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Private Cooking Class With a Local Family in Lima provided by Lima City Tours

Private Cooking Class With a Local Family in Lima

Private Cooking Class With a Local Family in Lima
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About
Your local guide will pick up your private party from your hotel and you will spend the next three and a half hours being introduced to local cuisine. You will visit a local market and then off to your hosts home where you will learn how to make some typical dishes and a great pisco sour beverage. Then enjoy what you have prepared for lunch or dinner. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • Chose your preferred departure time and your guide will pick you up for a Peruvian culinary experience. Your first stop is a local market where you will buy all the ingredients (included in the cost) to cook a typical Peruvian meal. Learning about the local vegetables, fruits, meats and other products available in Peru is a true delight. Later, you will visit a local family where your chef will show you how to make the Peruvian food.  The chef will take you step by step to prepare one appetizer and one main course. Your tour guide/bartender will show you how to make the best pisco sour, which is the traditional drink of Peru. End the tour with a drop-off back at your local hotel.  Sample menu Appetizers: Papa a la Huancaina (Potatoes covered with Peruvian cream sauce) Cebiche (Marinade Sea food in lemon juice) Causa rellena (like mashed potatoes) Main courses: Lomo saltado (Slices of beef, potatoes, onions and tomatoes) Arroz con Pollo (Chicken and rice in a Peruvian style) Aji de gallina (Chicken, yellow chili, milk and french bread) Drinks: Chicha Morada (Purple corn drink) Pisco Sour (national drink)
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Chose your preferred departure time and your guide will pick you up for a Peruvian culinary experience. Your first stop is a local market where you will buy all the ingredients (included in the cost) to cook a typical Peruvian meal. Learning about the local vegetables, fruits, meats and other products available in Peru is a true delight. Later, you will visit a local family where your chef will show you how to make the Peruvian food.  The chef will take you step by step to prepare one appetizer and one main course. Your tour guide/bartender will show you how to make the best pisco sour, which is the traditional drink of Peru. End the tour with a drop-off back at your local hotel.  Sample menu Appetizers: Papa a la Huancaina (Potatoes covered with Peruvian cream sauce) Cebiche (Marinade Sea food in lemon juice) Causa rellena (like mashed potatoes) Main courses: Lomo saltado (Slices of beef, potatoes, onions and tomatoes) Arroz con Pollo (Chicken and rice in a Peruvian style) Aji de gallina (Chicken, yellow chili, milk and french bread) Drinks: Chicha Morada (Purple corn drink) Pisco Sour (national drink)
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 50959P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Beverages (water and pisco sour)
  • Lunch (One appetizer and one main course)
  • Local guide and Chef
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Ingredients
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Meals and drinks other than what is listed
  • RT Airport or Port pick up additional $20.00 per person
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your hotel, airbnb or apartments.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 9 years old
  • Airport or port pickup requires an additional fee
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Please advise preferred departure time at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Beverages (water and pisco sour)
  • Lunch (One appetizer and one main course)
  • Local guide and Chef
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Ingredients
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Meals and drinks other than what is listed
  • RT Airport or Port pick up additional $20.00 per person
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your hotel, airbnb or apartments.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 9 years old
  • Airport or port pickup requires an additional fee
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Please advise preferred departure time at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

4.5
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Ry2014
Montreal, Canada30 contributions
Waste of time and $160 US
Apr 2019 • Couples
This was a very unfortunate choice and a waste of $160 US

Pros:
1. The Brazilian tour guide (I can’t remember his name) was very good and entertaining.
2. He gave a market tour and made pisco sours with us after the class.

Cons:
1. The class takes place in a small hostel kitchen with room for one person (max two) to work.
2. 99% of the class is just watching a lady as she cook. 1% is chopping up some onions. She explains to you what she is doing, but that’s it.
3. She is not a good cook. The Ceviche was average, but the 'aji de gallina' (the reason we went to the class) was terrible.
4. We didn’t get to cook anything. We would have been far better off just using Youtube and trying it in our own kitchen
Written April 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Ryan, Thanks for writing a review. But you did not want to do anything so nobody will force you to cook if you do not want. If you were dissapointed with the kitchen it is not our problem. We have a decent kitchen for 5 people. And we also use the dinning room to work. We have no idea how big the kitchens are in Canada but our kitchen is bigger and well equipped than other houses in Peru. If you did not like the food why did you request to go? So you shoul be more condescendent with your review and you must being thankful that we did not charge you extra because of your last minute booking on holiday (Easter). Our chef Amelia was not working but Dora and Samuel did their best in order taht you enjoy your tour. Good vibes! Regards, Lima City Tours
Written April 21, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sbalax
Santa Barbara, CA18 contributions
A great day in Lima!
Mar 2019 • Couples
Our adventure got off to a slow start because our guide, Samuel, had limited English. He is Brazilian and had only been in Lima for two months so he was a little unsure of his Spanish, too. Once we established that things got better. I was able to use my Spanish and then translate, when needed, for the rest of the group. I believe the company was short on guides since there was at least one cruise ship in port. This is not to say anything bad about Samuel. He was personable and knowledgeable and really wanted us to enjoy the day.

