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7 Day Mystical Peru - A Platinum Small Group Tour

7 Day Mystical Peru - A Platinum Small Group Tour

This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Pace
Moderate Pace

These tours are our proudest creations. They have been crafted for Inspiring Vacations travellers exclusively, with personal and unique experiences in mind. Please see the Important Information on your selected tour for exact group size. Enjoy features such as hand-picked accommodation, a sampling of the region’s best culinary delights, and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.

Group Size
Small Group

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days

Opulent accommodation in 5 star luxury

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Platinum Vacations - Luxury at its finest 
❖ Exclusivity - Ultra-Small group touring. No more than 12 people 
❖ Adults Only - Travel with like-minded adults on all Platinum Vacations tours 
❖ Comfort - The best in-destination accommodation including our feature Inspiring Stay at Monasterio, A Belmond hotel
❖ Platinum Highlight - experience the luxury and gastronomy of the Hiram Bingham train
❖ Culinary - with all breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners included, featuring dining experiences designed by renowned chefs and situated in unique locations
❖ Experiences - Fully inclusive and immersive sightseeing and our thoughtfully curated Inspiring Sights 
❖ Experts - Join the highly qualified local guides including curator lead museum tour and a unique tour of Cusco guided by a renowned anthropologist. 
❖ Essentials - Roundtrip airport transfers, travel in luxury small coaches, enjoy porterage at all hotels, included gratuities for your local guides and driver, plus laundry service
❖ Option to add a Luxury Amazon Cruise with our 12 Day Mystical Peru with Amazon Cruise

✈ Needing international airfares to accompany your Platinum Vacation?
You will be able to access our flight portal after securing your package to add international airfares to your booking. 

What we love about this tour

As one of our Platinum Vacations tours, this journey sets the benchmark in ultimate comfort and style while travelling: intimate, ultra-small group touring, curated sightseeing, plush accommodation and exclusive culinary experiences, all backed by our industry-leading, 24/7 customer support.

Itinerary

Hotel
Country Club Lima Hotel (Gran New Classic Room) or Similar

Welcome to Lima! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.  

The capital of Peru, Lima is truly a gateway to the country’s deep and fascinating history from pre-Incan civilisation to the Spanish invasion, up to independence. The historic centre of this 'city of kings' is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, due to the significance and volume of architecture there dating back to its early days in the 1530s.

Today, Lima is a booming city of millions, attracting different types of travellers from across the spectrum: history-lovers, literature nerds, museum enthusiasts, and of course, foodies.

Once you have settled into your hotel, you’re free to spend the rest of the day as you wish, grab a bite to eat and enjoy exploring the city. 

Inspiring Stay

  • Dating back to 1927, this classic beauty offers the best of the past and the present.  This architectural gem features a variety of dining options, in house spa and an array of artwork.  Rooms offer timeless elegance and incomparable comfort to enrich your stay. The Country Club is a member of Leading Hotels of the World.

Hotel
Country Club Lima Hotel (Gran New Classic Room) or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

This morning after breakfast, we’ll set off on a tour of the bohemian enclave of Barranco, a neighbourhood which, during the summers of the 19th century, was home to the aristocracy of the period. Today, the district is considered to be the city’s hippest, where tranquillity and the bustle live side-by-side. Exhibitions, art installations, and street art flourish here, with the city’s artists, photographers and creators calling this pocket of Lima home. 

Our morning continues with a coffee and chocolate pairing hosted by Amanda Jo (AJ) Wildey and Felipe Aliaga of El Cacaotal. AJ and Felipe have designed each tasting experience to take you on a flavour journey through the various cacao and chocolate producing regions of Peru. In this fun master class, Amanda will strive to make you an expert Peruvian chocolate taster, just like her! And who doesn’t love pairing chocolate with coffee? Felipe, an expert coffee guide and certified taster from the Coffee Quality Institute in California, he will be the bridge showing the link between the world of cacao and coffee. 

