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Gocta: Peru’s hidden treasure

Gocta: Peru’s hidden treasure

$1968 / per person
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Itinerary summary:

Day 1:

You will be transferred to your hotel or private apartment.

Day 2:

Today you will explore the artsy side of Callao, the seaport town: a place where various 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.

Day 3:

You can open this day by walking through one of the best open-air markets in Lima where you will taste native products and street food from the area.

Day 4:

Today you will fly from Lima to Chachapoyas, a small city in the northern Andes. When you arrive in Chachapoyas, you can stroll through the city, appreciating its quaint wooden balconies, visit an orchid garden or enter a traditional home.

Day 5:

In an excursion of approximately 6 hours, you will have a guided visit to the Kuelap Fortress (which you will reach by cable car). Returning to your hotel, you will have a table of tea, coffee, muffins, and cookies waiting for you on the main deck. Having afternoon tea with a view of the sunset over the green, forested eastern Andes is an unforgettable view.

Day 6:

Early this morning you wellhead out for a guided walk to the Gocta Waterfall. This is a hike of medium / high difficulty, so you can request the assistance of a horse to accompany you in case a traveler requires it.

Day 7:

Flight back to Lima
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7 days, 6 nights
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Tour Plan

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Day 1:

Arrival to Lima

You will be transferred to your private apartment.
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Day 2:

Traditional breakfast & Historical Center

The day begins at the Plaza de Armas of Lima, eating one of the most Peruvian breakfasts: a deep-fried pork sandwich (chicharrón). Then, you will have a stroll through the Historic Center. You will visit a beautiful Franciscan monastery dating from the mid-1500s and a colonial house through which you will learn about that time's lifestyle. Finally, you will walk through one of the most commercial streets of downtown towards Plaza San Martín.

"Well served" lunch

Lunch will take place in a famous restaurant that serves generous traditional Peruvian portions, set with a theme inspired by Peru's second religion: soccer.

Nikkei dinner

The day will end with a dinner at Osaka, awarded as the 4th best restaurant in Peru. In this experience, specially designed for PWS travelers, the selected dishes will make you discover the most delicious flavors of Nikkei culture, surrounded by an architecture that perfectly combines Peruvian and Japanese motifs in a luxurious environment.
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Day 3:

Discovering native foods

You can open this day by taking a walk through one of the best open-air markets in Lima or visiting a bio-market where you will taste native products and street food from the area.

Peruvian flavors*

For lunch, you will discover the different flavors from the Peruvian coast, highlands, and rainforest. Learn how to cook a delicious ceviche and prepare Pisco Sour, our flag drink, all in one place! You will enjoy this immersive experience with a local host from Peru Well Served.

Creole dinner

To top off the day, you will dine at a place that pays tribute to the spirit and flavors of the taverns of yesteryear, to that Peruvian home cooking, and the forgotten recipes in old cookbooks. In a relaxed, cozy atmosphere, you will taste some of the most traditional Peruvian dishes in well-served portions that are meant to be shared.
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Day 4:

This last day is dedicated to discovering Callao: a place where many cultures merge. This part of the city, home to Peru's main port and airport, is packed with history. Here you will find colonial forts, European-style plazas, urban art, and excellent seafood. The visit will start at La Punta: a traditional beach town located on a small peninsula near the airport. You will also visit the city's artistic part: Callao Monumental, the main point of street art and murals decor that holds new avant-garde art galleries along with classic marine food restaurants.

Tasting Callao

For lunch, you can choose between an haute cuisine restaurant located next to the port that offers a breathtaking view of the quay cranes or try different interpretations of traditional Peruvian flavors through a tasting menu in a friendly restaurant in the heart of Callao Monumental. At the proper time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home. *This experience can be replaced by lunch at Central restaurant (depending on availability) or in a "cevichería" for a very local experience.
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Day 5:

Kuelap

In an excursion of approximately 6 hours, you will have a guided visit to the Kuelap Fortress by going up in cable cars. Then, you will enjoy a box lunch. Finally, you will visit the Leimebamba Museum before returning to the hotel. Upon arrival, you will have a table of tea, coffee, muffins and cookies waiting for you on the main deck to watch the sunset with an unforgettable view.
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Day 6:

Hike to Gocta Waterfall

You will be part of a guided walk to the Gocta Waterfall. This activity lasts approximately 2.5 hours one way and the same back. It is a hike of medium / high difficulty, so you can request the assistance of a horse to accompany you in case a traveler requires it. Then, you will enjoy a picnic lunch at the hotel, and will have the afternoon free to rest and enjoy the pool and activities within the hotel.
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Day 7:

After a brunch at the hotel, you will be transferred to Chachapoyas to catch your flight back to Lima, followed by your flight back home. *This experience can be replaced by lunch at Central restaurant (depending on availability) or in a "cevichería" for a very local experience.
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