Pie Experiences - Local Tour Operator / Food & Beverage of South America
28 Jun

Peru’s Finest Vegan Cooking Class

Most outsiders accept the popular assumption that South American cuisine is strictly meat-dominated. But in fact, this statement mows over the vast complexity of Latin America cookery. That being said, get ready to blossom your culinary creativity with the Vegan Cooking Class in Cusco―a perfect opportunity to add a vegan twist to traditional Peruvian dishes. Of course, avoiding meat dishes when traveling across South America becomes a difficult task. Yet at the same time, many Peruvian dishes possess vegan-oriented ingredients. For example, the pseudocereal Quinoa originates from the Andes mountains, both in Peru and Bolivia. Naturally, with an increasing...

things to do in lima peru
11 Jun

Things to do in Lima Peru

Our city guide for Lima, Peru Most people come to Peru to visit the Sacred Valley and ultimately Machu Picchu. However, if you are traveling through Peru the chances of you passing by this busy coastal capital city by plane or road are high. Lima, the second largest city in South America, has so much to offer every type of traveler - from backpackers to luxury holiday goers. The city center was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1988. There are endless things to do in Lima, Peru. Explore Pre-Incan ruins and discover...

18 Aug

Bolivia Travel Guide – 10 Reasons To Visit

Welcome to our Bolivia travel guide, to help you discover the cultural diversity and astonishing natural beauty of Bolivia. Once the hidden secret of backpackers and explorers this intriguing country is now opening up to all kinds of travellers. In fact, visitor numbers are increasing all the time. There is a wealth of stunning natural terrain in Bolivia. From the high plains of the altiplano and snow-capped mountains to otherworldly salt flats and dense tropical rainforest. While also offering up bustling cosmopolitan cities, fascinating markets, colourful carnivals and unique local cuisine. Bolivia boasts one of the highest indigenous...

9 Aug

Cooking Class in Cusco: A Culinary Experience

If you consider yourself a foodie with an appetite for Peruvian cuisine, then a cooking class in Cusco will surely satisfy your hunger. If you'd like to learn about local Peruvian produce before preparing and cooking your own traditional dishes in a beautiful rooftop kitchen, then this is one Cusco attraction you won't want to miss. Hear the sizzling of frying pans and smell the mouthwatering aromas of onion, garlic and mushrooms. Taste delicately cured trout and let the sweet and milky chirimoya fruit melt in your mouth. Sip a classic Peruvian cocktail on a...

Snow-capped Cotopaxi Volcano with Quito city lights in foreground.
24 Jul

10 reasons to start planning your next Ecuador vacation

Need an excuse to start planning your Ecuador vacation? Well, sit back, relax  and read on, because we've got plenty ideas for your Ecuador vacation. Ecuador is a country of stunning landscapes, rich history and fascinating culture. For once-in-a-lifetime experiences, it’s got the Galapagos, the Amazon and the Andes. There are active volcanoes, colonial towns, colorful markets and spectacular cross-country rail journeys. Ecuador is a wildlife lover’s dream, a hiker’s paradise and an adrenaline junkie’s playground. Now that we've got your attention, here are 10 great reasons for you to start planning your Ecuador vacation today.   1) Be amazed by the beauty of...

30 Jun

Vegan And Vegetarian Food In Peru: Our Survival Guide

When most people think of vegetarian food in Peru, quality and diversity aren't usually the first things that come to mind. But, seriously though, in 2018 this couldn't be further from the truth. [caption id="attachment_11072" align="alignnone" width="900"] Peruvian fried rice and dumplings from Green Point in Cusco.[/caption] Vegan and vegetarian food in Peru, especially in Cusco, is big business. Not only that but the quality, freshness and high standard is enough to turn the most hardcore of meat lovers. [caption id="attachment_11066" align="alignnone" width="900"] Korma filled calzone with avocado and beetroot salad at Green Point, Cusco.[/caption] More...

26 Jun

Luxury Peru Train Vacations: Onboard the Belmond Andean Explorer

Taking a journey on the Belmond Andean Explorer is by far one of the most beautiful travel trips you could choose to experience. This luxury train is perfect to show off the incredible colours of Peru, to take in sacred sites such as Lake Titicaca, and to holiday in style.   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhwp1trE6p4[/embed] The Belmond Andean Explorer: South America's first sleeper train There are many different options for train travel in Peru, yet there nothing is quite like the luxury of the Belmond Andean Explorer. With spacious cabins, decadent furnishings, a piano bar, library and observation carriages (plus delicious...

A boat navigating the Tambopata river during sunrise in the Amazon rainforest in Peru.
21 Apr

Ecotourism in the Amazon – Learn, Relax, Discover

Ecotourism in the Amazon is thriving and offers lots of possibilities for adventure. Explore the depths of this wild ecosystem while supporting Amazon preservation and the local communities. Observe wildlife and explore the jungle with expert scientists conducting groundbreaking research in the field. Furthermore, take part in excursions that will teach you all about the plants and animals in this immaculate area. These fabulous 'ecotourism in the Amazon' experiences are possible due to our partners, Rainforest Expeditions. Rainforest Expeditions Research Rainforest Expeditions is an ecotourism group dedicated to sustaining the Amazon. Hence the group...

4 Feb

Choco Lovers Unite: A Trip To Cusco’s Chocolate Museum

A trip to Cusco's Chocolate Museum is a delight for any fan of the humble cacao bean. Cusco's Chocolate Museum, ChocoMuseo, is the unofficial home of the cocoa bean. Whether you prefer cocoa in a drink, in chocolate or even in your hair or make-up products, it is astounding how versatile this tiny bean can be. Cusco's Chocolate Museum provides you with an opportunity to unite friends and family. Come together and share your love of all things sweet. This sugary paradise is tucked away on the corner of Plaza Regocijo, just two blocks from Plaza...

10 Jan

Pachamanca Experience | A culinary journey

You may have plucked up the courage to try cuy or sink your teeth into an alpaca steak, but if you haven't tried a 'pachamanca experience ' you are missing out. This ancient Inca ritual is one not many tourists know of, and yet we consider it to be one of the best culinary experiences you can have in your life. In Peru, adventurous eaters have the opportunity to enjoy some of the world's most unique dining. You just need to know what is on offer. From the world famous raw fish ceviche to the oriental fusion of lomo...