Machu Picchu in Luxury
• Exquisite character luxury hotels • Belmond Hiram Bingham luxury rail journey • Sacred Valley of the Incas • Machu Picchu • Pisac Markets • Ollantaytambo Fortress • Sacsayhuaman • Cuzco
Discover Cuzco and Machu Picchu while staying in stylish historic hotels and enjoying a famous journey on board the luxury Belmond Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu. Visit the Land of the Inca in the most luxurious and memorable way possible.
Day 1: Arrive Cuzco You will be met and transferred to Belmond Palacio Nazarenas perfectly situated very close to the main square. Stay in a Junior Suite, located in the historic part of the hotel with evocative courtyard views, these suites feature a small sitting area with a dining table and chairs. Each spacious bathroom boasts underfloor heating and a unique Peruvian travertine marble decor. Upon request, oxygen-enriched air-conditioning can be supplied to your room to help you adjust to the altitude. You may also choose to have the space delicately scented with healing aromas of Andean flowers and herbs.
Day 2: Cuzco Enjoy a private Cuzco sightseeing tour that includes a visit to the iconic local San Pedro Market, followed by the exquisite examples of Inca stonework found at Koricancha, in Inca times known as the Temple of the Sun. Visit Cuzco's Cathedral, full of priceless art treasures and beautiful altars of silver and precious stones. Continue to the impressive Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman where enormous shaped stones weighing up to 130 tons fit together so neatly you can't get a knife blade in-between them. Enjoy great views over the city and learn about Inti Raymi, the ancient Inca Festival of the Sun that is held here every winter solstice. The afternoon is free to explore Cuzco at your own pace.
Day 3: Cuzco > Sacred Valley > Cuzco A fascinating full day private tour to the scenic Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit the traditional weavers at Chincheros and learn more of their craft, which remains almost unchanged since Inca times. Continue to the amazing centuries-old salt extraction ponds at Maras and the mysterious Inca site of Moray with its circular agricultural terraces. A delicious lunch incorporating local delicacies is enjoyed, along with a Peruvian Paso horse show, a cultural icon dating back to the days of the Spanish. Later you will be in awe of the magnificent Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo, scene of one of the last great battles between the conquistadors and the army of the Inca. Return to Cuzco for the night.
Day 4: Cuzco > Machu Picchu Enjoy luxury service aboard Belmond's Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu and on arrival you will be taken on a sightseeing tour of the citadel. Undiscovered until 1911, Machu Picchu more than justifies its title as one of the 'New Seven Wonders of the World'. Learn about the history, architecture and lifestyle of the inhabitants as your guide takes you on a full circuit of the site. There is free time for photography or simple contemplation of this amazing site before you return to nearby Aguas Calientes to stay overnight in an award-winning luxury hotel set in a lovely five-hectare garden. Perhaps enjoy an early evening dip in the hot mineral spring found at the hotel before dinner.
Day 5: Machu Picchu > Cuzco Your morning is at leisure to either revisit Machu Picchu (second entry at additional cost) or explore the town and markets of Aguas Calientes. There are also a number of free guided tours operated by your hotel this morning, including ones for those keen on birdwatching or orchids. Later in the afternoon board the Belmond Hiram Bingham luxury train bound for Cuzco. Enjoy a sumptuous four-course dinner with drinks and live entertainment on board. Overnight in the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas Hotel.
• Tailor-made journey with English speaking local guides • 5 nights luxury accommodation in a Junior Suite in Cuzco and a Superior Deluxe Room in Aguas Calientes • Transfers and transport • Sightseeing and entrance fees • 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner • Belmond Hiram Bingham train
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Departs Daily except the last Thursday of the month.
Daily except the last Thursday of the month.