Why not join a cultural tour and take in some interesting activities while you are acclimatizing to Cusco’s altitude before a trek? Get your hands dirty as you dig into a pottery workshop. Learn about how chocolate is made – and then sample the results! Discover Peru’s unique culinary tradition and try your hand at creating some traditional dishes. All this and more await you on our vibrant Cusco Cultural Tours!
Cusco can experience every season in a single day, so you should be prepared for sun and rain, cold and hot weather! We recommend a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, sweater, rain gear or plastic poncho, winter hat or toque and gloves. In addition, you should bring:
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Casa Mantay is a home for teenage mothers with nowhere else to turn. They provide a safe place for them to stay, raise their children and go to school. While there, Casa Mantay residents are also taught a trade which they can continue once they leave the program: leather-making. They learn the basics of designing, cutting and sewing leather into beautiful yet functional contemporary products.
On this cultural tour, you’ll get a tour of this wonderful facility, visit the leather-making workshop and even make your own leather keychain to take home! You’ll end the morning with a lunch shared with all the girls and their children in the communal dining room.