The social nature of the human being has led him since time immemorial, to resort to the pleasant experience of sharing with his peers, his way of life and customs to relate better with them. Community Experiential Tourism, in vogue in the 21st century, is based on this principle to ensure that the visitor stops being a mere observer and becomes an integrating part of the lifestyle of the inhabitants of those places they visit. Either helping them in their daily tasks, tasting their typical dishes or sharing their customs. The rural community tourism experience provides experiences that are difficult to find in traditional and conventional tourism tours. On the other hand, it has a very pleasant effect of solidarity and spontaneous empathy for both the tourist and the people of the communities. Be an active part of the day to day and customs of the people of the Andes with this community tourism tour in Patabamba Cusco. The Andean community of Patabamba, where we carry out this rural community experience tour, is located very close to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It has beautiful inter-Andean landscapes and colorful crop fields. Learn about their ancestral textile technique, with which they make beautiful fabrics and garments of various colors and shapes. Learn how to build Adobes (bricks made of clay and Andean straw), the main building material of the Peruvian Andes. Learn about the medicinal plants they use to cure their ailments. Grow and harvest organic products with them. Feed the cows, alpacas and guinea pigs that they raise in their fields. Learn to play the Quena, an Andean wind instrument, visit the old Inca bridge of Qeswachaca, maintained year after year by the community members of Patabamba and try a delicious Andean hot stone barbecue called Pachamanca. An experiential tour in Cusco, which will make you live in a very interactive way all the material and immaterial heritage of the Andean peoples.
Day tours Cusco
Cusco Day Tours. The Tahuantinsuyo was the name that the Inca dynasty gave to the vast territory that they conquered and administered between the 11th and 15th centuries; The Inca Empire encompassed the current countries of Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. The city of Cusco founded by the Spanish conquerors in 1534; Originally it was called Qosqo by Incas and it was the capital and the most important sacred, political and economic city of Tahuantinsuyo.
Cusco Day Tours. Cusco in addition to its jewel of the emperor «machu Picchu»; and its world-renowned hiking trails, it has many other tourist destinations to offer. No trip to the capital of the Incas will be complete without visiting its beautiful archaeological remains, textile centers, Llamas and Alpacas farms; traditional markets and indigenous villages.
The archaeological centers located in the surroundings of Cusco, are regulated by the Peruvian state; However, the availability of spaces is much greater than that of Machu Picchu, so you can book your excursion up to two days in advance.
We have the following categories:
- Archaeological and colonial destinations; these can be visited by doing the Traditional Cusco City Tour.
- Colonial and cultural destinations; that allow you to know local markets, local food and current traditions of the city.
- Experiential Tourism Tour; excursions that will allow you to be in direct contact with the local people and their customs.
We have 6 tours for you to choose from: all of them are in group service; However, if you want to hike only with your friends or family, we also have the option of private service.
Cusco is the main tourist destination in Peru and one of the most important in South America. Due to the large number of archaeological monuments it has, it is often called the "Rome of America". However, this beautiful city has much more to offer, that is why IncaGo Expeditions has created a unique itinerary that allows you to visit and experience in depth the tradition, folklore and gastronomy of Cusco. Don't think twice and book the best Experiential Cusco City Tour.
Cusco is a place blessed not only with Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas or the Rainbow Mountain, but also with a lot of folklore, delicious food and drink, as well as beautiful and interesting historical places. We have planned the best Cusco city night tour, which will enchant all your senses. Explore the typical and very interesting San Pedro market. Find out curious and relevant information about the Plaza of Armas in Cusco, its cathedral basilica and its ancestral history. Taste two flagship drinks of Peru and the most consumed dish in the country. In addition to stargazing through the eyes of the Incas in the planetarium of Cusco.
Let yourself be embraced by the charm of Cusco, know its tourist places: the city, its history, gastronomy, traditions, customs and more. Cusco, also originally called Qosqo for its origin in the Quechua language, was the capital of the extinct Inca empire. Its legendary past can be discovered at the pace in which the city is traveled, its stone walls and historical relics will make you instantly connect with this thousand-year-old city that offers enigmatic tourist attractions. IncaG0 has planned the best Extended Cusco City Tour, that allows you to combine the best of Cusco's traditions, history and gastronomy.
The noble and great city of Cusco is considered the Archaeological Capital of America. The ancient capital of the Incas, is a city surrounded by incredible Inca ruins, cathedrals and colonial houses. Cusco is a place that breathes history around every corner. Visitors who arrive every day to this Peruvian city are amazed by the beauty of its streets and by the great legacy of the Incas, which is still alive today. Although you can do the Traditional City Tour Cusco on your own, it is recommended and much better to do it with the expertise of a tour guide. You will visit the beautiful cathedral basilica of Cusco, a construction that will show you up to three architectural styles from the 16th and 17th centuries. You will explore the largest sanctuary of the Incas, the sacred Coricancha. Then you will go to Sacsayhuaman, an imposing Inca ruin, built with Magalitic limestone. You will visit the Qenco shrine, the Pucapucara checkpoint and finally you will walk to the amazing Tambomachay, where you will be able to observe beautiful water sources and big adoration shelves.
