Gourmet Culinary Tours to South America Now Offered by SouthAmerica.travel

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SouthAmerica.travel is offering new gourmet culinary tours to South America, in addition to the traditional wine tours that they have offered for years. The new gourmet tour packages span Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Brazil.

Peru culinary tours

Peru Culinary Tours include tasting fresh Peruvian-style ceviche

These gourmet wine and gastronomy tours to South America are completely unique and are catered to each traveler’s appetites and requests.

While the tour operator SouthAmerica.travel has been arranging South America wine tours for many years now, the company has recently expanded its offerings of gourmet culinary tours to South America, geared for foodies.

Besides the traditional wine tours to Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay, which make up the most popular wine regions in South America, the company is now offering gourmet tour packages to Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Brazil.

These new gourmet culinary tour packages to South America include a medley of city tours and excursions along with stops at cafes, restaurants, markets, vineyards, and other hotspots where food and drink are the main attractions. Other specialty foodie tour packages to South America can be arranged on request. These tours can be arranged at any time of the year; there are no scheduled departure dates.

The 5-day Peru Wine & Gastronomy Tour features first-rate restaurants in Lima, bodegas in Ica, and vineyards in Pisco & Chincha. In recent years, Peruvian cuisine has increased in popularity, and this Peru gastronomy tour was created in response to demand. Those who travel to Peru don’t just want to see Machu Picchu, but want to taste the local cuisine and have heard of the Pisco Sours and ceviche for which Peru is famous. Lima, the capital, makes for a great introduction to Peruvian cuisine. The Peru Wine & Gastronomy tour includes wine tasting in Ica and Chincha, both located a few hour’s drive from Lima, and a visit to a pisco factory.

The 8-day Colombian Caribbean Cuisine, Coffee, & Gourmet Tour is a comprehensive tour of Colombia’s highlights, including the Caribbean, the Coffee Zone, and the capital, Bogotá. The tour starts in the capital, and includes top recommended restaurants that will introduce you to Colombia’s distinctive cuisine. Menus include meat and fish, often fried. The tour also takes you to Cartagena on the Caribbean coast, where Colombian food is dominated by Caribbean-infused flavors. Next, the itinerary includes a stay at a traditional coffee plantation or “finca,” in the Coffee Zone of central Colombia, where you can taste fresh coffee.

The 14-day Wineries of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay Tour includes wineries in Argentina and Uruguay, as well as sightseeing in Brazil. Although Brazil is not known as a major producer of wine, there are wine regions in Brazil that produce balanced, pleasant wines. For those interested in adding on wine tastings in Brazil, it would only take a simple request to arrange winery excursions in Rio Grande do Sul and the Vale do Sao Francisco, following the “Rota do Vinho” Wine Route through southeastern Brazil.

These gourmet wine and gastronomy tours to South America are completely unique and are catered to each traveler’s appetites and requests. Because these are specialty, customized tours, those interested in booking a tour should inquire with the tour operator about specific prices and availability.

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