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Peru Real Food Adventure

10 Days | Discover Peru’s culinary scene from Lima to Cusco

4.8 out of 5 based on 13 reviews submitted.
CHF  2,890
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Peruvian food and topography go hand in hand. Using what pachamama (mother earth) gave them, the Peruvians have developed a cuisine that combines local and international flavours. And undoubtedly it is the geography of Peru that makes its culinary culture so distinct. 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 foodie hotspots.

Trip overview

Map of Peru Real Food Adventure including Peru
Lima, Peru
Cusco, Peru
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 51.27 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • It's delicious, diverse and hands-on. You’ll learn the secrets of ceviche, make your own Pisco sour, learn a few Andean cooking tips with a foodie in Cusco and eat empanadas straight from a wood-fired oven.
  • Pay a visit to a cacao farm and get involved in the whole process from planting to the final product. Enjoy a farm-cooked dinner and stay overnight on the family's farm.
  • Indulge in a tour and tasting at one of the Sacred Valley's first craft breweries. Whet your whistle with a pint of the fruity local IPA, the citrus tinged American pale ale, the caramel malts of the Ayrampo Roja red ale or the hearty chocolate notes of the imperial porter.
  • Discover the breadth of Peruvian cuisine in all its rich and colourful history, from the rustic ‘pachamanca’ tradition to Lima’s world-class street food scene.
  • No trip to Peru is complete without seeing Machu Picchu, explore this Incan metropolis with a local guide and learn more about this ancient civilisation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The cuisine of Peru includes a lot of meat and seafood. For vegetarians and vegans we recommend reviewing the itinerary and inclusions to ensure that you will be able to fully participate and enjoy this trip. We also have many other trips to Peru which can accommodate a range of dietary requirements.
  • Due to the high altitude of many of places we visit some people can suffer altitude sickness, regardless of age, gender or fitness. It even happened to Sir Edmund Hillary! Please see the ‘Medical and Health Information’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more details.
  • The facilities at your coffee farmstay are basic, but comfortable. The rewards of such an authentic local experience are immeasurable.
  • This trip does not include hiking to Machu Picchu. You will make the journey by train and bus. If you would like to hike to Machu Picchu, we recommend our trips Sacred Land of the Incas and Inca Trail Express.
  • Visitors are not permitted to explore Machu Picchu without a Machu Picchu guide (not our trip leaders) and must follow set routes within the site. This trip includes one guided visit of Machu Picchu and is approximately 1.5 - 2 hours long. Once your guided visit concludes, you will need to leave the site and personal exploration of Machu Picchu is not permitted. Your leader will provide more information to ensure you get the most out of your visit to this incredible site.


Map of Peru Real Food Adventure including Peru



9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 1 dinner


Plane, Private Vehicle, Train, Taxi, Local Bus


Hotel (8 nights), Farmstay (1 night)

  • Lima - Colonial District City & Food Walk
  • Lima - Guided tour of San Francisco Monastery including The Catacombs
  • Lima - Barranco walking tour
  • Lima - Ceviche Cooking Demonstration and Lunch
  • Lima - Pisco Distillery Visit and Tasting
  • Cusco - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Cusco - Andean Cooking Class
  • Sacred Valley - Brewery Tour and Tasting
  • Sacred Valley - Moray Incan Archaelogical Site
  • Sacred Valley - Chichubamba Community Lunch
  • Sacred Valley - Maras Salt Mines Visit
  • Ollantaytambo - Archaelogical site entrance and guided tour
  • Huayopata - Cacao farm experience
  • Huayopata - Coffee farm tour
  • Machu Picchu - Entrance and guided tour
  • Sacred Valley - Pachamanca Experience & Lunch
  • Sacred Valley - Pisac Market & Empanada Tasting
Add on activities
  • Lima - Coast Biking Tour - Urban Adventure (Price based on 2 participants) - USD52
  • Lima - Private Larco Museum (Based on 4 participants) - USD50
  • Lima - Lima Pisco Making (Based on 4 participants) - USD35
  • Lima - Private: Home Cooked Tour Ceviche experience Urban Adventure (Based on 2 Participants) - USD85
  • Lima - Archaeological Museum - PEN15
  • Lima - Gold Museum - PEN35
  • Lima - Larco Herrera Museum - PEN30
  • Lima - Museo de la Nacion - PEN10
  • Lima - Lima Water Show (Based on 4 participants) - USD40
  • Lima - Bohemian Barranco (Based on 4 participants) - USD75
  • Cusco - Coricancha Temple (entrance fee) - PEN15
  • Cusco - Pisco Making Urban Adventure (Based on 2 participants) - USD57

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 6 (Coffee Farmstay) where you will be in shared accommodation, and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. While we endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements, some meals and food activities are set in advance and may be difficult to adjust. Please advise us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking so that we can ensure you’ll enjoy this trip.
3. This trip starts at 2pm on Day 1 in Lima. This allows time after the joining meeting to explore the city with your leader.
4. This trip includes a domestic flight. The luggage allowance is 23kg for check in luggage and 7kg for carry on.
5. Full name exactly as per passport is required at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on the passport), for activity and transport bookings. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.
6. This trip includes one visit to Machu Picchu. According to Machu Picchu visiting regulations, all visitors must follow a pre-determined route within the site. This route must be followed in one direction only, and once the guided visit commences exiting and re-entering the site is not permitted. Once the guided visit concludes, visitors must exit the site and personal exploration of Machu Picchu is not permitted. Please refer to the itinerary for details.

Essential Trip Information

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4.8 out of 5 based on 13 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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Sheena · Traveled October 2023
This unique tour is such a wonderful way to experience Peru’s cultural heritage - and to connect to local families and communities through the universal language of food. Desi is such a warm and knowledgeable tour leader. I truly believe she made the tour special for the group and helped us all to bond.
Review submitted 27 Oct 2023

Mark · Traveled October 2023
The Peru Food Adventure was truly an amazing experience for me. The variety of different experiences on this trip is truly amazing - from the foodie culture of Lima to harvesting our own coffee and chocolate beans - and converting them into something for us to enjoy! But most of all, the tour guide and tour group on this trip made it truly exceptional. Our tour guide created a family atmosphere that ended the week with me feeling I had a life changing experience with family members I just met. I highly recommend this tour and visiting Peru with a food adventure. Mark
Review submitted 28 Oct 2023

Diane · Traveled October 2023
The trip was extraordinary. It was the perfect combination of seeing sites, like Machu Picchu and the ruins at Ollantaytambo, and exploring the food, culture and history of Peru. I loved meeting and learning about the families we visited.
Review submitted 27 Oct 2023

Susanne · Traveled September 2023
From cooking classes - including the making of Lomo saltado, Ceviche, and Causa - to exploring different fruits a tropical farm has to offer, this trip offered a great variety of food-related activities and experiences that I wouldn't want to miss any more. This was my first time on an Intrepid tour... and will certainly not be my last, especially under the general motto "... real food adventure"!
Review submitted 05 Oct 2023

Janice · Traveled September 2023
I loved this trip it included my favourite things - food, Pisco sours and ancient civilizations. Machu Picchu and the family visits were highlights
Review submitted 05 Oct 2023
Peru Real Food Adventure
CHF  2,890