Explore the City . Discovering Barranco
Barranco is the quintessential bohemian and artistic quarter of Lima. Today, it is home to painters, musicians, poets and famous writers, including Nobel Prize writer Mario Vargas Llosa Located on the cliffs of Costa Verde facing the Pacific Ocean, this district takes pride in its magnificent architecture and rich cultural life. Here, museums, art galleries, cafes, bars, restaurants and live music offer a unique dining and nightlife experience. Enjoy the small-town atmosphere and intimacy of this neighborhood by taking a walking through its streets, taste the best Peruvian seafood lunch in a huarique, an authentic traditional restaurant; and visit some of the most prominent shops of popular and contemporary art in the city. The cherry on top, a tasting of organic coffee and chocolate in one of the best coffee houses in Lima.
The Art of Ceviche . Heaven for Foodies
Before the conquest, raw fish marinated and cooked with spices was considered a delicatessen that only the Inca nobility could afford. With the Spanish came the Moorish; during colonial times there was a strong African immigration, and in the early republic we had two very clear Japanese migration waves. Blend everything together and the result is Peru´s signature dish: ceviche. Amor A Mar, one of Lima´s finest seafood establishments, has one of the best ceviches in town, and today its chef will share with us some of the secrets of his trade and help cook our own. After our hands-on, interactive cooking course we head towards the main restaurant area and cap the experience with a menu specially designed for the occasion.
The Magical and Hidden Side of Cusco. Ancestral secrets from the navel of the world
Scroll through the old streets of Cusco, where the heirs and bearers of ancient legends mingle with travelers and visitors that, like us, try to understand the way of life of Cusco’s forefathers. In Plaza Nazarenas, right on the corner where one of the most prestigious hotels in the city is located, you will learn the amazing stories of love and betrayal that remained kept in the silence of a convent and monastery for many years. Discover the seven snakes carved in stone, in the passage with the same name, and know why they were made On the Purgatorio street, if you pay a little attention you could hear the footsteps of a “lost soul”, a liar wearing a disguise to exploit the faith, fear and pity of passersby who left alms for the “Souls in the Purgatory” After completing this course, why not share a table and a glass of chicha at a Picantería? An ancestral home that are still standing in the old and mysterious streets of Cusco.