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Lima: Peruvian Cooking Class with Market Tour, Exotic fruits

1. Lima: Peruvian Cooking Class with Market Tour, Exotic fruits

This is a Peruvian cooking class where you will learn how to cook dishes that all Peruvians will die for. Be prepared to enjoy, taste and be happy, the chefs and team will make your day unforgettable. This class is for people who love traditional food and want to make it at home! You'll love the relaxed atmosphere with no dull demo's, because the chefs believe in the hands-on approach. You will make an authentic Peruvian dish to tantalize your taste buds and later enjoy your achievements. To cook, use ceramic pots, the same as the ancestors did. This way keeps all the flavor natural. Choose from the following 4 great options featuring a variety of tasty dishes: Option 1, Fish: Main Course: "Pescado a la Chorrillana" , Fried onions, tomatoes, chili pepper and bay leaf, fish broth, and a Fish fillet cooked in low heat. Starter "Ceviche" the most popular dish among Peruvians. It is small size pieces of raw fish marinated in fresh aromatic lime juice tender onions, boiled sweet potatoes mixed with optional Andean hot chilis. Option 2, Chicken: Main Course: "Aji de Pollo" in English chili chicken (not spicy), consists of thin strips of chicken served with a creamy yellow and spicy sauce, made with ají amarillo (non spicy yellow chilis), cheese, milk, and crunchy bread. Starter: "Causa Limeña" Mashed organic yellow potatoes seasoned with lime and aji (hot pepper), and filled with fresh seasonal local veggies (it's a mild dish) Option 3, Meat:  Main Course: "Lomo saltado", Beef tenderloin slices, sautéed with onions, tomatoes, aji (hot peppers but not spicy), and more spices. It is served with French fries and rice. Starter: "Papa Rellena" Little balls made of mashed potatoes filled with either meat or vegetables or quinoa. They're fried and served with "salsa criolla " Option 4, Vegetarian: Main Course: "Pimento Relleno", a stuffed capsicum, filled with fresh organic vegetables, quinoa and aromatic herbs from the north of the country. Starter: "Solterito" in English "Single men" with green peas, faba beans, Quinua! and olive oil.

Lima: Historic Center Street Food & Old Taverns Experience

2. Lima: Historic Center Street Food & Old Taverns Experience

Enjoy a 4 hour-long street food tour with this in the historic center of Lima. During the tour, stop by some of the most classic, but also the more contemporary resto-bars of Lima city center to have a taste of the popular “comida al paso”. While discovering tasteful local delicacies such as chilcano, churros, or anticuchos, you’ll be learning more about the important historical facts which took place in this specific area of the city, as well as interesting facts regarding the economy and daily life in Peru. In the main square, known as "Plaza de Armas", appreciate some of the most impressive architectural monuments — heritage left by the Spanish conquerors.

Lima: Peruvian Food Tour through Local Markets

3. Lima: Peruvian Food Tour through Local Markets

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Lima and travel to the first market of the tour located in the Chorrillos district. Discover the main local fish market of Lima in an area with a strong fishing tradition.  Next, visit the market in the Surco district where you will sample a variety of juices made from Amazonian fruits. You will also have the opportunity to taste other delicious and exotic foods from the jungle. Continue to the Surquillo Market near the fashionable Miraflores district. See a variety of fresh Peruvian produce such as vegetables, grains, and a large variety of potatoes. Finally, visit a local restaurant where you will learn about the national dish of Peru, ceviche. See how it is created, and enjoy a tasting to finish the tour.

Lima: Walking Food Tour in Barranco District

4. Lima: Walking Food Tour in Barranco District

Get an introduction to Peruvian food and culture and discover the most iconic sites of the trendy artistic district of Barranco on a guided walking food tour. Taste a delicious Lucuma fresh fruit smoothie and have a fruit tasting of products brought from the Andes and Amazon of Peru. Learn about the different microclimates and ecosystems where we grow our fresh and organic produce. Eat a delicious typical Sandwich with hot tasty Peruvian Chili and taste a Pisco Sour, a national drink of Peru and learn how to make it. Head to a local Javiar restaurant for a great view of the Pacific Ocean and enjoy a tasty fresh Ceviche national dish of Peru with a delicious Cusqueña local beer. Go to La Posada del Mirador Restaurant for a delicious Lomo Saltado dish with a typical Chicha Morada juice drink. Conclude the food tour at the Bridge of Sighs before returning to your hotel or staying in Barranco to spend more time exploring.