This 1-day experiential tour to prepare an underground hot stone barbecue, visit the town of Misminay and explore the salt mine ponds of Maras, will be magical to awake all your senses. In Misminay, a sacred valley town you will learn and participate in their most important food productions. You will see Moray a beautiful Inca amphitheater and you will walk around the almost 4000 salt ponds perched in the slope of a mountain. In the shadow of the popularity achieved by Ceviche, Lomo Saltado or Pollo a la Brasa; Peruvian cuisine still keeps millenarian dishes such as, Chiriuchu, Cuy chactado or Pachamanca, which is an Andean underground barbecue. Pachamanca is a strong culinary expression of the Andes and is a dish that mixes meats, tubers and legumes cooked underground in an oven buried with hot stones. Pachamanca is a very traditional dish, which is eaten with a large number of people in important dates in the Peruvian Andes. It is something very nice because people gathers together to prepare it and then it is shared with everyone.
This experiential tour in Cusco in the Potato Park of Pisac, is definitely one of the most experiential and Andean gastronomic journeys you can have in Peru, a formidable meeting with mother earth, its people and traditions. The Pisac Potato Park is located 45 kilometers from the city of Cusco and there you can see and taste more than 1000 varieties of potatoes from the communities of Amaru, Chawaytiri, Pampallacta, Saccacca and Paru Paru. The potato is the third most important food crop in the world in terms of human consumption after rice and wheat. Peru boasts of having around 4,000 varieties of potato. This tuber that saved many countries of the world from famine, was cultivated for the first time by Peruvian civilizations 8000 years ago. This one-day tour of the potato park in Pisac also allows you to visit the Cochahuasi animal sanctuary, where you can observe, pet and feed Llamas and Alpacas, as well as observe their wild relatives and other species of animals rescued from illegal traffickers. This Andean lifestyle experience will be complemented by a music and dance show performed by the community members of Pisac.
The 2-day Experiential Tourism tour in Misminay will take you to see a very beautiful part of the Sacred Valley, the salt mines of Maras and the Inca amphitheater of Moray. Certainly, a journey full of living culture and customs that have not been lost over time. So, this 2-day tour in Cusco will allow you to interact directly with the entire environment of the Misminay community and be in contact with the way of life of the inhabitants. For example, eating with them, working in their fields, sharing their beliefs, cooking, participating in all their daily activities. Similarly, you and the villagers learn different cultures from each other. The most important thing is to learn from the shared and lived experience. On the other hand, the community of Mullakas Misminay is located near the District of Maras. It has beautiful inter-Andean landscapes and colorful crop fields. The settlers, over time, took it upon themselves to produce beautiful fabrics of various colors and shapes. Learn how to build Adobes (bricks made of clay and Andean straw), the main construction material of the Peruvian Andes. An experiential tour in Cusco, which will make you live in a very interactive way all the material and immaterial heritage of the Andean people.
Immerse and participate in an unforgettable experiential tourism tour in the community of Patabamba. Participating in this 1-day tour in Cusco you will be part of the Andean life style, its traditions, its delicious and healthy gastronomy, its traditions and its ancient material heritage. The community of Patabamba organized all his villagers since 2016 to receive people from all over the world and show them the best of the Andean material and immaterial heritage. This experiential tour will show you the typical dances and songs of the people of Patabamba, you will learn about the products that are grown in that part of the sacred valley of the Incas and you will also be part of a harvest or a sowing. The villagers will show you the medicinal plants they use to cure their illnesses, you will be able to caress and feed Alpacas and guinea pigs. You will also close this experiential visit to Patabamba with a flourish, with a visit to the Inca bridge of Queswachaka, which is restored by the community member year after year since the times of the Inca empire. Finally, you will finish this cultural tour, with a delicious and very typical lunch in the Andes; The pachamanca is an Andean barbecue that is cooked with preheated stones and 1 meter underground.
The Incas built all over its empire and specially in Cusco impressive citadels, shrines, temples, royal retreats, farming terraces and a huge network of Inca trails. Besides Machu Picchu and the buildings located in the sacred valley of the Incas, you can also explore marvelous Inca constructions in the south part of Cusco. The south valley Cusco tour combines in a 1-day visit pre-Inca, Inca and colonial architectural styles. Explore the south valley of Cusco and visit Tipon, a stunning royal Inca retreat adorned with pretty farming areas and water fountains. Make a tour around Pikillaqta, a big and majestic pre-Inca citadel. Finally, you will visit the church of San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, which has been called "the Sistine Chapel of America", and in some sense, the subordinate simile would be justified: this architecture is one of the most surprising and beautiful songs of religious art, silent testimony of the Andean people.