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Foodie tour of Peru: tasting Lima

17:30 AEST Sat Sep 21 2013
As a complete change from his active and sometimes quirky Getaway stories, Jules met up with chef extraordinaire Alejandro Saravia in Lima's Main Square Cathedral.

Alejandro is running 17-day gourmet tours of Peru, his home country. He now lives in Australia and embraces its melting-pot culture and relishes adding his own Peruvian influence to the food industry.

He travelled the world for eight years, concentrating on cuisine and cultures of many countries. Then came A Taste of Peru, an exciting adventure where guests experience the gastronomy and culture of the country. They are so passionate about food, Lima hosts a six-day International Gastronomic Fair every September.


Lima, the capital of Peru.


Movidas Journeys' A Taste of Peru 16-day Gourmet Experience costs $8110 per person single or $6820 per person twin-share. The tour can be done in two stages. The first stage includes Lima, Inca and Nazca Lines and costs $4105 and $3560 respectively. The second stage includes Cusco, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca and costs $4315 and $3575 respectively. Tours run with a minimum of 10 passengers and include an insider's guide to Peru, airport transfers, accommodation, chef Saravia's lessons, meals, vineyard visits, gratuities and entrance fees. Tours are scheduled for August 31, 2011, and April 25, 2012.

LAN Airlines has flights to Lima from:

  • Sydney $2549
  • Melbourne and Brisbane $2669
  • Adelaide $2879
  • Perth $3069

Prices correct at July 9, 2011.

For further information

LAN Airlines
Ph: 1800 221 572

Movidas Journeys
76-80 Clarence Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Ph: 1300 853 752

A Taste of Peru
Ph: 0420 604 435

Visa: Australians do not require a visa to enter Peru. They do need a passport and return ticket.

Electricity: 220V at 60Hz using plugs with two flat prongs.

Time zone: GMT -5.

Currency: The sol.

Telephone code: +51.

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