San Pedro Market

San Pedro Market: Our most recommended tours and activities

Cusco: Peruvian Cooking Class, Cocktails & Local Market Tour

1. Cusco: Peruvian Cooking Class, Cocktails & Local Market Tour

Kick off your culinary adventure at San Pedro Market and explore one of the oldest markets in Cusco. See exotic fruits, local cheeses, bread, chocolate and cacao, quinoa, potatoes, and more. Then, take a short walk to the cooking studio, located in the historic center of Cusco. Step inside and be greeted with a Chicha Morada. Get set up in the kitchen and tie your apron. Then, begin by crafting a delicious Peruvian cocktail. Listen as Chef Jesus explains, step by step, how to prepare three beloved Peruvian dishes: cebiche, causa limeña, and quinoa tamal, and top it off with two pisco cocktails (non-alcoholic recipes available). Then savor your mouthwatering creation and trade stories with your cooking companions around the table. End your culinary adventure on a sweet note with tasty Picarones with honey (sugar-free option available).

Free Walking Tour of Cusco

2. Free Walking Tour of Cusco

Join us at Plazoleta Regocijo right of front of Chicha restaurant at 10am in english, spanish — eveyday. You can also join us at 1pm in english only — monday thru saturday. You can also come at 3:30pm in english, spanish — monday thru saturday. Look for the yellow vest only of Inkan Milky Way. Notes: —The tour starts After 15 minutes of the the mee-up time so don't rush the Guide. —If you want punctuality, book a Private tour (this is a free tour, it is a Group tour and we usually have tourists coming late). —We need at least 2 people to run the free tour otherwise it will be cancelled or reprogramed. —The itinerary is Referential, it will all depend on the tour Guide so no need to be picky. After all the group is gathered, you will explore all the historic center on foot in english or spanish — separate groups. The first stop will be the Plaza San Francisco, then the Saint Claire Arch and the Mercado San Pedro. After that you will make your head back to the Plaza de Armas(explore all the tour attractions surrounding this place), a quick walk to the 13 angled stone, visit some inca wall remains and end the walk near the Santo Domingo church.

Cusco: Planetarium and Night Tour with Dinner and Pisco Sour

3. Cusco: Planetarium and Night Tour with Dinner and Pisco Sour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Cusco, and then explore the city after dark in a small group of no more than 8 people on a late afternoon and evening tour. Stroll to San Pedro Market to discover a hidden gem where the locals shop, and learn about the variety of native fruits and vegetables on sale. Taste some of the local produce as you explore, and get an insight into the traditional medicinal herbs and their uses. Next, visit the main square to enjoy an authentic pisco sour and learn about pisco production as you savor the national drink. Continue to Planetarium Cusco to watch a presentation from the astronomers about the night sky in Peru, and check out the constellations of the southern hemisphere through the powerful telescopes. End with a traditional dinner of typical food and take a walking tour of the historical center to see the landmarks illuminated for the night.

Cusco: Historical Walking Tour and Market Visit

4. Cusco: Historical Walking Tour and Market Visit

Explore the historical sights of Cusco with a guide born in the city and get an insight into what it is like to live there. Hear tales and historical facts about local highlights and marvel at colonial buildings and unique Inca monuments from pre-Hispanic days. Take in some impressive panoramic views of the city before making your way to San Pedro Market. Learn all about the regional produce on sale as you soak up the atmosphere. Continue to the Inca temple of Coricancha, dedicated to the sun god Inti and mostly destroyed after the 16th century to build the neighboring Convent of Santo Domingo . Visit the convent before taking a stroll from the artisan neighborhood of San Blas to the beautifully preserved street of Hatun Rumiyoc that originally led to the Antisuyu quarter of the Inca Empire. Continue to Plaza de Armas to visit the cathedral and marvel at masterpieces of colonial architecture.

Peru & Bolivia Tour Package: 13 Days

5. Peru & Bolivia Tour Package: 13 Days

Day 1: Lima Arrival Arrive in Lima and transfer to the hotel. Rest and free time to explore the city. Day 2: Lima City Tour Guided tour of Lima's key attractions including Miraflores, San Isidro, Huaca Pucllana, Plaza de Armas, Larco Museum, and Convent of Santo Domingo. Return to the hotel and free time to explore Lima. Day 3: Lima to Cusco Transfer to Lima airport for flight to Cusco. Arrival in Cusco and transfer to Sacred Valley. Afternoon tour of Cusco highlights including San Pedro Market, Koricancha Temple, Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Q'enko, and Plaza de Armas. Overnight in Sacred Valley. Day 4: Sacred Valley Tour Visit Maras salt mines and Moray archaeological site. Cultural experience in Misminay village. Return to Sacred Valley for overnight stay. Day 5: Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu to Cusco Excursion to Machu Picchu, including guided tour of the citadel. Lunch in Aguas Calientes. Return to Cusco and overnight stay. Day 6: Free Day in Cusco Free day to explore Cusco or optional excursions to Rainbow Mountain or Humantay Lagoon. Day 7: Cusco to Puno Bus journey from Cusco to Puno. En route visits to Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, and La Raya. Arrival in Puno and check-in at the hotel. Day 8: Puno to Copacabana to Isla del Sol Transfer to Copacabana. Boat trip to Isla del Sol, visiting Hucani, Inca Temple of Pillkukayna, and Isla del Sol. Overnight stay on Isla del Sol. Day 9: Isla del Sol to La Paz Sunrise breakfast on Isla del Sol. Tour of Yumani Inca steps, Chincana ruins, and Copacabana. Transfer to La Paz. Day 10: La Paz City Tour Guided tour of La Paz, including cable car ride, Main Cemetery, local markets, and Witches Market. Free time to explore La Paz. Day 11: La Paz to Uyuni Flight from La Paz to Uyuni. Visit Train Cemetery, Colchani, Incahuasi Island, and Pucará de Ayque. Overnight in Uyuni. Day 12: Uyuni to La Paz Flight from Uyuni to La Paz. Excursion to Tiwanaku ruins. Overnight in La Paz. Day 13: Departure from La Paz Transfer to La Paz airport for departure. This itinerary offers a comprehensive exploration of key destinations in Peru and Bolivia, including historical sites, cultural experiences, and natural wonders.

From Cusco: Free Walking Tour of Cusco | San Pedro Market |

6. From Cusco: Free Walking Tour of Cusco | San Pedro Market |

We will meet at the selected time in Plaza Regocijo, right next to the Plaza de Armas. We will begin this free tour of Cusco by going back to the origins of the city, founded by the Inca civilization. In the southern corner of Plaza Regocijo, we will come across the exterior of the Casa del Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. In front of this colonial mansion, we will talk to you about Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, the most famous Peruvian chronicler of the colonial period, considered the father of Peruvian Literature. We will walk through the streets of Cusco until we reach the Plaza de San Francisco, where we will see its beautiful botanical garden full of plants native to the Andes. Plants such as llaulli, yacón, cedroncillo, molle and even queuña will be present on the route. The next stop will take place at the National College of Sciences and Arts, the oldest public school in Cusco founded by Simón Bolívar in 1825. We will continue the tour passing by the Santa Clara Arch, where we will review the colonial style of the city's architecture. . Afterwards, we will arrive at the San Pedro Market, a perfect place to learn about local cuisine. We will continue the free tour visiting the most important square in the city, the Plaza de Armas. We will find the cathedral and the church of the Company of Jesus, built on the remains of some Inca buildings. Another of the most important points of the tour will be the Calle del Sol, or "Inti Kijllu" in the Quechua language, one of the very few originals from the Inca period. The last two stops will be at the palace of Inca Pachaquteq and outside the church of Santo Domingo and the temple of Qoricancha. You won't stop learning curiosities! We will end the free tour of Cusco after a two and a half hour tour near the Santo Domingo church.

Walking tour with private guide in Cusco in half day

7. Walking tour with private guide in Cusco in half day

In the morning or afternoon, according to the time you choose, you will be picked up from your hotel to begin the walking tour in the charming city of Cusco. The first point to visit will be the main square of Cusco where the guide will give us all the information about its historical importance, later you will arrive at the Cusco cathedral which is made up of 3 temples, then you will go to the most famous stone in the Center Historical which has 12 finely carved angles and is located on Hatunrumiyoq Street (street of large stones). Afterwards you will arrive at the traditional neighborhood of San Blas known for having the best works in wood and painting, an exceptional example of Andean art; You will also visit the temple of San Blas. The walk will continue with a visit to the Sapantiana aqueduct, an attraction that has Roman-style colonial architecture and was built on top of the P'ujru River to provide water to the colonial city. In addition, nearby is the Waka Sapantiana, which was an Inca oracle and energy center. Likewise, you will arrive at 7 Borreguitos Street, the most famous street in the San Cristóbal neighborhood and an important point to take spectacular photographs. At the end of the tour you will return to your hotel. End of services.

