Your morning starts with pickup from your accommodation in the Lima neighborhoods of Miraflores or San Isidro prior to 9 a.m. by private minivan. After a quick stop at a typical market to sample local staples, head to Lima’s Chinatown, the largest in South America. Treat your taste buds to distinct Peruvian-Chinese cuisine from one of the 6,000 chifa, or Chinese, restaurants in the city, known for dishes like Cantonese-Peruvian fried rice.
Hop back in the van and drive to the Historic Centre of Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage site founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535. Get the inside scoop on the neighborhood’s monuments as you tour the area with your guide.
Make your way to a nearby restaurant and jump into the kitchen to help a professional chef make ceviche from scratch, and then head to the bohemian neighborhood of Barranco to shop at some of the city’s best artisan markets.
End your tour on a sweet note with a tasting of picarones, a doughnut made of squash and sweet potatoes, and then get dropped off back at your hotel.