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Cusco Gastronomy Tour

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Discover the tastes and tales of Cusco on a 6-day Gastronomy Tour! Wander through streets blending Inca ruins and Spanish buildings, sampling both classic and modern dishes. Uncover the mysteries of Sacsayhuamán's ancient stone structures. Then, journey to the famed Machu Picchu, a breathtaking site nestled in nature. Join this adventure that blends history, culture, and delicious cuisine for an unforgettable journey!
Plaza de Armas, CuzcoFriendly vendors at the Cusco marketColorful Peruvian dancers at a paradeOllantaytambo Ruins in Sacred ValleyEnjoy a scenic train ride through the mountains of PeruWander through the maze of ruins at Machu PicchuFresh produce at a market
  • Experience a delicious gastronomic tour through Peruvian culinary treasures
  • Explore vibrant Pisac market, showcasing locally crafted goods
  • Discover Machu Picchu's legendary ruins, guided through its origins
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.

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Day 1: Arrive in Cusco

On your way to the airport in Lima, relax before your flight to Cusco. In the evening, have dinner at a restaurant that serves traditional Cusco dishes in a cozy, old-fashioned setting in the famous San Blas neighborhood.

Overnight at the selected hotel in Cusco.

Day 2: Chocomuseo | Pisco Museum

Take part in a delicious adventure on a gastronomic tour! Explore the fascinating world of Peruvian staples at the Chocomuseo and the Pisco Museum. Learn the production process of each, from the raw ingredients all the way to the finished product. And to tantalize your taste buds even further, you'll get to sample these delights in each location! After this flavorful journey, head back to your hotel for a satisfied rest.

Optional activity: Visit to the planetarium

Day 3: Maras | Moray

Set out from the hotel after breakfast, traveling through the Sacred Valley toward the archaeological wonder of Maras. Here, witness the mesmerizing salt ponds that have sustained local families for generations. These thousands of ponds have historically served as a vital economic hub, providing sustenance and livelihoods. Moving onward, reach Moray, about an hour and a half away, and explore mysterious Inca ruins featuring concentric circular terraces with varying climates on each level. Following the exploration, indulge in a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in the Sacred Valley before unwinding at your hotel.

Day 4: Ollantaytambo

Explore the Pisac market, a vibrant tapestry of dozens of stalls overflowing with locally crafted goods. You find textiles in bright colors, intricate carvings, and replicas of ancient Inca pieces.

Next, head to the pre-arranged restaurant. Ollantaytambo, a living example of Inca urban planning, will greet you with its timeless charm. Pachacútec, a powerful Inca emperor, conquered and then rebuilt Ollantaytambo, transforming it into a part of his vast empire. Today, it stands as one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in the region.

Prepare to witness a culinary tradition that stretches back millennia: Pachamanca. This unique Andean ritual involves slowly cooking a variety of ingredients, including potatoes, sweet potatoes, meat, and vegetables, beneath the earth using heated stones. Watch with anticipation as the Pachamanca is unearthed, and then savor the delicious results. Finally, your journey concludes with a transfer back to the Sacred Valley.

Day 5: Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu | Cusco

Transportation service picks you up and takes you to Ollantaytambo Station. Board a comfortable train and gaze out the window at the stunning Andean landscapes as you travel for about an hour and a half. The train will take you to Aguas Calientes, the town closest to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, your guide will be waiting to meet you and help you get to the bus stop. Then, catch a bus for the short 25-minute ride up to Machu Picchu, the legendary "Lost City of the Incas."

Explore this archaeological site believed to have been built in 1450 by the Inca Pachacutec as his holiday home. Abandonment followed a century later after the Spanish conquest, sparing it from the destruction that struck other Inca settlements. Now, you get to explore its most impressive buildings and learn all about its fascinating origins with a guided tour.

After you complete the tour, take the bus to Aguas Calientes. Enjoy lunch at your selected restaurant. After lunch, explore the charming village and, when you're ready, board the train back. The trip by train takes an hour and a half and takes you back to Ollantaytambo, where transportation will accompany you back to your hotel in Cusco.

*Lunch time may vary depending on the entry point of the citadel. Considering the citadel's limited capacity, we suggest confirming your booking at your earliest convenience to proceed with purchasing tickets, as availability is not guaranteed.

Day 6: Departure from Cusco

  • 1 Breakfast
Transfer to the Cusco airport to take your departure flight.


Cusco - Hotels

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  • 5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • 5 Nights Accommodations
  • 1 Day Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Gear Rental: Front-suspension Mountain Bike, Helmet, Gloves, Support Van to accompany riders, & Water
  • Roundtrip transfers from Cusco
  • Bilingual Guide on shared basis
  • Shared transfers from/to the train stations
  • Train to Machu Picchu regular service (Voyager or Expedition). For luxury category, the superior train service (Vistadome or 360).
  • Private transfers from/to the airport
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)


When to Go

Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.


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