BON APPETITE TOUR 8 DAYS

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BON APPETITE TOUR
8 DAYS

Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Cusco – Lima

Highlights

  • Taste your way through Peru with a Gourmet Tour in Lima the capital of Cuisine in South America. Mouthwatering dishes of Ceviche and toasting with the famous Pisco Sour. A yummy lunch in the Huaca Pucllana Restaurant.
  • Be a Chef for a Day with a hands on cooking class in the Belmond restaurant with a top Chef. Visit the San Pedro Market picking fresh ingredients to prepare a Peruvian dish.
  • Journey through the Sacred Valley of the Incas visiting the Pisac ruins and having a delicious lunch in a family hacienda dedicated in farming the huge white corn. Relish in a wonderful lunch prepared from the farm to the table tasting the organic potatoes, crisp vegetables and meats. Savor the delectable meal while watching a Marinera Peruvian Paso Horseshow.
  • After a visit of the Moray circular terraces and the Maras Salt Mines feast at the Mil Centro Restaurant owned by Virgilio Martinez voted the world´s best chef for 2017. It is located near the Moray ruins. Taste the unique fresh ingredients bringing the Andean ancestral cuisines to life.
  • Prepare a typical Andean dish, Pachamanca which is an earth oven using hot rocks to cook the meal like pork, lamb, beef or other meats, potatoes, lima beans, plantains and corn.
  • After a magical visit of the stunning Machu Picchu Inca site feed you palette in the Tampu Restaurant is the more exclusive restaurant in the Sanctuary Lodge near the Citadel.

Itinerary at a Glance

Days Destinations The Experience
Day 1 Arrive in Lima City of Kings – Capital of Peru
Day 2 Lima Gourmet Tour – Fly to Cusco Foodie Tour making Pisco and Cebiche, lunch in Huaca Pucllana Restaurant
Day 3 Cusco – Chef for a day + City tour Cooking Peruvian Cuisine and exploring the Ancient city of Cusco
Day 4 Sacred Valley of the Incas Visit the Pisac ruins + market – Lunch at the Hacienda Sarapampa farm to table
Day 5 Sacred Valley of the Incas Chinchero colorful weaving demo – Moray circular depressions – Lunch in Mil Centro with demo – Maras salt ponds
Day 6 Ollantaytambo – Train Journey to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) Explore the Ollantaytambo ruins + town, Pachamanca typical lunch
Day 7 Machu Picchu – Train Journey – Cusco Discover they mysterious Machu Picchu
Day 8 Cusco – Fly to Lima Domestic Flight to Lima or other destination

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Day 1 Arrive in Lima the City of Kings
Arrive in the Lima airport, where our staff waits to take you to the heart of the city, Miraflores or spend the night in the airport hotel. This beautiful coastal city was founded by Francisco Pizarro, January 18, 1535 as the City of Kings. It became the capital and the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru. Today Lima renowned for Peruvian cuisine especially ceviche (fresh seafood dishes).
Hotel in Lima
No meals

Day 2 City of Kings Gourmet Tour and flight to Cusco
After a filling breakfast, we will start the heavenly gourmet tour. Visit the local food market to learn about fresh ingredients / vegetables and fruits of Peruvian cuisine while savoring the aromas and the vibrant colors of the variety of fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and more. We will make stops along the way in Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro. We will have some organic coffee a fruit smoothie in a secret garden café and partake in a Ceviche and Pisco Sour Class with a head chef at a top seafood restaurant. Finally, we can relax and enjoy a gourmet lunch in the Huaca Pucllana with a pretty vision of the pre-Incan ruins. Return to your hotel and transfer to the Lima airport for your flight to Cusco (3,350m/10,990ft), Greetings in Cusco with a transfer to your hotel.

