Culinary Weekend in Lima( 2 Days / 1 Nights )
This special culinary week-end has been designed for those who want to enjoy and learn more about Peruvian gastronomy and culture. After visiting one of the best markets in the country, you will learn how to prepare a good Pisco Sour and to cook a tasty ceviche, the Peruvian national dish. Then, you will have time to try the best food in town, dining at 1087 Bistro. 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.
Day 1: Market Visit & Fruit Festival + Ceviche & Pisco Sour Class + Free Afternoon + Dinner at 1087 Bistro + Overnight in Lima
Day 2: City Tour + Lunch at Astrid & Gaston
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY Culinary Weekend in Lima
Day 1: Market Visit with Fruit Festival, Ceviche & Pisco Sour Class with Lunch, Free Afternoon, Dinner at 1087 Bistro & Overnight in Lima (L, D)
Our 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 chillies, 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, we will learn to prepare and enjoy our 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 we all know interacting with global culinary trends. Here Peruvian Chef Palmiro Ocampo will guide you through a journey of flavours. At the conclusion of dinner, you will be taken to your hotel for the remainder of the evening. *An extra day in Lima can be added upon request. Please let us know if you like us to add additional activities and meals.
Day 2: Lima City Tour & Lunch (B, L)
This morning, you will be picked up at your Hotel, and taken on your City tourof 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: 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. *An extra day in Lima can be added upon request. Please let us know if you like us to add additional activities and meals.
Based on double occupancy, 2 people, 3 star hotel.
*Culinary and cultural activities are in Private Service.
As price depends on each passenger choices, please contact us to send you an updated price based on your specific request. Please send us the following information and we will respond within 24 hours with your updated price.
- Number of people in your party
- Level of accommodation (3, 4, 5*). Please see options
- Choosing a Private or Group Tour?
- Train choice. Please see options
- Adding options: if you like to add day tours, extra days, meals, etc
- Need domestic or international flights?
- Have a special request (e.g.: special diet, wheelchair, children, senior, etc)
- Expert leadership / guides & support personnel for all listed tours.
- Accommodations: 1 night in Lima.
- Meals as noted (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, S = Snack). We can add any meals upon request
- Land excursions as noted including entrance fees (Lima Cathedral, San Francisco Catacombs)
- Private transportation: Lima Hotel/Lima Market, Lima Market/Lima Restaurant, Lima Restaurant/Lima Hotel, Lima Hotel/Lima Restaurant, Lima Hotel/Lima Airport.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
- Airport taxes: Local (US$5.00-6.00) and International (US$31.00) departure tax of payable in local currency by each passenger at Lima International Airport upon departure (if applicable)
- International and domestic airfares, usually quoted separately
Insurance of any kind: mandatory evacuation insurance; suggested cancellation insurance, interruption, baggage loss, damage and delay
- Visas. Please be advised that some citizens other than Canadians and US may need visa to travel to Peru. Please advise us of your nationality to help you or check with the Peruvian Consulate.
- Tipping & Gratuities (Guides US$4.00 per person per day / Drivers US$1.00 per person per day)
- Excess baggage charges
- Medical immunizations
- Items of a personal nature (clothing, sodas, liquor, snacks, laundry, etc.)
All of our tours are offered in both Group and Private services; however, as we like to maintain control of the quality of our tours, even our group tours include PRIVATE transfers. This is important, as when you get picked up; you will go directly to your hotel without having to drive around the city to drop off other people in their hotels. Transportation is just for you.
Destinations Tours: Private Transfers + Group Cultural Tours
Special Interest Tours: Private Transfers + Private Special Interest Activities + Group Cultural Tours
Destinations Tours: Private Transfers + Private Cultural Tours
Special Interest Tours: Private Transfers + Private Special interest Activities + Private Cultural Tours
We offer all level of accommodations. When creating an itinerary it would be important to know which your preferred level of accommodation is. Please be sure that at all levels our recommended hotels offer great service and nice comfortable rooms. Our team has personally tried all our recommended hotels.
3-star Superior: These are 3-star that should really be considered has 4-star Hotels. Nice location, great rooms and charming decoration. Excellent service, with restaurant, room service, business centre, laundry, etc. Buffet breakfast. Best value. Perect for someone looking for an inexpensive option and still have some superior services.
4-star Hotels: Good location, very nice rooms, great decoration and excellent service. This hotel includes more services such as room service, business center, laundry, spas, more room features, etc. Some have gourmet restaurants. Buffet breakfast. Perfect for someone looking for some luxury and special services and do not need a 5-star option.
4-star Suites: Some 4-star hotels have suites that offer the same room features of a 5-star option. Perfect for someone looking to upgrade from a 4-star standard room and get more space and features.
5-star Hotel: What you usually imagine a 5-star hotel is. Great location, luxury accommodations and excellent service. Gourmet restaurants, spas, room service, business center, etc. Perfect for someone looking for a 5-star service but do not need the 5-star Deluxe option.
5-star Deluxe: These 5-star deluxe hotels offer ultimate luxury with outstanding service, luxurious rooms with deluxe room features and “you ask-you will get” concierge service. Properties have privileged locations or particular history behind it. Gourmet restaurants and spas. Ideal for the luxurious traveler.
Expedition: The least expensive tourist train, recently renovated offers nice seats and good train service.
Vistadome: A higher category of train service, with panoramic roof windows. It offers a snack and fashion show.
Hiram Bingham: Luxury train which offers lunch, tea-time and dinner service.
Andean Explorer: Train service from Cusco to Puno or Puno to Cusco. Departs only on certain days of the week, depending on the season.
Peruvian Airlines: Peruvian owned airline that offer the least expensive prices but has few frequencies. Both Peruvian and Foreigners pay the same.
Star Peru: Peruvian owned airline. It flyes to many destinations and offers good value prices, but has few frequencies. Both Peruvian and Foreigners pay the same.
Taca Airlines: Central American owned airline that offers great service but few frequencies to Cusco. It is moderately expensive. It offers sale prices for Peruvian Residents ONLY that cannot be purchased by tourists.
Latam Peru: Chilean owned airline. It offers great service and many frequencies to Cusco (almost 13 flights per day). Prices are the highest on the market. It offers sale prices for Peruvian Residents ONLY that cannot be purchased by tourists.
Lima/Cusco/Lima: From US $ 350.00 per person. This is an example price, since prices depends on the airline, date and time of booking.
DOMESTIC TICKETS (PARA LOS TOURS DE GALAPAGOS)
Lima/Cusco/Lima: From US $350.00 per person. This is an example price, since prices depend on the airline, date and time of booking.
Quito/Galapagos/Quito: From US $421.00 per person. This is an example price, since prices depend on the airline, date and time of booking.