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Top-of-the-range gastronomy travel

Nominated best culinary destination in the world in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by the prestigious "World Travel Awards", Peru has the best gastronomy of the South American continent thanks to its high biodiversity and years of cultural mixing. This tour of 13 days, designed for gourmets, proposes to bring together discovery of the Inca culture of southern Peru and the delights of Peruvian cuisine. Bon appétit !

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Lima
  • Day 2: Lima
  • Day 3: Lima - Arequipa - Lima - Arequipa
  • Day 4: Arequipa - Colca Valley - Yanque
  • Day 5: Colca Valley - Cruz del Condor - Puno - Titilaka
  • Day 6: Titilaka
  • Day 7: Titilaka - Puno - Cusco
  • Day 8: Cusco - Sacsayhuaman - Q'enqo - Cusco
  • Day 9: Cusco - Chinchero - Moray - Maras - Ollantaytambo - Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes
  • Day 10: Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo - Sacred Valley
  • Day 11: Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo - Pisac - Cusco
  • Day 12: Cusco - Lima
  • Day 13: Lima

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Lima

Upon your arrival at the airport Jorge Chávez of Lima, you will be taken to your hotel.

English speaking assistance from airport to your hotel.

Night at the hotel (Ocean View Junior Suite).
Included : private transport, reception with english-speaking guide, room & breakfast
Included opts : English-speaking guide

Day 2: Lima

Full day dedicated to the visit of the Peruvian capital city. Explore the colonial quarters of the city center including the Plaza San Martin and the Plaza de Armas.

In the morning, explore the colonial quarters of the city center including the Plaza San Martin and the Plaza de Armas.
Visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, one of the largest private collections of pre-Columbian art in Peru. The exhibition rooms showcase the splendid and well preserved artifacts: pottery, textiles, gold pieces and even mummies all of which will teach you more about Peruvian history.

A private vehicle will bring you to the restaurant and wait during the meal.
Dinner in the restaurant AmaZ. You will discover the Amazonian gastronomy and enjoy a unique tasting experience with menus designed to be shared just like home.
Night at the hotel (Ocean View Junior Suite).
Included : english speaking guide, guide expenses, private transport, entrance fees, drinks, dinner, room & breakfast
Included opts : English-speaking guide , Visit to the Larco Museum

Day 3: Lima - Arequipa

You will be transferred to the Lima airport to take your flight.


Flight to Arequipa.


Reception at Arequipa airport and transfer to the hotel.

Half day dedicated to the discovery of Arequipa, the "white city". Enjoy a guided tour of the colonial downtown including the main square, the cathedral, the Jesuit church and convent as well as the Santa Catalina monastery. This small city hidden within the city is full of beautiful lanes lined with ochre, blue and white colored houses, small squares and fountains that are reminiscent of Andalucia.

Diner at Zig Zag restaurant.
Night at the hotel Casa Andina Private.
Superior room
Included : private transport, transfer departure, domestic flight, airport tax, reception with english-speaking guide, english speaking guide, entrance fees, dinner (no drinks), room & breakfast
Included opts : Suite

Day 4: Arequipa - Colca Valley - Yanque

In the morning, departure in a private vehicle for Colca by the Colca Canyon route. On the way we will pass through the Pampa Cañahua nature reserve area where we can possibly observe vicunas and other camelids. We will stop at the Patapampa pass at an altitude of 4,900 m to view the surrounding volcanoes of Ampato, Sacanbaya and Hualca-Hualca. Transfer to the hotel.
Night at the hotel Las Casitas del Colca.
In the end of the afternoon, you will learn how to prepare the typical Peruvian cocktail, done with Pisco, the national alcohol from the southern Peru.
After the intense lesson, you will enjoy your cocktail in peace and quiet.
Included : english speaking guide, entrance fees, private transport, room & breakfast
Included opts : Massage Samay VIP and Sauna

Day 5: Colca Valley - Cruz del Condor - Puno - Titilaka

After breakfast we will start our day with a stop at Cruz del Condor, at the heart of Colca, to observe Andean condors in flight and appreciate the depth of the canyon (1200m). We will then travel toward Chivay visiting the lookout points at Antahuilque and Choquetico, the pre-Inca cemetery and the traditional picturesque villages of Maca (3262m) and Yanque (3417m) along the way. After lunch the journey continues on toward Puno.

Note: around 5 hours of travel.
Reception in Puno and transfer to Hotel Titilaka *****, a beautiful Relais & Chàteaux hotel situated on the west shores of lake Titicaca close to the Chucuito Peninsula.
Overnight at Hotel Titilaka.
Included : entrance fees, private transport, room & breakfast, transfer arrival, dinner

Day 6: Titilaka

This day is devoted to the discovery of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, among a wide selection of excursions and walks on demand.

You could choose your activity between:
- Explore the Uros islands and Taquile
- Visit the local neighboring communities of Socca or Perka
- Visit the archaeological sites of Sillustani, Inka Anatawi, Juli and Pomata
- Visit to the colonial village of Lampa
Etc.

