Peru Gastronomic Tour

Gastronomic tour - Peru

Peruvian cuisine has entered the stage of international gastronomy with full credits!
Through the influence of rare ingredients and recipes from the Amazon and the Andes, combined with international influences such as Oriental and Spanish, Peruvian gastronomy celebrates a unique and utterly delightful flavours. The itinerary will have you tasting a diversity of flavours and what Peru has to offer whilst exploring the highlights of the coast and the Andes. The mixture of Peruvian products and the stories, traditions and locations behind them is what inspires us to cultivate and present our finest cuisine.

Day 1 : Arrival In Lima

You arrive at Lima’s international airport in the afternoon or night. There you meet our personnel.

A transfer brings you to your hotel (private service, english-speaking assistant).

Overnight.

Note: The program starts with the arrival at Lima in the afternoon/night. So early check-in is not included if passengers arrive in the morning.

Lima

Day 2 : Lima

Breakfast in hotel.
In the morning, a transfer takes you to the colonial and bohemian quarter of Barranco. There you visit a small shop of artisan roasting coffee where every day best-quality beans are selected to produce the best Peruvian organic coffee in town.

Coffee

After this, we visit a secret garden to try a lucuma milkshake right underneath the tree that bears this fruit.

Then, we go to a traditional marketplace in the San Isidro district to try some local fruits and to learn about their influence in the international cuisine development.

The following stop is at the Embarcadero 41 Restaurant, one of the best ceviche spots located in the Miraflores district. Here, you have the opportunity to prepare Pisco sour with a professional bartender. Furthermore, you discover the secrets for a perfect ceviche by preparing it along with the main chef.

Peruvian ceviche

Our last stop is at the Huaca Pucllana Restaurant for a gourmet Peruvian lunch.

Finally, after our five-hour tour, we transfer back to the hotel (private service, English-speaking guide). The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight.

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Day 3 & 4 : Lima - Cusco

DAY 3 – Lima / Cusco (3.399 masl)

After breakfast in the hotel, a transfer brings you to the airport, where you are taking the flight to Cusco.

Upon arrival, you will get to know our staff and a transfer will bring you to the hotel.

In the afternoon, you attent an excursion to visit the historical center (fee entrance to the Cathedral and Santo Domingo/Coricancha are included) and the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay (private service, English-speaking guide).

In the evening you have dinner at MAP Cafe.

Overnight.

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Qorikancha-Cusco

DAY 4 – Cusco

Breakfast in hotel.

In the morning, you visit the San Pedro and Casccaparo markets. After that, you go to Deva Restaurant to take a demonstrative cooking class. Lunch is included (private service, English-speaking cook/guide).

In the afternoon, a cocktail tour is scheduled: in which we visit 3 different restaurants. The first one is “La Taberna Bar” of Pachapapa Restaurant. This visit includes an introduction to pisco, to its history and a description of the fermentation processes. Here, we will taste 3 classes of pisco and prepare a house cocktail (Cholo Sour, a sour based on coca). Then, we continue the tour visiting Kion Restaurant to prepare Ten’Cantalá, a cocktail based on pisco and kion. We finish the experience at the Calle del Medio Restaurant tasting a pisco punch and sharing a delicious appetizer (private service, English-speaking bartender/guide).

Overnight.

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Pisco Sour

Day 5 : Cusco - Sacred Valley

Breakfast in hotel.

Today is dedicated to the pachamanca (private services, English-speaking guide).

A transfer takes you to a local market located in Urubamba. From the marketplace, you will be transferred to our lunch spot near Ollantaytambo. There you meet your cooks who will teach you how to elaborate a traditional Pachamanca. After helping to prepare the ingredients and placing them under ground, you have to wait for some time. Meanwhile you enjoy a Mother earth or Pachamama ceremony, which is a cerenemony to worship mother Earth and to thank her for the food you are going to eat.

Then the Pachamanca will be opened and dishes will be served.

After lunch, a transfer takes you back to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight.

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Pachamanca Peru

Day 6 & 7 : Sacred Valley: Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu

DAY 6 – SACRED VALLEY: AGUAS CALIENTES (2.060 masl)

Breakfast in hotel.

