Lima - Cusco - Machu Picchu
Essential Peru is a distillation of the country's richness and diversity. Explore all the highlights from Lima to Machu Picchu.
With a collection of stunning hotels, trains and river cruises in some of the world's most spectacular destinations, we have perfected the art of the magical escape. Book the itinerary below, or contact us to help arrange the adventure of your dreams.Contact us
Arrive in Lima, where you’ll spend the night at the Belmond Miraflores Park. Take some time to explore the city; from museums, galleries and archaeological sites to its colourful markets and cutting-edge restaurants.
Fly to Cusco where you’ll stay at Belmond Hotel Monasterio. Enjoy a half day-tour of the city, including the Cathedral, the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the amphitheatre, the Inca baths and other impressive religious sites.
Enjoy a scenic drive through a stunning landscape to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We arrive at the town of Pisac, renowned for its huge, colourful market. Continue to the charming Hacienda Huayoccari where you will enjoy a delicious lunch. Your next stop will be the town of Ollantaytambo, one of the oldest continuously occupied settlements in the Americas.
Travel on board the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu. A late morning arrival enables you to explore this breathtaking Inca citadel when most other visitors are starting to leave. Enjoy a guided tour of the citadel and take some time to explore on your own.
Fly to Lima and, on your way to your hotel, enjoy a panoramic tour of the bustling city. Visit the historic centre around the Plaza Mayor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pass by the Cathedral, with its splendid carved stalls, the Government Palace, City Hall and the Archbishop's Palace.