Selection of the activities upon your arrival at the hotel. Tours are grouped with the hotel guests and leaded bu an English-speaking guide.
Contact us if you want to reserve private tours.
Overnight at Hotel Titilaka.

NB : Note: In Titilaka, all meals are prepared with fresh local ingredients. The evening cocktails are served from 18:30, and followed by a dinner. Taste the house speciality: the "Chilcano of Muña," a combination of Peruvian Pisco and mint.

Day 7: Titilaka - Puno - Cusco

Transfer from the hotel to Puno station.

In the morning, transfer to the Puno train station. Departure for the long journey to Cuzco, aboard the Orient Express train. We admire wonderful landscapes along the road. Lunch included (on board).
Note 1: the train operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from November to March. From April to October, it also operates on Fridays. It makes no stops. As for the tourist bus, it does operate every day and stops on several occasions to allow visits.
Note 2: visitors are not accompanied by a guide on this train journey.
Note 3: journey in first class, around 6-hour travel time.

Reception at Cusco's train station and transfert to the hotel.
Night at the hotel Monasterio.
Included : lunch (no drinks), train ticket, private transport, reception with english-speaking guide, room & breakfast
Included opts : Assistance by a local guide during the transfer., Entrance fees Cathedral + Qorikancha, Transport of the equipment, equipement

Day 8: Cusco - Sacsayhuaman - Q'enqo - Cusco

Departure for a half-day dedicated to the discovery of the ruins around Cusco (Sacsayhuaman and Q’enqo) and of the historical center: Koricancha (Temple of the Sun) and the Cathedral where several paintings of the Cusco School and many gold and silversmithery pieces and precious stone objects are displayed.
Return to the hotel in Cusco.

You will enjoy an open air lunch at the Cerro san Cristobal to make the most of the panoramic view of Cuzco.
Our chef will cook you a local menu with Andean fresh products in which you will find avocado salad, quinoa soup, "lomo saltado" and "aji de gallina". A bottle of wine will be served to accompany the meal.

Free afternoon in Cusco.

Night at the hotel Monasterio.
Included : entrance fees, private transport, english speaking guide, lunch, room & breakfast
Included opts : Private guide, Young boy during the lunch, Lunch

Day 9: Cusco - Chinchero - Moray - Maras - Ollantaytambo - Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes

Departure at 7.30am in a private vehicle on an all-day excursion to explore the Sacred Valley. The first stop will be a visit to the colonial village of Chinchero to visit the colonial church and the Inca ruins. Then we will continue our excursion visiting the village of Maras and the salt flats perched in the cordillera there! We then set off to visit to the cultural site of Moray, an ancient Inca agricultural laboratory before continuing on toward Ollantaytambo.

Lunch at the Hacienda Huayoccari and visit of the private art collection owned by the family Lambarri.

Departure for a 2 hours ride by train to Aguas Calientes. The Vistadome's wagons are completely covered with glass for a panoramic view throughout the journey.
Night at the hotel Machu Picchu Pueblo.
Included : private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses, entrance fees, lunch (no drinks), train ticket, room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks)
Included opts : English-speaking guide, Guide's accommodation, Entrance fees, Guide's train ticket.

Day 10: Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo - Sacred Valley

In the early morning, direct connection to the shuttle service that will drive you to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
Arrival to Machu Picchu, wonder of the world.

Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca city of the fifteenth century in Peru. Abandoned during the collapse of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu sacred city, forgotten for centuries, is considered as a masterpiece of Inca architecture. It was unveiled in 1911 by the American archaeologist Hiram Bingham.

Together with your english speaking guide, you will start to discover the archaeological complex, still covered by the morning mist, built on top of a ridge and surrounded by precipices. A stunning view that evolves with the progression of the sun! After the guided tour (around 3 hours for the visit), you have the opportunity to discover on your own.

Lunch at the restaurant Indio Feliz.
Train back to Ollantaytambo.
Reception at the train staion and transfer to the hotel in the Sacred Valley.
Night at the hotel Sol y Luna.
Casita superior Deluxe.
Dinner at the hotel.
Included : bus ticket, guide expenses, entrance fees, english speaking guide, lunch (no drinks), train ticket, private transport, room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks)
Included opts : Bus guide, English speaking guide , Guide's meals, Guide's train ticket., Guide's accomodation., Pernocte driver, Casitas superior Deluxe. , Dinner at the hotel

Day 11: Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo - Pisac - Cusco

Departure at 9am by private vehicle for a day dedicated to the discovery of the Sacred Valley. The first stop will be the Inca village of Ollantaytambo where we will visit the fortress. Then, we will go to the ruins of Pisac where we will visit the site and walk around the handicraft market. Transfer to the hotel in Cusco. At Pisac, you'll make a break-tasting at the "Horno Colonial San Francisco," a establishment with a colonial oven from 1830, which prepares great empanadas brioche.
Way back to Cusco.
Night at the hotel Monasterio.
Included : private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses, room & breakfast
Included opts : English-speaking guide

Day 12: Cusco - Lima

At 10 am In the morning, you will visit the San Pedro's market, with a professional cook, who will help you choosing the best products in order to prepare your lunch together.
Transfer to Cusco's airport.

