Private Journeys

A Taste of Peru

12 days from £3,720pp

(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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What our clients say

  • This tour was perfect for first time travellers to the area. It was extremely well organised and the itinerary was well planned with a nice flow of events and very diverse experiences. We were amazed at all the wonderful sites, hikes and activities we had on this tour and will remember it for a lifetime.        

    KP, USA
    Jan 2019
  • Tour was very well planned with excellent local Guides and the tour leader was brilliant. 

    MBG, Malta
    Jan 2018
  • An extremely memorable trip, well organised, with knowledgeable and passionate guides. I'm so lucky to have had this great experience and not to have had the worry of organising it!

    JB, Bristol
    Mar 2014
  • This trip offers so many breathtaking moments. Overall it is the variation of landscape and wealth of history that impresses and spotting varied wildlife.

    WK, Shoreham-by-Sea
    Feb 2020
  • Chile is an amazing country - but much bigger and more diverse than I expected.  Penguin gives an excellent dip into the Chilean experience - but leaves you wanting more.

    JR, London
    Mar 2017
  • An amazing mix of experiences right from the start - sites/sights/sounds/climates/flora/fauna/city/country & so on!

    DR, Baldock
    Oct 2013
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Real Latin american experts

  • Lina Fuller
    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.

  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    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.

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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.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    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.

  • Juliet Ellwood
    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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