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Lima: Private Home-Cooking Tour

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Get a taste for local life and cuisine at the home of a Lima family. Learn to make ceviche and the perfect Pisco Sour and shop at a local market.


  • Enjoy making classic dishes with a local Lima family
  • Visit a bustling local market and shop for fresh ingredients
  • Learn how to whip up a famous Pisco Sour like a pro


Learn how to prepare traditional Peruvian recipes handed down over generations. This 4-hour Lima food tour takes you to a local family home for a cooking class. Before you visit the family you’ll stop at a local market to see the array of fruits, vegetables and fiery spices on offer – and maybe make some purchases as well. Travel like a local on a city bus to Chorrillos, a residential neighborhood away from the tourist areas. Meet Doña Mechita, a caring Peruvian mother and the best cook in her family. She’ll share her family’s recipes and traditions with you in her home, and you’ll learn about culinary practices from generations of local women. You’ll learn to prepare a classic ceviche, Peru’s national dish, made with fresh fish caught that day and a yummy mix of limes, onions, coriander, and a few other secret ingredients. You’ll also try a surprisingly good Maracuya drink. Never heard of it? This passion fruit drink is typical of Lima and is one of the most consumed beverages by limeños. Doña Mechita will also teach you to prepare a delicious causa limeña made with potatoes, chilies and lime to accompany your ceviche. In addition, you’ll enjoy a Pisco Sour, with a demonstration on how to make the drink using an original recipe.


Local English-speaking guide One Causa limeñe One Ceviche One Maracuya drink & one pisco sour cocktail Local transportation from Miraflores to Chorrillos

Important Information

  • • This tour is priced for a minimum group size of 2 travelers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for 2 travelers.
  • Dress standard: Latin Americans can be very conscious of appearance so try to be casual but conservative in your dress. Outside of beach areas halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn. When visiting churches or religious sites shoulders and knees should be covered.
  • Child policy: This is a child-friendly activity. Children from 6-11 years are permitted on the activity at the price indicated. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform the guide of this before the activity begins
  • Please note, due to Peruvian tax regulations, you must bring your original passport and Andean immigration card on the tour. If you do not have these, you will be charged a tax of US$15.

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