The Best Food Tours in South and Central America

Richard Collett

From authentic Mexican street food to cooking masterclasses in Ecuador, here are the best food tours in South and Central America you can book with Culture Trip.

Hungry for tacos and tamales? Or how about Colombian coffee fresh from the source? Maybe you’re craving fresh ceviche on the Caribbean, or cachaça cocktails on a Brazilian beach. Whatever your foodie passion, you’ll be sure to satisfy your hunger pangs with one of these Culture Trip adventures.

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Preparing Shrimp Aguachile With Fresh Herbs, Lime And Jalapeno

Discover the essence of Ecuador as you prepare ceviche

Ecuador is the destination for thrill-seekers and foodies – and this eight-day Culture Trip tour combines volcanoes, waterfalls and hot springs with cooking masterclasses in Quito and Amazonian cuisine in the rainforest. Start with a local pilsener in the capital, before learning how to prepare ceviche and other classic Ecuadorian dishes at Altamira restaurant. Next up is a horse riding tour to Cotopaxi Volcano before you travel south to explore the waterfall route in Banos. You’ll be cycling from one waterfall to the next, zip line over valleys and brave the white waters of the Jatunyacu River on a rafting adventure along the Amazon tributary. The trip finishes with an overnight stay at the Kuyana Amazon Lodge – where you’ll learn all about local plant-based medicines and local cooking techniques.

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Quito, Ecuador

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Maja Proescholdt and Gethin Morgan contributed additional reporting to this article.

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