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LUXURY II

Lima/ Arequipa/ Colca Canyon/ Lake Titicaca/ Cusco/ Sacred Valley/ Machu Picchu

Our 15 Day "Luxury II" 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. One of the big highlights of this trip is the world class journey aboard the luxurious Belmond Andean Explorer train across the Andes from Arequipa, Lake Titicaca to Cusco.
Departures: We have departures leaving every Saturday due to the train´s schedule. The Belmond Andean Explorer Train is in high demand. We recommend booking with anticipation.
15 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 from your hotel in Miraflores and transferred to the airport and assisted with your check in for your flight from Lima to Arequipa. Upon arrival into Arequipa you will be met by our staff holding a sign with your "last name" on it. You will be greeted and transferred to your hotel where you will have a short pre-briefing. You will check in to your hotel the Costa Del Sol, staying in the Suite Misti. 

3 Course Dinner included: 
In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel and dropped off at Zig Zag Restaurant. Zig Zag is our favorite restaurant in Arequipa. Included is a 3 course A La Carta Dinner. After dinner you will be picked up and dropped off at your hotel. 

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Arequipa City Tour
Breakfast at your hotel. In the morning you will be picked up for your City tour of Arequipa. We will start the tour at the Museum of Andean Sanctuaries where you will see the Juanita Mummy, a 14 year old daughter of an Inca Dignitary mummified by the cold. She was found at the snow-capped Ampato Mountain in 1995 and was exhibited at the National Geographic Society in Washington. We will then make our way to the impressive main square, the most beautiful main square in Peru, which is located next to the Arequipa Cathedral built in the 17th Century, followed by a visit of the Monastery of Saint Catherine, built in 1579 which is an authentic medieval cloister and a small religious centre still used to date. We will then visit the Jesuit Church (1590) a classic example of Baroque architecture. Finishing the tour with impressive views of Arequipa at Yanahuara and Carmen Alto. 

Lunch at Chicha 
Following your tour, you will enjoy a delicious lunch at Gaston Acurio´s Chicha Restaurant. After lunch you will be dropped off at your hotel where you will overnight. 

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Day 1 - Colca
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning pick up for your trip to Colca along the way passing Chachani Volcano, Pampa de Arrieros and the National Reserve of Pampa Canahuas where slender Vicunas can be appreciated. At Patapampa (4800m) you will observe the Volcanoes that surround Arequipa. We will then descend to Chivay for lunch. After lunch you will arrive at the Colca Lodge where you will enjoy the relaxing Andean surrounds soaking in the world class medicinal Hot Springs. Overnight in the Panoramic Suite. 

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Breakfast at your hotel. Pick up and we will head towards the Condor´s Cross near Chivay. It´s here at one of the most stunning parts of the Colca Canyon that we will witness the huge Condors soaring the canyon walls. We will visit the towns of Maca, Achoma and the lookouts of Antahuilque and Choquetico. In the afternoon you will be dropped off at your hotel in Colca where lunch is included. Relax and unwind in the medicinal hot springs.

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Transfer back to your hotel in Arequipa
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy the relaxing surrounds of your hotel in Colca. In the afternoon you will be picked up for your journey back to Arequipa, along the way you will enjoy lunch. Upon arrival into Arequipa you will be dropped off at your hotel where you will overnight. 

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Breakfast at your hotel. Free day at your leisure. 

Aboard the Andean Explorer Train
In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the train station where you will aboard the luxurious Belmond Andean Explorer Train, the ultimate way to explore the Andes. At 8pm you will board, enjoy a cocktail, have dinner before retreating to your cabin for the evening. Overnight. 

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This morning you will wake up and witness the glorious sunrise on Lake Titicaca, before continuing our journey. Breakfast will be served on board and after this we will tour lake Titicaca by boat, visiting the Islands of Uros, a set of floating islands made of totora plants that grow in the lake. We will then visit Taquile Island from where we will have a wonderful view of the lake. Lunch will be held at Collata Beach along with a demonstration of typical dances and craftsmanship of the inhabitants of the island. We will make our way back to land and you will be transferred to the station where we will enjoy some tea. We will continue onboard towards Cusco enjoying a cocktail and dinner on board. Overnight on the train.

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Breakfast on board, we will enjoy the amazing scenery before reaching our next stop, the Incan archaeological storage site of Viracocha. At noon we will board the train and continue our journey till we arrive at Cusco train station. You will be met and transferred to your hotel the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, where you will be staying in the Studio suite. 

