Hone your cooking skills in a convivial Peruvian atmosphere. During this cooking class, you will taste up to 10 flavors, which include a starter and a dish that you’ll cook yourself following the recipes and tips of your experienced chef. The experience includes a visit to a local street market where you will buy the ingredients needed for the cooking class, from your chef’s favorite merchants. The market tour will also allow you to taste some seasonal fruits and immerse yourself in a true local market experience – you will be the only tourists, for sure!
Taste the most typical Peruvian Savours in a vegan way! Fishless ceviche and meatless Lomo Saltado are on the menu of this vegan Peruvian food tour! Devour 15 vegan dishes, drinks, and products in one of the most beautiful districts of Lima – the bohemian and artsy Barranco. Interact with our local hosts to learn how to prepare your Ceviche and a pisco Chilcano. Discover all the historical and cultural background behind each of the dishes you will have the chance to try during this 4-hour walking food tour.
Embark on a 4-hour tour in which you will get to taste up to 12 Peruvian flavors while discovering Lima’s historical center, visiting the city’s biggest market, and walking through the streets of Chinatown. During this off-the-beaten-path experience, your local guide will invite you to taste some of the dishes that were born from the many fusions Peruvian gastronomy is made of. Finish this walking food tour the best way, in a craft brewery where you can stay and chat with your new fellow foodies.
Lima Food Tour – What better way to discover a city and its culture than taking a food tour? During this walking food tour, you will sample more than 15 Peruvian foods and drinks in one of Lima’s nicest neighborhoods – artsy and bohemian Barranco. Interact with our local hosts to learn how to prepare the famous ceviche and pisco sour. Witness the preparation of Lomo Saltado, inside the kitchen of a restaurant, opened in 1937. Learn about all the historical and cultural details behind each dish that you will have the chance to taste during this 4-hour walking food tour of Barranco.
💧 Tap Water
Tap water in Peru contains a high amount of chlorine; it’s unsafe to drink! Take your bottled water everywhere. Boiling water for 1-2 min may purify water.
A 10% gratuity is often included in restaurant and bar bills. An extra 10% is customary if you receive exceptional service. It’s recommended to leave gratuities in cash; however, the option of tipping via your credit card is also available.
Spanish is known as the Peruvians’ official language. Approximately 80% of the Peruvians speak four varieties of Spanish. Other official languages in Peru are Quechua, Aymara, and some other native languages. Take some handy Spanish words before heading to Peru since English is not commonly spoken outside tourist areas.
The official currency in Peru is sol, which is named céntimos in Spanish. You can exchange your money via Banks, ATMs, exchange centers, and hotels. Exchange rates for currencies other than USD are almost poor in Peru. The best option to get cash in Peru is ATMs found almost everywhere. Of course, the maximum amount you can withdraw from ATMs is 200 USD each time.
Although the Peruvian community follows a deep-rooted costume tradition, there’s no harsh religious requirement or social taboos when it comes to dress code in Peru. Make sure that wearing shorts is appropriate. One more tip for women: not to wear miniskirts or revealing tops if you dislike unwanted attention.
You’ll rarely find public toilets outside restaurants, terminals, or cafes, but travelers can usually use restaurants’ restrooms (not free sometimes). An attendant at public toilets in terminals will charge you some to let you use the restroom.
Unlimited use of free Wi-Fi is usually available at most public places like restaurants, malls, monuments, and even parks in Peru. Some public transportation also provides free WiFi. You can find Wi-Fi in every room of 3-star and above hotels. If not, find the Wi-Fi area somewhere in the hotel.
🔒 Banned Websites
In Peru, you’ll find no government restrictions on internet access. Peruvians are free in giving their views via the Internet. The main problem in Peru is the Internet’s poor infrastructure.
Plug types A, B, and C are customary in Peru. Plug types A and B has two flat parallel pins that the latter has a grounding pin. Plug types C enjoys two round pins. The standard voltage in Peru is 220 V. European appliances also run on the same voltage.
Peru is of the safest destinations to visit in South America. However, petty crimes are also possible for careless travelers leaving valuables around. Don’t panic: you’re not supposed to get kidnapped or murdered there!
📑 Dos and don’ts in Peru
❦ Carrying valuables around is not wise.
❦ Try not to use the terms “Indio or Indios” for natives.
❦ Don’t ever think of going out shirtless in Peru.
❦ Don’t beckon Peruvians using your fist and one moving finger. It’s an impolite gesture here!
❦ Peru is known for its most varied food.
Cusco City: Walk in the Cobblestone Streets of Cusco City, which used to be the imperial city of the Incas and their ancient capital.
Nazca lines: Fly Over the Nazca lines; these shapes or glyphs are numerous, and you probably will not be able to see them all in one visit, but flying over the Nazca Lines is one of the most popular things to do in Peru.
Ballestas Islands: Get a Tour Boat to Visit the Ballestas Islands, also referred to as the “poor man’s Galapagos,” where you can also visit the Reserva Nacional Paracas protected coastline area.
Arequipa: Explore the Charming City of Arequipa, a beautiful city in Peru that does not receive the attention it deserves.
Amazon Rainforest: Step Inside the Wonderful Amazon Rainforest, the largest and most famous Rainforest on the planet.
Machu Picchu: Get Your Guided Tour to Machu Picchu, the ancient ruined city of the Incas that is also presumed to be the “Lost City of the Incas” by some.
Inca Trail: Take the Traditional Inca Trail, which passes villages and buildings that are very popular among the visitors.
Lima: Visit the Crowded, Yet the Exciting City of Lima. Lima has a rich history, and it is the best place to meet the locals, learn about their culture and way of life.
Traveling with a small group of passengers, divides mutual costs such as tour guide cost, transportation, entry fees, etc. between few passengers and makes your tour more affordable. The members of small group tour could be your own family or friends, or other savvy travelers that you will meet and share a journey.
Your time is priceless and we don’t want you to spend your travel time on planning for your vacation day by day. Booking a multi-day tour to a specific destinations makes it easier for you to focus on what you love, instead of going through hundreds of different daily itineraries and plan for each day individually. Simply choose your tour based on the desired duration.
For many destinations, having a local tour guide is a necessity. A professional tour guide helps you to get the most of your travel experience, plan your tours, answers to your questions, teach you the basics of the language, and manage the timings for you and other travelers. All the tour guide fees are included in your tour package.
We carefully handpick all the tours to make sure we offer the most convenient ones that covers everything you need. This includes affordable hotels, local transports, meals, and entry ticket. We make sure to include all the main costs into our itineraries so that you pay for the whole package once, and enjoy your all inclusive tour.