Cusco: Cooking Class and San Pedro Market Tour

8. Cusco: Cooking Class and San Pedro Market Tour

This amazing culinary experience starts at the meeting point situated at Plazoleta of San Pedro, a lovely place where the Market of San Pedro is located. The market was opened in 1925 and during the market tour you will see thousands of stores with a great variety of food such as cheeses, fruits, vegetables, handcraft, menus, among other things. The San Pedro Market is the main supply point in the city, where tourists and locals come daily. This place was part of the Inca Trail that connected to Plaza de Armas, during the Inca Empire. The food tour continues with a short walk until reach the cooking studio located very near from the market in the historic center of Cusco. The kitchen will be ready to start the Peruvian cooking classes. You will start the class making a Peruvian cocktail known as Pisco Sour. This traditional alcoholic drink is made with Pisco, a grape distillated liquor, with passion fruit juice. The professional chef will explain, step by step, how to prepare a 4-course menu with basic cooking techniques. We will start by preparing the first course, a delightful Mashua Cream accompanied by purple corn chips. Mashua is a tuber harvested in the high Andean regions of several South American countries, quite similar to potatoes, and it possesses beneficial nutritional properties. For the second course, you will prepare three different types of ceviche. One will be the classic style with red onion and coriander. The second will be an ancestral style with tumbo juice, a fruit native to the high jungle in the Andes, akin to passion fruit and rich in vitamin C. The third ceviche will consist of kushuro (high Andean algae), tarwi (Andean soy), and camu camu, offering an explosion of flavors. In the third course, you are going to cook an exquisite rocoto pepper stuffed with mushrooms and vegetables, accompanied by an organic garden salad and a smooth, creamy potato pie. Rocoto is a type of chili pepper, so it carries a spicy kick. For the potato pie, you will use three different types of potatoes. You will taste each of your dishes at the end of each course to relish the traditional Peruvian cuisine made with your own hands and share a pleasant moment with the rest of the group. You will also sample non-alcoholic beverages like Chicha Morada, a sweet drink made from purple corn. In the fourth course, you are going to savor desserts made with aromatic and fresh exotic fruits, such as lucuma, goldenberries, and cherimoya.

Cusco: Coricancha, Cathedral & San Pedro Market Walking Tour

9. Cusco: Coricancha, Cathedral & San Pedro Market Walking Tour

Today you will participate in a walking tour starting at the Coricancha Temple, one of the most important buildings in the city. It was one of the most important centers of worship to the Sun God of the Incas that was converted into a convent after the arrival of the Spanish. Then visit the wonderful Cusco Cathedral, built between 1560 and 1664, and end the tour visiting the San Pedro market, a pantry of thousands of products from different areas of the region. Finally, you will return to your hotel.

