EXPERIENCE LUXURY AND AUTHENTICITY IN PERU
Wednesday 16 Jan 2019
It’s one of South America’s fastest growing luxury destinations, offering an enticing mix of authentic experiences, stunning scenery and one-of-a-kind accommodation. Put Peru at the top of your list.
With breath-taking geography and vast culture, Peru might be the only place in the world where man’s intervention has made the landscape even more profoundly beautiful. Beyond the carved stonewalls of Machu Picchu, this land had a great development of civilizations that began in the Andean highlands thousands of years ago and started growing crops using Peru’s abundant natural ingredients.
Glamping is the perfect way to visit the ancient Inca roads that run across Cusco and the nature trails that line the skirts of the Salkantay glacier. A five-day walk along the trail will take glampers to Machu Picchu across different altitudes ranging from 2000 to 4600 meters above sea level. They will spend the night in solar and wind-powered ecocamps or domes that use nature friendly certified products and recycle their waste to minimize the impact of heavy visitor traffic. Meal times at these exclusive camps are some of the most anticipated moments of the excursion as plates are prepared with delicious food to satisfy both the gourmet and the hungriest of adventurers.
Leaving Cusco, traverse the highest plains of the Andes before arriving to the reflective beauty of Lake Titicaca: go through some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the world, admiring vast, uninterrupted views of snow-capped mountains, enormous skies, majestic lakes and herds of alpacas, llamas and vicunas grazing on the Andean Plateau. Enjoy a private tour of the floating islands on Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable water in the world, and lunch local delicacies on a private beach with views of one of the most exceptional locations on earth. Finally, take the opportunity to explore the vast Colca Canyon before continuing towards the city centre of Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where most of the colonial and republican houses are built out of white volcanic stones; do not miss the chance to be struck with the gorgeous colours of the Santa Catalina Monastery.