Private Journeys

A Taste of Peru

12 days from £4,110pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Peru

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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.

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  • 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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  • Excellent as usual! I like the small groups, the local guides and drivers, the home stays, private home restaurants.

    MP, Seaton
  • The Eagle tour was one of the best trips I have had. Thank you all!

    HC, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Seeing the people on the Uros islands demonstrate how they cook, the amazing Iguassu Falls, seeing a toucan close up (at Iguassu), all the different Inca sites, seeing the traditional…

    PW, Leatherhead
  • Every day was memorable for some reason - the reason for being there was to see Aisen - so the cities perhaps less memorable - but our tour leader made…

    CR, Isle of Mull
  • I enjoyed the mountain scenery and also walking in the forests. Watching a ship passing through the lock on the Panama Canal. Zip lining and the Tarzan swing was a…

    RL, Devizes
  • Education about the history and current situation of the country.  Also enjoyed seeing many distinct parts of the country less visited by tourists such as Baracoa.

    GW, Crieff
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Our Expert's Opinion

Peru has experienced a gastronomic boom in the past few years, so our collection of holidays to the country would not be complete without a food-focused tour. We created this holiday for foodies. It visits all the main highlights, such as Machu Picchu, Lima, and Cusco, but there is a culinary twist at every opportunity.

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Maggie Wilson Travel Expert Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.

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    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Alex Walker - Travel Expert

    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

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    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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