Ruins of the great Inca city of Machu Picchu

Eight-Day Gastronomy Tour of Peru

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Countries Visited

Peru

Places Visited

Lima, Cusco, Chinchero, Aguas Calientes...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Delve into the world of culinary delights as you indulge in this luxurious, 8-day adventure to Peru. Throughout this journey, you will indulge in the country's finest culinary masterpieces as you make your way through downtown Lima, the markets of Cusco, the charming mountain village of Aguas Calientes, and the shores of Lake Titicaca. History, culture, and tradition are packed into every bite, and you can sample fresh seafood, juicy fruits, grilled delicacies, and bubbly delights. You are sure...

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Trip Highlights

  • Touch down in Lima and delight in the delicious flavors of ceviche along the shorelines
  • Traverse the halls of the famed Qorikancha temple in Cusco and peruse the colorful markets for a refreshing fruit juice
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture in Cusco and journey through the magical beauty of the Sacred Valley
  • Summit the UNESCO World Heritage ruins of Machu Picchu and explore the natural hot springs of Aguas Calientes
  • Explore the fascinating ruins of Tambomachay and partake in an authentic cuy sampling event
  • Set out for the captivating Uros Islands at Lake Titicaca, where you can sink your teeth into freshly grilled lake trout
  • Uncover impressive street art in Lima's eclectic Barranco District and dine at an elegant restaurant in Miraflores
  • Peruse local handicraft markets in Chinchero and cheers with a frothy glass of pisco sour

Detailed Description

There is no better way to experience the magic of Peru than through its delectable cuisine.  Although the history of Peru is captivatingly rich and the natural terrain is diverse, Peruvian gastronomy offers visitors a unique and delicious glimpse into the local culture. Throughout your 8-day adventure, you will tour Peru's highlights alongside your expert guide in addition to learning about the foods that are loved by locals and visitors alike. Throughout your luxurious, 8-day Peruvian adventure, you will explore the fascinating cultures that are hidden deep within Peru's towns and villages, including relics of the ancient Inca Empire.

Your journey will begin in Cusco, which was once considered the navel of the world. As the birthplace of the Inca civilization, the city is a captivating combination of pre-Columbian and post-colonial influence. You will experience it all as you visit the city and step inside the ancient Sun Temple, which is known as Qorikancha. Then, you will be provided with your first taste of local flavor when you visit several open-aired markets in downtown Cusco. As you move from stall to stall, you can converse with the locals and try local fruits like the chirimoya and maracuya. The following day, your guide will lead you on an immersive tour of Chinchero, which was once a resort getaway for the Inca nobility. Later, as you continue through the Sacred Valley, you will arrive in the mountain town of Aguas Calientes, which is home to the famed UNESCO ruins of Machu Picchu.

During the second half of your journey, you will return to Cusco and discover the ancient ruins at Tambomachay, which lie just beyond the city limits. In the evening, you can indulge in one of Peru's most revered delicacies: cuy. Afterward, you will venture to Puno, where you will become steeped in the culture of the Uros people while on the community's floating islands. Here, you will learn about ancient reed weaving techniques that have sustained the islands for hundreds of years, and later, you can sample the lake's famed trout. As you return to Lima the next day, the pace of daily life will quicken. On your final full day, you will have the opportunity for a self-guided exploration of the Barranco District before indulging in an exquisite ceviche dinner on your final night in the country.

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.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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