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Cusco: Private Pisco Sour Tasting and Making Experience

1. Cusco: Private Pisco Sour Tasting and Making Experience

Become a pisco pro on this Cusco tour that will sharpen up your cocktail mixing skills, and help you to get to know local Peru culture at the same time. Because let’s face it, there are few better ways to get to know a nation’s culture than through its boozy creations! Meet your friendly local guide at Plaza San Blas, the bohemian area of Cusco and a place that has been the heart of the “fiesta” in Cusco since a long time ago! You’ll get to explore the square a bit as well as all the outstanding buildings that make this plaza one of the most beautiful ones in the city before officially beginning your Cusco tour. From there, you’ll wander along ancient streets to admire the dramatic Inca Walls, constructed of mammoth granite blocks, side-by-side with colonial buildings. It’s here that you’ll also get to see a famed Inca masterpiece, the 12-angle stone. Then it’s back to the order of the day: Pisco! As you wander through the city, your local guide will tell you all about traditional Pisco as well as fill you in on the distillation process, how this sour drink is made, and its place in Peruvian history. The first stop will be at a local bar where you can taste a few different flavors of Pisco, and learn how to prepare the Chilcano, a cocktail made with Pisco, which is a very famous drink among the locals. Finally, it’s your time to shine! Get your mixologist hat on and try your hand at making your very own pisco sour, using all the knowledge that you’ve picked up along the way on this Cusco city tour. And the best part? You get to drink it afterward — Salud!

Machu Picchu: 2-Hour Small Group Guided Tour

2. Machu Picchu: 2-Hour Small Group Guided Tour

Book an expert guide and explore the "Lost City of the Incas" on a small-group tour with a maximum of 8 people. Set off on a 2-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu and be amazed by the fascinating history of this ancient place. Wake early to catch the first shuttle to Machu Picchu and experience the first rays of the sun as they sweep through the "Lost City of the Incas." Follow your guide to a perfect lookout location for the best views of the ruins and panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains. Benefit from personalized attention and assistance to find your way around the legendary site before returning to Aguas Calientes at the end of the day. Very important : Is mandatory have the entrance fee to machu picchu circuit 1 or 2 if you have other circuit the tour will be in private only and will have to add more.

Best of Cusco: Night Tour, Pisco Sour Lessons, and Dinner

3. Best of Cusco: Night Tour, Pisco Sour Lessons, and Dinner

Explore Cusco City at night, visiting the most beautiful and famous streets, neighborhoods, and plazas, and finish at a local restaurant where you will have a Pisco Sour and a local food tasting. This is a unique opportunity to experience the city's best and immerse yourself in the city's life at night. Your tour guide will take you to the most stunning viewpoints at night and explain every street, plaza, and neighborhood you visit. Visit the Cathedral of Cusco City, Hatun Rumiyuq Street, and the San Blas neighborhood - home to artisans, workshops, and craft shops. After all this, you will visit a local bar to taste the best Peruvian Cocktail - Pisco Sour. After enjoying the refreshing Pisco Sour, you will visit a local traditional restaurant where you can taste typical Peruvian food.

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.

Tour Nocturno en Cusco

5. Tour Nocturno en Cusco

Se iniciara el recorrido en La Paccha de avenida el sol, el recorrido caminando se dará por toda la avenida el sol recorriendo el muro histórico, jardín del koricancha, palacio de justicia. Después visitaremos la plaza regocijo, plaza de armas, plaza nazarenas, calle 7 culebras, piedra de los 12 ángulos y plaza de san blas. Ya en la plaza de san blas subiremos a nuestra movilidad para recorrer los siguientes puntos de visita como casona antigua de saphy, plaza de san cristobal y mirador de cristo blanco. Luego pasaremos a unas clases practicas de la preparación de Pisco Sour y cata de variedad de cervezas cusqueñas. Para finalizar nuestro recorrido visitaremos un bar cultura de música andina (opcional).

Cusco: Coricancha, Cathedral & San Pedro Market Walking Tour

6. 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: Walking Tour Cusco

7. Cusco: Walking Tour Cusco

Today you will know the wonderful city of Cusco on a walking tour. Start in the Main Square, where the church of Compañía de Jesus and the Cathedral are located. The tour continues to San Blas, passing through the street where the famous 12-angle stone is located, which stands out for its edges and precision. Then arrive in San Blas, originally inhabited by the Inca nobility, today it is known for hosting the most prestigious artisan workshops in the city. Its streets are full of imposing stone constructions. The descent continues towards the Coricancha also known as "The temple of the Sun". Here, homage was paid to the sun ("Inti") during the Inca Empire. The tour continues to Plaza Regocijo, surrounded by colonial houses such as the Casa de Garcilaso de la Vega and to Plaza San Francisco. The tour ends at the San Pedro market, an exquisite display of thousands of products from different areas of Cusco that you can perceive with all your senses. Finally, you will return to your hotel.

