Extraordinary Food-Focused Experiences

From foraging to pheasant hunting, these 11 hotels cater to gourmands by offering hands-on ways to taste local cuisine.

Courtesy of Inkaterra Machu Pichu
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Tea Excursion, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Peru

The nightly rate at this 85-casita resort, set among cloud-forest gardens, includes several creative activities, such as the chance to harvest and make your own tea. First you get a short lesson on the different varieties of tea; then you’ll head to the fields with a canvas picking bag slung over your shoulder to select the choicest leaves. Next stop is the teahouse, where employees hand-make all the tea and coffee for Inkaterra’s three Peruvian hotels. After hearing an explanation of the refining process—complete with hands-on demonstrations of grinding the leaves and drying them over the fire—you get to stuff and seal your own tea bags. Finally, you repair to the lobby to enjoy a cup of your own making. Rooms start at $500; Machu Picchu Pueblo; 51-1/610–0400; inkaterra.com.