Culinary Tour Featuring Aranwa Hotels
Lima / Valle Sagrado / Cusco
DAY 1 ARRIVE LIMA
Arrival, meet and transfer to the Atemporal Hotel.
Overnight in Lima.
DAY 2 LIMA
There’s also the Santo Domingo Convent, where we witness the art and relics of national saints which tell a fascinating, visual story about the history of religion in Peru along the way. Another colonial snapshot can be glimpsed at the famous Casa Aliaga, a mansion which has been continually inhabited since the 16th century and is bedecked in irresistible period décor.
Next, you will head to Chinatown, an essential hub of commercial life for the city’s Chinese population, which has also played an important role in shaping both the cuisine and social make-up of Lima and Peru more widely. This makes for the perfect lunch stop and chance to sample some of the neighborhood’s finest Chinese food.
From here, with hunger fully satisfied, we delve into the bohemian neighborhood of Barranco, a mecca for artists and writers alike. Look out for the quirky streets, Republican-style houses and places of interest such as the Parque Central, Old Library, Bajada de los Baños and Bridge of Sighs, all of which provided a source of inspiration for Chabuca Granda, one of Peru’s most famous composers.
Finally, having explored some of the many fascinating sides of the city, a relaxed walk around the thought-provoking Mario Testino or ‘MATE’ Museum rounds off this cultural expedition. As one of the 21st century’s most influential and groundbreaking fashion and portrait photographers, the exhibits here will showcase an entirely alternative side to the ever-evolving Lima lifestyle.
Overnight in Lima. B/L
DAY 3 LIMA
· Thanks to her foodie parents and a nanny who introduced her to traditional Peruvian gastronomy, Penelope became passionate about cooking. An alum of Johnson and WalesCollege of Culinary Arts and former teacher at San
Francisco´s Tante Marie cooking school, Penelope lives now in Barranco, Lima´s quaint bohemian neighborhood.
· As we sip some Pisco Sours and prepare our own ceviche and other Peruvian trademark dishes, Penelope will masterfully guide us through certain aspects of Peruvian history that can be best, and maybe even only, explained through the country´s world-class gastronomy
Transfers included from/to restaurant for dinner
Restaurant - Cala: Menu Dinner .
Overnight in Lima. B / L/ D
DAY 4 LIMA / VALLE SAGRADO
Transfer to Lima's airport.
Flight LIM/CUZ (not included)
· Arrival, meet and transfer to the Aranwa Hotel.
This morning, we will continue the trip toward the Sacred Valley and we will visit one of the last remaining Incan towns, Ollantaytambo, which was once fiercely guarded by a massive fortress. We will discover the large archaeological complex of what used to serve as a wayside inn for royal delegations on long journeys. Surviving structures here include multiple walls and towers that were used to protect the citadel from possible invasions.
· Finally, we will find Chinchero village, with an altitude 12,375 feet above sea level (3,772 meters), famous for the extraordinary beauty and quality of its textiles, and for its Sunday fair, where local people dress in traditional colorful outfits and travel down from their villages to trade their goods.
· We will walk along its traditional alleyways and visit the weavers’ workshop of Nilda Callañaupa, who 28 years ago decided to bring together like-minded women who shared her passion for weaving, and in time was able to motivate younger women who had lost interest in weaving to learn from their elders and connect once more with this ancestral art. She began working in the yard of her own house in Chinchero, and in 1996 her project became the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, a strong organization dedicated not only to the preservation, but also the commercialization of beautiful, high quality textiles.
Lunch in Hacienda Huayoccari
Overnight in Valle Sagrado at Aranwa. B/L
DAY 5 VALLE SAGRADO
We will end our day with a visit to a typical Andean establishment, a "chicheria”, known for the home-brewing of chicha, the typical Andean drink made of germinated maize.
Lunch at Wayra Ranch
If you have time, the hotel's spa, the largest in South America, offers an oxygen and aromatherapy room, hydrotherapy pools, Vichy shower treatment rooms, and a hyperbaric chamber. It also has a meditation area for yoga, and a space for Andean rituals – including coca leaf reading, cleansing and Incan sauna with eucalyptus and herbs.
Overnight in Valle Sagrado at Aranwa. B/L
DAY 6 VALLE SAGRADO /MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO
Rediscovered by Hiram Bingham more than a century ago, Machu Picchu is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Its architectural beauty, spectacular natural landscapes and the energy held in its enigmatic structures will take your breath away.
Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Incas as you explore this magical citadel along with the tour guide.
At the scheduled time, you will be assisted to take the return train (Vistadome service). Upon the arrival at the station, your private transfer service will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
Lunch at Tinkuy restaurant – Sanctuary Lodge
Overnight in Cusco at Aranwa. B/L
DAY 7 CUSCO
Afterwards, our tour continues in the Imperial City, we will stroll through the Main Square, where we will discover the Cathedral and admire its exquisite vestibules and priceless paintings from the Cusco School of the 17th and 18th centuries.
We will continue with a visit to one of the most impressive buildings of Incan Cusco: the Qoricancha (the Golden Temple) - a temple dedicated to the worship of the Sun God, whose interior walls were said to have been covered in gold.
Lunch at Papa restaurant (transfers included)
Half Day Rooftop Kitchen cooking classes
· The experience starts with a visit to traditional open air San Pedro market. Here you will learn about our regions culinary history and the unique ingredients.
· We offer you the opportunity to learn to cook exotic, delicious and healthy dishes with Red Quinoa, yellow aji and other ingredients that are a distinct part of our culture and heritage, but still easy to find anywhere in the world. Our sophisticated, but easy to prepare dishes let you experience rich Peruvian flavors while providing you the expertise to demonstrate your new cooking skills back home. You will take recipes home for the two dishes you prepare, in addition to our famous Peruvian pisco sour cocktail. The class lasts approximately 3 hours.
Overnight in Cusco at Aranwa. B/L/D
DAY 8 CUSCO
Transfer to Cusco's airport.
Flight CUZ/LIM (not included)
2018 prices per person in US$, double occupancy:
with 2 people = $3404
with 4 people = $2718
with 6 people = $2642
with 8 people = $2505
single supplement = $889
LIMA: Htl - Atemporal: Lab + BB
VALLE SAGRADO: Htl 5* Aranwa Hotel - Colonial + BB
CUSCO: Htl 5 * - Aranwa Hotel Classic + BB
• Transfers and excursions on private basis
• English-speaking guides
• Accommodation in selected hotels
• Mentioned meals
• Entrance fees to sites
• Round trip bus ticket to the Machu Picchu ruins
• Train ticket. to / from Machu Picchu
• Tips for luggage porters at airports and hotels
• International and domestic airfare
• Travel insurance
• Tips for guides, drivers and waiters
• Expenses of personal nature
• Any additional not specified in the program
DAY 01 CUSCO / PISCO
· Arrive Pisco
· Greet on arrival and transfer to : 5* Aranwa Paracas Hotel (Deluxe room) for overnight
DAY 02 PARACAS / PISCO/PARACAS
· Breakfast at the hotel
· Transfer to Pier for Ballestas Islands Excursion
· Transfer to Pisco airport for overflight Nazca Lines
· Overnight in Paracas Hotel
DAY 03: PARACAS / LIMA
· Breakfast at hotel
· Transfer to Lima
2018 prices per person in US$, double occupancy:
with 2 people = $983
with 4 people = $832
with 6 people = $838
with 8 people = $800
single supplement = $224
Tours based on private transfers with driver only
Shared services (Ballestas & overflight)
English speaking local guides
International and domestic airfare
Tips for guides, bus drivers and waiters
Expenses of personal nature
Assistance on last day for international departure
• Prices valid for foreign tourist for mentioned date.
• Prices subject to change without notice due to variation in taxes
• Prices not valid for special dates; Eastern, National Holiday July 26th to 30th, Inti Raymi Jun 22nd to 26th, Christmas and New year.
PERU RAIL : Carry-on Baggage Allowance (Train to Machu Picchu)
Each passenger may take :
1 bag or back pack – 05 kg/11 lb – 62 inches/157 cm (length + height + width)
* Baggage that exceed the measures will not be allowed
* Passengers doing the Inca Trail can apply to our Exceptional Flexibility Policy for Luggage on Board, when showing their UGM permission.
* All luggage which exceed the dimension described above, can be transported on a luggage car available with additional payment.
* Please, note that this is a preliminary quotation subject to availability; some changes might apply prior to confirmation.
* The passport number is COMPULSORY to issue bus tickets, train tickets and /or airline tickets.
* Paxs must have a valid passport to enter country. Your passport should be valid for 6 months from your scheduled return date.
* Please let us know the name of the passengers as it appears in their passports to avoid any inconvenient with the train tickets, bus tickets, airline tickets, trekking permits, etc. (as once are issue not any modifications are allowed)
* It's important to mention the kind of room (matrimonial or twin) when you confirm the booking.
Exemption from Sales Tax
Foreign visitors (not residents in Peru) are exempt from the 18% VAT (Sales Tax) in accommodation and meals where the passengers are staying.
This exemption is already included in our prices. The only documents to validate this exemption are: PASSPORT + MIGRATION CARD. Please note that these documents are mandatory.