A Journey of Culinary Delights
Want to eat your way around Peru? You’ll love our ‘A Journey of Culinary Delights’ trip. During your time in Peru you’ll learn how to cook and fish like a local, get to try out plenty of Peruvian specialities and even fish for your own ceviche. There is also plenty of time for sightseeing – you’ll visit Cuzco, kayak at Lake Huaypo and mountain bike through the Sacred Valley.
Kayak and picnic at Lake Huaypo, a popular bird-spotting location
Visit several wineries and enjoy tastings
Hand harvest scallops
Learn about craft beer at a brewery
Go mountain bike riding through the Sacred Valley
Dine at plenty of fine dining and authentic local restaurants
Learn how to cook like a local in Lima
This exciting trip to Peru includes international flights, a private car and driver, excursions, accommodation, breakfasts and some lunches and dinners.
From the first conversation until you arrive home from your holiday, you’ll be looked after by one of our Travel Designers who has travelled extensively in the region and will give advice from their personal experience on how to make the most out of your trip. All of our trips are entirely bespoke and we will continually refine your itinerary until it’s perfect.
It’s time for your foodie trip to Peru at last! You’ll touch down in Lima where you’ll be met by an English-speaking driver and taken to your hotel - The Lot Boutique Hotel - to settle in before heading out to dinner at Malabar for a five course meal.
The next day you’ll head to Surquillo Market, a one-stop shop for locals that sells fresh meat, fish and Peruvian fruit, where you’ll learn about Peruvian food and pick up fresh produce. Afterwards you’ll learn how to turn it into a traditional Peruvian dish with a shared cooking class, and after that? Well, it’s time to tuck in!
Things to do
Today you’ll head to Paracas through the scenic Afro-Peruvian heartlands, calling into Chincha along the way. This chaotic coastal town is packed with culture, and here you'll stop for lunch at a local restaurant.
Places to Stay
Today you're in for a real treat! You'll try your hand at ancient scallop fishing before learning how to make tiradito style scallops. A Peruvian dish that's been influenced by Japanese culture, you'll find Tiradito on pretty much any menu in Peru. Later on you’ll head to a local restaurant where a chef will surprise you with a variety of dishes prepared with the fresh scallops you fished earlier.
The next day you’ll head to El Catador, an artisanal winery, where you’ll see the production process of wine and pisco, which hasn’t changed since 1856, before enjoying a tasting. Next up you’ll visit Tacama winery where you’ll learn about their industrial techniques for producing red and white wine as well as pisco. Afterwards, if you like, you can visit the Huacachina Lagoon which is quite literally an oasis in the desert.
Places to Stay
Today you’re off to Arequipa, a city surrounded by three volcanoes. Spend the rest of the day settling in at your hotel, because tomorrow you'll have an exciting tour of the city.
You’ll get to know the city by touring the historic centre which is built out of pale local volcanic rock and the reason for the city's nickname, 'The White City'. Afterwards you’ll swing by the San Lazaro district, where you’ll get a sense of how old the city is, before heading on to the main square where you’ll see the cathedral and bronze fountain. After all that culture you’ll indulge your foodie side at the local market of San Camilo. Don’t try too much street food (if you can help it!), as next up it’s on to lunch at the revered restaurant Sol de Mayo where you can enjoy typical Arequipa dishes in a delightful setting. There's usually live folk music playing in the afternoon, adding to your Peruvian experience, and you can dine in the pretty courtyard. In the evening you’ll dine at the Zig-Zag restaurant which offers Peruvian dishes with a European twist. Set in a two-story colonial house with an iron stairway designed by Gustave Eiffel, the restaurant serves up meat on volcanic grill stones with various sauces, and delicious fondues.
Places to Stay
Katari at Plaza de Armas
In the heart of Arequipa, the Katari has a fantastic rooftop restaurant and terrace with stunning views.
- Massage room
- Rooftop terrace
- Room service
General Tour + Activity & Adventure
Swap city living for the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Here you’ll enjoy kayaking and a picnic lunch at Lake Huaypo. Dinner will be served at the hotel restaurant, a colourful spot where you'll dine in the sumptuous Wayra cellar complete with crystal chandelier and an extensive wine list. The next day you’ll enjoy a scenic bike tour from Maras to the Sacred Valley Brewery in Pachar, set in a serene valley with gorgeous mountain views. Here you'll learn how their award-winning beers are produced and, of course, sample some of the produce.
On day 10, you'll enjoy a tour of the local markets, where you'll see a variety of food and drink being sold, as well as textiles and handmade crafts. After your perusal, you'll be taken to the Andean Textile Center Awanacancha, or the "Palace of Fabrics", a museum committed to show traditional methods and ancient weaving techniques of camelids wool, practiced by the farming communities in the area.
End the day on a high as you're then transferred to the airport for your flight home.