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2 Days Culinary Breaks in Lima & Maido Restaurant

  • Lima, Peru

2 Days Culinary Breaks in Lima & Maido Restaurant

  • Lima, Peru

Peruvian Culinary Tour

This program allows you to learn about Peruvian culinary tradition and history. It is designed for the travelers that want a quick experience of Limas culinary and culture, taking part of a group. After visiting one of the best markets in the country, you will learn how to prepare a good Pisco Sour and to cook and tasty ceviche, the Peruvian national dish. Then, you will have time to try the best food in town, dining at Maido. On your last day, you will visit the city centre with a special tour around the Main Square and the most famous districts of the city, such as Miraflores and San Isidro.


  • Market visit fruit festival
  • Peruvian cocktail Pisco sour class
  • Cooking class creating Peruvian dish Ceviche
  • Dinner at Maido, 11th best restaurant in Latin America
  • 2 lunches, dinner, breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation
  • Lima city tour
  • 1 day with instruction
  • Spanish, English
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Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro***, Petit Thouars 5444, Lima, Peru

Many of our clients like the location as for some is great and ideal for shoppers since it is located in front of the most popular Indian Market and the Larcomar shopping is nearby. Rooms have a good size and are very comfortable, clean, quiet. Staff is very accommodating. The breakfast is good and restaurant offers an interesting selection. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Wi-fi in all rooms is a plus.

El Tambo***, Avenida La Paz 720, Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Ideally located in the prestigious district of Miraflores, the main tourist street of the city of Lima, in the heart of modernist Miraflores, close to banks, restaurants and major tourist and cultural attractions. The recently opened hotel is a modern and functional hotel, with the coexistence of the warmth and comfort you are looking for.

Day 1: Arrival, market visit, cocktail class, cooking class, gourmet restaurant meal

  • Market Visit with Fruit Festival & Ceviche & Pisco Sour Class with Lunch & Free Afternoon & Dinner at Rafael (L, D)
  • Our tour begins with a visit to a typical and quaint market in Lima (San Isidro or Miraflores), where you will be able to enjoy a variety of iconic products of Peruvian gastronomy such as varieties of chilies, potatoes, vegetables, corns, etc. Fruits of our country like chirimoya, lcuma, aguaymanto, pacae, and many more can be found at this place. You will have the opportunity to try these exotic fruits and delight in their exquisite flavors.
  • This market is informal and a great way to experience a little bit of the Peruvian culture in its daily life. In all Peruvian markets, "el regateo" is a common practice "asking for a discount and negotiating the price for the product with each vendor" people even ask for a "Yapa" something for free with your purchase, one extra lime or one extra potato.
  • Afterwards, we will learn to prepare and enjoy our most famous drink, the Pisco Sour. Furthermore, the secrets of the most renowned dish of the Peruvian Coast, the Ceviche, will be revealed to you. This class will give you the experience and knowledge needed to prepare the best Ceviche.
  • Finally, you will enjoy a 3-course meal with the most delicious typical dishes, allowing you to experience the wonders of the Peruvian cuisine.
  • In the evening, you will once again be met at your hotel, and taken to Maido.
  • At the conclusion of dinner, you will be taken to your hotel for the remainder of the evening.

Day 2: Excursion, departure

  • Lima City Tour & Lunch (B, L)
  • This morning, you will be picked up at your Hotel, and taken on your City tour of the city of Lima. On the City Tour, you will see the Spanish city Square, get a snapshot of the most important city sites, and visit the popular and mysterious catacombs, where you will learn about pre-Inca cultures. Sites to be visited: Main Square, The Cathedral, Government Palace, City Hall, San Francisco Monastery (including catacombs), old streets with colonial houses, and a great driving tour through beautiful San Isidro and Miraflores.
  • After your city tour, you will be drop off at a Lima restaurant to have a typical Peruvian lunch and finalizing at your Lima hotel for you to rest of the day.
  • Transfer to Airport

Magical Cuzco Tours cooking holiday

We have strived to bring together the highest level of service providers for our tours. We have approved and met all our providers before we work with them, so we can guarantee the quality of service you will have along your trip. By keeping things simple and clear, you will know what to expect, who you are dealing with and just be able to enjoy the incredible magic of Peru. No surprises. From cooking classes and classic culinary adventures to special lunches and dinners, you are in the best of care.

Magical Cuzco Tours was the first operator in Peru to offer a complete Culinary Tour. We invented the Culinary Tour in direct consultation with the top chefs of Peru. Our tour mixes a taste of native, criolla and traditional food with the trendy fusion food through demonstrations, cooking classes and tasting menus. All of this is wrapped up within a framework of history and culture that explains every part of the tour and will helps you to understand the origin of all these great tastes directly from the chefs that make it all happen.

We have the experience operating at the highest level of tours in Peru. We place a total premium on developing fully customized tours even if that means sacrificing volume. Our tours are highly customized to your needs and goals and we provide the best service in the market. Depending on your level of interest, we make the tour more or less culinary but while always maintaining our standards, which compete with any high-level culinary tour around the world.

