This tour, organized by Limavision (overseen by Viajes Pacifico), was superb and fun. The guide from Limavision 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, Viajes Pacifico 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 Viajes Pacifico 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 and Limavision frequent. 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. In fact, I will contact LImavision the next time I am in Lima (I expect to return as I have friends there) and they surely offer better tours than Viajes Pacifico.
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.
I f you are interested in all the interesting fruit, vegetables and other cooking ingredients, the market tour was great. The guide was a fluent English speaker, with great knowledge of the market and Peru generally. The ingredients for the Pisco Sours were purchased here and the lesson (which included making and drinking) has ensured that we can make one at home.
We had a wonderful time on our tour. Our guide was a lovely young lady named Paula. She was knowledgeable not only about the tour, but with all the questions we had about life in Peru. She took us to the market and spent a lot of time going around showing us things in addition to what we had needed for our tour. She showed us many of the city's hightlights when we were en route to the market and later to the hotel. Making the pisco sours/taking pictures/and hearing abt her life in Peru was truly fun.
I had asked her for a recommendation for dinner and she not only gave us a great restaurant, she walked over with us and told us things about the menu, which helped us to choose the greatest meal for our first night in Peru.
I love Viator. We have used them in several different countries, and have never been disappointed. The guides are excellent and well informed and execute the tours with excellence. I can't wait for my next adventure.
This tour was GREAT and what made it so nice was out tour guide Enrique. He was really knowledgable and friendly. Definitively will do a trip again with him! A do not miss trip for sure!
We were the only two for this tour. We did not buy anything at the market for the pisco sour - limes. But the market was interesting. Did have fun making the drink.
The Lima Market Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson was awesome! Our guide, Kike, was excellent! He was knowledgeable, funny, and nice. We made some very tasty Pisco Sours. I would highly recommend taking this tour.
I would highly recommend this tour to any budding aspiring bar tender. We had a great time. Our guide took us to the local market and we bought the ingredients necessary plus lunch fixens. We went went back to the bar, laid out our lunch and proceed to be instructed on how to mix up a Pisco Sour. After a couple of these we had lunch and then we got to make our own. It was great. Highly recommended!!
Only the two of us but the guide did a good job. Markets were closing so we did not get to see all the food stands. Suggest another day not a Sunday to do this tour.
I was the only one on this tour and it was great.
Great experience. I was the only passenger and the guide Kike was amazing. He gave also great tips of other things to do after the tour like the unforgettable sunset in the Larcomar Shopping. I was amazed to see the enormous fruits in the local market and loved prepare and drink my own Pisco Sour!
I was the only person taking the tour, but the guide Kike was amazing and also gave some great tips to do after the tour, like the unforgettable sunset on the ocean from Larcomar Shopping. I loved the enormous fruits in the Surquillo Market and preparing and drinking my own Pisco Sour in a bar located in nice Hostel, with very friendly people.
Thoroughly enjoyable, a really good way to spend an afternoon!!
A fun time with a terrific guide, Jorge. Learned how to make a terrific Peruvian pisco sour.
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