The cooking class with Zenobia was fantastic. Again, there was a bit of a language problem but it wasn’t insurmountable. We all enjoyed participating in the prep and cooking and Samuel showed us how to make the “perfect” Pisco Sour.

The tour of the Historic Center was a bit hurried because a couple of people in our small group were concerned about the traffic to get back to the ship on time. It turned out not to really be a problem.

All in all, this was a unique experience and we would highly recommend it.
Written April 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello there, Thanks a lot for writing us a really nice review. We normally do private torus to give a personalised service and not be in rush because we manage the time and our customers just relax and enjoy. But as you said we got around 25 tours from the ship that day and your agent joined you in different groups so all our tour guides were full. Eventhough it is nice to hear that you have enjoyed the day cooking and exploring the city. It is ncie that you recommend us. Thanks a lot. Regards, Lima City Tours
Written April 13, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Zsombor F
7 contributions
Great cooking class with an amazing view of the Ocean
My friend and me contacted Lima City Tours and we had a great experience because we learned how to make causa, aji de gallina and pisco sour. The cheff Dina and Jhony did a perfect job and the appartment where we cooked had an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. So I totally recommend this cooking class which is really nice. Thanks a lot guys!
Written January 29, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Zsombor, Thanks a lot for writing us a great review. We are so happy that you have enjoyed our cooking class and the view of the Pacific Ocean is a plus for this unforgettable experience. Thanks a lot for recommending other travelers to take the cooking class with us. Just keep in touch. Regards, Lima City Tours
Written February 6, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emily S
5 contributions
Great price & service
May 2017 • Family
My parents and I booked the city walking tour & a cooking class with Lima City Tours. Jhony was very responsive, accomodating and friendly. His English is excellent and he gives a good amount of information, not overwhelming.

Unfortunately due to more bookings & sick staff Jhony wasn't able to assist the cooking class. He was superb in not cancelling, rather his sister Dina (who runs the class anyway) took us for the market tour & class. Dina only speaks Spanish (I speak very little Spanglish), we had a blast with my attempted translations. The experience is very authentic as it takes place in Jhony's apartment kitchen! Ceviche, lomo saltado & pisco sours were excellent, the fresh produce unbeatable.

Pros;
• Quick & easy communication WhatsApp
• Flexible times
• Jhony speaks great English
• Friendly & happy to answer questions
• Gave tips on what else to do in Lima
• Last minute arrangements were fine
• Authentic experience (not a commercial cooking school at all)
• Local family involvement
• Cheap prices for service given

Cons;
• The transport is only for pick ups, it wasn't clear that we would have to pay for a cab back. Jhony helped us wave one down which was appreciated.
Written June 2, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Emily, Thanks a lot for writing us a really nice review. It was great to meet your family and you. Actually for our cooking class we also drop our customers off at the hotel and Dina proposed you that but there was a missunderstood and you prefered to walk because your hotel was only 8 blocks far. Eventhough we are so glad that you have enjoyed all our services. Enjoy all your trip. Keep in touch. Regards, Lima City Tours
Written June 4, 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jigna J
3 contributions
4 hour city walking tour and museo larco
May 2017 • Friends
Jhony was great at communicating with us and helping guide us to a tour that included all the things we wanted. My sister and I did a private tour so we could hit everything we wanted. We were met promptly at 2 pm by Alex our driver at our hotel and then dropped to downtown Lima where we met Gino our guide. Gino did a great job walking us around the plazas and historical district of Lima. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Peru and provided us with a lot of interesting details. He took us inside the monastery and to the catacombs which I think is a must visit in that area. We also walked through the local market and Chinatown. We covered a lot of ground including the presidential plaza, congress and the catedral. Finally Alex picked us up again and we headed to the Museo Larco. Here, again, Gino was very knowledgeable and explained to us a lot about the different historical civilizations in Peru and the culture and religion behind the different artifacts. We were then dropped off at our hotel. We were very satisfied with the tour and felt we learned a lot. Definitely would recommend it to anyone interested in visiting downtown Lima and the museum. It would have been very difficult to do by ourselves so well.
Written May 30, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Jigna, Thanks a lot for writing us a great review. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed all our services. Thanks a lot for recommending other traveleres to take the tour with us. Thanks for your time. Keep in touch. Regards, Lima City Tours
Written June 4, 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

