A Taste of Peru

Machu-Picchu$1,875.00 USD | Aug 20 – Aug 27, 2017 | Highlights: Lima * Cuzco * Machu Picchu. Trip Start/End: Lima / Cuzco | Tour Type: Guided | Tour Max#: 10

Itinerary (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch & D-Dinner)

USA (Departure Day)

Enjoy a private airport transfer from Jorge Chávez International Airport with a private vehicle and driver. A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, and train tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip. Overnight in Lima

Day 1: Lima, Peru (City Tour)

Lima is situated halfway along Peru’s desert coastline, literally stuck between the desert and the deep blue sea. The valley was once dominated by hundreds of pre-Inca temples and palaces. Pizarro chose the palace of local chief Taurí Chusko as the site of the city’s inauguration on January 6, 1535, and thus began Lima’s colonial history, reflected in the opulent mansions with Moorish latticed wooden balconies that grace Lima’s plazas. The main square, Plaza de Armas, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, complete with paths, gardens and an elegant bronze fountain. Surrounding the main plaza are the Cathedral, Archbishop’s Palace, the Town Hall and the impressive Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace). Cultural attractions aside, areas such as Barranco, Miraflores and San Isidro have much to offer you in the way of shopping, restaurants and nightlife.

In the evening you will enjoy dinner at one of Lima’s talked about Restaurant where you will appreciate the traditions of Peruvian cuisine. Overnight in Lima (D)

Day 2:  Lima, Peru (Gastronomic Tour)

You will be introduced in the history of Peruvian gastronomy; your culinary adventure begins at a typical “Peruvian market”. There, you will be able to appreciate a wide variety of Peruvian products and enjoy and taste exotic fruits. You will be amazed by the huge variety of fish and seafood that the Peruvian ocean, considered one of the richest in the World, has to offer. You will also visit an exclusive Peruvian restaurant, where you will have the opportunity to prepare your own “Pisco Sour” and the famous “Ceviche”. Later you will enjoy a delicious lunch, consisting of the most symbolic dishes of Peruvian cuisine. Overnight in Lima (B, L)

Day 3:  Lima, Peru (Cooking Class)

This evening you will learn the quintessential basics of Peruvian Cuisine. You will learn how to prepare Peru’s staple dishes, and afterwards you will enjoy a full tasting of these traditional Peruvian dishes. This specially-catered class and dinner will offer an opportunity to taste the many dishes you learned to prepare during this class, along with enjoying the very best of Peruvian ingredients. Overnight in Lima (B, D)

Day 4:  Cuzco, Peru (City tour)

After breakfast, we’ll fly from Lima to Cuzco. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Flight times are subject to change based on availability and seasonality.

You will explore the immense Inca fortress-temple of Sacsayhuaman, strategically built overlooking Cuzco. The scale of the construction, with the use of stones larger than cars, is sure to astound. You will also visit the Inca shrines of Kenko, an outdoor amphitheater and Tambomachay, where a natural spring still feeds the ancient Inca baths.

Cuzco was the former capital of the Inca Empire (founded AD 1100). The city today is a fascinating mix of Inca and colonial Spanish architecture and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983. Almost every central street has remnants of Inca walls, arches and doorways that serve as the foundation for the colonial and modern buildings. Narrow alleys of whitewashed houses with sky-blue and bottle-green shutters open out onto elegant squares with stone-hewn fountains and elegant restaurants and posadas (inns). Colorful murals depicting historical scenes can be seen on countless walls, and indigenous women with braids and embroidered shawls set up makeshift stalls selling woven blankets and handmade crafts and jewelry. The elegant Plaza de Armas, or main square, is lined with arcades and houses with ornately carved wooden balconies and terracotta tiled roofs. Overnight in Cuzco (B)

Day 5: Cuzco, Peru (The Sacred Valley)

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a valley in the Andes of Peru, close to Cuzco. It is fed by rivers which descend through adjoining valleys and gorges, and contains numerous archaeological remains and villages. The valley was appreciated by the Incas due to its special geographical and climatic qualities. It was one of the empire’s main points for the extraction of natural wealth, and the best place for maize production in Peru. The Sacred Valley is generally understood to include everything between Písac and Ollantaytambo, parallel to the Urubamba River, or Vilcanota River or Wilcamayu, as this Sacred River is called when passing through the valley. Overnight in Cuzco (B, L)

Day 6: Cuzco, Peru (Cooking Class)

Today, we’ll take you to a local market in Cuzco, then teach you about Peruvian cuisine during a hands-on cooking class in a modern cooking studio, located in downtown Cuzco. At the market, you will get an introduction to the local variety of products and the diversity of ingredients used in the local cuisine. You will learn about Andean kitchens, as well as Chicha, a sort of local corn beer. You will also learn about the variety of local products and the diversity of ingredients used in the local cuisine. A professional Peruvian chef will show you how to prepare the most popular and tasty dishes of Peru. Overnight in Cuzco (B, D)

Day 7: Cuzco, Peru (Machu Picchu)

After breakfast, we’ll travel from Cusco to Aguas Caliente (Machu Picchu). The train duration is approximately 2 1/2 hours offering stunning views of the mountainous terrain that makes up the area near Machu Picchu.

Once we arrive in Aguas Calientes, the small village located at the base of this famous Inca site,  we’ll take a 20 minute bus ride 2,000 feet up to the site’s entrance. The Inca Citadel lies between Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu (“Young Peak” and “Old Peak”). The Inca Pachacutec built the Citadel using sharp stone blocks, fitted together perfectly. Houses, temples, a public square are all connected by narrow roads and steps cut into the mountainside. There are many theories as to the purpose of Machu Picchu; a temple to the sun? A fortress against jungle inhabitants? A sanctuary for the Incas? The mysterious lost city awaits you!  After our introductory walking tour, the late afternoon is free for self-exploration and discovery of this magnificent site, which was built on a mountaintop and surrounded on three sides by the Urubamba River. After lunch we’ll return to Cusco for one last night before you depart the next day and returning to USA. Overnight in Cusco (B, L)

Day 8: Cuzco, Peru (Departure Day)

Return to USA or extend your trip.  (B)

What’s included

Airport pick up, ***hotel accommodation (double occupancy), selected meals (see itinerary), walking tours, day trips, entrance fees, transportation, English speaking guides and Wynton’s World Tour Chaperone.

What’s not included

Round trip international airfare, baggage fees, spending money, tips, leisure transportation, airport and/or hotel exit tax, visas and travel insurance (i.e. Cancellation, Health…)

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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking ($300-nonrefundable). The balance is due 90 days before date of departure and 120 days for dates during high season (May, June, July, Aug, and Sept).  Your final payment due date will be noted on your “Summary of Purchase”, which will be attached to your confirmation email.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings. Between 120 and 90 days of departure, minus a $300 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, train, tour or hotel deposits). Between 89 and 60 days, 30% charge of total price. Between 59 and 30 days, 50% of total price. Less than 29 days, 100 % of total price.
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