- Arrive in one of the most unique and varied countries of South America – Peru.
- Explore the enchanting Sacred Valley and experience the ancient culture of the Andes.
- Immerse yourself in the magic and mystery of Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, accompanied by first-rate guides.
- Enjoy your free day in Machu Picchu, where you can to climb to Huayna Picchu peak to get majestic views of Machu Picchu.
- Visit Cusco and its off-the-beaten-path hidden treasures.
- Venture deep into the marvelous rainforest of Tambopata accompanied by expert professional guides.
- Leave your trip planning in the hands of the luxury travel experts of South America
Explore the wonders of southern Peru, from the mystical magic of Machu Picchu and the Incas to the thrill of virgin Amazon rainforest. Enjoy unforgettable experiences and luxurious accommodations in the ancient Inca capital of Cusco before travelling to the jungle wilderness of Puerto Maldonado, a region rich in exotic flora and fauna. Over the course of ten extraordinary days, let us take you on the vacation of a lifetime in some of the worlds’ most fascinating places.
- Day 1: Arrival in Lima
Upon your arrival, our representative will be waiting to welcome you and take you to your hotel, where we will provide all the information about your trip.
In the afternoon you will have free time to rest and relax.
- Day 2: Flight Lima to Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas (B, L)
After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport for your flight to Cusco. When you arrive in Cusco, we will be waiting for you at the airport to bring you to the Sacred Valley, which is located at a lower altitude than Cusco, so you will have an easier time acclimating to the altitude. On route to your hotel in the Sacred Valley, we will stop at the Inkarri Museum, to immerse you in the history of the many pre-Incan cultures that influenced the Inca civilization as it expanded to become a great empire. You will then arrive at your hotel to rest in luxury for the night.
- Day 3: Full-day Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas (B, L)
In the early morning we will pick you up from your hotel to start the tour of the magical Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting first the archaeological site of Pisac—a place where the history and knowledge of the Incas is in full display, and where you can appreciate the beautiful terraces and the impressive construction of the urban center. We will then visit the local handicraft market town of Pisac, where you will find extraordinary handmade textiles, silverware, pottery, and more. Later we will head to Urubamba, where we will have a delicious lunch right in the heart of the Sacred Valley.
We will continue the tour by visiting the town and archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, where you can appreciate the beautiful and complex architectural design of the place, built as a military and administrative base, while also serving as a final resting place.
After visiting these stunning and beautiful sites, we return you to your hotel.
- Day 4: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu (B, L, D)
Our transport will take us to the train station in Ollantaytambo, where we board the train to Machu Picchu village. Upon arrival we will take the bus up to the lost city of Machu Picchu, where we will have a guided 2-hour tour of the enigmatic site, visiting the Main Plaza, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Royal Quarters, and the famous Inti Huatana or Solar Clock and the Tower Circle. After exploring Peru´s wonder of the world, you will enjoy a delicious, gourmet buffet lunch at Sanctuary Lodge. Later, you can explore the citadel before returning to Aguas Calientes to enjoy a good night’s rest.
- Day 5: Free day in Machu Picchu (B)
Today you can choose between spending your day relaxing and enjoying the citadel of Machu Picchu, or you could visit and hike up Huayna Picchu Mountain, a very popular spot from where you can appreciate the best views of Machu Picchu and its surroundings.
Later we will take the train back to Poroy, which is located 30 minutes from the city of Cusco. From there our transportation will take us to the hotel in Cusco.
- Day 6: City tour of Cusco (B, L)
After a good breakfast, we will begin the tour of Cusco with its temples and monuments such as the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, and the convent of Santo Domingo, which was built on top of the Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha, where you can see the impressive Inca constructions. There is also the archaeological complex of Sacsayhuaman, a masterpiece of Inca architecture, and where each year, on June 24, the famous Festival of the Sun or Inti Raymi is celebrated. Continuing the tour, we will visit Quenqo, with its monolithic altar, representing a puma, and then arrive at Puca Pucara, a beautiful spring-fed mountain that forms a series of pools. All of these sites are famous Inca monuments of great religious importance.
After enjoying a great lunch, one of our directors will share with you a unique experience created exclusively for Royal Luxury clients as a way to thank you for traveling with us. It will be a gift coming from our hearts.
- Day 7: Flight Cusco to Puerto Maldonado – Tambopata (B, L, D)
We start the day with a morning flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado. Then you will begin to experience the enchantment of the rainforest as you take a boat ride along the Madre de Dios River. After a short briefing, you will settle into your beautiful cabaña and enjoy your lunch in the dining room. Later, go on a guided walk along the trail system, into the Inkaterra Amazon Reserve’s natural area, where you will discover the flora and fauna of the Amazon basin, including impressive trees such as the Shihuahuaco and the strangely beautiful strangler fig. At nightfall, we will go on a thrilling twilight river excursion. As you discover this paradise, you will learn about differ animals habits, while searching for nightjars, owls, capybaras and up to three different species of caiman
- Day 8: Tambopata (B, L, D)
Wake up late or rise early — the choice is yours. During the morning you may go on the Lake Sandoval excursion into the Tambopata National Reserve. Glide in a wooden canoe, across a beautiful, mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, as well as red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, side-neck turtles and black caimans. Return to the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica for lunch. After lunch, consider exploring the remarkable Inkaterra Canopy Walkway. During this expedition, be on the lookout for colorful toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys, and sloths. If you wish you may extend your excursion and watch the sunset from one of the towers. Finally, enjoy a great dinner at the lodge.
- Day 9: Tambopata (B, L, D)
Enjoy a trip to Gamitana Creek, located 25 minutes by boat from the lodge, explore the rainforest along the banks of a winding, dark-water creek that is home to many piranha, caiman, turtles and birds, until the Sanipanga landing point. Navigate your way back downstream, observing the abundant flora and fauna along the way. You will return to Gamitana Farm to do a short guided tour to see how local farmers grow fruits and vegetables. Return to the lodge for lunch.
After lunch, enjoy the Hacienda Concepcion excursion, with over 200 different plant species, and learn about the uses and benefits of local flora, look for turtles, sun grebes, nightjars and exotic herons. Return to the lodge. Then consider the Rainforest by Night excursion through the Inkaterra Ecological Reserve at night. Listen to nocturnal forest sounds and spot species that only emerge at night.
- Day 10: Depart (B)
After breakfast, we will go to the airport in Puerto Maldonado for your flight back to Lima. On your arrival in Lima, we will take you to the district of Barranco to explore this bohemian and artisan neighborhood with the assistance of a guide and a private car at your disposal. Based on your international flight information, we will bring you back to the airport to help you check in.