Unique things to do in Cusco
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Unique things to do in Cusco

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Peruvian Cooking Class, Cocktails, and Market tour
Our fully hands-on cooking class in Cusco starts at San Pedro Market (at door number 1), with a visit to this historical market. We will try some of the most exotic fruits of Peru and the traditional food of Cusco ( fruits, cheeses, chocolate). After that, we will walk to our cooking studio (a traditional house from 1930). You will learn to cook 03 main courses and 02 cocktails. We start preparing the most delicious cocktails with fresh fruits with Pisco (bought in the local market we visited). Then, we cook and eat 03 Peruvian dishes: Cebiche, Causa Limeña, and Quinoa Tamal. Our class is fully hands-on and you will take part in all the preparation. Our welcome drink is Chicha morada, and water bottled is always available. The dessert is traditional Peruvian Picarones. After the class, we will also send you the recipes, so when you come back to your home you can enjoy it with your family and friends. Notice: The Peruvian Cooking Class and cocktail Experiences are in the morning and in the afternoon. * In the morning from 10:00 to 14:00 * In the afternoon from 15:30 to 19:30 **Our dishes are easy to be converted into vegetarian, so if you are vegetarian or Vegan this is the perfect class for you. ** All our dishes are seasoned with pink salt from Maras. Knowing your food requirements is very important. Kind regards! Chef Jesus
Nature walk with alpacas and llamas
This spectacular trek with llamas and alpacas begins in Chinchero, a town located 40 km from the city of Cusco, a 1-hour road trip where our team awaits us with llamas and alpacas. Our walk will be 4 to 5 hours which is unique. where visitors can experience Peruvian culture and its past. On the way you will be able to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the sacred valley, country houses, agricultural production terraces, mountains, glaciers and a beautiful lagoon of crystal clear water, much more, reaching the indigenous community where we will start walking on the way we will see, shepherds with sheep and other animals In the past, travelers used to walk with llamas to reach the valleys of Cusco, Puno, and Arequipa, passing the route by 4300m. Each section used to take between 7 - 10 days, the travelers took alpaca wool with them among others to be able to exchange (barter) with fruits and corn. The purpose of this walk with llamas is to demonstrate how the trips with llamas were many years ago Also on the way of our walk we will have a delicious Picnic with organic ingredients from the area after the Picnic we continue with our walk that will take us to the archaeological park of Chinchero and the colonial temple and at the end we will visit the textile center of my wife Margoth Other things to note - Transportation is not included, but can be requested for an additional charge - In Chinchero our traditional dish is CUY baked if you wish try let me know to coordinate (EXTRA) AT THE END OF OUR WALK YOU CAN SPEND THE NIGHT IN OUR LUXURY CAMP
Peruvian Cooking Class, Market visit
Be immersed in a fascinating trip to the San Pedro Market, where you’ll be introduced to a vast variety of local and ancient products. Later, we’ll invite you to our cozy cooking studio, located inside a colonial times house (two blocks away from the market), where you’ll step back in time to enjoy a modern Peruvian cooking class guided by a professional Peruvian chef. OUR MENUS 1. Aperitif: Passion fruit Sour. LUNCH MENU: 2. Appetizer: Nouveau Andean Classic Peruvian ceviche. 3. Main dish: Modern Quinoa Risotto, Tri-colored quinoa and Peruvian yellow chili risotto topped with a perfect sous vide poached egg. DINNER MENU 2. Appetizer: Nikkei Style Tiradito, Sashimi style fish marinated in a Japanese/Peruvian ponzu, avocados and cushuros. 3. Main dish: Quinoa crusted alpaca tenderloin with roasted tubers and Andean smoked chimichurri. 4. Dessert: Chirimoya and exotic fruits parfait, Have a taste of our best local fruits elegantly served as a parfait. *All dishes are seasoned with Maras pink salt. Other things to note Please, advise if any food allergies or dietary restrictions we should be aware of.