Cusco Cultural Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain

10. Cusco Cultural Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain

Day 1: Welcome to Cusco Upon your arrival in Cusco, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel, where we will have a short briefing! You will have the rest of the day to explore the dutiful city of Cusco and its restaurants on your own and some time to acclimate. It's included Local English-speaking guide. Hotel 3 star / Included Private vehicle Day 2: Cusco City tour Sacsaywaman Your guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby at 1:00 pm to begin your tour. The first and most important site on this journey is definitely Sacsaywaman. This famous site is generally referred to as a fortress. However, it is not certain what its main function was before the Spanish arrived. Current studies suggest that it was more likely used as a temple, as Inca tombs have been discovered in the area! The name most likely comes from the Quechua language, Waman which means falcon or variable hawk witch lives in this area! The site is at an altitude of (3,701mts/ 2,142ft) and the grounds surrounding Sacsayhuaman are still used today for the colorful festival of Inti Raymi, which is held to celebrate the winter’s solstice on the 24th of June each year. Cathedral & Qoricancha We will transport you to Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, where you will visit the famous Cathedral which is home to a grand collection of paintings from the 17th century Cusco School of Fine Arts. Next you will continue (with our transportation) from the Plaza de Armas to the Qoricancha which translates to ‘enclosure of gold’. This was a temple dedicated to the worship of the sun and during Incan times. San Pedro Market The San Pedro Market in the heart of Cusco is a place where (almost!) everything can be bought. Here you will find a mix of colorful and unknown smells that will catch your attention as soon as you enter this amazing market. Goods from the coast, jungle and surrounding towns are exchanged here every day. The variety of products is endless like for example, quinoa, maca, medicinal herbs, meat, fruit, vegetables, chocolate, grains, cheese, bread, spices, nuts and dried fruits and several varieties of Peruvian potato. You can indulge yourself in a glass of fresh juice in the juice stalls or try out one of the typical dishes like ceviche or fried trout. We advise you to take your time, wander slowly and enjoy the heart of Cusco. The market allows a glimpse into the Cusco or ‘Cusqueña’ culture and is definitely not to be missed. It's included Local English-speaking guide. Tickets for visits Hotel 3 star / Included Private vehicle Breakfast Day 3: Sacred Valley tour Chincheros - Moray - Salt mines –Ollantaytambo On day 3 the pickup from your hotel will be at 8:30 am. With our private transportation, we will head towards Chinchero which is home to the famous Peruvian weaving factory. After the visit, we will stop at a viewpoint of to enjoy the Beautiful Andean snowcap mountains and villages in the valley with views of crops dressing the surrounding mountains. After a few scenic photos and a short ride, we arrive at Moray also known as “The Greenhouses of the Incas” The terraces have varied microclimates depending on how deep you go into this circular depression. These terraces have been used by the Incas to discover the optimal growing conditions for their crops. Continuing our journey to the 3rd site, we will pass through the colonial town of Maras, ascending our way downhill to the pre-Inca salt mine. Thousands of saltpans have been used for salt extraction since Inca times. lunch break will be in the town of Urubamba mid-day (1 Hour approx.) Finally, we drive to Ollantaytambo, having time to explore the age-old, massive and beautiful Inca ruins with your tour guide explaining the rich history. Our van will be ready for us for the short ride to drop you off at your Hotel in Ollantaytambo. It's included Local English-speaking guide. Tickets for visits Hotel 3 star / Included Private vehicle Breakfast Day 4: Expedition train - Machu Picchu- Cusco The long-awaited visit to your Machu Picchu adventure will commence with an early wakeup at your hotel. Your train will depart from the Ollantaytambo train station to leave for Aguas Calientes. You will be traveling through alpine meadows, with great views of white glacier peaks, green valleys, and Inca farming terraces. The sacred Vilcanota River will be our companion until your arrival at Aguas Calientes. From the train station in Aguas Calientes, you will be accompanied and transferred by your guide to Machu Picchu with a shuttle bus. After a 25-minute bus ride to Machu Picchu, your tour guide will take you to see the best views of this 7th wonder of the world. On your private 2 hour guided tour, your guide will expertly direct you through the enigmatic ruins and its rich history. After your visit (mid-day approx.) you will need to take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes to enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants there. The return train will depart to Ollantaytambo where you will catch our private transportation for other two-hours back to Cusco. Be sure to arrive at the train station 30 minutes before your departure. It's included Local English-speaking guide. Tickets for visits Hotel 3 star / Included Private vehicle and trains Breakfast Day 5: Rainbow Mountain trek With an early pick up from your hotel in Cusco at 04:00 am, we begin your amazing Rainbow Mountain Trek with a 3-hour drive through the South Valley ending up at the trailhead at Quesiuno which is located at an altitude of (4,326 mts/14,189 ft) On this trek, you will experience amazing views of Inca terraces, valleys filled with alpacas and vicunas, Rocky Mountains with snowy glacier peaks and the amazing news of the Rainbow Mountain itself! The views of the Ausangate Mountain will follow us through the trail as we hike through different villages and interact with the local people, who are still keeping the culture alive. It will take us around 3 to 3.5 hours, to finally reach our destination to the Rainbow Mountain (5,020mts /16,466ft). At the summit you will have some time to rest, and enjoy the scenery! take photos and soak up the environment. We will spend approximately 30 minutes at the top. Once we regroup, we will hike back down the trail we came on. The hike takes 2.5 hours back to the trailhead. Our van will be waiting for us when we return. On the 3-hour drive back to Cusco you will be able to rest a bit from this great hike and share the experience with your friends and family! You can rent a horse from local people at the starting point of the trek if you wish! It's included Local English-speaking guide. Tickets for visits Hotel 3 star / Included Private vehicle Breakfast and lunch

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Cusco: Peruvian Cooking Class, Cocktails & Local Market Tour

Cusco: Peruvian Cooking Class, Cocktails & Local Market Tour

Kick off your culinary adventure at San Pedro Market and explore one of the oldest markets in Cusco. See exotic fruits, local cheeses, bread, chocolate and cacao, quinoa, potatoes, and more. Then, take a short walk to the cooking studio, located in the historic center of Cusco. Step inside and be greeted with a Chicha Morada. Get set up in the kitchen and tie your apron. Then, begin by crafting a delicious Peruvian cocktail. Listen as Chef Jesus explains, step by step, how to prepare three beloved Peruvian dishes: cebiche, causa limeña, and quinoa tamal, and top it off with two pisco cocktails (non-alcoholic recipes available). Then savor your mouthwatering creation and trade stories with your cooking companions around the table. End your culinary adventure on a sweet note with tasty Picarones with honey (sugar-free option available).

