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Exploring Machupicchu Peru!

When visiting Lima Peru make sure you schedule a visit to Machu Picchu! A visit to Peru without going and exploring Machu Picchu will be incomplete. Machu Picchu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

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If you are in Lima, Peru you have to take a short flight to Cusco where you can either spend the night there or take the train directly to Machu Picchu town. Once you arrive in the town and depending on the tour selected a bus will take you to Machu Picchu. On this Day Trip Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco the train, entrance of Machu Picchu, and guide are included. I recommend doing a tour because the tour guide will explain the history and interesting facts about Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu!

Popular Food

Ceviche is one of the main dishes that you will find in Peruvian restaurants. Made out of fish instead of shrimp which is what you find in most Mexican restaurants. Peruvian fish ceviche is “cooked” in lemon juices and served with red onions and sweet potatoes. Some restaurants may serve it with a yellow delicious sauce made of aji amarillo which are Peruvian peppers. Aji amarillo can be used to create a sauce or as one of the main ingredients in Peruvian dishes.

Lomo saltado was one of my favorite dishes I had in Peru. Something you might not know is that there are many dishes in Peru influenced by Chinese cuisine. Lomo saltado is an example of Chinese cuisine fused with Peruvian cuisine. It is a beef stir-fry with tomatoes, onions, aji amarillo, soy sauce, and other spices served with french fries and rice. Another dish that is Chinese/Peruvian fusion is Arroz Chaufa which is fried rice.

Aji de gallina is a creamy shredded chicken mixed with aji amarillo pepper, cream, and other spices. This type of chicken can be found with other popular dishes.

In this Lima Gourmet Food Tour: Evening Experience the guide takes you to discover Lima’s upscale side through dining and nightlife. Food, drinks, and activities are also included.

What to drink?

Pisco sour is one the most popular alcoholic drinks in Peru. Pisco is an alcohol made of grapes and it is mixed with lime juice and other ingredients and then topped with egg whites. You can request the drink without egg whites. Another popular alcoholic drink made out of Pisco is Chilcano which is mixed with ginger ale and lime juice.

Chicha morada is a very popular non-alcoholic drink made out of purple corn mixed with fruits and spices.

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