Sample and savour the deliciously vibrant flavours that have helped put Peru on the world food map in this six-hour city tour.
Home to colourful dishes inspired by the country‘s dramatically diverse geography, rich ethnic make-up and long culinary history, on today‘s sampling tour you will savour some of the flavours that have helped put Peru on the world food map. Visiting a local market, traditional bodegas and artisan eateries that collectively showcase some of the best of Peru‘s produce, discover new ingredients and learn more about Lima‘s trailblazing gastronomic status.
Start at a lively, local market brimming with ingredients that are core to Peruvian cuisine such as fish, crucial to the classic Peruvian Ceviche, the humble potato, of which Peru boasts more than 3,000 varieties, and Andean super foods like canihua, sacha inchi, maca and kiwicha. We will also introduce you to native fruits such as cherimoya, mamey, and camu camu - guaranteeing there will be some you have never come across before!
Pause for a Peruvian coffee and head to a local food-haunt such as La Preferida. This particular bodega is located in a quiet residential neighbourhood and popular amongst locals for its wide variety of Peruvian classics which you can sample at the bar, such as mini causitas, pulpo al olivo, almejas al balsamico, cevichito mixto and choritos a la chalaca served tapas-style.
Jump back into your car and head to the artsy and bohemian district of Barranco to try home-style criollo Peruvian meals such as pan con pejerrey, papa rellena, lomo saltado, cau cau con sangrecito, escabeche and estofado. You can also sip on a chilcano, pisco sour or an ice cold Peruvian craft beer. If you still have room for dessert you can head elsewhere to sample decadent chocolates or sweet Peruvian treats like picarones and suspiro de limena.
You will have a chauffeur and private vehicle during all your tour; the exact locations, order and number of stops may vary.
INCLUDED IN SERVICES
Private transport – pick up & drop off from Lima hotel
Private English speaking guide (Friend in the City – a friendly local, deliberately not an official tour
Visit to a local market
Food and drinks at a selection of stops
*Not included in service rates: hotel accomodation, tips, travel insurance, international & domestic flights, personal expenses or any other service not specified in the itinerary.
Prices listed are per person, based on a 2 person booking.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
All prices in this quotation are per person
Please be aware that these experiences are subject to availability
Advance booking required
Experiences are on a private basis
English speaking guide, private vehicle included
Meals only included where indicated; tips not included
Clients will receive a written itinerary as a PDF document and pre-departure documents on
Peru, including tips for the traveler, where to eat and where to shop and a comprehensive reading list
Additional services can be arranged on request for an additional charge
We recommend you travel to Peru with a passport valid 6 months after your return date
Please check with the nearest Peruvian consulate or embassy in your country for the most up-to-date information about Visa requirements as it varies by country and entry requirements are subject to regular change. For most countries, a 183 day tourist visa is issued upon arrival in Lima, but it is important that you check before you depart for Peru to ensure that you have no issues with entry.
Lima, capital of Peru, can be found on the country’s Pacific coast. One South America’s largest cities, Lima is a bustling metropolis and home to several museums like the Museo de la Nación which traces the history of Peru’s ancient civilizations.
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About this brand
For over 20 years Aracari has specialised in custom-designed, sustainable trips to Peru, Bolivia and the Galapagos. Their passion for delivering unsurpassed experiences to their travellers, rivals their mission to promote and protect the communities of these destinations.