Day 1 – 3: AC Hotel Lima Miraflores, Lima
Day 3 – 4: Las Qolqas Eco Resort, Sacred Valley
Day 4 – 6: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel, Cusco – Vistadome
Day 6 – 8: Hotel Plaza Grande, Quito
Day 8 – 14: M/C Alya Cruise, Galápagos Islands
Formerly a port town where conquistadors transported Incan gold back to Spain, Lima was founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro but its history goes much deeper. Mud brick pyramids called huacas still stand in the middle of the city dating back to the Lima Culture, a pre-Inca society that thrived on the Central Coast between 200 AD and 700 AD. A visit to Larco Museum will acquaint travelers with 5,000 years of pre-Columbian history before jetting off on a tour of Peru.
Other highlights in Lima include The University of San Marcos, one of the oldest universities in the New World, San Lorenzo and Palomino Islands, the Monastery of San Francisco, the magnificent Catedral de Lima, the Convent of Santo Domingo, and colonial homes such as Torre Tagle Palace and Osambel House.
The city has become a premiere gastronomical destination, mixing Spanish, Andean and Asian cuisine, and consistently takes a spot or two on rankings of the world’s top 10 restaurants. From humble dishes – the country boasts 4,000 types of potatoes – to sophisticated modern fare, foodies will not be disappointed dining out in Lima.
Set in one of Lima’s most fashionable areas, Miraflores Park takes you straight to the heart of all that’s best about this great capital city. This luxury hotel combines personalized service, exceptional dining and indulgent facilities to create the perfect base from which to explore. Colonial architecture, superb museums with Inca gold and Pre-Columbian antiquities, and glamorous shops, bars, and restaurants are all just moments from the hotel.
This contemporary hotel in Lima, Peru boasts an unbeatable location at Malecón de la Reserva, with stunning ocean views of Miraflores. Enjoy easy access to popular attractions, including Costa Verde and Puente de los Suspiros. Walk to Larcomar, an upscale shopping center next to our hotel with many dining, retail and entertainment options. Kennedy Park and the Indigenous Market are also a short walk away. Take in stunning views of the ocean and beautiful sunsets from the European-influenced bar, hotel rooms and rooftop restaurant, Insumo Rooftop, which boasts the best ocean views in Lima.
Ocean Deluxe Room
Many of the contemporary rooms and suites come with stunning ocean views; settle into a sound slumber in Lima on luxury bedding with crisp linens and piles of fluffy pillows. Get ready for the day in the elegant bathrooms with robes, hair dryers and complimentary bath products.
Research popular attractions around Peru using the free high-speed Wi-Fi access. Make yourself at home and enjoy using your minibar and coffee station at your convenience. Unwind while watching a favorite show or movie on Smart TVs with streaming apps.
Discover the beauty and vibrancy of Miraflores. Many attractions can be found just a heartbeat away from the hotel. From buzzing art galleries to world-class restaurants and breathtaking nature reserves, there’s no shortage of things to do in Lima, Peru.
Just north of Cusco, in the fertile Andean highlands of the Urubamba Valley, lies a stretch of mythical pre-Columbian ruins, Incan villages, and tiny colonial towns surrounded by snowcapped peaks, shimmering lakes, and flowering meadows protected by sacred Apu mountain spirits. Ollantaytambo and Pisac are incredibly well-preserved and the most popular archeological sites.
Nearby are the salt pools and Incan mines of Maras, the peculiarly designed circular terraces of Moray, each with its own micro-climate, and more remote villages such as Chinchero, the center of weaving in Peru, believed to be the birthplace of the rainbow.
Adrenaline junkies can indulge in every imaginable adventure in the Sacred Valley, from paragliding over the Andes, white-water rafting, horse-back riding, biking or revving an ATV through meandering mountain trails, to experiencing one of the highest bungee-jump spots in South America or zip-lining down a 7,000 foot-long line. It’s a thrill-seeker playground.
