Mano a Mano Peru: Lima Culinary Tour: Discover Local Food, Community, and Culture

Lima Culinary Tour: Discover Local Food, Community, and Culture

Lima, Peru

Mano a Mano Peru

Non-profit organization

2 days, 1 night
From$26 USDper person

Mano a Mano Peru is committed to fostering positive change and development and improving the quality of life in the La Ensenada community.

Tour Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in daily life in Peru while helping promote solidarity, cultural openness, and community development in La Ensenada.
  • Learn how to bake delicious pastries with a local women baker as your guide.
  • Interact with members of the La Ensenada community and learn about life in Lima.

Tour revenue will be invested in Mano a Mano’s local projects, including health campaigns, children’s libraries, and the construction of parks in the La Ensenada community.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    Flexible in the afternoon

  • Duration

    2 days, 1 night

  • Good For

    Families, Professionals

  • Languages

    Spanish, French

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 3

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment


  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

Day 1
You’ll arrive at Mano a Mano in the late afternoon, just in time for a video presentation on the local surroundings, the restaurant, and the association. This short film will introduce you to all of Mano a Mano’s community projects and help you better understand what drives the institution. After, you’ll sit down for a tasty dinner at our all women-run solidarity restaurant before spending the night in the association’s dormitory.

Day 2
Rise and shine! You’ll depart for the huge Unicachi market around 7:30 AM, accompanied by a woman from the Mano a Mano team. Discover one of Lima’s largest markets and aid your guide in her weekly shopping (Please note: market visit is only available on Wednesdays). At noon, you’ll return to the association for a traditional Peruvian lunch. After your meal, it’s your turn to lend a hand in the kitchen! Sort, peel, and chop the foods you purchased that morning, and help the women at the restaurant with their daily tasks. Participate in a pasty class and hone your baking skills. Be curious! Feel free to ask as many questions as you want about food, Peru, and Peruvians in general! You’ll travel back to Lima around 4:30 pm that afternoon.

Vetted & Visited By

Ribbon ambassador
Lisa Eldridge
August 4, 2016

Tour Start Address

Calle 14, Comas District, Lima, Peru

How To Get There

By taxi or bus

More About Mano a Mano Peru


To provide support to the social and educational sector through prevention, information-spreading, and general guidance; to improve work capacity; to encourage further training and the sharing of knowledge acquired in educational institutions; to promote cultural openness and offer friendly, local protectors who are equipped with the necessary materials to lead others towards sensitization, awareness and respect for important values.

Main Programs

  • Education

  • Preventive health

  • Women builders

  • Solidarity tourism

  • Craft workshop

  • Solidarity restaurant

  • Sustainable development

Awards & Recognition

Monde par la Main
Fédération Femmes 3000
Trophy 3000 winner, 2010
TV5 Monde