Dinner at MAP Cafe
In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel for an La Carta Dinner at MAP Cafe. After dinner you will be transferred back to your hotel where you will overnight. 

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Breakfast at your hotel in Cusco. 

City Tour of Cusco
In the afternoon your tour of Cusco will begin with a visit of Koricancha Temple, one of the most important buildings in the city where the Inca civilization would worship the Sun God, it was later converted into a convent by the Spanish. Then you will visit the Cusco Cathedral, built between 1560 and 1664. Then finally the bohemian neighborhood of San Blas, residence of artists and craftsmen. Discover its streets, between bars, shops and art galleries. Finally we will visit the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman. 

Pisco Tasting
In the afternoon you will enjoy a Pico tasting experience at Marcelo Batata. Pisco is Peru´s national drink and during this tasting you will try a variety of Peru´s best Pisco´s accompanied with various bite sized appetizers. After the tasting you will be transferred back to your hotel where you will have the evening free to enjoy at your leisure. 

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Breakfast at your hotel in Cusco. 

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 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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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 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) 
- 3 nights in Arequipa at Costa Del Sol (Suite Misti) 
- 2 nights in Colca at Colca Lodge (Panoramic Suite) 
- 2 nights aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer Train 
- 3 nights in Cusco at the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas (Studio Suite) 
- 1 nights in the Sacred Valley at the Sol y Luna (Premium Casita) 
- 1 night in Aguas Calientes at the Inkaterra El Pueblo (Junior 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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The best and most luxurious hotel in Arequipa. Costa Del Sol is an emblematic part of the city, it is perfect for both corporate and leisure trips and just 5 minutes away from the center of the city. Relax in the spacious gardens, fall in love with a traditional gastronomic proposal, with a unique contemporary touch. This hotel has 88 luxurious and comfortable rooms, an equipped gym, as well as a large swimming pool with Jacuzzi and a sauna.

Misti Suite
Two beds or a king bed, a 32″ LCD TV with cable, a desk and heating. The bathroom has 220V and 110V plug points and there are bathrobes, slippers and a hair-dryer to make your stay more pleasurable. 

Services
24-hour front desk, Bar/ lounge, Business center, Conference space, Free Wi-Fi, ATM/ banking, Swimming Pool, Juanita the Tortoise the hotel mascot born in the 1940´s in the Galapagos Islands, Breakfast included

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This is our favourite hotel in Peru. We always use this hotel in Colca when it´s available, and it´s why we offer 2 nights in Colca. Because staying here for one evening is not enough. So good we changed our itinerary to add an extra day! This hotel nestles on the banks of the River Colca. It is surrounded by hundreds of pre-Inca agricultural terraces, which have been declared a Peruvian cultural heritage site, and is blessed with relaxing hot spring waters. This is a place with ancient energy, combined with nature and the starting point for exploring the valley and visiting the Colca Canyon, one of the world`s deepest ravines. At Colca Lodge you will feel another dimension to relaxation at the hot springs Eco-spa with a steam room, Jacuzzis, and massage sessions with local therapists. In addition to the sense of tranquility and harmony provided by the landscape, the never-ending flow of the river complete an experience not to be forgotten.

Natural Hot Springs
Few places on Earth have the good fortune to be blessed with such beautiful natural surroundings and hot springs of such special quality as you will find at Colca Lodge. The four pools, located on the banks of the river, are fed by natural springs which produce water at temperatures of up to 80ºC and are rich in minerals that are beneficial to the health - notably lithium, an element that promotes relaxation. The design of the pools has been carefully worked out so as to minimize interference with the natural surroundings. Only local materials have been used in their construction (stone, earth and straw) to create a magical ambience that will take you into another dimension, especially on winter nights under an impressive southern-hemisphere star-filled sky. 

Panoramic Suite 
Colca Lodge has 45 rooms of a rustic style all of which have a view of the valley and the hotel's gardens and patios. Most of them have a creative heating system employing heat-radiating stone slabs warmed by geothermal energy sources - with a minimum environmental impact. With it's simple decoration, thatched roofs, and some walls built of adobe. Tastefully decorated in tone with the surroundings and with relaxing terraces offering splendid views. Given the remote location of the hotel and the unavailability of good-quality Wi-Fi and television, these services are offered, with certain restrictions, only within the social areas of the Lodge. However, we guarantee that you will not miss them in the rooms.

