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Culinary Adventure Peru

Culinary Adventure Peru

Itinerary

Day 1: Lima

Welcome to Peru! You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your hotel in Miraflores. Today you may arrive at any time. We recommend arriving in the morning so we can show you around in Lima. In the evening your culinary tour guide will give you an introduction to the tour and the gastronomy in Peru and of course you’ll go for a first Pisco Sour (Peru’s national cocktail) and a special Peruvian welcome dinner.

 

Day 2: Lima

Today we get up early to visit the central fish market. The Peruvian Ocean offers 700 different varieties of fish and 400 varieties of shellfish. Other varieties come from the Amazon Jungle and the Andes. To be early on the fish market is an amazing cultural experience. We will buy the fish ingredients we’ll need for the preparation of our lunch today. After a great Peruvian breakfast we go to the fruit market to learn about the fruits, make pictures and to buy the ingredients we are still missing. Then a Peruvian chef will teach you how to prepare the most typical coastal dishes of Peru.   In the later afternoon we make a walk along the parks near the Pacific Ocean and show you some of the most beautiful places in the area. In the evening we will take you to some classic and hidden spots in Lima.

 

Day 3: Cusco

Today we fly to Cusco, the capital of the Incas high into the Andes Mountains. We first take it easy to acclimatize to the altitude. You will learn about coca tea and the culinary traditions of the Andes. We’ll have lunch in a cozy Andean restaurant with a colonial courtyard. In the afternoon we make a beautiful walking tour in the center of Cusco. Many great restaurants and bars are some of the city’s main attractions in a décor of Inca and colonial architecture. Tonight you will be able to taste some of the amazing Novo-Andean cuisine.

 

Day 4: Cusco

We start our day at the San Pedro market, a traditional market with fresh products from all over the Andes and Peru. Here we will buy the ingredients for our cooking lesson about Andean and Novo-Andean food. Later in the afternoon we visit the impressive Inca ruins just outside the city. Another great Novo-Andean restaurant is on our menu for tonight. We explore the nightlife of Cusco.

 

Day 5: Sacred Valley of the Incas

We make a full day tour in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.   In this beautiful fertile valley grow many Andean crops. We will learn from the farmers and stop in a typical chicharia to try the local drinks. We make a stop at the indigenous colorful market of Pisac and then visit the very interesting agricultural experimental center of the Incas.   On circular terraces the Incas experimented which varieties of potatoes and Andean vegetables to cultivate in different micro climates and altitudes. We will have a cooking lesson in the most beautiful scenery. In the later afternoon we take the train to Aguas Calientes . Here we will have a nice dinner and spent the night.

 

Day 6: Machu Picchu Village

In the morning we take a very scenic train ride further down in the valley next to Urubamba river. In the little town just below the ruins of Machu Picchu we will prepare our lunch with a local chef. In the afternoon you have the option to take an orchid or bird watching tour, walk to the waterfall or relax in the outdoor hot springs. In the evening we have another cooking lesson and eat dinner in a beautiful setting.

 

Day 7: Machu Picchu

Get up early to see the mist rise of the Lost City of the Incas. You’ll have a guided tour of Machu Picchu and plenty of time to make pictures and explore further on yourself. ! In the afternoon we take a train back to the city of Cusco.

 

Day 8: Lima

A morning flight brings us back to the capital. For lunch we try out the best cebiche and seafood restaurant in town. In the afternoon we bring a visit to the old colonial city center of Lima. Tonight we have our last cooking lesson in one of Peru’s best Nikei restaurants (fusion between Peruvian and Japanese food).

 

Day 9: Departure



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