Peru and the Romance of Rail

10 days from $9,140 pp (includes domestic airfare)*
  • Discover Inca artifacts with a local scholar at Lima’s Larco Museum.
  • Have lunch with the Uru people and learn how they live atop the surface of Lake Titicaca.
  • Tour Arequipa’s Santa Catalina Monastery and meet a 15th-century Inca mummy.
  • Gaze out over the Sacred Valley from Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Inca.
  • Includes domestic airfare, premium accommodations, and travel aboard a luxury sleeper train.
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At its peak, the Inca Empire held sway over 12 million people across a realm that stretched along the Pacific from Ecuador to northern Chile. Today, all we know of this mysterious civilization lies in what they left behind: hidden ruins, an enduring culture, and proud descendants. Experience Old World romance as you step into their world on this captivating rail journey through the Andean foothills of Peru, aboard South America’s first luxury sleeper train, seeking out colonial cities, archaeological sites, and natural wonders. The Inca may be gone, but their legacy is eternal. Witness it.

It all starts in Lima, the Peruvian capital, with a privately guided tour of the city’s principal sights – the Government Palace, the extravagant Cathedral, Miraflores’ boutiques, and many more – before exploring the Larco Museum’s impressive collection of Inca artifacts in the company of a local scholar. In elegant Arequipa, visit the Santa Catalina Monastery, Peru’s most important religious site, to meet “Juanita,” a 15th-century Inca mummy before exploring the city and gaping at the impressive Misti Volcano in the distance. Later, board a luxury sleeper train and head to Lake Titicaca to join the local Uru people for lunch and learn how they live on the surface of the world’s highest lake atop structures made from dried reeds. In Cusco, enter the domain of the Inca with a visit to the Raqch'i archaeological site, then discover the highlights of the UNESCO-protected city, including the colorful artisan’s market at Pisac before venturing up to Machu Picchu, the fabled Lost City of the Inca, for a private tour. Later, return to the mountains for an exhilarating hike up Machu Picchu Mountain to take in the truly staggering views of the ancient city and the Sacred Valley below. Finally, participate a private half-day walking tour through the cobblestone streets of Cusco with an expert local guide before returning to Lima. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Lima
    Lima
    • Peru - Welcome
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
    JW Marriott Hotel (B) (Deluxe Room)
  • Day 2 Lima
    Lima
    • Private Tour - Lima City Tour & Curated Larco Museum Visit (with Lunch, 6 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide/Curator
    • Dinner Reservations & Car Service - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    JW Marriott Hotel (B) (Deluxe Room)
  • Day 3 Lima to Arequipa
    Lima to Arequipa
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
    • Air - Lima - Arequipa [Direct, 1.5 hrs] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport- Day - Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
    • Private Transfer - Dinner Reservations & Car Service - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Costa del Sol Wyndham (formerly Libertador) (B) (Junior Suite)
  • Day 4 Arequipa to Lake Titicaca
    Arequipa to Lake Titicaca
    • Private Tour - City Tour with Santa Catalina Monastery & Mummy Juanita (with Lunch, 5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Train - Departure from Arequipa to Puno
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Day - Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
  • Day 5 Lake Titicaca
    Lake Titicaca
    • Shared Tour - Uros & Taquile Islands (with Lunch)
  • Day 6 Lake Titicaca to Cusco
    Lake Titicaca to Cusco
    • Train - Raqch'i Archaeological Site
    • Arrival in Cusco
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
  • Day 7 Cusco
    Cusco
    • Private Tour - Pisac Market & Cusco Walking Tour (with Lunch, 8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 8 Cusco to Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
    Cusco to Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
    • Private Transfer - Cusco - Ollantaytambo [Hotel to Train Station (2 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Activity - Note on Luggage
    • Train - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes [Belmond Hiram Bingham (with Brunch, 2 hrs)] - Train Ticket
    • Shared Transfer - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu [Bus up to Machu Picchu (30 min)] - Bus Ticket
    • Private Tour - Machu Picchu Tour (with Afternoon Tea, 4 hrs) - Guide/Bus/Entrance Ticket
    • Shared Transfer - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes [Bus down to Aguas Calientes (30 min)] - Bus Ticket
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu to Cusco
    Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu to Cusco
    • Shared Transfer - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu [Bus up to Machu Picchu (30 min)] - Bus Ticket
    • Private Tour - Montana Machu Picchu Hike (5 hrs) - Local Guide
    • Shared Transfer - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes [Bus down to Aguas Calientes (30 min)] - Bus Ticket
    • Train - Aguas Calientes - Cusco [Belmond Hiram Bingham (with Dinner, 4 hrs)] - Train Ticket
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
  • Day 10 Cusco
    Cusco
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
    • Air - Cusco - Lima [1.5 hrs] - Economy
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Day 1: Lima

