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Peru With Flavour

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Journey Highlights

While famed for its ancient Incan wonders and fascinating history, it would be remiss to not embrace the culinary gems of Peru. With this exclusively tailored itinerary, take a journey from the capital city of Lima, where along with beautiful architecture, you will savour award-winning cuisine. As you head to Cuzco and Sacred Valley, make the most of unique opportunities to visit authentic farms, marketplaces and one of the region's craft breweries, and be immersed in the flavours that characterise this colourful region and reveal the story behind the country’s heritage.

Of course, this journey also covers the magnificent Machu Picchu. Travelling by train for a comfortable and scenic ascent, enjoy two days exploring the bountiful ancient site before returning to Cuzco onboard the timelessly elegant Belmond Hiram Bingham train.

Opening up a whole world of discoveries to enrich your journey beyond the expected, Peru With Flavour adds an exciting new dimension to your visit to Machu Picchu and beyond.

Dining & Gourmet Culture & History Luxury City Breaks
Perfect for:

A food-oriented exploration of Peru's famous sites

Guide Price:

Prices from £6,065 per person. This price includes accommodation, flights and transfers

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Your journey at a glance

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    3 nights Lima, Peru
  • 2
    Cuzco, Peru
  • 3
    2 nights Sacred Valley, Peru
  • 4
    1 night Machu Picchu, Peru
  • 5
    2 nights Cuzco, Peru
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As Peru is such a diverse landscape, the climate can differ significantly between areas. Depending on the time of year you visit, Lima is either shrouded in mist or baked in sunshine. Between the months of December and April you can expect bright skies in the capital, though from November to March is the rainy season at Machu Picchu.

Fly from London to Jorge Chávez International Airport

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Lima, Peru

Staying at

Hotel B

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Three nights spent in Peru’s stunning capital city is a wonderful introduction to your journey. Whether shrouded in fog or basking in sunlight, the treasure within always shines brightly. With a specialist guide, spend your first day exploring the historical sites for a fascinating insight into the area’s heritage. With pre-Hispanic and Colonial architecture forming an intriguing patchwork, alongside the modern high rises, old Peruvian remnants still prevail, too. Visit the colonial church of La Iglesia de San Francisco and discover the skeletons of over 25,000 Lima people in its catacombs, believed to have been buried between the 16th and 19th century.

After a day exploring, head to the award-winning restaurant, Malabar, for an interactive dinner cooked by Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. Continue your culinary adventure the next day, as you spend half a day with a top chef from Lima, discovering all things Peruvian cuisine. Make sure you try some traditional Ceviche on your travels. Made from fresh, white fish and cooked in lime juice, this national delicacy is one of many regional dishes putting Peru at the top of the international food charts; Peru even gained the title of Gastronomy Capital of the Americas in 2006. Finish off your final night in Lima with dinner reservations at Central Restaurant before prepare for the next part of your journey.

Staying at

Hotel B

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Located in Lima’s romantic Barranco district, Hotel B is a beautiful boutique hotel showcasing Peru’s contemporary charm and fascinating history. A former holiday home of 1920sPeruvian president Augusto Leguia, Hotel B was abandoned for twenty years before being lovingly restored to become one of Lima’s finest hotels. The signature Belle époque architecture, expertly curated art collection and opulent additions of Italian marble, expansive terraces and open balconies make Hotel B entirely unique.

Guests are perfectly placed to explore Barranco, a bohemian district, home to many of Peru’s most famous artists, musicians, photographers and designers. A rich café culture, quaint shops, museums and churches await your discovery while the hotel itself offers many exclusive excursions and elegant amenities. A private outdoor lounge, with panoramic city views, is the ideal place to take time for relaxation and to enjoy the picturesque surroundings. Hotel B’s inner courtyard is alive with scents of jasmine and fig which grow in abundance in this intimate setting.

The hotel’s art concierge can arrange private viewings at local galleries and invitations to specialist arts events in the local area. Additionally, guests can enjoy a taste of Peruvian culture with organised trips to local markets, cooking classes and Pisco tasting events.


  • Type:Boutique Hotel
  • Summary:Boutique hotel in Lima's bohemian district
  • Feature:Relais & Chateaux hotel
  • Rooms:17 Rooms
  • Location:Peru
  • Nearest airport:Lima Airport
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Transfer from Hotel B to Lima Airport

Be met by a representative in the hotel lobbywho will assist you in checking in and handling luggage at the Airport.

Fly from Lima to Cuzco

Recieve a brief for the activities planned for you at your next destination and your multi-use entrance ticket to historical sites.

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Cuzco, Peru

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Cuzco is an historically fascinating city that hasn't yet been gobbled up by modern high-rises and metal infrastructure. Home to a multitude of ancient treasures, Cuzco was once the capital of the Incan empire, later conquered and partly destroyed by the Spanish. As a consequence, the city hosts a fabulous mix of Hispanic influences alongside ancient Incan foundations.

Home to Machu Picchu (which will come later in your journey!), Cuzco has a trove of intriguing ancient ruins to explore. As you pass through to your base for the next two nights, stop by Awanacancha to taste the authenticity of the area. Explore the ruins of Pisac, an hilltop Incan citadel and temple site, where the structure of Intihuatana sits, which is thought to have been a sundial. Pisac is also home to a bountiful market held every Sunday, along with smaller weekday gatherings, where handicrafts are sold in the village.

Continue on to Sacred Valley

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2

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Sacred Valley, Peru

Staying at

Sol y Luna

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As you journey on to Sacred Valley, you will have a visit arranged to Hacienda Sarapampa. This Peruvian Giant Corn farm allows visitors to experience the traditions and customs of life on a hacienda, and offers an insight into how this humble food become so important to the economy – and dinner tables – of local families. Enjoy the ranch’s picturesque setting before sitting down for a seven-course lunch with the owners.

After a good night’s rest at Sol y Luna, prepare for a day packed with culinary delights. After breakfast, embark on a half-day guided visit to the Maras salt pans and Moray terraces, where Incan civilisations cultivated their food produce in a breathtaking fashion. Next, head onward to an organic farm where you will enjoy a traditional Andean Pachamanca lunch cooked  in the earth oven, before visiting a Cuzco craft brewery for a beer tasting and tour of the production process. Here, you will be greeted by one of the brewmasters and led to the tasting room where you can sample the range of diverse beers on offer.

The next day it is time to begin your journey toward Machu Picchu. In the morning, visit Ollantaytambo Fortress, a popular starting point on the famous Inca Trail. The impressive terraces of this royal Incan estate were a lynchpin of the ancient civilisation, and became a stronghold for resistance against Spanish invaders when a formidable battle took place here.

Staying at

Sol y Luna

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Nestled in Sacred Valley, known as the gateway to Machu Picchu, Sol y Luna is a haven of serenity and solitude in a stunning location. Made up of forty-three cosy casitas – each created out of local stone and individually decorated – enjoy stunning views of the Andes Mountains in accommodation that seamlessly blends authenticity with luxury. Be immersed in the deeply ingrained culture of the region with a number of experiences and excursions, ranging from culinary discoveries to adrenaline-inducing journeys across the landscape. With a beautiful natural playground and trove of cultural heritage, Sol y Luna is a true gem to behold.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Peaceful casitas nestled in stunning surroundings
  • Feature:Cultural experiences bring guests closer to Peru's heart
  • Rooms:43 casitas
  • Location:Peru
  • Nearest airport:Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport
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Transfer to Ollantaytambo station

Board the Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes

Boasting panoramic windows, make the most of the breathtaking scenery in luxurious comfort.

After disembarking the train, board a bus to your final destination.

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Staying at

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

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Without doubt, Peru’s greatest attraction is the mist-shrouded Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Invisible from below and completely self-contained, Machu Picchu seems to have been utilised by the Incas as a secret ceremonial city. Abandoned just a century after it was finished, when the Incan Empire was conquered by the Spanish, this now world-famous site lay hidden until American Historian, Hiram Bingham, stumbled upon it. Phenomenally well-preserved, visitors can take an invaluable journey back in time and discover the road systems, terraces, gardens and royal and religious quarters that reveal the story of Peru’s early inhabitants.

Arrive at the Machu Picchu in the afternoon and explore the magnificent ancient settlement, comprising approximately two-hundred structures set along the mountainside. After a night relaxing at the exquisite Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo hideaway, set in beautiful natural surroundings, continue your exploration the next day to make the most of both the ruins and the tropical jungle surrounding that cosset them.

Staying at

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

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Boasting twelve acres of exquisite natural beauty, which is home to over 200 bird species, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel offers an intimate Andean village experience. The 83 whitewashed casitas hidden amongst the cloud forest offer tranquil and comfortable living space, whilst the Unu Spa rejuvenates guests with 100% natural products derived from local botanicals. A spectacular glass-walled restaurant features stunning views of Vilcanota River, as well as serving up delightful Peruvian cuisine. Excursions are truly endless — guided walks allow you to admire the captivating wildlife and fauna and a hike up Machu Picchu itself is unmissable.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Charming Andean village hideaway in tropical cloud forest
  • Feature:Soak in steaming natural hot springs surrounded by wildlife
  • Rooms:83 rooms, suites and villas
  • Location:Peru
  • Nearest airport:Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport
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Travel onboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham Train to Poroy

Known for its luxurious train journeys, join Belmond Hiram Bingham for an elegant journey through the stunning scenery. Enjoy dinner on board and admire the landscape as you relax on your way to your final stop.

Transfer from Poroy train station to Cuzco

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Cuzco, Peru

Staying at

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

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Return to Cuzco, and check in to the exclusive Belmond Palacio Nazarenas for a welcome rest in this sought-after retreat. The next morning, enjoy a half-day culinary experience at Marcelo Batata restaurant. After an introduction to Peruvian gastronomy and the ingredients that form the basis to it, learn how to make ceviche and lomo saltado, two of the most popular traditional dishes.

Spend the afternoon exploring Cuzco. A historically fascinating city that hasn't yet been gobbled up by modern high-rises and metal infrastructure, it is home to a multitude of ancient treasures, since it was capital of the Incan Empire, as well as a fabulous mix of Spanish influences. We recommend you visit the Qoricancha, or Sun Temple, once the central worship site for the Incas. Although many of the temple’s walls and chambers remain, a great deal has been crushed beneath the relics of a Spanish church.

Spend your final night at Belmond Palacio Nazarenas for your final night in Peru before your departure the next day.

Staying at

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

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Years of restoration has converted this former palace and convent into one of the city's most exclusive hotels; a fabulous spa, the city's first outdoor pool and stylish restaurants serving cutting-edge local cuisine complete this intimate urban retreat. Featuring just 55 suites, this ultra-exclusive resort is enriched with oxygen and the essence of elegance. Each suite enjoys butler service while the signature restaurant provides delectable dining experiences and some of the regions finest excursions and activities.

Steeped in 16th Century architecture and delightfully dedicated to its Inca and Andean heritage, this unforgettable hotel is a joy to experience. Embrace the spirit of South America with a sizzling salsa lesson, taste Peru’s national drink Pisco or take a cooking class to recreate the fulsome flavours of Peruvian cuisine. The hotel itself is a work of art and guided tours reveal the fascinating history of the stunning setting.

The ideal addition to any Peru or Machu Picchu itinerary, this stand out hotel is, in its own way, one of Peru’s finest man-made wonders.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Set in a tranquil plaza behind Cusco's main square
  • Feature:The city's first outdoor pool
  • Rooms:55 suites
  • Location:Peru
  • Nearest airport:Cuzco Airport
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Transfer to Cuzco Airport

Fly from Cuzco to London

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