Discover the unique and memorable flavours of Peruvian cuisine, alongside some of its most iconic sites

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  • Personalised journeys from start to finish

  • Every trip helps support Conservation

  • Every detail taken care of

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Itinerary highlights

  • Taste your way through Lima's best eateries and bars
  • Explore the local markets and Inca ruins of the Sacred Valley
  • Enjoy the old world luxury of the Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu
  • Walk in the footsteps of the Incas at Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy a remarkable meal at one of the top gourmet restaurants in Cusco

What's included

  • Private tours and experiences focused around Peru's food, drink, history and culture
  • 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
  • Our help with restaurant recommendations and reservations
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At a glance

In addition to being home to some of the world’s most spectacular natural scenery and historical sites, Peru also boasts a thriving foodie culture. During this memorable tour, you can expect a tongue-tingling mix of traditional dishes and contemporary South American cuisine, served in some of the world’s best restaurants.

Your taste of Peru will begin in Lima, a vibrant city known for its excellent food, world-class museums and vibrant old quarter. You’ll dine in the city’s top restaurants and discover the coolest bars, where you can enjoy some of the finest 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 here exploring local markets and Inca ruins, as well as absorbing the incredible scenery. You’ll also get an insight into cultures and traditions 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 panelling, and make tracks towards the lost Incan city. You’ll explore the hidden corners of the citadel on a privately guided tour that lets you delve deep into Incan 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, providing the perfect end to a culinary journey of Peru.

Example trip itinerary

Days 1-2


Flights & transfers


Meet and greet at Lima airport


Private transfer to your hotel in Lima

Accommodation in Lima

The Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas Mayor Lima, Peru
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


Private transfer to Lima airport


Flight from Lima to Cusco


Private transfer to your hotel in the Sacred Valley

Days 2-5

Sacred Valley

Accommodation in Sacred Valley

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. You can choose to partake in a variety of activities and excursions, allowing you to discover ancient traditions, delicious food and striking Incan ruins.

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 are also used to help heal through joy, love, colour and life.

Flights & transfers


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

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 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 after visiting Machu Picchu.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to your hotel in Cusco

Days 6-8


Accommodation in Cusco

The terracotta roofs of the Cusco skyline, Peru
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 for you, as well as book you a table at some of the city's finest restaurants. 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, where you can admire some stunning colonial architecture.

Following this, you will be driven by private vehicle to the countryside just outside Cusco to visit some of the remarkable Incan 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

Your expert guide will take you to a local market where you will interact with sellers, as you bargain 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.

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

Set inside the Museum of Peruvian Art, you will enjoy a full a la carte dinner in one of the top gourmet restaurants in Cusco.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Cusco airport


Flight from Cusco to Lima

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