Peru Culinary Tour
On our Peru Culinary Tour, we take you “full spoon ahead” into Peruvian cuisine. Known not only for its exquisite taste but also for its variety and ability to incorporate the influence from different cultures and times, Peruvian food is world renowned for its fresh ingredients and tasty flavors.
On our Peru Culinary Tour, we take you “full spoon ahead” into Peruvian cuisine, known not only for its exquisite taste, but also for its variety and ability to incorporate the influence from different times and cultures.
Inca and Spanish cultures come together in Peru to heighten our five senses. Visiting the archaeological sites, historical monuments, and wonderful indigenous people will enlighten you. But something out of the ordinary that Peru has to offer is its magnificent food. Once relatively off of the culinary map, Peruvian cuisine is today on top of the food trend. Thanks to its amazing bio diversity, along with a melting pot of cultures, the country boasts a fusion of flavors and dishes. The Peruvian cuisine is an important expression of its own culture just as its music, ceramics, literature, and textiles. Thanks to Peru’s three regions and the ocean that borders it there is an abundance of markets that offer a variety of fresh ingredients that will satisfy not only the housewife but also the most sophisticated chefs of the world. The history of Peruvian cuisine dates back to the Incas and Pre-Incas who made extensive use of maize, potatoes and spices. Later, it was influenced by the arrival of the Spanish, who throughout the years incorporated the demands of the different groups living in the country – “mestizajes” – thus fusing Spanish with indigenous influences. Such groups included Chinese, European, African and Japanese immigrants.
Our journey begins in Lima, recently named the gastronomic capital of South America. Here you will visit the local market, learn about the basics of Peruvian cuisine, discover and make ceviche, and become an expert in making Pisco Sours! For dinner we eat a home-style dinner in the Aliaga mansion. Then it’s on to the Sacred Valley of the Incas for a Chef’s table experience at Wayra, starting with a hike through the chacras (cultivated fields), then watching a cooking demonstration in which you will receive all the chef’s attention and will see the local produce being put to use. Next, we visit the citadel of Machu Picchu and explore the mystical ruins. We take a train back to the infamous city of Cuzco to taste and learn about novoandina cuisine. A special tasting menu is arranged at Chi Cha recommended by the chef and owner Gaston. On our last stop, we visit a very special lodge on Lake Titicaca, which will allow us to relax and enjoy a very inclusive experience that includes visiting the floating islands of Uros and eating chef prepared meals, all while gazing out at the world’s highest lake.
These are just a few of the highlights of this amazing trip. We wanted to prepare the perfect foodie experience for our luxury clients that demand charming boutique hotels, personalized private experiences and a smart pace that won’t overwhelm your schedule and the ability to immerse yourself with local way of life. Michael Eiseman our CEO says… “This is truly my favorite experience in South America”.
Summary of the Luxury Peru Culinary Tour:
Day 1: Lima
Once you have arrived in the morning, you will be transported to the Miraflores Park Orient Express Hotel, where you will kick off your journey with a visit to the local market. When the afternoon arrives, we will be visiting the San Francisco Convent, and passing monuments.
Day 2: Sacred Valley & Urubamba
During day two, you will travel to Cuzco and head to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will be checked in the Sol y Luna Hotel, where you will have lunch at Restaurant Wayra, and then head to the art studio of Pablo Seminario. Later in the afternoon, we will be exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins and the Ollantaytambo Fortress.
Day 3: Sacred Valley & Urubamba
In the morning, our Wayra chef will take you on a tour of the local suppliers and their farms. For lunch, enjoy a BBQ feast at Wayra’s terrace, and then we will visit the Pisac and chinchero market.
Day 4: Machu Picchu
You will be transported from Urubamba to the Poroy train station, where you will board the luxury Hiram Bingham train. The train will take you to Aguas Calientes, where Machu Picchu is located. You will be staying at the Orient Express Sanctuary Lodge.
Day 5: Machu Picchu
For day five take the opportunity and explore Machu Picchu at your own expense.
Day 6: Cuzco
After breakfast, we will take the Vistadome train from Aquas Calientes to head back to the Sacred Valley for a private transfer to Cuzco. During the journey to Cuzco, we will take a stop at Awanakancha, and the Sacsayhuaman Ruins. For dinner, you will be eating at the MAP Café.
Day 7: Cuzco
In the morning, take a walking tour in the colonial quarter, and in the afternoon stroll through Cuzco.
Day 8: Lake Titicaca & Puno
Today you will head to the airport to fly to Juliaca, where a private transfer will take you to the Titilaka Lodge. During the afternoon, we will be exploring the floating islands of Uros.
Day 9: Lake Titicaca & Puno
We will be leaving early in the morning to catch a boat ride to the Taquile Island for a hike and exploration.
Day 10: Lake Titicaca & Departure from Lima
After your morning of relaxation, you will be transferred from the hotel to the Juliaca airport for a flight to Lima, and then a safe flight home.
IncludeEntry Fees5 Star AccommodationPersonal GuideAirport TransfersBreakfast
Not IncludedDeparture Taxes