Hotel in Cusco
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 3 Be a Chef for a Day in the Belmond restaurant! Explore the ancient Cusco City
This morning we will take you to the Belmond hotel for your yummy cooking class. Meet your chef and drive to the San Pedro market where the locals shop for vegetables, meats, fruits and more. Choose the fresh ingredients with your chef and learn about various produces that are grown in Peru. Return to the kitchen in the hotel where you begin cooking with special aromas and flavors under the guidance of your chef. You may prepare a lomo saltado (tenderloin sautéed with potatoes, onions and tomatoes served over white rice) or other delicious dish. The Chef will give you the history of food in Peru and instructions on how to prepare along with him. Then devour your hand cooked meal and taste every ingredient that went into your dish. In the afternoon we will experience the history and its culture. Stroll on the cobble stoned streets to the Plaza de Armas for a visit of the Cathedral built with stones from nearby Sacsayhuaman Temple. Then off to the Qoricancha (court yard of gold) the most important Inca Sun Temple, once a glittering palace. Afterwards, we drive above Cusco and visit the impressive Sacsayhuaman a religious sacred site for the Incas but was called a fortress by the Spaniards. Be in awe with the huge large wonderfully carved granite stones with boulders carefully chiseled to fit together. Thereafter, continue to Qenqo (labyrinth or zigzag) thought to have been used for rituals and to embalm bodies. Return to your hotel and have dinner. In the early evening, we will take you to Tupay Restaurant at the Belmond Monasterio Hotel.
Hotel in Cusco
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 4 Admire the Sacred Valley of The Incas, see camelids, walk through the Inca site of Pisaq
We depart Cusco in the morning and drive to the fertile Sacred Valley of the Incas admiring the surrounding mountains. We continue our drive passing the town of Pisaq (2,960m/9,809ft) and up a winding road to the impressive Inca archaeological site of Pisaq (3,390m/11,122ft) overlooking the town and country side, with numerous agricultural terraces. Hike to the Intihuatana (sun temple), a solar clock among a group of temples, ceremonial baths and more. Drive to the town of Pisaq or optional hike down enjoying the beautiful views. We will visit the Pisaq artisan market where you can buy souvenirs (Pisaq market can be replaced with Awanacancha). Our delicious lunch will be at the Hacienda Sarapampa tucked away in Taray surrounded by the mystical mountains. Today we will be introduced to the large white corn grown only in the Sacred Valley which helps the economy of the local people. Relish in a wonderful lunch prepared from the farm to the table tasting the organic potatoes, crisp vegetables and meats. After lunch we will go to your hotel and settle in. Relax in your hotel.

Hotel in the Sacred Valley
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 5 Visit Chinchero to observe the weaving demonstration – Stroll along the circular depressions of Moray – Delight with lunch at Mil restaurant and visit the surreal salt ponds of Maras
Today we are going to visit the fabulous highland community of Chinchero (3,762m/12,340ft.) believed to have been a resort town for the Inca Emperor Tupác Yupanqui. We will watch a traditional colorful weaving demonstration in a local´s home. The people from this village live from farming, raising animals and weaving textiles. See them dying wool, spinning it into yarn and weaving it on their looms. You will have an opportunity to purchase some of their shawls (mantas), belts (watanas), and caps (chullos), amongst other items. ToursTrekperu supports these people in the struggle to maintain their traditions and customs.
Delight in a lovely lunch in the Mil Centro Restaurant owned by Virgilio Martinez voted the world´s best chef for 2017. Feast on his unique plates with an extraordinary presentation savoring his exquisite natural ingredients After lunch will visit Moray (3,500m/11482ft) the circular depressions believed to have been used by the Incas to test plants in different temperatures. Then drive on a dirt trail down to the colonial town of Maras continuing around the mountain where you will catch stunning views of the white salt ponds below. Stop for picture! Once we arrive at the Salt Ponds (3,180m/10,433ft) we will walk around the ponds and taste the salty waters. There are about 3,000 wells which are left to evaporate and are gathered by hand without any machinery. Return to your hotel.
Hotel in the Sacred Valley
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 6 Explore the Inca town of Ollantaytambo – Feast on the delicious Pachamanca Lunch – A scenic train ride to Machupicchu Village
Today we will travel through the valley along the Urubamba River in direction to the quaint town of Ollantaytambo (2792m/9160ft) rebuilt by the Inca Pachacutec. This lovely town has many water canals running alongside the homes and excellent planning. The archeological site which has many structures such as the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Hall and will be visited. After our excursion it is time for our typical Andean experience of Pachamanca. We will watch the chef prepare this special dish in an earth oven using hot rocks to cook the pork, lamb, or other meats, potatoes, lima beans and plantains. We will feast on this delicious plate tasting the natural ingredients. After a fabulous time, we will take the train to Machu Picchu town to spend the night.
Hotel in Machu Picchu or Machu Picchu town
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 7 Discover the lost and magical Machu Picchu – travel back to Cusco by train
Early rise and have breakfast before taking the bus for a 25-minute ride to the magical Machu Picchu one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Take pleasure in a professional guided walking tour of the citadel once lost in time. Our first visit will take us to the guard house to observe the agricultural farming terraces, Funerary Rock where the Incas were mummified and catch spectacular views of Sungate up above and Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu below. Stroll to the extraordinary Temple of the Sun with exceptionally carved stones, The Sacred Plaza with the Temple of the Three Windows which features the huge trapezoidal windows. Walk up to the Intihuatana the solar clock and finally visit the temple of the Condor. Exit the park and have lunch in the Tampu Restaurant in the Sanctauray Lodge. After lunch return to town with your guide and board the train with panoramic windows to the Ollantaytambo or Poroy station. Upon arrival in the station we will whisk you to your hotel in Cusco.
Hotel in Cusco
Breakfast and lunch included


