Destination of the month: Peru

It’s time to alpaca your bags, and spend 72 hours soaking up the incredible natural beauty of Peru, and what better way to do so than by exploring the varied realms of the stunning landscape from Belmond’s latest luxury train? Treat clients, friends or family to an adventure like no other.

Having become an increasingly popular destination over recent years, Peru provides the perfect escape filled with an exotic and vibrant culture that you and your guests will leave you and your guests amazed. Labelled by The Telegraph as the ‘world’s most culinary destination’ due to its delicacies, Peru features unbelievable natural phenomenon’s including gigantic canyons, enchanting architecture and extensive wildlife that would impress David Attenborough.

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Fly from Gatwick to Lima on the newly launched British Airways flight. Once landed in Lima, you can choose to either fly straight onto Cusco or to have a quick explore around Peru’s capital. After, an hour and half flight to Cusco, board the Belmond Andean Explorer train, the first South American luxury sleeper train that exemplifies the best of Belmond’s world-class hotels. Unpack and settle in with up to 48 passengers – this train is available for exclusive hire for more privacy.

After a delicious luncheon in one of the stunning dining cars, you will begin moving southeast towards Puno. Known for its proximity to one of the largest lakes in south America, the historic city of Puno is reflected in the large clear waters that glitter in the glorious sunlight. Why not learn a traditional dance in the capital of dancing and music festivals? Or, tap into your inner Indiana Jones, as you explore the archaeological sight of Raqch’I. From here, watch the sunsets over this spectacular vantage point before indulging in a sumptuous dinner.

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Rise with the sun that whilst looking over Lake Titicaca! Explore with your guests this fantastic region by boat and learn about the native skills of reed weaving. Head to Collata beach which stretches out into untouched splendour and unrivalled views and, from where you can witness traditional dances.

With the exclusivity of a private train, you can stop at more varied settlements and explore the culture first hand. In the afternoon, pull into Arequipa which is surrounded by three volcanoes and the buildings that are made of white volcanic rock. Experience the local delicacies or wander down to the unimaginable beaches. Learn more about this metropolitan city in Peru. In the evening, soak up the magic of the last night aboard the luxury train with a dinner in the observatory carriage or drinks in the piano carriage.

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For your final morning, why not explore the panoramic views over Lake Laguinllas or, the Sumbay Caves from where you can see the rich heritage of Peru in the form of cave paintings, estimated to be almost 8,000 years old. Continue to tour the city, or be transferred to the Arequipa airport for your journey home. Of course, there is always the option to stay and continue exploring Peru if you have been inspired by the Peruvian country.

With this incentive trip you will see the king of natural beauty you can’t image. Enjoy a wide variety of animals and learn all about the exciting culture of Peru. Here at Villiers, we specialise in incentive travel, whether that be a corporate incentive or incentive trip for family and friends. Get in touch with our experts today and start planning your once-in-a-lifetime incentive.

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