- Arrive in one of the most unique and varied countries of South America – Peru.
- Visit the Peru’s Galapagos, the Ballestas islands and fly over the enigmatic Nazca lines
- 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.
- Fly from Cusco to Puno, admiring the magnificent views of the high plains.
- Be part of a magical experience visiting Lake Titicaca’s Uros and Taquile islands.
- Leave your trip planning in the hands of the luxury travel experts of South America.
In this amazing luxury adventure, experience the diversity of ancient Peruvian cultures while being pampered by unmatched guide service and fine hotels. First, traverse the stunning coastal deserts of Peru on your way to Paracas and Nazca, where you’ll get an unparalleled aerial view of the spine-tingling enigma of the Nazca lines, then explore Peru’s Galapagos on board a speedboat. Next, head to the imperial Inca capital of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas to marvel at Inca stone ruins and the lost city of Machu Picchu. Finally, be part of an authentic ancient culture that survives into modern times on the islands of spectacular Lake Titicaca.
- Day 1: Arrival in Lima
Upon arrival our representative will be waiting to welcome you and take you to your hotel where we will provide all the information for your trip.
In the afternoon you will have free time to rest and relax.
- Day 2: Lima – Paracas – Nazca Lines (B)
You will begin your journey to Paracas and Nazca through the coastal desert of Peru.
After arriving in Nazca, you will gaze in wonder at the enigmatic Nazca Lines during a low altitude flyby aboard a small aircraft. Many theories have been formulated about these incredible designs, some almost 300 meters long: runways for alien spacecraft, lines of a giant seismograph. However, Maria Reiche, who spent her life studying them, has come up with the most plausible theory: that they form a gigantic astronomical calendar based on the movement of the sun. The lines themselves run from simple designs to more than 30 complex animal figures, such as a monkey, a spider, and a hummingbird.
- Day 3: Tour Ballestas Islands – Paracas – Lima (B)
Today early in the morning we will take you to El Chaco port in Paracas, where you will embark on a fantastic guided speedboat tour of the Ballestas Islands—also known as “the Peruvian Galapagos”—a wonderful group of small Islands that house huge numbers of birds and marine mammals such as sea lions, Humboldt penguins, dolphins, flamingoes, pelicans, and stunning varieties of other sea birds.
- Day 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: Flight over the Altiplano (B, BL)
After breakfast, in the morning we will go to Cusco’s airport for your flight to Juliaca, where your guide will meet you at the airport to take you to the Sillustani burial towers. Afterwards, we will leave you at your hotel.
- Day 10: Tour of Uros – Taquile (B, L)
In the early morning you will board a boat for a tour of Lake Titicaca and visit the floating Uros Islands, with their enigmatic customs and reed boats (the reed is a local aquatic plant). We continue the journey to the island Taquile, with its great scenic and environmental value as well as its friendly inhabitants with their authentic traditional costumes, people famous for their craftsmanship and textiles. In the afternoon, we return to Puno, crossing the highest navigable lake in the world, gazing at its breathtaking scenery.
- Day 11: Depart (B)
After breakfast, our transport will take you to the airport in Juliaca for your flight to Lima. We will take you to the district of Barranco to explore this bohemian and artisan neighborhood with the assistance of a guide and private car at your disposal. Based on your international flight information, we will bring you back to the airport to help you check in.