If your first thought about Peru is the Andes, the Inca trail and Machu Picchu, it's time to think again.

Beyond the rich ancient history of this alluring and majestic South American country lies vibrant cultural diversity that gives you one more reason to visit – fantastic food.

Thanks to hundreds of years of fusion between Spanish, African, Italian and Oriental settlers, Peruvian cuisine has developed into a subtle blend of distinctive flavours that varies elegantly and broadly throughout the nation.

Lima is not only the country's bustling capital, but also the Culinary Capital of Latin America. During your visit, you'll enjoy Peru's iconic fish dishes like ceviche and tiradito, as well as causa, ají de gallina and lomo saltado, among many others.

Whether you're dining in a five-star hotel, sampling the famous Peru pisco sour or enjoying a meal in a polleria (chicken restaurant) you're sure to find something to suit your palate. Peru is now closer than ever.

With direct flights from London to Lima with British Airways, there's never been a better time to discover a world of flavours and live unforgettable experiences.

Peru: A Culinary Adventure from £2,945

Including a saving of up to £250 when booked by 18 Dec 2016 Private Tour – 9 Days & 7 Nights 

Discover why Peru is now at the forefront of the international food scene. Cook with a renowned chef in Lima, browse vibrant local markets and sample traditional cuisine in the Sacred Valley. Journey by mountain railway to Machu Picchu, experience the magnificent Andean landscape and explore breathtaking Incan archaeological sites.

  • Highlights Introductory tours of Lima and Cuzco Market visit, cooking lesson and lunch with renowned Peruvian chef
  • Cooking lesson and lunch in the Sacred Valley
  • Visit to the Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo
  • Overnight stay at Machu Picchu
  • Take part in a Pisco sour tasting and a chocolate workshop
  • Direct international flights with British Airways

Go to coxandkings.co.uk/peru or call 020 3432 7079 to book

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