Immerse yourself in the culture and flavors of Peru with chefs Evan and Sarah Rich, hike the Inca Trail, experience sunrise over Machu Picchu
The cultural and culinary best of Peru with Chefs Even & Sarah Rich
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Best of Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco
You’ve harvested your own ingredients like Andean locals have for centuries. Your bounty of fresh potatoes, oca and beans simmers with succulent charred meats in a pit barbecue. Beside you, a villager explains this flavorful celebration of Mother Earth and its importance to indigenous Andes communities—to the cycles of life and to everything around us. And now, you’re connected to it all.
Traveling with you are award-winning chefs Evan and Sarah Rich. They’re the owners and culinary inspiration behind San Francisco’s iconic Rich Table. Sure, they’ve earned a coveted Michelin star and James Beard Award nomination—but at heart, Sarah and Evan are community-minded hosts inviting you to come in, have some nationally acclaimed food and stay awhile. No matter what table Evan and Sarah are at, they bring culinary enlightenment and inspiration.
If you want to jump into local flavors and explore the heights of the Andes, this trip is for you. We’ll explore artsy Lima, taste and cook traditional Peruvian cuisine, hike the Inca Trail and experience sunrise over Machu Picchu. This is an adventure of food and culture with Evan and Sarah, celebrating a land where the Inca’s age-old traditions flourish in the 21st century. You won’t forget it.
Explore the artsy capital of Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu, indigenous street food and hip local barrios. Celebrate ancient Incan culture, local weavers and chefs, Peru's ancient traditions.
Hike sections of the Inca Trail and the Sacred Valley, and lace up those boots for a full-day trek up, up and up into the sheer audaciousness of Machu Picchu.
Evan and Sarah Rich are the husband-and-wife owners of Rich Table and RT Rotisserie. They’ve earned a Michelin Star, and plenty of fans in San Francisco and beyond. Now they’re on the hunt for culinary inspiration in Peru.
“We’re going to eat at wonderful restaurants. Cook some vegetables in the Andes. Go to Machu Picchu. There are so many amazing things on this trip.” –Sarah Rich
“I think Peruvian cuisine is really exciting because it’s not influenced by European styles. It’s always interesting to see different perspectives on how to bring food together.” –Even Rich
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Our accommodations reflect the beauty and grace of Peru, setting the tone for our week of inspired exploration.
A meticulously preserved mansion from the 1920s—all columns and finials and grandeur—this 22-room retreat is on a quiet Lima street and gives you a real sense of place. Nowhere more so than the rooftop bar. Order up a round of pisco sours at sunset, then take in the views of the beautiful bohemian sprawl that is Lima’s Barranco neighborhood.
Tucked away in the countryside between Cusco and Machu Picchu, this five-star hacienda-style getaway is the perfect waypost for our journey. Serenity abounds throughout the 100-acre property’s open spaces, 10-acre “earth-to-table” plantation where you can pick your own produce, local and traditional style and modern comforts. This is Sacred Valley living.
Enter this luxurious Aguas Calientes hotel by bridge, which makes it feels like stepping into a different world. The hacienda-style hotel is set in lush rainforest vegetation, with brightly colored birds hovering over pools and through the winding nature trails you can explore. After a hard day’s walk, the spa and eucalyptus-infused steam hut will restore all your powers.
You’ll be happy setting up at this one-time, colonial-era Cusco market turned boutique B&B. The 32 traditional rooms with beam ceilings boast a chic makeover, and overlook the hotel's central terrace. Filled with artesanías (handicrafts) and comfy lounges around pit fires, it’s the perfect place to stay warm, with a drink or two, on those chilly nights.
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Six nights at unique four- and five-star accommodations; private travel for all day trips and excursions; departure airport transfer; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.
International roundtrip airfare; travel insurance; transportation to the trip’s starting point; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverages not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
Our adventure begins at the Hotel Casa Republica in Lima, Peru. The closest airport is the Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM). We recommend arriving one day in advance of our trip start to ensure you're at our starting point on time. Our adventure ends in Cusco, Peru. The closest airport is the Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport (CUZ). Your flight home or to onward travel should be scheduled to depart at 2:30pm or later from here.
Citizens from the United States as well as most Western European countries do not require a visa to travel to Peru. For most travelers you will need a valid passport. It is recommended for your passport to be valid at least six months after your travel is planned. Please check with the Peru Embassy or Consulate for detailed information and full requirements.
For solo travelers, there is a $1,000 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. These spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure trip leader. They're an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement for your trip costs; if your trip plans change for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to get medical help, emergency transport, and for theft, loss or damage of items while traveling. For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most 'Cancel For Any Reason' policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit.
You may cancel on or before June 23, 2022 and receive a full refund minus a $750 per-person service fee (due to Inca Trail Permits being made at time of booking, and additional $250 fee is applied to our standard $500 cancelation fee). If you cancel on or after June 24, 2022 there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after August 22, 2022 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or cases of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details).