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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 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
Meet Quechua people, Food & tradition
We will have a drive to a magical quechua village, far from noise and located in a beautiful country site sorrounded by fresh air, green views and a blue lake, where we will be warmly welcomed by the locals with beautiful quechua songs. In these quechua villages, we can still see people dressed in their typical costumes, an ancient tradition that goes back to Inka days, so we will learn about the meaning of each part of the clothing and the purpose of its use. Locals will show us their lifestyle, starting with the natural medicine they use, as people from the quechua village does not have acces to hospitals nearby. Also, they will show us the products they farm (organic) for self consumption and its nutritional value. We will have the opportunity to taste the culinary delights that they prepare in the area with the food they produce on their farmland. Finally, they will surprise us with a demonstration of organic dyeing of alpaca wool, which they use for their different fabrics, all handmade and with designs from very remote periods, each with a meaning, which has been transmitted for generations and we want to be preserved this way for future generations. If you are looking for a specific date, please send a message and we will try to accommodate. You can also see: https://www.airbnb.com.pe/experiences/998226 Other things to note This is a personal philanthropic project. All profit's use to improve the quality of life of the women of this particular village. If you are looking for a specific date, please send a message and we will try to accommodate. You can also see: https://www.airbnb.com.pe/experiences/998226
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.

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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)
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.
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).
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.
INCA TRAIL TO THE SACRED VALLEY
Early in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel and we will transfer you in a private minivan to the town of Chinchero where we will begin this tour with a textile demonstration and then with a visit to the Colonial temple built on Inca bases, we will visit the archaeological zone and the Inca terraces . At the end of this visit we will go down the entire gorge until we reach the Poc Poc waterfalls. Along the way we will see different Inca buildings, old colonial houses and small towns. We will also observe fauna and flora, medicinal plants, waterfalls. Upon arrival in Urquillos we will take the route to Huayllabamba where the transport will be waiting for us, which will return us to the hotel Other things to note Andean picnic along the way  Chicha- Vivida Inca tasting
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
Full day Tour to Machu Picchu all included
Muy temprano nos trasladaremos de su hotel a la estación de tren en Ollantaytambo, brindándole un servicio personalizado ya que manejamos grupos pequeños. Es aquí donde abordaremos el tren que pasa por el Valle Sagrado de los Incas, en esta ruta disfrutará de hermosos paisajes hasta llegar al pueblo de Aguas Calientes. Ya en Aguas Calientes podremos tomar el bus que nos trasladará hasta el Santuario Arqueológico de Machu Picchu. El viaje demora 30 minutos, finalmente llegaremos a la ciudadela Inca, quedarás maravillado ante este monumento considerado una de las 7 maravillas del Mundo Moderno, inmediatamente nuestro guía empezará el tour guiado para que usted conozca de mejor manera la historia y arquitectura de la Ciudad Inca de Machu Picchu. Por la tarde terminamos el tour de 1 día abordando el tren de regreso y lo recogeremos de la estación para trasladarlo a su hotel en Cusco.
Siete Lagunas de Ausangate
Iniciaremos con el recojo de su hotel (centro histórico) a las 4:00 am aproximadamente. Nos dirigiremos hacia la comunidad de Pacchanta donde tendremos un desayuno y tendremos tiempo para disfrutarlo , posteriormente iniciaremos con la caminata hacia las 7 lagunas de Ausangate (6 horas aproximadamente todo el recorrido) , visualizaremos nevados y toda la naturaleza que los rodea . Nos dirigiremos a las aguas termales de Pacchanta para relajarnos y disfrutar ( opcional). Por ultimo tendremos un almuerzo delicioso . Finalmente nos retornaremos a Cusco , llegando a las 7:00 pm aproximadamente dejandolos en el centro historico de Cusco
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.
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
Humantay Lake Tour in one day
CUSCO / MOLLEPATA / SORAYPAMPA / LAGO HUMANTAY / CUSCO Este tour es para las personas amantes de la naturaleza y los paisajes, esta caminata de aventura atraviesa hermosos valles y montañas nevadas que dan vida a la laguna Humantay, considerada como una de las lagunas más hermosas y sagradas de la región Cusco. El tour iniciará con el recojo de sus respectivos hoteles muy temprano en la mañana para luego emprender el viaje en transporte turístico por un tiempo de 2 horas aproximadamente y llegaremos a nuestro primer punto el pueblo de Mollepata donde degustaremos un delicioso desayuno. Continuamos nuestro viaje hacia Soraypampa, al llegar podremos apreciar la hermosa vista de los imponentes nevados Salkantay y Humantay Luego nos preparamos para iniciar la caminata de 3 kilómetros hacia la laguna por aproximadamente una hora y media, el camino hacia la laguna es un poco empinado. Después de disfrutar de nuestra primera vista del lago, existe la opción de caminar hacia el lado izquierdo o derecho del lago donde se puede apreciar una vista panorámica. Luego, descenderemos a Soraypampa por un tiempo de 1 hora aproximadamente, posteriormente tomaremos nuestro transporte de retorno a Mollepata donde se brindará un almuerzo buffet. Y finalmente retornaremos a la ciudad del Cusco, donde nuestro transporte lo dejara en el centro de la ciudad, a dos cuadras de la Plaza de Armas.
Meet Quechua people, Food & tradition
We will have a drive to a magical quechua village, far from noise and located in a beautiful country site sorrounded by fresh air, green views and a blue lake, where we will be warmly welcomed by the locals with beautiful quechua songs. In these quechua villages, we can still see people dressed in their typical costumes, an ancient tradition that goes back to Inka days, so we will learn about the meaning of each part of the clothing and the purpose of its use. Locals will show us their lifestyle, starting with the natural medicine they use, as people from the quechua village does not have acces to hospitals nearby. Also, they will show us the products they farm (organic) for self consumption and its nutritional value. We will have the opportunity to taste the culinary delights that they prepare in the area with the food they produce on their farmland. Finally, they will surprise us with a demonstration of organic dyeing of alpaca wool, which they use for their different fabrics, all handmade and with designs from very remote periods, each with a meaning, which has been transmitted for generations and we want to be preserved this way for future generations. If you are looking for a specific date, please send a message and we will try to accommodate. You can also see: https://www.airbnb.com.pe/experiences/998226 Other things to note This is a personal philanthropic project. All profit's use to improve the quality of life of the women of this particular village. If you are looking for a specific date, please send a message and we will try to accommodate. You can also see: https://www.airbnb.com.pe/experiences/998226
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.
Trekking with alpacas and experiences with guinea pigs
Embark on this incredible hike with a stop at a custom-designed Guinea Pig farm for all ages and fitness levels. We lead fun and educational excursions in the rarely visited wilderness areas of the mountains of the Sacred Valley of the Incas to discover crystal clear lakes and climb the mountain peaks. near Cusco Join us for a day trip or nature adventure. Our friendly, knowledgeable guides and "lovely" llamas will help you create the once-in-a-lifetime experience. Llama Trekking in Chinchero On the trail, our soft and firm llamas will carry your equipment, leaving your body, mind and spirit unburdened to enjoy the beauty and wonder of the mountains. The pace of our walks is not competitive, with an emphasis on enjoying the countryside. We specialize in finding trails less traveled, offering our guests a true nature experience after an inspiring hike through the mountains in the heart of nature. We will enjoy a delicious picnic Also after our PICNIC there will be plenty of time to relax in the camp and feel the peace that being in nature can bring.
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