A welcome package containing a city map, tour vouchers, and other useful information will be waiting for you upon arrival to your first hotel.

Upon arrival to Lima, you will be welcomed outside of Customs by an English-speaking assistant holding a sign with your name on it. This representative will direct you to your awaiting vehicle and driver, and accompany you to your hotel to assist with check-in.

Accommodation: JW Marriott Hotel (B) (Deluxe Room)

Centrally located, the JW Marriott Hotel Lima features awe-inspiring architecture and magnificent views of the Pacific. Towering above ocean-side cliffs in Lima’s trendy Miraflores district, the JW Marriott offers sweeping panoramas from every guestroom. The hotel's 25-story, ultra-modern glass tower makes it arguably the most cosmopolitan and contemporary of Lima’s luxury hotels. The spacious ocean-view rooms feature new bedding from Marriott with designer duvets and pillows, air-conditioning, in-room safe and mini-bar. As well, the JW Marriott Hotel Lima is also home to a gourmet restaurant, La Vista, a spa with a wide range of beauty treatments, a fitness center, gift shop, and - seasonally - a swimming pool and tennis court. Enjoy the first-class service and one-of-kind amenities at this premium luxury hotel in the heart of the Peru's capital city.

Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  JW Marriott Hotel
JW Marriott Hotel
Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  JW Marriott Hotel
JW Marriott Hotel

Day 2: Lima

Founded in 1535 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991, Lima’s history is both fascinating and tumultuous. Discover this history firsthand with your private guide and driver, beginning with a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum; host to what is likely the most comprehensive collection of pre-Columbian art in the world. Peer at ceremonial masks, elaborate busts, golden headdresses, necklaces and earrings, and a sweeping array of earthenware on an insightful curated tour led by an associate scholar of the museum. After lunch at the Larco Museum Café (included), your private guide and driver will take you to Lima’s historical center to marvel at centuries-old buildings such as the Government Palace and City Hall in Plaza Mayor. In the same square, completed in 1774, is the San Francisco Convent. An impressive example of Spanish Baroque architecture, it remains as striking today as it was in the 18th century despite the multiple earthquakes that have shook its foundation. Extensive catacombs underneath the convent host the remains of an estimated 25,000 individuals who were buried prior to the opening of Lima’s city cemetery; a visit to the aged tombs is one you won’t soon forget. Rounding out the day, stop by two of the city’s trendiest barrios, San Isidro and Miraflores. Stroll through well-tended promenades, lush city parks, past embassies, consulates and thriving businesses as you explore San Isidro and then enjoy sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean along the expansive, coastal boardwalk in Miraflores. Please note: Your tour of the Larco Herrera Museum will be led by an associate scholar and your guide will not join you.

