What to do and see in Cusco Region, Peru: The Best Classes & Workshops

August 3, 2021 Frederic Celentano

Cusco, also spelled Cuzco (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkusko]; Quechua: Qusqu suyu), is a region in Peru. It is bordered by the Ucayali Region on the north; the Madre de Dios and Puno regions on the east; the Arequipa Region on the south; and the Apurímac, Ayacucho and Junín regions on the west. Its capital is Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire.

1. Amigos Spanish School

Zaguan del Cielo B-23, Cusco Peru +51 980 784 447 [email protected] http://www.facebook.com/amigosspanishschool/
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5.0 based on 151 reviews

Amigos Spanish School

Learning while traveling, traveling while learning. Amigos Spanish School is always highly rated. We’re in nearly every guidebook, are consistently rated #1 in Cusco, and have a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the last number of years, and have a global reputation for the kind of professionalism and friendly atmosphere that travelers in Latin America want.

2. A Bite Of Cusco

Calle Siete Cuartones 225 Cusco, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu 08000 Peru +51 999 369 267 [email protected] http://www.abiteofcusco.com/cooking/class.html
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5.0 based on 22 reviews

A Bite Of Cusco

Love to cook? Love to learn about world cultures? What better way to experience Peruvian culture than to get ¨hands-on¨ with our local cuisine! Our cooking classes are a ¨must do¨ on your trip to Cusco city. Get ready to be amazed, as Together we will prepare a starter, main course, and beverage. All meals are prepared with fresh, local Peruvian ingredients and lots of passion and taste.

3. Marcelo Batata Cooking Classes

Calle Palacio 135, Cusco 08002 Peru +51 965 384 520 [email protected]com http://www.cuscodining.com/cooking-class.html
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5.0 based on 761 reviews

Marcelo Batata Cooking Classes

Immerse your senses in the best cooking class and culinary experience in Cusco. Our chefs will transport you to a unique atmosphere of Peruvian cuisine where a mix of cultures is reflected and where you can embark on a journey filled with native Peruvian produce, exotic fruits, Pisco tastings, and the traditional preparation of classic Peruvian dishes. We also provide culinary tours, Pisco and Wine Tastings

Reviewed By Geordiegirl_8 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Chef Alejandro is a passionate advocate for Peru - this comes through his careful explanations, thoughtful answers to questions, patience and high quality ingredients. It is a cookery class making two of the most popular dishes (ceviche and Lomo Saltado), cocktail making session (and drinking), fruit tasting, and explanations behind the ingredients. This takes place whilst being brought delicious morsels from the on-site restaurant. It isn’t the cheapest cookery workshop but we were there about three and a half hours and being guided and taught by someone who obviously cares so much about food and Peru, is well worth it. Just don’t mention Chile!

4. Cusco Culinary

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5.0 based on 422 reviews

Cusco Culinary

Cusco Culinary would like to welcome you to your special Peruvian cooking experience! Every day, 9am TO 1pm (Lunch Class) and 3pm to 7pm (Dinner Class), you will have the opportunity to join our Culinary Cooking Experience and learn about the Peruvian cuisine. You will not only enjoy the best of the Peruvian food, but also learn to prepare the most representative Peruvian dishes, guided by an expert Chef.

5. CuscoCooking

Plaza Regocijo 216 ChocoMuseo, Cusco 08425 Peru +51 84 244765 [email protected] https://www.chocomuseo.com/Peru/Cusco/Cooking-Class
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5.0 based on 40 reviews

CuscoCooking

Peruvian cooking classes: Learn how to prepare famous Peruvian dishes with our chef in a fun and entertaining environment. Visit the market, buy the ingredients, cook everything yourself and dine altogether after the class. Available everyday at 5:30pm with a minimum of 4 people.

Reviewed By N6020FVerinm

Yilmar took us on a tour of San Pedro market, allowed us try some of the local foods, showed us the best places to pick our produce, and taught us some of the history of what we were seeing and trying. He was amazing and his recipes are fantastic! I can't wait to try everything at home. Make sure to come hungry because you will leave full!

6. Artesanias Juanita

Mariscal Castilla con Av. La Convencion, Urubamba 08661 Peru +51 984 451 210
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5.0 based on 34 reviews

Artesanias Juanita

7. Mundo Antiguo Spanish School

Calle Pampa del Castillo 455, Cusco 08002 Peru +51 946 683 111 [email protected] http://www.learnspanishinperu.net/basic-travel-tools-in-just-1-day
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5.0 based on 139 reviews

Mundo Antiguo Spanish School

Mundo Antiguo Spanish School is a Spanish language school situated right on one of Cusco's main squares: Plaza San Fransisco! We take pride in our ability to give exceptional attention to each of our clients due to our small size - we are not a "tourist factory". ,,It's not our goal to teach Spanish; it's our goal to teach you Spanish."

