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Peru - Lima, Cuzco & Machu Picchu-Culinary

FROM $2675
Length11 Days / 10 Nights
StyleClassic/Discovery
Luxury
Romance / Honeymoons
Wine/Culinary
HighlightsColonial Lima
Cuzco
Historical Cuzco
Machu Picchu
Peruvian cuisine
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DESCRIPTION

A trip for those lovers of food, wine, and ancient culture; shopping in a lively local market, eating the food of great chefs, visiting ancient archeological sites, and seeing the wonder that is the Sacred City of Machu Picchu.

  • Day 1: Arrive Lima
  • Day 2: Lima Gastronomic
  • Day 3: Cooking class+ Museo Larco Herrera
  • Day 4: Lima – Cuzco City tour & Ruins nearby + Dinner
  • Day 5: Cuzco - Day at leisure
  • Day 6: Sacred Valley Tour
  • Day 7: Machu Picchu Guided Tour
  • Day 8: Machu Picchu – Cuzco
  • Day 9: Cuzco – Lima
  • Day 10: Lima Culinary
  • Day 11: Depart Lima
Day 1: Arrive Lima
Upon arrival in Lima, you will be transported to your hotel, and have the rest of the day at leisure. Night in Lima.
Day 2: Lima Gastronomic
Breakfast at the hotel. You will be picked-up from the hotel to begin the gastronomical adventure in a typical Peruvian market. At this market you will be delighted by the huge variety of Peruvian products and fruits such as Cherimoya, Lucuma, Peruvian cherry, pacay or ice cream bean. Surprise yourself with the great variety of seafood coming from our sea, which is considered as one of the richest seas in the world. Learn the art of “regateo” (negotiating) while shopping for the ingredients to make Ceviche. A chef will teach you how to prepare the famous Peruvian dish, Ceviche, and other classic fresh seafood combinations. You will have time at leisure in the afternoon. In the evening, enjoy an exclusive 12-course tasting menu dinner prepared by one of Peru’s most famous chefs, Gaston Acurio.
Day 3: Cooking class+ Museo Larco Herrera
After breakfast, attend a class about exclusive Peruvian Criolla Cuisine taught by renowned Chef, Flavio Solarzano, specializing in quintessential basics of traditional Peruvian cuisine. After lunch, tour the Larco Herrera museum for appreciation of a splendid private collection from the pre-ceramic age to the imperial and conquest age. (8000 B.C – 1532 A.D).
Day 4: Lima – Cuzco City tour & Ruins nearby + Dinner
Breakfast. At the appropriate time you will be taken to the airport to take your flight to Cuzco.
Enjoy your City tour in Cuzco where we will visit the Cathedral and Santo Domingo, known as Q
Day 5: Cuzco - Day at leisure
After breakfast at the hotel, a day at leisure to enjoy Cuzco at your own pace. Night in Cuzco.
Day 6: Sacred Valley Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will take a tour to visit the beautiful town of Pisac, its traditional market, the popular show and its narrow streets. (Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday). You will continue the tour through the Sacred Valley of Urubamba, where you can enjoy a nice buffet lunch. Then you will visit Ollantaytambo, a still inhabited Inca City where a complex system of irrigation channels and foundations still remain from the Inca civilization and where much of the town was built. The archeological site of Ollantaytambo has large groups of terraces, fortresses, squares, channels and the Real Casa del Sol, a megalithic temple of great mysticism. Lunch included at Huayoccari. Night in Cuzco.
Day 7: Machu Picchu Guided Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. You will be transported to the train station to board the train that will begin our tour to the Sacred City of Machu Picchu, declared by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage for Humanity and chosen as one of the modern Seven Wonders. The train will take you to Aguas Calientes, where you will ascend to the sacred City of the Incas, “Machu Picchu”, located 112 km/69m away from the city of Cuzco and 2,360 miles above sea level. Once there, you will have a guided tour where you will see palaces, temples, houses, stores, and buildings. Enjoy a great lunch at the unique Sanctuary Lodge. After the visit, you will descend to Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo. Night in Aguas Calientes.
Day 8: Machu Picchu – Cuzco
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to walk on your own in this small town, where the thermo medicinal baths of the same name are located. An optional choice; return to Machu Picchu for walking or hiking (additional entrance or permit fee if hiking). Aguas Calientes is the departure point for Machu Picchu, and its beautiful natural landscape its main attraction. A good option, if you are in shape, is to ascend Putucusi hill, from where you can get a unique view of Machu Picchu. Also, if you prefer, you may make a second visit to the archeological site (extra entrance fee applies). The route you choose for this day is not included in the program. At the appropriate time, we take the train back to Cuzco, and are you will be taken to your hotel. Night in Cuzco.
Day 9: Cuzco – Lima
Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time you will be transported to the airport for your flight to Lima, once there, taken to your hotel. Lunch included at Restaurant Maido. Afternoon will be at your leisure, at night enjoy a dinner at Restaurant Malabar. Night in Lima.
Day 10: Lima Culinary
After breakfast, you will have a half-day culinary shopping tour through the city of Lima. Lunch at a “closed-door” restaurant where the Executive Chef will personally prepare your lunch by mixing local fragrant ingredients with the freshest fish.
That afternoon at leisure, at night enjoy a dinner a closed-door restaurant called Central. Night in Lima.
Day 11: Depart Lima
Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time you will be transported to the airport to take your flight back to home.