From award-winning ceviche to mouth-watering Peruvian-Japanese fusion, inspired French-influenced Novoandina cuisine to farm-to-table organic delights, Lima has it all. Tonight, discover this buzzing gastronomic scene firsthand. Reservations will be made in advance at the restaurant of your choice, and round-trip transportation in a private vehicle will also be provided. Our Destination Experts top recommendations for fine dining in Lima include: Maido, Central, Astrid y Gaston, Nobu, Rafael and Chez Wong. Please note: Your meal is not included and will be paid for on location. Reservations are confirmed at the time of booking and are subject to availability.

Accommodation: JW Marriott Hotel (B) (Deluxe Room)
Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lima Government Palace
Lima Government Palace
Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Peruvian Ceviche
Peruvian Ceviche

Day 3: Lima - Arequipa

You will be privately transferred between your hotel and Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima by a professional driver and an English-speaking representative.

Board a flight in Lima with direct service to Arequipa. Approximate flight time is one hour and 25 minutes.

A local representative will meet you for an airport transfer, alongside a private vehicle and professional driver.  

This evening, round-trip car service has been arranged to the Arequipa restaurant of your choice. Restaurant reservations will be confirmed at time of tour booking and are subject to availability. High-end restaurants in Arequipa include ChiCha, La Petite Francaise, Chelawais, Ratatouille and Zig Zag. Dinner is not included and at your own expense.

 

Accommodation: Costa del Sol Wyndham (formerly Libertador) (B) (Junior Suite)

Conveniently located five minutes from the Plaza de Armas and just 20 minutes from Rodriguez Ballon Airport, Costa del Sol Wyndham Arequipa has 88 rooms where every comfort has been considered.  Each room is decorated with a colonial-style furnishing, wooden furniture and warm colors. Each guestroom also features a desk, heating, television, hairdryer, 24-hour room service and more. The hotel has a pool, a spa with a sauna and Jacuzzi, a gym and spacious gardens perfect for relaxing and unwinding after a day exploring the city.

Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Arequipa
Arequipa
Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Costa del Sol Wyndham Arequipa
Costa del Sol Wyndham Arequipa

Day 4: Arequipa - Lake Titicaca

Today, set out on a private guided city tour of Arequipa, including a with a visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery, a city within a city which was founded at the end of 17th century and only opened to the public a few years ago. The boldly painted walls of this massive 215,000 square foot complex are home to some 20 nuns of the Domincan Second Order. Another highlight of your tour will be a visit to see the incredibly well-preserved frozen body of 15th century Incan girl, known as Mummy Juanita (Momia Juanita). Time Magazine classified the discovery of her body in 1995 as one of the world's 10 greatest discoveries. Your English-speaking guide will also bring you to the central Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Jesuit Cloister and the residential areas of Cayma and Yanahuara before finishing the tour at the “Mirador de Yanahuara”, a lookout point, for a superb view of the volcanoes.

After boarding the train in the baroque city of Arequipa, take some time to get comfortable in your cabin and to acclimatize to the elevation as you begin your journey towards Puno.

A local representative will meet you for a transfer to the Arequipa train station, alongside a private vehicle and professional driver.  

Accommodation: Belmond Andean Explorer (3D/2N)

Embark on the ultimate travel adventure. Explore the Peruvian Andes and experience one of the world’s highest train routes aboard South America’s first luxury sleeper train. The Belmond Andean Explorer is a luxury train that transports up to 48 passengers through Peru in peerless style. Sister to the celebrated Belmond Hiram Bingham train, your time aboard promises to be every bit as inspiring as your off-board moments of discovery. Inviting, indulgent accommodation and refined Andean cuisine ensure an unforgettable journey. Observation, Lounge and Spa Cars are the perfect places to unwind, designed to offer modern comfort with traditional flourishes.

Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Plaza De Armas
Plaza De Armas
Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Arequipa
Arequipa

Day 5: Lake Titicaca

This afternoon, explore Lake Titicaca -- the highest navigable lake in the world. The beautiful lake is home to many diverse islands, each boasting a unique way of life.

