Learn how to make the famed ceviche or “cebiche” as Peruvians sayMiraflores coast in LimaOllantaytambo in the Sacred ValleyPlaza de Armas de CuscoFortification walls of Sacsayhuaman citadel near historic capital of the Inca Empire Cusco

Learn how to make the famed ceviche or “cebiche” as Peruvians say

Miraflores coast in Lima

Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley

Plaza de Armas de Cusco

Fortification walls of Sacsayhuaman citadel near historic capital of the Inca Empire Cusco

Description

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Delve into Lima’s old world capital brimming with Spanish architecture and pre-Spanish treasures
  • Learn how to make the famed ceviche or “cebiche” as Peruvians say
  • Head out on a pub crawl for Lima-style cocktails
  • Have the experience of a lifetime exploring the lost city of the Incas – Machu Picchu, Peru’s most important archeological site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World
  • Discover Sacred Valley’s Pisac archaeological site showcasing the largest complex of agricultural terraces of the Inca Empire.
  • Participate in an in-kitchen demonstration of Andean style dishes followed by a delicious lunch in Cusco
  • Marvel at The Temple of the Sun, fortress of Sacsayhuaman, archeological complex of Qenqo, and Puca Pucara


Itinerary

Day 1 - LIMA

Arrival in Lima and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 - LIMA

Start the day with a visit to one of Lima’s emblematic markets, featuring fish, fruit, and vegetables used in Peruvian cookery. Afterwards, a chef will teach you how to make an exquisite “cebiche” or the famous lomo saltado (sautéed tenderloin strips and french fries). A delicious lunch will round out this delectable culinary experience. Tonight, enjoy a Lima-style pub crawl to three traditional downtown bars and taverns (one cocktail included per bar). (B,L)

Day 3 - LIMA

Tour Lima’s historic center lined with colonial mansions and Moorish balconies. Stop in Plaza Mayor, seat of the Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, and City Hall. Visit Santo Domingo Convent and the Archbishop’s Palace. Our last stop is the Larco Museum, a private collection showcasing treasures covering more than 5,000 years of Peruvian history. Head to a 5-star local restaurant (cost of lunch not included). You will also have time to visit Indian Market, where you can acquire excellent Peruvian ceramics, textiles and other handicrafts. Return to the hotel. (B)

Day 4 - LIMA I CUSCO I SACRED VALLEY

Early transfer to Lima airport to board our flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, depart on a tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at Awana Kancha, a farm with typical animals of the region: alpacas, llamas, guanacos, and vicunas. Learn how the indigenous people use plants and natural elements in making wool. Visit Pisac Inca site in the Urubamba Valley and Ollantaytambo, an Incan military, religious, and agricultural center. Lunch is included. (B,L)

Day 5 - SACRED VALLEY I MACHU PICCHU I AGUAS CALIENTES

Early morning transfer to Ollantaytambo train station. Our adventure starts on a train ride to the city of Aguas Calientes, then it’s on to aweinspiring Machu Picchu archaeological site. You will never forget this mind-blowing journey through the history of the Inca civilization. Explore Peru’s most important archaeological site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Later, we descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch at a local restaurant. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - AGUAS CALIENTES I MACHU PICCHU I CUSCO

Explore Machu Pichu at your own pace, with round trip bus ride and tickets to the Citadel, as well as lunch at a local restaurant in Aguas Calientes. Delve into the Inca ruins, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture situated on a mountain ridge nearly 8,000 feet above sea level that served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacutec. In the afternoon return by scenic Vistadome train. Private transfer to your hotel. (B,L)

Day 7 - CUSCO

At the MAP’S (Pre-Colombian Art Museum) Restaurant, enjoy an in-kitchen demonstration of Andean style dishes, followed by a delicious lunch. Then, explore Cusco starting at Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca worship center of the Sun God that was once covered in gold. See Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, and the church of San Cristóbal. Head to Sacsayhuaman, then Qenqo with its stone labyrinth and sacrificial alter, and Puca Pucara, a marvel of rooms, waterways and aqueducts. (B,L)

