PERU

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The birthplace of authentic fusion, Peru is an epicurean dreamscape.

 

Spanish, West African, Chinese, Japanese and Andean influences meld together to create a cuisine as deliciously captivating and complex as the culture. Let your taste buds guide you on one of our Peru culinary tours as you explore Peru’s unrivaled geographic and cultural diversity.

 

 

Journey from cosmopolitan Lima to the colonial city of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and finally mystical Machu Picchu.

 

Savor insider access to the Lima culinary scene as you learn the secret to the perfect ceviche, sip Peru’s world-class Andean coffee, and sample variations of Pisco, the national spirit.

 

Additional culinary highlights include a tour of the kitchen at one of Peru’s top Chifa (Peruvian-Chinese) restaurants, followed by an exclusive tasting menu. You’ll also dine at one of the world’s top 50 restaurants, where Nikkei cuisine embraces the harmonious balance between Peruvian ingredients and Japanese culinary techniques.

 

After exploring the worldly coastal city of Lima, venture to Cusco, the vibrant historic capital of the Inca Empire. High in the Andes Mountains, you’ll visit local markets, quinoa farms, and even the Maras salt ponds used since the Inca period. Then experience a private Pachamanca and learn to cook an Andean feast in an oven built from earth and stone.

 

Discover the legacy of Spanish colonialism and explore Inca ruins. You’ll visit Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo, and Moray, where micro-climates empowered the Incas to conduct agricultural experiments using concentric terraces built into natural depressions.

 

Your Peru culinary tour would not be complete without a journey through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to one of the true wonders of the world, Machu Picchu. Nestled on a ridge surrounded by sacred peaks, Machu Picchu is the perfect way to end this bucket list trip.

 

  • Dine at one of the world’s top 10 restaurants

  • Sample pisco and ceviche

  • Join local village women in a Pachamanca feast

  • Discover the Moray ruins, where the Incas conducted agricultural experiments

  • Explore the Maras salt mines

  • Visits to colorful, authentic markets

  • Peruvian cooking classes and demonstrations