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The dramatic Andean highlands of Peru blended with the best gourmet experiences

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What's Included

  • All private tours listed
  • Hiram Bingham luxury train journey to Machu Picchu
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Designer and Concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

As well as being home to some of the world’s most spectacular natural scenery and historical sites, Peru also has a thriving foodie culture. Expect a tongue-tingling mix of traditional dishes and contemporary South American cuisine, served in some of the world’s best restaurants, on this eight-day culinary journey.

Your adventure starts in Lima, a vibrant city known as much for its excellent food as for its world-class museums. Dine in the city’s top restaurants and discover the coolest bars mixing some of the best pisco sours in South America.

A short flight brings you to Cusco from where you will venture across the pass and into the Sacred Valley. This part of Peru is one of the most beautiful and historically important and you’ll spend a few days exploring local markets and Inca ruins and taking in the incredible scenery. Get an insight into the traditional culture during a ceremony of payment to Mother Earth and enjoy a feast of Peruvian flavours during a picnic in the most beautiful of surroundings.

No trip to Peru would be complete without visiting the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Hop aboard the Hiram Bingham, a charming train bedecked in polished brass and wood paneling, and make tracks towards the Lost Incan City. Explore the hidden corners of the citadel on a privately guided tour that lets you delve deep into Inca history and experience one of the world’s most unique sites.

After a night in your luxury hotel, you’ll take the train to Cusco to explore the city, take part in cookery lesson and dine in some of its best restaurants.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-2

Lima

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Meet and greet at Lima airport

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Lima

Accommodation in Lima

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Overnight in Lima Overnight in Lima

Enjoy the Capital of Peru, known for its excellent cuisine and fantastic museums as well as the historic down-town areas. You'll have all of our recommendations at hand for the best things to see and do in the city to make the very most of your stay.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Lima airport

Flight

Flight from Lima to Cusco

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in the Sacred Valley

Days 2-5

Sacred Valley

Accommodation in Sacred Valley

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Three days exploring the Sacred Valley Three days exploring the Sacred Valley

Spend your time relaxing and exploring the incredible scenery of the Sacred Valley. It's a great place to experience the culture of Peru and the landscape is breathtaking.

Picnic lunch and ceremony of payment to Mother Earth Picnic lunch and ceremony of payment to Mother Earth

Enjoy a picnic lunch and an amazing cross-cultural experience as you take part in a special ceremony of song and traditional offerings to Mother Earth. This ceremony evokes the spirit of healing with many sacred medicines involved, including Palo Santo, Tayta Sayri, Mana Coca, Agua Florida, Condor's Feathers, Grandfather Puma, Essences and Incenses. Many pre-hispanic instruments that have no musical register are used to help heal through joy, love, color and life.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Ollanta station

 
Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu

The Hiram Bingham train exudes style, luxury, and romantic charm and there is no more sophisticated way to traverse the Peruvian landscape to Machu Picchu.

Aboard, the 1920s Pullman carriages reflect the opulence of the locomotive era bedecked in polished brass, wood panels and rich, comfy seating. There is also a period observation car at the rear.

Brunch on the journey is included and taken in the very elegant dining car replete with white-linen tablecloths, clinking crystal, and you are looked after by a smart team of waiters. Whilst feasting on fine Peruvian cuisine the steamy forest scenery unfolds right in front of you. There is also an open viewing carriage for admiring the views.

Days 5-6

Machu Picchu

Private tour of Machu Picchu Private tour of Machu Picchu

Your private guide will take you on a comprehensive tour of the Machu Picchu citadel, really bringing it to life by detailing the history, significance and myths surrounding it as well as taking you to the hidden corners and best viewpoints. Then after your guided tour, you'll descend to Aguas Calientes for a delicious lunch at the rustically elegant Inkaterra hotel, before an afternoon at your leisure: you can explore the areas around Machu Picchu or carry on exploring the ruins.

Return in the evening to overnight at your chosen hotel in the Machu Picchu area.

Accommodation in Machu Picchu

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Morning free to explore Machu Picchu Morning free to explore Machu Picchu

You have the morning free to explore the famous site on your own.

The Hiram Bingham train to Cusco The Hiram Bingham train to Cusco

Board the luxurious Hiram Bingham train back to Cusco. Departing in the early evening, a full five-course meal is served in the dining carriage as well as drinks and live music in the bar carriage for an enjoyable trip back after visiting Machu Picchu.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Cusco

Days 6-8

Cusco

Accommodation in Cusco

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Two nights in Cusco Two nights in Cusco

Enjoy this beautiful city and UNESCO World Heritage site. You'll have our list of recommendations as well as private guides on hand to enjoy the best of this beautiful city. We can arrange a number of private, interest-led tours to booking fine restaurants for you. Your personal travel designer will be able to recommend activities that are most suitable to your interests.

Tour of Cusco and nearby ruins Tour of Cusco and nearby ruins

Your local expert guide will collect you from your hotel for a private tour of the city, starting out at the Santo Domingo convent monastery. This former colonial monastery was previously the Koricancha Temple, one of the most important temples devoted to the worship of the sun. According to the chronicles, it was covered in gold leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. Your next stop will be the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral.

You will be driven by private vehicle to the countryside just outside Cusco to visit some of the remarkable Inca ruins in the area such as the cult centre of Sacsayhuaman, the temple and amphitheatre of Kenko, and the Red Fortress of Puca Pucara.

Peruvian home cooking tour Peruvian home cooking tour

Travelling abroad is always an extraordinary experience, but knowing it from the inside will always take you much further. This is a tour created to do just that: your guide will take you to a local market where you will interact with sellers bargaining for traditional ingredients. These will then be used in a fantastic culinary lesson in a Cusqueño house where you will discover the diversity of Peruvian food in a cosy environment, starting with the preparation of the famous Pisco Sour.

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Dinner at the MAP Cafe Restaurant Dinner at the MAP Cafe Restaurant

Set inside the Museum of Peruvian Art, this is so much more than its name as a 'cafe' implies - it is one of the top gourmet restaurants in Cusco. Enjoy a full a-la-carte dinner.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Cusco airport

Flight

Flight from Cusco to Lima

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