Free Walking Tour of Cusco

Free Walking Tour of Cusco

Join us at Plazoleta Regocijo right of front of Chicha restaurant at 10am in english, spanish — eveyday. You can also join us at 1pm in english only — monday thru saturday. You can also come at 3:30pm in english, spanish — monday thru saturday. Look for the yellow vest only of Inkan Milky Way. Notes: —The tour starts After 15 minutes of the the mee-up time so don't rush the Guide. —If you want punctuality, book a Private tour (this is a free tour, it is a Group tour and we usually have tourists coming late). —We need at least 2 people to run the free tour otherwise it will be cancelled or reprogramed. —The itinerary is Referential, it will all depend on the tour Guide so no need to be picky. After all the group is gathered, you will explore all the historic center on foot in english or spanish — separate groups. The first stop will be the Plaza San Francisco, then the Saint Claire Arch and the Mercado San Pedro. After that you will make your head back to the Plaza de Armas(explore all the tour attractions surrounding this place), a quick walk to the 13 angled stone, visit some inca wall remains and end the walk near the Santo Domingo church.

Cusco: Planetarium and Night Tour with Dinner and Pisco Sour

Cusco: Planetarium and Night Tour with Dinner and Pisco Sour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Cusco, and then explore the city after dark in a small group of no more than 8 people on a late afternoon and evening tour. Stroll to San Pedro Market to discover a hidden gem where the locals shop, and learn about the variety of native fruits and vegetables on sale. Taste some of the local produce as you explore, and get an insight into the traditional medicinal herbs and their uses. Next, visit the main square to enjoy an authentic pisco sour and learn about pisco production as you savor the national drink. Continue to Planetarium Cusco to watch a presentation from the astronomers about the night sky in Peru, and check out the constellations of the southern hemisphere through the powerful telescopes. End with a traditional dinner of typical food and take a walking tour of the historical center to see the landmarks illuminated for the night.

Cusco: Historical Walking Tour and Market Visit

Cusco: Historical Walking Tour and Market Visit

Explore the historical sights of Cusco with a guide born in the city and get an insight into what it is like to live there. Hear tales and historical facts about local highlights and marvel at colonial buildings and unique Inca monuments from pre-Hispanic days. Take in some impressive panoramic views of the city before making your way to San Pedro Market. Learn all about the regional produce on sale as you soak up the atmosphere. Continue to the Inca temple of Coricancha, dedicated to the sun god Inti and mostly destroyed after the 16th century to build the neighboring Convent of Santo Domingo . Visit the convent before taking a stroll from the artisan neighborhood of San Blas to the beautifully preserved street of Hatun Rumiyoc that originally led to the Antisuyu quarter of the Inca Empire. Continue to Plaza de Armas to visit the cathedral and marvel at masterpieces of colonial architecture.

