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Peruvian Culinary Adventure tour

Peruvian Culinary Adventure

Adventure Unbound
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Travel Style: N/A
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
7 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit to the Koricancha, the Inca’s most lavish temple dedicated to the sun
  • Experience your journey to the Sacred Valley
  • Explore the vivid displays of the Pisac Indian Market
  • Visit sprawling city of Ollantaytambo
  • Enjoy Peruvian valleys and hills to the Machu Picchu Pueblo

Short Description

Authentic Peruvian Culture, Cuisine, and Iconic Sites:

Taste your way through Peru’s exotic Andean flavours as you travel to iconic Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Lima and Cusco.

Peru’s innovative cuisine is renowned world-wide—and Lima itself is a South American culinary highlight. Visit authentic local markets filled with scents and sights you’ll rarely see, discover Lima’s finest restaurants, and join a special chef for an exclusive Peruvian cooking class. As you indulge your palate, venture into the Inca’s Sacred Valley situated right at the foot of the Andes. Explore the mysteries of Peru’s national treasure: Machu Picchu. Wander the ancient streets of Cusco, once the Inca’s capital where history can be felt everywhere and tasted in every inspiring dish.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
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Itinerary Focus N/A
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Cusco
End City Cusco

Travel Theme

Hiking & Walking

Destinations

Peru

Activities

Hiking

Age Requirement

8

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Trip Includes

  • All Accommodations as outlined on the itinerary
  • All meals as outlined on the itinerary
  • Service of a bilingual guide (Spanish/English)
  • All transportation while on tour
  • Full service of our Adventure Consultants

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Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - City Tour

Accommodation: Selected Hotel

Fly into Cusco, where you’re greeted by your Peru Unbound guides upon arrival. Settle into your hotel before heading off on a tour of Cusco’s historic sights. We begin with a visit to the 450-year old Cathedral known for its fine collection of paintings of the Cusqueñan School. After, we head to the Koricancha, the Inca’s most lavish temple dedicated to the sun. Our tour concludes with a visit to the ruins of Sacsayhuaman and its impressive rocky constructions, followed by Kenko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. This evening, explore Cusco’s sights closer to home and discover authentic Peruvian cuisine.

Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Selected Hotel

Today’s adventure begins early this morning with a journey to the Sacred Valley. On our way we stop at the scenic Andean village of Pisac, known for its large market. Explore the vivid displays of the Pisac Indian Market and relax with a fresh Andean lunch. After we continue on our way to the sprawling city of Ollantaytambo. The massive fortress there dominates the space along with the huge boulders brought in by the Incas. Wander through terraces, temples, quarries and military defenses that signal the Inca’s masterful command of urban planning. Spend the evening at a hotel in the Sacred Valley discovering the rich local culture.

Day 3: Chinchero - Maras – Moray

Meals Included: Breakfast and Picnic Lunch

Accommodation: Selected Hotel

After breakfast, head off to Chinchero where you may explore the ancient ruins of an Incan palace as well as a Spanish colonial church and stacked terraces. Our travels then take you to Maras, where you come upon a series of saltwater pools known as “trabajos de sal.” Locals collect the salt leftover from evaporated water here. The day of agricultural innovation continues as we explore Moray’s cultivation terraces where scholars believed the Inca’s crafted a unique microclimate to help plants adapt to the thin air. After your day delving into history, return to the Sacred Valley for the evening.

Day 4: Ollantaytambo - Agua Calientes

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Selected Hotel

Spend a leisurely morning exploring what you wish. Relax, continue your visit of the massive  Ollantaytambo center or check out the neighboring Ollantaytambo village. This afternoon, hop on a train that takes you across the stunning Peruvian valleys and hills to the Machu Picchu Pueblo—a ride many consider one of the world’s most beautiful train rides. We deboard in Aquas Calientes, where you settle into your accommodations before exploring the town for the evening.

Day 5: Machu Picchu – Cusco

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Selected Hotel

Wake to an early breakfast and a day exploring one of Peru’s most iconic sites: Machu Picchu. We set off after breakfast to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, where you can explore the ruins, soak in stunning Andean views sprawling before you and learn about the evocative Incan culture.  You may also hike up to Huayna Picchu if you would like—it’s an additional opportunity that affords a more incredible views and a new perspective.

Take a break from the morning’s wanderings with lunch. This afternoon we catch the return train to Ollantaytambo; at our final destination we then transfer to Cusco. Enjoy a leisurely evening and an authentic Peruvian dinner.

Day 6: Cusco Cooking Classes

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Selected Hotel

Tempt your tastebuds this morning with a trip to a local food market! Wander the traditional Andean market, interact with locals selling and buying wares and learn about local cuisine and the fresh ingredients that make them possible as our Chef gives us a special introduction. After, our Chef invites you to his house for an exclusive culinary lesson, taking you through the preparation for the legendary Pisco Sour as well as some favored entrées and main courses. It’s an incredibly special opportunity sure to leave you with stories and a satisfied palate.

There’s much more to see and experience in Cusco—enjoy it with a leisurely, independent afternoon in the city.

