Camper van tours have taken a hit in one of the most top-tourist destinations – Peru.
This South American country is home to some of the most breath-taking sights, experiences, and food offerings. Fortunately, touring this part of the world is now made more affordable as camper vans and trucker campsites have opened up for tourists.
If you are exploring this hot continent, you should never miss out on an in-depth exploration of Lima, Manchu Picchu, and the Nazca Lines. You can document your adventures with AV rentals,so you have something to show your friends and family or post on your travel website.
Apart from these unique sites, Peru also has a wild offering of gastronomic delights that you should try out. Here are some must-have and must-try delicacies while you are in the country.
This is Peru’s national dish and it is made out of the freshest, healthiest and tastiest marinated fish around. There are fine dining as well as street food versions of the recipe and it can be exhilarating to try out. The word ceviche is from the Quechua indigenous language which means fish.;
Another traditional dish that you must try out is the “Causa” or the cause. Stories about this dish tell the story of the war between Chile and Peru in the frontier. Due to this war, all that was left for food is potatoes. The wives of the Peruvian army prepared the best dish they can do using some other available ingredients and served a cold mash potato salad. It was referred to as the causa. Causa Lima may also have tuna, tomato, and avocado apart from the main ingredient which is the potato.
This is probably the most popular meat dish that Peru can offer. It is a mixed influenced cuisine that blends Chinese and Peruvian cooking influences. When the Chinese arrived in the country in 1850, they brought in various cooking techniques. Thus, this dish involves flame-cooked beef in a wok with mixed Peruvian native ingredients like tomatoes, amarillo chilies, and red onions. What you get is a smoky-flavored dish with lots of character. The saucy combination of the Chinese and Peruvian ingredients make this special dish truly unforgettable.
Suspiro a La Limena
The name basically translates to “sigh of the Lima lady” and it was coined by the Peruvian poet, Jose Galves, when his wife Amparo made it for him for the first time. It is a popular sweet dish that you can take with you back home. It has a heavenly combination of dulce de leche and smooth meringue.;
Anticuchos de Corazon
Last on our list is another traditional Peruvian dish that is influenced by the Afro-Peruvian culture. When African slaves were first brought to Peru, they were only given offal to eat. They disguised this by marinating the meat with smoky chilies and spices. This created the anticuchos. It is now a well-loved street food and late-night dish you can munch on after enjoying the sights and sounds of the city.
Peru is truly a country with lots of surprises. It remains to be one of the world’s top destinations for the many wonders that it offers.
Visiting some of these sites is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, thus you should make the most of it during your tour. Don’t forget to sample various traditional dishes to know more about the city or town you are visiting.