Immerse yourself in our culture
One way to complement your Spanish classes in Cusco is to combine them with any of the fun and interactive workshops we have for you. This is a way to get away from traditional tourism by visiting many places.
If you have free time and you need something quiet without trips these workshops will teach you even more with our culture,making some products, interacting with local people and making friends during the process.
This is what we have for you.
Learn the history of chocolate in Cusco. Learn all the steps of the process of making chocolate from the cocoa tree of the Peruvian jungle. Prepare your own chocolates with a wide variety of combinations such as peanuts, raisins, coconut, coffee, quinoa, and many more ingredients. You can make pure chocolate and milk chocolate. Also while your chocolate is ready for you to take it, learn to prepare 2 types of chocolate-based drinks in a fun session where all students interact.
Time: 2 hours
Any day from Monday to Saturday from 4 PM to 6 PM
Complement your Spanish classes with this cooking workshop in Cusco, I assure you that it is a whole culinary experience. First you will have the opportunity to learn in depth about the ingredients used in Peruvian cuisine through a gastronomic tour to one of the most popular markets in the country (Mercado San Pedro). After this small tour and with the guidance of a professional chef you will be able to make a dinner with a very traditional dish accompanied by an aperitif, a delicious dessert and of course the traditional pisco sour. Taste what you cooked and share your experience.
Time: 3 hours
Any day from Monday to Saturday from 3 PM to 6 PM
This is a complete immersive workshop in which you will be able to immerse yourself in our culture and customs. The interesting thing about this workshop is that we have to visit a farm outside the city. There we can perform the different activities we have for you. In total we will teach you 5 mini workshops of 40 minutes each.
Learning the techniques used by craftsmen, we will teach you how to make a clay glass and then decorate it by painting figures on the glass.
Visit the house of Mrs. Antonia, where she will show the traditional techniques in the elaboration of the most symbolic garments of the Andean culture, learning the whole process of its elaboration and natural dyeing of the fabrics with local plants and flowers of zone
In this workshop you will learn how the Incas formerly performed the payment ceremony to Mother Earth with different offerings and rituals in order to have a good harvest. You will also learn to cook the traditional food called “Huatia” which consists of burying all kinds of tubers such as potatoes, sweet potatoes and cooking them by putting ovens made of adobe with charcoal on top of them.
Only once a year the popular T'anta Wawa (Baby Breads) is made as part of the tradition by the festivities of the day of the living and the day of the dead. In this workshop you will learn how to make this traditional baby bread from the preparation of the dough until the final step in the wood-based oven.
Learn the use and management of natural plants for the treatment of various diseases through Andean knowledge about herbalism.
Time: 5 hours.
Any day from 8 AM to 1 PM
Optional services: Hike and Accommodation.