Besides Machu Picchu, Cusco is also known for its mouth-watering and delectable Gastronomy. What makes our cuisine special and unique is that it´s made from locally sourced ingredients and is packed full of flavor. Famous foods range from your Lomo Saltado, Cerviche, Chiruichu (special dish made around Corpus Christi in June), Caldo de Gallina (among the many soups they specialize in), to the spicy Recoto Relleno. All these delicious meals can be washed down with a Chicha Morada: a purple corn drink that originates from the Andes region or Frutillada: a refreshing strawberry drink.
Join our world-renowned chef on a full culinary experience, from shopping for your own fresh ingredient at one of the vibrant local markets, to preparing an assortment of Peruvian dishes and to finally enjoying the fruits of your labor. This interactive tour will teach you about Peruvian ingredients and culture, the best way to understand people and their culture is by sampling their food. Take home a priceless skill and become the new Martha Stewart of dinner parties. We guarantee you a private chef experience like no other.
We will pick you from your hotel, for our excursion to a local food market. Our chef will conduct an information session, teaching you about local ingredients. After we purchase our local produce, we move to a scenic location with stunning views of Cusco or Sacred Valley. Bask in your surroundings while participating in your interactive cooking lesson and trying your hand on a few local cocktails like Pisco Sour, Chilcano or Te´Piteado (for those chilly days). Finally, it´s time to indulge in the exquisite dishes you have prepared, surrounded by great company and sipping on the best local refreshments, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
Afterwards we will drive you back to your hotel with a full heart and belly.
“The Machu Picchu Tour is available on any date that is best for you, as long as we have a minimum of 2 participants”
“Please read the following information carefully; it will help you answer all of your questions about our services and tour”
You will be welcomed at the airport in Cusco and taken to your hotel, please ensure that you inform us of your full flight details at least 14 days prior to your tour. Look out for our representative holding an orange board with INCA TRAIL HIKE at the arrivals terminal. It can be done on any date that is best suited to you!
It will take place the night before the trekking departure at 6pm in our office which is located at Garcilaso Street 210 , Office Nº:213 (2nd Floor) in the la CASA DEL ABUELO shopping center.
Of course! During the your Culinary Tour your main luggage can be stored at our office or at your hotel, both are free.
Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group).
SECOND, we require a deposit of US$55.00 per person. You can make you deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page, or on our booking page.
It would be greatly appreciated if you pay in cash at our office (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. We have many cash machines in the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by VISA or PAYPAL online but you will have to pay a 5.5% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account using our email address of firstname.lastname@example.org to complete the payment.
The weather is very unpredictable and difficult to foresee. We recommend that you bring a warm jacket for early mornings and a rain poncho in case of rain.
Absolutely! Included in our packages is dropping you off at your hotel in Cusco on the return from your trek or tour. If you have booked your hotel in the Sacred Valley in towns like Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, we will drop you off there too!
If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip – though not compulsory – is appreciated. While it may not be customary to you, it’s of great significance for the people who will take care of you during the tour. It inspires excellent service and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many INCA TRAIL HIKE destinations. Of course you are free to tip as much as your budget will allow, depending on your perception on the quality of service and the length of your tour. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.
Yes, we are a local sustainable & responsible tourism operator for that we incorporate the universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our staff to know, understand and respect the local places and it´s people.