5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

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  • Location: Lima, Peru
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Take a guided market tour, watch a cooking demonstration and discover the signature tastes of Peru: fish ceviche and the pisco sour cocktail. You'll visit a typical fresh produce market in Lima, and learn how to prepare Peru’s national dish and drink. Then sit back and relax, and enjoy a traditional Peruvian lunch at a local restaurant.

Highlights

  • 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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What You Can Expect

Lima Market Tour, Cooking Class and Pisco Sour Lesson

Outdoor market in Lima

Your tour begins with pickup from your Lima hotel and a trip to a typical Peruvian market.

See where local cooks source their fresh ingredients and be amazed by the huge variety of fruit and vegetables for sale.

Leaving the market, visit a local restaurant for your fun cooking class. Watch how Peru’s national dish, ceviche, is prepared using chunks of raw fish marinated in freshly squeezed lime or bitter orange juice. The dish is marinated for several hours and served with sliced onions, chilies and seasoning, accompanied by corn on the cob or sweet potato.

Also learn the steps behind making Peru's national drink, the pisco sour. Learn how the cocktail was invented in Peru in the 1920s, and take home the simple recipe of lime or lemon juice, Peruvian pisco (grape brandy), ice, egg white, sugar syrup and Angostura bitters.

Hear how Peru declares an annual holiday on the first Saturday of February to celebrate the pisco sour, and a public holiday on June 28 for national ceviche day.

Having learned the basics behind Peru’s national dish and drink, sit down to enjoy a traditional Peruvian lunch at the restaurant.

Your tour concludes with drop-off at your Lima hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Excellent tour and tour guide, I would have liked the opportunity to make both the cerviche and the pisco sour. Lunch was wonderful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 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.

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