Arequipa Food Tour: Ancestral Cuisine & City Tour

  • 4 hours
  • 14 Flavors
  • Adult $79 USD
  • Under 18 $69 USD
Shared & Private Groups options available

Arequipa Food Tour: Ancestral Cuisine & City Tour

Adult $79 USD
Under 18 $69 USD

Traditional Arequipa flavors and sightseeing

During this Arequipa walking food tour, you will sample more than 14 Peruvian flavors that are typical from Arequipa and its region. You will even have the opportunity to interact with some of our local hosts to learn everything about guinea pig and alpaca, while learning the ins and outs of preparing ocopa with a "batán". You will learn about all the historical and cultural details behind each dish and drink that you will have the chance to taste during this 4-hour Arequipa walking food tour.
This Arequipa food tour received a rating of 5 stars on TripAdvisor
  • 4 hours

    Shared Groups (English-only)
    - 11:00-15:00

    Private Groups
    - 12:00-16:00
  • Local Expert Guide

    You will be paired with one of our licensed tour guides. All are very knowledgable and passionate about their food, country and culture.
  • Free Cancellation

    Cancel for free (minus processing fees) up to 48 hours before the food tour' start time, no questions asked. For last minute requests, we will do our best to find a win-win solution.

Arequipa Food Tour

Your adventure begins here. Are you ready?

  • 14 Flavors
    This 4-hour Arequipa food tour will allow you to discover the beautiful historic center of Arequipa, as well as Yanahuara and the beautiful views on the Misti volcano. Your guide will take you to a variety of places filled with locals, which will allow you to get a proper taste of Arequipa's most emblematic dishes and drinks.
    While strolling through the beautiful streets of Arequipa, you will visit a mix of trendy and more traditional places. The first stop is the iconic San Camilo market. The tour includes an ample variety of tasty bites and drinks that are present in most Arequipa's "to-taste" lists, such as guinea pig and alpaca. With this food tour in Arequipa, not only will you get a great overview of the local gastronomy, but you will also get to visit the city.
    Aside from discovering new flavors, another important component of this Arequipa food tour is to discover the story, the cultural background, and the current context associated with each bite. "Yummy" reactions are not enough for us, we also want to hear those "wow" and "oh fascinating" when telling you all about about rocoto relleno and ocopa.
    It's a walking food tour, with 5 to 10 mins of walking between each food stop, but to make this even more interesting and dynamic, we threw some art, architecture, sightseeing and a visit to a picanteria into the mix. A chicha and pisco tasting session is also on the list! We aim to make this food tour truly memorable and Instagram-worth.
    Throughout this food tour in Arequipa, you will be accompanied by a specialized licensed tour guide, who will act as your new local best friend, ready to answer all your foodie questions and beyond. Don't hesitate to throw historical, cultural and political stuff into the ring, our guides are trained to face pretty much any battle.


  • One of the highlights of my trip!

    This tour was one of the highlights of my trip through Peru. Arequipa has such a unique, proud and established history and regional cuisine since pre-Colombian times, which I had not known a lot about - so this was truly a learning experience. We went to many local spots of all sizes and tasted the most recognized dishes of the region and of Peru. My favorite stops were the picanterías - as the owner and staff at each location clearly love their craft and the region's cuisine, and love sharing them with visitors. The experience overall was engaging and very memorable, and in my opinion one that gave a great overview of the city - both history and food. Highly recommend.
    Tran - United States – Jul 2023
  • Great food tour!

    We learned so much about the food, the history and the customs of Arequipa. Our guide was very knowledgeable and a lovely person. All the food and drinks were super delicious and you can tell that the tour is done is a very thoughtful manner. Lovely sights of the city along the way. We cannot wait to go back to some of these restaurants to try some more food. would recommend this tour for sure.
    Hadleigh - Switzerland – Jul 2023
  • Such a great food tour with an excellent guide!

    I really liked that the restaurants and cuisine focused on traditional/ancient Peruvian food! Every dish was very unique and like nothing I've ever tasted! I would absolutely do this tour again and highly recommend it!
    Micki - United States – Mar 2023

Additional information

What is included

  • Tasting of 14 Peruvian flavors
  • Licensed expert guide
  • Dedicated travel support while you are in Peru
  • For Private Groups only: pick up and drop off
  • For Shared Groups only: pick up and drop off not included

Additional data

  • This tour is not recommended for people with reduced mobility.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes, bring water, and make sure you bring a hat and use sunscreen – the sun can be very strong in Arequipa.
  • Please note that our Shared Tour is guided in English only. For non-English speakers, please book a Private Tour. For the comfort of the group, guides will not be providing their service in multiple languages simultaneously, even to those who speak Spanish.

Meeting point

Where do we meet?

  • Calle San Camilo 207, Arequipa (in front of Compartamos Financiera)
  • Shared (English-only): 11:00 - Private: 12:00
Remember that
The guide will be waiting for you right next to the front door of the Compartamos Financiera building, which is facing San Camilo Market's main entrance.