This Is Why You Should Go to Peru Now

Peruvian Is the New Cuisine

It seems like much of the world discovered ceviche about some years ago, and since then, Peruvian cuisine has become one of the touchstones of international fine dining, with restaurants popping up from all over the world.

Lima Is Worth a Stop

Speaking of Lima, the capital is experiencing a new moment of growth and excitement. Before, many visitors spent a single night there upon arrival or departure because of inconvenient flight times. These days, the city is a destination unto itself, thanks to a crop of interesting new hotels, restaurants and museums. Whether you’re with us for leisure or business, Belmond Miraflores Park is destined to impress. Unwind in Zest Spa, or put in some extra work hours in your sophisticated Suite. Come evening, ascend to the rooftop pool for a sunset dip. The ocean views will take your breath away. 

Mysterious Machu Picchu

No visit to Peru would be complete without at least a quick day trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco. Or, as an alternative for all the persons looking for a luxury way by choosing the belmond Hiram Birgham train to visit the once-in-a-lifetime place in a once-in-a-lifetime journey. Sink into an armchair in the 1920s-style carriages, where polished wood and brass catch the light. Make your way to the Observation Car to watch the sun rise or give way to starry skies. Your Peruvian adventure has only begun.

Relax and resource in the Sacred Valley

Discover the beauty of this unique valley and for the ultimate experience staying in the Belmond Rio Sagredo is a must, set in lush gardens beside the rushing Urubamba River, this tranquil Andean hideaway is an adventure for the senses Everything here enchants as it soothes. Relax with yoga on the riverbanks or explore the Sacred Valley on horseback. Float in our heated pool or indulge at the Andean-style Mayu Willka Spa. As birds jabber overhead and wind whispers in the emerald trees, find your own harmony in the elements.

High-Altitude History in Cusco

Once you’ve acclimated to the thin air, it’s time to hit the former Incan imperial capital of Cusco, whose original streets were laid out to resemble the shape of a jaguar. Get the lay of the land at the central Plaza de Armas, check out the massive cathedral, and pay your respects to the mummies at the Museo Inka. Then make a stop at Coricancha, the Temple of the Sun, which was once the city’s religious center and covered in pure gold plating before it was looted by the Spaniards. The hilly, bohemian San Blas district is also worth a walk for its cute little shops and cafes and sweeping views of the city. Cusco has no shortage of lovely hotels — including the grande dame Hotel Monasterio — but for something a little more intimate, try Belmond’s newer property next door, the Palacio Nazarenas.

Lovely Lake Titicaca

Even the name sounds exotic: Titicaca. Lake Titicaca has become more and more of a draw in recent years, and for good reason. The world’s highest navigable lake is also a stronghold of indigenous Quechua and Aymara culture.
And if you are looking of an exceptionnal journey to discover this lake take the Adrean explorer train to Rekindle the romance of the rails as you carve a path between Peru’s natural wonders and ancient kingdoms.
South America’s first luxury sleeper train glides from Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire, across the lofty Andean plains to the white city of Arequipa. Take in the region’s spectacular highlights en route, including Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon.

Get Your Adrenaline Fix in Arequipa

Also down in the south just a few hours’ drive from Puno, the city of Arequipa is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site thanks to its unique white volcanic stone architecture. For the best accomodation choice we recommend Retreat to a world of quiet indulgence, surrounded by the peace and serenity of the breathtaking Colca Valley This secluded hideaway and spa offers a rare opportunity to experience the traditional beauty of Peru. Slip into a gentle pace of life as you spend time in harmony with the astounding nature and warm local communities of this lush valley. Time is yours to savor, with complete freedom to do as much or as little as you wish.

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