Culinary Weekend

( 2 Days / 1 Night )
Duration : 2 Days - 1 Night
Location :

Lima.

Physical difficulty : Low
Number of people: NO HAY MINIMOS NI MAXIMOS

Our culinary weekend is a specialized itinerary for culinary experts mixing cooking classes, and tastings in some of the best restaurants in Lima. The first day will be full of culinary activities, cooking class, market visit and gourmet meal, while day 2 will be more cultural with a visit to Lima’s main sights.

 

Day 1: Market Visit & Fruit Festival + Ceviche & Pisco Sour Class + Free Afternoon + Dinner at Fiesta or Maido or Rafael + Overnight in Lima
Day 2: City Tour + Lunch + Overnight in Lima




ITINERARY




Day 1: Market Visit with Fruit Festival & Ceviche & Pisco Sour Class with Lunch & Free Afternoon & Dinner at Rafael or Fiesta or Maido (L, D)

Our tour begins with a visit to a typical and quaint market in Lima (San Isidro or Miraflores), where you will be able to enjoy a variety of iconic products of Peruvian gastronomy such as varieties of chilies, potatoes, vegetables, corns, etc. Fruits of our country like chirimoya, lúcuma, aguaymanto, pacae, and many more can be found at this place. You will have the opportunity to try these exotic fruits and delight in 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, the 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 once again be met at your hotel, and taken to one of the restaurants listed. You can choose between these 3 different renowned restaurants: Rafael: From the renown chef Rafael Osterling, he creates each and every dish as if he is creating a piece of art. His cuisine is not defined by any style and is only influenced by the quality of the product he finds in each place he has a restaurant. His dishes are incredibly creative but always respecting the ingredients as he always points out. The result is a mind- blowing taste and presentation that will make you experience new and creative ways to eat popular ingredients. Maido: Maido proffers an intriguing combo of traditional Japanese and Nikkei cuisine - the latter itself a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian food that has its roots in Lima. The restaurant is owned and fronted by Peruvian-born chef Mitsu Haru Tsumura. Fiesta: The focus on the traditional regional fare of Peru’s north remains, however, ensuring Fiesta stands out in the restaurant-laden Miraflores district. Specialties include the famous arroz con pato a al Chiclayana (duck with seasoned rice, Chiclayo-style), cebiche a la brasa (lightly grilled cebiche), grouper fish and roasted kid goat. An unprepossessing exterior gives way to a simple but classy dining room, into which the exuberant Solis sends his uniquely hearty offerings. 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 tour of the city of 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 drop off at a Lima restaurant to have a typical Peruvian lunch and finalizing at your Lima hotel for you to rest of the day. *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 BY DAY ITINERARY Culinary Weekend

  • Day 1: Market Visit with Fruit Festival & Ceviche & Pisco Sour Class with Lunch & Free Afternoon & Dinner at Rafael or Fiesta or Maido (L, D)

    Our tour begins with a visit to a typical and quaint market in Lima (San Isidro or Miraflores), where you will be able to enjoy a variety of iconic products of Peruvian gastronomy such as varieties of chilies, potatoes, vegetables, corns, etc. Fruits of our country like chirimoya, lúcuma, aguaymanto, pacae, and many more can be found at this place. You will have the opportunity to try these exotic fruits and delight in 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, the 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 once again be met at your hotel, and taken to one of the restaurants listed. You can choose between these 3 different renowned restaurants: Rafael: From the renown chef Rafael Osterling, he creates each and every dish as if he is creating a piece of art. His cuisine is not defined by any style and is only influenced by the quality of the product he finds in each place he has a restaurant. His dishes are incredibly creative but always respecting the ingredients as he always points out. The result is a mind- blowing taste and presentation that will make you experience new and creative ways to eat popular ingredients. Maido: Maido proffers an intriguing combo of traditional Japanese and Nikkei cuisine - the latter itself a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian food that has its roots in Lima. The restaurant is owned and fronted by Peruvian-born chef Mitsu Haru Tsumura. Fiesta: The focus on the traditional regional fare of Peru’s north remains, however, ensuring Fiesta stands out in the restaurant-laden Miraflores district. Specialties include the famous arroz con pato a al Chiclayana (duck with seasoned rice, Chiclayo-style), cebiche a la brasa (lightly grilled cebiche), grouper fish and roasted kid goat. An unprepossessing exterior gives way to a simple but classy dining room, into which the exuberant Solis sends his uniquely hearty offerings. 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 tour of the city of 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 drop off at a Lima restaurant to have a typical Peruvian lunch and finalizing at your Lima hotel for you to rest of the day. *An extra day in Lima can be added upon request. Please let us know if you like us to add additional activities and meals.

From US$ 439.90 per person*
Based on double occupancy, 3 star superior hotel. Culinary and cultural activities are in Group Service. All Private Transfers.
*Private cultural tours, other accommodations levels available upon request.

IMPORTANT:
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 Superior,4,5*). Please see options
  • 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 (ie: special diet, wheelchair, children, senior, etc)

IMPORTANT NOTES
About Machu Picchu Entrance Tickets As the popularity of Machu Picchu has increased in the last few years, and in order to preserve the ancient paths of Machu Picchu, the Peruvian Cultural Institute (INC) has restricted the number of people that could enter Machu Picchu to 2,500 people per day. This means that, once the 2,500 tickets are sold out, no further entrance tickets will be available. Also, please note that to avoid a secondary market for these tickets, all tickets are issued with the name of the passenger, his/her passport number, nationality and date of birth. Therefore, tickets are non refundable and non transferable.

About Huayna Picchu Tickets
Entrance tickets to Huayna Picchu are no longer free. They are now US$ 12.00 per person. There are two scheduled visits per day, with a limit of 200 people per visit (total of 400 per day). If you are interested in hiking Huaynapichu, we will need you to let us know at the same time you book your trip since Huaynapichu tickets need to be purchased in conjunction with Machu Picchu tickets.
WHAT’S INCLUDED?
  • 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 ($5-6) and International ($31) 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
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Medical immunizations
  • Insurance of any kind: mandatory evacuation insurance; suggested cancellation insurance, interruption, baggage loss, damage and delay
  • Tipping & Gratuities (Guides $4 per person per day / Drivers $1 per person per day)
  • Items of a personal nature (clothing, sodas, liquor, snacks, laundry, etc.)
  • 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
TYPE OF TOURS
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.

MIXED GROUP/PRIVATE.-
Destinations Tours.- Private Transfers + Group Cultural Tours
Special Interest Tours.- Private Transfers + Private Special Interest Activities + Group Cultural Tours

All PRIVATE.-
Destinations Tours.- Private Transfers + Private Cultural Tours
Special Interest Tours.- Private Transfers + Private Special interest Activities + Private Cultural Tours

ACCOMMODATIONS
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.

MODERATE
3-star Superior.- These are 3-star that should really be considered has 4-star Hotel. 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.

LUXURY
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.  For the luxurious traveler.


TRAINS
Expedition.- The least expensive tourist train. Recently renovated cars offer 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.

FLIGHTS
LOCAL AIRLINES

Peruvian Airlines.- Peruvian owned airline.  Offer the least expensive prices but has few frequencies.  Both Peruvian and Foreigners pay the same.
Star Peru.- Peruvian owned airline.  It services many destinations and offers good value prices. Both Peruvian and Foreigners pay the same.

INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES

Taca Airlines.- Central American owned airline. Offers great service but few frequencies to Cuzco.  Moderately expensive.  It offers sale prices for Peruvian Residents ONLY that cannot be purchased by tourists.
Lan Peru.- Chilean owned airline.  It offers great service and many frequencies to Cuzco (almost 13 flights per day).  Prices are the highest of the market.  It offers sale prices for Peruvian Residents ONLY that cannot be purchased by tourists.

DOMESTIC TICKETS

Lima/Cusco/Lima: From US $ 350 per person. This is an example price. Prices depend on the airline, date and time of booking.

DOMESTIC TICKETS (PARA LOS TOURS DE GALAPAGOS)

Lima/Cusco/Lima: From US $350 per person. This is an example price. Prices depend on the airline, date and time of booking.
Quito/Galapagos/Quito: From US $421 per person. This is an example price. Prices depend on the airline, date and time of booking.
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