Day 5 - CUSCO
AM HD City tour of Cusco (private)
Inca rulers once called Cusco the "Navel of the World". Cusco remains today a city that blends colonial Spanish charm with older, more austere remains of pre-Columbian glory. One can see the foundations of Inca structures on many of its city streets today. Today you will go on a guided visit of the Imperial City of Cusco. In this Cusco city tour, you will visit the Main Plaza, which has been the scene of great historical events in the Capital of the Incas, the main Cathedral church, built of great slabs of red granite in renaissance style and thus contrasting with the baroque style silverwork which decorates its interior. You will then continue to the Santo Domingo church, built upon the foundations of the Inca temple Koricancha, which was dedicated to S un worship.
Then we will head to the City’s nearby ruins; the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, a magnificent example of Incan military power; Qenqo, a ritualistic site with subterranean galleries that form an underground maze; Puca Pucara, the red fortress and finally Tambomachay, also known as the Incan Baths. After this amazing educative Cusco city tour, you will be driven back to your hotel. Balance of the afternoon is free. Accommodation at Costa del Sol Cusco hotel, in Contemporanea room. Services of today includes Breakfast and local taxes. (B/-/-)
Half day Peruvian Cooking classes (Private with aditional cost:)
Today, enjoy a three-hour culinary adventure. Pick up from your hotel and transfer to a local market. While in the market, the Chef will provide a briefing about local Andean ingredients, meanwhile, you will have the chance to buy products, mix with the colors and fragrances of the variety of fruits, vegetables, tubercles of the region, interacting with local producers and suppliers. Definitely, this is a whole experimental sojourn, in a traditional Andean Market.
Continue the Cooking adventure at the Chef house, for a private culinary lesson. Get hands-on and learn how to prepare the famous Pisco Sour, entrées, and main courses will be also cooked, which you will taste them. Discover the variety of Peruvian food in a cozy environment, interacting with the chef, between stories and pictures you will get the most out of this culinary lesson. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.