Multi-Day Tour | Private

Peru for the Boomers (10 days)

Peru Empire Co.

Miraflores, Peru To Puno, Peru

Valid for Departures Now Through: 16 Nov 2018

Peru for the Boomers (10 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Miraflores, Peru
Hotel B None

Arrive to Lima

Today you will arrive to Lima. On arrival your host will welcome you to the airport and take you straight to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 2
Miraflores, Peru
Hotel B Breakfast

Lima Highlights including the Larco Herrera Museum

The list of must-see attractions in Lima is as long as a llama neck, however our experienced guides will help you make the most of your time by showing you the best of Lima in your particular areas of interest. Highlights include archeological wonders, world-class museums, captivating public art, and the most beautiful and photogenic viewpoints in the city.

Visit the exceptional Larco Herrera Museum founded in 1926. Exhibited chronologically, more than 45,000 archeological objects await your discovery. Larco Herrrera is renowned for its famous and fascinating erotic pottery collection, which is on display in the separate “Erotic Hall”.

Dinner reservations at Maido

The birth of Maido is the result of chef Micha’s passion for Nikkei food. It is a fervent and unique love, Peru always being his source of inspiration. The landscapes, the products and the creativity of the Peruvian people are the ingredients that play in his mind and inspire his work.

Day 3
Urubamba, Peru
Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado None

Visit Pisac Market

In the shadows of the mountains east of the Sacred Valley lies the traditional Andean town of Pisac. The town center is a thriving hub of commerce that still operates as it has since Incan times; with stalls filling the plaza selling everything under the Peruvian sun, and locals coming down from the highlands to exchange their produce for necessities as well as luxuries in a trade called “trueque”.

Lunch reservations at Hacienda Huayoccari

Hacienda Huayoccari Restaurant is a hidden gem, off the beaten track, tucked away in the lush, vegetation-filled private estate of the Lambarri-Orihuela family in the village of Huayoccari in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

In good weather, you can sit outside on the terrace and enjoy stunning views of the Sacred Valley and surrounding mountains. This restaurant focusses on serving hearty, traditional Andean meals prepared from local ingredients from their own farm or other local farms. The four-course menu varies from day to day, but consistently features some of their staple entrées such as lomo saltado and fresh trout from the Sacred Valley.

Day 4
Urubamba, Peru
Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado Breakfast

Visit Chinchero, Maras & Moray

Start your experience in Chinchero, a small colonial town built upon Inca ruins high in the windswept plains of the Sacred Valley (12,430 ft.). It would be easy to spend your entire visit lost in the breathtaking views and architecture that hasn´t changed in centuries, but the real star of the show here is the market, which is the most authentic Andean market experience you will find, with locals making the long journey to exchange their handicrafts, food, and textiles for other necessities.

Next, descend to the fascinating salt mines of Maras, where seeing the locals mining the salt by hand is truly a unique experience. You will have the option to buy some salt of your own, supporting the local economy and making an excellent souvenir, before continuing on to the ruins at Moray. It has been suggested that these huge circular terraces have a cosmological meaning, however the Incas are thought to have used them as a kind of “crop laboratory”.

Lunch reservations at Wayra

The Wayra restaurant offers the unique opportunity to see a Paso Horse demonstration. These Peruvian horses, with their elegance and noble spirit, symbolize a centuries-old tradition of cultural fusion and folklore that defines and enriches Peru.

Day 5
Aguas Calientes, Peru
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel Breakfast, Dinner

Into Ollantaytambo

Explore Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the Americas, and the best surviving example of Inca city planning. Although the impressive fortress was still under construction during the time of the Spanish conquest, and was never completed, it is very well preserved and marks the site of one of the few major losses the Spanish suffered during the conquest.

Train to Aguas Calientes

From the same town of Ollantaytambo you will take the train in the afternoon to Aguas Calientes. On arrival to Aguas Calientes you will be collected and taken to your hotel for the night.

Day 6
Cusco, Peru
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas Breakfast

Explore Machu Picchu

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel for a short walk to the bus station and a 30-minute bus ride up to Machu Picchu Citadel (elevation: 8,000 ft. – 2,432 m.a.s.l.)

Scratching the surface of the heavens from its place atop the grandest of mountaintop pedestals, it is easy to lose yourself in the mystique and grandeur of this enigmatic citadel. Soak in the energy and atmosphere of one of the most significant archeological sites on the planet while your guide helps you uncover the secrets behind key areas of interest such as the Intihuatana (the sun dial), Inti Punku (the sun gate), the Sacred Plaza, and the Temple of the Sun.

