Peru – Special Programs: Belmond Luxury Program 7D

Belmond-Luxury-Program

Day by Day Itinerary

Welcome to Lima!!  Upon arrival into the Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and provide you with a detailed itinerary, vouchers covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organization of your Peru trip.  You will also receive a contact information sheet with all the hotel details as well as our offices contact information for each city and a 24-hour emergency number.
Overnight at Miraflores Park Hotel (City view Junior Suite room)
At the appropriate time, transfer to the Lima airport to board your flight to the city of Cusco. Upon your arrival to Cusco's airport you will be met by our representative who will assist you with your luggage and drive you to the hotel for your check-in. Rest of the day at leisure to relax in your hotel in order to avoid altitude sickness.
Overnight at Belmond Monasterio Hotel (Deluxe room)
AM: Walking city tour, including a visit to the district of San Blas, with its winding streets, the whitewashed houses, the blue balconies hung with geranium-filled flowerpots, the uneven line of the tiled rooftops and the endless stairways. In the neighborhood live the folk artists of Cusco, who for centuries have used their hands to tell the tale of their longings and frustrations working in stone and woodcarving, sculpture, doll-making, silverware, weaving and textile arts, gold-leaf, mask-making, and an array of ceramics in utilitarian, architectural, sculptural, monumental, grotesque and many other styles for example Edilberto Merida, renowned sculptor. He looked to religion for his primary inspiration, but he moved away from traditional religious images, by making grotesque images with exaggerated features.
It is a form of sculpture that has come to be known as "mud of protest." His style is one of expressionism and has thus been referred to as Expresionismo Indio.
Then visit the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, the only museum in Peru dedicated to rebound the arts of ancient Peruvian cultures. The collection of 450 master pieces date from 1250 B.C to.1532 A.D.
Continue with a visit to the Cathedral, the Main Square, the Korikancha temple
PM: At leisure for personal activities (see optional tours below).
Overnight at Belmond Monasterio Hotel (Deluxe room)

Optional activities:

Discover the superb tastes and scents of Cusco, enjoy the best of Peruvian cuisine and learn all about delicious local ingredients by joining bespoke cooking classes at Belmond properties in Cusco:
A: Be a chef for a day at Monasterio Hotel - Net Price per person: $155.00
Enjoy a guided tour of Cusco’s traditional San Pedro market with our chef, and learn about its history and diverse vegetables and fruits. Back at the hotel, the chef will share his culinary secrets in a hands-on cooking class, ending with a three-course dinner. Our bartender will prepare a cocktail with fruit selected during your market visit to savor before dinner.

  • 10:00 Visit to San Pedro market (1 hour approx.)
  • 11:30 Interactive cooking classes (2 hours approx.)
  • 19:30 Dinner (with opera or classical music, depending on the day)

Includes: Round trip transportation to the market / All
ingredients / A la carte dinner (appetizer, main course
and dessert) / Photographs and certificate
Conditions: Minimum capacity 2 persons.
Reserve at least one day in advance.
B: Art, Cooking and Opera at Monasterio Hotel - Net Price per person: $120.00
Tour the hotel’s renowned art collection then enjoy a brief talk about the evolution of gastronomy in Peru and a cookery demonstration. Concludes with dinner and live opera or classical music.

  • 11:00 Art Tour (45 min approx.)
  • 15:00 Cookery demonstration (1 hour approx.)
  • 19:30 Dinner with live opera or classical music show*.

*Opera show on Tuesdays / Thursdays and Saturdays. Live classical music on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Includes: A la carte dinner (appetizer, main course and
dessert) / Guide for the art tour
Conditions: Minimum capacity 2 persons.
Reserve at least one day in advance.