M B
Fallbrook1 contribution
Seeing the Best of Lima in 2 Short Days
Mar 2017 • Couples
Arriving by Ship we had just two days to see Lima Peru. We made arrangements with Jhony of Lima City Tours to pick us up at a spot designated by our Cruise ship, and enjoyed a series of 3 tours during our two day stay. Hard to pick a favorite, but the shopping and cooking class gave us a great "taste" of Lima, and a great meal. The evening tour through Barranca and Milaflores was a lot of fun, and I would like to return to both. We ended the evening enjoying the water/light show, on what turned out to be the International Day of the Women, so with a special flare. The next day we met Jhony again at our designated spot, and he took us through the Historical parts of Lima. There is almost too much to see in 4 hours, since I wanted to also find a spot to purchase some coffee beans to take home. We focused on the public buildings, squares and walking streets, as we wanted a flavor of Lima rather than a day of shopping. Jhony delivered everything promised, and made it so easy to cover a lot of ground with a car and driver available as needed.
Written April 22, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Mary, It is nice to hear from you. Thanks a lot for your help and recommending other travelers to take the tour with us. You were nice cookers. It was great to meet you guys. Just keep in touch. Regards, Lima City Tours
Written April 25, 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Connie W
westminster,maryland18 contributions
Best of Lima 1 1/2 days awesome private tour
Dec 2016 • Couples
My husband and I, who are seniors, booked a 1 1/2 day private tour of Lima with Lima City Tours after checking out tours on TripAdvisor. Our cruise ship would be in port for us to visit Lima and the tour choices offered here fit our needs the best. Jhony's email responses were prompt, provided the information we needed, were friendly and professional. We had never been to South America and neither of us are good with languages so we were concerned that we would be able to get a flavor of Lima without a language barrier. Lima Tours was very accommodating in meeting our specific requests for what we'd like to see, especially the history of the area. Our guide Enrique(o?).( unfortunately I was never really sure if I was pronouncing his name correctly, but he was so warm and friendly he didn't seem to notice), was very flexible and happy to share his love of history and the city with us. As we started out on our first day tour, he had the driver, Alex, make an unexpected stop at a whacca (one of the ancient peoples' religious sites) that was private and under excavation in the city. He seemed to know everyone and we were allowed to briefly enter the area to see some of what had been excavated. He continued to share his excellent memory and knowledge of history at the private Larca Museum with fabulous artifacts of many of the different ancient tribes before and through the Incas. Along with the gorgeous gardens, it was an amazing stop. We went on to a mercado, local market in the more upscale Milleflores area of the city and were overwhelmed as we walked around the stalls of fresh meat, vegetables and fruits, spices and so on, while our guide shopped for the ingredients of our lunch. We then went to a private gated home to meet our hostess Dendi?? who was going to show us how to prepare two traditional Peruvian dishes for our lunch. Although she spoke no English, with laughs, gestures, and translations from our guide we had a marvelous time during the over three hours we were there helping prepare the dishes and enjoying the absolutely delicious food, not to mention fresh Pisco sours. We felt like we had a new friend in Lima when we left as she was so gracious during our visit. It was one of the highlights of our trip. In the afternoon Enrique took us to tour more of the historic areas of Lima, including the colonial areas and neighborhoods, the Historic Center(which was mostly closed off due to some demonstrations in the area) and the Iglesia Convento de San Franciso, with views nearby looking out toward the desert around Lima. Traffic in the city is unbelievable and we quickly understood why we needed a driver and a guide--it was basically every car/vehicle for themselves. It would have been impossible for a guide to tell about the city and drive or find parking spaces at the same time. Everyone seemed to know Enrique and he shared his love of Lima with us, including geographic, political and climate information. Our second tour day was half a day where we first drove along the cliffs and beach area of Brranco on the ocean side of Lima, where we saw lovely beaches and surfers as well as old world architecture in the district. We stopped for a walking tour to the Bridge of Sighs and the beautiful square surrounded by artisan shops and restaurants. Then on to the outskirts of Lima to the archeological site of Pachacamac. This working archeological site has a very informative newly opened museum which gives an excellent overview of the histories of the peoples who lived in the site from several thousand years before and up through the time of the Incas. As we were on a private tour our driver was able to take us through most of the site in the car with stops to get out for closer looks at the architecture and digging going on. Again, our guide shared his incredible knowledge with us and was a great sport hiking to the top of the Incan Temple with my husband. I made the trek to the top of the hill, but was too wiped out by the heat and dust of the desert to make it to the top of the temple and the large area beyond. We were overwhelmed by all we saw and experienced of life, past and present in Lima in such a short time. It was all wonderful thanks to our guide and to Alex for avoiding any of the always impending fender benders.