Services
Thermal Hot Springs, Relaxation centre and massage, Wi-Fi in certain areas of the hotel, Alpaca Farm, Buffet Breakfast

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Belmond Andean Explorer is South America’s first luxury train that combines genuine daytime getaways with sleeping accommodations at night, all the while traversing the Peruvian Andes. Travel along one of the highest train routes in the world, crossing through breathtaking cities on its way from Arequipa to Lake Titicaca (Puno) and Cusco, and exploring natural wonders and ancient kingdoms while overnighting in luxury. Gather together new-found friends and take a seat in the Piano Bar Car. A medium grand piano sets the musical tone as you discuss your day’s adventures. With a refreshing cocktail in hand and sensational passing scenery as a backdrop, it’s the ideal spot to weave together your own spellbinding story. Full board menu with all meals included, fresh, colourful and seasonal dishes using locally sourced ingredients are served in the two elegant dining carriages. Menus are skillfully designed by the chefs from Belmond Hotel Monasterio. Unwind at the Picaflor Spa Car and enjoy luxurious treatments. The Observation Car is the ultimate spot to unwind, breathe in the Andean air from the open deck and take in the breathtaking landscapes. 

Suite Cabin
En-suite cabins with double bed, Sitting area (2 seats), Spacious wardrobe, spacious private bathroom with a washbasin, shower and toilet and additional vanity table with special lighting, Large mirror in front of the washbasin, Towel rack, Coat rack, 110v/220v shaver socket outlet, Total area of each compartment: 13.1 m2

Itinerary: 3 Day - Andean Plain & Islands of Discovery
Departures every Saturday from Arequipa.

Day 1 - Saturday
20:00  Depart from Arequipa station
20:30  Pre-dinner cocktails
21:00  Dinner on board
● Overnight stay on board en route

Day 2 - Sunday
● Sunrise at Lake Titicaca
06:00  Breakfast on board
08:00  Explore Lake Titicaca and enjoy a boat ride to Uros and Taquile (Collata beach) Islands
12:00  Traditional dances and artisanal craft displays. Private lunch at Taquile Island
15:30  Return to Lake Titicaca station (Puno)
16:00  Afternoon tea on board
17:00  Depart to Cusco
18:30  Pre-dinner cocktails
19:00  Dinner on board
● Overnight stay on board at Marangani

Day 3 - Monday
Sunrise at Marangani
06:00  Breakfast on board
08:00  Depart from Marangani
09:05  Tour of Raqchi
12:58  Arrival at Wanchaq station (Cusco)
NOTE: All tours are led by an expert guide. There is one guide for every 14 guests.

Speak to one of our Travel Consultants to see how you can customize this amazing experience with your itinerary. 

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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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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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Transfers & Transportation

- Pick up from airport in Lima & transfer to hotel (Roundtrip) 
- Pick up from airport in Arequipa & transfer to hotel
- Pick up from hotel and transfer to Train Station in Arequipa
- Belmond Andean Explorer train from Arequipa to Cusco 
- Pick up from train station in Cusco & transfer to hotel (Roundtrip)
- Vistadome Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
- Shuttle bus up to Machu Picchu (Roundtrip) 
- Hiram Bingham Train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco 
- Transfer from Cusco Train station to hotel 
- Transfer from hotel in Cusco to the airport

Belmond Andean Explorer is South America’s first luxury train that combines genuine daytime getaways with sleeping accommodations at night, all the while traversing the Peruvian Andes. Travel along one of the highest train routes in the world, crossing through breathtaking cities on its way from Arequipa to Lake Titicaca (Puno) and Cusco, and exploring natural wonders and ancient kingdoms while overnighting in luxury. Gather together new-found friends and take a seat in the Piano Bar Car. A medium grand piano sets the musical tone as you discuss your day’s adventures. With a refreshing cocktail in hand and sensational passing scenery as a backdrop, it’s the ideal spot to weave together your own spellbinding story. Full board menu with all meals included, fresh, colourful and seasonal dishes using locally sourced ingredients are served in the two elegant dining carriages. Menus are skillfully designed by the chefs from Belmond Hotel Monasterio. Unwind at the Picaflor Spa Car and enjoy luxurious treatments. The Observation Car is the ultimate spot to unwind, breathe in the Andean air from the open deck and take in the breathtaking landscapes. 

