Get off the beaten track in one of the most phenomenal travel destinations on earth, without giving up on creature comforts. This…is the Ultimate Luxury Tour of Peru: where compromises need not apply.
Peru has been enticing explorers since time immemorial. The lure of its illustrious history, array of exceptional archaeological marvels and mystical Amazonian ecosystems attracting discerning travellers for decades. Yet luckily, long gone are the days when one needed steely nerves and an aptitude for intense discomfort in order to discover this awe-inspiring South American country. Nowadays, Peru boasts better tourist infrastructure than ever before and the rise in the country’s popularity has spawned a whole new level of luxury travel. For it is here that you’ll find some of the most spellbinding travel options ever created, anywhere on earth.
From a luxury cruise on the mighty Amazon River aboard a sumptuously classy vessel fit for a king (and queen), to superb Andean mountain lodges that allow you to relax and rejuvenate after a full day’s exploration of lost Inca worlds, the Ultimate Luxury Tour of Peru is for the traveller who knows that unforgettable travel experiences and blissful comfort need not be mutually exclusive.
The Ultimate Luxury Tour of Peru – an Overview
This incredible 11-day adventure, aptly named the Ultimate Peru Experience will see you soak up the wonders of the three major attractions in Peru: the vibrant capital city of Lima, the mighty Amazon Rainforest and the world-renowned Sacred Valley of the Incas, all the while staying in boutique accommodation, mountain lodges and, for that extra sparkle, a super luxurious yet intimate river vessel that offers gourmet dining and plush cabins.
The most important aspect of this ultimate luxury tour of Peru – and the primary reason we are proud to present it – is that it still offers all authentic cultural experiences, up close and personal wildlife encounters and oodles of magnificent sightseeing for which Peru is world-renowned. All we’ve done, in between these remarkable experiences, is injected oodles of comfort. But Peru is still there: her intoxicating essence, her illustrious history and all her glorious treasures, are still there at every turn. So explore one of the world’s most important waterways, discover an unparalleled wild frontier and be awe-struck by some of the most revered ancient treasures ever built. All of this, in incomparable comfort and luxury.
Explore the Amazon Aboard Delfin III
Built to the highest level of luxury and complemented by local Peruvian artefacts and designer furnishings, the Delfin III is nothing short of extraordinary. A selection of suites, including 10 first-deck cabins boasting panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, 10 equally sumptuous mid-deck cabins and the most knee-weakening of all, an Owner’s Suite fitted with wrap-around windows allowing you to soak-up the Amazon views, the Delfin III can accommodate up to 43 guests. Offering superior services and amenities (including an indulgent in-house Spa, plunge pool and gym), life aboard the Delfin is as rewarding as the amazon itself. The top-deck sunlounge terrace is ideal for a morning yoga session or to savour a perfectly made cup of Peruvian coffee or, perhaps, a tailor-cooked gourmet breakfast of local delicacies. In the heat of the day, after a morning excursion trekking, paddle boarding, fishing or kayaking, retire to the air-conditioned comfort of the Canopy Lounge, where you can take part in a specialty Peruvian cooking class and listen to a lively presentation by an expert Amazon naturalist. Or you may prefer to luxuriate in the privacy of your suite instead. No-one would begrudge you that.
One of the highlights of cruising on the Delfin is, without a shadow of a doubt, the gastronomic delights on offer. With Peruvian cuisine shining on the international culinary stage in recent years, it’s no surprise that the food aboard this vessel is of such high quality. The chefs are able to cater to every culinary requirement, even in this remote region of the country, as long as prior notification is given. The refined meals are made with only the freshest local ingredients, and the imaginative creations are sure to titillate your taste buds.
Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Adventures
After your superb Amazon adventure, we’ll give you a taste of exhilarating Lima for a night, before whisking you off to Cusco, the heart of soul of the ancient Inca Empire. From here, you’ll set forth on a fantastic lodge-based exploration of the Sacred Valley, following in the footsteps of the mighty Incas. This part of the journey is a true feast for the senses, with the astounding Andean landscapes around Cusco, the remote traditional villages and the bevvy of archaeological sites all vying for your undivided attention.
Your days will be filled with sightseeing, market exploring, moderate hiking and driving, meeting indigenous communities like that of Viacha, lesser-visited Inca sites like Ancasmarca and, finally, visiting unforgettable Machu Picchu aboard the über-comfortable Inca-rail train. On this 6-day expedition of culture, nature and history, you can be as active as you wish, with many optional and diverse activities offered.
Luxury Peruvian mountain lodges will make for absolutely blissful sanctuaries after a full day’s exploration, with gems like the awe-inspiring Huacahuasi Lodge (built on the side of a dramatic Andean valley) and cloud-reaching Lamay Lodge embracing their ethereal locations and paying homage to their ancestral land owners. These luxurious mountain lodges are testament to the fact that you need not suffer ad infinitum in order to really appreciate your Peruvian Andean experiences. Seeing Machu Picchu with your own eyes, after years of dreaming, will have nothing of its sparkle dulled just because a steaming hot outdoor Jacuzzi, a gourmet dinner, and lavish linen, await your return to base.
Some might say it intensifies the whole unforgettable experience.
Peru – A Luxury Journey in a Country That’s Like No Place on Earth
Our Ultimate Luxury Tour of Peru runs on a few selected dates throughout the year (between November to May) and given the intimate, tailor-made, and luxurious essence of this incredible experience, places are limited. So let us escort you through a splendid journey of adventure and discovery through Peru, a country that really is like no place on earth.
Want to know more about all the amazing Peru experiences you can indulge in for a trip of a lifetime? Then go ahead and check out our impressive collection of tours of Peru and come discover why this, above all others, is South America’s #1 travel destination.
Author: Laura Pattara
“Laura Pattara is a modern nomad who’s been vagabonding around the world, non-stop, for the past 13 years. She’s tour guided overland trips through South America and Africa, travelled independently through the Middle East and is now in the midst of a 5-year motorbike odyssey from Germany to Australia.”