We’ll start our Lima food tour with a short walk towards the market where your bilingual guide will give you some brief background on Lima, its history, its cultures, and how it all manifests in Peruvian dishes.
Enjoy tasting regional meals, fruits, cheeses, liquors, drinks, and sweets, all the while chatting and laughing with our enthusiastic friends in the market who are always so eager to share their favourite flavors. Also, we will show you how to prepare a ceviche in the market itself. You get to select fresh catches of the day that pique your curiosity for your dish.
If you enjoy “superfoods” such as quinoa, chia, maca, sacha inchi, and others, we will show you the best places to shop and purchase some to take home with you. It will likely be a fraction of the price you’ll find at home, since there’s no import tax on these locally sourced products.
On the afternoon, our visit continues with a visit to a Human Settlement. First we will visit one of the largest cemeteries in the world, which is very different, and it will allow you to learn more about the cultural traditions in Peru.
The highlight of the tour is the visit to Lima’s pueblos jovenes or human settlements, the Peruvian favela, where colourful houses of rustic materials are built on the hillsides. These neighbourhoods are the poorest areas of the city, but at the same time they are rich in diversity and have some of the most hardworking and friendliest people you will ever meet.
The tour ends with the drop off at your hotel.