In Nov. 2013, The Huffington Post said, "With claims of over 500 unique dishes, a world-renowned chef, and inspiration dating all the way back to the Incas, Peru is rapidly emerging as the newest in global culinary hotspots. Ranging from the sweet flavor of neon-colored Inca Kola, the just plain strange look of a fully cooked guinea pig, and the savory tang of a lemon zested ceviche, sitting down for a meal in Peru is an unforgettable experience."
We'd like to add that there's more than one world-renowned chef cooking in Peru. And that influences on Peruvian food date back to ancient days, even before the Incas, and has been influenced in more recent times by Japanese, African, European, and Chinese traditions.
On this unique tour, Cultural Expeditions we'll take you on an archaeological and gastronomical adventure in which you will not only see the major historical must-see sites in Peru, you'll learn about Peruvian cooking during private cooking demonstrations and visits to local produce and ingredient markets, discover foods native to Peru, uncover its culinary influences, including the evolution of its fusion cuisine and the persistence of Peruvian favorites, and experience a range of culinary delights in restaurants and in exclusive tastings at cooking schools.
Whether you're professional chefs, people who savor the finest foods, or folks who want to have an unforgettable experience of Peru enhanced by a focus on food, this is a wonderful tour for you.
You'll visit Lima, the heart of the new Peruvian cuisine, visit museums and ancient ruins and dine in award-winning restaurants. You'll travel to Cusco to discover the great tastes of the unique Cusqueña cuisine. You'll go deep into the Inca Sacred Valley and travel to the crowning, top-of-the-world Incan capital, Machu Picchu. All this punctuated with unique culinary experiences.
Your tour also includes our signature Cultural Expeditions Cultural Immersion Evening, featuring a "taste of Peru," a dinner of exquisite Peruvian cuisine, along with a cooking demonstration and with time to relax and ask follow-up questions of your guide and other Peruvian experts so you can truly understand your experiences in Peru.
During the tour, you'll also have some free time to hike, explore or shop. Your guides, trained and knowledgeable about Peru's venues, can steer you to the best areas for these activities.
Cultural Expeditions promises an unforgettable 11 Days in Peru! You'll see, hear, feel - and especially taste - the rich culture of Peru.
Day 1 Lima, Transfer to your hotel
Day 2 Surquillo Market, Cooking Demo, Vivanda Supermarket
Day 3 Chorillos Sea-Fishing Port and Fish Market, Walking City Tour and Chinatown
Day 4 Guided Visit of Pachacamac and Pachamanca Cooking Lesson
Day 5 Azpitia, Winneries, Pisco Cellars
Day 6 Cusco, City Tour, Central Market
Day 7 Pisac, Huayoccari
Day 8 Visit to Maras & Moray, Cooking demonstration
Day 9 Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
Day 10 Optional Hikes around Machupicchu, to Cusco
Day 11 Cusco, Lima to home or other expedition
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Archaeological Tour and Culinary Adventure
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