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Cusco JOURNEYS

 

The city of Cusco should not be missed! Come with us to see stunning Inca architechture, the beautiful cathedral, the bustling main square and then to local non-touristic markets and restaurants. Or come have an amazing night on the town in our tour that combines the planetarium, pisco sours and dinner. 

 

Traditional Cusco
City tour

1 DAY

This tour will take you to local sites not included in most other city tours.

Cusco Urban Tour
Local Tastes & Flavors

1 DAY

This tour will take you to visit markets that are seldom visited by tourists.

Cusco at night
Pisco, planetarium & pollo

1 DAY

This tour will take you out on the town of Cusco at night.

 

TRADITIONAL CUSCO CITY TOUR

1 DAY

 
 
 
 

EXPERIENCE


 
 
Cusco at sunset

Cusco at sunset

This tour will take you to local sites not included in most other city tours.

 
 
 

ITINERARY


 

DAY 1

Cusco City Tour

This tour will take you to local sites not included in most other city tours. You will be met by your guide at your hotel and we will walk to the bustling San Pedro market, where many Cusqueños start their day. We will stop to have coffee or tea and take a tour of the stands that sell everything from fruits and vegetables, meats and medicinal plants. You will then be led on a tour of the most important historical sites of Cusco including the Plaza de Armas and the main cathedral.  Inside the cathedral, you can see a massive silver altar and a painting of the last supper where they are eating guinea pig. We will also will give you a tour of Coricancha, which was the most sacred Inca temple dedicated to Inti, the sun God. When the Spaniards arrived to Cusco, they demolished the temple, using the existing foundation on which to build a colonial church. We will then have lunch in a local restaurant where you can taste cuy (guinea pig).

 After lunch, we will drive 15 minutes to the Unesco world heritage site of Sacsayhuaman. Located on a steep outcropping overlooking Cusco, this Inca site is composed of massive boulders held together without mortar. It was an important site for military and ceremonial purposes.  You will be given a private tour of the site and we will go to a vista where there are great views overlooking the city of Cusco. Return by private transport to your hotel in Cusco.

 

 
 

PRICING


 
 

1 FULL DAY

Groups of 2-6: $190

Groups of 7 or more: $270

 
 

 

-INCLUDED-

Private transportation to Sacsayhuaman &
english speaking private tour guide

-NOT INCLUDED-

Boleto turistico: 130 soles-$37  covers entrance to Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray, multiple museums in Cusco, and Sacsayhuaman or 70 soles--$23 which covers only some of these sites, lunch, Entrance to Cathedral ($12) & Coricancha ($3)

 

CUSCO URBAN TOUR - TASTES & FLAVORS

1 DAY

 
 
 
 

EXPERIENCE


 
 
Fresh local vegetables for sale in the Urubamba market

Fresh local vegetables for sale in the Urubamba market

This tour will take you to visit markets that are seldom visited by tourists. 

 
 
 

ITINERARY


 

DAY 1

Cusco Urban Tour - Tastes & Flavors

This tour will take you to visit markets that are seldom visited by tourists. We will pick you up at your hotel at 8:30 am and then take a local bus to San Jeronimo which will take about 25 minutes. Here, we will tour the markets where they sell fruits, vegetables, chickens, flowers, and gardening supplies. We will taste fruits and vegetables unique to Peru such as passion fruit, lucma, and chirimoya. We will also learn about the ingredients needed to make chicha, a corn beer that has been an important part of Peruvian culture since Inca times. After visiting the local market, we will visit a local chicheria, and taste chicha and see the guinea pigs that live in the kitchens of many locals. 

We will then return to the city center for for lunch in a local restaurant and taste traditional Peruvian food. After lunch, we will visit the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales de Cusco, which is a non-profit organization founded to support the long standing tradition of weaving in Peru and to help the locals that produce them. There is a small but excellent museum which will teach us about the history of weaving, and you can also see live demonstrations of weaving and have a chance to purchase beautiful products. 

Finally, we will walk to to the San Pedro market where in addition to fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses, they sell things such as frog soup which is reportedly a medication for anemia, and also sheep's head soup which is used to fortify your health. We will also learn about and see medicinal plants that have been around since Inca times and are still in use today. 

 

 
 

PRICING


 
 

1 FULL DAY

Groups of 2: $60 per person

 
 

 

-INCLUDED-

Bus transport, chicha tasting, & entrance to museum in Centro de textiles

-NOT INCLUDED-

Lunch & gratuities

 

CUSCO AT NIGHT -
Pisco, planetarium & pollo

1 DAY

 
 
 
 

EXPERIENCE


 
 
Cusco Planetarium

Cusco Planetarium

This tour will take you out on the town of Cusco at night.

 
 
 

ITINERARY


 

DAY 1

Cusco at Night - Pisco, Planetarium, & Pollo

This tour will take you out on the town of Cusco at night. You will be met by your guide at your hotel and we will walk to the bustling local San Pedro market where we will take a tour of the stands that sell everything from fruits and vegetables, meats and medicinal plants. Then your guide will take you to the Plaza de Arms where you can enjo a Pisco sour, the most typical cocktail of Peru, or if you prefer a non-alcoholic beverage. Then, we will be transported to the Cusco Planetarium, located 15 minutes above the city. Here we will hear about how the Incas viewed the constellations and then we will get to go outside to look through the telescopes and stargaze. After the planetarium, we will return to Cusco and go out to a restaurant frequented by locals for the most popular dish of Peru: pollo a la brasa, or blackened rotisserie chicken, which is eaten with salad and french fries and will have the most typical drink of Peru, Inca kola. We will finish the tour by walking around the Plaza de Armas (the main square) which is lit up beautifully at night. 

 

 
 

PRICING


 
 

1 FULL DAY

Groups of 2: $60 per person

 
 

 

-INCLUDED-

1 alcoholic drink, entrance and
transport to planetarium, & dinner

-NOT INCLUDED-

Extra alcoholic drink & gratuities