Cusco, Peru

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Overview

Immerse yourself in Peru’s captivating culture on a 4-hour walking tour of Cusco. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you'll peruse exotic produce at a local market; pick up tasty delicacies from traditional street food stalls; and uncover ancient Inca legends at the mysterious Temple of the Moon. Numbers limited to 12 people to ensure a small-group experience.
  • Half-day tour of Cusco, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the nearby Temple of the Moon
  • Mingle with the locals at San Pedro market and practice your Spanish as you bargain for snacks
  • Visit the mysterious Temple of the Moon with its curious carvings
  • Explore Cusco's charming streets and learn the legends of the Inca Empire
  • Small-group tour allows for a more personalized experience
Begin your cultural adventure in the ambient Plaza Regocoijo; greet your group and experienced guide then head to the bustling San Pedro market. Awaken your senses to the exciting smells, sights and sounds of the commercial hub, browsing stalls of colorful fabrics, fresh flowers and exotic fruits. You'll also get to sample some local delicacies from the food vendors.

Next, continue to Plaza de Armas and depart via public transport to the Temple of the Moon, which is located on Huayna Picchu near Machu Picchu. Venture inside the temple's two caves to see the mysterious carvings and the cracks that let in the moonlight that illuminates the caves' altars on certain nights.
When the time comes, break for a delicious picnic lunch before strolling back to Cusco (approx. 30 minutes away) along Inca trails. On route, hear legends of the Inca Empire from your guide and wander through the bohemian district of San Blas. Your half-day tour then concludes outside the Santo Domingo Convent and Qorikancha temple, where an optional visit is possible.

Reviews

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R
, Aug 2018

I wish we did this tour to the markets before going to Machu Picchu. We could have saved at least 50% shopping here.
Lilly our guide was very nice, showed us how the locals live, she also had us tried tasty tamales and passion fruit from the market.

A
, Jan 2018

amazing insight on culture and food... our guide was A she was kind carrying and full of insight and knowledge i would do it agin in a heartbeat
Andres

K
, Nov 2017

We had a great tour of the market and surrounding blocks in the heart of Cusco, as well as parts of the countryside with various Inca ruins. Our tour guide was personable and very knowledgable about Peruvian life and the Incan culture. The market was a fascinating place and we even learned enough Spanish to buy fruit and tamales for lunch. There was a bit more walking than anticipated, but it was all downhill and the weather was nice so it all worked out.

J
, Jun 2017

This was a great tour! Lily was friendly and fun. She took us through the local market and practiced communicating in Spanish with us to purchase our tamales, Inca cola, and fruit. We learned a lot about the locals through Lily. It was a good amount of walking, and she took us up some steep trails, but nothing that was unmanageable. I would absolutely recommend this tour!

D
, Jun 2017

We had a great time with Lily on our market tour. We met her at the Plaza Regocijo at 9am, which is close to the Plaza de Armas. From there we went straight to the market. Lily taught us about the local foods and helped us with our Spanish as we purchased snacks for our picnic. This was all included in our tour. Lily even helped me find the right vendor to buy some coffee to take back home. I have to say that butcher section was the most interesting. I'm not squeamish at all, so this was my favorite part. After the market, we took a taxi up to the Temple of the Moon. This tour does not include admission to Sacsayhuaman itself, but you will get a good view of it. During the walk, we asked many questions and Lily gave us tons of info about Cusco, the Inca, Peruvian history...she was very knowledgeable and friendly. Yes this tour does involve a lot of walking but Lily will adjust the pace if necessary. Overall, I thought it was a great way to learn about the history as well as modern ways of Cusco.

D
, Jun 2017

We had a great time with Lily on our market tour. We met her at the Plaza Regocijo at 9am, which is close to the Plaza de Armas. From there we went straight to the market. Lily taught us about the local foods and helped us with our Spanish as we purchased snacks for our picnic. This was all included in our tour. Lily even helped me find the right vendor to buy some coffee to take back home. I have to say that butcher section was the most interesting. I'm not squeamish at all, so this was my favorite part. After the market, we took a taxi up to the Temple of the Moon. This tour does not include admission to Sacsayhuaman itself, but you will get a good view of it. During the walk, we asked many questions and Lily gave us tons of info about Cusco, the Inca, Peruvian history...she was very knowledgeable and friendly. Yes this tour does involve a lot of walking but Lily will adjust the pace if necessary. Overall, I thought it was a great way to learn about the history as well as modern ways of Cusco.

A
, May 2017

Emily our guide was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and was attentive to our needs. We weren't the fastest navigating the Temple of the Moon and she slowed the pace and gave us encouragement. The Temple provides many lessons of the ways of life of the indigenous people. When in the market, she taught us the proper manners and idioms to use when buying our lunch. Be prepared to walk about 4 miles. You are treated to fantastic views of the City from on high. To see the juxtaposition of the old Plaza de Armas and the new football stadium is interesting to the eye. All in all, well worth it and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

D
, Apr 2017

A Wonderful Taste of Cusco! Llovana was relaxed and friendly as we visited the bustling Market, bought local unique foods, amazing opportunity to sample culture and the inside scoop Too! Ended up strolling the Inca trail nearby with visions of the Moon, monkeys and Pumas dancing in my head. ENCANTO!

J
, Mar 2017

Absolutely phenomenal. My favorite day in Cusco.

C
, Jul 2016

Great guide! Small group so she was very focused on explaining the history. Very knowledgeable and great way to see the city of Cuzco.


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