Your sightseeing tour explores the modern districts of Lima and its historic center, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. As you wander the main plaza and Plaza San Martin it is hard not to wonder about its diverse architecture. Your guide will introduce you to the city’s architectural heritage. You then proceed to Santo Domingo Monastery boasting fine carved choir stalls, the oldest of Lima. It was here that San Marcos University, the first in South America, was founded in 1551. Your next stop is at the Larco Herrera Museum. The collection allows the understanding of 3,000 years of the Peruvian pre-Columbian history in an intuitive way. Its masterpieces are considered worldwide icons of pre-Inca art and have been displayed in the world's most renowned museums.
Culinary tour of Lima. Let your senses lead you through the world of colors and tastes. Today you will visit the market of Surquillo. This lively market offers fresh products from all three regions of Peru, the coast, the highlands and the rain forest, which are the source of the excellent and creative menus of many local chefs in Lima. The great variety of native products is reflected in the broad selection of fruit, vegetables, herbs, fish and many other products offered. Your guide, and also cooking teacher for today, will explain many interesting details about the Peruvian cuisine.After the visit of the market you will learn how to prepare some of the most famous Peruvian dishes. After all your effort, obviously, you may also taste and enjoy your creations. Surely, the new recipes will also be a great success at home.