Cusco: Wealth of the Andes
You will get to know the artsy district of Callao: a place where many cultures merge. You will find colonial forts, European-style squares, urban art, and excellent seafood. Then, you will try traditional Peruvian dishes through an innovative tasting menu, and end the day with a luxurious Nikkei dinner.
You will visit the local market to taste and learn about our exotic fruits and other unique Peruvian products. Lunch will be a very local experience in which you will taste the flavors of the coast, highlands, and rainforest of Peru, all in one place!
You will visit the San Pedro Market to know and taste incredible Andean ingredients. Then, you will learn local cooking techniques in a participatory class near the Plaza de Armas with a professional chef.
You will be part of an exclusive tasting of a wine made of Oca, a native tuber. This exotic wine is the product of an agricultural engineer’s hard work who belongs to the fourth generation of local farmers. Lunch will be an unparalleled experiential tourism experience. You will share the life of a family in the community of Misminay and then take a walk with them to enjoy the wonderful views of the terraces of Moray. The day will end with an intimate dinner with the community and a night of glamping in beautiful tents.
You will taste the roots of Andean culture through an ancient lunch prepared in an underground stone oven and enjoy activities such as paddle boarding or kayaking in a beautiful lagoon. Then, you will witness the unearthing of the food and enjoy lunch surrounded by nature and stunning views.
This morning, you will explore Ollantaytambo, an important Inca archaeological center, on a privately guided tour. Afterward, you will head to Yanahuara to visit a traditional Cusco home, where you will learn how some Andean vegetables are grown and will be able to participate in the daily tasks of a family-owned small farm. You will also share a delicious lunch with organic ingredients harvested directly from the farm. Before returning to the hotel, you will stop at a traditional “chichería” to taste the Chicha de Jora (maize beer) and learn about its importance in the Andean culture and the preparation techniques.
You will start this day by visiting the town and ruins of Pisac. There, you will discover its incredible history and stroll through its beautiful square and the picturesque Andean handicraft market. To top off this journey, Maria del Pilar and Joseph, agricultural producers, will welcome you to their beautiful colonial hacienda. You will enjoy a unique afternoon learning first-hand about the giant white corn of the Sacred Valley, its production, and the hacienda’s life. You will be amazed by a 4-course lunch based on corn and other local ingredients.
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