(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Accommodations, Lima)
(Breakfast, Lima; Lunch, Ollantaytambo; Accommodations, Sacred Valley)
After breakfast, your guide will meet you in the lobby for your departure to the Piuray Lagoon, where your sport and adventure day will begin. First, you'll have the option of selecting a stand up paddleboard or kayak, followed by a safety talk and technical practice of paddling on land. While moving through the lagoon, you can appreciate the great natural landscapes of the area. At the end of your experience on water, enjoy a snack surrounded by the beauty of the lagoon.
Then you'll continue to the Misminay community, located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Upon arrival, the townspeople will give you a warm welcome with typical music and dances. Here, you will experience the Andean lifestyle up-close, and explore local botanical plants through a wonderful cooking class.
You'll begin with the planting and harvesting of some products, according to the season. Then along side your hosts, you will prepare a delicious traditional dish using only local products, and then enjoy them for lunch. In the afternoon, your hosts will guide you with music and chants towards the Moray Viewpoint, where you will have a privileged view of this important Inca agricultural center and the Sacred Valley. When this amazing cultural exchange experience is over, you will return to your hotel.
(Breakfast, Lunch & Accommodations Sacred Valley)
(Breakfast, Sacred Valley; Lunch & Accommodations, Aguas Calientes)
(Breakfast, Aguas Calientes; Accommodations, Cuzco)
Peru is a producer of many of the fine cacao varieties in the world. Learn all the steps to make chocolate, from harvesting of the cacao in a plantation, to the production of a chocolate bar. You will roast the cacao beans, peel them and grind them to produce a paste. This cacao paste was used to prepare the first known cacao drink, the traditional hot chocolate. In addition, you will be able to take your own chocolate home! Dinner will be on your own this evening.