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Gastronomic Experience in Peru

Visit these restaurants small communities and take these classes in the company of an expert, for an even greater delight for your intellectual palate. This is an exceptional tour with activities that we’ve handpicked for the ultimate foodie experience.

Trip Highlights

  • Your experience begins in the Sacred Valley of the Incas for a gradual acclimatization to height.
  • The visit to Machu Picchu includes the train ride in superior class and buffet lunch in one of the best restaurants in town.
  • This program will show you our gastronomic background, our native products, how to cook peruvian food and cultures with whom you will share their daily experiences in non-traditional tours.

Schedule by Day

  • Day 1 Lima
    • Reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
    • Overnight at selected hotel at Lima.
  • Day 2 Lima
    • CULINARY CLASSIC TOUR
    • Today you will be transfer to a local colorful market where a chef will give you a presentation of our local products. After that you will go to Urban Kitchen, a space where people come to learn how to cook in a friendly environment, dishes of Peruvian and international cuisines.
    • You will start cooking under the expert guidance of the chef, while learning about history of the Peruvian cuisine, the influence others have on it, and how we got to be one of the most important in the world.
    • When you finish cooking your dish, you will sit and taste what you have cooked. At this point, this experience has become a cooking class mixed with a fine restaurant experience.
    • Overnight at selected hotel at Lima.
    • Included: Breakfast.
  • Day 3 Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley
    • Transfer to the airport.
    • Flight to Cusco.
    • Transfer from the airport to the hotel Sacred Valley.
    • Lunch at Wayra Restaurant while you enjoy the paso horse exhibition.
    • Overnight at selected hotel in the Sacred Valley.
    • Included: Breakfast, lunch.
  • Day 4 Sacred Valley
    • PISAC MARKET & OLLANTAYTAMBO TOUR
    • You start off early this morning to travel to Pisac Market, which is quite captivating.
    • After completing this leg of the journey, you will be taken to Ollantaytambo, an Incan military, religious, and agricultural center located at the top of a mountain. From the perspective of the archaeological site, you will look down upon the town of the same name and see its incredibly narrow streets and canals that have not changed since the Incas constructed them.
    • Overnight at selected hotel in Sacred Valley.
    • Included: Breakfast, lunch.
  • Day 5 Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu
    • VISIT MISMINAY COMMUNITY
    • Visit the Andean community of Misminay, in the outskirts of Cusco, where you will be able to live ancient traditions preserving locals.
    • Through a narrow and winding path to the village, located at 3,700 meters over sea level you will visit families that live along in small single or double room houses, made out of adobe. They raise guinea pigs, cattle and sheep.
    • You will be able to plow or harvest the soil, depending on the time of the year, appreciate a ceremony in honor of Mother Earth— and enjoy a traditional lunch cooked by the ladies of Misminay, with naturally cultivated ingredients from their camps and enjoy a traditional lunch cooked by the ladies of Misminay, with naturally cultivated ingredients from their camps.
    • Additionally, you will observe women spinning, wool dyeing with natural ingredients, and lastly tapestry knitting, according to the ancient their techniques.
    • Transfer to the station to take the train to Machu Picchu.
    • Overnight at selected hotel at Machu Picchu.
    • Included: Breakfast, lunch.
  • Day 6 Machu Picchu – Cusco
    • VISIT TO MACHU PICCHU
    • You will be transported by bus to Machu Picchu citadel, one of the most renowned examples of the Inca’s architecture, surrounded by an amazing landscape of lush forest. Lost in history, Machu Picchu was not discovered until 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham, but was built in the middle of XV century. The name of the citadel comes from the Quechua language that means “Old Mountain” and apparently was the principal Inca’s Sanctuary. Then, you will enjoy a self-service lunch at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge.
    • At the appointed time, train back to Cusco.
    • Overnight at selected hotel at Cusco.
    • Included: Breakfast, lunch.
  • Day 7 Cusco – City Tour
    • Get to know the city of Cusco, an UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and possessor of a style on its own. The tour begins at the Koricancha Temple, an old Incan palace and main center for the worship of the sun god, Inti. Once the Spanish conquered Peru, the Dominican order built a lovely church over top this temple’s foundations: the church of Santo Domingo that is still there today. Your next destination is the Main Square, and then the adventure continues at the Sacsayhuaman Fortress built of enormous stone blocks expertly shaped by the Incas. It is strategically located at the top of a hill overlooking Cusco. What a view of the city! The tour continues with visits to three archeological sites: “Qenko, Puca-Pucara, and Tambomachay”, important religious and administrative centers for the Incas. Finally you will visit an art workshop named “Inkas Expression” that presents artists working on silver pieces and painting in wood. This is an ideal place for the ones who like andean art.
    • COOKING CLASS & LUNCH AT LIMO RESTAURANT:
    • Take part in a cooking demonstration in Limo Restaurant, located in a typical colonial-style house with a privileged view of Cusco main quare. You will learn how to prepare exotic cocktails with pisco, a traditional Peruvian brandy, as well as an entrée and a main dish using local ingredients. Afterwards, you will be able to enjoy a delicious lunch in the restaurant.
    • Overnight at selected hotel at Cusco.
    • Included: Breakfast, lunch.
  • Day 8 Cusco – Free day
    • Day at leisure to enjoy the wonders of Cusco city.
    • Overnight at selected hotel at Cusco.
    • Included: Breakfast.
  • Day 9 Cusco - Lima
    • Transfer to the airport.
    • Flight to Lima, transfer to the hotel.
    • Overnight at selected hotel in Lima.
    • Included: Breakfast.
  • Day 10 Lima
    • Transfer to the airport.
    • International flight back home.
    • Included: Breakfast.

Accommodation

  • 3 nights of accommodation in Lima at selected hotel.
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Sacred Valley at selected hotel.
  • 1 night of accommodation in Machu Picchu at selected hotel.
  • 4 nights of accommodation in Cusco at selected hotel.

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  • Full Day South Valley
    • TIPON, PIQUILLACTA & ANDAHUAYLILLAS
    • Southeast of Cusco is the Tipon archeological center. Your excursion today includes a tour of the site to see long stone canals built by the Incans, representing the height of their hydraulic engineering skill. Afterwards, it’s a visit to Pikillacta, one of the most important Pre-Incan archeological centers. Next on the itinerary is Andahuaylillas town and its precious 17th century church that is a spectacular expression of Andean Baroque architecture.
  • The Barroco Route
    • You will be transferred from the city of Cusco to the city of Huaro to visit “La Capilla de la Virgen Purificada de Canincunca”, a chapel located next to Urcos Lagoon. This small church has some incredibly beautiful mural paintings which really makes it stand out. After that, you will continue towards the San Juan Bautista de Huaro Church, where you will be able to partake upon an amazing choir, reminiscent of colonial times. You will then head to Andahuaylillas to visit the San Pedro Apostol Church, emblematic of the location and known as the “American Sistine Chapel”. Although this church is famous for its beautiful murals, it is also one of the most astounding examples of religious popular Andean art. The tour will then head towards Pikillacta, where you will be able to visit on of the most important pre Inca archaeological complexes. Finally, you will head to the archaeological complex of Tipon, where you will have an amazing view of the stone canals that were built by the Incas. These canals represent the incredible abilities they had with regards to hydraulic engineering. A box lunch is included.

Additional Tours In Puno

  • Lampa Excursion
    • LAMPA
    • Lampa,is known as "The Pink City" due to its colorful homes made out of clay and also for maintaining its colonial structures in tis surroundings like the beautiful temple of Santiago Apostol. At the Chapel you can find the only replica of the famous piece of art "La Piedad" by Miguel Angel Buonarroti.
  • Sillustani Tombs
    • Visit for 45 minuts to the famous indian tombs of Sillustani, 22 miles from Puno, at the shores of the Lake Umayo. These tombs, also called chulpas, are circular tower-shaped are where the religious leaders ofthe Tiahuanaco culture were buried 400 years ago.


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