Peru with Erik Ramirez
October 7 - 14, 2024 | One Exclusive DepartureBook Now
Heart & Soul of Peru
A weeklong celebration of Peru with Erik Ramirez
October 7 - 14, 2024
One exclusive departure — reserve your spot!
8 Days, 7 Nights
Best of Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco
You’re four courses into a 12-course tasting menu at Mayta, a regular on the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” list, and everything you thought you knew about Peruvian cuisine is now under question. From tender sea bass soaked in leche de tigre to macambo pureé and grilled mamey, each plate is nothing short of a symphony, a love letter to the country’s most ancient ingredients and time-honored traditions. And the best part? This is only day one. Tomorrow, you’ll explore Lima’s colorful markets and whip up ceviche in a hands-on cooking class; later, you’ll scale misty Andean peaks on the iconic Inca Trail and harvest oca and añu root for an unforgettable pachamanca feast. This is Peru like you’ve only ever dreamt about—profound and exquisitely intimate.
Joining us on this adventure is New York’s Erik Ramirez, the award-winning chef and James Beard semifinalist behind Michelin-star Llama Inn and Greenwich Village’s wildly popular Llama San. Erik’s menus are sophisticated and boldly inventive—he’s a pro at reimagining traditional Peruvian staples and has amassed a devout following with his black sea bass ceviche alone. With profound connections and deep familial ties to Peru, Erik is the ultimate guide on this epic journey of culture and cuisine.
If you want to explore the heights of the Andes and experience true local culture and cuisine, this trip is for you. Explore artsy Lima, taste and cook traditional Peruvian cuisine, hike the Inca Trail and experience sunrise over Machu Picchu alongside Erik Ramirez.
The artsy capital of Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu, indigenous street food and hip local barrios
Your senses with Andes hikes, in Sacred Valley villages, up into the sheer audaciousness of Machu Picchu
Rich Peruvian flavors, colorful street food, iconic cocktails, and breathtaking farm-to-table meals
Ancient Incan culture, local weavers and chefs, Peru's ancient traditions with Erik Ramirez
3 Reasons to Travel with Erik Ramirez
There’s no other way to put it: Erik Ramirez is a force. The James Beard semifinalist ignited New York’s Peruvian food craze with Llama Inn, his Williamsburg eatery where the menu is straight-up wizardry: think fermented hot sauce and grilled mackerel ceviche that Padma Lakshmi described as a “revelation." Erik’s since opened up two more wildly popular restaurants in Greenwich Village and Madrid, and we can’t wait to see what’s next.
Just Add Ceviche
Both of Erik’s parents hail from Peru and took him on regular trips to their homeland to visit family. It wasn’t until after Erik graduated culinary school, however, that he developed a fascination with Peruvian culture and cuisine. All it took? One “mind-blowing ceviche.”
Beloved by the Stars
Erik’s innovative approach to Peruvian cuisine has earned him a loyal fan base in NYC and beyond. He helped dream up the plant-based menu for the 2021 Met Gala and starred in both the Voltaggio’s Battle of the Brothers and Padma Lakshmi’s Taste the Nation.
With three restaurants between two different time zones, Erik operates on an otherworldly level of busy. His number one priority? His two sons, Luca and Nico. No matter how busy life gets, Erik and his co-parent partner, Cierra Sweet, always takes them to school in the morning and then back for a home-cooked dinner.
AC Hotel Lima MirafloresLima
Tucked snugly against miles of rocky coastline and Larcomar, Lima’s swankiest shopping venue, this sleek urban sanctuary is a symphony of cutting-edge design and vibrant local luxury. Expansive rooms offer birds-eye views of the crashing waves below, while the elegant dining lounge comes fully equipped with a curated spread of just-baked tarts, artisanal prosciutto, and exquisitely aged Manchego each morning.
Hacienda UrubambaSacred Valley
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 Pueblo HotelAguas Calientes
Deep within the cloud forest, stone pathways wind through terraced hills, connecting charming whitewashed casitas to over 12 acres of exquisite natural beauty. Golden-headed quetzals soar overhead as you breathe in the perfumed air of the world’s largest native orchid collection, while unrivaled views of the Vilcanota River await you in Inkaterra’s stately glass dining room.
Cusco is a dream of storied traditions and unmatched culture, and this historic Cusco estate is no exception. Impeccably restored with sleek Scottish showers and whirlpool tubs, the colonial-style mansion still brims with soulful character and old-world charm. Inside, original oils and 16th-century sculptures bedeck elegant halls, while ancient flavors and hyperlocal ingredients come to life in Aranwa’s courtyard restaurant.
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Reserve your spot today with a $1,500 per-person deposit plus room supplements (if relevant). Full payment is due 180 days prior to your trip departure date. We’ll email you a reminder. If your trip departs in less than 180 days, we’ll collect full payment either 30 days from when we receive your deposit, or 60 days prior to your trip departure date, whichever is sooner. For details read our Deposit FAQs
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What does the price include?
Seven nights at unique four- and five-star accommodations; internal flight from Lima to Cusco; private travel for all day trips and excursions; arrival and departure airport transfers; 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; 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 the trip start and end?
Our adventure begins at Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM), where we’ll transfer to Hotel Casa Republica in Lima, Peru. 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.
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. 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.
Do I need Travel Insurance?
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.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel on or before June 9, 2024 and receive a full refund minus a $750 per-person service fee (due to Inca Trail Permits being made at time of booking, an additional $250 fee is applied to our standard $500 cancelation fee). If you cancel on or after June 10, 2024 there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after August 8, 2024 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).