Peru & Bolivia Tour Package: 13 Days

Peru & Bolivia Tour Package: 13 Days

Day 1: Lima Arrival Arrive in Lima and transfer to the hotel. Rest and free time to explore the city. Day 2: Lima City Tour Guided tour of Lima's key attractions including Miraflores, San Isidro, Huaca Pucllana, Plaza de Armas, Larco Museum, and Convent of Santo Domingo. Return to the hotel and free time to explore Lima. Day 3: Lima to Cusco Transfer to Lima airport for flight to Cusco. Arrival in Cusco and transfer to Sacred Valley. Afternoon tour of Cusco highlights including San Pedro Market, Koricancha Temple, Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Q'enko, and Plaza de Armas. Overnight in Sacred Valley. Day 4: Sacred Valley Tour Visit Maras salt mines and Moray archaeological site. Cultural experience in Misminay village. Return to Sacred Valley for overnight stay. Day 5: Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu to Cusco Excursion to Machu Picchu, including guided tour of the citadel. Lunch in Aguas Calientes. Return to Cusco and overnight stay. Day 6: Free Day in Cusco Free day to explore Cusco or optional excursions to Rainbow Mountain or Humantay Lagoon. Day 7: Cusco to Puno Bus journey from Cusco to Puno. En route visits to Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, and La Raya. Arrival in Puno and check-in at the hotel. Day 8: Puno to Copacabana to Isla del Sol Transfer to Copacabana. Boat trip to Isla del Sol, visiting Hucani, Inca Temple of Pillkukayna, and Isla del Sol. Overnight stay on Isla del Sol. Day 9: Isla del Sol to La Paz Sunrise breakfast on Isla del Sol. Tour of Yumani Inca steps, Chincana ruins, and Copacabana. Transfer to La Paz. Day 10: La Paz City Tour Guided tour of La Paz, including cable car ride, Main Cemetery, local markets, and Witches Market. Free time to explore La Paz. Day 11: La Paz to Uyuni Flight from La Paz to Uyuni. Visit Train Cemetery, Colchani, Incahuasi Island, and Pucará de Ayque. Overnight in Uyuni. Day 12: Uyuni to La Paz Flight from Uyuni to La Paz. Excursion to Tiwanaku ruins. Overnight in La Paz. Day 13: Departure from La Paz Transfer to La Paz airport for departure. This itinerary offers a comprehensive exploration of key destinations in Peru and Bolivia, including historical sites, cultural experiences, and natural wonders.

From Cusco: Free Walking Tour of Cusco | San Pedro Market |

From Cusco: Free Walking Tour of Cusco | San Pedro Market |

We will meet at the selected time in Plaza Regocijo, right next to the Plaza de Armas. We will begin this free tour of Cusco by going back to the origins of the city, founded by the Inca civilization. In the southern corner of Plaza Regocijo, we will come across the exterior of the Casa del Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. In front of this colonial mansion, we will talk to you about Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, the most famous Peruvian chronicler of the colonial period, considered the father of Peruvian Literature. We will walk through the streets of Cusco until we reach the Plaza de San Francisco, where we will see its beautiful botanical garden full of plants native to the Andes. Plants such as llaulli, yacón, cedroncillo, molle and even queuña will be present on the route. The next stop will take place at the National College of Sciences and Arts, the oldest public school in Cusco founded by Simón Bolívar in 1825. We will continue the tour passing by the Santa Clara Arch, where we will review the colonial style of the city's architecture. . Afterwards, we will arrive at the San Pedro Market, a perfect place to learn about local cuisine. We will continue the free tour visiting the most important square in the city, the Plaza de Armas. We will find the cathedral and the church of the Company of Jesus, built on the remains of some Inca buildings. Another of the most important points of the tour will be the Calle del Sol, or "Inti Kijllu" in the Quechua language, one of the very few originals from the Inca period. The last two stops will be at the palace of Inca Pachaquteq and outside the church of Santo Domingo and the temple of Qoricancha. You won't stop learning curiosities! We will end the free tour of Cusco after a two and a half hour tour near the Santo Domingo church.

Walking tour with private guide in Cusco in half day

Walking tour with private guide in Cusco in half day

In the morning or afternoon, according to the time you choose, you will be picked up from your hotel to begin the walking tour in the charming city of Cusco. The first point to visit will be the main square of Cusco where the guide will give us all the information about its historical importance, later you will arrive at the Cusco cathedral which is made up of 3 temples, then you will go to the most famous stone in the Center Historical which has 12 finely carved angles and is located on Hatunrumiyoq Street (street of large stones). Afterwards you will arrive at the traditional neighborhood of San Blas known for having the best works in wood and painting, an exceptional example of Andean art; You will also visit the temple of San Blas. The walk will continue with a visit to the Sapantiana aqueduct, an attraction that has Roman-style colonial architecture and was built on top of the P'ujru River to provide water to the colonial city. In addition, nearby is the Waka Sapantiana, which was an Inca oracle and energy center. Likewise, you will arrive at 7 Borreguitos Street, the most famous street in the San Cristóbal neighborhood and an important point to take spectacular photographs. At the end of the tour you will return to your hotel. End of services.

