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Boutique Tour - Culinary Peru

(12 Days)

Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu | Ica

Day Routing
01 Lima

Arrival in Lima and transfer to your hotel. Remaining day at leisure.

02 Lima

City tour through the colonial parts of Lima including a visit of the San Francisco church, the Museum of Gastronomy, the first museum in Peru dedicated exclusively to the history Peruvian cuisine as well as a typical market to enjoy the display of local fruits and vegetables.

03 Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley

Flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, pick up and scenic drive to the Sacred Valley. On the way you will take part in the Andean ritual “pago a la tierra”. Next stop is the Potato Park, where everything evolves about the origin of the potato and the rich diversity Peru has to offer. Lunch including a Paso horse demonstration show. Overnight at a hotel in Yucay.

04 Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo)

Visit the Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo. Then proceed to Maras and immerse in the Andean culture while visiting this typical and rural village in midst the Sacred Valley. Participate at a cooking workshop with local including lunch. Continue to the circular terraces in Moray.

05 Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

Transfer to the train station to take the Vistadome train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes. A shuttle bus will take you up to Machu Picchu, the most famous ruin site of South America. Enjoy a guided tour at “the lost city of the Incas” and lunch at a local restaurant. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Aguas Calientes.

06 Machu Picchu - Cusco

Free morning for an optional second visit of Machu Picchu. Return to Ollantaytambo by train followed by a transfer to Cusco. Overnight at the hotel.

07 Cusco

City tour with visit to the San Pedro market with a wide variety of Andean products as well as the most important Incan and Colonial landmarks, like Korikancha and the Cathedral. Another highlight is the fortress-temple Sacsayhuaman outside the city.

08 Cusco - Lima

Flight to Lima. Visit to the chocolate museum where you learn more about the history of Cocoa. Enjoy specialties of marinated, skewered and grilled beef at a local favourite restaurant for dinner. Stroll through Barranco for a dessert of delicious ice cream or freshly fried picarones.

09 Lima - Ica

Public bus ride (4h, no guide assistance) to Ica, south of Lima. Upon arrival, visit to the winery Viñas de Oro which is specialized in producing Pisco, a Chilcano tasting is included. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in the vineyards.

10 Ica

Visit of the hotel´s vineyard followed by an excursion to the downtown of Ica, including the regional
museum and the Huacachina Lagoon. Enjoy an overflight over the famous Nazca Lines from Ica
airport. Dinner at the hotel.

11 Ica - Lima

Return to Lima by public bus (no guide assistance). Farewell dinner at a restaurant in Lima, specialized in fish.

12 Lima

Transfer to the airport and homebound flight.