Due to the greatest cultural and natural diversity, there is an enormous quantity of typical dishes from the coast, the highlands and the jungle. The Peruvian Gastronomy stems mainly from the combination of Spanish and indigenous cuisines with traditional native Peruvian ingredients and with later influences from the cuisines of China, Italy, West Africa, Japan among others; due to the arrival of immigrants from those locations. Nowadays the Peruvian cuisine is considered one of the favorites in the world. Peruvian Gastronomy has already been awarded with the world heritage recognition at national level, and Peruvian cuisine is now promoted as a tourist attraction on the same level as say Machu Picchu.
Pachamama Sanctuary and Cooking Expirience
Day 1 | Lima - Transfer In
At arrival to Lima capital of Peru, transfer to your hotel in the Miraflores district.
Day 2 | Lima City
Morning Private City Tour; we start with Downtown Colonial Lima. First, we pass by the “Paseo de la República” avenue where we can observe the magnificent Courthouse, the French Palace, continuing with the San Martin Square and the Main Square where we have the Cathedral, the Archbishopric, the Government Palace and the Lima City Hall. Then we will visit the San Francisco Convent and the Catacombs. After Downtown Colonial Lima, we proceed to Modern Lima with its traditional districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, where we will be able to enjoy beautiful places like El Olivar Park, the Miraflores Central Park, the Love Park, the Larcomar Mall and the Huaca Pucllana Archaeological Complex. Lunch is included in La Huaca Pucllana restaurant. After lunch, transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon, we recommend Paragliding or Shopping in Miraflores.
Day 3 | Pachacamac Archaeological Complex - Gastronomic Demonstrative Class
After breakfast, Private Tour to Pachacamac Archaeological Complex located 31 km south of Lima. It was one of the most important ceremonial centers of the pre-Spanish America. The place encompasses temples and pyramids like the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Chosen Women and its Oracle, visited by thousands of pilgrims to find out about the past and future in their lives. Pachacamac is also one of the most important archaeological complexes in Peru. In the past, it was the most visited Huaca (Oracle) consulted by the Andean people, leaving a deep legacy even up to now. After that we will visit a local market in the Lurín Valley to buy ingredients to cook our lunch together; a Cooking Demonstration of how to make some of the most traditional and representative dishes in Peruvian gastronomy and of course the signature cocktail: Pisco Sour. In fall and winter, it will take place at our Pachacamac country house where we will cook a traditional Pachamanca (Pre-Inca technique) while in spring and summer, it will be at the One Earth Beach House where we will learn how to make a good Ceviche and other seafood specialties. Return to Lima at dusk.
Day 4 | Lima
Transfer out and end of our services.
Lima, off the Beaten Path
Day 1 | Lima - Transfer In
On arrival to Lima, transfer to your hotel in the Miraflores district and check in.
Day 2 | Modern and Colonial Lima
After breakfast the tour starts in Miraflores district with a visit to the Miraflores Market to learn a little about the diversity of the products in our country. Walk along the Miraflores “Malecon” with an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean and then, transfer to the Barranco district, which is considered to be the city's most romantic and bohemian district, home and working place of many of Peru's leading artists, musicians, designers and photographers. Gourmet buffet lunch included at Puro Peru restaurant, here we will taste the diversity of the Peruvian cuisine. After lunch, colonial Lima tour, we pass by the “Paseo de la República” avenue where we can observe the magnificent Courthouse, the French Palace, continuing with San Martin Square and the Main Square where we have the Cathedral, the Archbishopric, the Government Palace and the Lima City Hall. Finally visit to the Larco Museum, which features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection, and is one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions. Return to your hotel and night free. Remember that Lima has a very wide range of excellent restaurants, like Astrid & Gaston and Central considered among the 20 best restaurants in the world.
Day 3 | South Lima - Pachacamac Sanctuary
In the morning, tour to Pachacamac Archaeological Complex, then we continue south to taste the famous Sarita’s Chicharron Sandwich, a traditional Peruvian sandwich made with deep fried pork meat and sweet potatoes, topped with salsa criolla (thinly sliced red onions in lemon juice). Visit to the beach towns of San Bartolo and Punta Hermosa (swimming at any of the beaches depending on the weather). Lunch is scheduled at Rocio Restaurant in San Bartolo. After lunch, transfer to Santa Cruz de Flores Valley, a village known for its production of excellent Piscos. We will be explained about how Pisco is made and have Pisco-tasting. Transfer back to Lima at dusk. Dinner at La Huaca Pucllana restaurant.
Day 4 | Lima, Ceviche Experience, Gold Museum and Optional Activities
Free morning to shop or to do some extra activities, we recommend you to take surfing classes, Peruvian Paso Horse riding or paragliding (optional). For lunch, Ceviche (the most popular Peruvian dish) and Seafood Experience. We will visit La Mar Avenue, where some of the best restaurants specialized in seafood are found. Afternoon visit to the Gold Museum. Return to the hotel.
Day 5 | Lima Transfer Out
Transfer to the airport and end of our services.
Included: All transfers, 3 nights at a 3 stars hotel in Lima, Private Colonial and Modern Lima City Tour, Private Tour to Pachacamac Sanctuary and Cooking Experience. Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 demonstrative class lunch.
Not Included: Additional activities, extra expenses and tips.