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GASTRONOMIC LIMA TO MACHU PICCHU MARAS MORAY

From $1,785/pp

From $1,785/pp

Peru

GASTRONOMIC LIMA TO MACHU PICCHU MARAS MORAY

Peru is a popular culinary destination and its importance in the gastronomic scene grew in the last decades. It is today a well recognised gastronomic destination worldwide. Embark on the ultimate food tour. From market visits and cooking classes to cocktail demonstrations and delicious dinners, combining to this the natural and cultural experience that the Inca city of Cusco offers you through your journey to the citadel of Machu Picchu.

Description

Peru is a popular culinary destination and its importance in the gastronomic scene grew in the last decades. It is today a well recognised gastronomic destination worldwide. Embark on the ultimate food tour. From market visits and cooking classes to cocktail demonstrations and delicious dinners, combining to this the natural and cultural experience that the Inca city of Cusco offers you through your journey to the citadel of Machu Picchu.

Itinerary

Day 1

Transfer in Lima

Upon arrival at Lima, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives, who will be waiting for you outside of the Arrival Hall, before your approximate 45 minutes private Transfer to your Hotel at Miraflores. In addition, the assistant will briefly introduce the city and our services while on the way to your hotel. Spend the afternoon at your leisure.

Activities

  • Hotel Transfer

Accommodation

Hotel in Lima

Day 2

Gastronomic tour & flight to Cusco

Explore the superfoods of Peru with a unique Lima food tour. Short walking tour of Barranco, Lima's bohemian and art district, organic Peruvian coffee, colourful market visit and tasting, amazing views of Miraflores and a beachside Cebiche and Pisco sour class, an assortment of delicious Peruvian dishes and desserts overlooking the ruins of the Huaca Pucllana.

Passengers will be picked up at their hotel and driven to the local Market Surquillo Fresh Produce in order to start the tour. During the visit to the Modelo Market in Surquillo passengers will have the chance to see the ingredients used to prepare our most traditional Peruvian dish.

Arrival at a traditional eatery where our Chef will give us a demonstration of how ceviche, a popular Peruvian dish is prepared. Also, we will be tasting different dishes and mixing Pisco sour, our world-famous cocktail.

In the appropriate time for your ongoing Flight, a Private Transfer to Cusco Airport to board your flight to Cusco. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures.

Upon arrival at Cusco, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives, who will be waiting for you outside of the Arrival Hall with a sign with our and your names on it for your approximate 15 minutes private Transfer to your Hotel in the historic centre of Cusco. In addition, the assistant will briefly introduce the city and our services while on the way to your hotel.

Enjoy an assortment of delicious Peruvian dishes and desserts overlooking the ruins of the Huaca Pucllana.

Activities

  • Lima Food Tour
  • Food & Cocktail Experience
  • Hotel Transfer
  • Buffet Lunch

Accommodation

Hotel in Cusco

Day 3

Private city tour

First place, the beautiful Cusco Cathedral, One of the finest Colonial Cathedrals in the Americas. The Sacred Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha Originally named Inti Qancha. The Temple of the Sun') was the most important in the Inca Empire. It was dedicated primarily to Inti, the Sun God. The spectacular Sacsayhuaman fortress, Its construction took over seven decades and required the work of 20,000 men.

Continuing with the small archaeological site of Quenco, a sanctuary dedicated to the adoration of animals and consists of ruins formed by a rocky site with stairs in a zigzag, and a main building similar to a circular amphitheater where 19 window sills are located as a way of seats.

Puca Pucara is an Inca archaeological site located again on the peak of a hill and is thought to represent a military position and an administrative center. The Temple of Tambomachay, dedicated to water, which has impressive Inca canals. In the late afternoon, you will return to your Cusco hotel. Spend the evening at your leisure enjoying the local cuisine, music, and the splendor of Cusco at night.

First stop on your city tour is the beautiful Cusco Cathedral, One of the finest Colonial Cathedrals in the Americas. So much more awaits you!

Activities

  • Private City Tour

Accommodation

Hotel in Cusco

Day 4

Sacred Valley Tour & Train

Between Cusco and Machu Picchu lies the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba Valley), home to some of Peru’s most interesting pre-Columbian ruins and attractive colonial towns and villages. While many travellers pass through here en route to Machu Picchu, the valley has become a destination in its own right.

Start your exploration on the way to the Sacred Valley visiting. Pisac Market - A great place to browse woven blankets, tapestries, and alpaca garments such as sweaters and mittens, colourful fabric, and accessories found in abundance at the market in addition to pottery, jewellery, and other handicrafts.

Then head to the town of Pisac Inca Ruins, famous for its ruins, which lie atop a hill at the entrance of the valley. It’s not hard to succumb to the charms of sunny Pisac, a bustling colonial village at the base of a spectacular Inca fortress perched on a mountain spur. Its pull is universal and recent years have seen an influx of ex-pats and new age followers in search of an Andean Shangri-La. Located just 33km Northeast of Cusco by a paved road, it’s the most convenient starting point to the Sacred Valley.

After lunch, we will travel to the ruins of the Ollantaytambo fortress. The town is located at the foot of some spectacular Inca ruins, which defended the strategic entrance to the lower Urubamba Valley. The temple area is at the top of steep terracing which helped to provide excellent defenses. At the end of the tour, you can enjoy a few moments you have in the Town of Ollantaytambo before you take your train to Aguas Calientes town or back to Cusco.