In the early morning, you depart on excursion to visit the Pisaq market and the Ollantaytambo fortress (private service, English-speaking guide).

You have lunch included at Wayra Restaurant, which offers the valley’s delicious treats, as well as a Peruvian Paso horse demonstration and a performance of the Marinera dance.

Then, a transfer brings you to Ollantaytambo’s station to take the Vistadome train (around 1.30-hour journey – 1st class, subject to availability) to Aguas Calientes.

Upon arrival, a transfer takes you to the hotel, where you will have dinner.

Overnight.

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Ollantaytambo Ruins | Peru

DAY 7 – AGUAS CALIENTES / MACHU PICCHU (2.430 masl) / CUSCO

Breakfast in hotel.

In the morning, you meet your guide and go by public bus to the archaeological complex to visit Machu Picchu. Lunch is included at the Sanctuary Lodge.

Then, you head back to town to take the Vistadome train to Poroy (almost 3.30-hour journey – 1st class, subject to availability). Upon arrival, a transfer takes you to Cusco (around 30-minute journey) (private service, English-speaking guide).

Overnight.

Note: The train ticket allows the transport of clients and their hand luggage (01 bag or backpack) with a weight of no more than 05kg/11lb and with a maximum size of 62 linear inches/157 cm (length + height + width), with the cars intended for this purpose. The main luggage will remain at the Sacred Valley’s hotel.

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Machu Picchu | Latin Trails

Day 8 & 9 : Cusco - Lima

DAY 8 – CUSCO / LIMA

After taking your breakfast in the hotel, a transfer will take you to the airport to take the flight to Lima. Upon arrival, you get to know our personnel and a transfer brings you to the hotel.

At 4pm, a transfer takes you to the colonial and bohemian quarter of Barranco to La Trastienda Restaurant, where you have a dazzling view of the coast of Lima. Here, a professional bartender shares his secrets for a perfect Pisco sour, so you can impress your friends with it when you return back home. After this refreshing cocktail, we get Lima creole food at Panchita Restaurant.

Gastronomic tour - Peru

The next stop is at the prestigious Huaca Pucllana Restaurant. Located inside the illuminated archeological site, which ruins date from 500 AC, the restaurant bears the same name.

As an evening final, we head to the bohemian quarter of Barranco for dessert to end our five-hour tour.

Then, a transfer takes you back to the hotel (private service, english-speaking guide).

Overnight.

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Lima - Peru

DAY 9 – DEPARTURE FROM LIMA

Breakfast in hotel.

In the morning, you do the panoramic Lima’s city tour. Afterwards, you visit the Larco Museum and have a 7-course farewell lunch Café del Museo Larco (private service, English-speaking guide).

Later on, a transfer brings to the airport to take your flight.

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Peruvian ceviche

INCLUDED

  • All transfers on arrival and departure of each locality, assisted by expert personnel.
  • All the excursions indicated in the program with English-speaking guides.
  • All entrance fees to the sitesmentioned.
  • Vistadome train to/from Machu Picchu.
  • Transportation in comfortable tourist vehicles.
  • Overnights in suggested hotels or similar(subject to confirmation), breakfast included.
  • Meals as indicated.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Early check-in / late check-out.
  • Internal flights (approx. USD 160-220 per person, per flight).
  • Drinks during meals.
  • Meals not expressly stated.
  • Extras at the bar, in laundry, in phone, etc.
  • Our tour escort from Lima to Lima.
  • Tips for guides, hotels, restaurants and airports.
  • Personal insurance.

PROGRAM HOTELS

Lima

  • Standard: José Antonio 4* (standard)
  • Superior: Iberostar 5* (classic)

Cusco

  • Standard: José Antonio 4* (standard)
  • Superior: Casa Andina Premium 5* (superior)

Sacred Valley

  • Standard: Sonesta Posada 3*sup (standard)
  • Superior: Casa Andina Premium 5* (superior)

Aguas Calientes

  • Standard: El Mapi 3*sup (deluxe superior)
  • Superior: Casa del Sol 4* (Mountain view)

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