Peru Culture & Cuisine
12 days
Peruvian Purple Corn
Machu Picchu
Titilaka Lodge, Lake Titicaca
Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca, Peru

A fantastic introduction to Peru. Take in the highlights of Peruvian cuisine, the rich archaeological sites of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu plus the Andean Explorer train across the high plains. Conclude by visiting the reed island communities of stunning Lake Titicaca.


Peru Culture & Cuisine

Ideal length: 12 days
Price from: AUD $8650 pp


  • Lima, home to Astrid and Gaston, is unquestionably the gastronomic capital of South America. With an innovative and exciting dining scene it is a must for all foodies!

  • Explore Cuzco and beyond to the Sacred Valley, rich in archaeological remains and indigenous villages.

  • Visit, photograph and be blown away by the spectacular Inca ruins at the dramatic hilltop site of Machu Picchu.

  • Cross the high mountain plains of Peru aboard the Andean Explorer, one of the world's great train journeys.

  • Venture by boat to the floating reed islands of Lake Titicaca. Meet proud Quechuan people.

  • Stay in Titilaka boutique lodge on Lake Titicaca, this all-inclusive property is a destination in itself.

  • Sample and enjoy the varied, flavoursome cuisine of the Peruvian Andes. Buen apetito !


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The Peruvian capital is heaven for lovers of fine food, art and design. Explore the historic architecture within the “City of Kings” before an indulgent dinner at one of Latin America’s top restaurants; Central or Astrid and Gaston, a must.

Gourmet Highlight:
Love to cook? Have a celebrated local chef guide you through selecting the freshest and finest market ingredients for your personal gourmet cooking experience in their seaside home.

Overnight:       Hotel B

6 - Ceviche


Enjoy the picturesque transfer from Cuzco to the Heart of the Andes, the Sacred Valley. Explore the vibrant food markets of Pisac and Chinchero with their Peruvian treasures including exotic juices and fresh pastries traditionally stuffed with sweet ‘dulche de leche’ and alcohol soaked fruits. Return for a Chefs table experience in your garden-set lodge.

Overnight:       Sol y Luna Lodge

2 - The Orient Express train, Hiram Bingham en route to Machu Picchu

The Orient Express train, Hiram Bingham en route to Machu Picchu


Travel in style aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham luxury train en route to legendary Machu Picchu (the fabled Lost City of the Incas) perched high in the mountains on a cloud-draped ridge. Unravel the mysteries behind the ruins of this classical jungle site with the your expert guide.  

Overnight:       Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

5 - Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu


A four-century fusion of Spanish colonialism and Inca culture. Lose yourself in the mysterious narrow streets, arcades and surrounding ruins of the enchanting Incan capital and World Heritage Site.

Gourmet Highlight:
Indulge in a long lunch at Cicciolina; we recommend the squid ink linguini with prawns, lemon grass and coconut milk, or perhaps their juicy char-grilled beef with berry and Gorgonzola sauce is more to your tastes.

Overnight:     La Casona

3 - Colourful dancers in Cuzco's main plaza

Colourful dancers in the Plaza at Cuzco


Train through the high plains to Lake Titicaca aboard the Orient Express’ Andean Explorer.

Bordering Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is nothing short of stunning. Explore the exquisite lake surrounds on foot or on horseback, stopping in on the floating Islands famed for their Totora reed homes and boats. Your all-inclusive boutique hotel is a destination in itself with an extensive menu of local experiences to choose from.

Overnight:       Titilaka Boutique Hotel

1 - Titilaka Lodge, Lake Titicaca

Titikala Boutique hotel

Hungry for More? 

Extend your Peru trip to the wilds of the Amazon on a 3 or 4 night luxury cruise, or spend a few nights the condor spotting in the Colca Canyon.


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