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Peru Culinary Vacations - Day Tour

Lima, Peru
(954) 934-9771
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Ranked #45 of 136 Activities in Lima
Type: Tours
Owner description: Pica Peru Culinary Vacations takes you on a one-day Peruvian culinary adventure! You will meet a professional English-speaking chef in the morning,... more » Owner description: Pica Peru Culinary Vacations takes you on a one-day Peruvian culinary adventure! You will meet a professional English-speaking chef in the morning, visit a market and learn how to make a multicourse meal of classic Peruvian dishes through an interactive cooking class. Classes are available daily, year around. Individuals as well as groups of two or more are welcome to participate. With advance notice, Pica Peru can coordinate customized Peruvian culinary excursions. « less
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Lockport, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I don't know if I can even put into words what a great experience this was! The driver took me to meet Chef Carlos at the market were I was able to try an amazing array of delicious fruits and learn all about different dishes, potatoes, spices, etc. We even stopped at a grocery store to learn about dif types... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Many of the conventional travel guides will have you believe Lima is a flyover city - somewhere you transfer on your way to Machu Pichu or other Inca-related sites; however, this would be a mistake, not least of which is because of Lima's vibrant culinary scene. We sought out Peru Culinary Vacations to provide us with a market tour and... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We were late signing up but a great private day with Carlos was arranged. The market trip was fun and quite educational. Carlos takes his time and seems to enjoy it all himself as well. We bought some great oil (an Inca kind that lowers cholesterol!), pink salt, and dried fruit. Then off to San Isidro for our pisco sours... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We had a very memorable experience with Pica Peru Culinary group that was one of the highlights of our trip to Peru. My husband and I are not great cooks, but we do love food and wanted to explore the Lima food scene. Further, we were looking for something to occupy our last day in Lima before our midnight flight.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012 via mobile

Had a wonderful time with Chef Carlos. He is so friendly and very funny. Just loved it! Went to the market with Chef Carlos and tasted many different fruits and seeds. Afterwards went to Chef Carlos' place to cook with him. His house is just gorgeous! Highly recommend it!

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Montery California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

The one day Culinary Excursion with Chef Carlos is an experience my husband and I will always treasure. From the introduction to new and exotic fruits, vegtables and seafoods at the market to the fabulous class at his roof top terrace this is a excursion that should not be missed if you love food, new flavors and cuisines. Plan an... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

We were in Peru for a wedding and the bride set up a tour for a group of 8 guests. The bus picked us up at our hotel and took us to a local juice bar so that we could sample some of the local fruits which was an excellent way to start the tour and get to know Sandra,... More

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Millbrae, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

We did a two week Peru tour with Pica Peru, including cooking classes and curated dinners. Pica Peru made many great suggestions for the itinerary and customized the tour to meet our requirements. The services were top notch. We are very happy with the cooking classes in Sacred Valley and Lima. We had lots of fun. We would defintely go... More

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

Took this magnifient tour and enjoyed it all the way through. The market visit was very interesting, even for me, a native Limeno. The Pisco sour recipe and tasting was an excellent touch and important to learn about Peru's main alcoholic beverage. It was made to perfection at La Gloria Bar, one of the best in Lima. Then the class... More

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

As a U.S. citizen living in Lima for the past few months, I have become very fond of and impressed by the local cuisine. I wanted to learn more about how to cook authentic Peruvian food, and this tour taught me more than I imagined it could. To start the day, Sandra picked me up at home and was incredibly... More

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