Cusco: Cooking Class and San Pedro Market Tour

Cusco: Cooking Class and San Pedro Market Tour

This amazing culinary experience starts at the meeting point situated at Plazoleta of San Pedro, a lovely place where the Market of San Pedro is located. The market was opened in 1925 and during the market tour you will see thousands of stores with a great variety of food such as cheeses, fruits, vegetables, handcraft, menus, among other things. The San Pedro Market is the main supply point in the city, where tourists and locals come daily. This place was part of the Inca Trail that connected to Plaza de Armas, during the Inca Empire. The food tour continues with a short walk until reach the cooking studio located very near from the market in the historic center of Cusco. The kitchen will be ready to start the Peruvian cooking classes. You will start the class making a Peruvian cocktail known as Pisco Sour. This traditional alcoholic drink is made with Pisco, a grape distillated liquor, with passion fruit juice. The professional chef will explain, step by step, how to prepare a 4-course menu with basic cooking techniques. We will start by preparing the first course, a delightful Mashua Cream accompanied by purple corn chips. Mashua is a tuber harvested in the high Andean regions of several South American countries, quite similar to potatoes, and it possesses beneficial nutritional properties. For the second course, you will prepare three different types of ceviche. One will be the classic style with red onion and coriander. The second will be an ancestral style with tumbo juice, a fruit native to the high jungle in the Andes, akin to passion fruit and rich in vitamin C. The third ceviche will consist of kushuro (high Andean algae), tarwi (Andean soy), and camu camu, offering an explosion of flavors. In the third course, you are going to cook an exquisite rocoto pepper stuffed with mushrooms and vegetables, accompanied by an organic garden salad and a smooth, creamy potato pie. Rocoto is a type of chili pepper, so it carries a spicy kick. For the potato pie, you will use three different types of potatoes. You will taste each of your dishes at the end of each course to relish the traditional Peruvian cuisine made with your own hands and share a pleasant moment with the rest of the group. You will also sample non-alcoholic beverages like Chicha Morada, a sweet drink made from purple corn. In the fourth course, you are going to savor desserts made with aromatic and fresh exotic fruits, such as lucuma, goldenberries, and cherimoya.

Cusco: Coricancha, Cathedral & San Pedro Market Walking Tour

Cusco: Coricancha, Cathedral & San Pedro Market Walking Tour

Today you will participate in a walking tour starting at the Coricancha Temple, one of the most important buildings in the city. It was one of the most important centers of worship to the Sun God of the Incas that was converted into a convent after the arrival of the Spanish. Then visit the wonderful Cusco Cathedral, built between 1560 and 1664, and end the tour visiting the San Pedro market, a pantry of thousands of products from different areas of the region. Finally, you will return to your hotel.

