Peru, South America
Location
9 Days
Duration

Foodies Taste The Best Of Peru

Welcome to Peru, South America!

ROUTE: Peru, South America Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes, Cusco, Lima

DURATION: 9 Days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit to historical sites/monuments
  • Tour of Colonial & Modern Lima
  • Visit one of Lima’s symbolic markets
  • Demonstration on how to prepare Peru’s main dishes
  • Tour the Larco Museum
  • Visit to Pisac Market and Pisac Archaeological Complex
  • Sacred Valley tour
  • Excursion to Machu Picchu
  • Cusco city tour and nearby archaeological sites
  • Visit Miraflores by bike and also have a gastronomic experience
AIRFARE: International Airfare Upon Request
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels used (or similar)
FIRST:
  • Please inquire
DELUXE:
  • Lima – Marriott Hotel, deluxe room
  • Sacred Valley – Casa Andina Private Collection Valle Sagrado, superior room
  • Cusco – JW Marriott Hotel Cusco, Classic Inca room
  • Lima – Marriott Hotel, deluxe room
LUXURY:
  • Please inquire

 Included: 

Accommodations Per Person Sharing, including hotel taxes

Arrival & departure transfers where applicable

Local guides where applicable

Meals per itinerary

Park entrance fees and sightseeing fees where applicable

Applicable transportation

Not Included:

Airfare and air taxes

Cancellation, baggage, travel and medical insurance

Items of a personal nature such as baggage porterage, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.

Visa and visa fees

Optional sightseeing and activities

Meals, beverages and services not mentioned in itinerary

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1

Day 1 Lima

Upon arrival at airport in Peru, you will be warmly met by a representative, who will provide assistance and transfer to your accommodation to check-in.

Activities:

  • HALF DAY CITY TOUR COLONIAL & MODERN LIMA: Our guided visit to Lima allows you to see the Historical Center: Plaza Mayor (“Main Square”), the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, the City Hall and old streets with colonial mansions and Moorish balconies. You will also visit an historic convent, an icon of colonial architecture. The tour goes all the way to modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, where you’ll appreciate huacas or sacred Inca structures. Also, you will observe the Pacific Ocean coast from the vast seafront.
  • Dinner at Malabar, a restaurant with its own identity, the result of the constant search for this ideal. The menu, with dishes and details that compose it, is the end result of a long process that culminates in four annual letters according to the products available each season.

Overnight: Lima

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Day 2 Lima

Activities:

  • HALF DAY FLAVORS OF PERU & LUNCH: Visit one of Lima’s symbolic markets to appreciate the amazing variety of fish, exotic fruits, and vegetables used in Peruvian food. You will be equipped with a list of products and descriptions of food you will encounter to help you enjoy this visit even more. Afterwards, you will watch as the chef of a renowned restaurant demonstrates how to prepare Peru’s main dishes, and you will learn how to make an exquisite typical Peruvian dish yourself. Rounding out this culinary experience is a great typical Peruvian lunch.
  • HALF DAY TOUR LARCO MUSEUM (PVT):  Today is devoted to one of Latin America’s most complete museums, the Larco Museum, with its unequaled private collection called the Treasures of Ancient Peru; it inspires its visitors to discover, learn about, and enjoy the more than five thousand years of the history of ancient Peru. There are more than 45,000 ceramic artifacts on display, mostly from the Mochicas, which were compiled by Rafael Larco Hoyle, an important Peruvian archeologist and major collector. One of its most remarkable sections is the collection of so-called “erotic” pottery.
  • VISIT HUACA PUCLLANA BY NIGHT:  Enjoy a delicious dinner in front of one of the most important archaeological pre- Hispanic sites in Lima. Guided by experts, you will be able to see Huaca Pucllana at night with walls that are between 1,300 and 1,800 years old. All with adequate lighting which enhances the beauty of the place.

Overnight: Lima

3

Day 3 Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

Activities:

  • At schedule time transfer to the airport to board the flight to Cusco city. Upon arrival in Cusco one of our representatives will meet you and then you will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Sacred Valley allows better acclimatization for its lower altitude compare to Cusco city.
  • FULL DAY TO PISAC MARKET & PISAC ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX: Today you will set off for the Sacred Valley of the Incas, heading towards the town of Pisac to tour its impressive archaeological site on the mountain top, one of the most important in the Valley, featuring incredible terraced hillsides and a high degree of urban planning. After the tour, you will descend to the town and spend some time in the local market, interacting with the people, observing the local identity, and doing a little shopping.
  • Lunch at Hacienda Sarapampa, a vivid expression of culture of maize from its beginnings in ancient Peru to the present day. The variety grown is corn White Giant, unique in the world because of its features and exceptional dimensions.
  • Rest of the day at leisure to rest and get use to the altitude.

