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Peru In-Style

1 country
4 UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites
Character accommodation: Inkaterra nature retreat & the Andean Explorer train
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Enjoy discovering the ancient beauty of Peru by day and indulge in the trappings of luxury accommodation by night on this unforgettable 5-star journey. From the bustling modern capital of Lima to the crumbling ancient ruins of Machu Picchu's lost civilisation and the lasting Incan culture of Sacred Valley, prepare to experience Peru in all its glory.THE ROMANCE OF TRAIN TRAVELBoard the luxury Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu. Experience the decadence of the 1920's in the Pullman carriage themed d cor, enjoying brunch and a gastronomic dinner in the exquisite dining car, sipping a cocktail and listening to live Peruvian music in the bar car or taking in the breathtaking scenery from the observation car. We also take the luxurious Andean Explorer train and travel through the majestic High Andes Mountains to Puno. Unwind in your luxurious cabin, then savour lunch in one of the elegant dining cars. ANCIENT, SPELLBINDING PERUDiscover the many sides of Peru, from the modern capital of Lima to ancient Incan capital of Cusco. Tour Casa Aliaga, the oldest mansion in the Americas and explore the most spectacular temple in the Incan empire, Koricancha. Visit the ancient Incan Fortress of Sacsayhuaman and experience San Pedro's buzzing markets.
LAKES, VALLEYS AND VOLCANSEnjoy a wonderful day cruising immense Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, before continuing to volcanic Colca Valley. Travel to the Cross of the Condor, with amazing viewpoints over the canyon and where the majestic Andean condor can be seen cruising on the morning thermals.

Inclusions

Please note: The 25 November 2019 departure is one day longer and features an additional day in Lima.

Travel

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to South America. Taxes included
  • 1 economy-class flight within South America
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $170pp pre-paid. Note that tipping is not included for the Andean Explorer train and will need to be paid locally, suggested amounts of approx. $10-15pp US per day

Accommodation & Meals

  • 11 nights in deluxe hotels (5 star) including:
    • JW Marriott Hotels in Cusco & Lima
  • 1 night stay at the Inkaterra nature retreat in Aguas Calientes
  • 2 night journey on board the opulent Belmond Andean Explorer Train
  • 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based tour director (based on min. of 8 passengers)
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Porterage

  • Porterage included where available

Sightseeing

Discover the wonders of Peru

  • Discover the sights of Lima on a city tour including the Colonial and Barranco districts, and view the treasures of the Lima Art Museum - MALI.
  • Enjoy a tour and dinner at Casa Aliaga - a historic mansion as old a Lima itself and the oldest house in the Americas. The house has been owned and lived in by the Aliaga family and their descendants since Francisco Pizarro granted the land to Jeronimo de Aliaga in 1535.
  • Visit the Koricancha, Temple of the Sun, considered the most spectacular temple of the Incan empire.
  • Explore the ancient Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman followed by a visit to the buzzing San Pedro Market, selling all things weird and wonderful.
  • Discover Cusco on a walking tour, visiting the 17th century cathedral and the beautiful San Blas neighbourhood.
  • Sit back, relax and indulge in a decadent brunch, accompanied by Peruvian wines on-board the luxury Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu.
  • Feel the magic of the Lost Incan City of Machu Picchu on an in-depth guided tour and enjoy some time to explore the ruins at your own pace.
  • Spend the night in a heavenly nature retreat in Aguas Calientes.
  • Travel by Vistadome train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Visit a local chicheria. Learn about and taste the traditional chicha and try some of the local delicacy, guinea pig.
  • Tour the town and fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo, then visit a house for a taste of local life.
  • Experience a traditional Paso Horse show over lunch 'al fresco' at Ranch Wayra in Urubamba.
  • Visit the Seminario pottery workshop in Urubamba, contextualising styles and techniques used in Peru's ancient cultures.
  • Stop in the small town of Pisac and explore the impressive ruins and lively market.
  • Enjoy a traditional Peruvian weaving demonstration at Awanacancha.
  • Wander through the cobblestone streets of Cusco, the ancient Incan capital nestled high in the Andes Mountains.
  • Marvel at the amazing scenery from the opulent Belmond Andean Explorer train travelling through the High Andes Mountains from Cuzco to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca and then continuing on to Ca ahuas in the Colca Valley.
  • Cruise out to the incredible floating reed Uros Islands, made entirely out of reeds from the lake. Then visit Taquile Island and learn about the unique traditions of the islands' inhabitants.
  • Enjoy the spellbinding, rugged scenery of Lake Lagunillas then visit Sumbay Caves, home to fascinating cave paintings estimated to be almost 8000 years old.
  • Visit the Cross of the Condor, the canyon's deepest point, and watch the majestic Andean condors as they cruise over the morning thermals.
  • Stroll through the villages of Yanque, Alchoma, Maca and Pinohollo and stop at the mountain terraces of Antahuilque to learn about the importance of the balconies and hanging tombs.
  • Discover the "white city" of Arequipa and its beautiful buildings built from volcanic stone. See Santa Catalina Convent, Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Church of La Compania and Carmen Alto viewpoint.
Tour Provider Bunnik Tours
Number of Days
17
Price From
AUD $12,095
Start Location
Peru
End Location
Peru
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
1 to 20
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Slow paced
Physical Rating
Moderate
Incudes Flights
Yes
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
16 Jul 201901 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $11,100
17 Sep 201903 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $11,100
25 Nov 201912 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $11,400
28 Jan 202013 Feb 2020AvailableAUD $11,800
31 Mar 202016 Apr 2020AvailableAUD $11,800
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Peru In-Style

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Please note: The 25 November 2019 departure is one day longer and features an additional day in Lima.

Day 1. Arrive Lima

Bienvenido a Lima, Peru's colonial capital! Meet your fellow travellers tonight for a welcome drink.

Day 2. Lima

Tour Lima this morning, including the Lima Cathedral, the Convento de San Francisco, the Barranco district and the Art Museum. [B,D]

Special Experience: This evening we'll tour Lima's oldest colonial mansion, Casa Aliaga, before a decadent 3-course dinner in the dining room, courtyard or main salon.

Day 3. Lima - Cusco

Today we fly to Cusco. We'll enjoy lunch before exploring Koricancha, the Temple of the Sun. [B,L]

Day 4. Cusco

This morning we visit the ancient Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman and explore the buzzing San Pedro Market, selling all things weird and wonderful. Later on a walking tour we'll explore Santa Domingo Cathedral and the beautiful San Blas neighbourhood on a walking tour. [B]

Day 5. Cusco - Machu Picchu

Luxury Experience: A magical day as we travel on the Hiram Bingham Train through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu. Sit back, relax and indulge in a decadent brunch, accompanied by a selection of Peruvian wines. [B,D]

Day 6. Machu Picchu - Sacred Valley

Enjoy a morning at leisure, giving you a second opportunity to visit Machu Picchu if you wish. This afternoon we'll take the Vistadome train to Ollantaytambo. On the way to our hotel we'll visit a local chicheria to try traditional chicha and taste some guinea pig, a South American delicacy. [B]

Day 7. Sacred Valley

This morning we explore the archaeological ruins of Ollantaytambo, an ancient Incan fortress. [B,L]

Special Experience: Experience a famous Paso horse show over lunch 'al fresco' at a local ranch, then visit the renowned Seminario pottery workshop.

Day 8. Sacred Valley - Cusco

We return to Cusco, stopping to visit the lively Pisac markets and impressive ruins along the way. We'll also enjoy a weaving demonstration and meet the llamas and vicu as in Awanacancha. [B]

Day 9. Cusco

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Cusco at your own pace, or simply relax and enjoy the facilities at your hotel. [B]

Day 10. Cusco - Lake Titicaca

Luxury Experience: Board the Andean Explorer train in Cusco. Unwind in your luxurious cabin as the train begins its journey through the majestic High Andes Mountains to Puno. Savour lunch in one of the elegant dining cars. Enjoy a sensational sunset over the La Raya Mountains as you dine this evening, then retire to the bar as the train continues to Lake Titicaca. [B,L,D]

Day 11. Lake Titicaca

An early start to catch the breathtaking sunrise across Lake Titicaca before returning to the dining car for a decadent breakfast. Today we'll explore the famous Uros Islands and learn about life on the lake. We continue to Taquile Island where we'll learn more about the unique traditions of the inhabitants before we have lunch. We'll return in time for afternoon tea as the train continues to Arequipa. Enjoy dinner and the deluxe amenities on-board this evening. [B,L,D]

Day 12. Lake Titicaca - Ca ahuas - Colca

We'll discover the spellbinding scenery of Lake Lagunillas and explore the Sumbay Caves, home to more than 500 cave paintings. Indulge in a final lunch on-board before we disembark and transfer to Colca. [B,L,D]

Day 13. Colca - Arequipa

En route to Arequipa, we visit the Cross of the Condor and the terraces of Antahuilque. [B,L]

Special Experience: The Cross of the Condor is the deepest point of the Colca Canyon. It is where the majestic Andean condor can be seen cruising over the morning thermals.

Day 14. Arequipa

This morning we explore Arequipa, including the Convent of Santa Catalina, Church of La Compa a and Carmen Alto viewpoint. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure before our group farewell dinner this evening. [B,D]

Day 15. Depart Arequipa

Today we begin our journey home. [B]

Day 16. In transit
Day 17. Arrive Australia