Food and wine in Latin America
With a continent as diverse as Latin America, there is food and drink to suit all tastes. Argentina enjoys the largest consumption of beef in the world and steaks there are excellent (and even better, prepared as an asado, washed down with a fine Malbec!). You may also come across cuy (guinea pig) a local delicacy in the Peruvian/Ecuadorian Andes, empanadas with all sorts of fillings, ceviche (marinated seafood) and feijoada (bean and meat casserole) from Brazil. Vegetarians are catered for (although the amount of choice varies from country to country), and lodges prefer to be warned in advance so they can prepare special food. Cookery courses are offered in a few countries, particularly Mexico.
The vineyards of Chile and Argentina produce a wide selection of good quality wine and some have luxury lodges on their estates. Cacao and coffee plantations can be visited in various countries, and tequila from Mexico, cachaca from Brazil, rum from Guyana/Venezuela/Cuba and pisco from Peru/Chile all taste better in the place where they are produced!
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Here are some sample itineraries that feature food and drink:
- Argentina - The Welsh villages (and whales!) of Patagonia
View details. This itinerary visits Buenos Aires, Villa Angostura, Esquel, the Valdés Peninsula and Gaiman.
- Chile/Argentina - La Serena, Elqui Valley and wine regions
View details. This itinerary visits La Serena, Santiago and the wine valleys, and Mendoza.
- Ecuador - traditional cuisine of the highlands. A culinary masterclass!
View details. This itinerary visits Quito and Cotopaxi.
- El Salvador - a close encounter with nature, history and coffee
View details. This itinerary visits San Salvador, Suchitoto, El Imposible National Park, coffee region .
- Mexico - Oaxaca, Sierra Norte mountains and the Pacific coast
View details. This itinerary visits Mexico City, Oaxaca, the Sierra Norte mountains and Puerto Escondido on the Pacific coast.
- Peru - a gastronomic tour of the Inca heartland
View details. This itinerary visits Lima, the Sacred Valley, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca.