Culinary Journey of Peru


Peru is a rising star of the culinary scene, the pioneering chefs of Lima, Cuzco & beyond combine centuries-old cooking traditions, exotic ingredients, fresh flavours & modern techniques to dream up inventive recipes. Amazonian ingredients like wild yucca, plantains & banana leaves; Inca-inspired slow-cooking in underground pits in the Andes; or fresh ceviches from the coast; and superfoods from Peru have become globally famous. Sustainable gastronomy is at the heart of modern Peruvian cuisine. Peru is home to three of the world’s toprated restaurants Central, Maido & Astrid & Gastón.

Peru is blessed with distinctive landscapes and diverse cultures & a tremendously varied gastronomy – Peruvian cuisine reflects the diversity of the country. The food of Peru is a melting pot with influences from the Spanish, Italian, Africann Chinese & Japanese immigrations over the past 500 years. The result is a cuisine of Peru that infuses a little of each of those cultures, a real fusion cuisine.

Peru has five distinct regions for food:

  • Andean cuisine features lamb, guniea pig, pachamancha, tubers & quinoa stews.
  • Creole cuisine from Lima & the central coast.
  • Arequipa region is renowned for stuffed hot peppers, pork, prawn stews all with a good dash of spiciness.
  • Northern coast cuisine features seafood, stews & rice dishes.
  • Amazonian cuisine – exotic fruits, ceviche & river fish cooked in leaves.


Peru is home to the grape brandy known as Pisco, a pot-stilled brandy made from Muscat or other highly aromatic grapes. In Peru, it is a legal requirement that this spirit be unaged, Pisco has a fruity & floral aroma. Pisco is often drunk as popular cocktail Pisco Sour.

Small Group Tour of no more than 8 people

Lima – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Cusco – Lima

12 days/11 nights

  • 2 nights accommodation in Lima – Jose Antonio Deluxe or Innside Lima Hotel
  • 3 nights accommodation in Sacred Valley – Tambo del Inka
  • 1 night accommodation in Machu Picchu Pueblo – Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
  • 4 nights accommodation in Cusco – Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel
  • 1 nights accommodation in Lima – Jose Antonio Deluxe or Innside Lima Hotel
  • Breakfast daily at hotels
  • Many lunches and dinners included at specially selected restaurants and culinary experiences
  • All private transfers 
  • All Activities included as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Sightseeing and touring with a local English speaking guide 

Contact Journeys Rediscovered for pricing to suit your preferred departure as a private itinerary or to REGISTER your spot on our 2022 or 2023 Small Group Journeys.

Boutique accommodation twin share. Single Supplements available.

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