An unforgettable journey which takes you from modern Peru, with its world-class restaurants and contemporary café culture, back to the time of the Incas, with spellbinding visits to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, as well as a stay in Cusco, once the capital of the Inca empire. Also included is the chance to view the extraordinary wildlife of the Amazon River from the comfort of the Aria Amazon.


  • ​View wildlife on a 3-day cruise along the Amazon River
  • Explore UNESCO Heritage Centre of Cusco
  • Discover the spellbinding Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu
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Destination Expert Charlie Lockwood


Latin America Specialist


  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Arrive Lima

    Arrive into Peru’s capital city, Lima, and head to the artistic neighbourhood of Barranco. Wealthy Peruvians built their summer houses here in the 1920s and the area remains a relaxing enclave, with a great restaurant culture and wonderful views of Pacific Ocean.

    Overnight: Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel

  3. Day 2 Lima

    You’ll be stepping into the past today with visits to some of the city’s finest museums. Lima is known as the Gastronomical Capital of the Americas and this evening you will enjoy a private dining experience at the famous Malabar restaurant, hosted by acclaimed Peruvian chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.

    Overnight: Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel

  4. Day 3 Lima to The Amazon

    Catch a flight to Iquitos, the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon, where you will board Aria Amazon, your home for the next three nights. Your Amazonian adventure will unfold over the next few days as you travel along tributaries of the Amazon, as well as the mighty Amazon River itself.

    Overnight: Aria Amazon

  5. Day 4 The Amazon

    Be up early to catch your first glimpse of the Amazon River as the sun rises. You will also have the opportunity to go fishing for piranhas and later to watch the sunset over these legendary waters.

    Overnight: Aria Amazon

  6. Day 5 The Amazon

    Another early start will give you the best wildlife viewing: look out for monkeys, pink dolphins, sloths and macaws. Depending on the season (dry season June–November; rainy season December–May), you will have the chance to visit Amazonian villages that have very little contact with the outside world.

    Overnight: Aria Amazon

  7. Day 6 The Amazon to Lima

    Get up early to view one of the great spectacles of the Southern Hemisphere: the sun rising over the source of the Amazon serenaded by bird song. Catch a flight back to Lima where you can relax at your hotel before tomorrow’s adventure.

    Overnight: Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel

  8. Day 7 Lima to the Sacred Valley

    Catch a flight to Cusco and head out to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Spend the afternoon exploring the picturesque village of Pisac with the acclaimed anthropologist and historian, Dr Jean-Jacques Decoster. Here you will experience the sights and sounds of the famous market, the stalls stacked high with Peruvian handicrafts and fresh produce.

    Overnight: Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado

  9. Day 8 Sacred Valley

    Visit Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Ollantaytambo was rebuilt in the 15th century on the site of an Incan settlement and still follows the original city layout. Of particular interest are the ancient terraces that make up the Fortress known as Temple Hill. After lunch at Hacienda Huayaccari, you will visit Salinas de Maras, where salt has been harvested since pre-Columbian times, before continuing to the extraordinary sunken circular terraces at Moray.

    Overnight: Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado

  10. Day 9 Machu Picchu

    Catch the Vistadome train to the town of Aguas Calientes, which lies below Machu Picchu. You will then travel the few kilometres up the mountain to the Lost City of the Incas. You will be staying at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, right at the gates of Machu Picchu.

    Overnight: Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

  11. Day 10 Machu Picchu to Cusco

    Spend the day exploring the magnificent Inca citadel. Swathed in cloud or bathed in sunshine, Machu Picchu is spellbinding whatever the weather. Expect to be photobombed by the curious wild llamas that inhabit the ruins. In the early evening you will catch the Belmond Hiram Bingham train from Aguas Calientes back to Cusco.

    Overnight: Belmond Palacio Nazarena

  12. Day 11 Cusco

    Cusco was once the capital of the Inca empire. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, it is the most beautiful city in Peru, rich in well-preserved colonial architecture as well as ruins from the pre-Columbian area. Make your way around the city, learning its history and admiring the exquisite Coricancha, once the most important Inca temple in Peru.

    Overnight: Belmond Palacio Nazarena

  13. Day 12 Depart Cusco

    Depart Cusco and connect with your international flight home via Lima.

  14. Depart


  • ​All accommodation as stated in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Domestic flights. 


  • International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.

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