Cusco By Night Including Pisco Sour And The Planetarium

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Overview

This tour will take you out in the town of Cusco at night. We will meet up at your hotel and take you for a Pisco sour, the most typical cocktail of Peru and will teach you about how Pisco is made. Then we will be transported to the Cusco Planetarium, located 15 minutes above the city. Here we will hear about how the Incas viewed the constellations and then we will get to go outside to look through the telescopes and stargaze. After the planetarium, we will return to Cusco and go out to a restaurant frequented by locals for the most popular dish of Peru: Pollo a la brasa, or blackened rotisserie chicken, which is eaten with salad and french fries and will have the most typical drink of Peru, Inca kola. We will finish the tour by walking around the Plaza de Armas (the main square) which is lit up beautifully at night and look at the statue of the emperor Pachacutec and learn about the history of the Incas in Cusco. 

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Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Ideal choice for families
  • See the sights illuminated at night
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We will pick you up at your hotel at 3:30 and walk to the San Pedro market, a local non-touristic market. We will taste local fruits and veggies and see the Cusqueñan version of a supermarket where everything from medicinal herbs to meats and cheeses and fruits and veggies are sold. We will then walk to the main square and go to a local bar where we will have a Pisco sour. We will teach you about how Pisco is made and you can learn about this history of Pisco production in Peru.

We will then walk to a local plaza which will be bustling with locals and get picked up to be taken to the Planetarium at 5:40pm. We will have a shared presentation from local astronomers and look at the night sky. We will learn about how the Incas were very advanced in astronomy. They found the main constellations that we see today such as the Southern Cross, Orion's belt and the Scorpion but they also found their own constellations such as a baby llama, a puma and a condor which are located in the Milky Way and will be pointed out to us through their powerful telescopes. Please note that this portion of the tour is shared, the rest is private. 

At around 7:30pm, we will be brought back to the center of Cusco where we will go out to a local restaurant for the most traditional Peruvian dinner, Pollo a la brasa or roasted chicken. This is the most popular dinner for Peruvians to go out for as a family on the weekends.
Then we will walk to the Plaza de Armas where we will see the state of Pachacutec and the main Cathedral lit up and learn a bit about Inca history. We will accompany you back to your hotel around 9:30pm.
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Inclusions for Cusco By Night Including Pisco Sour And The Planetarium

  • Entrance fees

  • Dinner

  • One Pisco sour

  • Local guide

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Exclusions for Cusco By Night Including Pisco Sour And The Planetarium

  • Gratuities (optional)

  • More than one alcoholic beverage

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A small amount of walking is involved

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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5 reviews by the users

  • We had a great time with Valentin on this tour through Cusco. We did this on our first day and found it to be a great intro to the city. I loved seeing all the different foods in the market and getting to try a few. The Pisco sour was great and came with a nice view of the Plaza at Sunset. Our guide Valentin was awesome! He was informative, friendly, prompt, and eager to help us learn about his city.

  • We really enjoyed this tour and especially the Planetarium. We recommend to change the restaurant.

  • One of my favorite tours during the whole trip!! The guide, Valentin, was very kind and helpful showing us Cusco by Night, we went to the Inca Museum and the Planetarium, where we saw a different presentation on the constellations they showed us how the incas saw the constellations and how it helped them organizing harvest and we could also see the moon and Saturn with telescopes. It was such a great experience!!!

  • Amazing! Our tour guide was the owner of this local tour company. He picked us up from our hotel and took us on a tour of the city prior where we sat in a quaint coffee shop-Cappuccino- where we tasted the local drink. The Planetarium was very interesting and learned a lot about the constellations.

  • Would recommend this tour to anyone who had time to spare whilst visiting Cusco. It added a new dimension to our Cusco visit, having already seen numerous Inca sites and churches in Cusco. The market was well worth going to with a knowledgeable guide, who could tell us about the various fruits, vegetables, meats and Easter treats. The Planetarium was amazing, we were so lucky to see numerous stars and constellations through telescopes. The talk in the Planetarium highlighted how stars in the sky were very important to the religion of the Inca.
    Valentin was knowledgeable, easy to get on with, had excellent English and made the evening an undoubted success. Thank you.

USD 63.31