Note: Restaurants are subject to change and availability due to each restaurant’s schedules and reservations. We do our best to find excellent substitutions when necessary – thank you for your patience.
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    $ 2675

Domestic flights: Lima - Cuzco - Lima from u$s 349 per person, subject to availability.

We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made intinerary.

TESTIMONIALS

Elmira College group
"The trip was excellent and Eureka Travel did an excellent job matching the itinerary and activities to our interests.

The most enjoyable part of the trip were the two days in the Amazon. It is a remarkable experience, unlike any other.

If you could take your trip again, what would you do differently?
More time in the Amazon, at a remoter lodge with more 'authentic' (less touristy) activities. Less time in Rio and Manaus (one day is more than enough in Manaus), more structured and less free days.Include a candomble ceremony."

Dr. Mariam Khawar
Department of Economics-Elmira College
Michael M.
Wonderful service and wonderful trip!
Eureka Travel has given my wife and me superb service in planning our recent vacation trip to South America including Brasil, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru and Bolivia. Analia Ruper-Przebieda and her sister Cecilia in Argentina have given us expert and attentive
service in planning our nearly 3 week trip, including booking the flights, and our trip and contacts at each site worked out very well with a couple of minor glitches that I don\'t think were really significant in the whole scheme of things. I would recommend
Analia and her firm for anyone else planning such an adventurous trip!

Michael traveled to South America in 2013
Paul & Renee
Analia and Eureka Travel were excellent! Analia had great ideas and was extremely responsive in helping us plan the trip. She returned emails and phone calls quickly and was on target with her ideas. We had almost zero problems on the trip with all transitions occurring very smoothly. Once or twice when we had a concern, we called and she helped solve the problem.

Analia recommended the homestay in Lago de Titicaca and that was memorable. A real high point!

I would have loved to have added a few days, if only we had the time. It would have been great to trek into Canyon de Colca but we didn't have time.
I also would have loved to have seen Valparaiso and more of Chiloe… maybe next time.

Paul & Renee from NYC traveled to Peru, Amazon area, Cuzco, Titicaca, Arequipa & Colca, and in Chile to Puerto Varas & Chiloe, Atacama desert and Santiago.
LP Traveled to Peru in November 2016
Eureka listened to our needs and created an itinerary that allowed us to experience everything we wanted to but didn't feel rushed.

