Cooking Class in the Sacred Valley, Local Market, local Farm and Salt Mines

Homestay Journey

Description

Homestay Journey offer Peruvian cooking classes where you will learn how to make an exquisite Ceviche, one of our most famous national dishes.

As an introduction to our cooking class, you will learn to make the Peruvian national drink, the famous Pisco Sour.

Our cooking classes are distinguished by being the only experience that is lived outside the city, in the Sacred Valley; it is a culinary adventure that is lived on the edge of a lagoon, surrounded by nature and beautiful landscapes.

Visit to local Market of the Urubamba

This local market is very colorful typical of the sacred valley, affords a very colorful and unique experience. Here we will see local families selling things such as fruits, vegetables, flowers and natural medicinal plants.

Visit local farm

It is a unique experience of knowing the medicinal plants, flowers, organic vegetables, quinoa plant, and the guinea pig farm.

Salt mines of Maras

There are thousands of little plots filled with salty mountain water that evaporates with the intense sunshine, making salt crystal buds up to forming a thick layer that after a month is extracted by the local families

Important


·         Tour Type: Culinary Adventure

·         Good For: Those with a sense of culinary adventure

·         Difficulty: Easy

·         Climate: Cold, sunny with wind in the months of April to November

·         Humidity: Dry

·         Rainy season: December to March

·         Pick up Time: 8: AM

·         End time: 6: PM

·         Considerations: This journey will take about full day


Cusco, Sacred Valley, local market Urubamba, Cooking Class, local Farm, guinea pig farm, Salt mines

You can start from your hotel in Cusco, the Sacred Valley or Ollantaytambo. Our homestay team will pick you up at your hotel, in a private vehicle, to visit first to the local Urubamba market. Here we will see local families selling things such as fruits, vegetables, flowers and natural medicinal plants. Your guide will give your a tour of the market and you can taste Peruvian fruits such as passion fruit, lucuma, and chirimoya.  after that we will buy all the supplies for our preparation of ceviche and pisco sour, then we will go to a beautiful lagoon surrounded by a natural landscape

As an introduction to our cooking class, you will learn to make the Peruvian national drink, the famous Pisco Sour. Learn the art of making a Peruvian ceviche, raw fish marinated in lemon juice, chillies, and cilantro.

After the ceviche classes we will visit a local farm, where we will know different medicinal plants and learn from their great healing properties, we will also see some quinoa plants, finally we will visit a guinea pig farm, After that, we’ll continue with our ultimate visit to the salt mines of Maras. There are thousands of little plots filled with salty mountain water that evaporates with the intense sunshine, making salt crystal buds up to forming a thick layer that after a month is extracted by the local families. This practice dates back thousands of years and was passed on from generation to generation. Return to hotel.

Include


  • Guide: Professional, English speaking guide during the whole tour
  • Transport: Private transport during of the tour
  • Entrance fee: Salt Mines
  • Meal: Lunch Ceviche and Pisco Sour
  • Visit: Tour in the Local Farm
  • Chef for cooking classes
  • Visit: Guinea Pig Farm

Not includes


  • Hotel in Cusco or Sacred Valley
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Snacks and drinks

What you need to take:

  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun protection cream
  • Waterproof jacket (especially from dicember to march)
  • Warm jacket
  • Confortable shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Extra money

A minimum group size would be 2 persons. The bigger the group, the lower our cost per person: please, find our prices and discounts below!

  • Group of 2 USD 170- per person
  • Group of 3 USD 150- per person
  • Group of 4 USD 130- per person
  • Group of 5 USD 120- per person
  • Group of 6 USD 110- per person
  • Group of 7 or more USD 100- per person