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LUXURY I

Lima/ Sacred Valley/ Machu Picchu/ Cusco

Our 8 Day "Luxury I" is part of our bespoke Luxury Collection which is a series of packages for those who want the "very best" that Peru has to offer. You will discover the gastronomy delights of Lima, relax in the Sacred Valley before visiting World Wonder Machu Picchu and Cusco. Traveling in style and treated like Inca Royalty every step of the way.
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8 DAY ITINERARY

Our itineraries are second-to-none. Our Luxury Collection is for those wanting the "very best" Peru has to offer.

Upon arrival into Lima´s International Airport - Jorge Chavez, you will be met by one of our staff holding a sign with your "last name" on it. You will be greeted then transferred to your hotel in Miraflores, the Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel. This is the best hotel in Lima. You will be staying in an Ocean View Junior Suite with views overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Overnight.  

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Breakfast at your hotel. 

Introduction to Lima
Today you will be picked up by your guide for the ultimate experience of Lima. We will start our tour by visiting the Plaza De Armas which includes a 16th Century Cathedral, fountains and grand colonial buildings. The perfect introduction to Old Lima. Then we will visit Casa Aliaga Mansion built in 1535 and known for it´s architectural grandeur and history. 

Larco Museum
We will then visit the Larco Museum which is highly regarded as one of the best Pre-Columbian museums in the world with a vast collection of gold, silver, erotic art and antiquities. 

Urban Kitchen Cooking Class
In the afternoon you will participate in a cooking lesson at Urban Kitchen. The class lasts around an hour and a half. You will learn to prepare two of Peru´s most typical dishes: Ceviche and Lomo Saltado. The chef will tell you about each ingredient and explain it´s preparation step by step. Afterwards you will get to enjoy the dishes that you have prepared. At the end of the class you will be transferred back to your hotel. 

Recommendation
Lima has 3 restaurants ranked in the World´s top 50. They include Central, Maido and Astrid y Gaston. There are many other excellent restaurants. Speak to one of our Travel Specialists and we will make some recommendations and make a reservation. We highly recommend the tasting menu at Astrid y Gaston. Reservations are essential months in advance. 

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Breakfast at your hotel. At the designated time you will be picked up and transferred to the airport in Lima for your flight to Cusco. 

Flight from Lima to Cusco
Upon arrival into Cusco you will be met by our staff and you will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You can optionally visit Awanakancha enroute, this is an exhibition center of textiles and South America camelids. It is considered a living museum and here you can see Andean camelids, learn about the process of shearing and spinning wool to the final product of high quality garments. Afterwards you will be transferred to your hotel in the Sacred Valley the Sol y Luna. Here you will be staying in the Premium Casita. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of your surrounds. You may wish to take a dip in your very own outdoor Jacuzzi. Overnight. 

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Breakfast at your hotel. 

Maras & Moray
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning for your tour to the archaeological sites of Maras and Moray. You will visit Maras, a complex Salt Mine. These large salt deposits were used to trade amongst the Inca Empire. We will then visit the site of Moray which consists of concentric circular terraces which form an agricultural research center. The higher external platforms have higher temperatures than the cooler levels below and each level could simulate slightly different weather conditions, growing different crops on each level. 

Taster Menu Lunch
To compliment your experience of Moray & Maras you will enjoy a Tasting Menu lunch at MIL (located next to Moray) which is owned by Virgilio Martinez, the owner of Central in Lima which is ranked the fifth best restaurant in the world. Here you will enjoy 8 courses, each dish reflects the 8 eco systems found at this altitude. Each ingredient, the design, architecture and materials come together to provide the diner with an experience that connects with the Andean cosmovison and the traditions of the communities in the region. After this experience you will be transferred to your hotel in the Sacred Valley where you will overnight.    

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Breakfast at your hotel. 

Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
You will be picked up and we will travel to the fortress of Ollantaytambo. The second most impressive archaeological complex you will visit on this trip. A large fortress and typical example of urban planning during the Inca empire. 

Traditional Pachamanca Lunch
We will then make our way to the El Albergue Hotel for a Pachamanca Lunch which is a traditional Peruvian meal cooked underneath the ground with hot stones to create a natural hot oven. After lunch you will walk with your guide to the train station in Ollantaytambo where you will take the Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival your guide will escort you to your hotel the Inkaterra El Pueblo and will assist you with your check in. Dinner is included at your hotel in Aguas Calientes. Tonight you will stay in the Junior Suite room which features a cozy open fire place in the room. 

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Tour of Machu Picchu
Breakfast at your hotel. We recommend rising early and going up to Machu Picchu at sunrise, that is when the magic happens. You will have 6 hours to explore this incredible World Wonder with your guide. By noon you will have worked yourself up an appetite. We have included a delicious buffet lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge. After lunch you will take the shuttle bus down to Aguas Calientes where you will aboard the Hiram Bingham Train. 

Hiram Bingham Train Journey
The Hiram Bingham experience is reliving a XIX century novel journey. You will be welcomed with aperitifs, dinner and an excellent selection of wines. Taking the Hiram Bingham back to Cusco is dancing to local music while sipping Pisco Sours. Step out to the open air observation car while the sun is setting over the mountain peaks and breathe in the sacred landscape. Upon arrival into Cusco you will be met at the train station and transferred to Cusco´s premier hotel the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, here you will stay in the Studio Suite.  

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Breakfast at your hotel in Cusco.
 
Lunch at Chicha 
At lunchtime you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Chicha Restaurant for lunch. Chicha is owned by Gaston Acurio, Peru´s most famous chef. Chicha is probably the best restaurant in Cusco. 

City Tour of Cusco  
Following lunch your guide will take you on a tour of Cusco. Start by visiting the bohemian neighborhood of San Blas, residence of artists and craftsmen. Discover its streets, between bars, shops and art galleries. Then we will visit the bustling San Pedro markets a place locals trade fresh produce and items from different areas of the region. Followed by a visit of the main square the Cathedral and the Convent of Santo Domingo which was built on the most important temple of the Inca Empire, Koricancha. Finally we will visit the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman. At the end of your tour you will be transferred back to your hotel. 

Dinner at MAP Cafe
In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel for your A La Carta Dinner at MAP Cafe. Here you will enjoy your last delicious meal in Peru. After dinner you will be transferred back to your hotel where you will overnight. 

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Breakfast at your hotel. At the designated time you will be picked up and transferred to the airport for your flight from Cusco to Lima. Upon arrival in Lima you will connect for your flight departing homeward bound. 

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INCLUSIONS & DETAILS

Accommodation

- 2 nights in Lima at the Belmond Miraflores Park (Ocean View Club Junior Suite) 
- 2 nights in the Sacred Valley at the Sol y Luna (Premium Casita) 
- 1 night in Aguas Calientes at the Inkaterra El Pueblo (Junior Suite) 
- 2 nights in Cusco at the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas (Studio Suite) 

Each room has been handpicked and are some of the best hotel rooms in Peru. We can always customize to suit your tastes. 

This luxury 5 star hotel by Belmond is tucked away in a very quiet spot surrounded by some parks, churches and the Malecon in Miraflores where people are out to be seen and jogging the pathways above the coastline. This is Lima´s best hotel and it´s where the rich and famous stay when they are in town. Rooms at Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel offer either panoramic ocean or city views. They have a seating area with cable TV, free WiFi and a minibar. Some rooms come with a private sauna and even a Roman bathtub. All guests are welcomed with fresh fruit. Wellness facilities include several massage treatments. Guests can enjoy the sun at the terrace by the heated pool, or work out in Belmond Miraflores Park’s gym. On the 11th floor, a sumptuous breakfast buffet is served while gazing out over the ocean. 

