Exclusive Trip to Peru
for The Happy Few Club members
If you have to be be more selective in the future about your travel plans, make sure you choose an impressive destination.
This 16-day itinerary runs the gamut of Peru's most iconic scenery and sights. From the most famous Machu Picchu to lesser-known areas where you will have contact with the real culture of Peru. This trip will leave you with the most beautiful memories that will make you fall in love with Peru.
All of the tours will be guided by local experts, who speak fluent English or Spanish and love to treat each traveler with warmth and professionalism.
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8-hour tour led by one of our specialist guides. One of the main fascinations of Lima is the concentration of ancient history in the area. The origins of the city pre-date the Spanish foundation of the city by several millennia. Its museums are full of the artistic treasures of magnificent pre-Columbian civilizations that flourished throughout the coastal deserts of Peru.
Private cooking demonstration and 8-course tasting menu dinner hosted by acclaimed Peruvian chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.
Creative Footsteps. This experience is a great way to get to know Barranco’s creative scene. Known for its bohemian flair and cultural energy, Barranco’s vibrant neo-colonial architecture tells thousands of stories. This historic neighbourhood was once a seaside getaway for wealthy Lima locals.
Visit to Pedro de Osma Museum. The Pedro de Osma Museum is nestled in the bohemian district of Barranco in a wonderfully restored turn of the twentieth century home.
Inspiring trends & styles Full day tour led by our Friend in the City . This day tour will take you on a journey through Lima’s most fashionable hotspots. You will be led by a Friend in the City who is well-versed in the world of fashion, both in Peru and around the world. This unique fashion and art-focused adventure in Lima will explore art galleries, photography galleries, ateliers, and tucked-away boutiques - all with room for flexibility based on your interests and schedule.
Guided Visit to Ollantaytambo Town & Fortress. You will visit the fabulous town of Ollantaytambo and its ruins. The town is unique in that it still preserves its original Inca plan, with people living in traditional cancha enclosures once occupied by the Inca elite. The archaeological compound found here is a remarkable spectacle, and a site of great historical significance. It was here that one of the greatest battles of the Conquest was fought, and one of the few where the Incas defeated the Spaniards.
Peruvian Paso Horse Demonstration at a traditional hacienda located in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Enjoy a pisco sour as you watch these majestic horses skillfully keep in time with the music, allowing the tune to carry them back and forth as if they were dancing, completely synchronized with the other horses and with the musicians’ songs.
Textile demonstration in Huayoccari. Nilda Callañaupa is the most accomplished weaver in Cusco, and she and her team of weavers offer visitors a look at the best weavings in the region. You will have the opportunity to watch a textile demonstration in the Huayo Ccari garden.
Cusco and the Urubamba Valley
Guided Visit of Pisac Market and Ruins. You will experience the sights and sounds of the town’s famous market, with a variety of handcrafts and fresh products. Afterwards, you will visit the Pisac ruins. With Inca masonry of superlative quality, the stunning terracing following the contours of the mountain and superior view of the valley will leave you in awe.
Lunch at Mil - chef Virgilio Martinez's restaurant. From Peru’s famed chef Virgilio Martínez and the team behind Central, the number one restaurant in Latin America, Mil offers a relaxed dining space for lunch, including an innovative 7-course tasting menu. The restaurant is located near to the Moray archaeological site in the Sacred Valley, where Virgilio was first inspired to experiment with cooking techniques at altitude. Mil takes inspiration from its stunning and historic surroundings, both in terms of ingredients and cooking methods
Guided Visit to Maras & Moray. You will visit Maras, the site of the remarkable and unusual Salinas, located in the heart of the Sacred Valley and not far from Urubamba. This site consists of a huge number of watered terraces that collect salt by evaporation from the saline waters that gush from an underground stream.
Rural Churches in the surrounding areas of Cusco. This half-day tour gives you the opportunity to see the beautiful churches and works of art found in the surrounding areas of Cusco. All of the churches you will see are humble on the outside but impressive on the inside. These were structured and designed to convert the local people of the Altiplano (high plateau region) to Christianity during the Colonial times.
You will enjoy a short concert exclusively organized for your The Happy Few group.
Unseen Cusco- 4 hour walking tour accompanied by our expert guide. As in every city in the world, there are the famous sights and there are those which are hidden gems only known to connoisseurs or visitors who have more time and want to cover the less obvious. These are the sort of sights included in this experience. During this leisurely visit you will have the opportunity of exploring the culture, art and architecture of this historic city through the centuries, as you stroll along its cobblestoned streets and peek into interiors of small museums, convents and archaeological sites you would have otherwise not noticed.
Two Days at Machu Picchu. Two day tour accompanied by expert guide. “Magnificence” is the only word to describe the scene, as you gaze upon the ruins of Machu Picchu. The main destination on many travellers’ lists, the ‘lost city of the Incas’ is a man-made marvel that has become a symbol for the ingenuity and prosperity of one of the most expansive empires in Latin American history. Only a century ago were the incredible ruins uncovered; a two year-excavation led by Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham and the National Geographic Society of Washington DC allowed Machu Picchu to gain the prominence that it deserves.
Its fascination is due in part to its position, high on a mountain ridge and 2,430m/7,972ft above sea level. Believed to be an Inca settlement built to control the economies of neighboring communities, it is associated with being the royal estate of Pachacuti, the great Inca who sparked the expansion of the empire.
Uros and Taquile Islands. Upon arrival at the lodge, your guide will take you by private car and then boat to visit the legendary Uros Floating Islands located near the protected Titicaca National Reserve. Here you will meet one of the traditional families that inhabit these unique islands. The Uro-Aymara are a proud culture where men are skilled reed raftsmen and women expert textile weavers. Calling themselves kot-suña, “people of the lake,” the Uro-Aymara were once persecuted by other groups and forced to relocate to Lake Titicaca where they found refuge on manmade Totora reed islands. Learn more about these peoples’ history, their varying uses of Totora reed and local practices and customs in your visit to one of these remarkable islands.
Next, explore Taquile Island’s rich textile tradition. Declared a part of UNESCO’s Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, Taquile’s textiles are emblematic of the local living culture.
PACAYA SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE
4-days Aria Amazon Cruise. You’ll spend 3 nights in one of the spacious, air-conditioned suites aboard the Aria Amazon with a floor to ceiling windows, offering views of the journey that you can appreciate from your California king size bed.
Amazon River. You will board a comfortable skiff to sail from the Amazon River to the Yarapa River. Life jackets, ponchos, rubber boots and fresh water are always available in the private boats. As you float down the Yarapa past the occasional fishermen paddling in their canoes, keep your binoculars ready to spot wildlife: terns, tropical songbirds, black collared hawks and sloths. Upon our arrival at Lake Moringo, use your hooks to try to catch some of the ferocious piranhas and other fish species
Nauta Town. You will visit the local market with your guides who can identify the day’s catch by the fishermen of Amazonia and the region’s exotic fruits.
Disembarkation & Manatee Rescue Center. Before we head for the airport, we will take you to visit the Manatee Rescue Center, where biologists and volunteers care for endangered Amazon manatees that conservation authorities have seized from local people, including fishermen.
A prepayment of £200 is required to reserve a seat (please use the form below to make the payment). The remaining amount will be paid directly to Aracari Travel.
Please email us if you have any questions about the travel.