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Recently named the world's leading culinary destination, this small group tour offers a fascinating revelation into the extraordinary cuisine and rich culture of Peru.


Peru was recently awarded the World´s leading culinary destination by the World Travel Awards and Lima is without doubt the food capital of South America. Amazing biodiversity, a ridiculously huge variety of local ingredients, pre-Columbian and Spanish culinary traditions mixed with the creativity of local chefs and influences from all over the world are some of the elements still building an extraordinary local cuisine.

Peru was once the centre of the biggest pre-Columbian civilisation (the Inca Empire) and Lima was the capital of the Spanish Colony in South America for almost 300 years. These two factors are significant in understanding the development of such a refined cuisine and also in making Peru an incredible destination in terms of history, culture, art and tradition.

Staying in superb boutique properties we will explore Lima, the Sacred Valley, the ancient Incan capital of Cusco and the World Heritage citadel of Machu Picchu discovering the rich culinary and cultural heritage of Peru’s indigenous and colonial past. We dine in some of the finest restaurants Lima, Cusco and Arequipa have to offer. The diversity of these stunning restaurants and food experiences is true testament to the astonishing produce and extraordinary talents of Peru’s culinary community.

The new and luxurious Belmond Andean Explorer has enticed us to incorporate this thrilling train journey from Cusco to Lake Titicaca and on to Arequipa taking in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. We take a detour to the Colca Canyon to explore this untouched and spectacular region. We visit some of the local indigenous communities and marvel at Colca Canyon which is twice the depth of the Grand Canyon. A sweeping area of natural beauty, you’ll spot countless examples of Incan and Pre-Incan architecture alongside alpacas, eagles and the mighty Andean condor. We finish in the colonial city of Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage site before taking our flight back to Lima.

If you are looking for an immersive cultural and culinary experience, this tour is your opportunity to embrace the incredible destination that is Peru.

This trip can include an extension to the Peruvian Amazon, the Galapagos in Ecuador or Patagonia in Chile.

JourneyHighlights

~ Dine in Lima and Cusco's world renown restaurants
~ Visit the World Heritage site of Machu Picchu and the capital of the Incan Empire, Cusco
~ Travel high into the Andes to meet with local Incan villagers and learn about their culinary heritage and culture
~ Indulge in the new luxury train journey from Cusco to Lake Titicaca and onto Arequipa
~ Marvel at the Andean Condors as they float above one of the highest canyons in the world
~ Stay in some of Peru's finest luxury boutique hotels

Meet your Guide:

Jennifer Wilkinson Owner / Director

Jennifer has a life-long passion for food, wine and travel. Following a successful career in economics and industrial relations, she left…

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GuestStories

  • “The Epicurious travel tour of Peru was perfect and exactly what I had been looking for. I had wanted to taste the foods of Peru, to learn something of the country’s history and to see the landscape, all of which this trip did for me. The tour was worth it for the culinary aspect alone, but it also took in many cultural and natural highlights. The hotels, guides, vehicles and so on were all spot on, with no hitches. Jennifer makes a very entertaining host and it’s obvious that she does her research and makes her arrangements within each country very carefully, making the holiday very relaxed from the client’s point of view. If you’re seeking a foodie holiday in a very different country, then this tour is perfect.”

    Jane Thorn – Peru Culinary tour 2018