Destination: Peru

Overview:
The Belmond Andrean Explorer from Cusco to Arequipa promises an itinerary brimming with snow-kissed mountains, colossal skies, majestic lakes and herds of alpacas, llamas and vicunas grazing on the altiplano. This is most definitely a trip you don’t want to miss out on.

Brief itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival to Lima airport
Day 2: Lima-Cusco, City tour
Day 3: Cusco-Sacred Valley
Day 4: Sacred Valley-Cusco-Machu Picchu-Cusco
Day 5: Cusco-Puno by Belmond Andean Explorer
Day 6: Puno-Arequipa by Belmond Andean Explorer
Day 7: Arequipa fly to Lima

Duration: 7 Days
Activities level: Easy to moderate.
Accommodation: Lima: Belmond Miraflores Park Lima 5*, Cusco: Aranwa Boutique Hotel 5*, Sacred Valley: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba 5*, Belmond Andean Explorer: Junior Double Bed Cabin (Train).
Transport: All transfers as specified in the itinerary.
Meals: 6 Breakfast, 5 Lunches, 2 Dinners.
Price: CNY 35515 per person twin sharing. CNY 40300 per person, single room. Based on a minimum of 4-6 persons.

Tour details:

Day 1: Arrival to Lima airport
Meet and assist and transfer to Hotel.
Overnight in Belmond Miraflores Park Lima 5* for 1 night.

Day 2: Lima-Cusco, City tour
Take morning flight to Cusco.
09:00hrs have a guided tour of Cusco visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral, and the Temple of the Sun – Koricancha. Then, the tour continues driving out of the City to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
Overnight in Cusco Aranwa Boutique Hotel 5* for 1 night.

Day 3: Cusco-Sacred Valley
Full day excursion to the “Sacred Valley of the Incas”, along the Vilcanota River. We will have the opportunity to share closely the peasants’ customs and bargain with vendors at the typical Indian market of Pisac, held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Lunch at the local countryside restaurant, afterwards continue the tour; passing through the Towns of Calca and Urubamba, we will visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the Valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes in the Lower jungle. We can walk through the quaint streets of the nearby Town, and get a good idea of what this strategic military, religious, and agricultural center was like during the era of the Inca Empire.
Overnight in Sacred Valley Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba 5* for 1 night.

Day 4: Sacred Valley-Cusco-Machu Picchu-Cusco
Early morning pick up from your hotel to take the Hiram Bingham train at 09:05 am, upon your arrival, take the bus of 30-minutes that will lead to you towards to the famous “Lost City of the Incas”. Discovered for science 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham. Visiting the Sanctuary, the Citadel, the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the three Windows and various burial grounds. Buffet lunch included in the restaurant next to the Machu Picchu citadel. Afterwards, return by bus to Machu Picchu village. In the afternoon, return to Cusco by Hiram Bingham train at 17:50 hrs.
Overnight in Cusco Aranwa Boutique Hotel 5* for 1 night.

Day 5: Cusco-Puno by Belmond Andean Explorer
• Hotel pick up and transfer to train station in Wanchaq
• Take the Belmond Andean Explorer train
• 11:00 Depart from Wanchaq station (Cusco)
• 12:30 Lunch on board
• 14:00 Tour of Raqchi
• 15:30 Afternoon tea on board
• 16:45 Sunset in La Raya
• 18:30 Pre-dinner cocktails
• 19:00 Dinner on board
• 22:15 Arrival at Lake Titicaca station (Puno)
Overnight stay on board at Lake Station (Puno)

Day 6: Puno-Arequipa by Belmond Andean Explorer
• Sunrise at Lake Titicaca
• 06:00 Breakfast on board
• 08:30 Explore Lake Titicaca and enjoy a boat ride to Uros and Taquile Islands (Collata beach)
• 12:30 Traditional dances and artisanal craft displays.
• Private lunch at Taquile Island
• 15:30 Return to LakeTiticaca station (Puno)
• 16:00 Afternoon tea onboard
• 17:00 Depart to Arequipa
• 18:30 Pre-dinnercocktails
• 19:00 Dinner on board
Overnight stay on board at the shores of Lake Saracocha.

Day 7: Arequipa fly to Lima
• Sunrise at Lake Saracocha.
• 06:00 Breakfast on board
• 09:55 Tour of Sumbay Caves
• 12:30 Lunch on board
• 15:30 Arrival at Arequipa station
• 16:00 Airport transfer with panoramic views of the city of Arequipa, and fly to Lima (END)

What’s Included:
• All transfers as specified in the itinerary.
• 5-star hotel accommodations with breakfast (01 night in Lima, 01 night in the Sacred Valley, 2 nights in Cusco, 2 nights on board Belmond Andean Explorer).
• Lunch in the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
• Hiram Bingham Train or similar & Bus tickets to Machu Picchu
• Entrances to all attractions specified in the itinerary
• Guided tour (English speaking guide)
• Shared services
• Flight tickets with eco class, Lima-Cusco, Arequipa-Lima

What’s Not Included:
• In & out air tickets
• Travel Insurances
• Airport taxes
• Visa if required
• Meals & program that are not listed in itinerary
• Personal expense, beverages and meals, and highlights or sightseeing’s which are not indicated in the itinerary
• Tips to guides, porterage’s & drivers if service is satisfied

Hotels
Lima: Belmond Miraflores Park Lima 5*

Cusco: Aranwa Boutique Hotel 5*

Sacred Valley: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba 5*

Belmond Andean Explorer: Junior Double Bed Cabin (Train).

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