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Arrive Arequipa, Perú
Welcome to Peru’s highlands. Today you fly from Lima to Arequipa, where you are met and escorted to your deluxe hotel.
This afternoon, enjoy a tour of this ‘White City’ set beneath the imposing El Misti volcano. Begin with a visit of the Museum of Andean Sanctuaries, to see the Juanita Mummy, a preserved 14-year-old daughter of an Inca dignitary who was found on snow-capped Ampato Mount in 1995. Next, view the city’s 17th century Arequipa Cathedral, and the collection of period paintings and murals at the 14th century Church of the Society of Jesus, an excellent classical example of the local baroque architecture.
Take in the expansive view from the Carmen Alto Scenic Viewpoint before visiting the medieval Monastery of Saint Catherine whose religious citadel is still in use today.
Arequipa to Puna & Titilaca
This morning, fly to Juliaca Airport, set high in southeastern Peru. You are met and escorted to Puna, and your hotel located on a private peninsula in historic Titilaca (Lake Titicaca).
A contemporary Peruvian retreat, your all-inclusive hotel is set on the shores of the peaceful lake. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (B,L,D)
Titilaca (Lake Titicaca)
Today, venture onto the lake, exploring life on two of the most notable islands. Begin with a one-hour boat journey to the secluded island of Taquile. A Quechua stronghold in a region dominated by the Aymaras culture, this island is a ‘living museum’ of the native Quechua people. Meet a local weaver and his family, who teach you about the traditional social structure, which you see reflected in their dress and customs. Uncover the beauty of their unique weavings, recognized by UNESCO as true heritage masterpieces.
Relish in the stunning scenery – the umber landscape, vibrant blue lake, and snowcapped mountains of the Cordillera Real, as you travel by boat and car to the legendary Uros Floating Islands, near the protected National Reserve of Titicaca.
Tour these impress man-made islands, and meet the proud "black blood" kot-suña people. Learn about their history, customs, and their creative uses for the lake’s totora reeds. (B,L,D)
Puna & Titilaca
This morning, immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region on a hike or bike ride through the farmland fields of Plateria, which surround Lake Titicaca.
Spend the afternoon visiting some of the lake’s indigenous craft communities, including Copamaya, well known for their distinctive weavings. (B,L,D)
Puna to Lima
As you are escorted back to the Juliaca Airport for your flight to Lima, stop by the shoes of Lake Umayo for a tour of the burial chambers at Sillustani. This burial ground for pre-Incan kings and nobility is a series of perfectly cylindrical funeral towers.
You are met on arrival in Lima, and taken to your luxury boutique hotel. Located in the bohemian Barranco neighborhood, the area around this intimate new hotel is filled with galleries as well as trendy bars and restaurants.
Lima is a modern coastal metropolis, and Peru’s capital city. It is renowned for its colonial architecture, fascinating museums, and beautiful cathedrals. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore this cosmopolitan “City of Kings,” Privately. (B,L,D)
Begin your day in Lima with a visit the La Gran Fruta, a juice bar famous for its wide variety of fresh Peruvian fruit juices. Savor the different and exotic flavors as you sample a selection of juices and nectars. Next, your guide leads you through the San Isidro Market, a local produce shopping market a genuine visual and sensory experience.
Learn more about Peru’s exciting gastronomy as you are escorted to the renowned Astrid & Gaston restaurant for a delightful gourmet lunch.
Then, visit Lima’s incredible Gold Museum, home to exquisite textiles, pottery and gold artifacts of various pre-Hispanic cultures. Their collection is composed of more than 20,000 pieces from different times and parts of the world.
This evening, enjoy a private tour of the vibrant Lucia de la Puente Gallery, set in a renovated historical house. This exciting new gallery is home to some of the top modern artists in the country, including Ramiro Llona and Mariella Agois. After your tour, enjoy a private dinner inside the gallery. (B,L,D)
Lima & Depart
Today is at leisure until time for your transfer to the Lima airport for your flight home or onwards to your next destination. (B)
Casa Andina Private Collection, Arequipa
Casa Andina Private Collection are spectacular properties in spectacular Peruvian locations, created to convey what’s quintessential about the region. Casa Andina Private Collection Arequipa is located on the old "Casa de la Moneda" (old Mint), a national historic landmark built in 1794, more a living museum than a hotel. The Private Collections have an architecture that combines the best of modern and traditional Peruvian style, with privileged views and surroundings. Guests will enjoy a creative gastronomy made with the finest local ingredients, created to express the region´s local flavor.
Titilaka Hotel, Puno
Titilaka is located on its very own private peninsula with 4 acres of grounds, 20 miles from the bustling commercial center of Puno. This makes the Titilaka a tranquil oasis on Lake Titicaca, surrounded by the natural wildlife of the lake. As the lodge is next to the peaceful agrarian hamlet that shares its name, guests are able to witness the traditional lifestyles of the region´s local villagers. Titilaka is your base for exploring the diverse ecological and culture that characterize this region. The hotel features eighteen lake-facing rooms distributed on three levels connected by a central hallway. Enjoy contemporary Peruvian dishes prepared with fresh local ingredients.
Hotel B, Lima
Originally built in the style of the Belle Époque, the mansion served as a seaside retreat during the presidency of Augusto Leguia in the 1920s. Its architectural features and flair capture the celebratory spirit of Peru’s centennial, which permeated life in the capital city throughout the era of its construction. Hotel B is a place for contemporary explorers of life seeking the intrigues and mysteries of Peruvian culture, geography and nature. Arts Boutique Hotel B caters to traditionalists looking for an authentic historic atmosphere and to shrewd urban explorers willing to immerse themselves in the city´s contemporary social and cultural scene.