Following your tour we will return to the hotel with free time for further exploration or to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities.

Later this afternoon we will visit the Larco Museum in the Pueblo Libre District. The museum, the oldest in Lima, is housed in an 18th-century vice-royal building and showcases more than 3,000 years of Peru’s pre-Columbian history. It also has an impressive gold and silver jewellery collection, demonstrating the superior skill of the ancient Peruvian artisans.   The museum is also famous for its collection of erotic ceramic pieces, mainly from the Mochica culture.

Your private tour will be guided by one of the museum's curators.

Following the tour, enjoy dinner with wine at the museum restaurant, Café del Museo, which serves Peruvian and international cuisine in a dreamy, garden setting.  

Inspiring Tastes 

  • Experience a private chocolate and coffee pairing hosted by local experts.  Dinner will introduce you to the unique flavours and ingredients that have put Peruvian cuisine on the map. 

Inspiring Sights

  • Step back to the pre-columbian era with a private curator led tour of the stunning Museo Larco which houses incredibly preserved treasures.

Hotel
Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa (Deluxe Room) or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

After breakfast and check out, we will head to the airport to take a 1.5 hour flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, we’ll be joined by our local guide at the airport and continue the journey to our hotel in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. 

The rest of the day can be spent at leisure enjoying the facilities of the hotel, or you may wish to explore the local area on an optional tour.

This evening we will enjoy a cocktail reception in the grounds of the hotel, with the traditional drink of Pisco Sour, accompanied with canapes.

Inspiring Tastes

  • Imbibe the most iconic drink of Peru, the Pisco Sour as part of our evening canapes

Inspiring Stay 

  • Nestled in the heart of the Sacred Valley, Tambo Del Inka in an elegantly designed hotel featuring local elements and exquisite Peruvian textiles throughout.  Rooms offer views over the river or the Vilcanota Mountains.
Optional Tour - Urubamba Main Plaza and Market, Ensifera Camp

Urubamba Main Square and Market is in the centre of town, guarded by impressive Pisonay trees and San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, a beautiful church built in 1649 and considered the oldest church in the Sacred Valley. Afterwards, we’ll pass through the town’s main market; after all, there’s no better place to meet the locals.
Continue with a visit to Ensifera Camp. Located in the heart of the Sacred Valley and the creation of local-born César Cusihuamán, this beautiful garden is teeming with indigenous flowers and fruits.  It also serves as a sanctuary for numerous bird varieties, yet none are as captivating and plentiful as the hummingbirds.  Assisted by knowledgeable local naturalists, we'll have the opportunity to hand-feed these exquisite creatures, offering an intimate glimpse into their iridescent feathers, rapid wing movements, and remarkable ability to hover effortlessly.

Hotel
Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa (Deluxe Room) or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, we’ll set off on an exploration of the Sacred Valley.

We’ll first stop in the rarely visited town of Lamay, then drive to the community, where the locals will warmly welcome us and share their traditions and customs. This exclusive opportunity will give you a genuine experience of traditional community life. We will learn about different varieties of local crops and plants and witness the use of traditional farming tools and techniques still in use.  

The women of the community will discuss the important art and process of weaving and we’ll have the opportunity to chat with them and learn about their customs and their role in the field. 

For lunch we will dine at the stunning Hacienda Huayoccari, a beautiful homestead steeped in family history.  You will be welcomed by a family member before enjoying traditional homemade Peruvian food surrounded by art and breathtaking views of the Sacred Valley.

Following lunch, we’ll visit one of the last remaining Incan towns, Ollantaytambo. Once fiercely guarded by a massive fortress, we’ll discover the large archaeological complex of what used to serve as a wayside inn for royal delegations on long journeys. Surviving structures include walls and towers that protected the citadel from possible invasion. 

We’ll then head back to the hotel where the rest of the evening can be spent as you wish. 