Peruvian Cooking Classes & Market tour
discover unique places in our market tour where you'll receive information about local products, you'll learn the most interesting gastronomic customs of the city and historical data about our food , we'll try the most popular cheeses, fruits and breads of Cusco and in my workshop we'll cook diferent dishes from Peru, You can choose these dishes from our menú: Cocktails: -Pisco sour -Passion fruit sour Entrance dish: -Stuffed pepper , "rocoto relleno" with green herbs salsa. -Causa Rellena Main dish: -Ceviche with trout, mango and avocado -Lomo saltado (beef, rice, potatos, vegetables and asian salsas) Our experience includes drinks for altitude sickness and digestive drinks with natural herbs. You can choose your favorite cocktail and main dish, entrance dish is the same for everyone, the dishes are decided before classes start. We have soft drinks , vegetarian and vegan option.
Help and share in an animal shelter
In the morning, a car will pass by you from your hostel or airbnb place and if you want also at the meeting point to take you to the sanctuary. We will share an unique and unforgettable time. We will have a beautiful day with native animals of the sierra and jungle area. We will see in their houses: monkeys, macaws, turtles, deer, deer cats, alpacas, bears, wild cats, foxes, condors among others. The purpose is to help and learn about our mission, which is t o educate, so we invite schools and the public in general to teach children to respect our nature and animals. Our goal is the free some of them to their natural habitats. The connection with animals is an unforgettable experience. After the tour, the participants will have free time because it is a tour only for the participants and we will take them back to their accommodation or to the main square of Cusco is flexible. At the end of the tour we will have a store of products made of alpaca that the sale 50% goes to the animals and 50% to peasant communities around the sanctuary these sales serve to make the sanctuary sustainable since we do not receive support from the government. Other things to note The contact with nature and animals will have an unforgettable experience.

All activities near Cusco

Humantay Lake Tour
Very early in the morning, our transport will perform the pick-up to start this wonderful tour heading towards the villages of Mollepata and Soraypampa. You will travel for 2 hours to the town of Mollepata, where you will have a delicious breakfast for about 40 minutes. After breakfast you will continue on your way to Soraypampa for about 1 hour, there you will get out of the vehicle and our guide will give all the necessary directions for the hike, you will have 10 minutes to prepare and start the walk. The hike to the Humantay Lagoon will take approximately 1 hour and a half to observe the beautiful landscape until you reach the beautiful turquoise lagoon. You will have enough time to enjoy the magic of the place, rest, and bring an offer to the Apus. At the end of the visit, you will return to our vehicle which will take you to Mollepata where you will have a delicious buffet lunch. After lunch, you will travel for approximately 2 hours to Cusco where our transport will take you downtown. Other things to note Have 2 days' stay in Cusco to acclimatize and take the tour without a problem.
Rainbow Mountain tour from Cusco and Red Valley optional
Join me on this incredible rainbow mountain tour. This tour starts at 4:00 am, we will pass by your hotel in Cusco to start the tour. You will travel for 1 hour and a half until you reach our restaurant located in the town of Cusipata, where you will enjoy a delicious breakfast. The trip continues for another hour until you reach the control and parking area, where you will start the walk to Rainbow Mountain. On the way, you can enjoy the beauty of the Andes, its people, and the hundreds of llamas and alpacas that live in this place. This hike lasts 1 hour and a half going up and another hour and a half going down. You can also take a horse if the climb is demanding. Remember that you will accompany a Certified Tourist Guide on my team. NOTE: If you have extra energy you can go to the Red Valley fro 20 min extra. After this incredible experience, you will return to Cusipata where a delicious buffet lunch awaits you. The tour ends near the main square of Cusco. NOTE: -Remember to bring your passport and ask for your Rainbow Mountain stamp. -Includes a professional guide, tourist transport, buffet breakfast and lunch, walking sticks, and oxygen. -We can pick you up from anywhere in the historic center of Cusco and from other places if they are on the tour route. -Bring soles in cash for your entrance tickets (25 soles) and 20 soles for Red Valley (Optional).