Flight to Lima.


Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
A private vehicle will bring you to the restaurant and wait during the meal.
Dinner at Astrid y Gaston, a gastronomical restaurant (subject to availability at the time of confirmation)

Nigth at the hotel B Art Boutique.
Included : lunch (no drinks), english speaking guide, private transport, domestic flight, transfer arrival, drinks, dinner, room & breakfast
Included opts : Guide, Excursion, Excursion

Day 13: Lima

Half-day dedicated to a visit of the bohemian neighborhood of Barranco; walk through its streets to discover the charming architecture. Return to the hotel.

Lunch at the restaurant Amor Amar.
Three hours before take-off, transfer to Jorge Chavez airport in Lima. Connection with the international return flight.
Assistance by one of our representative for your check in and customs formalities.
Included : english speaking guide, guide expenses, dinner, private transport, transfer departure, departure transfer with english speaking guide
Included opts : English-speaking guide

Ocean View Junior Suite   Lima

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Renowned for its superb location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Miraflores Park Hotel provides easy access to all the centers of interests offered by Lima. The Miraflores Park Hotel is a boutique hotel set in a beautiful park on the edge of the cliff overlooking the ocean. Almost all of its rooms offer beautiful views. The hotel has for vocation to offer an ideal setting for business travel by providing advanced IT equipment and to visit the city in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. In Miraflores, the service is dedicated and customized. All rooms are spacious and attention is being given to every detail. Besides the Bar "Jekyll and Hyde" and the gourmet restaurant "Mesa 18", the hotel also hosts the restaurant "Observatory", enjoying a magnificent views of the ocean, a pool, a gym and three massage rooms.

Night in the hotel Casa Andina Private Arequipa   Arequipa

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Ideally located close to the Santa Catalina Convent and installed within the Casa de la Moneda, national historic monument built in 1794, Casa Andina Private Collection is more a living museum than a hotel. It is housed in a colonial mansion built in stone, with high vaulted ceilings, two large courtyards and a gourmet restaurant. Its colonial architecture offers some freshness across all rooms and protects from the summer heat of Arequipa. Meticulously restored in 2008, the hotel has 40 rooms decorated with original frescoes and a small chapel.

Option : Suite

Included :
room & breakfast

Night at the hotel Las Casitas del Colca   Yanque

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Las Casitas del Colca is a luxury hotel and spa located in the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world. The hotel is spread over 24 hectares, located in the peruvian Andes to 3260 meters above the sea level, on the left side of the Rio Colca. It benefits from both a beautiful view over the Canyon and the glacier Misti. Conceived as a haven of peace, the establishment has a spa, an outdoor pool and provides luxurious villas with chimney.

Option : Massage Samay VIP and Sauna

Package 3d-2n Hotel Titilaka   Titilaka

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast, transfer arrival, dinner

In the heart of the highest navigable lake of the world, the Titilaka lodge runs on a private peninsula on the west coast, near the villages Quechua and Aymara. Ideally located under cover of the beaten track, it allows you to discover the lifestyle and traditions of local communities. The Titilaka offers a splendid view from each room, contemporary design which has integrated local heritage in direct contact with the surrounding wilderness.

Night in the hotel   Cusco

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Located in the heart of the ancient Inca capital, this fascinating hotel combines perfectly the historic richness of an old monastery to the sophistication of modern comfort. Antique furniture and paintings decorate halls and corridors inside the hotel. His former cloister offers an ideal setting to relax after the different excursions in the Sacred Valley.

Night in the hotel Machu Picchu Pueblo   Aguas Calientes

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks)

Situated underneath the citadel of Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Pueblo extends over a tropical garden of five hectares with hiking trails surrounded by ferns and orchids. Each "casita" has its private garden. You will enjoy the cosy comfort and authentic charm of the villas and also the natural spa treatments and a delicious quinotto ( "risotto" made from quinoa) in the restaurant of the hotel overlooking the river. You will have the opportunity to bathe in the hot springs of the site and enjoy the excursions offered by the establishment to discover surrounding jungle.

Night in the hotel Sol y Luna   Sacred Valley

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Sol y Luna hotel is set in Urubamba, at 2800 meters above sea level and close to the main archaeological sites of the Sacred Valley. Installed in a decor with bright colours, the Sol y Luna is a gateway to the Inca civilization which celebrates the virtues of the Sacred Valley. The architecture mixes avant-garde and primitive spirit. The materials - stone, beams and bricks - are from the Valley. the hotel exhibits at the same time modern artwork and traditional peruvian art. Each cottage offers a privileged space to enjoy the luxurious nature of the Valley.

Option : Casitas superior Deluxe.

Included :
room & breakfast

Option : Dinner at the hotel

Included :
dinner (no drinks)

Night in the hotel   Lima

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Un lugar para los exploradores contemporáneos de la vida que buscan intrigas y misterios de la cultura, geografía y naturaleza peruana, Hotel B está dirigido a los tradicionalistas que buscan una atmósfera histórica auténtica y finos exploradores urbanos dispuestos a sumergirse en la vida social contemporánea de la ciudad y la escena cultural.

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