The Amazing Upper Amazon

15 days from £9,395pp

Like to travel in style? Then 'The Amazing Upper Amazon trip is for you! You’ll start your trip off in style with a private chauffeur transfer to the airport, and champagne when you touch down in Lima. Dine at an award-winning restaurant and see the sights, before boarding a luxury river cruiser down the Amazon. Along the way you'll explore the jungle and encounter the incredible wildlife of the upper amazon. In Cuzco you'll visit the Temple of the Sun and wander through the artistic area of San Blas. Travel by luxury Belmond train to spectacular Machu Picchu and trek to the top of the incredible Inca settlement for breath-taking views. Complete your trip on the beaches of Mancora and enjoy VIP treatment at every stop along the way.

Highlights

  • Be welcomed with a Champagne arrival in Lima

  • Enjoy a relaxing massage on the beautiful Mancora coast

  • Take the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train to the mighty Machu Picchu

  • Explore the jungle and feed rescued manatees

  • Relax in style at a plush beachfront hotel in Mancora

  • Cruise through the Amazon onboard a luxury river cruiser

  • Dine at the award-winning Astrid y Gaston restaurant in Lima, voted Latin America's best restaurant

  • Tour Lima's sights including the Cathedral and Larco Museum

  • Learn how to cook with a professional chef, visiting his favourite food markets to pick up your ingredients

  • Enjoy a sunset horse ride along the beach

  • Private chauffeur to and from airport

Itinerary

This exciting trip to Peru includes international flights, a private car and driver, excursions, accommodation, breakfasts and some lunches and dinners.

From the first conversation until you arrive home from your holiday, you’ll be looked after by one of our Travel Designers who has travelled extensively in the region and will give advice from their personal experience on how to make the most out of your trip. All of our trips are entirely bespoke and we will continually refine your itinerary until it’s perfect.

Day

Location

Type

1-3

Lima

City

The day for your luxury trip around Peru has arrived at last! First up you’ll be picked up by your chauffeur and taken to the airport. Once you touch down in Lima you’ll be met by a guide and taken to your hotel where you’ll enjoy a champagne arrival. After you’ve seen the city sights on a half day tour, including Lima Cathedral, Aliaga House and the Larco Museum, it’s on to the award-winning Astrid y Gaston restaurant for an exquisite dinner. If that’s whet your appetite, fear not, the next day you’ll enjoy a culinary experience with a chef. You’ll pick up produce at the local market; peruse the chef’s favourite foodie stops before heading to the chef’s apartment to cook. You’ll kick off your feast with Pisco Sours and tapas overlooking Lima’s stunning coastline.

Places to Stay

Things to do

4-6

Iquitos

Cruise

Want to see the Amazon rainforest in style? A luxury cruise from Iquitos is the way to do it! Your suite features panoramic floor to ceiling windows and a private terrace so you can enjoy the vistas in private. Along the way you’ll stop off to trek through the jungle and across a canopy walk, and board a skiff to explore smaller tributaries. You’ll see the Amazon by night and search for nocturnal animals including alligators, snakes and frogs. Visit a traditional Amazonas Village and learn about life on the riverbanks for the Ribereños community.

 

 

Places to Stay

7-8

Cuzco

City

Bid farewell to waterside living, today you’re heading to the charming city of Cuzco. Before arriving you’ll visit the community of San Francisco where you’ll learn all about the talented local artists. You’ll then head on to the facilities of IAAP (Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon) and the Amazon Rescue Center (ACOBIA) where you’ll be able to feed manatees, a quirky looking and endangered marine mammal. Afterwards you’ll head to your hotel and check into your suite complete with four poster bed.

On day eight you’ll enjoy a tour of Cuzco where you’ll visit the Inca building, 'The Temple of the Sun' and the impressive main square Cathedral before heading on to Casa Concha Museum where you’ll peruse its rich collection of ceramics and skeletal remains. You’ll finish up your tour in the stylish San Blas neighbourhood; explore the charming cobble streets and pick up an authentic souvenir from the local artists.

Places to Stay

Things to do

9-10

Machu Picchu

General Tour

Today you’ll see the crown jewel of the Inca Empire – Machu Picchu. You’ll travel by train enjoying glorious views of the Cuzco highlands and gourmet Peruvian food. After a short bus transfer you’ll arrive at the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site where you’ll marvel at the incredible feat of engineering and staggeringly beautiful views. The following day you’ll head back to Machu Picchu where you’ll visit the Gateway of the Sun and climb Huayna Picchu Mountain. The hour long hike is well worth the effort - you'll access the Temple of the Moon and enjoy stunning views over Machu Picchu.

Places to Stay

Things to do

11

Cuzco

City

You’ll take the train back to Cuzco for the night to spend as you please. Visit some more mighty Inca structures, soak up the culture in the main square or tuck into some traditional Peruvian delicacies.

Places to Stay

12-15

Mancora

Beach

It’s time to relax on the coast; today you’re off to the home of some of Peru’s finest beaches, MancoraSoak up the scenery with sunset walks along the beach, and make sure you return home fully relaxed with a decadent in-room massage.

On Day 15 you’ll head home rejuvenated, treasuring your fortnight’s worth of luxury Peruvian travel memories.

Places to Stay

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