South America Cookery Holidays


Straddling the equator on South America's west coast, Ecuador encompasses landscape across Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands. Quito, the capital is known for its largely intact Spanish Colonial centre. 

With single estate chocolate becoming ever more popular,  Ecuador is attributed with producing the world's best cacao (more than 60% of the fine aroma cacao exported around the globe) with premium brands such as Pacari consistently winning recognition at the International Chocolate Awards.

Tasting Places are delighted to offer you a unique and tailor-made culinary experience to provide total insight to the world of chocolate production from bean to bar, in addition to exploring this fascinating country.


With direct flights from the UK making the capital Lima even more accessible, now is a great time to enjoy this gastronomic paradise offering  some amazing restaurant dining.  Pisco Sour is the delicious national drink made with white grape brandy and with rich coastal waters Lima is particularly renowned for seafood, such as the marinated fish dish of ceviche.

Lima combines perfectly with experiencing Cuzco - ancient capital of the Inca empire, and the Sacred Valley with the chance to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu.  A truly stunning destination.

Tailor-made gourmet breaks are organised on request and suit those
independent travellers seeking indulgent breaks with a gourmet focus.