Ocean View Club Junior Suite
The Junior Suites are an indulgent sanctuary with scenic views of the Pacific Ocean. Each room is exquisitely decorated and features fine cotton linens, offering a separate sitting space and work area with desk. King sized or two twin beds, spacious marble bathroom, wide screen LCD TV and DVD, a fully stocked minibar, luxury toiletries. 

Services
Swimming pool, Executive Lounge, Gymnasium, Business Center, Wi-Fi Internet, Laundry Service, Massage and Spa, Tragaluz Restaurant, Bello Bar, The Observatory Restaurant, Buffet Breakfast included

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A luxurious retreat with plenty of character. Staying here you will experience the rich culture of the Sacred Valley. This hotel is the most family friendly of all the hotels in the Sacred Valley offering, adventure activities, wellness, cultural, and gastronomy experiences for all guests. The activities here on offer are endless, whether you are into Horse riding, Mountain biking, Yoga, or your interested in a pottery class there are so many things to choose from, the best hotel in the Sacred Valley for those wanting to explore the Sacred Valley and spend more than just one evening. This hotel offers the complete Sacred Valley experience.

Premium Casita 
On the private garden terrace, a Jacuzzi poised towards the soaring Andean peaks. Inside a wide entrance hall separates the inviting living room on one side and large master bedroom on the other side. Under floor heating and 2 wood-burning fireplaces. Wi-Fi, mini bar, safe box, a collection of sheets made with 100% high count Peruvian Pima cotton, Goose down duvets and pillows, BOSE surround sound system with IPOD, marble bathrooms, bathrobe and slippers, LCD TV with satellite channels, walk in closet 

Services
Reception, Spectacular Surrounds, Suana, Gym, Daily Yoga Classes, Wi-Fi, Room Service, Laundry Service, Killawasi Restaurant, Wayra Restaurant, Wine Cellar, Chef´s Table Course Meals, Pizza Night, Pachamanca Traditional Underground Cooking, The Lounge Bar, Spa Packages, Adventure activities: Horse back riding, Kayaking, Quad Biking, Mountain Bike Riding, Breakfast included

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Our pick of the 5 star hotels in Aguas Calientes. Think 5 Star Indiana Jones luxury. This 85-room eco-lodge is surrounded by twelve acres of high-mountain forest filled with all kinds of flora and fauna, wild birds and exotic orchids. It’s at the edge of the town of Aguas Calientes. There are bars and restaurants here, if you’re in the mood to explore. But there are so many reasons to stay in. 85 rooms and suites decorated in a classic Spanish Colonial style are spread about the property, all outfitted with local craftsman-made furnishings and alpaca blankets on the beds. Slippers are made from recycled material, the bath products are environmentally friendly. A restaurant serving upscale Andean cuisine and a full-service spa drive home the point that this is a luxury hotel. Dinner is complimentary here. 

Junior Suite
A spacious setting that offers a separate area for reading and relax, fireplace, plus the possibility of a terrace. One king or two twin beds, 100% cotton sheets along with six posh hypoallergenic pillows, a room heater, separate sitting, dining for two and a large private bathroom with a telephone provide this casita with added comfort. Amenities include Andean slippers crafter from recycled materials, robes, a colonial style wardrobe plus a complete set of environmentally friendly toiletries. Plasma screen tv with direcTV, I Pod speakers, Minibar.  

Services
Welcome tea, Gift, Personalized welcome, Buffet breakfast, A la carte dinner, Tea Time Pisco Sour, Cocktail Hour, Turndown service, Internet, Inhouse excursions, Luggage reception to and from the train station, Eco media center (Books and magazines on nature related subjects and book exchange of novels), World class day spa facility

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Owned by the luxurious hotel chain, Belmond. Set in a quiet square behind Cusco's main plaza, this former palace and convent emerged from years of restoration to become Cusco´s most exclusive hotel. Step past walls of Inca stones and into a cloistered courtyard including a spectacular fountain. This hotel shows its modern side with a fabulous spa and stylish restaurants serving cutting-edge local cuisine. This intimate urban retreat has just 55 suites, each enriched with oxygen. Hidden behind an ancient facade, within the largest of seven cloistered terraces, you’ll find Cusco’s first outdoor heated swimming pool. Each tranquil terrace and patio is landscaped with indigenous flowers. The lounge is equipped with one iMac computer, a snooker table and a 50" screen TV.

