On this incredible 11-day holiday, you will sample all the delicious fare from across this exotic corner of Latin America.
Immerse yourself in the history of cacao and how it is transformed from bean-to-bar, learn to make delicious pisco sours and enjoy pachamanca, the traditional food of the Andes cooked beneath the earth with hot stones.
If the thought of this delicious holiday has got your taste buds tingling, then why not get in touch with one of our travel specialists and book your holiday of a lifetime.
Days 1 & 2 - Lima
Days 3 & 4 - Arequipa
Day 5 - Cusco
Day 6 & 7 - Sacred Valley
Day 8 - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Day 9 - Cusco
Day 10 - Lima
Day 11 - Depart Lima
Arrive in Lima, the Peruvian capital, a modern metropolis full of history.
Start your second day with a scenic tour of the boardwalk, crossing the bohemian district of Barranco and the modern district of Miraflores, passing by Love Park where you can admire an imposing view of the Pacific Ocean. After the tour, arrive at a thematic restaurant and participate in a cocktail class, learning how to prepare the famous pisco sour. Then, enjoy a cooking class, learning how to make a delicious, typical Peruvian dish. After both classes, enjoy a tasty lunch overlooking the sea.
Meals: B, L
Leave the Capital behind and fly to the “White City”. Once you have checked into your hotel you will head out on a half-day city tour. Visit the Santa Catalina Convent, built in 1579, an enclosed religious town that remains in use to this day. Then finish off with some more delicious Pisco tasting.
On your second day, you will visit the local market of San Camilo, not only famous for its array of products but also its architecture with the infamous French engineer, Gustave Eiffel, as the designer. You will then be taken to learn all about the chocolate-making process and be given the opportunity to make your own bar, before ending your tour with a delicious lunch of traditional Arequipean cuisine. Enjoy your evening meal at Zig Zag, an atmospheric restaurant that serves its European-Andean fusion food on slabs of hot volcanic stone.
Day 3 Meals: B
Day 4 Meals: B, L, D
Today you will fly to Cusco and in the evening enjoy traditional cuisine at Pachapapa restaurant, where meals are cooked in the earth ovens found in the restaurant’s courtyard.
Meals: B, D
You will start your tour in the Chinchero town, one of the most important towns of the Inca Empire located on a terrace at about 3500 masl, framed by the calm beauty of the Chicón and Verónica snow-capped mountains. You will then visit the archaeological sites in Maras and Moray. Maras presents a surreal view; an impressive complex for the exploitation of salt mines. Morays archaeological vestiges are composed of mysterious concentric circular terraces which, according to some scholars, would have been an agricultural research centre.
For lunch, you will enjoy an authentic culinary experience in a typical house in the village of Maras. Sharing the table with a marasina family is certainly something you will not forget.
Take the next day to relax in your hotel, take in your beautiful surroundings or go on your own adventure.
Day 6 Meals: B, L
Day 7 Meals: B
Your trip to Machu Picchu begins with a train ride through the Andes mountain range to the town of Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, you will then take a short bus ride to Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that is believed to have served as a sanctuary and resting place for Inca Pachacuti.
In the afternoon, enjoy a delicious lunch at sumac hotel. Then return by train to Ollanta station from where you will be transferred to your hotel in Cusco.
Meals: B, L
This afternoon, enjoy a traditional cooking class at Marcelo Batata. Learn to prepare Peruvian recipes whilst also learning about the history, cultural heritage and the representative flavours of the whole country. A true participative, entertaining and personalised immersion in Peruvian cuisine in a professional environment designed exclusively for cooking classes.
Meals: B, L
Enjoy a leisurely morning to further explore Cusco before flying to Lima for your final night in the Peruvian capital. End your culinary journey with an exquisite gourmet tasting menu at the stylish beachfront Cala restaurant.
Meals: B, D
You will be transferred to Lima airport for your onward flight.
(Valid for 2022 departures, based on 2 people sharing a room. 2023 prices from £2,479 pp)
International flights to Peru from the Uk start from £589 per person
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10 nights’ accommodation
10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
Half-day city tour of Lima including a Pisco making and cooking class
Half-day Arequipa market visit with chocolate-making workshop
Full-day tour to Maras and Moray including a traditional lunch with a local family
Train from Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu Pueblo
Full-day tour to Machu Picchu with lunch at the stylish Sumaq hotel
Train from Machu Picchu Pueblo to Cusco
Half-day culinary tasting experience in Cusco
Gourmet tasting menu at Cala restaurant in Lima
Transfers and domestic flights as per itinerary
International flights if not added
Meals not indicated in your itinerary
Local departure taxes payable locally
Items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks etc
Tips for guides and drivers (discretionary)
Camera or video fees at any sites
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