Inspiring Tastes

  • Lunch at Hacienda Huayoccari where you will enjoy authentic homemade Peruvian food in unique surroundings.  The simplicity of these Peruvian delicacies is deceitful; behind each dish are hours of preparation, careful work and much knowledge. From beginning to end, this is what it’s like to dine at the table of an old Peruvian family.

Inspiring Sights

  • Experience first hand the traditions and culture of the Andean people with a community visit near the town of Lamay.

Hotel
Monasterio, A Belmond Hotel (Deluxe Room) or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we’re visiting a very special highlight of this tour and one of the most important sites in the country:  the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. 

After breakfast, we’ll be picked up at the hotel and head to the train station to board the Vistadome train. It is a comfortable 90 minute train journey to Aguas Calientes, with the most wonderful scenery to enjoy on the way. On arrival, we will then board a bus that will drop us off at the citadel of Machu Picchu. 

Unearthed for modernity by American explorer, Hiram Bingham, more than a century ago, Machu Picchu is considered one of the seven wonders of the world. Its architectural beauty, spectacular natural setting, and the energy that radiates from its enigmatic buildings will take your breath away. We will follow in the footsteps of the ancient Incas as we tour the magical sight, led by our specialist local guide. 

A delicious lunch at a local restaurant is included today.

We will then head back to the station to catch the train to Cusco. Our return journey will be on the luxurious Hiram Bingham train.  Relax as you settle into the sumptuous comfort of one of the world's most renowned train journeys.  Throughout the 4 hour journey enjoy a gourmet dinner with wine served in the dining carriage, be entertained by live music and enjoy a cocktail in the bar.

Upon arrival your guide will take you to your hotel for check in. 

Inspiring Tastes

  • Commence your Hiram Bingham rail experience with a pre-boarding “Cocktail in the mountains” with canapes, then once on board enjoy either a 3 course dinner service or opt for signature cocktails and hot and cold snacks served in the observatory bar car  - the choice is yours.

Inspiring Stay

  • Once a 16th century monastery, Monasterio will soothe you with its tranquil atmosphere.  Historic baroque artworks line the walls of this protected national monument.  Each room is unique with rich wood furnishings, antique artwork and architectural quirks.  It will be a stay to remember.

Note: From January to April, when weather conditions may affect the railway line, the journey from Machu Picchu to Cusco will be a bimodal service combining train service from Machu Picchu to the Sacred Valley (approx 2 hours 40 minutes)  & bus travel from the Sacred Valley to Cusco.

Hotel
Monasterio, A Belmond Hotel (Deluxe Room) or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, we will take a morning walking tour of magical and hidden Cusco, led by a leading anthropologist in Andean history and communities.  Undoubtedly, Cusco stands as one of Peru's most captivating cities. Beyond its captivating Spanish baroque architecture, vibrant sea of red rooftops, and enduring Inca walls, the thoroughfares of this once imperial capital harbours tales of love, deceit, and ancient lore. Uncovering these narratives, nestled between reality and myth, offers the most personal insight into Cusco.
Our exploration will lead us through iconic plazas, ancient Inca structures, and winding alleys bearing intriguing monikers such as "Seven Snakes," "Rainbow," and "Purgatory," among others. Culminating our journey, we'll indulge in offerings of typical cuisine at a traditional Picantería, where food is accompanied by the local corn beer.
The afternoon is free to continue exploring at your own pace, shop for souvenirs or simply relax and enjoy the facilities of your hotel.

This evening we will take a short walk to our included dinner, The MAP Café, located in the central courtyard of the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art. Experience a 5 course tasting menu, explained by MAP´s gastronomic advisor.

Afterwards, you’ll be accompanied back to your hotel. 

Inspiring Tastes 

  • This evening dine at one of Cusco’s best restaurants with a menu designed by one of Peru’s most famous chefs, Coque Ossio.  Dishes represent a fusion of modern cuisine and unique flavours of Peruvian ingredients 

Inspiring Sights

  •  Explore Cusco in a way unique from conventional city tours, gaining a glimpse into the genuine essence of Cusco beyond its archaeological and architectural marvels. We'll immerse ourselves in the lived experiences spanning from the Inca era to the republican period, woven intricately into the fabric of its streets.

