In 1911 when Hiram Bingham revealed the lost Inca fortress to the world, Peru emerged as a new destination for travel in South America. The fort was called Machu Picchu, and for years the largely untouched Inca site was abandoned, disappearing from the Amazon Forest until Hiram Bingham discovered the site with his expedition team. Over the next 100 years, many other Inca sites were reclaimed from the Forest including the Choquequirao fortress and Winay Winya. In addition to this extraordinary site, visitors to Peru can also enjoy the sites of the Inca Pisac, Ollantaytambo and the Colonial City of Cusco – which are like the lively Inca architectural museums.
If you are thinking about Peruvian luxury tours in the coming year and are considering taking advantage of Peru’s best hospitality, we have compiled a list of some of the best highlights, and completes the things you need to know.
Peru offers a large number of luxury hotels, from traditional colonial hotels to contemporary style boutique accommodation. The best hotel is located close to major tourist attractions such as Machu Picchu, Cusco, and the Sacred Valley. In Cusco, we recommend that you consider the Monasterio Hotel, which was originally built in 1595 on the site of the Inca Amaru Qhala palace. Another popular choice is the very private hotel in La Casona – 11 suite hotels built around a traditional inner courtyard, and a popular choice for the rich and famous. Other prominent hotels in Cusco include the Libertador Hotel and Casa Cartagena, an ultra-modern hotel located in a colonial house.
Of course no luxury trip to Peru is complete without a visit to Machu Picchu, and the best way to travel is by Hiram Bingham Luxury Train. This luxury service, operated by Orient Express Group, is one of the … Read the rest