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Cusco: Peruvian Cooking Class & Market Tour

1. Cusco: Peruvian Cooking Class & Market Tour

Start the experience with a walk of approximately 1 hour through the San Pedro market, where you will learn more about the local fruits and ingredients that you will use later. Return to the restaurant and learn about Peru's most famous drink, the Pisco Sour. Receive a complete explanation and tasting of pisco grapes and their different qualities. After a toast, the cooking class begins led by an expert chef, with extensive experience in traditional Peruvian cuisine. Participate in an informative and entertaining class, choosing to make any of the following dishes that include an appetizer of Ceviche and Chilcano soup, the main course of Lomo Saltado or Ají de Gallina. After this gastronomic adventure, enjoy the delicious dishes you have created and try your delicious Pisco. The entire tour lasts between 3-4 hours.

Chocolate Workshop: from Bean to Bar

2. Chocolate Workshop: from Bean to Bar

Learn how to make your very own chocolate during this interactive tour of the chocolate workshop and museum. Learn of the chocolate making process from bean to bar and everything in-between. Understand the history behind the famous cacao beans, and why Cusco makes some of the finest chocolate around the world. Learn how to make chocolate from the professional guides, and then enjoy making your own in no time! When you make your chocolate, you will learn of the 4 processes involved which includes: roasting the cacao beans, removing cacao husk, grinding the cacao nibs on a metate with a mano (the same way the Aztecs did), and refining the cacao paste in a melangeur. You will create delicious hot chocolates and your own chocolate bar, with your choice of ingredients. You can take home all of your handmade chocolates unless, of course, you have already eaten them!

Cooking Class in Cusco and Local Market Tour

3. Cooking Class in Cusco and Local Market Tour

This Culinary experience starts at the meeting point Door Number 1, San Pedro Market. this is the most traditional market of Cusco (since 1925). In the market tour you will discover the most exotic fruits os Cusco, chees, bread, chocolate & cacao, quinua, potatoes and more. This wonderufl experience continues with a short walk (4 blocks) to the Cooking-Studio located 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: Pisco Sour of Passion Fruit, then Cebiche, Pisco Expresso martini (pisco cocktail), Quinoa Tamal, and the Chicha Punch (pisco cocktail). Chef Jesus will explain, step by step, how to prepare a 03 Peruvian dishes: Cebiche, Causa Limeña, Quinoa Tamal and the 02 pisco cocktails, there are available Non-Alcoholic verssion of cocktails. And the most traditional dessert of Peru: Picarones with honey (available free sugar) Plus: there is available water Welcome Drink is included: Chicha Morada Notice: *Our dishes are easy to be converted into vegetarian. *To know your food requirements is very important

From Cusco: Luxury Machu Picchu Train Tour

4. From Cusco: Luxury Machu Picchu Train Tour

Pick up from your hotel at 8:00 am and drive to the train station of Poroy, just outside Cusco, where you will board the luxurious Hiram Bingham train. The journey takes about 3.5 hours to the train of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu pueblo). You will have personalized service, 3-course meals using local products, an observatory lounge with live music, and a balcony to enjoy the beautiful views of the Andes and Urubamba River. After 4-hours of travel from Cusco, you will arrive in Aguas Calientes and drive for 30 minutes on the private bus up to the Citadel of Machu Picchu; upon arrival and getting off the bus, you will explore Machu Picchu in a guided tour of one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. After the tour, enjoy afternoon tea at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel located adjacent to the ancient Inca citadel. Later in the afternoon, your guide will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, explore, and later take the Hiram Bingham Train back to Poroy and a private van back to Cusco.

Cusco: 3-Hour Peruvian Cooking Class

5. Cusco: 3-Hour Peruvian Cooking Class

There is no better way to get to know a country than through its food. On this exciting 3-hour cookery course you will visit a local market to discover the range of ingredients available in Peru, and then return to the kitchen to cook up a 3-course meal. Peru has an enviable reputation for cuisine and you will be in the company of an expert instructor as you learn to prepare one of 3 menus. Each includes an entrée, main and dessert, along with a cocktail drink to accompany. Menu 1 includes Pisco sour or fruit juice, potatoes with Huancaína sauce, typical rice with chicken, and chocolate fondue. With menu 2 you will learn to prepare a Pisco sour or fruit juice, cook corn soup, salted beef with French fries and a chocolate fondue. Menu 3 features soltero de habas, aji de gallina with rice and chocolate fondue – and of course a Pisco sour or fruit juice! After all the hard work you have put into your Peruvian masterpieces, sit down and enjoy the cuisine in a relaxed and friendly environment.