Suite Cabin
En-suite cabins with double bed, Sitting area (2 seats), Spacious wardrobe, spacious private bathroom with a washbasin, shower and toilet and additional vanity table with special lighting, Large mirror in front of the washbasin, Towel rack, Coat rack, 110v/220v shaver socket outlet, Total area of each compartment: 13.1 m2

Itinerary: 3 Day - Andean Plain & Islands of Discovery
Departures every Saturday from Arequipa.

Day 1 - Saturday
20:00  Depart from Arequipa station
20:30  Pre-dinner cocktails
21:00  Dinner on board
● Overnight stay on board en route

Day 2 - Sunday
● Sunrise at Lake Titicaca
06:00  Breakfast on board
08:00  Explore Lake Titicaca and enjoy a boat ride to Uros and Taquile (Collata beach) Islands
12:00  Traditional dances and artisanal craft displays. Private lunch at Taquile Island
15:30  Return to Lake Titicaca station (Puno)
16:00  Afternoon tea on board
17:00  Depart to Cusco
18:30  Pre-dinner cocktails
19:00  Dinner on board
● Overnight stay on board at Marangani

Day 3 - Monday
Sunrise at Marangani
06:00  Breakfast on board
08:00  Depart from Marangani
09:05  Tour of Raqchi
12:58  Arrival at Wanchaq station (Cusco)
NOTE: All tours are led by an expert guide. There is one guide for every 14 guests.

Speak to one of our Travel Consultants to see how you can customize this amazing experience with your itinerary. 

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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. Once onboard, the maître will invite you to a brunch and 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. Included as part of your Hiram Bingham package is a tour of Machu Picchu and tea up at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Hotel located up at Machu Picchu. This is how to travel in style.

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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   
- City Tour of Arequipa (Private) 
- 3 Day Colca Canyon Tour (Private)
- Belmond Andean Explorer Train   
- Cusco City Tour & Pisco Tasting (Private) 
- Maras & Moray Tour (Private Tour) 
- Tasting Menu at MIL Restaurant 
- Tour of Ollantaytambo (Private Tour) 
- Pachamanca Experience 
- Tour of Machu Picchu (Private Tour) 

Meals

- All Breakfasts at all hotels
- Urban Kitchen Lunch 
- A La Carta Dinner at Zig Zag 
- Lunch at Chicha in Arequipa 
- 3 lunches included in Colca 
- All meals & drinks included on Andean Explorer Train
- A La Carta Dinner at MAP cafe in Cusco 
- Pisco Tasting at Marcelo Batata
- 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

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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One of our favourite restaurants in Peru, we always get excited when our guests dine here. This restaurant has a romantic atmosphere, we love the stone interiors and archways and in particular the staircase that was constructed by the great Gustav Eiffel. The signature dish here is the meat selection that comes out sizzling on hot volcanic rock. Beef, Lamb and Alpaca, each selection so very tender, juicy and succulent. The Alpaca is the surprise here being our favourite choice. I would dare say the best Alpaca in Peru. When you are in Arequipa a visit to Zig Zag is a must. 

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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, socially responsible and working with local producers. In a local establishment in the stunning Casona de Santa Catalina, built in the seventeenth century, just a few steps from the convent of the same name and the Plaza de Armas, Chicha recognizes and promotes the value of Arequipeno flavors and culinary wisdom. Excellent choice for those wanting to try Peruvian cuisine focused on plates from Arequipa with also International dishes and a fusion of both.

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3 Lunches
We have included a lunch on each day of your 3 day tour of the Colca Canyon. Included are 2 buffet lunches at a local restaurant in Chivay and also a lunch at the hotel you are staying at in Colca. Here you will enjoy Peruvian and International cuisine.  

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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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Here at Marcelo Batata you will enjoy an excellent Pisco Tasting Experience. Pisco is the national drink liquor of Peru. You will enjoy a variety of Pisco´s accompanied with bite sized appetizers. Pisco is a big part of Peruvian culture and Marcelo Batata offers the best Pisco tasting experience in Cusco. Your Pisco Tasting experience includes: 

- You will taste 4 varieties of Pisco 
- Prepare a Pisco Sour (Peru´s National Cocktail) 
- Enjoy Peruvian cocktails accompanied with bite sized appetizers 
- Snacks
- Bottle of Water

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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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Domestic flights
- Lima to Arequipa
- Cusco to Lima
Approx. price (US$150 - $250) 
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$17,945 Single Occupancy 


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