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Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Peru on your next getaway
Almaz Journeys and two iconic lodges have partnered together to reimagine travel to Peru. Delve into the local customs and traditions by visiting the mythical birthplace of the Incas. Discover authentic Peruvian experiences that will open doors to a whole new world, while enjoying the luxurious accommodations that Titilaka and Cirqa provide.
Located on a private peninsula on the shores of Lake Titicaca, Titilaka is an all-inclusive lodge where earth, water, and sky meet as one. Tucked away in the Andes Mountains, experience the awe of the highest navigable lake in the world, with an elevation of over 12,500 feet above sea level. Nestled amongst snowcapped, 20,000-foot peaks, the lake itself is a vast expanse of impossibly blue water that has served as the cradle of ancient Andean civilizations for thousands of years. This award-winning lodge is the perfect place to unwind, relax, and uncover a new perspective on Peru.
Built in 1540, the same year Arequipa was founded, Cirqa is another luxury Peruvian lodging site. As an expansion of Titilaka, Cirqa has been revitalized and brought back to life, while continuing to honor its rich history. As a UNESCO-protected site, constructed from original volcanic rock, and a former monastery, centuries of history are incorporated into this eclectic-, yet- luxurious lodging option. Arequipa, Peru’s second-largest city, sits at a very manageable altitude of 7,600 feet, making it a perfect place to acclimate before heading to Cusco or Lake Titicaca. The city boasts 300 days of sunshine a year on average, an absolutely splendid climate in which to explore its colorful and fascinating streets.
Built in the 1940s, Atemporal is a refurbished yet historical Peruvian Tudor that has been renovated into a luxury lodging location near the heart of Peru’s capital city, Lima. Atemporal is located in a tranquil residential area of the upscale Miraflores district. The Casa is only a short walk away from Lima’s best shopping areas, fashion boutiques, restaurants, and the pre-Colombian historical site of Huaca Pucllana. Enjoy the splendor of a stocked kitchen for guests to use, open bar, and historical Peruvian artifacts displayed throughout this charming, yet quaint home.
Get in touch with an Almaz Expert today to learn more about the trip of a lifetime!