Ollantaytambo, Peru

Traditional Peruvian Cooking Class in Ollantaytambo

2-3 Hours | Cooking Class and Getting to Know Locals

Go for a bustling market tour throughout Ollantaytambo to the warmth of your local guide's home as you learn to cook some of Peru's most beloved dishes!
Your tour will also directly support the non-profit organization Awamaki in its mission to empower local Andean women to improve the lives of their families and communities.

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Duration

2-3 Hours

Travel Style

Cultural Immersion and Foodie Fun

Languages

English, Spanish and Other Local Language

Physical Activity

Light activity

Location

Small Towns/Villages

Connect

Awamaki

Local/Foreign Owned Social Enterprise
Starts at:

$45/person

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Speaks: English, Spanish and Other Local Language

Highlights

  • Learn to cook traditional Peruvian food in your local guide's home kitchen
  • Explore the colorful Ollantaytambo market where you'll learn all about local foods and how best to choose them.
  • Receive a small recipe book of Peruvian dishes

Details

Schedule

Available Mondays through Saturdays

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year
  • Meet an Awamaki guide in the Plaza de Armas in front of La Esquina café
  • Walk to the market for a tour and to buy the remaining ingredients
  • Short walk to Irma or Tina's home
  • Drink a refreshing beverage and prepare the ingredients
  • Cook
  • Sit down with your teacher and enjoy the appetizer and main course
  • Head home with new cooking knowledge to impress your friends and family at home with!

Your options for your meal include one of each of the following

BEBIDA (DRINK):

  • Chicha morada (Purple Corn Drink)
  • Limonada peruana (Lemonade)

ENTRADA (APPETIZER):

  • Papa a la huancaína (Boiled potatoes in a creamy, peppery sauce)
  • Causa (a chicken and avacado filling layered between creamy mashed-potato)

SEGUNDO (MAIN COURSE):

  • Rocoto relleno (a spicy pepper stuffed with a flavorsome meat or vegetarian mix)
  • Papa rellena (a baked potato stuffed with generously-seasoned ground beef and deep-fried)

What's Included

Activities

Cooking Class

Guide

Bilingual guide

Food

Lunch
You'll get to enjoy the delicous food you've cooked!

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Your Local Host

Awamaki

Local/Foreign Owned Social Enterprise

Explore Ollantaytambo and its surrounding villages and get to know the people that live there with authentic cultural experiences you can’t find anywhere else. You can take a variety of cultural tours and artisan workshops that will bring you off the beaten track to experience Andean culture; try spinning on the ancient Andean drop spindle, learn to cook local specialties, visit a local "Ollantino” family, or improve your Spanish in a language class. Awamki works directly with rural Adean women to provide them with a reliable source of income to increase their families’ quality of life and well-being. The opportunites are endless with this powerful collective community.

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Getting There

You will meet your guide in the Plaza de Armas in front of La Esquina café 5 minutes before your tour is scheduled. From there you'll take a tour of the market before heading to the home of your cooking teacher to cook your delicious food!