Whether in the heart of its bustling capital city Lima, exploring exceptional historical sites or enjoying its wild nature, trips to Peru promise multi-faceted adventures. We present two Routes du Bonheur itineraries for travelers curious to discover its full riches.
Imagine a one-of-a-kind journey of undiscovered roads to follow, new sites to explore, hidden panoramic views and overnight stays at Relais & Châteaux properties. The 146 Routes du Bonheur offer exactly that, inviting travelers to discover points of interest, museums, markets or more modestly, small artisans' addresses.
Most take the road less traveled, hugging mountain curves, waterways, ridges and shores, mapped out to be savored in leisurely fashion and honoring the environment. With the Routes du Bonheur, the journey becomes unforgettable during, but also between the stages. Welcoming and inspiring places to eat and rest, each house is a universe in itself.
As writer Susan Sontag wrote, “I haven’t been everywhere yet, but it’s on my list.” On our list, two Routes du Bonheur to marvel at Peruvian treasures.
For many travelers, Peru is a much-dreamed-of destination, a chance to explore the ancient Inca Empire, the last pre-Columbian civilization, and of renowned sites of magic and fascination: Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Lake Titicaca. The homeland of writer Mario Vargas Llosa, a land of adventure and culture, is beyond what can be imagined. Mere photographs cannot capture the sensations and emotions experienced there in person. From the Pacific to the Andes, this trip is a thousand journeys in one.
As the third largest country in South America, Peru offers a diversity of exceptional landscapes and cultures. Beginning with a gourmet and culinary stopover in Lima, the capital, the traveler will be able to discover Peruvian gastronomy that today enchants gourmets around the world with its great diversity of products and its multiple influences. Then, following the course of the Amazon River, all the biodiversity of Peru is expressed, letting the pink dolphins and the toucans of the forest sing.