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Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco

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Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore a local market in Cusco, then take a workshop on Peruvian cuisine during this 4-hour culinary experience. Learn about the functions of traditional Andean kitchens and local specialties from a professional Peruvian chef. Tastings, meal, and drinks included.
  • Lunch or dinner tour times
  • Learn about traditional Peruvian produce at the market
  • Cook lunch or dinner at the cooking class, then enjoy the creation
  • Pisco and chica tastings
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Starter
3 types of Cebiche
Main
Potatoes gratin
Quinua Rissoto
Dessert
7 fruits dessert
Cooking class
Fruit tasting
Professional Peruvian chef (English/Spanish-speaking)
All ingredients
All meals (Appetizer, main course, dessert)
Pisco Sour and Chicha Morada
Bottled water
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

C. Sta. Clara 497, Cusco 08002, Peru

We will meet at San Pedro Market Door number 1.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Choose lunch or dinner tour time (9am or 3pm) when booking. Meet at the San Pedro Central Market, the city's largest and most popular, filled with local products from all over Peru. Learn about endemic varieties of potatoes and corn commonly used in Peruvian cuisine.

Begin your cooking class with a lesson on pisco sours, the national drink of Peru. You'll learn to make this famous Peruvian national drink and taste it as well. Afterwards, your culinary experience would begin. Depending on your choice of lunch or dinner, we would prepared some traditional Peruvian dishes, with a modern twist, always guided by our Peruvian chef. To put the cherry on top of the cake, the last step of the class will be a typical Peruvian dessert, where we'll taste some of Peru's most exotic fruits.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Average groups are of 4 and the maximum is 12 people
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cultural Immersion Travel Peru E.I.R.L.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco.

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  • "If you come to Cuzco, you must have this class in your itinerary," See review
  • "I recommend the class to everyone that wants to experience a little bit of Cusco cuisine!" See review
  • "We were lucky enough to have a private class at 9am." See review

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star-5
The best chef in Cusco!
AnneMarie_B
, Jan 2022
Jesus is a very talented and dedicated chef. We had a fantastic time ans learned so much! This is a must do activity while you are in Cusco! Do it!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hello Anne. We are so glad to hear about your great experience with us. We look forward to serving you in the future.
star-5
Really great, would totally recommend
Daisie_J
, Jan 2022
The market experience was really good. We went in the middle of covid so things were quiet and our guide was really good at showing all the bits we would not have known about had we gone alone. The cooking was amazing. Jesus is a wonderful chef and great people person. Wonderful English too.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hello Daisie. Thank you very much for your review, we are so glad to hear about your great experience during the cooking class.
star-5
MUST DO!
Keisha_R
, Dec 2021
Great tour! Chef Jesus was energetic and informative. I took the 3pm tour; I was solo but about 5 others joined. Our group had great energy and made for a fun time. The market visit lasted about 90 minutes and then we were off to the cooking studio just a short walk away. We made a Pisco sour, 3 different ceviches and a nice cheesy potato dish (name escapes me). I hadn't eaten anything but a muffin that day and I left very full! Amazing experience!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hello Keisha, thank your kind review. We are glad to know about your pleasant experience with us. Looking forward to serving you in the future.
star-5
Excellent Experience
Kristine_L
, Nov 2021
This was a magnificent way to experience Peruvian food and learn about the culture. Jesus took me aroun the market showing me all the different fruits, vegetables, chocolates that are so different than what I’m use to. Then we walked to his cooking studio, where I learned how to make Pisco Sours, quinoa/cheese/chili tamales, three different types of ceviche and more. Best part was getting to eat it all! It was the best meal I’ve had in the last three days in Peru! He is very experienced and anyone can learn something from him.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hello Kristine, thank you so much for your review, it is so rewarding to hear about your culinary experience. Looking forward to serving you in the future.
star-5
Amazing experience!
Julia_C
, Oct 2021
Our cooking class and market tour was a highlight of our trip! Chef Jesús was incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating, and we loved learning about the different foods and vendors in the San Pedro Market. The class was fun and informative, and everything we made was delicious! The studio is also beautiful and very centrally located. We couldn't recommend this tour enough!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much Julia for your recommendation. We are glad to know about your pleasant experience with us. Looking forward to serving you in the future.
star-5
Going to the market was a...
Lakeisha_H
, Sep 2021
Going to the market was a special moment. Jesus was very professional and informative. The food turned out delicious
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We are glad to know about your great experience with us, Lakeisha. Thanks for thrust our company for the cooking class.
star-5
Fun and informative market and kitchen experience
Thomas_N
, Aug 2021
A fun and informative way to spend a few hours in the San Pedro market and a nice kitchen in Cusco. With very tasty results.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thanks for your review,Tom . We're glad to hear about your great experience at your cooking classes . We look forward to serving you again. Best Regards.
star-5
Delish Fun and full of knowledge
Jennifer_N
, Jun 2021
Was super fun and super informative. I loved that we also got a your of the San Pedro market, learned a lot there. The class itself was super fun learning to make a pisco sour was so cool. I actually had to step out for a bit and didn’t get to finish the end but came back and they had saved me a plate of food so I could taste what I made. Really went above and beyond.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thanks for your review, Jennifer. We're happy to know that you have so much fun in your cooking classes and the local market tour.. We look forward to serving you again. Best Regards.
star-5
The Luther’s
Leo_L
, Jun 2021
Jesus’ knowledge and how patient he was made the experience very memorable. The tour of the market was very informative.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thanks for your review, Leo. We're happy to know your great experience with us. . We look forward to serving you again. Best Regards.
star-5
Do it!
mayra_t
, May 2021
This was a great experience!! I’m not one to cook but I wanted to try something new and I’m so glad I did! Jesus explained all the ingredients as we bought them at the market, he was really knowledgeable. I had fun putting everything we had bought together to the final product. Everything was delicious 👌🏼and good conversation along the process. Thank you!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for your review and trusting Cultural Immersion. We are happy to know about of the great day you spend in the local market and the cooking classes. Best Regards....

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