Allow approximately three hours for guided exploration, but feel free to stay and explore on your own as your schedule allows.

In the afternoon you will take your train back to Cusco where you will be taken to your hotel.

Day 7
Cusco, Peru
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas Breakfast

Highlights of Cusco and San Blas

Explore the city that has gained world-wide fame and UNESCO World Heritage protection for its enthralling architecture and vibrant local culture. Spanish walls and roofs fuse harmoniously with Inca walls and foundations, suggesting a peaceful balance between the two cultures that starkly contrasts the true, conflict-ridden history of Cusco. Your guide will provide insight and anecdotes about the plazas, churches, and points of interest around the Main Square before continuing onto San Blas, the arts district of Cusco since Inca times and the nucleus for religious art and propaganda for the entire continent of South America during the Spanish Conquest.

Day 8
Puno, Peru
Titilaka - Relais & Chateaux Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Highlights of Cusco and San Blas

Explore the city that has gained world-wide fame and UNESCO World Heritage protection for its enthralling architecture and vibrant local culture. Spanish walls and roofs fuse harmoniously with Inca walls and foundations, suggesting a peaceful balance between the two cultures that starkly contrasts the true, conflict-ridden history of Cusco. Your guide will provide insight and anecdotes about the plazas, churches, and points of interest around the Main Square before continuing onto San Blas, the arts district of Cusco since Inca times and the nucleus for religious art and propaganda for the entire continent of South America during the Spanish Conquest.

Day 9
Puno, Peru
Titilaka - Relais & Chateaux Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Island of Lake Titikaka Excursions

Explore the Uros floating islands and the Island of Taquile on this full-day trip, one of our most popular excursions.

Neither land, sky, or water, but rather at the intersection of the three, Totora, or junco reed roots, serve as unique building material for the floating islands of the Uros Titino communities of Lake Titicaca.

The Islands of Lake Titicaca excursion brings our guests close to the islands’ Uro-Aymara communities, providing a unique opportunity to grow personally acquainted with the men –skilled reed raftsmen–, and women, - expert weavers famous for their craft–, as well as the ancestral techniques used to keep their islands afloat, among other aspects of their remarkable heritage.

In Taquile, for example, guests will experience the Quechua imagination in the textile weavings unique to the area and recently included in UNESCO’s Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Enjoy lunch outdoors as you treat yourself to the grandeur of Puno’s deep blue skies mirrored across Lake Titicaca with views of Bolivia’s Cordillera Real, or Royal Mountain Range, in the background.

Day 10
Puno, Peru
None Breakfast

Travel from Lake Titicaca to Lima

Today you will be taken to the airport in Juliaca for your flight to Lima. Depending on the flight times you may be able to enjoy another excursion en route to the airport. The en route excursion involves a visit to the mysterious, ancient site of Sillustani, home to the area’s best preserved chullpas, or funerary towers. Once a burial ground for the Pucara, Tiahuanaco, and Ccolla pre-Inca cultures, and then the Incas themselves, Sillustani’s chullpas offer an ideal opportunity to compare the contrasting pre-Columbian architectonic styles.

Symbolizing life and birth, these ancient tombs were used for chiefs and other dignitaries. Made of stones weighing up to six tons, the biggest tower took around 50 years to complete. Offering archaeology and history, in a stunning natural setting, Sillustani is an impressive site we strongly recommend you see.

From Juliaca Airport you will fly to Lima.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Food & Wine
  • Romance & Honeymoons
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Biking
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

This 10 days / 9 nights itinerary is elaborated for the baby boomers; explore several of the unparalleled archaeological sites, savor Peru's culinary scene and stay at some of the most amazing properties the country has to offer. This trip is all about indulgence.

About Us

Peru Empire Co. offers tailor-made itineraries designed to match each traveler’s personal interests, style and preferences to create ideal Peru trips. We believe in structured yet flexible itineraries to facilitate discovery and exploration complemented by great service, the best guides and extraordinary hotels. Our programs are all inclusive, complete with a private vehicle and driver, a bilingual guide, upon request and an Experience Concierge. This innovative concept of Peru Empire Co., means that the trip is monitored and traveler’s needs are taken care of appropriately.

Insider Tip

We handle even the slightest details, from planning superb menus to organizing pre check-in; from booking special visits to paying airport taxes for domestic flights

Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions vary by program. Details will be provided upon booking/request.



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