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Our Detailed Peruvian Itinerary

July 11 - 20, 2024

Explore each day's agenda by clicking on the dates below.

Private Transfer to Lima City Hotel

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  • Duration: 1 Hour

Private Transfer

Upon your arrival at Lima Airport, we will be waiting for you outside of the Arrival Hall with a sign with our and your names on it for your approximate 60 minutes Private Transfer to your Hotel in Lima.

Country Club Lima Hotel

Eucaliptos 590, Lima, Peru Show on map

The 5* Luxury Country Club Hotel Lima

Built in 1927, the Country Club Lima Hotel has long been the go-to stay for visiting heads of state. From its historic architecture to the collected antiques and artwork housed throughout, the entire estate oozes sophistication with an elevated country club aesthetic. Its 83 rooms have been updated so that their traditional, colonial style—think dark mahogany furniture, high ceilings, and ornate headboards—is complemented by modern amenities, like a whirlpool bathtub in some rooms, and designer toiletries. Plus, the property, which is located in the upscale business district of San Isidro, has a full-service spa, small plunge pool, gym, 24-hour business centre, and a lobby bar that serves what some say are the best pisco sours in the city.

Country Club Lima Hotel - New Classic Rooms

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Private Lima City Tour with Lunch at Larco Cafe

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Private Lima City Tour

Our Full-Day Tour starts with the morning Lima City Tour that offers the best attractions in its three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern.

Ancestral Lima
We start our tour with a panoramic view of the “Pucllana Pyramid” a magnificent ceremonial and archaeological centre built in the 4th-century a.d. and considered a “Sacred Village” by the Incas. The Viceroyalty of Peru was the most important of the Spanish Empire and Lima was its capital.

Colonial Lima
We visit the Historical Center of Lima, where you will appreciate more than fifty monuments and Colonial edifications, such as the Paseo de la República, the San Martín Square, the Main Square, the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Cathedral Basilica, and the City Council Palace amongst others.

We will visit the Museum of the Banco Central de Reserva (closed Saturday, Sunday & Monday), where we will admire the “Treasures of Peru” collection, a fine selection of objects made of gold, ceramics, and textiles from different pre-Columbian cultures.

We will visit the monumental San Francisco Convent which displays the largest collection of religious art in America. Our highlight will be the visit to the underground vaults, known as “Catacumbas” or Catacombs.

Contemporary Lima
We will visit traditional residential areas of Lima, such as El Olivar of San Isidro, Miraflores and Larcomar

Lima Larco Museum
Considered a must-see Museum by all travel editors and specialists and is undoubtedly one of the top museums in Latin America. Located in an 18th-century vice-royal mansion built over a 7th-century pre-Columbian pyramid Museo Larco is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The museums’ new galleries exhibit the finest and most comprehensive Peruvian pre-Columbian gold and silver collection in the world; as well as the renowned Erotic Pottery Collection.

Lunch at Museo Larco Cafe

1515 Av. Simón Bolivar, Pueblo Libre, Provincia de Lima 15084, Pueblo Libre, Peru Show on map

Museo Larco Cafe

The Museo Larco Café-Restaurant offers visitors a taste of the best Peruvian and international cuisine, in a romantic and welcoming atmosphere.

With a varied and select homemade menu, we seek to rediscover the flavours, products and customs of the different regions of Peru, confirming that this country is an extraordinary gastronomic and cultural destination.

Appetizers, starters, snacks, sandwiches, main courses and desserts are made with the freshest ingredients; and they can be accompanied by cold or hot beverages from our bar.

Cocktail Reception & Private Dining Room at Country Club Hotel

Eucaliptos 590, Lima, Peru Show on map

Event Highlights:

Peruvian Cocktails & Canapés: Enjoy a private balcony reception featuring the finest Peruvian cocktails and delectable canapés. Immerse yourself in the flavors that define Peru's culinary heritage.

Private Dining Experience: Indulge in an intimate dinner in a private dining room. Relish a carefully curated menu showcasing Peruvian culinary excellence.

Cultural Ambiance: Immerse yourself in Peru's culture with live music that resonates with the spirit of the nation, adding a unique touch to the evening.

Lima's Charm: Admire the city lights and starlit sky from your private balcony, enhancing the enchantment of this remarkable event.

Country Club Lima Hotel

Eucaliptos 590, Lima, Peru Show on map

Private Transfer to Lima Airport

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  • Duration: 1 Hour

Private Transfer to Lima Airport

At the appropriate time, pick up for your approximate 60-minute private Transfer to Lima Airport.

Fly Lima to Arequipa

Callo to la joya district - direct

  • Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Flight Class: Economy

Fly Lima to the beautiful White City of Arequipa

Baggage Allowance:
  • 1 x Carry-on Bag - Up to 10 Kg
  • 1 x Checked Bag - Up to 23 Kg

This is an example for the purposes of the Itinerary. Exact flights will be chosen in consultation with you.

