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 2021, 2022 or 2023 Small Group Journeys.
Boutique accommodation twin share. Single Supplements available.
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