Peru with Alex Seidel
One Departure Only | November 6 - 12, 2020
The ultimate culinary adventure in Peru with chef Alex Seidel
November 6 - 12, 2020
One exclusive departure—Call to Book
7 Days, 6 Nights
Best of 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 through Peru with you is award-winning chef Alex Seidel. He’s the culinary force behind some of Denver’s freshest and sustainable cuisine. Alex is so passionate about where his food comes from, he started his own farm and creamery to supply his iconic Denver restaurants, Fruition and Mercantile. Now Alex is on a mission to experience Peru’s regional ingredients and dishes. He’s the guy who’s going to help us home in on true Peruvian cuisine.
If you want to dive deep into local flavor and hike in the mighty Andes mountains, this trip is for you. We’ll explore Machu Picchu, cook with local chefs, and gain a new respect for ancient ways of living. This is true Peru. A journey and a celebration of a land where the Inca’s age-old traditions flourish in the 21st century. You won’t forget it.
The artsy capital of Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu, indigenous street food and hip local barrios
Rich Peruvian flavors, colorful food markets, Michelin-star cuisine, harvesting our own ingredients
Hike the Andes, past bucolic Sacred Valley villages, up into the sheer audaciousness of Machu Picchu
Ancient Incan culture, local weavers and chefs, Peru's ancient cultures and traditions
3 Reasons to Travel with Alex Seidel
Alex Seidel knows good food. He also grows it. The award-winning chef doubles as a full-time farmer whose fresh-from-the-pasture produce is featured at two of his three Denver restaurants. Alex is the perfect companion to introduce us to the vibrant culinary roots of Peru.
Fresh From the Start
Alex isn’t just a chef, he’s a farmer. His passion for ingredients and the process behind them—down to his own award-winning cheeses—makes him more in-tune with what he’s putting on the plate.
Alex is a down-to-earth Wisconsin native brimming with Midwestern charm. Really, he’s the perfect travel companion. Ask him about food, his family or his love of the outdoors, and you’ll be best buds.
Loyalty to Local
Cooking local is a lifestyle in Peru—a sentiment Alex supports. Alex wanted to connect with his ingredients, so he opened his own farm and creamery. His focus is less on creating new restaurant concepts than providing high-quality, locally sourced food people enjoy.
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.
Machu Picchu PuebloAguas Calientes
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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What does the price include?
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.
What does the price not include?
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.
Where does this trip start and end?
Our adventure begins at 8:30am on Friday, November 6, 2020 at the Hotel Casa Republica in Lima Peru. The closest airport is the Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) in Lima, approximately 1 hour away from the meeting spot. We recommend arriving on or before September 20 to ensure you’re at our starting point on time.
Our last day is Thursday, November 12, 2020. The closest airport is the Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport (CUZ). Your flight onward, whether you head home or your next adventure, should be scheduled to depart at 2:00pm or later from here.
What travel documents are needed?
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.
Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers, there is a $1,000 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, that option may be available upon checkout—these spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who is going on this trip?
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.
Who is leading this trip?
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.
What is the cancelation policy?
You may cancel on or before August 2, 2020 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee- due to Inca Trail Permits being made at time of booking, and additional $250 fee is applied to all cancellations. If you cancel between August 3 and September 6, there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after September 7 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).
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