Optional extra cost: Huayna Picchu or Montaña Hikes
Upgrades: Hiram Bingham Luxury train with dinner, Sacred Valley Train

Day 8 Fly to Lima
Goodbye Cusco! We leave your hotel with a transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Farewell to Peru to connect to your international flight.
Breakfast included
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SERVICES INCLUDED
  • Day by day itinerary improved by you and your ToursTrekperu travel designer.
  • This itinerary is based on 2 people travelling together in double or twin occupancy.
  • Professional English speaking guide.
  • Your trip coordinator is available 24/7 for any assistance and needs that you may require. Our trip coordinator will be in care of the details of your trip: Changing money, check in at the different hotels, ideas of activities you can do on your free time, luggage storage, domestic flights reconfirmation, recommend restaurants, translation, etc.
  • All in-country transfers as scheduled
  • All entrance fees for places mentioned in the program.
  • Accommodation at your selected hotels.
  • Private comfortable vehicles + professional drivers.
  • Train: Round trip Vistadome class train or similar.
  • All meals indicated on the itinerary. Vegetarian diets accommodated on request (advance notification required). For other diets, consult your travel specialist before making a reservation.
  • Our private tours are flexible, if you are exhausted you can change the time departure or reduce the visit time or change any activity in your program. We also want you to enjoy your hotel amenities.
NOT INCLUDED:
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
  • International flights, nor local flights within Peru. (we can book the domestic flights at an economical price)
  • Entrance: Huayna Picchu or Montaña hikes
  • Tours, meals or other services not listed on the itinerary.
  • Alcoholic beverages nor items of a personal nature; such as clothing, equipment, laundry and phone calls.
  • Expenses incurred in trip preparation such as, but not limited to, non-refundable airline tickets, travel insurance, and additional expenses resulting from flight delays, schedule changes, cancellations, or missed connections.
  • Tips to the local staff.

Hotels in Lima

   

Hotels in Cusco

   

Hotels in the Sacred Valey

   

Hotels in Machupicchu

   
Our prices are per person in double occupancy (matrimonial or twin) in US dollars, thus if you want a single room you will need to add a supplement cost. Occasionally, after coordinating your trip with our travel consultant, there could be slight changes in your itinerary or hotels because you want to spend more time in places that interest you, avoid long distances, have more free time or avoid tourist concentrations. These changes will increase or reduce the final price. It is important to mention that most hotels increase their rates during special holidays but our Travel Consultant will inform you and make other suggestions.
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