Cusco Cultural Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain

Cusco Cultural Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain

Day 1: Welcome to Cusco Upon your arrival in Cusco, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel, where we will have a short briefing! You will have the rest of the day to explore the dutiful city of Cusco and its restaurants on your own and some time to acclimate. It's included Local English-speaking guide. Hotel 3 star / Included Private vehicle Day 2: Cusco City tour Sacsaywaman Your guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby at 1:00 pm to begin your tour. The first and most important site on this journey is definitely Sacsaywaman. This famous site is generally referred to as a fortress. However, it is not certain what its main function was before the Spanish arrived. Current studies suggest that it was more likely used as a temple, as Inca tombs have been discovered in the area! The name most likely comes from the Quechua language, Waman which means falcon or variable hawk witch lives in this area! The site is at an altitude of (3,701mts/ 2,142ft) and the grounds surrounding Sacsayhuaman are still used today for the colorful festival of Inti Raymi, which is held to celebrate the winter’s solstice on the 24th of June each year. Cathedral & Qoricancha We will transport you to Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, where you will visit the famous Cathedral which is home to a grand collection of paintings from the 17th century Cusco School of Fine Arts. Next you will continue (with our transportation) from the Plaza de Armas to the Qoricancha which translates to ‘enclosure of gold’. This was a temple dedicated to the worship of the sun and during Incan times. San Pedro Market The San Pedro Market in the heart of Cusco is a place where (almost!) everything can be bought. Here you will find a mix of colorful and unknown smells that will catch your attention as soon as you enter this amazing market. Goods from the coast, jungle and surrounding towns are exchanged here every day. The variety of products is endless like for example, quinoa, maca, medicinal herbs, meat, fruit, vegetables, chocolate, grains, cheese, bread, spices, nuts and dried fruits and several varieties of Peruvian potato. You can indulge yourself in a glass of fresh juice in the juice stalls or try out one of the typical dishes like ceviche or fried trout. We advise you to take your time, wander slowly and enjoy the heart of Cusco. The market allows a glimpse into the Cusco or ‘Cusqueña’ culture and is definitely not to be missed. It's included Local English-speaking guide. Tickets for visits Hotel 3 star / Included Private vehicle Breakfast Day 3: Sacred Valley tour Chincheros - Moray - Salt mines –Ollantaytambo On day 3 the pickup from your hotel will be at 8:30 am. With our private transportation, we will head towards Chinchero which is home to the famous Peruvian weaving factory. After the visit, we will stop at a viewpoint of to enjoy the Beautiful Andean snowcap mountains and villages in the valley with views of crops dressing the surrounding mountains. After a few scenic photos and a short ride, we arrive at Moray also known as “The Greenhouses of the Incas” The terraces have varied microclimates depending on how deep you go into this circular depression. These terraces have been used by the Incas to discover the optimal growing conditions for their crops. Continuing our journey to the 3rd site, we will pass through the colonial town of Maras, ascending our way downhill to the pre-Inca salt mine. Thousands of saltpans have been used for salt extraction since Inca times. lunch break will be in the town of Urubamba mid-day (1 Hour approx.) Finally, we drive to Ollantaytambo, having time to explore the age-old, massive and beautiful Inca ruins with your tour guide explaining the rich history. Our van will be ready for us for the short ride to drop you off at your Hotel in Ollantaytambo. It's included Local English-speaking guide. Tickets for visits Hotel 3 star / Included Private vehicle Breakfast Day 4: Expedition train - Machu Picchu- Cusco The long-awaited visit to your Machu Picchu adventure will commence with an early wakeup at your hotel. Your train will depart from the Ollantaytambo train station to leave for Aguas Calientes. You will be traveling through alpine meadows, with great views of white glacier peaks, green valleys, and Inca farming terraces. The sacred Vilcanota River will be our companion until your arrival at Aguas Calientes. From the train station in Aguas Calientes, you will be accompanied and transferred by your guide to Machu Picchu with a shuttle bus. After a 25-minute bus ride to Machu Picchu, your tour guide will take you to see the best views of this 7th wonder of the world. On your private 2 hour guided tour, your guide will expertly direct you through the enigmatic ruins and its rich history. After your visit (mid-day approx.) you will need to take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes to enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants there. The return train will depart to Ollantaytambo where you will catch our private transportation for other two-hours back to Cusco. Be sure to arrive at the train station 30 minutes before your departure. It's included Local English-speaking guide. Tickets for visits Hotel 3 star / Included Private vehicle and trains Breakfast Day 5: Rainbow Mountain trek With an early pick up from your hotel in Cusco at 04:00 am, we begin your amazing Rainbow Mountain Trek with a 3-hour drive through the South Valley ending up at the trailhead at Quesiuno which is located at an altitude of (4,326 mts/14,189 ft) On this trek, you will experience amazing views of Inca terraces, valleys filled with alpacas and vicunas, Rocky Mountains with snowy glacier peaks and the amazing news of the Rainbow Mountain itself! The views of the Ausangate Mountain will follow us through the trail as we hike through different villages and interact with the local people, who are still keeping the culture alive. It will take us around 3 to 3.5 hours, to finally reach our destination to the Rainbow Mountain (5,020mts /16,466ft). At the summit you will have some time to rest, and enjoy the scenery! take photos and soak up the environment. We will spend approximately 30 minutes at the top. Once we regroup, we will hike back down the trail we came on. The hike takes 2.5 hours back to the trailhead. Our van will be waiting for us when we return. On the 3-hour drive back to Cusco you will be able to rest a bit from this great hike and share the experience with your friends and family! You can rent a horse from local people at the starting point of the trek if you wish! It's included Local English-speaking guide. Tickets for visits Hotel 3 star / Included Private vehicle Breakfast and lunch

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4.8
(9 reviews)

With all the culinary options in Cusco; this intimate, interactive experience felt like the most culturally immersive meal I had during my visit to Peru. Chef Jesus was educational, patient, funny and created a menu that was both flavorful and beautiful. His ability to adapt dishes to my gluten-free restrictions as well as a vegetarian and pescaterian was flawless. Sharing with us the "why" behind when to add salt to dishes, a crash course on knife skills, and doing it all with some kick ass 80's music in the background created the perfect atmosphere for fun. I feel confident that I can make every dish he demonstrated, especially because I did it myself. The small gift and immediate sharing of recipes was a great close to a great evening.

Very interesting tour through the center of Cusco. I thank John for the information, curiosities and places he showed us

Super nice experience. Tour of the market and delicious cocktails afterwards. 🍸 Definitely recommended.

Interesting tour with very knowledgeable and friendly guide Richard

Local market experience. Local food. A lovely experience.