A Taste of Peru
(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)
Overview & Highlights
This gastronomic holiday allows you to savour and get acquainted with Peruvian cuisine, as well as sample some of the local beverages such as pisco, the celebrated brandy liquor, and local wines. Who knows, you may try some of these recipes at home.
Peruvian cuisine isn’t all about potatoes. You might also have heard that guinea pig is a local delicacy. But there is so much more; and delicious recipes are starting to receive world-wide recognition. Some of the world's best restaurants are in Lima. On this holiday you will visit Peru's highlights including Cusco and Machu Picchu, with visits to markets, vineyards and a couple of cookery lessons built in.
Fusion cookery is à la mode and Peruvian dishes exemplify this so well: a country of immigrants,Peru has evolved a menu of scrumptious meals in which Chinese, Japanese, African, Italian, German, Spanish flavours and textures blend with age-old delicacies conceived by the indigenous populations of the Andes, the desert coast and the Amazon: the choice of ingredients is as wide as the variety of landscapes from which they come.
- Guided tour of Miraflores and markets
- Cookery lesson, Lima
- Visit to catacombs, San José
- Tour of vineyard, Ica
- Visit to wine vaults, Ica
- Circo Cabaret, Sacred Valley (selected days only)
- Guided visit to Pisac market and ruins, Sacred Valley
- Guided tour of Machu Picchu
- Guided tour of the city of Cusco and nearby ruins
- Tour of chocolate museum and cookery lesson
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Arrive in Lima and transfer to hotel in Miraflores.
Introduction to Lima’s markets, cookery lesson.
Drive to Ica, tour of vineyard, wine tasting; overnight.
Visit small private distillery, pisco tasting at Bodega La Caravedo.
Bus to Lima, fly to Cusco, transfer to Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
At leisure. Optional lunch at Wayra Ranch, with pace horse presentation, taster menu dinner with wine.
Full day guided excursion to Pisac market and ruins with lunch.
Transfer to Ollantaytambo, train to Machu Picchu, guided tour of the ruins, overnight.
Return to Cusco for 3 nights.
Walking tour of the city and market.
Visit to Choco (chocolate) Museum and chocolate-making lesson.
Fly to Lima to connect with international flight.
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What our clients say
It was a very memorable and exciting holiday. As well as the magnificent scenery, I was bowled over by the birds, animals and flowers. Compared to Europe, it felt very unspoilt and unpopulated.KM, Edinburgh
I travelled with a great group of people, a fantastic Tour Leader and amazing Driver. One of my best JLA experiences.JH, Woking
This trip exceeded our expectations. A thoroughly enjoyable and intriguing insight into the history, culture and scenery of Guatemala and Belize and its ancient Mayan civilisation. And great fun too. Well judged, well balanced and really well executed. Well done JLA!WB, Steyning
Everyday was exhilarating and exciting. Guatemala was so colourful - the scenery, the markets, the food, the traditional dress, the flowers and birdlife. Delicious coffee! The itinerary enabled me to take in spectacular views of volcanoes, such as in Antigua and Lake Atitlan, of the Mayan ruins at Tikal and Yaxha.JH, Weybridge
This was such a good trip, with varying sights and weather, from the tropics to perishing Patagonia!AW, Orpington
It is an itinerary which covers different environments and allows interaction with the wonderful Colombian people plus time to see what is in each place.BD, Hartlepool
Our expert's view
Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert
After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!
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Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
Sally Dodge - Travel Expert
A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert
Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.