“What will be the first luxury sleeper train in Peru will take attendees on four- to seven-night journeys across the Peruvian Andes, visiting everything from remote villages to famous destinations such as Lake Titicaca and Cusco.”
Peru appeals to groups for a variety of reasons. Not only can attendees visit famous Incan sites such as Machu Picchu, but they can also embrace today’s authentic culture by participating in cooking classes or traditional offering ceremonies. Here are five venues that will give Peruvian meetings the local feel groups want.
Museo de Arte de Lima
Groups can meet amidst the one of the largest and most representative collections of art in Peru at the Museo de Arte de Lima. Several of the museum’s “works of art” are actually artifacts found from the burials of important individuals and placed inside tombs, highlighting ancient Peruvian culture and traditions. The venue’s new auditorium can accommodate up to 245 attendees.
Palacio del Inka
A Luxury Collection Hotel located in Cusco, Palacio del Inka offers a meetings-friendly place for groups to stay amid historic buildings such as the Temple of the Sun, Qorikancha, which was once the religious center of the city. Groups can explore Cusco’s other main attractions—the Main Plaza, the Cathedral and San Blas neighborhood, to name a few—in between meeting in the property’s five conference rooms.
Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel
With convenient access to the many hiking and climbing trails to Machu Picchu, the Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel combines traditional Peruvian and Andean influences with modern-day amenities. The Aqlla Spa offers treatments inspired by ancient Inca practices and techniques, while the on-site Qunuq restaurant serves up authentic Peruvian dishes. Attendees can also take cooking classes to learn how to make ceviche or participate in a payment-to-the-earth ritual in which they will offer up coca leaves, Andean cereals and minerals to Pachamama, aka Mother Earth.
Delfin Amazon Cruises offers smaller groups the opportunity to explore Peru by boat aboard the Delfin II. Attendees will visit Peru’s Pacaya Samiria National Reserve in a vessel that has 10 large suites as well as a formal dining room, observation deck and lounge, exercise space, spa and even a meeting room.
Belmond Andean Explorer
Groups hoping to travel luxuriously throughout the whole country of Peru can do so aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer, scheduled to launch in May 2017. What will be the first luxury sleeper train in Peru will take attendees on four- to seven-night journeys across the Peruvian Andes, visiting everything from remote villages to famous destinations such as Lake Titicaca and Cusco.