My husband and I hiked the Inca trail over a decade ago, and throughout that experience I dreamed of not IF, but WHEN we would return with our children! I challenge you to float to the end of these images – each experience tops the last! Let me know when I can help craft your customized journey to the fascinating land of the Incans – gastronomy, culture, nature, art, history and active adventures await!
FIRST STOP: THE SACRED VALLEY
The most beautiful place to acclimatize, take on some active pursuits, and experience a bit of culture:
SOL Y LUNA, our hotel in the Sacred Valley – this stunning boutique hotel is made up of free standing casitas and is the perfect oasis to welcome you to your Peruvian holiday.
Each casita is a gorgeous peaceful oasis decorated with local art and extremely spacious and comfortable – a great way to shake off the fatigue of travel and acclimatize to the elevation.
Peru is the most important gastronomic stop in Latin America, and the first night at Sol Y Luna did not disappoint!
BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS – Pork Tamales, Quinoa Pancakes, local cheese and fresh produce!
Equestrian enthusiasts will love the family of horses at Sol Y Luna. Explore the area on horse back, ride around the grounds, or simply come to enjoy the Peruvian horse show at lunch time
Dinner and site inspection at Tamba Del Inka was an excellent treat – another fantastic hotel in the Sacred Valley
AN EPIC DAY OF MOUNTAIN CYCLING IN THE SACRED VALLEY: from Moray to the salt-pans
A VISIT TO OLLANTAYTAMBO IN THE SACRED VALLEY
En route to the train station:
ONE VERY SPECIAL TRAIN RIDE TO AGUAS CALIENTES (AKA MACHU PICCHU TOWN)
ABOARD THE PRINCESS CLASS ON THE INKA RAIL – For a family trip, a group of friends, or to celebrate a big birthday – this is the WAY TO TRAVEL!
Guests have their own private rail car with two servers and a chef, the car has a bar, comfortable sitting area and sit down dining space for up to 8 persons, and a private balcony. The food, wine, views and service are surreal!
Exploring Macu Picchu & climbing adjacent Huayna Picchu:
AGUAS CALIENTES (MACHU PICCHU TOWN):
The Fabulous City of Cuzco and a special stay at La Casona, Relais & Chateaux
Lake Titicaca, the highest elevated navigable lake in the world at 12,000 feet and the gorgeous Titilaka Hotel, Relais & Chateaux:
One of the most wonderful experiences at Lake Titicaca is visiting the indigenous people who live on the floating islands made of reeds.
We also had the opportunity to visit the unesco world heritage island. Taquile Island is a living museum, a secluded island of weavers whose textiles have been hailed as heritage masterpieces by UNESCO. Part of the uniqueness of the island’s culture comes from their traditional social structure which is reflected in their dress, traditions and greetings.
Gorgeous Hotel B, in the bohemian Barranco Neighborhood of Lima for our last night:
A wonderful lunch with the locals at El Mercado in Lima:
Our final dinner at the fourth best restaurant in the world, Central, where the 12 course tasting menu features foods from every altitude: