The great Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru

Cultural Peru Tour: Flavors, Villages & Ancient Ruins

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Peru

Places Visited

Lima, Miraflores, Cuzco, Machu Picchu...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Devour sensational recipes and unique heritage during your 8-day Peru culture tour divulging the essence of the Andes. The majestic plateau of Machu Picchu will shine above the waters of the Urubamba River while the saltpans of Maras glint in the sunlight. Irresistible ruins will create unique visions across the Andean Altiplano and delicious cuisine will fill towns with the aroma of Peruvian mint as you discover Peru.

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the hypnotic awe of Machu Picchu
  • Explore the depths of the Sacred Valley and get a taste of traditional Andean life
  • Traverse the ruins and history of Cusco from the cultural remnants of the Inca to the architectural footprints of the Spanish
  • Witness the incredible saltpans of Maras and the fabulous circular terraces of Moray
  • Enjoy the delightful flavors of a quintessential Peruvian Arcade
  • Experience the traditional textiles and life of the famous Pisac Market

Detailed Description

Devour Peru on this 8-day tour meant for amateur or professional chefs, food lovers, culinary enthusiasts, culinary novices, travel lovers, travel novices, and anyone with an appetite for more. Experience the zest of Lima on a tour of a traditional market. Taste the incredible food of the Andes with a journey through Pisac. Explore the surrounding towns of the Sacred Valley and discover the essence of the Lost City of Machu Picchu. Your journey through Peru will give you a sample of the magnificent: the food, the culture, the history, and the country.

Your adventure through Peru begins in Lima where each neighborhood boasts its own traditional dish, with the aromas of eclectic cooking gliding from restaurants and homes. Tour the culinary wonders of the city, through a traditional market, and past the aromas of citrus and seafood. Fly to Cusco and venture into the Sacred Valley where divided ruins are spread through the mountains and the famous Pisac Market boasts centuries of textiles and simmering culinary flavors. The village of Ollantaytambo fills the once Inca city, where ruins climb the hillside and are carved into the mountain.

Your train ride to the foothills of the Lost City gives you a taste of the jungle, the smell of coffee, and the panorama of the Sacred Valley. Ascend into Machu Picchu and discover a taste for history among the breathtaking ruins of one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Return to Cusco and enjoy a tour of the Spanish architecture centered on Inca foundations, where the city and its surroundings sing like an open-air museum. From the food to the culture, the magnificent essence of the cities and villages isn’t relegated to the cooking but to the people, the ruins, the architecture, the history, and the overall connection of Peruvian life. 

Related Information: Zicasso offers a variety of Peru tours with visits to Machu Picchu. Browse the Machu Picchu trip reviews to read about the customized experiences of Peru travelers on Zicasso.

Starting Price

$1,755 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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  • Some or all activities and tours
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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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