Las Qolqas Eco Lodge is ideally located in Ollantaytambo, halfway between Cusco and Machu Picchu. A perfect hub to discover the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We aim to minimize the impact we have on our beautiful surroundings, whilst offering our guests an immersive experience in an Andean botanical garden. We opted for high-end tents because they are temporary in nature, yet elegant, safe and very comfortable.
At Las Qolqas eco friendly lodge, our team is also our most important partner. Everyone native from Cusco, trained under the highest hotel standards. We wear our uniform with pride and we will always do our best to offer you the most comfortable stay in a wonderful environment, to share our history, gastronomy and numerous hidden and mystical places where time has stood still and where you will experience something completely out of the ordinary.
Your private deck offers you panoramic views of stunning surroundings in comfort. Each standard tent sleeps two people and has a woodstove and en suite bathroom with shower.
Inmerse yourself in nature while supporting an environmental conservation. Our garden is meant to be functional and beautiful. While our guests sit in the privacy of their individual decks, they will often be visited by Giant Humming birds and their smaller cousins, which can be frequently seen feeding on the nectar produced by the nearby flowers. Kestrels, Falcons and Condors flying high above.
Bar & Restaurant Pututu is set in a greenhouse where we partially grow some of our products. We have a zero-mile policy, so ingredients are sourced locally based on the seasons. Delight your palate with our organic cuisine. Our restaurant concept will offer you incredible views of the surrounding mountains and the best of Peruvian Andean cuisine. Our menu will change daily based on what our chef can find in local markets and those of our neighbors.
Originally designed in the shape of a puma, Cusco was once the site of Coricancha, the Incan temple of the sun and holy centerpiece of the empire. It was stripped of all the gold covering its walls and mostly destroyed by the Spanish, who built churches and palaces on top. Remnants of the temple and mysterious Inca city still remain along Cusco’s colonial period architecture.
As one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in South America, Cusco is surrounded by archaeological sites. Sacsayhuaman is the most impressive with its zigzag stone tiers and can be reached on foot from town. This Inca fortress and religious center offers a great view of Cusco and Plaza de Armas, where the immense 17th century Cusco Cathedral stands.
Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel is a 5-star boutique hotel that combines the essence of history, luxury, and well-being in the heart of the Inca city. This historic mansion transports you to the splendor of the colonial period, with magnificent architectural details and invaluable works of art that make it the perfect place to live a unique experience.
These welcoming rooms are equipped with smart TV, telephone, electronic safe deposit box and heating system. Bathrooms have rectangular bathtubs, Scottish shower, towel warmers, and electric radiant floor heating system. There are 11 classic rooms available, each of them with one king size bed or two queen size beds.
The PeruRail Vistadome train offers a unique and different way to travel to Machu Picchu. Each of the cars features panoramic windows, enabling you to feel part of your surroundings. collection, all available for sale. PeruRail Vistadome brings you closer to amazing landscapes and nature en-route to the Inca Citadel, creating a real connection.
Known for quaint thermal baths and its labyrinthian Mercando Artesanal, Aguas Calientes sits along the river at the foot of Machu Picchu, offering a resting place before ascending to the Inca ruins on foot or by bus. Nestled in a deep gorge enclosed by cliffs, the town was once a tented railway camp and expanded haphazardly to keep up with tourism. A short walk out of town along the river, the Museo de Sitio Manuel Chávez Ballón, or Machu Picchu Site Museum, is small but full of information and hundreds of artifacts, making it well worth a visit.
Thirteen degrees south of the equator, the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu rises above the Urubamba river valley on a steep ridge between the towering peaks of Huayna and Machu Picchu mountains – both of which can be hiked for incredible views. One of the few major pre-Columbian ruins found nearly intact, this UNESCO World Heritage site and spiritual destination was built for Inca ruler Pachacuti during the 15th century and once housed over 600 residents.