Meals
Breakfast

After breakfast it’s time to bid your new friends farewell before being accompanied to the airport. 

We just know that you have some amazing stories to tell your family and friends—safe travels and happy planning your next adventure!

Inclusions

  • Internal airfare Lima to Cusco
  • 6 nights accommodation in 5 star luxury hotels in Lima, Sacred Valley and Cusco
  • Hiram Bingham train including dinner and beverages on board
  • Airport transfers in Lima and Cusco
  • Fine dining with breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 3 dinners including culinary experiences of unique Peruvian cuisine
  • Evening canapes
  • All mentioned sightseeing with entrance fees and expert local guides
  • 1 laundry service during your trip to the value of USD35

  • Lima – Tour the colourful neighbourhood of Barranco, enjoy a coffee and chocolate pairing, guided visit of the Larco Museum 
  • Sacred Valley - a cultural experience in Lamay, a small Sacred Valley community, tour the last Incan town and ruins Ollantaytambo
  • Machu Picchu - marvel at the Inca ruins, hidden for centuries.
  • Cusco – explore the hidden side of Cusco and uncover its historical secrets with an anthropologist guide

Comfort - Staying at a Platinum Vacations hotel is an experience in itself. Our experts select the best in-destination hotels, lodges and villas in the perfect location. To ensure your holiday is truly memorable, we include our favourite Inspiring Stays. Each Inspiring Stay provides an authentic, experiential, and cultural experience unique to the destination.

Culinary - Culinary exploration is a highlight of any destination. Our Platinum Vacations provide the perfect balance between self-adventure and curated culinary inclusions. Our experts have sourced a range of special experiences, from private dining to chef table dinners to allow your taste buds to embark on a sojourn through the destination.

Experiences - Platinum Vacations ensure you'll experience a full immersion of the destination. Experience the must-haves expected on a well-rounded itinerary, plus the extras that make it really special: incredible, all-inclusive sightseeing, enriching activities and one-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Platinum Vacations provide the discerning traveller with the benefits you would expect to provide a fully immersive travel experience like no other. 

Inspiring Stays

Handpicked feature accommodation selections.

Lima - Country Club Lima Hotel. Staying at Country Club Lima Hotel means being part of Lima’s history: cosmopolitan, historic, unique. Each of the hotel’s corners and corridors hides a legend, a story, a mystery. It is a storied icon that keeps transforming itself, preserving in its corners legends, visits of celebrities and countless social gatherings lived in one of the most exclusive areas of the capital.

Sacred Valley - Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa. Discover a luxurious experience like no other at Tambo del Inka a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa Valle Sagrado. Our upscale hotel in Urubamba Peru is nestled in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and provides you with a gateway to the vast cultural richness of this region.

Cusco - Monasterio, A Belmond Hotel. 16th-century former monastery and a retreat where opulent design and spiritual energy beckons you in. A sense of peace prevails in our Cusco haven, where soft-toned woodwind instruments soothe and serenade while you explore the hotel’s gilded corridors, resplendent with historic artwork.

Inspiring Tastes

Exclusive or unique culinary experiences designed to inspire your senses. 

  • Experience a private chocolate and coffee pairing hosted by local experts.  Dinner will introduce you to the unique flavours and ingredients that have put Peruvian cuisine on the map. 
  • Imbibe the most iconic drink of Peru, the Pisco Sour as part of our evening canapes
  • Lunch at Hacienda Huayoccaro where you will enjoy authentic homemade Peruvian food in unique surroundings.  The simplicity of these Peruvian delicacies is deceitful; behind each dish are hours of preparation, careful work and much knowledge. From beginning to end, this is what it’s like to dine at the table of an old Peruvian family.
  • Board the Hiram Bingham rail experience and savour “Cocktail in the mountains” with canapes, then once on board enjoy either a 3 course dinner service or opt for signature cocktails and hot and cold snacks served in the observatory bar car  - the choice is yours.
  • Dine at one of Cusco’s best restaurants with a menu designed by one of Peru’s most famous chefs, Coque Ossio.  Dishes represent a fusion of modern cuisine and unique flavours of Peruvian ingredients 

Inspiring Sights

Enjoy an included selection of experiences designed to give you a richer travel experience.

