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Peruvian Cooking Classes & Market tour
Join us in an cultural and unique culinary experience through the oldest markets in the city, where you'll receive a lot of 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 3 peruvian dishes and one drink in base Pisco. And in the end you can enjoy all the dishes you made. Our Cooking menú includes: Quinoa salad: a very interesting salad that mixes mango, avocado and black quinoa. Huancaina sauce: one of the most important Peruvian dishes based on yellow chili pepper, peanuts, cheese and milk. Pisco sour: We'll use one of the best Piscos based on the original Peruvian grape "Quebranta" to prepare a perfectly balanced "Pisco sour". Main dish: You can choose between: Lomo Saltado: a Chinese Peruvian fusion dish, based on beef, vegetables and soy sauce. Peruvian ceviche: most famous Peruvian dish based on fish and lime juce, where technique is the most important. We have soft drinks and vegetarian and vegan option. These cooking classes are designed for everyone with or without experience in the kitchen.
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.
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.
Peruvian Cooking Class and Market Tour
Our Cusco Culinary cooking experience starts at San Pedro Market (at door number 1), with a visit to this historical and traditional local market. We will try some of the most exotic fruits of Peru, the best chocolate, local cheeses, and traditional bread. After that, we will walk to our cooking studio, a traditional house from 1922, that is part of the world heritage Cusco center. We start our cooking classes preparing the national drink of Peru , pashion fruit pisco sour. Then, we prepare three traditional peruvian exquisite dishes and a delicious dessert. Our class is full hands on and you will take part in all the preparation. After you we finish we will enjoy all the food and you will have a great peruvian meal. Our dishes are easy to be converted into vegetarian , so if you are vegetarian or Vegan this is the perfect class for you. After the class we will also send you the recepies, so then you can share your new talent, as a Peruvian chef, with your family and friends. Other things to note The cooking classes are in the morning and in the afternoon. * In the morning from 9:00 to 13:00 * In the afternoon from 15:00 to 19:00 To know your food requirements is very important
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

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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 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)
Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain tour from Cusco
Join me on this incredible rainbow mountain tour. Very early in the established schedule (from 4:00 to 4:40 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 be accompanied by a Certified Tourist Guide who is part of my team. After this incredible experience, you will return to Cusipata where a delicious buffet lunch will be waiting for 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. -Don't forget to bring soles in cash for your entrance tickets (25 soles).
Rainbow Mountain excurtion
Very early at 04:30 a.m. Our transport will go through your accommodation in Cusco to take you on a 2-hour trip to a small community called Cusipata, here is our restaurant where we will have breakfast, then we will travel by car for 1 more hour to the point where the walk that will last will start. 1 hour and 30 minutes on a moderate level climb, once we get to the 7 Colors Mountain we will take photos and spend some time appreciating the landscape, later we will descend again along the same path that we climbed and walk for 1 hour, this time it is easier and quickly, then we will arrive at Cusipata where we will have lunch (we have a vegetarian option) and then return to Cusco. Arrival in Cusco at 04:30 p.m. We will leave all our passengers close to the Plaza de Armas. . **important** Doing this experience daily is sometimes very exhausting for me, so the host will be Carlos or David or a different some days. Other things to note * We can pick you up from your hotel if you are in the center of Cusco. * The guide is professional and part of my team. * carry your passport and ask for your stamp. * If you want information about other places to visit in Cusco, send me a message.
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.
Peruvian Cooking Classes & Market tour
Join us in an cultural and unique culinary experience through the oldest markets in the city, where you'll receive a lot of 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 3 peruvian dishes and one drink in base Pisco. And in the end you can enjoy all the dishes you made. Our Cooking menú includes: Quinoa salad: a very interesting salad that mixes mango, avocado and black quinoa. Huancaina sauce: one of the most important Peruvian dishes based on yellow chili pepper, peanuts, cheese and milk. Pisco sour: We'll use one of the best Piscos based on the original Peruvian grape "Quebranta" to prepare a perfectly balanced "Pisco sour". Main dish: You can choose between: Lomo Saltado: a Chinese Peruvian fusion dish, based on beef, vegetables and soy sauce. Peruvian ceviche: most famous Peruvian dish based on fish and lime juce, where technique is the most important. We have soft drinks and vegetarian and vegan option. These cooking classes are designed for everyone with or without experience in the kitchen.
Rainbow mountain adventure on wheels
Paseo por la montaña de colores en vehículos todo terreno. El tour comienza con el recojo de los respectivos alojamientos 3:30am para luego dirigirnos en nuestro minibús por un tiempo de 3 horas al poblado de Japura donde disfrutaremos nuestro rico desayuno antes de comenzar a manejar los vehículos todo terreno , después del desayuno los damos todas las indicaciones para la conducción de los vehículos todo terreno con dirección a la montaña de colores ,la vía esta dentro de un paisaje único ,lleno de montañas animales altoandinos un paisaje bello y hermoso ,a lo largo del camino tenemos varios estacionamientos o paradas para tomar fotos o filmar videos hasta llegar al lugar Qosqopata el cual es el ultimo estacionamiento para los quads ,desde este lugar hacemos una caminata que dura 45 min. a 01 hr. el recorrido es desde los 4650m.s.n.m. hasta los 5036 m.s.n.m.(16618 fts) donde esta ubicado el mirador de la montaña de colores ,en este tramo tenemos la opción de poder rentar los caballos o motocicletas de los locales .después de haber disfrutado la hermosura de la montaña de colores retornamos hacia nuestro cuatrimotos para volver a la base de los cuatrimotos después disfrutamos de un rico almuerzo buffet y después de una demostración de vestimentas típicas con la participación de todos. finalmente retornamos hacia a la ciudad Cusco. ¡Vive la experiencia que no te la cuenten!
