5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

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  • Location: Cusco, Peru
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Explore the ancient Incan streets of Cusco and then make the perfect pisco sour like a true Peruvian local. Begin your 2.5-hour night walking tour in Plaza de Armas and discover a stunning array of Incan and colonial architecture. Delight in the bohemian-spirited San Blas square before heading to a bar in central Cusco where you’ll learn all you need to know about Peru’s legendary drink. Choose your favorite pisco flavor, mix your own drink and then enjoy your creation. Receive personalized attention on this small-group tour limited to 12 people.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour night walking tour and pisco sour-making lesson in Cusco
  • Stroll by Cusco Cathedral and La Compania church in Plaza de Armas
  • Admire the artistry and masonry of Incan walls, including the 12-angled stone
  • Walk through the village-like San Blas plaza and capture alluring city views
  • Learn how to make a pisco sour, and choose your favorite pisco flavor by trying a few drinks at a nearby bar
  • Sharpen your cocktail-mixing skills and become a pisco pro!
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Cusco Night Walking Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson

Explore the market in Cusco for local foods!

Meet your knowledgeable guide at Plaza de Armas in the heart of Cusco, and begin your small-group tour with a stroll through the historic square dating back to the time of the Incas. Admire the Renaissance-style Cathedral from the 17th century, and then gaze at the baroque façade of Jesuit church La Compania, originally constructed in the 16th century. Learn about both edifices built on sites that were formerly Incan palaces.

Follow your guide out of the square onto streets lined with remnants of Incan walls, gigantic blocks of granite fitting together perfectly without mortar, which stand side by side with colonial architecture. At the palace of Inca Roca, you’ll see fitted into the wall a 12-angled stone, a unique example of Incan masonry.

Continue up a hill to San Blas, a charming square with bohemian flair, and walk past artist studios, handicraft markets and glittering city views.

After the sightseeing, your pisco sour lesson begins. As you head to a bar specializing in this drink, listen as your guide tells your group about the beverage and its place in Peruvian history. At the bar, try a few different flavors of pisco, learn all about the distillation process and how this delicious cocktail is made. Finally, put on your mixologist hat and try your hand at making your very own pisco sour.

Sip your creation at the bar in central Cusco, where your tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

My guide, Liliana, provided a most interesting tour of parts of the historic center. She provided historical background as well as perspective on contemporary life. Liliana was personable, and well informed about a variety of topics.

I originally had little interest in the pisco sour lesson but wound up quite enjoying it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Best Pisco Sour you will have ever... Great experience for an evening in Cusco... Liliana made the trip as a tour guide. She had so much knowledge and took the time to answer questions.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We lucked out and ended up getting a one on one tour with the guide for this tour. The market tour was very interesting and the pisco sour lesson was great! Would definitely recommend for a less formal, fun tour of the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

The guide was attentive to questions, suggested many photograph opportunities, and incorporated many sites into the tour. The tour was leisurely, and not conducted in a hurried way. Upon conclusion of the tour, I felt as though I had been introduced to the Cusco community.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Pisco sour lesson was the best part

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Our guide, Lilliana, was great and knew all the history of the town. The local market was an awesome addition to the tour and the climb up the hill to see the view after the sun set was phenomenal. The Pisco Sour bar was way better than I had expected and we had a blast learning how to make the local drinks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Our guide Lilliana took us to the food market near plaza san francisco. I think it was called santa Clara. We got to see the different animals parts, meet and vegetables. Our guide even bought us a prickly pear to try. I bought coca tea there and peruvian chocolate with quinoa.
We then went to the san blas area which is the artsy part. We didn't see many artisans due to the rain, but it was really great to see.
We finished up the tour at a bar called museo de pisco. The bartender amodeo demonstrated how to make a pisco sour then we got to make our own! We got behind the bar! It was really neat! After the tour i bought a bottle of pisco to take home with me!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Great tour of the marketplace and neighborhoods in Cusco; wonderful lesson on making and appreciating a Pisco Sour. I had a wonderful time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Lillianna, our guide was wonderful... very informative and a great way to see the city and get tips on where and where not to go. On our own, we would never have gone through the market and learned about the local foods and culture. The Pisco sour lesson was a blast and great way to end the tour. Would definitely recommend as a way to learn about the city and end with a drink!!!

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

We did this tour our last day in Cusco and it was the perfect way to end it. Our tour guide Lilianna was very knowledgeable and thorough. The trip to the San Pedro market was interesting and really helped to get a glimpse of everyday life in Cusco. The walk around the bohemian district of San Blas was quaint and provided excellent views of the city. My favorite part of the tour was the Pisco Sour tasting and lesson on how to make one. We even got to get behind the bar to create our own Pisco Sour.

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