The long clear, sunny September days make this the perfect time to trek the Inca Trail whilst taking in those spectacular Andean views. Be sure to see the ‘Rainbow Mountain’ so named due to the brightly coloured striations in the rock.
>After a day of hiking you may feel inclined to treat yourself to a slap up dinner at one of the world’s more ambitious restaurants. If you haven’t tried high altitude haute cuisine we suggest you start now. Virgilio Martínez, of Lima’s Central (hailed the world’s fifth-best restaurant), has launched Mil restaurant which overlooks the awe inspiring Inca ruins of Moray, just 30 miles from Cusco. The extensive menu features unique ingredients and tells a story of the landscapes, history and culture of Peru.
We recommend getting away from it all deep within the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba draws on the grand haciendas of old with its terracotta floors, rustic beamed ceilings, alpaca bed trows, traditional Andean wall hangings and hand carved antiques. Lit by candlelit chandeliers and the golden flames of the wood burning fire, the restaurant serves local cuisine complete with organic home grown ingredients and majestic mountain views.