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
Relax and resource in the Sacred Valley
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.