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 the breakfast we will continuous 1 hour more until the camp to get the ATVs. ***We will teach you in 10 minuts how is the use of ATVs. Once everybody learn how to use it we will drive the ATVs for 40 minuts until Qosqopata bus station. Since Qosqopata we will walk 1 hour to reach the rainbow mountain (OPTIONAL - you can hire horse or motorcycle if you dont want to walk this stretch, bring extra cash 90 s/), once in rainbow mountain you will have time to take pictures. Later our lunch will wait for us and returning Cusco arriving at 05 PM aprox.(dropp of will be close the main square). *** If you want other experiences let me know.
The greates hike ever to the sacred valley of the Incas
We will meet by the San Pedro market at 08:00hrs. Here we buy some fruit for the hike before walking 5 min to the local bus station. The public bus cost 5 soles and will take us to the town of Chinchero about 1hr from Cusco. Next we will take an Original Inka Path that will take us to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On the way we will appreciate breathtaking landscapes, farming areas, Inca terraces, magical waterfalls and local villages. We will stop in a 360° viewpoint, being able to appreciate the amazing view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the Vilcanota Mountain Range. After this spot we decsent to the lowest part of the valley, passing by a local village of Urquillos where we can try the famous Inka beer-chicha! Then, after a short walk, will reach the town of Wayllabamba where we will head back towards Cusco. >>>>>MESSAGE ME TO REQUEST AVAILABILITY<<<<< Other things to note: -Distance: 12km (7.4 miles) -Departure time: 08:00am. -Type walking: Easy/Moderate/Downhill
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.
Walk through the lagoon Humantay Cusco
Walk to the humantay lagoon Hours 5:00 am - 5:30 pm Pick-up time will be depending on the location of your stay before 5:00 am To then continue with the trip by transport for 3 hours to Mollepata the place where we will have breakfast (basic breakfast), after breakfast we return to our mobility to continue our trip so that we can appreciate the landscape and mountains including the snowy of Salkantay and Laguna de Humantay. we will arrive in Soraypampa, to start the hike to the Humantay Lagoon for 1 hour and 30 minutes approximately on a flat and mountainous road, when we reach the Humantay Lagoon, we will stay a considerable time in this place and then start the descent to Soraypampa to take the Transportation and return to Mollepata to enjoy our typical buffet lunch and finally return to the city of Cusco ending the tour one block from the main square . Group of 14 people Other things to note Better weather: March to October Regular time: December January ( Low rain) difficult time: February ( rains ) Does not include entry ticket to the humantay lagoon ( Bring 10 soles in cash for national tourists) ( Bring 20 soles in cash for foreign tourists) Recommendations • Hiking shoes • Rainforest • Warm jacket
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.
Peruvian Cooking Class and Market Tour
Our Cusco Culinary cooking experience starts at San Pedro Market (at door number 1), with a visit to this historical and traditional local market. We will try some of the most exotic fruits of Peru, the best chocolate, local cheeses, and traditional bread. After that, we will walk to our cooking studio, a traditional house from 1922, that is part of the world heritage Cusco center. We start our cooking classes preparing the national drink of Peru , pashion fruit pisco sour. Then, we prepare three traditional peruvian exquisite dishes and a delicious dessert. Our class is full hands on and you will take part in all the preparation. After you we finish we will enjoy all the food and you will have a great peruvian meal. Our dishes are easy to be converted into vegetarian , so if you are vegetarian or Vegan this is the perfect class for you. After the class we will also send you the recepies, so then you can share your new talent, as a Peruvian chef, with your family and friends. Other things to note The cooking classes are in the morning and in the afternoon. * In the morning from 9:00 to 13:00 * In the afternoon from 15:00 to 19:00 To know your food requirements is very important
Qeswachaka, the last Inca Bridge
In the morning, your private tour guide will take you to the south valley. Our first stop will be at 4 lagoons, where you will visit the beauty of the Andes, here you can take a typical breakfast with an incredible view of the lagoons. After our visit, we will take you off the beaten path to Qehue, a typical Andean village. Here you will walk through the streets and get a sense that you are walking during the time of the Incas as a lot of the culture has remained very similar. The people continue to wear traditional clothing and the town is lined with historical buildings. Next we will drive you to the incredible last inca bridge, which local people conserve with a typical ceremopny every year where all women make the ropes with ´´Ichu´´ (straw) and men tie them, here you have the chance to croos the suspension bridge. After this visit, you will have the choice of either a short 1 hour trek to the QapaqÑan (Inca road) and then we will drive you to your hotel or we can drive you directly to your hotel.
Rainbow mountain in quad bike - fullday
Live a different experience with full adrenaline over 5000 meters above sea level. Visit 7colores mountain on quads with your friend Beto, where we will have the opportunity to be in contact with high Andean animals (llamas, alpacas, foxes and condors) and we will be able to visit the small houses of the kayrawiri people and live their customs and traditions. This beautiful experience begins with the pick-up of each passenger from their respective hotels, airbnb or from an agreed place from 4:00 to 4:30 am. Then we go directly to Japura for 2h: 40 minutes in our private van, in this town we will have our comforting breakfast. After breakfast comes the great adventure with full of unique landscapes (rivers, mountains, fields, meadows full of alpacas and llamas) this journey on quads lasts 1h: 30 minutes from the town of Japura to Qosqopta, in Qosqopta we leave the quads for later walk for 45 minutes to reach the mountain of 7 colors. In this magical place we will have enough time to take photos, videos and rest. After all that, the descent begins for 30 minutes to the place where we left the quads. Then descent in our quads for the same time from qosqopta to japura. Arrived in Japura our delicious lunch awaits us. our tour ends in the main square at approximately 5:00 pm. Live a unique experience on wheels
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