Overnight: Sacred Valley – (B, L)

4

Day 4 Sacred Valley

Activities:

  • FULL DAY AUTHENTIC SACRED VALLEY TOUR:  Discover the best of the Sacred Valley of the Incas through this route starting on the Inca’s Balcony, a beautiful terrace with an impressive view of Chinchero, where twelve families still preserve their traditional costums, showing you the ancestral way in which they process the wool and obtain those vivid colors for their textiles. Afterwards, we will get to Ollantaytambo, one of the most monumental architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire, one of the few places where the Spanish conquistadors lost a major battle. Very well known for its “andenes” (terraces dug into the slopes of mountains for agricultural purposes), Ollantaytambo was a highly effective fortress that also served as a temple. Then, we will continue to the town of Ollantaytambo, “the unique living Inca town”: the best surviving example of Inca city planning, with narrow cobblestone streets that have been continuously inhabited since the XIIIth century.
  • Enjoy a glass of delicious sparkling wine while observing the beautiful landscapes that characterize the city of Cusco.

Overnight: Sacred Valley – (B, L)

5

Day 5 Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes - Cusco

Activities:

  • Transfer from hotel to Ollantaytambo train station.
  • FULL DAY EXCURSION TO MACHU PICCHU INCLUDING LUNCH:  Awaiting you today is by far and away one of the high points in world tourism: Machu Picchu. Your adventure starts on a train ride to the city of Aguas Calientes, where you will disembark and then board a bus that drives you to the actual Machu Picchu archaeological site, where you will definitely have an experience you will never forget. You will discover this new 7 Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site; afterwards, there is some free time for you to explore the site on your own, to relax, or to meditate. At the agreed upon hour, you will descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch at a local restaurant and, later on, board the train for your return trip; you will stop at the train station indicated in your ticket where you will be picked up and driven to your hotel.

Overnight: Cusco – (B, L)

6

Day 6 Cusco

Activities:

  • HALF DAY CITY TOUR & NEARBY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES:  You will visit the city of Cusco, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and home to a somewhat particular essence. The tour will start at the Koricancha temple, an ancient Inca palace and main worship center of the Sun God, where the order of the Dominicans built an incredible church that can still be seen there. Then, you will tour the Plaza de Armas, where the Cathedral and the beautiful Church of the Society of Jesus, among other colonial buildings, are located. You will then continue the journey to the colonial church of San Cristóbal to enjoy a spectacular view of the city. Afterwards you will go on to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, an Inca building known for its massive walls of hewn stone, located in a strategic location, on a hill, with a broad view of the city of Cuzco. Later, you will visit the important archaeological complexes of Qenko and Puca Pucara.
  • COOKING DEMONSTRATION AND DINNER IN MAP CAFE:  The Pre-Columbian Art Museum restaurant, housed in a beautiful courtyard of a colonial house, will offer a demonstration of the best dishes of the Andean food inside its kitchen. Then you will enjoy dinner in a sophisticated and welcoming atmosphere in one of the best restaurants in Cusco.

Overnight: Cusco – (B, D)

7

Day 7 Cusco

Activities:

  • HALF DAY TOUR: FUN CUSCO & SAN BLAS DISTRICT: Spend half a day walking about the city of Cusco, visiting on foot to the neighborhood of San Blas, where the finest artisans of Cusco live and work, and visit its church. Continue with an innovative experience whose main characters are Chocolate, Pisco and Coffee. Through a guided tour that will awaken your senses, you will discover the infinite world of three products that are an integral part of our ancient past. You will have a complete experience that will show you and let you understand the passion we feel for these national products of excellent quality.

Overnight: Cusco – (B)

8

Day 8 Cusco - Lima

Activities:

  • At the scheduled time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.
  • HALF DAY TOUR TO MIRAFLORES DISTRICT BY BIKE (TASTING DELICIOUS SNACKS):  In this tour you will visit the traditional district of Miraflores by bike and also have gastronomic experience learning about the flavors, colors, aromas and stories behind our renowned cuisine. In this case you will visit small typical limean restaurants that also called Huariques and have the opportunity to try delicious snacks.
  • SUNSET AND DINNER AT CALA RESTAURANT:  End your day in Lima in an unexpected way: enjoying the sunset with dinner at a well-known restaurant on the Pacific coast. You will be driven to Cala Restaurant, which is situated right on the coastline, where you will enjoy watching a fantastic sunset and drinking a pisco-based cocktail. Afterwards, dinner is served, and it will be something utterly delicious from the sea, maybe a traditional Peruvian dish or an international one. Afterwards, you will return to your hotel.

Overnight: Lima – (B, D)

9

Day 9 Lima

Departure: At the scheduled time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home. – (B)


Meals as per itinerary: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)


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Location Name: Peru, South America
Area (SQ KM): 1,285,216
Population: 30,444,999
Capital: Lima
Language(s): Spanish, Quéchua (both official); Aymara; many minor Amazonian languages
Religion: Roman Catholic , Seventh-Day Adventist, Christian
Currency: Peruvian sol - PEN
Time Zone: GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) – 5 GMT
Electricity: 220 V
Phone Country Code to Call (Peru, South America): 51


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