Belmond Andean Explorer Train
Nice oportunity to enjoy the luxury trains, the Hiram Bingham and Belmond Andean Explorer, make this new experience unforgettable in the company of the family or on a special trip, the very good attention of the train staff, the comfort and the delicious food, make your trip pleasant and enjoyable, which is why we prepared this special program.
Enjoy this amazing new experience for you and the family.
Day 01.- (Thursday) Arrival in Lima – Arequipa, “the white city”.
At Jorge Chávez Airport in Lima according to your international flight. Our representative will assist you for you connection to the colonial city of volcanoes. Arrival in Arequipa and reception by our representative. Transfer to the elected hotel.
Afternoon hours private excursion through the city visit the popular market of San Camilo, which opened its doors for the first time in 1887, the Plaza de Armas and the company’s church, famous for its colorful chapel of San Ignacio, the Cathedral of Arequipa is unique in Peru for its architecture, we completed the visit to the Monastery of Santa Catalina built in 1579 and where the Mudéjar style with its colorful streets predominates. Hotel night
Day 02: From Arequipa to the world of the Andean Condor; The Colca canyon.
After breakfast, excursion to the Colca Valley, one of the most beautiful and interesting destinations in Peru. We start the trip enjoying the impressive chain of volcanoes such as Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu, then in the company of our guide enter the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, nice opportunity to observe and appreciate the Vicuñas in their natural habitat, time for some photographs of the memory next to the camelids, enjoy the splendid natural panorama. After midday we will arrive at the town of Chivay, capital of the province of Caylloma, have a brief visit to the square and market. Then continue to the hotel of choice. Lunch and free afternoon for personal activities.
Suggestion: participate in the activities offered by the hotel; fishing, visit alpacas bebes, cooking lessons,
Dinner and hotel night.
Day 03: Cruz del Cóndor Viewpoint – With Andean Explorer Belmond train to the Andes (Lake Titicaca).
Very early breakfast, our guide will be present to start the excursion to the viewpoint of the Cruz del Cóndor. On the way to this privileged place you will be able to appreciate the beautiful Colca Canyon and the depth, likewise appreciate, the flight of the “condor”, giant Andean bird that when noticing the human presence they are contoured flying to delight the visitors. After this pleasant experience, our guide will lead you to an optional short hike near the edge of the canyon for the souvenir photos. The trip continues to the town of Chivay and some traditional villages en route. Lunch. After a short break, they will arrive in the city of Arequipa (16 hrs.). Free time for personal activities or do some shopping in the city.
Your beautiful experience starts at 7:00 p.m., our representative to accompany you to the station to board the Belmond Andean Explorer luxury train, the train staff will give you details of the accommodation to make your trip pleasant and enjoyable. Dinner and overnight on board on the train.
Day 04: Lake Titicaca, Uros & Taquile.
The day begins with beautiful and incredible sunrise on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Previous breakfast on board, visit to floating islands of the Uros where they will appreciate the use of the plant called Totora in its different artisan uses, the continuous visit to the island of Taquile, they will be able to appreciate the customs, like traditional dances and their customs.
Return to the train station, after this pleasant experience, Tea time aboard the exclusive train. This unforgettable experience continues towards the imperial city of Cusco.
Exclusive cocktail and dinner on board.
Previously they will arrive at the Marangani station.
Night aboard the Andean Explorer train.
Day 05: Rachi (Temple of Wiracocha) – City of Cusco.
Breakfast on board and departure from Marangani station to the city of Cusco. On the route, visit the Inca temple Rachi, also known as the “God Wiracocha” temple. Arrival to the imperial city of Cusco. Our representative will be present to accompany you to the hotel of choice, free afternoon and hotel night.
Day 06.- Visit to the city of Cusco and its Inca attractions
Afternoon hours, excursion to the imperial city of Cusco in the company of our guide, we begin the visit to the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha, typical and Inca streets; also visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, located in the upper part of the city and ideal for souvenir photos, the Quenco amphitheater, Puca Pucara and the “Ñusta baths”, Tambomachay. Return to the hotel.
Day 07.- Sacred Valley of the Incas – Prepare for this pleasant experience.
After breakfast at the hotel, our guide will be present for the excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we start the day with a nice experience, on the way to Pisac, visit the craft center of Awanacancha, appreciate the family of the auquénidos, as the llama , alpaca, vicuña, very fine wool animal and the guanaco. Then we continue to the handicraft market of Pisac, appreciate the local population to maintain the Inca commercial system called “barter, exchange of product by product.
Continue the tour and enjoy the country lunch, in the hacienda house “Orihuela”, which still preserves some pieces from the Inca period and some paintings from the Cusqueña School, finally visiting the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, which still preserves its houses and streets Incas, then return to the hotel.
Day 08.- Special day, special trip to Machu Picchu.
Previous breakfast. On the way to the train station in the company of our guide, travel information before boarding the Hiram Bingham train to the citadel of Machu Picchu. On the way we will see the beautiful snow chain, starting point of the Inca trail, Inca terraces, which were used for agricultural purposes, finally we will arrive at the Aguas Calientes train station. We will notice the change of climate and our guide, will indicate the transportation by bus to the ruins. Visit to the “Lost City of the Incas”, opportunity to take many photos, then lunch. Return train to the city of Cusco. Hotel night
Day 09.- Wayna Picchu – Cusco
Previous breakfast. Your guide to be present for this beautiful experience, climb the Wayna Picchu (young mountain), ideal place for photos, then another beautiful day, lunch; After a short break, go to the train station in the company of our guide, return train to the city of Cusco. Hotel night
Cusco – Lima
Day 10.- Our representative will be present at the agreed time, and accompany you to the airport, for your return trip and take your international flight. End of our services.
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