Reviewed By Quest715649

Embarking on a 3 month adventure through Peru with minimal spanish vocabulary knowledge I wanted to join a Spanish school. After extensive research and communicating with various schools, it was the personal and warm emails from Mundo Antiguo that won me over. Before arriving Lucile was wonderful and professional, answering ALL of my questions within 24hrs. During my two weeks with the school my spanish had definitely improved. I was in a class of four students with two teachers. My teachers were welcoming and always smiling. Within two weeks of classes I could see there was definitely improvement not only in mine but my classmates Spanish. The practical classes once a week were fantastic! Not only to speak Spanish with others on the street but to also experience Cusco with a local. For accommodation I spent one week with a family. While I was further out from the city, the family I stayed with were extremely welcoming and the food qas perfection. Maritza my homestay Mum was lovely and she even came out to one of the ruins with us. The second week I stayed in the student accommodation which was right in town. The location was convenient and the bed comfortable and warm. Hot showers too. Oh and the view from the roof top was something special. The thing I love most about Mundo Antiguo is the extra activities and social events from salsa dancing to fruit tasting to dinners, karaoke, city tours and even hiking adventures, I had such an incredible time learning not only Spanish but also meeting and getting to know incredible people. The staff are also incredibly helpful answering any of your questions. I embarked in many adventures around Cusco and the advice from staff helped me get to where I needed to go safe and sound. I am so grateful for my two weeks with Mundo Antiguo and would recommend them to anyone wanting to learn Spanish and experience Cusco.

8. Peruvian Cooking Classes

Calle San Juan de Dios, 283, Cusco 051 Peru +51 84 256028 [email protected] http://www.peruviancookingclasses.blogspot.com
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5.0 based on 374 reviews

Peruvian Cooking Classes

Peruvian Cooking Classes is a new tour of cooking in cusco -Peru. You can choose your menu or a special Peruvian plate you want to prepare. Starting in the market with the peruvian Chef, preparing whole a menu and finally you enjoy it!

Reviewed By Jwint92

We took part in the 'Full Classic Peruvian Cooking Class' and were lucky enough to be the only people taking part on the day that we booked, but rather than rescheduling us they went ahead and gave us a private session! We selected Menu #1: Quinoa Soup, Aji de Gallina, and Chocotejas and learned to cook a truly delicious meal that I'm going to try and reproduce at home in the UK. Mayia and Reyna were excellent teachers, taking us through each step and being patient (with me, as I'm a rubbish cook. My girlfriend got most things first time!). It also really helped that they spoke excellent English. We went out to the central market to buy fresh ingredients - a great insight into Peruvian culture, and on the way there stopped off in their sister school to try some free chocolate samples. Overall it lasted a few hours including the eating and drinking, and was an excellent way to spend the afternoon. We've done a lot of trekking and looking at historical sights, so it was a nice change of pace, and I feel like I learned something. The company sends you the recipes afterwards, and tells you to get in touch if you need any further guidance in recreating the recipes back at home.

9. Faces of Cusco

Portal de Carnes 216, Cusco Peru +51 84 225745 [email protected] http://www.facesofcusco.com/
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5.0 based on 222 reviews

Faces of Cusco

Faces of Cusco is the city’s #1 destination for fun, original, and memorable experiences. We offer creative activities and events to help you immerse yourself into the local culture in a hands-on and interesting way. These include workshops like: Informative introductions to Pisco and Peruvian craft beer; Latin cocktail making workshop; Peruvian chocolate making with painting and wine workshop; Live music on most Thursday to Saturday nights featuring original songs and hit classics; Walking tours of the San Pedro Market; and NFL Watch Parties (we turn into a Buffalo Bills bar that shows all NFL games) Please check out our website for more information or visit our studio in the Plaza de Armas for some helpful tips about the city and to learn more about how to make the most of your vacation!

10. Carnaval Wine & Painting

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Carnaval Wine & Painting

CARNAVAL Wine & Painting offers a relaxed and unique way to pass your free time in Cusco, Peru. Come enjoy a fun, artist-led painting session and a selection of wines with us while you indulge your creative side in one of our scenic outdoor locations in Saqsayhuaman and the Sacred Valley! In both packages, we provide a professional artist to assist in step-by-step painting, a choice of the best South American wines available, and all necessary supplies. All reservations should be made online!

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