Are meals included? What type of food is typical of Peru? Can you accommodate vegetarian special diet requirements? Is the water safe to drink?

Most meals are included and are woven into the itinerary as a very important part of the whole experience we create.  When you receive your program included meals will be indicated for each day. Snacks and beverages not included in meals are an additional cost, including beer, wine and cocktails.

We use fresh and organic ingredients, with local seasonal produce sourced from our garden and from the Kusi Ñan Farm when available. Everything is homemade in our kitchen, using traditional and original recipes that celebrate the abundant diversity of products, flavors, colors, and aromas that have won special recognition for Peruvian Culinary Arts.  Peruvian Cuisine is recognized as one of the most exquisite and sophisticated in the world.  We feel that introducing our guests to this culinary treasure is a very important part of understanding the culture. We design a special three course set menu for each meal, including a soup or salad, main course, dessert, refreshment, and tea or coffee. Not one recipe is repeated the whole trip! We have received countless compliments on the food.  We love food, and all of our trips have been acclaimed as ideal for foodies! We offer a Culinary Tour for those of you who would like to delve in deeper.

Typical Peruvian food is a delicious, nutritious, and creative combination of flavors using a variety of produce. Peru’s diverse geographic regions and natural biodiversity, along with invaluable Pre-Columbian agrarian technology and engineering feats, has made possible such an exquisite cuisine.  The culinary boom offers traditional dishes such as a creamy chicken peanut dish called Aji de Gallina, Quinoa soup, and purple corn refreshment. The Nova Andean boom offers dishes such as Alpaca steak with elderberry sauce, or passion fruit trout, and quinoa stir-fry. Peruvian cuisine offers some of the most diverse flavors on the planet due to a myriad of produce: potatoes, corn, fruits, chilies that come in an infinite array of sizes, colors, tastes and aromas unique to this region. Quechua world vision is centered on agriculture. All activity revolves around farming.  Science, ceremony, ritual, was and still is focused on fertility and abundance.  To read more about Peruvian Cuisine click here: Peruvian Cuisine.

The regions of Peru are a vegetarian’s delight with a wide variety of dishes, both native and adapted from other cultures (like stir-fried quinoa). Gluten-free and other diet requirements are available at the Pisac Inn and in most restaurants where you will be eating.

The tap water in Peru is not drinkable. Bottled water is available for purchase at the Pisac Inn and everywhere you will be traveling in Peru. We suggest you bring your own water bottle for refilling. It will be important to drink LOTS of water daily. The high altitude will dehydrate you quickly.