Studio Suite
The Studio Suites offer every conceivable luxury, features include a personal bar and 24 hour butler service. Rooms can be enriched with oxygen through the air conditioning system to help combat altitude sickness. King size of two twin poster beds, Peruvian marble bathroom, size from 40m2, satellite TV and sound system, luxury toiletries, wireless internet  

Services
Staff to unpack and pack your luggage, Supplying you with your choice of hand-made soap made with local ingredients, Arranging wake-up calls and room service, Wi-Fi, Outdoor Swimming Pool, restaurant, bar, Breakfast included

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Transfers & Transportation

- Transfer from airport to Lima hotel (Roundtrip) 
- Transfer airport in Cusco to Sacred Valley 
- Vistadome Train Ollanta to Aguas Calientes 
- Roundtrip Shuttle to Machu Picchu 
- Hiram Bingham Train Aguas Calientes to Cusco
- Transfer from Train station to Cusco hotel 
- Transfer from Cusco hotel to the airport  

Owned by International Luxury hotel chain, Belmond. The Hiram Bingham Train offers old world 1920´s charm with modern service. 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 cocktails and listening to live local music. Start your experience off with a welcome cocktail. Then settle down for a fine dining experience at dinner. 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 train ride from Aguas Calientes back to Cusco. 

Aguas Calientes to Cusco itinerary: 
- VIP Lounge at Aguas Calientes Train Station 
- Gourmet Dinner 
- Live Music Show 
- A Bar Car with Peruvian Cocktails

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Tours

Most tours are in private service with a handpicked private guide. 

- Lima City Tour & Larco Museum (Private)  
- Urban Kitchen Cooking Class 
- Visit to Awanakancha (Optional) 
- Maras & Moray Tour (Private Tour) 
- Tasting Menu at MIL Restaurant 
- Tour of Ollantaytambo (Private Tour) 
- Pachamanca Experience 
- Tour of Machu Picchu (Private Tour) 
- City tour of Cusco (Private Tour) 

Meals

- All breakfasts at all hotels
- Urban Kitchen Lunch 
- Tasting Menu at MIL in Moray 
- Pachamanca Lunch at El Albergue
- Dinner at hotel in Aguas Calientes
- Buffet lunch at Sanctuary Lodge 
- Dinner, Wine, Cocktails and Aperitifs on Hiram Bingham Train
- A La Carta Lunch at Chicha in Cusco 
- A La Carta Dinner at MAP cafe in Cusco 

Urban Kitchen is a space where people come to learn how to cook Peruvian dishes in a social and friendly environment. After cooking guests will enjoy the dishes they have prepared. Urban kitchen is led by a young and dynamic team. Classes are designed so that anyone can learn regardless of their previous experience, where under supervision of a renowned chef you will learn to prepare delicious dishes. Peruvian Gastronomy is booming and Lima has 3 restaurants in the top 50 in the world. At Urban Kitchen you will learn tricks and secrets for you to prepare the most delicious traditional dishes and some not so well known. Classes are conducted in English.

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Virgilio Martinez, the mastermind behind the world´s #5 best restaurant in the world Central, opened MIL in the Sacred Valley in February 2018. It is completely unique to anything else offered in the area, and one could easily say that it is the best restaurant in the Sacred Valley. Offering an innovative 8-course tasting menu at lunch, I would highly recommend any self-proclaimed foodie take time to dine here during a trip to Peru. The restaurant has a simple and clean architecture, and is built right above the circular Inca terraces of Moray. It is a spectacular setting, un-disrupted by the adobe building thanks to its natural design. 

