Explore ancient Incan ruins, charming colonial towns, and the breathtaking Sacred Valley as you make your way through some of Peru's most beloved sights in style. Gourmet meals, five-star hotels, and spa treatments await in between explorations on this tour that perfectly pairs adventure and luxury.

Highlights

  • Explore charming colonial Cusco
  • Visit the scenic Sacred Valley
  • Wander through the famous ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Visit llamas, flamingos, and condors at an animal sanctuary
  • Enjoy a gourmet farm-to-table meal in Ollantaytambo

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Peru! Cusco
Day 2 Cusco: the Inca heartland Cusco
Day 3 Scenery, culture, and history in the Sacred Valley Sacred Valley
Day 4 Ruins, weavers, and a functioning Inca factory Chinchero
Day 5 Gourmet farm-to-table experience in Ollantaytambo Aguas Calientes
Day 6 Explore Machu Picchu Cusco
Day 7 Departure   

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Peru!

Cusco

Welcome to Cusco! Meet your guide around lunchtime at one of the city's finest restaurants, followed by a leisurely walking tour through the town's winding cobblestone streets and graceful plazas. Or, if you need a quieter, more restful afternoon while you acclimate to the high altitude, rest and relax at your historic five-star hotel.

Day 2: Cusco — The Inca Heartland

Cusco
Plaza de Armas, Cusco

Known as one of the most beautiful cities in the Americas, Cusco is also rich in history and culture. Spend your morning driving above the town for sweeping views down into the city. Then visit the ceremonial sites of Sacsayhuaman and Qenqo, where pilgrims prepared themselves to arrive in the sacred city in decades past. In the afternoon, explore the vibrant town center, attend a traditional ceramics workshop, indulge in a chocolate-making class, and test your culinary mettle with a cooking lesson where you'll prepare an exquisite dinner and a cocktail to wash it down.

Day 3: Scenery, Culture, and History in the Sacred Valley

Peruvian Llama

On your third morning in Peru, make your way to a private animal rescue sanctuary where you can get up close and personal with flamingos, lynxes, pumas, tapirs, and condors. Don't miss the textile center where you can feed friendly llamas and see the beautiful things local weavers make out of their wool. From here, head onward to a magnificent Inca fortress where a gourmet picnic lunch awaits.

After lunch, explore a famous handicraft market that sprawls through the cobbled streets of tiny Pisac. And then continue onward for a stunningly scenic drive through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to the rural riverside resort where you'll spend the night. Enjoy a massage or spa treatment before turning in.

Day 4: Ruins, Weavers, and a Functioning Inca Factory

Incan ruins at Moray

Spend your fourth morning visiting local artisans and the region's most charming Spanish colonial church in Chinchero. Take some time to wander through park-like Inca terracing with stunning views of the surrounding hills. Then, make your way to the mysterious, thought-provoking Incan ruins of Moray and the surreal mosaic of dammed natural salt springs at Salineras, which has been operating commercially since Inca times. At the end of the day, relax with a massage or spa treatment at your five-star hotel. 

Day 5: Gourmet Farm-to-Table Experience in Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo
Street market in Ollantaytambo

Wander through the narrow streets and sun-soaked plazas of the Incan village of Ollantaytambo — known for being the best example of Inca irrigation in Peru. Learn about Andean agriculture and some of the area's unique products in an organic market garden and pick some vegetables, which a chef will then whip up into your very own garden gourmet lunch. In the afternoon, board a train for a scenic ride to Aguas Calientes where you'll spend the night in another five-star hotel.

Day 6: Explore Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

An early start will reward you with a stunning sunrise over Machu Picchu — an unforgettable experience for anyone. The spectacular stone city of Machu Picchu, surrounded by remarkably steep, green mountains, needs no introduction and is deservedly considered one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Your trip leader will take you on a guided tour — an essential start to help orient you in this massive site — and then you’ll have plenty of time to explore the ruins and some of the surrounding peaks on your own. Later, enjoy another gourmet dinner on the luxury Hiram Bingham train back to Cusco.

Day 7: Departure 

Cusco
A fruit market in Cusco

Spend your last day in Cusco exploring the markets, relaxing at a spa, shopping in the colorful boutiques, and admiring the charming colonial architecture before catching your flight and heading home.

Map

Map of Peruvian Luxury Experience - 7 Days
Map of Peruvian Luxury Experience - 7 Days