area. Hike through the rainforest and along the banks of the dark-water creek. A 35-minute motorboat ride from the lodge takes you to the magic world of Gamitana Creek. The sights, scents and sounds of the jungle will surround you as you walk for two and a half hours, rambling through the rain forest along the banks of this winding, dark-water creek that is home to piranha, caimans, turtles and an abundance of brightly colored birds. After lunch at the lodge, experience “canopying” followed by the Anaconda walk. Enjoy views that would be unimaginable from below, while on the look-out for giant strangler fig trees, orchids, toucans, woodpeckers, trogons and –with luck- monkeys or sloths. Early in the evening, hike in the jungle with your personal guide. Enter the complete darkness as you listen to the nocturnal sounds of the various animals as the rainforest transforms into an entirely different realm followed by dinner at your lodge.

Day 10
Lima, Peru
Wyndham Costa del Sol Hotel Breakfast

Private transfer by motorized canoe along the Madre de Dios River to Puerto Maldonado. Assistance with check-in for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival to Lima, greeting by your personal host and private transfer to downtown Lima. Visit the historical center of Lima with your personal guide, including the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, the City Hall, the Cloister of San Francisco, and San Isidro. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Astrid & Gaston and later, exclusive access to the home of a private collecotor of colonial art and pre-Inca artifacts hosted by the collector himself. Relax and freshen up before your international departure with a day-check at the Wyndham Costa del Sol Hotel.

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Discover the highlights of Peru and the Amazon 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 archaeological sites, hike in the breathtaking Machu Picchu ruins, and explore the cobble-stone streets of Cusco with its fusion of colonial and Incan treasures. Afterwards, head to the Amazon where you can explore this region using an eco-lodge along the river as a base

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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.