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Lima Market Tour, Cooking Class and Pisco Sour Lesson

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Lima, Peru
Lima Market Tour, Cooking Class and Pisco Sour Lesson

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Treat your taste buds to the explosive flavors of Peruvian cuisine on a culinary tour of Lima. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of a typical fresh produce market on a guided tour; learn how to prepare delicious signature dishes like fish ceviche with an experienced gastronomical guide; and sip a sweet pisco sour cocktail, Peru’s national drink, in an ambient restaurant as you feast upon a freshly prepared meal. Convenient round-trip hotel transportation is included in the tour.
  • Market tour and cooking class in Lima
  • Tour a produce market with a local guide
  • Watch a ceviche and pisco sour cooking demonstration
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch at a local restaurant
  • Experienced local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Lunch
Ceviche and Pisco Sour demonstration class
Gratuities
Additional food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
This activity includes roundtrip transfer from only the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro.

Departure Time

10:00 AM
After hotel pickup in Lima, sink into your seat in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan as you venture to a typical Peruvian market. Marvel at the diverse and delicious produce on offer and browse stalls bursting with locally sourced exotic ingredients. 

Next, travel to a rustic local restaurant to begin your epicurean education; watch as an experienced chef prepares Peru’s national dish of ceviche, combined chunks of raw fish with fiery chilies, aromatic coriander and zesty lime juice. 

While the sumptuous ceviche marinates, try your hand at mixing Peru’s national cocktail. Gain insight into the cultural significance of the drink, learning about how Peru dedicates a national holiday to the beverage. Mix a delicious grape brandy with lemon juice, egg whites, sugar syrup, and Angostura bitters then pleasure your palate with the sweet taste of a pisco sour. 

After enriching your knowledge of local cuisine, sit down to enjoy an authentic Peruvian lunch inspired by regional recipes. Return to your Lima hotel when the tour concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Lima
Today we will focus on the exquisite fusion between Peruvian ingredients and diverse world renowned techniques. In the morning, we will begin our tour in Lima, visiting a typical Peruvian market. We will be witnesses of the variety, freshness and colors of the different products that our country has to offer. We will continue our tour visiting a restaurant, where we will learn how to prepare a delicious Peruvian Ceviche and Pisco Sour, national drink. Finally, we will delight our palates with a traditional lunch in a local restaurant. Return to the hotel.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Viajes Pacifico

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lima Market Tour, Cooking Class and Pisco Sour Lesson?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Lima Market Tour, Cooking Class and Pisco Sour Lesson?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Lima Market Tour, Cooking Class and Pisco Sour Lesson?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Lima Market Tour, Cooking Class and Pisco Sour Lesson.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lima Market Tour, Cooking Class and Pisco Sour Lesson?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Lima Market Tour, Cooking Class and Pisco Sour Lesson.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Lima Market Tour, Cooking Class and Pisco Sour Lesson?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Lima Market Tour, Cooking Class and Pisco Sour Lesson.

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star-5
A trip to Lima is not complete...
Teresa E P
, Jul 2018
A trip to Lima is not complete without a trip to the market. . .fascinating! And the cooking class was a lot of fun.
star-4
I was the only one on this tour, but...
Courtney D
, Feb 2017
I was the only one on this tour, but the driver and chef were really friendly and the markets were very interesting and I was able to taste alot of produce. The cooking class and pisco sour lesson was fun and the food at the restaurant was amazing. I had a great lunch for one, in the most beautiful setting and never felt rsuhed to vacate the table :
star-3
Lunch was great tour and lessons...
Rbpuno
, Aug 2016
Lunch was great tour and lessons were somewhat boring price for comparable experience was high compared to other local companies.
star-3
The guide was good and...
Terry M
, Jan 2016
The guide was good and informational. The pisco sour lesson was fun. I was expecting more of cooking class than just a ceviche lesson
star-5
Excellent tour operator. Good...
Gina
, Jun 2015
Excellent tour operator. Good timing. Cala was an excellent venue for the cooking class. The ocean views were spectacular! The market was impeccable. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour.
star-3
The market tour was extremely...
Anita M
, Jan 2015
The market tour was extremely interesting with an amazing array of fruits and vegetables. The bartender was very informative. The cooking class a bit disappointing as it was just staring together several already prepared ingredients. No recipes provided.
star-4
This was a great tour and lots of...
kathleen H
, Jun 2014
This was a great tour and lots of fun! The tour of the market was a little too long but the rest was great. the demonstration for making food and pisco sours was good and great to include people from the group! The restaurant food was delicious and lots of it - so we did not leave hungry!! Beautiful setting for lunch as well.
star-5
Excellent tour and tour guide, I...
Alison C
, Apr 2014
Excellent tour and tour guide, I would have liked the opportunity to make both the cerviche and the pisco sour. Lunch was wonderful.
star-5
This tou, was superb and fun. The...
Lee O
, Feb 2014
This tou, was superb and fun. The guide was attentive and intelligent. The group was mutli-llingual and the guide met everyone's needs. I was with a young group of 13 Colombians and they were convivial and lots of fun to be with. Once again, the tour operator misled me when I called the office. I was told that the tour would be over after 1 1/2 hours, so I went ahead and made plans for lunch. When the guide arrived, he told me that there would be a lunch and that I would be back at my hotel at 3. I was very annoyed with the tour operator once again, but he saved the day. He called my friend and invited her to join me for lunch and then arranged with our restaurant to reserve a lovely table for the two of us. Had it not been for him, I would have had to completely cancel the luncheon I had set up with my friend. The tour consisted of a visit to the San Isidro Market where we met vendors that the guide frequents. At the fish stand, we tasted fresh raw scallops, "just cooked" with a few squirts of lime juice. After that we went to a spectacular fruit merchant and tasted 6 or 7 exotic fruits perfectly ripe and delicious. From there we went to a beautiful restaurant on the pier, and met the bar tender and the chef. We learned to make Pisco Sour and Ceviche. This was totally fun and easy! We then had a typical three-course Peruvian lunch with Pisco Sours to start and then wine. I was back in my hotel at 3 and would do this tour again.
star-5
Had a fabulous time...our guide was...
Margaret K
, Oct 2013
Had a fabulous time...our guide was informative and the people who were on the tour made it extra fun. All the people we met at the market and resturant were very friendly and made the trip even better.

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