Lima: Miraflores Trending Flavors Half-Day Walking Tour

5. Lima: Miraflores Trending Flavors Half-Day Walking Tour

Your morning coffee is going to be at the Terrua coffee shop, partnered with a brief explanation about the coffee scene in Peru. Your first visit is to the Surquillo market to try some fruits such as Lucuma and other Peruvian products that are not very known around the world. After a short walk, there is a stop at a local bakery called Lucas, where you will try some desserts made with the ingredients seen earlier at the market. Following this, you will visit La Preferida, a traditional ceviche venue in Miraflores. La Preferida is famous because of its seafood, and while here you will be invited to taste a couple of tapas of your choice. The tour would not be complete without sampling the national Peruvian drink, Pisco. On the way back to Terrua, there will be time for one last stop for a traditional churro for dessert. Coffee is not available on Sundays.

Lima: Sightseeing Bike Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

6. Lima: Sightseeing Bike Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

The meeting point is going to be at Terrua, where you can try one of the best coffees in Lima. After coffee the bike ride starts; First stop is the "El Buen Gusto" bakery we can try "chicha morada", a traditional non-alcoholic drink from Peru and also empanadas. then is time to enjoy the "Malecón de Miraflores" this is an area with very iconic places such as "El Parque del Amor" or "El Faro de la Marina". After Miraflores, comes Barranco, known as the bohemian district of Lima, here we can enjoy the urban art while riding our bikes. there is also stop at the old "Juanito" tavern where we can try a delicious "butifarra" with Peruvian country ham. Then the ride continues to the Surquillo market to taste different local fruits. Before finishing the tour there is one more stop at a local restaurant. Our friends from "Maraparte" will prepare us a delicious ceviche. This is one of the most representative dishes of Peruvian food made with fish marinated in lemon juice accompanied by onion, corn, chili, etc.

Lima: Cooking Class and Sightseeing Day Tour

7. Lima: Cooking Class and Sightseeing Day Tour

The capital of Peru has a growing reputation as a culinary hotspot and you’ll see why for yourself on this fun day tour of Lima. Take a cooking class, walk through a food market, explore the famous Palacio del Gobierno, learn about the local history, visit the underground catacombs, and more.  You’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Lima at around 9:30 AM to be taken to one of the local markets. Once there, your guide will showcase the highlights of the market, taking you through and detailing the origins and farming of the produce – most of which is grown locally. After the walking tour, it’s time for the cooking class. The chef will start with an explanation of the different dishes and drinks you will prepare and help you to make the delicious meal before you enjoy it for yourself!  From there, you’ll continue the city tour, visiting the center of Lima and the Government Palace, the famous Palacio del Gobierno. You’ll see the main plaza and the many colonial buildings and your guide will teach you all about these historic sights. Finally, it’s time to visit the famous Saint Francisco Monastery and explore the impressive underground catacombs. After your full day of sights and tastes, you’ll be driven back to your hotel.

