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Flavours of Peru

The Best Of Peru Experience
From US$7,980 (~ AUD$12,427 *) Per Person Twin Share
 

9 Nights 10 Days of Gastronomy

The Flavours of Peru is an extraordinary adventure that takes you through the heart of this enchanting country while uncovering its culinary treasures along the way. Get ready to embark on a gastronomic odyssey like no other and start exploring the vibrant flavours and rich traditions that define Peru’s culinary landscape.

Our journey begins in Lima, where you’ll dine at one of the best restaurants in Peru, savour exquisite dishes and marvel at Lima’s diverse architecture before continuing your journey to Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Join us on this unforgettable adventure and let your taste buds guide you as we explore the gastronomic wonders of Peru.

Recently, Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 were announced in Rio de Janeiro, where Peru placed nine (09) restaurants in the prestigious culinary list. Maido, Mitsuharu “Micha" Tsumura’s Nikkei Cuisine, claimed top spot. The list also includes KjolleMayta, MéritoOssoMilLa MarRafael and Cosme. Whereas, while Central, as “the best restaurant in the world", was not eligible to participate in this category, it did step directly into the hall of fame as the Best of the Best. Lima is a paradise for foodies, and we are happy to take you!

 

Highlights

  • Enjoy an exceptional meal at Peru's highly-acclaimed restaurant
  • Experience a delightful 7-course farm-to-table menu in the picturesque Sacred Valley.
  • Indulge in delicious artisanal ice cream made from local fruits
  • Visit the Salt Mines of Maras
  • Experience high-quality Cusqueno-style barbecue
  • Discover the iconic Machu Picchu
  • Board the luxurious, entertaining Hiram Bingham train tour
  • Witness the Temple of the Sun

Itinerary

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Day
 
Destination
Arrival
Departure
Day 1

Welcome to Lima, known as the 'City of the Kings' and celebrated as the gastronomic capital of the Americas. Delight in the exquisite flavours of Peru at Central Restaurante by savouring some of the country's most exceptional culinary creations.

Day 2

Discover Lima's contemporary neighbourhoods alongside its UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic centre, where diverse architectural wonders, lively plazas, and cultural treasures await your exploration. Immerse yourself in the tapestry of Peruvian history at the Larco Herrera Museum, and then treat yourself to an unforgettable culinary experience featuring the unique fusion of Peruvian-Japanese flavours at Maido restaurant, crafted by the renowned chef Mitsuharu Tsumura.

Day 3

Embark on a delightful culinary journey through Lima, where you'll immerse yourself in the city's vibrant flavours and captivating colours. Your adventure begins with a visit to a bustling local market, where you'll explore the rich diversity of Peruvian ingredients. Next, wander through the artistic Barranco neighbourhood, taking in the iconic 'Bridge of Sighs' and visiting the historic 'La Ermita' chapel. Satisfy your taste buds with exceptional organic coffees at Felicia & Domingo café, followed by indulgent artisanal ice cream crafted from locally sourced fruits. To cap off your tour, delve into the intriguing history of the archaeological site of Huaca Pucllana, an ancient adobe pyramid nestled amidst the modernity of the Miraflores district.

Day 4

Embark on a private transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco (flight not included). Upon arrival in Cusco, you'll receive a warm welcome and be smoothly transported to your hotel in the enchanting Sacred Valley, allowing time for acclimatization. Indulge in a quintessential culinary experience with a memorable lunch at Hacienda Sarapampa, where you'll savour a delightful 7-course tasting menu highlighting seasonal ingredients while immersing yourself in the rich culture of corn. Later, explore the vibrant Pisaq market, renowned for its souvenirs, and seize the opportunity to taste traditional clay oven-baked empanadas.

Day 5

Commence your day with a visit to the remarkable Salt Mines of Maras, where salt extraction has been a tradition since the Incas, employing age-old techniques. Following that, explore the enigmatic circular terraces of Moray, which once served as an agricultural laboratory for experimenting with various crops. Enjoy a delectable Cusqueno-style barbecue lunch at Sol y Luna, where you'll savour tantalizing dishes and delightful Peruvian desserts. As evening approaches, treat yourself to an elevated dining experience with a sophisticated 5-course tasting dinner accompanied by carefully selected wine pairings, all within the hotel's underground sanctuary.

Day 6

Journey to Machu Picchu aboard the PeruRail Vistadome train, with panoramic views, departing from the Ollantaytambo station. As you travel through the picturesque Sacred Valley. Upon reaching Aguas Calientes, immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring citadel of Machu Picchu during a comprehensive 2-hour guided tour. Cap off your day with a delectable dinner offering various a la carte options, providing a satisfying end to your unforgettable adventure.

Day 7

Next, you will return to the mesmerizing Machu Picchu, guided by your private expert, where you'll delve deeper into its extraordinary attributes and the ingenuity that brought it to life. Relish a delightful a la carte lunch and a relaxing teatime at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge. In the late afternoon, step aboard the exclusive Hiram Bingham train for an elegant dining experience featuring a sumptuous four-course dinner, pre-dinner cocktails, and an engaging musical performance, ensuring a memorable conclusion to your day.

Day 8

Take an immersive walking tour that commences at the Temple of the Sun, known as 'Koricancha,' where you'll marvel at the astonishing craftsmanship of the Inca masonry. Continue your exploration along Hatunrumiyoc Street, home to the renowned 12-angled stone, and proceed to the artisan quarter of San Blas, where you will see breathtaking vistas and the opportunity to visit artistic workshops. Your journey then leads you to the awe-inspiring Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the Kenko Amphitheatre, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay. Conclude your day with a refined 5-course lunch at MAP Café, celebrated for its esteemed chef and modernist glass box setting.

Day 9

Immerse yourself in the fusion of history, art, and gourmet dining at the 5-star Monasterio Hotel. Delve into the splendid art collection housed within this converted 16th-century Jesuit monastery, showcasing exquisite paintings from the renowned 'Cusco School.' Experience the culinary artistry of Peruvian cuisine as you participate in hands-on cooking sessions, preparing and savouring delightful dishes. To top off your day, relish a romantic candlelight dinner at the Baroque-style restaurant "El Tupay," serenaded by the enchanting strains of opera music, all while indulging in a sumptuous three-course meal.

Day 10

With the heart full of flavours, bid farewell to this enchanting city.

To inquire about rates and availability on this exclusive Flavours of Peru Tour, please contact First Class Travel at 1300 30 80 81 to speak to one of our travel specialists.  They will be delighted to assist you!

 

 

Important Terms

  • 9 nights 10 days
  • from USD7,850 pp low season

*Rates are subject to availability and seasonality and may change without notice. Rates are based on two adults sharing. For solo travellers or single person occupancy rates or further information on terms and conditions, please contact our Travel Specialists at time of booking.

Lima

 

Miraflores Park, A Belmond Hotel: In the vibrant district of Miraflores in Lima, offers breathtaking ocean views, stylish accommodations, & impeccable service.

Sol Y Luna Sacred Valley pool

Sacred Valley:

Sol y Luna (Casita Deluxe)offers a luxurious & secluded retreat amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Sacred Valley, combining comfort & nature in perfect harmony.

Varieties of restaurants, cuisines, and wine collections in the basement.

Horse stables, BBQ, traditional lunch with horse show.

 

 

Machu Picchu:

Sanctuary Lodge, A Belmond Hotel (Standard Patio)

provides an unparalleled experience of staying just steps away from the awe-inspiring ancient ruins, offering a unique blend of comfort and proximity to one of the world’s most iconic destinations.

Cusco:

Palacio Nazarenas, A Belmond Hotel (Junior Suite)

envelops guests in a world of luxury & historical charm, with an unforgettable stay in the heart of Cusco.

 

 

 
 

Call a Luxury Tour Specialist on 1300 308 081 and Quote #95792

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