6 Nights: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
Experience Cusco close up before heading to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Expert guides accompany you, bringing fascinating ancient cultures to life.[jcolumns ” inbordercss=”1px dotted gray”]
Itinerary[jtabs theme=”smoothness” size=”normal”]
Day 1::[jbox color=”gray” radius=”1″ title=”Lima”]
A representative of Belmond will greet you in Lima and escort you to Belmond Miraflores Park.
A great cultural city, Lima is known for its many museums, galleries and archaeological sites, as well as festivals, cutting-edge cuisine and colourful markets.[/jbox] [jtab/]
Day 2 – 3 ::
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Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Fly to Cusco and enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour with Jorge Escobar Medrano, Cusco Cathedral Curator and Chair Professor of History at the local university.
The next day, visit Tambomachay, an ancient Inca religious site, and the remains of Qenqo, a labyrinth of staircases and channels carved into a rocky hilltop.
Continue on to the formidable Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, with its wonderful panoramic view of Cusco.
Lunch today is at the innovative MAP Café at the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, where you can enjoy the institution’s excellent displays.
Explore the streets of Cusco, dominated by dramatic Inca walls.[/jbox] [jtab/]
Day 4 ::
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Enjoy a full-day tour of the Sacred Valley.
Travel to Chinchero, and visit the textile workshop of Nilda Callañaupa. Discover traditional weaving techniques and the role of textiles in contemporary Andean culture. Continue to Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado, where you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch and take part in a shaman ceremony beside the river.
OPTION 1: OLLANTAYTAMBO Climb the steep stone steps to admire the view down the valley and the huge, pink-granite monoliths that form the Temple of the Sun.
OPTION 2: FOR SHOPPERS Shop for world-class pottery at the Pablo Seminario workshop in the town of Urubamba. Return to your hotel in Cusco.[/jbox] [jtab/]
Day 5 ::
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Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
Travel to Machu Picchu on board the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train.
Explore Machu Picchu in unrivalled depth with your host, Alfredo Mormontoy Atayupanqui, the site’s former resident archaeologist. Tonight you will stay at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, located beside the citadel[/jbox] [jtab/]
Day 6 ::
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Rise early and enjoy a walk through Machu Picchu at sunrise. Then choose to take one of two hikes with your guide, or just relax and continue exploring this magnificent citadel on your own. In the late afternoon, you return to Cusco aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham train.
Day 7 ::
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Prepare for your morning transfer to the airport and your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, you will be met and assisted with your connection for your international flight home.[/jbox] [/jtabs]
The Hiram Bingham[jbox color=”gray” radius=”1″ title=” “]
Named after the American academic who rediscovered Machu Picchu for the world in1911, and operated by Peru Rail, the Hiram Bingham luxury train transports guests to the great Inca ruins—and back to an era of old-world elegance and romance. The palatial, 1920s-style Pullman carriages course
through breath taking scenery, crossing the Andes, wending their way through the Sacred Valley, and tracing the bend of the Urubamba River. Their destination: the Lost City of the Incas. Departing from Poroy station, just outside Cusco, you may feel as though you should dress in black tie. Yet most travellers are decked out in hiking gear, ready for their Machu Picchu adventure. Dining tables are
beautifully set with crystal and polished cutlery, and a team of white-gloved waiters attends to your every need.
The Best Way To Travel ::
From Cusco-Poroy to Machu Picchu – Brunch is served on board while local guides are at hand to explain key points of interest en route. They also accompany guests to visit the ruins at Machu Picchu.
Afternoon Tea is served at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, located just steps from the ancient citadel.
From Machu Picchu to Cusco-Poroy – On the return journey pre-dinner cocktails are served, accompanied by live entertainment, followed by a four-course gastronomic dinner.
The rates for a round-trip Poroy-Machu Picchu-Poroy start at USD734 per person.[/jaccordion] [/jbox] [jbox color=”gray” radius=”1″ title=”Machu Picchu “] [/jbox] [/jcolumns] [jtabs theme=”smoothness” size=”normal”]
Hotel Belmond Miraflores Park ::[jcolumns]
Set in the fashionable Miraflores residencial district, where history and tradition go hand in hand with the beaches, entertainment and financial centres. Miraflores Park Hotel is approximately 40 minutes from Lima International Airport. It is surrounded by a park and with incredible ocean views.[/jcolumns] [jaccordion size=”normal” theme=”smoothness” active=”0″]
Accommodation and Facilities ::
Belmond Miraflores Park, located in one of the most vibrant districts of Lima, Miraflores, is an exclusive all-suite property that combines personalised service, exceptional dining and indulgent facilities to create the perfect base from which to explore or work.
Renowned for its unique ocean-front garden location, its superb spa and rooftop horizon pool overlooking the Pacific, it is the premier luxury hotel in Lima, designed with a contemporary and edgy feel.
82 suites with spectacular ocean views, top of the range in-room amenities and unique decor details designed with the utmost care to pamper and please guests.
