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Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machupicchu 6 days

qechua qitchenThis is not like any cooking school you have ever heard of! Read what one of our travelers said:

"Our special day cooking for the Qechua family in the small town near Pisac was something we will not forget. We felt so welcomed by the family and privileged to be able to eat with them. If Alex has a recipe for the soup we made that he can pass along to us, that would be great! If we get back to Peru we want to do a pacha manca meal like we talked about, someday!"

Day 1 - Arrive in Lima. Hotel for the night
Day 2 - After breakfast, flight to Cusco, the famed capitol of the Incan empire. You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. A walk to the local restaurant of your choice, followed by a walking tour of the city. After dinner, those who are interested can explore high altitude nightlife.
Day 3 - We'll travel to the outskirts of Cusco, including guided tours of Sacsayhuaman and nearby Tambomachay and Pukapukara. Overnight in Cusco.
Day 4 - Breakfast. You will travel into the Sacred Valley to visit the village where you will do your cooking. A trip to the local market will provide all the materials needed to create your own masterpiece of culinary arts. You will meet with a Qechua family who will share their kitchen as well as their cooking techniques. After you sample and share your meal, you will transfer to your hotel for the night.
Day 5 - Train to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu. Here you can visit the local artisan market, relax in the local thermal spa and enjoy a dinner in the restaurant of your choice.
Day 6 - Visit to Machu Picchu. Your guide will give you a private tour before you are left to wander the ruins on your own. By late afternoon, you will start the journey back to Cusco for the night.
Day 7 - Free morning in Cusco. Visit museums, ruins, shops and restaurants of your choice. We terminate our service at the Cusco airport where you will catch your afternoon flight to Lima. Late departure for overnight flight to your home or next destination.
Day 8 - Arrival at next destination.

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  • English-speaking, full-time guide
  • Qechua Qitchen meal
  • Accommodations are double occupancy with private bath including hot water and linens
  • Peruvian buffet breakfasts
  • Special diets accommodated with advance notice
  • Transfer service & hotel upon arrival in Lima
  • All land transportation and entry fees to all sites listed

Not included:

  • International and domestic flights
  • Lunches and dinners

Trip extensions available:
-Can choose 4-Day Inca Trail Hike $650 or
-4-day trip to Titicaca Lake including homestay on Amantani Island


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