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12-Day Wine-Tasting and Gastronomy Tour Through Chile & Peru

Chile's best vineyards - Machu Picchu - The mysterious Elqui Valley - Gourmet tour in Lima
Unique about this tour:
  • Join a pisco sour workshop in Valparaiso
  • Discover the isolated and authentic Elqui Valley
  • Culinary tour in Santiago and Lima
  • Visit Machu Picchu

Get ready for this 12-day Epicurean journey from Chile to Peru and discover the best wines and traditional dishes of these legendary South American destinations.

Begin your journey with an exploration of Chilean specialties in the isolated and authentic Elqui Valley and in the vibrant city of Valparaiso; then, dive into the wonders of the Peruvian capital and its celebrated gastronomy.

Finally, enjoy a gastronomic visit to the sacred city of Cusco, along with a stop at the legendary Machu Picchu.

 

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Services

Included
  • 11 nights accommodation in double room in 4-5 star hotel
  • 11 x breakfast, 2x lunch, 1x dinner
  • Private transfers
  • English-speaking guide on excursions
  • Private & shared excursions
  • Pisco sour workshop
  • Wine, pisco and beer tasting
  • 24/7 English-speaking assistance
Excluded
  • International flights
  • Domestic flights
Optional (Available upon request)
  • Stargazing in Elqui Valley
  • Traditional Chilean dance class in Valparaíso
  • Ascent of Huayna Picchu or Montaña in Machu Picchu

Example Trip to customize

Santiago  

Welcome to Chile!

Your English-speaking guide will welcome you at Santiago Airport to take you to your hotel.



Today you will discover Santiago through the prism of gastronomy.



Your guide will take you to the Vega Central, a huge covered market where locals go to find all kinds of fresh products from the whole country.



Then, go to the Mercado Central, known for its fresh fish and seafood from the Chilean coast.



At the corner of the market you will find the oldest empanada shop in Santiago, where you can taste this traditional food.



Have a nice walk around the historic center and the Plaza de Armas and take a look at the Moneda Presidential Palace.



On your way, try the traditional "mote con huesillos". 



It is time to explore the Lastarria district, where a tasting of 3 different piscos is waiting for you, a lovely way to end this gastronomical discovery of Santiago!

Day 1
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Eco Hotel Carmenere

Santiago - Pisco Elqui  

Fly to La Serena and Head to Pisco Elqui

Your driver will pick you up to take you from your hotel in Santiago to the airport.



Hop on your domestic flight from Santiago to La Serena.



Travel from La Serena airport to your hotel in Pisco Elqui.



Visit the Puclaro Reservoir, the Papayas Olivier Co-op sales room of Gualliguaica. Admire the pretty church and old train station.



Visit the Capel distillery and take a 30-min tour with tastings at the Guayacán Brewery.



Then, visit the village of Diaguitas, which houses a beautiful church and lots of beautiful handicrafts.



Have lunch at Villaseca Solar Restaurant.

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Hotel El Tesoro De Elqui

Pisco Elqui  

Visit the Authentic Elqui Valley!

Discover the beautiful Elqui Valley today! 



Start in the Montegrande village and visit the house of Gabriela Mistral, first Latin American writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize.



Then, explore the lovely village of Pisco Elqui. You'll have the chance to visit the traditional Los Nichos distillery, learn how traditional pisco is made, and taste this delicious liquor yourself.



After that nice interlude, go further in the valley to Horcón and encounter its local handicraft tradition.

Day 3
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Hotel El Tesoro De Elqui

Pisco Elqui - La Serena  

Explore La Serena

Your driver will take you from your hotel in Pisco Elqui to La Serena.



Start your day at the archeological museum of La Serena, where you will learn about the ancient native cultures of the region.



Then, explore the Recova Market and see an array of handicrafts and papayas.



After going around the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral to learn more about the history of the city, head towards the famous lighthouse near the beach.



Finally, climb to the top of the Cruz del Tercer Milenio in Coquimbo and be amazed by the stunning view over the entire bay.

Day 4
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Hotel Terra Diaguita

La Serena - Casablanca Valley - Valparaiso  

Encounter the Wines of the Casablanca Valley

Head to the airport for your domestic flight from La Serena to Santiago.



Your guide will pick you up to hit the road right away on a journey to the Casablanca Valley.



Wine enthusiasts are fond of this region, famous for Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, but even more recently for its Pinot Noir.



You will visit the Loma Larga Vineyard en route.



In the Fundo Loma Larga, located in the Casablanca Valley, the Diaz-Santelices family has been producing high-quality wines since 2004.



Visit the vineyards and winery; then, the sommelier will invite you to taste 5 different wines from the domain.

Day 5
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Hotel Fauna

Valparaiso  

Discover Exciting Valparaiso

Discover Valparaiso with your guide.



Stroll in its old quarters, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. With its many hills crowned with picturesque houses and warehouses, its steep narrow streets, its cable cars, and street artists, the city has a particular identity and a very special atmosphere.



Seize the opportunity to have lunch in a traditional seafood restaurant.



Do not miss a visit to La Sebastiana, one of Pablo Neruda's houses!



In the evening, you are invited to the Chilean chef Mauricio's house to learn the recipe of the famous pisco sour cocktail.



While you taste different types of piscos and prepare your own pisco sour, Mauricio will tell you more about the history of this emblematic drink.



Enjoy the wonderful view of the city of Valparaiso from the terrace while tasting some other local delicacies!



 

Day 6
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Hotel Fauna

Valparaiso - Santiago - Lima  

Travel to Lima

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Valparaiso to transfer you to Santiago Airport.



Take your international flight from Santiago de Chile to Lima.



You will be met upon arrival at Jorge Chavez Airport in Lima and transfer to the hotel.



An English-speaking representative will greet you at the airport and hand over your travel documents.



Stay in the Casa Andina Select Miraflores Hotel.

Day 7
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Hotel Britania Miraflores

Lima - Cusco  

Make Your Way to Alluring Cusco

Get ready for a gastronomic walking tour in the colorful district of Barranco.



Visit the emblematic district of Lima and taste no less than 10 dishes and traditional drinks of the Peruvian gastronomy.



Discover the historical and cultural facts behind each dish and learn how to prepare the popular ceviche and pisco sour.



Do not forget your appetite during the tour, you will certainly need it!



Later on you will be transferred to the Lima Airport to take your flight bound for Cusco.



You will be met at Cusco Airport and transferred to the hotel. English-speaking assistance will be at your disposal from the airport to the hotel.



Stay at the hotel San Agustin Dorado Cusco for the night.

Day 8
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Hotel Sueños Del Inka

Cusco - Pisac - Aguas Calientes  

Discover the Incredible Sacred Valley of the Incas

Departure by private vehicle to the Sacred Valley of the Incas in the morning.



First, visit Pisac, one of the major sites of the Inca culture composed of different neighborhoods dotted in the mountains.



Observe the important terraces intended for agriculture and protection from erosion.



Then, stroll through its colorful artisanal market, one of the largest in the Sacred Valley!



Then you're off to Ollantaytambo!



This village is also called "the last living Inca village" because its inhabitants maintain their very old customs and traditions.



Visit the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo and its Cyclopean stones, which were the seat of fierce battles between Incas and Spaniards.



If time permits, after the visit you can stroll through the cobbled streets of the city.



Take the train to Aguas Calientes, the starting point for visiting Machu Picchu.

Day 9
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Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco  

Set Your Eyes on Majestic Machu Picchu

Take the direct shuttle service that will drive you to the citadel of Machu Picchu.



Arrive in Machu Picchu, wonder of the world. It is considered a masterpiece of the architecture of this civilization.



Together with your English-speaking guide you will start to discover the archeological complex, still covered by the morning mist, built on top of a ridge and surrounded by precipices. Enjoy the stunning views that evolve with the progression of the sun.



After the guided tour, you will have the opportunity to discover the site on your own.



Take the train back to Ollantaytambo.

Day 10
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Hotel Sueños Del Inka

Cusco  

Visit Curahuasi and Learn About the Unique Wines Produced at Apu Winery

In Curahuasi, a small village just a few hours from Cusco, you will have the privilege of visiting some of the highest vines in the world (2800-3000 m).



Fernando Gonzales Lattini will invite you to discover his estate and taste his wines.



Share lunch with him, a convivial moment that will allow you to know more about his career and his atypical wines. He will tell you about his search for the ideal conditions to attain wine quality similar to the high-altitude wines of Argentina and Chile and how he founded his business, Apu Winery.



His wine is now offered by one of South America's most renowned restaurants: Central in Lima.

Day 11
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Hotel Sueños Del Inka

Cusco - Lima  

Bye-Bye, Cusco!

Transfer from your hotel to Cusco Airport.



You will have English-speaking assistance from your hotel to the airport. 



Hop on your flight back to Lima for your onward connection.



Safe travels, and visit again soon!

Day 12