Traditional Picanteria Lunch

Peru is commonly referred to as “The Food Capital of South America” and for good reason too! A distinct feature of Peruvian food is the blend of traditional cooking styles with newer influences, resulting in a unique combination of flavors and influences. As a result of these unique cooking styles, Arequipa boasts some of the best restaurants in South America. Along with typical Peruvian dishes such as ceviche and lomo saltado, Arequipa has a number of regional dishes and ingredients that are totally different from anything you’ve ever tried before

The Region of Arequipa offers an extensive variety of regional dishes prepared with local products to surprise the most discriminating taste. In 2012, Brebdan Sainsbyry from the BBC stated,"Arequipa has some of the country's most varied and inventive cuisine - from traditional fare in generations - old picanterías to modern Novoandina with its clever twists on the classics."

Arequipa gastronomy comes from tradition, where Quechua cuisine was mixed with Spanish, producing delicious dishes using local products and an extensive variety of seafood obtained from the Pacific Ocean. Dishes like "Ocopa Arequipeña," "Pastel de papa," "Rocoto Relleno," "Chupe de Camarones," and "Solterito de Queso" are only a few examples of this delicious cuisine. In the districts of El Cercado (downtown), Yanahuara, and Cayma a traveler will find the best of this culinary art.

Private Arequipa City Tour

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Known as the 'white city', Arequipa is surrounded by spectacular mountains, including the volcano El Misti. A fascinating feature of the city is its many beautiful buildings made of a light-colored volcanic rock called sillar.

The City Tour of Arequipa is a great way to get to know the impressive beauty of "La Ciudad Blanca", the White City. The tour includes sites such as the church and square of San Francisco, home of La Compañía de Jesus, colonial homes, the Plaza de Armas, and the unforgettable Convent of Santa Catalina, characterized by its narrow streets and different styles and famous in the 16th century.

The Convent of Santa Catalina, perhaps the most fascinating colonial religious building in the country, was until recently home to almost 450 nuns.

Private Transfer to Arequipa Train Station

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  • Duration: 30 Minutes

Private Transfer to Arequipa Train Station

At the end of your City Tour a Private Transfer to Arequipa Train Station, approx. 15 minutes.

Luxury Andean Explorer Train - Arequipa to Cusco

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The Luxury Andean Explorer Train

19:00 - Check in at Arequipa Station
20:00 - Departure from Arequipa
20:45 - Dinner on board

Travel from Arequipa to Cusco in unforgettable style. Savour the unforgettable indulgence of the Andean Explorer train as you are whisked through Peru’s most spectacular destinations, including the spellbinding Lake45 - Dinner on board Titicaca. The Journey is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience where memories will be made for a lifetime.

The Luxury Andean Explorer is South America’s first luxury train that combines genuine daytime getaways with sleeping accommodations at night, all while traversing the Peruvian Andes. The Andean Explorer train travels one of the highest train routes in the world, crossing through breathtaking scenery on its way from Arequipa to Lake Titicaca and on to Cusco whilst exploring natural wonders and ancient kingdoms on the journey.

The Fine Dining Experience
Anticipate a series of unique dining experiences against a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery. Aboard the Andean Explorer, and sample the full spectrum of Peruvian flavours in the hands of our acclaimed chefs. Besides delicious lunches and nightly feasts, enticing breakfasts each morning fuel your daily discoveries.

Dining Cars
Take a seat for a world-class feast in the train’s two beautiful dining carriages—Llama and Muña. Bright and elegant, each atmospheric space is the perfect setting for gastronomic discovery. Muted hues and luxurious leathers mingle with artisanal millwork. Polished macramé divider screens keep culinary adventures as intimate as you wish. After dinner, explore the library or boutique for a memoir of your adventures. Fresh, colourful and seasonal dishes using locally sourced ingredients are served in the two elegant dining carriages. Menus are skilfully designed by our chefs from Monasterio, A Belmond Hotel.

Lounge Car
Feeling sociable? The train’s indoor hub, named after the Maca root, sports an elegant grand piano. It draws guests in with the promise of live music and the occasional sing-along. Relax on grey tweed sofas with a freshly blended cocktail, swapping stories with friends old and new. A place that’s both festive and relaxing, the Piano Bar Car is perfect for every mood.

Spa Car
Unwind in our sumptuous Picaflor Spa Car and enjoy luxurious treatments as you glide through spectacular Andean landscapes. Choose from an exceptional menu of therapies specially selected to enhance your Peruvian experience with natural Andean ingredients. To make an appointment, simply speak to any member of the onboard crew.

Observation Car
The Observation Car is the ultimate spot to unwind and let the world pass you by. Make new friends and enjoy the enchanting views while sipping on a Pisco Sour from the bar. Breathe in the fresh Andean air from the open deck as the train meanders through breathtaking landscapes.

Luxury Andean Explorer Train - Arequipa to Cusco

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Andean Plains & Islands of Discovery

Travel from Arequipa to Cusco in an unforgettable style. Savour the extraordinary indulgence of the Andean Explorer train as you are whisked through Peru’s most spectacular destinations, including the spellbinding Lake Titicaca. The Andean Plains and Islands of Discovery journey Departs every Saturday Evening and is South America’s first luxury train that combines genuine daytime getaways with sleeping accommodations at night, all while traversing the Peruvian Andes. The Andean Explorer train travels one of the highest train routes in the world, crossing through breathtaking scenery on its way from Arequipa to Lake Titicaca and on to Cusco whilst exploring natural wonders and ancient kingdoms on the journey.