Majestic rainbow mountain private group
we leave Cusco at 5:00am in a private transportation with a blanket on your seat, so you can sleep stay warm while driving for 2.5 hours to the head point of the trail. at the beginning of the hike you can choose to hike or either riding a horse which is an additional cost of $29.00 USD ROUND TRIP that you can pay directly to the horse men. once we get to the top we will provide COCA TEA while you enjoy the view of rainbow mountain. we also know the best spots for pictures of you and the landscape. we will make this magic journey an unforgettable experience for you. this experience includes BREAKFAST, LUNCH, PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE, 1 WALKING STICK, BLANKETS, COCA TEA. we will be back around 1:30pm in Cusco
Peruvian Cooking Class, Cocktails, and Market tour
Our fully hands-on cooking class in Cusco starts at San Pedro Market (at door number 1), with a visit to this historical market. We will try some of the most exotic fruits of Peru and the traditional food of Cusco ( fruits, cheeses, chocolate). After that, we will walk to our cooking studio (a traditional house from 1930). You will learn to cook 03 main courses and 02 cocktails. We start preparing the most delicious cocktails with fresh fruits with Pisco (bought in the local market we visited). Then, we cook and eat 03 Peruvian dishes: Cebiche, Causa Limeña, and Quinoa Tamal. Our class is fully hands-on and you will take part in all the preparation. Our welcome drink is Chicha morada, and water bottled is always available. The dessert is traditional Peruvian Picarones. After the class, we will also send you the recipes, so when you come back to your home you can enjoy it with your family and friends. Notice: The Peruvian Cooking Class and cocktail Experiences are in the morning and in the afternoon. * In the morning from 10:00 to 14:00 * In the afternoon from 15:30 to 19:30 **Our dishes are easy to be converted into vegetarian, so if you are vegetarian or Vegan this is the perfect class for you. ** All our dishes are seasoned with pink salt from Maras. Knowing your food requirements is very important. Kind regards! Chef Jesus
Horseback riding through four hidden temples of the inkas
Having previous experience with horses is not a requirement, just love these noble and beautiful animals. Mystical Experience, Small groups (Maximum 04 People). After picking you up from your airbnb or hotel, the first step is to meet our horses, make friends with them, and learn the basic instructions to guide them along the way, remember to be one with your horse We will take you on a horseback ride through the mystical and hidden areas of the city, Inkilltambo (according to new research probably was an oracle on the inkas time), The Temple of the Moon or Temple of Fertility, places that were once inhabited by the Incas or were important religious centers, such as the Sacred Huaca of Amaru Wasi where formerly rituals were performed to mother earth. We will try to get to know a little about the Andean worldview, the nature-human relationship and the principles of Andean reciprocity. You will be surrounded by nature, beautifull views, Eucaliptus forest and if we are lucky wild animals that live freely in the area. Please, Keep in mind that we will take short walks so you can know the Huacas (Inca temples) and the mysticism that surrounds them (because our horses are not allowed to access those protected areas). After finishing our experience I will take you to your accommodation. Please Feel free to write me if you have additional questions or queries.
Discovering the Sacred Valley of the Incas
This fantastic tour that lasts all day, we will be visiting 5 archaeological centers, important for its architecture and majesty of its buildings, we will start this adventure by visiting Chinchero, where we will meet about obtaining wool and dyeing them for the fabulous original fabrics of the area. Then we will be heading to Moray, important for the form of his platforms for agriculture, then we will visit the Salt Mines of Maras. Approximately half a day we will have a Buffet lunch with the area's own food, this before visiting the majestic architecture of Ollantaytambo, the living Inca city today. Finally we will visit Pisaq, important for its large construction and location in the Inca era. Throughout the tour we will visit 3 local shops where products made by the same inhabitants revaluing ancestral customs and traditions are offered for sale, and the guide will give us all the information of each place to visit. Quisa we can feel that we are a little rushed, but it is only to be able to visit all the places indicated in the description, always sharing information and making the whole trip enjoyable. IMPORTANT NOTE: Earnings are not included in the price, so you will need to bring 90 soles, in cash (soles) for these.
Machupicchu full day excursion from Cusco
FULL DAY TOUR: Departure 4:00 AM - Return 11:00 PM Very early in the morning from 4:00 am we will pick you up at your hotel to start this wonderful trip. You will travel for 2 hours until you reach the train station, located in Ollantaytambo, where you will board the "Perurail" train that will transport us from Ollantaytambo to the town of “Aguas Calientes” Aguas Calientes: Upon arrival in the town of Aguas Calientes, our official guide will be waiting for you to take you to the bus station, where you will take the bus to the archaeological park of "Machupicchu" Ciudadela de Machupicchu: Upon arriving at the citadel, after we will start with the guided tour, which will last approximately 2 hours, to know the main points After our guided tour you will have a few hours free time to visit Machupicchu on your own. Then you will get off by bus to the town of "Aguas Calientes" where you will have time to appreciate the village and visit the thermal-medical baths. Return: At night at the indicated time you will board the train back to Ollantaytambo where our staff awaits you to return to Cusco and then to your hotel, arriving at 11:00 pm. (approx. time). (Important) In the months of July and August the tickets to Machupicchu were sold out, so we must travel a day before and spend the night in Aguas Calientes. In this way we ensure your entrance to Machupicchu.
The Sacred Valley Of The Incas Full Day Private Service
This is a PRIVATE TOUR You will see all the archaeological sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas: SALT MINES OF MARAS, MORAY, OLLANTAYTAMBO, & URUBAMBA, CHINCHERO. In a private MINIVAN, I will lead you to each archaeological site to learn more about them. You will be picked up from your hotel or Airbnb at 7:30 am and driven half hour to the first location: CHINCHERO we'll stop at an alpaca farm, where you can learn about the Inca's writing system the variety of camelids that we have (alpaca,llama,vicuña) and The ancestral weaving techniques of ancient Peru.Then we will go in to the Inca Laboratory of Plants MORAY, where you will learn about the diversity of vegetables manipulated and made edible by the Incas. The OLLANTAYTAMBO fortress is the next place to go. This building is one of the most beautiful in the whole Sacred Valley. You will finish visiting this place at 1:00 pm, which is the appropriate time to head to the lunch location(URUBAMBA), where you may enjoy a buffet of local food. After your lunch and the time you need to rest, we'll go to the next attraction. THE SALT MINES Is the only archaeological site still used by locals you will watch salt harvesting techniques and Inca/colonial history of that place. Then, we will take the way back to Cusco. *it is possible finish in OLLANTAYTAMBO *You could start from URUBAMBA. *You Could add PISAQ but inbox me before.
Rainbow Mountain Tour in a day
The adventure begins between 4:00 AM and 4:30 AM, at which point our transport provider will pick you up at your accommodation, then we will head to the town of Cusipata in approximately 2 hours. Around 6:30 am we will arrive in Cusipata where we will enjoy a buffet breakfast. After breakfast, we will start the ascent on a communal dirt road until it reaches an altitude of 4,800 meters. Then, we will start a hike through a 4 km path, on the way you will enjoy landscapes full of flora and fauna of the Andes. Our guide will accompany you and show you how to hike at high altitude. The colorful mountain network will begin to appear slowly, until you reach the viewpoint at 5,000 meters. Its geological formations will reveal all its great splendor. Vinicư is one of the great attractions that you should always visit on your trip to Peru. Photo free time. Then we will descend on the same path, to board our vehicle and descend to Cusipata, here you will have a delicious lunch and then return to the imperial city of Cusco. At the end of the Mountain of Colors Tour, you will return to Cusco where our transport will take you downtown (approximately 04:30 pm)
Rainbow Mountain with ATVs
This trip allows you to see the Rainbow Mountain, You will see small villages, beautiful adobe style houses, herds of llamas and alpacas and you will have magnificent views of the Ausangate Mountain (6,385 m / 20,945 ft.), the highest mountain in #CUSCO region. ***To start this beautiful journey we will pick you up from your hotel at 03:30 am. to move to the eastern part of Cusco, we will drive in a van for 2 hours aprox. until a small town called Japura(in this place we will have the breakfast). After then we will continuous 1 hour more until a camp to get the ATVs. ***We will teach you in 10 minuts how is the use of ATVs, it is easy and is not necesary a driver license!. ***Once everyone has learned how to use the #ATV, we will drive for 40 minuts until you get close to #RainbowMountain Since Qosqopata we will walk 1 hour to reach the rainbow mountain (you can hire a linear motorcycle in the start of the trek if you dont want to walk this stretch-OPTIONAL, bring extra cash 90 s/ aprox), once in rainbow mountain you will have time to take pictures. Later we will have our lunch and back to Cusco arriving at 04:45 PM aprox. (we will leave all passengers close the main square).
