The villagers of the Huchuy Qosqo community are masters at preparing ancient Andean recipes as well as modernized takes on classic Andean fare. This savory experience will have you traveling back in time with flavors that you have never tasted before. Learn different ways of preparing and presenting dishes from a wide-range of cuisine that uses the biodiversity of the Andes.
An Active Traveler Peru representative will pick you up in the morning from your hotel to start the impressive tour through the landscapes of the sacred valley of the Incas.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by an amazing community reception with traditional music and beautiful Incan flowers (Kantu). After the welcoming ceremony, you will begin the activity “Flavors of the Andes.” You will be presented an apron and taken to the communal cooking area where the activity will take place.
At first, you will see a short presentation about the various different ingredients used in Andean cuisine and what their nutritional values are. Products such as potatoes, quinoa, corn, grains and organic vegetables are the starts of this culinary exhibition. All villagers have been trained in sanitary food preparation, and the food is guaranteed to be safe.
Each participant will work side-by-side with a local from Huchuy Qosqo in every step of the process. Then, you will get to help prepare a savory lunch that we will enjoy around 1:00 pm . At the end of this tour you will be driven to your hotel