Move on to the wonderful route to the Urubamba Valley. We will stop for a visit to a local craftsmanship textile wonder: the Awanacancha Andean textile center. Be able to witness dyeing techniques kept for centuries, and experience weaving instruments used for hundreds of years in these famous textiles. Following this you will visit the Pisac archeological complex, formed by a collection of remains of Incan dwellings, temples, and terracing, all of which combine perfectly with the majestic landscape of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit the Pisac markets where you will have the chance to interact with the local people and even haggle with the merchants.
Private Garden Lunch will be served Rio Sagrado Restaurant and remain of the day at leisure to rest and enjoy the hotel.
Overnight at Belmond Rio Sagrado Hotel (Deluxe room)
Start your day with the Visit of Chinchero Village. An attractive church built during the Colony is the highlight of this village and on the inside hang lovely paintings from the Cusco School. Yet, it is on Sundays that the action really starts to happen when area merchants and farmers assemble at the flea market to buy and sell, using the age old method of bartering for goods.
Weaving Demonstration; In Chincheros you visit the home of artist and master weaver Nilda Callañaupa. Peruvian textiles, recently believed to be a generation away from extinction, are making a surprising comeback, and the revival of the country's 2,000-year-old weaving techniques is largely due to Nilda Callañaupa, who works with six mountain villages to resurrect symbolic patterns and avoid the use of garish chemical dyes and synthetic yarns. Enjoy a highly educational weaving demonstration that will include wool spinning, natural dyes, traditional patterns and weaving techniques
Continue to the salt mines of Maras, an arrangement of terraces, where salt is gathered in small pools, which are filled by hot spring waters containing an astonishing percentage of salt.
These springs have been exploited since Inca times. It proves to be an unforgettable experience when you see the sun reflected on the hundreds of white salt pools. Moray is something very different. Four natural depressions in the landscape were used by the Incas to build terraces that served them as a botanical laboratory to improve their harvest. The circular-shaped terraces still remain intact.
After enjoying a delightful lunch at a local restaurant in the Sacred Valley, you will visit the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. It was constructed in order to guard and protect entrance from unwelcomed visitors, protect from possible invasions of tribes probably coming from the jungle lowlands.  After seeing the magnificent past of the spot stroll through the quaint streets of the present town.
After the tour drive back to your hotel for an overnight in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Overnight at Belmond Rio Sagrado Hotel (Deluxe room)
Hiram Bingham runs daily except Sundays

Early transfer to Ollanta train Station to board the Hiram Bingham Orient Express train that will take you to the town of Aguas Calientes.  During the journey you will enjoy brunch and marvel at the changing landscape as you travel from Andean highlands to the beginnings of the jungle (“eyebrow of the jungle”), before finally arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes.   Brunch on board will be included.
Upon arrival you will have a shared guided tour of the Inca Citadel which is provided by Belmond & will be with others that came with you on the Hiram Bingham train.
When you finish exploring you will have an afternoon tea at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge.
Departure for Cusco is at 5:50 PM, pre-dinner cocktails will be served in the bar on board train accompanied by live entertainment, and afterwards a 4-course a la carte dinner will be presented in the dining cars. The train will pull into Poroy station in Cusco at 9:16 PM.
Upon arrival at the train station you will be met by our representative and private driver for your transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at Belmond Monasterio Hotel (Deluxe room)

At the appropriate time transfer to Cusco Airport. Arrival in Lima to board your flight back home; assistance with all departure formalities for your international homebound flight

End of our Services

B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner / BL: Box Lunch

Important Information

  • No reservations have been placed
  • This is a preliminary costing; hotels may vary according to availability
  • No airfares or airport taxes included in above given rates
  • Airfare Lima/Cusco/Lima US$ 450.00 net per person, subject to change
  • Airport taxes Lima-Cusco-Lima are included in the above air fare
  • International departure tax from Lima should be included in the int’l air fare; please verify
  • Air fares are referential only.  Actual rate are subject to availability at time of purchase and type of ticket (refunds and changes allowed/not allowed, penalties apply/not apply, etc)
  • All entrance fees are subject to change without previous notice
  • Prices valid for 2015, except on Labor Day (May01), Inti Raymi dates (Jun20/27 in Cusco), Independence Day (Jul28/29), Christmas & New Year (Dec22/Jan03) and other National or Religious Holidays when special rates may apply; please verify
The itinerary includes:
  • Private transfers with local English speaking transferman and guides.
  • Private services with local English speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary except Machu Picchu excursion which will be provided in shared basis by Belmond Hiram Binham.
  • All entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals: As indicated in the itinerary
  • 01 Roundtrip train ticket to Machu Picchu via Belmond HIRAM BINHAM coach per person
  • 01 Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu per person
  • 01 Bus ticket to and from the Machu Picchu ruins per person
  • 06 nights’ hotel accommodation at Belmond properties.
  • All tips (except hotel staff and guides)
  • Permanent assistance during the trip
The Itinerary does not include:
  • International air fares or domestic air fares
  • Meals or any other item not described in the itinerary
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu.
  • Early check-in, late check-out, services and non-mentioned meals in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks during meals, hotel extras and personal spending
  • Tips for hotel staff
  • Local VAT taxes (18% applicable only to Peruvian and foreign residents of Peru; in order to be exempted you will need to show your passport)
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