  • Step back to the pre-columbian era with a private curator led tour of the stunning Museo Larco which houses incredibly preserved treasures.
  • Experience first hand the traditions and culture of the Andean people with a community visit near the town of Lamay.
  • Explore Cusco in a way unique from conventional city tours, gaining a glimpse into the genuine essence of Cusco beyond its archaeological and architectural marvels. We'll immerse ourselves in the lived experiences spanning from the Inca era to the republican period, woven intricately into the fabric of its streets.

Fine Print

Secure your trip with a $99.00 deposit per person.

Once we receive your deposit, we will send you an invoice with your remaining balance and payment options.

Instalment Schedule:

  1. At the time of booking pay a $99.00 deposit per person.
  2. Pay a 1st installment of $607.00 per person within 28 days.
  3. Pay a 2nd installment of $1,214.00 per person within 90 days.
  4. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

This package is sold as land only, however you do have the option of adding international airfares to your booking. Simply click on’ book now’, and under upgrades ,  you will be asked “Would you like us to contact you around our flight service?”

By selecting this option Inspiring Vacations will contact you to discuss adding flights to your chosen destination. We can assist with flying the airline of your choice to turn your booking into a flight inclusive package.

We would be more than happy to provide you with a quote for the following requests:

  • Airline Preferences - You may wish to fly with a particular airline
  • Cabin Preferences - These include upgrading to premium economy or business class
  • Extensions (start and end cities must remain the same) - You may request to extend your stay pre or post tour.
  • Meal Requests - You may request a specific meal for dietary requirements.
  • Seat Requests - If you would like to request particular seating. However please note, not all airlines allow the selection of pre-purchased seat arrangements.

We are currently unable to provide a quote for the following requests:

  • Stopovers - Is where you might want to stop in transit for a certain amount of days prior to your tour or after your tour.
  • One way flights
  • Different start or end city to the tour - you may not amend the arrival or departure city of your itinerary. 
  • Around the world tickets  - Is when a ticket includes multiple stops in different continents.
  • Return home to a different city from the one you departed.
  • Frequent Flyer point redemption - Is when an airline allows you to redeem points to pay for your flights or upgrade your ticket.  

Online check-in 

Some airlines may not permit online check-in where flights have been booked by a travel company. Where unavailable to do so online, you will be required to check-in at the airport. Inspiring Vacations cannot check-in online on behalf of our customers.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a”3”

Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping
Tipping inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry. Your tour includes tips for your drivers, local guides and porterage. 
You may consider tipping your tour leader(s) for outstanding service throughout your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $1,458.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for this tour to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return.

Visas may be required.

Please note that these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel.html for up to date information in terms of entry requirements.

Group Size
Minimum of 2 and maximum 12 people

Adults Only
Adults Only - Travel with like-minded adults on all our Platinum Vacations tours.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Fully Escorted - This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

To enhance your journey, we are offering guests a choice of the following optional activities (prices are per person):

  • Urubamba Main Plaza and Market, Ensifera Camp (Day 3) - $71 per person

Optional tours can be selected once you have finalised your tour purchase and paid your deposit. When completing your Passenger Booking Form, you will be asked if you would like to add Optional Tours, where any applicable cost will be added to your final balance. If you choose not to select them at this time, you can choose to add them later by logging in to your Account online.

Please note that you must select your Optional Tours no later than 70 days before departure, after which you will be required to purchase them on tour. Please keep in mind that anything purchased on-tour is subject to availability and prices may vary as you will be paying in local currency. We appreciate your understanding.

  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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