The Andean country of Peru is one of the best countries in South America to travel to if you love luxury tours. When you think of Peru, you may think of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, which is a must see on your Peruvian vacation but there are also many other worthwhile attractions in Peru. On a Peru Luxury Tour, experience all the best of Peru and here we will go through some of the best of Peru and what you should not miss on your Peruvian tour.
For those of you who love trains and even if you do not, there are some of the best train journeys in the world right here in Peru. Take a luxury train journey from the Inca Capital of Cusco to Machu Picchu in all the style that you could ever imagine. Take the Hiram Bingham, named after the American professor who discovered Machu Picchu, the train features luxurious service, cocktails and music and you will be served lunch and dinner before arriving refreshed into Machu Picchu.
Slightly less expensive but luxurious is the Vistadome Train, which features glass panels in the roof for great views. Another luxury train journey you simply must enjoy while in Peru is the Belmond Andean Explorer, South America’s first sleeper train. The train features white linen and champagne with an observation car, two bars, a spa, leather lined cabins, private cabins with private bathroom. The Andean Explorer has 2 journeys, Cusco to Puno or Cusco to Puno to Arequipa that lasts for 2 nights.
If you think that cruising down the Amazon sounds like something that you might enjoy, than Peru is the place for you. Although there are many different companies that do cruises, there are two that specialize in luxury. Delfin Amazon Cruises and Aqua Expeditions include services such as swimming pools and fine food and wine. It is worth noting that some of the large Amazon Cruise boats cannot make the trip down some of the smaller rivers, but you will still get to see many species of wildlife and flora on your Amazon adventure. All the Amazon cruises leave from the Iquitos region of Peru.
Speaking of the Amazon, if you prefer to stay at jungle lodge, then travel to the Puerto Maldonado area of Peru around a 30 minute flight from Cusco. The area features some luxurious lodges to spend a few days. Walk through the jungle and discover the medicinal properties of the various plants see wildlife and visit some of the local communities. Feast on the local jungle cuisine and take a trip down the river at night where you will see the caiman sleeping on the riverbanks.
Writing an article on Peru and luxury would not be complete without a mention of the food, in recent years the Peruvian food scene has exploded thanks to a handful of Peruvian Chefs who have taken Peru’s cuisine to international level. Lima last year won International Food Destination at the World Travel Awards and has three restaurants in the world’s top 50. Peruvian food is a mix of many different cultures, which have emerged on the country and left their mark on the local food. Travel to all parts of Peru and experience the cuisine from expensive restaurants to market stalls and street food you will not be disappointed.
Hotels in Peru are also some of the best luxury hotels that you will stay in, in the world. In the Inca City of Cusco, you must stay in one of the palaces. At The Belmond Palacio Nazarenas in the center of the city you will be treated like royalty. The building dates back centuries and has been restored to include spacious on suite bathrooms and Egyptian cotton sheets. Try the cold champagne and enjoy the oxygen-enriched rooms.
When in Machu Picchu spend, the night at the Sanctuary Lodge at the gates of Machu Picchu. The only hotel near the ruins, the guests enjoy some special privileges and the views are to die for. See all the way down the Sacred Valley on the terrace while sipping cocktails.
In Lima, there are many luxury properties to enjoy with great ocean views. However, in the beach side suburb of Barranco seek out the Hotel B that is housed in a Belle Époque mansion designed in 1914. The glamorous décor of Italian marble and chandeliers will take you back to another era. You will need to book early, as there are not many rooms.
A Peru Luxury tour will not break the bank and you will get plenty for your money. Luxury on a budget in Peru is something that is achievable on your next Peru family tour. Tours can be customized to suit your luxury travel needs.