We work with all the best Chefs in Peru and more importantly our experience managing this tour allows us to provide the best service either for large or small groups. While in Peru, you will be under the care of Flavia, our Operations Manager, and her staff in both Lima and Cusco. They are on call 24 hours a day to make sure the little things are taken care of and you sleep well at night. We have taken the tours we are offering you many times to assure that the nuances are worked out and all you will need to do is enjoy. So, enjoy!


  • Review by Heide Wiegel

    "The tour was amazing. The itinerary fit us and our time frame perfectly. All the hotels and food were first class. We loved our guides as well as all the drivers. The guides were very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the land and its people. We can only recommend Magical Cuzco Tours and Ana Maria Calderon. She was open to our wishes and helped us with air schedules and travel insurances. Absolutely nothing went wrong for us on the trip."

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  • Review by Andrew Hopkins

    "I am back from an amazing week in Peru and I used Magical Cuzco Tours' services for visiting Cuzco and Machu Picchu. I wouldn't have enjoyed my time there so much if I did not travel with this company. They are on the top of everything: tours, guides, transportations, hotels. No details was missed! I strongly recommend Magical Cuzco Tours if you are planning a trip to Peru."

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  • Review by Cameron Lepore

    "Hi everyone! I am just back from an amazing trip to Peru. Everything was amazing, my kids really enjoyed the trip especially the water park in Lima and the bike tour. The food was absolutely amazing, my wife took Peruvian cuisine classes and she is really excited about it.; she keeps cooking Peruvian food at home. That's why I highly recommend this company's services."

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  • Review by Matt LaFortune

    "I just returned from a week-long trip to Peru with Magical Cuzco Tours. Everything about the trip was amazing. The itinerary was perfect for us, the guides were knowledgeable and always on-time, and the accommodations were first-rate. Since it was our honeymoon, we received upgrades to matrimonial suites at two of the (already very high quality) hotels.While everyone who helped us with our trip was fantastic, our guide in Lima, Adrian, and our driver in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, Enrique, were particularly hospitable. Enrique gave us basic Spanish lessons on a few of our longer drives and was one of the most genuinely kind people we've met. I could not recommend Magical Cusco Tours more highly."

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  • Review by Anna

    "The Inca Trail with Magical Cuzco Tours was awesome, we spent 3 days hiking and all the details were arranged perfectly! After the trek, we stayed in Cusco for a couple of days and the city tour was great; their guides are extremely knowledgeable and you fell they really take care of you. I would recommend Magical Cuzco Tours to all my friends, family and all the people who are looking for a unique travel experience in Peru!"

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  • Review by Daniel Scovotti from United States

    "I would like to thank you for a very special trip. I had an exceptional time and with every day that went by I was taken back by so many unexpected experiences. By far you have opened my eyes to a beautiful country, culture and exceptional cuisine. Coming from a culinary back ground I appreciated learning about the many flavors Peru has to offer.Looking back I have to say that you run a top notch company. Everything was planned out to perfection from the time we arrived to the moment we left. I have traveled to many places and I have never felt safer as I did in Peru, from great dinners in Lima to the market places outside of Cusco, and I will never forget climbing the hills of Machu Picchu. These will be great memories that I will take with me forever."

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  • Review by John Krall from United States

    "Thanks so much for all you did to make such a wonderful and valuable culinary experience for us all. We all truly appreciate it. Each day was a great surprise exceeding all expectations, and of course I loved the thoughtful presents! I look forward to seeing you again soon as we start to put together the charity event. Thanks again for all that you did for us in making a most memorable trip."

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  • Review by Mike Dolan from United States

    "Just a note to thank you and your staff for a truly 'magical' culinary education tour of Peru. It could not have been easy to arrange such a tour for a group of professional chefs. Our group, Club Chefs of Westchester, did not quite know what to expect from Peruvian cuisine on arrival but I can testify that we were all blown away by the depth and quality of this wonderful food. Our guides and assistants were all friendly and efficient and our culinary instructors were generally first rate. Add to this the incomparable vistas of the Andes and you have a spectacular recipe for a magnificent tour. Thanks again."

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  • Review by George and Kay from United States

    "Oh, what we would give to come back. But the magic of our group could not be repeated. Thank you for this once-in-a-lifetime gourmet journey we will always cherish!"

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  • Review by Betty Serow from United States

    "What a wonderful trip this was. The variety was exceptional because the program included both the culinary and the archaeological. The chefs we worked with were talented and accommodating, and every morsel we ate was wonderful. The guides were knowledgeable and so pleasant to be with, and each seemed to go out of his way to make our experiences good ones. Machu Picchu and the other Inca ruins were amazing. The location of the Lima hotel, right across from the supermarket and within walking distance of the markets, was wonderful. It was also great to go shopping at the market with Cucho before preparing our meal."

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