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Travel Week Top Picks #1: Peru

We met with SO many great suppliers from Peru at Virtuoso Week.  It's definitely high on our MUST DO list.  This is just a sampling of some of the possibilities for your next trip to the South American hot spot. 


 
Belmond Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu 

This ancient Incan City dates back to the 15th Century and has to be seen with your own eyes to believe.   Machu Picchu is surrounded by temples, terraces and water channels and built on a mountaintop.  The huge blocks of stone were joined together with no mortar and, of course without any of our modern day machinery, all by hand. Today it has been designated a Cultural Heritage of Humanity in recognition of its political, religious and administrative importance during the age of the Incas.  This once in a lifetime hike is not for the faint of heart and is definitely on our bucket list.  

Belmond Lima Peru
 

Lima

Lima!  The capital city of Peru, maintains it's historic center as one of the oldest civilizations in America and was named a World Heritage Site.  Lima is located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean on the Western Central Coast of the country.  One of a kind ocean beaches combine with natural reserves, archaeological sites, adventure sports, museums and exquisite cuisine for a city not to be missed.

 

Belmond Andrean Explorer

South American's first luxury sleeper train.   Train travel isn't just for backpackers anymore! Add this to your Peru itinerary for a journey through Cusco, Puno and Arequipa. Begin in Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire,  traverse the highest plains of the Andes and then on to the reflective beauty of Lake Titicaca.  A chance to explore the vast Colca Canyon and the city centre of Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  A great way for multigenerational families to be able to experience Peru together.  

Car Belmond Andrean Explorer Car
Belmond Andrean Explorer
Dining Car Belmond Andrean Explorer