Date
Oct 17, 2022 - Oct 28, 2022
Trip Type
By River

Group Size: Up to 24 travelers
Price: Starting from $11,990 per person double occupancy

Activity Level
3

Trip Overview

Explore Peru’s dazzling natural beauty, rich cultural traditions and intriguing pre-colonial empire in luxurious accommodations from start to finish. Begin in the capital city of Lima with some of the very best of Peru, including the Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel, amaZ restaurant, and the Larco Herrera Museum. Then cruise four nights along the Amazon—the world’s largest river— aboard the beautiful Delfin II riverboat.  Delve into the art, textiles, and archaeology of the Sacred Valley of the Inca, and enjoy the splendid Hacienda Urubamba. Visit the 15th-century Inca citadel of Machu Picchu from Belmond’s Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, the only property next to the entrance of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Schedule by Day

  • Oct 17: Depart U.S./Arrive Lima, Peru
  • Oct 18: Lima
  • Oct 19: Amazon River
  • Oct 20: Amazon River
  • Oct 21: Amazon River
  • Oct 22: Amazon River
  • Oct 23: Sacred Urubamba Valley of the Inca
  • Oct 24: Sacred Urubamba Valley of the Inca
  • Oct 25: Machu Picchu
  • Oct 26: Cuzco
  • Oct 27: Cuzco/Lima
  • Oct 28: Depart for flights home  

Pricing

Per Person Double Occupancy:

  • Standard Suite: $11,990
  • Master Suite: $12,490

Single Occupancy:

  • Standard Suite: $18,490

Accommodations

  • Two nights at the Belmond Miraflores Hotel
  • Four nights aboard the Delfin II
  • One Night at the Belmond Monasterio Lodge
  • Two nights at the Belmond Rio Sagrado
  • One Night at the Belmond Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

What to Expect

Activity Level 3

In order to make the most of what each locale has to offer, this moderately strenuous program includes a number of rigorous travel days and activities scheduled throughout the day. Travel will be by modern air-conditioned motor coach on roads ranging from modern highways to winding mountain roads, with drives approximately one to two hours. There will be three flights on commercial airlines within Peru ranging from approximately 90 minutes to two hours, along with two train rides lasting approximately two to four hours allowing us to travel more quickly and comfortably to our next destination. Busy times will be offset with time for independent exploration and opportunities to relax and enjoy the amenities at the hotels and on board the Delfin II.

Daily excursions involve one to two miles of walking, often in the full sun, and walking tours can last as long as three hours, including periodic stops. Some walking takes place in historic quarters, where streets are often cobblestoned and uneven, or on unpaved ground at the numerous archaeological sites and jungle trails we will visit. Some buildings will not have elevators, and you will encounter steps without handrails, so participants should be able to comfortably climb stairs without assistance.

Please be aware that the second half of the program takes place at high altitude, ranging from approximately 7,970 feet at Machu Picchu to 11,150 feet in Cuzco. Many participants on this program will experience some symptoms of altitude sickness, including headache, fatigue, and insomnia; it is likely a few may experience more severe symptoms. All hotels have oxygen available for travelers experiencing symptoms of altitude sickness. Please note that higher altitudes can exacerbate health issues you may already have. Any physical condition requiring special attention, diet, or treatment must be reported. 

Study Leader(s)

Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of African American Studies, Emeritus

Mode of Travel

The Delfin II is an exclusive home base for Amazon River cruising. This luxury, 28-guest riverboat combines comfort and grace effortlessly with the wilderness of the Amazon. Expect world-class hospitality, fine dining and great company aboard.

For More Information

Please email haatravels@harvard.edu or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.