Combine luxury with adventure as you immerse yourself in this 12-day luxury VIP Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour. You’ll spend eight nights at Peru’s best hotels, choosing between 4-star, 5-star, or Boutique offerings, and three nights aboard the stunning Aria Amazon cruise ship.
The Decadence of Lima
Combining the past with the present, the capital city of Lima will provide you with the best introduction to Peru. Here you will explore its historic colonial center and the ultra-modern Miraflores. You’ll become acquainted with Peruvian cuisine by dining at some of the best restaurants on the continent.
You’ll also spend time exploring the bohemian Barranco district, recognized as one of the most chic, desirable places to live in South America. Admire its colonial architecture, street art, murals, and the buzz of young artists exploring and sharing their creativity. You’ll even have a chance to tour the Mario Testino Museum (MATE), with its world-famous photography exhibits.
Into the Andean Heartland
A short flight from Lima takes you to Cusco, where you are then transferred to the Sacred Valley, so you can better acclimate to the altitude. Expert guides here will passionately share their knowledge of the valley’s many amazing ancient sights, including historic Pisac and its colorful market and the fortress town of Ollantaytambo.
Experience the music and dance of the Misminay community for a truly authentic indigenous Peruvian experience. Participate in the various traditional activities or excursions and enjoy a specially prepared lunch.
The legendary archeological site of Machu Picchu is your next foray into the wonders of the Incas. Arriving by train in Aquas Calientes, you’ll then make you’re way up to the Citadel of Machu Picchu, where an expert guide ensures you see all the key spots. You’ll also have a rare opportunity to return to Machu Picchu for a second day of touring on your own.
Next, you’ll enjoy a tour of Cusco followed by a day of leisure. Roam the charming cobbled streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site at your own pace and maybe enjoy a spa experience, stroll through a museum, or go shopping.
Embark on a Luxury Amazon Cruise
Arriving in Iquitos, you’ll enjoy lunch and a tour of the city before meeting with an indigenous Amazon community. It’s then time to board the Aria Amazon for an unforgettable 3-night-cruise. Once you settle into either your lower deck suite or upper deck suite, you’ll be introduced to your naturalist guides before enjoying your first onboard meal consisting of chef-inspired Amazonian cuisine.
Excursions abound as you explore all that the Amazon has to offer. Join a wildlife excursion, seeking out exotic birdlife, the elusive sloth, or the legendary pink river dolphins. You’ll also have chances to fish for piranhas, walk across a suspended bridge during a jungle walk, kayak, canoe, or swim. At night, enjoy stargazing and find your favorite constellation, or learn about new ones as you peer through the hi-tech onboard telescope.
Before your flight back to Lima, roam the local market, admiring the local catch and exotic fruits of the region. You’ll also have an opportunity to purchase a few gifts and souvenirs to take back home at the San Juan craft market before ending your Sacred Valley Machu Picchu Tour.