Huaypo Lake Picnic
After following a long dirt road in the countryside of the Andes and winding your way through a series of potato farms and indigenous villages, you discover the shores of Huaypo Lake. Upon arrival, a “picnic lunch” will have been setup beforehand. This isn’t your ordinary “picnic” by any means. Instead, there is a luxury glamping feel of being in the remote Andes, perhaps akin to an experience you would have on a super high-end African safari. The tent is placed beside the lake, and from your table you will see the omnipotent peaks of the cordillera Vilcabamba towering above the Sacred Valley in the distance.
For beverage, you may choose to indulge in a glass of Peruvian wine, or perhaps enjoy a glass of sparkling champagne. The meal is fully catered by Tammy and the expert chefs at Cicciolina, regarded by many as one of the finest restaurants in Cusco. Each entreé captures the essence of authentic Cuzqueño cuisine and is infused with fresh, local Andean ingredients.
Experience Fine Dining in the Andes
Unlike the lunch at Huayocarri Hacienda and the BBQ at Wayra Ranch, the private picnic lunch at Huaypo Lake is only available on select Small Group Tours such as Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.