Ker & Downey’s Peruvian Culinary Journey explores the tastes and sights of Peru over 10 days. This Peru food tour introduces you to colorful markets and gourmet dining hot spots in this delicious destination. Mix in a helping of the country’s fantastic cultural history, and you have a recipe unlike any other.
Peruvian Culinary Journey
Suggested journey at a glance: 10 days/9 nights in Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Cusco
This suggested Peru food tour is just one way to experience Peru on your own customized Ker & Downey journey. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you; so contact us to start planning and read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted trip.
Lima, the capital of modern Peruvian cuisine, is the first stop on your Peruvian culinary journey. Balance your time between visits to the city sites and excursions into the culinary landscape. While here, experiences range from the hands-on to the luxurious and refined. Go shopping with a local chef for ingredients to prepare your own authentic meal, and have a lesson at the Cordon Bleu cooking school with the future pioneers of Peruvian dining. Additionally, taste pisco and wine over lunch in a vineyard south of the bustling city. Then return to its center to be hosted at the dinner table by the family of Casa Aliaga, the oldest colonial mansion in South America.
Continue your Peru food tour in the Sacred Valley, where you will explore the ruins of the past at Ollantaytabo fortress. You will also experience the centuries-old traditional practices and cuisines common in the villages. Twice you will explore the iconic ruins of Machu Picchu, with the chance to hike Huayna Picchu for a unique view of the citadel.
Finally, conclude your Peruvian Culinary Journey in Cusco. Indeed, it is well worth the time to visit the bustling San Pedro Market, filled with an assortment of ingredients and food offerings. Also take time to tour the Santo Domingo Convent, as well as many other intriguing destinations. Have a lesson in regional Cusqueno cooking, and take your final dinner in Peru surrounded by stunning artifacts within the Museo de Arte Pre-Colombino.
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