First, enjoy a traditional boat to Uros, a man-made island artfully constructed from interwoven reeds which are constantly being replenished. The people who live on the island use the same reeds to create homes, ships and tools.

Your exploration will then continue on to Taquile Island, notable for its stunning agricultural terraces. The people here follow a social code that has barely been touched by time, and their handwoven fabrics are regarded as the best in Peru. Enjoy lunch at Collata beach, followed by a performance from local dancers and a demonstration of artisans at work.

Return to the station at the lake for a delicious afternoon tea. Board the train and then relax as the journey continues on toward Cusco.

Accommodation: Belmond Andean Explorer (3D/2N)
Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  An Uros Island on Lake Titicaca
An Uros Island on Lake Titicaca
Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Belmond Andean Explorer
Belmond Andean Explorer

Day 6: Lake Titicaca - Cusco

En route to Cusco, disembark to visit Raqch’i. Once an important Inca settlement, today this fascinating archaeological site boasts many architectural gems.

All good things must come to an end! Upon arrival into Cusco, your Belmond Andean Explorer train service will conclude. After exploring the Andean Plains and Islands of Lake Titicaca, it is now time to explore the wonders of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu!

Enjoy a private transfer between your hotel and Poroy Train Station found just outside of Cusco alongside a professional driver and an English-speaking representative.

Accommodation: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Set in a tranquil plaza behind Cusco's main square, Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is a former palace and convent, emerging from years of restoration to become one of the city's most exclusive hotels. Original Inca stonework, colonial frescos and gold-framed paintings adorn the interior, while the interior cloistered courtyard features and ancient fountain. This intimate urban retreat has just 55 suites, each enriched with oxygen and a private bar where guests (or their private butler) can create drinks accented with fresh ingredients grown around the hotel. The hotel is also host to a fabulous spa, the city's first outdoor pool and stylish restaurants serving cutting-edge local cuisine, including Senzo, helmed by one of Peru’s leading chefs, Virgilio Martinez Veliz. Built on Inca foundations, rich history meets modern indulgence in Cusco's fairy-tale hideaway. 

Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Raqch'i Archaeological Site
Raqch'i Archaeological Site

Day 7: Cusco

Begin the day with a trip to the Pisac Market, where artisans from across the region congregate to showcase their meticulously designed crafts. Vibrantly colored hand-woven textiles, elaborately decorated pottery, carefully constructed jewelry and authentic Peruvian pan flutes are just a few of the wares you’ll find on offer by the many merchants you’ll meet during your guided tour of the market square. Next, head back to Cusco where you will enjoy a delicious lunch at Incanto (included), which specializes in Mediterranean-Andean fusion and is described by Fodor’s Travel as “stylish” and “upmarket." Refueled for the afternoon, your walking tour of Cusco will begin with a pleasant stroll through the quaint, cobbled streets of the San Blas district where a colonial church notable for its incredibly ornate wood-carved pulpit will be visited. Onward, you will proceed to the Koricancha Temple, once walled in plated gold and featuring courtyard statues made of solid gold, Conquistadors described it as “fabulous beyond belief.” Today, the Church of Santo Domingo rests on the site of the original temple, making it an excellent location to learn about the intersection of Inca and Spanish culture and architecture from your expert local guide. Concluding with a visit to Plaza de Armas and Cusco Cathedral, this encompassing tour is an excellent introduction to the traditions and history of this incredible land. 

Accommodation: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Textiles at the Pisac Market
Textiles at the Pisac Market
Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cusco
Cusco

Day 8: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu

Enjoy a private transfer alongside a professional driver and local representative to the Ollantaytambo train station in the Sacred Valley. Transfer time is approximately two hours.

Note on Luggage: This morning, the private guide and driver who accompany you to the train station in the Sacred Valley will also transport your primary luggage back to Cusco for secure storage. You will bring a personal overnight bag aboard the train to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, you will disembark the train and meet your Machu Picchu guide immediately. This local guide will ensure your overnight bag is forwarded to your hotel in Aguas Calientes via hotel porters. This will allow you to continue directly to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival in Cusco, your primary luggage will be waiting for you.