Day 8 - CUSCO I LIMA TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Private transfer to Cusco airport to board your flight back to Lima with connection. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 7 nights
  • Daily buffet breakfast, 5 lunches & 1 dinner
  • All transfers and touring are by private car with private local English-speaking guides
  • Visit to one of Lima’s famous food markets followed by a cooking class
  • Half day morning city tour of Lima & Larco Museum
  • Full day tour of Awanakancha, Pisac Market & Ollantaytambo
  • Full day Machu Picchu via Vistadome train with lunch
  • Half day cooking class with lunch at MAP Café in Cusco
  • Half day Cusco tour & Ruins
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Hotels

Aguas Calientes

Casa del Sol Boutique Hotel| hotels in Aguas Calientes Peru

Casa del Sol Boutique Hotel

1 Night / Style
We are Casa del Sol Boutique Hotel, part of Peru’s largest boutique collection, which includes the most beautiful dest...

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El Mapi by Inkaterra| hotels in Aguas Calientes Peru

El Mapi by Inkaterra

1 Night / Comfort
Step into the smart, contemporary and cozy confines of El MaPi, amidst the hustle and bustle of Machu Picchu Pueblo (for...

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Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel| hotels in Aguas Calientes Peru

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

1 Night / Luxury
Best nature retreat when visiting the enigmatic Lost City of the Incas Stay at Inkaterra luxury Machu Picchu Hotel, your...

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Cusco

CASA ANDINA CLASSIC CUSCO PLAZA| hotels in Cusco Peru

CASA ANDINA CLASSIC CUSCO PLAZA

2 Nights / Comfort
Casa Andina Classic Cusco Plaza is a practical and comfortable hotel, located under the colonial arcades of stately Plaz...

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JW Marriott Cusco| hotels in Cusco Peru

JW Marriott Cusco

2 Nights / Luxury
An extraordinary travel experience awaits you in Peru at the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco, ranked among the top 10 hote...

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Novotel Cusco Hotel| hotels in Cusco Peru

Novotel Cusco Hotel

2 Nights / Style
The centrally located Novotel Cusco hotel is the perfect base for exploring this historic city and the surrounding area....

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Lima

Arawi Hotel| hotels in Lima Peru

Arawi Hotel

3 Nights / Style
In Arawi Lima Miraflores Hotel you will find furniture that blends neutral colors with touches of purple or vivid pink i...

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Jose Antonio Hotel | hotels in Lima Peru

Jose Antonio Hotel

3 Nights / Comfort
Located in the exclusive district of miraflores (a residential & commercial area) three minutes away from the pacifi...

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JW Marriott Lima| hotels in Lima Peru

JW Marriott Lima

3 Nights / Luxury
Treat yourself a memorable hotel experience in Peru at the JW Marriott Hotel Lima, ranked among the top 25 hotels in Sou...

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Sacred Valley

Aranwa Sacred Valley| hotels in Sacred Valley Peru

Aranwa Sacred Valley

1 Night / Luxury
Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness is built on the banks of the Vilcanota River, on the lands of an old colonial ...

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Casa Andina Private Collection Valle Sagrado Hotel| hotels in Sacred Valley Peru

Casa Andina Private Collection Valle Sagrado Hotel

1 Night / Style
Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley resembles a refuge in the mountains, with fabulous views of the Andes from ...

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Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay | hotels in Sacred Valley Peru

Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay

1 Night / Comfort
The 88-room Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, five minutes far f...

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Notes

    All rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Extra nights and triple occupancy available upon request. Rates are not valid during certain holidays and blackout periods.
    Please call for special international airfares and domestic flights in Economy or Business Class.
    Intra flights, Local Peruvian Departure taxes, local airport taxes, beverages, personal expenses and other items not mentioned above are not included.

Departures & Rates

HOTELS/STARTING FROM PRICES VALID THRU APRIL 2020

Travel in Comfort

Double Single
$2749 $3289

Travel in Style

Double Single
$2969 $3679

Travel in Luxury

Double Single
$4099 $5839

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