From Cusco: Humantay Glacier Lake Guided Day Tour

8. From Cusco: Humantay Glacier Lake Guided Day Tour

Join this trekking tour to hit the Humantay Lake trails on foot accompanied by a guide. With breakfast, lunch, and safety kit included on your tour, experience adrenaline-pumping thrills in the Peruvian wilderness. Enjoy a private 2-hour drive from Cusco to Mollepata village, passing by countryside landscapes on the way. Stop for breakfast before continuing your journey towards Soraypamapa campsite. See the renowned Salkantay Glacier Mountain, one of the tallest peaks in Peru. Learn why it is considered sacred by the native people. Undergo a safety briefing from your guide. Then, begin the hike surrounded by the most impressive mountain scenery. Follow your guide through wonderlands of different shades. Learn about the history of these lands, the endemic flora and fauna. Once at Humantay Lake, walk along the wonderful turquoise waters lying peacefully at the base of the picturesque Humantay Glacier. Snap some shots of Humantay Glacier Mountain. Climb higher to get to a spot offering glorious views. Next, join your guide for an outdoor lunch away from the crowds. Then, walk back to Soraypamapa where private transport will take you back to Cusco by late afternoon.

Cusco:Half-Day Private Tour Riding on Horseback Around Cusco

9. Cusco:Half-Day Private Tour Riding on Horseback Around Cusco

You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco followed by a twenty-minute car trip to the starting point. The trip lasts two and a half hours and will take you through fields, Andean-style villages, and views of sites and Inca ruins. You will enjoy a wonderful view of the city of Cusco on your way to the Temple of the Moon, where the horses will be left and will embark on the trip by car back to Cusco. Return to the hotel in Cusco. You are not allowed to visit the archaeological sites, while you are riding on horseback.

Cusco: Private San Blas Neighborhood Walking Tour

10. Cusco: Private San Blas Neighborhood Walking Tour

A tour to stretch your legs. San Blas quarter was originally used as dwellings for the Inca nobles, which built impressive stone constructions at a short distance of what used to be Huacaypata and it is the current place of the Main Square. It is still possible to see the unmistakable rigor of the Inca walls at the base of many constructions. Today the quarter is a conglomerate of charming small cobblestone streets that are very popular among craftspeople, who sell their works on the street. Among its main attractions is the Church of San Blas, a temple that is a work of art of incalculable value. Your visit will be panoramic because it is in refraction. At the end of the tour, you will return to your hotel.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 149 reviews

This tour experience was awesome from start to finish! One of the guides, Joel, met us at our hotel in Aguas Calientes the night before & made sure we had all our tickets/documents. He met us at the hotel the next morning & escorted us to the Machu Picchu bus station. When we got to MP, we met with our tour guide Ulises. I can't say enough positive things about Ulises. He was simply wonderful! He spoke English very well, was so funny, & loved to break out into song (mainly American hits from the 80's & 90's!). MP was more physically demanding than some of our group expected (myself included!), & Ulises was attentive to this & made sure we had frequent breaks, during which he told us all about MP & the Incas, both the good & the bad. After the tour, Ulises accompanied us on the bus back & recommended a very good restaurant in Aguas Calientes, which turned out to have excellent food. My daughter & I had such a great experience on this tour & we HIGHLY recommend this to everyone!

Charly was amazing! He took us to beautiful parts of the city we would never have seen if he didn’t show them to us. The pisco sour lesson was so much fun! We actually made our drink and boy is it worth the money after you have to shake it for a minute! Our dinner was a traditional chicken dinner that was delicious! Charly was great company and made the time fly by. We would recommend this tour to anyone coming to Cusco. Do it on your first day to get the lay of the land!

Joel was an amazing guide!!! He was so friendly, knowledge, and helped my entire family through the citadel's steps. The tour was so informative, and I was so impressed with Joel. This would be a no brainer to book again if we come back to Peru and Machu Picchu. Do not overlook this and Joel!

Jose Luis was an amazing guide. He was very knowledgeable and very helpful. He was a pleasure to talk to about everything including politics in Peru. The pisco tasting was so much fun. And to get to make my own pisco sour drink made me appreciate the hard work of the bartenders.

Excellent tour of the city of Cuzco, many very interesting places with a lot of history! The incredible guide knows a lot about the subject and makes you wait all the time for the information he provides !!!! highly recommended…