It’s not hard to succumb to the charms of sunny Pisac, a bustling colonial village at the base of a spectacular Inca fortress perched on a mountain spur

Activities

  • Pisac Market Tour
  • Pisac Inca Ruins
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Ollantaytambo Fortress

Accommodation

Hotel in Aguas Calientes or Cusco

Day 5

Explore Machu Picchu Citadel

Machu Picchu represents the most famous archaeological site in all of South America and one of the most-visited sites worldwide that captivate all who visit it with its beauty and mystery.

The spectacular collection of temples, terraced hills, and plazas remain the mountain top citadel of the Inca under Pachacutec and Tupac Yupanqui, until the coming of the Europeans with Pizarro. It may boast the most familiar name, but Machu Picchu has refused to reveal many of its mysteries, including the secrets of its construction, function, and demise. US historian Hiram Bingham discovered the overgrown ruins in 1911, and the quality of the stonework hints that it was an extremely significant ceremonial site.

The remains are thought to date from around 1450, built at the height of the Inca Empire, and as they escaped being plundered by the Spanish, they include semi-intact icons and shrines that were defaced or removed at other sites. Entering the site, a set of steps leads to the ruined Temple of the Sun and a series of altars and niches. Highlights include the remains of ceremonial baths, the Sacred Plaza with its tremendous views.

Today you will enjoy further Private Guided Tours of Machu Picchu. You may start at Dawn or as you wish. (All tours are included and you are only limited by your time and energy).

The Sun Gate (2 Hours) - The Sun Gate marks the entrance to Machu Picchu. It is a one-hour uphill hike to the southeast of the Sanctuary, climbing more than 300 meters. The hike is on the original Inca trail and is paved with Inca stones. There is a spectacular view from the gate.

Machu Picchu represents the most famous archaeological site in all of South America, captivating all who visit it with its beauty and mystery.

Activities

  • The Sun Gate Tour (2 Hours)
  • Machu Picchu Mountain (4 To 5 Hours Roundtrip)
  • Apu Machu Picchu - Prearranged
  • Inca Bridge
  • Huayna Picchu (3 - 4 Hours)
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Explore Machu Picchu Pueblo

Accommodation

Hotel in Cusco

Day 6

Half day Maras Moray tour by car & Rainbow Mountain

This day you will set off in the direction of the Sacred Valley to the town of Chinchero, an authentic Andean village with lots of character, where we will find the colonial church that houses a large collection of painting from the Cusquenian School of Art.

The following stop on your tour will be Maras, a picturesque town surrounded by stunning mountain landscapes, which has given its name to the Salineras, or salt pans, located here. These salt mines are evaporation ponds that have been used to produce salt since the pre-Inca times. The natural color variation of the pools is staggered in terraces down the side of the canyon. It is a breathtaking sight. You'll be able to perceive them in all their glory from the viewpoint.

You'll then be taken to Moray, where a mysterious Inca archaeological site is located. The ruins of the circular agricultural terraces, known as Andenes, are thought to have been used by the Incas to create different microclimates to cultivate a variety of crops. You'll explore the area for an hour, enjoying their mythical history.

Trip time around 3 hours to the starting point of the excursion. Llacto (15,219 ft). A delicious breakfast will be served at the base of Rainbow Mountain. Along the way, there are amazing views of farming Inca terraces, traditional villages, valleys, and high Andean peaks, like the Ausangate Mountain and glaciers. You can interact with the local people, who are still keeping traditional Quechua culture alive.

After a total hike of 2 glorious hours (slow rhythm), we finally reach our ultimate destination at the top of Rainbow Mountain. After admiring the unique scenic beauty, you will have time to explore the area. You can take pictures or just soak up the magnificent view. We will have around 40 minutes at the top.

Afterward, there is an optional hike across to the top of the Red Valley. This guided walk takes about 1 hour longer to get back to the trailhead. At this key point, we hike back down the way we approached. The guided hike typically takes 1 flexible hour.

When we reach the bottom, a delicious lunch will be waiting for you. When where finished, a departure time will be confirmed for the return trip back to Cusco.

Along your hike up Rainbow Mountain, there are amazing views of farming Inca terraces, traditional villages, valleys, and high Andean peaks.

Activities

  • Chinchero Tour
  • Maras Tour
  • Andenes Site Tour
  • Buffet Breakfast & Lunch
  • Rainbow Mountain Hike
  • Optional Red Valley Hike

Accommodation

Hotel in Cusco

Day 7

Private Transfer from Cusco to Lima – Depart home

At the appropriate time for your ongoing Flight, a Private Transfer to Cusco Airport to board your flight back to Lima. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and then to your connecting flight back home.

Activities

  • Airport Transfer

What's Included

Accommodation

  • 1 Night in Lima
  • 4 nights in Cusco,
  • 1 night in Aguas Calientes town

Ground Transport

  • Private Hotel return transportation & assistant
  • Train tickets between Cusco and Aguas Calientes
  • Bus ticket to and from Machu Picchu

Entrance Tickets

  • Entrance ticket to Gastronomic tour, City tour, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu tour & Maras Moray tour
  • Plus: Your own Private guide

Flights

All International/Domestic Flights are excluded

Meals

Lunch where it is indicated (Gastronomic tour, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu tour)

Created by
Jessica Espinoza Garcia

I'm a passionate traveler. I love new adventures and traveling to new and exciting destinations, meeting people, and experiencing different lifestyles.

My experiences traveling and meeting people have helped me to perfect trips. These better allow you to know the deep culture, knowledge, and customs of my Inca ancestors, as well as the very different lifestyles that have developed in Peru’s towns and cities.

My goal, besides arranging for you to experience Peru’s many important and memorable sights, is to help you to know a little more of the reality of today’s Peru, enjoying its varied cultural, mystical, and natural aspects while trying the extensive variety of food and drink that Peru offers.

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