Lima Gastronomy + City Tour
Full day Tour
Season: Only Wednesday to Sunday.
This tour will be from 2 to 6 people máximum
Lima is the Capital of Peru and is very rich in culinary arts and has a growing gastronomy scene with rising chefs! Taste everything this vibrant city has to offer with its many verities of food that is inspired from it’s rich culinary history that dates back all the way to the Incas and see how Lima is redefining the way we eat!
Lima Gastronomy + City Tour Full day Tour
Today you will learn about the delicious and traditional dishes. At 9:30 am our guide will pick you from your hotel then take you to one of the local markets. There you will walk through the market, and the guide will explain all the different ingredients (vegetables, fruits, grains, grain, & meat ) most of these ingredients are farmed in the mountains or valleys close to Lima and are available in the Markets of Lima. After enjoying the walking tour you will be ready to participate in the cooking class, the chef will start with an explanation of the different dishes and drinks you will prepare. The most popular dishes are Ceviche, Lomo saltado, papa a la huancaína, Pisco sour, then you will enjoy these delicious dishes.
Around 2- pm, you will continue with the City tour, visiting the center Of Lima were the famous Palacio del Gobierno or President House, Main Plaza, most of the colonial buildings.
We will visit the Main Plaza of Lima, which is nicely surrounded by impressive buildings, palaces, a castle, and the most important being the President’s house or Palacio de Gobierno of Peru. After a nice explanation from your guide and a chance to take lots of pictures, you will continue walking to the famous Saint Francisco Monastery and the impressive underground Catacombs.
Other important places to see is the De la Union Pathway, the Archbishop’s Palace, the City Hall of Lima, the Cathedral, and San Martin Square, a place where normally people start important group meeting or protests.
The Historic center is a World Heritage Site protected by Unesco. All of these important and beautiful Colonial buildings are looked after. Lima is one of the oldest Capital cities in South America founded by Spaniards in 1535 and became the City of Kings.
You will enjoy every single place, with their unique characteristic. Your guide will stop often so you can take lots of great pictures and give a deep explanation of these historic places you will visit. Once your tour is over you will be driven back to your hotel.
Duration: Full day tour
Availability: every day, we require a minimum of 2 people. / check with our email team.
- English speaking tour guide
- Private transportation
- All entrance fees
- Tips / optional
Passenger 2 – 3 4 -5 6 -7 8 more Price Per person $175 pp $160 pp $150 pp $140 pp
Lima Gastronomy + City Tour / Full day Tour
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The Alpaca Difference
Alpaca Expeditions is a 100% peruvian, indigenous owned company. Started by Raul Ccolque, a former porter and tour guide, Alpaca Expeditions separates ourselves by our dedication to both our customer and our team. We work very hard to make sure that all our clients needs are taken care of throughout the tour with us. At the same time, we never forget about our brothers and sisters working tirelessly for us to make all of this possible. Responsible and sustainable tourism that gives as much to our community as to our clients.
Meet the AE Trekking Team!
Everyone on the Alpaca Team is from Cusco region, living the traditions and history they share with you while on one of our tours. Our guides are all graduates of university studying tourism, history and english. Our chefs are trained every February by a professional cooking team learning new meals, adding varieties of entrees for all types of eating. And all our porters are from HUARQUI, HUACAHUASI, PATACANCHA, QUISWARANI, CANCHACANCHA, QUEYUPAY, UMACHURCO and CCACCACCOLLO villages, very often working this job on top of maining their farms back at home. Most of our team has been with us for years, as we have the most loyal, hard working, happy employees in Cusco. We know how lucky we are to have the best team trekking and you will immediately fall in love with all the men and women who call Alpaca Expeditions their home.
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Alpaca Expeditions would not be where we are today without these hardworking men and women. We could not imagine a harder job and our team does it smiling. We do our best to thank them for their hard work and loyalty by doing as much as we can to make their lives and their families lives better. All our porters receive all their equipment for free from warm winter hats to proper hiking boots. They sleep in proper tents and are given warm sleeping bags for night. They enjoy the same food we serve our clients and all leftovers are donated to their families. We visit their villages with doctors and dentists, donate school supplies and sports equipment. And our favorite time of the year is when we bring a group of porters and their families to Machu Picchu to visit the ruins for the first time.
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