Discover Peru’s culinary scene from Lima to Cusco
Peruvian food and topography go hand in hand. Using what pachamama (mother earth) gave them, the Peruvians have developed a cuisine that combines local and international flavours. And undoubtedly it is the geography of Peru that makes its culinary culture so distinct. With the coast providing an abundance of fresh seafood, the Andean highland supplying a variety of potatoes and the Amazon rainforest delivering delicious seasonal fruits, it's unsurprising that Peru is one of the world's emerging foodie hotspots.
It's delicious, diverse and hands-on. You’ll learn the secrets of ceviche, make your own pisco sour, learn a few Andean cooking tips with a foodie in Cusco and eat empanadas straight from the wood-fired ‘horno’
Pay a visit to a cacao farm and get involved in the whole process from planting to the final product. Enjoy a farm-cooked dinner & stay overnight on the family's plantation.
Indulge in an optional tour and tasting at one of the Sacred Valley's first craft breweries. Whet your whistle with a pint of the fruity local IPA, the citrus tinged American pale ale, the caramel malts of the Ayrampo Roja red ale or the hearty chocolate notes of the imperial porter.
Discover the breadth of Peruvian cuisine in all its rich and colourful history, from the rustic ‘pachamanca’ tradition to
Lima’s world-class urban street food scene
No trip to Peru is complete without seeing Machu Picchu, so you’ll spend a day exploring this magical metropolis of the Incas
This trip visits places that are at high altitude, and as a result some people can suffer from altitude sickness, regardless of age or physical health. Please see the ‘Health’ section of the trip notes for more important information on this.
The cacao farm plantation accommodation facilities are basic but comfortable.
Although we visit Machu Picchu we do not hike the Inca Trail. We travel by train to Machu Picchu were altitude still may be felt, sitting at 2430m above sea level.
While we will endeavour to cater to dietary requirements where possible, please note that many meals and food activities on Real Food Adventures are set in advance in order to deliver a well-rounded experience of a country’s cuisine. In many countries, dietary restrictions are uncommon and not well understood. If you have dietary requirements and are concerned about whether this may impact on your ability to participate fully in all food-related activities on this trip, please contact your agent at time of booking for further information. If you have dietary requirements and/or food allergies, you must notify your booking agent prior to departure so it can be determined whether your dietary requirements can be met.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
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Domestic airlines require passengers' full passport details to issue their tickets. It is then very important that you provide this information at the time of booking.
A single supplement is available on this trip with exception of Day 6 (Farmstay).
The airline for the internal flight on this trip is with LATAM or Avianca Airlines. The maximum luggage allowance for this flight is 23kg. Intrepid will not cover the cost of excess luggage if the weight exceeds this limit, it will be at the passenger's own expense.
On June 30th Peruvian authorities released a new list of regulations for visiting Machu Picchu, which came into effect from July 1st. The main points impacting our visits are:
1. There is now a time limit to visit the citadel. Morning visitors must exit the site by 12pm and afternoon visitors by 4.30pm
2. Visitors must complete a designated circuit, in one direction only. Exiting and re-entering the site is not permitted and, upon completion, visitor must exit the site. There is no allowance for personal exploration of the site any longer.
Overall we support these changes as they help preserve this invaluable archaeological site. While this somehow restricts the amount of time we are now allowed to spend in Machu Picchu, we’ll do all possible to maximise your time there and make sure you have the best possible experience.
Our Peru Real Food Adventure trips score an average of 4.79 out of 5 based on 19 reviews in the last year.
Hotels in major cities are not as nice as the ones in the smaller villages, but all are unique and centrally located. Toilets in Peru can not accept paper so be prepared to bring tissues and hand wash liquid with you. Try new foods. The fruits in Lima were wonderful. Take the early train to Machu Picchu as it's worth the loss of sleep to get there early.
Review submitted 24 Jul 2018
Intrepid is the best! We were amazed at the quality of our tour with Intrepid. The entire trip was meticulously planned and paced, and each of the activities were interesting and fun. I really felt good that Intrepid is a green company and that our tourist dollars actually helped people as opposed to companies.
Review submitted 18 Jul 2018