Visitors to Cuzco marvel at the city’s amazing Inca ruins and stroll the charming Spanish colonial heart, but most come away wondering what the lives of the inhabitants are really like when, behind the “tourist curtain.”
Join us on this unique optional tour, and you’ll glimpse a different side of life in Cuzco. This special “behind-the-scenes” experience includes a fascinating visit to the local cemetery, where you’ll see tombs and mausoleums that serve the unique burial customs of this ancient region. You’ll then visit a local fruit and vegetable market, where the people of Cuzco do their daily shopping. You’ll also have the opportunity to witness a traditional Andean healing ceremony conducted by a shaman, or priest. Plus, you learn about local cuisine at a cooking lesson, followed by lunch.