Peru Food Tours: Gastronomy and Culinary Travel in Lima and Cuzco
Some call this type of travel a culinary tour or gastronomy tour. We choose to call it simply a Food Tour - travel with a bent on culinary anthropology. The goal is to provide you the opportunity to taste some of the worlds best dishes and to educate yourself about the foods of Peru from farm to fork. Looking at food from an holistic viewpoint, the study of a culture’s food can tell us a great deal about its history. It speaks to past and present environmental forces, agricultural practices, cultural, political, and ethnic influences from immigration.
PERU MISTURA: September A Cultural and Culinary Exploration from the Andes to the Amazon, including Lima and the Mistura festival! Like the Spanish word "mistura", which means mixture, this small group, private tour mixes cultures, cuisines, and geography.
The unique trip is designed by anthropologist Charlie Strader, President of Explorations. His love and appreciation of Peru’s cultures and food diversity started with travels there in the 1980’s. Having traveled throughout Peru, he wanted to plan a special cultural, natural history, and food-focused itinerary that also included the incredible gastronomy fair in Lima, called Mistura! During the 13-day adventure, resident guides introduce the cultures of Peru, their environment, history, art and foods. You will experience why National Geographic named Peru the "next Foodie Frontier" in their Best of the World for 2012.
We have suggested itineraries (see below), however, you may customize your days depending on tastes (pun intended) and the region in Peru of interest. We can also assist with recommendations and reservations for popular and famous restaurants. We are here to help you taste the flavors of Peru for everything from upscale fine dining to delicious street foods, whether you are a gourmet or a novice on the food and drink of Peru. We also arrange cooking lessons and in-home preparation of family meals. Click below for suggested travel itineraries & information: