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Luxury Peru Explorer tour

Luxury Peru Explorer

Jacada Travel
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
11 days
From: $ 8,379 $ 762 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Enjoy the Capital of Peru, cuisine and good museums, the historic downtown areas.
  • Visit  the Iquitos and the northern Peruvian Amazon
  • The Peruvian Amazon and exploring the rainforest
  • Enjoy the Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy this beautiful city and UNESCO World

Short Description

For those looking to see the very best of Peru with top quality service, expert guiding and luxury hotels.

Take in the spectacular wildlife of Peru’s Amazon rainforest from the luxury and comfort of your cruise boat. Enjoy time exploring the beautiful and historical surrounds of the Sacred Valley acclimatising to the atlitudes, before the lost Incan city of Machu Picchu, to then be wowed by the archaeological wonders found in the Spanish colonial city of Cusco.

With hotels handpicked along the way for their luxury and local character, the cruise of the Amazon is with other guests, but we have chosen only the best and most exclusive boats to make sure that your experience is a special and personal one.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City Lima
End City Cusco

Trip Includes

  • Completely private tour of Machu Picchu
  • Hiram Bingham luxury train journey to Machu Picchu
  • Luxury Amazon cruise
  • Amazon excursions lead by expert naturalist guides
  • Private tour options in Cusco and the Sacred Valley
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip

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Itinerary

Day 1
Airport meet and greet and private transfer to your hotel in Lima
Your guide will be awaiting you in arrivals. They'll bring you by private car to your hotel, orientating you to the city as you go and helping your check-in.
    Private guide and driver
    Transfer time 40 minutes to an hour (depending on traffic)

Day 1-2
Overnight in Lima
Enjoy the Capital of Peru, known particularly for its excellent cuisine and good museums, as well as the historic downtown areas. your Travel Designer can arrange a tour for you should you wish and you'll have all of our recommendations at hand for the best things to see and do in the city to make the very most of your stay.

Day 2
Private transfer to Lima airport
Your guide will arrive at the hotel and bring you to Lima Airport to check in for your onward flight.
    Private guide and driver
    Transfer time 40 minutes to 1 hour (depending on traffic)
Flight from Lima to Iquitos
Fly from Lima to Iquitos in the Peruvian Amazon, in a flight time of approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes.
1hr 50mins
Arrive into Iquitos and the northern Peruvian Amazon
Arrive into Iquitos airport where you will be met by a representative from your luxury expedition cruise and brought to your boat.

Day 2-5
Three days cruising the Peruvian Amazon and exploring the rainforest
The exact itinerary will depend on the vessel, a length of your cruise chosen and the level of the water (high water levels are usually from December to May, and low water levels are usually June to November). Activities may be by motorised canoe or guided jungle walks all accompanied by expert naturalist guides.
    All meals included
    Excursions by motorised canoe
    Jungle walks
    Village visits

Day 5
Disembarkation of cruise and transfer to Iquitos airport
Disembark your cruise vessel for your transfer to Iquito airport in time for your onward flight.
    Vehicle and guide
    Luggage and check-in assistance
Flight from Iquitos to Lima
Fly from Iquitos to Lima in a flight time of approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.
1hr 40mins (approx.)

Day 5-6
Day in Lima
Enjoy the Capital of Peru, known particularly for it's excellent cuisine and good museums, as well as the historic down-town areas.

Day 6
Private transfer to Lima airport
Your guide will arrive at the hotel and bring you to Lima Airport to check in for your onward flight.
    Private Guide and Driver
    Transfer time 40 minutes to 1 hour (depending on traffic)
Flight from Lima to Cusco
Fly from Lima to Cusco in a flight time of 1 hour and 20 minutes approximately.
1hr 20 min (approx)

Private transfer from Cusco airport to your hotel in the Sacred Valley
Your guide will meet you in arrivals at Cusco airport and bring you out of the city, across the pass and into the Sacred Valley.
    Private Guide & Vehicle
    Transfer time around 1 hour and 30 minutes (approx)

Day 6-8
Three days exploring the Sacred Valley
Spend your days relaxing and exploring the incredible scenery of the Sacred Valley. It's a great place to experience the beautiful scenery and culture of Peru.

Day 8
Private transfer from the Sacred Valley to Ollanta station
Your guide and private vehicle collect you from your hotel in the Sacred Valley, driving you to Ollanta Station to catch the train to Machu Picchu. This depends on the location of your hotel, but usually takes 30 minutes and your guide will deliver you there with half an hour to spare too.
    Private guide and vehicle
    30 mins
The Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu
You cannot traverse the Peruvian landscape to Machu Picchu in more style, luxury, and romantic charm than by the Hiram Bingham train. Aboard, the 1920s Pullman carriages reflect the opulence of the locomotive era bedecked in polished brass, wood panels and rich, comfy seating. There is also a period observation car at the rear. Brunch on the journey is included and taken in the very elegant dining car replete with white-linen tablecloths, clinking crystal, and you are looked after by a smart team of waiters. Whilst feasting on fine Peruvian cuisine the steamy forest scenery unfolds right in front of you. There is also an open viewing carriage for admiring the views.