Set near the base of the imposing Pinkuylluna Mountain, meander through the sleepy town of Ollantaytambo to arrive at the centrally-located train station where you will bid farewell to your local assistant and board the iconic and luxurious Hiram Bingham. Having settled in, the train will depart along a route that traces the impressive Urubamba River, affording striking views of the dramatic landscape as you approach the valley below Machu Picchu. During the ride, enjoy a delicious gourmet brunch and be sure to visit the open air observatory car, perhaps with a refreshment in hand. After a two-hour journey, the Hiram Bingham will pull into a train station found on the foothills beneath the ancient citadel in the town of Aguas Calientes. Here, your local guide will welcome you together with local hotel porters who will transfer your luggage to your accommodation.

Please note, strict luggage restrictions apply aboard the Hiram Bingham: 1) Only one piece of hand luggage is permitted per guest, weighing a maximum of 11 lbs (5 kgs). 2) Hand luggage cannot be larger than 62 linear inches. Baggage that exceeds weight or measurement restrictions will not be permitted. Please speak to your Destination Expert for more information.

Board a shuttle bus in Aguas Calientes and begin the 30 minute drive to ascend Machu Picchu Mountain on a switchback road carved into the mountainside. Buses depart frequently, leaving Aguas Calientes approximately every 30 minutes.

Steeped in mystery, the mountain citadel of Machu Picchu has dazzled visitors since its discovery by American historian and explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. Believed to have been constructed sometime around 1450 CE and abandoned just over a century later, it is one of the world’s most prized heritage sites, and for good reason; complementing a fascinating history and incredible architecture are unforgettable views of the surrounding mountain ranges and the wild Urubamba River some 2,000 feet below. With a private guide catering to your personal interests and providing an informative overview of the history and architecture of this ancient citadel, gain a firsthand understanding of – and intimate appreciation for – the pièce de résistance in Peruvian travel. Following an in-depth tour of Machu Picchu citadel, you will visit the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel found atop Machu Picchu, to enjoy afternoon time.

Board a shuttle bus at the entrance to Machu Picchu and make the 30 minute return to nearby Aguas Calientes. Shuttle buses depart frequently, leaving Machu Picchu approximately every 30 minutes.

Accommodation: Sumaq Hotel

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is a family hotel with extensive experience in luxury hospitality. A stay at Sumaq is centered on enjoying the beautiful landscape, rich with lush vegetation, enormous mountains, valleys, the Vilcanota River, a waterfall and ancient trails. Guestroom are luxurious private retreats where you can begin and end the day in complete comfort. In addition to top-notch service, Sumaq Hotel offers a privileged location in Aguas Calientes, on the banks of the Vilcanota River and just a short drive from Peru’s premier tourist attraction, Machu Picchu.

Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Belmond Hiram Bingham Train
Belmond Hiram Bingham Train

Day 9: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Board a shuttle bus in Aguas Calientes and begin the 30 minute drive to ascend Machu Picchu Mountain on a switchback road carved into the mountainside. Buses depart frequently, leaving Aguas Calientes approximately every 30 minutes.

Pass by beautiful orchids and watch nearby floating clouds as you and your private local guide hike Machu Picchu Mountain. Featuring a 360 degree view of the famed Inca city and the surrounding region, once you reach the summit you will feel as if you are on top of the world and have the opportunity to take incredible pictures of Huayna Picchu and the Vilcanota Valley. A picturesque tour like few others on Earth, you're sure to remember your hike of Machu Picchu Mountain for years to come.

Board a shuttle bus at the entrance to Machu Picchu and make the 30 minute return to nearby Aguas Calientes. Shuttle buses depart frequently, leaving Machu Picchu approximately every 30 minutes.

