Taste of Peru, A Foodie's Delight

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Do you dream of strolling through lively streets filled with brightly-colored crafts, street performers, and aromas of flavorful favorites? What about exploring historic ruins and experiencing the eye-widening wonder of Machu Picchu? Are you a foodie who enjoys trying different local dishes and is interested in cooking, food markets, and local cuisine culture...

Overview

Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • Colonial & Contemporary City Tour with San Francisco Monastery and Gastronomic Museum (5h)
    • Gastronomy Tour with lunch in Lima
    • Sacred Valley tour with visits to Ollantaytambo ruins & Pisac Market
    • Tour of the Machu Picchu Citadel with Private Guide
    • Walking Tour of Cusco Including Golden Temple and Visit to San Pedro Market
    • Workshop at Chocomuseum

What's this trip about?

    Do you dream of strolling through lively streets filled with brightly-colored crafts, street performers, and aromas of flavorful favorites? What about exploring historic ruins and experiencing the eye-widening wonder of Machu Picchu? Are you a foodie who enjoys trying different local dishes and is interested in cooking, food markets, and local cuisine culture? Well, well, well - looks like you've found your dream trip. Arrive in the vibrant city of Lima, where coastal beauty meets distinct architecture and rich culture. Set out on sightseeing tours, feel yourself get hungry on a private gastronomy tour, then try your hand at making authentic ceviche! After a few days in Lima, hop aboard a quick flight to Cusco, where you'll spend some time in the breathtaking Sacred Valley, see local markets and the Ollantaytambo Ruins, and more! From Ollantaytambo, you'll board a train to - yes, the one and only - Machu Picchu! Take tons of photos as you relax on a Citadel tour, operated by a private guide. After a full day of excitement, head to the historic city of Cusco, where you'll spend the next few days of your trip. Gawk at the Golden Temple, wander around San Pedro Market, indulge in an authentic lunch at a local restaurant, learn all about chocolate making at the Chocomuseum, see a local show - the list goes on! This fun-packed adventure is chock full of culinary activities, amazing architecture, once-in-a-lifetime natural wonders, and tons of culture that boasts a unique brightness and vibrancy felt all throughout Peru. 

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityLima
End CityPeru

Travel Themes

  • Culinary & Wine
  • Cultural
  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • Relaxing Retreats

Destinations

  • South America
  • Peru

Attractions

  • Aguas Calientes
  • Cusco
  • Lima
  • Machu Picchu
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Sacred Valley
  • Urubamba

Activities

  • Cooking
  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Nature
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • Ruins & Archaeology
  • Trains & Rail

Trip includes

    • Round-trip economy class airfare to Lima (LIM)
    • All airport and rail station transfers
    • 3 nights in Lima at the Hotel Arawi Miraflores Express Lima, or similar
    • Colonial & Contemporary Lima City Tour with San Francisco Monastery & Gastronomic Museum
    • Gastronomic Tour of Lima with Market Visit & Lunch
    • One-way, economy-class flight from Lima (LIM) to Cusco (CUZ)
    • Sacred Valley tour with Pisac Market, Ollantaytambo Ruins and lunch at local restaurant
    • 1 night in Urubamba (Sacred Valley) at the Hotel Ava Valle Sagrado Spots, or similar
    • Expedition train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
    • Round-trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
    • Tour of the Citadel with private guide
    • Expedition train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
    • 3 nights in Cusco at Los Portales Hotel, or similar
    • Walking tour of Cusco including Golden Temple and visit to San Pedro Market
    • Lunch in local restaurant
    • Workshop at Chocomuseum
    • Buffet dinner & show at local Cusco restaurant
    • One-way, economy-class flight from Cusco (CUZ) to Lima (LIM)
    • 1 night near Lima at the Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport Hotel, or similar*
    • Breakfast daily *Please note: This hotel does not offer triple rooms. If you are traveling as a group of three, you will have two separate rooms for this night.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Lima!

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of lively Lima! Upon arrival, enjoy a relaxing private transfer to your first hotel. Depending on what time your flight gets in, either spend the evening resting at your hotel or get out and start exploring the city! Barranco is...

Day 2 Lima

Wake up and rejuvenate with an energizing breakfast. Then, enjoy a fascinating city tour which incorporates the colorful colonial architecture with Lima's most iconic city center sites. You'll experience the underground maze of tunnels and catacombs at the San ...

Day 3 Lima

After breakfast, embark on a classic city tour with a gastronomic twist! 

Start the tour with a visit to a local market and walk through the colorful stands, admiring a wide variety of national products and tasting exotic fruits. Continue on to the Gastro...

Day 4 Lima - Sacred Valley

Wake up early and indulge in a hearty breakfast. With such a packed day ahead of you, you'll need it! Feel yourself flutter with excitement as you enjoy a convenient transfer to the airport. Cusco, here you come! 

Upon arrival in the majestic lands of his...

Day 5 Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cusco

All aboard! You will be taken to the train station, board the panoramic train, and enjoy the stunning Andean views filled with small communities and snow-capped mountains in the Sacred Valley. 

When you arrive at Aguas Calientes, the small village at the ...

Day 6 Cusco

Lace up your most comfortable shoes and head out on your included walking city tour! Start your walking tour at the “Plaza de Armas” and visit the impressive Renaissance-style Cathedral. 

Make your way through small alleys edged with Incan walls until you...

Day 7 Cusco

Today, you will visit the chocolate museum where you can learn about the history of Cacao and chocolate, the Cacao tree and its small chocolate factory where the products are made. The chocolate-making process involves many steps, so it is time to get to work. ...

Day 8 Cusco - Lima

After breakfast, enjoy a relaxing ride to Cusco Airport (CUZ). Wave goodbye to beautiful Cusco, and once again, say hello to Lima! 

After you arrive and settle into your Lima hotel, dine on fresh seafood and say cheers to an unforgettable vacation with a Pisco Sour, Peru's national drink!

Day 9 Depart Peru

Enjoy one last Peruvian breakfast, then squeeze all your souvenirs into your luggage and head to the airport. Spend your flight home scrolling through priceless photos and dreaming about your next adventure. 

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