1. Tampu Restaurant at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, Peru
Travel by the Hiram Bingham train, operated by the Orient-Express, to reach the luxurious and serene Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge high in the Andes where you’ll instantly feel transported back to the ancient Incan era. Or, if you are bold enough, you can hike the 100 miles, because areas like Choquequirao and Espiritu Pampa are only accessible on foot — so get a local tour guide! Sit indoors or outdoors at the Tampu Restaurant, the gourmet choice of Machu Picchu’s very few restaurants, and you’ll be treated to a rare view of the ruins and lush vegetation. At this chic, modern gem you’ll rub elbows with some of the most adventurous and discerning travel enthusiasts from virtually every corner of the Earth. Here, you can choose from an international or Peruvian menu featuring local Andean specialties. Sip an expertly crafted Pisco Sour or muña tea on the patio while gazing at misty green terraces carved into mountain ridges and the Urubamba River at one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Order the rainbow trout tartare, then opt for authentic "causa rellena," mashed yellow potatoes with local spices stuffed with tuna or chicken and vegetables, or the lomo steak.