Enjoy the best of the Peruvian cuisine and learn how to cook some of the most delicious dishes like the Peruvian Cebiche and Lomo Saltado, your private cooking class includes a demonstration of how to make the famous Pisco Sour! This tour includes meals in exclusive Restaurants of Lima, the Gastronomic Capital of the Americas (Astrid y Gaston and La Rosa Nautica). This unique experience includes visits to Cusco, the Incas’ Capital, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. You will have personalized service, English-speaking guides, quality tours, and 24-hour assistance during your entire trip in Peru. Notice all our tours are fully customizable.
Please look over the itinerary below to see all details and contact us to arrange your once in a life time experience.
Tour highlights: Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu.
Day 1: Lima
Upon arrival at Lima international airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your Hotel located in Miraflores, the safest and nicest area of Lima. Overnight in Lima – Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores ***** (Superior Room)
Day 2: Private tour of Larco Museum/Peruvian food Cooking Class
After breakfast, you will be driven to Pueblo Libre district for a guided tour of Larco Museum, located in a beautiful vice-royal mansion of the 18th century. The museum displays the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection of pre-Columbian art! The tour includes a visit to a local Market where you will learn about the ingredients you will use during your cooking class.
After your Larco Museum tour, you will be transferred to El Señorio de Sulco Restaurant (Peruvian and Creole food) where you will have a buffet lunch and try typical dishes from the Coast of Peru. Your English- speaking guide will explain you about the ingredients and preparation of meals. After lunch you will be transferred to your hotel for a two-hour break before your cooking class
Your Cooking Class!
You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Restaurant where you will have a 2-hour class with a Private Chef and learn how to prepare some most delicious Peruvian sea food and Creole food! You will learn about drinks and desserts too. Overnight in Lima – Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores ***** (Superior Room)
Day 3: Flight Lima - Cusco (11,150 ft)/Sacred Valley (9,100 ft)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to board your early morning flight to Cusco. Upon arrival at Cusco airport you will be met by our representative and driven down to the Sacred Valley, the most comfortable area to adjust to the altitude. You will have time to rest and relax.
Optional Activities: Andean Energy Massage or Horseback riding to Ollantaytambo. Overnight in the Sacred Valley – Casa Andina Private Collection **** (Superior Room)
Day 4: Private guided tour of the Incas’ sacred valley
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel to start your adventure in the Incas’ sacred valley; today you will visit the famous Indian Market of Pisac where the local families sell their products and handicraft. The trip includes visits to Quechua colorful villages like Calca, Yanahuara, Urubamba, Yucay and others where you will be able to interact with the locals and learn about their ancient customs and traditions. After lunch, your guide will show you Ollantaytambo, this incredible Royal Inca site where the Incas made one of their last stands against the Spanish, a truly amazing Incas’ highlight. Overnight in the Sacred Valley – Casa Andina Private Collection **** (Superior Room)
Day 5: Machu Picchu by train
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Ollantaytambo train station to board the Vista dome train to Aguas Calientes (the base town of Machu Picchu). Guided tour of Machu Picchu (8,000 ft). Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes train station you will be met by your guide and take a 25 minute bus journey to Machu Picchu, the most impressive and mysterious Inca Site where you will have a private guided tour and learn about the history of this site, who lived here, how it was discovered in modern times and why the Spaniards never found it. You will have some insight into the various features of this sacred city and have free time to really enjoy yourself alone in this spectacularly located site, an unforgettable experience that will stay with you forever! After enjoying Machu Picchu, you will have lunch at Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant then you will board the bus to Aguas Calientes, where you will board the train to Cusco.
Afternoon: Train journey to Cusco (Poroy train station). Upon arrival at Poroy station you will be met by our representative and transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in Cusco – Casa Andina Private Collection **** (Superior Room)
Day 6: Cusco
Free morning to explore Cusco
Afternoon: Guided tour of Cusco and nearby Inca Ruins.
14:00: this afternoon your guide will pick you up from your hotel and show you the highlights of Cusco, the colonial cathedral, the great temple of Korikancha and the 4 impressive Inca ruins around Cusco: Sacsayhuaman, with its massive walls, Qenko, site of carved living rock, Puca Pucara, an Inca lodging Site and Tambo Machay, known as the Baths of the Inca. You will learn more about the Incas’ secrets! Overnight in Cusco – Casa Andina Private Collection **** (Superior Room)
Day 7: Flight Cusco – Lima
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport to board your morning flight to Lima. Upon arrival at Lima airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your Hotel located in the bustling, cosmopolitan Miraflores area of the city. Dinner in Astrid & Gaston Restaurant.
19:00, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Restaurant located just a few steps from your hotel. Overnight in Lima – Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores ***** (Superior Room)
Day 8: Lunch in Rosa Nautica Restaurant/Lima tour/International flight
This morning is yours to rest or explore the parks and Indian Markets of Miraflores.
12:30, you will be transferred to La Rosa Nautica Restaurant, located on the edge of a small pier out over the ocean; you will have a memorable Lunch overlooking the Pacific!
After lunch, you will be driven downtown into the city of the Kings; your English speaking guide will show you the colonial houses adorned with Moorish-style balconies, Plaza San Martin, Plaza de Armas, the baroque cathedral, Palacio de Gobierno (Governors Palace), the Archbishop's Palace with its big carved wooden balconies, and the convent of San Francisco. Underneath the convent lie extensive catacombs that served as the cemetery for the whole of Lima during the colonial period!
Evening: flight back home
You will be picked up from Miraflores center and transferred to the airport to board your flight back home.
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