Lima: Street Food Tasting Tour with Pisco Sour Class

8. Lima: Street Food Tasting Tour with Pisco Sour Class

Experience the flavors of Peruvian food like a local on this street food tour. You will discover why Lima is called the gastronomic city of America, through tasting its signature stews, fruits, and desserts. Learn how to make Peru’s signature drink during a pisco sour lesson. After pickup directly from your accommodation, head first to the Chorrillos Artisanal Fishing Pier, one of the popular trade points for marine products. Get to know the history of the pier before continuing to the Surquillo Market. The Surquillo Market become something of a mecca for international foodies after the praise of the famous Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio. The market is open every day and sees a large amount of food and spices sold. You can find exotic fruits from the Amazon Rainforest, potatoes and chili peppers from the tops of the distant Andes Mountains, fresh fish and seafood from the coast, and meats of different types, including alpaca and guinea pig. Taste some exotic fruits (cherimoya, granadilla, and tumbo) and the chicha morada (drink made from purple corn), then continue your gastronomic experience at two fast-food restaurants to taste their different specialties. At La Huerta Chinen, where they specialize in Creole mixes, you’ll get to try the famous Causa Limeña (mashed yellow potatoes seasoned with limes, chili peppers, and stuffed with chicken). At Alto K Fish, they specialize in seafood. You’ll get to taste their marine trio (fish ceviche, rice with seafood, and squid pork rinds). After delighting your palate, visit the historic center of Lima and walk through its old streets appreciating its impressive balconies, churches, and colonial houses. See the main square of Lima, the cathedral, the government palace, and the convent of San Francisco and its catacombs. Later, sweeten your palate by tasting Spanish churros (filled with manjar blanco or pastry cream accompanied with white sugar). Then, visit a local bar to learn about the flagship drink of Peru, the pisco sour (made from grape pisco, limos, syrup, egg whites, and angostura bitters). As a final stop, visit the Chabuca Granda avenue to try the Peruvian donuts known by the locals as picarones (made of sweet potato dough accompanied by honey).

Lima: Culinary Tour by Bike

9. Lima: Culinary Tour by Bike

Start with pickup from the Miraflores or San Isidro district. Begin the tour at Parque Kennedy in the heart of Miraflores. Ride towards the beautiful Malecón of Miraflores and arrive at your first stop, the Buena Vista Café. Enjoy the scenic views of the Pacific Ocean and a refreshing natural juice. Continue by riding to the buzzing Market of San Isidro. Explore the market and taste a variety of Peruvian fruits such as custard apple, aguaymanto, lucuma, pitahaya, and many other native fruits. Next, taste some delicious ceviche, an iconic Peruvian dish, at Barra Chalaca Restaurant. Finally, try a typical dessert which originated in the city, the “Suspiro a la Limeña”.

Lima: Surquillo Market Visit and Peruvian Cooking Lesson

10. Lima: Surquillo Market Visit and Peruvian Cooking Lesson

Your morning starts with a morning coffee to at “Terrua” coffee shop with a brief explanation about the coffee in Peru. Then is time to walk to the Surquillo market, where you can taste different local fruits, where the most outstanding is the lucuma, the best way to consume it is in smoothies and desserts. After a short walk Chef Gonzalo del Risco and the team at the "Maraparte" restaurant will teach us how to prepare two of the most representative dishes of Peruvian gastronomy Ceviche and Causa! You can also taste "Chicha Morada" a traditional drink from Peru; non-alcoholic and prepared with a base of purple corn, one of the many super foods that we can find in our c

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What people are saying about Lima

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 11 reviews

The walking tour was great experience for those who want to have a proper taste of lima culinary scene! make sure you start the day without breakfast or coffee as you'll need the space. You start the day with a coffe tasting in artesianal coffee shop. It gives you an appreciation of the types of coffee available and wakes you up! from there you head to a local sandwich shop, then the market to sample fresh and exotic fruits and of course cerviche! Our guide was very informative about the foods ands history and culture behind all the food products we ate and also the landmarks within the city. I would recommend to anyone who wants to sample alot of different flavours and be informed about places to eat!

This tour was amazing! The people are so nice, knowledgeable and welcoming. The walk around the market was informative and great, the class in which we learn to make the Peruvian meals were so much fun and the food was delicious. Haku tours arranged a taxi for me to get back to my hostel, that was out of the drop off area. The tourguide even held me company to make sure I would be dropped off safe and in the right spot. This organization is a great one to be able to book with. a must in Lima, Peru.

David and our guide with Haku Tours were so amazing. This is a can't miss experience. Im inspired to cook more creative dishes when i return home. They were very knowledgeable and shared so many gyms avout food and Peru in general with us. Everything was so beautifully prepared (we were coached well!) and delicious. And the mounds of Peruvian fruit we tried were to die for.

Johana was a great guide, very knowledgeable and easy going; she showed us the best food in downtown Lima. Highly recommend doing this tour in combination with the morning one in Barranco on your first day in Lima to find the best places to eat and have a drink

Amazing! Had a wonderful time at the market. Then we started cooking and chatting. It was just like home with my circle of friends. We shared stories and tips and tradition. Would do it again just for the amazing company and the food was excellent! So much fun.