We will meet in the Plaza De Armas and wind our way around the center. Stopping at our favorite street
side vendors and cafes. This is a finger lickin good experience. Tastings may include tamales, papa rellenas, espresso and some monkey business.
Join us on a scenic drive from Cusco into the Sacred Valley where we visit a local home and garden for an Earth to Table Lunch. We visit a local home and organic garden where we learn about the
history of traditional food in Peru.
We will pick a few in season items to be include in our freshly prepared lunch. You will participate in a cooking demonstration and enjoy a lunch of traditional home cooked Peruvian specialties.
Tickets must be purchased or reserved in advance. Our food tour typically sells out quickly, so please book well in advance. Cash payment day of may be accepted (only with advanced booking) please contact us.
Yes. Guests need a ticket even if they don't plan to eat. Non-paying food tour guests will not be able to join the tour. The ticket fees cover the costs of all the food samplings and also to pay for your tour guide's wages.
The tours starts in Plaza De Armas, Cusco exact meeting point will be provided with your ticket confirmation.
No, we do not finish in the same location. It is very close and your monkey guide will be will be happy to help give you directions.
Yes, rain or shine. Many stops are out of doors. Cusco can experience four seasons in a day so check the weather and dress appropriately.
Anytime during your stay, generally we recommend a few days after you have been here. That allows a little more time to acclimatize to the altitude and the food etc. this will make your experience more enjoyable. Since our tours usually sell out well in advance, there is not a better day of the week versus another.
Food is provided by market vendors, street stalls, local stores and cafes.
Curious Monkey Food Tours serves enough food that most participants are comfortably full after our tours. We have a combination of drink and food tastings.
Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction when you purchase your tickets. Celiac and nut allergies or any other severe allergies can not be guaranteed. Tours include meat, dairy, wheat, coffee, sugar spices etc. Known in advance, we will try to accommodate your needs with other tastings. Intolerance to dairy and gluten may be difficult to accommodate on this tour.
The Market and Street and Eat the Streets tour we are able to accommodate alternative tasting for vegetarians at some but not all tasting locations. We must be advised in advance (time of booking) and we will try to accommodate your needs.
There will be two beverage tastings on each tour. We are an environmentally conscious company and ask that you bring a refillable water bottle along.
Heck no in between mouthfuls, we chat about food, local customs, recipes, history, answer your questions. As most of you will have been on a city tour already we leave the in depth stuff to them.
We walk at a moderate pace, keep in mind we do have a schedule. If we run overtime at one location we may have to walk a little faster to make up some time. Our food tour lasts approx. 2.0 hours you can expect to be standing or walking the majority of the time. We provide some sit-down locations on all of our tours (this is based on how busy the location is), it may not be possible to sit.
Prepare to walk 2-3 kms over the 2 hours .
We will try our best to accommodate this, however please note this is an Incan city where curbs, steps, hills and cobblestone are the norm. Please advise when booking of any mobility issues and we will be in touch.
Bathrooms are limited, we will do our best to accommodate requests at the closest stop.
Children are allowed to participate in Curious Monkey Food Tours. We suggest ages 8 or above as younger may not enjoy the stops and food . They will receive the same amount of tastings and a discount will not apply. We will customize a few tastes for them if given advance notice. Families we do advise inquiring about a private food tour.
Of course! We offer private tours, themed tours etc. To set-up or learn more, please contact us about your private group tour request.
Yes, we welcome locals to enjoy the unique tastes and places and most are surprised they havenâ€™t tried it yet?
There may be an opportunity to shop at a few locations; if it is busy, we ask that you please wait to shop until after the tour. We have to keep on schedule and continue with the tour and tastings in a timely manner. We will provide the locations, names and addresses to you at the end.
No, we offer the food tours in English and Spanish. Contact Us if you would like another language or to make arrangements for your own interpreter to join tour.
Yes, please get in touch with us to arrange
No refunds are given for no-shows or cancellations. Upon payment, all tickets are non-refundable and can only be rescheduled with two weeks advanced notice.
Gratuities are greatly appreciated, but not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.
All restaurant gratuities are covered in your ticket price.