Lima Food Tour


Lima Food Tour

Peruvian cuisine, has recently become internationally recognized and Peru, has earned its name as the gastronomic epicentre for fusion cuisine. Taking inspiration from pre-Columbian times ingredients like ‘quinua’, Peru’s staple diet and influences from modern cuisine of Japan, China, Italy and Spain, Peruvian cuisine is finally getting the attention it deserves. Advertised with Peruvian superfoods and Peruvian Power Foods, that grow in the Andean regions, it has diversified its cuisine and kitchen. 

Begin in Lima, the Peruvian capital and the heart of the country's burgeoning food scene. Culinary highlights in Lima range from traditional Novoandina (new Andean) to contemporary fusion styles such as Nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian) and Chifa (Chinese-Peruvian). Learn to make Peru's iconic ceviche (marinated fish) and pisco sour during a private Nikkei cooking class. One evening, enjoy a traditional pachamanca dinner, in which meat, vegetables and other ingredients are covered and cooked in an underground pit. Also, visit Machu Picchu. 

And, also visit Cusco, Sacred Valley and the majestic Machu Picchu.

What We Love
  • Exclusive tour, guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • All touring is flexible and can be customised to incorporate special interests.
  • Designed with the best luxury accommodation and services available. 
  • Depart and return whenever you choose – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour with enough time in each destination to explore.
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • Unique, insider travel experiences and network of experts around the world.
  • Around the clock support in each destination during your trip. 
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Peru Culinary Experience

Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco
(9 Days – Travel Any Day)

Day 1 to 3 – Arrive
Lima Meet and greet on arrival and private transfer to your hotel for three-night stay.
We begin our private culinary highlights that range from traditional to contemporary Novoandina (new Andean) and include unique fusion styles such as Nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian) and Chifa (Chinese-Peruvian).

Nikkei cooking class. Nikkei is the cooking of the Japanese diaspora, who adapted traditional Japanese culinary techniques by creating their interpretation of Japanese dishes with a local twist. Nikkei cooking can be found wherever there is a Japanese migrant community; mostly in Brazil and Peru. But it is in Lima that arguably this style of cooking has reached its highest expression. Later dine at the Micha's Maido Restaurant (Latin America's 11th Best Restaurant 2013).

Next day, learn to make Peru's iconic ceviche (marinated fish) and pisco sour during a private cooking class, and then have lunch at one of Lima’s top restaurants. Also, learn about the origins and influences of Peruvian cuisine during a private lecture by a local specialist.

Our tour also include sightseeing tour with a private guide to see a spectacular pre-Columbian art collection, and browse boutiques for high-quality local goods such as crafts and cooking utensils. Each night, enjoy reservations at Lima's most acclaimed restaurants.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Country Club Lima Hotel (B)

Day 4 & 5 – Transfer & Private Touring
Cusco/ Sacred Valley Next, fly to Cusco, and transfer through the beautiful countryside to the Sacred Valley (Urubamba Valley), a river valley with the high peaks of the Andes towering overhead.

Next day take a private tour with your own guide and driver; experience the best of the local culture, such as visits to indigenous markets and villages, meetings with renowned local weavers, tours of outstanding archaeological sites such as Ollantaytambo and a private cooking class.

Perhaps also visit terraced salt evaporation ponds to learn how this natural resource is harvested by local people. One evening, enjoy a traditional pachamanca dinner, in which meat, vegetables and other ingredients are covered and cooked in an underground pit.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba (B)

Day 6 – Transfer & Private Touring
Machu Picchu Transfer to the station for Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes and private tour to the spectacular Machu Picchu, and spend one night near the ruins. With your expert private guide, explore the site and learn about its fascinating history. Also visit a local tea plantation to learn how tea is grown and processed in the region.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge (B)

Day 7 & 8 – Private Touring
Cusco Morning private visit to tea plantation or or option to continue touring of Machu Picchu. Afternoon luxury Hiram Bingham train to Cusco. Meet and greet and private transfer to your hotel for two-night stay.

Take a private tour of Cusco, the undisputed jewel in the crown of the Peruvian Andes. This ancient Inca capital is a beautiful mix of indigenous culture and colonial splendour and the most popular tourist attraction in the country. In the evenings, enjoy dining reservations at Cusco’s top restaurants. Additional activities can also be arranged, upon request, such as a meeting with a local art expert or an evening cultural performance.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Palacio Nazarenas (B)

Day 9 – Depart
Lima Private transfer to airport and flight to Lima. Airport assistance to connecting departure flight. (B)

Lima Food Tour Peru

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

Getting There There are no direct flights from London to Peru but there are direct flights to Lima from Madrid, Paris and Amsterdam. Airlines with regular services to Peru include Air Canada, American Airlines, Iberia and KLM and take anywhere between 16 and 22 hours. The principal international airlines for Peru are Lan and Avianca.

When to go The best time to visit Peru is May to September, which is a dry season in the highlands. The western side of the Andes are very clear, warm, and dry for the greater part of the year. The Inca Trail has limited spaces hence travellers should book at least six to nine months in advance. From October to December, the dry season comes to an end, but conditions are still pleasant. An abundance of birdlife and flora, particularly orchids, can be enjoyed in Peru’s cloud forests at this time. 

January to April is the rainy season. The eastern slope of the Andes, like the Amazon basin, experiences very heavy rainfall, which extends from January through April. Travellers however visit the highlands all the rear round since it rarely rains for more than a few hours and there is still plenty of sunshine to enjoy. During February, the Inca Trail is closed. However, Machu Picchu remains open but it is a bit more challenging for those wishing to trek.