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This special culinary week-end 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 Rafael. 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. This program allows you to learn about Peruvian culinary tradition and history.
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.
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.
Market Visit with Fruit Festival, Ceviche & Pisco Sour Class with Lunch, Free Afternoon, Dinner at 1087 Bistro (L, D)
Your tour begins with a visit to a typical market in Lima (Miraflores), where you will be able to enjoy a variety of iconic products of Peruvian gastronomy such as varieties of chilies, potatoes, vegetables, corns, and fruits like chirimoya, lúcuma, aguaymanto, pacae, and more. You will have the opportunity to try these exotic fruits and taste 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, you will learn to prepare and enjoy the most famous drink: 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 be met at your hotel, and taken to one of the new Author fusion restaurant at 1087 Bistro, which offers a cuisine with local identity that reflects the flavors you all know interacting with global culinary trends. Here Peruvian Chef Palmiro Ocampo will guide you through a journey of flavors. At the conclusion of dinner, you will be taken to your hotel for the remainder of the evening.
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 are 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 dropped off at Astrid & Gaston Restaurant for a special Peruvian lunch. You will taste traditional dishes presented into a creative and new form. Gaston’s dishes are prepared to perfection, which allows you to taste every ingredient. Departure follows.
Magical Cuzco Tours has strived to bring together the highest level of service providers for their tours. They have approved and met all their providers before they work with them, so they 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. They invented the Culinary Tour in direct consultation with the top chefs of Peru. Their 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.
Magical Cuzco Tours have the experience operating at the highest level of tours in Peru. They place a total premium on developing fully customized tours even if that means sacrificing volume. Their tours are highly customized to your needs and goals and they provide the best service in the market. Depending on your level of interest, they make the tour more or less culinary but while always maintaining our standards, which compete with any high-level culinary tour around the world.
Magical Cuzco Tours work with all the best Chefs in Peru and more importantly their 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, the 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. Magical Cuzco Tours have taken the tours they are offering you many times to assure that the nuances are worked out and all you will need to do is enjoy. So, enjoy!