Lima - Peruvian Ceviche and Pisco Sour cooking class

Peruvian Ceviche and Pisco Sour cooking class

(65 reviews)
Lima, Lima, Peru
40 mins

About the tour

Perú is know as the land of the Incas, and Lima, as one of the culinary capitals of the world. In this series of cooking classes you will learn the history behind the most important Peruvian dishes and the secrets to prepare them, guided by two locals (my husband and me) from our kitchen. Would you like to Surprise your friends and family with something original, made by you and 100% Peruvian for lunch or dinner?... let’s start! If you want to cook with me you will need to have the following ingredients: Peruvian ceviche 2 servings 250 gr ocean white fish filets (corvina, sole fish, maji maji, flounder , would work) avoid river fish , no dark skin fish. 1 red onions 6 key limes (or Brazilian limes or alike) 1 hot chili 1 red hot pepper (optional) 2 boiled sweet potatoes 1 boiled Corns 2 leaves of lettuce Cilantro Salt to the taste Peruvian Pisco Sour 2 servings Peruvian Pisco (you can use as an alternative not flavored vodka) 4 Key limes 6 Ice cubes 2 eggs Bitters (angostura bitters) Simple sugar sirope Also Shaker or blender Two whiskey glass Enjoy! Note: ceviche is not a vegetarian option, although you can adapt this to vegetarians using mushrooms.

Meet your local guide


Vanessa is a native from Lima, Perú. An archaeologist wanna-be and momma to three, she is always on a never ending search for the best ceviche in town! Vanessa is an official tour guide and has been an ambassador of her city since 2006 with such a passion for history that she married an archeologist. After spending almost 14 years solely in the travel and tourism space, she decided to reinvent the tour guide wheel and go “virtual” with you! While Lima can sometimes be misunderstood by many for its chaos and busyness, it woos you with its incredible cuisine, warm people and stunning archaeological sites. In her tours, you might catch a spectacular sunset in the ocean while seeing surfers waiting for the last waves before going home, spot an ancient archaeological site, or explore amazing Peruvian dishes at some of the city’s popular restaurants. “My biggest interest lies in being an interpreter of my culture and an ambassador of my country to others visiting Peru. I learned many years ago that travelers see the country they visit through the eyes of their tour guide, and to me, that is a powerful reason to give my 100% each time and to love my job,” she says passionately. Join Vanessa on a tour as she takes you to her favorite places in Lima. You won't find a more passionate and enthusiastic guide.

Vanessa has been guiding since Jan 2006

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Lima with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Lima. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide's hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Kathleen H.

06 March 2021

This is the 6th tour / cooking demo I've taken with Vanessa and Marek. Another winner! Excellent menu, and they give background and historical context of the recipes and ingredients. Highest recommendation, 5++!

Virginia S.

05 March 2021

I loved to be welcomed in Vanessa and Marek's home and not just learn the recipes, but also the history of the dish and of the drink. I will be sure to take the lomo saltado class!

Cheryl M.

05 March 2021

sweet lovable family who are well organized in their presentation -- a really nice experience. We drank pisco sours in Argentina, came back home and made t hem for friends - no one had ever heard of them - but pisco was hard to find here where we live.

Sheila S.

04 March 2021

Enjoy Vanessa's tours so much, especially her cooking classes. This was no exception. Looking forward to trying out the recipes.

Karina P.

04 March 2021

I have just made the pisco sour. Love it. Thank you to both of you.

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