It has been said that every great culture has a great cuisine. This is especially true in Peru.
Historically, the ancient Peruvian civilizations enriched the world with significant contributions by domesticating a great variety of plants for human consumption. The most notable are the many varieties of corn and potato, which are to this day an important part of the Peruvian’s diet. From ancient times, the Peruvians were not frugal with their food. This can be seen in their varied diet and in the recipes which have been handed down.
With the arrival of the Spaniards, America in general and Peru, in particular, benefited from the introduction of new species of animals and plants, which have enriched the Peruvian cuisine. The good food in Peru is also a product of other culinary influences. The descendants of Chinese and Japanese immigrants, for example, contributed to the diversification of cooking techniques and the introduction of exotic new dishes which, although of foreign origin, maintain a local flavour.
Our Lima culinary experience tour celebrates the food in Peru. Regardless if it is at a street food cart or in fine restaurants where locals go. We’ll take you to experience the delicious food in Peru during your trip to Lima.
Welcome to Lima. Transfer to your hotel in Miraflores or Barranco. Celebrate your first night in Lima with a fantastic tasting tour. Start with a Pisco Sour, enjoying views over the Pacific Ocean. Next, you’ll help prepare a classic ceviche dish. Continue to Huaca Pucllana, where you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner in front of one of the most important pre-Hispanic archaeological sites in Lima. Finish in Barranco for a traditional dessert.
Visit one of Lima’s produce markets this morning to learn about the typical ingredients of Peruvian cuisine. Afterwards you’ll have a cooking demonstration with a local chef before tucking into a delicious traditional lunch.
Continue your exploration of Peruvian gastronomy on a cycling tour of Miraflores. Visit some of the district’s most traditional cafes, markets and restaurants whilst sampling authentic dishes along the way.
Day at leisure. Why not ask your consultant to make a reservation at one of Lima’s fantastic restaurants which frequently feature in the ‘World’s Best’ lists!
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight or continue your culinary adventures in Cuzco.