Day 8-9
Private Tour of Machu Picchu with overnight
Your private guide will take you on a comprehensive tour of the Machu Picchu citadel, really bringing it to life by detailing the history, significance and myths surrounding it as well as taking you to the hidden corners and best viewpoints. Then after your guided tour, you'll descend to Aguas Calientes for a delicious lunch at the rustically elegant Inkaterra hotel, before an afternoon at your leisure: you can explore the areas around Machu Picchu or carry on exploring the ruins. Return in the evening to overnight at your chosen hotel in the Machu Picchu area.
Private Guide

Day 9
Morning Free to Explore Machu Picchu
You have the morning free to explore the famous site on your own.
    Shuttle ticket included
    Entrance Ticket included
The Hiram Bingham Train from Machu Picchu to Cusco
Board the luxurious Hiram Bingham train back to Cusco. Departing in the early evening, a full 5-course meal is served in the dining carriage as well as drinks and live music in the bar carriage for an enjoyable trip back after visiting Machu Picchu.
Private transfer from Ollanta Station to your hotel in Cusco
Arriving into Ollanta on the train service, your guide and driver will bring you on the final part of the journey by road to Cusco.
Transfer time 1 hour 30 minutes

Day 9-11
Two days in Cusco
Enjoy this beautiful city and UNESCO World Heritage site. You'll have our list of recommendations as well as private guides on hand to enjoy the best of this beautiful city. We can arrange a number of private, interest-led tours to booking fine restaurants for you. Talk to your travel designer about how you would like to spend your time here.

Day 11
Transfer to Cusco airport
Your guide will collect you from your hotel and bring you to the airport in Cusco where you check-in for your onward flight
Private Guide and Driver
Flight from Cusco to Lima
Fly from Cusco to Lima in a flight time of one hour and 20 minutes approximately.
1hr 20 mins (approx.)

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Jacada –perhaps it is better in Africa, but definitely, do not use in Europe.
Like most travel agencies, they appear good early on- however, unavailability due to minimal staff- inexperienced agents doing the planning. They do not deliver what they promise.
All the confirmations were either not done, or done last minute-within days of the trip, and multiple last-minute changes resulted. No reply for literally a month before the trip and at the midpoint of the journey I was still waiting on an answer regarding rail luggage.

No attention to the details or involvement by our Jacada agent. They just subbed it out to another company and failed to forward a correct final itinerary. For instance, the agenda lacked correct times resulting in an hour, and a half debacle occurred on the second day. We received several erroneous itinerary envelopes and books that did not match. Everyone was out of their office, and our so-called concierge was on his annual leave the same dates as our tour. Due to the failure to provide a final schedule 10 days to two weeks out with times, spa appointments were all but impossible to arrange in advance and Jacada gave us no help. The last schedule book and envelope at the hotel were incorrect and out of date. In an example, the ridiculous bound book, that they give everyone was printed weeks earlier and out of date. The envelope with the Jacada schedule and hotel schedule all contradicted the times. Also, changes with phone numbers only appeared on final email the day we left, which could only be viewed on my phone or printed at a business center. The Jacada itinerary lacked names of guides and their phone numbers. We booked 18 days, three countries, and no one considered our luggage, transportation, or informing our driver of changes. Subsequently, you can expect to be extorted for email payments after the trip has begun. When you spend close to six figures, it is insulting the lack of response. Liquor bar chocolate does not make up for laziness. The only quick response was automated when your card was charged. The agent was incapable of listening or responding to my concerns. They did not even forgot the ages of my family and had a booster seat everywhere for my 15 year old. We had to pay for adult ticket upgrades at tours due to the agent booking for two adults and a toddler. I expected so much more (accuracy and a quick response when things did not go as planned and was unable to get a call back at a reasonable time, and some emails are still unanswered. My family has a genuine need for the type of service Jacada should provide. However, all of this was because Jacada is not a travel agent, but a third party-"middle man". Do not use Jacada in Europe; I encourage you to use custom Ireland direct and have them utilize Kerry coaches. In Spain, you should book through Made for Spain and Portugal. Arrange your transportation in-country so that you won't leave anything to chance. The economy flight they picked was horrible and hours late. The Barcelona business yatch club mediterranean cruise was a no show. The group was 30 minutes late and we were given multiple addresses and told that we needed to walk across the port and look for a 40 foot boat with a yellow cover. It was 94 degress and three quarters of a mile away after two cab rides, because the Captain moved the boat and it was not ready. Jacada refused to get involved and was unresponsive a week later. Furthermore, I gave our Jacada representitive one last opportunity to redeem herself when our flight was cancelled after a 10 hour delay. I asked for a porter to meet us at Heathrow, and was told she would arrange it and get back to me in an hour. Well she forgot and hours later I had to make my own arrangements. Do not use in Europe! This is not a true travel agent, just a third party and I could have done better without them involved using a reputable agency like custom Ireland or Made for Spain or Portugal.

