If you’re looking for first-hand information on Peru’s historic city of Lima or the natural wonders hit up these five lucky Travel Advisors.

Kelly Hutchinson, Catryn Scantlebury, Kerstin Rheinlander, Gayle Rowson and Felicity Egginton scored themselves a spot on a 10-day famil to Peru earlier this year, which included stops in Lima, the Amazon, Cusco and more.

The trip began in the capital, Lima, where the consultants were treated to a tour of the beautiful colonial historic city centre, and indulged in some of the incredible culinary experiences on offer.

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Delicious local delights were tasted in Lima’s top restaurants such as Cala and Ayahuasca Restobar, between explorations of the museums and cafes around the Barranco district.

From Lima, the group flew to the city of Iquitos, in the Amazonian jungle, to board a luxury river cruise aboard the Aria Amazon.

The river cruise visited Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, remote communities along the Marañon River, and gave the group the chance to head on a jungle trek.

Following the conclusion of the river cruise, the group transferred to the ancient Incan capital Cusco, to explore the city, the surrounding Sacred Valley, and UNESCO World Heritage Site Machu Picchu.

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In the Sacred Valley, the Advisors were treated to massages at Tambo del Inca spa, a trip aboard the Hiram Bingham luxury train to Aguas Calientes at the base of Machu Picchu and lunch at MIL restaurant, owned by world-renowned Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez.

As well as the culinary and spa experiences, the team explored the archaeological sites at Ollantaytambo and Sacsayhuaman, visited with sustainable tourism group Plan Wallata Organisation, and visited the Museum of Pisco to sample the national alcohol.

Before returning to Australia, the group spent two more days in Lima, exploring the neighbourhoods of San Isidro and Miraflores, experiencing the parks, cafes, restaurants and headed onto Callao Bay for a Peruvian cooking lesson on board a luxury catamaran.

 

Is Peru on your must visit list for 2019?