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Make the perfect Pisco Sour: Private Experience in Cusco

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Cusco, Peru
Make the perfect Pisco Sour: Private Experience in Cusco

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Discover the architectural majesty of Cusco and sample Peru’s tantalizing national drink during a walking tour of the city. Marvel at Cusco’s charming colonial buildings and impressive historical monuments; absorb the bohemian ambience of San Blas Square; and immerse yourself in the convivial vibrancy of a local bar to sample the legendary spirit of Pisco. Taste it and prepare your own Pisco Sour the most famous Peruvian cocktail. A personalized experience is guaranteed on this small-group tour, with numbers limited to 12 people.
  • Stroll by Cusco Cathedral and La Compania church in Plaza de Armas
  • Learn how to taste Pisco and how to make a pisco sour
  • 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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Local English speaking guide
Walk the ancient Inca streets of Cusco
Learn about the distillation and history of Pisco
Learn how to make the perfect Pisco Sour
Taste 3 different Pisco
Enjoy Pisco Sour
Tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Plaza San Blas , F2MG+W7Q Cuesta de San Blas, Cusco 08003, Peru

In the center of Plaza San Blas

4:00 PM
Cusco , Cusco, Peru

Local bar in central Cusco

Greet your knowledgeable guide at Plaza de Armas, a square hailed as the city’s social center, to begin your journey to the historical heart of Cusco. Marvel at the intricate façade of the Renaissance-style Cathedral and admire the baroque beauty of the 16th century La Compania church. Gain insight into the origins and cultural significance of these prominent structures from your expert guide. 

Navigate the serpentine streets as you explore a rich tapestry of ancient Incan walls, colossal granite blocks and quaint colonial edifices. Admire the spectacular 12 angle stone before ascending the gentle incline of a hill to San Blas, an atmospheric square with bohemian flair. Browse bespoke boutiques for artisan treasures, perusing handcrafted souvenirs while absorbing panoramic vistas of the city lights at night. 

After cultural enrichment, pleasure your palate with the sweet spirit of pisco in an ambient local bar. Gain insight into the social significance and the complex production processes of the drink as your guide explains pisco’s pivotal place in Peruvian history. Taste Pisco flavors then indulge your creative side by mixing your own Pisco Sour cocktail; sip your cosmopolitan creation as your tour concludes at the bar in central Cusco.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
San Blas
Become a Pisco pro on this Cusco tour that will sharpen up your cocktail mixing skills, and help you to get to know local Peru culture at the same time. Because let’s face it, there are few better ways to get to know a nation’s culture than through its boozy creations! Meet your friendly local guide at Plaza San Blas, the bohemian area of Cusco and a place that has been the heart of the “fiesta” in Cusco since a long time ago! You’ll get to explore the square a bit as well as all the outstanding buildings that make this plaza one of the most beautiful ones in the city before officially beginning your Cusco tour. From there, you’ll wander along ancient streets to admire the dramatic Inca Walls, constructed of mammoth granite blocks, side-by-side with colonial buildings. It’s here that you’ll also get to see a famed Inca masterpiece, the 12-angle stone.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Twelve Angled Stone
From there, you’ll wander along ancient streets to admire the dramatic Inca Walls, constructed of mammoth granite blocks, side-by-side with colonial buildings. It’s here that you’ll also get to see a famed Inca masterpiece, the 12-angle stone.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Plaza de Armas
You will fall in love with the Plaza de Armas of Cusco. Its colonial architecture buildings serve as an example of the impact the Spanish conquerors made in the city. However, this place existed long before the Conquest. This was the chosen starting point to begin developing the Imperial City, which became the capital of the Inca Empire. History and beauty come together in this splendid Peruvian square.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cusco
Then it’s back to the order of the day: Pisco! Head to a bar with the best Pisco Sour in town where your local guide will tell you all about traditional Pisco, as well as fill you in on the distillation process, how this sour drink is made, and its place in Peruvian history. Then it’s your time to shine! Get your mixologist hat on and try your hand at making your very own Pisco Sour, using all the knowledge that you’ve picked up along the way on this Cusco experience. And the best part? You get to drink it afterwards — salud!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passengers under 18 years of age are not permitted on this tour.
  • Latin Americans can be very conscious of appearance so try to be casual but conservative in your dress. Outside of beach areas halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn. When visiting churches or religious sites shoulders and knees should be covered.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine
  • We reserve the right to change both the route and places visiting within the tour. Food inclusions are subject to change, dependent on availability on the day.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Intrepid Urban Adventures - Latin America
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the social distancing policy during Make the perfect Pisco Sour: Private Experience in Cusco ?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Make the perfect Pisco Sour: Private Experience in Cusco ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "I highly recommend this tour, especially on your first couple nights." See review
  • "I highly recommend this tour because Cusco can seem a bit dodgy and with a local it made me feel very at ease." See review

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star-5
Awesome Experience!
Andrea_G
, Dec 2019
What a great tour! Tasty and educational - we learned a ton about the history of pisco, and (amazing) guide seamlessly put in the context of the greater history of Peru... all while walking around the Plaza de Armas and San Blas neighborhood.
star-4
Enjoyable and Fun!
Tamara_W
, Apr 2019
Took this tour the night I arrived. It was a good overall tour of the main areas of Cusco and an opportunity to talk to a local resident about where to eat and go while in Cusco. Also learned about some unique cultural art specific to Cusco. Going to the Pisco Museum and learning to make a Pisco Sour was fun. It was also an opportunity to learn about the different types of Pisco and how they are made.
star-5
Cusco Night Walking Tour Review
Journey47725477002
, Nov 2018
My boyfriend and I loved this tour! Lilyana was our tour guide and it ended up being just us until the very end when the other three people showed up at our last stop. I highly recommend this tour because Cusco can seem a bit dodgy and with a local it made me feel very at ease. Lilyana was super sweet and offered me a poncho when it stared raining. She also recommended a restaurant to eat at the next night which we went to and it was delicious. My favorite part of the tour was the last stop at the pisco making bar where we got to get behind the bar and make our drinks. We even stayed for the band that was setting up. 5 stars!
star-5
This was the first activity I did when...
Naica B
, Sep 2018
This was the first activity I did when I landed in Cusco and I'm so glad I did. Our guide was very knowledgeable, telling us about the history of the town, its architecture, the ancient people and the now locals. Oh, and making the Pisco was so much fun. The bartenders were very friendly. Quality ingredients and liquor. I highly recommend this tour, especially on your first couple nights. It's a great way to get to know the city. I really wish I could remember my guides' name, Lilliana maybe.
star-5
Getting behind the bar and making your...
Kayla K
, Sep 2018
Getting behind the bar and making your own pisco sour was one of the highlights of our trip! Went back to this bar 2 more times during our trip. Fantastic drinks and atmosphere
star-4
Really good tour. The only time...
Bhavna_J
, Apr 2018
Really good tour. The only time wasted was to find other tour members in the huge Cusco square with a signboard. Wasn't ideal but well the tour overall was impressive! Highly recommend it if you're into Pisco - who isn't?! :-
star-4
A very pleasant evening walk with an...
Jennifer_M
, Mar 2018
A very pleasant evening walk with an enthusiastic guide. Cusco is a beautiful city at night. We enjoyed the Pisco Sour lesson too. It was very fun!
star-5
We walked from the Cathedral area up...
Michele J
, Jan 2018
We walked from the Cathedral area up towards San Blas and explored the neighborhood shops and bars and ended with the pisco sour lesson in a private room at Museo del Pisco. Definitely fun for either a group or solo travel and you get to make your own pisco sour.
star-5
It was informative and...
David_M
, Aug 2017
It was informative and entertaining!! Had a great time!
star-4
I enjoyed the tour but found the...
Leslie R
, Aug 2017
I enjoyed the tour but found the instructions for meeting the guide ambiguous and when the guide was late, I was uncertain whether I was waiting in the correct location. The information on the tour was very interesting and the Pisco Sour lesson was fun. I would definitely recommend.
star-5
I did a solo trip to Cusco, and on...
Jacob R
, Jul 2017
I did a solo trip to Cusco, and on the first day in the city I knew I wanted to do something that wasn't too exhausting, considering the early morning flight arrival and needing to get acclimated to the altitude. After a failed attempt at the free walking tour during the day, I decided to opt for this. By far a better decision. Spend the day exploring the city and sites on your own. Having a night tour was an excellent way to see a different side of the city with a local. The other that were supposed to be part of the tour apparently were sick from the altitude bring Diamox, so I benefited from a solo tour with Lily. She was extremely informative and fun to learn from. We we walked around the normal sites, but also explored several of the side streets, just off the main square. Ending at the Museo Del Pisco bar I'm sure they differ was great and convenient as it was across from my hotel. The staff/bartenders were uber friendly and taught how to make just the right Pisco Sour...by far the best experience of the tour. This is a great tour to do in the evening before dinner, especially if it's your first night in Cusco. Helps to give you a tour of the city while not being difficult.
star-4
We had arrived in Cusco that day and...
Susan Cameron
, May 2017
We had arrived in Cusco that day and were not sure we would be up to the tour, however, being prepared for acclimation to the altitude helped. We loved every minute of this tour with Lily, she was informative, took our recent arrival into account, which was particularly helpful when we were climbing San Blas for the first time, and kept us entertained. We saw a wedding in the little church at the top of the hill great timing, and the Pisco lessons behind the bar at the Pisco Museum, were lots of fun, the bartenders very entertaining and really helpful, I even got a Mother's Day present. Great night out.
star-4
We really enjoyed this walking tour...
Bret O
, Apr 2017
We really enjoyed this walking tour. With just us and another couple we had a great opportunity to learn more about Cusco. The walking tour didn't tell us anything we didn't hear about four more times during our stay but it was a great way to orient to the city. There are lots of free walking tours in the city that might be worth looking into. The highlight of this tour was the pisco lesson. We really enjoyed learning to make our own Pisco Sours, getting behind the bar and actually mixing it, and then drinking : This was a great tour overall and we're happy we did it.
star-5
Had SO MUCH FUN on this tour! Not...
Megan_C
, Dec 2016
Had SO MUCH FUN on this tour! Not only was our guide Lily really nice and informative, but she made the tour fun. There were just four of us, which made it even better. The walking tour is great, but let's be honest, the pisco sour lesson was the best part! We LOVED the bar where the lesson was held, and the staff and bartenders were super friendly and fun. They all spoke great English. All four of us were able to fully create our own pisco sours, and then we stayed at the bar listening to music and enjoying more food and beverages. I highly recommend this tour for any night of the week - we had a blast.
star-5
I visited Cusco for a trek to Machu...
Steven R
, Dec 2016
I visited Cusco for a trek to Machu Picchu with several family members and friends. The two days before our trek, while we were acclimating, we decided to get a short guided tour of the city. The night walking tour was perfect. Liliana, our guide, was knowledgeable and entertaining! The Pisco Sour lesson was great fun and everyone gets involved! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. It is quick and packed with information and fun!
star-5
This night was so fun. The walking...
Jacqueline E
, Jul 2016
This night was so fun. The walking tour was full of information that we did not know about Cusco. The tour guide was excellent. When we went to the bar all of the employees behind the bar were so welcoming. Each of us could make a Pisco Sour of our choice mine was chocolate. We had so much fun that we stayed two additional hours and had another drink and appetizers.
star-5
Pisco and a tour of cusco. Yes...
Jacqueline S
, Jul 2016
Pisco and a tour of cusco. Yes please. Did this tour my first night in cusco which helped familiarize the area. Guide was very nice and knowledgable.
star-3
Very fun. It was more the lesson than...
Julie_G
, Jun 2016
Very fun. It was more the lesson than a tour, but it was fun to do.
star-5
Liliana was a great guide! She was...
Jennifer B
, Jun 2016
Liliana was a great guide! She was informative, funny, and provided a very entertaining tour. I also loved the pisco sour lesson. Our instructor at the Pisco Museum was so nice and made the lesson very enjoyable! I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Cusco!
star-5
this was a great way to do a half...
Rich_B
, May 2016
this was a great way to do a half day tour to not only see different areas of lima, but also to taste different foods, coffees, and desserts in what national geographic ranked as the 1 foodie destination on the planet for 2016

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