2 Days Luxury Food Holiday in Lima, Peru

  • Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores, La Paz 463, Lima 18, Peru

Peruvian Gourmet Tour

This program has been especially designed for people with refined interest in food and alcoholic beverages, eager to discover Peruvian gastronomy at its best. You will have the chance to visit one of the best and colorful markets in Lima, where you will find the freshest ingredients in the city and to taste dishes of the best Peruvian Restaurants, such as Astrid & Gaston and Malabar. During the tour you will also have the opportunity to learn about Pisco and its varieties, and to taste this national spirit with an expert sommelier. This will certainly be a great and unforgettable culinary experience in Peruvian-style.

Highlights

  • Market visit, Lima city tour
  • Peruvian cocktail Pisco sour class
  • Cooking class or demonstration of traditional dishes
  • Seafood lunch at La Mar, 15th best restaurant in Latin America
  • 12-course tasting menu at Astrid Y Gaston, 1st best restaurant
  • Dinner & pisco tasting at Malabar, 7th best restaurant
  • 1 night luxury accommodation
  • 2 lunches, 2 dinners, breakfast
  • 1 day with instruction
  • Spanish, English
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Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores*****, La Paz 463, Lima 18, Peru

Rooms are very nice decorated with Andean touches to follow the line of a Casa Andina. Located close to many stores and restaurants. Rooms and bathrooms are very spacious with comfortable beds and a good breakfast buffet, which includes an egg/omelet station. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The food in the restaurant is excellent as the chains head chef designs the menu. The bar served great pisco sours. Many of our clients have raved about the pool and spa. The fact that the famous restaurant Astrid y Gaston that is just 1 block away is a plus.

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

  • Market Visit with Fruit Festival & Introduction to the Peruvian Cuisine & Free Afternoon & Peruvian Fusion Dinner at Astrid & Gaston (L, D)
  • Start your day with a visit to the Main market to purchase all of the food and ingredients for the class. This market is informal and a great way to experience a little bit of the Peruvian culture in its daily life. In the main market you can find the best variety of vegetables and fruits in the country, including exotic products from the "Andes" and the "Jungle".
  • 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. We will also have the change to taste many of the exotic fruits that Peru offers.
  • Immediately following, Have the best teaching chefs in Peru introduce you to the quintessential basics of Peruvian Cuisine. Our Chefs will teach you how to prepare Perus staple dishes and afterwards you will enjoy a full tasting of these traditional Peruvian dishes. This hands-on class or demonstration and lunch will offer an opportunity to taste the many dishes you learned to prepare during this class.
  • In the evening, you will once again be met at your hotel, and taken to Astrid & Gaston Restaurant for an exclusive Tasting Menu.
  • At Astrid & Gaston a 12-courses tasting menu dinner specially prepared by Gaston Acurio, arguably Perus most famous chef and restaurateur, at the best restaurant in Lima. Earlier this year Astrid y Gastn, Acurios 20-year-old Miraflores flagship, relocated to a new location nearby as part of the prolific chef-restaurateurs latest and most ambitious project to date Casa Moreyra.
  • At the conclusion of dinner, you will be taken to your hotel for the remainder of the evening.

Day 2: Excursion, gourmet restaurant meals, pisco tasting, pisco class, departure

  • Walking City Tour & Seafood lunch at La Mar & Free Afternoon & Pisco tasting & Amazon Dinner (B, L, D)
  • This special city tour will take you back and show you 500 years of history of Lima. You will discover the history and traditions hidden in every corner of the capital of Peru with a special focus on Peruvian culinary legacy.
  • Next, you will be taken to La Mar Restaurant, where you will enjoy a seafood lunch.
  • For lunch, one of the most popular places where to eat seafood in Lima. It offers the largest variety seafood with creative innovative dishes specially designed by Gaston Acurio. The ambiance is fun and modern with warm colors that make you feel just like home.
  • In the evening, you will once again be met at your hotel and taken on your Pisco Tasting and dinner at Malabar.
  • Pisco is Perus national drink and liquor so versatile that it can be enjoyed alone or mixed with fruits from which we make amazing Pisco Martinis. You will learn to prepare these new, trendy pisco-based drinks with exotic fruits in addition to the traditional Pisco Sour at one of Limas hottest spots Malabar restaurant.
  • Tasting good Pisco is like tasting wine, you will be able to learn about the different grapes and grape combinations that are used in the preparation of Pisco through a guided tasting by an expert sommelier.
  • Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino will present his new cuisine using jungle ingredients after tasting the most important varieties of Pisco. You will also learn how to make both the traditional Pisco Sour and a Pisco Sour made with exotic fruits.
  • After your pisco experience, you will enjoy a delicious, yet exotic Amazon fusion dinner, made by the pioneer chef in this culinary field.
  • Transfer to Airport

Magical Cuzco Tours cookery holidays

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!

  • 1 night accommodation in 5-star hotel
  • Excursions as stated
  • Expert leadership/guides and support personnel
  • Meals as stated
  • Private transportation
  • Airfares
  • Airport taxes. Local (USD 5-6) and international (USD 31) departure tax payable in local currency by each passenger at Lima International Airport upon departure (if applicable)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Insurance of any kind: mandatory evacuation insurance; suggested cancellation insurance, interruption, baggage loss, damage and delay
  • Items of a personal nature (clothing, sodas, liquor, snacks, laundry, and others)
  • Medical immunizations
  • Tipping and gratuities (guides: USD 4 per person per day; drivers: USD 1 per person per day)
  • Visas
For information about the booking conditions, please send Magical Cuzco Tours an inquiry.

Testimonials

  • 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 New York, USA

    "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 New York, USA

    "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 New York, USA

    "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 Texas, USA

    "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 Florida, USA

    "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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