After a fascinating experience in the heart of the ancient Inca world, it is time to depart for their imperial city, Cusco. Board the luxurious Hiram Bingham train in Aguas Calientes and relax as you embark on the scenic, four-hour journey to Poroy Train Station near Cusco. The route follows along the Urubamba River, climbing and descending through mountainous terrain and, where necessary, utilizing a series of switchback rails. Aboard the train, you will be invited into the elegant dining car to enjoy a gourmet lunch on this sojourn through the bucolic Peruvian countryside as soon as it is prepared. Consider a visit to the observatory car to indulge in a refreshing cocktail in the open air while listening to lively local music. Before long, you will arrive at Poroy Station near Cusco.

Enjoy a private transfer between your hotel and Poroy Train Station found just outside of Cusco alongside a professional driver and an English-speaking representative.

Accommodation: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Machu Picchu Mountain
Machu Picchu Mountain
Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hiram Bingham Train
Hiram Bingham Train

Day 10: Cusco

This three-hour, privately guided walking tour of Cusco begins with a pleasant stroll through the cobbled streets of the San Blas district where you will visit a colonial church notable for its incredibly ornate wood-carved pulpit. Carrying onward, proceed to the Koricancha Temple, once walled in plated gold and featuring courtyard statues made of solid gold, Conquistadors described it as “fabulous beyond belief.” Today, the Church of Santo Domingo rests on the site of the original temple, making it an excellent location to learn about the intersection of Inca and Spanish culture and architecture from your expert local guide. Concluding with a visit to Plaza de Armas and Cusco Cathedral, this encompassing tour is an excellent introduction to the traditions and history of this incredible city.

Enjoy a private transfer between your hotel and Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco alongside a professional driver and an English-speaking representative.

Board a flight from Cusco with service to Lima. Approximate travel time between destinations is one hour and 20 minutes.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cusco Peru
Cusco Peru
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

JW Marriott Hotel (B) (Deluxe Room): Lima

Centrally located, the JW Marriott Hotel Lima features awe-inspiring architecture and magnificent views of the Pacific. Towering above ocean-side cliffs in Lima’s trendy Miraflores district, the JW Marriott offers sweeping panoramas from every guestroom. The hotel's 25-story, ultra-modern glass tower makes it arguably the most cosmopolitan and contemporary of Lima’s luxury hotels. The spacious ocean-view rooms feature new bedding from Marriott with designer duvets and pillows, air-conditioning, in-room safe and mini-bar. As well, the JW Marriott Hotel Lima is also home to a gourmet restaurant, La Vista, a spa with a wide range of beauty treatments, a fitness center, gift shop, and - seasonally - a swimming pool and tennis court. Enjoy the first-class service and one-of-kind amenities at this premium luxury hotel in the heart of the Peru's capital city.

Costa del Sol Wyndham (formerly Libertador) (B) (Junior Suite): Arequipa

Conveniently located five minutes from the Plaza de Armas and just 20 minutes from Rodriguez Ballon Airport, Costa del Sol Wyndham Arequipa has 88 rooms where every comfort has been considered.  Each room is decorated with a colonial-style furnishing, wooden furniture and warm colors. Each guestroom also features a desk, heating, television, hairdryer, 24-hour room service and more. The hotel has a pool, a spa with a sauna and Jacuzzi, a gym and spacious gardens perfect for relaxing and unwinding after a day exploring the city.

Belmond Andean Explorer (3D/2N): Lake Titicaca

Embark on the ultimate travel adventure. Explore the Peruvian Andes and experience one of the world’s highest train routes aboard South America’s first luxury sleeper train. The Belmond Andean Explorer is a luxury train that transports up to 48 passengers through Peru in peerless style. Sister to the celebrated Belmond Hiram Bingham train, your time aboard promises to be every bit as inspiring as your off-board moments of discovery. Inviting, indulgent accommodation and refined Andean cuisine ensure an unforgettable journey. Observation, Lounge and Spa Cars are the perfect places to unwind, designed to offer modern comfort with traditional flourishes.

Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Belmond Andean Explorer
Belmond Andean Explorer

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas : Cusco

Set in a tranquil plaza behind Cusco's main square, Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is a former palace and convent, emerging from years of restoration to become one of the city's most exclusive hotels. Original Inca stonework, colonial frescos and gold-framed paintings adorn the interior, while the interior cloistered courtyard features and ancient fountain. This intimate urban retreat has just 55 suites, each enriched with oxygen and a private bar where guests (or their private butler) can create drinks accented with fresh ingredients grown around the hotel. The hotel is also host to a fabulous spa, the city's first outdoor pool and stylish restaurants serving cutting-edge local cuisine, including Senzo, helmed by one of Peru’s leading chefs, Virgilio Martinez Veliz. Built on Inca foundations, rich history meets modern indulgence in Cusco's fairy-tale hideaway. 

Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Sumaq Hotel: Aguas Calientes

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is a family hotel with extensive experience in luxury hospitality. A stay at Sumaq is centered on enjoying the beautiful landscape, rich with lush vegetation, enormous mountains, valleys, the Vilcanota River, a waterfall and ancient trails. Guestroom are luxurious private retreats where you can begin and end the day in complete comfort. In addition to top-notch service, Sumaq Hotel offers a privileged location in Aguas Calientes, on the banks of the Vilcanota River and just a short drive from Peru’s premier tourist attraction, Machu Picchu.

Peru and the Romance of Rail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sumaq Hotel
Sumaq Hotel

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Carmen S. — January 20, 2019 — South America

    Thanks to Kensington Tours we had a fabulous, stress free vacation. The Kensington team (Barbara and Jenny) were extremely helpful in helping us decide on sites to visit and planning our airfares connections and always there to timely answer any questions we had. The guides and drivers were always prompt, knowledgeable and accommodating to our needs and we couldn’t asked for a better trip!

  • Gabriele M. — January 10, 2019 — South America

    We had a great time on our trip to Argentina and Chile. The guides were great.

  • Melvin S. — January 31, 2019 — South America

    We enjoyed the experience very much. Our guides in Bogota (Sebastian) and Medellin (Maria) were excellent and very appropriate for those experiences and are highly recommended.

  • Caryl M. — January 07, 2019 — South America

    Sarah Roberts was a joy to work with. She was helpful, responsive and always had a positive can-do attitude. Just fantastic.

  • Ann V. — November 16, 2018 — South America

    It was a trip of a lifetime. Everything worked out perfectly. Thanks so much for all your guidance and help.

  • Carmen W. — December 15, 2018 — South America

    Hotel Remota in Chile was an outstanding choice, and with the guides and excursions they made our trip a fabulous experience.

  • Jeffry G. — November 08, 2018 — South America

    The local contacts and tour guides exceeded expectations. My son and I were impressed with the knowledge and friendliness of the guides. The guides took a personal interest in us as individuals. Ludwig, our Inca Trail and Machu Picchu guide, combined his sense of camaraderie, humor and historic reverence to make the experience memorable. The amenities and attention to detail were exceptional.

  • Daniel D. — December 02, 2018 — South America

    Hotel La Aldea de la Selva in Iguazu is absolutely wonderful. What a beautiful place! The guide at the falls, Cecilia, was very good. We went on the boat under the falls too, which was fabulous. The Brazil side falls was great as well. The guide was very helpful.

  • Dennis E. — November 22, 2018 — South America

    When you travel with Kensington, it's like having a friend in the country in which you are traveling say, "I'll meet you at the airport, take you to your hotel, pick you up each day and show you around."

  • Tracy L. — October 30, 2018 — South America

    It was an absolutely fantastic, once in a lifetime trip. Everything was planned to perfection for us. Would definitely recommend!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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