Peru small group tour, a food adventure

“Travel broadens the mind, but this nine-day foodie tour of Peru delights the tastebuds, too. Taste, cook and shop for local food in the country’s key spots”

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Lima | Cuzco | Sacred Valley | Aguas Calientes | Machu Picchu

Description of Peru small group tour, a food adventure

Peruvian food and topography are intimately linked. Using what pachamama (mother earth) gave them, the Peruvians have developed a cuisine that combines local. With the coast providing an abundance of fresh seafood, the Andean highland supplying a variety of potatoes and the Amazon rainforest delivering delicious seasonal fruits, it's unsurprising that Peru is one of the world's emerging foodie hotspots.

This trip savours the country’s new cuisine and ancient ingredients. It’s a delicious, diverse and hands-on nine days, travelling with a small group via bus, plane and train. You’ll learn the secrets of ceviche, make your own pisco sour, learn a few Andean cooking tips with a foodie in Cuzco and eat empanadas straight from the wood-fired ‘horno’. You’ll also tuck into Lima’s world-class urban street food. As no trip is complete without seeing Machu Picchu, you’ll spend a day at this extraordinary Inca citadel, too. Walking tours, market tastings and cooking classes bring this region to life through its food.

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Food Adventures

What is a small group adventure?
It's a great way to travel! Whether you are travelling on your own, with a partner or with friends, a small group trip is a fantastic way to see the world. You'll travel on a fixed itinerary that has been designed to help you discover the best of region. From the known highlights, the hidden gems that you won't find in the guidebooks.

Itineraries run on set departure dates, accompanied every step of the way by an English speaking local group leader. You chose the itinerary and the date that suits you best and you book on.

Why travel on a small group adventure?
Small groups allow us to explore where larger tour groups can't. Our maximum group size of 16 travellers allows us to use local transport to get from A to B, to visit rural villages, spend time with the locals and even stay at a local home overnight, and it allows us to give our travellers genuine, real life experiences of the countries we are visiting; what you'll be doing and how you'll travel depends entirely on your chosen itinerary.

Is an adventure right for me?
The word adventure means something different to everyone, and our range of trips reflects that. Whether you want to explore local markets, visit out of the way temples and meet local people or go on an early morning safari drive searching for the 'big five', we'll have a trip for you. If you are looking for a physical challenge such trekking the Kokoda Track or summiting Kilimanjaro, we can help with that too.

So what makes a Food Adventure different?
Our focus on these trips is exploring our destination through regional specialities, eating where the locals eat, learning to cook traditional dishes and refreshing your palate with the local tipple! Our usual grass roots style of travel is still very much in evidence and you'll still get to explore a region's highlights as well as more out of the way places under the guidance of your group leader, but there will be a lot of focus on the unique flavours of the region you are visiting.

Can I book my flights with you?
Yes! We are a fully ATOL bonded tour operator meaning that we can book flights from the UK as part of your holiday package. Just ask us for a quote including flights when you make your enquiry.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Peru small group tour, a food adventure

As a global operator, we take our role in the tourism industry very seriously. We recognise the impact that tourism has on local communities and the environment, and we plan and operate all our tours with this at the forefront of our minds. We believe that every tour operator must be responsible in the way they conduct their business, to ensure the welfare of all people and the conservation of the environment.
We believe that responsible travel is about the attitude you take with you and the choices you make when travelling - to respect and benefit local people, their cultures, economy and the environment.
Peru’s food adventure will take you on a tantalising journey of spices, sampling a fusion of foods from the coast, jungle and the Andes to unique Peruvian recipes. This tour gives our travellers a real insight into the history and culture of Peru and encourages involvement with the traditions and daily life of local people. We visit a local fish market where generations of families have fished, sold and prepared the daily catch. Buy freshly caught [that morning] fish before taking it over to one of the local stallholders where they will demonstrate the art of making ceviche. Also sample a selection of other seafood dishes cooked upon request and try some freshly cooked bread, prepared and cooked in the traditional horno oven.
Our travellers make unique connections with the locals so we introduce them to Celia and learn all about making Chicha, a fermented corn drink, before playing a game of Sapo. We also visit with a local family and wonder through their market gardens [which grow corn, quinoa and herbs] before sitting down to a home cooked feast of ‘Cuy’ [Guinea Pig]
Our local Group Leaders are passionate about their culture and want to share their tales with you. They take you to meet small local producers in the Sacred Valley who will show you how cacao seed is cultivated and then harvested and taste the finished product – Chocolate. Our travellers prepare a Pachamanca, a traditional Peruvian dish where stones are heated over a fire and then placed in hole with potatoes, sweet potatoes, meat, corn and broad beans [to name a few ingredients], which are then covered with palm leaves and sealed with earth and grass. After a couple of hours, the ‘oven’ is opened up and the aromas that emit from the oven will have your taste buds tingling.
As a company our responsibilities don’t stop when our tours end. As we visit the Sacred Valley frequently, we have set up the Living Heart organisation which is a non-profit project that helps the Andean women and children of the Sacred Valley area with education, conservation, nutrition and health programs.
Our own in house foundation has been in operation for over 10 years; a not-for-profit fund that has distributed over AU$3 million to more than 70 non-government organisations since 2002, from health care, education, human rights, child welfare, sustainable development and in environmental and wildlife protection. Donations come from our travellers and are then matched by us dollar for dollar.

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