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

6. 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: Tipsy Tour Art, Culture & Alcohol

7. Cusco: Tipsy Tour Art, Culture & Alcohol

Immerse yourself in an afternoon full of art, culture and alcohol in this cuzqueño tour that will show you from how to make your own Pisco Sour to painting and enjoying a very local night drink to the pairing of Beer with Chocolate, Yes! One of the best organic chocolates in the world, and speaking of that, you will also make friends from all over the planet. We will start in a beautiful little square that is very close to the first stop where you will learn how to make your own Pisco Sour and not only the traditional one but also with all the local fruit flavors that they have in their extensive menu. The second stop you will enjoy the most local drink of Cusco "El té piteado" and at the same time you will be able to paint your own shot glass in the same Cusquenian style or wherever the inspiration of the alcohol takes you, you will also be able to take your art work with you. In the third stop we will be in one of the bars with the best view of Cusco, here we will pair microbrewery beer with organic and artisan chocolate from Chunchos a Cusco community considered the best with organic cocoa in the world, we will taste two beers on tap to make the pairing. At the end you will have experienced an incredible circuit through the small streets of Cusco in a Tipsy way, you will also feel that you made new friends.

Cusco: Chocolate Making Workshop

8. Cusco: Chocolate Making Workshop

Indulge in a chocolate-making workshop at the ChocoMuseo. Discover the origin of chocolate and its history, learn about the chocolate-making process, and leave with your very own cocoa creation. Get ready to play chocolatier as you're handed your chef's hat and apron on arrival at the workshop. Learn the fascinating journey a cocoa bean takes, from how it's grown and harvested, to how it gets turned into chocolate. Roast and grind cocoa beans and choose between milk or white chocolate and a number of delicious toppings to create your very own irresistible treat. You'll also have the opportunity to prepare and try a cocoa tea or hot chocolate.

Aguas Calientes: Lunch at Cafe Inkaterra Restaurant

9. Aguas Calientes: Lunch at Cafe Inkaterra Restaurant

After visiting the Machu Picchu Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, enter Café Inkaterra. This is the ideal place to retire from the crowds and appreciate the views of the magnificent Vilcanota river, surrounded entirely by nature. This restaurant blends the most amazing Peruvian gastronomy with contemporary cuisine, creating innovative fusion-style fare. Sit at any table and make your order. The delicious food offers a variety of options, including vegan or vegetarian. Inkaterra has an ecotourism approach and focuses on sustainable development, supporting the local communities nearby.

Cusco: Truffles and Filled Chocolate Making Workshop

10. Cusco: Truffles and Filled Chocolate Making Workshop

Learn how to craft and make beautiful chocolate truffles and filled chocolate treats during a 90-minute workshop at a fun and friendly location in central Cusco. Just 2 blocks from the Plaza de Armes (Central Square), the workshop will take you through the process of preparing flavored ganache. You will learn how to temper chocolate, and how to prepare chocolate coats. Then, using chocolate sourced from the best local cacao beans, make and decorate 6 different truffles and 6 filled chocolates according to your preferences. The cooks will ensure you get maximum personal attention throughout, and help you master this delicious dish every step of the way. And at the end you will be able to take your delicious handmade chocolates home, to share with and impress your family and friends.

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What people are saying about Cusco Region

Our Peru trip was physically challenging and action-packed, and I am so glad that I booked this one relaxing activity to close out the vacation! Our instructor was very knowledgeable and welcoming. We really enjoyed learning more about Peruvian culture, especially in regards to cacao and chocolate-making. You might think that a 2 hour workshop on chocolate could get boring, but definitely not. It was chill but fun.

Wonderful class to learn all about chocolate! The instructor was very knowledgeable about technique and history. Although I'm not convinced the Mayans used guinea pig milk to make their chocolate beverage...

Guido was amazing! It was obvious how much he loved his job and sharing his chocolate knowledge. We really enjoyed the interactive component to the workshop!

I learned so much about chocolate, and you get to make a ton to take home! Our instructor, Yil, was hilarious and made the whole experience a lot of fun.

What an awesome class! Our host made it not only educational but also lots of fun!