Hungry for Peru? Get a taste for local life and local cuisine with this private Lima food tour that takes you out of the touristy restaurants and into a local home. Learn to make ceviche and the perfect pisco sour, and get your shopping fix in a local market filled with foodie goodies. Then settle in for a fun family meal with new friends.
Enjoy delicious homemade cuisine with a local Peruvian family and learn a few secret recipes
Taste classic local dishes such as ceviche and causa limeña
Visit a bustling local market in Lima to shop for fresh ingredients
Experience Lima like a local, taking city transportation to a neighborhood far off the tourist trail
Learn how to whip up a famous Pisco sour like a pro
Local English-speaking guide, Causa limeña, Ceviche, Maracuya drink, Pisco Sour cocktail, Local transportation from Miraflores to Chorrillos
Additional Food and Drinks, tips/gratuities for your guide
The Front Door of the Virgen Milagrosa Church, next to Miraflores City Hall in Kennedy Park.
Local home in Chorrillos district
The private tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Travelers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted a maximum of 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months, or proof of vaccination. For further information, please review COVID-19 Health & Safety at https://intrepid-ua.ventrata.com/en/about-us/covid-19-customer-info.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity
Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: By joining this tour you are helping to preserve traditional Peruvian recipes going back four generations. In addition, the supplies that we use come directly from local producers at regional markets. Your tour is also helping to support the small businesses and food stakeholders involved in keeping traditional Peruvian cuisine alive. By joining this tour you are also supporting the local mother and daughter who teaches the cooking class. By teaching the class, they are able to improve the economy of their family, giving them the opportunity to empower themselves as women. Learn more about Peruvians (and Peruvian food!) with a private home-cooked Lima food tour that will teach you to prepare traditional recipes handed down over generations. Even if you’re a novice in the kitchen, we’ll have you whipping up a classic ceviche in no time. This private Lima food tour takes you to a local family home in Chorrillos (south of Barranco and Miraflores). But before you go, you’ll stop at a local market to discover some Peruvian treasures (yes, we mean food — the best kind of treasures!). Explore a huge variety of fruits, vegetables, and fiery spices, and maybe make a purchase or two. From aji limo to aji mirasol and aji panca to cumin, plus the wonderful fresh limes, chirimoya, and lucuma fruits, this place really is a feast for your senses. Next, you’ll travel like a local and take a city bus to Chorrillos in the south corner of Lima, a residential neighborhood free from touristy traps. Your private Lima food tour takes you to the house of a local family, where the star is Doña Mechita, a caring Peruvian mother and the best cook in her family. She’ll share her family recipes and traditions with you in her home, and you’ll learn about culinary practices that reflect generations of local women. You’ll learn to prepare a classic ceviche, Peru’s national dish, made with fresh fish caught that day and a yummy mix of limes, onions, coriander, and a few other secret ingredients. You’ll also try a surprisingly good Maracuya drink. Ever heard of it? This passion fruit drink is typical of Lima and is one of the most consumed beverages by limeños. Doña Mechita will also teach you to prepare a delicious causa limeña made with potatoes, chilies, and lime to accompany your ceviche. And to round it all out, you’ll enjoy a pisco sour, with a demonstration on how to make them just right using an original recipe just for you. For Peruvians, sharing cuisine represents more than just eating — it represents knowledge, tradition, home life, and, of course, fun. So fancy learning how Peruvians cook? There’s no place like home to start. This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travelers. A solo traveler may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travelers.
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