Something that makes MIL even more unique than just its one of a kind tasting menu, is the experience that comes with dining here. Each of the 8 courses at MIL reflect the 8 ecosystems found at the high altitude (3,600m / 11,800ft) that the restaurant sits at. Virgilio, the creator, has been experimenting in his connected lab with cooking at this altitude, and working extremely closely with 3 nearby indigenous communities to learn from their knowledge of techniques for farming, growing, and cooking at altitude. When you dine at the restaurant, you also get to tour the on-site food labs and learn about the work with the communities.

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Pachamanca is a traditional Peruvian dish common in the central Andean region. The word "Pachamanca" comes from the Quechua language with "Pacha" meaning earth and "manka" meaning pot. This tradition dates to before the Spanish conquest in 1532 and was a form of ritual to celebrate life and fertility and to thank "pacha mama" or mother earth for providing food. When you arrive at the El Albergue you will be given a warm reception and you will be taken to the farm where the stones have already been heated. The heated stones are placed in a fire pit and then meat (chicken, lamb and pork) is placed directly on top of the stones along with potatoes and sweet potatoes. This is all covered with more heated rocks plus a layer of fresh herbs and fava beans from the garden. The mound is then covered in a cotton fabric to keep the dirt out followed by a thick layer of earth. When finished the oven looks like a mound of earth. While you are waiting for your food to cook, you will be taken on a tour of the organic farm that provides %90 of the ingredients for the Pachamanca. After 20 minutes what will emerge from the underground oven is crispy golden tender meat and well cooked potatoes. This will be accompanied with a fresh salad picked from the garden. Everything is perfectly set up in a family style setting with long outdoor tables surrounded by the stunning mountains and great views of the Ollantaytambo ruins. The El Albergue offers the best traditional Pachamanca experience in this region. 

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Complimentary dinner at your hotel in Aguas Calientes. 
You will arrive at your Aguas Calientes hotel in the evening. Dinner is included at your hotel which is really convenient. Here you will enjoy a delicious A La Carta dinner. Enjoy Peruvian dishes, International or a fusion of both. 

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We offer this buffet lunch experience for all our guests visiting Machu Picchu. After a very early start and exploring the ruins all morning you will have worked yourself up an appetite. The only restaurant located up at Machu Picchu Citadel and offering an excellent spread at the buffet its the best way to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch after your visit to Machu Picchu. There are 2 large self-serve counters that include a selection of appetizers, 4 main courses, and several dessert options. Bread, salads and pasta side dishes are also on offer. Coffee, herbal teas and soft drinks are also available at a smaller drinks stand to the rear. With few quality choices available in the town of Aguas Calientes below and being time constrained to catch your train this is the very best choice.

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Probably the best restaurant in Cusco. Chicha is owned by Peru´s most famous International Chef, Gaston Acurio. Chicha is about regional food: the produce, traditions and culture from each location elevated with good culinary techniques, working with responsibility and by the hand of the local producers. Located a few blocks from the Plaza de Armas. We include an A La Carta 3 course meal here for our guest who are looking for the finer things Peru has to offer. We include this on the first evening in Cusco. It offers the perfect introduction to Peruvian gastronomy. 

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MAP Cafe is a small glass enclosed restaurant located in the courtyard of the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art. One of Cusco´s top restaurants. Owned by Jorge Ossio one of Peru´s most esteemed chefs. It has an artistic spirit and offers innovation paired with outstanding service and a surprise packed menu. The menu is prix-fixe after 6pm, you can choose one of the appetizers, main dishes and desserts. We recommend the Quinoa Canelones and the Goat Cheese Canelones. For dessert you should try the Lucuma Kisses. 

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Domestic flights
- Lima to Cusco (Roundtrip)
Approx. price (US$80 - $150)
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$10,280 Single Occupancy 


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