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Peru - Culinary Discoveries

(11 Days)

Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu | Ica | Paracas

Day Routing
01 Lima

Upon arrival to Lima, transfer to the hotel.

02 Lima

Start your cooking class lesson and learn how to cook some of the delicious Peruvian main dishes. Taste a delicious lunch cooked by your own hands. Visit the chocolate museum where you get to know about the history of Cocoa. Take the chance of making chocolate by your own (max. 14 pax).

03 Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley

Transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, pick up and scenic drive to the Sacred Valley. On the way guests will be take part of 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 will be served at Wayra ranch including a Paso horse demonstration show.

04 Sacred Valley

Start today with visiting the Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo. Then proceed to Maras and immerse yourself in the Andean culture while visiting this typical and rural village in midst the Sacred Valley. Participate at workshops, introduced by the locals and continue to the Amphitheatre formed by circular terraces in Moray. Box-lunch included.

05 Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Sacred Valley

Transfer to the train station to take the Vistadome train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes. Shuttle bus up to Machu Picchu, most famous ruin site of South America. Enjoy a guided tour at “the lost city of the Incas”. Lunch at the restaurant of hotel Sumaq. Return by bus and train to Ollantaytambo.

06 Sacred Valley - Cusco

Drive from the Sacred Valley to Cusco, visiting the      fortress-temple Sacsayhuaman on the way. Another highlight will be the San Pedro market, with a wide variety of Andean products as well as the visit of the most important Incan and Colonial landmarks, e.g. Korikancha. Dine-around dinner guests will have the option to eat at one of several local restaurants.

07 Cusco - Lima

Flight to Lima. City tour through the colonial parts of Lima inclusive visit of the San Francisco church and the Museum of Gastronomy, the first museum in Peru dedicated exclusively to the Peruvian cuisine. Enjoy specialties of marinated, skewered and grilled beef at a local favourite restaurant “Tio Mario” for dinner.

08 Lima - Ica

Visit the artist and trendy neighbourhood of Barranco and enjoy home-made ice cream at  ice-shop Blu. Transfer to Ica, 4 hours far away from Lima in the south. The winery Viñas de Oro is specialized in producing Pisco. Visit of the winery including Chilcano tasting. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Viñas Queirolo.

09 Ica

Visit the downtown of Ica, including the regional museum and the Huacachina Lagoon. Enjoy an optional overflight over the famous Nazca Lines from Ica airport. Dinner at the hotel.

10 Ica - Paracas - Lima

Guided tour through the vineyard of the hotel, afternoon at leisure.
Optional: visit the downtown of Ica, including the regional museum and the Huacachina Lagoon. Another option is an overflight over the famous Nazca Lines from Ica airport. Dinner at the hotel.

11 Lima

Transfer to the airport and homebound flight.