  • Twin Bed En-suite cabins with day and night configuration, all lower level
  • 2 single beds, side by side in night position
  • 1 banquette and 1 seat in the day position
  • Wardrobe
  • Shower, washbasin, WC
  • 110v/220v shaver socket outlet
  • Safe deposit box
  • The total area of each compartment: 7.4 m2

Luxury Andean Explorer Train - Lake Titicaca

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Andean Explorer Train - Lake Titicaca & onto La Raya

  • Sunrise at Lake Titicaca
  • 06:00 - Breakfast on board
  • 08:30 - Board boats to explore Lake Titicaca. Visit Uros
  • 12:30 -  lunch on-board
  • 15:30 - We start our journey to La Raya
  • 19:00 - Cocktail and canapés at the Piano bar car
  • 19:30 - Dinner on board          
  •  Arrival at La Raya


After your relaxing sleep on the Luxury Andean Explorer Train, this morning enjoy a beautiful sunrise over Lake Titicaca and a Gourmet Breakfast before departing for a Half Day Tour of Lake Titicaca, home to the Uros People who live on floating reed islands in the middle of the Lake.

Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world and home to some incredibly unique cultures. This large lake spans Peru and Bolivia in the Andean Highlands. It is believed, by the Andean people, to be the birthplace of the sun. The Peruvian side of the lake includes the ingenious Uros people who live on man-made floating islands. One day is all you will need to visit the mysterious and charming islands in Lake Titicaca and the sights around Puno.

Uros Islands
Quite incredibly, the Uros Islands are man-made islands made from living reeds that float in the lake. These floating reed islands are just a 30-minute boat ride from Puno’s dock. The Pre-Inca Uros people began constructing and living on the islands hundreds of years ago when the Inca Empire expanded and the Uros were forced to retreat onto the lake. Still to this day, they continually rebuild their islands, laying down new layers of the Totora reed as the bottom ones disintegrate.

Not only are the islands made of the reed, but also their homes, furniture, boats, and much of their handicrafts. For the longest time, they made their living from fishing, which they can do from a hole in their islands. In the last decade, they have experienced popularity among tourists and are able to make a decent living charging boats of tourists to visit their homes or selling them souvenirs.

Andean Explorer Train - Arrive Cusco

  • Duration: 5 Hours 45 Minutes

Arrival in Cusco - Gateway to Inca Splendor

Day 3 of your Andean Explorer Train expedition seamlessly merges the beauty of the Peruvian landscape with the historic charm of Cusco. You'll experience the rhythm of the journey and the city, creating memories that will become an integral part of your exploration of this remarkable region.

Sunrise at la Raya

6:00 - Breakfast on board - As the sun rises over the Andean landscapes, your journey aboard the Andean Explorer Train continues. With a gentle sway, the train carries you closer to the heart of ancient Inca civilization, a path marked by history, culture, and breathtaking vistas.

8:30 - Departure to Cusco - The changing scenery outside your window becomes a mesmerizing slideshow of transitions. Watch as the landscapes evolve from expansive plains to rolling hills, and finally, the dramatic beauty of the Cusco region reveals itself.

11:30 - Brunch at the bar car - Cusco draws nearer, offering tantalizing glimpses of its towering peaks and historic charm. The Andean Explorer Train winds its way through valleys and villages, each turn of the track heightening your anticipation of reaching the city that once stood as the capital of the mighty Inca Empire.

13:30 - Arrival to Cusco - Wanchaq Station - The train arrives at Cusco's historic station, where the air is filled with a sense of excitement and wonder. Stepping onto Cusco's soil, you're immersed in a destination where the stories of Inca royalty and Spanish conquerors intertwine, creating a captivating tapestry of history.

Private Transfer to Cusco Hotel

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  • 30 minutes

Private Transfer

Upon your arrival at Cusco Airport, we will be waiting for you outside of the Arrival Hall with a sign with our and your names on it for your approximate 15 minutes private Transfer to your Hotel the Cusco.

Luxury 5* Monasterio Cusco

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Set beside the lively Cuzco Central Square is Hotel Monasterio, a former monastery and national monument dating from 1592. This delightful hotel combines its centuries-old charm and ambience with luxury hotel service, inspired restaurants, and boutique rooms and suites

The ideal hotel from which to discover the delights of Cuzco, its doors open to a vibrant scene of old and modern architecture, markets, galleries, and restaurants serving ‘new Andean’ cuisine. The building was seriously damaged by the earthquake in 1650, and upon restoration, the beautiful Chapel was added. It is decorated in the indigenous Baroque style with gold-plated picture frames and truly magnificent paintings by the best artists of the Cusquenian Art School, depicting scenes from the life of San Antonio Abad.

The Monastery was originally built in 1595 on the site of the palace of Inca Amaru Qhala. In 1598, it was founded as the Seminary of San Antonio Abad by the sixth Bishop of Cuzco, Monsignor Antonio de la Raya, to train Catholic priests.

ACCOMODATIONS

Feature warm and inviting Spanish colonial décor, king-size or twin beds and luxurious marble bathrooms. Each Room is wonderfully unique, reflecting the monastery’s charm and elegance. Views across a cloistered courtyard or the Hotel’s beautifully restored exteriors are sure to inspire. These luxurious rooms feature rich wood furnishings and antique artwork, and some Rooms can be enriched with oxygen to combat the effects of Cusco’s high altitude.

Dinner - Cicciolina Cusco - Dinner at guests own expense

337 Nazarenas, Cusco, Cuzco 08002, Cusco, Peru Show on map

Cicciolina Restaurant

Ciccolina One of the city’s top restaurants, Cicciolina offers Italian-style dishes with a Peruvian flair, such as quinoa-encrusted prawns and osso buco with pumpkin ravioli topped by local cheese and a touch of Andean mint. There’s plenty to choose from, including seafood, duck, beef, alpaca, chicken, and even a few vegetarian dishes, as well as perfectly done handmade pasta. You can pick from either the tapas or the full-restaurant menu in the bar area, but not the other way around, so you may want to go twice, as the tapas are fabulous, too. A great wine list and yummy desserts finish out options in a small, lovely venue. Reservations are a must.

Cicciolina (on the second floor of an old colonial house) is the Place to go in Cusco for either a enjoying a formal dinner or just noshing on tapas and sipping Chilean sauvignon blanc at the bar.The restaurant is located just blocks from the JW Marriott and Hotel Monasterio in the chic San Blas neighborhood.

Luxury 5* Monasterio Cusco - Superior Twin Rooms

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Private Cusco City Tour

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  • Duration: 4 Hours

Private Cusco City Tour

Discover the wonders of Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire, on our exclusive 4-hour private city tour. Indulge in a personalized journey through time, exploring the enchanting streets and landmarks that make Cusco a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Your private guide will accompany you on this immersive adventure, sharing fascinating stories and insights about the city's illustrious past and vibrant present. With a dedicated focus on your preferences and interests, we'll curate a tailor-made experience to ensure an unforgettable exploration of Cusco's treasures.

During this private tour, you'll have the opportunity to visit a selection of iconic sites, including:

  • Plaza de Armas: Begin your journey at the heart of Cusco, a breathtaking square adorned with colonial architecture and ancient Inca stonework. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as your guide unveils the history and significance of this central gathering place.
  • Cusco Cathedral: Marvel at the grandeur of the Cusco Cathedral, a magnificent testament to Spanish colonial architecture. Inside, discover its exquisite religious art and artifacts, while your guide reveals the stories behind these cultural treasures.
  • Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun): Explore the ancient Inca site of Qorikancha, where Inca stonework intertwines with Spanish colonial architecture. Witness the harmonious fusion of cultures and delve into the spiritual significance of this sacred place.
  • Sacsayhuaman: Ascend to the majestic Sacsayhuaman fortress, an architectural marvel showcasing the Inca civilization's engineering prowess. Admire the massive stone walls and soak in the panoramic views of Cusco and its surrounding landscapes.
  • Qenqo: Continue your journey to Qenqo, an ancient ceremonial site. Explore its intriguing rock formations and learn about its historical significance, as your guide shares the secrets of this enigmatic Inca sanctuary.
  • Tambomachay: Conclude your tour at Tambomachay, known for its impressive water features. Experience the peaceful ambience of this site, recognized as a place of ritual bathing during the Inca era.

Indulge in the luxury of privacy, flexibility, and expert guidance as you explore the captivating city of Cusco that immerses you in the rich cultural heritage of this extraordinary destination.

Dinner @ Mauka Palacio Nazarenas - Dinner at guests own expense

Nazarenas 223, Cusco 08002, Peru Show on map

Mauka Restaurant

If you are looking for a unique and unforgettable dining experience in Cusco, look no further than Mauka Restaurant. Mauka is a casual dining international restaurant that offers a creative and contemporary menu inspired by the rich gastronomy and biodiversity of Peru. Led by chef Pía León, who has won several prestigious awards such as The World’s Best Female Chef Award 20211 Michelin Star, and Best New Latin American Restaurant, Mauka is a place where you can enjoy the best of local and regional produce, from the Andes to the Amazon.

The Menu Mauka’s menu changes seasonally to reflect the availability and freshness of the ingredients. You can choose from a variety of dishes that showcase the diversity and complexity of Peruvian cuisine, such as ceviche, quinoa, alpaca, cuy, and more. You can also opt for a tasting menu that will take you on a culinary journey through different regions and flavors of Peru. Don’t miss the chance to try the restaurant’s signature dish, the mauka, an ancient Incan root vegetable that is rare and delicious. Mauka also offers a selection of wines and cocktails that complement the food perfectly.

The Ambience Mauka Restaurant is located in Plazoleta Nazarenas 223, Cusco, in a historic building that was once a 16th-century convent. The restaurant has two dining areas: an elegant dining room with high ceilings and wooden beams, and a cosy courtyard with a fountain and plants. Both areas have a relaxed and inviting atmosphere that makes you feel at home. The service is friendly and attentive, and the staff are happy to explain the dishes and answer any questions you may have.

Discover why Mauka Restaurant is a must-visit destination for food lovers. You will not regret it!

Luxury 5* Monasterio Cusco - Superior Twin Rooms

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Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour - Pisac Inca Ruins & Artesanal Market, Hacienda Huayoccari & Paso Horse Show

Huycho, Cuzco 08670, Huycho, Peru Show on map

  • Duration: 4 Hours

Embarking on a Journey Through Time: Unveiling the Enchanting Secrets of the Incas' Sacred Valley (9 am - 5 pm)

Nestled between the historic alleys of Cusco and the enigmatic allure of Machu Picchu, a realm of timeless wonder beckons – the revered Sacred Valley of the Incas, known locally as the Urubamba Valley. In this mystical expanse, echoes of ancient stories harmonize with the charm of colonial villages, crafting a narrative that unfolds just an hour's drive from Cusco.

OUR CURATED EXPEDITION UNVEILS:

Pisac Market - A vibrant tableau comes to life as you step into the Pisac Market. Woven blankets, intricate tapestries, and the rich textures of alpaca garments unfurl like chapters of tradition. Amidst this vibrant canvas, pottery, jewellery, and artisan crafts whisper tales of indigenous artistry and heritage.

Pisa Inca Ruins - The Pisac ruins emerge as an architectural testament to the ingenuity of the Inca civilization. Poised atop a mountain peak, they offer a commanding view of the valley below. Wrapped in an enigmatic aura of purpose, whether tribute or fortification, these ruins stand as an embodiment of military prowess, spiritual reverence, and agricultural innovation. Constructed prior to 1500 CE, their exact genesis remains shrouded in mystery. Whether bestowed as a gift to Inca nobility or fortified against the incursions from Cusco, these ruins were multifaceted in function. A blend of military structures, religious sanctuaries, and agricultural terraces transformed this site into a thriving community, akin to a miniature city of Incas.

Hacienda Huayoccari - Immerse yourself in the ambience of a bygone era at the venerable Hacienda Huayoccari. Amidst breathtaking vistas of the Sacred Valley, savor a delectable Peruvian luncheon meticulously prepared with local flavours. This culinary indulgence harmonizes seamlessly with the estate's artistic heritage.

The Peruvian Paso Horse - As the sun descends, a captivating equestrian narrative takes centre stage. The Peruvian Paso Horse, a living legacy of history's equestrian art, boasts lineage interwoven with Barb, Andalusian, and Arab heritage. A product of centuries of refinement, recognized by the National Culture Institute as the Peruvian Equine Breed, it showcases a unique gait that embodies both grace and strength. This lateral rhythm, akin to a poised dance, enables prolonged traversing of expansive terrains, reflecting the deep bond between rider and horse.

The Paso Horse Show - With twilight casting its enchantment, the estate transforms into a realm of heritage and spectacle. Accompanied by skilled challenges, the Peruvian Paso Horse graces the stage, narrating its evolution through distinct training phases. Witness its spirited elegance, its rhythmic cadence, and perhaps catch a glimpse of its marinera dance in harmonious partnership with a human counterpart. Enveloped in this experience, you become a participant in a dialogue that transcends time.

Dinner at Monasterio - Dinner at guests expense

Dinner at Illariy Restuarant

Nestled within Hotel Monasterio in Cusco, Illariy Restaurant offers a captivating dining experience where history meets refined flavours. Housed within ancient monastery walls, the ambience exudes a blend of grandeur and intimacy, providing an ideal setting for a memorable meal.

Illariy's menu showcases the artistry of Peruvian cuisine, intertwining traditional flavours with modern techniques. From tangy ceviche to hearty alpaca steaks, every dish tells a tale of Peru's diverse culinary heritage. Side dishes, like vibrant Andean potatoes and seasonal vegetables, complement the main courses perfectly.

The attentive staff enhances the experience with expert wine pairings, elevating the flavours further. Indulgent desserts, featuring native fruits and luxurious Peruvian chocolate, provide a delectable finale.

As the sun sets, Illariy transforms into an enchanting haven illuminated by ambient lighting. Whether it's a romantic dinner or a gathering of friends, the restaurant's intimate charm creates an unforgettable evening.

In essence, a dinner at Illariy Restaurant is a multisensory journey that encapsulates the essence of Peru. From the historical architecture to the carefully crafted dishes, the experience is a celebration of culture, elegance, and flavours that linger long after the last bite.

Luxury 5* Monasterio Cusco - Superior Twin Rooms

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Free Day to Relax or Explore Cusco

A Day of Refined Exploration: Traversing Cusco's Resplendent Streets

Today is a Free Day to Relax or Explore this Incredible City, we realize that it is very important to take a break on your Vacation, Cusco, Lima and Sacred Valley are well known for their great Spa Days, or why not just take some time out to walk around your lovely Surroundings. Please find below just some of our highly recommended things to do and see while you have a free day here in Cusco. Nestled amidst the Andes, the venerable city of Cusco extends an invitation to embark on an exquisite day of discovery. As you step onto its storied streets, a realm of unparalleled marvels and cultural riches unfurls before you, promising an immersion in history, elegance, and captivating allure.*

Embarking from Dawn: Plaza de Armas
Your voyage commences at the Plaza de Armas, the heart of Cusco's historical tapestry. Here, the Cusco Cathedral stands sentinel with its awe-inspiring colonial architecture, a testament to ecclesiastical opulence. Adjacent, the Church of La Compañía de Jesús boasts a Baroque façade that exudes an air of timeless devotion. The plaza teems with life, an assemblage of locals and travelers that paints a vivacious tableau.

A Path Through Time: Ancient Thoroughfares
Beyond the plaza, the enigmatic alleys of Cusco beckon—a labyrinth that meanders through history. Along these cobblestone pathways, one encounters the celebrated Twelve-Angled Stone—an enigmatic relic of Incan craftsmanship, its meticulously chiselled angles a testament to a legacy of architectural brilliance.

San Blas: Artistic Enclave
Ascending to the artisan enclave of San Blas, you are transported to a realm of boundless creativity. This district's narrow streets, adorned with cascading flora, lead to a haven of galleries and studios. Here, artists channel their visions into textiles, ceramics, and paintings. The fragrance of eucalyptus and freshly brewed coffee fills the air, setting the stage for an immersion in the realm of artistic expression.

Market Resonance: San Pedro Marketplace
As the sun ascends its zenith, the vibrant San Pedro Market beckons—an enchanting symphony of colors, aromas, and melodies. Engage in conversations with local purveyors, indulge in exotic tropical fruits, and embrace the vibrant pulse of the market's life force. Handcrafted textiles, indigenous spices, and Peruvian crafts unveil the profound layers of this cultural bazaar.

Echoes of Bygone Eras: Architectural Splendors
Continuing your sojourn, traverse the remnants of ancient walls and arches, each an epitome of architectural grandeur. These eloquent relics offer a bridge to epochs past, a tangible testament to Cusco's storied heritage. As they stand juxtaposed against contemporary life, they form an elegant fusion of antiquity and modernity.

An Epicurean Interlude: Cafés and Gastronomy
Amidst your odyssey, take a respite at a local café, where the rich aroma of Peruvian coffee mingles with the melodies of the city. Be it within a quaint courtyard or a vantage point overlooking the city's dramatic panorama, these interludes offer moments of solace to relish the city's tempo.

Museums of Revelation: A Glimpse into Antiquity
The afternoon beckons a rendezvous with Cusco's cultural repositories. The Inca Museum and Museo de Arte Precolombino unveil treasures that illuminate the enigmatic past of the region, delving into the heritage of the Incan civilization and the artistic echoes of time. Each exhibit serves as a portal to an era long past.

Twilight's Benediction: A Farewell Passeggiata
As twilight blankets the city, partake in a leisurely twilight stroll along the historic boulevards. The waning sun bathes the architectural wonders in a tender glow, casting their contours into sharp relief. This twilight rendezvous, a symphony of shadows and silhouettes, invites introspection and reverence.

As the sun dips below the horizon, your sojourn through Cusco's resplendent streets concludes, leaving an indelible impression on your senses. The accumulation of experiences—the grandeur of the Plaza de Armas, the mystique of the ancient passageways, the artistic haven of San Blas, the vibrancy of San Pedro Market, the whispers of history within architectural remnants, and the revelations of museums—meld into a sublime mosaic, emblematic of your journey.

With nightfall, the spirit of Cusco remains—an eloquent companion, a tapestry of memories, an evocative symphony that continues to resonate within the corridors of your thoughts.

Dinner at Chicha - Dinner at guests own expense

337 Nazarenas, Cusco, Cuzco 08002, Cusco, Peru Show on map

Culinary Excellence and Award-Winning Delights at Astrid & Gastón Restaurant in Cusco

A Gastronomic Journey Beyond Boundaries
Indulge your senses in an unforgettable culinary journey at Astrid & Gastón, a world-renowned restaurant nestled in the heart of Cusco. With a perfect blend of tradition and innovation, this establishment promises a dining experience that transcends mere sustenance and becomes a work of art.

Awards and Accolades

  • Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants: Astrid & Gastón has consistently secured a spot on the prestigious list of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants, a testament to its culinary excellence and enduring popularity.
  • Michelin Star Recognition: The Cusco outpost of Astrid & Gastón has earned the coveted Michelin star, an international symbol of exceptional dining quality and innovation.
  • Diners' Choice Awards: Voted by discerning diners, Astrid & Gastón has been honored with multiple Diners' Choice Awards for its outstanding service, culinary creativity, and remarkable overall experience.
  • Peruvian Culinary Awards: The restaurant has clinched top honors at the Peruvian Culinary Awards, recognizing its role in elevating Peruvian cuisine onto the global stage.
  • Gastronomic Innovation Prize: Astrid & Gastón's commitment to pushing culinary boundaries was acknowledged with the Gastronomic Innovation Prize, celebrating its inventive approach to traditional flavors.
Celebrities in the Culinary World
Founded by the dynamic culinary duo, Astrid Gutsche and Gastón Acurio, Astrid & Gastón's journey to culinary stardom is as remarkable as the flavors they create. Their story began in Lima, Peru, where a passion for cooking and an unwavering dedication to showcasing the country's diverse culinary heritage led them to establish their flagship restaurant.