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Jacada’s attention to detail was outstanding!
All the accommodations were 5 star!
Communication via email, Phone, mail prior to the trip was very prompt and informative.
We were always looked after upon arrival to all of destinations within Thailand and Cambodia, never left to wonder what we were to do or where to go because someone was always waiting to guide us through.
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Lima

Being the capital and largest city in the country, Lima is a necessary stop for all Peru travels. Among the modern developments are many Spanish Colonial buildings to explore.

It's a cosmopolitan city with some beautiful museums, parks and and gourmet restaurants. Lima is one of the culinary capitals of the world, with restaurants serving innovative (and tasty) interpretations of traditional Peruvian food.

Jacada can help you find (and book) the best for your Lima stay during your luxury tour of Peru. The city has Pacific Ocean views and a subtropical climate that make it a good spot for visitors to rest up and before venturing to higher altitudes.

Northern Peru Amazon Cruises

Peru's Northern Amazon is a huge area, reached by flying into the 'forest-locked' city of Iquitos which has no road connections to the rest of Peru.

Travelling here allows one access to one of the most pristine areas of the Amazon, the Pacayra Samira reserve of flooded forest. An area of outstanding beauty that is best visited by boat.

That's why we've selected a number of luxury, expedition cruises to allow you to explore deep into the jungle, whilst remaining in comfort. What makes a trip into the Amazon exceptional however, is the guides, who we feel are exceptional on these cruises. It's through their intimate knowledge of the rainforest that you will come to appreciate and enjoy this vast wilderness.

Speak to your Travel Designer about incorporating a Northern Peru Amazon Cruise into your luxury tour of Peru.

Sacred Valley

North West of Cusco, the Sacred Valley is one of the most beautiful and historically important parts of Peru. The Valley was one of the bases of Inca civilisation, the river that winds its way through believed to be aligned with the Cosmos.

The beautiful scenery and relaxing setting make this a great place to stop and relax for a few days. Several of the Inca's finest works were built in this region making it a fantastic place to visit and take in the ancient culture of Peru. The valley is also home to many indigenous people living in the same traditions as they have been for centuries and it's possible to visit local markets and communities as well as the many magnificent Inca Ruins built along the length of the valley.

The Hiram Bingham and the Vistadome luxury trains depart from Cusco and stop in the Sacred Valley on their way to Machu Picchu. Speak to your Travel Designer about incorporating the Sacred Valley into your luxury tour of Peru.

Machu Picchu

One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is an attraction that's not to be missed. The Lost Incan City as it's sometimes referred to is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important archaeological sites in Peru, if not the Americas.

Situated on a mountain ridge north west of Cusco and 2,400 meters above sea level. Machu Picchu is a marvel of human engineering and testament to the advanced level of Incan Science and culture. There's something very special about this unique location, it really has to be seen and experienced to be believed. Our expert local guides will help you see the very best of the citadel, exploring the best viewpoints and pondering the many questions about its mysterious past.

The Citadel can be reached from Cusco and the Sacred Valley by high quality luxury rail services including the Vistadome and 'Hiram Bingham' trains or by hiking the famous Inca Trail. Our experts are here to help you choose the option that will suit you best on your luxury Peru tour.

Capital of the Incan Empire from the early 14th century until its Spanish conquest, Cusco is still a beautiful city with a magical feel. Gateway city to the infamous Machu Picchu, the city is situated in a valley of the Andes Mountains with not only historical Incan ruins, but Spanish architecture and wealth. A trip to Cusco is not to be missed on any luxury Peru tour.

Our guides will unlock the experience of Cusco for you, not only explaining the history, but also the hidden secrets of today's city, from interesting restaurants to local Artisans' workshops.

One cannot visit the Machu Picchu ruins without also visiting all the history and culture that this city has to offer making it the archeological capital of the Americas. Native Incans still inhabit the area speaking their Quechua language and thriving primarily off of agriculture. The cobblestone streets, adobe houses, and open markets add to Cusco's unique charm.

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