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Peru is a popular culinary destination and its importance in the gastronomic scene grew in
the last decades. It is today a well-recognized gastronomic destination worldwide. Embark
on the ultimate food tour. From market visits and cooking classes to cocktail demonstrations
and delicious dinners, combining to this the natural and cultural experience that the Inca city
of Cusco offers you through your journey to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
Day 01 – Transfer in Lima / Overnight - Lima
Day 02 – Gastronomic Tour + Lunch / Overnight - Lima
Day 03 – Flight to Cusco + City Tour + dinner / Overnight – Cusco
Day 04 – Full day Sacred Valley + Lunch + / Overnight – Cusco
Day 05 – Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu / Overnight – Aguas Calientes
Day 06 – Private Machu Picchu Tour - Day 2 Revisit / Overnight – Cusco
Day 07 – Half-day Maras Moray tour / Overnight – Cusco
Day 08 – Transfer out Cusco – Lima – depart home
Note: The tours are in a private service, which means, your tour your way since we do
not have a fixed schedule to finish the tour at a certain time
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Time : 12:45 am
Transfer in Lima
Welcome to Peru! Today is a transit day, and after a long flight, you are probably
looking forward to a nice meal and some relaxation. The Costa del Sol hotel is located
right across the street from the airport and is the best choice for travelers connecting to
Cuzco. However, if you arrive to Lima in the early afternoon, you will have the time to
make your way to a hotel in the picturesque waterfront district of Miraflores. If you go
for this option, one of our representatives will meet you at the airport and escort you to
Time : 5:00 am
Explore the superfoods of Peru with a unique Lima food tour. Short walking tour of
Barranco, Lima's bohemian and art district, organic Peruvian coffee, colourful market visit
and tasting, amazing views of Miraflores and a beachside Cebiche and Pisco sour class, an
assortment of delicious Peruvian dishes and desserts overlooking the ruins of the Huaca
Passengers will be picked up at their hotel and driven to the local Market Surquillo Fresh
Produce in order to start the tour. During the visit to the Modelo Market in Surquillo
passengers will have the chance to see the ingredients used to prepare our most traditional
Arrival at a traditional eatery where our Chef will give us a demonstration of how ceviche, a
popular Peruvian dish is prepared. Also, we will be tasting different dishes and mixing Pisco
sour, our world-famous cocktail.
Time : 5:00 am
Flight to Cusco + Private Cusco city tour
In the appropriate time for your ongoing Flight, a Private Transfer to Cusco Airport to board
your flight to Cusco. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures.
Upon arrival at Cusco, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives, who will be
waiting for you outside of the Arrival Hall with a sign with our and your names on it for your
approximate 15 minutes private Transfer to your Hotel at the historic center Cusco. In
addition, the assistant will briefly introduce the city and our services while on the way to
This morning, discover Cusco on a city tour that includes the Cathedral on the Plaza de
Armas and the Santo Domingo Temple, a Dominican church built on the foundations of
the Qoricancha, the Incas’ principal religious building. Listen as a local expert explains
how the historic clashes between the Incas and the Spanish played a role in forming
today’s Peruvian culture. Later, visit the well-preserved ruins of Sacsayhuaman, a
testament to Incan architectural skill. Compiled from colossal stones, the largest of
which may weigh as much as 200 tons, the walls were cut and placed together with
incredible precision and without a single drop of mortar to hold them in place. This
imposing fortress, which witnessed the greatest battle between the Spanish and the
Time : 8:00 am
Private Sacred Valley Tour
Between Cusco and Machu Picchu lies the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba
Valley), home to some of Peru’s most interesting pre-Columbian ruins and attractive
colonial towns and villages. While many travelers pass through here en route to Machu
Picchu, the valley has become a destination in its own right.
On the tour you will visit:
Pisac Market - A great place to browse woven blankets, tapestries, and alpaca
garments such as sweaters and mittens, colorful fabric and accessories are found in
abundance at the Pisac market in addition to pottery, jewelry, and other handicrafts.
Woven blankets, tapestries, and alpaca garments such as sweaters and mittens, colorful
fabric and accessories are found in abundance at the Pisac market in addition to
pottery, jewelry, and other handicrafts.
Pisa Inca Ruins - It’s not hard to succumb to the charms of sunny Pisac, a bustling
colonial village at the base of a spectacular Inca fortress perched on a mountain
spur. Its pull is universal and recent years have seen an influx of ex-pats and new age
followers in search of an Andean Shangri-La. Located just 33km northeast of Cuzco
by a paved road, it’s the most convenient starting point to the Sacred Valley.
Ollantaytambo - After lunch (included), we proceed onto Ollantaytambo an attractive
little town located at the western end of the Sacred Valley. The town built on top of
original Inca foundations and is the best surviving example of Inca town planning.
The town is located at the foot of some spectacular Inca ruins which protected the
strategic entrance to the lower Urubamba Valley. The temple area is at the top of
steep terracing which helped to provide excellent defenses.
Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu
The Luxury Hiram Bingham Train is an exclusive service where you will enjoy a full
day of unforgettable experiences.
The service includes:
- Champagne Reception
- Brunch on board.
- Exclusive Bus return to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu.
- Afternoon tea at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge
Observation Car: At the back of the Hiram Bingham is the Observation car, offering
a space in which to truly appreciate the stunning Peruvian landscape. Observations
cars are a great addition to any train and this one is furnished with dark wood, polished
brass and large cushioned seats, thus making it the perfect place to sit, relax and watch
the unfolding Peruvian landscape.
Carriages: The carriages are luxurious with elegant decoration in the style of the
1920′s Pullman trains. Each of the four carriages has been furnished in polished wood
and brass, with large chairs and plenty of space.
Luxury 5* Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu
This luxurious hotel with landscaped ponds and direct views of the Huayna Picchu
Mountain offers free Wi-Fi and rooms with iPod docking stations. Aromatherapy
massages and trips to Machu Picchu citadel are available.
Belmond Sanctuary Lodge has elegantly decorated rooms with cable TV and work
desks in a palette of tans and earth tones. Some rooms have private patios and
mountain views. Private bathrooms include bathrobes and amenities.
At Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, guests can dine á la carte at Tampu Restaurant, with
large sliding windows and panoramic views of the lush jungle. Tinkuy Restaurant
offers Andean flavors and has rustic stone interiors and a fireplace.
Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located adjacent to this ancient Inca
citadel. It offers its guests exceptionally easy access from early morning to late
afternoon, when most of the day visitors and buses have left.
Sit out on a terrace and savor Peruvian cuisine based on produce grown on the Lodge’s
own plot: This delightful Orient-Express hideaway is the perfect place to relax and
unwind in the shadow of the Lost City.
We include a Deluxe Room with a Private Terrace for your night of Luxury at Machu
Private 2 Hour Tour Machu Picchu Citadel
Certainly, the ‘Holy Grail’ for lovers of Inca monuments, the enigmatic lost city of
Machu Picchu is the most famous archaeological site in all of South America and
possibly the world.
The spectacular collection of temples, terraced hills, and plazas was the mountaintop
citadel of the Inca under Pachacutec and Tupac Yupanqui, until the coming of the
Europeans with Pizarro.
It may have the most familiar name, but Machu Picchu has refused to reveal many of
its mysteries, including the secrets of its construction, function, and demise. US
historian Hiram Bingham discovered the overgrown ruins in 1911, and the quality of
the stonework hints that it was an extremely important ceremonial site.
The remains date from around 1450, built at the height of the Inca Empire, and as they
escaped being plundered by the Spanish, they include semi-intact icons and shrines
that were defaced or removed at other sites. Entering the site, a set of steps leads to the
ruined Temple of the Sun and a series of altars and niches. Highlights include the
remains of ceremonial baths, the Sacred Plaza with its tremendous views.
Day 6 -2
Private Machu Picchu Tour - Day 2 Revisit
Today you will enjoy further Private Guided Tours of Machu Picchu. All tours are
included and you are only limited by your time and energy.
The Sun Gate (2 Hours) - The Sun Gate marks the entrance to Machu Picchu. It is a
one-hour uphill hike to the southeast of the Sanctuary, climbing more than 300 meters.
The hike is on the original Inca trail and is paved with Inca stones. There is a spectacular
view from the gate.
Machu Picchu Mountain (4 to 5 Hours Roundtrip) - The hike to the summit of Apu
Machu Picchu is 2 ½ hours and can be quite steep in places.
This trail, accessed from Machu Picchu, joins parts of the Inca trail leading to the Sun
Gate before climbing to the mountain's highest point. From there, enjoy the view of
soaring eagles as well as Machu Picchu and other significant ruins in the area, such as
Putukusi, Huayna Picchu, Salkantay mountain and the Vilcanota River view.
This is a breathtaking hike, many orchids along the way, birds in the bushy areas, and
with every stop, the view gets better and better. The climb is 600 meters uphill, so a
reasonable level of fitness is required.
*** Access to Apu Machu Picchu is controlled, special tickets, which need to be
purchased in advance by us. Access is 07:00 – 11:00. Please ask to have these tickets
included in your tour if desired***
Inka Bridge (Bridge 1 Hour Round Trip)
This hike is to the south-west of Machu Picchu, a nice original trail that overlooks the
Aobamba valley and the Hydro-electric plant. The Inca Bridge is a part of a mountain
trail that heads west from Machu Picchu.
Huayna Picchu (3 - 4 Hours) - Huayna Picchu is the mountain you see behind Machu
Picchu. Towering above the north end of Machu Picchu this steep mountain is often
seen in the backdrop to the classic photos of the ruins.
The mountain is steep, but stone steps are laid along most of the way and where the
mountain is steeper you will find steel cables used as handrails. For fit people it is not a
After visiting Machu Picchu and using a lot of your energy how nice, it is to enjoy a
lovely varied buffet Lunch at Sanctuary Lodge Tinkuy Restaurant. Located inside the
prestigious Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. The restaurant offers a very pleasant
environment to relax and enjoy a tasty lunch, characterized by its wide variety of
international and Peruvian dishes, a choice of nutritious salads, main dishes, and
tempting desserts. Hot and soft drinks are included in the service.
Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Cusco
Catch the 5:55 pm. Hiram train returning to Poroy Train Station at 8:44 pm. Gourmet
Dinner & Small Show on the train tonight.
Private Transfer Poroy Station to Cusco Hotel
Set in a tranquil plaza behind Cusco's main square, this former palace and convent
emerged from years of restoration to become one of the city's most exclusive hotels.
Step past walls of Inca stones and into a cloistered courtyard with an ancient fountain
at its heart. Then be surprised as contemporary Cusco comes to the fore: a fabulous
spa, the city's first outdoor pool and stylish restaurants serving cutting-edge local
This intimate urban retreat has just 55 suites, each enriched with oxygen and with its
own private bar where guests can create drinks accented with fresh ingredients grown
at and around the hotel.
Located in the historic part of the hotel, Junior Suites feature:
- King-size or twin poster beds
- Peruvian marble bathroom with elegant shower (no tub)
- Size: from 30 m2 to 37 m2 / 322 ft2 to 398 ft2
- Wireless internet
- Bar with espresso and tea making facilities, nibbles and pisco station
- Satellite TV and sound system
- Luxury toiletries
- 24-hour butler service
Time : 5:00 am
Half day Maras Moray tour by car
This day you will set off in the direction of the Sacred Valley to the town of Chinchero,
an authentic Andean village with lots of character, where we will find the colonial
church that houses a large collection of painting from the Cusquenian School of Art.
The following stop on your tour will be Maras, a picturesque town surrounded by
stunning mountain landscapes, which has given its name to the Salineras, or salt pans,
located here. These salt mines are evaporation ponds that have been used to produce salt
since the pre-Inca times. The natural color variation of the pools is staggered in terraces
down the side of the canyon. It is a breathtaking sight. You'll be able to perceive them
in all their glory from the viewpoint.
You'll then be taken to Moray, where a mysterious Inca archaeological site is located.
The ruins of the circular agricultural terraces, known as Andenes, are thought to have
been used by the Incas to create different microclimates to cultivate a variety of crops.
You'll explore the area for an hour, enjoying their mythical history.
Trip time around 3 hours to the starting point of the excursion. Llacto (15,219 ft. A
delicious breakfast will be served at the base of Rainbow Mountain. Along the way,
there are amazing views of farming Inca terraces, traditional villages, valleys, and high
Andean peaks, like the Ausangate Mountain and glaciers. You can interact with the local
people, who are still keeping traditional Quechua culture alive.
After a total hike of 2 glorious hours (slow rhythm), we finally reach our ultimate
destination at the top of Rainbow Mountain. After admiring the unique scenic beauty,
you will have time to explore the area. You can take pictures or just soak up the
magnificent view. We will occupy around 40 minutes at the top. Afterward, there is an
optional hike across to the top of the Red Valley. This guided walk takes about 1 hour
longer to get back to the trailhead.
At this key point, we hike back down the way we approached. The guided hike typically
takes 1 flexible hour. When we reach the bottom, a delicious lunch will be waiting for
you. When where finished, a departure time will be confirmed for the return trip back to
Time : 12:25 am
Private Transfer out Cusco – Lima – depart home
At the appropriate time for your ongoing Flight, a Private Transfer to Cusco Airport to
board your flight back to Lima. Our representative will assist you with check-in
procedures and then to your connecting flight back home.
- Private transportation & assistant Airport / Hotel / Airport
- 5 star Hotel - 1 nights in Lima, 5 nights in Cusco, 1 night in Aguas Calientes
- Entrance ticket to City tour, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu tour
- Luxury Hiram Bingham Train tickets between Cusco Aguas Calientes R/T
- Bus ticket to and from Machu Picchu
- Lunch where it is indicated (Gastronomic tour, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu Maras Moray tour)
- Private guide
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