Published on July 10th, 2014 | by Mark Chesnut
TRAVEL DEALS: 4th Nights Free, 40% Discounts & Food Tours in Lima, Peru
For this week’s roundup of travel deals and discounts, we turn our gaze to Peru. A number of Lima hotels are offering especially enticing deals, making them an ideal option for both business travel and anyone planning a Peru vacation with a little extra time in the fascinating capital city. Among the top travel deals are “fourth-night-free” specials from Belmond (the recently renamed brand for Orient-Express), a “Taste of Lima” food tour from Libertador hotels that connects visitors with tasty Peruvian cuisine, 40% discounts off second-night stays at the Sheraton Lima, and a romantic travel package at the Crowne Plaza Lima that includes dinner. Read on for details.
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The Deal: Discover Peru with Belmond
What Makes It Cool: Guests who book three consecutive nights at a Belmond hotel, the brand that is owned and operated by Orient-Express Hotels, will get a fourth night free at a sister property in Peru. Belmond has five luxury hotels in Peru, including the Belmond Hotel Monasterio, Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Belmond Sanctuary Lodge and Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado.
Valid for Travel: This offer is available for new bookings, for travel by September 30, 2014. Fourth night to be taken within the same itinerary and in the same category of accommodation.
Info & Reservations: www.belmond.com
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Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas
The Deal: Taste of Lima
What Makes It Cool: Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas has introduced Taste of Lima, an “urban adventure” with an array of gastronomic-themed inclusions and activities that can be booked by guests and non-guests alike. With exclusive use of a private car and driver for three hours, gourmands will enjoy a personal local market tour with a specialized guide (either a celebrated local chef or apprentice, depending on availability) before embarking on a guided “ceviche safari” to some of the best ceviche spots throughout the culinary mecca, including Gaston Acurio’s La Mar, Pescados Capitales and La Red. The day will end with a customized VIP experience with Executive Chef Rafael Piqueras of Maras Restaurant.
The Taste of Lima culinary experience is $130 per person for two people; the package price lowers to $90 per person for groups of three people and to $60 per person for groups of four. Accommodations and consumption at each restaurant is not included in the package price, but can also be arranged in advance on request.
Valid for Travel: The Taste of Lima is available year-round; advance reservations are recommended.
Info & Reservations: www.westinlima.com.pe
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Sheraton Lima Hotel & Convention Center
The Deal: Better Tomorrows
What Makes It Cool: Stay one night and the next is 40% off when you book online or call and ask for promo code ZB4 at this Lima hotel. This offer is valid at the Sheraton Lima and other participating Starwood hotels and resorts in North America and Latin America. (Insider travel tip: The Sheraton Lima Hotel & Convention Center was chosen as a favorite place to stay by flight attendant Rocko Galvez in his recent interview with LatinFlyer.com. Read his Latin America travel tips here.)
Valid for Travel: Through December 31, 2014.
Info & Reservations: www.starwoodhotels.com
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Crowne Plaza Lima
The Deal: Romantic Escape Package
What Makes It Cool: The Romantic Escape Package at this IHG hotel in Lima, Peru includes choice of American breakfast or romantic dinner for two people per stay, a bottle of wine, 15% discount on food, and a late check out of one additional hour. Special amenity of robe and slippers to be enjoyed during stay. Reservations must be booked at least 48 hours in advance to qualify for this offer; rates start at $245.
Valid for Travel: Based on availability.
Info & Reservations: www.ihg.com