Latour Unveils Themed Tour Packages in Peru

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The cathedral church and main square in Lima, Peru.
The cathedral church and main square in Lima, Peru.

Latour, a member of the IsramWorld portfolio, has expanded its offering in South America with four new packages to Peru.

The Elite Voyage to Peru is a 7-night package that features a journey aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham luxury  train, which travels from Cuzco to Machu Picchu in just 3.5 hours. Accommodations are at luxurious Belmond Hotels properties such as the Sanctuary Lodge at Machu Picchu and the Rio Sagrado Hotel in the Sacred Valley. Excursions include a visit to Machu Picchu, a day exploring the Ollantaytambo Ruins, a visit to the Herrera Museum, shopping at the Pisac Indian Market, and city tours of Cuzco and Lima. Included in the trip are onboard meals, wine, entertainment, tour guides and transfers. Prices start at $6,237 pp dbl.

The 7-night Flavors of Peru tour, which focuses on gastronomy, begins in Lima with a visit to one of the city’s colorful markets, followed by cooking demonstrations of some of Peru’s main dishes. Then it’s off to Cuzco to experience a culinary session with an Andean family, before touring nearby archaeological sites including the Incan Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Puca Pacara and Tambomachay. A city tour of Cuzco culminates with an opportunity to sample pachamanca, an authentic Inca meal baked in an earth pot. Guests participate in an earth ritual in the sacred Urubamba Valley followed by a traditional lunch, and then they journey to Machu Picchu to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prices start at $3,745 pp dbl.

Wellness in the Andes is a 5-night package that combines yoga and spa treatments complemented by tours of Peru’s most spectacular sites. The tour begins with a night in Lima, before departing for Cuzco where activities include a panoramic drive through the Urubamaba Valley, and a visit to a llama and alpaca farm. There’s a stay at the Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel, whose spa is the largest in Cuzco, an early-morning yoga session, and a visit to the ancient Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, then it’s back to the hotel for a choice of strength and core training, or a reflexology session. Guests also participate in guided tours of Machu Picchu, the Andean Village of Chinchero, and city tours of Cuzco and Lima. Prices start at $3,237 pp dbl.

The 7-night Peru for the Family tour visits a local produce market in Lima (followed by a cooking class), the Maras salt pans,  the vast circular agricultural terraces of Moray, and the Incan ruins of Ollantaytambo. There’s also the opportunity to meet Andean villagers in Misminay within the Sacred Valley and learn about their lifestyles, then participate in a guided tour of Machu Picchu. The package concludes with a city tour of Cuzco followed by traditional pottery and chocolate-making classes. Prices start at $2,836 per adult dbl; $1,698 per child sharing. For more information, visit www.latour.com.

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