Inca Explorer

Inca Explorer

Inca Explorer is a 12-day exploration of Peru’s rich and fascinating history. Channel your inner Inca explorer as you visit the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, tour Cusco, and experience the stunning architecture of Arequipa and the majesty of the Colca Valley. Learn more about our Peru luxury tours and Peru adventure travel below.

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Itinerary Description:

Ker & Downey's Inca Explorer  journey is an adventure through the ancient heritage of Peru and the fascinating cultural history of this beautiful country, all in the utmost luxury. After a recuperative overnight stay in Lima, your Inca Explorer  adventure begins amid the magic of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On your way to your privileged riverfront accommodations at Belmond Rio Sagrado, stop to learn the ancient weaving techniques of Andean clothing in Awanacancha, shop at a local craft market, explore the Pisac archaeological ruins, and share lunch with a local family amid their collection of Inca and colonial art.

During your stay in the Sacred Valley, channel your inner "Inca explorer" with a thrilling river rafting outing on the Urubamba River, a climb up the region's Via Ferrata, and an excursion through the Chachabamba archaeological complex. You will eventually have the opportunity to hike to Intipunku, or The Sun Gate, the gateway to the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu. After an evening of dining on authentic Andean fare and a sunrise spent visiting Machu Picchu for an enviable second time, hop on board the Hiram Bingham luxury train for an luxurious, 1920s-inspired journey through the Andes to Cusco to spend some time at the lavish, oxygen-enriched rooms at Belmond Hotel Monasterio. Get to know Cusco through its many flavors, visiting the San Pedro market to see the locals in action and trying your hand at an Andean chocolate workshop at the Chocomuseum.

Continue your Inca Explorer Peru luxury tours in the “White City” of Arequipa, situated in the shadows of three impressive volcanoes, and tour the incredible colonial architecture from your accommodations at the Casa Andina Private Collection, a national historical monument. From Arequipa, it is just a stone’s throw to the Colca Valley, where you will relax in the lap of luxury at Las Casitas del Colca. Explore the valley, discover the Andean condor, visit the traditional villages still using ancient agricultural terraces along the canyon walls, and indulge in the fabulous spa treatments available at Las Casitas.

Your Peru adventure travel concludes in Lima with a tour through the "City of Kings" and a special hands-on cooking class with a local expert to learn the secrets of Peruvian cuisine -- the perfect conclusion for any true Ker & Downey Inca explorer.

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