Day 7:

Enjoy a final Peruvian breakfast before catching your flight at the Cusco airport for your return flight to Lima. From there, check out our extension tours or meet up with your international flight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Cancellation Policy:

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

If you find it necessary to cancel your trip, you should notify Adventure Unbound in writing, by e-mail or fax immediately.  If written cancellation is received (call to verify) before the final balance is due, you will be given a refund less the amount of the deposit.  Deposits are not refundable.  If cancellations are made on or after the final due date, no money will be refunded.  If you are unable to go on the trip, you are welcome to find a replacement for yourself.  Please understand that once you’ve signed up, we lose the right to sell your reserved space to other individuals or groups.  Therefore, we regret that we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies.  For this reason we strongly recommend you consider purchasing the Travel Protection Plan we offer.

For non USA-based trips, Adventure Unbound must make substantial payments to its suppliers (hotels, transportation companies, etc.) far in advance of the trip departure date.  If Adventure Unbound cancels any tour, trip or expedition due to acts of insurrection, force majeure, strikes, popular demonstrations, acts of God, earthquake, flooding, or any cause beyond its control, Adventure Unbound will refund the portion of the trip cost not already advanced to suppliers and use its best efforts to recover and refund the balance as promptly as possible.

If we are not able to provide a substitute trip, river, or altered itinerary and have to cancel the departure completely, you will be refunded in full. Refunds are limited to the amount actually paid to Adventure Unbound.

CANCELLATIONS FOR EXTENSIONS

There is a $100 per person non-refundable cancellation fee for all extensions.  Cancellations must be received no later than 60 days prior to departure to avoid additional penalties.  Cancellations made 59-30 days prior to departure incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the total fare.  Cancellations made 29-0 days prior to departure forfeit all fees paid.  For groups of 10 or more, cancellations must be received no later than 120 days prior to departure.  Cancellations made between 119-60 days incur a cancellation fee of 25% of the total fare.

Age Notes

Min. Age: 8

Additional Information:

When is the best time to visit Peru?

Weather in Peru varies by region, for the coast (Lima, Ica, Nazca, Mancora, Trujillo) the best time to visit are the months of November to March when it is summer on the coast. In February in particular you have events like Carnaval, a very fun time of year on the coast. You can visit coastal cities during the winter (June to August) but Lima will be fairly overcast and cold as well as some other coastal cities.

For Andean cities such as Cusco, Ayacucho, Huaraz, Puno and Cajamarca the best time to visit is during their dry season which runs from May to September. During this time you can expect warm days and chilly nights and very little rain.

The Amazon Jungles of Peru have two season and they both can be equally rewarding. If seeing lots of birds and mammals (and enjoying a slightly cooler temperature) is your thing, then the December to May might be your best choice. (Remember: Despite being the "rainy" season, the Amazon only gets about 10% more rain than falls in the low water season). If jungle hikes, exotic migratory on their way through Amazonia, still having the chance to see monkeys and other mammals, and going on great fishing expeditions top your list, you might be happier choosing the warmer, low water season (June - November).

What's the weather like in Peru?

The weather in Peru varied; it has 28 of the world's 32 different climates. Generally speaking, May through October is the dry season; November through April is the rainy season, and the wettest months are January through April in the highlands. In mountain areas, roads and trek paths may become impassable. Peru's climate, though, is markedly different among its three vastly different regions. The coast is predominantly arid and mild, the Andean region (highlands) is temperate to cold, and the eastern lowlands are tropically warm and humid.

On the desert coast, summer (Dec-Apr) is hot and dry, with temperatures reaching 77°-95°F or more along the north coast. In winter (May-Oct), temperatures are much milder, though with high humidity. Much of the coast, including Lima, is shrouded in a gray mist called garua. Only the extreme northern beaches are warm enough for swimming.

In the highlands from May to October, rain is scarce. Daytime temperatures reach a warm (68°-77°F, and nights are often quite cold (near freezing), especially in June and July. Rainfall is very abundant from December to March, when temperatures are slightly milder 64°-68°F. The wettest months are January and February. Most mornings are dry, but clouds move in during the afternoon and produce heavy downpours.

Though the Amazon jungle is consistently humid and tropical, with significant rainfall year-round, it, too, experiences two clearly different seasons. During the dry season (May-Oct), temperatures reach 86°-100°F during the day. From November to April, there are frequent rain showers (which last only a few hours at a time), causing the rivers to swell, and temperatures are humid.

Should I purchase travel insurance before my trip?

Travel insurance is recommended to protect your trip as well as your belongings and scheduling should any unforeseen events arise. Guests must provide their own travel insurance. If you decide not to purchase travel insurance then you are directly responsible for your own belongings and wellbeing. Our guides will always be around to help you should any situation arise, however when it comes to paying for any medical expenses or additional flights due to airline cancellations, you will be responsible for these.

What is the currency in Peru?

The currency in Peru is called the Nuevo Sol or just Sol. The current dollar to sol exchange rate is $1 = S/ 3.00

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  • Airfare to and from Peru
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
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Meals Included:

5 Breakfasts and 2 Lunches

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