Peru may not be known as a luxury destination in South America by now, but in past years as the international tourism has grown, so has the need for the luxury hotels, services and experience. As a matter of fact, many visitors are surprised by the luxury options available here. If you are planning to visit Peru, here are 5 places you should not miss to experience in Peru.
Luxury Amazon jungle lodge
While visiting Peru, spending a few days in Peru’s Amazon jungle is an awesome experience. You get to see the beauty and wildness of Amazon jungle while staying leisurely in the deluxe hotel. To experience you the charm of the Amazon jungle with comfort, Reserva Amazonica Lodge in Peru’s Tambopata National Park offers everything needed to make your experience a luxurious one. The hotel is situated only 50 minutes away by air from Cusco.
The luxury Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel
Situated outside the village of Aguas Calientes, there lies one of the Peru’s best hotels. Although Inkaterra Machu Picchu is a four-star hotel, its location, facilities, services and rooms are more luxurious than many other five-star hotels. Set up in 11 acres of beautiful forest region, this hotel offers their customers to select from different bungalows and individual rooms from entry-level to rich and superior suites. These suites include terraces, alpaca blankets, fireplaces and stylish bathrooms. The price range of rooms starts from $550 USD per night including breakfast and dinner. There are many other hotels, which you can find on Machu Picchu travel blog. Every hotel makes sure their customers get the best treatment.
The deluxe Hiram Bingham Train
Hiram Bingham Train is said to be the world’s best luxury train. The train departs from the Andean village of Poroy and takes three and a half hours to reach the Ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Along the way you get to see the most prominent mountain views in Peru.
Visitors boarding Hiram Bingham receive great Peruvian hospitality where they offer Champaign, Andean traditional dancing, the best food and an invitation to afternoon tea at Machu Picchu’s Sanctuary Lodge Hotel. However, it takes $750 USD for one person with a return ticket. But, we recommend you that come without a return ticket because one way is affordable and train departs just before sunset.
Gourmet food at the remains of Huaca Pucllana
Winning “World’s best Culinary Destination” at the World Travel Awards in 2012, and lately Peru’s celebrity chef Gaston Acurio collected the White Guide’s 2013 Global Gastronomy Award, in recognition of “having developed a rich local cuisine, with a vision of the future, known as novoandina food”, Peruvian food is something visitors should not miss. Spend some nights dining at some of the Lima’s best restaurant is certainly a new experience for food lovers.
Huaca Pucllana is a big pre-Columbian pyramid situated in the district of Miraflores. Going back to the Lima culture, the site served as an important administrative and ceremonial attraction. Today, visitors can explore this archaeological site along with the meal from on-site restaurant, which is well-known for seafood and conventional Peruvian food. During holidays and weekends, advanced booking is recommended.
The luxury Amazon river food
In the south of Iquitos, where Marañón Rivers and Ucayali-Apurímac combine, is said to be the start of the Amazon River. Luxury cruise offers travelers to go through Aqua Expedition in a unique and luxurious way. Two riverboats M/V Aqua & Aria offers all the comforts of a five-star hotel on water.