SERVICE DETAILS

INCLUDED

  • All Transfers between hotels
  • 10 Nights of Accommodation total (3 in Lima + 2 in Cuzco + 1 in Aguas Calientes + 2 in Cuzco + 2 in Lima
  • Breakfast and taxes in all the hotels
  • Group excursions
  • Gastronomic tour Lima (group tour)
  • City Tour + Ruins Nearby in Cuzco (group tour)
  • Guided excursion in Machu Picchu (group tour)
  • Full Day Sacred Valley Excursion (group tour)
  • Transfer in to all the restaurants
  • Dinner at Astrid & Gaston restaurant-Lima
  • Dinner at Restaurant Rafael –Lima
  • Dinner at Map Café -Cuzco
  • Cooking class in Lima (day 3)
  • Ticket Train VISTADOME
  • Lunch in Sacred Valley
  • Lunch Restaurant Maido – Lima
  • Dinner at Restaurant Malabar – Lima
  • Dinner restaurant Central – Lima
  • National Parks and Reserves entrance fees
  • gastronomic tour in Lima
  • Culinary class
  • Lima culinary tour
  • 24x7 local assistance

NOT INCLUDED

  • Domestic and international flights
  • Travel insurance**
  • Tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Services not detailed in the itinerary
  • Transportation back from any dinner planned

NOTES

COVID 19:
Passengers are responsible for having all the information and restrictions updated by the time of traveling to each of the South American countries we offer. As Covid 19 protocoles and travel requirements are changing all the time depending in each country we strongly recommend to check it before your trip and have all your documents ready. Eureka Travel is not responsible for all the changes on passport requirements, flight changes or re-scheduling, etc.

1-PASSPORTS, VISAS & RECIPROCITY FEES
Passengers are responsible for having a valid passport (valid at least 6months after travel) and any visas required. For visa information/requirements, please visit http://www.voyage.gc.ca/countries_pays/menu-eng.asp (Canadian citizens) or http://travel.state.gov (US citizens).
Some other nationalities need VISAS to visit SOUTH AMERICA. Peru may require visa for some nationalities. Please check with your local consulate.
This information is subject to government changes without any notice. Please check each of your countries destinations base on your citizenship for your specific personal documents.

2-FLIGHTS
EUREKA TRAVEL RECOMMENDS CONFIRMING ALL YOUR FLIGHTS (domestic and international) 24 hours prior departure time. If possible make your web check in to confirm your seats numbers and confirm departure time. Eureka Travel is NOT responsible for any airlines re-schedule of flights.

3- GOOD FAITH DEPOSIT FEE/CONSULTATION FEE
The first quote for any detailed itinerary is done as a courtesy to our clients. However in order to keep working on your customized itinerary as well as to avoid non-serious and speculative inquires, Eureka travel will ask you for a GOOD FAITH DEPOSIT FEE of U$D 150 per person for 2 or more travelers or $200 per reservation if traveling solo. This GOOD FAITH DEPOSIT fee will apply as a credit toward your trip invoice if you book it with us within 45 days. If you choose not to book the trip or decide on a completely different itinerary, the fee will become non-refundable.

4-Prices LAND SERVICES & FLIGHT FARES:
Prices are per person based in a double room accommodation and are subject to change without any notice.
Please note that the ticket prices & taxes may change. The rate is not guaranteed until the actual time of ticketing of full payment.
Note that all Airfares payments are immediate, and completely separate from any deposits that apply to your land tour. Once ticketed, the Airline fare rules apply to any changes or cancellations.

5- TRAVEL INSURANCE
Eureka Travel strongly recommends travel insurance for your trips. You can quote it at
http://www.mhross.com/index.php/consumer/portal/EURE7284CA If you decide NOT to purchase travel insurance EUREKA TRAVEL will required a TRAVEL INSURANCE WAIVER signed before we send all your travel documents and vouchers.

6- HOTELS
Please be advise that hotel category rating in South America frequently does not correspond to the star rating in the US especially when it comes to 3* & 4* hotels. Eureka Travel is not responsible for such discrepancy.

7- BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE -Domestic or international flights
**Baggage allowance and fees unknown**
Please check directly with your airline regarding your baggage allowance. International and domestic flights have different weight permitted. Some airlines charge for all the baggage checked. Eureka Travel is not responsible for this additional fees and are not included in your flight fares. **Please contact your carrier**

PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL STATE DEPARTMENT FOR MORE INFORMATION.
EUREKA TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY VISAS, ENTRANCE FEES OR ANY LEGAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED TO ENTER/VISITING ANY SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRY