Peru Off The Beaten Path Food Tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
Day 1 - Arrival in Lima
Arrival in Lima, the "City of Kings" famous for its Spanish Colonial architecture, extraordinary museums and cuisine. Lima is internationally recognized as the "Gastronomic Capital of the Americas", and its cuisine is considered among the most diverse and exquisite in the world on par with French cuisine. Upon arrival a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering.
Day 2 - Lima (B,L,D)
Market Visit and lunch on board traditional fisherman´s boat
Chorrillos district has been the trigger to start designing this experience, because of its strategic position close to Miraflores, its authentic fishing harbour and the tradition of onboard ceviche that will practice fishermen during their long journeys.
Be fishermen special guest! Meeting a local fisherman who will guide you through the seafood market, enjoy a seafood lunch according to antique ceviche tradition! Explore the history of Chorrillos Bay.
Hands on ceviche with local chef for a cooking class! Relax with a Pisco Sour and savour this exclusive live cooking lunch tasting with an exceptional coatline view.
Day 2 - Lima
Evening Walking Food Tour by Barranco Bohemian District
Taste authentic Peruvian flavors in the historical and bohemian area of Barranco in Lima.
Discover the authentic flavors of Peru’s world-famous cuisine during this comprehensive walking tour.
This neighborhood is home to several taverns, top ranked restaurants, markets and street food vendors that preserve the rich traditions of Peruvian cuisine.
Day 3 - Lima (B)
Tour of Colonial & Modern Lima and Larco Museum
This half-day tour visits both the colonial and modern sections of Lima. Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, San Francisco Church and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima, drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro.
Continue with the visit to the world famous Larco Museum, founded in 1926, displays remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice- royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre- Columbian pyramid is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Larco Museum also features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection, one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions
Day 4 - Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley (B,L)
Transfer from the hotel to the airport in Lima for a short but spectacular flight over the snowcapped Andes to the oldest inhabited city in the hemisphere, Cusco, at an elevation of 11,440 feet. Immediate transfer to the Sacred Valley at 8,200 feet of altitude.
Visit Awanacancha Interpretation Center onroute.
Upon arrival a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering.
Day 4 - Sacred Valley
Visit to Awana Kancha, the living Museum of the Andes
This Living Museum of the Andes showcase the South American Camelids such as llamas, vicuñas, guanacos and alpacas in their native environment. You will also enjoy a spinning and weaving demostration of ancient techniques on how to make clothing from the wool fibers of these animals. You can also see native flowers and some agricultural terraces from the Inca times.
Day 4 - Sacred Valley
Culinary Activity in Huchuy Qosqo Community including typical lunch
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by an amazing community reception with traditional music and beautiful Incan flowers (Kantu).
You will be presented an apron and taken to the communal cooking area.
At first, you will see a short presentation about the various different ingredients used in Andean cuisine and what their nutritional values are.
Then, you will get to help prepare a savory lunch. Products such as potatoes, quinoa, corn, grains and organic vegetables are the starts of this culinary exhibition.
Day 5 - Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu (B,D)
Ollantaytambo Fortress and train to Machu Picchu
Visit Ollantaytambo archaeological complex, the Incas built it as a fort that included a temple, agricultural terraces, and an urban area. There are two distinct sectors: The religious and worship zone, and the residential area.
Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions if one considers the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a "Living Inca Town" since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs.
Continue by train to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, walk to your hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) where you will spend the night.
Day 6 - Machu Picchu / Cusco (B)
Enjoy the unbelievable sights of the “Lost City of the Incas,” Machu Picchu.
Guided tour to Machu Picchu. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, it was hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911.
Archaeologists believe that the Inca “Virgins of the Sun” took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here.
Afternoon return train to Cusco.
Day 7 - Cusco (B,D)
Tour of Cusco and nearby ruins
Visitors are caught up in the excitement of touring the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, a delightful combination of Inca and colonial architecture. The tour visits important landmarks such us Cusco’s Cathedral, Plaza de Armas and Koricancha “The Temple of the Sun”.
This tour of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere also includes the nearby ruins of Kenko, Puca-Pucara, Tambomachay as well as the Sacsayhuaman fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture.
Day 7 - Cusco
Culinary Experience in Cusco
Immerse Your Senses in this exquisite culinary experience while enjoying breathtaking views of downtown Cusco from a beautiful top floor.
Enjoy a unique culinary experience in a beautiful kitchen with individual cooking stations where guests can prepare their own creations with the freshest regional ingredients and experience a new way of learning, sharing and enjoying Peruvian cuisine.
Day 8 - Return Home (B)
Transfer to the airport for your departure to Lima and your connecting international flight.
Arrive home full of great memories of the rich tradition of Colonial Lima, the snowcapped roaring Andean mountains and lush valleys, and the zig-zag road to the overwhelming sight of Machu Picchu, the amazing legacy the Incas.
All airport and transfers needed to operate tours and excursions transfers included
All entrance fees for tours indicated in the itinerary
Daily breakfast and meals detailed in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for lunch, D for dinner)
All train tickets, bus tickets and boat services needed to operate tours and excursions
Service of a bilingual licensed tour guide for all tours and excursions