Horse riding to alpaca paradise in Ausangate
We leave cusco at 4:30am in a private transportation for 2 hours until Pacchanta community located in Ausangate national park. 7:00am we will start the horse Riding in Direction to the most sacred Mountain in Cusco region on the way we will stop by a local family house where they have hundreds of alpacas of different colors and you will be able to get in the fence surrounded by hundreds of beautiful alpacas and get your pictures with then at the same time you have a cup of tea and breakfast with the most beautiful view, you can also pet the alpacas and feed them . after having a Wonderfull time with alpacas we keep our journey on the horses until we get to this magical mountain Ausangate where we will be able to see beautiful lagoons of green and blue colors at the base of the mountains. we will come back by horse riding and have lunch at the head point of the trail and take the transportation back to cusco an be back at 5:00pm
Rainbow mountain adventure on wheels
La experiencia comienza con el recojo de los respectivos alojamientos 3:50am para luego dirigirnos en nuestro minibús por un tiempo de 3 horas al poblado de Japura donde disfrutaremos nuestro desayuno buffet antes de comenzar a manejar los cuatrimotos, después del desayuno les damos todas las indicaciones para la conducción de los cuatrimotos con dirección a la montaña de colores por un tiempo promedio de 01 hora y 20 minutos el trayecto esta dentro de un paisaje único, lleno de montañas y animales altoandinos; a lo largo del camino tenemos varios paradas para tomar fotos o filmar videos hasta llegar al lugar al estacionamiento para los quads ubicado sobre 4700 m.s.n.m.(15485 fts); en este punto tenemos opcion : *Caminar por 45 mints a 01 h. después de haber disfrutado la montaña de colores retornamos por el mismo camino para tomar nuestras cuatrimotos para volver a la base de los cuatrimotos y disfrutaremos de un rico almuerzo buffet para luego retornar a la ciudad del Cusco en nuestro minibús por otras 3 horas; finalmente los dejaremos en sus alojamientos o lo mas próximo posible. ¡Vive la experiencia que no te la cuenten!
Cusco Tour and Central Market Tour
Join me to walk the most beautiful streets in Cusco to create memories you won't forget. This experience will start with picking up from your hotel and then we will visit the most important San Pedro market in Cusco where you can appreciate and taste our local products, the colonial aqueduct (known as the "Huaca Sabantiana") and the stone 12 angles and the viewpoint of San Blas. We will also pass through the most important streets of our city of Cusco where you will learn about history and culture. You'll see all of this and a lot . Walking around the city is really easy and fun.
Nature walk with alpacas and llamas
This spectacular trek with llamas and alpacas begins in Chinchero, a town located 40 km from the city of Cusco, a 1-hour road trip where our team awaits us with llamas and alpacas. Our walk will be 4 to 5 hours which is unique. where visitors can experience Peruvian culture and its past. On the way you will be able to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the sacred valley, country houses, agricultural production terraces, mountains, glaciers and a beautiful lagoon of crystal clear water, much more, reaching the indigenous community where we will start walking on the way we will see, shepherds with sheep and other animals In the past, travelers used to walk with llamas to reach the valleys of Cusco, Puno, and Arequipa, passing the route by 4300m. Each section used to take between 7 - 10 days, the travelers took alpaca wool with them among others to be able to exchange (barter) with fruits and corn. The purpose of this walk with llamas is to demonstrate how the trips with llamas were many years ago Also on the way of our walk we will have a delicious Picnic with organic ingredients from the area after the Picnic we continue with our walk that will take us to the archaeological park of Chinchero and the colonial temple and at the end we will visit the textile center of my wife Margoth Other things to note - Transportation is not included, but can be requested for an additional charge - In Chinchero our traditional dish is CUY baked if you wish try let me know to coordinate (EXTRA) AT THE END OF OUR WALK YOU CAN SPEND THE NIGHT IN OUR LUXURY CAMP
Ancestral Ceremonies and Andean Shaman
We meet at the main square of cusco known as plaza de armas, we drive for about 20 minutes and then we walk for 15 minutes easy walk in the nature with beautiful mountains to a ceremonial rock used by our ancestors for hundreds of years. we will do three ceremonies starting first giving some coca leaves to Mother Earth and then the Shaman will introduce his self and talking about traditions, believes, knowledge and history. then we do the Cleansing using herbs and flourishing ceremony with flowers right after, we will finish the experience doing all together the offering to Mother Earth. this experience gives you the opportunity to be in connection and harmony with nature and yourself and also to give gratitud to Mother Nature. NOTE that we can do the experience in the afternoon if it adjust more to your schedule.
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