Astrid Gutsche: A Creative Force
Astrid Gutsche, a German-born culinary virtuoso, brought her artistic flair and dedication to detail to the table. Her expertise in pastry and desserts elevated the restaurant's offerings, creating a harmonious blend of taste and aesthetics that delighted diners.

Gastón Acurio: A Culinary Ambassador
Gastón Acurio, often referred to as Peru's culinary ambassador, is a driving force behind the restaurant's innovation. His commitment to showcasing Peruvian ingredients and techniques, along with a profound respect for local culture, reshaped the nation's gastronomic landscape. Beyond the restaurant, Gastón's influence extended to television, where he shared his culinary expertise and passion for Peruvian cuisine.

It's a tribute to their shared passion for culinary excellence, respect for tradition, and a tireless pursuit of innovation. This restaurant not only showcases the flavours of the region but also pays homage to the Andean culture that envelops it. Whether you're a dedicated food enthusiast or a curious traveler seeking the finest flavours that Cusco has to offer, Astrid & Gastón is a must-visit destination that promises an unparalleled dining experience. Elevate your journey through Peru's culinary landscape and let Astrid & Gastón redefine your perception of taste and artistry.

Luxury 5* Monasterio Cusco - Superior Twin Rooms

337 Nazarenas, Cusco, Peru Show on map

Private Transfer to Poroy Station

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  • Duration: 45 Minutes

Private Transfer

At the appropriate time, we will collect you from your Hotel for the approx. 30 minute Private Transfer to Poroy Train Station to catch your Train to Machu Picchu.

  • Duration: 3 Hours 19 Minutes

The Luxury Hiram Bingham Train

A Day of Refined Exploration: Traversing Cusco's Resplendent Streets

Have you ever dreamed of travelling through the Peruvian Andes on a train modelled on the Pullman cars of the 1920s? The Hiram Bingham train not only makes this possible, it turns a magical journey into an unforgettable experience, with personalized service that takes care of every last detail on your trip. Travel on the exclusive and luxurious Hiram Bingham train and enjoy the elegant dining car, the bar car, and the observatory, where you can take in the unmatched scenery in the open air while sipping on a traditional Peruvian cocktail and listening to live local music.

Start your experience off with a welcome cocktail. Once on board, the maître will invite you to a gourmet lunch. The return trip includes a fine dining experience at dinner. In both cases, you can accompany your meals with beverages (non-premium) and an excellent wine selection.

To the beat of the Peruvian cajón and tambourines, live traditional Peruvian and international music will set the tone throughout the trip for an unforgettable trip to the Machu Picchu citadel.

The Service Includes
  • Champagne Reception
  • Brunch on board.
  • Exclusive Bus return to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • Afternoon tea at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

Observation Car:  At the back of the Hiram Bingham is the Observation car, offering a space in which to truly appreciate the stunning Peruvian landscape.  Observations cars are a great addition to any train and this one is furnished with dark wood, polished brass and large cushioned seats, thus making it the perfect place to sit, relax and watch the unfolding Peruvian landscape.

Carriages:   The carriages are luxurious with elegant decoration in the style of the 1920′s Pullman trains.  Each of the four carriages has been furnished in polished wood and brass, with large chairs and plenty of space.

Luggage Restrictions 
When travelling to Machu Picchu on the Hiram Bingham, The Vistadome, or The Expedition Train you are allowed one bag or backpack (carry-on luggage) with a maximum weight of 5.0 kg/11 lb., measuring no more than 62 linear inches/157 linear cm (height + length + width). It is prohibited by law to block the exits. If you require special assistance with your luggage please inform us here at Luxury Peru Travel or contact equipaje@perurail.com at least 48 hours before your planned travel date. Subject to available space.

Dinner at Chicha - Dinner at guests own expense

337 Nazarenas, Cusco, Cuzco 08002, Cusco, Peru Show on map

Culinary Excellence and Award-Winning Delights at Astrid & Gastón Restaurant in Cusco

A Gastronomic Journey Beyond Boundaries
Indulge your senses in an unforgettable culinary journey at Astrid & Gastón, a world-renowned restaurant nestled in the heart of Cusco. With a perfect blend of tradition and innovation, this establishment promises a dining experience that transcends mere sustenance and becomes a work of art.

Awards and Accolades

  • Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants: Astrid & Gastón has consistently secured a spot on the prestigious list of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants, a testament to its culinary excellence and enduring popularity.
  • Michelin Star Recognition: The Cusco outpost of Astrid & Gastón has earned the coveted Michelin star, an international symbol of exceptional dining quality and innovation.
  • Diners' Choice Awards: Voted by discerning diners, Astrid & Gastón has been honored with multiple Diners' Choice Awards for its outstanding service, culinary creativity, and remarkable overall experience.
  • Peruvian Culinary Awards: The restaurant has clinched top honors at the Peruvian Culinary Awards, recognizing its role in elevating Peruvian cuisine onto the global stage.
  • Gastronomic Innovation Prize: Astrid & Gastón's commitment to pushing culinary boundaries was acknowledged with the Gastronomic Innovation Prize, celebrating its inventive approach to traditional flavors.
Celebrities in the Culinary World
Founded by the dynamic culinary duo, Astrid Gutsche and Gastón Acurio, Astrid & Gastón's journey to culinary stardom is as remarkable as the flavors they create. Their story began in Lima, Peru, where a passion for cooking and an unwavering dedication to showcasing the country's diverse culinary heritage led them to establish their flagship restaurant.

Astrid Gutsche: A Creative Force
Astrid Gutsche, a German-born culinary virtuoso, brought her artistic flair and dedication to detail to the table. Her expertise in pastry and desserts elevated the restaurant's offerings, creating a harmonious blend of taste and aesthetics that delighted diners.

Gastón Acurio: A Culinary Ambassador
Gastón Acurio, often referred to as Peru's culinary ambassador, is a driving force behind the restaurant's innovation. His commitment to showcasing Peruvian ingredients and techniques, along with a profound respect for local culture, reshaped the nation's gastronomic landscape. Beyond the restaurant, Gastón's influence extended to television, where he shared his culinary expertise and passion for Peruvian cuisine.

It's a tribute to their shared passion for culinary excellence, respect for tradition, and a tireless pursuit of innovation. This restaurant not only showcases the flavours of the region but also pays homage to the Andean culture that envelops it. Whether you're a dedicated food enthusiast or a curious traveler seeking the finest flavours that Cusco has to offer, Astrid & Gastón is a must-visit destination that promises an unparalleled dining experience. Elevate your journey through Peru's culinary landscape and let Astrid & Gastón redefine your perception of taste and artistry.

  • Duration: 3 Hours 26 Minutes

The Luxury Hiram Bingham Train Return to Cusco

Have you ever dreamed of travelling through the Peruvian Andes on a train modelled on the Pullman cars of the 1920s? The Hiram Bingham train not only makes this possible, it turns a magical journey into an unforgettable experience, with personalized service that takes care of every last detail on your trip. Travel on the exclusive and luxurious Hiram Bingham train and enjoy the elegant dining car, the bar car, and the observatory, where you can take in the unmatched scenery in the open air while sipping on a traditional Peruvian cocktail and listening to live local music. On your slow, sweet return journey, savour the Four-Course, Andean-inspired menu served on Villeroy & Boch china. The fresh, organic produce we feature is grown in the Sacred Valley, and the meats are cooked with sumptuous Peruvian sauces, you can also expect beautiful service to match the extraordinary views for your Cusco-bound journey. The return trip includes beverages (non-premium) and an excellent wine selection.

Private Transfer to your Cusco Hotel

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  • Duration: 45 Minutes

Private Transfer

At the appropriate time a Private Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco, approx. 30 minutes.

Luxury 5* Monasterio Cusco

337 Nazarenas, Cusco, Peru Show on map

Gala Farewell Lunch - Opera & Gastronomy in 16th Century San Antonio de Abad Chapel

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Opera & Gastronomy in 16th Century San Antonio de Abad Chapel

Free Morning - Relax at the Hotel or have a free morning for souvenir shopping or walking the streets of ancient Cusco.  The Hotel is ideally placed in the center of historic Cusco immediately adjacent to the main Plaza de Armas.

A heated Swimming Pool and Spa facilities are available at the adjacent Belmond Palacio Nazarenas Hotel.

Farewell Lunch will be served at the Monasterio Hotel in the 16th Century Capilla San Antonio Abad.  The stunning Chapel dating from 1595 boasts grand stone arches, lush fauna, and gilt-framed artwork.

Embark on an extraordinary journey as Monasterio Hotel presents a Gala Lunch in the sacred embrace of San Antonio de Abad Chapel. Delight in a symphony of flavors crafted by Monasterio's chefs, harmonizing with the mesmerizing arias of an opera singer and the enchanting melodies of a harpist.

Event Highlights:

Culinary Mastery: Savor a gourmet experience, where each dish embodies Peruvian culinary artistry.

Opera & Harp: Immerse yourself in the soul-stirring melodies of an opera singer and the ethereal notes of a harp, resonating within the chapel's historic walls.

Sacred Setting: Dine within the chapel's reverent ambiance, steeped in history and architectural elegance.

Private Transfer Out Cusco

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  • Duration: 30 Minutes

Private Transfer to Cusco Airport

At the appropriate time for your ongoing Flight, Bus or Train a Private Transfer to Cusco Airport, Bus or Train Station. 15 - 30 minutes.

Fly Cusco to Lima

Cusco to Callo - direct

  • Duration: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
  • Flight Class: Economy

Fly Lima to the beautiful White City of Arequipa

Baggage Allowance:

  • 1 x Carry-on Bag - Up to 10 Kg
  • 1 x Checked Bag - Up to 23 Kg

This is an example for the purposes of the Itinerary.  Exact flights will be chosen in consultation with you.

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Peru | July 11-20,2024

Payment plans are available, with rates as low as $500 per month.

final payment due July 8

Double Occupancy

$11,995 $9995

Single Occupancy

$14,095 $12,095

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