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Curious Monkey Food Tours

Hungry for something new?

Join us on the original walking food tour and experience Cusco like a local.
Walk through the colonial streets with a local guide
who shares history and stories about the food,
culture and traditions of Peru.

What's not to love about a day trip?
Explore the Sacred Valley and its culinary offerings with us.

SEE OUR TOURS

COVID-19 Update and Tour Cancellations

Curious Monkey
Food Tours

Hungry for something new?

Join us on the original walking food tour and experience Cusco like a local. Walk through the colonial streets with a local guide who shares history and stories about the food, culture and traditions of Peru.

What's not to love about a day trip?
Explore the Sacred Valley and its culinary offerings with us.

SEE OUR TOURS

Message From The Curious Monkeys

We are pleased to advise that our tours are currently running following all of Peru's mandated protocols for private and small group tours.

Wearing a mask is mandatory while on tour.

Bring your appetite

The reviews are in and Curious Monkey walking food tours are a hit!

"It was a day that would've made Anthony Bourdain proud.
Like Anthony I firmly believe that if you want to understand a culture intimately, you explore it through food. It was a day of firsts: first tamale...
first causa. Some at street food vendors, some at markets, and finally in a... wonderfully rustic, charmingly welcoming home kitchen.
Thanks to Curious Monkey Food Tours... for a truly memorable day."
Annette from Ontario, Canada.
Earth to Table Lunch Tour

"So good I did both tours!
Like most people, I'm always tempted by street food but you're never really sure what's safe. I signed up for the day tour and tried everything they showed us
and loved it all! It was so good I signed up for the night tour the next day.
You're in good hands with Curious Monkeys. I learned a lot too, as they have a ton of local knowledge.
Have no fear and enjoy."
Nick from Canada.
Eat the Streets Tour

OUR TOURS

Cusco City Tours

If you're curious about the best food spots in town, come on a walking food tour with Curious Monkey.
We'll take you to some of the most delicious and hidden gems in town, and you'll get to try a little bit of everything. From savory to sweet treats, we've got your palate covered.

Market and Streets

Come explore the vibrant San Pedro Market and the charming side streets around it with us!
Our knowledgeable guides will take you to some of the best food stalls in Cusco, where you'll get to taste some delicious local specialties.  From fruit juice to tamales to cherimoya, we've got all the best flavors of Peru covered!  So come join us on this unique foodie adventure.
It's sure to be a tasty experience you won't forget!

11am - 1pm Monday to Saturday

For the guarenteed lowest price, BOOK DIRECT through this website.

Eat the Streets

Looking for a unique way to experience Cusco?
Then come join us on our Eat the Streets tour!  We'll wind our way around the city, stopping at our favorite street vendors and cafes for some delicious tastings. You'll get to try everything from tamales and chicha to espresso - so be sure to bring your appetite!
It's the perfect way to explore all that this charming city has to offer.

5pm - 7pm Monday to Saturday

For the guarenteed lowest price, BOOK DIRECT through this website.

Sacred Valley Tours

Cusco's stunning Sacred Valley is home to picturesque rolling hills, rustic villages and an abundance of organic farms.
Join us on a leisurely drive through this gorgeous landscape as we visit local homes and gardens for our culinary and cultural experiences.

Sacred Valley Coffee & Lunch

Welcome to our coffee experience!  Our journey begins in the Scenic Sacred Valley and take us to Urubamba, where we visit a local café and family home. This family has been in the coffee business since the early 1900’s, so you know you’re in for a real treat.  We’ll see the house, traditional wood oven kitchen, and learn all about this family’s organic coffee production – including roasting.  Then it’s time for some delicious bean-to-cup coffee.

Available by request
with a minimum of 2 passengers required.
Please email us.
Curious@curiousmky.com

Earth to Table Lunch

Come explore the traditional food of Peru with us!  Our Earth to Table Lunch tour takes you to a local home and organic garden in the Sacred Valley, where you'll learn about the history of Peruvian cuisine.  You'll pick fresh ingredients to be included in a delicious lunch, cooked up fresh by our talented host.  Indulge in authentic Peruvian home cooking - you won't regret it!

Available by request
with a minimum of 2 passengers required.
Please email us.
Curious@curiousmky.com

ABOUT US

Corinne Taylor

Monkey Business, Banana Counter

Corinne loves adventure, travel, food and running. She is a proud Canuck that owns Bucket List Travel Adventures and has organized and guided tours all over the world. Corinne developed the taste of St Jacobs Market and Mennonite County food tour in her home area of Waterloo Region. She has also led food tours in Toronto, Ontario. Always returning to Cusco year after year Corinne now calls it home and is excited to share her favourite places and some monkey business with all of you on the tours.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQS

Do tickets need to be bought in advance? Can I pay cash?

Tickets must be purchased or reserved in advance.
Our food tour typically sells out quickly, so please book well in advance.
Cash payment on the day of the tour may be accepted (only with advanced booking) please contact us.

Do I need to buy a ticket if I am not eating?

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.

Where does the Curiosity start?

The tours starts near the Plaza De Armas in Cusco.

The exact meeting point will be provided with your ticket confirmation.

Do the tours end at the same place we began?

No, we do not finish in the same location. It is very close and your monkey guide will be happy to help give you directions.

Do food tours run year-round?

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.

When is the best time to take tours?

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.

What types of food tastings are served on the tours?

Food is provided by market vendors, street stalls, local stores and cafes.

How much food is served on the food tours?

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.

What if I have allergies or dietary restrictions?

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.

Are there vegetarian options on the tours?

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.

Are any beverages served on the tour?

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.

Do we only walk around and sample food?

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.

What is the pace of the tour?

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 approximately 2 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.

How much walking will there be?

Prepare to walk 2 to 3 kms over the 2 hours of the tour.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

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.

Are restrooms available during the food tours?

Bathrooms are limited, we will do our best to accommodate requests at the closest stop.

What about taking children on the tour?

Children are allowed to participate in Curious Monkey Food Tours. We suggest ages 6 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. For families, we do advise inquiring about a private food tour.

Can I book a Private Group 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.

Can I shop during the tour?

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.

Are food tours offered in English only?

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.

Are cameras allowed on the tour?

Of course! Don't you want to Instagram?
Instagram and Facebook and tweet and make everyone jealous back home?
Please photo tag us and tell the world about Curious Monkey Food Tours.

Can I purchase a gift certificate?

Yes, please get in touch with us to arrange.

Refund policy?

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.

Does the tour guide accept gratuities?

Gratuities are greatly appreciated, but not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.

Do we tip the restaurants?

All restaurant gratuities are covered in your ticket price.

CONTACT

Join us on the original walking food tour of Cusco.

Curious@curiousmky.com
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519 210 2111
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