We would definitely recommend any of the Lima Tours to get your money's worth in experiencing the city and environs. Jhony was wonderfully responsive with a last minute change by the cruise ship as to where the ship's shuttle buses would be leaving us to meet tour guides. This change was last minute after the ship's officers were alerted to potential danger in some areas around the port and the city.
It all went smoothly and we will never forget our time in Lima.
Written February 20, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Connie, Thanks a lot for writing us an amazing review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed all the services with our tour guide Enrique, our driver Alex and our cheff Dina who cooks delicious typical food. It was nice to meet both of you. We really appreciate all your help. We are always here at your service. Keep in touch. Regards, Lima City Tours
Written February 25, 2017
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pronap3
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
Fantastic!
Oct 2016 • Solo
Jhony was the most fantastic guide. I contacted him a month before arriving in Lima and asked for a custom day & night tour. The communication was beyond expectations, always staying in email contact with me, prior to and leading up to the date. We did a day walking tour, private night vehicle tour and Pisco pub crawl. I could not have asked for a more perfect day, and tour operator. Highly recommended and would suggest to all friends and family visiting Lima.
Written December 24, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Matthew, Thanks a lot for writing us a great review. It was a pleasure to meet and do all the tours in Lima. We are glad that you have enjoyed them. We really appreciate you recommend us in this platform. Keep in touch. Regards, Lima City Tours
Written February 25, 2017
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MoxTravels
Naples, FL22 contributions
GREAT Tour of Lima!
Apr 2016 • Couples
Jhony and his colleagues did a wonderful job of helping us enjoy Peru. Excellent communication before and during the trip. He arranged transfers and custom tours for 4 couples at a very reasonable price. We did a city tour, tour of the ruins, water park, Peruvian dancing, cooking with a local family and visit to the Indian Market spread over 3 days. And he taught us to make the best Pisco Sours ever! We recommend Jhony and Lima City Tours very highly - 5 stars indeed!
Jim and Linda
Written April 27, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Jim, It was great to meet your wife, friends and you. We had a lot of fun doing different activities in Lima. It is our pleassure to offer you the best that is why we offer private tours. Thanks a lot for all your recommendations and your friend Bonnie also took the cooking class with us and she was really good at it. Now you know how to make a great pisco sour. Keep in touch. Greetings for your wife. Regards, Lima City Tours
Written May 7, 2016
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kevin C
San Diego, CA7 contributions
Jhonny is the BEST
Dec 2015 • Friends
Me and an elderly friend visited Lima while on a cruise down the coast of South America. We met Jhonny and hired him for a private tour of the main sites of the city. HE WAS AMAZING. I found Jhonny to be very very personal and understanding that we wanted to view specific things and to know a lot about the interesting history of Lima. My friend has trouble with stairs so Jhonny tailored out trip to handle these requirements. Furthermore, we always think that one of the best things of any city is its food and traditions. Johnny was so great. His family history and his knowledge of out of the way places was impressive. I think that anyone working with this particular tour guide will be more than happy... Enjoy all Jhonny has to tell you and show you... I loved Lima... great city.
Written April 2, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Kevin, It is nice to hear from you. We really appreciate your help. It was great to meet your friend and you. We had a lot of fun and we are glad to know that you really enjoyed it. Thanks for recommending us. Keep in touch. Regards, Lima City Tours
Written April 10, 2016
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Really poor service
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Valerin S
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Perfect 1 day out of Lima
The tour was well paced. Transportation was comfortable and timely. We had enough time in each stops and we were bl
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Had a great experience!
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ATTENSION: DO NOT JOIN THIS TOUR, TERRIBALE SERVICE, UNPROFESSIONAL
DO NOT RECOMMEND!! After paid and confirmation from viatour, we waited for our hotel pick up time from the tour com
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Don’t understand the importance from a tourist visiting in.
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Great and social trip
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Fullday paracas ica ,I recommend it
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Solid Tour Company for Various Tours and Locations in and Around Lima
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Otto L
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Good experience on first day in Peru
We took the afternoon tour that included pick-up by minibus and walking. This is good way to see and hear about Li
Jim A
Jim A
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Not Worth the time/money
We had a free afternoon to spend on a general tour so booked this one. Price was high for what we got - a few toke
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Well organized bike tour
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Well organized and amazing tours!
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