An architectural marvel by all standards, its 200 stone structures were constructed without mortar or iron tools. We still don’t know how they moved huge stone slabs without wheeled carts and shaped them so perfectly. The brilliantly engineered design reveals the Incas had a sophisticated understanding of astronomy and agriculture. But what exactly they were doing up there remains a mystery to this day.
The capital of Ecuador sits just 26 km (16 mi) south of the equator. This well preserved city sprawls out from its historic city center, Plaza de San Francisco, which consists of over 120 historic buildings, including European style homes, ornate churches, and palaces once built for wealthy cacao landowners and former heads of state.
The Hotel Plaza Grande is a boutique hotel located in the Independence Square, with more than five centuries of history. During the Spanish foundation of Quito, the land where the property is located was given to the famous conqueror Francisco Pizarro. It was the first house built during the foundation of the city in the 16th century, and it was later inhabited by the most recognized families of the city. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was the first luxury hotel in Quito.
This legendary building is known for its eclectic architecture, which in its time broke the homogeneity of the colonial houses. It has a unique location in the main square of the Historical Center of Quito with impressive views of the Presidential Palace of Carondelet, the Cathedral, domes of old churches, El Panecillo and the Municipal Palace.
Rooms & Suites
Rooms and suites either feature double beds or a king size bed, and are spread out across two floors of a five-storey building including the sub floor. All rooms and suites are comfortable and spacious, and many offer a terrace where you can see some of the most wonderful views of Colonial Quito, a World Heritage Site.
The entire hotel was decorated by designer Adriana Hoyos with unique details and gold and bronze colors, wall-to-wall carpets, elegant curtains and furniture designed for each space. Each room is air-conditioned, smoke-free and soundproof. They have full bathrooms (bathtub and shower), smart card/key, safety deposit box, Wi-Fi in each room and flat screen TVs with cable access.
The city was built on the ruins of an Inca city and declared a World Heritage site in 1978. Visitors can walk the cobblestone streets and local markets, and visit the privately owned archeology museum of Alabado. From the top of Panecillo Street, a 200 meter (655 ft) hill, visitors can take in sprawling views over the city with resident volcanoes Cotapaxi and Pinchinca forming a dramatic backdrop.
Known as the “Enchanted Isles,” the Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of 19 isolated volcanic islands off the coast of Ecuador and are considered a museum of marine evolution. Each island has its own distinct and unique ecosystem, with its own iconic resident species: from the lava fields of Fernandina with its primordial marine iguanas to the white sand beaches of Espanola with its playful sea lions to the flamboyant flamingos of Floriana and the dancing blue footed boobies of North Seymour.
Charles Darwin was inspired by the giant tortoises and finches to conceive his groundbreaking theories of natural selection and survival of the fittest. Although the most famous giant tortoise, Lonesome George, is no longer alive, having lived to be 102 and the last of his species, there are many tortoises that can still be found roaming the verdant hillsides of Santa Cruz and Isabela. The snorkeling sites present a unique opportunity to swim with colorful fish alongside penguins, turtles, and rays under a backdrop of cacti, lava fields, and Palo Santo forests.
Because of the evolutionary processes that can literally be seen in motion here, the trails and sites are heavily controlled by the Galapagos Parks Board – and rightly so.
Experience the “Enchanted Islands” on board the M/C Alya Luxury Cruise, also known as “The Jewel of Galapagos” due to its design representing the perfection, the beauty and uniqueness of this exotic paradise. Enjoy the majesty of a golden experience, delightful cuisine and personalized service in a comfortable and exclusive environment. This comfortable Luxury Class Cruise offers 8 comfortable cabins with a unique and exclusive design. The public areas include a living room with coffee station and bar, sun deck with jacuzzi, al fresco seating, dining room and main deck bar.
Delight yourself with your favorite dishes or dare to try a fascinating gastronomic experience on board. All our departures includes the vegan and vegetarian options. Due to the current health situation we are offering a served plate option, as soon the situation allow us we will come back to the buffet style option.
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