- Learn to make pisco sour and ceviche with a renowned Peruvian chef
- Discover the colonial and modern side of Lima on a private guided tour
- Enjoy a typical Peruvian feast while watching a Paso horse show
- Explore the magnificent Inca site of Machu Picchu
- Learn how to make traditional Peruvian dishes at a cookery class in Cusco
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Day 2 Lima
Your culinary adventure begins with a visit to a typical Peruvian market, where you’ll learn about local fruits and vegetables. Next you’re going to a restaurant run by a renowned Peruvian chef. You’ll learn how to make traditional pisco sour and ceviche, before enjoying the fruits of your labour for lunch.
In the afternoon enjoy a guided tour of Lima, where you’ll witness the colonial and modern sides of this city.
Day 4 Sacred Valley, Pisac
Your tour of the Sacred Valley begins at Pisac, which enjoys a mix of Incan and colonial influences, before continuing to the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo. Spend time exploring the ruins of the ancient Inca town, before visiting a chicheria, where you can sample corn beer, chicha, made for centuries according to a traditional recipe.
In the evening you’ll enjoy a Peruvian feast while watching a traditional Paso horse show. Sample meat and fish grilled over coals, served with local vegetables, salads and fresh sauces.
Day 6 Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Today you’ll leave the Sacred Valley and head to Cusco, stopping along the way to enjoy a visit to Peru’s most famous site: Machu Picchu.
Enjoy views from the train as you climb towards the citadel, then join your guide to explore the ruins while learning about the history and mythology of this sacred site.
Day 7 Cusco
Your morning begins with a visit to a local market in Cusco to collect ingredients for your cookery lesson. Your lesson takes place on a rooftop overlooking the city, where you’ll learn to make traditional Peruvian dishes, which you’ll enjoy for lunch.
In the afternoon, explore archaeological sites around Cusco.
Day 8 Cusco – Tipon – Cusco
Today you’ll visit the temple complex at Tipon, where you’ll see some of the best examples of Inca stone masonry. Enjoy a one-hour hike to the site or drive along a dirt track, before wandering around the ruins.
In the afternoon you have the option of visiting Pikillacta to see some pre-Incan ruins, and stopping at Andahuaylillas to see a 16th century church filled with golden altars and beautiful murals and paintings.
Day 9 Departure
Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.