Deluxe Suite with city view
Deluxe Suite with ocean view
Deluxe Suite with garden view
Junior Suite with ocean view (sauna)
Junior Suite with city view (sauna and Roman tub)
Mesa 18 by Toshiro, impeccably styled new-concept restaurant;
The Observatory Restaurant with spectacular ocean views serves breakfast buffet daily;
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Bar, a cozy lounge bar;
24 hour professional in-room service for breakfast, lunch and dinner or snacks.
Health and Fitness Centre;
Internet is available in all guest bedrooms;
Rooftop Infinity Swimming Pool;
Belmond Miraflores Park takes guests straight to the heart of all that’s best about Lima, heritage and contemporary metropolitan beat alike;
As an all-suite hotel it offers very spacious accommodations with sauna or large bathtubs to soak and relax;
Situated on the 11th floor, a fantastic horizon edge pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean will delight guests;
Framed by a beautiful garden, Mesa 18 offers cutting-edge culinary techniques and artful presentation that make it one of the hottest dining spots in Lima;
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Bar: the typical English and intimate setting makes it the ideal place for after work gatherings of pre and post dinner cocktails;
Superb Zest Spa, the ideal way to relax after a flight to Peru and/or after touring in the altitude;
Equipped with a professional Business Centre and attentive staff on hand throughout the day, seven days a week, Belmond Miraflores Park is ideal for the most demanding business traveller;
The hotel has several meeting and conference facilities available for events up to 400 guests.[/jaccordion] [jtab/]
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas ::[jcolumns]
A ten-minute drive from the airport in Cusco’s heritage city centre, where the cathedral and most important museums are located. The hotel lies between the majestic Plaza de Armas and young, lively neighbourhood of San Blas.[/jcolumns] [jaccordion size=”normal” theme=”smoothness” active=”0″]
Accommodation and Facilities ::
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is a historic former convent that has long been an oasis of tranquillity. Its new incarnation will match the urban retreat atmosphere with a vibrant contemporary style.
55 suites, 28 of which boasting terraces, and 12 Z-collection suites (a hand-picked range of character suites offering extra-special and unique touches. An exceptional view, a particularly romantic ambience… just something that little bit different from the rest). All have been individually designed and feature elegant contemporary furnishings and Inca touches.
The accommodations include: luxury bar, flower bouquet at arrival, WI-FI, iPad (with pre-loaded city guide, restaurant and pillow menu, games and other interesting information), espresso machine, sound system, satellite TV, Oxygen in air-conditioning (upon request), in-suite boutique (upon request).
Gourmet Restaurant, serving exclusive Peruvian cuisine. Features a conservatory and an open terrace with swimming pool view;
All inclusive In-Suite Bar (it is a mini bar inside the suite with soft and alcoholic drinks, included in the rate);
An innovative menu based on Peru’s traditional ingredients and flavours.
Hypnôze Spa, with a double treatment room and relaxation rooms. Signature treatments are aromatherapy using locally sourced essential oils and anti-aging therapies;
Boutique of specialized products, designed exclusively for Hypnôze spa;
The only fully-oxygenated spa in the world;
The only open-air heated swimming pool in Cusco.
All-suites city resort.
Only pool hotel in Cusco.
Environmentally friendly: hybrid cars used as Limousines, energy efficient policies; purely organic, local and fair trade food served in restaurant and bar.
Gastronomic experience: exclusive Andean cuisine by the most coveted chefs in Peru, dishes decorated with eatable flowers and rare indigenous herbs.[/jaccordion] [jtab/]
Belmond Sanctuary Lodge::[jcolumns]
Located 400m above the Urumbamba River and 50m from the Machu Picchu citadel. A three and half hour train journey from Cusco and a 30 minute ride up the mountain to the hotel and the ruins.[/jcolumns] [jaccordion size=”normal” theme=”smoothness” active=”0″]
Accommodation and Facilities ::
Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located adjacent to one of the world’s heritage sites, the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
With magnificent gardens, the Lodge boast stunning views across the ruins, offering the perfect setting to admire a stunning sunrise or a mystical moonlit night.
Offering edgy Peruvian cuisine based on produce grown on the Lodge’s own plot, this delightful hideaway is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the shadow of the Lost City.
29 rooms and 2 suites, 12 of them with an amazing view of the surrounding mountains and all reflecting the elegant yet intimate atmosphere of a “home away from home”.
Deluxe Mountain View
Deluxe Mountain View & Terrace
Tampu Restaurant Bar for a-la-carté lunch and dinner, exclusive for guests;
Tinkuy Lunch Buffet;
El Mirador belvedere point.
In one word, location: Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel adjacent to the ancient Inca citadel.
The lodge offers its guests the opportunity to explore this great site late in the evening and early in the day.
The magnificent gardens at the Lodge boast stunning views across Machu Picchu and are a popular location for breakfast and relaxation.
The Tampu Restaurant Bar delights guests with its sweeping vistas while the finest chefs serve a selection of international cuisine and Andean specialities.
Discovering the ruins, trekking and touring: all of our guides are local with a great knowledge of the area and help guests find some of the hidden gems that otherwise might go unseen.
A modern telescope has been placed in the garden to see planets or constellations.
Our digital binoculars are on hand to help all those bird lovers catch a glimpse of the famous Peruvian hummingbirds and other indigenous birds.[/jaccordion] [/jtabs]